Nakamoto Marina

Also Known As

NakaMari, Kamototo, Toto-chan, Marina, Mari~n


April 7, 1999 (Age 14)


No information


Japanese Pop


Singer, Dancer

Years Active



UP-FRONT Works, zetima

Associated Acts


Nakamoto Marina (中本マリーナ) is a Japanese Pop signer signed to Hello! Project as a member of the J-pop group, NYANKEES.

Nakamoto was a former DreamS Kenshuusei and a former member of METALLICA.



On June 27, Nakamoto, alongside 7 other girls, passed the DreamS Kenshuusei auditions. They made up the 6th generation DreamS Kenshuusei.

On July 1, it was announced that 2 new DreamS Kenshuusei units were formed. METALLICA, formed of Hirasawa, Sugisaki Yui and Nakamoto Marina, was to be a kawaii-metal girl group. The K-Team, originally composed of Kyouzuka Saori, Kikuchi Suzuka, Kugimiya Shizuka and Kudou Mari, were to focus on cute, cool songs. They debuted on July 15.

It was soon announced in October that Nakamoto, alongside Nagase MireiSugisaki Yui, Hirasawa HikariFujisaki Tomoyo, and Otokawa Sana, will graduate from DreamS Kenshuusei on November 20. Nagase Mirei was to become a 2nd Generation member of Polaris Alpha, whilst the five other members, including Nakamoto, were to move and debut under The Idol Project, under a newly-created group called "NYANKEES".

On November 20, Nakamoto officially graduated from DreamS Kenshuusei and became an official member of The Idol Project and NYANKEES.


  • Name: Nakamoto Marina (中本マリーナ)
  • Nickname: NakaMari, Kamototo, Toto-chan, Marina, Mari~n
  • Birthday: April 7, 1999 (1999-04-07) (age 18)
  • Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 151cm (4"11)
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
  • Western Zodiac: Aries
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014-03-20: NYANKEES Member
    • 2014-03-20: Member
  • DreamS Status:
    • 2013-06-27: DreamS Kenshuusei
    • 2013-07-15: METALLICA member
    • 2013-11-20 Graduated
  • NYANKEES Color: Lemon
  • Former METALLICA Color: Red
  • DreamS Groups:
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Charm Point: Eyes
  • Weak Point: Can't stop talking sometimes
  • Strong Point: Getting along with everyone
  • Favourite Animal: Cat
  • Special Skill: Volleyball
  • Hobbies: Going to Disneyland, drawing manga, Playing video games, cooking (just a little)
  • Favorite Food(s): Yakiniku, Bibimbap, cheese, rice, ice, Smoked Shark, Mutton Soup
  • Least Favorite Food(s): Natto, shellfish
  • Favorite Color: Light colors
  • Favorite Sport: Volleyball, Swimming
  • Favorite Show: Kimi ni Todoke
  • Favorite Manga: Ao Haru Ride, Fruits Basket
  • Looks up to:Dream Gakuen, Morning Musume '14
  • Favorite Song: "Shadow" by SunSaeSu

Discography Featured In


  • Watashi wa Yankii / Hey! Say! Jump! (Debut)
  • Hareta Hi! / NYANKEE Kakumei


  1. Ijime, Datte, Zettai (Debut)
  2. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!! (Final)


  • Is short for her age
  • She drinks milk every night before she sleeps so she can grow taller.
  • Has an older sister and older brother.
  • Says she had fun doing the talking parts and dancing in METALLICA.
  • 10 years from now she sees herself singing and making music.
  • She has an older sister and two younger sisters.
  • She wants to work on her acting skills.
  • She listens to Kpop, especially SNSD, F(x), and SunSaeSu.
  • She has started talking to Akimoto Miharu and Aizawa Kenji about K-Pop.
  • At first, she overheard Akimoto and Aizawa talking about K-Pop at the Hayuta set and wanted to talk with them about it too, but was intimidated. Now she is on good terms with them, and talks to them a lot about K-Pop. She is now known as one of the K-Pop Otakus in DreamS.
  • She has gotten Hirasawa Hikari and Sugisaki Yui to listen to K-Pop.
  • She has been at a SDN48 graduation concert.
  • She's known as the innocent one of NYANKEES

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