Rei has long light blond hair and turquoise eyes. She wears a light blue/blue ornament on her hair, a navy blue/white dress with light blue/blue laces and a light blue/blue/white cloth attached to it. Around her right leg she wears a long navy blue stocking with a light blue/blue/white frill on top of it a star, sun, and moon anklet, a short navy stocking on her left, and light blue/white high heel shoes.
Rei is a cool, dance-loving high schooler in her third year. She has a strong desire to improve and hates to lose more than most people. Her high intensity can come across as aggressive and intrusive to those around her, and she often causes clashes because she demands the same level of effort from the people around her.
|First of all, let me ask you about your daily life. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
This is really an everyday question..... I open the window and get some fresh air coming in.
At the dormitory, we take turns to prepare the food and I eat well. I'm surprised that people are so careful about what they eat; breakfast needs the right balance.
I'm happy if there is fruit in the morning. It's been ingrained in my head by my parents that fruit in the morning is important.
I think it's macarons. I like the feel of macarons. They are expensive though, so I don't have many opportunities to buy them.
I wonder...I drink a lot of citrus juice.
I don't really like studying, but I pay attention in classes properly. I often run in the morning before going to school, so sometimes I want to sleep.
Yes, I like to be physically active.
Hmm, there isn't one really. I don't want to cut down on my idol lesson time, so I try to avoid getting red marks at the very least.
Even during my free time, I go running and do some physical activity. I'm not very good at sitting still, I guess.
I have a towel and my smartphone. If I listen to music, I could run forever.
In my room in the dormitory. The living room is too noisy for everyone to get together.
They're like my annoying sisters...? It's like having a little sister constantly.
...I was quite reluctant to do it at first, but now, well....... I'm not reluctant to do it. As expected, I'm used to it.
My dream is to rise in the ranking of the VENUS Program and become a top idol.
My brother and... my parents.
I was looking for my next goal after winning a dance competition, when I happened to meet someone from the agency. I realized that there was this new path. I think it's a new challenge for me, and I want to be at the top if I have to do it.
I've been dancing since I was in elementary school. That's all I've known.
Yes, but when I joined this industry, I realized that there are always better performers. The current professionals, including me, are not able to compete with our rivals unless they practice more. I have a sense of urgency that I, as an experienced dancer, will have to lead the way.
When I joined the industry, I was immediately impressed with LizNoir. I wondered how they could all dance like that....
I think I'd still be dancing. I might have wanted to be a dance coach or a performer.
When you start... don't stop. You have to put your all into it, without cutting corners so that people can always see your best performance.
Up until now, I've been trying to win a dance competition. Now I'm trying my best to be the best as an idol.
The moment when I achieve the best possible result, but the person I want to be recognized by does not acknowledge me.
Happiest...? I guess it was the debut live performance. The reaction of the audience was great, and it was definitely rewarding. That feeling is addictive.
It's a place where you can express yourself and improve yourself with the other members.
It was a strange sensation, different from a dance competition. I thought I wasn't nervous until just before the performance, but I felt a little bit down on my feet... I mean, I'm a professional, but I'm not quite there yet.
When I'm not feeling well, I feel a bond with the members when they talk to me, even if they think they are hiding it. I also notice it when I see them. You can tell when you're living together.
It's not that we don't get along, but it's hard to say we're best friends..... we're all rivals rather than best friends. I wonder who it would be...?
Super Takemiya (Takemiya Supermarket) has a great selection of cheap and fresh produce. Try the fresh fish delivered directly from Hoshimi fishing port. If you want to shop, go to Super Takemiya.
Yes, I've always been in Hoshimi City, but I used to go to Tokyo a lot for dance lessons.
That's right. When I was little, I was very much into dance when I was interested in it.
When I saw the cast members dancing at the theme park I went to with my parents, I made up my mind to do it too.
My brother was always a big music lover, so I'm influenced by him, so I don't care what genre I'm listening to.
The song was cooler than I had imagined for an idol song. To be honest, I was surprised. But at the same time, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to sing it.
Probably... it's a song made by us; it's not perfect, but it's still good....
"I'm here with you, and I'm gonna shine, I'm not alone anymore" It makes me feel closer to the members than before, and I feel like it resonates with me somehow... eh... please don't nod so much, I'm embarrassed.
As I said before, I think about how we can catch up with our rivals every day. But there's nothing we can do.
I look forward to each day, but it's so much fun to make new songs and to learn new dance choreography.
That story I just told you about the theme park was actually a birthday present from my parents. I was a only little but I was very happy. I haven't received anything recently though.
An idol who can overwhelm the audience with her best performance.
A message? "Please keep up the good work in the future". I'm sorry, I can't say anything witty... I'm not good at this kind of thing.
I can get energy and courage from them. I didn't feel it so much when I was dancing, but I realized that cheering gives me strength.
I think that just like the dancers I saw, idols are capable of delivering dreams and smiles... especially these days.
Your support is what motivates us. I hope you'll look forward to seeing us as we continue to grow. I hope you keep supporting us.
- The name Rei means "wise" (怜).
- Rei's surname Ichinose means "one" (一) (ichi) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).
- Please refer to this character's Image Gallery.
- Rei Ichinose Q+A on the LisAni website.