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=LOVE Members Profile

=LOVE Members Profile

=LOVE  (イコールラブ  Ikōrurabu), also known as Ikorabu (イコラブ), is a Japanese girl group under Yoyogi Animation Academy and Sacra Music. It’s produced by ex-HKT48 member and four-time AKB48 queen Sashihara Rino. 13 members were announced on April 29, 2017, but Chonan Mai withdrawn before group’s official debut. Also, Satake Nonno graduated from the group in March 2021. They made their official debut on September 6, 2017.  Their sister group is ≠ME.

=LOVE Fandom Name: 
=LOVE Official Colors: 
Pink, White

=LOVE Official Accounts:
Website: equal-love.jp
Twitter: Equal_LOVE_12
YouTube: =LOVE(イコールラブ)公式チャンネル 
Showroom: =LOVE

Members Profiles:
Yamamoto Anna

Stage Name: Anna
Real Name: Yamamoto Anna (山本杏奈)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: November 30th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 148.6 cm (4’8”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Instagram: @yamamoto_anna_
Twitter: @yamamoto_anna_

Anna Facts:
– She was born in Hiroshima, Japan
— Best dancer in the group.
— Learned dance since she was 5.
— Helps other members with dance learning.
— She’s the shortest member.
— Other members said that she is the most responsible =LOVE member.
— She is afraid of birds.
— She’s a former member of SPL∞ASH, an idol unit made up of members that attended Actors’ School Hiroshima.
– She struggles to wink.
– Her fanname is “Anzoo”.
– Her Penlight colour is yellow and blue.

 

Morohashi Sana

Stage Name: Sana
Real Name: Morohashi Sana (諸橋沙夏)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Birthday: August 8, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 158 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: @morohashi_sana
Twitter: @morohashi_sana

Sana Facts:
– She was born in Fukushima, Japan.
— She’s the oldest member.
— Before =LOVE, she was a member of idol group Baby Tiara. She was a sub-leader.
— She can speak English, some Chinese and Korean.
– She is the first member to have her own solo song – “My Voice Is For You“.
– She graduated from law school.
– She is friends with akb48’s Murayama Yuiri.
– Her favourite idol is Keyazakizaka46’s Sugai Yuuka.
– Her fan name is “Tsun Zoku”.
– Her Penlight colour is Green

 

Otani Emiri

Stage Name: Emiri
Real Name: Otani Emiri (大谷映美里)
Position: Vocalist, Face of the Group
Birthday: March 15, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 154.1 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type:
 O
Instagram: @otani_emiri
Twitter: @otani_emiri

Emiri Facts:
–  She was born in Tokyo, Japan.
— She has two pet ferrets called Cinnamon and Batako.
— She is a former member of Akishibu Project.
– Her Akishibu graduation was held at Sanrio Puroland.
— Cons: She’s afraid of heights, cries easily and can’t wake up in the morning.
— Her role model is former AKB48 member Kojima Haruna.
— She auditioned for Nogizaka46’s 3rd generation.
— Her favorite seiyuu is Ogura Yui.
– She loves ramen.
– Models frequently for “bis Magazine”.
– Her favourite Sanrio character is Cinnamoroll.
– She is an expert in makeup and fashion.
– Her Penlight colour is white and purple.

Otoshima Risa

Stage Name: Risa
Real Name: Otoshima Risa (音嶋莉沙)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: August 11, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 159 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: B
Instagram:@otoshima_risa
Twitter:@otoshima_risa

Risa Facts:
– She was born in Kanagawa, Japan.
— Former member of HKT48. She was dismissed after week one in the group, because she auditioned for the group while still being under another agency.
— She’s good in robot dance.
— Former member of trainee group w-Street Fukuoka.
— Favorite food and drink: Salat, Strawberries, Tapioca, Matcha, Motsunabe and Melon Bread
— Hobbies: Watching other videos with other idols, shopping
– Her Penlight colour is light blue and pink.

Sasaki Maika

Stage Name: Maika
Real Name: Sasaki Maika (佐々木舞香)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: January 21, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Carpicorn
Height: 155 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: —
Twitter: @sasaki_maika

Maika Facts:
– She was born in Aichi, Japan.
— She wants to become a famous seiyuu in the future.
— She is very stable when singing live.
— Favorite Food: Hot pot, meat, potatoes, katsudon, udon, strawberries, rice, oranges and bread.
— She couldn’t participate in the Want you! Want you! single due to health problems. She came back after few months.
— She is an active MC in variety shows/programs.
– She is very lively and happy.
– She is known for being an otaku.
– Her Penlight colour is white.

Oba Hana

Stage Name: Hana
Real Name: Oba Hana (大場花菜)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 4, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 159.5 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: A
Twitter: @hana_oba
Ameba: @equal-oba

Hana Facts:
– She was born in Saitama, Japan.
— She is a former member of YOANI class C.
— Favorite Food: Chocolate Mint, eggplant, chicken, chikuwa, fried vegetables.
— Her role model is former AKB48 member Takahashi Minami.
— Her catchphrase is “Spreading, deepening, overflowing, fluttering, flirting and smiling to everyone”
— She is good in calligraphy.
– She has an older sister.
– She likes her legs but says she is unconfident in her face.
– Her fanname is “Hanamaru”.
– Her Penlight colours are orange and blue.

Noguchi Iori

Stage Name: Iori
Real Name: Noguchi Iori (野口衣織)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: April 26, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 160 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: —
Twitter: @noguchi_iori

Iori Facts:
– She was born in Ibaraki, Japan.
— She is good at photography.
— Favorite Food and Drink: Reiko Tanmen and Calpis
— She is known for her very powerful vocal, great skills in everything and for her stage presence.
— Iori has a lot female fans (due to her short hair).
— She wants to become seiyuu in the future.
— Her laugh is very loud.
– Teokure Caution is her signature song despite not being the centre.
— Her hair is always short.
– She loves anime, video games and manga.
– Good at taking photos.
– Her fanname is ioringu.
– Her Penlight colour is purple.

