Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀) is a Japanese former idol, actress, model, and Hello! Project advisor. She is a former member of Hello! Project, having joined as a member of Hello! Project Kids in 2002 and later debuting as the leader of Berryz Koubou in 2004. During her time in Hello! Project she was also the leader of the Hello! Project Dance Club as well as a member of ZYX, High-King, BeriKyuu, Cat's♥Eye 7, and GREEN FIELDS. She graduated from Hello! Project on March 3, 2015 in a joint graduation concert with the other members of Berryz Koubou. Afterwards, Shimizu became a Hello! Project advisor and has been primarily involved in Hello Pro Kenshuusei rehearsals.
She retired from the entertainment industry on November 30, 2021.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Rankings
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 Honorary Titles
- 11 References
- 12 External Links
Shimizu Saki was born on November 22, 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan.
On June 30, Shimizu successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition along with 14 other girls. She was the captain of Berryz Koubou. Being a member of Berryz Koubou, she also participated in the band's weekly radio show Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki!.
Shimizu was chosen to join the group ZYX, which consisted of five Hello! Project Kids and Yaguchi Mari, who acted as a mentor. They released two singles: Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH and Shiroi TOKYO. They remained active until 2004, when Shimizu and Tsugunaga Momoko were selected to become members of Berryz Koubou.
On December 31, Shimizu took the stage at the 57th edition of Kouhaku Uta Gassen as a backup dancer in Morning Musume's performance of Aruiteru, along with the remaining members of Berryz Koubou, Country Musume and ℃-ute.
Tsunku, the producer of Hello! Project, went to South Korea to announce that he intended to hold auditions. A few from Hello! Project accompanied him there, including Shimizu, Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, Linlin, and Yajima Maimi.
On July 25, it was announced that Shimizu and other Hello! Project Kids members would be performing in a stage play titled CAT'S♥EYE, based on a manga. She also became a member of the group Cat's♥Eye 7 to promote the musical. The stage play ran from September 22 to September 30.
On November 21, Shimizu celebrated her 22th birthday. The special event was called Shimizu Saki Birthday Event ~ 22nd Anniversary ~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On November 21, Shimizu celebrated her 23th birthday. The special event was called Berryz Kobo ~Shimizu Saki Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On March 3, Shimizu along with the rest of the Berryz Koubou members graduated from the group and Hello Project! at a final concert at Nippon Budokan. After graduating, Shimizu became a staff member and was appointed as a Hello! Project advisor along with Tokunaga Chinami. Shimizu has been mostly involved in rehearsals for Hello Pro Kenshuusei recitals and examinations.
On May 4, Shimizu was a special guest at Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
On September 4, Shimizu was a guest at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ to announce Tsubaki Factory's major debut in January 2017.
Shimizu celebrated her 26th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Shimizu Saki FC Event ~SHIMIZU SAKI 26kaime no B-B-B-Birthday Party!!!~, with two shows on November 24 at Pacific Heaven.
On March 3 and 4, Shimizu held the Shimizu Saki Casual Dinner Show ~Hinamatsuri 2018・Kinen Subeki Kono Hi ni 1ri de Dinner Show Shichaimasu~ at Music Restaurant La Donna to celebrate Hinamatsuri.
On September 23, she held the Shimizu Saki Casual Dinner Show Hello Pro 20 Shuunen Kinen Subeki Kono Nen ni 1ri de Dinner Show Shichaimasu at Music Restaurant La Donna to celebrate Hello! Project's 20th anniversary.
On December 2, she appeared as a guest in the Kumai Yurina Casual Dinner Show 2018 ~Heisei Saigo no ENJOY! Kumasumas~.
On December 9, she held the Shimizu Saki FC Event ~SHIMIZU SAKI Choppiri Hayai Christmas!?~ at Pacific Heaven.
On March 2 and 3, she held the Shimizu Saki Casual Dinner Show ~Heisei Saigo no Hinamatsuri, Kotoshi mo Kinen Subeki Kono Hi ni 1ri de Dinner Show Shichaimasu~ at Music Restaurant La Donna.
On November 30, she celebrated her 28th birthday at a fanclub event titled Shimizu Saki FC Event ~Reiwa Hajimete no Happy Birthday!~, featuring three shows at Pacific Heaven.
