Kobayashi Hikaru (小林ひかる) was a Japanese pop singer and model formerly under UP-FRONT CREATE as a member of PINK CRES..


Early Life[]

Kobayashi Hikaru was born April 19, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2011, Kobayashi was a finalist in Seventeen magazine's annual Miss Seventeen contest to become an exclusive model, but did not win.[1]


In late 2015, Kobayashi participated in the second recruitment of the 2015 Natsuyaki Miyabi Shin Group Member Audition and passed into the final round.


In March, in the Upcoming broadcast of the Natsuyaki Miyabi Shin Group Member Audition, it was revealed the Kobayashi was one of the two finalists alongside Nihei Yuuka.[2]

On April 1, she and Nihei were both announced as the winners and had become members of Natsuyaki Miyabi's new group.[3] The group's name was later announced as PINK CRES. on August 25 at Buono! Festa 2016, where they were guests and performed in concert for the first time.[4]


On June 10, it was announced that Kobayashi would star in Fuusen no Yukue, SKY PerfecTV!'s 18th Twitter morning drama series posted every day from June 17 to June 22.[5]


On March 19, it was announced that PINK CRES. would be disbanding on June 30. Around the end of 2020, Kobayashi Hikaru and Nihei Yuuka discussed with Natsuyaki Miyabi about graduating from the group and, as result of the discussions and the staff respecting their decisions, the group would be disbanding on June 30 with Kobayashi and Nihei also leaving UP-FRONT CREATE. Kobayashi planned on working in the fashion industry in the future.[6]

On June 30, the group officially disbanded after the PINK CRES. LAST LIVE ~LOVE YOU ♡ PINK CLASS.~. Afterwards, Kobayashi Hikaru and Nihei Yuuka also left UP-FRONT CREATE.

Personal Life[]

Kobayashi has an older brother,[7] and her family has a dog named Coco.[8]

When Kobayashi joined PINK CRES. she was is in her last year of university. Her graduation thesis was a psychological study on how the shape of eyebrows and the space between the eyebrows and the eyes can change impressions.[9][10] She graduated from university on March 22, 2017.[11]

Kobayashi's given name Hikaru is written in full hiragana, but it is derived from the kanji 光 meaning "light".


  • Name: Kobayashi Hikaru (小林ひかる)
  • Nickname: Hikaru (ひかる)
  • Birthdate: April 19, 1994 (1994-04-19) (age 28)
  • Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: AB[12]
  • Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4.1 in)?
  • Western Zodiac: Aries
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • UP-FRONT GROUP Status:

  • Hobbies: Shopping, collecting earrings
  • Specialties: Handstand
  • Cooking Specialties: Kaarage, takikomi gohan
  • Sport Good At: Badminton
  • Personality in One Word/Phrase: Stubborn
  • Charm Point: Thick eyebrows

  • Discography Featured In[]

    PINK CRES.[]

    Indies Albums
    1. [2017.06.28] crescendo
    2. [2018.06.27] Etcetera
    Major Albums
    1. [2020.10.07] Soleil

    Indies Singles
    1. [2019.05.22] Tokyo Confusion / Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai
    Major Singles
    1. [2020.02.26] Roulette
    Digital Singles

    Concerts Featured In[]

    PINK CRES.[]


    M-line club[]

    Events Featured In[]

    PINK CRES.[]

    SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement[]

    Songwriting Credits[]


    Web Dramas[]

    • [2019] Fuusen no Yukue (風船の行方; Balloon's Whereabouts) (SKY PerfecTV Twitter)


    • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Tuesdays)


    • She used to like Ojamajo Doremi.[13]
    • She became a beginner driver in June 2016.[14]
    • She used to work part-time at an apparel shop, a café, a bookstore, and as event staff. She says working in apparel was the most fun out of them all.[15][16]
    • Up until when she passed the audition to join PINK CRES., she only listened to Hello! Project songs and rarely listened to music by other artists. She recently started liking Flower and songs by other female artists, particularly pretty ballads and calm songs.[16]
    • She learned to play piano when she was an elementary school student, but has since forgotten how.[17]
    • She has the same last name as original Country Musume member Kobayashi Azusa, and BEYOOOOONDS member Kobayashi Honoka.



    1. http://blog.livedoor.jp/morning77/archives/49456067.html
    2. "アプカミ#08 夏焼雅 新グループメンバーオーディション最終合宿映像#01、カントリー「ブギウギLOVE」REC映像(ボーカル編)、因幡晃、ラベビタEX LIVE映像他 (03/18/2016)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2016-03-18.
    3. "アプカミ#10 夏焼雅 新グループ・オーディション最終合宿#03、℃-ute「何故 人は争うんだろう?」MV裏側 & コーラスREC、アプガMV解禁、卓偉ライブ映像他 (04/01/2016)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via Youtube). 2016-04-01.
    4. "Buono!、武道館で約4年ぶり単独ライブ。夏焼雅の新グループは「PINK CRES.」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-08-25.
    5. https://twitter.com/sptv_fan/status/1137872001522065408
    6. "PINK CRES.活動終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2021-03-19.
    7. "家族 ひかる" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-11-11.
    8. "ハッピーバースデー こばやし" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-12-26.
    9. Nihei Yuuka. "今日のランチ〜〜 にへ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-12.
    10. "やっほー こば" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-14.
    11. "卒業 ひかる" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2017-03-22.
    12. "夏焼雅 新グループ M-line club加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2016-05-20.
    13. "真似 こばやしひかる" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-11.
    14. "車 こばやし" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-14.
    15. "うどん こばやし" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-17.
    16. 16.0 16.1 "コメント返し こばやし" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2016-09-18.
    17. "ドラム ひかる" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2017-02-22.

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