Also known as
Warui Risu (The Evil Squirrel), Acchan, Acchu
March 13, 1974 (age 39)
Inaba Atsuko (稲葉貴子; Atsuko Inaba) is a Japanese pop singer formerly within Hello! Project. She was also a member of UP-FRONT PROMOTION and was one of the founding members of Hello! Project. She was also known for being an MC at concerts.
Inaba Atsuko began her career as a Japanese idol with female group OsakA Performance Doll from 1993 to 1996 and did 6 singles and 2 albums with them. She released only one single in 1996. It was released when Inaba was in the group and was available only at their events.
Later on, she received training in Atlanta, Georgia. When she back, she then joined the new Hello! Project group Taiyo to Ciscomoon / T&C Bomber in 1999 and stayed till its end in late 2000.
After that she was stayed in Hello! Project as a dancer at concerts and chorist, performing choruses for many H!P released, but didn’t have any of her own. She also taught choreography to Morning Musume. Without a being a soloist or in a group, she still appeared in the temporary Hello! Project shuffle units: Aoiro 7, 7AIR, H.P. All Stars and Puripuri Pink.
In 2009, October 30, It was announced that Inaba Atsuko’s contract with UFA, the parent company to Hello! Project, had ended.(According to the official announcement she want’s to see the world from another angle) She was the last remaining member of Taiyou & Ciscomoon, so officially the entire group has graduated from UFA.
On October 30, Inaba Atsuko’s contract with Up Front Agency expired.
Since her debut in April 1999 in “Taiyo & Ciscomoon (later T&C Bomber)”, she has been busy working as a talent with our company, taking part in Hello Project activities, concerts, stage plays, and more, but now, after she consulted with management about her future direction, it has been decided to discontinue her contract for now.
[From Inaba Atsuko to the fans]
Thank you so much for all of your support.
I now have some information to give you all.
I’ve been active in show business for 16 years now, and I’ve now decided I want to change my viewpoint and see the world from a different angle.
So making use of all the experiences I’ve built up in the past, from November I’ll be moving on with the support of the company.
I want to work hard to make this new start, learn a lot, experience new think, and grow further.
So I hope you’ll all watch over me kindly from now on.
I know we’ll meet again, and I look forward to that time.
- Name: Inaba Atsuko (稲葉貴子)
- Nickname: Acchan, Acchu
- Birthdate: March 13, 1974 (age 39)
- Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 151cm
- Favorite Colors: Black, khaki, pink
- Favorite Flowers: Gerberas, big open flowers
- Favorite Food: Ground beef, yakiniku, steak
- Disliked Food: Celery, green peas, red beans
- Favorite Seasons: Spring, summer
- Hobbies: Looking for good restaurants
- Hello! Project groups:
- Shuffle units:
Singles Featured InEdit
- Tsuki to Taiyou
- Uchuu de La Ta Ta
- Everyday Everywhere
- Magic of Love
- Marui Taiyou -winter ver.-
- DON'T STOP Ren'aichuu
- HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
|Title||Start date||End date||TV station|
| Game Catalogue 2|
|April 1995||September 1995||TV Asahi|
| Idol o Sagase!|
|April 2001||March 2002||TV Tokyo|
| Shin Bishōjo Nikki|
|October 2001||December 2001||TV Tokyo|
| Oha Suta|
|November 2002||December 2002||TV Tokyo|
| Bishōjo Nikki III "Little Hospital"|
|January 2003||March 2003||TV Tokyo|
|Program||Start date||End date||Station|
| Ikinari Inaba Yoroshiku Yossī|
|April 6, 2003||March 27, 2004||Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting|
| TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu|
|June 27, 2005||July 8, 2005||Tohoku Broadcasting Company|
- She has the same first name as former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko and angela member Yamashita Atsuko and solo artist Enomoto Atsuko.
- Announcement of contract ending (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2009-10-30.
- Hello! Project official profile (Japanese)