Kitahara Sayaka (北原沙弥香) is a Japanese voice actress and pop singer signed to Avex as a soloist. She joined Hello! Project in 2004 as a member of Hello Pro Egg and was also a member of the Hello! Project trio MilkyWay.

She has sold over 7,000 copies in Japan. Her highest selling single is Natsu ga Yattekuru with 2,191 copies sold, and her lowest selling single is Kanari Junjou with 1,130 copies sold.

History[edit | edit source]

Kitahara Sayaka in Straylight, 2019

Kitahara Sayaka, February 2014

Kitahara Sayaka, March 2013

Kitahara Sayaka, September 2012

Kitahara Sayaka, June 2012

Kitahara Sayaka, November 2011

Kitahara Sayaka, June 2011

Kitahara Sayaka, March 2010

Kitahara Sayaka, April 2009

Kitahara Sayaka, October 2008

Kitahara Sayaka, April 2008

Kitahara Sayaka, March 2008

Kitahara Sayaka, 2007

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Kitahara was born on November 29, 1993 in Saitama, Japan from a couple whose names are undisclosed. She has a sister.

2004 - 2005[edit | edit source]

Kitahara Sayaka joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions alongside twenty-nine other girls. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment, as such Kitahara received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs. The only work Kitahara got during this time was performing as backing dancers during the Hello! Project concerts.

2006[edit | edit source]

In 2006 Kitahara received a part in the musical Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~ as well as recording the Nissen Hikosen Project 2006 campaign song "Sora ga aru" with three other Egg members.

2007[edit | edit source]

All of the members of Hello Pro Egg officially debuted in concert in the Shinjin Kouen concert series. As of November 23, 2007 she was noted as the tallest member of Hello Pro Egg, although there was no accurate information regarding her height.

2008[edit | edit source]

In March, it was announced that Kitahara would be joining fellow Hello Pro Egg member Kikkawa Yuu and Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu to form a new unit, MilkyWay. Kitahara was the voice of a character in the anime, Kirarin☆Revolution, as was Kikkawa and Kusumi. The unit was a unit inside the anime and the real life unit sang songs for the opening and ending sequences of the anime.

On April 30, MilkyWay released their debut single, "Anataboshi". The single peaked at #3 on the Oricon charts.

On October 29, MilkyWay released their second single, "Tan Tan Taan!" which achieved a ranking of #8.

2009[edit | edit source]

From November 4-8, Kitahara appeared in the stage play "Rintoshite!" alongside Korenaga Miki, Sainen Mia, Miyoshi Erika, and Sano Kaori.[1]

2010[edit | edit source]

From April 8-12, Kitahara appeared in the stage play "Kaibutsu no Kodemo".[2]

2011[edit | edit source]

In March, she finished her Hello Pro Egg training. Afterwards, she transferred agencies from UP-FRONT AGENCY to TIGHTPRO. It was later announced that she would release a single, set to be released on June 22nd, titled "Yappa Seishun". It was the ending theme song for Inazuma Eleven Go! and featured Yoshizawa Hitomi in the PV.

In June 2011, appeared as a guest in the Children TV show Oha Suta and she sang her first single Yappa Seishun

On June 8, Kitahara opened her own official Ameblo blog.

On September 9, Kitahara announced her second single "Kanari Junjou".

On November 20, she appeared in Niigaki Risa's radio show "Risa's NightHouse".

In early December, Kitahara participated in Level 5 event 2011 and performed "Yume no Katamari" and "Aijou – Jounetsu – Neppuu"

In December, Kitahara announced that her third single HAJIKE-YO! will be released in February 2012.

2012[edit | edit source]

On March 10, Kitahara announced on her blog that she graduated from High School.

On April 23, it was announced that Kitahara will release her 4th single Natsu ga Yattekuru which will be the first ending to the anime Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone.

In June, Kitahara apeared on the TV show Oha Star as special quest.

On September 9, it was announced that Kitahara will transfer labels from FRAME to Avex which is the same label that Goto Maki is on. Kitahara will transfer to Avex in October, 2012.

On September 28, Kitahara started attending university.

2013[edit | edit source]

On March 6, Kitahara released her first album titled Haru no Gradation.

In May, it was announced Kitahara would be collaborating with voice actress Yuki Aoi to form the duo group COLORS and release the single Katte ni Cinderella, which is the first end theme for the anime Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy.

On October 18, Kitahara announced on her blog that she will be in Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy, taking the role of Pixie along with her role of Sorano Aoi.

