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Hana Lee
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Hana

Lee Hana - SC0126 July
General Information
Home PlanetKoreastar
Appearance
Familial information
Idol information
Generation155th
AgencyMorning Star Entertainment Koreastar Division
OshimenKaname Reina
Other information
SeiyuuSon Seung-wan
"Annyeonghaseyo!
From across the stars, I'm Lee Hana.
Please take care of me.
"

– Hana's catchphrase

Hana Lee (李 荷娜/이 하나/イ ハナ) is was a former member of AKB0048.  Also known as Hana (はな), Hana is a calm and polite person. She left 0048 in SC0127 to return to her home planet, after being offered a contract that fitted her artistic visions better than the dangerous 0048 performances.

Bio

Appearance

Hana's natural hair colour is brown, but she currently has dirty blonde hair with a green balayage,. Naturally, her hair is a bit wavy. Hana doesn't really stick with one hair style; depending on what she is up to, it might change. Her hair is very thin and she struggles with brittle nails. She weights 40kg while being 162cm tall; she easily is reckognised as underweight.

Hana's fashion style is mainly inspired by what is the current trend. Personally, she prefers colours over pattern and symbols, but her favourite shirt is a crop top with long sleves and her given name written in Korean on it; it also means "number one". She likes to wear brown, yellow and green but in public generally tries to keep a fashionable style, meaning that she sometimes drops this style in favor of others. She has two earpieces in each ear and a piercing bellybutton piercing, although she doesn't always wear them. Hana's practise clothes constist of a black pair of leggns, trainers and wide t-shirt with "move" in Korean being written on it. Outside training and idol work, she generally always wears baggy clothing.

Following an accident during her early training days, she had to have a surgery due to her nose bone being broken. She took the oppertunity to have a few corrections made as well. She has grown quite open with that; she believes that as long as plastic surgery doesn't pose a health problem and money isn't a question, she thinks that it's totally fine as it improves the confidence of the person in question. 

Personality

Generally, Hana is a determinant and confident person, but due to the culture shock, she is much more shy. Polite and serious, she doesn't fool around a lot, leading to her appearing very stiff. She doesn't mind fooling around though - she actually likes it, but is afraid that she might overdo it and hurt someone which is why she tends to stay back. She does have low self-esteem though.

She does not handle stress very well and tends to hide it, as well as destracting herself. After leaving MSE and her time as a trainee, has has stated that the deadlines of examinations and the constant watch of superiors often scared her. She also is very shy and afraid of crowds; she slightly dislikes handshake events and very quiet during those. She likes the lyrics of Melting and Kyoui no Asteroid a lot, because she can interpret them to fit herself.

Skills

Due to years of training, Hana is an experienced performer. She is an excellent dancer, having done hip hop, ballet and other styles for more than ten years. She also has received vocal training and even though her voice isn't extraordinary, she knows how to sing with correct breathing technique. She also has got some experience with rapping by now and sometimes does that. All those skills depend on her having enough time to train though; she is needs time to perform well.

However, because she spent a lot of time training, her school education lacks a lot. Hana's school education practically lacks one whole year, and she lacks of the ability to write various higher level kanji. As a child, she liked a poetry and drawing as well, but she dropped those hobbies in favour of practise. She has had training on how to deal with media and journalists. Hana often jokes that her special skill is falling asleep whenever and wherever she wants.

Chronology

Hana grew up on Koreastar and very early on developed the dream of becoming a musician. Her parents joke that once she could stand, she tried to dance which lead to her taking dancing lessons very early. As young child, she was a dedicated fan of various musicians and idol groups, but her music mainly focused on Koreastar's music culture; her biggest idol being her old brother who, when she was six, was selected to join Morning Star Entertainment as trainee. He later on debuted as solo singer and actor which lead to Hana auditioning for various entertainment companies once she was ten. Her young age put her into a disadvatage in the beginning, but she eventually she managed to be selected by MSE as well and became a trainee.

Spending the majority of her early teenager years training, Hana was one of the few trainees who spend most time there. When she was fifteen, she was supposed to debut as member of a new group, but due to an accident during training, she was unable to debut with that group. This lead to her confidence taking a major blow, but not too soon after that, she was offered the chance to be part of an idol surivival show which she gladly took. Due to several administrative mistakes, she was unable to participle in that as well.

SC0126

After she had turned seventeen, her trainee contract run out. She was offered a new one, but she decided to take a bit time off - something that MSE surprisingly agreed with. During that time, Hana auditioned for AKB0048's 155th generation draft and was accepted as canidate. Unknown to her, the company had been planning to have Hana debut in a group with one of her closest friends though.

During the draft, she befriended with various girls who would become her team mates, including Reina whom she considers as her closest friend, and Asuna to whom she shares an awkward relationship. During the training period, one evening, she fainted and was brought to the hospital where she met her older brother who, at that time, was working on Akibastar.

Relationships

  • Motomiya Hikari - A senior management member, Hana obviously holds a lot of respect for her. Despite acknowledging (and beliving) that she is a good person, she scares her.
  • Kuroki Erika - A staff member Hana respects.
  • Hashimoto Ayumi - A staff member Hana respects. She is curious about her experience and training.
  • Akiyama Tamotsu - A staff member she respects.
  • Akamine Kazuto - A staff member Hana respects. She is curious about his experience and training.
  • Shirokami Yuki - A staff member she respects.

  • Barahona Ryuu - Hana has met him briefly during her time at MSE, but doubt that he remembers her.
  • Kim Sohye - Her best friend who is a trainee at MSE Koreastar.

  • Lee Hyein - Her mother who supports Hana in her dream a lot.
  • Lee Jihoon her father who supports Hana a lot.
  • Lee Jin Her four-years old older brother who works as actor and singer. He is one of her role-models.

Ethymology

Lee, correctly romanised I, is written 李 in hanja which is derived from Chinese. It can be translated as plum among other meanings.

Her given name, Hana, correctly romanised as Ha-na, is written as 荷娜. 荷 is derived from a Chiense character that translates to lotus or water lily. The hanja 娜 can be translated as elegant, graceful or delicate. 하나 also means number one.

Hana has stated that her name wasn't just given to her due to the Korean meaning. She claims that there are multiple meanings of the name and that she considers all of them as correct. Notably, she has named the Japanese word 花 which translates to flower, but also the Kurdish name هانا which means hope, the Arabic name هَنا meaning happiness, the Albanian word meaning moon and the Maori word which means to shine or to radiate.

Often, Hana's name causes a lot of confusion. The correct romanisation would be I Ha-na. However, she commonly romanises it as Lee Hana which makes it easier for people who speak no Korean to read the name in latin letters. Her name is commonly given in katakana, イ ハナ. She doesn't mind the name being mispronounced as long as she understands it.

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Career

Trivia

  • Audition Song:  Nekkoya
  • Hobbies: Practising
  • Penlight Colour: Green
  • Favourite Colour: Deep green
  • Blood Type A+
  • Hana speaks Korean fluently and Japanese well enough to live in Japanese areas, and a bit English. She tries to get rid of her Korean accent, but still has some. Her Korean accent is the reason why she chose to perform Naekkoya as audition song.
  • She is terrible in learning names.
  • She apologises a lot.
  • Her audition number was #3001.
  • She is easily frightened and very on the edge.
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