Takeuchi Akari was born on November 23, 1997 in Saitama, Japan.
Takeuchi Akari joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in 2008. She was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka Hop!~ concert in June 2008 alongside Fukumura Mizuki and Kaneko Rie.
In June 2009, Takeuchi took park in the stage play Ojigi de SHAPE-UP!, the sequel to Ojigi 30 do Degrees, with fellow Hello! Project members Miyamoto Karin, Takahashi Ai, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, and Kamei Eri.
In late 2010, Takeuchi auditioned for Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition, but failed to pass the 3rd round.
On October 16th, the second generation sub-members of S/mileage were announced as official members. Following the announcement, Takeuchi, along with Katsuta, withdrew from Hello Pro Egg.
On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, was set to take place on June 15th, 18th, 20th, and 28th at Yokohama Blitz.
Starting in April, Takeuchi became a regular on the NHK's educational television program Test no Hanamichi.
On April 14, S/mileage's 2nd generation held a fanclub event.
On May 26, it was announced that Takeuchi would take part of a new project called "Yattaruchan Daisakusen", which she supported Nakanishi Kana's mission to become "Super Yattaruchan". The project began in August. On the same day, Takeuchi's Twitter account was officially opened.
On November 25, she celebrated her birthday at a special event called S/mileage Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2013 with two performances.
On March 2, Takeuchi Akari and then Nakanishi Kana Tweeted that their Twitter accounts would become inactive, but they would start to update their blog more often. Takeuchi's second-to-last tweet stated: "We were doing Twitter as part of Operation Yattaruchan to become Yattaruchan, so maybe this means Akari is Yattaruchan now-!!!!! lol I'll update my blog more often from now on!! lol Thank you for now!!"
On November 23, Takeuchi celebrated her 17th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled S/mileage ~Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On November 29, during Fukuda's gradation concert at the end of the ANGERME First Concert Tour 2015 Aki "Hyakka Ryouran", it was announced that she was appointed sub-leader alongside Nakanishi Kana.
On January 25, Takeuchi celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event ~Shinnenkai ja nai yo! Birthday Event da yo! Minna de Akari wo Iwaundaa!!!~, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On November 24, Takeuchi celebrated her 19th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On November 22, Takeuchi celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.
On September 23, Takeuchi was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.
On December 12, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.
On May 25, during the night concert of the ANGERME Concert Tour 2019 Haru ~Rinnetenshou~ in Chiba, it was announced that Takeuchi would become the group's new leader following Wada Ayaka's graduation on June 18.
On July 25, she and Morning Musume '19 member Fukumura Mizuki held a joint fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Fukumura Mizuki・ANGERME Takeuchi Akari FC Event, featuring two shows at NEW PIER HALL.
On November 25, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at NEW PIER HALL.
On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.
Takeuchi has an older brother and a pet dog named Melon.
Takeuchi is maternal first cousins with ℃-ute's leader, Yajima Maimi. She has explained in the past that the reason why she decided to join Hello Pro Egg was because she admired her cousin Yajima and ℃-ute.
Her grandfather owns an electronics shop.
When Takeuchi was first introduced as a Hello Pro Egg member in June 2008, she was a third year elementary school student. At the time when Takeuchi auditioned for S/mileage, she was a second year middle school student. During her time in middle school, she was in a sports team. On March 15, 2013, Takeuchi graduated from middle school.
On March 13, 2016, Takeuchi announced that she had graduated from high school and would start university.
Takeuchi's given name, "Akari", was thought of by her grandfather, who owned an electronics shop and wanted to pick a name related to electricity. He came up with Akari, Hikari, and Hikaru; all of them meaning "light", "illumination", or "glow". Since Takeuchi's mother wanted a cute name, she choose Akari out of the three.
- Take-chan (タケちゃん): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
- Oden-kun (おでんくん): Given to her due to having a similar facial feature to the cartoon character "Oden-kun". Afterwards, the S/mileage Members, the fans, even Tsunku has ofter call her by the nickname.
- Name: Takeuchi Akari (竹内朱莉)
- Official Nickname: Take-chan (タケちゃん)
- Birthdate: November 23, 1997
- Birth place: Saitama, Japan
- Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Blood type: O
- Height: 152cm (5'0")
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in ANGERME: 8 years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾘｲ＾・ ゥ・ﾘ
- S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
- Red (2011-2014)
- Blue (2014-present)
- Audition Song: "Suki-chan" by S/mileage
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Playing outside, watching TV, reading manga
- Special Skills: Short distance running, sports, penmanship.
- Strong Point: Hating to lose to anything.
- Weak Point: Speaking too fast
- Favorite Subject: P.E.
- Least Favorite Subject: Math
- Favorite Food: Kiwi, Meat
- Least Favorite Food: Tofu
- Favorite Color: Red and light blue
- Favorite English Phrase: "You're Welcome!!".
- Favorite Animal: Dogs, Tigers, Lion cubs, Red pandas.
- Favorite Sport Teams: Yomiuri Giants
- Looks Up To: Yajima Maimi
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Minihamus no Ai no Uta", "Around the World" by MONKEY MAJIK, "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus)
- Favorite Current Songs: "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "Yuki no Ne" by GReeeeN, "Niji" by AAA
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Nana Korobi Ya Oki", "Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~", "Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~"
- [2013.03.30] Take in spring (e-Hello!)
Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit
- [2018.03.24] ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2017
- [2019.04.xx] ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2018
- [2019.10.05] Hello Tsu PHOTOBOOK①
-  Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~ (星砂の島のちいさな天使～マーメイド スマイル)
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Airi)
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME
-  S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
- [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- [2013-2016] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
- [2014-2019] The Girls Live
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!
