Kawaei Rina
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Nickname Ricchan (りっちゃん?)
Birthdate February 12, 1995 (1995-02-12) (age 25)
Birthplace Kanagawa, Japan
Bloodtype O
Zodiac Sign Aquarius Aquarius
Height 152cm
B-W-H 79-58-82cm[1]
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, Actress
Years Active 2010-2015
(9 years)
Agency AKS, avex management
group AKB48
Team Team A
Generation 11th Generation AKB48
Associated Acts AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, Nogizaka46, JKT48, SNH48
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Graduated August 4, 2015

Name Spelling
Birth Name
Kanji 川栄李奈
Hiragana かわえい りな
Katakana カワエイ リナ
Romaji Kawaei Rina

Kawaei Rina was a member of AKB48's Team A.



In July, she passed AKB48's 11th Generation Audition. In October, she had her first debut at the Tokyo Autumn Festival, and had her first theater performance debut as a research student one month later.


In 2012, she starred in the TV Tokyo Drama Majisuka Gakuen 3 as Nanashi. She was later promoted to Team 4 in March, ultimately being transferred to Team A in August at the Tokyo Dome Concert.


On May 25, 2014, during a handshake event held at Takizawa City, Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna, and a staff member were attacked by a man with a handsaw. All three victims suffered light wounds and were taken to hospital; the event, as well as all other group activities on that day, were halted.


On March 26, 2015, she announced her graduation from the group. She had her graduation ceremony, during AKB48's Summer Concert in Super Saitama Arena on August 2, and her last stage performance was on August 4, 2015.

Team Hierarchy Progression

Senbatsu/Selection Events

  • Mechaike SP (BKA48) - #15 (47.8 average) BKA48 Center

Discography Participation


Stage Units

RS4 (Theater no Megami)

  • Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa

41 (Boku no Taiyou)

  • Higurashi no Koi

Team A Waiting Stage

  • Skirt, Hirari
  • Tenshi no Shippo

Concert Shuffle Units

AKB48 First Dome Concert "Yossha~Ikuzo~! in Seibu Dome"

  • Lemon no Toshigoro

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

  • Skirt, Hirari

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

  • Pajama Drive

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

  • 7ji 12fun no Hatsukoi
  • Skirt, Hirari
  • Nagisa no CHERRY

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

  • Heart Gata Virus

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

  • Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
  • Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc
Sapporo Dome
  • Hoshi no Ondo
Osaka Dome
  • Glass no I LOVE YOU



  • [2012] Majisuka Gakuen 3
  • [2012] Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou Movie


  • Hobby: Playing
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Animal: Dog
  • Favorite Movie: Koizora
  • Favorite Number: 2
  • Her admired member is Maeda Atsuko
  • Her favorite country is France
  • Favorite number is 2
  • Favorite AKB48 song is Iiwake Maybe
  • Owns two dogs
  • She announced her graduation of March 26, 2015, declaring that since she could not participate in handshake events anymore after the Iwate Incident, she now wants to focus on her acting career
  • She announced her marriage and pregnancy on May 17, 2019


  1. 2014.05.31 - Mecha×2IkeTeruh! (Fuji TV)



  • Kawaei Rina, NEW SHIP
  • Kawaei Rina, Manatsu no Sounds Good!
  • Kawaei Rina, Ikuji Nashi Masquerade
  • Kawaei Rina, Tsugi no Season
  • Kawaei Rina, Kodoku na Hoshizora
  • Kawaei Rina, Totteoki Christmas
  • Kawaei Rina, Waiting Room
  • Kawaei Rina, Ruby
  • Kawaei Rina, Sayonara Crawl

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