Ikuta Erika
Ikuta Erika, Hadashi de Summer 2016
Nickname Ikuchan (いくちゃん?)
Ikutadon (いくたどん/生田どん?)
Erikasama (エリカ様?)
Erika (エリカ?)
Former Stage Name Ikegami Kai (池上花衣?)
Birthdate January 22, 1997 (1997-01-22) (age 22)
Birthplace Dusseldorf, Germany
(currently lives in Tokyo, Japan)
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Aquarius Aquarius
Height 160cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, Actress
Years Active 2011-present
(7 years)
Agency N46Div.
Group Nogizaka46
Team Nogizaka46 Members
Generation 1st Generation Nogizaka46
Associated Acts Nogizaka46, AKB48, HKT48, SKE48
Sub-Units Mayuzaka46
SNS erika.ikuta
(Nogizaka46 Official Blog)
46ブロ 1期生
(1st Gen Nogizaka46 Official Ameba Blog)

Ikuta Erika (生田絵梨花?) is a Japanese singer from the idol group Nogizaka46. Akimoto Yasushi stated that her aura reminded him of Acchan from AKB48, and that he had the idea to put Ikuta in the center position. However, Akimoto-sensei decided not to, because it would be too similar to how become AKB48 started. 

Ikuta Erika was one of the 36 selected among the 56 final participant auditioned for the 1st Generation Members. Later on she was chosen as one of the Shichi Fukujin (七福神 - 7 Deities of Good Luck) on Nogizaka46's 1st Single, Guru Guru Curtain. On Nogizaka46's 2nd Single, Oide Shampoo, Ikuta Erika was chosen as one of the Senbatsu Members. She then once again was chosen as the Shichi Fukujin on Nogizaka46's 3rd Single, Hashire! Bycicle. For the 4th single, Seifuku no Mannequin, Ikuta Erika was also chosen but it was changed into Hachi Fukujin (八福神 - 8 Deities of Good Luck).

Erika Ikuta played the role of Cosette in the 30th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables in 2017. She will reprise the role in 2019.


  • Abilities: Playing Piano, Balet
  • Favourite Food: Udon and Apples

Single Participitation

Theater Credits

  • Coco Smile: Asu e no Rock 'n' Roll (August 2007), Coco
  • Heidi (2009), Clara
  • Rainbow Prelude (Tennōzu Ginga Theater, 2 October 2014 - 5 October 2015), Louise
  • Princess Knight (Akasaka ACT Theater, 12 November 2015 - 17 November 2015), Princess Sapphire
  • Roméo et Juliette (Akasaka ACT Theater, 2017 - 2019), Juliet
  • Les Misérables (Imperial Theatre, 2017 - 2019), Cosette
  • Mozart (Imperial Theatre, 2018 - ), Constanze
  • Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (January 2019), Natasha Rostova
  • Whistle Down the Wind (March 2020), Swallow