|Radiance Colour||Light blue|
|Birthday Date||28th July SC0109|
|Favourite song||Changes every day|
|Oshimen||Maeda Atsuko the 18th|
Rei has blue-grey eyes and long blonde hair which she wears in different hairstyles. Like all AKB0048 members she has heart shaped sparkles in her hair and eyes. She is always wearing necklace she got from her sister before she left home to take AKB0048 audition. She likes to wear comfortable clothes and rarely wears skirts or dresses outside her idol work.
It is hard to get to know Rei's personality as she is a person who is very closed in herself and it takes her long time to start trusting someone. She is a shy girl who is unsure on how to start conversation with others and usually isn't very talkative around other members however she is slowly becoming more confident and tells her opinion more often.
She enjoys spending time with her fellow members but is quite introverted person so she always needs some time alone (preferable with a good book) after being in company for a long time.
She usually gives impression of being a very calm person but in reality she can actually get angry very easily and can be very impatient especially when she is nervous or tired. However that is something she tries to control as she really dislikes that side of herself and doesn't know why she shouts so quickly without realising it. However while she gets angry easily she also calms down quickly and never holds a grudge for too long which makes a lot of people comment that she is too forgiving.
Rei is very emotinal person and emphatetic person who quickly changes her mood. She puts herself in other people's shoes in all situations and often imagines how she would feel in a situation that other person is in which often results in her feeling sad, mad and embarrased for other people and is very likely to defend them if she feels like they are in uncomfortable position. Books and movies often make her very emotional and she empathizes with characters in them very much. She thinks she controls her emotions successfully but that's not always the case. On of the times when her emotions are obviously shown is when she has to play volleyball or dodgeball as it is very obvious how nervous and scared she is and she makes no effort to hide that. During those games Rei acts very out of character in general. She is usually the one who would always try to protect others but it's very likely that she'll hide behind someone when she plays dodgeball to avoid being hit.
Despite usually seeming distant from others Rei is actually very kind and cares for fellow members a lot even though she is not sure how to expresses. She is always happy when she hears that something good happened to them and feels bad if something bad happens to them. She always wants to help those in trouble but is unsure in her ability to do so.
Rei often gives impression of being to serious but in fact loves to laugh and is big fan of comedies, she however has slightly different sense of humor.
One of her well know traits is that she is terrible when it comes to making decisions. Her favorite colours and songs change all the time and she struggles to choose what to eat for breakfast almost every day.
Rei has loved music since she was little, which was the reason she decided to join AKB0048. She really enjoys singing and dancing. She was also taught how to play piano since young age and really enjoys playing it as a hobby.
Rei is also a huge bookworm and owns a lot of books. She likes all genres but is especially obssesed with fantasy and mystery novels. She knows a lot about books she read and cares deeply for characters that she reads about. It's not far from the truth, if someone jokes that she knows her favorite books by heart. To her book is not just a story it always feels very real to her and she feels like she actually knows the characters. She considers books to be aw world that she can escape to Her favorite book series is Passages of Secrets and Truth as she feels that it combines her favorite genres perfectly. She loves those books so much that she references them and writes about them on her social media all of the time. Rei is not only a big fan of books but also fictional worlds in general so she also loves movies, tv shows and anime.
Rei isn't very athletic person but there are some sports that she likes. Those include badminton which she actually trained for two years before leaving Hikaristar to take 00 audition. She also enjoys swimming, ice-skating and table tenis.
Rei also enjoys cooking and making sandwiches. She ofen brings a lot of them with her when she 00 has a concert on different planet.
Rei is quite good singer as she practised singing from a young age however she is not a very atheltic person so she is not as good at dancing. Because of that she spends a lot of time practising and has improved a lot since joining AKB0048.
Rei was taught how to play piano since she was little and she is good at it although as she says she is nowhere near professional level and only plays it for hobby.
Rei learned to read at a very young age and is very fast reader.
Another one of her skills is writing. She has a huge imagination and writes a lot of stories, however she is not very confident in her writing abilites and doesn't show them to anyone not even her closest friends.
Rei is a good student who cares a lot for her education and gets good grades. She is quite intelligent and has good memory and logic skills. She likes learning foreign languages and is very good at English. Another one of her favorite subjects is Maths.
Rei is also quite observant and quickly notices differences or if someone is hiding something. She also seems to be very good at understanding other people's emotions.
