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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.


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


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


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


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


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 (Kakko Kari).

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


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).


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.


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.


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


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]


On September 29, it was announced that Sekine Azusa had been diagnosed with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy at a hospital and needed immediate medical treatment. This was due to her complaining of neck pain and subsequently missing a scheduled concert appearance. She will be absent from all live performances through the end of October.[4]


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

  • Publications[]


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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)



    • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

    TV Programs[]

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

    Music Videos[]


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


    • 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 was the second youngest member in Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) until late 2020.
    • She cried when Saho Akari was announced to be a new member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)[5]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Furukawa Konatsu
    Oldest member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
    January 1, 2021 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Sengoku Minami
    Leader of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
    February 28, 2021[6] – Present
    Succeeded by


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