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Saho Akari (佐保明梨) is a Japanese singer and idol. She is a former member of the group Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari). She is also a former member of Hello! Project as a trainee under Hello Pro Egg. During her time in Hello Pro Egg, she was involved with Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Aa!.


Saho Akari, November 2020

Saho Akari, November 2019

Saho Akari, February 2019

Saho Akari, November 2018

Saho Akari, June 2018

Saho Akari, November 2017

Saho Akari, August 2017

Saho Akari, April 2016

Saho Akari, September 2015

Saho Akari, November 2014

Saho Akari, June 2014

Saho Akari, August 2013

Saho Akari, January 2013

Saho Akari, October 2012


Saho Akari joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions along with twenty-nine other girls.


In 2007, she joined Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai as a replacement for Yutoku Ayumi.


In 2008, she was put into the group Shugo Chara Egg! with fellow Hello Pro Egg members Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, and Fukuda Kanon to sing the opening songs for the anime Shugo Chara!. Saho Akari was also in Shugo Chara! The Musical with the original members of Shugo Chara Egg!. Saho played the roles of a student named Chika, X-character, and X-egg. She had some lines and some solos.


In July, Saho replaced Tanaka Reina in the group Aa! for compilation albums and concert appearances.

In August, Saho participated in the stage play Shugo Chara! as the character Chika. It ran from August 13th through the 23rd.


In Mano Erina's 6th, 7th and 8th singles she was a backup dancer along with three other Eggs.

Shugo Chara Egg! performed "Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~" for the last time and disbanded.

She had a small role in the movie Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~. It was released on June 19.


On April 18, it was announced that Saho had finished her training as a Hello Pro Egg member.[1] It was also announced on May 3 that she would be joining Up-Front Girls.[2]

On May 17, she and Sengoku Minami joined UFZS, Up-Front Girls's K-Pop cover dance group.

On July 22, she appeared on Zakigami, a variety show which features Yaguchi Mari, Michishige Sayumi, and Satoda Mai, among others. Saho and Linlin formed a special special unit and performed in a mini-live at a Harajuku fashion show in China.

On August 27, she and Sato Ayano appeared in a TV drama called Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro.


She appeared in the TV drama Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen as the character Hatsudai Mina.


Saho had a small role in a two-part horror movie titled ADA. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.


On March 29 and 31, she held her first solo live, Saho Akari Solo Live Change & Destroy at Hatsudai THE DOORS.


On March 16 and 19, she held her second solo live, Saho Akari Solo Live Destroy the Brain! at Hatsudai THE DOORS. There, she unveiled an original song called "Destroy the Brain" for which she wrote the lyrics.[3]

On August 27, Saho was appointed as a migration PR ambassador for Niihama, Ehime Prefecture alongside ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana.[4]


On April 6, she held her third solo live at Hatsudai THE DOORS.[5]


On March 20, she released the music video for her original song, "Destroy the Brain".[6]

On March 31, it was announced that her fourth solo live, Saho Akari Live SA To Be Determined, which was set to be held on April 5 at Omotesando GROUND, would be postponed to June 21 in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[7] She held an internet autograph signing session live streamed through YouTube on the original date instead.[8] It was later announced that the live was cancelled entirely.[9]

On April 19, she launched a YouTube channel dedicated to song covers called "Saho Uta".[10]

On April 21, her first solo indie single, "Destroy the Brain! / NEW WONDER SEASON", was released exclusively through Tower Records.[11]

On July 11 and 12, she was absent from Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s live tour due to being in poor physical condition.[12]

On October 23, it was announced that Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami would be graduating prior to the start of the group's new system, leaving Sekine Azusa as the sole remaining original member. The group would hold a final live event as five titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" on December 17 in Zepp Tokyo and a farewell party, which was being planned.[13] Of the graduating members, only Mori Saki plans on retiring from the entertainment industry.[14]

On December 26 and 27, the graduating members held a private graduation ceremony event titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[15] On December 27, there was also a graduation ceremony which featured all five members, titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 5-ri no Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[16]

On December 31, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami officially completed activities with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) after performing at the annual year-end Momoiro Clover Z Uta Gassen concert.[17][18] Afterwards, Saho Akari left UP-FRONT CREATE, but remained under YU-M Entertainment as a solo talent.


