Sometime in June, NOW EMPiRE joined the Yamagata local idol group, SakuranbomBom, as a founding member, and under the name Nono. As the oldest member, she was given the role of the group's leader.
SakuranbomBom's debut single, ♪SakuranbomBom, was released on October 5th.
On July 18th, Nono released a solo single to commemorate her 15th birthday, titled NO!!NO!!!
SauranbomBom disbanded on April 30th, 2016, however, would occasionally reform for one-off performances afterward.
On April 21st, Nono's first event with EMPiRE took place, where her official stage name was revealed as NOW EMPiRE.
NOW EMPiRE's debut single with EMPiRE, SUCCESS STORY, was released on July 17th.
NOW EMPiRE's debut album as part of EMPiRE, The GREAT JOURNEY ALBUM, was released on December 18th.
- Stage Name: NOW EMPiRE
- Other Names: Nono (のの)
- WACK Audition Name: Terayama Yufu (テラヤマユフ)
- Birth Date: July 28th, 2000 (age 19)
- Nickname: Now
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
- WACK status:
- 2018.03.30: Joined EMPiRE
- SakuranbomBom Colour: ■ Orange
- WACK Groups:
- Other Groups:
- SakuranbomBom (2013-2016)
- Overall Time in WACK: 1 Year, 3 Months, 14 Days
- [2019.11.11] IDOL -Aa, Mujou-
- Her audition name is a parody of Terashima Yufu. She shares it with Terashima Yuka and Aono.
- She is the first member of EMPiRE whose name does not begin with a Y or M.
- She calls her EMPiRE seniors "Senpire" (a pun on "Senpai" and "EMPiRE").
- Shares her birthday with Nel Nehru.
- Claimed to have still believed in Santa Claus up to the age of 17 in a DROiD Christmas email