Onoda Saori (小野田紗栞) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory. She is a former member of Princess♪Ribbon. She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014 and was formally introduced as a member at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory, September 2020

Onoda Saori, January 2020

Onoda Saori, February 2019

Onoda Saori, November 2018

Onoda Saori, July 2018

Onoda Saori, February 2018

Onoda Saori, July 2017

Onoda Saori, February 2017

Onoda Saori, September 2016

Onoda Saori, August 2016

Onoda Saori, May 2016

Onoda Saori, February 2016

Onoda Saori, May 2015

Onoda Saori, March 2015

Onoda Saori, November 2014

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Onoda Saori was born on December 17, 2001 in Shizuoka, Japan.

2010-2013[edit | edit source]

On October 31, 2010, Onoda joined the newly formed idol group, Princess♪Ribbon.

From 2012 to early 2014, Onoda modeled for JS Girl magazine.

2014[edit | edit source]

In 2014, Onoda applied for the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but didn't pass. After that, she decided to start from square one and apply for Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

On October 25, Onoda graduated from Princess♪Ribbon[2] and Hero's Academy after successfully applying for Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[3] She was officially announced as a member on November 18,[1] and was formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on November 29 alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka, Tanimoto Ami, Asakura Kiki, Inoue Rei.[1][4]

2015[edit | edit source]

On October 14, it was announced that Onoda would sing the 10th opening song "Sayonara Chuu" for the SATV show Kopinks! and would also voice the main character of the renewed Kopinks! program, starting in April 2016.[5]

2016[edit | edit source]

On March 12, Onoda participated as a special act at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Last Live 2016 MOMENT memories/memorize, which also featured Juice=Juice and Kobushi Factory as performers.[6] During the event, she performed "Sayonara Chuu" with Miyamoto Karin.

On March 31, the title of the renewed Kopinks! program was announced to be Kopinks COSMOS and would premiere on April 5.[7] Onoda would voice one of the two main characters and sing a new version of the opening theme "Carina Notte" together with SUPER☆GiRLS member Abe Yumeri.[8]

Onoda was one of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei members who participated as the opening act for the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~ and Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~.

On August 13, it was announced at Tsubaki Factory's fanclub event that Onoda had joined the group as new member, alongside Ono Mizuho and Akiyama Mao.[9]

2017[edit | edit source]

On December 18, Onoda was scheduled to celebrate her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Onoda Saori Birthday Event 2017, with two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall. However, due to her being diagnosed with the flu two days before, the event was postponed to January 15, 2018.[10][11]

2018[edit | edit source]

On July 25, the comedian duo Joujou Gundan released their debut single "Nakama", which features Onoda in the B-side "Kansha Kangeki Maji Manji" as a member of the fictional group Otome Manji Gakuen along with Sawayaka Goro and Kishimoto Yumeno.[12][13]

On December 17, Onoda celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Onoda Saori Birthday Event 2018, with two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2019[edit | edit source]

On April 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK② was released, which includes Onoda and Asakura Kiki's joint gravure that was originally published in a March 2017 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[14]

On October 5, the Hello Tsu PHOTOBOOK① was released, including Onoda's gravure that was originally published in a November 2018 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[15]

On December 17, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Onoda Saori Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2020[edit | edit source]

On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Her mother is a dentist for small children.

When Onoda joined Tsubaki Factory, she was a third middle school student. Onoda graduated from high school in March 2020.[16]

The following list are notable friendships Onoda Saori has acquired:

Onoda was given the name Saori because it is a pretty name and her father wanted her to be a refined girl.[17] Her parents originally wanted to give her the name "Satsuki", which is the old reading for the month of May (五月), but because she was born in December, her name became Saori.[18]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Onoda Saori:

