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NiziU Members Profile And Facts

NiziU Members Profile And Facts

NiziU (虹U/ニジュー) 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 of NiziU means “various people carrying different colors like a rainbow will come together as one group and shine a beautiful light”. On November 24th 2020 they released the MV for the song “Step and a Step“. They officially debuted on December 2nd 2020 when “Step and a Step” was released on all streaming services.

NiziU Fandom Name: WithU
NiziU Official Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

NiziU Official Sites:
Official Instagram: @niziu_info_official
Group Instagram: @niziu_artist_official
Twitter: @NiziU__official
Facebook: NiziUinfoofficial
Website: niziu.com
Youtube: NiziU Official
TikTok: @niziu_official

NiziU Members Profile:
Mako

Stage Name: Mako (マコ)
Full Name: Yamaguchi Mako (山口 真子)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: April 4, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Snake
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A
Official Color: Orange

Mako Facts:
– She finished in first place on Nizi Project.
– Prior to the show, she had been a JYP trainee since January 2017.
– She is from Fukuoka Prefecture and speaks its dialect.
– She speaks fluent Korean and enjoys learning languages.
– She was in student government during junior high and high school.
– She did track and field as a student.
– She likes watching dramas and keeping a diary.
– As a leader, she wants to teach and guide everyone.
– She wants to become the cook of the group.

Rio
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Stage Name: Rio (リオ)
Full Name: Hanabashi Rio (花橋 梨緒)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: February 4, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Height: 159 cm (5’2″)
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: B
Official Color: Sky Blue

Rio Facts:
– She ranked fourth on Nizi Project.
– Her nickname is Hanario.
– She was in a dance company called EXPG Lab prior to joining Nizi Project.
– She originally wanted to start acting after leaving her dance company, but decided to audition for Nizi Project because dancing is an important part of her life.
– The members call her ‘egg’ because she likes eating eggs so much.
– Her dream is to be a person who shines brightly.
– Besides dancing, she enjoys fashion.
– She’s the energy of NiziU.

Maya
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Stage Name: Maya (マヤ)
Full Name: Katsumura Maya (勝村 摩耶)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 8, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Purple

Maya Facts:
– She finished in fifth place on Nizi Project.
– She had been a YG Japan trainee before joining the show.
– She wants to have Mako’s dance skills.
– She’s the mother of the group.
– She cooks the most of the members.
– She likes painting and making beaded bracelets.
– She has a puppy named Puchan.
– She’s in charge of elegance in the group.

Riku
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Stage Name: Riku (リク)
Full Name: Oe Riku (大江 梨久)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 26, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: AB
Official Color: Yellow

Riku Facts:
– She ranked in second place on Nizi Project.
– Her nickname is Ku-chan.
– She is from Kyoto.
– She learned karate for seven years.
– She played trumpet in her middle school’s band.
– When she was younger, she wanted to open a cake shop or a flower shop.
– She’s currently learning Korean.
– Her specialties are karate and remembering dates.
– She is the mood maker of the group.

Ayaka
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Stage Name: Ayaka (アヤカ)
Full Name: Arai Ayaka (新井 彩香)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: June 20, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A
Official Color: White

Ayaka Facts:
– She finished in eighth place on Nizi Project.
– She dropped out of high school to participate on the show.
– She plays tennis and won awards for it in middle school.
– She eats the most and the fastest in the group, but she’s one of the worst cooks.
– She’s in charge of beauty in the group.
– She’s been compared to other JYP Entertainment visuals like Ahn Sohee, Bae Suzy, and Shin Yeeun.
– Her nickname is Ayakahime (Princess Ayaka).
– She began learning to dance in 2010, but she had not received any formal training and had no experience with singing before Nizi Project.

Mayuka
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Stage Name: Mayuka (マユカ)
Full Name: Ogou Mayuka (小合 麻由佳)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: November 13, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A
Official Color: Blue-Green

Mayuka Facts:
– She ranked in seventh place on Nizi Project.
– Her nickname is Mayu.
– She is the chameleon of the group.
– She has two pet cats as well as a sugar glider and a turtle.
– She wants to have Nina’s vocal talent.
– She can play piano.
– She learned the ocarina in only two weeks because she wasn’t allowed to show her piano abilities on Nizi Project.
– She graduated from the same middle school as Twice’s Momo, which is an ordinary middle school in the countryside of Japan.

Rima
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Stage Name: Rima (リマ)
Full Name: Nakabayashi Rima (中林 里茉)
Position: Rapper
Birthday: March 26, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Red

Rima Facts:
– She finished in third place on Nizi Project.
– She had been a JYP trainee since January 2019 before joining the show.
– Her mother is a model and her grandfather is an architect.
– She speaks fluent English because she attended international schools starting at age 2, and she learned Korean while training in 2019.
– She finds it easier to speak and write in English than in Japanese, and she sometimes uses Korean words while speaking Japanese with the members.
– She is good at calligraphy.
– Her favorite food is noodles.
– She enjoys drawing.
– Her nickname is Pinu-chan.

Miihi
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Stage Name: Miihi (ミイヒ)
Full Name: Suzuno Miihi (鈴野 未光)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: August 12th 2004
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Pink

Miihi Facts:
– She finished in sixth place on Nizi Project.
– She had been a JYP trainee since January 2019 before going on the show.
– She has been performing since elementary school, where she participated in musicals.
– She is the member who kills bugs in the dorms.
– She’s the happiness of NiziU.
– She and Rima are both from Kyoto so they often talk about it together.
– She falls asleep easily.
– She speaks Korean.
– Her nickname is Tokki-chan (bunny in Korean).

Nina (9th place)
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Stage Name: Nina (仁菜/ニナ/니나)
Full Name: Nina Hillman
Japanese Name: Makino Nina (牧野 仁菜)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: February 27, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rooster
Nationality: Japanese-American
Blood Type: O
Official Color: Blue

Nina Facts:
– She ranked ninth on Nizi Project.
– She was born in Seattle, Washington, and moved to Nagoya in 2018.
– She was a film and musical actress in both the US and Japan.
– She can speak Japanese, English, and French.
– She plays piano.
– She is left-handed.
– She strives to empower everyone with a bright personality.
– She is the brightness and youth of NiziU.
– Her nickname is ‘Woof Woof’ because she acts like a baby and follows everyone like a puppy.

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