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 26 Years Old
Height 166.5cm
Professional Info
Agency **
Social Networks Official Blog / Instagram / SHOWROOM
Idol Career Info
Former Group Sakurazaka46
Former Team 1st Generation
Debuted August 2015 / Keyakizaka46 1st Generation
Graduated December 2021

Watanabe Rika was a member of Sakurazaka46's 1st Generation.


  • Lightstick colors: Pastel Blue and Pastel Blue
  • Audition song: Ito (Nakajima Miyuki)
  • Favorite Nogizaka46 member: Shiraishi Mai
  • She shares many traits with the other Watanabe from Ibaraki in Sakurazaka46, 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 was the eldest member of Keyakizaka46 and Sakurazaka46 until her graduation.
    • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • She was one of the most prominent models within Keyakizaka46 and Sakurazaka46.
    • She was the first Keyakizaka46 member to receive a photobook.
    • She was a "Ray" exclusive model and "LARME" regular model until her graduation.
    • She has regularly appeared at GirlsAward and Tokyo Girls Collection runway shows.


Keyakizaka46 1st GenerationSakurazaka46 1st Generation → Graduation
Joined Keyakizaka46 1st Generation on August 21, 2015
Transferred to Sakurazaka46 1st Generation on October 14, 2020
Graduated on December 19, 2021 (Announcement: October 22, 2021)

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)