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Sakura Gakuin Members Profile

Sakura Gakuin Members Profile

Sakura Gakuin (さくら学院), or Cherry Blossom Academy was a Japanese idol girl group under Amuse. They debuted on December 8, 2010 with the single “Yume ni Mukatte / Hello! IVY”, though their live debut was four months prior. The group employed a rotating lineup system, where the oldest members graduated every March and younger members joined the group in May to replace them. The ‘positions’ in the group are modeled after a student council, where each position is in charge of something different and the Student Council President is the leader of the group.  There were anywhere from 8 to 12 members at a time.  The group disbanded on September 1, 2021.

Sakura Gakuin Fandom Name: Fukeis
Sakura Gakuin Official Colors: Pink

Sakura Gakuin Official Accounts:
Website: sakuragakuin.jp
Twitter: @sakurashoukin
YouTube: さくら学院
VEVO YouTube: SakuragakuinVEVO (inactive)
AMEBLO! Blog: さくら学院

Final Members Profiles:

Nonaka Kokona

Name: Nonaka Kokona (野中ここな)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: January 28, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 147.5 cm (4’8”)
Current Height: 155 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club:

Kokona Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2018
— Hobby: Study
— Special Skill: Athletics
– Favorite Color: Fluorescent Yellow, Emerald Green
— Favorite part of yourself: Good looking eyebrows
— Favorite dish in lunch box: Tamagoyaki, Vegetable Kinpira
— Something you want the most now: Guitar
— Favorite food: Yamaimo Teppan Steak
— History of things you have learned: Track and field, painting
— Foot size: 23 cm.

Shiratori Sana

Stage Name: Shiraori Sana (白鳥沙南)
Birth Name: Tagawa Seren (田川せれん)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: December 8, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 142 cm (4’7”)
Current Height: 151 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese/Greek
Sub-Unit / Club:
Years Active: 2018 Nendo- 2020 Nendo

Sana Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2018 during the 2018 Nendo Transfer Ceremony
— Her special skills are hair arrangements and dance.
-She is mixed race.  Many people believe she is half-Greek due to the origin of her birth name.
-She was a part of a school called ‘Valentine Deux’ as a child with her sister.
— Favorite Food: Fried Chicken, Ice Cream
— What do you want the most now: Amazing brain
— How do you spend your off day: Outing with family, study
— Secret pride: Ranked first in science test for two consecutive times
— Favorite Color: Pink
—  Something that made you laugh recently: When I talked to Miki and cracked up
— Footsize: 22 cm.

Tanaka Miku

Name: Tanaka Miku (田中美空)
Position: Kiai (Spirit) Chairperson
Birthday: June 18, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 150 cm (4’9”)
Current Height: 166 cm (5’5”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club:
Years Active: 2017 Nendo-2020 Nendo

Miku Facts:
— She joined the group on May 7, 2017 at the 2017 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 at the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2021 Nendo if the group had not disbanded.
-She won the 2016 Ciao Audition Grand-Prix and became a Ciao Girl.
— She was also a member of kids’ girl group unit Ciào Smiles until the group disbanded.
— Hobby: Working
— Favorite Food: Hamburg Steak, Fruits
— If you compare yourself to an animal: Dog
— How do you spend your off day: Play with friends, relax at home
— One Thing you wish can come true: I want to stop time (2017), live with Sakura Gakuin members (2019)
— Thing you like: Dance even though I’m not good at it
— The saddest thing: I could not go for the live last October due to fever.
— Special Skill: Chinese YoYo
— Favorite Animal: Dog
— Favorite Color: Pastel
— One Thing that is non-negotiable: Eating chicken tempura with ponzu (citrus-based sauce)
— Favorite dish in lunch box: Tamagoyaki
— If you compare yourself to an animal: A slow dog
— Foot size: 24 cm.

Yagi Miki

Name: Yagi Miki (八木美樹)
Position: Student Council Vice-President
Birthday: December 11, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 137.5 cm (4’5”)
Current Height: 157 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club: None
Years Active: 2017 Nendo- 2020 Nendo

Miki Facts:
— She joined the group on May 7, 2017 at the 2017 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 at the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2021 Nendo if the group had not disbanded.
— Hobby: Playing the piano
— Favorite color: Lilac
— Favorite game: Dodgeball
— How do you spend your off day: Doing homework
— One thing that is non-negotiable: Neat tooth alignment
— If you compare yourself to an animal: Fawn, Goat
— Favorite dish in lunch box: Tamagoyaki (Non-sweet)
— If you were to be born again: Present self again! (2018), I want to be someone who is 170cm tall (2019)
— Favorite part of yourself: The part where I don’t worry about anything

