Also known as
Saki-chan, Sakitan, Saki, Captain (キャプテン), Cap (キャプ), Shimi-Ham (しみハム)
November 22, 1991 (age 21)
Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀), born November 22, 1991, in Tokyo, Japan is a J-pop singer. Her career began in 2002 when she successfully passed the audition for Hello! Project Kids, an all-female teen pop group within Hello! Project . Since then, she has continued to sing in that group and has become a part of two smaller groups composed of Hello! Project Kids members, Berryz Koubou and ZYX. She is captain of Berryz Koubou.
Shimizu Saki successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition. Currently, she is the captain of Berryz Koubou. Being a member of Berryz Koubou, she also participates in the band's weekly radio show Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki!.
Shimizu was chosen to join the group ZYX, which consisted of five Hello! Project Kids and Yaguchi Mari, who acted as a mentor. They released two singles: Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH and Shiroi TOKYO. They remained active until 2004, when Shimizu and Tsugunaga Momoko were selected to become members of Berryz Koubou.
On December 31, Shimizu took the stage at the 57th edition of Kouhaku Uta Gassen as a backup dancer in Morning Musume's performance of Aruiteru, along with the remaining members of Berryz Koubou, Country Musume and ℃-ute.
Tsunku, the producer of Hello! Project, went to South Korea to announce that he intended to hold auditions. A few from Hello! Project accompanied him there, including Shimizu, Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, Qian Lin, and Yajima Maimi.
On July 25 it was announced that Shimizu and other Hello! Project Kids members would be performing in a stage play titled CAT'S♥EYE, based on a manga. She also became a member of the group Cat's♥Eye 7 to promote the musical. The stage play ran from 9/22 till 9/30.
- Name: Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀)
- Birthdate: November 22, 1991 (age 21)
- Nickname: Saki-chan, Shimi-chan, Sakitan, Saki, Captain (キャプテン), Cap (キャプ), Shimi-Ham (しみハム)
- Blood Type: O
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Height: 151cm (4'11")
- Western Zodiac: Scorpio
- Eastern Zodiac: Goat
- Favorite Brand/Designer: MARY QUANT, GARCIA MARQUEZ, Samantha Vega
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 9 Years
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Yellow (2005-2006, 2009-present)
- Purple (2007-2008)
- Green (2007)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Pink
- Favorite English Word: "WANT!"
- Favorite Colors: Yellow, White, Dark Pink, Light Blue
- Favorite Animal: Her dog named "Kurumi"
- Specialty: Dance
- Strong Points: Cheerful, Tring to think of other's feelings, Trying to be positive
- Weak Points: Easily change the opinion of others.
- Favorite Subject: Mathematics (for now)
- Favorite Song in the Past: "White Love" by SPEED, "Nagai Aida" by kiroro, "Orange" by SMAP
- Current Favorite Song: "Kiss" by Juliet, "FANTASTIC BABY" by BIG BANG, "Rainy Blue" by Shimizu Shota (Tokunaga Hideaki cover)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Shuffle Units:
- 2004: H.P. All Stars
Hello! Project Daihyakka (2004) DetailsEdit
- Hobby: Collecting stickers
- Special skill: Crossing my eyes, sending quick e-mails, dancing
- Strong point: Laughing frequently
- Weak point: Bad at waking up
- Habit: I start dancing when I see a mirror
- Favorite color: Pink, light blue
- Favorite flower: Sunflower
- Disliked thing/thing to do: Monsters, running, bugs, vegetables
- Scared of: Monsters, bugs
- Favorite Brand/Designer: MARY QUANT, GARCIA MARQUEZ, Samantha Vega
- Favorite movie: "One Piece"
- Favorite book: "Atanshinchi" (manga)
- Favorite word: "Doryoku" (effort)
- Favorite season: Winter. I'm sensitive to heat, so I like winter better.
- Favorite food: Ice-cream, yakiniku, mom's miso soup (pork miso)
- Least favorite food: Vegetables, eel
- Favorite song: "Ganbacchae!" (Morning Musume) and "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" (SMAP)
- Charm point: Eyelashes
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 1. What are your goals?:
- To be number one on the charts.
