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Miyamoto Karin
宮本佳林
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Miyamoto Karin promoting Black Butterfly
General Information

Also known as

Karin (カリン)
Kopink (コピンク)

Born

December 1, 1998 (1998-12-01) (age 15)

Birthplace

Chiba, Japan

Genre

J-pop

Occupation

Singer

Years active

2008-present

Labels

Up-Front Works
hachama

Agency

UP-FRONT AGENCY (2008-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)

Associated Acts

Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shin Minimoni, Reborn Eleven, Jurin, Team Okai, Hello! Project Station Dance Club

Website

Hello!Project.com

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Birth Name
Kanji 宮本 佳林
Hiragana みやもと かりん
Katakana ミヤモト カリン
Romaji Miyamoto Karin

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.

2011Edit

In 2011, Miyamoto participated in the S/mileage New Member addition!, 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 the Kenshuusei 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.[1] 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.

On February 13, it was announced that she would be graduating from PINK!SS, to focus on Juice=Juice. She officially graduated on March 3 after an event. Kopink released her first and last mini album 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), it will be released on June 12.

On July 16, she will release a solo DVD, currently untitled.

Personal LifeEdit

She was raised as an only child.

She lives with her grandparents.

When Miyamoto debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2014, she is currently attending her first year of high school.

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.

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.

ProfileEdit

DiscographyEdit

See Also: 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 DVDsEdit

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Other DVDsEdit

Karin & Akari Birthday Event DVD

PhotobooksEdit

Solo PhotoboksEdit

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  • [2014.06.12] Karin (佳林)

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

  • [2010] Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~ (星砂の島のちいさな天使~マーメイド スマイル)

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

InternetEdit

Music VideosEdit

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] Geki Haro Dai 9 Kai Kouen San Okuen Shoujo~Karei Naru Nanain~ (劇団ゲキハロ第9回公演 『三億円少女』~華麗なる七人~)
  • [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)

RadioEdit

MagazinesEdit

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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.
  • Has a habit of getting excited easily.
  • Her favorite spot is the loft in her room.
  • She was the only 5th generation Egg in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • She gets along best with Kudo Haruka and Tanabe Nanami.
  • Her and Tanabe Nanami's pairing name is "Nanarin".
  • In 2011, she auditioned for S/mileage, but failed.
  • 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.
  • She participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition, but failed.
  • 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.
  • 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 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“.
  • Karin loved Kirarin Revolution and after hearing ℃-ute's song from a Kirarin album, she felt she wanted to join H!P. 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.
  • Sayashi Riho calls her Karin-chan-san.
  • 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 looks up to the singer Matsuda Seiko.
  • She has myopia (short sightedness).[2]
  • 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. 

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. "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.
  2. "Pocket Morning Juice=Juice Weekly Q&A (11/4/2013)". Hello!Online. 2013.11.04.

External LinksEdit

Minimoni
Members
3rd Gen/Shin: Fukuda Kanon, Takeuchi Akari, Miyamoto Karin
Former Members
1st Gen: Yaguchi Mari, Tsuji Nozomi, Kago Ai, Mika Todd
2nd Gen: Takahashi Ai
3rd Gen/Shin: Linlin
Singles
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Albums
Original: Minimoni Song Daihyakka 1 Kan, Minimoni Songs 2
Soundtrack: Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! Original Soundtrack
Other
Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken!
Related Units
Morning Musume, Tanpopo, Coconuts Musume, W, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, S/mileage, Juice=Juice


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