Sato Neo

Name: Sato Neo (佐藤愛桜)
Position: Education Chairperson
Birthday: December 1, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saga Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 153 cm (5’0”)
Current Height: 157 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club:

Neo Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2019 during the 2019 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 at the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2021 Nendo if the group had not disbanded.
— Something you want the most now: Pouch-like pencil case
— Something that made you laugh recently: My first grader younger brother did an impersonation of the Purchasing Club.
— History of things you have learned: Piano, violin, calligraphy

Todaka Miko

Name: Todaka Miko (戸高美湖)
Position: Performance Chairperson
Birthday: August 14, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 148 cm (4’9”)
Current Height: 153 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club:

Miko Facts:
-She was born in Hiroshima, Japan.
-She attended Actors’ School Hiroshima, the same school that Suzuka (BABYMETAL) attended and where Perfume was formed.
— She joined the group on May 6, 2019 at the 2019 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 at the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2021 Nendo if the group had not disbanded.
— Special Skill: Voice percussion
— Hobby: Dance, Karaoke
— How do you spend your off day: Relax at home
— Favorite food: Grilled fish
— She’s a former member of MAX♡GIRLS and Kakumei Shoujo, an idol units made up of members that attended Actors’ School Hiroshima.
-She was featured on the TikTok for Amuse’s OYM workshop.
-She is one of only four members to sing a solo song.  She did so at the 2019 Christmas performance.

Nozaki Yume

Name: Nozaki Yume (野崎結愛)
Position: PR Chairperson
Birthday: November 15, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 127 cm (4’2”)
Current Height: 151 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club: trico dolls (art club)
Years Active: 2018 Nendo- 2020 Nendo
Instagram: @yumejuna

Yume Facts:
-She and her sister Juna are child models.
— 
She joined the group on May 6, 2018 at the 2018 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 during the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2022 Nendo had the group not disbanded.
— Hobby: Studying
— Special Skill: Working
— Favorite Color: Pink, Yellow
— Favorite Clothes: Frilly dress
— Sport you are weak at: Horizontal bar
— One Thing you wish can come true: Be very good at singing
— Subject you are good at: Math, Science, Music
— Secret pride: Made curry rice by myself
— One thing you will bring to a desert island: Warm futon
-She and Juna now make videos for Ponstarland, the YouTube channel for the Amuse Kids division.
-She was featured on the TikTok for Amuse’s OYM workshop.

Kimura Sakia

 Name: Kimura Sakia (木村咲愛)
Position: Gamushara! (Reckless) Chairperson
Birthday: February 20, 2009
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Debut Height: 127 cm (4’2”)
Current Height: 151 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club:

Sakia Facts:
— 
She joined the group on May 6, 2019 at the 2019 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2021 at the group’s final live show.
-She would have graduated at the end of the 2023 Nendo had the group not disbanded.
— She appeared in Perfume‘s MV “Let Me Know” in 2018.
— Special skill: Baton, Flexible body, Cartwheel
— Favorite animal: Panda
— Nickname people has been using to call you: Sakia, Sakiko, Saki
— She is the youngest member of the group.
— She was the shortest member of the group at her debut.
-She is one of only two members to graduate in elementary school.

Former Members:

Fujihira Kano

Name: Fujihira Kano (藤平華乃)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: August 28, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 132 cm (4’3”)
Current Height: 155.8 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit: sleepiece (Go-Home Club)
Years Active: 2015 Nendo- 2019 Nendo

Kano Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2020 at the Road to Graduation Final 2019.
-She was originally supposed to graduate on March 29, 2020, but the concert was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-She shares the record with Soyoka for the longest time as a member.
-In sleepiece, her representative color was yellow.
-She is a current member of J-Pop group @onefive with the stage name KANO.
— She is left-handed.
— She was born at 11:58pm on August 28, 2004.
— She was a featured dancer (‘avenger’) for BABYMETAL in 2019 and 2020.
— Hobbies: Collecting stationery.
— Special Skill: Dance, impersonation.
— Biggest failure so far: Put a stuffed toy into my school bag and went to school.
— Favorite hairstyle: Curled twintail, Braided headband.
— What do you want the most now: Good brain.
— Favorite part of yourself: Always cheerful.
— Favorite dish in lunch box: Stir-fried shrimp in chili sauce.
— One thing you wish can come true: Have more wishes come true.
— One thing that is non-negotiable: Keeping things neat and tidy.
— One thing you will bring to a desert island: Anywhere door.
— Foot size: 24.5 cm.

