|Birthdate||June 24, 1991|
|Birthplace||Ichinomiya City, Aichi, Japan|
|Current Age||31 Years Old|
|Social Networks||7gogo / Ameblo / Instagram / Twitter / Weibo / YouTube|
|Idol Career Info|
|Former Team||Team NIII|
|Debuted||October 2007 / AKB48 5th Generation|
- 1 Catchphrase
- 2 Trivia
- 3 History
- 4 AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
- 5 AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- 6 Team History
- 7 Singles Participation
- 8 Albums Participation
- 9 Units
- 9.1 Not yet
- 9.2 Team Z
- 9.3 Stage Units
- 9.4 Concert Units
- 9.4.1 Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri
- 9.4.2 AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?
- 9.4.3 Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne
- 9.4.4 "Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009
- 9.4.5 AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri
- 9.4.6 Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'
- 9.4.7 Surprise wa Arimasen
- 9.4.8 KYORAKU PRESENTS AKB48 SKE48 LIVE IN ASIA
- 9.4.9 AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011
- 9.4.10 Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena
- 9.4.11 AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~
- 9.4.12 AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012
- 9.4.13 AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"
- 9.4.14 AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium
- 9.4.15 AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~
- 9.4.16 AKB48 8th Anniversary
- 9.4.17 AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013
- 9.4.18 Unit Matsuri 2014
- 9.4.19 AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014
- 9.4.20 AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014
- 9.4.21 AKB48 x JKT48 Concert "Bergandengan Tangan Bersama Kakak"
- 9.4.22 AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜
- 9.4.23 Takajo Aki and Nagao Mariya Graduation Concert
- 9.4.24 Kojimatsuri ～Kojima Haruna Kanshasai～
- 9.4.25 AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2017
- 9.4.26 Watanabe Mayu Graduation Concert ~Minna no Yume ga Kanaimasu you ni~
- 9.4.27 AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018
- 9.4.28 Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert ~Sakura no Sakanai Haru wa Nai~=
- 9.4.29 Yokoyama Yui Graduation Concert ~Shinya Bus ni Notte~
- 10 Solo Songs
- 11 Media Appearances
- 12 Gallery
- Aichi-ken kara kimashita, Kitahara Rie, 31sai desu. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu
- (I come from Aichi prefecture, I'm Kitahara Rie, 31 years old. Please be nice to me)
- Audition Song: Cruel Angel's Thesis (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
- Hobbies: Cleaning her room in one fluid movement
- Charm point: Lips
- Favorite AKB48 songs: Iiwake Maybe, Junjou Shugi, Dear my teacher
- Favorite artist: EXILE
- Favorite brand: Milk, GILFY, Porno Graffitti
- Favorite drink: Vegetable juice
- Favorite food: Curry rice, shrimp al ajillo, eggs boiled in a hot spring, finely chopped green onion
- Favorite magazine: Shuukan Young Jump
- Favorite manga: Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, One Piece, Detective Conan
- Her favorite One Piece character is Sanji.
- Favorite school subject: History, English
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite TV show: Ametalk
- Favorite word: "Happiness"
- Special skill: Imitations, recreating dramas
- Admired members: Akimoto Sayaka, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, Kasai Tomomi
- Good friends with: Oya Shizuka, Sashihara Rino, Sato Amina, Chikano Rina, Miyazaki Miho, Takajo Aki, Kashiwagi Yuki
- She and Oya Shizuka became friends after living together for a year and half.
- Similarly, she and Sashihara Rino became friends after temporarily living together after moving to Tokyo
- She and Kashiwagi Yuki often tease each other. On a radio show, Yuki said she likes to touch other members' elbows, but not Rie's because they are too rough. Rie responded that she is now desperately taking care of her elbow skin.
- She was the leader of Culture Club.
- She was born in a hospital in Gifu prefecture near her mother's childhood home.
- She grew up in Aichi Prefecture. As a child she was lively and friendly, and liked to take active roles in things. She was the leader of her kindergarten playground group.
- She has a younger brother.
- Her eyesight became poor in 3rd grade of elementary school. She wore glasses, then switched to contact lenses in 1st grade of middle school.
- She was in the handball club in middle school.
- She was in the brass band club in high school and was part of the percussion team.
- She had a part-time job at a Korean restaurant in high school.
