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Oda Sakura
()() さくら
Oda Sakura, March 2015
Nickname Sakura (さくら?)
OdaSaku (おださく?)
Sakurakkyo (さくらっきょ?)
Born March 12, 1999 (1999-03-12) (age 16)
Birth Place Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2011-present
(3 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
Label zetima
Group Morning Musume
Generation 11th Generation
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, ODATOMO, Hello! Project Mobekimasu
Blog Morning Musume '14 Tenkigumi Official Blog
Name Spelling
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Oda's Autograph
Birth Name
Kanji 小田 さくら
Hiragana おだ さくら
Katakana オダ サクラ
Romaji Oda Sakura
Honestly, I still get nervous before lives. But, I realized that performing without being nervous, won't make it a good live.

–Oda Sakura, August 2013

Oda Sakura (小田さくら) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project. She is an 11th generation member of Morning Musume and a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was first introduced at a fanclub event in November 2011 alongside Yamaga Kanae. She is also a member of the SATOYAMA Movement unit ODATOMO.



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Oda Sakura, October 2014

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Oda Sakura, January 2014


Oda Sakura, September 2013


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Oda Sakura, September 2012 in Morning Musume


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Oda Sakura, March 2012

Early LifeEdit

Oda Sakura was born on March 12, 1999 in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan.


On November 12, at a Fan Club event, Oda Sakura was introduced as a new member of Hello Pro Egg, alongside Yamaga Kanae, after failing the S/mileage second generation auditions.


In January and February, Sakura participated in the Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku concerts (Funky-chan and Rock-chan) as a background dancer.

On September 14, Oda was announced as the winner of Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition.[1] Oda started her official Morning Musume duties in January 2013 at the Hello! Project 2013 Winter Concert, after Morning Musume's 15th Anniversary Concert Tour.

On December 14, Oda's Morning Musume member color was revealed to be Lavender.


On April 11, Oda officially started blogging in the 10th Generation Members' blog.

On August 22, Sakura had her own solo fan club event titled ~Sakura no Shirabe~.

On November 14,  she had another solo fan club event titled ~Sakura no Shirabe 2~.


On March 13, she had a birthday event to celebrate her 15 years called Oda Sakura Birthday Event 2014 ~Sakura no Shirabe 3~. It had two performances at the Tokyo FM Hall. The same day, it was announced that Oda would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called ODATOMO.

Sakura participated in her first ever stage play called "LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-" as the character Sylvatica in June. Her solo performance was the opening musical act for the play.

On July 5, Sakura had a fan club even called "Sakura's no Shirabe 3.5". In this event she challenged herself by singing more difficult songs outside of Hello! Project, including a partial English cover of "Let it Go".

Personal LifeEdit

Main Page: Family of Oda Sakura

Oda parents are divorced. Her father, Akira, works as a politician and married another woman named Hiromi. Both have one son together named Taishi.

Sakura mother's name is Tomoko. Oda has an older brother named Daichi and a younger sister. She also has five pet cats: Taku, Nana, Kuri, Pooh, and Momo. Oda moved to Tokyo with her mother and siblings from her hometown.

When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Oda was a 2nd year middle school student. As of April 2014, she is currently attending her first year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Oda Sakura has acquired:


  • Odamura Mizura (小田村みずら): Fukumura Mizuki combined her and Oda's name to make "Odamura Mizura".[3]
  • MaaSaku (まぁーさく): Her and Sato Masaki's pairing name is "MaaSaku".

Oda's given name, "Sakura", means cherry blossom (さくら; sakura). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Oda Sakura:

  • Sakura (さくら): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Odan (おだん): Given by Tsunku, currently used by Ikuta Erina.[4]
  • OdaSaku (おださく): Official nickname for Oda Sakura, compounded of Oda (Oda) and Saku (Sakura).[citation needed]
  • Odachii (おだちい): Unofficial nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume used by fans.
  • Sakurakkyo (さくらっきょ): Another unpopular Tsunku-originated nickname for Oda Sakura, compounded of sakura (cherry blossom) and rakkyo (Japanese shallot).[citation needed]
  • Kururin (くるりん): Niigaki Risa came up with the nickname "Kururin" for Sakura when asked to by a commenter on her blog.


  • Name: Oda Sakura (小田さくら)
  • Nicknames: Sakura (さくら), Odachii (おだちい), OdaSaku (おださく), Dacchi (だっち), Odan (おだん), Odacho (おだちょ), Sakurakkyo (さくらっきょ), Sacchan (さっちゃん), SakuSaku (さくさく)
  • Birthplace: Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Birthday: March 12, 1999 (1999-03-12) (age 16)
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 152 cm[5]
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2011-11-12: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2012-09-14: Full Member
    • 2012-09-14: Morning Musume Member[1]
    • 2012-09-14: Full Member
    • 2012-10-01: Transferred to UP-FRONT PROMOTION (as part of Morning Musume)
    • 2012-10-01: Member
  • Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
  • Official Kaomoji: 从´‘e‘リ
  • Morning Musume Color:
    • Lavender (2012-Present)
  • ODATOMO Color:
    • Pink (2014-Present)
  • Audition Song: "Be Alive" by Morning Musume
  • Hello! Project groups:

