Saito Hitomi
Nicknames Hitomin (ひとみん?)
Birth Info
Born October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31) (age 37)
Origin Niigata, Japan
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Professional Info
Genres J-pop
Occupation Singer, Radio personality
Years Active 2000-2010, 2011, 2012-Present
Label zetima
Associated Acts Melon Kinenbi, 10-nin Matsuri, Happy 7, 11WATER, ROMANS, H.P. All Stars , Elder Club, Gatas Brilhantes H.P., Hello! Project Seikatai
Melon Kinenbi Info
Joined February 19, 2000
Debut Single Amai Anata no Aji
Last Single Melon Tea
Left May 3, 2010
Twitter Twitter_2012.svg @hito_saito

Saito Hitomi (斉藤瞳) is a Japanese radio personality and former singer, once under Hello! Project as the leader of Melon Kinenbi until its disbandment in 2010. She is also a former member of Gatas Brilhantes H.P., Hello! Project's futsal club.

After Melon Kinenbi's disbandment, Saito retired from the music industry, but has since participated in brief reunions of the group for events.


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From Happy 7


Saito joined Hello! Project as a member, and leader of Melon Kinenbi in 2000, after having been recruited from the Second Morning Musume and Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition in 1999.


In 2003, she was selected to be part of the one-shot group ROMANS and part of the shuffle 11WATER.

In March, she made appearances on the TV Show "Sexy Onna Juku" for the short time it ran.


She took part in Hello! Project Akagumi which was one of two concert groups at the Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyou Special~.

In August, she became one of the regulars on the TV show "Musume Dokyu!".

In September, she became a regular on the radio show "TBC Fun Field Mōretsu Mōdasshu"


On March 31, 2009, Hitomi graduated along with the rest of the Elder Club. However, the Elder Club graduation concert was held on February 1, 2009, at Yokohama Arena.


In February, it was announced that Melon Kinenbi decided to disband. Saito announced at Melon Kinenbi’s break-up concert that she would be leaving show business. In the months following the group's disbandment, she appeared happily on the blogs of the other members.

In August, Saito married comedian Jiro Hachimitsu (born Jiro Takano) of duo Tokyo Dynamite.[1]


On October 15, 2011, it was announced that Saito and Hachimitsu had divorced.


In March, she began working as a radio personality for FM-NIIGATA.


On December 29, it was announced that she had married a former high school classmate, whom she had been dating for the past two years.


  • Name: Saito Hitomi (斉藤瞳)
  • Nicknames: Hitomin, "Boss", Hito-chan, Hito, Saito
  • Birthdate: October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31) (age 37)
  • Birthplace: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 155 cm
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
  • Hobbies: Decorating nails, searching for snacks
  • Special skill: Good handwriting, playing taiko.
  • Favorite colors: Purple, white, black, brown, khaki
  • Favorite flowers: Calla lilies
  • Favorite movies: Tonari no Totoro
  • Favorite word: Love
  • Favorite food: Chocolate
  • Disliked food: Raw fish, grass-smelling vegetables, mushrooms, haute cuisine
  • Favorite Melon Kinenbi song: Endless Youth
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Shuffle units:
  • Sports Groups:


Other Albums

Singles Featured InEdit

Melon KinenbiEdit

10nin MatsuriEdit

Happy 7Edit




Hello! Project Seikatai Edit

Solo SongsEdit


Saitou Hitomi PB

# Title Release date Publisher ISBN
1 Saito Hitomi (Photobook)
2003-08-07 Wani Books ISBN 4-8470-2770-1



TV showsEdit

Show Start date End date
Sexy Onna Juku
2003-03-31 2003-09-27
Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den
2004-11-16 2004-11-22
Musume Dokyu!
2005-08-18 2006-09-29


Program Start date End date
TBC Fun Field Moretsu Modasshu
(TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
2005-04-01 2008-03-28


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  • She has said in a 2004 interview that the people she respects the most are her mother and Nakazawa Yuko.
  • Her image is known as the "sexy seductive" member.
  • She is well-known for being really funny. Being in constant battles with hosts on HEY!x3 and Utaban, resulting in some great moments.
  • She got her nickname "Boss" in Melon Kinenbi after she was made leader of the group.
  • Is good friends with Maeda Yuki and Inaba Atsuko.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Murata Megumi

Leader of Melon Kinenbi
2002 - 2010

Succeeded by


External LinksEdit

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