In November, Kitahara's partner, Yuki Aoi, in the unit COLORS was replaced by Takagaki Ayahi.

2014[edit | edit source]

In January, it was announced that Kitahara's unit COLORS will sing the 3rd ending theme to the anime Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy, the song is called Arashi Tatsumaki Hurricane.

On January 8th, Kitahara blogged that Kobayashi Yuu would appear in COLORS' third single instead of Takagaki.

2016[edit | edit source]

On January 15, she joined the agency Ken Production after leaving TIGHTPRO in 2015. 

2019[edit | edit source]

In early 2019, it was announced that Kitahara would join the voice cast of The IDOLM@STER; Shiny Colors as the character Izumi Mei. Subsequently, she would join the unit Straylight alongside fellow voice actresses Yukimura Eri and Tanaka Yuki.

2020[edit | edit source]

In 2020, it was announced that Kitahara would be participating in TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL ONLINE 2020 as a part of Straylight.[3]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Hobbies: Cooking, singing, collecting hand towels.
  • Special Skill: Tennis.
  • Favorite Food: Sweets, Pork, Spicy food
  • Favorite Color: Strong Pink.
  • Current Boom: Rhinestone
  • Looks Up To: Yoshizawa Hitomi
  • Best Friends: Hashimoto Aina and Komine Momoka

Discography[edit | edit source]

The following singles and albums are released under the artist name Sorano Aoi (CV: Kitahara Sayaka) unless indicated otherwise.

Singles[edit | edit source]

  1. [2011.06.22] Yappa Seishun (やっぱ青春)
  2. [2011.11.09] Kanari Junjou (かなり 純情)
  3. [2012.02.08] Hajike-Yo!!
  4. [2012.06.13] Natsu ga Yattekuru (夏 が やってくる)

Other Singles[edit | edit source]

Albums[edit | edit source]

Singles Participated In[edit | edit source]

MilkyWay[edit | edit source]

COLORS[edit | edit source]

Straylight[edit | edit source]


Works[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2010] Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro Kaiki

TV Shows[edit | edit source]

Anime[edit | edit source]

  • [2008-2009] Kirarin☆Revolution (as Yukino Noel)
  • [2011-2012] Inazuma Eleven Go! (as Sorano Aoi)
  • [2011] Inazuma Eleven Go: Kyuukyoku no Kizuna Gryphon (as Sorano Aoi)
  • [2012-2013] Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone (as Sorano Aoi)
  • [2012] Inazuma Eleven Go vs Danball Senki W (as Sorano Aoi)
  • [2013-2014] Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy (as Sorano Aoi and Pixie)
  • [2014] Space☆Dandy 2nd Season (as Emily)
  • [2017] Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism (as Mary Kikakujou)
  • [2017] Pokémon Generations (as Mars)
  • [2018] Poputepipikku (as Elf)
  • [2018] Devils' Line (as Feng Jing)
  • [2019] Kakegurui xx (as Komabami Nozomi)

Video Games[edit | edit source]

  • [2017] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (as Young Tobin)
  • [2017] Ever Oasis
  • [2019] The IDOLM@STER; Shiny Colors (as Izumi Mei)

Dubbing[edit | edit source]

  • Red Dwarf, Waitress Greta (as Amrita Acharia)
  • Carmen Sandiego, The Driver (Toks Olangundoye)

Theater[edit | edit source]

Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~

  • [2006] Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~
  • [2009.11.04~08] Rin Toshite
  • [2010.04.08~11] Kaibutsu no Kodomo
  • [2013.02.09~17] Sorao no sekai
  • [2013] Nyotai Shakespeare 004 "Shikkin King Lear"
  • [2014.07.30~08.03] The Kaidan Alps Ichiman Jaku Final
  • [2015] Psychic Detective Yakumo: Inori no Hitsugi
  • [2015] MEIDO IN HEAVEN

Radio[edit | edit source]

