Sasaki Rikako (佐々木莉佳子) is a Japanese idol and model. She is a 3rd generation member of ANGERME under Hello! Project. She first joined Hello! Project in March 2013 as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Rankings
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 Honorary Titles
- 11 References
- 12 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Sasaki Rikako was born on May 28, 2001 in Kesennuma, Miyagi to Sasaki Toshishige and Estella.
2011-2012[edit | edit source]
On March 11, 2011, Sasaki and her family lost their home to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. After the earthquake, her father sent an application in for her to join the local idol group SCK45, now called SCK GIRLS, because he thought it would cheer her up.
In summer 2012, Sasaki participated in the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume, but was not chosen to enter the group.
2013[edit | edit source]
On March 1, Sasaki joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was introduced as the sole 18th generation member at the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ event on March 31. On the same day, she graduated from SCK GIRLS. She blogged on April 2 thanking staff members of SCK GIRLS for supporting her.
2014[edit | edit source]
From March 14 to March 23, Sasaki participated in the musical Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan along with Yasuda Kei, Ogawa Makoto and 7 other trainees. On opening day, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei single "Karen na Gasshoudan" was released to promote the musical.
On May 4, Sasaki won the judge's dance award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Kiseki no Kaori Dance.".
On May 31, it was revealed that Sasaki had won the Pichi Lemon audition for new models. She was first featured in the fashion magazine on June 30.
From June 5 to June 15, Sasaki participated in the musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- along with selected Morning Musume '14 members, S/mileage, and fellow trainees Tanabe Nanami and Kaga Kaede. She played the role of "Mimosa", one of the followers of Princess Marguerite (played by Sato Masaki).
2015[edit | edit source]
On February 28, Sasaki released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray, Greeting ~Sasaki Rikako~.
On June 1, Sasaki celebrated her 14th birthday at a special birthday event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2015. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On July 20, she released her first solo photobook, titled RIKAKO.
On October 31, Sasaki was featured as model for Pichi Lemon for the last time, with the fashion magazine discontinuing its publication.
2016[edit | edit source]
On June 3, Sasaki celebrated her 15th birthday at a special event called ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2016. The event featured two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
2017[edit | edit source]
On February 21, Sasaki held a talk event at the Hello! Project Official Shop in Akihabara.
On March 2, Sasaki was featured alongside Haga Akane in the Graduation2017 Chuugaku Sotsugyou published by TOKYONEWS magazine&mook, a collection of interviews and gravure photos commemorating her and other idols' graduation from middle school.
On May 29, Sasaki celebrated her 16th birthday at fanclub event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows as TOKYO FM HALL.
2018[edit | edit source]
On January 30, Sasaki and Morning Musume '18 member Ishida Ayumi were announced as the image characters of "Eagles Girl", the female fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. They were appointed on Eagles Girl Day, which was held on June 23 during the home game against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. They both danced with the Tohoku Golden Angels cheerleading team and received the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
On May 19, Sasaki appeared as a Seventeen model in the Rakuten GirlsAward 2018 SPRING/SUMMER at Makuhari Messe.
On May 22, Sasaki celebrated her 17th birthday at fanclub event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows as TOKYO FM HALL.
On July 14, the summer 2018 commercial campaign for PIZZA-LA's "Yokubari Quarter" menu item began, starring Kamikokuryo Moe and Funaki Musubu in a commercial for a fourth time and Sasaki for the first time alongside comedian Degawa Tetsuro.
On August 10, Ishida and Sasaki participated as Eagles Girls at the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles home game against the Saitama Seibu Lions.
On October 4, Sasaki and Murota Mizuki held the ANGERME Murota Mizuki・Sasaki Rikako FC Event 2018 at Shinagawa Stellar Ball to celebrate the fourth anniversary of their debut as 3rd generation members of ANGERME.
