Who is Matsui Jurina?
For K-pop fans, the name of Matsui Jurina might not be too familiar, since the idol is mostly active in the Japanese music industry as one of the members of SKE48. However, things changed when Mnet held the third season of the Produce series by including the 48 generations, including the members of AKB, HKT, and SKE groups. With that being said, Jurina, who debuted as the first generation of SKE48 in Team S and has the most central position across all 48/46 groups, also participated in Produce48, which led her to be one of the most promising contestants to debut in the final group of the show.
In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about Matsui Jurina, her personal profile and fun facts, her discography and filmography, her appearance on Produce48, her social media, and her latest news. So, stay tuned!
Matsui Jurina’s Full Profile
Birth Name: Matsui Jurina
Date of Birth: Kasugai, Aichi, Japan, March 8, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Astrology: Ox
Blood Type: B
Height: 163 cm
Official Blog: http://www.ske48.co.jp/blog/?writer=matsui_jurina
Talent Agency: Irving
Fun Facts You Have to Know About Matsui Jurina
- Jurina’s hobbies are dancing, cooking, sports (pro wrestling), and making pastries.
- She can run a 100m dash in about 14 seconds, do animal sound impressions, and pull a table cloth off a table without dumping the dishes.
- Jurina is aspiring to be an actress.
- She often makes puns when she appeared on television shows.
- She’s is afraid of haunted houses and roller coasters.
- Many people think that Jurina looks like her mother.
- Jurina’s favorite food is meat and her mother’s meat sauce spaghetti. On the other hand, she hates spicy things.
- Jurina has two male poodles named Koron and Lips.
- Jurina’s favorite movie is Dragon Ball.
- She usually wears contact lenses. However, she sometimes wears glasses on private occasions.
- She travels and sleeps with a large brown pillow called “Brown-Mama”.
- Jurina broke her left index finger during the first day of AKB48’s Fukuoka Dome performance. She wore a cast on her finger and after it was removed, she still had to wear a thick bandage over it. As a result, Jurina only used one hand during handshake events for a while.
- Jurina has been praised for having a pretty navel.
- Her favorite smell is citrus.
- Jurina’s favorite phrases are ‘Don’t compare yourself to others, you are yourself’, ‘Going full out’, ‘The best mood’, and ‘I loove you!’.
Matsui Jurina’s Discography
Ever since joining SKE48 as a first generation member, Matsui Jurina has been part of many of the group’s songs. Not only SKE48, but Jurina has also been included in various AKB48 songs as a concurrent member and solo singer for the movie soundtrack, hence her long discography. In this section, Channel-Korea has compiled the list of songs by Matsui Jurina that you may want to listen to!
2008 – Ōgoe Diamond (single with AKB48)
2008 – 10nen Sakura and Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de (singles with AKB48)
2009 – Namida Surprise! (single with AKB48)
2009 – Iiwake Maybe (single with AKB48)
2009 – RIVER (single with AKB48)
2009 – Sakura no Shiori and Majisuka Rock’n’Roll (singles with AKB48)
2009 – Tsuyoki Mono yo (single with SKE48)
2009 – Aozora Kataomoi (single with SKE48)
2009 – Chuu Shiyouze and Moteki no Uta (singles with AKB48 sub-unit AKBIdoling!!!)
2010 – Gomen ne, SUMMER (singles with SKE48)
2010 – 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!, Two Roses, and Cosmos no Kioku (singles with SKE48)
2010 – Banzai Venus and Sotgyoushiki no Wasuremono (singles with SKE48)
2010 – Ponytail to Shushu and Majijo Teppen Blues (singles with AKB48)
2010 – Heavy Rotation and Yasai Sisters (singles with AKB48)
2010 – Beginner (single with AKB48)
2010 – Sakura no Ki ni Narō (single with AKB48)
2010 – Everyday, Katyusha and Yankee Soul (singles with AKB48)
2011 – Flying Get, Seishun to Kizukanai Mama, and Yasai Uranai (singles with AKB48)
2011 – Kaze wa Fuiteiru (single with AKB48)
2011 – Ue kara Mariko and Noel no Yoru (singles with AKB48)
2011 – GIVE ME FIVE! and New Ship (singles with AKB48)
2011 – Gingham Check and Yume no Kawa (singles with AKB48)
