Ikuta Erina’s Profile


On January 2, 2011 at the first Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ concert Tsunku announced her as one of the new members of Morning Musume’s ninth generation. Erina passed the 9th generation auditions along with Sayashi Riho, and Suzuki Kanon.

The 9th generation made their concert debut on the same day they were announced as new members at the 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ concert tour and participated in two songs, Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are! and Tomo.

During Mistui Aika’s solo FC event, Aika no ANNEX Event ~Pastel Color Days~, the 9th generation members got to join in and come in group on certain days of the event. The event took place on April 6th and on the 9th, with Ikuta and Sayashi appearing on the 6th and Fukumura and Suzuki appearing on the 9th.

Ikuta released her first solo DVD, titled Greeting ~Ikuta Erina~ (all the 9th generation members had solo DVDs with the same “Greeting” title before their name) in August 2011.

On August 27th, Ikuta replaced former S/mileage member Ogawa Saki as an Oha Girl and a regular on the childern’s morning show Oha Star.

Ikuta along with the rest of the 9th generation members had an FC bUst tour event that took plave Novemer 5th and 6th 2011.

Ikuta, along with other H!P and UFA members, played in the stage play Reborn ~Inochi no Audition. She played Ono no Komachi. The DVD was released March 14th 2012.

On March 27th, the Oha Girl Maple members graduated from the show. New girls will be added to replace them.

Ikuta, alongside the 9th generation and 10th generation members and Tanaka Reina, will star in a stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki (Stacey’s Maiden Repeated Killing Opera). The play will run from June 6th to the 12th.

An FC for Sayashi Riho’s birthday titled Morning Musume 9th Generation Member ~Iwai Tanjoubi! Kanpai wa, Shuwa Shuwa Pon! Hyaaa Houi ♪ ( ´θ`)ノ~ with be taking place on May 28th. The rest of the 9th generation will join her for the event.

An event for the 9th and 10th generation memebers and S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~ is set to take place on June 15th, 18th, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.

As of July 31st 2012, Ikuta’s image colour within Morning Musume is now Niigaki’s lime green instead of purple.


Name: Ikuta Erina
Nickname: Eripon
Birthdate: July 7th 1997 (age 14)
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Bloodtype: A
Height: 157cm
Special skills: Can sleep anywhere, types fast.
Hobbies: Dancing, golf.
Favorite food: Strawberries, ham.
Favorite colors: White, black, red, yellow.
Favorite word: Love.
Favorite song: Ookii Hitomi.
Looks Up To: Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Maeda Yuuka, Niigaki Risa
Hello! Project Groups:


  • Morning Musume (2011-)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-)


  • Reborn Eleven (2011)


  • Oha Girl Maple (2011-2012)


  • She is a true AKB48 fan, especially of Kojima Haruna.
  • She was a model under Elegant Promotion.
  • 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 magazine interview.
  • Her official Morning Musume image color is dark purple.
  • Her cousin is the gravure idol and stage play actress Takigawa Aya.
  • Both Takahashi Ai and Michishige Sayumi have described her character as KY or gross.
  • Sang Lilpri’s “Little Princess Pri!” for her ninth generation audition.
  • Appears to be good friends with Fukumura Mizuki and Michishige Sayumi.

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