Sato Masaki (佐藤優樹) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 10th generation member of Morning Musume, as well a former member of the SATOYAMA movement units Harvest, Jurin, and Sato no Akari.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Rankings
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Sato Masaki was born on May 7, 1999 in Hokkaido, Japan.
2011[edit | edit source]
On September 29, Sato was selected from Morning Musume's 10th generation audition to join the group along with Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, and former Hello Pro Egg member Kudo Haruka. The 10th generation made their official presentation on the same day they were announced as new members at the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE ~Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concert, and they participated in a performance of the songs "Tomo" and "Namidacchi".
2012[edit | edit source]
On January 13, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko!. They also began a radio show on April 7, titled Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~, on Radio Nippon.
On April 18, it was announced that Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina and the 9th and 10th generation members would participate in a new musical titled Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to June 12.
On May 13, information was released about an event featuring Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generations and S/mileage's 2nd generation, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~. It took place throughout June and the beginning of July at Yokohama Blitz.
2013[edit | edit source]
On May 16, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members' fanclub-exclusive web talk show Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyokopyoko! ended with a total of 70 episodes.
2014[edit | edit source]
On May 7, Sato celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '14 ~Sato Masaki Birthday Event 2014~, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
2015[edit | edit source]
On May 7, Sato celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '15 Sato Masaki Birthday Event, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
2016[edit | edit source]
On May 20, Sato celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '16 Sato Masaki Birthday Event at Yamano Hall.
On December 22, it was announced that Sato had injured her back and was diagnosed with acute lower back pain from a lumbar herniated disc. As a result, she missed the Morning Musume '16×ANGERME FC Event "Gachi☆Kira Christmas Sen" on December 24, as well as the cheki and handshake events on December 25.
On December 28, it was announced that Sato would continue to miss the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ concert, as well as the January 2 to January 4 shows of the Hello! Project 2017 WINTER tour due to her back injury. She would have an appointment with her doctor on January 4 to determine whether she was fit to perform again or not.
2017[edit | edit source]
On January 6, it was announced that Sato would take a break from activities until late February. Sato had a re-examination of her lumbar disc herniation two days before, which the doctor concluded she was still not in the condition to resume performing on stage. At this time, the UP-FRONT PROMOTION representative and Sato herself revealed that she was diagnosed with a suspected lumbar disc herniation back in June 2015, but she did not have enough time for physical training. Sato did physical training throughout January as the doctor monitored the progress of her condition. In mid-February they would judge whether she could restart activities in March.
Due to being in recovery during the production period, Sato was not featured in the A-sides of Morning Musume '17's 63rd single, "BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy", released on March 8. Despite this, she was featured in Limited Edition SP's exclusive B-sides.
Sato celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '17 Sato Masaki Birthday Event, on May 8 at Differ Ariake.
On November 8 and 9, the 10th generation members of Morning Musume '17 held the Morning Days Happy Holiday 10ki Member Iikubo Haruna・Ishida Ayumi・Sato Masaki・Kudo Haruka Fanclub Tour in Yamanashi.
2018[edit | edit source]
On March 17, Sato was featured in the graduation2018 Koukou Sotsugyou published by TOKYO NEWS magazine&mook, commemorating her and other idols' graduation from high school in 2018.
On May 7, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Sato Masaki Birthday Event at Differ Ariake.
2019[edit | edit source]
On March 8, it was announced that Sato would voice the recurring character Mei, the baby sister of the main character, in the NHK E Tele anime Aware! Meisaku-kun which began its fourth season on April 5.
On May 7, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Sato Masaki Birthday Event with two shows at Shinagawa Stellar Ball.
2020[edit | edit source]
On May 7, she was set to celebrate her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Sato Masaki Birthday Event with two shows at Zepp Tokyo. It was later cancelled due to the government's declaration of emergency following the spread of the coronavirus getting worse. The event was eventually rescheduled for August 26.
2021[edit | edit source]
On February 21, Sato Masaki was absent from a release event due to poor health and severe abdominal pain. It was later announced that she had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome by a doctor. She had also taken a blood test that same day, and results will be announced on February 26. She will subsequently be absent from activities until then.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
She has two younger sisters, and her mother is a huge fan of Morning Musume.
