Erina Ikuta

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Erina Ikuta
Native name 生田 衣梨奈
Born (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 18)
Fukuoka, Japan
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts

Erina Ikuta (生田 衣梨奈 Ikuta Erina?, born 7 July 1997, Fukuoka, Japan) is a ninth generation member of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and former model. She joined Morning Musume in 2011 along with Riho Sayashi, Kanon Suzuki and Mizuki Fukumura. On 26 November 2014, she became Sub-Leader of Morning Musume along with member Haruna Ikubo



Before Ikuta joined Hello! Project, she was a fashion model with Elegant Promotion, and had a blog where she posted photos of what she was doing and outfits she wore. Ikuta was selected from Morning Musume's ninth generation "Kyūki Audition" to join the group on 2 January 2011, with Riho Sayashi, Kanon Suzuki, and Mizuki Fukumura.[1][2] The new generation was officially revealed at the Hello! Project 2011 Winter: Kangei Shinsen Matsuri concert. She made her official debut on Morning Musume's 45th single "Maji Desu ka Ska!", released 6 April 2011.[citation needed]

In August 2011, she replaced the graduated Saki Ogawa of S/mileage on the children's morning program Oha Suta as an Oha Girl.[3] On 27 March 2012, she and Oha Girl Maple have graduated from the show. [4] On 18 April 2012, it was announced that Tanaka Reina and Morning Musume's 9th & 10th Generation members would star in a new stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki, scheduled to run from 6-12 June 2012.[citation needed]

Morning Musume member color[edit]

Ikuta was originally assigned the color purple. In July 2012, it was changed to yellow-green, the color of Risa Niigaki, who had graduated from Morning Musume on 18 May 2012. Her official color was changed to yellow-green.[5]

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Singles participated in[edit]

Morning Musume

Reborn Eleven

  • Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~
Hello! Project Mobekimasu


  • Forest Time


  • Kaigan Seisou Danshi



  • 2011: Greeting: Erina Ikuta (Greeting 〜生田衣梨奈〜)



  • 2012: Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
TV Programs
  • 2011: UstreaMusume


  • 17 August 2011: Reborn: Inochi no Audition (リボーン~命のオーディション~)
  • 12 June 2012: Stacy's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki (ステーシーズ 少女再殺歌劇)


External links[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mizuki Fukumura and Haruna Iikubo
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2014 – present
with Haruna Iikubo