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Takase Kurumi, June 2018
|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, New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit|
|New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit Information|
|Joined||March 30, 2018|
|Time in Group||0 Years, 5 Months, 24 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|Joined||February 26, 2015|
|Graduated||July 14, 2018|
|Time in Group||3 Years, 4 Months, 19 Days|
She was introduced at 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.
On July 10, in an article on the Hello! Project official site announcing the release of the Hello Pro Maruwakari BOOK 2017 SUMMER, it was stated that Takase and Kiyono were promoted as official members of Hello! Project. However, their profiles remain under Hello Pro Kenshuusei at this time.
From August 24 to August 27, Takase starred in the stage play Kuusou Per Crime / Les Nankayaru, which was a production outside of Hello! Project.
On March 30, it was announced that Takase and Kiyono Momohime would form a new group with the image of a "small theater troupe" that uses expressive power in their singing and dancing. They would begin activities between the summer and fall together with Ichioka Reina's own new group.
An audition for new members to join either of the two groups was planned to begin in late April, but the date on which further audition details would be announced and applications would start being accepted was changed to May 11. On May 11, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition" began.
Personal Life Edit
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. She graduated from high school in March 2018.
The following list are notable friendships Takase Kurumi has acquired:
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, Suki Sugite Baka Mitai, Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki.
- Looks Up To: Tsugunaga Momoko, Takahashi Ai, Morning Musume
- [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
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Kuusou Per Crime / Les Nankayaru (空想ペルクライム / Les Nankayaru)
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Ichimai no Ticket ~Beatles ga Yattekuru~
-  Time Repeat ~Eien ni Kimi wo Omou~
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
- [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)
- [2018.05.11] Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari (as Part Time Worker 2)
- [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"), which in idol fan terms is someone who likes many members of a group, and doesn't have a favorite.
- She wanted to debut and improve all aspects of being an idol, singing, dancing, and talking.
- Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was 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 dream was 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 enjoys studying vegetables and 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.
- Gallery:Takase Kurumi
- List:Takase Kurumi Discography Featured In
- List:Takase Kurumi Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Takase Kurumi Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- ↑ http://www.up-fc.jp/helloproject/member/egg/news_Info.php?id=6965
- ↑ Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
- ↑ "「ハロプロまるわかりBOOK 2017 SUMMER」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-10.
- ↑ "舞台「空想ペルクライム / Les Nankayaru」ハロプロ研修生 高瀬くるみ出演決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-11.
- ↑ "「一岡伶奈がリーダーの新グループ」「高瀬くるみ・清野桃々姫の新セクション」について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
- ↑ "オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
- ↑ "オーディション開催に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-01.
- ↑ "ハロー！プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-11.
- ↑ BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)
- ↑ BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)
- Hello! Project Profile
- Former Blogs: Tochiotome25 (Tag: "Kurumi")
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015
|New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit|
|Current Members||Takase Kurumi | Maeda Kokoro | Yamazaki Yuhane | Okamura Minami | Kiyono Momohime|
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|Hello! Project Concerts|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, New "Performance Group" Unit|