Erina Ikuta

Not to be confused with Erika Ikuta.
Erina Ikuta
Background information
Native name 生田 衣梨奈
Also known as Eripon, KY
Born (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997
Fukuoka, Japan
Years active 2011present
Associated acts

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.[1][2] 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.[3] On 27 March 2012, she and Oha Girl Maple have graduated from the show. [4] 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.[5]

Hello! Project groups and units

Singles participated in

Morning Musume

Reborn Eleven

Hello! Project Mobekimasu





# 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



TV Programs



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. "Erina Ikuta's Oha Girl Profile". Oha Sta (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. "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.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mizuki Fukumura and Haruna Iikubo
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2014 – present
with Haruna Iikubo
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