|Rika Nakai the 15th|
15-Daime Nakai Rika
|Original Name||Asami Mirai|
|Oshimen||Akimoto Sayaka the 15th|
|Agency||Morning Star Entertainment|
Mirai Asami (朝美 未来 (あさみ みらい) Asami Mirai) is a member of AKB0048's team B. On Akibastar, she is known as Rika Nakai the 15th (15-代目中井りか (なかいりか)), also known as Rikachan (りかちゃん) and Rikarin (りかりん).
Rika is known for her being a too-much-energy girl. Aside of this, she is actually a quite skilled fisher on handshake events. She tries to achieve an image fittable to this. However, she usually acts before thinking about the action fitting to her aimed image.
Rika has got fluffy, rust-colored and wavy hair and coffee-brown eyes. She usually wears a short ponytail or her hair without any special hairdos. However, on handshake events, she is also seen with other styles. Without any special hairdos, it's lenght is approximately up to her chest. Her skin is pale. She usually wears clothes which are in fashion, commonly clothes which are a bit to huge for her seize. Her style varies very much. She also has got the heart-shaped shines in her eyes and on her hair.
Rika is a smiling and open girl with much energy. She can be a bit selfish. Her on-stage character is a bit more selfish then her off-stage character who is this too. However, both have much energy. She is good in talking and has got some fishing skills.
As well, Rika quickly gets very nervous - even thought stage performances aren't a reason for her but many other things such as handshake events. This nervousess quickly disappears again. The same goes with being surprised.
Rika is, at least off-stage, very curious about other members. She usually asks them various things, she wants to know and always adds her own options to it. She loves fangirling Sayaka.
As shown in several RPs, she doesn't care about her own popularity a lot. This might be an effect from her general push though.
Rika originally planned herself to be a rather "sexy" member but it didn't work out very good. She continued to be rather a member with a bit too much energy, but doesn't stop fishing. She doesn't have problems with gravure shots either.
She tends to accidentally roast people.
Rika lived on Eurostar, a green planet in the pro-entertainment sphere and thus grew up learning English before Japanese. She was living on a farm which belonged her family close to a small village. She usally was the one to sell eggs, milk and cheese which the animals produced as she always was very good in speaking to other people and persuading them.
Although she lived in a small village, she started dancing as early as she started walking. A good friend of her family was a retired choreograph who had also worked for 0048 and who taught her. She started going to a ballet school with two years as well. A popular and prestigious ballet school was in the nearest town that was only half an hour drive away. She also picket up modern dance, hip hop and other dance styles during her childhood. She used to upload dance covers on YouTube until joining AKB0048.
In school, Rika was often told that she was very cute and that she should try to be an idol. One time, her best friend had won tickets for K1's shonichi and the girls went to Akibastar to see 0048 - the first time that she had interrupted her weekly training.
The actual idea of joining the casting was made quick when Rika saw the auditions. She actually tried it for the 152nd Generation but because her phone broke before she was able to send her file to 0048, she wasn't able to send the file before the deadline. In the next year, she tried and succeded.
In the prelims of the Senbatsu Sousenkyo, Rika ranked 10th with 622 244 votes. In the final ranking, her votes increased to 1 578 375. She participled in both A-sides released in SC0124.
In Febuary, Rika won the Rock-Paper-Sissors Tournament and thus won Castle of Glass' center position.
- Motomiya Hikari - AKB0048's manager and producer. Rika respects her.She's a little mad that she (Hikari) didn't put her in Sayaka's team.
- Kuroki Erika - AKB0048's presenter. Rika respects her.
- Hashimoto Ayumi - AKB0048's trainer. Rika respects her.
- Akiyama Tamotsu - Dorm's Janitor.Rika doesn't know why Sayaka-senpai loves to be with Tamotsu.
- Eguchi Aimi the 4th-Senpai.First person in the auditions, Rika spoke to. She currently considers her as the member, she likes at most aside of Sayaka.
- Akimoto Sayaka the 15th - Senpai. Her Oshimen. She adores and follows Sayaka senpai everywhere. Sayaka doesn't know it,but she took a picture of her sleeping once,has it as her phone wallpaper.
- Asami Hiro - Father. Rika has got a typical father-daughter relationship with her father. She considers him as too protective but loves him. In the beginning of the auddition rounds, her father was against Rika joining 0048.
- Asami Haruna - Mother. Rika has got a typical mother-daughter relationship with her mother. She and her mother are close to each other.
- Asami Mikako - Big sister. Mikako is sixteen years old and Rika does not spend much time with her, but they don't argue - at least usually. Mikako has typical adoloscent problems and Rika is, in her eyes, still a child.
