Yurina Hirate (born 25 June 2001) is a Japanese idol singer, a member of the idol group Keyakizaka46. Here you can watch her making video clips by Kishin Shinoyama, one of the leading photographers featuring idols in Japan.
- Audition song: Hoshizora no Distance (the Alfee)
- Favourite Nogizaka member: Shiraishi Mai
- Center of Keyakizaka46
- She is the only member in 48Group and Sakamichi Series who rechieved five solo covers in a row
- Has been playing basketball since she was in elementary school
- Is a skilled dancer and claims she can perform some acrobatic moves, such as cartwheels.
- At the group’s first event, she proclaimed:
- “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.”
- Has grown over two centimeters since the group was formed, and believes she is still growing.
Nogizaka46 is a Japanese Idol Group produced by Akimoto Yasushi and the 1st rival group of AKB48. The 1st generation members were announced on August 21, 2011. The debut single of the group, Guru Guru Curtain, was released on February 15, 2012. Their anniversary is celebrated on February 22. They are currently signed under N46Div. (Sony Music Entertainment Japan).
[Hirate Yurina by Kishin Shinoyama Vol.2]