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|Kikkawa Yuu, 2014|
|Also Known As||You Kikkawa|
|Born||May 1, 1992|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Egg, MilkyWay, Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers, Kikkaren, Team Makenki (Kari)|
|Website||Kikkawa Yuu official web site|
|Blog||LOOK at ME Wagamama BODY|
|Member Color||Light Yellow|
Kikkawa Yuu (吉川友), often promoted as You Kikkawa, is a former member of Hello! Project and former member of Hello Pro Egg and MilkyWay. She auditioned for the eighth generation of Morning Musume. She was one of the six finalists, but lost to Mitsui Aika. She is currently performing as a soloist under UP-FRONT CREATE.
Kikkawa Yuu was born on May 1, 1992 in Ibaraki, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
In 2007, she was added to Hello Pro Egg and officially listed on their site.
In 2008, she was chosen, along with fellow Egg Kitahara Sayaka, to be part of the anime based group MilkyWay with Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu. She also provided the voice of the corresponding character in the Kirarin☆Revolution anime series.
In 2010, it was announced that she had finished her Hello Pro Egg training, her next activity was performing as the opening act during the Hello! Project 2011 Winter concert tour. During the tour the "Kikkawa Yuu Support Project" was announced, and a website for her was opened.
On January 16, 2011, Kikkawa Yuu announced that she will be holding a press conference somewhere in Tokyo on 1/26. She also had a solo event scheduled in Nagoya, Japan, towards the end of January.
On May 11, 2011 her debut single titled "Kikkake wa YOU!" was released under Universal Music Japan. It was originally scheduled to be released March 30, 2011, but due to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, the release was pushed back. The single is available in four versions: Regular, Limited A, B, and C and each limited edition features a different B-side from the 3 different songs she performed as the opening act for H!P’s 2011 winter concert tour, "Sayonara Namida" "Candy Pop" and "Fuyuzora Hanabi."
Kikkawa made an appearance in Atlanta for the Anime Weekend event. The event date was September 28-30.
Kikkawa Yuu branded Android-based edenTAB tablet featuring exclusive Kikkawa related apps and wallpapers titled Kikka Tab. There were only 100 available and they were available for preorder on August 6th at 35,800 Yen. There will be two exclusive apps included with the tablet: Kikka Alarm a morning wake-up call app, and Kikka Camera with You.
Kikkawa Yuu also made an appearance on Japan Expo in France and Japan Expo Belgium.
In March, Kikkawa starred in a play called Fiddler on the Roof.
On May 1, Kikkawa released her second photobook titled "YOU21".
On June 3, it was announced that Kikkawa would collaborate with the group Kimaguren to release a promotional single for Café-ole. Together they were called "Kikkaren".
In July, it was revealed that Kikkawa will be in the Japan Expo in Santa Clara, California from August 23rd through August 25th.
On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.
On December 31, Kikkawa announced at Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ that she would release a new song in 2014.
On June 25, she released her 7th single titled URAHARA Temptation / Ii jan.
On October 29, she released her 8th single Amai Melody / "Suki" no Kazoekata.
On May 6, Kikkawa released her 9th single Hana.
From March 30 to April 3, Kikkawa will appear in the stage play "Yuki no Princess".
On June 1st, she released her 10th single Ha wo Kuishibare! / Charming Shoubu Sedai.
When Kikkawa became a soloist under UP-FRONT CREATE, she was 19 years old.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kikkawa Yuu:
- You Kikkawa: Official stage name used by members and fans.
- Kikka (きっか): Official nickname used by members and fans.
- Name: Kikkawa Yuu (吉川友)
- Stage Name: You Kikkawa
- Nickname: Kikka (きっか)
- Birthdate: May 1, 1992
- Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 160cm
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- Former MilkyWay Color: Light Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Other Groups:
Kikkawa Yuu is credited both "Kikkawa Yuu" (吉川友) and "You Kikkawa".
- [2011.05.11] Kikkake wa YOU!
- [2011.10.05] Hapirapi-Sunrise-
- [2011.12.28] Konna Watashi de Yokattara
- [2012.07.11] Koko Kara Hajimarunda!
- [2012.09.26] Darling to Madonna
- [2013.01.16] Sekaijuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake / Valentine's RADIO / Chocolate Damashii
- [2014.06.25] URAHARA Temptation / Ii jan
- [2014.10.29] Amai Melody / "Suki" no Kazoekata
- [2015.05.06] Hana
- [2016.06.01] Ha wo Kuishibare! / Charming Shoubu Sedai
- Studio albums
- Cover albums
- [2012.11.07] Vocalist?
- Best albums
- [2013.08.07] Best Of YOU!
