Q1: Tell us where your name came from!

Though I've been told there's no specially deep meaning, since it began with the "Chi" from my big sister's name, I've heard they wanted to start with the same "Chi" and make it 3 characters.


Q2: Which senpai do you aim to be like?

Former Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho-san. I like the high quality of her singing and dancing as well as her personality. Ah, I just love that she exists.


Q3: Who would you want to be if you were born differently?

Former Morning Musume member Michishige Sayumi-san. Anyone would think she's cute, and she has full confidence in that fact. So it's since I think it's great how she really has that sense of self. Since she has so many things I don't, I want to be her.


Q4: What do you think you are #1 at in Hello Pro?

Though you'll probably think "That's completely unrelated!", I think my palm is read differently from others. When I had my palm read, I was told "Yours is the same as Tokugawa Ieyasu". And so, since I have an awful lot of confidence in just my palm reading, I don't think I'll lose to anyone (lol).


Q5: Tell us something awesome about Hello Pro!

I think the impact of everyone singing at Hello! Project concerts is awesome. Since everyone's so cute, but also since everyone can dance and sing well. I think the impact of the unity everyone creates is amazing. Though that also means I'm kinda saying that about myself since I've become a part of it now too (lol).


Q6: If you could form a special unit in Hello Pro, who would it be with?

Former Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho-san, Angerme's Kamikokuryou Moe-chan, Juice=Juice's Uemura Akari-san, Kobushi Factory's Inoue Rei-chan, Tsubaki Factory's Niinuma Kisora-chan, and me. It's people I've selected and gathered based on who I'm close with and whose performance and characters I like (lol). Just singing together with people I like would make me happy! Since I think it'd give me feelings of happiness as well as fun, I'd like to see that fun atmosphere.


Q7: Tell us your favorite Morning Musume song!

"Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke". This is the song that made me want to join Morning Musume so much. Since this song was one of the first Morning Musume did with formation dance, I thought it felt new.


Q8: What's your favorite song in all of Hello Pro?

Though there are so many, I like Morning Musume's "Mikan". Though for my audition I could have chosen a song to sing from outside Hello! Project, I thought I'd choose one from Hello! Prject and so chose my beloved "Mikan". It's a song which has even more emotional attachment for me since I sang it for my audition.


Q9: What's the difference between the current and former Hello Pro?

Approaching 20 years, the original members are almost gone. Since the members have been changing, and with ℃-ute-san and Tsugunaga Momoko-san (former Berryz Kobo/Country Girls) graduating this past June I think it's once again a new lineup, and it's awesome being able to see that kind of shifting and change in eras.


Q10: Aside from yourself, who would be your #1 member for someone to watch in order to come to like Hello Pro?

Kamikokuryou Moe-chan (Angerme). Personally her face is completely my type and I love her. On top of that she's really good at singing, and her voice is clear, so I think that's just so great. She also has a cute idolish aura, so if you look at Kamiko (Kamikokuryou) like "She's cute! And she can sing and dance too" I feel like you'll gradually get more and more into her.


Q11: What about you do you want people to pay the most attention to?

Since I like dancing, that's what I want you to watch.


Q12: What's some work you'd like to try in the future?

Even if it's just once, I'd like to try being in a CM...... Nah, without saying even just once (lol), I want to try being in some. Since Funaki Musubu-chan (Angerme/Country Girls) is a member of Country Girls along with me, and she said she loved being in a CM, I want to be in one too.


Q13: What do you want people to pay the most attention to in Morning Musume?

Dancing. Since we do formation dancing and vigorous dances, and I want to do more dances from now on where everyone can stand out, I want you to see our dancing.


Q14: What will you be doing 20 years from now?

I'll be 37 huh~ (lol). There are 50 members in all of Hello! Project, and it makes me think of how many different kinds of people there are having been involved with so many just like this since I was little. And so, looking at the good things that make each one an individual, I want to absorb those good things from everyone and become a wonderful person! I want to say to my 37 year old self, "Since I'm having so much fun in activities now, don't forget that okay."


