Also known as
Yurina (ゆりな), Yuriine (ユリーネ), Kuma-san (くまさん), Kuma-chan (くまちゃん), Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん), Kumaichō (くまいちょー), Yuri
August 3, 1993 (age 19)
Kumai Yurina was one of the 15 winners of the 2002 Hello! Project Kids auditon.
She was chosen as one of the members of Berryz Koubou.
She was chosen to promote the rock band Base Ball Bear's new album, "(WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP" in a TV commercial that features only her, this is her first time doing a solo CM. Some fans speculated that one of the reasons Kumai might have been chosen is for her surname: Kumai = Kuma = Bear, other rumours also saying that Base Ball Bear found out about Berryz Koubou by checking out their CD's in a music store where Berryz Koubou was next to them. She also left a comment on the official BBB site: "Love&POP contains many up-tempo songs, and the whole album conveys a lot of power. My favorites are "Stairway Generation" and "Umi ni Naritai pt2! I had these on loop. I'd definitely like to go to their concert as well." Base Ball Bear is a Japanese rock band under EMI Music Japan. Since two days ago when the CM appeared on YouTube, a record of over 12 million views and over 80 comments. The majority of users left comments like Kumai-chan is "kirei" and "kawaii" written in English and Japanese.
For the first time during her time in Berryz Koubou, Kumai was given the center position for an A-side in the PV of Shining Power. It was also the first time she was the sole main vocalist for an A-side.
Kumai, along with the other members of the Hello! Project Kids, starred in the horror film Ousama Game. Kumai played the lead role of high-school student 'Honda Chiemi'.
On July 25 it was announced that Berryz Koubou's Kumai Yurina, Shimizu Saki, Sudo Maasa, Sugaya Risako and ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai will be performing in an stage play titled Cat’s Eye based on a manga. The stage play will run from 9/22 till 9/30.
On April 26, Kumai appeared on the cover of the magazine Weekly Famitsu Taiwan.
- Name: Kumai Yurina (熊井友理奈)
- Birthdate: August 3rd, 1993 (age 19)
- Nickname: Yurina (ゆりな), Yuriine (ユリーネ), Kuma-san (くまさん), Kuma-chan (くまちゃん), Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん), Kumaichō (くまいちょー), Yuri
- Blood Type: B
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Height: 176cm (5'9) (180cm in heels)
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 9 Years
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Green (2005-present)
- Purple (2007)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Red
- Favorite Food: Matcha dessert, yakiniku, tart,
- Favorite Things: Disney, monotone, magazines
- Hobbies: Shopping, listening to music
- Favorite English Word: "Generation"
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus), "Natsu Matsuri" by Whiteberry
- Current Favorite Song: "Oh!" by Shoujo Jidai (Girls Generation),
- Current Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
Hello! Project Daihyakka (2004) DetailsEdit
- Hobby: Purikura, collecting stickers, listening to music
- Special skill: Jump rope, unicycle
- Strong point: I don't really know, but my friends say, "You're bright and funny"
- Weak point: Natural airhead!? I can't get up in the mornings!
- Habit: Putting my hair behind my ears
- Favorite color: Light blue, white, orange, etc. I like black and brown clothes!
- Favorite flower: Hibiscus, baby's breath
- Disliked thing/thing to do: Bugs: bees, stink bug, praying mantis, horsefly. Birds: crows!
- Scared of: Monsters, fires, earthquakes
- Favorite movie: "Hotaru no Hoshi," "Koinu Dan no Monogatari," "Monsters, Inc."
- Favorite book: "Musume Monogatari," "Tottemo Minimoni," "Helen Keller"
- Favorite word: "HAPPY," "shiawase" (happiness), "LOVE"
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite food: Ice-cream, sushi rolls, nattou, yakiniku
- Least favorite food: Green peas, tomatoes, mayonnaise
- Favorite song: "Hare Ame Nochi Suki♥" (Morning Musume Sakura Gumi), "Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH" (ZYX), "First KISS" (Aa!)
- Charm point: My tall height... haha
Singles Participated InEdit
- Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai
- Fighting Pose wa Date ja Nai!
- Piriri to Yukou!
- Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~
- Koi no Jubaku
- Special Generation
- Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW?
- 21ji Made no Cinderella
- Gag 100 Kaibun Aishite Kudasai
- Jiriri Kiteru
- Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND
- Munasawagi Scarlet
- VERY BEAUTY
- Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba
- Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi
- Dschinghis Khan
- Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance
- Dakishimete Dakishimete
- Seishun Bus Guide/Rival
- Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama/Ryuusei Boy
- Otakebi Boy WAO! / Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!
- Maji Bomber!!
- Shining Power
- Heroine ni Narou ka!
