Sashihara Rino (指原 莉乃), also known as Sasshi, is a former member and currently an acting producer of the idol group HKT48 (named after Hakata district of Fukuoka). She was also a member of the famous AKB48 idol group and STU48 (Setouchi48). Now, she is producing two popular idol groups: =LOVE and ≠ME.

The talented artist is not only a singer and a producer, but also an actress in Japan. Sashihara has recently made it public that she is a huge fan of the Japanese girl group, NiziU (ニジュ), formed through the Nizi Project, a music/dance survival reality show.

The group, formed by JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, currently has nine members: Mako, Rio, Maya, Riku, Ayaka, Mayuka, Rima, Miihi, and Nina.

The girls were chosen by the South Korean singer-songwriter, J.Y.Park, and have gained a lot of popularity, especially here in Japan.

Sashihara recognized to be a fan of the girls and even uploaded a video with her dancing to the song “Make You Happy” on her social media account.

NiziU decided to surprise Sasshi with a Dokkiri (hidden-camera surprise prank) during their new variety show: “We NiziU TV” which had its release on Sunday, 6th of December.

It was the girls’ first variety show, and they have to clear several missions and challenges during it.

One of those challenges was surprising Sashihara with a dokkiri after being called for a fake interview.

The staff asked Sasshi why she loves NiziU and who is her favorite member, and the girls were so immersed in what Sasshi was saying that, at some point, they forgot the purpose of the show was to surprise her.

However, at the end of the show, the dokkiri turned into a success.

During her talk about the Japanese girl group, Sashihara also mentioned her favorite member after saying what she loves about each of them. She admitted that even though she loves all the girls, she has a weakness for Mayuka.

Seeing Sashihara talk so enthusiastically about it without knowing there is a hidden camera and that the girls’ were listening right behind her was fun to watch and if you also want to see the episodes of the show, you can now watch it on Hulu.

By - cinnamonellie.