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Oda Sakura promoting "TIKI BUN"
|Birthdate||March 12, 1999|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, ODATOMO, Hello! Project Mobekimasu|
|“||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.
Oda Sakura was born on March 12, 1999 in Kanagawa, Japan.
On September 14, Oda was announced as the winner of Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition. 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 Melody.
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".
Oda parents are divorced. Her father, Akira, works as a politician and married another woman named Hiromi and 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:
- Suzuki Kanon: Oda gets along best with Suzuki Kanon.
- Ikuta Erina: She also gets along best with Ikuta Erina.
- Miyazaki Yuka: She is close friends with Juice=Juice member Miyazaki Yuka.
- Uemura Akari: She is close friends with Juice=Juice member Uemura Akari.
- Nakanishi Kana: She also is close friends with S/mileage member Nakanishi Kana.
- Hamaura Ayano: She is good friend with Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Hamaura Ayano since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Tasaki Asahi: She is good friend with Tasaki Asahi.
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.
- OdaSaku (おださく): Official nickname for Oda Sakura, compounded of Oda (Oda) and Saku (Sakura).
- 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).
- Kururin (くるりん): Niigaki Risa came up with the nickname "Kururin" for Sakura when asked to by a commenter on her blog.
- Odamura Mizura (小田村みずら): Fukumura Mizuki combined her and Oda's name to make "Odamura Mizura".
- 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
- Blood type: A
- Height: 152 cm 
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-11-12: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
- 2012-09-14: Full Member
- 2012-09-14: Morning Musume Member
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Status:
- 2012-09-14: Full Member
- 2012-10-01: Transferred to UP-FRONT PROMOTION (as part of Morning Musume)
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2012-10-01: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 1 Year
- Morning Musume Color:
- Lavender (2012-Present)
- ODATOMO Color:
- Pink (2014-Present)
- Audition Song: "Be Alive" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project groups:
- 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: Oda Sakura Discography Featured in
- [2013.01.30] Greeting ~Oda Sakura~ (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2014.06.27] Oda Sakura Solo Event ~Sakura no Shirabe 1&2~ (小田さくらソロイベント～さくらのしらべ １＆２～) (Fanclub DVD)
- [2013.04.20] Michishige ☆ Photo SOUL
- [2012.10.06] Top Yell (Back cover)
- [2013.10.17] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan Vol.456
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2013.01.23] Anikan R Yanyan (Back cover) (Iikubo Haruna, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Satou Masaki, & Kudo Haruka)
- [2013.02.25] Idol Frontline 2013 (with Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, & Kudo Haruka)
- [2013.04.06] Top Yell (with Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Tsugunaga Momoko, Okai Chisato, Iikubo Haruna, Fukuda Kanon, Hagiwara Mai, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Sayashi Riho)
- [2013.04.11] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.5 (with Tanaka Reina, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, & Kudo Haruka)
- [2013.08.25] bounce issue 358 (with Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, & Sayashi Riho)
- [2013.09.11] Anikan R Yanyan magazine Vol.9 (Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, & Satou Masaki)
- [2014.01.29] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.13 (with Michishige Sayumi, Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, & Ikuta Erina)
- [2014.07.19] Photo Technic Digital (with Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, & Suzuki Kanon)
- [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-] Sakura Sakuradio (FC Radio Show)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM －リリウム 少女純潔歌劇－)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station
- 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.
- She appeared as a background dancer during the Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Funky-chan~ & ~Rock-chan~.
- 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.
- 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 Linlin, Fukumura 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.
- All singles she has participated in ranked #1 in the Weekly Oricon rankings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!".
- Oda Sakura Gallery
- Oda Sakura Discography Featured in
- Oda Sakura Concerts & Events Appearances
- Oda Sakura Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Oda Family TreeEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Morning Musume welcomes 11th generation member Oda Sakura". tokyohive. 2012-09-14.
- ↑ "小田村みずらです☆譜久村聖" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2013-04-08.
- ↑ http://www.odasakura.com/archives/entry-982/
- ↑ http://news.dwango.jp/?itemid=6255
- ↑ http://icejiggly.blogspot.com/2014/05/morning-jogakuin-blog-th-period-may.html
- ↑ モーニング娘。'14 10/15発売シングル「TIKI BUN/シャバダバ ドゥ～/見返り美人」 2014.08.28
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