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Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) (アップアップガールズ(仮); officially stylized as UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI) is a Japanese girl group originally consisting of seven former Hello Pro Egg members. As of 2016, they are currently under both UP-FRONT CREATE and YU-M Entertainment. They were initially known as Up Front Girls (Kakko Kari) (アップフロントガールズ(仮)), but they changed to their current name in June 2011. As the name implies, the group is still in its tentative stage. The last part of their name is read "kakko kari" (仮), and it's often used as a logo to represent the group. Their name is often shortened to Apuga (アプガ).

When the group was first formed, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) performed live every Thursday at MAP Theater, Akihabara, as one of the regular weekday acts until the theater was closed down. For a short time, they moved their act to Hatsudai The DOORS. They still regularly perform live at different venues.

All of the original seven members of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) were also members of UFZS, a K-Pop dance cover group that was formed a month before Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari).

In 2017, Up Up Girls expanded to include two sister groups: the second generation group, Up Up Girls (2), and a group of pro-wrestlers called Up Up Girls (Pro Wres). That same year, two of the original seven founding members graduated.

In 2020, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) went through a major system change, with four of the original founding members graduating, and seven new members joining the group.

Members[]

Main article: Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Members

  • Sengoku Minami (仙石みなみ; Red Colorball.png Red) (Graduated September 16, 2017; Leader 2011–2017)
  • Furukawa Konatsu (古川小夏; Pink Colorball.png Pink) (Graduated December 31, 2020; UFZS Leader 2011–2020)
  • Mori Saki (森咲樹; Green Colorball.png Green) (Graduated December 31, 2020)
  • Sato Ayano (佐藤綾乃; Purple Colorball.png Purple) (Graduated September 16, 2017)
  • Saho Akari (佐保明梨; Yellow Colorball.png Yellow) (Graduated December 31, 2020)
  • Arai Manami (新井愛瞳; Blue Colorball.png Blue) (Graduated December 31, 2020)

History[]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), December 2020

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), November 2020

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), November 2019

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), June 2019

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), February 2019

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), October 2018

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), June 2018

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), November 2017

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), August 2017

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), May 2017

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), October 2016

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), April 2016

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), November 2014

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), April 2014

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), September 2013

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), April 2013

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), February 2013

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), January 2013

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), October 2012

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), April 2012

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), August 2011

UFZS, June 2011

UFZS, May 2011

Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari), April 2011

UFZS, March 2011

2010[]

Midway through 2010, Hello Pro Egg was going through major line-up changes, and among the many to announce their departure during this time was Sengoku Minami, who announced the completion of her training at the end of the year.

2011[]

In January, Mori Saki and Furukawa Konatsu announced the completion of their training in Hello Pro Egg as well.

On February 22, a K-Pop cover dance group called UFZS was formed with founding members Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, and members of Hello Pro Egg: Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami.[2]

On March 3, it was revealed that the five UFZS members along with Sengoku Minami would be forming a new group called Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari).

On March 9, it was announced that Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami had officially completed their training within Hello Pro Egg.

On April 2, a new TV show featuring the Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari) members began airing on Sky Perfect TV channel, entitled Up Front Girls.[3] Various Internet social media also opened for Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari), such as Ameba blogs, a Ustream channel, and a staff Twitter account.

On May 1 through May 3, Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari) held a series of shows for a fan club event. On the third day of the event, Saho Akari, who had already completed her training in Hello Pro Egg on April 18, made a surprise appearance, and announced herself as a new member of Up-Front Girls (Kakko Kari).[4]

On May 17, Sengoku Minami and Saho Akari officially joined UFZS.[5]

On June 6, each member was assigned a member color.[6]

On June 27, at their weekly Ustream show, to the members' surprise, the management decided to change the group name to Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari).[7]

A few days later, it was revealed that the group had been chosen as one of the regular performers at a new stage at Akihabara: MAP Theater, a joint collaboration between PigooHD and Sofmap Akihabara.

