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NiziU Members Profile And Facts

NiziU Members Profile And Facts
NiziU (虹U/ニジユ/니쥬) is a 9 member Japanese girl group under JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment. They were formed through the survival show Nizi Project. The name Nizi means “various people carrying different colours like a rainbow will come together as one group and shine a beautiful light”. They will release their pre-debut mini album “Make You Happy” on 30th June 2020.

NiziU Fandom Name: WithU
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NiziU Official Sites:
Official Instagram: @niziu_info_official
Artist Instagram: @niziu_artist_official
Twitter: @NiziU__official
Facebook: NiziUinfoofficial
Official Website: NiziU
Youtube: NiziU Official
TikTok: @niziu_official

NiziU Members Profile:
Mako (1st place)
Stage Name: Mako (真子/マコ/마코)
Birth Name: Yamaguchi Mako (山口真子/やまぐち まこ/야마구치 마코)
Birthday: April 4, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Snake
Possible Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A

Official Color: Red

Mako Facts:
– Her hometown is Fukuoka Prefecture, Yame City.
– She was the class leader in the third year of junior high school.
– She worked at the student council untill she graduated high school.
– She was a JYP trainee before Nizi Project along Rima, Yuna and Miihi.
– Joined JYPE in February 2017.
– She participated at the Tokyo audition.
– She received 3rd place at the JYP 13th public audition.
– Her hobbies are to watch dramas, learn a language and write a diary.
– Her speciality is to eat a lot of foods, and eating a lemon without reaction
– Her favorite food is yogurt.
– She has an older sister named Atsuko Yamaguchi.
– She sang ‘Freesia’ by Uru and danced to JYP’s You’re The One during her audition.
– She used to wear braces in the first season of Nizi Project.
– As a leader, she wants to teach and guide everyone.
– She was one of the potential trainees to debut in ITZY.
Rio changed her impression the most because in the Tokyo training camp, she had a mature image, but when they became friends, she realized that she is a very bright and funny person.
– She wishes she can become the cook of NiziU.

Rio (4th place)
Stage Name: Rio (梨緒/リオ/리오)
Birth Name: Hanabashi Rio (花橋梨緒/はなば し りお/하나바시 리오)
Birthday: February 4, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Height: 159 cm (5’2″)
Nationality: Japanese
Possible Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Blood Type: B
Official Color: Indigo

Rio Facts:
– Her hometown is Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya.
– She was in the comprehensive contemporary acrobatic dance & vocal performance movement crew named EXILE.
– She joined her EXILE in the second year of junior high school in 2015, but left to join EXPGLab.
– Dancing is really important to her and she describes it as “her own life” because she has danced for more than half of her life.
Rio used to be a member of KIZZY/BUNNIES under EXPGLab where she was mainly known as HanaRio.
– She left EXPGLab on March 4th 2019  to pursue acting.
– After leaving EXPGLab  she still wanted to be an idol and show people what she learnt from EXPGLAB so she auditioned.
– When asked what her dream was, she said she wants to be a person who shines brightly.
-She went to the Nagoya auditions.
– JYP thinks she looks like an actress.
-Her hobby is fashion.
-Her speciality is freestyle, dancing and eating a lot of eggs.
– She is the source of energy in NiziU.
– Mako
changed her impression the most because she thought Mako was a very serious and honored student, but she was surprised about how much she plays around.

Maya (5th place)
Stage Name: Maya (まや/マヤ/마야)
Birth Name: Katsumura Maya (勝村摩耶/かつむら まや/카츠무라 마야)
Birthday: April 8, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Possible Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Orange

Maya Facts:
– Her hometown is Ishikawa Prefecture, Hakusan City.
– Education: Hakusan City Hoku Elementary School, Hakusan City Hikarino Junior High School.
– She is used to be an YG Japan trainee.
– She moved to Tokyo so she can be an YG trainee and she’s been a trainee for 1 year.
– She’s currently learning Korean.
– Maya attended the Tokyo auditions as well.
– Her hobbies are painting and having a skincare collection.
– Her speciality is cooking.
– Their dance trainer gave her the nickname “Cowl Chan” (warm tone).
– She is the swan of NiziU.
If she could switch abilities with any of the members, she would choose Mako because she does various dances well.
Mako changed her impression the most because she thought that Mako was a perfect leader and a very solid person, but since they became friends, she began seeing Mako’s cute places.
– People think she looks like Mina from TWICE.
– She is good at cooking especially tamagoyaki.

