Hirata Rina

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Hirata Rina
Hirata Rina (2016)
Kanji 平田梨奈
Kana ひらた りな
Romaji Hirata Rina
Nickname Hillary/Hirarii (ひらりー)
Birth Info
Birthdate July 16, 1998  
Birthplace Flag of United States.png Phoenix, Arizona, USA  
Hometown Flag of Japan.png Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 25 Years Old
Height 160cm
Professional Info
Agency Dundle,Inc.
Social Networks Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter / YouTube / Threads
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team A
Debuted April 2011 / 12th Generation
Graduated August 2016

Hirata Rina was a member of AKB48's Team A. She is currently a gravure talent and actress.


Anata no HAATO ni hirihiri maiorichau zo. Hirahirahira de, Hirarii.
(I'm going to descend on your fluttering heart. Fluttering, Hirarii.)


  • Favorite AKB48 song: LOVE Shugyou
  • Admired Member: Sashihara Rino
  • Hobbies: Drawing, dance, exercise
  • Favorite food: Black currant flavored macarons, crunchy plums, lychee, shellfish sashimi, strawberry daifuku, mixed olives and cheese, ice
  • Least favorite food: Bell peppers, onion, anko, yogurt drinks, raw fish
  • Favorite subjects: English, physical education, art
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Favorite character: Gachapin, Hello Kitty
  • Former member of Art Club
  • She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, USA to an American father and a Japanese mother. She lived in America until age 11.
    • She moved to Japan with her mother after graduating from elementary school. She passed the AKB48 audition shortly after. Her father and brother stayed in America.
    • Her mother's family is from Kurume, Fukuoka.
    • The official AKB48 website listed her hometown as Fukuoka Prefecture.
  • Her great-grandfather died during the first atomic bombing on Hiroshima in 1945.
  • Her natural hair color is brown.
  • Her English name is Tiffany, which she revealed in 2017. Additionally, her first photo book was called “Tiffany”.
  • She has a younger brother named Kyle.
  • She is best friends with Tano Yuka. They regularly hang out, even after their graduations.
  • She took ballet lessons for 9 years.
  • She owned a pet snake and a cat when she was younger. She now has two snakes named "Pocky" and "Viper".
  • She has been a fan of idols since she was young. She watched videos of Pink Lady on video websites.
  • She auditioned for AKB48 because she admired Ichikawa Miori. She also said, “I applied because I thought AKB48 would make my dream of being a singer come true.”
  • She is fluent in English. When she first joined AKB48, she was better at English than Japanese, and struggled to talk to fans at handshake events.
    • She did not know many kanji when she first joined. She wrote mostly in hiragana, and it sometimes took her 3 days to compose a blog post. Before the 4th Senbatsu Election she said her current goals were to improve her dance skills and finish learning 6th Grade Level kanji.
    • Throughout 2012 she posted daily videos on her Google+ called "30 Seconds English Conversation" teaching English phrases. Her lessons were even featured on Nippon Television's morning information program "ZIP!".
    • She served as a translator and interpreter on-stage for AKB48's Washington D.C. Concert in 2012.
    • She traveled to London to conduct a solo English interview with One Direction for Music Japan in December 2013.
    • She was also a regular in Nogizaka46's English learning show, Nogizaka46 Eigo
  • She did not participate in any song in the Mae Shika Mukanee single because she was in London at that time.
  • She says her strong point is that she always has a smile on her face and gets along well with everyone. Her weak point is that she is noisy.
  • Before joining AKB48, she had never ridden a train.
  • She beat Suda Akari at limbo, and became the new 48 Group limbo champion at 19cm.
  • She became friends with Ikoma Rina when Ikoma had a kennin position with Team B.
  • She announced her graduation during her birthday celebration at the AKB48 theater.
  • On March 19th, 2017 she announced that she had graduated from high school and would start university in April.
  • She has released several gravure DVDs and VRs since her graduation.
  • She has visited the only McDonalds in the world to use a turquoise logo, located in Sedona, Arizona, USA.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

AKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam KTeam BTeam A → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on April, 2011
Promoted to Team K on April 28, 2013 (AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai)
Transferred to Team B on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Transferred to Team A on March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015)
Graduated from AKB48 Team A on August 24, 2016 (Announcement: July 16, 2016 | Last Handshake Event: August 14, 2016)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

RS6 (Boku no Taiyou)
Itoshisa no defense
RS7 (Pajama Drive)
Junjou Shugi
Team K 1st Waiting Stage
Hajimete no Jelly Beans
Hoshi no Ondo (Under)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
Hatsukoi Dorobou (Revival)
B3 (Pajama Drive)
Junjou Shugi (Revival)
SS1 (Eve wa Adam no Abarabone)
Ame no Pianist
Kimi Dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Idol Nante Yobanaide (Revival)

Concert Units

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Washington D.C. Concert

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 x JKT48 Concert "Bergandengan Tangan Bersama Kakak"

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


Hirata Rina 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2016)
Hirata Rina (2015)
Hirata Rina (2014)
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Hirata Rina (2013)
Hirata Rina (2012)
Hirata Rina (2011)