Hirate Yurina

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Hirate Yurina
Hirate Yurina (2019 - Kuroi Hitsuji)
Kanji 平手友梨奈
Kana ひらて ゆりな
Romaji Hirate Yurina
Nickname Techi (てち)
Birth Info
Birthdate June 25, 2001  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Aichi, Japan
Blood type O
Current Age 22 Years Old
Height 163cm
Professional Info
Agency NAECO
Social Networks Official Website / YouTube / Twitter / Instagram
Idol Career Info
Former Group Keyakizaka46
Former Team 1st Generation
Debuted August 2015 / 1st Generation
Graduated January 2020

Hirate Yurina was a member of Keyakizaka46's 1st Generation. She is now an actress, model, and solo singer affiliated with NAECO.


  • Lightstick Colours: Green (during Yamanotesen) and Red (during Shibuya Kara PARCO ga Kieta Hi and Jibun no Hitsugi)
  • Audition song: Hoshizora no Distance (The Alfee)
  • Favorite Nogizaka46 member: Shiraishi Mai
  • Favorite foods: Octopus, noodles, chawanmushi
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, taking walks
  • Youngest member of Keyakizaka46 1st Generation
  • Center of Keyakizaka46 throughout her entire time in the group
    • She is the only member in 48Group and Sakamichi Series history to achieve eight solo covers in a row.
    • She is the second person in 48Group and Sakamichi Series history to be chosen as center for 9 singles in a row, the first being Matsui Jurina. However, she is the first to be chosen as solo center for 9 singles in a row.
      • However, Keyakizaka46's ninth single was never released in its original form with Hirate as center.
  • At Keyakizaka46's first public event, she said: "I didn't become an idol to be spoiled. I auditioned because I wanted to become an idol who can give people courage like Ikoma-san or Shiraishi-san."
  • She played basketball since she was in elementary school.
  • She has an older brother.
  • She had a dog named "Cherry".
  • She is a skilled dancer and can perform some acrobatic moves, such as cartwheels.
  • In high school, her friends often came to her for advice on romance, or simply to gossip about their crushes.
  • She said that Imaizumi Yui was the first person to exchange LINE contact info with her at their final audition.
  • She was good friends with Kakizaki Memi, and the two often spent time together outside of work. She was also good friends with Nagahama Neru, Uemura Rina, and Shida Manaka.
  • She was often said to look like an otter. Harada Aoi first said this by comparing Yurina to the LINE sticker, Yuruyuru Kawauso (otter). Ishimori Nijika later introduced Yurina as "a girl who looks like an otter" in Keyakitte, Kakenai?.
  • Her original nickname was "Hirate-chan", but Saito Fuyuka started calling her "Hiratechi" in blog posts. The nickname stuck and eventually morphed into "Techi".
  • She was named the official muse of ANREALAGE x Onward Kashiyama’s brand ANEVER. She served as a model for promotion and image videos as well.
  • In 2022 she played the main character of an 8-episode web drama for Haagen-Dazs ice cream. She also served as a Haagen-Dazs image model during this time.
  • Her acting co-stars, like Kitagawa Keiko, often regard her with fondness and speak highly of her.
  • She has participated in the composition of her solo songs.
  • She is close with the dancer team that she performs with for her solo activities. She says that she feels they are all a team, crew, and family working toward a common goal.
  • When asked if there is anything she can't live without, she replied "nothing". She said that if she felt like she "needed" a particular thing, it would be hard to deal with the fear of losing it. She went on to say that she is afraid to open up to others because, inevitably, they will have to part. However, her dancer team is an example of people she is truly comfortable with.




  • On February 29th, was selected as center for Keyakizaka46's first single, Silent Majority. She would continue on in the center role until her resignation from her group in January 2020.
  • On March 30th, received her first solo magazine cover for "Mac Fan".
  • On October 8th, made her runway debut at "GirlsAward 2016 AUTUMN/WINTER" at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.


  • In March, was selected as center for Sakamichi AKB track Dare no Koto wo Ichiban Aishiteru?.
  • In April, became the regular personality for "GIRLS LOCKS!", a part of radio program "SCHOOL OF LOCK".
  • On June 24th, a man was arrested for burning a flare indoors and being in possession of a knife while attempting to enter the handshake lane for Hirate and Kakizaki Memi.


  • On January 13th, it was revealed she had an injury on her right arm and took a break from group activities.
  • On February 7th, was selected as the brand muse of "24h cosme".
  • On July 7th, returned to group activities for TV performance on "THE MUSIC DAY". The following day, she appeared at the "JUMP MUSIC FESTA" performance with the group.
  • On September 14th, made her film debut acting as the leading role in the film “Hibiki”.
  • On December 3rd, won the Best Newcomer Award in the 31st Nikkan Sports Film Award.
  • On December 21st, announced another partial break from group activities to focus on recovery.


  • In January, received the 42nd Japan Academy Film Prize for Newcomer of the Year Award.
  • In February, received the award for Japan Film New Face Break Award at the 2018 Japan Internet Films Awards for the movie "Hibiki".
  • In May, received the New Actress Award at the 28th Japanese Movie Critics Award.
  • On September 18th and 19th, performed at Keyakizaka46 LIVE at Tokyo Dome ~ARENA TOUR 2019 FINAL~ after limited performances during the preceding arena tour due an injury on her right elbow.


  • On January 23rd, resigned from Keyakizaka46.
  • On March 4th, her official website with new artist photos was opened, as well as the announcement of her role in the film "The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window". The movie was however delayed until 2021.
  • On September 29th, starred in fashion label ANREALAGE's 2021 Spring/Summer Collection Opening Video for Paris Fashion week.
  • On December 25th, made her solo debut as a singer with Dance no Riyuu.


  • On April 23rd, became the regular personality for "Hirate LOCKS!", a part of radio program "SCHOOL OF LOCK".
  • On September 24th, released her second single Kakegae no Nai Sekai.
  • On December 18th and 25th, had her first solo starring role in NHK drama Run Through Beyond The Wind.


  • On December 21st, announced her signing to Korean company HYBE's new Japanese label, NAECO, as their first artist.

Solo Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 TBACover.jpg  Dance no Riyuu
(Digital Single)
02 TBACover.jpg Kakegae no Nai Sekai
(Digital Single)

Singles Participation

Keyakizaka46 A-Sides

Keyakizaka46 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Albums Participation

Keyakizaka46 Albums

Solo Songs

Media Appearances

Variety Shows



  • Hibiki (響-HIBIKI-) (2018) - Akui Hibiki
  • The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (さんかく窓の外側は夜 Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru) (2020) - Hiura Erika
  • The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (ザ·ファブル 第二章) (ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋) (2021) - Saba Hinako


Music Videos


Hirate Yurina (2018 - Ambivalent)
Hirate Yurina (2018 - Glass wo Ware!)
Hirate Yurina (2017 - Kaze ni Fukarete mo)
Hirate Yurina (2017 - Fukyouwaon)
Hirate Yurina (2017 - Futari Saison)
Hirate Yurina (2016 - Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai)
Hirate Yurina (2016 - Silent Majority)
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Hirate Yurina (Early 2016)
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Hirate Yurina (Late 2015)
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Hirate Yurina (Early 2015)