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!.

History[edit | edit source]

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

2004[edit | edit source]

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.

2007[edit | edit source]

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

2008[edit | edit source]

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.

2009[edit | edit source]

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.

2010[edit | edit source]

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.

2011[edit | edit source]

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.

2012[edit | edit source]

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

2013[edit | edit source]

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.

2017[edit | edit source]

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

2018[edit | edit source]

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]

2019[edit | edit source]

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

2020[edit | edit source]

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 the coronavirus.[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.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Indie Singles

Solo Songs

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Shugo Chara Egg!

Lyrics Credits[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [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[edit | edit source]

  • [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

Anime[edit | edit source]

  • [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[edit | edit source]

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

  • [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)

Theater[edit | edit source]

  • [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)

Books[edit | edit source]

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  • [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)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

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

Referencess[edit | edit source]

  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Concerts & Events | Gallery | Music Videos
Current Members Sekine Azusa | Furuya Yurika | Suzuki Meina | Kudo Sumire | Suzuki Ayu | Koyama Seina | Aoyagi Yume | Sumida Haruka
Former Members

Sengoku Minami (Former Leader) | Furukawa Konatsu (UFZS Leader) | Mori Saki | Sato Ayano | Saho Akari | Arai Manami

Indies Albums 1. First Album (Kakko Kari) | 2. Second Album (Kakko Kari) | 3. Third Album (Kakko Kari) | 4. 4th Album (Kakko Kari) | 5. 5th Album (Kakko Kari) | 6. 6th Album (Kakko Kari)
Digital Albums Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/3「ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2013」Setlist Album | Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/10「IDOL NATION 2013」Setlist Album | Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 9/22「Inazuma Rock Festival 2013」Setlist Album | Second Album (Kakko Kari) Special Remix Pack
Collaboration Albums T-Palette Records 2nd Anniversary Mix ~Diggin'on you~ | Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power! | CR Hana no Keiji 10 Shuunen Kinen Album
Indies Singles 1. Going my ↑ | 2. Barebare I LOVE YOU | 3. Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow | 4. Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ | 5. Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero | 6. End Of The Season | 7. UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! | 8. Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls | 9. Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~ | 10. SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline| 11. Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made, | 12. Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol | 13.Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon| 14. SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven | 15. Starry Night / Seishun Buildup | 16. Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! | 17. (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper! | 18. Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to | 19. Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase! | 20. Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace | 21. !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu | 22. Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG | 23. Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl | 24. Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend) | 25. Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu | 26. Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power | 27. It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
Other Singles Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho! | Santa Claus | Up Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~ | Shooting Star | You're the best
Collaboration Singles Bad Blood / Hereafter | Mugen, Fly High!!
Units & Other Acts
Sub Units UFZS | Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) | Up Up Girls (2) | Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) | team・princess
Associated Acts Hello Pro Egg | Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai | Ongaku Gatas | Shugo Chara Egg! | Aa! | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Reborn Eleven | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | T-Palette mini All Stars | Team Makenki
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 (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)
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Related Units Buono! | Guardians 4 | Hello Pro Egg | S/mileage | Lilpri | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Morning Musume
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
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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
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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
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29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
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(within UP-FRONT)
THE Possible | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Kikkawa Yuu | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Juice=Juice | Kobushi Factory | Tsubaki Factory | BEYOOOOONDS
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