| Arikara Erika|
Also Known As
July 10, 1997 (age 16)
Arikara participated in the Hello!Pro Rivalry ~Group Auditions~ 2011. She passed with seven other girls.
Arikara became one of the founding members of C/olorage. Her rival was revealed to be S/mileage first generation member, Maeda Yuuka.
On December 31, it was announced that Arikara would graduate from C/olorage. She would graduate at a C/olorage Special in the Nakano Sun Plaza.
On January 6, Arikara graduated from C/olorage at the On August 5,Arikara became a second generation member of Hello!Project DIVAS.
On February 14, it was revealed that Arikara would become a founding member of Uchota~,alongside four other girls.
- Name: Arikara Erika (有川 エリカ)
- Nickname: Arika (アリカ),EriEri (えりえり),Erikarin (エリカ厘)
- Birthdate: July 10, 1997 (age 16)
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood type: O
- Height: 157 cm
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Specialty: Flexiblity
- Hobby: Gymastics
- Favorite Food: Squid, grilled shrimp
- Favorite Colors: Pink
- Favorite Subject: History
- Looks Up To: Maeda Yuuka, Kago Ai
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-10-18 C/olorage Member
- 20112-01-06 C/olorage Member Graduated
- 2012-08-05 Returned
- 2012-07-23 DIVAS. Member
- 2013-02-11 Uchota~ Member
- Uchota~ Color: Light Green
- Former C/olorage Color: Dark Pink
- Former S/mileage Rival: Maeda Yuuka
- Months in C/olorage: 3 months
- Years in Uchota~: Two Years
- Hello! Project groups:
Singles Participated In
- Sodatsu Koto Wa Konnan De Aru!!! (Indies/Debut)
- Kanpeki Shoujo-Chan (Indies)
- PATI PATI (Indies)
- Sweet Smile (Indies)
- Ai no Tochuu (Indies)
- LOVE Rison
- Hearts of Ice / Tada no Yume
- Aisaretaku / Watashi no Hatsukoi / Seishun Collection
- Hyper Rush!!! / Baka Janai no!?
- Hearts of Fire / Horonigai♥Train
- It is believed that if Arikara stayed in C/olorage longer,she would have been a main vocalist.
- She's known for her distinct vocals.
- She cried very hard when she found out she was going to debut in Uchota~.
- Arikara is very close to Yamaguchi Eri.
- It is said that everyone in C/olorage was fond of her. At her graduation mini live for C/olorage,every member cried.
- She wants to try a short hairstyle,but her family and friends tell her that it won't suit her.
- Arikara knew beforehand that if Maeda Yuuka left S/mileage,she would have to leave C/olorage as well. So when Maeda announced her graduation,Arikara was upset with her and refused to talk to her because she wanted to stay in C/olorage longer and wanted to have fun with the other girls.