In September 2011, the officials at the MAP Theater ordered all performances to be stopped after a government inspection found the theater to be unsafe. While the theater was being fixed performances were temporarily moved to a new venue, Hatsudai The DOORS. Eventually, the MAP Theater was officially closed, and performances were then continued at various venues.

In late 2011 the group collaborated with the South Korean duo TENSI LOVE, by acting as backup dancers for their performances. The group also performed covers of two of the group's songs at events, "Shine" and "Cake House". Soon after this at another event, the instrumental of a new song was revealed to the members; it was to be their first original song.

It was decided that their next project would be to debut as Korean artists.[8][9]

2012[]

In January 2012 the group performed a tentative version of their still-untitled original song over Ustream. The next month they performed the song yet again and its title was announced to be "Going my ↑".

On August 11, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) were invited to perform as the opening act at IDOL NATION.

On August 14, a "Road to Korea" video was released in which the producer of the group announced that Furukawa Konatsu would now be the leader of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s K-pop dance cover unit, UFZS.

On October 7, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) and THE Possible held a joint live at Shinjuku Blaze.

Around late December, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would release their first album.

2013[]

It was revealed that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), along with THE Possible and Kikkawa Yuu would be guests at the upcoming Winter Hello! Project tour. Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) performed Chopper☆Chopper at the concert.

On July 13, a 2 part horror movie titled ADA, featuring all the members from Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), was released. It was directed by Koji Shiraishi, and had Sato Ayano and Sengoku Minami taking on the lead roles.

In June, it was announced Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would collaborating with idol groups Vanilla Beans, Caramel Ribbon, and Lyrical School's Mei to form the group T-Palette mini All Stars and release the single Bad Blood/Hereafter, which was the soundtrack to the movie Ada ~ADA~.

On July 15, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their very first music video on Recochoku for the song Up Up Typhoon.

On October 1, they were transferred from UP-FRONT PROMOTION to UP-FRONT CREATE.

On October 31, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) announced at Starry Night / Seishun Buildup's promotion event that each member would go to one of the 7 major cities in Japan to promote the group.

On November 28, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would be on the Disney song cover album "Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power!", along with 15 other artists. The song they sing on the album is "We're All In This Together" (known in Japan as "Minna Star!") from High School Musical. The album was released on January 22, 2014.[10]

On December 16, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would be releasing their first Christmas song titled "Santa Claus" on December 22nd. It is a (Kakko Kari) CD, so it is a limited release.

2014[]

On January 1st, the group released their 12th digital single Up Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~

On February 6, it was announced at The Possible vs Kikkawa Yuu vs Up Up Girls Kakko Kari ~Kikkawa Yuu and Possi Possi Girls Kakko Kari~ collaboration concert that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would be collaborating with Kikkawa Yuu and THE Possible to form the group Team Makenki. Their first original song is Mugen, Fly High!!.

On February 12, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s album "Second Album (Kakko Kari)" would have different jacket covers for the areas covered by the 7 Major Cities Operation: Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kansai, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka. Other areas will have the standard regular and limited edition covers.

On April 9th, the group released their 17th indies single titled (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper!

On July 1st, they released Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to.

On November 4th, they released their 19th indies single, Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase!

2015[]

On March 17, the group released their 3rd album titled Third Album (Kakko Kari).

2016[]

On March, the management of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), together with Kikkawa You, were transferred to YU-M Entertainment[11], but are still listed as artists under UP-FRONT CREATE. The president of YU-M Entertainment was a former manager of Morning Musume.

On April 5th, they released their 20th indies single titled Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace.

On October 11th, they released !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu, their 21st indies single.

On November 8th, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) held their first Nippon Budokan concert. Another milestone achievement for the group. They also announced that auditions were open for their second generation, Up Up Girls (2), which would be acting as its own group. 

2017[]

From February 10 to 12, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) went to Bangkok, Thailand with Kikkawa You and Ciao Bella Cinquetti for JAPAN EXPO THAILAND 2017.

