Watanabe Kimiko (渡辺公子) is a former 1st generation and former leader of DreamS Kenshuusei and a member of Japanese Pop group KuroShiro. She joined DreamS Kenshuusei on October 28, 2009. She is also the former leader of DreamS Kenshuusei. She graduated DreamS Kenshuusei on March 1, 2013 and officially debuted as KuroShiro on March 20. She auditioned for the DreamS Audition ~SHINING STAR~ 2009 Auditions.
On October 28, She, along with 15 other girls, passed the DreamS Kenshuusei auditions after failing the DreamS audition. They made up the First Generation Kenshuusei. It was named that she was to be leader of the Kenshuusei, being the oldest at the time.
She was a backdancer for NeXus' first concert. She also performed at the PolaVegaXus collaboration concert as KuroShiro, along with Kimura Manami, and was also a backdancer for the rest of the concert.
There is a rumor that she will debut as either a soloist or in a new rumored group. That rumor has been true, as on February 10, Tsunku announced that KuroShiro will become a permanent group in DreamS, saying that they will major debut on March 20. Watanabe stated that she will pass her leadership onto Hoshizora Rin, who will be the oldest and longest-served Kenshuusei after she graduates.
- Name: Watanabe Kimiko (渡辺公子)
- Nickname: WataKimi, Kimimi, Kiko-chan.
- Birthdate: March 30, 1994 (Age 21)
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Specialty: Ballet, singing
- Dislikes: Tomatoes
- Favorite Food: Sushi, springrolls
- Least Favorite Food: Tomatoes
- KuroShiro Color: Black
- Favorite Color: Pink, purple, black, green
- Favorite Subject: Physical Education
- Looks Up To: Yamada Ayumu, Sugiura Asuka, Mimi
- Blood type: A
- Height: 157cm (5"1)
- DreamS groups:
- DreamS Kenshuusei (2009 - 2013)
- KuroShiro (2012 - Present)
- Sakura Mankai (2013 - Present)
Singles Participated InEdit
- [2012.03.20] Mermaid festa vol.2 ~Passionate~
- [2012.09.18] Daisuki 100 Manten
- [2013.02.20] MIRACLE RUSH
- [2013.10.05] Happy Material [Song]
- [2013.05.04] Sakura Mankai
- [2013.10.20] Konoha ga chitte iru