Yoshida Soyoka

Name: Yoshida Soyoka (吉田爽葉香)
Position: Education Chairperson, Ganbare!! Chairperson
Birthday: June 14, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 142 cm (4’7”)
Current Height: 162 cm (5’3”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club: Koubaibu (purchasing/school store club)
Years Active: 2015 Nendo- 2019 Nendo

Soyoka Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2020 at the Road to Graduation Final 2019.
-She was originally supposed to graduate on March 29, 2020, but the concert was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-She shares the record with Kano for the longest time as a member.
-She is a current member of J-Pop group @onefive with the stage name SOYO.
— Soyoka was  a web model for teenager fashion brand “repipi armario”.
— She won the Grand Prix for HYSTERIC MINI “FASHION CONTEST 2013”.
— Dream for the Future: Being a model
—  Special Skill: Playing piano, swimming, writing calligraphy, electone
— Favorite Food: Lemon, Mont Blanc, Apple Mango, Tomato
— One thing you have been laughing about lately: Math teacher’s gag
— One Thing you wish can come true: To have 100 more wishes (laugh)
— Secret Pride: A little good in English pronunciation
— Favorite Animal: Penguin, Cherry Anthias
— What do you want the most now: Height
— If you were to be born again, you would be: Fish
— Hobby: Crafts
— Something you want the most now: A brain with infinite memory
— Favorite part of yourself: Forehead, because it’s squishy.
— Foot size: 23 cm.

Aritomo Tsugumi

Name: Aritomo Tsugumi (有友緒心)
Position: Hamidase! (Stand-Out) Chairperson
Birthday: September 7, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Debut Height: 140 cm (4’6”)
Current Height: 158 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club: Koubaibu (purchasing/school store club)
Years Active: 2016 Nendo- 2019 Nendo

Tsugumi Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2016 at the 2016 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2020 at the Road to Graduation Final 2019.
-She was originally supposed to graduate on March 29, 2020, but the concert was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-She is a current member of J-Pop group @onefive with the stage name GUMI.
— She was a child-actress.
-She was a Ciao girl.
—  Special Skill: Impersonation, flute, ballet, recover physical strength by sleeping while standing on the train platform
— Hobbies: Watching comedy videos, Impersonation
— Favorite Animal: Dog (French Bulldog)
— Least favorite food: Coriander
— How do you spend your off day: Laze around
— One thing that is non-negotiable: Eating dumplings with ponzu (citrus-based sauce)
— Favorite dish in lunch box: Uranai Gratin
— Favorite Color: The color of Shibazuke Pickles
— One thing that is non-negotiable: I don’t eat natto (fermented soybeans) with rice. I eat it as it is.
— Something that made you happy recently: My younger brother relied on me for studying
— Footsize: 23.5 cm.

Mori Momoe

Name: Mori Momoe (森萌々穂)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: December 8, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Debut Height: 140 cm (4’6”)
Current Height: 155.3 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Sub-Unit / Club: trico dolls (art club)
Years Active: 2016 Nendo- 2019 Nendo

Momoe Facts:
— She joined the group on May 6, 2016 at the 2016 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on August 30, 2020 at the Road to Graduation Final 2019.
-She was originally supposed to graduate on March 29, 2020, but the concert was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-She is a current member of J-Pop group @onefive with the stage name MOMO.
— She is a an actress.
— Special Skill: Painting, Cooking
— Hobbies: Yoga, Watching movies, Guitar, Taking a stroll
— Least Favorite Food: Avocado, Bitter gourd
— If you were to born again: Cat (2016), Myself again (2019)
— Secret Pride: Long fingers
— What do you want the most now: Cacatua Alba (white cockatoo)
— History of things you have learned: Piano, Ballet, Dance, Cram school, Atelier, English conversation
— One Thing you wish can come true: Stay at Hotel Ritz in Paris
— How do you spend your off day: Take a stroll
— Someone you respect: Someone who has established his/her own style
— Footsize: 23 cm.

Asou Maaya

 Name: Asou Maaya (麻生真彩)
Position: Education Chairperson, Talk Chairperson
Birthday:  November 4, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Current Height: 157 cm (5’2)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: sleepiece (go-home club)
Years Active: 2015 Nendo- 2018 Nendo

Maaya Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 30, 2019 at the Road to Graduation Final 2018.
-Her special skill is kendama.
-She was a child model and a Ciao girl.
-She is one of only four members to sing a solo song.  She did so at the 2018 Festival.
-In sleepiece, her representative color was pink.
-She released some TikTok singing covers with fellow graduate Aiko after she graduated.  However, she disappeared around the start of the coronavirus pandemic and has only been seen on a handful of occasions since.  She is still contracted under Amuse and is reported to be preparing for her future career.
-She had a starring role in the 2014 film ‘Busjack.’
-She was a model for “12-sai” with fellow graduate Momoko.