On April 28, it was announced that both Sengoku Minami and Sato Ayano would be graduating from the group. Sengoku would be aiming to become an actress after graduation, while Sato would retire from the entertainment industry in order to take on new challenges.[12]

On May 9, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG, their last single as seven members, and the first ever release to feature Up Up Girls (2). 

On May 30, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) and DDT Pro-Wrestling announced they were working together to produce a new group called Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) and auditions would open that day.

In the June 23 episode of Upcoming, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) and ANGERME would hold a joint battle of the bands' style live on September 12 at Zepp DiverCity.[13] The live, which is sponsored by NTT docomo, is titled NTT docomo presents ANGERME VS Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~.

On August 29, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released 4th Album (Kakko Kari), their last album as seven members.

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) held their last live show with Sengoku Minami and Sato Ayano on September 15th. Both graduated from their group at their ceremony event on September 16th.

On November 15, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would be covering "Shura no Hate Made mo" for the CR Hana no Keiji 10th annniversary album, which would also feature 8 other artists also covering various songs from the franchise. The album was released on December 20.[14][15]

On November 28, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl, their first single as five members. 

2018[]

On June 19, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released 5th Album (Kakko Kari), their first album as five members. At midnight earlier that morning, their entire discography was made available worldwide on major streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, KKBOX, Google Play Music, LINE MUSIC, and more.[16]

On September 15, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) announced they would be holding a live show in which they would perform all of the songs in their entire discography in full chorus on December 27 at Zepp Tokyo.[17] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Live of All Songs ~Tachi Tsuzukeru Koto~ was eight hours long with two intermissions where new fans can come in and buy tickets to join the audience.[18] A total of 81 songs were performed, the last of which being a new song to be released as a single on February 19, 2019.[19]

On October 28, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) had their Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Road to Live of All Songs concert at Shinjuku Blaze. All 80 of their songs were performed at this concert, but unlike their show on December 27, the short versions of the songs were performed, and the show was split up into two separate concerts performed on the same night.[20] The entire concert was live streamed on YouTube.[21]

On November 6, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their 24th single, Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend). All of the single's release events were live streamed on YouTube. 

2019[]

On February 19, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their 25th single Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu. Release events for the single began on February 8, 2019.

On March 22, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) was appointed as an official supporter for the Aidorisai 2019 ~Idol Matsuri~ contest along with ANGERME, Juice=Juice, The World Standard, and Chuning Candy.[22]

On June 25, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their 26th single Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power. Release events for the single began on June 7, 2019.

On July 17, Sekine Azusa and Up Up Girls (2) members Hashimura Riko and Nakagawa Chihiro released the indie single "Kyou Dake wa Aitakunai yo" as the special unit team・princess. The unit was formed through a survival-like competition called "Up Up Girls (mysta)", in collaboration with the website mysta.tv.

On August 4, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released Hare☆HALation on SoundCloud in the midst of TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019.[23] The song was a collaboration song with HAL as Up Up Girls (HAL) that was originally performed in 2018.[24] Later, on August 14, it was released as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[25]

On October 10, it was announced that Mori Saki's birthday event on October 12 was cancelled due to Typhoon No.19 (Hagibis), and a replacement event was held on October 15 at Pacific Heaven instead.[26]

On October 19 and 20, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) and Wada Ayaka appeared at NEW TOWN 2019.[27]

On December 10, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their 27th single, "It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG".

2020[]

On January 25, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) performed at a fan's wedding reception as part of the Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 5 to the 5th Power Dokodemo LIVE Daisakusen, where fans could send an email to the staff and request for the group to perform anywhere.[28]

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.[29]

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~.[30] On the same day, all three Up Up Girls groups released the music video for their unreleased collaboration song, "Ue e, Mirai e".[31]

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.[32]

On March 28, they held the Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) We Need Fun live concert with no audience. It was broadcast live through fanicon instead due to coronavirus restrictions.[33]

On May 3, their 9th anniversary concert was cancelled due to the coronavirus, and an online live was broadcasted through nicovideo instead.[34] Similarly, the first several stops of their 2020 live tour were also cancelled from May 5 through June 20.[35][36] The July 11 and 12 stops of the live tour were held with social distancing measures in place, and member Saho Akari absent due to poor health. It was broadcasted live through TwitCasting.[37][38]

