6 Japanese Female K-Pop Idol Rookies Who Are Quickly Gaining Attention In South Korea

Which one’s your favorite?

More and more Japanese girls are debuting in K-Pop, and everyone loves them! The following rookies are rapidly gaining attention for their gorgeous visuals, incredible talent, and more.

Check them out below!

1. IVE’s Rei

First up, IVE recently debuted with “ELEVEN” and Rei immediately stood out for her powerful rapping.

IVE’s Rei

One look at her fancams will also show that she takes every performance seriously, putting great focus on having the best expressions for each line.

2. Kep1er’s Hikaru

Kep1er’s Hikaru was one of the top dancers in Mnet‘s Girls Planet 999, the survival show that gathered aspirants from Korea, Japan, and China.

Kep1er’s Hikaru

She was chosen as the center of the J-GROUP for “O.O.O” and she continuously proved that she’s one of the top dancers in the entire program. Hikaru finished at 7th place with 713,222 points.

3. Kep1er’s Mashiro

Kep1er’s Mashiro (1999) ranked 8th in the finale of Girls Planet 999 with 708,149 points. She’s a former JYP Entertainment trainee who practiced with ITZY.

Mashiro | @official_kep1er/Twitter

Mashiro is an all-rounder who is completely fluent in Korean thanks to her many years in the industry.

4. Lightsum’s Hina

Hina (2003) is part of Lightsum, CUBE Entertainment‘s long-awaited girl group. Known as the representative of loveliness, she’s someone whose looks and personality are sweet and charming.


5. Billlie’s Tsuki

Billlie’s Tsuki (2002) is the group’s main dancer and sub vocalist. Like Mashiro, she also trained in one of the “Big 3” entertainment companies, SM Entertainment.


Don’t be fooled by her cute looks, she can do a complete 180 degree turn with her charismatic dancing!

6. Billlie’s Haruna

Finally, Billlie’s Haruna (2006) is the adorable maknae of the group.


She joined Mystic Entertainment in early 2021 and debuted soon after, a testament to her skills.

Every Japanese K-Pop idol here is quickly gaining a huge fanbase for a reason!

Source: theqoo