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Yamagishi Riko
山岸(やまぎし) 理子(りこ)
RikoHitorijime
Yamagishi Riko promoting Hitorijime / Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo
Background Information
Also Known As Rikoriko (りこりこ?)
Born November 24, 1998 (1998-11-24) (age 18)
Origin Chiba, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 155cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress
Years Active 2012-present
(4 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
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Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Tsubaki Factory, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog Tsubaki Factory Official Blog
Tsubaki Factory Information
Joined April 29, 2015
Member Color       Light Green
Time in Group 1 Year, 6 Months, 30 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined June 2012
Generation 16th Generation
The members of Tsubaki Factory are cheerful and kind, and each member has a strong sense of individuality. The things I lack, I will have everybody help me. We will do our best and aim for our major debut.[1]

–Yamagishi Riko, August 2015

Yamagishi Riko (山岸理子) is the leader of Tsubaki Factory, a Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit under Hello! Project. She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in June 2012 and was introduced at the June 2012 recital alongside Nomura Minami.

BiographyEdit

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Yamagishi Riko, September 2016

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Yamagishi Riko, January 2016

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Yamagishi Riko, May 2015

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Yamagishi Riko, April 2015

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Yamagishi Riko, March 2015

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Yamagishi Riko, February 2014

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Yamagishi Riko, November 2013

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Yamagishi Riko, February 2013

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Yamagishi Riko, August 2012

Early LifeEdit

Yamagishi Riko was born on November 24, 1998 in Chiba, Japan.

She was a part of DSK Dancer's Club prior joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

2012-2015: Hello Pro KenshuuseiEdit

In June 2012, Yamagishi joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei[2] after auditioning for the program.[3] She was officially introduced as a member on June 17 at the June 2012 recital alongside Nomura Minami.[4] Later that summer, she participated in the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition alongside several other members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.

Begining in 2013, Yamagishi began to take part in activites outside of Hello Pro Kenshuusei starting with the Winter 2015 Hello! Project concert tour, where she was a back-dancer for several performances. She then continued participating in every Hello! Project concert tour, as well as Soto Fest and the annual Hinatsuri Festival and Countdown Lives, as a trainee, until mid-2015.

After the conclusion of the winter Hello!Con, she participated in the stage play Nettai Danshi, which ran from February 7th to February 17, 2013, alongside Kaga Kaede.[5] On March 6th, she participated in a fanclub event for newcomers Ichioka Reina and Makino Maria.

Starting on April 2013, Yamagishi was starring on the Hello Pro Kenshuusei original webshow Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu!. The show concluded in September. Soon after, on October 5 a new webshow titled ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure began airing. Hapi★Pure concluded on September 27, 2014, one year after it began airing.

In fall 2013, Yamagishi participated in Morning Musume's fall 2013 tour alongside several other trainees as a back-dancer. She was later chosen to be part of the opening and challenge act for Morning Musume's fall 2014 Budokan concert, S/mileage's summer 2014 Budokan concert, Berryz Koubou's fall 2014 Budokan Concert, and ℃-ute's spring 2014 concert tour, [6] ℃-ute no Hi concert at Nippon Budokan and spring 2015 concert tour alongside other selected trainees.

In late 2013, Yamagishi auditioned for a role with Engeki Joshibu and passed. She starred in the Engeki Joshibu musical Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan, which ran from March 14 to March 23, 2014, which also features Yasuda Kei, Ogawa Makoto and several other trainees. At around the end of the year, she participated in the stage play Kurukuru to Shi to Shitto, starring Niigaki Risa and Kikkawa Yuu. The stage play ran from December 3rd to December 11, 2014.

In 2015, Yamagishi was featured in the music video for ℃-ute's 27th single "Tsugi no Kado wo Magare," released on April 1st, alondside Kaga Kaede, Ichioka Reina and Horie Kizuki as back-dancers.

2015-Present: Tsubaki FactoryEdit

On April 29, 2015, it was announced that Yamagishi would be debuting in a new unit named Tsubaki Factory alongside Kishimoto Yumeno, Niinuma Kisora, Asakura Kiki, Ogata Risa and Tanimoto Ami. Yamagishi's response regarding the new unit:

That I entered the Kenshuusei and then am going to debut in such short fashion makes me nervous, but when I was chosen, I was also surprised. To think that all of those that have supported me until now will be with me forever makes me happy. In Hello! Project there are a lot of groups with varied personalities, I want us to become a group that can reliably put out our personality for everyone to see.[7]

Yamagishi had her first performance as a member of Tsubaki Factory on May 4, during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event.

