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Ogawa Saki
小川紗季
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Ogawa Saki, June 2015
Background Information
Also Known As Sakichee (サキチィー?)
Born November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) (age 20)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2004-2011
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY
Label hachama
Associated Acts S/mileage, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, ZYX-α, Oha Girl Maple
S/mileage Information
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Yellow-Green
Graduated August 27, 2011
Hello Pro Egg Information
Joined June 2004
Generation 1st Generation
Graduated March 27, 2010
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Ogawa's Autograph

Ogawa Saki (小川紗季) is a graduated member of the Hello! Project trainee group Hello Pro Egg and Hello! Project. She is a former member of S/mileage.

BiographyEdit

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Ogawa Saki, August 2011

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Ogawa Saki, April 2011

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Ogawa Saki, February 2011

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Ogawa Saki, September 2010

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Ogawa Saki, May 2010

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Ogawa Saki, November 2009

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Ogawa Saki, April 2009

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Ogawa Saki, November 2008

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Ogawa Saki, 2007

Early LifeEdit

Ogawa Saki was born on November 18, 1996 in Saitama, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2004-2008Edit

Ogawa Saki joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June, when she passed the auditions alongside 31 other girls.

In November 2005, Ogawa received a role in a musical as "Henrika" in "34 choome no kiseki" The musical ran from November to December.

In 2006, Ogawa continued her training and appeared at numerous Hello! Project concerts as a backing dancer, including the Country Musume concert "Country Musume LIVE2006 ~Shibuya des Date~".

In 2007, Ogawa worked on the 2007 Project campaign single "Mottainai Baasan Ondo" with another Hello Pro Egg member, Okai Asuna. She also took part in television, "Chao.TV" (started 2007/09/02).

In November 2007, Ogawa was a part as a backing dancer for ℃-ute's "Cutie Circuit 2007 ~MAGICAL CUTIE TOUR~" concert.

2009Edit

On April 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named "S/mileage,"[1][2] was in the works.[3] The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut".

From November 11 to 19, Ogawa starred in Koisuru Hello Kitty alongside the other S/mileage members and Mano Erina.

2010Edit

On February 18, Ogawa had her first solo event at Pacifico Heaven in Tokyo.[4] The fanclub event was a competition with all four members to see who would fill up the most seats in order to win another solo fanclub event.[4] Ogawa came in fourth place.[5] As part of her revenge, Ogawa had her second solo event on March 31.[5][6] After failing a second time, Ogawa had a 3rd solo event on April 30.

In April, Ogawa made her debut as a member of Oha Girl Maple, an idol unit made for the children's show Oha Suta.[7] With the Oha Girl tradition to have a unique challenge in every line-up, Ogawa was challenged to learn baton twirling during her time in the group.

In May, Ogawa and the rest of the S/mileage members graduated from Hello Pro Egg in the spring concert.

2011Edit

On August 24, it was announced that Ogawa would graduate from S/mileage and Hello! Project on August 27 at a live event for "Uchouten LOVE".[8]

Announcement from S/mileage Site[8]
Thanks for always supporting S/mileage.

We have an important announcement about S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki.

Following the Uchouten LOVE Live Event on August 27th at Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.

Comment from Tsunku[8]
Thank you gratefully for your continual support of Hello! Project and myself.

Let’s get right to the announcement I want to tell you.

From S/mileage, who has recently gain 5 sub-members, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and subsequently from Hello! Project.

Early in May this year

“Earlier, I have been contemplated and consolidated with staffs, about returning to being a normal middle school student. I feel very strongly about this, please let me quit.”

She has made this request.

Even being the youngest in the group, I have entrusted her with her singing skills.

However, now, from here on and out, as a group and each member individually, their strong desires to improve persist.

Even as a producer, it’s not in the best interest of the group and members to continue to force a member in doubt to endure more group activities, therefore Ogawa’s request has been accepted.

It was officially announced at first that this unit’s member might increase or decrease, it was due this is reason that an urgent S/mileage member audition was held in June this year.

Due to various conditions of the group, herself and other parties involved, as well as terms and conditions on contract, it was not until today that this information and her will can be reported, please accept my apologizes.

Also, she is still an immature student.

A working adult would understand that abandoning work half way is an inexcusable act, but please consider her straight and strong feelings, and watch over her with your warm and love.

Therefore, all fans, please take care of S/mileage which is still in its infant stage.

For this hasty written letter as a report, please excuse me

2011/08/24

S/mileage Producer

Tsunku

Comment from Ogawa Saki[8]
Thank you for always supporting me.

As of August 27, 2011, I, Ogawa Saki, will graduate from S/mileage as well as Hello! Project.