Q15: Since it's the 20th anniversary, please tell us a special secret!

Though I'm not really hiding it, there's something I've not said before. After Berryz Kobo-san went on hiatus, I secretly came to love their member Sugaya Risako-san an awful lot. I came to love her so much that even I don't understand why. Since I've been collecting her live DVDs, I really regret not coming to love her sooner so I could have bought her goods and such too!


Q16: What's something you'd like to become able to do by next year when the 20th anniversary is over?

I'm incredibly bad at talking by myself, and since everyone in Country Girls is great at MCs it makes me feel horribly frustrated. Though the members around me help me out at those times, since I think I'll have to do it by myself sooner rather than later, it's something I want to overcome. I want to become able to do an MC by myself that I'll be satisfied with.


Q17: What would you do if you weren't an idol?

An ice cream shop vendor! I love ice cream so much that it's one job I'd like to try even now. I really want to be one so much that if the chance comes after I graduate being an idol, I'd seriously wanna do it (lol). I think it'd be so great to be able to eat my fill of ice cream without having to go out and buy it. I also want to make my own original ice cream!


Q18: What are you most into now?

I've been into looking for chocolate mint flavored foods. As far as I know I've found choco mint taiyaki and steamed bread and bagels, so recently I've thought "choco mint really is becoming popular" (lol). Though I think it'll be divided into choco mint and non-choco mint types, since there are so many different choco mint flavored products coming out, I hope it'll broaden even more!


Q19: Who are you close with in Hello Pro?

Angerme's Kamikokuryou Moe-chan is the same age as me, and incredibly easy to talk to. We've become close recently, and also went out for ice cream. But since it was just to have ice cream the 15 minutes or so was incredibly short (lol). And so, next time we go out I hope we'll be able to go for dinner.


Q20: What is an idol to you?

Before I became an idol I loved idols an awful lot, to where even now I go to lives. Since I love idols outside of Hello! Project an awful lot too, I think it's an extremely important presence in my life.

 

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Q1: Tell us where your name came from!

I heard they took "Reina" from "Kirei na houseki" (beautiful precious gem) (lol).


Q2: Which senpai do you aim to be like?

Former Morning Musume member Michishige Sayumi-san. Since I'm told I have a sharp tongue, I want to become able to speak out more like Michishige-san (lol).


Q3: Who would you want to be if you were born differently?

Though it'd mean I'd still have the same name even if born again, former Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina-san (lol). I think the strength of her singing is so great.


Q4: What do you think you are #1 at in Hello Pro?

Since I've had experience with various musical instruments like the guitar and sax and piano, I have confidence in my musical instrument knowledge.


Q5: Tell us something awesome about Hello Pro!

Though I don't think we lose in performance either, I think Hello! Project is definitely the best in how close we are! Though we're also good rivals, I love how we're incredibly close. 


Q6: If you could form a special unit in Hello Pro, who would it be with?

With Tanaka Reina-san and Ichioka Reina-san (H!P Kenshuusei), Triple Reina. I'd like to try doing this once (lol).


Q7: Tell us your favorite Morning Musume song!

"Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa". Since when I first heard it I could sympathize with the lyrics so much I cried, I think that's so great.


Q8: What's your favorite song in all of Hello Pro?

Morning Musume's "Souda! We're ALIVE!" It's a good sing with a Morning Musume-like rhythmic feel, and when doing it in concert it's so energetic it could be called 100%. It's my favorite. 


Q9: What's the difference between the current and former Hello Pro?

Especially since we've had more groups recently, I think our spirit of competitiveness has been growing stronger. There's a high rivalry awareness like although this group is amazing in something, we want our own group to work even harder at it! I think with that, we've been able to do great performances.


Q10: Aside from yourself, who would be your #1 member for someone to watch in order to come to like Hello Pro?

