Morimoto Marie

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Morimoto Marie
Kanji 森本茉莉
Kana もりもと まりぃ
Romaji Morimoto Marii/Marie
Nickname Marimoto (まりもと)
Birth Info
Birthdate February 23, 2004  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Tokyo, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 20 Years Old
Height 162cm
Professional Info
Agency Seed & Flower
Social Networks Official Blog / SHOWROOM / Instagram
Idol Career Info
Group Hinatazaka46
Team 3rd Generation
Debuted September 2019 / Sakamichi Kenshusei
Lightstick Colors
Orange Blue

Morimoto Marie is a member of Hinatazaka46's 3rd Generation.


  • Her audition SHOWROOM number was #4. Her nickname during the auditions was Rope-chan (ロップちゃん). She used this nickname because she wore her hair in braids during her first livestream, and people commented that it looked like a rope. She wore braids in every stream afterwards.
  • Admired members: Saito Asuka, Iwamoto Renka, Watanabe Rika, Ushio Sarina, Kanemura Miku, Hamagishi Hiyori
  • Hobbies: Playing with her dogs, eating, watching travel videos
  • Favorite foods: Beef tongue, ice cream, watermelon, fruits
  • Favorite song: "only one" by BoA
  • Catchphrase: "More, more, Morimoto. More happiness, Morimoto" (もーっともーっともりもっと。幸せもーっともりもっと Motto motto Morimoto. Shiawase motto Morimoto.).
  • She shares the same birthday as fellow Hinatazaka46 member Yamaguchi Haruyo (February 23, 2004).
  • She was born in Paris and lived there until she was four years old. She cannot speak French, though.
  • Her parents chose the name Marie (茉莉) for two reasons:
    • First, because the characters read as "jasmine flower" in Chinese. In flower language, jasmine represents elegance, friendliness, and warmth. The name Marie therefore shows that her parents wanted her to grow up to be a woman who is charming and elegant.
    • Second, because it can be romanized as "Marie", a common French name. This would make it easier for Westerners to pronounce.
    • Coincidentally, the train station closest to her house in France was called Jasmine Station.
  • She has an older brother.
  • She has two pet dogs. One is a white shiba inu named Snow, and the other is a black shiba inu named Black. Black is 5 years older than Snow.
  • She describes herself as a person with no special quirks or characteristics. She is also "not good at being indifferent", in the sense that she does not like to be idle and wants to experience new things.
  • She is a longtime fan of the Sakamichi Groups.
  • She was a finalist for the 15th All Japan National Bishoujo Contest in 2017.
  • She likes listening to ASMR.
  • She likes fashion and clothes shopping.
  • She is a fan of K-Pop and J-Pop. She likes K-Pop artists such as BoA and EVERGLOW, and J-Pop artists such as the Sakamichi Groups, ≠ME, and Ieiri Leo.
  • She visits Yamanashi Prefecture every year with her family.
  • She wants to live abroad someday.
  • She wants to visit Hinohara Village, Mt. Hiei, and Miyagi Prefecture someday. She wants to explore these places by bike or by foot because she likes nature.
  • She wants to learn how to surf. She then wants to travel around Japan in a van and visit surfing spots.
  • On Hinatazaka de Aimashou she claimed that a haiku she wrote in middle school was selected as one of the winners for the ITOEN Oi~Ocha (おい〜お茶) Shinhaiku Contest. This is an annual competition hosted by ITOEN tea company, in which 2,000 submitted haikus are selected to be printed on ITOEN tea bottles for the year. Submissions typically number 1 to 2 million. However, fans could not find any record of her winning, and instead found that she had won a different haiku competition, the Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶) Elementary School Haiku Competition. Fans brought this to her attention, and she realized she had mixed up the two contests because they both had the character "" in the name. She apologized for the mistake later in her blog.
  • She gets frequent nosebleeds in the summer. She says her best method to stop an active nosebleed is to suck on ice cubes.
  • Her oshimen is Ushio Sarina. During the 3rd Generation Members' Cooking Competition on Hinatazaka de Aimashou, she chose Sarina as the senior she wanted to cook for.
  • She is close with Miyata Manamo ("MM Sisters"). She said it is because of Manamo that she is able to talk to her senior members.
  • She is friends with ≠ME's Ogi Hana. They visited an aquarium together in January 2022.

Group History

Sakamichi Joint Auditions finalist → Sakamichi KenshuseiHinatazaka46 3rd Generation
She passed the Sakamichi Joint Auditions on August 19, 2018
Her profile was uploaded to the Sakamichi Kenshusei official website on September 7, 2019
Promoted to Hinatazaka46 3rd Generation on February 16, 2020

Single Participation

Hinatazaka46 A-Sides

Hinatazaka46 B-Sides

Album Participation

Hinatazaka46 Albums

Media Appearances

Stage Plays

  • Maku ga Agaru (幕が上がる)(2023)

Variety Shows


1st Generation
Kato ShihoSaito KyokoSasaki KumiSasaki MireiTakase ManaTakamoto AyakaHigashimura Mei
2nd Generation
Kanemura MikuKawata HinaKosaka NaoTomita SuzukaNibu AkariHamagishi HiyoriMatsuda Konoka
3rd Generation
Kamimura HinanoTakahashi MikuniMorimoto MarieYamaguchi Haruyo
4th Generation
Ishizuka TamakiKonishi NanamiShimizu RioShogenji YokoTakeuchi Kirari
Hirao HonokaHiraoka MitsukiFujishima KahoMiyachi SumireYamashita HarukaWatanabe Rina