- 2. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- I'll be a happy and healthy 68-years-old.
Singles Participated InEdit
- Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai
- Fighting Pose wa Date ja Nai!
- Piriri to Yukou!
- Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~
- Koi no Jubaku
- Special Generation
- Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW?
- 21ji Made no Cinderella
- Gag 100 Kaibun Aishite Kudasai
- Jiriri Kiteru
- Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND
- Munasawagi Scarlet
- VERY BEAUTY
- Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba
- Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi
- Dschinghis Khan
- Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance
- Dakishimete Dakishimete
- Seishun Bus Guide/Rival
- Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama/Ryuusei Boy
- Otakebi Boy WAO! / Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!
- Maji Bomber!!
- Shining Power
- Heroine ni Narou ka!
- Ai no Dangan
- Makeruna Wasshoi! (Bekimasu)
- Aa, Yo ga Akeru
- Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (BeriKyuu)
- Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)
- Chou HAPPY SONG (BeriKyuu)
- cha cha SING
- Asian Celebration
- Golden Chinatown/Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi
H.P. All StarsEdit
Cat's Eye 7Edit
1st Event (2008.06.18)Edit
- Te wo Nigitte Arukitai (手を握って歩きたい) by Goto Maki
- Yume Naraba (夢ならば) by Abe Natsumi
- Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail (ドッキドキ！LOVE メール) by Matsuura Aya
2nd Event (2008.09.16)Edit
- Aitai Kedo… (会いたいけど...) by Berryz Koubou
- Ii Koto Aru Kinen no Shunkan (いいことある記念の瞬間) by Morning Musume
- Natsu Remember You (夏 Remember you) by Berryz Koubou
3rd Event (2009.04.30)Edit
- Kioku no Meiro (記憶の迷路) by High-King
- Himitsu no U.ta.hi.me (秘密のウ・タ・ヒ・メ) by Berryz Koubou
4th Event (2010.01.26)Edit
- Kimi ga Iru dake de (ダイアモン) by Pucchimoni V
- Umbrella by Tanpopo＃
- Chocolate Damashii (チョコレート魂) by Matsuura Aya
- 100kai no KISS (100回のKISS) by Matsuura Aya
- Ai no Suki Suki Shisuu Joushouchuu (愛のスキスキ指数 上昇中) by Berrz koubou
5th Event (2010.06.02)Edit
- Ima Sugu Kiss Me (今すぐKiss Me) by Lindberg
- Bravo☆Bravo by Buono!
- DIAMONDS by High-King
- Manatsu no Kajitsu (真夏の果実) by Southern All Stars
- Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! (友達は友達なんだ!) by Berryz Koubou
- [2011.01.12] Shimizu Saki
- [2009.10.23] Berryz Koubou in Hawaii (Berryz工房 in HAWAII) (Saki version)
- [2011.03.22] Rainbow Berryz (虹色ベリーズ) (Saki version)
- [2012.07.31] My Lovely Dogs (with Fukumura Mizuki and Tamura Meimi)
- [2012.08.29] Leader Set (リーダー集合) (with Takahashi Ai, Yajima Maimi, & Wada Ayaka)
- [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Hello! Project 2008 Winter
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~
- [2011.01.12] SAKI
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語) (as Nomura Chika)
-  Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibouken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~)
-  Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 2 Yukizora no Tomodachi (ふたりはプリキュアマックスハート2 雪空のともだち)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Matsumoto Masami)
TV Programs Edit
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
- [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012–] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
TV Dramas Edit
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Hori Michiko)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
-  Hello! Project Station
- [2004–2009] Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (Berryz工房 起立! 礼! 着席!)
- [2009–] Berryz Koubou Beritsuu! (Berryz工房 べりつぅ!)