Morning Musume's Ishida Ayumi-san. She has an incredibly cute face, and as someone who puts in a lot of effort her dancing is really sharp. More than anything her smile is really cute. Looking at her cat-like smile when it jumps out, I think it'll definitely pierce the hearts of lots of people.


Q11: What about you do you want people to pay the most attention to?

Expression. Since recently I've been doing an awful lot of studying on cool and cute expressions, I want you to be sure and keep an eye on it in concerts and such.


Q12: What's some work you'd like to try in the future?

I'd like to try appearing on a quiz show. Since I especially love history and have studied it a lot, I'd like to demonstrate the results of that studying on a quiz show.


Q13: What do you want people to pay the most attention to in Morning Musume?

Of course my performance (lol), but I also really want you to see our MCs! Since Morning Musume are incredibly close, I think we can do interesting MCs.


Q14: What will you be doing 20 years from now?

I'd like to overcome being bad at cooking (lol). Though I can't at all imagine being 36 20 years from now, since there'll be lots of things I'll learn and grow in as part of Morning Musume, I want to be living in happiness putting all of it to good use.


Q15: Since it's the 20th anniversary, please tell us a special secret!

I actually do funny face contests with Nakanishi Kana-san (Angerme) (lol). There have been times during Hello! Project concerts where we'd look at each other and do funny faces and burst out laughing. But I lose to Nakanishi-san! Nakanishi-san's funny faces are the strongest.


Q16: What's something you'd like to become able to do by next year when the 20th anniversary is over?

Though I've been saying it for a good while, I want to obtain certification in World Heritage. I've bought the books and and am ready to study at any time, but half a year later I still haven't opened the books. But a year from now I want to have the certification.


Q17: What would you do if you weren't an idol?

I think I would have wanted to be a school teacher. Though since I love history, I could only be a history teacher (lol). I would have wanted to convey how interesting history is to my students!


Q18: What are you most into now?

I'm really into watching soccer matches. I love the Urawa Red Diamonds an awful lot, and watch them on TV. Throughout the matches I wave a towel around at home, and sing their cheer songs. 


Q19: Who are you close with in Hello Pro?

Kawamura Ayano-chan (Angerme) is my Hello Pro KSS generation-mate, and I'm close with her. When one of us says "I've been into this lately" the other's like "Me too!" and so our personalities mesh. We also recently went out for yakiniku, and from now on as well I want to always be close to her.


Q20: What is an idol to you?

Idols are really a necessity to me. Though I don't think anyone will believe me, before joining Morning Musume I would a~lways be reading books and was super quiet (lol). But after joining Morning Musume, thanks to doing MCs and various things I think there's been a new side of me that's gradually grown out, and it makes me really glad I could become an idol. It's a precious thing which has changed my life!

 

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Q1: Tell us where your name came from!

Since my birthday on 11/30 just made it into autumn, and I was born in the autumn, they used 楓 (Kaede, for maple tree).


Q2: Which senpai do you aim to be like?

Former Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho-san. She's the person who made me want to join Morning Musume. Like how I admire Sayashi-san thinking "I want to become a person like that", I want myself to become someone admired by girls my own age.


Q3: Who would you want to be if you were born differently?

Former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa-san. I like Niigaki-san's slightly husky voice an awful lot. I'd want to be born again as her just for the voice (lol).


Q4: What do you think you are #1 at in Hello Pro?

Degree of otaku. I like anime and games and manga, and gathering info on anime and games and manga is like my hobby. I think I probably have an amazing otaku-ness compared to my respective senpai as well (lol).


Q5: Tell us something awesome about Hello Pro!

I think there's a strong part where we can look at other groups and study them like "Let's do this kind of thing more!" Since every group feels like they definitely don't want to lose to others, I think that's a strength of all of Hello! Project.


Q6: If you could form a special unit in Hello Pro, who would it be with?