Hidaka Marin

Name: Hidaka Marin (日髙麻鈴)
Position: Hamidase! (Stand-out) Chairperson
Birthday: December 1, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Current Height: 152 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Mini-Pati (cooking club)
Years Active: 2015 Nendo- 2018 Nendo

Marin Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 30, 2019 at the Road to Graduation Final 2018.
-She is exceptionally skilled at English.
-Her gimmick on stage was pretending to be able to manipulate time and space.
-In Mini-Pati, her representative color was green.
-She made her acting debut in the 2018 film “Sayonara Kubichiru” with fellow graduate Yuzumi.
-She is set to star with Yuzumi in the upcoming film “Maki no Iru Sekai,” which will be released on January 29, 2022.  The film is directed by the same director of their first film.

Shintani Yuzumi

Name:
Shintani Yuzumi (新谷ゆづみ)
Position:
Student Council President
Birthday:
July 20, 2003
Zodiac Sign:
Cancer
Birthplace:
Wakayama, Japan
Current Height:
157 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type:
O
Nationality:
Japanese
Subunit/Club:
trico dolls (art club)
Years Active:
2016 Nendo-2018 Nendo

Yuzumi Facts:
She joined the group on May 6, 2016 at the 2016 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 30, 2019 at the Road to Graduation Final 2018.
-She won the Semi-Grand Prix award at the 2014 Ciao auditions, making her a Ciao Girl.
-She was a concurrent member of Sakura Gakuin and Ciao Smiles. She left the group in March 2019.
-She is the only Student Council President who did not have seniority in the group over her classmates.
-She is the only member of the group from Wakayama.
-She hosted a radio show with fellow graduate Sara in 2021.
-She now hosts her own radio show.
-She was in the 2018 film “Sayonara Kubichiru” with fellow graduate Marin.
-She is set to star with Marin in the upcoming film “Maki no Iru Sekai,” which will be released on January 29, 2022.  The film is directed by the same director of their first film.

Yamaide Aiko

Name: Yamaide Aiko (山出愛子)
Position: Student Council President, Student Council Vice-President
Birthday: December 1, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan
Current Height: 151 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), Mini-Pati (cooking club)
Years Active: 2013 Nendo-2017 Nendo

Aiko Facts:
-She joined the group on May 5, 2013 at the 2013 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 24, 2018 at the Road to Graduation 2017.
-Her special skills are piano playing and calligraphy.
-She always carries earphones, a phone charger, and lip gloss.
-Her career began on September 25, 2011, when she passed an audition to star in a series of commercials.
-While she was working as an actress, she released a charity single to help victims of the 2011 tsunami and earthquakes.  The single was only released in Kagoshima.
-She is one of only four members to sing solo on stage.  She did so multiple times.  She is also one of only two members to have her own song on an album, and the only one to write their own song.  The song was called ‘Futari Kotoba’ and was released on the 2017 Nendo Album.
-In Mini-Pati, her representative color was red.
-Her first solo single,’Smile,’ was released on August 22, 2018.
-On April 1, 2021, Aiko announced that she would be leaving Amuse and taking a break from her singing activities after photos of her in a swimsuit were leaked.  She closed her official sites and has been inactive on social media since.

Okada Megumi

Name: Okada Megumi (岡田 愛)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: April 4, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Current Height: 164 cm (5’4”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.2 and 2.0 (science/research club)
Years Active: 2014 Nendo- 2017 Nendo
Twitter: @megumi_okada04

Megumi Facts:
-She joined the group on May 5, 2014 at the 2014 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 24, 2018 at the Road to Graduation Final 2018.
-She is skilled at ballet and has been studying since she was four years old.
-She has a level 4 certification in Japanese castles.
-She won the Ciao Audition Grand Prix award in 2012, making her a Ciao girl.
-In Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.2, her stage name was Mg3.  In 2.o, her stage name was Okada Kenkyuin.
-The kanji of her given name reads Ai rather than Megumi.  This character is commonly used in Japanese names, though rarely pronounced correctly.
-She was a host for the morning children’s show Oha Suta beginning in 2017.  Her representative day was Monday and her color was orange.
-She has made several appearances in TV dramas since she graduated.
-She is currently a university student.

