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Native name  加藤 玲奈
Name  Rena Kato
Also known as  Renacchi (れなっち)
Role  Singer

Occupation(s)  idol, singer
Genres  J-pop
Years active  2010–present
Music group  AKB48 (Since 2012)
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Born  July 10, 1997 (age 18) (1997-07-10)
Origin  Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Labels  King Records (AKB48)Avex Trax (Anrire)
Albums  Koko ga Rhodes da - Koko de, Team A 4th Stage "Tadaima, Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama, Tsugi no Ashiato, 1830m

Rena Kato (加藤 玲奈, Katō Rena, born July 10, 1997) is a Japanese singer, dancer, model, and an actress. She is a member of the Japanese female idol group AKB48, and is in Team B.


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She was also a member, along with Anna Iriyama and Rina Kawaei, of a one-shot AKB48 subunit named Anrire. Formed in 2012, the trio released their first and only single "Ikujinashi Masquerade" with Rino Sashihara from HKT48, charting at number one in Japan.

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Early and personal life

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Kato was born on July 10, 1997, in Chiba, Chiba, Japan. As a child, she appeared in many magazines as a model, and subsequently joined AKB48, aspiring to become a famous model someday. She joined AKB48 to pursue that dream, with the encouragement of her friends.


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Kato participated in the 10th-generation auditions held by AKB48, and joined as a kenkyuusei trainee in March 2010. She officially participated on AKB48 singles on Chance no Junban's coupling song, titled "Fruits Snow", as part of Team Kenkyusei. On December 17, 2011, Rena Katō, together with two other members of AKB48, Ami Maeda and Anna Iriyama, held a large autograph-signing event in Hong Kong.

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At the end of 2011, while still an AKB48 trainee, she appeared on the cover of the Japanese magazine Weekly Playboy with seven other top members of AKB48 and SKE48. It was the last issue of 2011. In 2012, she participated in the AKB48 drama Majisuka Gakuen 3, which was a sequel to the series, but with a different storyline completely unrelated to the previous adaptations. She was also promoted to Team 4 on March 23, 2012. Soon after the TV series Shiritsu Bakaleya Kōkō ended on June 30, 2012, it was announced that Rena Katō would participate in its film adaptation. The movie would star several Johnny's Jr. and AKB48 members. She participated on her very first A-side in AKB48 on the summer single titled "Manatsu No Sounds Good!".

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She was transferred to Team B after the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Shuffle on August 24, 2012, where her then-team, the first version of Team 4, was disbanded. In 2013, she participated on her second A-side in AKB48 on the summer single "Sayonara Crawl", which included 38 members. She got her very first center song in "Heart Electric", the 33rd single's B-side, "Kaisoku To Dotai Shiryoku", as the center of Undergirls, a duo center with SKE48 member Suda Akari. On 2014, she got a knee injury and had to temporarily postpone her AKB48 activities, as a result, she was not able to participate in the Unit Matsuri 2014, as well as the AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 200, except on the final day. Even with an injury, she and Yuki Kashiwagi held a large autograph-signing and handshake event in Hong Kong with thousands of fans. She resumed her activities on February 16, 2014. She was transferred to Team 4 during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri. She joined the Senbatsu for the third time in the 37th single's A-side, titled "Labrador Retriever", released on May 21, 2014. On March 26, 2015, she was transferred to team B in AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015 event.

With Sashihara Rino with Anrire

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  • Ikujinashi Masquerade (October 17, 2012)

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    Chart performance

    Stage units

    Team Kenkyūusei 4th Stage "Theater no Megami"
    1. "Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa" (初恋よ こんにちは)
    Team B 5th Stage "Theater no Megami"
    1. "Romance Kakurenbo (Zenza Girls)" (ロマンスかくれんぼ)
    Team K 6th Stage "Reset"
    1. "Lemon No Toshigoro (Zenza Girls)" (檸檬の年頃)
    Team A 5th Stage "Mokugekisha"
    1. "Miniskirt No Yosei (Zenza Girls)" (ミニスカートの妖精)
    Team 4 1st Stage "Boku No Taiyo"
    1. "Idol Nante Yobanaide" (アイドルなんて呼ばないで)
    Team B Waiting Stage
    1. "Dakishimeraretara" (抱きしめられたら)
    Team 4 3rd Stage "Idol No Yoake"
    1. "Kataomoi No Taikakusen (Center)" (片思いの対角線)


  • Gekijōban Shiritsu Bakaleya Kōkō (October 13, 2012)
  • TV dramas

  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (Final episode, July 1, 2011, TV Tokyo) - Rena
  • Majisuka Gakuen 3 (Episode 2 — final episode, July 20 — October 5, 2012, TV Tokyo) - Shokkaku
  • So Long! (Team B episode - February 13, 2013, TV Tokyo) - Yuka
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (Episode 1 — final episode, January 19 — March 30, 2015, Nippon Television) - Dodobusu
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (Episode 1 — final episode, August 24 — October 27, 2015, Nippon Television, Hulu) - Dodobusu
  • AKB Horror Night: Adrenaline's Night Ep.23 - There's, Another One (2015) - Shōko
  • Variety shows

  • AKBingo! (April 2, 2011 - ongoing, TV Tokyo)
  • Shukan AKB (June 1, 2011 - May 25, 2012, TV Tokyo)
  • Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku (January 20, 2011 - ongoing, TBS)
  • AKB Nemousu TV (Season 8 - 9, Family Gekijo)
  • AKB Konto, Bimyo (October 20, 2011 - November 3, 2011, Hikari TV)
  • AKB48 to Chome Chome! (Yomiuri TV)
  • AKB48 no Anta, Dare? (NotTV)
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo (December 7, 2012 - March 28, 2014, TV Tokyo)
  • Saturday Night Child Machine (April 13, 2013 - June 29, 2013, TV Tokyo)
  • AKB Kanko Taishi (April 10, 2014, FujiTV)
  • References

    Rena Kato Wikipedia