Riku (2nd place)
Stage Name: Riku (陸/リク/리쿠)
Birth Name: Oe Riku (大江梨久/おおえ りく/오오에 리쿠)
Birthday: October 26, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Possible Position: Lead Vocalist
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: AB
Official Color: Green

Riku Facts:
– She was born in Kyoto, Japan.
– She has a brother.
– She uses the Kansai dialect.
– Her and Miihi usually talk about their hometown since they were both born in Kyoto.
– She has attended a K-pop academy before.
– She is a fan of ITZY.
– She’s currently learning Korean.
– Her specialties are karate and remembering dates.
– She is the energetic squirrel of NiziU.
– She has an energetic and cheerful personality, she’s also very affectionate and friendly.
– She used to belong to the brass band club and played the trumpet in her middle school age.
– If she’d have to date someone from the group, she’d choose Mayuka because they are really close, she’s a nice girl that can think about others, she notices little changes and Riku loves her a lot
– Ayaka
changed her opinion the most because she thought Ayaka was a serious and quiet person, but she gradually opened to them and Ayaka showed her the funny side she has.

Ayaka (8th place)
Stage Name: Ayaka (あやか/アヤカ/아야카)
Birth Name: Arai Ayaka (新井彩香/あらい あやか/아라이 아야카)
Birthday:  June 20, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
Height: 168 cm (5’6″) – Estimated
Possible Position: Visual, Vocalist
Nationality:  Japanese
Blood Type: A
Official Color: Purple

Ayaka Facts:
– She was born in Tokyo, Japan.
– Education: Akatsuka First Junior High School, Kokugakuin High School (dropped out).
– She dropped out of high school so she can participate in Nizi Project.
– Her hobbies are eating delicious foods.
– Her specialties is doing a swimming breastroke and sleep anywhere.
– She couldn’t believe that she would go to a training camp in Korea, but after training in Korea, she gained a little confidence.
– She is the beauty of healing of NiziU.
– Ayaka and Miihi made a tofu hamburger steak in the dormitory and that was the worst dish Ayaka has ever eaten.
– She is a shy and quiet person.
– She has an unique type of laughing and walking.
– She plays tennis for 3 years and she also won a small tournament.
– In the Tokyo Camp from Nizi Project S1, her roommate was Sato Ana.
Miihi changed her opinion the most because she thought Miihi was a very girly girl, but was suprised when she wasn’t.
– She wishes she can wear yukata with the members.
– She is the tallest member.
– She likes to eat while chatting.

Mayuka (7th place)
Stage Name: Mayuka (まゆか/マユカ/오고)
Birth Name: Ogou Mayuka (おごうまゆか/小合麻由佳/오고 마유카)
Birthday: November 13, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
Possible Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A
Official Color: Yellow

Mayuka Facts:
– She was born in Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto Tanabe.
– Education: Tanabe Junior High School.
– The staff and trainers think that she has the best atiitude.
– Her hobbies is to watch movies.
– Her speciality is to play the piano.
– She is the chameleon of NiziU.
– People think she looks like Onda from EVERGLOW.
– If she could switch abilities with any of the members, she would choose Nina because she loves listening to her vocals and it would be great to sing like her once.
– She went to the same school as Momo from TWICE.
– If she’d have to date someone from the group, she’d choose Rima because she’s good at talking, funny and nice.
Rio changed her opinion the most because she thought Rio was a little scary, but she is actually a very chill person.
– She wishes they can have their own merch as NiziU.
Mayuka and Rima share a room in the dorm.

Rima (3rd place)
Stage Name: Rima (りま/リマ/리마)
Birth Name: Yokoi Rima (横井りま/よこい りま/요코이 리마)
Birthday: March 26, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
Nationality: Japanese
Possible Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Teal

Rima Facts:
– Education: Aoba Japan International School, International School of the Sacred Heart (dropped out).
– She dropped out of school so she can join Nizi Project.
Her dad is a rapper and her mother is a model.
– Her dad is Zeebra (Yokoi Hideyuki) He was a former member of the hip-hop group Giddra.
He is one of the most popular,  influential, but controversial, Japanese hip hop artists and pioneers.
– Her mum is the model “Nakabayashi Miwa“.
– Her paternal great-grandfather is businessman Hideki Yokoi, former president of the Hotel New Japan.
– Her maternal grandfather is an architect that works in Tokyo Midtown.
– She also has 2 half-brothers and one sister.
– Her sister’s name is “Kanon”, her brothers’ names are called “Kento” and “Ren”.
– She is trilingual, She can speak Japanese, English and Korean fluently.
– For her, English is easier for her than Japanese.
– She went to an international school since she was 2 years old.
– Her school’s name is “The International School Of The Sacred Heart” and it’s located in in Tokyo.
– She joined JYP Entertainment in February 2019.
– She has participated on JYP’s trainee showcase.
– For her audition she performed Miss A‘s Good Girl, Bad Girl and Wonder Girls Irony where she wrote her own English lyrics.
– She can write rap lyrics.
– She did photoshoots with her family until she was 10 years old.
– Sega CF in 2010 with her mother and sister.
– Her hobbies are doing skincare, makeup and games.
– Her speciality is eating lots of noodles, eating fast and doing lettering.
– She’s the charming voice of NiziU.
She has short hair because it was able to show her cool side.
– She really loves noodles.
– She once ate two servings of pasta in four mouths.
– She draws herself relaxing during the weekends.
– She usually draws herself, but her character’s name is Reenu.
Mayuka changed her opinion the most because they haven’t talked at all in the Tokyo camp, but when they began being friends, Rima saw that Mayuka is a funny, kind and loud person, they are really similar.
– She wishes she can go to bed early and get up early.
– She often wants Rio to hug her.
Mayuka and Rima share a room in the dorm.

