Oda Sakura (小田さくら) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as an 11th generation member of Morning Musume and a former member of the SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement unit ODATOMO. She was first introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member at a fanclub event in November 2011.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Oda Sakura was born on March 12, 1999 in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.
In January and February, Oda participated in the Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku concerts as a background dancer.
On September 14, Oda was announced as the winner of Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition. Oda would start her official Morning Musume duties in January 2013 during the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu tour.
On December 14, Oda's Morning Musume member color was revealed to be lavender.
On April 11, Oda started posting on the 10th generation members' official blog.
On May 23, Oda began a solo web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Sakura Sakuradio.
On August 22, Oda held a solo fanclub event titled Morning Musume Oda Sakura Solo Event ~Sakura no Shirabe~.
On November 14, she held another solo fanclub event titled Morning Musume Oda Sakura Solo Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 2~.
On March 13, she celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Oda Sakura Birthday Event 2014 ~Sakura no Shirabe 3~, featuring two shows at the TOKYO FM HALL. The same day, it was announced that Oda would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement unit with Kanazawa Tomoko called ODATOMO.
In June, Oda participated in her first ever theatrical production LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- as the character Sylvatica. A solo performance sung by her was the opening musical act for the play.
On July 5, Oda held a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '14 Oda Sakura Solo Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 3.5~. In this event, she challenged herself by singing more difficult songs outside of Hello! Project, including a partial English cover of "Let It Go" from the Disney animation film Frozen.
On February 19, Oda's fanclub-exclusive web talk show Sakura Sakuradio ended with a total of 90 episodes.
In addition to Morning Musume '15 providing the theme song "Ima Koko Kara" for the Pretty Cure All Stars Haru no Carnival♪ movie released in theaters on March 14, three exclusive characters were voiced by Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, and Oda. Their appearances were based on illustrations by Iikubo, with Oda's character (also named Sakura) being an owl wearing a cherry blossom.
On March 16, Oda celebrated her 16th birthday at an event titled Morning Musume '15 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 4~. It had two shows at TOKYO FM HALL and part of the setlist featured her singing to live piano arrangements.
On March 22, Oda celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '16 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 5~, which featured two shows at CLUB CITTA' in her home prefecture Kanagawa.
On April 18, Oda announced her first solo photobook, titled Sakura Moyou. It was published on May 27, and a Blu-ray featuring the making of the photobook, titled Behind of Photobook ~Sakura Moyou~, was released on November 29.
On March 29, Oda celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '17 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 6~ at Differ Ariake.
On March 28, Oda celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 7~, featuring one show at Differ Ariake.
On March 28, Oda celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 8~, featuring two shows at Shinagawa Stellar Ball.
On July 10, it was announced that Oda was diagnosed with cervical degenerative disc disease by the doctor after experiencing severe pain around her left shoulder blade the day before. Due to it requiring one month of treatment, Oda was absent from the Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER concert tour from July 13 to August 3, as well as a "Jinsei Blues / Seishun Night" release event on July 15. She resumed activities on August 10, starting with Morning Musume '19's show at rockin'on presents ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2019.
On March 23, she was set to celebrate her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 9~ at Mielparque Hall. However on March 11, 2020, it was announced that the event was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The event was eventually rescheduled for July 28.
On March 28, Oda celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '21 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 10~, featuring two shows at Mielparque Hall.
On August 19, it was announced that Oda was diagnosed through medical examination with functional dysphonia, brought on via stress. Due to this, she would limit her vocal performance in the remaining Hello! Project 2021 Summer Sapphire & Ruby tour dates while undergoing medical treatment.
Sakura's mother's name is Tomoko. Oda has an older brother named Daichi and a younger sister. Oda moved to Tokyo with her mother and siblings from her hometown.When she joined Morning Musume in 2012, her family had five cats named Taku, Nana, Kuri, Pooh, and Momo. Since then Taku, Nana, Kuri, and Momo have all passed away ,,, leaving Pooh as the only cat left who was part of Sakura’s household when she joined Morning Musume. Sakura now has 5 cats in total (including Pooh) after adopting Seira, Nobuo, and Kichi as kittens in May and August 2018,, and Kuma 3 years later after previously taking care of him and several other rescue kittens as a milk volunteer for a local animal shelter., The day after she announced on Instagram that she had adopted him Sakura revealed in a blog post that Kuma’s official full name is Kumataro.
Fukumura Mizuki is Odamura Mizura (小田村みずら), and her pairing name with Sato Masaki is MaaSaku (まぁーさく).
