Kodama Ameko
Kodama Ameko
Background Information
Born December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21) (age 25)
Origin Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Genres J-pop
Occupation Lyricist
Years Active 2011–present
(8 years)
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @kodamameko

Kodama Ameko (児玉雨子) is a Japanese lyricist. She began her career in 2011 writing the opening theme for the SATV program Kopinks!. She has since written lyrics for various idols including Hello! Project and other UP-FRONT WORKS artists.


Kodama Ameko was born on December 21, 1993 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

In 2011, while she was in her second and third year of high school,[1] Kodama wrote her first full length novel and sent it in for the 35th Subaru Literary Award by Shueisha, but it only passed through to the secondary selection.[2] At the same time, she was asked to write the first opening theme song for Kopinks! by an acquaintance who was a producer for the show.[1] She wrote "Carina Notte" which was sung by Miyamoto Karin as the character Kopink.[3] From then on, Kodama became the lyricist for all Kopinks! theme songs.

Sometime before 2014,[4] Kodama saw a Nanba Kazumi no Idol Sanjuuroku Bou show at Tower Records in Shibuya and met Hashimoto Shin, the recording director of UP-FRONT WORKS, who asked her to work together.[1] In her first year, none of her lyrics were used or were irregularly fixed by another lyricist such as NOBE before being sent through. The first songs that were taken directly from Kodama were "Otome no Gyakushuu" and "Itooshikutte Gomen ne", which she quickly wrote the lyrics for both within one to two days.[1]

On January 11, 2015, Kodama was named as one of the creators for iDOL Street's new project "Girls Street 2020".[5]


  • Name: Kodama Ameko (児玉雨子)
  • Birthday:December 21, 1993 (1993-12-21) (age 25)
  • Birthplace: Yokohama,Kanagawa, Japan
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius Sagittarius

Lyrics CreditsEdit


Bitter & SweetEdit

Country GirlsEdit



Hello Pro KenshuuseiEdit


Kikkawa YuuEdit


Michishige SayumiEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

Tsubaki FactoryEdit

Up Up Girls (2) Edit

Up Up Girls (Kari)Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "What Lies Beneath The Passion Vol.1 : Ameko Kodama (Lyricist)" (in Japanese). Tokyo Girls' Update. 2016-04-04.
  2. "すばる文学賞二次選考通過" (in Japanese). Kodama Ameko. 2011-12-21.
  3. "【お知らせ】静岡朝日テレビ情報番組コピンクス!" (in Japanese). Kodama Ameko. 2011-12-21.
  4. There is no exact date, but Kodama answered in the Tokyo Girls' Update interview, "What Lies Beneath The Passion", that she received the job offer before Tsunku became ill.
  5. "iDOL Streetが新プロジェクト立ち上げ、東京五輪に向けて"女子のパワー"発信!" (in Japanese). Entame NEXT. 2015-01-14.

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