2011 – Pareo wa Emerald, Tokimeki no Ashiato, Hanabi wa Owaranai, and Tsumiki no Jikan (singles with SKE48)
2011 – Oki Doki, Bazooka Hō Hassha!, Utaōyo, Bokutachi no Kōka, and Hatsukoi no Fumikiri (singles with SKE48)
2011 – Kataomoi Finally, Hanikami Lollipop, Kamoki no Tsuki, and Kyō made no Koto, Korekara no koto (singles with SKE48)
2012 – Aishite-love-ru! (single with SKE48)
2012 – Kiss Datte Hidarikiki and Kamigami no Ryouiki (singles with SKE48)
2012 – Choco no Dorei and Darkness (singles with SKE48)
2012 – UZA and Scrap & Build (singles with AKB48)
2012 – Eien Pressure, Tsuyogari Tokei, and Watashitachi no Reason (singles with AKB48)
2012 – So Long! and Yuuhi Marie (singles with AKB48)
2012 – Sayonara Crawl and How Come (singles with AKB48)
2012 –Sugar Rush (original soundtrack of Wreck-it-Ralph)
2013 – Tenohira ga Kataru Koto (charity single)
2013 – Koi Suru Fortune Cookie, Sagio no Door, and Namida no Sei Janai (singles with AKB48)
2013 – Heart Electric and Sasameyuki Regret (singles with AKB48)
2013 – Suzukake Nanchara and Escape(singles with AKB48)
2013 – Mae Shika Mukanee (single with AKB48)
2013 – Labrador Retriever, Itoshiki Rival, and Kyou Made no Melody (singles with AKB48)
2013 – Utsukushii Inazuma and Jyuri-Jyuri Baby (singles with SKE48)
2013 – Sansei Kawaii!, Michi wa Naze Tsuzuku no ka, and Zutto Zutto Saki no Kyou (singles with SKE48)
2014 – Mirai to wa?, Galaxy of Dreams, and Neko no Shippo ga Pin to Tatteru you ni (singles with SKE48)
2014 – Bukiyō Taiyō, Houkago Race, and Tomodachi no Mama de (singles with SKE48)
2014 – Gatsu no Kangaroo, Kesenai Honō, and I love Aichi (singles with SKE48)
2014 – Kokoro no Placard (single with AKB48)
2014 – Kibouteki Refrain and Hajimete no Drive (singles with AKB48)
2014 – Green Flash, Hakimono to Kasa no Monogatari, and Sekai ga Naiteru nara (singles with AKB48)
2014 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai and Kimi ni Dai-ni Shō (singles with AKB48)
2015 – Halloween Night, Ippome Ondo, Yankee Machine Gun, and Gunzō (singles with AKB48)
2015 – Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby, 356 Nichi no Kamihikōki, Oneesan no Hitorigoto, and Senaka Kotoba (singles with AKB48)
2015 – Kimi wa Melody, Gonna Jump, and Mazariau Mono (singles with AKB48)
2015 – LOVE TRIP / Shiawase wo Wakenasai, Hikari to Kage no Hibi, Black Flower (singles with AKB48)
2015 – Koppu no Naka no Komorebi and Otanoshimi wa ashita kara (singles with SKE48 sub-unit Love Crescendo)
2015 – Coquettish Jūtai Chū, Dirty, and Boku wa Shitteiru (singles with SKE48)
2015 – Maenomeri and Sutekina Zaiakukan (singles with SKE48)
2015 – Chicken LINE, Kanojo ga Iru, Tabi no Tochū, and Bōenkyō no Nai Tenmondai (singles with SKE48)
2015 – Idol wa Uunyanya no Ken and Fukochu no Saiwai Shoujo (singles with AKB48 sub-unit NyaaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda for anime soundtrack Youkai Watch)
2016 – Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai, Happy Rankings, and Konya wa Shake it! (singles with SKE48)
2016 – High Tension (single with AKB48)
2016 – Shoot Sign, Vacancy, and Dare no Koto wo Ichiban Aishiteru? (singles with AKB48)
2016 – Negaigoto no Mochigusare and Tenmetsu Pheromone (singles with AKB48)
2017 – #SukiNanda and Give Up wa Shinai (singles with AKB48)
2017 – 11gatsu no Anklet and Yaban na Kyuuai (singles with AKB48)
2017 – Jabaja, Ai no Moake, and Kokkyo no Nai Jidai (singles with AKB48)
2017 – Teacher Teacher (single with AKB48)
2017 – Igai ni Mango, Party ni wa Ikitakunai, and Kiseki no Ryuuseigun (singles with SKE48)
2017 – Muishiki no Iro, Hanshateki Through, Yoake no Coyote, and We’re Growing Up (singles with SKE48)
2018 – Ikinari Punch Line, Parting Shot, Hana no Kaori no Symphony (singles with SKE48)
2018 – Stand by you, Kogoeru Mae ni, Jimotomintachi yo (singles with SKE48)
2018 – Sentimental Train (single with AKB48)
Filmography and TV Appearances
Being one of the most popular 48 Generation members, Matsui Jurina has been offered roles in lots of films and television shows. Though most of her roles have been supporting characters, Jurina had experience at a young age. In addition to acting, Jurina also promotes severasl products as their brand ambassador. Here you may see the list of Matsui Jurina’s dramas, movies, commercial films, and tv appearances!
