Saho Akari (佐保明梨) is a Japanese singer. She is a member of the group Up Up Girls (Kari). She is a former member of the Hello! Project trainee group 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, February 2019


Saho Akari, November 2018


Saho Akari, June 2018

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Saho Akari, November 2017

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Saho Akari, August 2017

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Saho Akari, April 2016

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Saho Akari, September 2015

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Saho Akari, November 2014

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Saho Akari, June 2014


Saho Akari, August 2013

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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 August 27, Saho was appointed as a migration PR ambassador for Niihama, Ehime Prefecture alongside ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana.[3]


  • Name: Saho Akari (佐保明梨)
  • Nickname: Akari (アカリ)
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1995 (1995-06-08) (age 25)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo prefecture
  • Western Zodiac: Gemini
  • Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
  • Bloodtype: AB
  • Height: 162cm
  • Shoe Size: 23cm
  • 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
  • UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
  • Up Up Girls (Kari) Color:      Yellow
  • Groups:

Discography Featured In



  • [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)

Select Concerts

  • [2007.11.21] °C-ute Cutie Circuit 2007 ~MAGICAL CUTIE TOUR~


Ayano, Akari, Azusa, Manamipng

  • [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 (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


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