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Yamaguchi Nonoka

Yamaguchi Nonoka (山口乃々華) is a Japanese performer, actress and model. She is a former member of the group E-girls.

Early Life

Yamaguchi Nonoka was born on March 8, 1998 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. She has a sister who is a high school teacher.[1]

In 2007, when she was only in elementary school, she won the Reader's Model Special Award for the magazine Shogaku shinensei. According to Yamaguchi herself, the descision to apply for this model competition was a spontaneous one. Her interest in the entertainment industry developed when she heard her mother saying, "This is so cute.", while looking at a fashion magazine, and desired to be praised in some way too.[2] In 2008, she won the runner-up prize for reader's model for the magazine Shogaku gonensei.

Yamaguchi started dancing early on in her childhood and did ballet from the age of three to fourth grade. Afterwards, she became interested in cheerleading. However, she realized cheerleading classes were too exhausting for her due to the forced cheerfulness. Since the school she went to had a girls' hip-hop program, she decided to give it a try in fifth grade. The teacher of this program had a connection with EXPG and suggested her to participate in a vocal audition for Happiness. Although Yamaguchi didn't pass this audition, she did pass the EXPG special student audition.[2] As a result, she started attending EXPG Tokyo in 2009.


In 2010, Yamaguchi won the grand prix award at the 18th Pichi Lemon Audition, and started working as an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon.

In 2011, she participated of the EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 3 ~For Girls~ in the dance section and successfully passed the audition. As a result, she became a member of the pre-debut group bunny and started her career as a dancer.

On August 23, 2012, she was announced as a member of E-girls as part of bunny and made her official debut in the group with the single "Follow Me" two months later.

In July, 2013, she made her acting debut as a member of the dance club in the TV drama Ashita no Hikari wo Tsukame -2013 Natsu-.

In December, 2014, she graduated from Pichi Lemon, appearing for the last time as an exclusive model of the magazine in the January 2015 issue.[3]

On December 22, 2019, with the announcement of E-girls' disbandment set for around the end of 2020, it was revealed that Yamaguchi will focus on acting and modeling activities.[4]

Yamaguchi was chosen to narrate a documentary about the success of fellow LDH group Girls2 titled Girls2 ~The Miracle of 9~ which aired on TV Tokyo on March 22 and March 29, 2020.[5] On December 31, she left E-girls with the group's disbandment. After the disbandment, her profile was moved to the actor section of LDH.

On February 4, 2021, she released her first book titled Nonopedia Kokoro no Kioku, which includes everyday stories of little joys and fears during her time as a member of E-girls, the inside story of the dissolution of the group and her hopes for the future.[6][7] Additonally, it is a collection of essays she published in her web series Nonopedia on GINGER WEB.[8][9] Originally, when she was between 18 and 20 years old, each member of E-girls used to exchange their daily feelings with the staff in the form of a "diary," and this is what inspired her to write. According to Yamaguchi herself, writing led her to look at herself in a new light and to read books.[10]



Music Video Appearances


Short films
  • [2017] Wakare Uta (わかれうた)
  • [2018] Uta Monogatari CINEMA FIGHTERS project - "Kuu"
  • [2013] Ashita no Hikari wo Tsukame -2013 Natsu-
  • [2014] Koibumi Biyori (episode 7)
  • [2016] HiGH&LOW Season2
  • [2018] Gake Petit Hotel! (last episode)
  • [2021] Bittomo x Heroine Kirameki Powers! (ビッ友x戦士 キラメキパワーズ!)
  • [2019] Music recital drama "Heaven's Record ~Aozora-hen~" (ヘブンズ・レコード 〜青空篇〜; Heaven's Record ~Blue Sky~)
  • [2020] BOOK ACT "Geinin koukan nikki" (芸人交換日記; Entertainer Exchange Diary)
  • [2020] Stage play "WELL ~Ido no Soko Kara Mita Keshiki~" (WELL~井戸の底から見た景色~; WELL ~View from the bottom of the well~)
  • [2020] "Anata to Tsukuru ~Echudo The Bi 4" (あなたと作る〜etude The 美4)
  • [2021] Musical "INTERVIEW ~Onegai, Dare ka Boku o Tasukete~" (INTERVIEW〜お願い、誰か僕を助けて〜)[11][12]
  • [2021] Musical "Jamie" (ジェイミー)[13]
Digital programs
  • [2019.07.-2020.01.] Hottohitoiki! Nonoriki cafe (ホッと一息! ののりきカフェ) - cookpadLive
  • [2020.02.-.09.] Member Raiten! Nonoriki cafe (メンバー来店! ののりきカフェ) - cookpadLive
Audio dramas
  • [2020.12.] Symphony Okokumonogatari (シンフォニー王国物語 )



Yamaguchi Nonoka - Nonopedia Kokoro no Kioku cover.jpg

  1. [2021.02.04] Nonopedia Kokoro no Kioku (ののペディア 心の記憶)
  1. [2019.03. - 2020.12.] GINGER WEB "Nonopedia" (ののペディア)


  • [2012] GirlsAward 2012 AUTUMN/WINTER[14]
  • [2014] Tokyo Runway 2014 SPRING/SUMMER[15]
  • [2017] GirlsAward 2017 AUTUMN/WINTER[16]
  • [2018] GirlsAward 2018 AUTUMN/WINTER[17]
  • [2007] Shogaku shinensei (小学四年生) - Reader model
  • [2008] Shogaku gonensei (小学五年生) - Reader model
  • [2010.06. - 2015.01] Pichi Lemon - Exclusive model[18]


Advertisements/Image figure
  • [2012] PLUS Corporation "norino beans"
  • [2020] Sogo Seibu "HAPPY WHITE DAY FOR ME"
  • [2015] Recruit "Rikunabi Shingaku"[19]
  • [2017] & chouette[20][21]
  • [2019] Samantha Thavasa 25th[22]
  • [2019] Mister Donut "Tap! Tap! Tapioca!"[23]
  • [2019] Mister Donut "Cotton Snow Candy"
  • [2019] Yofuku no Aoyama[24]


  • Started an Instagram account on August 13, 2017.
  • She loves singing and karaoke, and she's been singing a lot for a long time. However, she doesn't consider herself a good singer.
  • She loves musicals and musical movies, and thus decided to focus on a career in this sector after E-girls' disbandment. She also started taking singing lessons.[25]
  • She has a close friendship with fellow E-girls member Ishii Anna since their EXPG days.[26]
  • In terms of acting, she has a friendly rivalry with Ishii Anna. In an interview, Yamaguchi mentioned: "Anna is a stimulus for me. She's really amazing. I respect her. Anna has her own way of expressing herself, which is wonderful. I don't want to take anything away from her, and I don't want to be defeated either. Rather, I want to be able to express myself in my own way, and if I can find something like that, I hope I can do it."
  • Her special skill is cooking.
  • According to herself, she has thick walls and doesn't open up to people easily, espcially if she hasn't known them for a long time.
  • In terms of modeling, her idol is Miyagi Mai.[27]


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