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Wada Sakurako
和田(わだ) 桜子(さくらこ)
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Wada Sakurako, December 2017
Background Information
Also Known As WadaSaku (わださく?)
Born March 8, 2001 (2001-03-08) (age 16)
Origin Aichi, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 162cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Model
Years Active 2012-present
(5 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory
Blog Kobushi Factory Official Blog
Kobushi Factory Information
Joined January 2, 2015
Member Color       Green
Debut Single Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)
Time in Group 2 Years, 11 Months, 16 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined December 2012
Generation 17th Generation
Left November 2015
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Wada's Autograph
I'd like us all to do our best to become a group that's like the kobushi in the language of flowers, high in "friendship" with mutual "trust" that is "welcoming", and become a group that continues for over 10 years, just like Berryz Koubou.[1]

–Wada Sakurako, January 2015

Wada Sakurako (和田桜子) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Kobushi Factory. She was first introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member in December 2012 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[2]

BiographyEdit

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Wada Sakurako, June 2017

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Wada Sakurako, November 2016

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Wada Sakurako, July 2016

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Wada Sakurako, February 2016

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Wada Sakurako, September 2015

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Wada Sakurako, March 2015

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Wada Sakurako, February 2014

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Wada Sakurako, November 2013

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Wada Sakurako, February 2013

Early LifeEdit

Wada Sakurako was born on March 8, 2001 in Aichi, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2012Edit

She auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation, but was not chosen to enter the group.

On November 20, it was announced that Wada would be joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside five other girls. She was officially introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Kanazawa TomokoKaga KaedeIchioka ReinaKishimoto Yumeno and Makino Maria on December 9.[2]

2013Edit

On March 7th, there was an FC event held for Wada and Kaga Kaede.

On May 5, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event was held and Wada performed Uchouten LOVE, she won the Judge's vote for this performance.

2014Edit

Wada participated as opening act in the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~.

2015Edit

On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Wada would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei.

2016Edit

On March 8, Wada celebrated her 15th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Wada Sakurako Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

On August 4, it was reported that Wada was in poor health and she would be absent from Kobushi Factory's mini live at Ario Otori that day.[3] On August 5, it was reported that she was still in poor health and underwent a medical examination, as a result it was decided that she needed rest and would be absent from the Tokyo Idol Festival event that day, as well as the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concerts on August 6 and 7.[4] On August 9, it was announced that she was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis and would also miss the concert on August 11.[5] Wada fully recovered and returned to performing at Kobushi Factory's third single special live on August 13.[6]

2017Edit

On March 9, Wada celebrated her 16th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Wada Sakuraro Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

Personal LifeEdit

Her father works in a senior citizen home. She has an older brother.[7]

When Wada joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a fifth year elementary school student. When she joined Kobushi Factory, she was in her second year of middle school.

On March 11, 2016, she graduated from middle school.[8] As of April 2017, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Wada Sakurako has acquired:

Wada's given name, Sakurako, means "cherry blossom" (桜; sakura) combined with "child" (子; ko). Her name was suggested by her father and paternal grandmother.[9]

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Wada Sakurako:

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Wada Sakurako (和田桜子)
  • Nicknames: WadaSaku (わださく), Sako (さこ)
  • Birthday: March 8, 2001 (2001-03-08) (age 16)
  • Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 162cm
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2012-11-20: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
  • Kobushi Factory Member Color: Green (2015-)
  • Hello! Project groups:

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Wada Sakurako Discography Featured In

Blu-raysEdit

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DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Group PhotobooksEdit

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MagazinesEdit

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WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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MoviesEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

InternetEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She wants to try singing Otakebi Boy WAO! by Berryz Koubou.
  • For her, the best thing about being in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when people came to her line at handshake events and when she saw people wearing her T-shirt at events.
  • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in "always smiling".
  • She wants to be an idol that everyone knows and praises.
  • She won the judges special award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for performing S/mileage's Uchouten LOVE.
  • She participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition.
  • She has the same last name as ANGERME member, Wada Ayaka.
  • She was ranked 2nd "most airheaded" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei in Gekkan Entame magazine.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Sasaki Rikako. Rikako got to participate in things like the C-ute tour, which she also wants to be able to do. Rikako's dancing is energetic and she was a very reliable person in the program, so she wanted to work hard to keep up with her.
  • She doesn't want to lose to anyone in terms of smiles. She's also not shy around people, so she thinks she's better at meeting people for the first time, like at handshake events, and getting them excited and feeling good.
  • She found the Kenshuusei program hard, but there were so many fun things about it, like doing shows or back-up dancing or handshakes.
  • She thinks of voice training as studying for a test. If she applies herself and really studies and works hard, she'll see results. She says that once she has decided to do something, she has to learn how to do it.
  • She's the type to easily succumb to her nervousness, she's often been told.
  • Her dream was to be approved as a member of a group. Then, after three years, she hopes the group could have a concert on a huge stage.
  • Tsunku's comments: "I want to train you more in dancing. If you don't train in rhythm you won't be able to sing, right? Let's see you apply yourself to those detailed aspects! Your smile is good. You have elegance, and that's good."
  • According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Wada's role within the group is "Factory manager for Singing".[10]
  • She shares her birthday with Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Shutto Anna.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Taguchi Natsumi

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
2012 – 2013

Succeeded by
Sasaki Rikako

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/26182/2
  2. 2.0 2.1 "新メンバー6人もお披露目。ハロプロ研修生、フレッシュなステージを披露" (in Japanese). DeView by Oricon. 2010.12.10.
  3. ​こぶしファクトリー 和田桜子に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-04.
  4. "​こぶしファクトリー 和田桜子に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-05.
  5. "こぶしファクトリー 和田桜子に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-09.
  6. "ただいま!そしてありがとう♡和田桜子" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2016-08-13.
  7. Wada Sakurako. "お盆ですよー♡和田桜子" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2016-08-17.
  8. Wada Sakurako. "卒業遠足!♡ 和田桜子" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2016-03-11.
  9. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  10. What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)

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