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Up Up Girls (Kari)
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Up Up Girls (Kari), promoting "It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG"
Information
Former Names Up-Front Girls (Kari) (2010-2011)
Also Known As UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Anniversary May 3, 2011
Years Active 2011-present
Labels UP-FRONT WORKS (2012)
T-Palette Records (2012-present)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-2013)
UP-FRONT CREATE (2013-present)
YU-M Entertainment (2016-present)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Egg, UFZS, T-Palette mini All Stars, Team Makenki (Kari), UP-FRONT esports club
Website Official Website
Current Members Furukawa Konatsu (2010-present)

Mori Saki (2010-present)
Saho Akari (2010-present)
Sekine Azusa (2010-present)
Arai Manami (2010-present)

Former Members Sengoku Minami (2010-2017)

Sato Ayano (2010-2017)

Up Up Girls (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 currently under UP-FRONT CREATE. They were initially known as Up Front Girls (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).

Unlike other idol groups that were under UP-FRONT PROMOTION at the time, Up Up Girls (Kari) were not part of Hello! Project. Up Up Girls (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

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

In 2017, Up Up Girls expanded to include a second generation group called Up Up Girls (2) and a group of pro-wrestlers called Up Up Girls (Pro Wres).

MembersEdit

See Up Up Girls (Kari) Members

Former Members
  • Sengoku Minami (仙石みなみ;      Red) (Graduated September 16, 2017)
  • Sato Ayano (佐藤綾乃;      Purple) (Graduated September 16, 2017)

HistoryEdit

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2010Edit

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.

2011Edit

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.[1]

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

On May 1 through May 3, Up-Front Girls (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 (Kari).[3]

On May 17, Sengoku Minami and Saho Akari officially joined UFZS.[4]

On June 6, each member was assigned a member color.[5]

On June 27, at their weekly Ustream show, to the members' surprise, the management decided to change the group name to Up Up Girls (Kari).[6]

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.[7][8]

2012Edit

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 (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 (Kari)'s K-pop dance cover unit, UFZS.

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

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

2013Edit

It was revealed that Up Up Girls (Kari), along with THE Possible and Kikkawa Yuu would be guests at the upcoming Winter Hello! Project tour. Up Up Girls (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 (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 (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 (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 (Kari) announced at Starry Night / Seishun Buildup's promotion event that each member will go to one of the 7 major cities in Japan to promote the group.

On November 28, it was announced that Up Up Girls (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.[9]

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

2014Edit

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 (Kari) would be collaborating with Kikkawa Yuu and THE Possible to form the group Team Makenki (Kari). Their first original song is Mugen, Fly High!!.

On February 12, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Kari)'s album "Second Album (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!

2015Edit

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

2016Edit

On March, the management of Up Up Girls (Kari), together with Kikkawa You, were transferred to YU-M Entertainment[10], 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 (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. 

2017Edit

From February 10 to 12, Up Up Girls (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.[11]

On May 9, Up Up Girls (Kari) released UPPER DISCO / FOREVER YOUNG, their last single as seven members, and the first ever release to feature the second generation. 

On May 30, Up Up Girls (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 (Kari) and ANGERME would hold a joint battle of the bands' style live on September 12 at Zepp DiverCity.[12] The live, which is sponsored by NTT docomo, is titled NTT docomo presents ANGERME VS Up Up Girls (Kari) ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~.

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

Up Up Girls (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 (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.[13][14]

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

2018Edit

On June 19, Up Up Girls (Kari) released 5th Album (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.[15]

On September 15, Up Up Girls (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.[16] Up Up Girls (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.[17] 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.[18]

On October 28, Up Up Girls (Kari) had their Up Up Girls (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.[19] The entire concert was live streamed on YouTube.[20]

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

2019Edit

On February 19, Up Up Girls (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 (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.[21]

On June 25, Up Up Girls (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 (Kari) released Hare☆HALation on SoundCloud in the midst of TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019.[22] The song was a collaboration song with HAL as Up Up Girls (HAL) that was originally performed in 2018.[23] Later, on August 14, it was released as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[24]

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.[25]

On October 19 and 20, Up Up Girls (Kari) and Wada Ayaka appeared at NEW TOWN 2019, where Wada Ayaka will hold a poetry reading.[26]

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

2020Edit

On January 7, Up Up Girls (2) will release their 8th single, "Sekai de Ichiban Kawaii Idol / Shi・te・ru・mo・n". Both a-sides were written and composed by singer-songwriter, Oomori Seiko.[27]

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

From 2011 to 2015, Up Up Girls (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.

InternetEdit

Two blogs opened for Up Up Girls (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 (Kari) have regular livestreams on Showroom every Tuesday, 9PM Tokyo time[28]

Live StageEdit

Up Up Girls (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[29] This would become Up Up Girls (Kari)'s regular theater. As of May 31st 2017, they have done 119 regular liveshows at Akiba Cultures Theater.

