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Miyamoto Karin
宮本(みやもと) ()(りん)

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Miyamoto Karin promoting "Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattan ja nai"
Background Information
Also Known As Karin (カリン?)
Former Names Kopink (コピンク?)
Born December 1, 1998 (1998-12-01) (age 17)
Origin Chiba, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 154cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2008-present
(7 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2008-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label Up-Front Works
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Associated Acts Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shin Minimoni, Reborn Eleven, Jurin, Team Okai, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog Official Juice=Juice Ameba Blog
Juice=Juice Information
Joined February 3, 2013
Member Color       Grape
Time in Group 3 Years, 0 Months, 7 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined November 24, 2008
Generation 5th Generation
Graduated November 18, 2013
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Miyamoto's Autograph
I'll make this year better than last year.[1]

–Miyamoto Karin, February 2014

Miyamoto Karin (宮本佳林) is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice. She was previously a Hello Pro Kenshuusei, and a member of Shin Minimoni. She is also a member of the SATOYAMA movement unit Jurin.

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Miyamoto Karin was born on December 1, 1998 in Chiba, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2008Edit

Miyamoto Karin joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in 2008. She was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 11gatsu ~Yokohama JUMP!~ concert in November as a winner of the Up-Front Egg Audition.

2009Edit

In June, Miyamoto took part in the stage play Ojigi de SHAPE-UP!, the sequel to "Ojigi 30 do Degrees", with fellow Hello Pro Egg member Takeuchi Akari, and Morning Musume members Takahashi Ai, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, and Tanaka Reina.

In 2009, Miyamoto became part of the new revival unit for Minimoni, Shin Minimoni, alongside Linlin, Fukuda Kanon, and fellow Egg Takeuchi Akari.

2010Edit

From April 8-12, Miyamoto appeared in the stage play "Kaibutsu no Kodemo".[2]

2011Edit

In 2011, Miyamoto participated in the S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu!, but failed to pass.

In October, Miyamoto starred in a stage play titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ along with various Morning Musume members.

In December, Miyamoto was in a stage play featuring Okai Chisato, Nakajima Saki, and Kudo Haruka, titled 1974 Ikunayo. The play ran from December 14th through the 18th. She replaced Takeuchi Akari, who was supposed to play the role, but was taken out due to S/mileage activities.

2012Edit

She auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation, but was not chosen to enter the group.

Shortly after the auditions, it was announced that select Kenshuusei, including Karin, would be releasing their first single, Kanojo ni Naritai!!!.

She was a back-up dancer for the S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~.

2013Edit

On January 27, Miyamoto and other Hello Pro Kenshuusei members appeared as an opening act for Morning Musume's mini live event at the Osaka's Senri SELCY Square to promote Help me!!. The Kenshuusei sang Kanojo ni Naritai and were backdancers for "LOVE Machine".

On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that Miyamoto would debut in a new unit, Juice=Juice, along with Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina and Uemura Akari.[3] Tsunku's comment regarding Miyamoto:

"Up until now she has participated in a few unit in Hello Project as someone with a real talent. Her character is also strong."

On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Miyamoto would participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Uemura Akari. There was 11 showings and it ran from April 24th to the 30th.[4]

On February 13, it was announced that she would be graduating from PINK!SS, to focus on Juice=Juice. She officially graduated on March 2 at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Special Live.[5] Miyamoto released her first and last mini album as Kopink, Kopinks! Melodies ~star chart~, on March 20.

On February 23, She participated as a back-dancer at Mano Erina's graduation concert.

On July 23, it was announced that Miyamoto would be a member of the new unit Jurin alongside Morning Musume member Sato Masaki.

On August 23, it was announced that Miyamoto suffered a left cuboid bone fracture, she is expected to be fully recovered in six weeks, until then, she will not be able to dance in Juice=Juice activities.

On September 15, staff reported that Miyamoto was in poor condition and couldn't participate in a Juice=Juice handshake event, and in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~9gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ that day.

On December 17, Miyamoto and Uemura Akari had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2013, at Tokyo FM Hall.

2014Edit

On January 16, Miyamoto's first solo e-Hello DVD, Greeting ~Miyamoto Karin~ was announced, it was released in late March.

On April 27, Miyamoto announced her first solo photobook, titled Karin (佳林), released on June 12.

On July 16, she released a solo DVD, Karin wa 16sai.

On September 23, Juice=Juice performed at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Special Live 2014 ~Uso Mitai na Kyou~, with Miyamoto reprising her role as the first generation Kopink for the event.[6]

On December 11, Miyamoto and Uemura Akari had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2014, at Differ Ariake.

2015Edit

On December 1, Miyamoto will celebrate her 17th birthday. The special event is called Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2015, the event will feature two performances at CLUB CITTA' in Kanagawa.

Personal LifeEdit

She was raised as an only child and she lives with her grandparents.

She has a pet cat named Jasmine.

When Miyamoto debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2015, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Miyamoto Karin has acquired:

Other

  • Nanarin (ななりん): Her and Tanabe Nanami's pairing name is "Nanarin".

Miyamoto's given name, "Karin", means beautiful (佳; ka) combined with forest (林; rin). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Miyamoto Karin:

  • Karin (カリン): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Kopink (コピンク): Kopink is Miyamoto's voice-actor character.
  • Karin-chan-san (かりんーちゃんーさん): A nickname for Miyamoto Karin, which Sayashi Riho used first on her blog during the musical Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ in 2011. Sayashi used two kinds of honorifics together, “chan” for endearing one and “san” for respectable one.

KopinkEdit

Miyamoto for years provided the voice-over for the PINK!SS program and was the voice-actor for the Kopink anime character. She graduated from the program prior to debuting with Juice=Juice in 2013.

