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|Native name||生田 衣梨奈|
|Also known as||Eripon, KY|
7 July 1997 |
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. 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.
In August 2011, she replaced the graduated Saki Ogawa of S/mileage on the children's morning program Oha Suta as an Oha Girl. On 27 March 2012, she and Oha Girl Maple have graduated from the show.  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.
Morning Musume member color
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.
Hello! Project groups and units
- Morning Musume (2011–present)
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011–2012)
- Harvest (2012–present)
- Hello! Project MobekisuJ (2013–present)
- HI-FIN (2013–present)
Singles participated in
- Morning Musume
- "Maji Desu ka Ska!" (April 6, 2011 )
- "Only You" (June 15, 2011 )
- "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!" (September 21, 2011 )
- "Pyoco Pyoco Ultra" (January 25, 2012 )
- "Ren'ai Hunter" (April 11, 2012 )
- "One Two Three / The Matenrō Show" (July 4, 2012 )
- "Wakuteka Take a Chance" (October 10, 2012 )
- "Help Me!!" (January 23, 2013 )
- "Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" (April 17, 2013 )
- "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan" (August 28, 2013 )
- "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyō sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is Love?" (January 29, 2014 )
- "Toki o Koe Sora o Koe / Password is 0" (April 16, 2014 )
- "Tiki Bun / Shabadaba Dū / Mikaeri Bijin" (October 15, 2014 )
- "Seishun Kozo ga Naiteiru / Yūgure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara" (April 15, 2015 )
- "Oh My Wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Ima Sugu Tobikomu Yūki" (August 19, 2015 )
- "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / Endless Sky / One and Only" (December 29, 2015 )
- "Utakata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi" (May 11, 2016 )
- "Sexy Cat no Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou Janai" (November 23, 2016 )
- "BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy" (March 8, 2017 )
- "Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~" October 8, 2011
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu
- "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku" November 16, 2011
- "Forest Time" November 7, 2012
- "Kaigan Seisou Danshi" August 7, 2013
|#||Title||Release date||Top position||Publisher/Notes|
|1||Greeting ~Ikuta Erina~ (Greeting 〜生田 衣梨奈〜)||August 12, 2011||—||e-Hello! series|
|2||It’s a lovely day||October 24, 2014||—||e-Hello! series|
- 2011: Sharehouse (シェアハウス)
- 2012: Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- TV Programs
- 2011: Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- 2011: Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ！Time)
- 2011–2012: Oha Suta (as an Oha Girl in the unit Oha Girl Maple)
- 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)
- つんく♂モー娘新メンバーに心強さ「日に日に顔が勇ましく」 (in Japanese). Searchina. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- モーニング娘。第9期メンバー決定！！ (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2 January 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-04-01. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Erina Ikuta's Oha Girl Profile". Oha Sta (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
- おはスタ おはガールメープル卒業制作. Oha Sta (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
- Staff. モーニング娘。13枚目ニューアルバム9月発売、そしてメンバー・飯窪春菜から重大(!?)発表 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- "生田衣梨奈のDVDランキング、生田衣梨奈のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- Official profile at helloproject.com (in Japanese)
- Oha Suta Blog at the Wayback Machine (archived May 12, 2015) (in Japanese)
- Oha Suta Profile at the Wayback Machine (archived May 8, 2013) (in Japanese)
- UstreaMusume Channel
Mizuki Fukumura and Haruna Iikubo
|Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2014 – present
with Haruna Iikubo