Okazaki Momoko

Name: Okazaki Momoko (岡崎百々子)
Position: Ganbare!! (do your best) Chairperson
Birthday: March 3, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
Current Height: 159 cm (5’2″)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Mini-Pati (cooking club), Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 2.0 (science/research club)

Momoko Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 24, 2018 at the Road to Graduation Final 2017.
-She moved to Kanagawa, Japan when she was three years old.  Her hometown is usually listed as Kanagawa.
-While she was in the group, she was known to help with the selection of the featured dancers in the songs and some choreography.
-She was a model for “12-sai” with fellow graduate Maaya.
-She was a featured dancer (‘avenger’) for many of BABYMETAL’s 2019 and 2020 shows.  She appeared in both concert DVDs and music videos in this role.
-She was a contestant on Girls Planet 999, which aired on Mnet in 2021.  Unfortunately, she was eliminated in episode 5 after her cell ranked 18th.

Kurashima Sara

Name: Kurashima Sara (倉島颯良)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: February 24, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Current Height: 160 cm (5’3”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.2 and 2.0 (science/research club)
Years Active: 2014 Nendo-2016 Nendo
Instagram: @sara_kurashima224

Sara Facts:
-She joined the group on May 5, 2014 at the 2014 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 25, 2017 during the Road to Graduation Final 2016.
-She respects hardworking people.
-She won the Semi-Grand Prix award at the 2012 Ciao auditions, making her a Ciao girl.
-In Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.2, her stage name was SaRa.  In 2.0, her stage name was Kurashima Kenkyuin.  She was the leader.
-Her first television role was in October 2017.
-She starred in the movie “21st Century Girl” in 2019.
-In 2021, she was voted to a list of the most popular actresses in Japan.

Kurosawa Mirena

Name: Kurosawa Mirena (黒澤 美澪奈)
Position: MC Chairperson
Birthday: May 22, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current Height: 152 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: sleepiece (go-home club)
Years Active: 2015 Nendo- 2016 Nendo
Twitter: @M_Kurosawa2001
Instagram: @mirena_kurosawa

Mirena Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2015 at the 2015 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 25, 2017 at the Road to Graduation Final 2016.
-She is the oldest non-founding member to ever join the group, and the only non-founding member to join after her first year of middle school.  She did so since her graduating class had only one member at the time.
-She won the Smile Award at the 2009 Ciao Auditions, making her a Ciao girl.
-She was a founding member of the group Ciao Smiles.  It was announced on January 14, 2017 that she had graduated from the group.
-Her representative color in sleepiece was green.
-Shortly after her graduation from Sakura Gakuin, she starred in a rock opera.
-She was a founding member of Voitama Project, a group of aspiring voice actresses, along with fellow graduate Marina.  She left the group on March 31, 2019, when her contract with Amuse expired.
-She is currently working as a stage actress.

Isono Rinon

Name: Isono Rinon (磯野莉音)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: November 16, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Current Height: 165 cm (5’5”)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.0 and 1.2 (science/research club), Pro-Wrestling Circle (wrestling fanclub)
Years Active: 2011 Nendo- 2015 Nendo

Rinon Facts:
-She joined the group on July 23, 2011 at the 2011 Nendo kick-off event.
-She graduated on March 27, 2016 at the Road to Graduation Final 2015.
-She was the final member of the original 12 to graduate.
-She was a cast member on the children’s TV show IT’S PRIUS WORLD.
-In Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica?, her stage name was RiNon and she was the leader of 1.2.
-She expressed an interest in pursuing stage management/other behind-the-scenes work towards the end of her time in the group.
-It was revealed in August 2021 that she had been working as a member of management for Sakura Gakuin during the 2020 Nendo.  She is credited as a member of staff for the 2020 Nendo album.
-She retired from show business immediately after graduation.
-At the 2020 Nendo summer live concert, she, along with fellow Pro-Wrestling Club member Hana, performed their song ‘Spin in the Wind.’

Ooga Saki

Name: Ooga Saki (大賀 咲希)
Position: Education Chairperson
Birthday: April 11, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current Height: 150 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Pastel Wind (tennis club), sleepiece (go-home club)
Years Active: 2012 Nendo- 2015 Nendo
Twitter: @saki_ohga
Instagram: @saki_ohga
TikTok: @saki_ohga

Saki Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2012 at the 2012 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 27, 2016 at the Road to Graduation Final 2015.
-She wants to travel to Norway one day.
-She won the special jury award at the 2011 Ciao Audition, making her a Ciao girl.
-Her shoe size is 24cm (size 6.5 US).
-Her representative color in sleepiece was yellow.
-She had the nickname “baby-chan” while she was in the group due to her short stature and young face.
-She is good at impersonations.
-She left the industry after her graduation, but opened a public Twitter account and YouTube channel.  She has since opened an Instagram account and a TikTok.