On September 26, the group held a live concert titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) ENDLESS SUMMER in HIBIYA YAON",[39][40] which was streamed live through NicoNico.[41] The crowdfunding website for the concert opened on September 1,[42] and reached 100% of its target amount of eight million yen by September 22.[43] The crowdfunding project raised 12,310,072 yen in total for the production of the concert. At the concert, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) would be holding new member auditions, and going through a major change into a "new system".[44][45]

On October 23, it was announced that Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami would be graduating prior to the start of the group's new system, leaving Sekine Azusa as the sole remaining original member. The group would hold a final live event as five titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" on December 17 in Zepp Tokyo and a farewell party, which was being planned.[46] Of the graduating members, only Mori Saki plans on retiring from the entertainment industry.[47]

On November 10, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released 6th Album (Kakko Kari), their final album with their five member line-up.

On December 17, the group held the concert "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" in Zepp Tokyo, which was the last live concert to feature Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami. During the concert, it was announced the seven winners of the new member audition who joined the group: Furuya Yurika, Suzuki Meina, Kudo Sumire, Suzuki Ayu, Koyama Seina, Aoyagi Yume, and Sumida Haruka. Sekine Azusa also announced that she has changed her member color from orange to red.[48]

On December 26 and 27, the graduating members held a private graduation ceremony event titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[49] On December 27, there was also a graduation ceremony which featured all five members, titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 5-ri no Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[50]

On December 31, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami officially completed activities with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) after performing at the annual year-end Momoiro Clover Z Uta Gassen concert.[51][52] Afterwards, Furukawa Konatsu and Mori Saki left YU-M Entertainment and UP-FRONT CREATE, while Saho Akari and Arai Manami remained under YU-M Entertainment as talents.[53]

2021[]

On January 1, the Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) official website was revamped and renewed with an entirely new design and format to reflect the new system.[54]

On July 27, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released their 28th single, "Ippome no YES! / Sensen Brand New World!". This is the group's first single since 2019, and their first single under the new system.[55]

On July 31, it was announced that member Aoyagi Yume had been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. She had a fever during a routine temperature check at the studio, and after taking a PCR test at the hospital, she ended up testing positive for the virus. Her physical condition is stable and she would concentrate on her treatment under the direction of health centers and medical institutions. All of the other seven members, as well as Up Up Girls (2) member Niikura Ami, and three staff members were classified as close contacts by the public health center. Although there is nothing wrong with their physical conditions, they refrained from all activities for the time being and were monitored under the instructions of the public health center and medical institutions. As a result, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s appearances at various event in early August were cancelled.[56]

On August 9, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released "FOREVER YOUNG 2021ver." as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites. It is a new version of their song from 2017 updated with the new line-up.[57]

On August 14, it was announced that all members except Aoyagi Yume had taken a PCR test after two weeks of self-isolation, and had tested negative. As a result, they resumed activities starting August 15.[58] Aoyagi Yume continued medical treatment for her symtoms.

On August 16, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released "Sora Hallelujah!! 2021ver." as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites. It is a new version of their song from 2020 updated with the new line-up.[59]

On August 21, it was announced that it had been over 72 hours since Aoyagi Yume's COVID-19 symptoms had alleviated, and the PCR test she took afterwards had a negative result. Due to her recovery, she resumed activities starting on August 22.[60]

On August 23, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) released "Barebare I LOVE YOU 2021ver." as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites. It is a new version of their song from 2012 updated with the new line-up.[61]

On September 29, it was announced that Sekine Azusa had been diagnosed with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy at a hospital and needed immediate medical treatment. She will be absent from all live performances through the end of October.[62]

Media[]

Television[]

From 2011 to 2015, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) had their own TV show titled Up-Front Girls (later renamed Up Up Girls when the group changed their name) featuring all 6 initial members of the group (as well as Saho Akari when she joined the group). It was aired on Sky Perfect Channel as a monthly show, and re-aired weekly and available to watch on pay per view service PigooHD. The show followed the pattern of a typical idol TV show, with lots of games and challenges done by the members. Occasionally, the show also included footage of the group's various activities, such as events and live performances.

