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Takeuchi Akari
竹内(たけうち) (あか)()

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Takeuchi Akari promoting "Umaku Ienai"
Background Information
Also Known As Take-chan (タケちゃん?)
Born November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23) (age 19)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 152cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2008-present
(8 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2008-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label Up-Front Works
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shin Minimoni, Harvest, Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog ANGERME 2ki
ANGERME Information
Joined August 14, 2011
Generation 2nd Generation
Member Color       Blue (2014-Present)
      Red (2011-2014)
Time in Group 5 Years, 3 Months, 12 Days
Hello Pro Egg Information
Joined June 2008
Generation 4th Generation
Graduated October 16, 2011
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Takeuchi's Autograph

Takeuchi Akari (竹内朱莉) is a 2nd generation member and sub-leader of ANGERME. She joined Hello! Project in 2008 as a member Hello Pro Egg. She was also a member of Shin Minimoni and the SATOYAMA movement unit Harvest.

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Takeuchi Akari was born on November 23, 1997 in Saitama, Japan.

2008Edit

Takeuchi Akari joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in 2008. She was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka Hop!~ concert in June 2008 alongside Fukumura Mizuki and Kaneko Rie.

2009Edit

In June 2009, Takeuchi took park in the stage play Ojigi de SHAPE-UP!, the sequel to Ojigi 30 do Degrees, with fellow Hello! Project members Miyamoto Karin, Takahashi Ai, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, and Kamei Eri.

In 2009, Takeuchi became a member of the revival group, Shin Minimoni alongside Linlin, Fukuda Kanon, and Miyamoto Karin.

2010Edit

In late 2010, Takeuchi auditioned for Morning Musume 9th Generation Audition, but failed to pass the 3rd round.

2011Edit

She auditioned for S/mileage and made it in as sub-members along with Nakanishi Kana, Tamura Meimi, Kosuga Fuyuka, and fellow Hello Pro Egg member Katsuta Rina.

On October 16th, the second generation sub-members of S/mileage were announced as official members. Following the announcement, Takeuchi, along with Katsuta, withdrew from Hello Pro Egg.

2012Edit

On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, was set to take place on June 15th, 18th, 20th, and 28th at Yokohama Blitz.

On October 10, it was announced that Takeuchi would be a member of the new unit Harvest alongside Morning Musume members Ikuta Erina, Ishida Ayumi, and Sato Masaki.

2013Edit

Starting in April, Takeuchi became a regular on the NHK's educational television program Test no Hanamichi.

On April 14, S/mileage's 2nd generation held a fanclub event.

On May 26, it was announced that Takeuchi would take part of a new project called "Yattaruchan Daisakusen", which she supported Nakanishi Kana's mission to become "Super Yattaruchan". The project began in August. On the same day, Takeuchi's Twitter account was officially opened.

On November 25, she celebrated her birthday at a special event called S/mileage Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2013 with two performances.

2014Edit

On March 2, Takeuchi Akari and then Nakanishi Kana Tweeted that their Twitter accounts would become inactive, but they would start to update their blog more often. Takeuchi's second-to-last tweet stated: "We were doing Twitter as part of Operation Yattaruchan to become Yattaruchan, so maybe this means Akari is Yattaruchan now-!!!!! lol I'll update my blog more often from now on!! lol Thank you for now!!"[1]

On November 23, Takeuchi celebrated her 17th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled S/mileage ~Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.

2015Edit

On November 24, it was announced that Takeuchi Akari would take over Fukuda Kanon's Tuesday regular position on the radio show 60TRYbu.[2]

On November 29, during Fukuda's gradation concert at the end of the ANGERME First Concert Tour 2015 Aki "Hyakka Ryouran", it was announced that she was appointed sub-leader alongside Nakanishi Kana.

2016Edit

On January 25, Takeuchi celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event ~Shinnenkai ja nai yo! Birthday Event da yo! Minna de Akari wo Iwaundaa!!!~, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

On November 24, Takeuchi celebrated her 19th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

Personal LifeEdit

Takeuchi has an older brother and a pet dog named Melon.

Takeuchi is first cousins with ℃-ute's leader, Yajima Maimi.[3] She has explained in the past that the reason why she decided to join Hello Pro Egg was because she admired her cousin Yajima and ℃-ute.

