Kaneko Rie (金子りえ) is a former member of Hello! Project as a Hello! Pro Kenshuusei. She was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka HOP!~ concert in June 2008.
- Name: Kaneko Rie (金子りえ)
- Nickname: Ricchan (りっちゃん)
- Birthday: July 1, 1997
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 158cm
- Specialty: Ballet, turning her hand 360 degrees
- Dislikes: Insects
- Favorite Food: La France, cherries, ham
- Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms
- Favorite Color: Pink, purple, black, green
- Favorite Subject: Homeroom Activities
- Looks Up To: Tanaka Reina, Ishikawa Rika
- Hello! Project groups:
- Hello! Pro Kenshuusei (2008-2013)
-  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)
-  Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu (今日、恋をはじめます)
- TV Programs
- [2013–] ~Onedari Entame! ~Hapi☆Pure (～おねだりエンタメ! ～はぴ☆ぷれ)
- [2013–] Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu! (ハロプロ研修生のただ今研修中!)
- Music Videos
- Eat's rice for breakfast.
- Has a habit of having a bent back.
- Her favorite spot is the guest room, because it's calming.
- She has three older brothers.
- Has been a trainee in Hello! Project the longest as of 2013.
- She participated in the 2011 S/mileage auditions, but failed.
- On a rainy day she would relax at home.
- She would sing the song "Tsuugaku Vector" by °C-ute on a rainy day.
- She is a back dancer for Mano Erina.
- She participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition, but failed.
- Her best sport is basketball.
- She is a back dancer for Morning Musume 15th Anniversary Concert Tour Fall 2012 ~Colorful Characters~.
- She covered "Wakuteka Take a Chance" as Kudo Haruka in Team Okai.
- Her favorite Hello! Project song is "Namidacchi" by Morning Musume.
- She announced that she was leaving Hello! Project on December 14th but stayed until the 21st.