Internet[]

Two blogs opened for Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) at Ameba, one for the members' daily blogging, and one solely for news purposes. They also have two internet video and broadcast portals. The first is Ustream, where they do a weekly show every Monday night. The second is Nico Nico Douga, where they upload various videos, ranging from event footage to dance covers. The staff also have an active account on Twitter. In 2012 the group started another regular internet broadcast titled "JouJou Shoujo's" (上々少女’s), through TV Asahi Douga.

Beginning in 2016, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) have regular livestreams on Showroom every Tuesday, 9PM Tokyo time[63]

Live Stage[]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) performed live every Thursday at MAP Theater, Akihabara, as one of the regular weekday acts until the theater was closed down. For a short time they moved their act to Hatsudai The DOORS. They still regularly perform at different venues.

In 2013 a new live house opened at Akiba Cultures Zone called Akiba Cultures Theater[64] This would become Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)'s regular theater. As of May 31st 2017, they have done 119 regular liveshows at Akiba Cultures Theater.

UFZS[]

UFZS logo

All Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) members are also members of UFZS. UFZS is a dance unit focusing mainly on covering Korean pop songs. It is produced by Josei Jishin. The group was revealed on February 22, 2011, a few months before Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) was revealed to the public. Initially formed to compete in a K-dance competition, "DREAM ON! vol.2", the group has since made a few appearances in a number of events and competitions, including the Japanese round of the Korean TV talent show, Superstar K3. The unit also uploads their dance covers to the YouTube channel EYElove UFZS.

UFZS originally consisted of five members: Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami. Sengoku Minami and Saho Akari joined later in May 2011, making all Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) members also members of the dance unit.

As of 2017, they have covered Rainbow's A, After School's Bang!, Girls' Generation's Catch Me If You Can and I Got A Boy, PSY's Gangnam Style and Gentleman, 4Minute's Hot Issue, 2PM's I'll Be Back, AOA's Like a Cat and Short Hair, April's Muah!, T-ara's Roly Poly, yayaya, Sexy Love and Lovey Dovey and Gangkiz's Honey Honey.

Following Sato Ayano's and Sengoku Minami's graduation in 2017, the dance unit became inactive until leader Furukawa Konatsu performed a cover of DJ Snake's Taki Taki with Saho Akari and Sekine Azusa in May 2019. After this, the dance unit once again became inactive until they performed a cover of BLACKPINK's Kill This Love in December 2020. Currently, UFZS is presumed to be dissolved due to the graduation of leader Furukawa Konatsu.

Up Up Girls (2)[]

Up Up Girls (2) logo

Up Up Girls (2) (アップアップガールズ(2); officially stylized as UP UP GIRLS kakko 2KI or UP UP GIRLS SECOND) is the second generation sister group of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari).

For more information, please see Up Up Girls (2) via the UP-FRONT GROUP Wiki.

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)[]

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) logo

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) (アップアップガールズ(プロレス); officially stylized as UP UP GIRLS kakko PROWRESTLING) is a sister group of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) consisting of female pro-wrestlers.

For more information, please see Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) via the UP-FRONT GROUP Wiki.

Discography[]

See Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Discography

Indie Albums
  1. [2013.01.30] First Album (Kakko Kari) (ファーストアルバム(仮))
  2. [2014.02.19] Second Album (Kakko Kari) (セカンドアルバム(仮))
  3. [2015.03.17] Third Album (Kakko Kari) (サードアルバム(仮))
  4. [2017.08.29] 4th Album (Kakko Kari) (4thアルバム(仮))
  5. [2018.06.19] 5th Album (Kakko Kari) (5thアルバム(仮))
  6. [2020.11.10] 6th Album (Kakko Kari) (6thアルバム(仮))
Digital Albums
Collaboration Albums