Rei is not very athletic and isn't good at most of sports. Exceptions to that are badminton 8which she trained for 2 years), swimming, ice-skating and table tenis. She is however terrible at most of team sports like football, basketball, dodgeball or volleyball and really dislikes playing them. She especially hates volleyball and dodgeball as her primary school classmates always got mad at her that she didn't do it well enough when they played them at school. It often makes her act very out of character.
Life Before 00Edit
Rei was born on 28th July SC0109 on planet Hikaristar as second and youngest child in her family. As a young kid she was very curious and loved investigating new things. She got excited about everything and was very confident. She learned to read at a very young age and quickly developed a huge love for books like everyone else in her family. Rei also immediately loved music as she sang with her family and was taught how to play a piano from a very young age. She also known about AKB0048 her whole life. Her older sister Aimi was a huge fan of them and listened to their music with her a lot. Rei enjoyed playing with other kids and always had a lot of fun.
Life on Hikaristar changed drastically few days after her 5th birthday. It joined DGTO which resulted in Entertainment ban. While Rei hated the fact that she couldn't sing outside her home and underground music clubs anymore she still had a lot of contact with music. Her family was one of strong music supporters and her parents even joined the group Old Hikaristar that worked hidden from Hikaristar's government to bring music back. Music was still very common thing in her home and her family spent a lot of time in underground music clubs. Despite lack of music and other entertainment, life on Hikaristar seemed to go as normal and change didn't affect Rei that much even though she hated that she couldn't sing outside her home and music clubs anymore.
About a year after Hikaristar was put under entertainment ban Aimi decided to take auditions for AKB0048 and passed them. While Rei was sad that she won't get to see her sister as much anymore she was very excited by possiblitly that she might become an idol. Before Aimi left Rei (with help of her grandmother) made a ribbon for her. As she was very young the ribbon wasn't very well made but Aimi loved it and wore it all the time. Rei was even more excited about 00 after that and started to wish of joining the group as well when she is older and one day performing alongside her sister. She was excited when her sister became a successor and her family was even able to get from Hikaristar and watch the succession live on Akibastar. That was the first time that Rei visited another planet and she loved it. She felt like she could never be happier.
However everything changed about a year later. Rei and grandmother were home alone as Rei's parents were doing some Old Hikaristar related work when they were suddenly visited and got a message that Rei's parents died in a fire accident (which was very suspisious as many Old Hikaristar members died in it). Rei was completely crushed by that and she was much less excitable after that. Aimi decided to graduate 00 after their parents death not wanting to leave her sister and grandmother alone.
After that Rei became much more closed in herself even though she hadn't realised it immediately. Her parents death wasn't the only reason, she also started to feel like she is completely different from her classmates. After they truned 9-10 they all became obssesed with how grown up they should be and often said that Rei is childish for still doing things that they didn't do anymore. Rei on the other hand felt that the way they acted - making fun of others and purpously tickling her when they knew she was very ticklish was much more childish thing to do. She started to feel the gap between her and her classmates growing and growing and felt like they though she was weird because she was different from them. Eventually she even had huge arguments with her friends and was suddenly completely alone and unsure how to get close to anyone. She felt very lonely. As much as she loved spending time with her sister and grandmother she really hated the fact that she had no friends. It was around that time that Rei started reading The Passages of Secrets and Truth and became a huge fan of them. She fell in love with fictional worlds even more than before believing that's where true friendship exists and in disbelief that it's possible to find it in real life. Once very confident girl became very shy and scared of communicating with other people always in fear that she'll say something wrong and scared of what they'll think of her. Soon after that 00 activities stopped. Even though Rei still listened to their song she felt like she lost another thing she loved a lot.
For years Rei spend most of her time either alone with her books, music and computer or with her sister and grandmother. She was lonely but started to give up hope of ever having friends. While her grandmother and sister tried to help her get confidence Rei despite trying never succeeded in gaining more confidence in herself even after she went to middle school. However despite that Rei considered herself to be happy. She had a lot of fun with her sister and grandmother as well as all the fictional worlds she read or watched about.
Audition and joining AKB0048 Edit
When Rei was 14 auditon for new generation of AKB0048 were announced and she was very excited about it. She wanted to apply but felt it would be unfair to Aimi who wanted to be a member for long time but quit early to help her and her grandmother. Aimi guessed those worries and told Rei to take auditon if that's what she wanted to do. Rei passed the first round and left Hikaristar to take the second part of auditions. Before she left Aimi gave her a necklace which Rei still wears all of the time.
Rei attended audition and was one of those who passed and became members of 150th Generation. Even though she was too shy to get close to them at close (and also scared that they won't accept her) she eventually started to open up especially to her roommates Hikami Yumeko, Ito Hotaru and Itano Tomorin who all became her very close friends and made her realise that true friendship exists outside fiction as well.