On May 16, 2015, Tsubaki Factory's official blog was announced and Yamagishi made her first post.

On August 8, it was announced that Yamagishi would be the leader of Tsubaki Factory.

Personal LifeEdit

Yamagishi has a nephew.[8]

She owns a miniature dachshund named Annie, whom she had since she was in her first year in elementary school.[9] Annie passed away on March 3, 2016.[10]

Yamagishi was a second year middle school when she initially joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in June 2012. When she joined Tsubaki Factory in April 2015, she was in her second year of high school. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her last year of high school.

She is good friends with Kobushi Factory member Nomura Minami, who she considered to be her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei back in December 2013 because they joined at the same time.

Yamagishi's given name, "Riko", means truth (理; ri) combined with child (子; ko). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

The following is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Yamagishi Riko:

  • Rikoriko (りこりこ): Official nickname. Given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Yama (やま): Used by Ichioka Reina

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Yamagishi Riko (山岸理子)
  • Official Nickname: Rikoriko (りこりこ)
  • Birthday: November 24, 1998 (1998-11-24) (age 18)
  • Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 155cm
  • Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2012-06: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2015-04: Tsubaki Factory Member
  • Tsubaki Factory Member Color: Light Green (2015-)
  • Hello! Project groups:

WorksEdit

TelevisionEdit

TheaterEdit

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InternetEdit

MagazinesEdit

RankingsEdit

Award Place /
Position
Most airhead in Hello Pro Kenshuusei
(Gekkan Entame Magazine)
1

TriviaEdit

  • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she liked Minimoni when she was little.[3]
  • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in the droopiness of her eyes.
  • She wants to be someone who makes everyone energetic and to be able to dance cool and sing.
  • For her, the hardest thing about being a Hello Pro Kenshuusei is when she isn't chosen for things and when she feels like she hasn't improved at all.
  • When asked what group she'd like to join, she answered Morning Musume. When asked again later, she said that her dream was to join a Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit.
  • She wants to try singing "Crazy Kanzen na Otona" by ℃-ute.
  • She sang "Kono Machi" for the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event and her number for the event was 15.
  • She says that everything has gotten easier since she joined the program. She's progressed in singing and dancing and has gotten people below her. She thinks she's probably competent when it comes to rhythm but not so much with pitch. Still, she finds the lessons fun and is glad she joined the program.
  • As of August 2015, she has the most theater work from the Kenshuusei.
  • Fukumura Mizuki and Uemura Akari said that they are curious about Riko.
  • Ever since she got her member color, she started to collect green colored items.
  • Her future goal is wanting to appear in dramas and movies, and work with animals.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of Tsubaki Factory
2015 – present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ ^ Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.

SourcesEdit

  1. "[1]. 2015-08-10.
  2. "アーティスト > ハロプロ研修生 > プロフィール > 山岸理子" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Site. 2014-04. (Archived: 2014-04-24).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Hello Pro Kenshuusei Perfect Directory" (ハロぷろ研修生パーフェクト名鑑). BOMB Magazine, 2013-12 Issue (pg 52). Gakken Marketing. Release Date: 2013-11-09.
  4. "未来のハロプロ人気アイドルがここに!ハロプロ研修生発表会開催" (in Japanese). DeView. 2012-06-19.
  5. http://gekijyo.net/Gekipro/stage/2013/12/post-46.html
  6. http://www.helloproject.com/news/1588/
  7. "ハロプロ、今年2組目の研修生ユニット「つばきファクトリー」" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2015-04-29. Translation by MejraThea: "Tsubaki Factory Member Comments." THEA (via Tumblr). 2014-04-29.
  8. Yamagishi Riko. ""あと一週間!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-19.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Yamagishi Riko. ""自己紹介の続き~" 山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-18.
  10. ""ありがとう"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2016-04-26.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Yamagishi Riko. ""始まりましたよ〜( ¨̮ )" 山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-16.

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