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!.
- 1 History
- 2 Profile
- 3 Discography
- 4 Discography Featured In
- 5 Lyrics Credits
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Honorary Titles
- 10 Referencess
- 11 External Links
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 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 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.
On April 6, she held her third solo live at Hatsudai THE DOORS.
On March 20, she released the music video for her original song, "Destroy the Brain".
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 the coronavirus. She held an internet autograph signing session live streamed through YouTube on the original date instead. It was later announced that the live was cancelled entirely.
On April 19, she launched a YouTube channel dedicated to song covers called "Saho Uta".
On July 11 and 12, she was absent from Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s live tour due to being in poor physical condition.
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. Of the graduating members, only Mori Saki plans on retiring from the entertainment industry.
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~". 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~".
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. Afterwards, Saho Akari left UP-FRONT CREATE, but remained under YU-M Entertainment as a solo talent.
- Name: Saho Akari (佐保明梨)
- Nickname: Akari (アカリ)
- Birthdate: June 8, 1995
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood Type: AB
- Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3.7 in)?
- Shoe Size: 23cm
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2004-06-20: Hello Pro Egg member
- 2011-04-18: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Color: Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Aa! (2009-2011)
- Concert Units:
- Wonderful Hearts (2006-2010)
- Other Groups:
- Indie Singles
- [2020.04.21] Destroy the Brain! / NEW WONDER SEASON
Discography Featured In
- Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
- First Album (Kakko Kari)
- Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/3「ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2013」Setlist Album (Digital Album)
- Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/10「IDOL NATION 2013」Setlist Album (Digital Album)
- Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 9/22「Inazuma Rock Festival 2013」Setlist Album (Digital Album)
- Second Album (Kakko Kari) Special Remix Pack (Digital Album)
- Second Album (Kakko Kari)
- Third Album (Kakko Kari)
- 4th Album (Kakko Kari)
- 5th Album (Kakko Kari)
- 6th Album (Kakko Kari)
- Shugo Chara Egg!
- Hello! Project
- Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~
- Petit Best 10
- Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2
- Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
- Going my ↑
- Barebare I LOVE YOU
- Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow
- Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
- Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero
- End Of The Season
- Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho! (Event Single)
- UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls!
- Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls
- Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~
- SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline
- Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made,
- Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol
- Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon
- SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven
- Starry Night / Seishun Buildup
- Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!!
- Santa Claus (Event Single)
- Up Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~ (Digital Single)
- (Kakko Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper!
- Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to
- Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase!
- Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace
- !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu
- Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG
- Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl
- Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend)
- Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu
- Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power
- It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
- Shugo Chara Egg!
- Guardians 4
- Omakase♪Guardian (as Shugo Chara Egg!)
- School Days (as Shugo Chara Egg!)
- PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago (as Shugo Chara Egg!)
- Going On! (as Shugo Chara Egg!)
- T-Palette mini All Stars
- Team Makenki
- Shugo Chara Egg!
-  Destroy the Brain
-  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)
-  Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ～ADA～)
- [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)
-  Mano Erina - Haru no Arashi (春の嵐) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Onegai Dakara... (お願いだから・・) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Genkimono de Ikou! (元気者で行こう!) (as back dancer)
-  Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro (勇者ヨシヒコと魔王の城)
-  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)
- [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)
- 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.
Youngest Member of Aa!
Oldest Member of Hello Pro Egg
Longest Serving Member of Hello Pro Egg
- "佐保明梨に関してのお知らせ (archived)" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2011-04-18.
- "佐保明梨です♪" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2011-05-03.
- "Destroy the Brain 佐保明梨" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2018-03-20.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- Official Twitter
- Saho Uta YouTube Channel
- Official Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Profile (archived)
- YU-M Entertainment Profile
- Wikipedia Article
|1st Generation||Tanaka Reina (Leader) • Natsuyaki Miyabi • Suzuki Airi|
|2nd Generation||Saho Akari|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Morning Musume • Hello! Project Kids • Berryz Koubou • ℃-ute • Hello Pro Egg • Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) • LoVendoЯ|
|High-King||Takahashi Ai • Tanaka Reina • Shimizu Saki • Yajima Maimi • Maeda Yuuka|
|Tanpopo#||Kamei Eri • Mitsui Aika • Kumai Yurina • Okai Chisato|
|Petitmoni V||Mano Erina • Nakajima Saki • Hagiwara Mai|
|Shin Minimoni.||Linlin • Fukuda Kanon • Takeuchi Akari • Miyamoto Karin|
|Aa!||Natsuyaki Miyabi • Suzuki Airi • Saho Akari|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa • Kusumi Koharu • Umeda Erika • Tsugunaga Momoko • Tokunaga Chinami • Sudo Maasa • Wada Ayaka • Ogawa Saki|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi • Junjun • Sugaya Risako|
|Discography Featured In|
|Albums||As Chanpuru: Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ • Petit Best 10|
Other: Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (Petitmoni V only)
|DVDs||As Chanpuru: Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.21|
|Concerts Featured In|
|Hello! Project||As Chanpuru: 2009 SUMMER • 2010 WINTER • 2010 SUMMER • 2011 WINTER|
Other: 2013 Fuyu (High-King, Petitmoni V, ZYX-α, Zoku v-u-den only) • Berryz Koubou Matsuri (High-King, Aa!, ZYX only) • COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 (Tanpopo# only)
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume • Berryz Koubou • ℃-ute • Mano Erina • S/mileage • Mobekimasu • Buono! • Guardians 4 • Shugo Chara Egg! • Hello Pro Egg|
|Shugo Chara Egg!|
|1st Generation||Amulet Heart ♥Yuuka♥ • Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠ • Amulet Clover ♣Kanon♣ • Amulet Diamond ♦Ayaka♦|
|2nd Generation||Amulet Heart ♥Mizuki♥ • Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠ • Amulet Clover ♣Irori♣ • Amulet Diamond ♦Nanami♦|
|Singles||1. Minna no Tamago • 2. Shugo Shugo!|
Collaboration: 1. Omakase♪Guardian • 2. School Days • 3. PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago • 4. Going On!
|Albums||Shugo Chara! Song♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)|
|DVDs||Shugo Chara! Clip♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Buono! • Guardians 4 • Hello Pro Egg • S/mileage • Lilpri • Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) • Morning Musume|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|