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Saito Hitomi
斉藤瞳
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General Information

Also known as

Hitomin, "Boss", Hito-chan, Hito, Saito

Born

October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31) (age 35)

Origin

Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Genre

Japanese Pop

Occupation

Singer, Radio personality

Years active

2000-2010, 2011, 2012-Present

Label

Zetima

Associated Acts

Melon Kinenbi, 10-nin Matsuri, Happy 7, 11WATER, ROMANS, H.P. All Stars , Elder Club, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.

Website

Hello! Project.com

Saito Hitomi (斉藤瞳) is a radio personality and former singer, once under Hello! Project.

She is a former member of Hello! Project's futsal club, Gatas Brilhantes H.P., and the leader of Melon Kinenbi until its disbandment in 2010. After Melon Kinenbi's disbandment, Saito retired from the music industry, but has since participated in brief reunions of the group for events.

HistoryEdit

Saitou Hitomi 38

2006

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Saitou Hitomi 263
Saitou Hitomi 650

From Happy 7

2000Edit

Saito joined Hello! Project as a member, and leader of Melon Kinenbi in 2000, after having been recruited from the Second Morning Musume and Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition in 1999.

2003Edit

In 2003, she was selected to be part of the one-shot group ROMANS and part of the shuffle 11WATER.

In March, she made appearances on the TV Show "Sexy Onna Juku" for the short time it ran.

2005Edit

She took part in Hello! Project Akagumi which was one of two concert groups at the Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyou Special~.

In August, she became one of the regulars on the TV show "Musume Dokyu!".

In September, she became a regular on the radio show "TBC Fun Field Mōretsu Mōdasshu"

2009Edit

On March 31, 2009, Hitomi graduated along with the rest of the Elder Club. However, the Elder Club graduation concert was held on February 1, 2009, at Yokohama Arena.

2010Edit

In February, it was announced that Melon Kinenbi decided to disband. Saito announced at Melon Kinenbi’s break-up concert that she would be leaving show business. In the months following the group's disbandment, she appeared happily on the blogs of the other members.

In August, Saito married comedian Jirō Hachimitsu (born Jirō Takano) of duo "Tokyo Dynamite".

The announcement of the marriage from the the Natalie.mu article (translation by Philosoranter):
"It was announced that Saito Hitomi, formerly of Melon Kinenbi, married comedian Hachimitsu Jiro of Tokyo Dynamite.
They entered into the family register on August 3rd, recognized by the Japan Apiary Honey Society and the Japan Honey Union as "Honey Day (Hachi-Mitsu no Hi). There are no plans for a service or reception, nor are there plans for a press conference. Hachimitsu Jiro’s official comment will stand in place of other official announcements."
Comments from Hachimitsu Jiro & Saito Hitomi:
"We announce our wedding on this day.
I asked her, "What are you going to do once you’ve split up?"
She said, "Go back to Niigata."
I said, "I’ll take care of you for the rest of our lives. Don’t go back to Niigata," and gave her a ring.
Please watch over us from now on.

~Hachimitsu Jiro & Saito Hitomi"

2011Edit

On October 15, 2011, it was announced that Saito and Hachimitsu had divorced.

2012Edit

In March, she began working as a radio personality for FM-NIIGATA.

2015Edit

On December 29, it was announced that she had married a former high school classmate, whom she had been dating for the past two years.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Saito Hitomi (斉藤瞳)
  • Nicknames: Hitomin, "Boss", Hito-chan, Hito, Saito
  • Birthdate: October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31) (age 35)
  • Birthplace: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 155 cm
  • Hobbies: Decorating nails, searching for snacks
  • Special skill: Good handwriting, playing taiko.
  • Favorite colors: Purple, white, black, brown, khaki
  • Favorite flowers: Calla lilies
  • Favorite movies: Tonari no Totoro
  • Favorite word: Love
  • Favorite food: Chocolate
  • Disliked food: Raw fish, grass-smelling vegetables, mushrooms, haute cuisine
  • Favorite Melon Kinenbi song: Endless Youth
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Shuffle units:
  • Sports Groups:

Singles Featured InEdit

Melon KinenbiEdit

10nin MatsuriEdit

Happy 7Edit

11WATEREdit

ROMANSEdit

H.P. ALL STARSEdit

Solo SongsEdit

PhotobooksEdit

Saitou Hitomi PB

# Title Release date Publisher ISBN
1 Saito Hitomi (Photobook)
(斉藤瞳写真集「斉藤瞳」)
2003-08-07 Wani Books ISBN 4-8470-2770-1

WorksEdit

TV showsEdit

Show Start date End date
Sexy Onna Juku
(セクシー女塾)
2003-03-31 2003-09-27
Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den
(魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝)
2004-11-16 2004-11-22
Musume Dokyu!
(娘DOKYU!)
2005-08-18 2006-09-29

RadioEdit

Program Start date End date
TBC Fun Field Moretsu Modasshu
(TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
2005-04-01 2008-03-28

TheaterEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • She has said in a 2004 interview that the people she respects the most are her mother and Nakazawa Yuko.
  • Her image is known as the "sexy seductive" member.
  • She is well-known for being really funny. Being in constant battles with hosts on HEY!x3 and Utaban, resulting in some great moments.
  • She got her nickname "Boss" in Melon Kinenbi after she was made leader of the group.
  • Is good friends with Maeda Yuki and Inaba Atsuko.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Murata Megumi

Leader of Melon Kinenbi
2002 - 2010

Succeeded by
Last

External LinksEdit


Melon Kinenbi
Former Members
Saito Hitomi (L), Murata Megumi (SL), Otani Masae, Shibata Ayumi
Singles
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Other: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
Albums
Original: 1st Anniversary, THE Nimaime, MELON'S NOT DEAD
Mini: Melon Juice
Best: FRUITY KILLER TUNE, MEGA MELON, URA MELON
Other
Concerts


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