Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

September 6, 2008

Member Spotlight: Chinen Yuri

Filed under: Chinen Yuri,Member Spotlight — amaiyume @ 4:39 am

Chinen Yuri is my 3rd favorite member of Hey! Say! JUMP and it’s no wonder why. He’s such a cutie that you just wanna hug him and see him smile.

Chinen Yuri was born on November 30, 1993 (the 2nd youngest member of Hey! Say! JUMP as well as the shortest). His parents gave him the member Yuri because they wanted a name that sounds like one for a boy and a girl. His father, Chinen Kou, received the bronze medal in the Olympic Gymnastics games (he must be where his son got it from). He joined Johnny’s Entertainment on June 4th, 2003 and in 2007, he joined the temporary 5-person-unit, Hey! Say! 7 and with that group he released one and only single entitled Hey! Say! He then joined Hey! Say! JUMP (integration of Hey! Say! alongside five other members) and to date, they have released three singles: Ultra Music Power, Dreams come true and Your Seed / 冒険ライダー. All these singles have gone gone to number one on the Oricon Charts and things only look brighter for the group. Chinen definitely has a sizeable role in these songs as he is one of the few to actually do vocalizations (Yabu is also noteable for this). He was also at the center of the dancing in the Your Seed PV for some of the scenes, which shows that he is getting his fair share of screen time. The future only looks brighter for Chinen and I hope the best for him!

He has had some drama roles, predominantly as guest roles. In 2007, he appeared in episode two of Yukan Club as Ryota. Earlier on in this year, he was in episode three of 1 Pound no Fukuin (Yama-Yama was also in this drama as a leading role) and his most recent drama role was a star role of Umeno Wataru in Sensei wa Erai! with Yamada, Nakajima and Daiki. He will be appearing with these same three boys in Scrap Teacher.

While at home, he enjoys playing bowling and boxing games with his father as well as playing games on the internet. He likes watching anime and his favorite anime is Dr. Slump. His favorite ice cream is vanilla (the best flavor!) Since he was the age of four, he learned how to dance and do back-flips (wow, that’s impressive). He is pretty quiet and isn’t very talkative (which is perfectly fine, the little cutie). He likes attention and tends to sit on the laps of the other members (usually Takaki or Daiki’s) however he considers himself to be too dependent on the others even to the point where he wouldn’t know what to do without the other boys. He also thinks that is embarassing when he cries so he tries not to despite being sensitive (oh, he is just too cute). Interestingly enough, he is left-handed (ooh, that’s really cool, don’t really know why haha). His blood type is AB. His favorite foods are gyoza and cucumbers while his least favorite foods include mushrooms, celery, green peppers, shellfish and eggplant. HIs favorite color is yellow and his least favorite color is orange (just like me!!). His favorite subject is PE because he has a talent for gymnastics and he feels like a superhero when doing them. However he doesn’t like English because he doesn’t understand why it’s important when he’s living in Japan (hahaha). He thinks that challenges make him a stronger person but when they become too difficult, then he gives up (aww). When asked what type of girl he would like to date he responded someone with a personality just like Yamada (ok, that’s adorable that they’re so close).

Basically, Chinen is one ultimate cutie and how could you not love him? His smile is so adorable and although his hair doesn’t suit him as much as it used to, he’s still cute. Don’t you just wanna hug him?



  1. um – I don’t understand the point of this blog. o:

    Comment by kaori. — September 7, 2008 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  2. basically it’s just a fansite dedicated to Hey! Say! JUMP. It’s less of a “point” than the other ones but I discuss Hey! Say! JUMP in all their glory. Looking at music videos, magazine scans and discussing new releases and whatnot.

    It may not look like much now but once it actually gets up and running then it should make more of a point…ok, maybe not the best explanation so just think of it as an enjoyable blogspot for Hey! Say! JUMP just for talking XD

    Comment by amaiyume — September 7, 2008 @ 3:22 am | Reply

  3. oh – ok.
    More Keito pls. ❤

    Comment by kaori. — September 9, 2008 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

  4. haha, he’s coming!
    I’m doing a member of Hey! Say! 7 and then Hey! Say! BEST so I don’t know who’s up next…but he’ll be coming soon in his own Member Spotlight 🙂

    Comment by amaiyume — September 9, 2008 @ 11:10 pm | Reply


    Comment by gaby — February 14, 2009 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  6. moshi2
    I like U blog… very2 great…

    but, in HSJ I Like Chii chan… number one

    arigatou gozaimasu…

    ganbatte kudasai!!!!

    Comment by dheny chan — April 18, 2009 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  7. Chinen’s birthday is Nov. 30th… not the 3rd and he’s not the youngest in HeySayJump, Ryutaro morimoto is…

    Comment by Rinu — May 3, 2009 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  8. wow, what was I thinking when I wrote this!!
    I knew that but that’s not what I wrote XD

    Thanks for pointing that out!

    Comment by amaiyume — May 3, 2009 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  9. i agree how can you not love him? he is sooooo cute!
    great job!

    Comment by Nicole — April 25, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

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