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Yokoyama Reina
(よこ)(やま) (れい)()
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Yokoyama Reina promoting "Furari Ginza"
Background Information
Also Known As Yokoyoko (よこよこ?)
Yokoyan (よこやん?)
Born February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22) (age 17)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 152.7cm[1]
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol
Years Active 2016-present
(2 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2016-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, UP-FRONT esports club, Minis?
Blog Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined December 12, 2016
Generation 13th Generation
Member Color       Golden Yellow
Debut Single BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy
Time in Group 2 Years, 0 Months, 4 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined August 17, 2016
Generation 26th Generation
Graduated December 12, 2016
Time in Group 3 Months, 26 Days
Official Autograph

Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on August 17, 2016,[2] and was formally introduced at the Kenshuusei recital on September 4, 2016.

BiographyEdit

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Yokoyama Reina, June 2018

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Yokoyama Reina, December 2017

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Yokoyama Reina, October 2017

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Yokoyama Reina, June 2017

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Yokoyama Reina, March 2017

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Yokoyama Reina, December 2016

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Yokoyama Reina, September 2016

Early LifeEdit

Yokoyama Reina was born February 22, 2001 in Saitama, Japan.

2016Edit

Yokoyama participated in the first Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed in the third round.[3][4]

On August 17, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Yokoyama had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Kawamura Ayano, Yoshida Marie, Nishida Shiori, Yamazaki Yuhane, Hashisako Rin.[2] She was introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ on September 4.

From November 3 to November 30, Yokoyama participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.

On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Kaga Kaede.[5][6][7] She and Kaga had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 12gatsu ~EXCITING!~.

2017Edit

On February 21, Yokoyama and Kaga Kaede held their debut fanclub event, Morning Musume '17 13ki Member FC Event, at Differ Ariake.

On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio.[8] They also began a radio show with the 12th generation members on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary.[9]

On July 28, Yokoyama released a digital song with Funaki Musubu titled "Minmin Rock 'n' Roll!".

On December 9, she was announced as the new regular on the radio show Young Town Doyoubi, taking over Kudo Haruka's position after she graduates.[10]

2018Edit

On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub titled Morning Musume '18 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

On April 21, she announced that she would release her first solo photobook on June 27, titled THIS IS REINA.[11][12] Then on July 4, she released her first solo image Blu-ray First REINA YOKOYAMA.[13]

On July 27, Yokoyama joined the UP-FRONT esports club.[14]

On October 15, former Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina released Complex ni Sayounara!, a joint book with four of the shortest current members in Hello! Project: Yokoyama, Morito Chisaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Funaki Musubu who have been named Minis?.[15]

Personal LifeEdit

Yokoyama has a younger brother.[16]

On June 20, 2018, it was announced that Yokoyama's father had passed away on June 17 at age 55,[17] and the funeral was held that day. She found out just before she was to perform in the final show of Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~ in Osaka. She performed in the musical, but missed the single release event in Hyogo that followed the show and was excused from another release event on June 24.[18]

When she joined Morning Musume in December 2016, she was a first year high school student.[19] As of April 2018, Yokoyama is currently in her last year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Yokoyama Reina has acquired:

Yokoyama's given name, Reina, is said to be taken from the phrase "kirei na houseki" (きれいな宝石; beautiful jewel).[21]

Here is a list of nicknames that are used to refer to Yokoyama Reina:

  • Reina (れいな): Her nickname when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[22] Used by her fellow 26th generation Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.[23]
  • Yokoyoko (よこよこ): Given to her by Wada Ayaka.[24] Used by most members and fans.[25]
  • Yokoyan (よこやん): Given to her by Kudo Haruka as a "temporary official" nickname due to the non-unanimous response from fans on what to call Yokoyama during a LINE LIVE broadcast.[23] Used by most fans.
  • Yoko-chan (よこちゃん): Used by Miyamoto Karin.[26]
  • Yoko (よこ): Used by some fans. Kaga Kaede commented that she would likely end up shortening Yokoyoko as Yoko.[25][23]

