Jurina Matsui

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Jurina Matsui
Born (1997-03-08) March 8, 1997 (age 18)
Origin Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05) – present
Labels Nippon Crown, Defstar
Associated acts SKE48, AKB48

Jurina Matsui (松井 珠理奈 Matsui Jurina?, born March 8, 1997 in Aichi Prefecture) is a member of Japanese idol girl groups SKE48 and AKB48. In SKE48, she is a member of Team S, and in AKB48, she is a member of Team K. At age 11, she became the first member from an AKB48 sister group to perform on AKB48's main single and also perform as its center position.[1]


Jurina Matsui's signature

In sixth grade, Matsui auditioned with SKE48 in July 2008 and was selected[1] with 22 other participants. The group debuted on October 5. In the same year, at age 11, she took part in the recording of AKB48's single "Ōgoe Diamond" and was selected as the center performer and cover girl for the single. It was the first time an AKB48 single would feature a member of a sister group.[1] She has since participated in numerous singles for both groups. In early 2012, following scandals where they were photographed with their boyfriends, Natsumi Hirajima and Rumi Yonezawa resigned from AKB48.[2] Matsui then joined AKB48 as a concurrent member.[2][3]

On March 25, at AKB48's concert at Saitama Super Arena, Matsui suddenly left in the middle of a song. She was diagnosed with "dizziness due to anemia, overwork" and was hospitalized for a few days. According to the event manager, in the past few months there had been reports of her poor physical condition, but she had stated that she "absolutely did not want a break".[4] AKB48's producer Yasushi Akimoto informed the group's fans that he had let her rest for an indefinite period of time.[5]

At the 2012 AKB48 general election to determine the lineup of its 27th single, Matsui placed ninth overall with 45,747 votes, the highest for an SKE48 member.[6][7] For the next single, "Uza", Matsui was selected to be the center performer along with top vote getter Yuko Oshima.[8] She was selected ahead of Mayu Watanabe, even though the latter had garnered more votes from the election.[1] In the rock-paper-scissors tournament for the 29th single, she lost in the second round to Mariko Namamura.[1]

In the 2013 general election, she placed sixth overall with 77,170 votes.[9] In September 18, she won the rock-paper-scissors tournament to become the center performer for the group's 34th single.[10]

In the AKB48's 37th Single general election, she placed fourth overall with 90910 votes.[11]


Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2008 10 "Ōgoe Diamond" A-side, Center[1][8] She was the first member from an AKB48 sister group to participate in the main single. She was also the center and appeared as the cover girl on the regular edition.[1][8]
2009 11 "10nen Sakura" A-side, Center[12]
12 "Namida Surprise!" A-side
13 "Iiwake Maybe" A-side Ranked 19th in 2009 General Election.
14 "River" A-side
2010 15 "Sakura no Shiori" A-side She was one of two SKE48 members to participate in the main single.
16 "Ponytail to Shushu" A-side Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues".
17 "Heavy Rotation" A-side Ranked 10th in 2010 General Election.[13] Also sang on "Yasai Sisters".
18 "Beginner" A-side
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" A-side
-- "Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?" -- charity single
21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side Also sang on "Yankee Soul".
22 "Flying Get" A-side Ranked 14th in 2011 General Election.
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
24 "Ue kara Mariko" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[14][15][16] Sang on "Noel no Yoru"
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom), Special Girls A Played a KORG Wavedrum in Baby Blossom.[17] [18] Also sang on "New Ship" as Special Girls A.
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side First single as concurrent member of SKE48 Team S and AKB48 Team K.
27 "Gingham Check" A-side Ranked 9th in 2012 General Election. Also sang on "Yume no Kawa".
28 "Uza" A-side, Center[1][19] Also sang on "Scrap & Build".
29 "Eien Pressure" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[1] Sang on "Tsuyogari Tokei" as SKE48 and "Watashitachi no Reason".
2013 30 "So Long!" A-side Also sang on "Yuuhi Marie" as Team K.
31 "Sayonara Crawl" A-side Also sang on "How Come" as Team K.
32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" A-side Ranked 6th in 2013 General Election.[9][20]
33 "Heart Electric" A-side Sings on title track with English nickname Caroline.[21][22]
34 "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono" A-side, Center Won the 2013 rock-paper-scissors tournament.[10] Also sang on "Escape" as SKE48.
2014 35 "Mae Shika Mukanee" A-side
36 "Labrador Retriever" A-side Also sang on "Itoshiki Rival" as Team K and "Kyou Made no Melody" which is Yuko Oshima's graduation song.
37 "Kokoro no Placard A-side Ranked 4th in 2014 General Election.
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" A-side Also sang on "Hajimete no Drive"
2015 39 "Green Flash" A-side Also sang "Sekai ga Naiteru nara" as part of SKE48 and "Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari".

Singles with SKE48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2009 1 "Tsuyoki Mono yo" A-side, Center Debut with Team S.
2010 2 "Aozora Kataomoi" A-side, Center
3 "Gomen ne, Summer" A-side, Center
4 "1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!" A-side, Center
2011 5 "Banzai Venus" A-side, Center Also sang on "Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono" as subgroup Shirogumi.
6 "Pareo wa Emerald" A-side, Center Also sang on "Tsumiki no Jikan"; "Tokimeki no Ashiato" as Shirogumi; "Hanabi wa Owaranai" as Selection 8.
7 "Oki Doki" A-side, Center Also sang on "Hatsukoi no Fumikiri"; "Bazooka Hō Hassha!" as Shirogumi; "Utaōyo, Bokutachi no Kōka" as Selection 8.
2012 8 "Kataomoi Finally" A-side, Center Also sang on "Kyō made no Koto, Korekara no koto"; "Hanikami Lollipop" as Shirogumi; "Kamoki no Tsuki" as Selection 8.
9 "Aishite-love-ru!" A-side, Center
10 "Kiss datte Hidarikiki" A-side, Center
2013 11 "Choco no Dorei" A-side, Center Also sang on "Darkness"
12 "Utsukushii Inazuma" A-side, Center Also sang on "Jyuri-Jyuri Baby" as Team S.
13 "Sansei Kawaii!" A-side, Center Also sang on "Michi wa Naze Tsuzuku no ka" as Aichi Toyota Senbatsu; "Zutto Zutto Saki no Kyou" as Selection 18.
2014 14 "Mirai to wa?" A-side, Center Also sang on "GALAXY of DREAMS" as the same-name-subgroup; "Neko no Shippo ga Pin to Tatteru you ni" as Team S.
15 "Bukiyō Taiyō" A-side, Center
2015 16 "12 Gatsu no Kangaroo" A-side Also sang on "I love AICHI" as Aichi Toyota Senbatsu; "Kesenai Honō" as Team S.

Stage units[edit]

Team S 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo"
  • "Skirt, Hirari" (1st unit)
  • "Hoshi no Ondo" (1st unit)
  • "Classmate" (2nd unit)
Team S 2nd Stage "Te wo Tsunaginara"
  • "Glory Days" (1st unit)
  • "Wimbledon e Tsureteitte" (2nd unit)
Team S 3rd Stage "Seifuku no Me"
  • "Omoide Ijou" (1st unit)
  • "Ookami to Pride" (2nd unit)
Team K 6th Stage "RESET"
  • "Kiseki wa ma ni Awanai" (after Yonezawa Rumi's graduation)
Team K Waiting Stage
  • "Himawari"
  • "Candy" (new units)





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