Live on Atamistar Edit
Rei sang duo version of Itoshisa no Accel together with Akano at live on Atamistar which made her slightly nervous but also happy.
152nd generation auditions Edit
At 152nd generation auditions Rei was teaching girls at hand to hand combat along with Sayaka and Akano. She noticed Chiyo, Nami and Tomoko and was sure that they'll pass audition and become part of 152nd generation when she was watching them train. When she and Sayaka realised they are taking they training too far they made them take rest and decided to bring robots for training. At lunch she sat next to auditioneers Hibiki and Diana and was later joined by Hotaru, Yumeko, Tomorin and Chiyo. When she noticed Tomoko leaving dinning room she went after her and talked to her.
SC0124 - SC0125Edit
Despite trying to not show it Rei became quite frustrated that she and most of her fellow 150th generation understudies were never elected in sousenkyou and seemed to interest fans much less than later generations. She kept wondering what she is doing wrong and felt very inferior to her sister who became Maeda Atsuko the 18th only year and a half after joining the group. Despite those feelings Rei continued to act as normal and kind towards other members as she really didn't want them to know she felt that way.
Rei was like other members shocked when Miyagi "died" completely in disbelief that they lost one of the members. During Honoka's succession live one of the members said this might be just a prank to which Rei responded that a prank like that would be way to cruel. When it turns out that it actually was a prank an Miyagi became a successor along with Honoka she was very mad still believeing that joking with death shoudn't be done but also felt relieved that Miyagi was alive. At cupcake after party following MiyaMiya's succession Rei revealed that some classmates in primary school called her Ticklekawa Reichiko during a truth and dare game which led Ririka to correctly guess that she is very ticklish. When she had to take a break from party she met Ran outside and two talked to each other a bit which made Rei realise that she would like to know her fellow understudy who never got close to anyone better.
During the announcment of Sousenkyo early results Rei was sure that she won't rank especially when only 8 members haven't been announced yet but to her big surprise she was announced to be in 8th place and felt very happy about it, even happier because Ran and Hotaru got into senbatsu as well and Yumeko into undergirls missing senbatsu only by two spots. Before that her goal was to get as high result as possible but after the announcment of early result she became to hope that she'll get into Kami 7 or at least not fall from her number 8 rank. She however did not tell anyone about her Kami 7 goal (not even Yumeko, Hotaru or Rin) as she didn't want anyone to know in case she failed to reach it.
- Joined the 150th Generation of Trainees (SC0122.11.18)
- Promoted to Team 00 (SC0123.06.17)
- Transferred to Team K (SC0123.10.31)
Inoue Megumi - Fellow Kenkyuusei.
Takanashi Yukari - Fellow Kenkyuusei.
Hoshimiya Aoi - Fellow Kenkyuusei.
Ito Hotaru - Fellow Kenkyuusei, one of her roommates and best friends even though Rei sometimes finds her slightly overwhelming to deal with.
Hikami Yumeko - Fellow Kenkyuusei, one of her roommates and best friends. They are similiar in many ways and get along very well.
Itano Tomorin - Fellow Kenkyuusei and former roommate. She is also one of her best friends.
Samuikaze Ran - Fellow Kenkyuusei. Two of them weren't very close at first as Ran is very distant to other members however it seems like she is slowly warming up to Rei. Rei finds Ran interesting and would like to know her better. They've had a lot of small conversations lately and they seem to be becoming closer.
Harune Diamond - Fellow Kenkyuusei.
Taiyamoto Akano - Fellow Kenkyuusei. She was teaching hand to hand combat at 152nd generation auditions along with Rei and Sayaka.
Asahina Miru - Kouhai.
Itano Tomoko - Kouhai, she met her at auditions when she was training hand to hand combat with Nami and Chiyo.
Aozora Kokone - Kouhai.
Honda Hibiki - Kouhai, she met her at auditions.
Tsubasa Diana - Kouhai, she met her at auditions.
Makori Ririka - Kouhai, she met her at auditions.
Mion Espoir - Kouhai.
Emily Silver - Kouhai.
Ryuuzaki Miyoko - Kouhai.
Nakahara Monica - Kouhai.
Masaki Amarie - Kouhai.
Amaya Jia - Kouhai.
Kasumi Yuuna - Kouhai. Rei likes her as they both love books.
Ayana Elise - Kouhai.
Kobayashi Griselda - Kouhai.