  • Saorin (さおりん): Official nickname, given her since Princess♪Ribbon.
  • Ika-chan (イカちゃん; Squid-chan): Her nickname with the PINK!SS and Kopinks COSMO cast and staff,[19] given to her by comedian Sawayaka Goro. When she first met Sawayaka in 2015 for PINK!SS, he exclaimed that he had never met someone with skin that looked so translucent like fresh squid before, and started calling her "Ika-chan".[20][21][22]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Special Skills: Piano, jazz dancing, abacus 2nd dan, singing, impersonating Kaonashi eating the frog
  • Hobby: Listening to music
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop
  • Favorite Food: Sweets, macaroons, natto, Konbu snacks
  • Strength: She can be friendly and speak to anyone
  • Weakness: She does things roughly
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Sport: Sprinting
  • Favorite Subject: Music
  • Charm point: Her dimples and her straight brown hair
  • Motto: Isshin furan (一心不乱; With heart and soul)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Uruwashi no Camellia
  • Favorite Hello! Project Song: "GOOD BYE Natsuo", "♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡"
  • Looks Up To: Miyamoto Karin, Sayashi Riho, Okai Chisato

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Onoda Saori Discography Featured In

Solo Songs[edit | edit source]

Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]


Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]


Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Onoda Saori Publications Featured In

Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Catalogs[edit | edit source]

  • [2011] Innocent - Shichigosan Style Collection

Works[edit | edit source]

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~

Internet[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She is the fifth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from a local idol group.
  • If she could boast about one thing, it would be that she can do mental calculation.
  • If she saw an alien, she'd ask it where they buy its clothes.
  • She is the youngest in her Kenshuusei generation.
  • She shares the same birthday as former Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka.
  • She mostly likes Hello! Project's cool-sounding songs.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Takase Kurumi.
  • Her dream was to become an idol that also does modeling.
  • Her future goal is getting to work on TV or as a fashion model.
  • She has stated during an interview that she almost know nothing about France but somehow, she would like to go there.
  • She likes shoujo manga. Though she initially didn't read manga at all, after joining Tsubaki Factory, she decided to read Tsubaki-Chou Lonely Planet because of the title, and from there became a fan of shoujo manga[23].
  • She has the same last name as Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Onoda Karin.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "ハロプロ研修生 発表会2014~11月・12月の生タマゴShow!~出演者追加決定! (archived)" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2014-11-18.
  2. http://puribon.hamazo.tv/e5704044.html
  3. http://puribon.hamazo.tv/e5702312.html
  4. "お知らせ" (in Japanese). Princess♪Ribbon. 2014-11-30.
  5. "ハロプロ研修生の小野田紗栞が「コピンクス!」新OP、新番組メインキャラクターの声を担当!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-10-14.
  6. "ピンクス&コピンクス!ラストライブ2016 イベント" (in Japanese). Shizuoka Asahi TV.
  7. "小野田紗栞&阿部夢梨、緊張と笑顔の初収録 目を輝かせこなす" (in Japanese). MusicVoice. 2016-03-31.
  8. "拶&しばしお休み告知 出演:小野田紗栞&阿部夢梨" (in Japanese). Video via P!NKISS CHANNEL. 2016-03-31.
  9. "つばきファクトリー 新メンバー加入決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-13.
  10. "【公演延期のお知らせ】★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「つばきファクトリー 小野田紗栞バースデーイベント2017」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2017-12-16.
  11. "『つばきファクトリー 小野田紗栞バースデーイベント2017』振替公演日決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2017-12-18.
  12. https://twitter.com/sawayakagoro/status/999274082716696576
  13. "上々軍団CDデビュー!デビューシングル『仲間』配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-07-25.
  14. "「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK②」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-05.
  15. "「ハロ通 PHOTOBOOK①」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-23.
  16. "高校生♪小野田紗栞" (in Japanese). Ameba Official Blog 2020-03-23.
  17. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  18. "つばきファクトリー秋山眞緒が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-03-12.
  19. https://twitter.com/kodamameko/status/952890744091455489
  20. 20.0 20.1 https://twitter.com/sawayakagoro/status/628879460326977536
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://twitter.com/sawayakagoro/status/952887510534795265
  22. "小野田バースデー紗栞の透明感!の巻" (in Japanese). Sawayaka Goro Official Blog. 2018-01-15.
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9APF0fLxCSQ (In Japanese). Video via Up-Front Promotions. 2017-10-20.

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