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.

History[edit | edit source]

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

2004[edit | edit source]

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.

2006[edit | edit source]

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

2007[edit | edit source]

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.

2008[edit | edit source]

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.

2009[edit | edit source]

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]

2010[edit | edit source]

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]

2011[edit | edit source]

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 (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~.

2012[edit | edit source]

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]

2013[edit | edit source]

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.

2014[edit | edit source]

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.

2015[edit | edit source]

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

2017[edit | edit source]

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.

2019[edit | edit source]

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.

2020[edit | edit source]

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 the coronavirus.[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 coronavirus.[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]

2021[edit | edit source]

On January 12, it was announced that Sengoku Minami had tested positive for coronavirus 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]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]


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

Works[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • [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[edit | edit source]

  • [2013] Doctor Bridal (ドクターブライダル)

Commercials[edit | edit source]

  • [2012] Kappa Sushi (打ち上げ花火)

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Select Concerts[edit | edit source]

  • [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)

Theater[edit | edit source]

  • [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

Magazines[edit | edit source]

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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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

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

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

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Concerts & EventsGalleryMusic Videos
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

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!!
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Ongaku Gatas
Current Members Yoshizawa Hitomi (Captain)Ishikawa RikaKorenaga MikiSengoku MinamiKonno AsamiNoto ArisaSatoda Mai
Former Members Mano ErinaMuto MikaSawada Yuri
Singles 1. Narihajimeta Koi no BELL • 2. Yattarouze! • 3. Come Together • 4. READY! KICK OFF!!
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Concerts Spring 2008Winter 2008Spring 2010
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25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
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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
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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
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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
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
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