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Sashihara Rino
指原 莉乃
Sashihara Rino, 2016
Nickname Sasshii (さっしー?)
Sashiko (さしこ?)
Rino (りの?)
Rinochan (りのちゃん?)
さしP (SashiP?)
Birthdate November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21) (age 24)
Birthplace Oita, Japan
Bloodtype B
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 159cm
B-W-H 73-53-81.5cm
Shoe Size 23.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, Actress, HKT48 Theater Manager, Producer
Years Active 2007-present
(9 years)
Agency Ota Pro
Group HKT48
Team Team H
Generation 5th Generation AKB48
1st Generation HKT48
Associated Acts HKT48, AKB48, SKE48, SDN48, Nogizaka46, NMB48, JKT48, SNH48
Blog sashihara-rino (Ameba)
Google+ 15px-Google_plus_icon.svg.jpg +指原莉乃
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @AKB_s_rino_jp / 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @345__chan
"I'll awaken your, your, your Sashihara quality! Born in Oita prefecture, I'm Sashihara Rino"
―Sashihara Rino

Sashihara Rino is a member of HKT48's Team H. She was originally a member of AKB48's Team B, before being transferred to Team A. She is also a member of Not yet and has a solo career.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections




Discography Participation

Stage Units

  • Team B 3rd Stage: Kagami no Naka no Jean D'arc (After Kikuchi Ayaka's graduation)
  • Team B 4th Stage: Itoshiki Natasha
  • Team A 6th Stage: Enjou Rousen
  • Himawarigumi 2nd Stage: Confession (Revival) 



  • [2012.01.19] Sashiko


  • Originally a 2nd Generation AKB48 SEED (5th Generation overall), she was added to Team B on August 2008 replacing Kikuchi Ayaka. She was transferred to Team A during the team shuffle, and later to HKT48 following a scandal.
    • Ironically, aside from being a 5th Generation AKB48 she also became the Center for the 32nd AKB48 Single through the 5th AKB48 General Election Selection.
  • She is close with Kitahara Rie and Oya Shizuka.
  • Some fans would often mistake her for Kitarie, and vice-versa.
  • Her oshimen are Sato Yukari and Ota Aika
  • Is known for her knowledge of wotagei, as well as being a wota herself
  • Her favourite idol is Hagiwara Mai of °C-ute
  • She wrote a letter in 2005 to her favourite Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina. Yurina, kept the letter and in 2012, she showed the letter to Sashihara, showing that she had the letter for all that time.
  • On December 4, 2010, she attempted to upload 100 articles in a day on her official blog, with the number of page views reaching 35 million on the same day [1]
  • Is a member of Culture Club
  • She was transferred from AKB48's Team A to HKT48 in June 2012.
Nogizaka46 SashiharaRino AKB48

Sashiko in
Oide Shampoo PV

  • She made a cameo appearance in Nogizaka46's controversial Oide, Shampoo PV as the only faculty member who stayed in the office and wasn't attacked by the students (portrayed by Nogizaka46's Senbatsu). Making her the 2nd AKB member to work with Nogizaka in a PV.
    • Ironically, Oide Shampoo is also Nogizaka46's single involved in their showdown competition against each other when Sashihara released her debut single Soredemo Sukidayo.
  • She went to Tanaka Reina's Graduation concert from Morning Musume.


  • Hobbies: Manga and watching DVDs
  • Special Talents: Calligraphy, playing trombone and piano
  • Known Catchphrase:
    Anata no, anata no, anata no Sashihara kuoritii kakusei! Oita-ken shusshin, Sashihara Rino desu
    あなたの、あなたの、あなたの指原クオリティー覚醒! 大分県出身、指原莉乃です
  • Charm point: Eyes


  • Favorite food: Sweet & sour things, rolled cabbage
  • Favorite drink: Yasai Ichinichi Kore Ippon
  • Favorite artist: Yuzu
  • Favorite TV show: Ametaalk!
  • Favorite magazine: CUTiE, UTB, BLT, Pure Pure
  • Favorite season: Spring
  • Favorite brand: cantwo, olive des olive
  • Favorite town: Oita prefecture
  • Favorite AKB single: Baby! Baby! Baby!
  • Favorite AKB stage song: Darui Kanji, Tsundere!
  • Favorite AKB outfit: Darui Kanji



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