  • [2011-2012] Kitahara Sayaka no Doryoku no Sainou

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She was once the tallest H!P Egg.
  • Sorano Aoi is her second character to voice and Pixie is her third also of the same anime
  • She has a hamster (Hamuchan), two cats (Nyanta and Kokochan) and a Rabbit (Momochan)
  • While a Hello Pro Egg, she was friends with Hashimoto Aina and Komine Momoka.
  • Kitahara is a big fan of Yoshizawa Hitomi and when she heard that Yoshizawa would be appearing in her music video for her single Yappa Seishun, she was very excited.
  • She is close friends with Kusumi Koharu and sometimes appears on Kusumi's blog.
  • She sometimes appears on the TV show Oha Star.
  • According to her blog, Kitahara is a fan of Nana Mizuki.
  • She was close friends with Kikkawa Yuu.
  • She, Arai Manami, and Sekine Azusa were the longest serving Eggs, serving 7 years and 9 months, until Saho Akari surpassed their record with 7 years and 10 months.
  • On November 8, 2016 she attended Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s Budokan concert alongside several other former Hello! Pro Egg members.
  • She has the same last name as Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Kitahara Momo.
  • She is the first former Hello! Project member to join the cast of The IDOLM@STER.
  • She is the second former Hello Project Egg to become a voice actress, the first being Noto Arisa.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Furukawa Konatsu

Oldest Member of Hello Pro Egg
February 1, 2011 - March 9, 2011

Succeeded by
Saho Akari

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Solo Acts Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume)
Kira☆Pika Kira | Pika
MilkyWay Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume) | Yukino Noel starring Kitahara Sayaka | Hanasaki Cobeni starring Kikkawa Yuu
SHIPS Kazama Hiroto (Ide Takuya) | Hiwatari Seiji (Kanai Shikou)
Singles Tsukishima Kirari: 1. Koi☆Kana | 2. Balalaika | 3.Happy☆彡 | 4. Chance! | 5. Papancake | 6. Hapi☆Hapi Sunday!
Kira☆Pika: 1. Hana wo Pu-n / Futari wa NS
MilkyWay: 1. Anataboshi | 2. Tan Tan Taan!
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
Albums Original: 1. ☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi) | 2. Kirarin☆Land | 3. Kirari to Fuyu
Mini: 1. Song Selection | 2. Song Selection 2 | 3. Song Selection 3 | 4. Song Selection 4 | 5. Song Selection 5
Best: Best☆Kirari
Other Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Morning Musume | ℃-ute | Hello Pro Egg
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada Ichigo | Nakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota Nanami | Matsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito Madoka | Onoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto Ruri | Hashida Honoka | Nishizaki Miku | Hirayama Yuki | Kitahara Momo | Ebata Kisaki | Yofuu Runo | Murakoshi Ayana | Uemura Hasumi

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga Miki | Kawashima Miyuki | Okada Yui | Noto Arisa | Morozuka Kanami | Aoki Erina | Tanaka Anri | Ose Kaede | Sengoku Minami | Sawada Yuri | Muto Mika | Hashida Mirei | Furukawa Konatsu | Hashimoto Aina | Ooyanagi Maho | Akiyama Yurika | Okada Robin Shoko | Arihara Kanna | Goto Yuki | Sainen Mia | Mori Saki | Yutoku Ayumi | Kitahara Sayaka | Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Saho Akari | Okai Asuna | Sekine Azusa | Ogawa Saki | Maeda Irori | Arai Manami
2nd Generation Mano Erina | Ogura Manami | Komine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura Mizuki | Kaneko Rie | Takeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki Azusa | Sato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano Tomomi | Katsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa Runa | Nagasawa Wakana | Kudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi Kurumi | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka Aina | Mogi Minami | Ogawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga Kanae | Oda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga Fuyuka | Uemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura Rise | Murota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi Riko | Nomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa Tomoko | Ichioka Reina | Kaga Kaede | Kishimoto Yumeno | Makino Maria | Wada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka Karen | Inaba Manaka | Mikame Kana | Fujii Rio | Mashiro Kana | Inoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki Risa | Yokogawa Yumei | Niinuma Kisora | Oura Hirona | Dambara Ruru | Haga Akane | Funaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa Maho | Takemura Miu | Saito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto Nagisa | Horie Kizuki | Shimano Momoko | Ogata Risa | Hirose Ayaka | Tanimoto Ami | Inoue Rei | Asakura Kiki | Onoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono Mizuho | Nakano Rion | Yanagawa Nanami | Maeda Kokoro | Akiyama Mao | Kanatsu Mizuki | Kasahara Momona | Okamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi Kurumi | Ono Kotomi | Kodama Sakiko | Kiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura Ayano | Yokoyama Reina | Yoshida Marie | Nishida Shiori | Yamazaki Yuhane | Hashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura Rika | Hibi Marina | Eguchi Saya | Doi Rena | Okamura Minami | Matsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto Momoko | Goto Sayaka | Tamenaga Shion | Shutto Anna | Kanemitsu 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 Aru | Mottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" | 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
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