Onoda Saori
小野田(おのだ) 紗栞(さおり)
Onoda Saori promoting "Teion Yakedo"
Background Information
Also Known As Saorin (さおりん?)
Born December 17, 2001 (2001-12-17) (age 16)
Origin Shizuoka, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 152.3cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Model
Years Active 2010-present
(7 years)
Agency Hero's Academy (2010-2014)


Associated Acts Princess♪Ribbon, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Team Okai, Tsubaki Factory, Hagi-King
Blog Tsubaki Factory Official Blog
Tsubaki Factory Information
Joined August 13, 2016
Member Color       Peach
Debut Single Hatsukoi Sunrise / Just Try! / Uruwashi no Camellia
Time in Group 1 Year, 7 Months, 5 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined October 2014
Generation 22nd Generation
Left February 2017
Onoda's Autograph
Of course I want that many people discover our group. And then, after, of course I would like fans to know my name and appreciate who I am ! I need to share my “happy smile” to everyone.[1]

–Onoda Saori, March 2017

Onoda Saori (小野田紗栞) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory. She is a former member of Princess♪Ribbon. She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014 and was formally introduced as a member at the November / December recital concert.[2]



Onoda Saori, July 2017


Onoda Saori, February 2017


Onoda Saori, September 2016


Onoda Saori, August 2016

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Onoda Saori, May 2016


Onoda Saori, February 2016


Onoda Saori, May 2015


Onoda Saori, March 2015

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Onoda Saori, November 2014

Early LifeEdit

Onoda Saori was born on December 17, 2001 in Shizuoka, Japan.


On October 31, 2010, Onoda joined the newly formed idol group, Princess♪Ribbon.

From 2012 to early 2014, Onoda modeled for JS Girl magazine.


In 2014, Onoda applied for the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but didn't pass. After that, she decided to start from square one and apply for Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

On October 25, Onoda successfully joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. On the same day, she graduated from Princess♪Ribbon[3] and Hero's Academy.[4] She was officially announced as a member on November 18,[2] and was formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on November 29.[2][5]


On October 14, it was announced that Onoda would sing the 10th opening song "Sayonara Chuu" for the SATV show Kopinks! and would also voice the main character of the renewed Kopinks! program, starting in April 2016.[6]


On March 12, Onoda participated as a special act at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Last Live 2016 MOMENT memories/memorize, which also featured Juice=Juice and Kobushi Factory as performers.[7] During the event, she performed "Sayonara Chuu" with Miyamoto Karin.

On March 31, the title of the renewed Kopinks! program was announced to be Kopinks COSMOS and would premiere on April 5.[8] Onoda would voice one of the two main characters and sing a new version of the opening theme "Carina Notte" together with SUPER☆GiRLS member Abe Yumeri.[9]

Onoda was one of Hello Pro Kenshuusei members who participated as the opening act for the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~ and Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~.

On August 13, it was announced at Tsubaki Factory's fanclub event that Onoda had joined the group as new member, alongside Ono Mizuho and Akiyama Mao.[10]


On December 18, Onoda was scheduled to celebrate her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Onoda Saori Birthday Event 2017, with two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall. However, due to her being diagnosed with the flu two days before, the event was postponed to January 15, 2018.[11][12]

Personal LifeEdit

Her mother is a dentist for small children.

When Onoda joined Tsubaki Factory, she was a third middle school student. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her first year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Onoda Saori has acquired:

Onoda was given the name Saori because it is a pretty name and her father wanted her to be a refined girl.[13] Her parents originally wanted to give her the name "Satsuki", which is the old reading for the month of May (五月), but because she was born in December, her name became Saori.[14]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Onoda Saori:

  • Saorin (さおりん): Official nickname, given her since Princess♪Ribbon.
  • Ika-chan (イカちゃん; Squid-chan): Her nickname with the PINK!SS and Kopinks COSMO cast and staff,[15] given to her by comedian Sawayaka Goro. When she first met Sawayaka in 2015 for PINK!SS, he exclaimed that he had never met someone with skin that looked so translucent like fresh squid before, and started calling her "Ika-chan".[16][17][18]


  • Special Skills: Piano, jazz dancing, abacus 2nd dan, singing, impersonating Kaonashi eating the frog
  • Hobby: Listening to music
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop
  • Favorite Food: Sweets, macaroons, natto, Konbu snacks
  • Strength: She can be friendly and speak to anyone
  • Weakness: She does things roughly
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Sport: Sprinting
  • Favorite Subject: Music
  • Charm point: Her dimples and her straight brown hair
  • Motto: Isshin furan (一心不乱; With heart and soul)
  • Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho, Okai Chisato


See also: List:Onoda Saori Discography Featured In

Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit

Solo SongsEdit


TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2011–2012] We Can★47
  • [2015] PINK!SS (ピンクス) (episode #15)
  • [2016–2017] Kopinks COSMOS (コピンクスCOSMOS) (voice of Saori)


  • [2011] Innocent - Shichigosan Style Collection


  • She is the fifth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from a local idol group.
  • If she could boast about one thing, it would be that she can do mental calculation.
  • If she saw an alien, she'd ask it where they buy its clothes.
  • She is the youngest in her Kenshuusei generation.
  • She shares the same birthday as former Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project song is "GOOD BYE Natsuo" by Matsuura Aya.
  • She mostly likes Hello! Project's cool-sounding songs.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Takase Kurumi.
  • Her dream was to become an idol that also does modeling.
  • Her future goal is getting to work on TV or as a fashion model.
  • She has stated during an interview that she almost know nothing about France but somehow, she would like to go there.

See AlsoEdit


  1. "[EN] Interview of Tsubaki Factory (Camellia Factory) members by UFL-Staff: Saori Onoda." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-03-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "ハロプロ研修生 発表会2014~11月・12月の生タマゴShow!~出演者追加決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2014-11-18.
  5. "お知らせ" (in Japanese). Princess♪Ribbon. 2014-11-30.
  6. "ハロプロ研修生の小野田紗栞が「コピンクス!」新OP、新番組メインキャラクターの声を担当!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-10-14.
  7. "ピンクス&コピンクス!ラストライブ2016 イベント" (in Japanese). Shizuoka Asahi TV.
  8. "小野田紗栞&阿部夢梨、緊張と笑顔の初収録 目を輝かせこなす" (in Japanese). MusicVoice. 2016-03-31.
  9. "拶&しばしお休み告知 出演:小野田紗栞&阿部夢梨" (in Japanese). Video via P!NKISS CHANNEL. 2016-03-31.
  10. "つばきファクトリー 新メンバー加入決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-13.
  11. "【公演延期のお知らせ】★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「つばきファクトリー 小野田紗栞バースデーイベント2017」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2017-12-16.
  12. "『つばきファクトリー 小野田紗栞バースデーイベント2017』振替公演日決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2017-12-18.
  13. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  14. "つばきファクトリー秋山眞緒が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-03-12.
  16. 16.0 16.1
  17. 17.0 17.1
  18. "小野田バースデー紗栞の透明感!の巻" (in Japanese). Sawayaka Goro Official Blog. 2018-01-15.

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