Shirai Saki

Name: Shirai Saki (白井 沙樹)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: September 28, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
Current Height: 155 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Koubaibu (school store/purchasing club)
Years Active: 2013 Nendo- 2015 Nendo

Saki Facts:
-She joined the group on May 5, 2013, at the 2013 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 27, 2016 during the Road to Graduation Final 2015.
-She was a fukei before she joined the group and had even attended their concerts and bought their CDs.
-Her special skill is playing the drums.
-Her favorite colors are white and pink.
-She left the entertainment industry after her graduation, however, she began appearing in promotional images for hair salons and fruit bars as she got older.
-In 2020, she became a tourism ambassador for Niigata Prefecture.

Kikuchi Moa

Name: Kikuchi Moa (菊地最愛)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: July 4, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Current Height: 154.5 cm (5’0”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), BABYMETAL (heavy-metal music club), Mini-Pati (cooking club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2014 Nendo

Moa Facts:
-She joined the group in July 2010 as one of the first transfer students.  She joined before their debut.
-She graduated on March 29, 2015 at the Road to Graduation Final 2014.
-She and Yui are the final two members of the original 10 to graduate.
-Her audition video for the group was a dance cover to “Over the Future” by Karen Girls’.  Two Karen Girls’ members were members of Sakura Gakuin before she joined the group.
-She won the semi-grand prix award at the 2007 Ciao auditions, making her a Ciao girl and earning her a contract with Amuse.
-She was a cast member on ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-Her catchphrase was “motto mo ai no, taisetsu ni,” translating to “treasure love the most.”  This was a nod to the kanji in her name, as the final character of her given name is “ai.”
-Her representative color in Mini-Pati was green.
-She is afraid of the dark.
-She is currently a member of BABYMETAL with the stage name MOAMETAL.  BABYMETAL split from Sakura Gakuin in 2013.

Mizuno Yui

Name: Mizuno Yui (水野由結)
Position: Production Chairperson
Birthday: June 20, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Current Height: (5’1”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), BABYMETAL (heavy-metal music club), Mini-Pati (cooking club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo-2014 Nendo

Yui Facts
–She joined the group in July 2010 as one of the first transfer students.  She joined before their debut.
-She graduated on March 29, 2015 at the Road to Graduation Final 2014.
-She and Moa were the final two members of the original 10 to gradute.
-Her modeling career began in 2006, and her first commerical was aired in 2008.
-Her audition video for the group was a dance cover to “Over the Future” by Karen Girls’.  Two Karen Girls’ members were members of Sakura Gakuin before she joined the group, and Karen Girls’ are who inspired her to want to become an idol.
-She was a Ciao girl.
-As the production chairperson, she was tasked with creating the setlists for the live shows.  She explained in one of her last diaries that she wanted to perform every Sakura Gakuin song during the nendo, but missed a couple.
-She was a cast member on ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-Her nickname is “Yuibot” due to her precision while dancing and her tendency to ‘lag’ during talk segments and interviews.
-Her favorite food is tomatoes and she often eats them whole, like apples.
-She is a fan of Ariana Grande, and actually got to meet her as a part of BABYMETAL.
-Her representative color in Mini-Pati was yellow.
-She was a member of BABYMETAL with the stage name YUIMETAL after she graduated.
-She took a hiatus from BABYMETAL beginning in December 2017 due to poor health.  On October 18, 2018 it was announced that she had left the group officially.
-She is still signed with Amuse and has expressed interest in a solo career, but no activities have been scheduled.

Taguchi Hana

Name: Taguchi Hana (田口 華)
Position: Kiai (spirit) Chairperson
Birthday: March 4, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nagano City, Nagano, Japan
Current Height: 162 cm (5’4”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Mini-Pati (cooking club), Pastel Wind (tennis club), Pro-Wrestling Circle (Pro-Wrestling fan club)
Years Active: 2011 Nendo- 2014 Nendo
Twitter: @torahime_hana
Instagram: @ultimohanagon
TikTok: @ohanahana_3

Hana Facts:
-She joined the group on July 23, 2011 at the 2011 Nendo kick-off event.
-She graduated on March 29, 2015 at the Road to Graduation Final 2014.
-She is a fan of Japanese Pro-Wrestling, which prompted her to ask the staff for a wrestling club.  She pestered them until they gave in.
-She doesn’t like crowded places.
-Her representative color in Mini-Pati was pink/red.
-She won the semi-grand prix award at the Ciao audition in 2009, prompting her to become a Ciao girl and sign with Amuse.
-She was a member of the Amuse cafe group Torahime Ichiza from April 2015 until July 2019, when the group ceased activites.
-She was a member of HGS with fellow graduates Yunano and Marina in 2014.
-She now holds solo events as a singer.

