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6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols: Members of Kep1er and IVE are most loved by K-netizens

Do you know which rookie female idols from Japan are receiving the most attention from Korean netizens?

Kpop is expanding and breaking down many boundaries, so it is no longer uncommon for idol groups to include foreign members. However, compared to other countries, it seems that Japan is still the home country of the majority of Kpop idols. Japanese Kpop idols have been introduced since the 2nd and 3rd generation, but among 4th generation rookie groups, the number of Japanese idols is even more outstanding.

Recently on a Korean online community, netizens have made a compilation of 6 rookie Kpop female idols from Japan who are receiving the most attention at the moment. Let’s see who they are.

HINA (LIGHTSUM)

Birthday: April 7, 2003

Position in the group: Sub Vocal

Fun fact: She is a huge fan of TWICE (especially Sana). She attended many of their concerts and High Touch events in Japan.

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

TSUKI (BILLLIE)

Birthday: September 21, 2002

Position in the group: Main Dancer, Sub Vocal

Fun fact: A former SM Entertainment trainee (under the stage name Ravi), and a friend of Ningning (aespa).

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

HARUNA (BILLLIE)

Birthday: January 30, 2006

Position in the group: Sub Vocalist, Sub Dancer, Maknae

Fun fact: Haruna’s role model is Seulgi (Red Velvet).

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

REI (IVE)

Birthday: February 3, 2004

Position in the group: Rapper

Fun fact: Many netizens think Rei looks like Minho (SHINee). Rei is a fan of Kpop groups like Red Velvet (Her bias is Joy), TWICE and ENHYPEN.

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

HIKARU (KEP1ER)

Birthday: March 12, 2004

Position in the group: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist

Fun fact: She ranked 7th in the finale of ‘Girls Planet 999‘. Her role model is CL.

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

MASHIRO (KEP1ER)

Birthday: December 16, 1999

Position in the group: Co-leader – Unknown

Fun fact: She is a famous former JYP trainee who is close to ITZY members. She trained at JYP Entertainment from 2016 to 2018 and then at Pledis Entertainment from 2019 to 2020. She ranked 8th in the finale of ‘Girls Planet 999’.

6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

Some comments of Korean netizens:

  • They all have lovely, cute, and pretty visuals!
  • Rei is so cute
  • I don’t know anyone other than Rei!
  • This is my first time seeing them but they all look very pretty with bangs.
  • Mashiro is very pretty.
  • Added Purple Kiss’ Yuki too!
  • Seriously, they’re all pretty and cute!
  • I only know Rei and Mashiro, but they’re both very pretty.
  • Hina vs Rei are my picks.
  • I like Tsuki and Hiraku. They give off vibes that I rarely see in K-pop.
  • Wow they all suit Korean makeup and fashion! Honestly, they’re all pretty
  • Oh my, I thought Tsuki was Korean. I find her very cute.
  • 100 times better than Chinese idols..!! I like Rei the most!!
  • Rei is my style, unnie will always support you!!
  • I’m drawn to Rei’s visuals and vibe.
6 most popular Japanese rookie female idols

Who is your pick among the above 6 idols?  Please share your thoughts.

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