Akiyama Yurika (秋山ゆりか) is a former Japanese idol and actress. She was best known for being a member of Ciao Bella Cinquetti (formerly known as THE Possible) from 2006 to 2015.

She initially joined Hello! Project in June 2004 as a member of Hello Pro Egg, later graduated from Hello! Project in 2007 when THE Possible was transferred to NICE GIRL Project!. After releasing their first single under Ciao Bella Cinquetti, Akiyama graduated from the group on August 10, 2015 and subsequently retired from the entertainment industry.

History[edit | edit source]

Akiyama Yurika, September 2014

Akiyama Yurika, April 2013

Akiyama Yurika, February 2013

Akiyama Yurika, August 2012

Akiyama Yurika, 2012 as a member of Akihabara Backstage Pass

Akiyama Yurika, March 2012

Akiyama Yurika, September 2009

2007[edit | edit source]

On October 13, she graduated from Hello Pro Egg along with the other members of THE Possible.

2015[edit | edit source]

On August 10, she graduated from Ciao Bella Cinquetti and retired from the entertainment industry.

Statement from Akiyama Yurika[verification overdue]
Thank you so much for your support towards to the artists which belong to our company.

At this occasion, the member of Ciao Bella Cinquetti, Yurika Akiyama graduates on the 10th August 2015.

There had been many many discussions with the staff and the members,

but it came to the following result.

"Regarding the future activities, I do not want to go towards with a half-hearted feeling. Please let me graduate now, during this most important moment."

We will respect what she tought about seriously, and even if this regrettable, it reached this conclusion.

To all the fans and to the staff, we really apologize about this sudden announcement.

Ciao Bella Cinquetti will continue as a 4 members group.

It will probably not be a flat road but those 4 women will continue to progress, with all their energy and with the support of the staff altogether.

Please kindly continue to support those women in the future.


Everyone, here is a sudden announcement.

I, Yurika Akiyama, will graduate from Ciao Bella Cinquetti today, 10th August 2015. I am sorry for this abrupt news.

I thought about it many, many times and came to this conclusion.

Inside me, after those 9 years of activities, I had a uncomfortable feeling at the end of the Nakano Sun Plaza's live last year.

I began to think about my own life and I thought about several possibilities about my life.

Meanwhile, the circumstances change, the activities speed raised up, and little by little, I began to feel a difference of enthusiasm with the 4 other members.

From now, the group Ciao Bella Cinquetti will get bigger and bigger.

And I wondered if it was my concern...

I have being troubled like this for 6 months.

Even working with this, I don't know if I can't face this suffering. I do not forgive myself being like this.

It is impossible for me to impose those troubles to everyone. I am so sorry to all the fans.

Everyone is serious so I had to think seriously as well.

This group has been created 9 years ago.

I am in this industry for 11 years.

To say it frankly, 80% of the activities were painful, while 20% were fun... But because those 20% were fun and "special", I tried my best for this and cut down with the majority of the pain.

Concerning my life, music is essential, there is a deep meaning in every single sound and word, and singing helped me about the fact I dislike not being able to express my feelings with my poor talk.

With the songs, I can deliver my feelings.

This carrier has ups and downs.

Sometimes, it is painful like when the oxygen disappears, and I had times when I wanted to throw out everything. However, being able to reach go this far was thanks to my family who supported me whatever happened. It is also thanks to the staff who even reduced their sleeping time in order to continue to go on. Of course there also Tsunku♂ who watched me warmly and welcomed me in this industry. And there are those members, who were like my family and with who I lived my youth, during acid but also sweet moments.

And there is the love of the fans, which really support the group, myself, with this straight devotion.

Because there had been many people involved, I did not give up.

It took 8 years but we have been able to tour nation-wide, we stood up in Nakano Sun Plaza. The single which has been released this year reached the 3rd place of the Top Oricon.

With my character which gets tiresome easily, I continued the musical activities.

And with the 9th anniversary live celebration...

It was a huge satisfaction inside me.It was a pure moment of happiness.

I took the resolution of taking from now a new road.

To not loose to the 4 remaining members, I will fully go to my next goal.

I am sorry for talking selfishly.

I would like to thank so much all the fans who support me until the end.

I am full of gratitude.

Please continue to support Ciao Bella Cinquetti (previously The Possible) in the future.

Yurika Akiyama

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Akiyama has a brother 4 years younger than her. Her family owns 3 dogs, named Kane, Ron and Rinrin.

When Akiyama joined Hello Pro Egg in June 2004, she was a sixth year elementary school student. She graduated from high school in March 2010.

Akiyama most notably got along best with Okada Robin Shoko and Goto Yuki in Ciao Bella Cinquetti.