On March 24, it was announced that her fanclub event with Sudo Maasa and Kumai Yurina titled Shimizu Saki・Sudo Maasa・Kumai Yurina FC Event "Futsuu, Kono Hi Nashi de wa Yatterannai Desho!?", which was originally scheduled for March 3, would be postponed to May 26 in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It was eventually cancelled.
On July 13, it was announced that she would be one of several current and former Hello! Project members starring in a new horror television drama based on the book, Hobonichi no Kaidan. The drama began airing in August 2020.
On August 6, it was announced that her previously cancelled dinner show set to be held back in March was rescheduled for August 30. In compliance with government policy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks was required to enter.
On March 3, Shimizu announced that she has married to a non-celebrity man who she was dating with for some time. With the announcement, she also revealed that she would be ending her exclusive management contract with J.P ROOM in the end of November, when she turns 30 years old, and retire from the entertainment business.
On November 21 and 22, she held the Shimizu Saki Casual Dinner Show ~29sai no Shimizu Saki ga Kokoro wo Komete~ at Music Restaurant La Donna.
On November 23, she held a fanclub event for her 30th birthday titled Shimizu Saki Birthday Event 2021 ~Bye Bye Mata ne~, which was her last activity in the entertainment industry before her retirement.
She has an older brother.Shimizu also has a pet dog named Kurumi.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Shimizu Saki:
- Captain (キャプテン): Official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
- Saki-chan (佐紀ちゃん): Second official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
- Name: Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀)
- Birthdate: November 22, 1991
- Nickname: Captain (キャプテン), Saki-chan (佐紀ちゃん), Shimi-chan (しみちゃん), Sakitan (さきたん), Saki (さき), Cap (キャプ), Shimi-Ham (しみハム)
- Birthplace: Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 152 cm (4 ft 11.8 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Scorpio
- Eastern Zodiac: Goat
- Official Kaomoji: 川´・_・ﾘ
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- 2015-03-03: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 11 Years
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Yellow (2005-2006, 2009-2015)
- Green (2007)
- Purple (2007-2008)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Deep Pink (2012)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hello! Project Daihyakka (2004) Details
- Hobby: Collecting stickers
- Special skill: Crossing my eyes, sending quick e-mails, dancing.
- Strong point: Laughing frequently
- Weak point: Bad at waking up
- Habit: I start dancing when I see a mirror
- Favorite color: Pink, light blue
- Favorite flower: Sunflower
- Disliked thing/thing to do: Monsters, running, bugs, vegetables.
- Scared of: Monsters, bugs
- Favorite Brand/Designer: MARY QUANT, GARCIA MARQUEZ, Samantha Vega
- Favorite movie: "One Piece"
- Favorite book: "Atanshinchi" (manga)
- Favorite word: "Doryoku" (effort)
- Favorite season: Winter. I'm sensitive to heat, so I like winter better.
- Favorite food: Ice-cream, yakiniku, mom's miso soup (pork miso)
- Least favorite food: Vegetables, eel
- Favorite song: "Ganbacchae!" (Morning Musume) and "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" (SMAP)
- Charm point: Eyelashes
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 1. What are your goals?:
- To be number one on the charts.
- 2. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- I'll be a happy and healthy 68-years-old.
- [2010.11.xx] Berryz Days 2 (with Tokunaga Chinami & Kumai Yurina)
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Natsuyaki Miyabi)
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Sugaya Risako)
- [2015.06.xx] Hello! Project Station Archives Vol.1 Shimizu Saki & Yajima Maimi Talk 2002-2008 (with Yajima Maimi)
- [2015.06.xx] Hello! Project Station Archives Vol.2 Shimizu Saki & Yajima Maimi Talk 2009-2015 (with Yajima Maimi)
- [2021.12.xx] Shimizu Saki・Sudo Maasa・Natsuyaki Miyabi・Kumai Yurina FC Event ~4-nin ni Aitai Shisu Josho-Chu~
- [2011.01.12] Shimizu Saki
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語) (as Nomura Chika)
-  Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibouken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~)
-  Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 2 Yukizora no Tomodachi (ふたりはプリキュアマックスハート2 雪空のともだち)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Matsumoto Masami)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  Bijo Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–2013] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014–2018] The Girls Live
-  Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Hori Michiko)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013–2015] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2015] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2021] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–2021] tiny tiny
-  Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Season 3
- [2004–2009] Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (Berryz工房 起立! 礼! 着席!)