Takamatsu Hitomi

Stage Name: Hitomi
Real Name: Takamatsu Hitomi (髙松瞳)
Position: Center, Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: January 9, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Carpicorn
Height: 160.5 cm (5’3”)
Blood Type: AB
Instagram:
Twitter: @takamatsuhitomi

Hitomi Facts:
–  She was born in Tokyo, Japan.
— She was on hiatus due to health problems since September, 2019 so she couldn’t participate in singles Zurui yo Zurui ne and CAMEO.
– Hitomi returned to =LOVE on their 3rd Anniversary concert.
— She is a big fan of Nogizaka46, especially Hori Miona.
— Can’t watch or listen to scary stories and has a fear of crows.
— She is the tallest member.
— Abilities: Baton twirling, gymnastics, English
– She loves ice cream, but dislikes the Gargari-Kun Ice cream.
— Hitomi is the youngest of 3 siblings. She has an older brother and an older sister. Her mother is a nurse.
– She is a big fan of  Nogizaka46’s Hori Miona and auditioned for the 3rd generation but failed.
– Her fans are called “eyes”.
– Her Penlight colour is red.

Takiwaki Shoko

Stage Name: Shoko
Real Name: Takiwaki Shoko (瀧脇笙古)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 9, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 157 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @takiwaki_shoko_
Twitter: @shoko_takiwaki

Shoko Facts:
— She was born in Kanagawa, Japan.
— Shoko calls her fans “Chocolat” (しよこら)
— She likes to cook.
— She loves Yabuki Nako from IZ*ONE and HKT48.
— She didn’t believe that she would pass the audition, so her goal was to meet Rino Sashihara.
– Participated on the TV Show Sasuke Ninja Warrior.
– She carried the Olympic torch for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
– Participated in the 2019 Tokyo race and placed 20th, which was highest in her prefecture.
– She has been a fan of AKB48 since she was in Elementary school.
– Loves cooking and often posts her meals on SNS.
– Her penlight colours are yellow and orange.

Saito Nagisa

Stage Name: Nagisa
Real Name: Saito Nagisa (齊藤なぎさ)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: July 6, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 151 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type: AB
Instagram: @saitou_nagisa
Twitter: @saito_nagisa
Weibo: 齊藤Nagisa

Nagisa Facts:
– She was born in Kanagawa, Japan.
— She has asthma and hay fever.
— Hates tomatoes and warm water.
— She went to an AKB48 handshake event and her favorite idol asked her “Why won’t you become idol?”. Her parents don’t allow her to pass AKB48 audition, but they let her audition for =LOVE.
— She can speak French a little bit.
— Favorite food: Strawberry, Chocolate.
– She can play the recorder, whistle and skiing.
– She enjoys imitating other members, watching eating videos and going to amusment parks.
— Nagisa can compose songs.
— She has a husky voice.
— Her favorite color is pink.
— She is from rich family and has 3 sisters. Her father is a restaurant owner.
— She is always with twintails.
– She has a solo song called “Geneki Idol Chu“.
– Her fans are called “Naatans”
– Her Penlight colour is pink.

Saito Kiara

Stage Name: Kiara
Real Name: Saito Kiara (齋藤樹愛羅)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 26, 2o04
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 151 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type: B
Instagram:
Twitter: @saitou_kiara

Kiara Facts:
– She was born in Tochigi, Japan.
— Favorite food and drink: Strawberry, chocolate, strawberry milk and ginger ale
— Members and fans often call her Ponkotsu (can’t do anything right) and Chicchai (tiny/little).
— Her nose is bleeding easily.
— She is strong at Love Live’s rhythm game.
— Hobbies: Jet coaster, watching anime on Netflix
– She is a fan of My Melody and Love Live.
– Her favourite Love Live characters are Ruby and Hanamaru.
— A former member of idol group Amorecarmina.
— She has braces.
— She is afraid of bugs and hates doing her homework.
— Her favorite color is pink.
– Her fans are called “Kiarabu’s” or “Kiara Club”.
– Her Penlight colour is pink.

Former Members/Graduated Members:
Satake Nonno

Stage Name: Nonno
Real Name: Satake Nonno (佐竹のん乃)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 6, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 158,6 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @satake_nonno_
Twitter: @satake_nonno

Nonno Facts:
– She was born in Gunma, Japan.
— Favorite food: Fresh cream, strawberries, tomato, sweets
— She’s learning the piano.
— She auditioned for BiSH and NGT48, but failed.
— She was the only left-handed member in =LOVE.
— She loves BiSH, especially Aina The End. Also she loves WA-SUTA and many underground idols.
— Her eyesight is bad. She uses contact lenses.
– She has 4 brothers.
– Her charming point is her mole.
– In =LOVE, she was closest to Sana and Iori.
– When she has days off, she likes to rest or go to café’s.
– Nonno graduated from the group in March 2021.

Chonan Mai

Stage Name: Mai
Real Name: Chonan Mai (長南舞)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: November 21, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: —
Blood Type: —
Instagram: @chonanmai
Twitter: @chonanmai
Website: talent.platinumproduction.jp/chonanmai
Tiktok: @chonanmai
Youtube: ちょなんまい
Formerly in: Nankini!

Mai Facts:
— She withdrew from group before their debut for unknown reasons. She decided to not sign contract with agency. She appeared in some episodes of =LOVE documentary.
— She is solo idol and model currently.

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