On January 11, 2013, it was released that Sato Masaki, who has been resting since December 31st due to a high fever, has been diagnosed with left neck cervical lymphadenitis after a detailed examination. She was absent for all events between December 31 through January 17.
When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Sato was a 6th grade elementary school student. She started high school in April 2015 and graduated in March 2018. On June 25, 2019, Sato wrote a blog post revealing that she had been attending university since April after candid photos of her walking down a street with another person were taken without permission and posted on Twitter. She explained that she was walking to the station ticket gate with her senior after class had ended and apologized if anyone had thought of something bad because of it. She also wrote that she would do her best at both work and studying.
Sato's given name, Masaki, means "kind" (優; masa) combined with "trees" (樹; ki). Sato believes her parents chose this name for her to be a kind child.
Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Sato Masaki:
- Maa-chan (まーちゃん): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
- Masaki (まさき): Second official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Sato Masaki (佐藤優樹)
- Nicknames: Maa-chan (まーちゃん), Masaki (まさき), MASA☆KISS (まさ☆キス), Masa (まさ), Masaking (まさキング)
- Birthdate: May 7, 1999 (age 21)
- Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 156 cm (5 ft 1.4 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-09-29: Morning Musume Member
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 7 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 川* ^_〉^)
- Morning Musume Color: Emerald Green
- Audition Song: "Maji Desu ka Ska!" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-2013)
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Playing drums, riding horses.
- Special Skills: Ballet and playing piano.
- Favorite Food: Soba, udon, plum sheets.
- Favorite Color: Yellow and green.
- Favorite Place: Disneyland.
- Philosophy: Being Smiley
- Charm Point: Eyelashes
- Motto: "Don't be noisy"
- Favorite Word: "Deshou"
- Favorite English phrase: "Thank you!"
- Favorite Morning Musume song: "Maji Desu ka Ska!", "Fantasy ga Hajimaru", "Iroppoi Jirettai"
- Past Favorite Songs: "Butterfly" by Kimura Kaela
- Current Favorite Songs: "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo" by Momoiro Clover Z, "Kokuhaku" by Hirai Ken, "Robo Kiss"
- Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Goto Maki, Tanaka Reina
Discography[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Sato Masaki Discography Featured In
Solo DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2012.07.11] Greeting ~Sato Masaki~
Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2017.09.26] Morning Musume '17 Sato Masaki Birthday Event
- [2018.09.26] Morning Musume '18 Sato Masaki Birthday Event
- [2019.09.26] Morning Musume '19 Sato Masaki Birthday Event
- [2020.12.26] Morning Musume '20 Sato Masaki Birthday Event
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
-  Ou no Tsutome (from Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2018.10.06] Sankaku no Glass
Digital Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2013.01.29] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 2012 (アロハロ！モーニング娘。2012) (Sato Masaki version)
- [2013.04.02] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume Tenki Gumi (アロハロ！モーニング娘。天気組) (Sato Masaki version)
Works[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
Anime[edit | edit source]
- [2019–] Aware! Meisaku-kun (あはれ！名作くん)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
Internet[edit | edit source]
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??"
-  Guest, Maachan (ゲスト、まぁちゃん。)
- [2013–] 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 no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2012–2013] Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko! (モーニング娘。9・10期メンバー WEBトーク 本気DE飛跳！) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2012–] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院～放課後ミーティング～)
Music Videos[edit | edit source]
Rankings[edit | edit source]
- She was voted 6th favorite member in the 2012 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.
- She was voted 5th favorite member in the 2013 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.
- In Radio bangumi magazine's 7th edition "favorite DJ ranking", readers voted for her as the #1 ranked DJ on AM radio in 2014.
- She was voted most charming member of Morning Musume by Korean fans at a quiz event in Korea in 2016.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Sato Masaki
- Gallery:Morning Musume 10th Generation
- List:Sato Masaki Discography Featured In
- List:Sato Masaki Publications Featured In
- List:Sato Masaki Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Sato Masaki Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
References[edit | edit source]