Nakanishi Rina

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Nakanishi Rina
Nakanishi Rina (Late 2008)
Kanji 中西里菜
Kana なかにし りな
Romaji Nakanishi Rina
Nickname Rinatin (りなてぃん)
Birth Info
Birthdate June 26, 1988  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Oita, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 35 Years Old
Height 158cm
Professional Info
Agency **
Social Networks **
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team A
Debuted December 2005 / 1st Generation
Graduated November 2008

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


  • 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: Oe Tomomi
  • Former member of Chocolove from AKB48
  • Collects earrings and perfume
  • If she were to become another member, she would be either Oe 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
  • As one of the original "aces" of AKB48, she was 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, and retired in April 2012
  • Currently she is married and has a daughter, Airi

Team History

Team A → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team A member in October, 2005 (Debut: December 8, 2005)
Graduated on November 23, 2008 (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


Media Appearances

Variety Shows


Nakanishi Rina (Early 2008)
Nakanishi Rina (Late 2007)
Nakanishi Rina (Early 2007)
Nakanishi Rina (Late 2006)
Nakanishi Rina (Early 2006)