Kobayashi Rie

Also Known As

KobaRie, Yashiri, Kobari, Shirie, Rie, Ricchan


September 20, 1998 (Age 15)


Nagano, Japan


Japanese Pop


Singer, Dancer, Trainee

Years Active

2009 - Present


@1, DreamS, Hello!Project, UP-FRONT WORKS

Associated Acts

NeXus, Polaris α, DreamS, Vega β

Kobayashi Rie (小林理恵, born on September 20, 1998) is a 1st generation DreamS Kenshuusei. She joined DreamS Kenshuusei on October 28, 2009. She auditioned for the DreamS Audition ~SHINING STAR~ 2009 Auditions. She is currently part of the DreamS Kenshuusei unit Ωmega.



On October 28, She, along with 15 other girls, passed the DreamS Kenshuusei auditions after failing the DreamS audition. They made up the First Generation of Kenshuusei. 


She was a backdancer for the first concert of Polaris α. She was also a backdancer for the Vega β concert in South Korea.


She was a backdancer for NeXus' first concert. She was also a backdancer for the PolaVegaXus collaboration concert.


It is rumored that she will become a soloist under DreamS. This is yet to be confirmed.

On July 1, it was announced that Sasaki, Kobayashi Rie, Toyama Kanon & Itou Nao were to be part of a new DreamS Kenshuusei unit called Ωmega. They are currently starting off as an indies group, working towards their major debut.


  • Name: Kobayashi Rie (小林理恵)
  • Nickname: KobaRie, Yashiri, Kobari, Shirie, Rie, Ricchan
  • Birthdate: September 20, 1998 (Age 15)
  • Birthplace: Nagano, Japan
  • Western Zodiac: Virgo
  • Specialty: Popping (type of dance)
  • Dislikes: Scary things
  • Favorite Food: French Fries
  • Least Favorite Food: Apples
  • Favorite Color: Pastel colors
  • Favorite Subject: Lunch
  • Looks Up To: Akimoto MiharuFujiwara Kumiko
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 156cm (5"1)
  • DreamS groups:

Singles Participated InEdit


  1. Neon Lights (Debut)
  2. Otona


  • Was one of the youngest Kenshuusei in 2009.
  • Was the 12th most popular Kenshuusei.
  • Her best friend within Kenshuusei is Sasaki Naomi.
  • She gets along well with Miyanaga Misaki.
  • Her hair has always been long.
  • Is known for her fashion sense.
  • When asked about her make-up, she says her eyeliner needs to go a little past her eyelid.
  • Her best sport is basketball.
  • Has an older sister. 
  • She is a fan of NeXus
  • When asked what group she wants to debut in, she replied NeXus
  • Shares the same last name as Hello!Pro Kenshuusei Kobayashi Erika (they are also the same age)
  • Has the same first name as Polaris α member Takahashi Rie (they are also the same age)
  • Is currently 8th on the DreamS Kenshuusei ranking, as of July 1, 2013.