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Tsubaki Factory Members Profile

Tsubaki Factory Members Profile

Tsubaki Factory (つばきファクトリー) is a 12-member Japanese girl idol group under Hello! Project. They debuted in April 2015 with 6 members: Yamagishi Riko, Ogata Risa, Tanimoto Ami, Niinuma Kisora, Asakura Kiki and Kishimoto Yumeno. Three more members joined the group in August 2016: Onoda Saori, Akiyama Mao and Ono Mizuho; followed by four more in July 2021: Kasai Yuumi, Yagi Shiori, Fukuda Marine and Yofu Runo. All members except Yuumi, Shiori and Marine were previously Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Their image colors are pink and light purple. They used to have a sister group called Kobushi Factory, which disbanded in March 2020.

Tsubaki Factory Official Accounts:
Profile on Hello! Project’s website: Tsubaki Factory
Instagram: @tsubakifactory_official
Official Blog: Tsubaki Factory
YouTube channel: Tsubaki Factory
TikTok: @tsubakifactory_uf
Twitter: @tsubakifac_uf

Tsubaki Factory Members Profile:
Yamagishi Riko

Name: Yamagishi Riko (山岸理子)
Nickname: RikoRiko (りこりこ)
Position (unofficial): Leader, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: November 24, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 155 cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Chiba
Image Color: Light Green

Riko facts:
– Her hobbies are: watching movies and stage shows, going to cafes, reading books
– Her favorite sport is badminton
– Her motto is Everyone is different, everyone is good
– She released 2 solo photobooks
– She auditioned to join Morning Musume, but failed
– Out of all Tsubaki Factory members, she has been a trainee for the longest
– Loves dogs, would like to work with animals in the future

Niinuma Kisora

Name: Niinuma Kisora (新沼希空)
Nickname: Kisora (きそら)
Position (unofficial): Sub Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: October 20, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 160.2 cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Aichi
Image Color: Light Blue

Kisora facts:
– Her hobbies are shopping for clothes, watching idols, and collecting earrings
– Her favorite sport is swimming
– As a trainee, she performed as a back dancer for other Hello! Project groups
– She is close friends with Asakura Kiki and Ono Mizuho. She and Kiki are often called Kikisora by fans
– Is a fan of Ishida Ayumi
– Having her own page on wikipedia is one of her dreams
– Is considered an airhead by other Hello! Project idols
– Has dyed her hair, despite the group rule forbidding it in order to keep a pure image

Tanimoto Ami

Name: Tanimoto Ami (谷本安美)
Nickname: Anmii (あんみぃー), Mii (みぃ)
Position (unofficial): Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: November 16, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 157.5 cm (5’2″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Hokkaido
Image Color: Light Purple

Ami facts:
– Her hobbies are music, fashion, movies, and baseball
– She likes J-pop and K-pop
– She has an older sister
– Her motto is One time, one meeting

Kishimoto Yumeno

Name: Kishimoto Yumeno (岸本ゆめの)
Nickname: Kishimon (きしもん)
Position (unofficial): Main Vocalist
Birthday: April 1, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Blood Type: B
Home Prefecture: Osaka
Image Color: Yellow

Yumeno facts:
– She was a child actress
– She has an older sister
– She failed a Morning Musume audition
– Is good friends with many other idols, including ANGERME members
– Her hobbies are walking, jogging, karaoke, and comedy
– She can eat a lot, her favorite food is homemade karage

Asakura Kiki

Name: Asakura Kiki (浅倉樹々)
Nickname: Kikitan (ききたん)
Position (unofficial): Main Vocalist, Center
Birthday: September 3, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
Blood Type: AB
Home Prefecture: Chiba
Image Color: Light Pink

Kiki facts:
– Was the youngest member until Mizuho, Saori and Mao joined
– She loves pets. She has two dogs: Charlie and Kohaku, as well as parakeet called Sen-chan
– She was named after the main character of Studio Ghibli’s animated movie Majo no Tankuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
– She can play the piano and euphonium
– She likes modern J-Pop, as well as classical music
– Her favorite colors are light blue and pink
– She auditioned to join Morning Musume, but failed

Ono Mizuho

Name: Ono Mizuho (小野瑞歩)
Nickname: Omizu (おみず)
Position (unofficial): Lead Vocalist
Birthday: September 29, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 163cm (5’4″)
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Emerald

Mizuho facts:
– Before joining Hello! Project, she was a fan of the franchise’s groups. She failed the audition to Morning Musume
– Dancing is her hobby, favorite sport and special skill
– Her motto is Don’t forget your resolutions
– Before joining Tsubaki Factory, she and Akiyama Mao were rivals in Kenshuusei
– She is left-handed
– Can play the flute

Onoda Saori

Name: Onoda Saori (小野田紗栞)
Nickname: Saorin (さおりん)
Position (unofficial): Lead Vocalist
Birthday: December 17, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 152.3 cm (5’0″)
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Shizuoka
Image Color: Peach