Miihi (6th place)
Stage Name: Miihi (みいひ/ミイヒ/미이히)
Birth Name: Suzuno Miihi (すずの みいひ/鈴野未光/스즈노 미이히)
Birthday: August 12th 2004
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
Nationality: Japanese
Possible Position: Center, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Blue

Miihi Facts:
– Her hometown is Kyoto City, Japan.
– Riku and Miihi often talk about their hometown since they were born in the same city.
– Education: Tinkerbell Music School in Kyoto.
– When she was young, she wanted to open a cake shop.
– She is responsable for killing insects since the other members are afraid of them.
– She is a JYP Entertainment Trainee together with Mako and Rima.
– She can speak Japanese and communicative Korean.
– At the audition JYP asked if she could speak  and understand Korean and her Korean just came out naturally, JYP was impressed with how fluent she was but she said she was only fluent around 60% and wasn’t confident.
– She is a huge fan of TWICE and her bias is Tzuyu.
– She was scouted by JYP Entertainment at a Twice Japan Concert.
– Joined JYP late 2018/early 2019.
– Miihi has participated on JYP’s trainee showcase.
– For the auditions, she performed Precious – 伊藤由奈.
– Viewers say that she reminds them of Hyeongjun from Cravity/X1 because they both have snaggletooth.
– Says meeting such a “successful/big” person (JYP) makes her nervous and uneasy.
– JYP said when people see her they will be in a good mood, she has a Fun vibe to her.
– The song she sang at the auditions is about love, but she doesn’t have someone like that so she thought about
the Japanese trainees she came with to the audition.
– Her hobby is eating delicious foods.
– Her speciality is to fall asleep straight away
– She is the smile maker of NiziU.
Ayaka and Miihi made a tofu hamburger steak in the dormitory and that was the worst dish Ayaka has ever eaten.
– She has a self-paced personality.
Maya changed her opinion the most because she thought Maya was the type of quiet and elegant person, but she is actually very funny, talkative and playful.

Nina (9th place)
Stage Name: Nina (仁菜/ニナ/니나)
Birth Name: Nina Makino-Hillman (牧野仁菜/牧野まきの 仁菜にな/ニナ ヒルマン/니나 힐먼/마키노 니나)
Birthday: February 27, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rooster
Nationality: Japanese-American
Possible Position: Main Vocalist, Youngest
Height: 164 cm (5’5″) (from her old profile)
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Magenta

Nina Facts:
– She was born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
– She now lives in Nagoya, Japan.
– Her father is American and her mother is Japanese.
– She also has one older sister.
– She was a child actress in both America and Japan, and she has played a lot of characters.
– She can speak Japanese, English and French.
– Her special talents are singing, dancing, playing piano, jet-skiing.
– She wants to have a wonderful voice as IU.
– She is left-handed.
– She passed the Amuse Multilingual Audition in 2017.
– She has lived in Japan for 2 years and didn’t know Japanese when she arrived so she
studied hard until she was fluent.
– She attends a normal Japanese middle school.
– She has starred in musical theatre, She has made her 5th Avenue debut as the understudy for Mary Lennox and she appeared in Book-It Theater’s production of Brothers K as Young Bet.
– She was an actress in an Women empowerment video “How girls will change the world #STEM”.
– She starred in the American TV Show “Divine Shadow” as the character ‘Mieu Everest’.
– She starred in the Japanese Movies “Shiba Park” and “Blood Friend”.
– Nina worked as a reporter for NHK E TV variety show called Suiensā.
– Nina starred as “Trixie” in ACT’s (A Contemporary Theatre) “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2015)”.
– She went to the Sendai audition because she missed the Nagoya audition date.
– For the auditions, she performed TWICE, What Is Love? (Japanese Ver.)
and ‘Brand New Day – 安田レイ’.
– She was the first person who knocked before entering for their audition.
– Many viewers have said that Nina reminds them of Somi.
– Her hobbies are listening to music and exercising.
– Her mom’s surname is Makino and his father’s surname is Hillman.
– Her favorite boy group is Stray Kids.
– She strives to empower everyone with a bright personality.
– She is the bright youngest of NiziU.
– Her nickname is “Woof Woof” because she acts like a baby and follows everyone like a puppy, that’s why she uses a dog face in her autograph.
Rima changed her opinion the most because she looked very cool at first, but Rima is actually a high-spirited and bright person.
– She wishes she can have an English lesson with the fans.

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