2019[edit | edit source]
From March 9, Sasaki began starring in PIZZA-LA's "Yokubari Quarter" spring 2019 commercial campaign with Degawa Tetsuro and fellow ANGERME members Kamikokuryo Moe, Funaki Musubu, and Ise Layla.
On May 30, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2019, which featured two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.
2020[edit | edit source]
On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.
On August 19, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2020, which featured two shows at LANDMARK HALL. In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.
2021[edit | edit source]
On May 28, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Sasaki Rikako Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Her father, Toshishige, works in the fishing industry in Sendai. Her mother, Estella, is a Filipino who immigrated from the Philippines to Japan 19 years prior to the day her daughter joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She has an older sister named Aiko and an older brother named Yousuke. After losing their home to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, the Sasaki family lived in temporary housing. As of April 2013, she is living in Tokyo with her mother and sister.
When Sasaki was introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member on March 31, 2013, she was about to begin her 6th year in elementary school. When she debuted in S/mileage in October 2014, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school in March 2017.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Sasaki Rikako:
- Rikako (りかこ): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Rikako-tan (りかこたん)
- Ricchan (りっちゃん)
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Sasaki Rikako (佐々木莉佳子)
- Nickname: Rikako (りかこ)
- Birthdate: May 28, 2001
- Birthplace: Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan
- Height: 166 cm (5 ft 5.3 in)?
- Blood type: A
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Snake
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2013-03-01: Member
- SCK GIRLS Member Color: Pink
- ANGERME Member Color: Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units
- Other Groups:
- Specialty: Break an egg with one hand, Dancing, Foot race, Running
- Hobbies: Listening to music, sports, collecting Koibito Dukan goods
- Motto: "Shoshi kantetsu" (初志貫徹; Carrying out one's original intention)
- Favorite Colors: Orange, Pink
- Favorite Food: Sticky rice cakes
- Favorite Subject: Physical Education, Music
- Worst Subject: Arithmetics, Mathematics
- Favorite Sports: Volleyball, Athletics, Soccer (Football)
- Favorite ANGERME Song: "Watashi, Choito Kawaii Urabanchou"
- Other Favorite Songs: "Bokura no Kagayaki"
- Looks up to: Kudo Haruka, Matsuura Aya
Discography[edit | edit source]
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
- Hanako no Uta (from MODE)
Solo Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
- [2015.02.27] Greeting ~Sasaki Rikako~
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  MODE
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Attack No.1
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
-  Tsuntube
- [2012.07.19] Sakigake Ongaku Banzuke Eight
- [2012.08.16] ZIP!
- [2012.12.04] Star☆Draft
- [2013–2014] ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure
- [2014-2019] The Girls Live
- [2015.01.01] Bakushou HIT PARADE
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2013.06.16–08.16] Hello! Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu!
- [2014–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Dance Gakuen
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
Commercials[edit | edit source]
- [2018–2019] PIZZA-LA "Yokubari Quarter" (よくばりクォーター)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2015-] AS1422 (アンジュルムステーション１４２２)
Music Videos[edit | edit source]
-  Wonderful Hachikun (dancer)
Magazines[edit | edit source]
- [2014–2015] Pichi Lemon (ピチレモン)
- [2016–2020] Seventeen
Rankings[edit | edit source]
|Best Dancer in Hello Pro Kenshuusei
(March 2014 Issue of Gekkan Entame)
|Best at Physical Activity in Hello Pro Kenshuusei|
(March 2014 Issue of Gekkan Entame)
|Beautiful Idol General Election 2012
Elementary School Group
|Beautiful Idol General Election 2013
Elementary School Group
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~
Judge's Special Award for Dance Performance
(awarded by judge Mitsubachi Maki)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Sasaki Rikako
- Gallery:ANGERME 3rd Generation
- List:Sasaki Rikako Discography Featured In
- List:Sasaki Rikako Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Sasaki Rikako Publications Featured In
- List:Sasaki Rikako Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Youngest member of ANGERME
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Official Profiles: ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei (archived), Pichi Lemon (archived), Seventeen
- Official Twitter Account (inactive)
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|