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Ikuta Erina

Ikuta Erina (生田衣梨奈) is a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. She is a ninth generation member and current sub-leader of Morning Musume.



Became known during the audition as the "AKB-wota". Ikuta Erina was selected from Morning Musume's 9th Generation audition to join the group on January 02, 2011, along with Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, and former Hello Pro Egg Fukumura Mizuki.

The ninth generation made their official presentation on the same day they were announced as new members in Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ concert, and they participated in the songs: "Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!" and "Tomo".

In August of 2011, Ikuta was chosen to replace Ogawa Saki, formerly of S/mileage, on children's program Oha Star. She made her debut on August 27.

Ikuta established her own clothing line for golf wear in March 2020, called ELEYVS GOLF.





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  • [2016.10.22] Erina (衣梨奈)
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  • Her official Morning Musume image color is yellow-green. Prior to the release of 13 Colorful Character, her image color was purple.
  • She was formerly with the Elegant Promotion agency as a child model.
  • Her motto is "willingness is important!"
  • Her favorite phrase is "I love you."
  • Noted her favorite Morning Musume song to be "Ookii Hitomi" in a 2011 magazine interview, and "Shouganai Yume Oibito" in a 2012 interview.
  • Her cousin is gravure idol and stage play actress Takigawa Aya (滝川綾).
  • Has a KY character, or kuuki yomenai (空気よめない; "unable to read the air"), as described by Takahashi Ai and Michishige Sayumi.
  • Sang Lilpri's "Little Princess Pri!" for her Morning Musume audition.
  • Known to be a fan of AKB48 and Kojima Haruna.
  • Appears to be good friends with Fukumura Mizuki and Michishige Sayumi.
  • Is a big fan of Niigaki Risa, which began from working together in Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~. She can be seen promoting Niigaki's tour merchandise in YouTube videos, as well as always mentioning Niigaki in her blog posts. In a memorable event, Ikuta attended Niigaki's May 2012 fan club bus tour as a regular fan, during which Niigaki expressed her desire for Ikuta to inherit the yellow-green image color after her graduation. This also resulted in the fans declaring Ikuta as the "chairman" (会長, kaichou) of the Niigaki Risa fanclub, now known as the "NOK" (新垣さんを応援する会; Niigaki-san wo Ouensuru Kai, "Supporting Niigaki Party")
  • Mentioned being a fan of Koda Kumi, Hamasaki Ayumi, and Hikaru GENJI.
  • Her favorite genres of music are J-Pop, reggae, and western music.

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