See Also: List:Oda Sakura Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
  • Hobbies: Sewing, cooking, humming on songs
  • Special Skills: Hula dance
  • Strong Point: Being able to talk to people without creating a wall between them.
  • Weak Point: Being too positive sometimes
  • Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, Nakajima Saki, Sugaya Risako
  • Rival No. 1: Sato Masaki
  • Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Namidacchi", "Mikan", "HOW DO YOU LIKE JAPAN? ~Nihon wa Donna Kanji Dekka?~"
  • Favorite Songs in the Past: "Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow" by Perfume, "Smile ~Kimi wa Hitori ja nai~" by Shiori, "Sakuranbo" by Otsuka Ai
  • Current Favorite Songs: "GLITTER" by Perfume, "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey, "Kaze to Mirai" by Ikimonogakari, "Midnight Temptation" by ℃-ute
  • Favorite Color: White
  • Favorite Food: Matsumaezuke, jellyfish, and eggplant
  • Favorite Manga: Shugo Chara!, Suki-tte Ii na yo.
  • Favorite Word: "Ichigoichie" (一期一会; Once in a lifetime)
  • Favorite Phrase: "~or so I think"
  • Favorite Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite Subject: Home economics, music
  • Disliked Subject: Language, English
  • Charm point: Facial features
  • Treasured Item: A stuff bear she had since birth


See Also: List:Oda Sakura Discography Featured In

Image DVDsEdit


Fanclub DVDsEdit

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Group PhotobooksEdit

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Cover girlEdit

773luOda Sakura - Weekly Famitsu Tawian

  • [2012.10.06] Top Yell (Back cover)
  • [2013.10.17] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan Vol.456

Featured on the coverEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

Animated FilmsEdit

  • [2015] PreCure All Stars - Haru no Carnival♪ (映画プリキュアオールスターズ 春のカーニバル♪)


  • [2013-] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院~放課後ミーティング~)
  • [2013-2015] Sakura Sakuradio (FC Radio Show)





  • When she was a Kenshuusei, she said that she would like to debut into Berryz Koubou.
  • She is currently learning how to play the guitar.
  • Shares the same birthday as S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon.
  • She is known for being very confident.
  • She is close to her older brother. 
  • Initially she wanted her member color to be a "warm" color like yellow or red. 
  • She is currently one of the shortest members in Morning Musume.
  • She said that if she could be an animal, she would be a rabbit or a dog.
  • She said her dream as an idol is to become unique within Hello! Project.
  • The first single she ever participated in ('Help Me!!') ranked #1 - it was the group's first number one weekly single in 3 years and 8 months.
  • She can imitate certain girls' voices very well.
  • She is the third member to be the only one of her generation, other being Goto Maki and Kusumi Koharu.
  • She said her goal within Morning Musume is to sing like Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa, and to dance like Nakajima Saki.
  • She is the fourth member of Morning Musume to be from Hello Pro Kenshuusei; other being LinlinFukumura Mizuki and Kudo Haruka.
  • When she first joined Morning Musume, Tsunku said she was one of the top three vocalists ever in Hello! Project, along with Takahashi Ai and Matsuura Aya (he later named Tanaka Reina a best vocalist).
  • Her best sport is swimming.
  • She does not have a mentor figure.
  • She has been a fan of Morning Musume and Minimoni since kindergarten.
  • Her S/mileage audition number was 33.
  • Her Morning Musume audition number was 178.
  • She is close friends with Hamaura Ayano.[6]
  • There is a possibility that Tsunku planned on adding Oda to Morning Musume since she auditioned for S/mileage back in 2011.
  • When she joined Morning Musume, she immediately became good friends with Sayashi Riho.
  • When asked who was the nicest senpai in Morning Musume during the Morning Musume 2013 Fall tour, she said Tanaka Reina.
  • A hairstyle she would like to try next is a short cut like Kudo Haruka's.
  • She is not good at memorizing her positions on stage during performances, like Kusumi Koharu.
  • She said her favorite member is Kudo Haruka.
  • She considers Sato Masaki as a genius and her greatest rival.
  • Miyamoto Karin stated that Sakura was her rival because they're both the same age, they were both kenshuuseis, and because Sakura is a great singer.[7]
  • Sakura took rhythmic gymnastics in order to improve her flexibility and dancing skills.
  • She was a vegetarian up until after nursery school.
  • Sakura said that she enjoys electronic music like Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and Daft Punk. 
  • She has also stated that she enjoys listening to Pentatonix, an American acapella group.
  • Sakura's complex is her eyebags. 
  • Sakura would like to become an idol who heals people.
  • Her least favorite subject in middle school was English because she was not good at it. 
  • Sakura has said herself in a blog post that she is a bit of a cry-baby. 
  • Fukumura Mizuki mentioned that Sakura tends to buy "sakura"-patterned or "sakura"-flavored things.  
  • Sakura has mentioned before that she sometimes takes up to 2 hours bathing in the bathtub.  
  • Suzuki Kanon thinks that Sakura will be the most likely to become a devil in 10 years among all the Hello! Project members. 
  • She wants to sing as good as Berryz Koubou member Sugaya Risako.
  • "Odaism" is a term created by Iikubo Haruna (as well as fans) to refer to Sakura's unique insights and or atmosphere.[8]
  • Tsunku commented on her: "She's a little bit of everything. Her singing, her movements, her personality... it's all a bit of everything. She can be put on the side and work just fine, but she can also be the center and nail that as well. That she can change like that is a great thing to have. Please work hard at improving!".[9]

See AlsoEdit

Oda Family TreeEdit




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