Former Morning Musumes Fujimoto Miki-san and Niigaki Risa-san, former ℃-ute's Okai Chisato-san, Angerme's Takeuchi Akari-san, and Morning Musume '17's Oda Sakura-san. I love voice actors, and have a voice fetish, so I gathered together those people who I think have beautiful voices!


Q7: Tell us your favorite Morning Musume song!

"One・Two・Three". This was the song that made me want to join Morning Musume, and it's the song which first expressed the coolness of the current Morning Musume. I think because of this song especially is why I myself am now a member of my beloved Morning Musume.


Q8: What's your favorite song in all of Hello Pro?

Tsubaki Factory's "Hanamoyou". I think it's a perfect song for Tsubaki Factory with the expression of flowers in its dance and singing.


Q9: What's the difference between the current and former Hello Pro?

I think the current Hello! Project groups place an emphasis on performance. Though it hasn't changed in how we all come together to make concerts, I don't think the level of consciousness of the coordination in singing and dance has been higher than it is now.


Q10: Aside from yourself, who would be your #1 member for someone to watch in order to come to like Hello Pro?

Hirose Ayaka-chan (Kobushi Factory). I love her singing an awful lot. Kobushi Factory has a lot of powerful songs, but I think the way her singing voice even out of them all is so strong and pulls them along is a reflection of Hello! Project. I think anyone who hears it would fall in love with it.


Q11: What about you do you want people to pay the most attention to?

Dancing. Since I'm tall among the members, I'm making use of that for posing and such. That's something I want you to keep an eye on.


Q12: What's some work you'd like to try in the future?

I'd like to try work as an anime voice actress. Though I like acting to begin with, I think it's incredibly wonderful to express something through just my voice. I'd like to try post-recording once.


Q13: What do you want people to pay the most attention to in Morning Musume?

Each member's respective personality. Though our personalities come out as they are in MCs and such, with 14 members we have all different kinds of people. But when we're all making one song together there's an incredible power of unity. That's also one thing I love about Morning Musume.


Q14: What will you be doing 20 years from now?

In 20 years I'll be 37...... Though I think I'll probably still be in showbiz, I won't want to be bragging about it. Though I'm still learning lots of things like etiquette and performance as a new member of Morning Musume now, when I've become 37 I won't want to be satisfied with just the name Morning Musume.


Q15: Since it's the 20th anniversary, please tell us a special secret!

I didn't know the difference between beef and pork until recently. Though recently I've started to understand it a bit finally, when it's cooked I still can't tell (lol).


Q16: What's something you'd like to become able to do by next year when the 20th anniversary is over?

I want to become able to drink carbonated beverages. When I was little I had a trauma of hating it and gagging when I drank one, and I still can't drink them (lol).


Q17: What would you do if you weren't an idol?

My dream when I was little was to be a policeman, and the people around me said something like that would fit me since I have a strong sense of justice. Since I was in the wind instrument club, I've been saying for ages that I want to be in the police band.


Q18: What are you most into now?

"Mobile Suit Gundam". Though there are lots of gundam series, I've seen all the original series and got totally immersed in it. I've started watching other series too, and although there are various mobile suits, I felt like they've had the coolest look. Since I can see gundam faces on lots of different things, I'm obsessed with it so much that there's nothing in my head but gundam. It's a serious illness (lol).


Q19: Who are you close with in Hello Pro?

Hello Pro Kenshuusei Inoue Hikaru-chan. We've had similar hobbies for a while and have been close, and when I see her at Hello! Project concerts and such we talk an awful lot about what the current KSS is like and other things I want to talk about.


Q20: What is an idol to you?

Though I think idols have an image of being cute, Hello! Project and Morning Musume have a strong image to me of being artists. They were sharp in dancing before I joined too, and good at singing, and had nothing but awesomely cool songs. I think that kind of idol can only be found in the current Morning Musume. There's also an ambition to keep improving our singing and performance more and more as artists. I think that among idols, Hello! Project involves that kind of idol.

 

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