- [2011.06.29~07.03] Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken (大正浪漫ハイカラ探偵王青いルビー殺人事件)
- [2012.09.22~30] CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Joshi Rakugo (女子落語)
-  Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
- [2010.02.02] Asia Plus Vol.54 April Issue (with Tokunaga Chinami & Kumai Yurina)
- [2011.05.14] Confetti Vol.078 (Tanaka Reina & Sudou Maasa)
- [2011.12.19] Hello! Channel Vol.7 (Back cover) (with Mano Erina, Yajima Maimi, & Tsugunaga Momoko)
- [2012.07.02] Hello! Channel Vol.5 (with Takahashi Ai, Yajima Maimi, & Wada Ayaka)
- [2012.09.29] Wai Wai Thailand Vol.142 (with Kumai Yurina & Sugaya Risako)
- Has an older brother.
- Her favorite artist is SMAP.
- Collects hand-written letters from members and classmates, and prefers getting hand-written letters as opposed to e-mail.
- Also collected 500 yen coins to buy a present to her mother.
- Has played the piano since Kindergarten.
- Out of all the current main group leaders, she is the longest lived, being leader of Berryz Koubou for nine years.
- Loves pigs, and collects pig-related merchandise.
- She is the oldest member of the Hello! Project Kids (after the graduation of Umeda Erika in 2009).
- Of all the groups leaders in Hello! Project, she is the only one called as the Captain of a group.
- Was previously noted as the shortest member of Berryz Koubou, and usually mentioned that fact when introducing herself. As of May 2006, she is now 2cm taller than Tsugunaga Momoko.
- In Berryz Koubou's latest DVD magazine, Shimizu has claimed she wants to go to all of the members of Berryz Koubou's houses.
- Is considered to be one of the best dancers in all of Hello! Project, often being associated with her seniors in sub-groups that mainly focus on dance.
- Is close to everyone within Berryz Koubou, especially Tokunaga Chinami and Natsuyaki Miyabi.
- She is also good friends with Yaguchi Mari, Yajima Maimi, and Umeda Erika. She still calls Yaguchi her "big sister" occasionally and looks up to her as a role model.
- Was close to Murakami Megumi, particularly during their time together in ZYX.
- Her name is a combination between the initial of her Grandmother’s name "Sa" and the initial of her Mom's name "Ki".
- Her audition song was Te wo Nigitte Arukitai but she sang Ii Koto Aru Kinen no Shunkan during the preliminaries.
- She has a dog named Kurumi.
- During the trip to Hawaii, she shared room with Tokunaga Chinami.
- She forms the "Nonbiri Trio" with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina, which can be translated as "carefree trio"; because they're always left over when they're putting on makeup and their outfits. On the other hand, Sudo Maasa and Tsugunaga Momoko are the fastest.
- In her 3rd Solo Event, Captain tested the FC members with a short questionnaire of 10 questions.
- They also called her Cappuchino because it's a pun for "captain" (in Japanese is kyaputen while Cappuchino is kyapuchi-no).
- Shimizu is currently the third oldest Hello!Project member.The first being Michishige Sayumi (23) and the second being Tanaka Reina (23)
- Tokunaga Chinami said that Captain was messy in the hotel in Hawaii.
- Shimizu was one of the winner in the CM competition of the "Hello! Project DVD magazine vol. 15".
- From Sono ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Mathematics and her favorite food is grilled meat.
- In Yorosen!, she taught other Berryz Koubou members about Yakiniku.
- She is growing her hair out.
- After Niigaki Risa's graduation, it was rumored that Shimizu became the leader of Hello! Project, making her the first Hello Project Kid to be the leader of Hello! Project, and the first leader of Hello! Project that isn't a member of Morning Musume. On August 19, 2012, these rumours were proven false as Tsunku revealed that Morning Musume Leader, Michishige Sayumi, is the leader of Hello! Project.
- Recently did a filming for show Hello! Sute.
- She says when she heard the announcement that ℃-ute were going to have a concert at Budoukan, she had feelings of “Congrats!” as well as, “What about Berryz…”.
- Says she'd like to perform at Budoukan either this year or next year with the other Berryz Koubou members.
Captain of Berryz Koubou