- Asami Kazuki - Little brother. Kazuki is six years old and currently believing that all girls to be evil which is why she tends to annoy Rika a lot. She tries to be nice to him though but almost always, both argue anyway.
Her surname 朝美 can be translated as tomorrow (朝) and beautiful (美) and her given name 未来 as future. It's unknown why she is named Mirai.
Mirai has got two nicknames which are Mirai (みらい) and Rairin (らいりん). She prefers Rairin but is called Mirai by everyone but her own fans.
- 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 8th Place (Senbatsu)
- Preliminary votes: 852'931
- Final vote:1'919'251
- SC0125 - 35th
- "What does everyone aim for~? (Mirai~!) Right! I'm 153rd Generation Trainee, Asami Mirai also known as Rairin~" (みんあは何を目座すの～？（みらい～！）はい～！あたしは１５３期生の朝美未来ことらいりんです～ / Minna wa nani wo mezasu no~? (Mirai~!) Hai~! Atashi wa 153-Kisei no Asami Mirai koto Rairin desu~) - (Mirai's Stage Catchphrase)
- Daisukina Idol (Reality) - Member
- Theater no Megami (Reality) - WCenter with Murasaki Alisa
- Kashita (Reality) - Member
- Yumemiru no Youna (Infinity no Moyou) - WCenter with Kuramochi Asuka the 13th
- Way of Love (Infinity no Moyou) - WCenter with Nakahara Monica
- Otona ni Naritai (Infinity no Moyou) - Member
- Tsugi no Crown (Infinity no Moyou) - Member
- Sora no itta koto (Castle of Glass) - Member
- Kioku no Calligraphy (Rose no Hibi) - Member
- Yume no Ressha (Rose no Hibi) - Member
- Ai no IDEA (Asphodel no Sekai) - WCenter with Murasaki Alisa
- Ageless na Yuuki (Asphodel no Sekai) - Member
- Hiru ga Yoru ni Tsudzuku (Asphodel no Sekai) - Member
- coup d'etat(Asphodel no Sekai) - Member
- Taiyou no Sasayaki (Asphodel no Sekai) - Member
- Melting (Kinou no Teki wa Mirai no Nakama) - Member
- Tomaranai WaterfallMasshiro na Mirai wo Irodzukeru(Masshiro na Mirai wo Irodzukeru) - WCenterRyuuzaki Miyoko
- Boku dake no Watson (Masshiro na Mirai wo Irodzukeru)
- C'est la vie - Hakuna Matata (Masshiro na Mirai wo Irodzukeru)-Center
- Matchmaker(Kaetai Mirai)
- Fancy(Kaetai Mirai)
- Oto ga Umareru(Kaetai Mirai)
- Itoshisa no Alt+F4(Kaetai Mirai)
- Fuson wa Nandakke?(Kaetai Mirai)
- Hitotsu Hitotsu Negai(Kaetai Mirai)
- Orchestra (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - Member
- Gyou no Matsubi (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - Member
- Anata Dake no Story (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - Duet with Murasaki Alisa
- Sora wa kasute aokatta (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - Member
- Itsuka no Kirameki (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - WCenter with Hatsune Hikari
- Love you!0 (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) - Member
- Boku no Ray - Character song
- Favorite New Era Song: Cloudy
- Favorite Color: Raspberry
- Favorite Animal: Fish
- Penlight Color: Pink
- Charm Point: Personality
- Special Skill: Fishing
- She loves fangirling.
- Her audition song was Warukii, however, she named it Warurin, refering her nickname Rairin.
- Since this, she never has called the song Warukii again but always Warurin.
- She is used to call people by their given names because she has grown up in a very small village where everyone knew everyone.
- She loves bubble gum ice cream.
- She loves to watch variety shows.
- She isn't sure about what she wants to do in her future.
- Because she grew up in a rural area, she always gets lost in huge cities.
- Whenever Rika was called "Mirai" by friends, she corrects them to call her "Rairin".
- Her social media account is named @Rairin33.
- She is afraid of the dark.
- She is a morning person.
- In terms of technology, she is a noob.
- She uses the pronoun 'Atashi' (あたし) to refer herself.
- Rika is the first member of her generation to center a single.
- Her bangs are a single mystery.
- Rika loves air baloons.
- Her kirara is a raspberry air baloon.
- She speaks English and Japanese fluently, but has problems with higher level kanji.
- She doesn't know what she wants to become in the future. Working in Sayaka's dance school is an opinion to her.
- She is a horrible actress.
- She hates everything related to violence and war a lot and refuses to use weapons during guerilla lives.
- She used to do dance covers on YouTube once a week, but stopped when joining AKB0048. She is thinking about doing it again.