Enako (Japanese: えなこ, born January 22, 1994) is a Japanese professional cosplayer, voice actress, and singer[3] from Nagoya.[4]

Enako
えなこ
えなこによる愛咲もものコスプレ 20180430.jpg
Enako in character as Momo Aizaki from Anonymous;Code, 2018
Born (1994-01-22) January 22, 1994 (age 28)[1]
Nagoya, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Other namesEnakorin
Occupation
Years active2008–present
PartnerKenki
Modeling information
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
AgenciesPP Enter Prise inc.
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2021–present
Subscribers451,000[2]
Total views17,517,890[2]

Last updated: 27 November 2022 Edit this on Wikidata
Musical career
GenresJ-pop
Years active2012–2013; 2020–present
Formerly ofPanache!
WebsiteOfficial website

BiographyEdit

Enako started cosplaying in second year of middle school after she became interested in the animated series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and saw other cosplayers portraying the main character in Akihabara.[5]

On October 24, 2012, Enako and fellow cosplayers Kuroneko [ja] and Akira Itsuki [ja] made their major label debut as the idol group Panache! under the label Defstar Records.[6] The group disbanded on April 26, 2013[7] and Enako entered a temporary hiatus in her idol activities.

On March 4, 2015, Enako announced the resumption of her cosplay activities on her newly opened Twitter account.[8]

In 2016, Enako revealed on a television show that she made over 1 million yen a month, and made 10 million yen in two days at that year's Comiket event.[3] The Straits Times later reported that Enako made 130,000 Singapore dollar in one day at Comiket 2018. She also made an appearance at Comiket 2019.[9][10]

On December 16, 2020, Enako made her debut as a solo singer with the release of her first mini-album, Dress Re Code.[11]

On April 11, 2021, Enako launched her YouTube channel.[12]

On July 30, 2022, PP Enterprises, Enako's agency, formed the idol group PPE41, and Enako became a member.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

On July 1, 2021, Enako announced that she is dating Kenki, a professional gamer.[14]

DiscographyEdit

Panache!Edit

AlbumEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes Ref.
JPN

Oricon[15]

2013 Reincarnation 86

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes Ref.
JPN

Oricon[16]

2012 "Kirameki Miraizu" 67
2013 "Skybelieve" 86

SoloEdit

AlbumEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes Ref.
JPN

Oricon[17]

2020 Dress Re Code 33

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Notes Ref.
JPN

Oricon[18]

2021 "Sp-lush Road" 31

FilmographyEdit

Photo CDsEdit

Year Titles
2011
  • Enako to Love Ru (えなことLOVEる)[19]
  • Ena Plus+ (エナプラス+)
  • Toho Enakorin (東方えなこりん)
2012
  • Ena Sotu ~Last High School~ (えな卒 ~Last High School~)[20]
  • Ena Cat[21]
  • Ena Collection ~Memorial~ (えなコレクション ~Memorial~)[22]
2013
  • Koku no Kanaria (虚空のカナリア)[23]
  • Mini Enako Rin
2015
  • Uthi Wa Otoko no Ko. (ウチは男の娘。)[24]
  • Chuka Niian Niian (中華娘娘)
  • Maid for Enakorin
2016
  • Ena Sotu ~After School~ (えな卒 ~after school~)[25]
  • Little Tea Party[26]

TVEdit

  • Idol Ouen Variety Seiji Chihara no Bazu Doru with Rena Matsui (アイドル応援バラエティ 千原せいじのバズ☆ドルwith松井玲奈, Apr 25, 2016 -)[27]

Internet deliveryEdit

  • ToukaigiTV no Ongaku Bangumi Geon! (闘会議TVの音楽番組げーおん!, December 15, 2015 -)[28]
  • BEMANI namahousou kari dai125kai VOLZZA 2 Kadou Cyokuzen Special (BEMANI生放送(仮)第125回!VOLZZA 2稼働直前スペシャル!!, Mar 23, 2016)[29]

Video gamesEdit

2015Edit

2016Edit

  • Sangokushiranbu (三国志乱舞, Jan.22)[32]
  • REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2 (Mar.24) – Recorded Music「Precioue☆Star DJ TOTTO feat.Enako」[33]
  • Shinkukan Dolls (真空管ドールズ, The end of April) – Hime Takatsuki[34][35] Voice acting[36]

AnimeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ えなこのプロフィール (in Japanese). Lineblog.me. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "About Enako Channel". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b "Professional Cosplayer Enako Reveals Her Lucrative Income". Anime News Network. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  4. ^ えなこのプロフィール (in Japanese). Enako0v0.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "世界に羽ばたくスーパー"2.5次元"ユニット「パナシェ!」のコスプレ、スゴイ裏側!". ライブドアニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  6. ^ "Japanese Cosplayer Trio Panache to Make Singing Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  7. ^ Panache! Official Information (in Japanese). panache-cos.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  8. ^ えなこ [@enako_cos] (March 4, 2015). "ご無沙汰してました、えなこです。 あれから色々ありましたが色んな方に支えられ励まされ、やっと落ち着いたので今日に至りました。 様々な意見があるとは思いますが、これからは自分のペースでまた活動していきたいと思いますので、よろしくお願いします(o・v・o)" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Top five of cosplayers all time". GamingLake. Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Auto, Hermes (August 14, 2019). "Japan's top cosplayer Enako can make $130,000 in just one day | The Straits Times". www.straitstimes.com. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  11. ^ えなこ:人気レイヤーがソロアーティストデビュー 大石昌良、「紅蓮華」の草野華余子が楽曲提供 (in Japanese). Mantan Web. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  12. ^ えなこ、YouTubeチャンネルを開設「いろんな方とコラボができたらいいな」わずか30分で登録者数1万人突破. The Televsion (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved May 10, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Onegai Shacho! celebrates its 2nd anniversary! Collaboration with cosplayers group "PPE41"". funglr.games. July 30, 2022. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  14. ^ "人気コスプレイヤー・えなこ&プロゲーマー・けんきが交際報告「あたたかく見守って」". Oricon. July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 8, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "パナシェ!のアルバム作品". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  16. ^ "パナシェ!のシングル作品". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  17. ^ "えなこのアルバム作品". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  18. ^ "えなこのシングル作品". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  19. ^ EnasokuBlog ROM通販(・▽・) (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  20. ^ EnasokuBlog えな卒と個展(`・v・)キリッ (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  21. ^ EnasokuBlog Enacat(エナキャット)の詳細決定しました(o・v・o) (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on December 12, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  22. ^ EnasokuBlog えなコレクション~Memorial~ (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  23. ^ EnasokuRom (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  24. ^ EnasokuInformation (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  25. ^ EnasokuSpecial (in Japanese). Enasoku.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  26. ^ えなこ [@enako_cos] (June 16, 2016). "早速ロリィタROMのジャケット作ってます(*>`ω´<*) 裏表紙いじってる途中👻👻👻" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ アイドル応援バラエティ 千原せいじのバズ☆ドル 番組公式Webサイト (in Japanese). Buzzdol.jp. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  28. ^ 闘会議TV(闘会議TV編集部) – ニコニコチャンネル:ゲーム] (in Japanese). nicovideo.jp. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  29. ^ "BEMANI Fan Site" BEMANI生放送(仮)BE生 (in Japanese). bemani. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  30. ^ Tweet (in Japanese). Twitter. Archived from the original on April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  31. ^ えなこ [@enako_cos] (April 18, 2016). "よく「これえなこさんですか?」って聞かれることが多いのですが紛れもなくえなこです・*・:≡( ε:)" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  32. ^ 三国志乱舞-SANGOKUSHI RUMBLE- (in Japanese). Sangokushi-Rumble.jp. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  33. ^ えなこ [@enako_cos] (March 23, 2016). "BE生で発表されましたが REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA2に収録される楽曲「Precioue☆Star DJ TOTTO feat.えなこ」で歌わせていただきました! しかもジャケ写がプレイヤーアイコンにもなるみたいです…!" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ えなこ [@enako_cos] (April 6, 2016). "【お知らせ】真空管ドールズの公式レイヤーになることが決定しました(o・v・o) ニコニコ超会議2016『真空管ドールズ』ブースに公式コスプレイヤーとして両日参加します!" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  35. ^ 真空管ドールズ [@shinkukandolls] (April 11, 2016). "【公式コスプレイヤー】 ★キャラ:高槻 姫 ☆えなこ(@enako_cos) #真空管ドールズ 「真空管ドールズ」事前登録はこちらから!→" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Twitter.
  36. ^ 『真空管ドールズ』PV第2弾 (in Japanese). Retrieved April 22, 2016 – via YouTube.
  37. ^ 「おとなの防具屋さんII」に和氣あず未・花守ゆみり・降幡愛、HKT48メンバーも. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. December 16, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  38. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!! Anime Announces Cosplayer Enako in Cast, Song Artists, April 3 Debut". Anime News Network. March 5, 2022. Retrieved March 5, 2022.

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