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All Up Up Girls (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 (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 (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 from UFZS in 2017, the dance unit became inactive until the unit's leader Furukawa Konatsu performed a cover of DJ Snake's Taki Taki with Saho Akari and Sekine Azusa in May 2019. This also marked their first cover of a French song, as well as their first cover of a non-Korean song. 

DiscographyEdit

See Up Up Girls (Kari) Discography

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

Event DVDs

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  • [2011.08.09] Up Up Girls (Kari) ga Up Front Girls (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 (Kari) no Natsu no Event no DVD wo Fuyu ni Hatsubai shichaimasu!! Nenmatsu ppoi omake tsuki! (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 (Kari) ga Going my↑ wo Hatsu hirou shita Live no DVD (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 (Kari) 1st LIVE Daikanyama Kessen (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 (Kari) 2nd Live Roppongi Kessen (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 (KARI) 3rd LIVE Yokohama BLITZ Dai Kessen (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 (Kari) 1st Live House Tour Apuga Dainishou (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 (Kari) 1st Zenkoku Tour Apuga Dai Ni Sho (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 (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 (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 (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 (Kari) Taiban Angya (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 (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 (Kari) (上々少女's Vol.1(仮))
  • [2014.12.03] JouJou Shoujo's Vol.2 (Kari) (上々少女's Vol.2(仮))
  • [2014.12.03] JouJou Shoujo's Vol.3 (Kari) (上々少女's Vol.3(仮))
  • [2015.01.28] Up Up Girls (Kari) Fujisan Sanchou Choujou Kessen (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)

PublicationsEdit

All publications listed below feature Up Up Girls (Kari)

PhotobooksEdit

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  • [2013.05.28] Up Up Girls (Kari) 1st Document Photobook RUN! Apuga RUN! (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 (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 (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〜)

MagazinesEdit

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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

CalendarsEdit

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  • [2012.12.19] 2013 Nagano Hirofumi Tori Kudashi Calendar Shashin Shuu with Up Up Girls (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 (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 (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 (Kari) 2017 Calendar (アップアップガールズ(仮) 2017年カレンダー)

TriviaEdit

  • They have 2 names: UFZS, which is the name for their group that does dance covers of Korean songs, and Up Up Girls (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).[30]
  • 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.
  • The average age in the group is 24 years old (as of late-June 2019).
  • 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 weekly 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 29,879 subscribers on their official YouTube channel (as of 2018-04-22).

Total Sales CountEdit

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

Up Up Girls (2)Edit

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Information
Also Known As UP UP GIRLS kakko 2KI
UP UP GIRLS SECOND
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Years Active 2017-present
Labels T-Palette Records (2017-present)
Agency UP-FRONT CREATE (2017-present)
YU-M Entertainment (2017-present)
Associated Acts UP-FRONT esports club
Website Official Website
Current Members Takahagi Chinatsu (2017-present)

Yoshikawa Mayu (2017-present)
Kajishima Aya (2017-present)
Nakagawa Chihiro (2018-present)
Sasaki Honoka (2018-present)
Morinaga Niina (2019-present)
Shimazaki Yuria (2019-present)
Niikura Ami (2019-present)

Former Members Nakaoki Rin (2017-2018)

Hashimura Riko (2017-2019)

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 (Kari)

Up Up Girls (2) MembersEdit

See Up Up Girls (2) Members

Former Members
  • 1st Generation

Up Up Girls (2) HistoryEdit

On November 8, 2016, Up Up Girls (Kari) announced that auditions were open for their second generation, Up Up Girls (2), which would be acting as its own group. 

On February 25, 2017, Takahagi Chinatsu, Yoshikawa Mayu, Kajishima Aya, and Hashimura Riko passed the new members audition. On March 19, 2017, it was revealed through a YouTube video that an additional member, Nakaoki Rin, would also be joining the group. These five members would be the founding members of Up Up Girls (2).

On August 15, 2017, Up Up Girls (2) had their indies debut with their first single, Sun!×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing.

On April 22, 2018, Nakagawa Chihiro and Sasaki Honoka were announced as new members of the group's second generation, Up Up Girls (2).