Saori facts:
– She is a former member of the chika (local) idol trio Princess♪Ribbon
– She failed Morning Musume auditions. However, unlike the other Tsubaki Factory members, who made it to the final rounds and were offered to join Hello! Project Kenshuusei, she did not pass and had to audition to Kenshuusei separately
– Can play the piano
– Has an outgoing personality
– Loves sweets, especially macaroons
– Likes reading shoujo (girls’) manga

Akiyama Mao

Name: Akiyama Mao (秋山眞緒)
Nickname: Maopin (まおぴん)
Position (unofficial): Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: July 29, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 156.5 cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Light Red

Mao facts:
– Was the youngest member from 2016 to 2021
– Hates losing, always tries to do her best
– Her motto is Honesty is a lifelong treasure
– She likes western music and K-pop
– Her favorite sports are tennis, gymnastics, and dancing. She learned various dance styles, out of which hip hop is her favorite
– She hopes to become someone others can look up to

Kasai Yuumi

Name: Kasai Yuumi (河西結心)
Nickname: Yuumi (ゆうみ), Yuttii (ゆってぃ), Yuu-chan (ゆーちゃん)
Position (unofficial): Lead Vocalist
Birthday: July 30, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Yamanashi
Image Color: Purple

Yuumi facts:
– She has experience in cheerleading.
– She wants to do a Christmas gift exchange with Tsubaki Factory members.
– She wants to be able to perform cutely.
– Before joining Tsubaki Factory, she was previously signed with management company Amuse as a child actress.
– She appeared as a minor character in episode 12 of TV Asahi’s Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, the 42nd Super Sentai series, which starred former Morning Musume member Kudo Haruka as Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow.
– She joined Tsubaki Factory on July 7, 2021.

Yagi Shiori

Name: Yagi Shiori (八木栞)
Nickname: Yagi-chan (八木ちゃん), Shiori (しおり)
Position (unofficial): Vocalist
Birthday: September 19, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Aichi
Image Color: Orange

Shiori facts:
– She has the same birthday as former Hello Pro Korea Kenshuusei member Jang Dayeon.
– She shares the same last name as Lovelys member Yagi Saki.
– Her favorite Hello Pro Kenshuusei trainee was Yofu Runo. She is happy to be together in the same generation as her.
– She wants to improve her performance and expressions to match the rest of the group, and that she wants to become a member who is able to lead the way for the rest of Hello! Project.
– She has learned ballet and jazz dance.
– She admires Kishimoto Yumeno for her singing and personality gap.
– She joined Tsubaki Factory on July 7, 2021.

Fukuda Marine

Name: Fukuda Marine (福田真琳)
Nickname: Marine (まりん), Maririn (まりりん)
Position (unofficial): Vocalist
Birthday: October 18, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: AB
Home Prefecture: Nagasaki
Image Color: Royal Blue

Marine facts:
– She has the same birthday as Juice=Juice member Irie Risa.
– She shares the same surname as 1st generation ANGERME member Fukuda Kanon, and 1st generation Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka.
– She always admired Tsubaki Factory and was happy to join them.
– She joined Tsubaki Factory on July 7, 2021.

Yofu Runo

Name: Yofu Runo (豫風瑠乃)
Nickname: Runo (るの)
Position (unofficial): Lead Vocalist, Youngest
Birthday: December 20, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 146 cm (4’9.4″)
Blood Type: O
Home Prefecture: Osaka
Image Color: Mustard

Runo facts:
– Her surname Yofu (豫風) is incredibly rare with 10 individuals in Japan sharing the same surname.
– Since she was a child, Runo’s father showed her Morning Musume and that is why she auditioned.
– She likes unicorns.
– She would like to visit Korea.
– Her favorite movie is “Ano Yuki”.
– She loves making homemade sweets like meringue cookies.
– She admires former Juice=Juice member Takagi Sayuki’s high voice fakes.
– She’s the youngest debuted person in the entirety of Hello! Project.
– She joined Tsubaki Factory on July 7, 2021.

Former Members:
Ogata Risa

Name: Ogata Risa (小片リサ)
Nickname: Risamaru (りさまる)
Position (unofficial): Sub-Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: November 5, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 159cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: A
Home Prefecture: Tokyo
Image Color: Light Orange

Risa facts:
– Her hobbies are photographing, traveling, playing, and watching soccer
– She likes jazz, techno pop and idol music
– Her motto is Effort does not betray you
– Prior to joining Tsubaki Factory, she was a trainee of Nice Girl Project. Like the other members, she also failed Morning Musume’s audition
– Is close friends with Kishimoto Yumeno and Morning Musume members Haga Akane and Ishida Ayumi
– Is left-handed
– Likes the idol groups Cute and Juice=Juice
– On October 8, 2020, she has been suspended from all her idol activities due to inappropriate social media posts. On December 28, 2020, it was announced that she would not resume them. She left the group and Hello! Project, but is still signed with Up Front Promotion


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