Notsu Yunano

Name: Notsu Yunano (野津 友那乃)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: December 14, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Pastel Wind (tennis club), Twinklestars (baton club), Koubaibu (school store/purchasing club)
Years Active: 2011 Nendo- 2015 Nendo

Yunano Facts:
-She joined the group on May 6, 2012, at the 2012 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 29, 2015 at the Road to Graduation Final 2014.
-She was the first non-founding member to join as a middle schooler.
-She was a cast member on ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-She won the semi-grand prix award at the 2009 Ciao audition, earning her a contract with Amuse and making her a Ciao girl.
-She was a member of HGS with fellow graduates Hana and Marina in 2014.
-She changed her name to Honjyo Yunano after she graduated in order to pursue an acting career.
-She retired from entertainment on February 3, 2017.
-It was revealed that she was a student at the University of Tokyo studying economics.  It is unclear whether or not she has graduated.

Horiuchi Marina

Name: Horiuchi Marina (堀内まり菜)
Position: Student Council President, Student Council Vice-President
Birthday: April 29, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current Height: 155 cm (5’1”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), Mini-Pati (cooking club), sleepiece (go-home club), Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.0 (science/research club), Pastel Wind (tennis club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2013 Nendo
Twitter: @horimari_429
Instagram:@marinahoriuchi.lantis

Marina Facts
-She was a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 30, 2014 at the Road to Graduation Final 2013.
-She, along with her classmates, were the last founding members to graduate.
-Her representative colors in Mini-Pati and sleepiece were both yellow.
-In Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica?, her stage name was MaRi7.
-She won the Smile Award at the 2007 Ciao Audition, earning her a spot as a Ciao girl and a contract with Amuse.
-She was a member of HGS with fellow graduates Yunano and Hana in 2014.
-She holds the record for the most subunits joined (5).
-Her solo debut was on January 7, 2021 with the single ‘Nano Hana’.
-She was a member of Maboroshi Love with fellow graduate Hinata.
-She has also participated in the projects LiveRevolt and Voitama Project.

Iida Raura

Name: Iida Raura (飯田 來麗)
Position: Performance Chairperson
Birthday: April 9, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current Height: 159cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), Mini-Pati (cooking club), sleepiece (go-home club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2013 Nendo
Twitter: @iidaraura
Instagram: @iida_raura

Raura Facts:
-She was a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 30, 2014 at the Road to Graduation Final 2013.
-She, along with her classmates, were the last founding members to graduate.
-Her representative colors in Mini-Pati and sleepiece were both pink.
-She was a part of the duo SPICA NO YORU.
-She was a model for Ciao magazine, but was not listed as a Ciao girl.
-She was on the television show ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-She loves pandas.
-She plays the saxophone.
-She now works as an actress.

Sugisaki Nene

Name: Sugisaki Nene (杉﨑寧々)
Position: Talk Chairperson
Birthday: May 8, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Current Height: 160 cm (5’3”)
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), sleepiece (go-home club), Mini-Pati (cooking club), Pastel Wind (tennis club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2013 Nendo

Nene Facts:
-She was a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 30, 2014 at the Road to Graduation Final 2013.
-She, along with her classmates, were the last founding members to graduate.
-Her representative colors in Mini-Pati and sleepiece were both green.
-She won the Smile Award at the 2007 Ciao Audition, making her a Ciao girl and earning her a contract with Amuse.
-She was a cast member on ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-She is good at swimming.
-She is a fan of Perfume.
-Her catchphrase was “heiwa ga ichiban, egao ga ichiban,” which translates to “peace and love are first.”
-She was the first graduate to retire from the entertainment industry.
-She stated shortly before graduation that she wanted to become a nurse.  A diary entry written in early 2021 revealed that she had earned her nursing license.

Sato Hinata
Hinata Sato
Name: Sato Hinata (佐藤日向)
Position: Mood Chairperson
Birthday: December 23, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yamagata or Kanagawa, Japan
Current Height: 159 cm (5’2”)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club), Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? 1.0 (science/research club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2013 Nendo
Twitter: @satohina1223
Instagram: @sato._.hinata

Hinata Facts:
-She was a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 30, 2014 at the Road to Graduation Final 2013.
-She, along with her classmates, were the last founding members to graduate.
-Her stage name as a member of Kagaku Kyumei Kikoh Logica? was Hi7Ta.
-She was a cast member of ITS PRIUS WORLD.
-Her hometown was listed as Kanagawa when she was in Sakura Gakuin, but is typically listed as Yamagata for her current activities.  It is unclear where she was born.
-She as in the group Maboroshi Love after graduation with fellow graduate Marina.
-She is now a voice actress.  She has voiced for Revue Starlight and D4DJ, and currently voices Kazuno Leah from Love Live!.

