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Sengoku Minami (仙石みなみ) is a former member of Hello Pro Egg, and the former leader of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari). She is also a former member of Ongaku Gatas, and a former player for Gatas Brilhantes H.P.


Sengoku Minami, October 2017

Sengoku Minami, August 2017

Sengoku Minami, April 2016

September 2015

Sengoku Minami, November 2014

Sengoku Minami, June 2014

Sengoku Minami, August 2013

Sengoku Minami, April 2013

Sengoku Minami, January 2013

Sengoku Minami, October 2012


Sengoku Minami joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions along with thirty-one other girls.


Sengoku was an assistant during the Metro Rabbits H.P. match at Hello! Project SPORTS FESTIVAL 2006.


In 2007, it was announced that Sengoku is one of the members for Ongaku Gatas, a unit that features Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and Hello Pro Egg members. Her first official Ongaku Gatas single, Narihajimeta Koi no BELL, was released on September 12.


In November, Sengoku starred in the stage play Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou as the character Robot Sengoku-chan. The play ran from November 19th through the 23rd.


In August, Sengoku starred in the stage play KURA-POP as the character Hashimoto kurumi. The play ran from August 26th through the 30th.[1]


In May, Sengoku starred in the stage play Tiger Breathing. The play ran from May 7th through the 11th.[2]

In September, Sengoku starred in the stage play Tsubuyaku Girl's. The play ran from September 8th through the 12th.

On December 21, it was anounced that Sengoku completed her training within Hello Pro Egg.[3]


In January, Sengoku appeared as a backup dancer in the PV for Mano Erina's 9th major single "Seishun no Serenade".

On March 3, it was revealed that Sengoku, along with Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami, would be members of a new group called Up-Front Girls.

On March 8, Sengoku became a regular on the TV show Tsunagaru Seven (つながるセブン) as an assistant.

On May 6, Sengoku starred in a documentary film titled Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Vol.19 (ほんとうにあった怖い話 第十九夜).

On May 17, Sengoku Minami and Saho Akari officially joined UFZS, Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari)'s K-Pop cover dance group.

In July, Sengoku starred in the stage play Q - Anata wa Dare?. The play ran from July 13th through the 18th.[4]

In October, it was announced that Sengoku along with fellow Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)' member Mori Saki would form part of the unit Reborn Eleven and participate in the stage play Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~.


On July 20, Sengoku appeared on a commercial for Kappa Sushi with Kikkawa Yuu and Murakami Haruna. This was her first time appearing on a CM.

In July, Sengoku participated in the stage play Junkers Come Here as one of two actresses who'll play Aso Hitomi. It ran from July 3rd through the 7th.

In December, Sengoku won the Sakidol Ace Survival (サキドルエースSurvival) season 2. The contest was organized by Weekly Young Jump (週刊ヤングジャンプ) magazine. [1]


On May 22, Sengoku starred in the TV drama Doctor Bridal (ドクターブライダル) as the character Nagata Takemi.

A 2 part horror movie titled Ada ~ADA~ which featured all the members from Up Up Girls in it, had Sengoku and Sato Ayano taking on the lead roles. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.

Sengoku had a small role in the movie called Tobidase Shinsengumi!. The movie was published on November 30, 2013.

In October, it was announced that Sengoku would be participating in Young Animal magazine's NEXT Gravure Queen Battle Second Season (NEXTグラビアクイーンバトル セカンドシーズン).

In late November, it was announced that Sengoku would be on the cover of Young Gangan magazine on December 20, 2013.


In early January, Sengoku appeared solo on the cover of the magazine Photo Technic Digital.

On January 23, it was announced by Up Front Link that Sengoku won Young Animal magazine's NEXT Gravure Queen Battle Second Season (NEXTグラビアクイーンバトル セカンドシーズン). [2]

On March 26, it was announced Sengoku would be a regular in the TV show Haraichi no Kami Appli.


From November 10-11, Sengoku appeared in the stage play "Gakuya ~Makenki~" alongside Takahashi Ai and other former Hello! Project members.[5]


On April 28, it was announced that Sengoku would be graduating from Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) alongside Sato Ayano. [6]

Comment by Sengoku Minami
To everyone who always supports us, fights and perspires with us during lives, thank you so much.

I, Sengoku Minami, have decided to graduate from Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari). I followed my dream in Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), just facing forward, and challenging without stopping. However, for a while I continued performing with leg and throat injuries, and it always annoyed and tormented me. Without a body that can keep up, I cannot give satisfying performances, so it vexed me and made me cry, and I was afraid to stand in public. Anyway, I love singing and dancing, so with the warm support of the members and all the cheers that came from the heart of the Up Up Girls Family, I have been able to get this far. With such conflicts in my mind, when I heard about the performance of the Nippon Budokan, I once again thought about my future. At this time, I thought of another dream. Before joining the group I wanted to act. Inside me, I always had this love for plays, and wanted to one day expend this passion. So, there was this part in me that was frustrated, and it made me worried. Until now, I always walked on the same road with the 6 other members. They supported me, but from now on, I would like to challenge myself and my dreams. Becoming 26 years old will be a bigger challenge, but I have decided to stand alone. From now on as well, to show to everyone how I will face any kind of challenge, with all my might, I will push myself by facing forward to Up Up Girls! From now on, I will spend all my energy during my remaining months in the group, but, more than this, I want to be with all of you!

Sengoku had her last live as member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), on September 15th and graduated from the group on the next day at her graduation ceremony event.


