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Hirate Yurina Profile & Facts

Hirate Yurina Profile & Facts

Hirate Yurina (平手友梨奈) is a Japanese actress, soloist, model and a former member of the group Keyakizaka46. She debuted as an idol in August 2015 and became the front member of Keyakizaka46. Her first major acting role (not including the 2 TV dramas starring Keyakizaka members only) was in the movie Hibiki in 2018 and her first solo single Dance no Riyuu was released in December 2020. She withdrew from Keyakizaka in January 2020, but stayed under Seed&Flower, its agency.

Name: Hirate Yurina (
Nickname: Techi (てち)
Birthday: June 25, 2001
Zodiac: Cancer
Birthplace: Aichi
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Blood type: O

Official Accounts:
Website: hirateyurina.jp 
Youtube: 平手友梨奈
Sony Music profile: 平手友梨奈

Yurina Facts:
She received multiple awards for her first movie role in Hibiki: Newcomer of the Year Award at Japan Academy Award, Japan Film New Face Break Award, and the New Actress Award at Japanese Film Critic Awards.
– She was the ‘face’ and most recognizable member of Keyakizaka46; centered all of the group’s singles and most of its b-sides until her withdrawal.
– Even before her debut as a solo singer, she had 5 solo songs in Keyakizaka’s discography, one of them used as an ending theme to Hibiki.
– She loves otters and enjoys visiting aquariums.
– Her idol nickname Techi was quickly adopted by fans and media and is recognizable, but her friends and movie co-stars call her by her given name.
– Friendships: she became good friends with Okada Masaki and Shison Jun during the filming of The Night beyond the Tricorned Window; still keeps in touch with Kitagawa Keiko, who also played in Hibiki; in Keyakizaka, she was the closest with Kakizaki Memi.
– She has an older brother.
– Many unfortunate events happened during her idol carrer. In spring 2017, she lost her voice for a few weeks; in June the same year, she was attacked during a fan event; in December 2017, during New Year’s Eve show Kouhaku, she fainted at the end of the performance. During the 2018 summer arena tour, she fell off the stage and broke her arm. She was also constantly overworked.
– She hated school and studying, confessed that she had made troubles at school when she was younger.
– She never had a dream or a goal, but likes trying new things.
– Prefers to concentrate on the present, rather than future or past. She asked her manager to inform her of her schedule only one day in advance.
– As a child, she watched comedy shows a lot.
– Before becoming an idol, she wanted to study abroad, preferably in Australia.
– She stopped updating her blog and does not have public social media.

– The Fable: Korosanai Koroshiya (The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn’t Kill) (2021) as Saba Hinako
– Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru (The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window) (2021) as Hiura Erika
– Hibiki (2018) as Akui Hibiki

Kaze no Mukou he Kakenukero (Run Through the Wind) (2021) as Ashihara Mizuho
– Dragon Zakura 2 (2021) as Iwasaki Kaede
– Zankoku na Kankyakutachi (The Cruel Audience) (2017) as Hayama Yuzuki
– Tokuyama Daigoro wo Dare ga Koroshita ka? (Who Killed Tokuyama Daigoro?) (2016) as Techi

TV shows:
– VS Damashii (2021) (ep3)
– Shabekuri 007 (2020-2021)
– KeyaRoom! (2016-2017)
– KeyaBingo! (2016-2017)
– Keyakitte, Kakenai? (2015-2019)

Solo discography:
– Kakegae no nai Sekai (2021, digital single)
– Dance no Riyuu (2020, digital single)

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