Michibayashi Rio (ミチバヤシリオ) is a former first-generation member of BiS, active from 2012 to 2013. While she has since retired from entertainment, she still occasionally appears in the post-BiS projects of her former groupmates.
On April 15th, Michibayashi Rio joined BiS alongside Wakisaka Yurika. Like Terashima Yufu, they began their activities promoting the group's previous single, IDOL, despite not actually appearing on it.
From October 10th to November 28th, Michibayashi Rio voiced herself alongside other members of BiS in the anime Backstage idol story. Also on October 10th, Michibayashi Rio's only studio album, IDOL is DEAD, was released.
On August 19th, Michibayashi Rio announced her graduation from BiS, citing that she wanted to find a more stable career.
Michibayashi's official final single, Fly / Hi, was released on September 2nd. The single was dedicated to her and her upcoming departure.
Michibayashi Rio officially graduated from BiS on September 22nd.
While Fly / Hi was officially marketed as Michibayashi's final BiS release, her actual last release with the group was the concert-exclusive single, Denden Passion / IDOL, a collaboration with Dempagumi Inc. released on October 12th, twenty days after her graduation.
On July 8th, Michibayashi Rio appeared as a guest at the disbandment concert of BiS' first generation
Starting from April, Michibayashi would make infrequent appearances on BYS alongside other first-generation BiS members.
Personal Life Edit
Worked in an office after graduating BiS, but still remained close friends with several of the members. Michibayashi got married on May 20th 2018, with Pour Lui and First Summer Uika attending the wedding.
- Stage Name: Michibayashi Rio (ミチバヤシリオ)
- Birth Date: September 6th, 1991 (age 28)
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Nickname: Michel (ミッチェル)
- Western Zodiac: Virgo
- Eastern Zodiac: Goat
- BiS Role: Gross Member (キモい担当)
- BiS status:
- 2012.04.15: Joined BiS
- 2013.09.22: Graduated
- BiS Colour: ■Orange
- WACK Groups:
- BiS (20112-2013)
- Other Groups:
- BiS Kaidan (2013)
Other Media Edit
- [2014.05.28] Idol Is Dead -Non-chan no Propaganda Daisensou-
Live Video Edit
- [2013.12.04] ROAD TO BUDOKAN KOKUGIKAN "WHO KiLLED IDOL?"
Voice Acting Edit
- [2012.10.11 - 2012.11.09] Backstage idol story
- When appearing in the music video for "Douse Kiete Shimau Inochinara..." she wore her office uniform as she had to come in for recording straight from work.