Shimizu Saki
General Information

Also known as

Saki-chan, Sakitan, Saki, Captain (キャプテン), Cap (キャプ), Shimi-Ham (しみハム)


November 22, 1991 (1991-11-22) (age 28)


Tokyo, Japan


Japanese Pop



Years active



Piccolo Town

Associated Acts

Berryz Koubou, H.P. All Stars, Hello! Project Kids, ZYX, High-King, Mobekimasu, Cat's♥Eye 7, MobekisuJ, GREEN FIELDS



Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀), born November 22, 1991, in Tokyo, Japan is a J-pop singer. Her career began in 2002 when she successfully passed the audition for Hello! Project Kids, an all-female teen pop group within Hello! Project . Since then, she has continued to sing in that group and has become a part of two smaller groups composed of Hello! Project Kids members, Berryz Koubou and ZYX. She is the captain of Berryz Koubou.



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Early Life

Shimizu Saki was born on November 22, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed. She has an older brother.


Shimizu Saki successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition. Currently, she is the captain of Berryz Koubou. Being a member of Berryz Koubou, she also participates in the band's weekly radio show Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki!.

In that same year, she was cast as one of the main characters in Koinu Dan no Monogatari. Many members of Hello! Project Kids and Morning Musume participated in this film.


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.


All of Hello! Project participated in H.P. All Stars that produced one single, ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!. This song is considered one of the themes of Hello! Project.


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.


Shimizu became a member of Hello! Project's new unit High-King. This shuffle unit came out with the single "C\C (Cinderella\Complex) to promote Morning Musume's Cinderella the Musical.


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, Qian Lin, 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 9/22 till 9/30.

On October 2012, it was announced that Shimizu would be a member of the new unit GREEN FIELDS alongside Mitsui Aika and Miyazaki Yuka.


  • Favorite Brand/Designer: MARY QUANT, GARCIA MARQUEZ, Samantha Vega
  • Favorite English Word: "WANT!"
  • Favorite Colors: Yellow, White, Dark Pink, Light Blue.
  • Favorite Animal: Her dog named "Kurumi".
  • Favorite Flower: Cherry Blossom
  • Specialty: Dance
  • Strong Points: Cheerful, Tring to think of other's feelings, Trying to be positive.
  • Weak Points: Easily change the opinion of others.
  • Favorite Subject: Mathematics (for now)
  • Favorite Song in the Past: "White Love" by SPEED, "Nagai Aida" by kiroro, "Orange" by SMAP
  • Current Favorite Song: "Kiss" by Juliet, "FANTASTIC BABY" by BIG BANG, "Rainy Blue" by Shimizu Shota (Tokunaga Hideaki cover).

  • 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.


Solo DVDs


Dicography Featured In

Other DVDs

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Berryz Koubou
Hello! Project
Satoyama & Satoumi

Solo Events

1st Event (2008.06.18)

  • Te wo Nigitte Arukitai (手を握って歩きたい) by Goto Maki
  • Yume Naraba (夢ならば) by Abe Natsumi
  • Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail (ドッキドキ!LOVE メール) by Matsuura Aya

2nd Event (2008.09.16)

  • Aitai Kedo… (会いたいけど...) by Berryz Koubou
  • Ii Koto Aru Kinen no Shunkan (いいことある記念の瞬間) by Morning Musume
  • Natsu Remember You (夏 Remember you) by Berryz Koubou

3rd Event (2009.04.30)

  • Kioku no Meiro (記憶の迷路) by High-King
  • Himitsu no (秘密のウ・タ・ヒ・メ) by Berryz Koubou

4th Event (2010.01.26)

  • Kimi ga Iru dake de (ダイアモン) by Pucchimoni V
  • Umbrella by Tanpopo#
  • Chocolate Damashii (チョコレート魂) by Matsuura Aya
  • 100kai no KISS (100回のKISS) by Matsuura Aya
  • Ai no Suki Suki Shisuu Joushouchuu (愛のスキスキ指数 上昇中) by Berrz koubou

5th Event (2010.06.02)

  • Ima Sugu Kiss Me (今すぐKiss Me) by Lindberg
  • Bravo☆Bravo by Buono!
  • DIAMONDS by High-King
  • Manatsu no Kajitsu (真夏の果実) by Southern All Stars
  • Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! (友達は友達なんだ!) by Berryz Koubou