When Takeuchi was first introduced as a Hello Pro Egg member in June 2008, she was a third year elementary school student. At the time when Takeuchi auditioned for S/mileage, she was a second year middle school student. During her time in middle school, she was in a sports team. On March 15, 2013, Takeuchi graduated from middle school.[4]

On March 13, 2016, Takeuchi announced that she graduated from high school and will go to university.[5]

The following list are notable friendships Takeuchi Akari has acquired:

Takeuchi's given name, "Akari", means red (朱; aka) combined with a phonetic character (莉; ri). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Takeuchi Akari:

  • Take-chan (タケちゃん): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Oden-kun (おでんくん): Given to her due to having a similar facial feature to the cartoon character "Oden-kun". Afterwards, the S/mileage Members, the fans, even Tsunku has ofter call her by the nickname.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Takeuchi Akari (竹内朱莉)
  • Official Nickname: Take-chan (タケちゃん)
  • Birthdate: November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23) (age 19)
  • Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Eastern Zodiac: Ox
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 152cm (5'0")[7]
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2008-06-22: Egg
    • 2011-08-14: S/mileage sub-member
    • 2011-10-16: S/mileage member
  • Years in ANGERME: 3 years
  • Official Kaomoji: リイ^・ ゥ・リ
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Red (2011-2014)
    • Blue (2014-Present)
  • Audition Song: "Suki-chan" by S/mileage
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Hobbies: Playing outside, watching TV, reading manga
  • Special Skills: Short distance running, sports, penmanship.
  • Strong Point: Hating to lose to anything.
  • Weak Point: Speaking too fast
  • Favorite Subject: P.E.
  • Least Favorite Subject: Math
  • Favorite Food: Kiwi, Meat
  • Least Favorite Food: Tofu
  • Favorite Color: Red and light blue
  • Favorite English Phrase: "You're Welcome!!".
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs, Tigers, Lion cubs, Red pandas.
  • Favorite Sport Teams: Yomiuri Giants
  • Audition Song: Suki-chan
  • Looks Up To: Yajima Maimi
  • Favorite Song in the Past: Minihamus no Ai no Uta, Around the World, "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus)
  • Favorite Current Songs: What Makes You Beautiful, Yuki no Ne, Niji

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Takeuchi Akari Discography Featured In

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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Fanclub DVDsEdit

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MagazinesEdit

Featured on the coverEdit

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  • [2012.01.xx] Memew DX
  • [2014.xx.xx] Anican R Yanyan (Vol.12)

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME
  • [2012] S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
  • [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
  • [2013-] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live

CommercialsEdit

  • [2012] Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)

InternetEdit

Music VideosEdit

TheaterEdit

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RadioEdit

  • [2012–] SS1422
  • [2015–] TRY 60 Bu (TRY60部) (Tuesday Regular)

TriviaEdit

  • She'd like to go to an amusement park with Tokunaga Chinami.
  • If she could join another group for a day, she'd join °C-ute.
  • Tamura Meimi and Murota Mizuki think that Akari is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
  • She eats bread for breakfast.
  • She has a habit of biting her lip.
  • Her favorite spot is her living room.
  • She describes her personality as hating to lose.
  • Up Up Girl's Mori Saki gave her and Fukumura wedding-themed couple mugs back when they were all Egg members.
  • At the sports festival, she was the only member of S/mileage that was able to win an event.
  • She is a fan of the English-Irish band One Direction.
  • In Team Okai, she covered Tanaka Reina.
  • She is the first second generation S/mileage member to release a solo DVD.
  • On the day before her middle school graduation ceremony, she told herself that she didn't wanted to graduate. After listening to "Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita" while saying it, she was moved by it that started to cry by herself.
  • She believes that Tokunaga Chinami is the most energetic member of Hello! Project, while Kumai Yurina being the mellowest.
  • She sometimes wears shorts instead of skirts in Music Videos and Concerts because she prefers a boyish look.
  • In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Takeuchi: "She was good at singing and dancing from the start, but she also discards some aspects of the idol attitude in a good sense, and is always reliable. She’s loved by everyone so she also gets teased a lot by everyone, and even when she’s not around, just the mention of her name can make everyone smile."[8]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Arai Manami

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2008

Succeeded by
Miyamoto Karin

Preceded by
Arai Manami

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
2008

Succeeded by
Miyamoto Karin

Preceded by
First

Sub-leader of ANGERME
November 29, 2015 - Present
(With Nakanishi Kana)

Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Takeuchi Family TreeEdit

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Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elder
Brother
   
   
Akari
(b.1997)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Takeuchi Akari. "Akari "We were...". smileage english (@namasma_eng) via Twitter. 2014-03-02.
  2. https://twitter.com/hipnewsservice/status/669232350757302273
  3. Morning Musume Michishige Sayumi no Kon'ya mo Usa-chan Peace. Broadcast Date: 2009-06-24.
  4. http://ameblo.jp/smileage-submember/entry-11491440278.html
  5. http://ameblo.jp/angerme-amerika/entry-12138864529.html
  6. http://helloproradio.com/2014/08/31/ss1422-84-2014-08-24/ "SS1422 #84". 2014-08-24.
  7. "竹内 朱莉 タケウチ アカリ" (in Japanese). Fuji TV.
  8. Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.

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