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.
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.
In March, she made appearances on the TV Show "Sexy Onna Juku" for the short time it ran.
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"
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.
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"
On October 15, 2011, it was announced that Saito and Hachimitsu had divorced.
In March, she began working as a radio personality for FM-NIIGATA.
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.
- Name: Saito Hitomi (斉藤瞳)
- Nicknames: Hitomin, "Boss", Hito-chan, Hito, Saito
- Birthdate: October 31, 1981
- 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:
- Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (??-2010)
Singles Featured InEdit
- Amai Anata no Aji
- Kokuhaku Kinenbi
- Denwa Matteimasu
- This is Unmei
- Saa! Koibito ni Narou
- Natsu no Yoru wa Danger!
- Akai Freesia
- Chance of LOVE
- MI DA RA Matenrou
- Kawaii Kare
- Namida no Taiyou
- Champagne no Koi
- Nikutai wa Shoujiki na EROS
- Onegai Miwaku no Target ~Mango-pudding Mix~
- Charisma, Kirei
- Onegai Miwaku no Target (Indie)
- DON'T SAY GOOD-BYE (Indie)
- Pinchi wa Chance - Baka ni Narou ze! (Indie)
- sweet suicide summer story (Indie)
- Seishun-on-the-Road (Indie)
- Melon Tea (Indie)
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
- [2007.12.12] Akuma de FAKE (あくま de FAKE)
|1|| Saito Hitomi (Photobook)|
|2003-08-07||Wani Books||ISBN 4-8470-2770-1|
|Show||Start date||End date|
| Sexy Onna Juku|
| Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den|
| Musume Dokyu!|
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|TBC Fun Field Moretsu Modasshu |
- 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.
Leader of 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