Indie Singles
  1. [2012.04.25] Going my ↑
  2. [2012.06.27] Barebare I LOVE YOU (バレバレI LOVE YOU)
  3. [2012.07.25] Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow (アッパーカット! / 夕立ち!スルー・ザ・レインボー)
  4. [2012.08.29] Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ (メチャキュン♡サマー('▽`)ノ)
  5. [2012.09.26] Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero (なめんな!アシガールズ / マーブルヒーロー)
  6. [2012.10.03] End Of The Season
  7. [2012.11.07] UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! (UPPER ROCK/イチバンガールズ!)
  8. [2012.12.05] Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls (チョッパー☆チョッパー/サバイバルガールズ)
  9. [2013.02.20] Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~ (リスペクトーキョー / ストレラ!~Straight Up!~)
  10. [2013.03.13] SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline
  11. [2013.04.10] Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made, (Next Stage / あの坂の上まで、)
  12. [2013.06.05] Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol (銀河上々物語/Burn the fire!!/ナチュラルボーン・アイドル)
  13. [2013.07.24] Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon (サマービーム!/アップアップタイフーン)
  14. [2013.09.04] SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven (SAMURAI GIRLS / ワイドルセブン)
  15. [2013.10.30] Starry Night / Seishun Buildup (Starry Night / 青春ビルドアップ)
  16. [2013.12.25] Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! (虹色モザイク/ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!!)
  17. [2014.04.09] (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper! ((仮)は返すぜ☆be your soul / Party! Party! / ジャンパー!)
  18. [2014.07.01] Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to (全力! Pump UP!! / このメロディを君と)
  19. [2014.11.04] Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase! (Beautiful Dreamer/全力! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix-/イタダキを目指せ)
  20. [2016.04.05] Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace (パーリーピーポーエイリアン/セブン☆ピース)
  21. [2016.10.11] !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu (!!!!!!!! / 君という仮説)
  22. [2017.05.09] Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG (アッパーディスコ/FOREVER YOUNG)
  23. [2017.11.28] Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl (上々ド根性/Be a Girl)
  24. [2018.11.06] Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend) (愛愛ファイヤー!!/私達(with friend))
  25. [2019.02.19] Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu (アゲノミクス!!/キミロス/阿破乱舞)
  26. [2019.06.25] Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power (Da Dan Dance!/ヒート ビート アイランド/5 to the 5th Power)
  27. [2019.12.10] It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
  28. [2021.07.27] Ippome no YES! / Sensen Brand New World! (一歩目のYES!/宣戦 Brand New World!)
Digital Singles
  1. [2012.03.26] Going my ↑
  2. [2012.05.22] Barebare I LOVE YOU (バレバレI LOVE YOU)
  3. [2012.06.22] Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow (アッパーカット! / 夕立ち!スルー・ザ・レインボー)
  4. [2012.08.01] Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ (メチャキュン♡サマー('▽`)ノ)
  5. [2012.09.26] Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero (なめんな!アシガールズ / マーブルヒーロー)
  6. [2012.09.21] End Of The Season
  7. [2012.10.24] UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! (イチバンガールズ!)
  8. [2013.02.25] SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline
  9. [2013.10.07] Starry Night / Seishun Buildup (Starry Night / 青春ビルドアップ)
  10. [2013.11.18] Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! (虹色モザイク/ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!!)
  11. [2013.12.19] Santa Claus (サンタクロース)
  12. [2014.01.01] Up Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~ (アプオメっ!!~アプガのお正月だょ 全員集合!~)
Event Singles (represented by (仮))
  1. [2012.03.10] Going my ↑
  2. [2012.05.03] Barebare I LOVE YOU (バレバレI LOVE YOU)
  3. [2012.05.03] Rainbow
  4. [2012.06.10] Uppercut! (アッパーカット!)
  5. [2012.06.10] Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow (夕立ち!スルー・ザ・レインボー)
  6. [2012.07.15] Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ (メチャキュン♡サマー('▽`)ノ)
  7. [2012.08.12] Namen na! Ashi Girls (なめんな!アシガールズ)
  8. [2012.08.12] Marble Hero (マーブルヒーロー)
  9. [2012.10.07] Ichiban Girls! (イチバンガールズ!)
  10. [2012.10.28] Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho! (カッコつけていいでしょ!)
  11. [2013.12.22] Santa Claus (サンタクロース)
  12. [2016.02.14] Shooting Star
  13. [2016.02.14] You're the best
Collaboration Singles
  1. [2013.08.21] Bad Blood / Hereafter (T-Palette mini All Stars)
  2. [2014.09.17] Mugen, Fly High!! (無限、FlyHigh!!) (Team Makenki)
  3. [2019.07.16] Kyou Dake wa Aitakunai yo (今日だけは逢いたくないよ) (team・princess)