Nakamoto Suzuka
Suzuka Nakamoto
Name: Nakamoto Suzuka (中元 すず香)
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: December 20, 1997
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Current Height: 160 cm (5’3”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: BABYMETAL (heavy-metal music club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo-2012 Nendo

Suzuka Facts:
-She is a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 31, 2013 at the Road to Graduation Final 2012.
-She was a member of the group Karen Girl’s with fellow graduate Ayami from 2008 to 2009.
-She is currently a member of BABYMETAL, who split from the group in 2013 following her graduation.  Her stage name is SU-METAL.
-Her career began when she was four when she won a contest to be a model for a toy cosmetics brand.
-In 2006, she was admitted to Actors School Hiroshima, who also trained fellow graduates Mariri and Miko.
-She was part of a campaign to revitalize the tourism industry in Hiroshiima.
-She ranked 8th on the Oricon (Japanese music chart) Ranking of Anticipation for New Adults in 2018 due to her vocal ability.

Sugimoto Mariri
Mariri Sugimoto
Name: Sugimoto Mariri (杉本愛莉鈴)
Position:
Birthday: August 4, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Current Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club:
Years Active: 2012 Nendo
Twitter: @sugimoto_mariri
Instagram: @sugimoto_mariri

Mariri Facts
-She joined the group on May 6, 2012 at the 2012 Nendo Transfer Ceremony.
-She graduated on March 31, 2013 at the Road to Graduation Final 2012.
-She was a student at Actors School Hiroshima, the same school that trained fellow graduates Suzuka and Miko.
-She is the only member to voluntarily graduate early.  She did so to focus on her modeling career, and because her family had never fully relocated to Tokyo and could not handle the commute.
-She is also the only member (before subunits were discontinued) to never be in a subunit.
-She is a fan of the Hiroshima Toyo Carps baseball team.
-She is good at nail art.
-She is currently contracted to Asia Promotion.

Muto Ayami
Ayami Mutou
Name: Muto Ayami
Position: Student Council President
Birthday: April 29, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Current Height: 149 cm (4’10”)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: Twinklestars (baton club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2011 Nendo
Twitter: @_mutoayami_
Instagram: @_mutoayami_

Ayami Facts:
-She is a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 25, 2012 at the First Live.
-She has a younger brother.
-She was the only president to serve two consecutive nendos as president.  She is also the only member to become president before her final year in the group.
-She is the shortest graduate in the history of the group, only narrowly losing to Sakia, who is 13 years her junior.
-She was one of the first artists signed to the Amuse Kids division, originally signing in 2004.
-She was a Ciao girl.
-She was a member of Karen Girl’s with fellow graduate Nakamoto Suzuka from 2008 to 2009.
-She is a fan of Seiko Matsuda.
-Her solo debut was on July 19, 2013 with the cover album DNA1980 Vol.1.  The album is full of covers of 80’s Japanese music.
-She terminated her contract with Amuse in 2015 to spend time studying abroad in New Zealand.  She returned to resume her career in 2018 and is now signed to Tsubasa Records.

Miyoshi Ayaka
Ayaka Miyoshi
Name: Miyoshi Ayaka/三吉彩花
Position:
Birthday: June 18, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Current Height: 171cm (5’7”)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: SCOOPERS (newspaper club)
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2011 Nendo
Instagram: @miyoshi.aa

Ayaka Facts:
-She is a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 25, 2012, at the First Live.
-She is skilled at Korean.
-Her role model is Yamada Yu, a famous Japanese model.
-She is the tallest member of all time, beating out classmate Airi by one centimeter.
-She was scouted by Amuse when she was in her third year of elementary school (circa. 2005).
-She was an exclusive model for Nico Petit from 2008 to 2010, and a model for Seventeen magazine from 2010 to 2017.
-She has appeared in dozens of television shows and movies since she has graduated and has established large fanbases in Japan, South Korea, and China.

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Matsui Airi
Airi Matsui
Name: Matsui Airi (松井愛莉)
Position:
Birthday: December 26, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
Current Height: 170cm (5’7”)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Subunit/Club: SCOOPERS
Years Active: 2010 Nendo- 2011 Nendo
Twitter: @airi_staff
Instagram: @airi1226_official

Airi Facts:
-She is a founding member of the group.
-She graduated on March 25, 2012 at the First Live.
-She joined Amuse in 2009 through a partnership with Nicola magainze, who she was modeling for at the time.
-She had not had much, if any, singing or dancing training before joining the group, leading her to have fewer skills than other founding members.  However, shortly before graduation, the group unanimously named her the most improved member since debut.
-She enjoys reading manga.
-She has appeared in nearly two dozen films and television shows since her graduation, most recently the movie First Gentleman.

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