This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (July 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. (July 2015)
|Also known as||Eripon, KY|
|Born||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 and later on with Ayumi Ishida.
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)
|#||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|
- [2016.10.22] Erina (衣梨奈)
- [2018.01.20] if
- 2011: Sharehouse (シェアハウス)
- 2012: Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- 2017: Konnichiwa, Joyuu no Sagara Itsuki Desu. (こんにちは、女優の相楽樹です。)
- 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)
- 2012–2013: Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- 2014- : The Girls Live
- 2015: Karada wo Ugokasu TV (体を動かすTV)
- 2018– : Ikuta Erina no VS Golf (生田衣梨奈のVSゴルフ)
- 2011: UstreaMusume
- 2011: Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- 2011: IkuMatsuri (生祭り) (special one-day Ustream)
- 2012–2013: Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko! (モーニング娘。9・10期メンバー WEBトーク 本気DE飛跳！) (fanclub exclusive)
- 2013– : Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- 2016– : Upcoming
- 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)
- 18 June 2015: TRIANGLE (TRIANGLE -トライアングル-) (VTR role)
- 11 June 2016: Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa (続・11人いる！東の地平・西の永遠)
- 02 June 2017: Pharaoh no Haka (ファラオの墓)
- 01 June 2018: Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~ (ファラオの墓～蛇王・スネフェル～)
- 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