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Akimoto Sayaka

Akimoto Sayaka
Akimoto Sayaka (2013)
Akimoto Sayaka (April 2012)
Akimoto Sayaka (March 2011)
Akimoto Sayaka (March 2010)

Akimoto Sayaka (秋元才加) is a Japanese pop singer, idol, and actress managed by Flave Entertainment. She was an original member of AKB48's Team K.


  • Name: Akimoto Sayaka (秋元才加)
  • Nicknames: Sayaka (さやか), Saaya (さぁや), Okaro (オカロ)
  • Birth Date: July 26, 1988 (1988-07-26) (age 35)
  • Birth Place: Chiba, Japan
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hobbies: Reading, bathing, massages
  • Catch Phrase: Tsuyoku Kedakaku Utsukushiku 21sai no Sayaka Koto, Akimoto Sayaka desu (強く気高く美しく21歳のさやかこと、秋元才加です; Strong, Noble, Beautiful 21 year old Sayaka, Akimoto Sayaka)
  • Height: 166cm
  • Bust: 86cm
  • Waist: 61cm
  • Hips: 85cm
  • Agency: office48
  • Groups:


Digital Singles

Compilations / Other

AKB48 Song Participation



Stage Units

Team K 1st Stage "PARTY ga Hajimaru yo"
Team K 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls"
Team K 3rd Stage "Nonai Paradise"
Himawari-gumi 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou"
  • Himawari (向日葵) (1st Unit)
    • If the 1st Unit did not participate in this number, Akimoto would appear as a cheer girl for "Idol Nante Yobanaide".
Himawari-gumi 2nd Stage "Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai"
Team K 4th Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru"
Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive"
Team K 5th Stage "Saka Agari"
Team K 6th Stage "RESET"





  • Originally a second generation member of AKB48 and a founding member of Team K. She was appointed as the team's captain during the AKB48 team shuffle in 2009, but temporarily resigned her captaincy in October 2010 due to a scandal. She was reappointed in April 2011, until the position was transferred to Oshima Yuko during the team shuffle in 2012. She announced her graduation on April 7, 2013, through a blog post as her reason for not participating in the AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo. Her graduation was celebrated at Tokyo Dome on August 22, 2013, and her final performance at the AKB48 Theater took place on August 28 of the same year.
  • Treasures her fan letters and gifts.
  • She is half-Filipino through her mother.
  • Favorite food: Vegetables, natural foods
  • Favorite drink: Hot chocolate, Milo, and drinks it every morning
  • Favorite artist: Michael Jackson
  • Favorite TV show: Mezamashi TV, Sukkiri
  • Favorite magazine: Glitter and Blenda
  • Favorite season: Spring and Summer
  • Favorite brand: FOREVER 21
  • Favorite town: Kyoto
  • Favorite AKB single: Boku no Taiyou
  • Favorite AKB stage song: Tadaima Renaichuu
  • Favorite AKB outfit: The outfits from the Japan Record Awards
  • Charm point: Her collarbone and mouth
  • Special skills: Impersonations, Art, Aikido since 5th grade, and has a 2nd Dan Black belt
  • As of recently, she's been into massage.
  • She has her belly button pierced.

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