Erika Ikuta

Erika Ikuta
Native name
生田 絵梨花
Born (1997-01-22) 22 January 1997 (age 22)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Other namesIku-chan
Occupation
Years active2007-present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Labels
Associated acts

Erika Ikuta (生田 絵梨花, Ikuta Erika, born January 22, 1997 in Düsseldorf, Germany) is a Japanese idol singer, actress and a member of the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka46.[1][2] In addition to her work with Nogizaka46, Ikuta has appeared in multiple television and stage productions, including a Japanese production of Les Misérables.

Career[edit]

In 2011, she auditioned for Nogizaka46 and was selected as one of the thirty-six first generation members. Her audition song was Aiko's "Star".[3] She was chosen as one of the members performing on the group's debut single "Guruguru Curtain", released on February 22, 2012.[4] In September 2012, she was selected for the leading role of Alice in Nogizaka46's stage musical Sixteen Principal.[5]

On April 20, 2014, she announced that she would take a break from Nogizaka46 to prepare for further schooling.[6][7] She resumed her activities in August as the choreographic center for Nogizaka46's tenth single "Nandome no Aozora ka?"[8] In 2015, Ikuta appeared in the Fuji TV drama Zannen na Otto as a high school girl who dreams of becoming a pianist.[9] She published her first solo photobook, Tenchō, on January 21, 2016.[10] It sold 38,355 copies in its first week, and ranked first on the Oricon weekly photobook sales chart.[11][12] It also ranked first on the Oricon book ranking photobook category in the first half of the year 2016.[13]

In July 2016, it was announced that Ikuta had been chosen for the role of Cosette in a 30th anniversary production of Les Miserables in Japan, a role she will reprise in 2019.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes Source
2013 Biblia Koshodō no Jiken Techō Mirei Tanabe Fuji TV One episode [15]
Umi no Ue no Shinryōjo [16]
2015 Zannen na Otto Mika Hosoi [9][17]
Hatsumori Bemars Chopin TV Tokyo [18]
2016 Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Natsu no Tokubetsu-hen 2016 Fuji TV [19]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 The Hunger Games Rue Japanese dub [20]
2014 Chōnōryoku Kenkyūbu no 3-nin Ikuko Murata [21]
2017 Asahinagu Nene Ichidō [22]

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Source
2007 Coco Smile: Asu e no Rock 'n' Roll Coco [23]
2009 Heidi Clara Sesemann [24]
2014-5 Rainbow Prelude Louise Tennōzu Ginga Theater [25]
2015 Princess Knight Princess Sapphire Akasaka ACT Theater [26]
2017-9 Roméo et Juliette Juliet [27]
Les Misérables Cosette Imperial Theatre [14]

Bibliography[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "生田 絵梨花 メンバー紹介 乃木坂46公式サイト" [Erika Ikuta, member introduction, Nogizaka46 official website]. Nogizaka46 LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ 乃木坂46生田絵梨花、人生のターニングポイントは? ピアニストを目指した女の子がアイドル・女優の道へ (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  3. ^ 「乃木坂46」最終オーディション取材レポート(2)【合格者一覧(前半)】 (in Japanese). Scramble-Egg Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-26.
  4. ^ 乃木坂46待望のデビューシングル『ぐるぐるカーテン』は、“スカート、めくり”に注目! (in Japanese). Shueisha Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-26.
  5. ^ 乃木坂46初劇場公演は試練の連続、生田&生駒が本音語る (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  6. ^ "Nogizaka46's Ikuta Erika to temporarily suspend her activities". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  7. ^ 乃木坂46生田絵梨花、進学準備のため一時休業を発表 (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  8. ^ "Ikuta Erika to be the center for Nogizaka46's 10th single". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  9. ^ a b "Nogizaka46's Ikuta Erika to become regular on serial drama 'Zanen na Otto'". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  10. ^ a b "Nogizaka46's Ikuta Erika to release her first photo book". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  11. ^ オリコン 週間写真集ランキング (in Japanese). Oricon ME inc. Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  12. ^ 乃木坂46・生田絵梨花、初ソロ写真集がグループ初の2冠達成 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  13. ^ 乃木坂46・生田絵梨花、初ソロ作品で上半期の"写真集女王"に輝く (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  14. ^ a b 乃木坂46生田絵梨花、ミュージカル「レ・ミゼラブル」に出演 (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  15. ^ TV ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  16. ^ TV 海の上の診療所. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  17. ^ TV 残念な夫。. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  18. ^ TV 初森ベマーズ. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  19. ^ ほんとにあった怖い話 夏の特別編2016. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  20. ^ 「ハンガー・ゲーム」吹き替え版に「乃木坂46」の生田絵梨花が参加! (in Japanese). eiga.com inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  21. ^ "嘘"から始まった、乃木坂46・秋元、生田、橋本主演の映画『超能力研究部の3人』公開! (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  22. ^ "あさひなぐ". eiga.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "Coco Smile Cast" (in Japanese). Geo's Company. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  24. ^ "Archived copy" 乃木坂46 生田絵梨花が魅せたアイドルを越える「本気」の演技 (in Japanese). Excite News. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ 乃木坂46生田、初主演舞台ゲネで圧巻の熱演 (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  26. ^ 乃木坂46・生田&桜井が意気込み ミュージカル『リボンの騎士』 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  27. ^ 大野拓朗×乃木坂46生田絵梨花、世界的名作で初共演 (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  28. ^ 季刊乃木坂 (東京ニュース通信社) (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  29. ^ 転調 = Modulation : 生田絵梨花1st写真集 (集英社) (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved 2016-03-06.

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