Since our major debut last year in May, I have enjoyed every single day as part of S/mileage.

However, somewhere down in my heart, I felt there was a gap between myself and the S/mileage me. I have talked it over with the staff many times and have been constantly worrying about it, and with everyone working their hardest to move forward and myself still uncertain of things, I decided that it was not in the best interest of S/mileage and I will return to being just a normal girl.

I apologize for the last minute announcement.

While there may be feelings of sadness, S/mileage will always be a group with it’s trademark smile!

I’ll be working my hardest to end with a smile until my last event on 8/27, I know there isn’t a lot of time left but I hope you can support me!

The new members will power up S/mileage after I graduate so I hope you’ll continue to support them.

Thank you very much for all your support up til now.

2011/08/24

S/mileage Ogawa Saki.

Following her graduation announcement, Ogawa left Oha Girl Maple[9][10] and was replaced by Ikuta Erina.[11]

On August 27, Ogawa Saki graduated from S/mileage and Hello! Project and returned to being a normal girl.

Personal LifeEdit

As of April 2014, she is currently attending her third year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Ogawa Saki has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that were used to refer to Ogawa Saki:

  • Sakichee (サキチィ): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Sakitty:' Unofficial nickname based on her official nickname. Used by foreign fans.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Ogawa Saki (小川紗季)
  • Nickname: Sakichee (サキチィー), Sakitty
  • Birthdate: November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18) (age 20)
  • Birthplace: Saitama prefecture
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rat
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 153cm (5'0")
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • June 2004: Egg
    • 2009-04-04: S/mileage Member
    • 2010-03-27: Member
    • 2011-08-27: Graduated
  • Up-Front Agency Status:
    • 2004-06-??: Member
    • 2011-08-27: Graduated
  • Years in S/mileage: 2 Years
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Specialty: Baton
  • Likes: Collecting sparkling black dresses and a large collection of ribbons and all animals.
  • Dislikes: Physical activities.
  • Favorite Food: Melons
  • Least Favorite Food: Meat and milk
  • Looks Up To: Tanaka Reina

Discography Featured InEdit

S/mileage
Oha Girl Maple
Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
Bekimasu
Others
  • [2007.06.29] Mottainai Baasan Ondo (もったいないばあさん音頭) (with Okai Asuna)

WorksEdit

TV ProgramsEdit

TheaterEdit

Koisuru Hello KittypngGekiharo 8

Music VideosEdit

CommercialsEdit

  • [2011] Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)

Select ConcertsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She was the first member to be announced as part of S/mileage.
  • Eats bread for breakfast.
  • Has a habit of biting her under-lip.
  • Was the only first generation member in S/mileage that didn't have the character "田" in her name.
  • She was the only first generation member of S/mileage that wasn't in Shugo Chara Egg!. She was also the only first generation S/mileage member who didn't participate in Lilpri.
  • Her favorite spot is the living room.
  • She appeared as a backup dancer in the PV for Mano Erina's second major single, "Hajimete no Keiken".
  • She was the youngest first generation member of S/mileage.
  • She was the first S/mileage member to graduate.
  • She was valued by Tsunku because of her singing abilities.
  • She shares a last name with graduated Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto.
  • At age 12 and five months, she is the youngest member to join S/mileage.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of S/mileage
2009-2011

Succeeded by
Tamura Meimi

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of S/mileage Ever
2009-Present

Succeeded by
Present

Preceded by
Hagiwara Mai

Youngest active member of Hello! Project
June 2009 – April 2011

Succeeded by
Suzuki Kanon

ReferencesEdit

  1. "エッグ新ユニット グループ名決定!!". Hello Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2009.05.11.
  2. Tsunku. "S/mileage   ユニット名 由来・意味について". Tsunku Official Blog. 2009.05.08
  3. Tsunku. “新ユニット” (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-04-04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "「FC限定 スマイレージメンバーソロイベント」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Offical Fanclub Web Site. 2010-01-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "FC限定「スマイレージ 小川紗季ソロイベント」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2010-02-22.
  6. "FC限定「スマイレージ 小川紗季ソロイベント」" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub Web Site.
  7. Ogawa Saki. “はじめまして☆” (in Japanese). Oha Girl Maple Official Blog. 2010-04-02.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Hello! Project, Tsunku, Ogawa Saki. "ハロー!プロジェクトからのお知らせ (archived)" (in Japanese). S/mileage Official Website. 2011-08-24.
  9. Tanaka Erika. "重大発表!" (in Japanese). Oha Girl Maple Official Blog. 2011-08-24.
  10. Inoue Shiori. "みんなー!" (in Japanese). Oha Girl Maple Official Blog. 2011-08-24.
  11. Oha Suta. Broadcast Date: 2011-08-25.

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