|Born||October 31, 1981|
|Occupation||Singer, Radio personality|
|Years Active||2000-2010, 2011, 2012-Present|
|Associated Acts||Melon Kinenbi, 10-nin Matsuri, Happy 7, 11WATER, ROMANS, H.P. All Stars , Elder Club, Gatas Brilhantes H.P., Hello! Project Seikatai|
|Joined||February 19, 2000|
|Debut Single||Amai Anata no Aji|
|Last Single||Melon Tea|
|Left||May 3, 2010|
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.
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 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.
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
- Birthplace: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 155 cm
- 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:
- Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (??-2010)
- [2002.02.20] The Douyou Pops 2 Haru no Uta Shuu ((ザ・童謡ポップス2 春のうた集)
- [2002.06.05] The Douyou Pops 3 Natsu no Uta Shuu (ザ･童謡ポップス3 夏のうた集)
- [2002.09.04] The Douyou Pops 4 Aki no Uta Shuu (ザ･童謡ポップス4 秋のうた集)
- [2002.12.04] Shinsaku Douyou Pops 1 ( 新作童謡ポップス（一）)
- [2003.03.05] Sougen no Hito Original Cast Ban (ミュージカル『草原の人』オリジナルキャスト盤) (musical soundtrack)
- [2003.03.26] Shinsaku Douyou Pops 2 (新作童謡ポップス（一）)
- [2004.06.09] Hello! Project Radio Drama Vol.4 (ハロー！プロジェクトラジオドラマ Vol.4)
- [2004.07.14] Hello! Project Radio Drama Osaka Vol.1 (ハロー！プロジェクト ラジオドラマ 大阪編 Vol.1)
- [2004.07.14] Hello! Project Radio Drama Osaka Vol.2 (ハロー！プロジェクト ラジオドラマ 大阪編 Vol.2)
Singles Featured InEdit
- Amai Anata no Aji
- Kokuhaku Kinenbi
- Denwa Matteimasu
- This is Unmei
- Saa! Koibito ni Narou
- Natsu no Yoru wa Danger!
- Akai Freesia
- Chance of LOVE
- MI DA RA Matenrou
- Kawaii Kare
- Namida no Taiyou
- Champagne no Koi
- Nikutai wa Shoujiki na EROS
- Onegai Miwaku no Target ~Mango-pudding Mix~
- Charisma, Kirei
- Onegai Miwaku no Target (Indie)
- DON'T SAY GOOD-BYE (Indie)
- Pinchi wa Chance - Baka ni Narou ze! (Indie)
- sweet suicide summer story (Indie)
- Seishun-on-the-Road (Indie)
- Melon Tea (Indie)
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
Hello! Project Seikatai Edit
- [2007.12.12] Akuma de FAKE (あくま de FAKE)
|1|| Saito Hitomi (Photobook)|
|2003-08-07||Wani Books||ISBN 4-8470-2770-1|
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Joukan
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Gekan
- [2004.12.08] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Extra
|Show||Start date||End date|
| Sexy Onna Juku|
| Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den|
| Musume Dokyu!|
|Program||Start date||End date|
|TBC Fun Field Moretsu Modasshu|
-  Musical Sougen no Hito (ミュージカル 草原の人; Musical Prairie Girl)
- 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.
Leader of Melon Kinenbi