ProfileEdit

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Yokoyama Reina Discography Featured In

Solo Blu-raysEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

BooksEdit

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MagazinesEdit

Cover girlEdit

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  • [2018.06.23] SOCCER GAME KING August 2018 Issue

Featured on the coverEdit

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WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

InternetEdit

  • [2016–] Hello! Project Station
  • [2017–] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (fanclub exclusive)

RadioEdit

  • [2017–] Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'17のモーニングダイアリー)
  • [2017–] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
  • [2018-] Morning Musume '18 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'18のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)

TriviaEdit

  • In middle school she wanted to form a band and tried inviting her friends to join, but nobody was interested and after her guitar broke she lost interest in forming one.
  • She participated in brass instruments clubs in both elementary and middle school, in which she played percussion and sax respectively.
  • She learned to play piano at home.
  • Her future goal is become a cool idol like her seniors.
  • She is the first of her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation to debut.
  • She shares her birth name with former 6th generation Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina and Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Ichioka Reina.
  • Oda Sakura took Yokoyama with her to eat New Years soba and learned about her hobbies.
  • Yokoyama answered what she likes about each Morning Musume '17 member on her blog:[28]
  • Kamen Rider was her favorite TV series while growing up. Her recent favorite character is Kamen Rider Fourze and she is good at imitating Kamen Rider Meteor.[28]
  • She said her favorite music video is "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", she watched it on repeat because Sayashi Riho's wink is really cute.
  • If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Tanaka Reina because her name would be the same and Tanaka is a strong singer.[21]
  • She believes she is the Hello! Project member with the most knowledge and experience with various musical instruments such as the guitar, saxophone, and piano.[21]
  • If she did not become an idol, she would want to become a school teacher, specifically a history teacher because she loves history and wants to share with students how interesting it is.[21]

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Reference Image. Complex ni Sayounara!. Published 2018-10-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-17.
  3. "モー娘。が13期2人お披露目 加賀楓&横山玲奈の現役高校生コンビ" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2016-12-12.
  4. "Interview of Morning Musume。’16 new members and other members by UFL-Staff." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "モーニング娘。'16 第13期メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-12.
  6. "2 new members for Morning Musume。13th generation!" UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-12.
  7. "モーニング娘。13期メンバーに横山玲奈と加賀楓が加入。'17から13人体制に" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-12-12.
  8. Kaga Kaede. "初めての! 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-24.
  9. https://twitter.com/upfrontworks/status/845232911729094656
  10. Yokoyama Reina. "横山玲奈がブログを更新しました。" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2017-12-09.
  11. Yokoyama Reina. "お知らせです! 横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-04-21.
  12. "モーニング娘。'18 横山玲奈ファースト写真集発売!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-23.
  13. Yokoyama Reina. "お知らせ!" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-06-06.
  14. "eスポーツスターリーグ バトルチャンピオンシップ#2" (in Japanese). eSports Star League. 2018-07-27.
  15. "熊井友理奈&ミニーズ。? (横山玲奈、森戸知沙希、上國料萌衣、船木結)身長差悩みあるあるWorld「コンプレックスにサヨウナラ!」発売決定!! "(in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-08-30.
  16. "20.愛☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-14.
  17. Young Town Doyoubi. Broadcast: 2018-06-30.
  18. "​モーニング娘。'18 横山玲奈 御尊父訃報のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-06-20.
  19. ""新人紹介!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). 2016-08-25.
  20. "63.遊☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-04-04.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 "モーニング娘。'17横山玲奈が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-07.
  22. "モー娘。新メンバーは横山玲奈と加賀楓" (in Japanese). JIJIPRESS (via YouTube). 2016-12-12.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 "モーニング娘。'17 LINE LIVE!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-29.
  24. "ハロー!プロジェクト LINELIVE ‼︎‼︎" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-02.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Kaga Kaede. "よこよこ。 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-27.
  26. "よこちゃん☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-01-06.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "1.初☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-26.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "41.答☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-03-09.

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