- [2009–2012] Berryz Koubou Beritsuu! (Berryz工房 べりつぅ!)
-  Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~ (江戸から着信!? 〜タイムスリップto圏外!〜)
-  Reverse! ~ Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka? (リバース! 〜私の体どこですか?)
-  Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou (Berryz工房 VS Berryz工房)
-  Thank You Very Berry (サンク ユー ベリー ベリー)
-  Sanokuen Shoujo (三億円少女)
-  Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
-  Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken (大正浪漫ハイカラ探偵王青いルビー殺人事件)
-  Sengoku Jieitai
-  Joshi Rakugo (女子落語)
-  CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Rupert and Lily)
-  Musical Sengoku Jieitai
-  Ichimai no Ticket ~Beatles ga Yattekuru~
-  Nettai Danshi (daily guest role)
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~
- She was voted 9th favorite member in the 2009 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- Gallery:Shimizu Saki
- List:Shimizu Saki Discography Featured In
- List:Shimizu Saki Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Shimizu Saki Publications Featured In
|Captain of Berryz Koubou
January 14, 2004 – March 3, 2015
|Oldest Member of Berryz Koubou
January 14, 2004 – March 3, 2015
|Oldest member of Hello! Project
November 27, 2014 – March 3, 2015
|Leader of Hello! Project Dance Club
May 14, 2014 – February 2015
- Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
- Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』（ベリーズこうぼう）誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
- "Berryz工房について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-02-27.
- "【GREEN ROOM#16】 生タマゴShow!審査、モーニング娘。'15 スカッとMy Heart、ハロコン、こぶしファクトリーの裏側！ゲストMC:勝田里奈（アンジュルム）" (in Japanese). GREEN ROOM (via YouTube). 2015-08-13.
- "研修生" (in Japanese). Shimizu Saki Official Blog. 2015-08-15.
- "【GREEN ROOM#26】 ℃-ute MV、J=J、アンジュルム新曲ダンス、ハロプロ研修生の裏側！ゲストMC:中島早貴（℃-ute）" (in Japanese). GREEN ROOM (via YouTube). 2015-10-22.
- "「つばきファクトリー」来年１月メジャーデビュー決定 メンバー号泣" (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports. 2016-09-04.
- "つばきファクトリー、2017年にメジャーデビュー決定" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-09-04.
- "清水佐紀 M-line club 加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club official site. 2017-08-24.
- "『PINK CRES. 1st Live Tour 2018 ～PINK LAND～』新宿ReNY公演 清水佐紀のゲスト出演決定！" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2018-09-14.
- "「熊井友理奈カジュアルディナーショー2018～平成最後のENJOY!クマスマス～」ゲスト出演決定！" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2018-10-30.
- "3月3日(火) 清水佐紀・須藤茉麻・熊井友理奈FCイベント「普通、この日なしではやってらんないでしょ！？」振替公演のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2020-03-24.
- "「普通、この日なしではやってらんないでしょ！？」中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Sudo Maasa Official Blog. 2020-04-14.
- "「ハロプロダンス学園 シーズン3」出演" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2020-04-08.
- "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演で「ほぼ日の怪談。」ドラマ化、8月に配信・放送" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-07-13.
- "ドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」出演決定！" (in Japanese). 2020-07-14.
- "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演のドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」予告、全12話の場面写真も解禁" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-08-19.
- "「清水佐紀カジュアルディナーショー ～みなさんからのリクエスト歌っちゃいます～」新型コロナウイルス感染拡大防止対策に伴う大切なお知らせとお詫び" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2020-08-06.
- "清水佐紀入籍及び引退のご報告" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2021-03-03.
- "「清水佐紀カジュアルディナーショー 2021 ～29歳の清水佐紀が心を込めて～」FC追加受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2021-10-07.
- "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「清水佐紀バースデーイベント2021～Bye Byeまたね～」開催決定！" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2021-10-11.
- "食育インストラクター" (in Japanese). Shimizu Saku Official Blog. 2020-08-15.
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