- [2011.08.17] YOU! ~The DVD~
- [2013.01.16] Live! Docu! Kikka! (ライブ！ドキュ！きっか！)
- [2013.04.24] Music Video Clips vol.1
Dicography Featured InEdit
- [2012.01.24] Weekly ASCII
- [2012.05.18] Young Gangan No.11
- [2012.10.05] Young Gangan No.20
- [2013.04.20] CD&DL Data Separate GIRLS-PEDIA (Mook)
- [2013.05.15] EX masses
- [2011.02.19] Kikka Fest
- [2007.09.22] Hello Pro Egg Delivery Station! 01 (ハロプロエッグデリバリーステーション！01)
- [2008.08.30] Hello Pro Egg Delivery Station! 05 (ハロプロエッグデリバリーステーション！05)
- [2007.11.21] °C-ute Cutie Circuit 2007 ~MAGICAL CUTIE TOUR~
-  Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。) (as a candidate for the Happy 8ki Audition)
- [2008-2009] Oha Star (おはスタ)
- [2010.11.26-] PINK!SS
-  Hiru Nan Desu!
-  Nemurenu Machi no A-Prince (眠れぬ街のアプリンス)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)(As Aoyama Iroha)
-  Sprout (スプラウト)
-  Hanchou 6 (ハンチョウ6)
-  Saiban chō! onaka aki mashita! (裁判長っ!おなか空きました!) (1 episode)
-  Kanpai Senshi After V (乾杯戦士 アフターV)
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro Kaiki (怪談新耳袋怪奇)
-  Kikkake wa YOU! (きっかけはＹＯＵ！)
- [2011.10.22] Cheerfu11y (チアフリー)
- [2008-2009] Kirarin☆Revolution (きらりん☆レボリューション) (as Hanasaki Cobeni)
-  Sengoku Collection (戦国コレクション) (as Beethoven)
-  Kappa Sushi (カッパ寿司)
-  Glico Dairy Cafe Ole (グリコ乳業 カフェオーレ)
-  Fiddler on the Roof (Chava)
-  Nekome Club 2
-  Tiger Breathing (タイガーブリージング)
-  Recipient (レシピエント)
-  Kawaiku Nakuchaikenai Ryu (カワイクなくちゃいけないリユウ)
-  Okashi na Okashi na Tantei Monogatari!... wa, Kore da!! (おかしなおかしな探偵物語!...は、コレだ!!) (as guest)
-  Yane no Ue no Violin Hiki (屋根の上のバイオリン弾き)
-  Gakuya ~Makenki~ (楽屋〜負けん気〜)
-  Yuki no Princess (雪のプリンセス)
- [2011-] Idol Showcase i-Ban
- [2013-] Kikkawa Yuu no! Douga yatte Mikka!
- She ranked #14 on BUBKA magazine's Women with the Biggest Breakthrough of 2011.
- Eats bread for breakfast.
- Her favorite spot is the toilet.
- Has a grip strength of 31kg.
- Is currently not living in Tokyo, rather she is attending a local high school and two-hour lessons.
- Is one of the several Hello! Project members to lose a Morning Musume audition and be added to Hello! Project at a later date.
- Sung Furusato and Memory Seishun no Hikari as her audition songs in the Morning Musume Happy 8ki Audition.
- Made her first concert appearance at Dai 1 Kai Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen ~Saru no Koku~ / ~Tori no Koku~.
- Kikkawa appeared as a backup dancer in the PV for Mano Erina's eighth major single "Genkimono de Ikou!".
- It was announced on December 24, 2010 that Kikkawa had finished her Egg training and would be the opening act at the 2011 Winter Hello! Project concerts to prepare for her future.
- While acting as the opening act during the Hello! Project 2011 Winter concert tour she performed a song titled "Sayonara Namida" (さよなら涙), which was also her debut song. She has since gone on to perform two other new songs, one called 'Candy Pop' and the other called 'Fuyuzora Hanabi'.
- Since the 2011 Winter Hello! Project concert, her name is romanized as "You Kikkawa," as a pun for the english word "you." However, her stage name continues to be "Kikkawa Yuu" (吉川友).
- After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Kikkawa lived briefly with Mano Erina.
- One of Kikkawa's favorite American restaurants is The Cheesecake Factory.
- In an interview< conducted by Japanese Entertainment website Nihongogo, Kikkawa reveals that her toughest opponent in the Hello! Project is Yajima Maimi from ℃-ute.
Total Sales CountEdit
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- Note: These sales numbers only include her single and album sales.
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- Official YouTube channel
- Staff Twitter
|Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume)|
Kira☆Pika: Kusumi Koharu as Kira, Hagiwara Mai as Pika
MilkyWay: Kusumi Koharu as Tsukishima Kirari, Kitahara Sayaka as Yukino Noel, Kikkawa Yuu as Hanasaki Cobeni
SHIPS: Ide Takuya as Kazama Hiroto, Kanai Shikou as Hiwatari Seiji
|Singles||Tsukishima Kirari: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
MilkyWay: 1, 2
SHIPS: 1, 2
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite by ℃-ute
|Albums||☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi), Kirarin☆Land, Kirari to Fuyu|
Mini: Song Selection, Song Selection 2, Song Selection 3, Song Selection 4, Song Selection 5
|Other||Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage|