Arikara Erika
有川 エリカ

Also Known As



July 10, 1997 (age 16)


Tokyo, Japan



Years Active

2011; 2012-present


@1 (2011)
Up Front Works (2013-present)

Associated Acts

C/olorage, Hello!Project DIVAS., Uchota~

  Arikara Erika (有川 エリカ) is a Japanese pop singer, signed to Hello! Project. Arikara is the current leader of Uchota~. She is also a former member of C/olorage and the Hello!Project DIVAS. program.



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.

Arikara will graduate from Hello!Project DIVAS. alongside the other Uchota~ members in November 2013, after Uchota~'s major debut.


  • 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 YuukaKago 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


Hello!Project DIVAS.


  • 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.

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