  • Specialty: Karate, Swimming, Playing the Drums.
  • Dislikes: Haunted houses
  • Favorite Food: Mont Blanc, Peaches.
  • Least Favorite Food: Dry fruits.
  • Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya
  • Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
  • Favorite Color: Pink, Aqua Blue
  • Favorite Quote: "One Time, One Meeting" (Ichigo Ichie).
  • Hobby: Watching movies

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Saho Akari/Discography

    Indie Singles

    Solo Songs



    Ayano, Akari, Azusa, Manamipng.jpg

    • [2012.06.10] Haikei shiryoshu 1 gakko kyoshitsu (Manga x anime kore 1 satsu!) (背景資料集1 学校・教室 (マンガ×アニメ これ1冊!)) (Sato Ayano, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami)

    Lyrics Credits[]



    • [2010] Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~ (星砂の島のちいさな天使~マーメイド スマイル)
    • [2013] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

    TV Programs[]

    • [2007.09.02] Chao.TV (ちゃお.TV)
    • [2011–2015] Up-Front Girls
    • [2011–2018] R no Housoku (Rの法則)
    • [2014–2019] The Girls Live


    • [2009.10.03-2010.03.27] Shugo Chara! Party (しゅごキャラ パーティー!) (as host Amulet Spade)

    Music Videos[]

    TV Dramas[]

    • [2011] Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro (勇者ヨシヒコと魔王の城)
    • [2012] Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)


    • [2008.09.13-15] Tsunku THEATER dai 6 dan "Aa joshi gassho bu ~Eiko no kake ra 2008~" (つんく♂THEATER第6弾 「あぁ 女子合唱部 〜栄光のかけら2008〜」)
    • [2009.08.13-23] Shugo Chara! (しゅごキャラ!) (as Chika)


    • Eats rice for breakfast.
    • Has a habit of touching her neck.
    • Her favorite spot is her room.
    • She believes in ghosts and haunted houses.
    • While in Shugo Chara Egg!, she was Amulet Spade.
    • She is the only member of the original Shugo Chara Egg! that did not become a member of S/mileage.
    • She is the only orginal Shugo Chara Egg! that didn't become a Lilpri member.
    • She replaced Tanaka Reina in Aa!.
    • She is the only member of the 2009 revival units who did not debut in Hello! Project.
    • She was good friends with Maeda Yuuka.
    • She had been in the most groups out of all the girls in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
    • Her official Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) color is yellow.
    • She is a Black Belt in Karate.
    • She has received the most training in Hello Pro Egg.
    • She was the last remaining original Hello Pro Egg.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Suzuki Airi
    Youngest Member of Aa!
    January 2009 – January 2011
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Kitahara Sayaka
    Oldest Member of Hello Pro Egg
    March 10, 2011 – April 18, 2011
    Succeeded by
    Nagasawa Wakana
    Preceded by
    Longest Serving Member of Hello Pro Egg
    April 18, 2011 – Present
    Succeeded by


    1. "佐保明梨に関してのお知らせ (archived)" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2011-04-18.
    2. "佐保明梨です♪" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2011-05-03.
    3. "Destroy the Brain 佐保明梨" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2018-03-20.
    4. "愛媛県西条市、新居浜市、四国中央市が、アンジュルム・アップアップガールズ(仮)出演の移住PR動画対決を行います!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-08-27.
    5. "4/6(土)佐保明梨ソロライブ~タイトル未定~@初台 The DOORS ブログ先行開始!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2018-03-20.
    6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUaLHEKDXCY
    7. "4月5日佐保明梨ソロライブ振替日程、払い戻しのご案内" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-03-31.
    8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzRUN1iWlgA
    9. "6月21日22日佐保明梨公演イベント中止、払い戻しのご案内" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-05-26.
    10. https://twitter.com/yumyamada/status/1252399419967733762?s=21
    11. https://twitter.com/tower_idol/status/1244957616612261888?s=21
    12. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1281819772598943744?s=20
    13. "アップアップガールズ(仮)新体制に向けてのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-10-23.
    14. https://twitter.com/mori_saki1012/status/1319624629271420928?s=21
    15. "12/26・27 アップアップガールズ(仮)卒業セレモニー ~旅立ちの挨拶~開催決定" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-12-15.
    16. "12/27 アップアップガールズ(仮)5人の卒業セレモニー ~旅立ちの挨拶~開催決定" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-12-15.
    17. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1344611037299965952?s=21
    18. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1344654826701869058?s=21

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