ProfileEdit

DiscographyEdit

See Also: List:Miyamoto Karin Discography Featured In

Digital SinglesEdit

  • [2011.12.21] Carina Notte (カリーナノッテ) (Kopink)
  • [2012.07.04] Usagi tocome (兎tocome) (Kopink feat. Goro)
  • [2012.08.29] Saikou Shikando (最高視感度) (Kopink)
  • [2012.12.05] Usagi tocome (Karin feat. Kopink)
  • [2013.01.30] Reverse (リバース) (Kopink)

Mini AlbumsEdit

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDs/Blu-raysEdit

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PublicationsEdit

See Also: List:Miyamoto Karin Publications Featured In

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2014.06.12] Karin (佳林)
  2. [2015.05.27] Karin sixteen

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2010.04.24] Asonde Manabu (アソンデマナブ)
  • [2010-2013] PINK!SS (voice of Pink-chan)
  • [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live

TV DramasEdit

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TheaterEdit

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  • [2009] Ojigi de SHAPE-UP! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!)
  • [2010.04.08~11] Kaibutsu no Kodomo
  • [2010.09.18~26]-[2010.10.16~17] Sanokuen Shoujo (三億円少女)
  • [2010] Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni (今がいつかになる前に)
  • [2011] Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ (リボーン~命のオーディション~) (as Genghis Khan)
  • [2011] 1974 (Ikunayo) (1974(イクナヨ))
  • [2012] B・B~bumpy buddy~
  • [2012] Sugar Spot (シュガースポット)
  • [2013] Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
  • [2014] Koisuru Hello Kitty (恋するハローキティ)

RadioEdit

InternetEdit

Music VideosEdit

RankingsEdit

  • She ranked at #34 in Anican R YanYan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She ranked at #35 in Anican R YanYan magazine's October 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She was voted 6th favorite member in the 2013 Hello! Project Music Awards Event. [1]
  • She ranked at #1 in God Tongue's 2014 "Cutest Next Generation Idol" ranking. [2]
  • She ranked at #1 in BOMB magazine's 2014 "Breakout idols" ranking. [3]

TriviaEdit

  • Eats bread for breakfast.
  • Kanazawa Tomoko thinks that Karin is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
  • If she could join another group for a day, she'd join Angerme.
  • Has a habit of getting excited easily.
  • Her favorite spot is the loft in her room.
  • She thinks she can't beat Aikawa Maho's love for fried chicken.
  • She was the only 5th generation Egg in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • She participated in the S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu! in 2011 and the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition in 2012, but failed both.
  • On a rainy day she would laze around with her cat, or sing the song "Hare Ame Nochi Suki♥" by Morning Musume Sakura Gumi.
  • She wants to be able to use various languages to sing.
  • There was an introduction page in the new Hello! Channel vol.9, where Miyamoto said that her favorite group within Hello! Project is Morning Musume.
  • Her best sport is badminton.
  • She was praised by Okai Chisato and called "cute" for her coined phrase "Ganbarin", a play of the word "Ganbatte" meaning "Good Luck" or "Cheer me on".
  • In Team Okai she covers Suzuki Kanon.
  • She appeared in UTB magazine 5 times when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
  • She has acted in the most stage plays out of the current Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.
  • She is the only current Hello Pro Kenshuusei member to released solo singles.
  • In a 2012 DeView interview, she said : "I always say to myself “Raising Raising”. My image is that of a line on a graph that is always going upwards diagonally. That is to say that no matter what I do I want to become the best I can be. Singing, dancing, talking on camera, acting etc. I want to become a singer that is known to the whole world. You can show anyone a photo of me and they would know who I was."[7]
  • Karin loved Kirarin Revolution and after hearing ℃-ute's song from a Kirarin album, she felt she wanted to join Hello! Project. She won't lose to anyone in terms of being hyper on the stage and bouncing around.
  • She said her favorite current member in Morning Musume is Sayashi Riho, and her favorite Morning Musume OG is Niigaki Risa.
  • She is the shortest member in Juice=Juice.
  • She says the source of her energy is her cat, Jasmine.
  • She'd like to make a group/unit with Fukumura Mizuki, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Okai Chisato and Fukuda Kanon.
  • Takagi Sayuki considered Miyamoto her rival, just like Otsuka Aina.
  • She is an '80s idol fan because of her mother, and looks up to the singer Matsuda Seiko.[8]
  • She has myopia (short sightedness).[9]
  • She revealed in a magazine interview that if she hadn't debuted by her third year of middle school, she would have quit Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Karin has stated that Oda Sakura is her rival because they're both the same age, they were both Kenshuusei, and because Sakura is a great singer. 
  • She’s the huffiest member of Juice=Juice.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Takeuchi Akari

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2008-2009

Succeeded by
Lan Ai Zi

Preceded by
Takeuchi Akari

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
2008-2009

Succeeded by
Tanabe Nanami

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs5cjrZiBQc
  2. Official Gekijyo Page
  3. "ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013-02-03.
  4. Official Gekijyo Page
  5. "【制作秘話6】コピンクちゃん" (in Japanese). Kodama Ameko Official Website. 2013-04-05.
  6. "【構成演出】「ピンクス&コピンクス!スペシャルライブ2014~嘘みたいな今日~」" (in Japanese). Kodama Ameko Official Website. 2014-08-20.
  7. "ハロプロ研修生 金子&宮本インタビュー「世界中の人に知ってもらえる存在になりたい!」" (in Japanese). Deview. 2012-12-12. (English Translation. Rob via blog!project.)
  8. "1001 Nights - The 21st Night: Miyamoto Karin." 2015-07-11.
  9. "Pocket Morning Juice=Juice Weekly Q&A (11/4/2013)." Hello!Online. 2013-11-04.

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