Digital Songs
Original Songs

Event DVDs

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  • [2011.08.09] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) ga Up Front Girls (Kakko Kari) Datta Koro no Event DVD ni Narimashita!! (UP UP GIRLS(仮)がUP FRONT GIRLS(仮)だった頃のイベントがDVDになりました!)
  • [2011.12.28] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) no Natsu no Event no DVD wo Fuyu ni Hatsubai shichaimasu!! Nenmatsu ppoi omake tsuki! (Kakko Kari) THE DVD Part.2 (アップアップガールズ(仮)の夏のイベントのDVDを冬に発売しちゃいます!!年末っぽいおまけ付き!(仮)THE DVD Part.2)
  • [2012.04.27] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) ga Going my↑ wo Hatsu hirou shita Live no DVD (Kakko Kari) THE DVD Part.3 (アップアップガールズ(仮)がGoing my ↑を初披露したライブのDVD!(仮)THE DVD Part.3)
Live DVDs

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  • [2012.12.12] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 1st LIVE Daikanyama Kessen (Kakko Kari) (アップアップガールズ(仮) 1st LIVE 代官山決戦(仮))
  • [2013.04.03] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 2nd Live Roppongi Kessen (Kakko Kari) (アップアップガールズ(仮)2nd ライブ六本木決戦(仮))
  • [2013.07.31] UP UP GIRLS (Kakko Kari) 3rd LIVE Yokohama BLITZ Dai Kessen (Kakko Kari) (アップアップガールズ(仮)3rd LIVE 横浜BLITZ 大決戦(仮))
  • [2013.12.25] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 1st Live House Tour Apuga Dainishou (Kakko Kari) Kaisen (アップアップガールズ(仮) 1st ライブハウスツアー アプガ第二章(仮)開戦)
  • [2014.09.30] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 1st Zenkoku Tour Apuga Dai Ni Sho (Kakko Kari) Shingun ~Nakano Sunplaza Cho Kessen~ (アップアップガールズ(仮)1st全国ツアー アプガ第二章(仮)進軍〜中野サンプラザ 超決戦〜)
  • [2015.08.18] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Zenkoku 47 Todoufuken Tour 2015 ~RUN! Apuga RUN! Dash~ (アップアップガールズ(仮)全国47都道府県ツアー2015〜RUN!アプガ RUN!ダッシュ〜)
  • [2015.12.23] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Zenkoku 47 Todoufuken Tour 2015 RUN! Apuga RUN! Dash Apuga no Natsu! Yaon no Natsu! (アップアップガールズ(仮)全国47都道府県ツアー 2015 RUN! アプガ RUN! ダッシュ アプガの夏!野音の夏!)
  • [2017.03.07] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Nippon Budoukan Chou Kessen vol.1 (アップアップガールズ(仮)日本武道館超決戦 vol.1)
Other DVDs