On December 11, 2018, it was announced that Nakaoki Rin would be graduating from Up Up Girls (2) and retiring from the entertainment industry on December 31, 2018 to focus on her education.[32]

On December 22, 2018, during Up Up Girls (2)'s First 7nin no Christmas event, it was announced that there would be new member auditions for Up Up Girls (2). The winners of the audition performed with the group for the first time on March 23, 2019 during a live performance at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka. The debut single for these new members were be released on April 2, 2019, and it was revealed to be a double A-side single produced by Tsunku.[33]

On February 2, 2019, Up Up Girls (2) opened up the Niki Channel on YouTube, which they use for dance covers, gaming videos, and other vlogs and fun content. Their official Music Videos, live performance footage, and other official content are still posted on the official Up Up Girls (Kari) YouTube channel.[34]

On March 3, 2019, it was announced that Morinaga Niina, Shimazaki Yuria, and Niikura Ami were the winners of Up Up Girls (2)'s new member auditions. The name of their debut single was also revealed to be "We are Winner! / Starting Over".[35]

On April 4, 2019, Up Up Girls (2) opened up their official website.[36]

On June 21, 2019, it was announced that Up Up Girls (2)'s Hashimura Riko would graduate from the group on July 29, 2019 to become a fashion designer. Their first single without her was also announced to be released in August 2019.[37] On July 12, 2019, the single was announced as "Be lonely together" to be released on August 13, 2019, written and composed by Tsunku.[38]

On July 17, 2019, Hashimura Riko, Nakagawa Chihiro, and Up Up Girls (Kari) member Sekine Azusa 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. This single was Hashimura's last release as a member of Up Up Girls (2) before her graduation.

On September 12, 2019, Up Up Girls (2) announced during a livestream on SHOWROOM that their first album would be released on November 12, 2019.[39]

Up Up Girls (2) DiscographyEdit

See Up Up Girls (2) Discography

Indie Albums

Indie Singles
  1. [2017.08.15] Sun!×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing (Sun!×3/二の足Dancing)
  2. [2018.01.01] Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote (どしゃぶりのテラス席/フユトテトテ)
  3. [2018.05.01] Tte Iu Hatsukoi no Oyakusoku / Happeace LOVE♡ (っていう初恋のお約束 / ハッピースLOVE♡)
  4. [2018.08.07] Zenbu Seishun! / Angel Enjite 20nen (全部青春!/エンジェル演じて20年)
  5. [2018.12.25] Kakatte Kinasai / OVER DRIVE (かかって来なさい/OVER DRIVE)
  6. [2019.04.02] We are Winner! / Starting Over (We are Winner!/スターティングオーバー)
  7. [2019.08.13] Be lonely together
  8. [2020.01.07] Sekai de Ichiban Kawaii Idol / Shi・te・ru・mo・n (世界で一番かわいいアイドル/し・て・る・も・ん)
Collaboration Singles
  1. [2019.07.16] Kyou Dake wa Aitakunai yo (今日だけは逢いたくないよ) (team・princess)

Up Up Girls (2) TriviaEdit

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)Edit

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Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)
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Up Up Girls (Pro Wres), April 2019
Information
Also Known As UP UP GIRLS kakko PROWRESTLING
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Years Active 2017-present
Labels T-Palette Records (2017-present)
Agency UP-FRONT CREATE (2017-present)
YU-M Entertainment (2017-present)
Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (2017-present)
Website Official Website
Current Members Raku (2017-present)

Noa Hikari (2017-present)
Watanabe Miu (2017-present)

Former Members Pipipipi Pinano (2017-2019)
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 (Kari) consisting of female pro-wrestlers. 

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) MembersEdit

See Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Members

  • Raku (らく;      Yellow[40]) (formerly “Raku (ラク)”)
  • Noa Hikari (乃蒼ヒカリ;      Sky Blue[41]) (formerly “Hikari (ヒカリ)”)
  • Watanabe Miu (渡辺未詩;      Pink[42]) (formerly “Miu (ミウ)”)
Former Members
  • Pipipipi Pinano (ぴぴぴぴぴなの;      Pastel Purple[43]) (formerly “Hinano (ヒナノ)”) (Graduated April 5, 2019)

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) HistoryEdit

On May 30, 2017, Up Up Girls (Kari) and DDT Pro-Wrestling announced they were working together to produce a new group called Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) and auditions would open that day.

On August 12, 2017, the results of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) audition were revealed, and Raku, Hikari, Hinano, and Miu were announced as the 4 members. They made their debut on stage on August 27 with their debut song, Upper Kick!.[44]

On January 4, 2018, Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) made their wrestling debut in Tokyo.[45] Their debut song Upper Kick! was officially released as a limited event single and sold at the venue of the event.

On December 31, 2018, the Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) members changed all of their stage names,[46] and released a music video for their new song, "Upper Chop."[47]

On March 27, 2019, it was announced that Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) member Pipipipi Pinano would graduate from the group on April 5, 2019. After her graduation ceremony, she retired from both the pro-wrestling and the entertainment industry.[48]

Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) DiscographyEdit

See Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Discography

Event Singles
  1. [2018.01.04] Upper Kick! (アッパーキック!)

Original Songs
  1. [2018.12.31] Upper Chop! (アッパーチョップ!)
  2. [2019.07.21] Maketakunai (負けたくない)

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 『TENSI  LOVE ×UFZS』合同インタビュー
  2. https://girlsnews.tv/dvd/17631
  3. "K-POPカヴァーユニットをも内包する謎のアップフロントガールズ(仮)" (in Japanese). 2011-5-19.
  4. "UFZSに新展開!2人の新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). 2011-05-17.
  5. "(梓´ω`カラー)" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official Blog. 2011-06-06.
  6. "アップアップガールズ(仮)に改名しました!!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2011-06-27.
  7. http://twitter.com/#!/uugirlstaff/statuses/86765604870176768
  8. "☆秋葉原にマップ劇場完成!!☆" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2011-07-01.
  9. "Disney Rocks!!! Girl`s Power!いよいよ明日発売!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2014-01-21.
  10. http://yum-e.jp/
  11. "[EN] Concerning Minami Sengoku and Ayano Sato." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-04-28.
  12. "アプカミ#72 モ娘。20周年企画、PINK CRES. MV解禁、こぶし、℃-ute、カントリーライブ、オススメ紹介ほか MC:嗣永桃子 (カントリー・ガールズ)、森咲樹(アプガ)6/23/2017" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2017-06-23.
  13. "12月20日発売!「CR花の慶次の10周年記念アルバムCD」にアップアップガールズ(仮)が参加!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2017-11-15.
  14. "‪CR 花の慶次10周年記念アルバム 全曲紹介ムービー‬" (in Japanese). keiji-club (via YouTube). 2017-12-19.
  15. "【超特報】「5thアルバム(仮)」含む過去曲合わせ88曲を全世界的サブスクリプション解禁!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2019-06-18.
  16. "12/27(木)アップアップガールズ(仮)全曲ライブ(仮称)@Zepp Tokyo開催決定!!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2018-09-15.
  17. "12/27(木)アップアップガールズ(仮)全曲ライブ@ Zepp Tokyo詳細発表!!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kari) Official News Blog. 2018-09-25.
  18. "アプガ 前代未聞の「持ち歌全曲ライブ」約8時間で81曲完走" (in Japanese). 2018-12-27.
  19. https://twitter.com/arai_manami_ao/status/1056539347145580544
  20. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1056534594797871105
  21. "ももクロ佐々木彩夏「愛踊祭2019」アンバサダー就任、史上最多の公式サポーターも発表" (in Japanese). natalie. 2019-03-23.
  22. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1157853724422729728?s=21
  23. "【専門学校HAL】アップアップガールズ(HAL)楽曲制作プロジェクト【産学直結ケーススタディ】" (in Japanese). Senmon Gakkou HAL (via YouTube). 2018-07-29.
  24. https://magazine.tunecore.co.jp/newrelease/24761/
  25. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1182206640377876481?s=21
  26. https://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls-news/entry-12534350473.htmlC
  27. https://tpaletterecords.amebaownd.com/posts/7368855/
  28. https://www.showroom-live.com/upupgirls
  29. http://akibalive.jp/access_map/
  30. https://youtu.be/WvQh75e7PtA
  31. https://twitter.com/uug2official/status/1166312958051287040?s=21
  32. "中沖凜に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2018-12-11.
  33. "アップアップガールズ(2)新メンバーオーディション開催決定!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2018-12-22.
  34. "‪【アプガ2】アイドルが勝手にチャンネル初めてみた!‬" (in Japanese). Niki Channel. 2019-02-02.
  35. "アプガ(2)、森永新菜、島崎友莉亜、新倉愛海加入決定! 9人体制で「We are Winner!/スターティングオーバー」リリース" (in Japanese). 2019-03-03.
  36. "アップアップガールズ(2)公式サイト遂にOPEN!!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2019-04-04.
  37. "橋村理子に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2019-06-21.
  38. https://twitter.com/uug2_mayu/status/1149624828594274304?s=21
  39. 【サプライズ発表有り】アップアップガールズ(2)SHOWROOM 2019年9月7日
  40. https://twitter.com/uug_p_raku/status/944492111000252416
  41. https://twitter.com/uug_p_hikari/status/964463166192156672
  42. https://twitter.com/uug_p_miu/status/944534294415908864
  43. https://twitter.com/uug_p_hinano/status/944538881113825280
  44. "@JAM EXPO2017でアップアップガールズ(プロレス)がお披露目ライブ" (in Japanese). 2017-09-10.
  45. "プロレスデビュー戦!1月4日東京女子プロレス@後楽園ホール 直前情報! #アプガプロレス" (in Japanese). Official Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Blog. 2017-12-30.
  46. "アップアップガールズ(プロレス)新リングネーム発表" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Official Website. 2018-12-31.
  47. "アッパーチョップ!/ アップアップガールズ(プロレス)MV公開!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Official Website. 2018-12-31.
  48. "ぴぴぴぴぴなのに関する大事なお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) Official Blog. 2019-03-27.

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