-  Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
-  Hello! Anison Bu
-  Hello Pro Live Jikkyou!
-  Mano Erina - Haru no Arashi (春の嵐) (as a back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Genkimono de Ikou! (元気者で行こう!) (as a back dancer)
-  ℃-ute - To Tomorrow (as a back dancer)
-  Ojigi de Shape Up!
-  Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (as Lily and Rupert)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (as Cattelya)
-  SMILE FANTASY!
-  MODE
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Attack No.1
- [2012–] SS1422
- [2015–] 60TRYbu (60TRY部) (Tuesday regular)
- If she could join another group for a day, she would have joined ℃-ute.
- Tamura Meimi and Murota Mizuki think that Akari is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
- She eats bread for breakfast.
- She has a habit of biting her lip.
- Her favorite spot is her living room.
- She describes her personality as hating to lose.
- Up Up Girl's Mori Saki gave her and Fukumura wedding-themed couple mugs back when they were all Hello Pro Egg members.
- At the sports festival, she was the only member of S/mileage that was able to win an event.
- She is a fan of the English-Irish band One Direction.
- In Team Okai, she covered Tanaka Reina.
- She is the first second generation S/mileage member to release a solo DVD.
- On the day before her middle school graduation ceremony, she told herself that she didn't wanted to graduate. After listening to "Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita" while saying it, she was moved by it that started to cry by herself.
- She believes that Tokunaga Chinami is the most energetic member of Hello! Project, while Kumai Yurina being the mellowest.
- She sometimes wears shorts instead of skirts in music videos and concerts because she prefers a boyish look.
- In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Takeuchi: "She was good at singing and dancing from the start, but she also discards some aspects of the idol attitude in a good sense, and is always reliable. She’s loved by everyone so she also gets teased a lot by everyone, and even when she’s not around, just the mention of her name can make everyone smile."
- If she could be born as a someone else, she would be Kumai Yurina because she's tall and would never get buried on a crowded train.
- She believes she is the best Hello! Project member at calligraphy. As of November 2017, she is currently 2-dan in the adult ranking, and is certified to teach calligraphy at the high school level. She passed the 3-dan in January 2020. As of August 10, 2020, she passed the 4-dan, and is now qualified to teach calligraphy to adults.
- If she did not become idol, she would like to play around as much as she wants such as going to karaoke until late at night, and also go traveling.
- Coincidentally, 朱莉 is also a common Chinese transcription of the name "Julie".
- Gallery:Takeuchi Akari
- Gallery:S/mileage 2nd Generation
- List:Takeuchi Akari Discography Featured In
- List:Takeuchi Akari Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Takeuchi Akari Publications Featured In
- List:Takeuchi Akari Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
Leader of ANGERME
Oldest member of ANGERME
- ↑ Takeuchi Akari. "Akari "We were...". smileage english (@namasma_eng) via Twitter. 2014-03-02.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/hipnewsservice/status/669232350757302273
- ↑ http://www.helloproject.com/event/detail/2dc30f72e27394402784cb9e0705278d947678e2
- ↑ "愛媛県西条市、新居浜市、四国中央市が、アンジュルム・アップアップガールズ(仮)出演の移住PR動画対決を行います！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-08-27.
- ↑ "" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-19.
- ↑ <"ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント" (in Japanese). Saitama Prefecture. 2018-09-18.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/angerme_upfront/status/1132275601983721473
- ↑ Murota Mizuki. "リーダー 室田瑞希" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Blog. 2019-05-25.
- ↑ "「ハロ通 PHOTOBOOK①」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-23.
- ↑ "ハロー！プロジェクトメンバーオフィシャルInstagramスタート！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-05-14.
- ↑ Morning Musume Michishige Sayumi no Kon'ya mo Usa-chan Peace. Broadcast Date: 2009-06-24.
- ↑ 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 12.11 "アンジュルム竹内朱莉が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る！【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-24.
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/smileage-submember/entry-11491440278.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/angerme-amerika/entry-12138864529.html
- ↑ SS1422 #84. 2014-08-24.
- ↑ "竹内 朱莉 タケウチ アカリ" (in Japanese). Fuji TV.
- ↑ Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/CDsdwbRFj5g/
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|High-King||Takahashi Ai | Tanaka Reina | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Maeda Yuuka|
|Tanpopo#||Kamei Eri | Mitsui Aika | Kumai Yurina | Okai Chisato|
|Petitmoni V||Mano Erina | Nakajima Saki | Hagiwara Mai|
|Shin Minimoni.||Linlin | Fukuda Kanon | Takeuchi Akari | Miyamoto Karin|
|Aa!||Natsuyaki Miyabi | Suzuki Airi | Saho Akari|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa | Kusumi Koharu | Umeda Erika | Tsugunaga Momoko | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi | Junjun | Sugaya Risako|
|Discography Featured In|
|Albums||As Chanpuru: Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ | Petit Best 10|
Other: Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (Petitmoni V only)
|DVDs||As Chanpuru: Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.21|
|Concerts Featured In|
|Hello! Project||As Chanpuru: 2009 SUMMER | 2010 WINTER | 2010 SUMMER | 2011 WINTER|
Other: 2013 Fuyu (High-King, Petitmoni V, ZYX-α, Zoku v-u-den only) | Berryz Koubou Matsuri (High-King, Aa!, ZYX only) | COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 (Tanpopo# only)
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|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Mobekimasu | Buono! | Guardians 4 | Shugo Chara Egg! | Hello Pro Egg|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|