2010 – TV Tokyo Majisuka Gakuen (Supporting Role as Center on episodes 2 and 6)
2011 – Waya! Uchuu Ichi no Osekkai Daisakusen (Supporting Role as Sanae)
2011 – Tōkai TV Mousō Deka (Main Role as Mousō Deka)
2011 – TV Tokyo Majisuka Gakuen 2 (Main Role as Center)
2012 – TBS Blackboard: Jidai to Tatakatta Kyōshitachi (Supporting Role as Manami Hirokawa on episode “Yume”)
2012 – TV Tokyo Majisuka Gakuen 3 (Supporting Role as Nobunaga on episodes 6 – 12)
2013 – NTV So Long! (Supporting Role as Tsubasa Kurabayashi on episode 2)
2014 – Fuji TV Kagi no Kakatta Heya Special (Supporting Role as Haruka Kiryū)
2014 – Lady Maiko (Supporting Role as Fukuna)
2015 – Furiko (Supporting Role as Koharu Hasegawa)
2015 – NTV Majisuka Gakuen 4 (Supporting Role as Center on episode 9)
2015 – NTV and Hulu Majisuka Gakuen 5 (Supporting Role as Center)
2015 – Commercial Film Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
2015-present – Commercial Film Umaya Ramen-Tonkoku
2015-present – Commercial Film Dip Corporation “Baitoru” (co-starred with her mother)
2016 – TV Asahi AKB Horror Night: Adrenaline’s Night (Supporting Role as Reina on episode 33 “Tunnel”)
2016 – TBS Watashi Kekkon Dekinainjanakute, Shinaindesu (Supporting Role as young Miyabi Tachibana)
2016 – TBS Shihei: Death Cash (Main Role as Yuka Minami)
2016 – Hulu Crow’s Blood (Supporting Role as Shinobu Matsumura)
2016 – TV Asahi AKB Love Night: Love Factory (Supporting Role as Maiko Okabe on episode 39 “Love Ban”)
2016 – NTV Cabasuka Gakuen (Main Role as Center (Kurage))
2016 – NHK General TV Genroku Nau 〜Owari Hanshi 8882-nichi no Tweet〜 (as Narrator)
2017 – TV Asahi Tofu Pro-Wrestling (Main Role as Matsui Jurina / Hollywood Jurina)
2018 – Special Ambassador New Japan Pro-Wrestling – Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome
2018 – Commercial Film Aoyama Mainland
2018 – Mnet Produce 48 (as Contestant on episodes 1 – 5)
2019 – TV Tokyo HYAKKIN! Sekai de 100 yen goods Tsukattemiruto? (as Guest Cast)
Matsui Jurina’s Participation in Produce48
Ever since her first appearance in Mnet’s Produce48, Matsui Jurina put the judges and fellow contestants in awe as she oozed charisma during her solo performance. Although performing alone, Jurina aced the placement test effortlessly which earned her the B ranking.
Matsui Jurina’s popularity continued to soar in the first group performance. Included in the global line-up of Peek-A-Boo’s group, Jurina’s fancam for Red Velvet’s track surpassed over 400,000 views in just two days. Many netizens praised Jurina for her classy performance and stunning visuals which are undoubtedly hard to ignore.
Not only her appearance, but Jurina’s talent also outclassef almost everyone in the show as she displayed her pro-idol-like skill in mastering the choreography and Korean lyrics and rap in the song. Her name also trended several times in Korean search engines.
Unfortunately, Matsui Jurina’s journey on the show came to end as the result of suffering from poor health. In early July 2018, it was reported that Jurina had stepped down from all activities including Produce48, SKE and 48 Generations. Not only did she step back from her official activities, she also took a break from answering personal fan messages and social media. The news was a disappointment to her fans in the show, as she achieved the 13th ranking in the voting results and gained 329,455 votes in the fifth episode.
Matsui Jurina’s Social Media
Besides television broadcasts and stage performances in the theater, Jurina’s fans can also follow their idol on social media. Even though she was on a long hiatus in the second half of 2018, Jurina greeted her fans through her Twitter (@JURINA38G) in early January 2019.
Prior to her greeting, Jurina also tweeted her activities with the group as you can see in the tweets below.
Besides Twitter, Jurina also updates her Instagram account (@jurinamatsui3). Her Instagram account has been verified and she’s made approximately 575 posts, gained 217,000 followers, and doesn’t follow any other accounts. After her long hiatus, Jurina went to Thailand to do the 100 pictures Instagram Challenge.
Matsui Jurina’s Latest News
After taking her long break in the latter part of 2018, Matsui Jurina’s health condition is reported to have improved significantly. As told by SKE48 Theater Manager Yuasa Hiroshi on Twitter in September 2018, Jurina’s condition becomes better and healthier.
— SKE48支配人 湯浅洋 (@SKE48_YUASA) September 1, 2018
Jurina resumed her activities in the showbiz industry on September 6, and made a surprise appearance at the SKE48 Theater to announce her return. She made a guest appearance on TV Tokyo’s HYAKKIN! Sekai de 100 yen goods Tsukattemiruto? in November and held birthday LIVE ceremony in early December. In addition, Jurina became the cover girl for the Japanese magazine SPA!, along with her fellow SKE48 member Suda Akari.
On December 29, Jurina appeared on a promotional video of PACHINKO AKB48-3 for Hanashiaite wa Reizoko. The video is a collaborative project of AKB48 and Kyoraku. Not only Jurina, but the PV also displayed Miyawaki Sakura and Shimazaki Haruka.
In early January, 2019, Jurina made a guest appearance at the Touryumon Charity Game. The event was held at Xebio Arena Sendai on January 14, and included Japanese boy-group DA PUMP, as well.