Ayano Ōmoto

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Ayano Ōmoto
Nocchi (Perfume) "We Are Perfume" at Opening Ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (22241488958).jpg
Native name
大本 彩乃
Born (1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 31)
Other namesNocchi
Musical career
Years active2001–present
Associated acts

Ayano Ōmoto (大本 彩乃, Ōmoto Ayano, born 20 September 1988), nicknamed Nocchi (のっち, stylized as NOCCHi[1]), is a Japanese singer and dancer. She is known as one of the members of the Japanese electropop group Perfume.[2]


Ōmoto was born and raised in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and attended Actor’s School Hiroshima with friends and Perfume members Ayaka Nishiwaki and Yuka Kashino. She was placed in the advanced class for singing, as she was always interested in singing. In a letter she wrote to her "Future Me" she recalled her singing teacher telling her if she just wanted to sing and dance because she loved it. Nishiwaki and Kashino were still in the beginner class at this time, meeting Ōmoto secretly.[3]

Before unit at Perfume, Nocchi was part of other idol groups such as "Happy Baby" (ハッピーベイビー, Happībeibī) and "La Ayanota" (ラ・アヤノータ, Ra ayanōta).[4]

She joined the group in 2001, replacing the original third member Yūka Kawashima, who left the group to focus on her schoolwork.

In 2002, she appeared in an advertisement for Johnson & Johnson.[3]

Ōmoto graduated from Horikoshi High School. In April 2007, she enrolled into J. F. Oberlin University together with fellow Perfume member Yuka Kashino. However, while Kashino graduated, Ōmoto dropped out.

On April 18, 2008 Perfume made a special guest appearance performing "Ceramic Girl" at the ending of drama "Sumire ♡ 16 sai!!".[5]

On March 23, 2012 Perfume made a special guest appearance performing "Baby Cruising Love" in the movie "Moteki".[6]

On March 31 and April 1st, 2017, Ōmoto played the character "Noribu" on TV Tokyo Special drama 'Pensées'.[7]

In September 2017, Ōmoto dubbed "the mail delivery person" on "FASTENING DAYS 3" mini-series.[8]


  1. ^ Biography - Perfume Official Site
  2. ^ "Perfume Profile - TJC Artists". Tokuma Japan Communications. Retrieved on 11 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b Flash magazine: "33 Shocking Legends of Perfume!" - No. 19. Retrieved on 7 September 2008.
  4. ^ "【Perfume】大本彩乃ことのっち!熱愛彼氏はいるの?すっぴん画像も!". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Perfumeの新曲"セラミックガール"がBSフジのドラマ「スミレ 16歳!!」の主題歌に". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Moteki". Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  7. ^ ""Pensées"" (in Japanese). Tv Tokyo. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ "YKKのショートアニメ第3弾「FASTENING DAYS 3」のテーマソングに「Sweet Refrain」が決定!!". Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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