Oda's given name, Sakura, means "cherry blossom" (さくら, 桜). Her father gave it to her wanting her to be like Tora-san's little sister from the film Otoko wa Tsurai yo. Hiragana was chosen instead of the kanji in order to balance with the number of strokes in her last name.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Oda Sakura:
- Sakura (さくら): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Odan (おだん): Given by Tsunku, currently used by Ikuta Erina.
- OdaSaku (おださく): Official nickname for Oda Sakura, compounded of Oda (Oda) and Saku (Sakura).
- Odachii (おだちい): Unofficial nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume used by fans.
- Sakurakkyo (さくらっきょ): Another unpopular Tsunku-originated nickname for Oda Sakura, compounded of sakura (cherry blossom) and rakkyo (Japanese shallot).
- Kururin (くるりん): Niigaki Risa came up with the nickname "Kururin" for Sakura when asked to by a commenter on her blog.
- Name: Oda Sakura (小田さくら)
- Nicknames: Sakura (さくら), Odachii (おだちい), OdaSaku (おださく), Dacchi (だっち), Odan (おだん), Odacho (おだちょ), Sakurakkyo (さくらっきょ), Sacchan (さっちゃん), SakuSaku (さくさく)
- Birthdate: March 12, 1999
- Birthplace: Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 153 cm (5 ft 0.2 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 6 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 从´‘e‘ﾘ
- Morning Musume Color: Lavender
- ODATOMO Color: Pink
- Audition Song: "Be Alive" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2012-2013)
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Sewing, cooking, humming on songs
- Special Skills: Hula dance
- Strong Point: Being able to talk to people without creating a wall between them.
- Weak Point: Being too positive sometimes
- Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, Nakajima Saki, Sugaya Risako
- Rival No. 1: Sato Masaki
- Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Namidacchi", "Mikan", "HOW DO YOU LIKE JAPAN? ~Nihon wa Donna Kanji Dekka?~", "I WISH"
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Midnight Temptation", "Suna wo Kamu You ni... NAMIDA"
- Past Favorite Songs: "Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow" by Perfume, "Smile ~Kimi wa Hitori ja nai~" by Shiori, "Sakuranbo" by Otsuka Ai
- Current Favorite Songs: "GLITTER" by Perfume, "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey, "Kaze to Mirai" by Ikimonogakari
- Favorite Color: White
- Favorite Food: Matsumaezuke, jellyfish, and eggplant
- Favorite Manga: Shugo Chara!, Suki-tte Ii na yo.
- Favorite Word: "Ichigoichie" (一期一会; Once in a lifetime)
- Favorite Phrase: "~or so I think"
- Favorite Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Favorite Subject: Home economics, music
- Disliked Subject: Language, English
- Charm point: Facial features
- Treasured Item: A stuffed bear she had since birth
- See also: List:Oda Sakura Discography Featured In
Solo Fanclub DVDs
- [2014.06.27] Oda Sakura Solo Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 1&2~
- [2014.10.27] Morning Musume '14 Oda Sakura WEB Talk "Sakura Sakuradio" Part.1
- [2015.07.26] Morning Musume '15 Oda Sakura WEB Talk "Sakura Sakuradio" Part.2
- [2017.07.26] Morning Musume '17 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 6~
- [2018.07.26] Morning Musume '18 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 7~
- [2020.11.26] Morning Musume '20 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 9~
- [2021.07.xx] Morning Musume '21 Oda Sakura Birthday Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 10~
-  Mayoi no Mori (from Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa)
- See also: List:Oda Sakura Publications Featured In
- [2016.05.27] Sakura Moyou
- [2017.11.17] Sakura Breeze
- [2019.03.12] Sakura no Kisetsu
- [2020.04.20] SAKURA COLOR
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  Hello Pro! TOKYO Sanpo (ハロプロ!TOKYO散歩)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes! 2"
-  Pretty Cure All Stars Haru no Carnival♪ (映画プリキュアオールスターズ 春のカーニバル♪) (voice of Sakura)
- [2013–] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院～放課後ミーティング～)
- [2013–2015] Sakura Sakuradio (さくらさくらじお) (fanclub exclusive)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ (daily guest role)
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro ONE×ONE
-  Hello! Anison Bu
- Gallery:Oda Sakura
- List:Oda Sakura Discography Featured In
- List:Oda Sakura Publications Featured In
- List:Oda Sakura Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Oda Sakura Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
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