Nakanishi Rina
中西里菜(なりた りさ)
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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)
Birthplace Oita, Japan
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 158cm
Professional Information
Years Active 2005-2008
(3 Years 1 Month)
Agency **
group AKB48
Team Former Team A
Generation 1st Generation
Associated Acts AKB48
SNS **
Graduated November, 2008

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

Team History

  • 2005.10.30 - Joined AKB48 as Team A member
  • 2008.11.23 - Graduated from AKB48's Team A (Annoucement: October 5, 2008 | Graduation Stage: October 11, 2008)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides


Chocolove from AKB48


Stage Units

A1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Skirt, Hirari (2nd Unit)
Classmate (1st Unit)
A2 (Aitakatta)
Nageki no Figure
Glass no I LOVE YOU
Rio no Kakumei
A3 (Dareka no Tame ni)
Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru
A4 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster (1st Unit)

Concert Units

AKB48 First Concert "Aitakatta ~Hashira wa Naize!~"

AKB48 Haru no Chotto dake Zenkoku Tour ~Madamada Daze AKB48!~

Solo Songs


  • [2009.04.28] Nakanishi Rina 1st Photobook AKB48 Graduation

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


  • Audition Song: Anata ni Aete Yokatta (Koizumi Kyoko)
  • Star sign: Cancer
  • Hobbies: Cooking
  • Charm point: Dimples
  • Favorite artist: Matsuura Aya
  • Favorite character: Sanrio's "Charmy Kitty"
  • Favorite colors: Pink, black
  • Favorite flower: Tulip
  • Favorite movie: Peter Pan
  • Good friends with: Ohe Tomomi
  • Former member of Chocolove from AKB48
  • Collects earrings and perfume
  • If she were to become another member, she would be either Ohe Tomomi or Minegishi Minami
  • Her 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 said 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 becomes an adult is to drink alcohol with Oshima Mai
  • Has a weakness for rice
  • 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 sources of her energy are chocolate and vitamin supplements
  • Could be consistently seen at the forefront in singles and concert performances, though she tended to take more of a secondary role to the lead singers Maeda Atsuko and Takahashi Minami
  • Later she pursued a career as a AV actress, that she withdrew on April, 2012
  • Currently she is married and has a daughter, Airi


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