Watanabe Rika

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Watanabe Rika
Watanabe Rika (2019 - Kuroi Hitsuji)
Kanji 渡辺梨加
Kana わたなべ りか
Romaji Watanabe Rika
Nickname Pe-chan (ぺーちゃん), Berika (べりか)
Birth Info
Birthdate May 16, 1995  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Ibaraki, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 25 Years Old
Height 166.5cm
Professional Info
Agency Seed & Flower
Social Networks Official Blog / SHOWROOM
Idol Career Info
Group Sakurazaka46
Team 1st Generation
Debuted August, 2015 / Keyakizaka46 1st Generation
Lightstick Colors
Light Blue Light Blue

Watanabe Rika is a member of Sakurazaka46's 1st Generation. She is a "Ray" exclusive model and "LARME" regular model.


  • Audition song: Ito (Nakajima Miyuki)
  • Favorite Nogizaka46 member: Shiraishi Mai
  • She shares many traits with the other Watanabe from Ibaraki in Keyakizaka46, Watanabe Risa.
    • Something they hate about themselves: Indecisiveness
    • Favorite food: Yakiniku
    • Least favorite animal: Insects
    • What they feel they were in a previous life: Sloths
    • Favorite four-character idiom: Ishin Denshin 以心伝心 ("telepathy" or "communicating from mind-to-mind")
  • She is shy and clumsy. On the day of the group's orientation event, she realised after arriving she left her carry bag at the train station
  • Despite her reserved nature on variety shows, she is known to be upbeat and high tension at handshake events. Before joining Keyakizaka46, member Seki Yumiko described her as being bubbly and jumping up and down during handshakes.
  • Keyakizaka46's oldest member.
    • She wanted to become an older sister to the other girls in the group, but she says they think of her as a younger sister
  • She can play the piano
  • Her treasured item is a stuffed toy whale shark named Aoko that she bought during a high school trip to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. However, she often forgets it.
  • She is close to former Keyakizaka46 member Nagasawa Nanako
  • Has regularly appeared at GirlsAward and Tokyo Girls Collection runway shows.


Keyakizaka46 1st GenerationSakurazaka46 1st Generation
Joined Keyakizaka46 1st Generation on August 21, 2015
Transferred to Sakurazaka46 1st Generation on October 14, 2020

Singles Participation

Sakurazaka46 A-Sides

Sakurazaka46 B-Sides

Keyakizaka46 A-Sides

Keyakizaka46 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

Keyakizaka46 Albums


Aozora to MARRY


Media Appearances

Stage Plays

Variety Shows


Net Serialization


Watanabe Rika (2018 - Ambivalent)
Watanabe Rika (2018 - Glass wo Ware!)
Watanabe Rika (2017 - Kaze ni Fukarete mo)
Watanabe Rika (2017 - Fukyouwaon)
Watanabe Rika (2016 - Futari Saison)
Watanabe Rika (2016 - Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai)
Watanabe Rika (2016 - Silent Majority)
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Watanabe Rika (Early 2016)
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Watanabe Rika (Late 2015)
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Watanabe Rika (Early 2015)
1st Generation
Uemura RinaOzeki RikaKoike MinamiKobayashi YuiSaito Fuyuka
Sugai YuukaHabu MizuhoHarada AoiMoriya AkaneWatanabe RikaWatanabe Risa
2nd Generation
Inoue RinaSeki YumikoTakemoto YuiTamura HonoFujiyoshi KarinMatsuda RinaMatsudaira Riko
Morita HikaruYamasaki TenEndo HikariOzono ReiOnuma AkihoKosaka MarinoMasumoto KiraMoriya Rena
Sakurazaka46 History