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Maeda Kokoro, June 2018
|Also Known As||Koko (ここ?)|
|Born||June 23, 2002|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Team Okai, New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit|
|New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit Information|
|Joined||June 9, 2018|
|Time in Group||0 Years, 3 Months, 29 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|Joined||April 1, 2015|
|Graduated||July 14, 2018|
|Time in Group||3 Years, 3 Months, 14 Days|
She was introduced on May 4, 2015 alongside seven other girls at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
Maeda was born on June 23, 2002 in Saitama, Japan.
On April 1, Maeda officially joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced and participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, 2015 alongside Ono Mizuho, Nakano Rion, Yanagawa Nanami, Akiyama Mao, Kanatsu Mizuki, Kasahara Momona, and Okamoto Honoka.
Maeda participated in the opening act and as a back dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~.
Maeda participated in the opening act and as a back dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.
From January 5 to January 9, Maeda participated in the opening act and as a backdancer for ℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~, and from April 1 to June 4, she participated in ℃-ute Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~℃elebration~.
On May 5, she won a judges' dance award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event.
On February 13, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 2~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Yamazaki Yuhane, Nishida Shiori and Shimakura Rika, where she performed a cover of "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita" from ℃-ute's 24th single.
On March 20, she participated in a fanclub event titled Engeki Joshibu "Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan" DVD Hatsubai Kinen Special Event in Nagoya at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Noguchi Kurumi, Yonemura Kirara, Yamazaki Yuhane, Nishida Shiori and Shimakura Rika.
On May 6, she won a judges' dance award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Silver no Udedokei" from Morning Musume's 12th album.
On June 9, during the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 6gatsu ~Niji~ in Tokyo, it was announced that Maeda was selected alongside Okamura Minami and Yamazaki Yuhane to join the second new group which already includes Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime and would debut later in 2018.
Her father is a chef who specializes in Italian cuisine, and she has an older brother.
She owns a pet dog (Yorkshire terrier) named Natsu.
When Maeda joined New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit, she was a first year high school student. As of April 2018, she is currently in her first year of high school.
Kokoro has a black belt in karate, was a runner up in a prefectural tournament and participated 3 times in national.
The following list are notable friendships Maeda Kokoro has acquired:
- Ono Mizuho: Maeda is particularly close to her former generation mate and rival Ono Mizuho, and their pairing name is "MizuKoko" (みずここ).
- Yamazaki Yuhane: She gets along best with Yamazaki Yuhane in New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit.
- Ichioka Reina: She is also close to Ichioka Reina, whom she has been photographed holding hands with at Satoyama & Satoumi Movement events.
Maeda's given name, Kokoro, means "heart (as a feeling)" (こころ, hiragana of 心).
- Hobby: Watching videos of Hello! Project, Listening to music
- Special Skills: Karate (2nd degree blackbelt)
- Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop (idols)
- Strength: She does everything full-force
- Weakness: She's very afraid of things
- Favorite Food: Soba, crushed red pepper and cheese
- Least Favorite Food: Tomatoes and green peppers
- Favorite Colors: White, Pink, Red, Yellow
- Favorite Sport: Karate
- Charm Points: Her brown eyes and husky voice
- Motto: Shinken Shobu (真剣勝負; Game played in real earnest)
- Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Honto no Jibun", "Nani wa Tomo Are!", "Tachiagirl", "Moshimo...", "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", "Koi Dorobou"
- Looks Up To: Kudo Haruka, Sasaki Rikako
- [2018.07.12] Bessatsu Shonen Champion
- [2018.07.20] CD Journal
- [2018.07.30] Gekkan Entame
- [2018.07.31] BIG ONE GIRLS
- [2018.08.09] BOMB
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  Time Repeat ~Eien ni Kimi wo Omou~
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
- [2015-] Hello! Project Station
- She wants to debut in a new unit within Hello! Project and give smiles and energy to people.
- She failed a Morning Musume 12th Generation audition, so she joined the Kenshuusei to get practice in the hopes of still debuting.
- She was worried at first because she doesn't have any experience in singing or dancing and didn't know how things would go, but she's had a lot of fun in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- She wants to get good enough at dancing that people would think she's good, since right now she still has minimal experience with it.
- In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her future dream is to debut in Hello! Project and become an idol who has many activities.
- In the drama Budokan, she was shown as a 13th generation member of the fictional group NEXT YOU in the year 2028.
- In ℃-ute Okai Chisato Birthday Event 2016, Okai Chisato gave her a catchphrase and pose, where she holds her fist to her chest and says "My heart is here!" (私の心はここにある!). She also uses this phrase to begin her blog posts.
- Her family celebrated her 2017 award with her father's homemade pasta.
- Gallery:Maeda Kokoro
- List:Maeda Kokoro Discography Featured In
- List:Maeda Kokoro Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Maeda Kokoro Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
|New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit|
|Current Members||Takase Kurumi | Maeda Kokoro | Yamazaki Yuhane | Okamura Minami | Kiyono Momohime|
|Other Singles||Collaborations: YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki|
|Concerts & Events|
|Other Concerts & Events|
|Hello! Project Concerts|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, New "Performance Group" Unit|