  • Akkyan (あっきゃん): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Hobbies: Nail art, taking pictures, eating, singing
  • Special Skill: Badminton
  • Strong Point: Willfullness
  • Weak Point: Gets bored easily
  • Charm Point: Her cheeks
  • Favorite Music Genre: Western music
  • Favorite Sports: Baseball, soccer
  • Dislikes: Her skin color
  • Favorite Food: Apples, strawberries, meat
  • Least Favorite Food: Green pepper, eggplant
  • Favorite Phrase: Onaka suita (お腹すいた; I'm hungry)
  • Favorite Word: Smile
  • Favorite English Word: Love
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Animal: Cat
  • Favorite Flower: Lily
  • Favorite School Subjects: Society, Music
  • Favorite TV Show: Yo ni mo Kimyouna Monogatari
  • Favorite Movie: Nihon Chinbotsu
  • Favorite Hello! Project Song: Suki na Senpai
  • Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya, Goto Maki

Discography[edit | edit source]

Solo Songs[edit | edit source]

DVDs[edit | edit source]

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  • [2009.08.26] Akkyan Chu (あっきゃんChu)
  • [2011.07.13] Akkyan Buchu (あっきゃんBuchu)

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

  • [2006.08.02] CRY FOR HELP! ~Uchuu Station Chikaku no Baiten ni te~ (CRY FOR HELP!~宇宙ステーション近くの売店にて~)
  • [2010] Fushigi Yuugi (as Hongo Yui)
  • [2011] Fushigi Yuugi ~Shujaku Hen~ (as Hongo Yui)
  • [2011] Alice in Chrono Paradox
  • [2012] Fushigi Yuugi ~Seiryuu Hen (as Hongo Yui)

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2011] Cheerfu11y (チアフリー)

Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Solo[edit | edit source]


  • [2009.06.25] Akkyanbee (あっきゃんべー)

Group[edit | edit source]

  • [2007.07.13] Doki☆Doki☆Possible (ドキ☆ドキ☆ポッシボー)
  • [2007.07.13] Kyapi♡Kyapi♡Possible? (キャピ♡キャピ♡ポッシボー)
  • [2008.08.25] Baribari Mizugi DE Possible! (バリバリ水着DEポッシボー!)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Her favorite character is Stitch.
  • Her lucky number is 28.
  • She compares herself to a cat.
  • Her ideal type is someone shy, while she doesn't like people who show off too much.
  • She has the same last name as Tsubaki Factory member Akiyama Mao.

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

THE Possible / Ciao Bella Cinquetti
Current Members Morozuka KanamiHashimoto Aina (Sub-Leader)Okada Robin Shouko (Leader)Goto Yuki
Former Members Ose KaedeAkiyama Yurika
Indie Singles 1. Young DAYS!! • 2. Hatsukoi no Kakera • 3. Shushoku=GOHAN no Uta • 4. Kingyo Sukui to Hanabi Taikai • 5. Natsu no Tropical Musume. • 6. Kaze no Uwasa • 7. HAPPY 15 • 8. Love Message!
Major Singles 1. Kazoku e no Tegami • 2. Ijiwaru Crazy love • 3. Shiawase no Katachi • 4. Family ~Tabidachi no Asa~ • 5. Watashi no Miryoku / LOVE^2 Paradise • 6. Nanja Korya?! • 7. Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory! • 8. Otome! Be Ambitious! • 9. Yuuki Super Ball! • 10. Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa / Never Never Give Up • 11. Doushiyou, Watashi / Ichigo Ichie • 12. High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! / Wadachi
Other Singles Collaboration: 1. TAWAWA Natsu Bikini • 2. Yabe~Nabe~ na Atsuryoku Be~na~ • 3. Playball • 4. Mugen, Fly High!!
Live: 1. Shiawase Hanabi Go Go GOOO! ~Buchinomese! Dai Pinch!~ • 2. Kibou to Seishun no Hikari ~Come on! Pika! Pika!~ • 3. Sakurairo no Romantic • 4. Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory!
Digital: Nando mo Nando mo...
Albums Original: 1. ① Be Possible! • 2. ② Shiawase no Akashi • 3. 1116 • 4. Alive 4 U!!!!
Mini: 6nenme Start!
Best: 1. Kyuukyoku no THE Possible Best Number Shuu ① • 2. Aratamemashite, THE Possible Desu! ~Nyuumon Hen Best~
Other Concerts & Events
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Hello Pro EggMM Gakuen GasshoubuAKIHABARA Backstage passGanbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersTeam Makenki
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: MayAugustNovember
2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
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Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
Related Acts Up-Front EggNICE GIRL Project! KenshuuseiHello Pro Kansai KenshuuseiHello Pro Korea KenshuuseiHello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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