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Riko Nakayama



Rittan (りこちゃん)


October 28, 2000


Tokyo, Japan




161 cm

Professional Status

Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

Member Color

Light Blue

Student Number



Scorpio Middle Schooler (さそり座の中学生)



Years Active


Associated Acts

3Bjunior, Team Daioh Ika

Riko Nakayama (中山莉子) is an idol and a member of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (Attendance Number #12) represented by Stardust Promotion. She is also a part of Stardust Section 3's 3Bjunior and a former member of Team Daioh Ika.


  • Nickname: Rittan (りったん, Official nickname) りこ (Riko) りこちゃん (Riko-chan)
  • Birthday: October 28, 2000 (2000-10-28) (age 21)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 156 cm
  • Hobby: Baton twirling, modern ballet
  • Specialty: Baton, trumpet
  • Epithet: Scorpio Middle Schooler (さそり座の中学生, Sasori no Chuugakusei)
  • Associated Act: Team Daioh Ika (2013-2014), Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (2014-present)
  • Attendance Number: 12

Member Notes[]

Riko's three beats, let's go! Tan tan tan - tan tan tan - tan tan tan tan tan (Rittan!) Tan tan tan, tan tan tan, Everyone together (Eiei Ou!). The Scorpio Middle Schooler, attendance number #12, I'm Riko Nakayama! — Introduction
莉子三拍子行くぞー!(おー!)せーのたんたんたん、たんたんたん、たんたんたんたんたん(りったん!) たんたんたん、たんたんたん、みんなで一緒に(えいえいおー!)さそり座の中学生 出席番号12番 中山莉子です

  • A former member of 3Bjunior unit Team Daioh Ika from 2013 to 2014. She has been joined Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku as new "transfer student" in January 2014 along with fellow Team Daioh Ika member Kaho Kobayashi.[1] The two are nicknamed "Kahoriko".[1]
  • Yuichi Fujii likens Nakayama to a "small animal", because of her tendency to feel scared, in contrast of Kobayashi as "large dog".[2]
  • Her epithet, "Scorpio Middle Schooler", is derived from her zodiac sign.
  • Her trademark hairstyle in Ebichu is two french braids.


Riko performed with Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku in a fan club-only musical performance Ebichu Bunka Matsuri ~Ebichu Little Uta Gekidan, Futatabi~ in a small role as the chairman's daughter.[2] She gave a good impression on Ebichu's manager Yuichi Fujii.[2]

Riko was officially announced as a member of Stardust Promotion new unit Team Daioh Ika on October 8, 2013 by chairman Ryoji Fujishita.[3] The group first debuted in Mezase Tokyo Dome! Ganbare! Minitia Bears vol.43 and 44.

On January 4, 2014 in the 3Bjunior LIVE FINAL: Ore no Fujii 2014 it was announced that she and a fellow Team Daioh Ika member, Kaho Kobayashi, were going to be transferred to Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku.[1] She was officially introduced and debuted in Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku Luck to the Future PART2 live concert on March 22, 2014.[4].

On January 23 2014, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku's Ustream channel Ebichu TV began the broadcast of special segment of Kahoriko to introduce them to fans, titled Soremiro! Kahoriko.[1]

Discography Participated In[]

  • Albums
    • Kinpachi
    • Anarchy
    • "Chusotsu" ~Ebichu no Ike Ike Best~
    • "Chukara" ~Ebichu no Waku Waku Best~
    • Ebicracy
  • Stardust Planet
    • We are Star



  • [2017.10.28] Nakayama Riko no Shashinshuu


  • Although Nakayama is the one with the epithet of Scorpio Middle Schooler, Mirei Hoshina also shares the Scorpio sign (November 2).
  • She is formally the youngest member in Ebichu since the addition of member Nonoka Kazami. Her inclusion to the group made Hinata Kashiwagi to change her epithet since she is no longer "The youngest of the group".
  • She was recruited while she was shopping with her mom in Harajuku.
  • She has an older brother.
  • Before becoming an idol, she wanted to be an actress.



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