- She decided to audition for AKB48 because she wanted to be an actress. She liked acting out fantasies and role-plays. She originally wanted to be a voice actress, but gave up because she had poor pronunciation.
- After passing the audition for AKB48 she lived with five other members of the 5th Generation in a dorm for one month. Later she shared an apartment with Oya Shizuka.
- She is good at academics and was known as "the honor-student idol".
- She describes herself as competitive and hot-blooded. She has a negative mindset, but also recovers from things quickly.
- She is good at English, and has passed the Eiken (English Qualification) Level 2.
- She is good at piano, and has passed the Yamaha Music Proficiency Test for Piano Performance Grade 6.
- She loves shoujo manga series and quotes.
- She likes baseball. Her favorite team is the Chunichi Dragons.
- She prefers cats over dogs, and would like to raise a cat.
- She is a fan of Harry Potter and remembers the names of every spell.
- She is a longtime fan of K-Pop group Girls' Generation. She owns the DVD of the group's concert, "The First Japan Arena Tour". She said that she even asked the AKB48 stylist and makeup artist to "make her look like Girls' Generation".
- For many years she had a complex about her face, thinking she was ugly. She said in 2008 that she often cried after going to the beautician, because she would have to look at herself in the mirror for so long during the appointment. During the 1st Janken Taikai, she hid her face from the solo cameraman who had been assigned to her because she was not wearing makeup yet. The cameraman himself was confused by this. As a father himself, he said that if he heard his daughter say that about herself, he would be heartbroken. Rie apologized to him, and said she would no longer think of herself as ugly.
- After the 2009 Team Shuffle, fans commented that Rie moving from Team A to Team B seemed like a demotion. At the time, Team B has regarded more poorly than Teams A and K. Rie commented on this in an interview, saying "I want you to understand that it's not like that at all. I see the transfer positively, as an opportunity."
- She wrote a skit for the Team YJ promotional event drama called "Yuirgaoka Jogakuin". It was a story of students' school lunch money being stolen. The story was well received, and she said in the future she would like to write more content for AKB48.
- She wrote the lyrics for guilty love, a B-side from Not Yet's 4th single Suika BABY.
- She bought her first personal computer in 2010.
- She likes horror movies.
- Her favorite city is Shibuya.
- She has a habit of saying the words dakeredo (だけれど "but"), choichoi (ちょいちょい "a little bit" ), and kekkou (だけっこう "quite/pretty"). When it comes to kekkou, she emphasizes the "ke" rather than the "ko" sound. This is not the standard pronunciation, but is slightly more common in Aichi prefecture where she is from.
- In 2012 she participated in the reality TV show "Terrace House" in which she would briefly live in a house with other men and women. Her participation created buzz online, as some fans were happy for her appearing on a popular television show, while others were upset about the romantic aspect of the show and that she would be living with men.
- She is a former member of the fake idol group "SONE" with Minegishi Minami, Sashihara Rino and Miyazaki Miho, that regularly participated on Request Hour MCs. They "disbanded" in 2014.
- On AKBINGO! she shared that her dream is to date a bass guitar player. She has even created a fantasy situation in which she is the singer in a band, and the bassist, guitarist, and drummer all have feelings for her.
- In October, passed the auditions for the 5th Generation.
- On March 1, had her stage debut with Team B's Pajama Drive stage.
- On July 30, was promoted to Team A.
- On October 22, was chosen for her first senbatsu for AKB48's tenth single Oogoe Diamond.
- On July 8, placed in Senbatsu at #13 at the First General Election.
- On August 23, during the AKB48 Bunshin no Jutsu Tour / AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri, was moved to Kashiwagi Team B.
- Starting on January 10, started appearing in the AKB48 drama Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) as Unagi.
- On May 21, started activities for Team B.
- Between January and February, appeared in the drama 'Majisuka Gakuen 2' (マジスカ学園2), again as Unagi.
- Starting on February 26, started appearing in the drama 'Sakura Kara no Tegami' (桜からの手紙).
- On March 21, Not yet, consisting of Kitahara, Sashihara Rino, Oshima Yuko and Yokoyama Yui released their first single, Shuumatsu Not yet.
- On April 21, was part of the Team Z sub-unit for the single release of Koi no Onawa.
- Starting on July 6, started appearing in the drama 'Rokudenashi Blues' (ろくでなしBLUES) as Imai Kazumi.