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  • [2013.08.23] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Taiban Angya (Kakko Kari) ~Official Bootleg BOX~ (アップアップガールズ(仮)対バン行脚(仮)~Official Bootleg BOX~)
  • [2013.08.28] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) THE DVD ~Mini MV Shuu Omaketsuki~ (アップアップガールズ(仮)THE DVD ~ミニMV集 おまけつき~)
  • [2014.12.03] JouJou Shoujo's Vol.1 (Kakko Kari) (上々少女's Vol.1(仮))
  • [2014.12.03] JouJou Shoujo's Vol.2 (Kakko Kari) (上々少女's Vol.2(仮))
  • [2014.12.03] JouJou Shoujo's Vol.3 (Kakko Kari) (上々少女's Vol.3(仮))
  • [2015.01.28] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Fujisan Sanchou Choujou Kessen (Kakko Kari) THE DVD (アップアップガールズ(仮)富士山山頂 頂上決戦(仮)THE DVD)

Publications[]

Photobooks[]

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  • [2013.05.28] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 1st Document Photobook RUN! Apuga RUN! (Kakko Kari) (アップアップガールズ (仮) 1stドキュメント・フォトブック RUN!アプガRUN! (仮))
  • [2017.01.30] 7 LIVES Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) no Ikizama (7 LIVES アップアップガールズ(仮)の生き様)
  • [2017.08.18] Idol ni Sasageta Seishun ~Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) no Shinjitsu~ (アイドルに捧げた青春〜アップアップガールズ(仮)の真実〜)

Magazines[]

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  • [2012.11.25] bounce issue 350
  • [2013.03.01] De-View April 2013 Issue
  • [2013.09.20] PHOTO TECHNIC DIGITAL
  • [2013.12.20] Luck You Vol.36
  • [2014.02.07] GiRLPOP 2014 Spring (Back cover)
  • [2014.06.20] CD Journal
  • [2014.08.20] PHOTO TECHNIC DIGITAL

Calendars[]

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  • [2012.12.19] 2013 Nagano Hirofumi Tori Kudashi Calendar Shashin Shuu with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) (2013 長野博文撮り下しカレンダー写真集 with アップアップガールズ(仮))
  • [2013.09.XX] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 2014 Calendar (アップアップガールズ(仮) 2014年カレンダー)
  • [2015.11.08] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 2016 Calendar (アップアップガールズ(仮) 2016年カレンダー)
  • [2016.12.16] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 2017 Calendar (アップアップガールズ(仮) 2017年カレンダー)

Trivia[]

  • They have 2 names: UFZS, which is the name for their group that does dance covers of Korean songs, and Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), which is the name for their group in Japan.
  • Their name is pronounced "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)" and is also stylized as UPUPGIRLS kakkoKARI on their YouTube channels.
  • Their fans are called Apuga Family (アプガファミリー).[1]
  • They're the first indie group to perform a one-man full concert at Nippon Budokan.
  • They're the first indie group to perform a live performance at the peak of Mt.Fuji.
  • They're the first UP-FRONT GROUP act to do the Harlem Shake.
  • Going my ↑ and Barebare I LOVE YOU are their only indies singles to not chart on Oricon.
  • Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace is their only indies single to rank #1 on Oricon's daily single chart, and is their highest selling single overall at 29,632 copies.
  • They've ranked at #1 on Oricon's weekly indie single chart four times and they've ranked #1 on Oricon's weekly indie album chart one time (as of January 2015).
  • They have over 38,300 subscribers on their official YouTube channel (as of 2020-06-04).

Total Sales Count[]

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2011 0 0
2012 6,410 6,410
2013 23,695 30,105
2014 27,228 57,333
2015 + TBA

See Also[]

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  30. "YU-Mエンターテインメントタレント総出演の25時間半番組、配信決定!" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-12.
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  32. "YU-Mエンターテインメント、クラウドファンティングを立ち上げ!!" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-14.
  33. "3月28日(土)18:00〜アップアップガールズ(仮)有料生配信ライブ開催決定!" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-26.
  34. "5月3日9周年記念ライブをオンライン開催!実況特番も!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-05-01.
  35. "アップアップガールズ(仮)5月3日、5日公演払い戻しに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-05-08.
  36. "アップアップガールズ(仮)ライブツアー6月13日札幌20日長野公演中止と払い戻しのご案内" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-05-15.
  37. "2020年7月 アップアップガールズ(仮)ライブツアー開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-06-30.
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External Links[]

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