Nakanishi Rina
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Nakanishi Rina, 2011
Nickname Rinatin (りなてぃん?)
Former Stage Name Yamaguchi Riko (やまぐち りこ?)
Birthdate June 26, 1988 (1988-06-26) (age 32)
(May 18, 1993 [29] in Alice Japan)
Birthplace Oita, Japan
Bloodtype A
(O in Alice Japan)
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
(Sagittarius Sagittarius in Alice Japan)
Height 158cm
B-W-H 88-59-80 cm
Shoe Size 23.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, AV actress
Years Active 2005-2008
(3 years in AKB48)
(1 year in the AV industry)
Agency Formerly of Alice Japan and SOD
group AKB48
Team AKB48 Graduates
Generation 1st Generation AKB48
Associated Acts AKB48
Sub-Units Chocolove from AKB48
Graduated November 23, 2008

Nakanishi Rina was a member of AKB48's Team A. She was also a member of Chocolove from AKB48. From 2010 to 2012 was an AV actress under the name Yamaguchi Riko.

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Stage Units

  • Team A 1st Stage: Skirt, Hirari (2nd Unit)
  • Team A 1st Stage: Classmate (1st Unit)
  • Team A 2nd Stage: Nageki no Figure
  • Team A 2nd Stage: Glass no I LOVE YOU
  • Team A 4th Stage: Kikyou
  • Himawari-gumi 1st Stage: Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster (1st Unit)


  • Hobbies: Cooking, collecting earrings and perfume
  • Charm point: Dimples
  • Audition song: Koizumi Kyoko - Anata ni Aete Yokatta
  • If she were to become another member, she would be either Ohe Tomomi or Minegishi Minami.
  • Recommended AKB48 songs are Classmate and Sakura no Hanabiratachi.
  • If she were to compare herself to a colour, it would be pink. However, Hoshino Michiru says that she would be white.
  • The most important things in the world to her are family and friends.
  • The first thing she wanted to do when she became an adult was to drink alcohol with Oshima Mai.
  • Has a weakness for rice.
  • She loves Sanrio's "Charmy Kitty".
  • Person she respects the most is her mother, because she is responsible and good at cooking.
  • Likes singing songs by Matsuura Aya during karaoke.
  • Loves Starbucks, and has a poster from Starbucks in her room.
  • As a young girl, her dream was to perform onstage at Canal City (which she has done)
  • Usually wears a T-shirt and long skirt
  • Says the source of her energy is chocolate and vitamin supplements
  • During her time in AKB, Rina was at the forefront in singles and concert performances. However, she took a more of a secondary role to the lead singers Maeda Atsuko and Takahashi Minami.
  • On October 5th, 2008, it was announced that she would graduate at the final performance of Team A's 4th Stage Revival. The reason for her graduation was chronic back pain and asthma.
  • Later she pursued a career as a AV actress.
  • She is currently married and has a daughter.


  • Favourite artist: Matsuura Aya
  • Favourite movie: Peter Pan.
  • Favourite colours: Pink, black.
  • Favourite flower: Tulips.


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