Yurina Hirate

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Yurina Hirate
Background information
Native name
平手 友梨奈
Also known asTechi, Hiichan
Born (2001-06-25) 25 June 2001 (age 17)
OriginAichi Prefecture, Japan
Occupation(s)Idol, singer
Years active2015 – present
Associated actsKeyakizaka46

Yurina Hirate (平手 友梨奈, Hirate Yurina, born 25 June 2001) is a Japanese idol singer, a member of the idol group Keyakizaka46.


Yurina Hirate was born on June 25, 2001.[1]

She has been the choreography center of the idol group Keyakizaka46 for eight singles.[2][3] At the time when she was selected as the center for the first time (for Keyakizaka46's debut single "Silent Majority", released in April 2016 on Sony Records), she was 14 and was the youngest member of the girl group.[4][5]

In June 2016 she debuted as an actress on TV (in Keyakizaka46's TV drama titled Who Killed Daigoro Tokuyama? (徳山大五郎を誰が殺したか?).[6]

The second Keyakizaka46's single "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai" (released in August 2016) contained Hirate's solo song[7] (as one the coupling tracks).

On 8 October 2016, at the GirlsAward 2016 Autumn/Winter show, she had her catwalk debut.[8][9]

In January 2017 she and Rika Watanabe (also from Keyakizaka46) appeared (as models) in the women's fashion magazine Larme (LARME) for the first time.[10]

The 2017/14 issue of the manga magazine Weekly Young Jump (released on March 2) marked her first solo magazine cover.[11] In the 2017/16 issue of the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine, she again had a solo cover.[12]

In March 2017, she graduated from junior high school.[12]

Since April 17, 2017, she is a regular on a popular radio show for teenagers titled School of Lock! on Tokyo FM.[13][14]

Hirate stars in one of the lead roles in Zankoku na Kankyakutachi (残酷な観客達), a new TV dorama to be premiered on Nippon TV from May 18, 2017.


Yurina Hirate has been dubbed a "rebirth of Momoe Yamaguchi", "a masterpiece beyond Atsuko Maeda"[5] and called one of the most attractive idols of 2016.[15]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2018 Hibiki Hibiki Akui Leading role [16]


Year Award Category Nominated work(s) Result
2018 43rd Hochi Film Award Best Actress Hibiki Nominated
Best New Artist Nominated
31st Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Newcomer Won
2019 43rd Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Pending
73rd Mainichi Film Awards Best Newcomer Pending
61st Blue Ribbon Awards Best Newcomer Pending
28th Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Newcomer Pending
42nd Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year Won


  1. ^ "欅坂46平手友梨奈:15歳のセンター美少女が「ヤンジャン」グラビアに 沖縄修学旅行で大はしゃぎ". Mantan-Web (in Japanese). 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  2. ^ "欅坂46・平手友梨奈「声変わりしたみたい」 怒涛の1年を振り返る" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  3. ^ Tokyo Pop Line (2017-02-27). "欅坂46、4thシングル選抜発表 平手友梨奈が4作連続センター". Excite News (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  4. ^ "平手友梨奈、坂道AKBセンター抜擢で「秋元康、1番のお気に入りに?」 ダンススキルの高さも評価上々". T-SITE (in Japanese). 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  5. ^ a b "欅坂15歳センター・平手友梨奈、東京五輪「応援ソング歌いたい」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  6. ^ "欅坂46初主演ドラマに「みんなで乗り越えられるのが楽しい」". Natalie. Natasha Inc. 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  7. ^ "欅坂46・平手友梨奈「イケメンすぎる男装姿」に、ファンメロメロ!". 日刊大衆 (in Japanese). Futabasha Publishers Ltd. 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  8. ^ "欅坂46平手友梨奈を直撃!ペアを組むなら? デビューから約半年の変化、美容で心がけていることも語る". Modelpress (in Japanese). 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  9. ^ "平手友梨奈に直撃!初ランウェイで「やっちまったぁ」". Walker+ (in Japanese). 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  10. ^ "欅坂46平手友梨奈&渡辺梨加「LARME」初登場 新たな可愛さ開花" (in Japanese). Modelpress. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  11. ^ "欅坂46平手友梨奈、修学旅行で"ナチュラル美"披露". Modelpress (in Japanese). 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  12. ^ a b "欅坂46平手友梨奈:"中学ラストグラビア"で「もう、オトナだよ?」 着物姿で美しく". Mantan-Web (in Japanese). 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  13. ^ Tokyo FM (2017-04-14). "欅坂46・平手友梨奈 レギュラーラジオ番組に初登場!" (in Japanese). Excite News. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  14. ^ Tokyo FM (2017-04-05). "欅坂46 平手友梨奈「ラジオでJK用語を学びたい!」" (in Japanese). Excite News. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  15. ^ "2016年、注目を集めた欅坂46平手友梨奈の魅力とは?". Dwango.jp News (ドワンゴジェイピーnews) (in Japanese). 2016-12-26. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  16. ^ "平手友梨奈、映画初出演・初主演!「響 HIBIKI」に北川景子&アヤカ・ウィルソンら実力派". Eiga.com. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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