- Ai no Dangan
- Makeruna Wasshoi! (Bekimasu)
- Aa, Yo ga Akeru
- Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (BeriKyuu)
- Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)
- Chou HAPPY SONG (BeriKyuu)
- cha cha SING
- Asian Celebration
- Golden Chinatown/Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
Cat's Eye 7Edit
- [2007.10.22] Yurina Making DVD ~Special Edition~
- [2009.09.16] FLOWERAGE Making DVD ~Special Edition~
- [2010.12.17] KumaSpo! Making DVD ~Special Edition~
- [2011.12.23] one day in autumn (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2012.04.18] Lily (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2009.07.01] Berryz Koubou in Hawaii (Berryz工房 in HAWAII) (Yurina version)
- [2011.03.01] Rainbow Berryz (虹色ベリーズ) (Yurina version)
- [2011.05.31] KumaSpo! -DIVE!!- (クマスポ！-DIVE!!-)
- [2011.06.29] KumaSpo! -RUN!!- (クマスポ！-RUN!!-)
- [2011.07.27] KumaSpo! -SWIM!!- (クマスポ！-SWIM!!-)
- [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Hello! Project 2008 Winter
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~
- [2008.09.20] Photo Tecnic Digital
- [2011.09.03] GooBike
- [2013.04.26] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.433
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2010.02.02] Asia Plus Vol.54 April Issue (with Saki Shimizu & Chinami Tokunaga)
- [2011.11.29] Mac People (with Airi Suzuki)
- [2012.09.29] Wai Wai Thailand No.142 (with Saki Shimizu & Risako Sugaya)
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)
-  Hotaru no Hoshi (ほたるの星)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Honda Chiemi)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012–] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
-  Little Hospital (リトル・ホスピタル)
-  CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2009–] Tsuukai! Berryz Oukoku (痛快! ベリーズ王国)
- [2012–] BZS1422
-  Japan Meat Information Service Center (日本食肉消費総合センター)
-  Base Ball Bear's (WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP?
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 1. Is it hard for teenagers working in the entertainment industry?:
- No matter what time of the day it is, we always say "Ohayou Gozaimasu" (good morning). It was difficult getting used to this.
- 2. What has been the most impressive moment of your career?:
- Saitama Super Arena event; we were the youngest artists ever to appear at this venue.
- 3. What are your goals?:
- I want more recognition and want the group to become idols that everybody loves.
- 4. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- I will be 66. I hope I am healthy and still young!
1st Event (2008.05.21)Edit
- Suki na Senpai (好きな先輩) by Morning Musume
- Koi wo Shichaimashita! (恋をしちゃいました!) by Tanpopo
- Watarasebashi (渡良瀬橋) by Matsuura Aya
2nd Event (2008.09.12)Edit
- TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY by Berryz Koubou
- Romantic Ukare Mode (ロマンティック浮かれモード) by Fujimoto Miki
3rd Event (2009.04.25)Edit
- Anshinkan (安心感) by Berryz Koubou
4th Event (2010.01.13)Edit
- Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND (笑っちゃおうよBOYFRIEND) by Berryz Koubou
- Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (レモン色と) by Morning Musume
- Otoko Tomodachi (男友達) by Morning Musume
- Itsuka Dokoka de. (いつかどこかで) by Guardians 4
- CLAP! by Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina
- Has a two younger brothers
- Has a dog named "Mint"
- She is the tallest girl in all of Hello! Project.
- Her favorite artists are ayaka, Crystal Kay, UNJASH and Sakurazuka Yakkun.
- The Berryz Koubou member she is closest to is Sudo Maasa
- She claimed that her own name is a bit difficult to say.
- Hello! Project Kids Audition song: Koi wo Shichaimashita! by Tanpopo
- She sometimes get to keep the change when it's 30 yen or so. And when her grandfather comes to visit, he sometimes give her 10 thousand.
- In one of Berryz Koubou's DVD magazines, Kumai has claimed she wants to visit the country Belize. Also, Sugaya Risako said "I often share a hotel room with Kumai-chan. She sets an alarm clock, which rings really loud. Even though it is ringing really loud, she doesn't wake up at all. She always turns it to the maximum volume".
- Natsuyaki Miyabi says Kumai's new nickname should be "tissues".
- She has claimed that all the dance lessons they took (before they debuted with their first single "Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai") were the hardest things in her life.
- She said that is important to keep the memories of past time with, for example, an album. To her, that and her family and friends are all precious.
- Since she likes fireworks, she wants to make a firework with the words "Berryz Koubou".
- From Sono ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Japanese Language and her favorite food is Kinakomochi.
- In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz Koubou about fashion
- Says she'd like to release a fourth photobook, and that she’d like to try on different kinds of clothes.
- She admires pretty girls who, curiously, don’t have much make-up on, like Nose Karina and Hasegawa Jun.
- She'd like to try out being a fashion model, and she also aims to become a cool woman.
- Tanaka Reina once said that if she could be any Hello! Project member she would be Yurina, because she "Would like to see everyone from a higher line of sight.".
- Said she can't live without her dog Mint, because she soothes her everyday.
- She saved a fan letter that was sent to her in 2005 from Sashihara Rino.
- She is rumored to be currently attending Kokushikan University, if the rumor is confirmed true, she would be the 2nd Berryz member to go to university (she would also currently be in her second year, since the rumur surfaced in April of 2012).
- One of Kumai's university classmates posted a picture of her (or a look-a-like) with other classmates on Twitter (the same classmate tweeted earlier "I have an idol classmate: Kumai Yurina of Berryz Koubou").
|Members||Shimizu Saki (C), Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, Sudo Maasa, Natsuyaki Miyabi (SC), Kumai Yurina, Sugaya Risako|
|Former Members||Ishimura Maiha|
|Singles||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32|
Other: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!, Makeruna Wasshoi!, Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku, Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku, Chou HAPPY SONG
|Albums||Original: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
Mini: Special! Best Mini ~2.5 Maime no Kare~, 3 Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz
Best: Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.1
|Related Units||Hello! Project Kids, 4KIDS, ZYX, Aa!, H.P. All Stars, Buono!, Guardians 4, High-King, ZYX-α, Tanpopo#, Zoku v-u-den, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Cat's♥Eye 7, DIY♡, GREEN FIELDS, Dia Lady, Mellowquad|