Solo Photobooks


Digital Photobooks

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  • [2009.10.23] Berryz Koubou in Hawaii (Berryz工房 in HAWAII) (Saki version)
  • [2011.03.22] Rainbow Berryz (虹色ベリーズ) (Saki version)
  • [2012.07.31] My Lovely Dogs (with Fukumura Mizuki and Tamura Meimi)
  • [2012.08.29] Leader Set (リーダー集合) (with Takahashi Ai, Yajima Maimi, & Wada Ayaka)
  • [2013.09.10] Alo-Hello! Berryz Koubou 2013 (アロハロ!Berryz工房2013) (Saki version)

Concert Photobooks

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  • [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Hello! Project 2008 Winter
  • [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~



  • [2002] Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語) (as Nomura Chika)
  • [2004] Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibouken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~)
  • [2005] 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)
  • [2011] Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Matsumoto Masami)

TV Programs

  • [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
  • [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
  • [2008] Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
  • [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
  • [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
  • [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)
  • [2011–] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
  • [2012–] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ)

TV Dramas


  • [2009] Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Hori Michiko)


  • [2011] Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに??』)
  • [2013] Hello! Project Station (ハロ!ステ)


  • [2004–2009] Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (Berryz工房 起立! 礼! 着席!)
  • [2009–] Berryz Koubou Beritsuu! (Berryz工房 べりつぅ!)


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  • [2011.06.29~07.03] 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)
  • [2012.09.22~30] CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
  • [2012] Joshi Rakugo (女子落語)
  • [2012] Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
  • [2013] Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Rupert and Lily)


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  • Her favorite artist is SMAP.
  • She collects hand-written letters from members and classmates, and prefers getting hand-written letters as opposed to e-mail. She also collected 500 yen coins to buy a present to her mother.
  • She has played the piano since Kindergarten.
  • Out of all the current main group leaders, she is the longest lived, being leader of Berryz Koubou for nine years.
  • She loves pigs and collects pig-related merchandise.
  • After the graduation of Umeda Erika in 2009, she became oldest current member of the Hello! Project Kids.
  • Of all the groups leaders in Hello! Project, she is the only one called as the "Captain" of a group.
  • She was previously noted as the shortest member of Berryz Koubou, and usually mentioned that fact when introducing herself. As of May 2006, she is now 2cm taller than Tsugunaga Momoko.
  • In one of the Berryz Koubou's DVD magazine, Shimizu has claimed she wants to go to all of the members of Berryz Koubou's houses.
  • Is considered to be one of the best dancers in all of Hello! Project, often being associated with her seniors in sub-groups that mainly focus on dance.
  • Is close to everyone within Berryz Koubou, especially Tokunaga Chinami and Natsuyaki Miyabi.
  • In a recent Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine, she said her favorite Berryz member was Natsuyaki Miyabi.
  • She is also good friends with Yaguchi Mari, Yajima Maimi and Umeda Erika. She still calls Yaguchi her "big sister" occasionally and looks up to her as a role model.
  • She was close to Murakami Megumi, particularly during their time together in ZYX.
  • Her name is a combination between the initial of her Grandmother’s name "Sa" and the initial of her Mom's name "Ki".
  • Her audition song was "Te wo Nigitte Arukitai", but she sang "Ii Koto Aru Kinen no Shunkan" during the preliminaries.
  • She has a dog named Kurumi.
  • During a trip to Hawaii, she shared room with Tokunaga Chinami.
  • She forms the "Nonbiri Trio" with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina, which can be translated as "carefree trio"; because they're always left over when they're putting on makeup and their outfits. On the other hand, Sudo Maasa and Tsugunaga Momoko are the fastest.
  • In her 3rd Solo Event, Captain tested the FC members with a short questionnaire of 10 questions.
  • They also called her Cappuccino because it's a pun for "captain" (in Japanese is kyaputen while Cappuccino is kyapuchi-no).
  • Shimizu is currently the second oldest Hello! Project member, the first being Michishige Sayumi (24).
  • Tokunaga Chinami said that Captain was messy in the hotel in Hawaii.
  • Shimizu was one of the winner in the CM competition of the "Hello! Project DVD magazine vol. 15".
  • From Sono ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Mathematics and her favorite food is grilled meat.
  • In Yorosen!, she taught other Berryz Koubou members about Yakiniku.
  • After Niigaki Risa's graduation, it was rumored that Shimizu became the leader of Hello! Project, making her the first Hello Project Kids to be the leader of Hello! Project, and the first leader of Hello! Project that isn't a member of Morning Musume. On August 19, 2012, these rumours were proven false as Tsunku revealed that Morning Musume Leader, Michishige Sayumi, is the leader of Hello! Project.
  • When asked which Berryz member is the most troublesome Saki answered that it would be Tokunaga Chinami because her emotions are so intense

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