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Maeda Kokoro
(まえ)() こころ

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Maeda Kokoro, October 2018
Background Information
Also Known As Kokoro-chan (こころちゃん?)
Koko (ここ?)
Maekoko (まえここ?)
Born June 23, 2002 (2002-06-23) (age 16)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 166cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2015-present
(3 years)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Team Okai, Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, BEYOOOOONDS
Blog Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog
BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Information
Joined June 9, 2018
Member Color       Sea Blue
Debut Single TBA
Time in Group 0 Years, 6 Months, 0 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined April 1, 2015
Generation 24th Generation
Graduated July 14, 2018
Time in Group 3 Years, 3 Months, 14 Days
Official Autograph

Maeda Kokoro (前田こころ) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi and the combined group BEYOOOOONDS.

She first joined as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and was introduced on May 4, 2015 alongside seven other girls at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.



Maeda Kokoro, June 2018


Maeda Kokoro, March 2018


Maeda Kokoro, December 2017


Maeda Kokoro, September 2017


Maeda Kokoro, June 2017


Maeda Kokoro, March 2017


Maeda Kokoro, September 2016

Kokoro Maeda

Maeda Kokoro, May 2016


Maeda Kokoro, February 2016


Maeda Kokoro, May 2015

Early LifeEdit

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 RionYanagawa NanamiAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara 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 November 3 to November 20, Maeda participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.


In 2017, Maeda was featured in ℃-ute's "To Tomorrow" and Juice=Juice's "Jidanda Dance" music videos as a back dancer.

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.

From October 26 to November 12, Maeda performed in the Engeki Joshibu musical Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan, taking on the roles of ♭ Gumi's Yoko and Yohan.


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 May 11, Maeda appeared on Fuji TV's "Monomane Kouhaku Uta Gassen", as a back-up dancer for former ℃-ute member Okai Chisato, alongside Horie Kizuki, Kanatsu Mizuki, and Ono Kotomi.

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.[1]

On October 19, the name of her group was revealed as Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. It was also announced that it would be part of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS alongside the group led by Ichioka named CHICA#TETSU and a third group formed by the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.[2][3]

Personal LifeEdit

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.[4]

When Maeda joined Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, she was a first year high school student.

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:

Maeda's given name, Kokoro, means "heart (as a feeling)" (こころ, hiragana of 心).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Maeda Kokoro:


  • 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 shoubu" (真剣勝負; Give it your all)
  • 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







Music VideosEdit


  • 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!; Watashi no Kokoro wa Koko ni Aru!). She also uses this phrase to begin her blog posts.
  • Her family celebrated her 2017 award with her father's homemade pasta.

See AlsoEdit


  1. Yamagishi Riko. ""発表!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2018-06-09.
  2. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
  3. "ハロー!プロジェクト新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2018-10-19.

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