MoYoung Marian - Kouhai.
Itou Haruki - Kouhai.
Tomone Kaoru - Kouhai.
Nishimura Karin - Kouhai.
Murasaki Aoi - Kouhai.
Nagase Yuuri - Kouhai.
Koizumi Ayaka - Kouhai.
Shiratama Mayu - Kouhai.
Natsuki Hotaru - Kouhai.
LaLa Rue - Kouhai.
Tobina Riko - Kouhai.
Kumotani Julie - Kouhai.
Chiba Miku - Kouhai.
Mizu Kaguya - Kouhai.
Lee Hana - Kouhai.
Chizu Snow - Kouhai.
Yokoyama Asuna - Kouhai.
Ogawa Norah - Kouhai.
Kamiyama Mako - Kouhai.
Sengawa Kagome - Kouhai.
Kaname Reina - Kouhai.
Kawano Namia - Kouhai.
Tachibana Elisabeth - Kouhai.
Yozora Yoko - Kouhai.
Arisugawa Mikoto - Kouhai.
Amuro Yuhane - Kouhai.
Angelica Bianchi - Kouhai.
Akimoto Sayaka the 15th - Captain of team K. She was her kouhai when she was kenkyuusei from 151st generation. She was teaching hand to hand combat at 152nd generation audition along with Rei and Akano.
Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th - Kouhai.
Takahashi Minami the 7th - One of her fellow understudies before she became a successor. Rei respects her leadership skills and believes she really fits the name that she succeeded.
Kuramochi Asuka the 13th - Kouhai.
Sashihara Rino the 11th - Kouhai, she met her at auditions when she was training hand to hand combat with Tomoko and Nami. Rei doesn't really understand her phone and social media obsession but she is sometimes slightly amused by it.
Shimazaki Haruka the 11th - Kouhai.
Kodama Haruka the 8th - Kouhai, she met her at auditions when she was training hand to hand combat with Chiyo and Tomoko.
Ikuta Erika the 11th - Kouhai.
Eguchi Aimi the 4th - Kouhai.
Hirate Yurina the 7th - Co-Captain of team K and her kouhai.
Nakai Rika the 15th - Kouhai.
Minegishi Minami the 7th - Kouhai.
Matsui Jurina the 8th - Kouhai. Rei likes her cheerful and energetic personality but thinks that her pranks sometimes go too far.
Watanabe Mayu Type 5 - Kouhai. Rei doesn't know her well but she finds her interesting and believes there is more to her than meets the eye. Despite not being very close to her she felt very sad when she thought Miyagi died and was very relieved when she learned that wasn't the truth even though she hated the prank.
Yomohiro Haruko - Fellow Kenkyuusei until she graduated.
Yomohiro Kirara - Fellow Kenkyuusei until she graduated.
Kagawa Sayuri - She was one of her fellow kenkyuusei before she became a successor.
Shibuya Komari - She was one of her fellow kenkyuusei before she became a successor.
Shino Hoshina - Kouhai.
Ashley Snow - Kouhai.
Suzuno Natsuki - Fellow Kenkyuusei until she graduated.
Suzuno Sakura - Fellow Kenkyuusei until she graduated.
Motomiya Hikari - AKB0048 manager and producer.
Kuroki Erika - AKB0048 presenter.
Hashimoto Ayumi - AKB0048 dance teacher.
Akiyama Tamotsu - AKB0048 dorms' janitor.
Akamine Kazuto - AKB0048's vocal instructor.
Shirokami Yuki - AKB00480's designer.
Hoshikawa Aimi - Her older sister. Rei loves and admires her very much but sometimes feels very inferior to her, since she believes that Aimi was much more successful when she was 00 member than she is. On truth and dare game Rei revealed that the person she trusts the most is Aimi.
I'm not the type of person who judges someone on their first meeting. - to Chiyo in Stage one 3.0: Kenkyuusei Dreams 3rd launch about which one (Tomoko or Tomorin) is more likely to succed Tomochin.
- SC0125 - #23
- Audition song: Kibou ni Tsuite
- Character song: Between Fantasy and Reality
- Favorite Book Series: Passages of Secrets and Truth
- Rei's kirara is in shape of four-leaf clover.
- Rei dislikes being asked about her favorite song or colour as she can never decide just for one.
- When she was younger her favorite colour was red.
- Rei is very ticklish.
- In elementary school some classmates called her Ticklekawa Reichiko because of that.
- Rei's zodiac sign is Leo.
- Rei shares her birthday with MoonlightRainbow.