- On September 20, placed within Senbatsu for the 24th Single Janken Senbatsu Tournament and made Senbatsu for Ue Kara Mariko.
- Released on July 14, appeared in the movie Graffreeter Toki (グラッフリータートキ).
- On August 24, the first day of the 1830m no Yume tour, was moved to Oshima Team K and received a concurrent position in Miyazawa Team S.
- On November 1, began activities for Team K.
- On October 26, appeared in the third episode of the first season of Terrace House (テラスハウス).
- Released on December 22, appeared in the movie Joker Game (ジョーカーゲーム).
- On January 29, began activities for Team S.
- Released on on January 30, joined her first SKE48 senbatsu for Choco no Dorei.
- On April 13, during the Kawaranai Koto. Zutto Nakama na Koto concert, was moved from Team S to Takayanagi Team KII.
- Starting on April 17, appeared in the drama 'Family Game' (Kazoku Game 家族ゲーム).
- On April 28, concurrency with SKE48 was cancelled. This meant she never debuted with Team KII.
- On April 23, Not yet released their first album Already.
- On August 24, during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, is made vice-captain of Yokoyama Team K.
- On March 26, during the AKB48 Spring Concert, her move to NGT48 was announced.
- On August 26, during the Senshuuraku of Team K's RESET stage, had her last activity as a Team K/AKB48 member.
- On January 10, was promoted to Team NIII and made captain (Team NIII formation).
- On April 12, participated in her first NGT48 senbatsu for the group's first single, Seishun Dokei.
- On May 15, was a Shonichi member for Team NIII's first stage Party ga Hajimaru yo.
- On August 21, during the NGT48 2 Year Anniversary Event, announced her graduation.
- In January, released her first photobook Soshite.
- On March 1, had her graduation stage in the AKB48 theater.
- On April 14, her graduation concert Yume no 1115-nichi Niigata no Onna ni Narimashita! was held.
- On April 18, had her graduation stage in the NGT48 theater.
- From July 17-30, appeared in the 70th Anniversary commemorative stage play Bakumatsu Junjoden (幕末純情伝).
- From January to March, appeared in the role of Lemon in 'Fruits Delivery Service' (フルーツ宅配便).
- In March, appeared in the stage play version of the anime 'Dororo' (どろろ).
- In April, appeared in Episode 4 of the drama 'Your Family is My Business' (家売るオンナの逆襲).
- Released on May 15, appeared in the horror movie 'Toshimaen: Haunted Park)' (としまえん).
- In June, will star in the recital drama 'Always Chopin in my Pocket' (いつもポケットにショパン).
- Released on July 26, will appear in the movie version of 'Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger' (騎士竜戦隊リュウソウジャー).
- From July 8th, will appear in the horror drama 'Ogamiya Kaidan II' (拝み屋怪談II).
- From July 31-August 4, will appear in the stage play 'HERO 2019 Natsu' (HERO 2019夏).
- Released on November 22nd, appeared in the action movie 'Burst Machine Girl' (バーストマシンガール)
- Starting on June 19th, appeared in the movie "HERO ~2020~".
- On August 1st, appeared in "Time Leap Girl ~80's Uta no Hit Parade~" (タイムリープガール 〜80's歌のヒットパレード〜).
- On February 12th, set to appear in the movie "Trap Girl" (トラップ・ガール).
- On September 29th, announced her marriage to actor Kasahara Hideyuki.
AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
- 1st Senbatsu Election - #13 (Senbatsu)
- 2nd Senbatsu Election - #16 (Senbatsu)
- 3rd Senbatsu Election - #13 (Senbatsu)
- 4th Senbatsu Election - #13 (Senbatsu)
- 5th Senbatsu Election - #21 (Undergirls)
- 6th Senbatsu Election - #19 (Undergirls)
- 7th Senbatsu Election - #11 (Senbatsu)
- 8th Senbatsu Election - #12 (Senbatsu)
- 9th Senbatsu Election - #10 (Senbatsu)
- 10th Senbatsu Election - Didn't Participate
AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- 1st Janken Taikai - Round 2 (Lost to Nakagawa Haruka)
- 2nd Janken Taikai - Best 16 (Lost to Maeda Ami)
- 3rd Janken Taikai - Round 1 (Lost to Chikano Rina)
- 4th Janken Taikai - #10 (Lost to Abe Maria)
- 5th Janken Taikai - Round 2 (Lost to Kawamoto Saya)
- AKB48 Kenkyuusei → Team A → Team B → Team K and Team S ( → Team K and Team KII ) → Team K → NGT48 → Team NIII → Graduation
- Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on October 6, 2007
- Promoted to Team A on July 30, 2008
- Transferred to Team B on August 23, 2009 (2009 Team Shuffle)
- Transferred to Team K on August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle)
- Held a Concurrent Position on SKE48's Team S from August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle) to April 28, 2013 (AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai) (Promotion: January 29, 2013 | Stage Debut: February 13, 2013 | Graduation: May 8, 2013 )
- Transferred to Team KII on April 13, 2013 (SKE48 Team Shuffle) but didn't debut
- Transferred to NGT48 on March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015)
- Promoted to Team NIII on January 10, 2016 (Team NIII Formation)
- Graduated from NGT48 Team NIII on April 18, 2018
- Akigan Punk (Seishun Dokei) (WCenter with Kashiwagi Yuki)
- Kurayami Motomu (Seishun Dokei)
- Nani ka ga Iru (Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora na no ka?)
- Gikochinai Tsugaku Densha (Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora na no ka?)
- Watashi no Tame ni (Haru wa Doko kara kuru no ka?) (Solo)
fairy w!nk B-Sides
- Seventeen (SET LIST ~Greatest Songs~ Kanzen ban)
- Anata ga Ite Kureta kara (SET LIST ~Greatest Songs~ Kanzen ban)
- Baby! Baby! Baby! 2010 (Kamikyokutachi)
- Kimi to Niji to Taiyou to (Kamikyokutachi)
- Shoujotachi yo (Koko ni Ita Koto)
- Ningyo no Vacances (Koko ni Ita Koto)
- Renai Circus (Koko ni Ita Koto)
- Koko ni Ita Koto (Koko ni Ita Koto)
- First Rabbit (1830m)
- No Can (1830m)
- Aozora yo Sabishikunai ka? (1830m)
- After Rain (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- JJ ni Karitamono (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- Kyouhansha (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- Ai no Sonzai (Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!)
- Conveyor (Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!)
- Ikitsuzukeru (Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!)
- Subete wa Tochuu Keika (Thumbnail)
- Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
- Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou?
- Shitsuren Doumei
- AKB48 Group
- Sapporo Dome
- Nagoya Dome
- Tokyo Dome
- Graffreeter Toki (グラッフリータートキ) (2012)
- Joker Game (ジョーカーゲーム) (2012)
- Toshimaen (としまえん) (2019)
- Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger (騎士竜戦隊リュウソウジャー) (2019)
- Burst Machine Girl (バーストマシンガール) (2019)
- HERO ~2020~ (2020)
- Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010)
- Rokudenashi Blues (ろくでなしBLUES) (2011)
- Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011)
- Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011)
- Family Game (家族ゲーム) (2013)
- Fruits Takuhaibin (フルーツ宅配便) (2019)
- Your Home is My Business (家売るオンナの逆襲) (2019) - Episode 4
- Ogiyama Kaidan II (拝み屋怪談II) (2019)
- AKB 0ji 59fun!
- Shukan AKB
- AKB48 Nemousu Terebi (Season 3/5/6/7)
- Yonpara (With Not yet) (2011)
- HaKaTa Hyakkaten
- Terrace House (2012)
- Bakumatsu Junjoden (幕末純情伝) (2018)
- Dororo (どろろ) (2019)
- Itsumo Pocket ni Chopin (いつもポケットにショパン) (2019)
- Time Leap Girl ~80's Uta no Hit Parade~ (タイムリープガール 〜80'sうたのヒットパレード〜) (2020)
Kitahara Rie (Christmas 2017)
Kitahara Rie (2017)
Kitahara Rie 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Kitahara Rie (December 2016)
Kitahara Rie 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Kitahara Rie (2016)
Kitahara Rie (2015)
Kitahara Rie is transferred to NGT48 (2015)
Kitahara Rie (2015) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (2014) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (2013) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (2013) (SKE48)
Kitahara Rie (2012) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (2011) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (Late 2010) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (Early 2010) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (2009) (AKB48)
Kitahara Rie (Kenkyuusei)