On August 16, it was announced that Sengoku and Kikkawa Yuu were cast in the stage play "Dare ga Tame no Alchemist Butaiban "Hijiriishi no Tsuioku" ~Yami wo Mitsumeru Mono~". The stage play will run from September 26 to 29 in Tokyo.[7]

On October 18, she starred in a CM for Enechita.


On March 4, it was announced that events and lives for the month of March were postponed or cancelled for all YU-M Entertainment artists in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[8]

On March 13, all YU-M Entertainment artists collaborated for a 25 hour-long television program aired through NicoNico Live Broadcast at 7:30 PM JST titled 25jikanhan Television ~Idol to Mirai e Mukau Basho~.[9]

On March 14, after the conclusion of the 25jikanhan Television ~Idol to Mirai e Mukau Basho~, YU-M Entertainment announced a crowdfunding project to help invest in their artists' future to make up for postponed or cancelled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

On March 16, it was announced that she would appear in the musical VOICE from April 30 to May 5.[11]

On March 31, Sengoku held an internet autograph signing session with Kikkawa Yuu through the Kikkawa Yuu Official YouTube Channel.[12]

On June 15, an e-book version of her photobook Minami no Ketsui was released.[13]


On January 12, it was announced that Sengoku Minami had tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a PCR test ahead of her upcoming stage play, Jikuu Keisatsu SIG-RAIDER Houkou ~Etranje~ (時空警察SIG-RAIDER彷徨~エトランジェ~). As a result, she was removed from the cast of the stage play, and will be receiving medical treatment and complying with quarantine measures at the health center. She does not have a fever, but she will be taking extra precaution due to her olfactory disorder.[14]

On December 10, Sengoku announced on her social media that she had gotten married. She intended to report the information to fans earlier in the year, but was unable to make her announcement due to her COVID-19 recovery.[15][16] On June 10, 2022, she shared on her social media that she held a private wedding ceremony with her family.[17]


  • Hobbies: Appreciating Films, Collects chocolate type goods.
  • Special skills: Long-hauls, tongue twisters, body soft, shredded cabbage
  • Favorite food: Chocolate, peach, natto
  • Favorite subjects: physical education, languages
  • Looks up to: Ishikawa Rika

  • Publications[]

    Solo Photobooks[]


    1. [2017.09.15] Minami no Ketsui (みなみの決意)



    JK Ninja Girls

    • [2011] Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Vol.19 (ほんとうにあった怖い話 第十九夜) (Documentary Film)
    • [2013] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)
    • [2013] Tobidase Shinsengumi! (とびだせ新選組!)
    • [2017] JK Ninja Girls (cameo)

    TV Programs[]

    • [2011-2012] Tsunagaru Seven (つながるセブン) (as assistant)
    • [2011-2015] Up-Front Girls
    • [2014-] Haraichi no Kami Appli
    • [2014-2017] The Girls Live

    TV Dramas[]

    • [2013] Doctor Bridal (ドクターブライダル)


    • [2012] Kappa Sushi (打ち上げ花火)

    Music Videos[]

    Select Concerts[]

    • [2008.05.25] Hello Pro Egg Delivery Station! 04 (ハロプロエッグデリバリーステーション!04)


    • [2008] Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou (Berryz工房 VS Berryz工房)
    • [2009] KURA-POP (暗ポップ)
    • [2010] Tiger Breathing (タイガーブリージング)
    • [2010] Tsubuyaku Girl's (つぶやくGirl's)
    • [2010] Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni (今がいつかになる前に)
    • [2011] Hashagu Chabashira (はしゃぐ茶柱)
    • [2011] Q - Anata wa Dare? (Q ― あなたはだぁれ?)
    • [2011] Shimokita hakoniwa HEARTs (下北箱庭HEARTs)
    • [2011] Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ (リボーン~命のオーディション~) (as Oda Nobunaga)
    • [2011] Akahana (あかはな)
    • [2012] Junkers Come Here (ユンカース・カム・ヒア)
    • [2015] Gakuya ~Makenki~ (楽屋〜負けん気〜)
    • [2020] VOICE


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    • [2013.12.20] Young Gangan
    • [2014.01.20] Photo technic digital
    • [2014.02.14] Young Animal
    • [2014.03.27] Arms No.311
    • [2014.11.14] Young Animal
    • [2015.06.04] CUE'S


    • Has two younger twin sisters and one older sister..
    • Her Gatas Brilhantes H.P. uniform number is #28.
    • She eats rice and nattou for breakfast.
    • Has a habit of not being able to stop laughing once she starts.
    • Her favorite spot is in her bed.
    • She played as an extra in the Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou stage play.
    • She writes notes based on her impressions of movies she watches.
    • She is featured in the most magazines out of the Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) members.
    • She was voted the 1st queen in Weekly Young Jump magazine's Sakidol Ace Survival contest.
    • She was voted Young Animal magazine's Gravure Queen.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Hirano Tomomi
    Oldest Member of Hello Pro Egg
    June 2010 – December 21, 2010
    Succeeded by
    Furukawa Konatsu
    Preceded by
    Leader of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
    March 3, 2011 – September 16, 2017
    Succeeded by
    Sekine Azusa
    Preceded by
    Oldest member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
    March 3, 2011 – September 16, 2017
    Succeeded by
    Furukawa Konatsu
    Preceded by
    Furukawa Konatsu
    Oldest member of UFZS
    May 17, 2011 – September 16, 2017
    Succeeded by
    Furukawa Konatsu


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