Sekine Azusa (関根梓) is a Japanese singer and idol. She is currently a member of the idol group Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), and she is also a former member of Hello Pro Egg.

History[edit | edit source]

Sekine Azusa, November 2020

Sekine Azusa, November 2019

Sekine Azusa, June 2018

Sekine Azusa, August 2017

Sekine Azusa, April 2016

Sekine Azusa, September 2015

Sekine Azusa, November 2014

Sekine Azusa, April 2013

Sekine Azusa, October 2012

2004[edit | edit source]

In June, Sekine joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg when she passed the auditions alongside twenty-nine other girls.

2009[edit | edit source]

In Mano Erina's single Hajimete no Keiken, Sekine was the backup dancer along with 5 other members of Hello Pro Egg.

2010[edit | edit source]

In Mano Erina's single Haru no Arashi, Sekine was the backup dancer along with 3 other Hello Pro Eggs.

2011[edit | edit source]

On February 22, a K-Pop cover dance group called UFZS was formed with Sekine, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, and Arai Manami.

On March 3, it was revealed that Sekine, along with Sengoku Minami and the other members of UFZS, will be members of a new group called Up-Front Girls (Kari).

On March 9, it was announced that Sato, Sekine, Arai, and Kitahara Sayaka had completed their training within Hello Pro Egg.[1]

2012[edit | edit source]

In April, it was announced Sekine would be a regular on the TV show Test no Hanamichi.

On May 5, Sekine and Arai Manami starred in the stage play Shiritsu Guriguri Gakuen (私立グリグリ学園).

2013[edit | edit source]

Sekine had a small role in a 2 part horror movie titled Ada ~ADA~. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.

2014[edit | edit source]

On July 4, it was announced that Sekine would be a part of a group titled @JAM ALLSTARS. The group sang the theme song for @JAM EXPO 2014 and a CD was released for the song.

2019[edit | edit source]

On April 7, she held the Sekine Azusa Solo LIVE ~Seichou no Iro~ at Hatsudai the DOORS.[2]

2020[edit | edit source]

On December 17, the group held the concert "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" in Zepp Tokyo, which was the last live concert to feature Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari and Arai Manami. During the concert, it was announced that she has changed her member color from orange to red.[3]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Favorite Food: Tuna, Apples
  • Least Favorite Foods: Bitter food
  • Specialty: Dancing
  • Dislikes: Running.
  • Looks up to: Niigaki Risa

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

  • [2011-2015] Up-Front Girls
  • [2012-2016] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
  • [2014-2019] The Girls Live

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

  • [2012.05.05] Shiritsu Guriguri Gakuen (私立グリグリ学園)

Books[edit | edit source]

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  • [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)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She and Okada Yui were the first Hello! Project members to be left handed.
  • She eats rice for breakfast.
  • She has a habit of resting her chin in her hands.
  • She is the second youngest member in Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari).
  • She cried when Saho Akari was announced to be a new member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)[4]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Concerts & EventsGalleryMusic Videos
Members
Current Members Sekine AzusaFuruya YurikaSuzuki MeinaKudo SumireSuzuki AyuKoyama SeinaAoyagi YumeSumida Haruka
Former Members

Sengoku Minami (Former Leader)Furukawa Konatsu (UFZS Leader)Mori SakiSato AyanoSaho AkariArai Manami

Discography
Indies Albums 1. First Album (Kakko Kari) • 2. Second Album (Kakko Kari) • 3. Third Album (Kakko Kari) • 4. 4th Album (Kakko Kari) • 5. 5th Album (Kakko Kari) • 6. 6th Album (Kakko Kari)
Digital Albums Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/3「ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/10「IDOL NATION 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 9/22「Inazuma Rock Festival 2013」Setlist AlbumSecond Album (Kakko Kari) Special Remix Pack
Collaboration Albums T-Palette Records 2nd Anniversary Mix ~Diggin'on you~Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power!CR Hana no Keiji 10 Shuunen Kinen Album
Indies Singles 1. Going my ↑ • 2. Barebare I LOVE YOU • 3. Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow • 4. Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ • 5. Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero • 6. End Of The Season • 7. UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! • 8. Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls • 9. Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~ • 10. SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline• 11. Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made, • 12. Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol • 13.Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon• 14. SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven • 15. Starry Night / Seishun Buildup • 16. Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! • 17. (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper! • 18. Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to • 19. Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase! • 20. Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace • 21. !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu • 22. Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG • 23. Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl • 24. Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend) • 25. Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu • 26. Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power • 27. It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
Other Singles Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho!Santa ClausUp Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~Shooting StarYou're the best
Collaboration Singles Bad Blood / HereafterMugen, Fly High!!
Units & Other Acts
Sub Units UFZSUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Up Up Girls (2)Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)team・princess
Associated Acts Hello Pro EggTomoiki Ki wo UetaiOngaku GatasShugo Chara Egg!Aa!Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersReborn ElevenGatas Brilhantes H.P.T-Palette mini All StarsTeam Makenki
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: MayAugustNovember
2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
Related Acts Up-Front EggNICE GIRL Project! KenshuuseiHello Pro Kansai KenshuuseiHello Pro Korea KenshuuseiHello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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