Takase Kurumi, June 2017
|Also Known As||Kurumin (くるみん)|
|Born||March 16, 1999|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress|
|Years Active||2011 - present|
|Agency||UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2015-)|
|Associated Acts||Tochiotome25, Hello Pro Kenshuusei|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|Time in Group||2 Years, 3 Months, 28 Days|
Takase Kurumi (高瀬くるみ) is a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. She was introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of the local idol group Tochiotome25.
Takase was born on March 16, 1999 in Tochigi, Japan.
In 2011, Takase joined the local idol group Tochiotome25 and was a member for 3 years. She participated in her last live on June 22, 2014 and graduated from the group on June 30, 2014.
In February, Takase joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ and participated in the performances.
From November 3 to November 30, she participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.
On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, it was announced that she was selected to debut in a new section focused on theater, different from Engeki Joshibu, alongside Kiyono Momohime.
Kurumi's mother is Saitou Miki (斉藤美貴), a personality on a Tochigi-based television show called "Shimotsuke Saturday Morning". She also has a younger sister named Shinoha.
When Takase joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a third middle school student. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her last year of high school.
Takase's given name, Kurumi, means "walnut" (くるみ, hiragana of 胡桃).
The following is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Takase Kurumi:
- Kurumin (くるみん): Official nickname, given her since Tochiotome25.
- Name: Takase Kurumi (高瀬くるみ)
- Nickname: Kurumin (くるみん)
- Birthdate: March 16, 1999
- Birthplace: Tochigi, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 150cm
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2015-02: Hello Pro Kenshuusei member
- Hello! Project groups:
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2015-Present)
- Other groups:
- Tochiotome25 (2011-2014)
- Hobby: Cooking, Studying Vegetables
- Special Skills: Getting along with anyone, stage action, sword-fighting
- Favorite Music Genre: Pop and Musical theater show tunes
- Favorite Food: Strawberries
- Favorite Colors: Red, Yellow
- Favorite Sport: Dance
- Charm Point: Her ears
- Motto: Shoshin Wasuru Bekarazu (初心忘るべからず; Don't forget what got you there in the first place)
- Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Moonlight night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~", "Kanashiki Heaven", "Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku", "Kacchoii Uta", "Yeah! Meccha Holiday", "Rock Erotic"
- Looks Up To: Tsugunaga Momoko, Takahashi Ai, Morning Musume
Discography Featured InEdit
- Tochiotome25 no Theme
- Ichigo Hakase
- GYO-ZA Party
- [2013.12.5~8] Chance
-  Alibaba to Morgiana Oujo (アリババとモルギアナ王女)
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Kuusou Per Climb / Les Nankayaru (空想ペルクライム / Les Nankayaru)
- [2012.06.15] Tsuntube
-  Raisama Kenshi Daiji (雷様剣士ダイジ) (as Tochiotome Hime)
- [2015.09.3] Otona e Novel (as Kirara)
- [2015-] Hello! Project Station
- She is the sixth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from a local idol group.
- If she could boast about one thing, it would be that she has sang a musical number.
- If she saw an alien, she'd ask it if the earth is blue.
- She considers herself to be a "DD" (Daredemo Daisuki) type fan.
- She wants to debut and improve all aspects of being an idol, singing, dancing, and talking.
- Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei is everyone.
- She has the same nickname as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Yoshihashi Kurumi.
- She got praised by Ishida Ayumi for her dance movements.
- Her future dream is to join a cool group similar to Morning Musume, get a lot of people to notice their singing and dancing, and then go to Kouhaku. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her dream is to continue her favorite thing which is dancing and singing on the stage. She wants to debut and make an impact on many people, perform at Kouhaku and expand overseas.
- She wants to take the qualification to become a "junior vegetable sommelier".
- Her future goal is to act, because she's studied musicals.
- She had previously met then SCK GIRLS member Sasaki Rikako, and then NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member Hirose Ayaka in 2012, while all three made appearances on episode #51 of Tsuntube, a show featuring local and indie idols, hosted by Tsunku.
- Hello! Project Profile
- Former Blogs: Tochiotome25 (Tag: "Kurumi")
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015