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Shimizu Saki

Shimizu Saki promoting Kanjuku Berryz Kobo The Final Completion Box (2015)

Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀) is a Japanese pop singer and talent managed by J.P ROOM and signed to Up-Front Group. She was formerly part of Hello! Project as the Captain of Berryz Kobo.



Shimizu Saki joined Hello! Project in 2002 as a member of Hello! Project Kids after passing the group's audition. In 2003, she was a member of the special unit ZYX. In 2004, she was one of eight members selected to form Berryz Kobo and became the group's captain. She is one of the group's main singers. In 2008, Shimizu became part of the unit High-King.

On February 25, 2015 Shimizu Saki announced that after the indefinite hiatus of Berryz Kobo took effect she would officially become a Hello! Project Advisor, which would include acting as a liason between the members of Hello! Project and management. Her first job in the role of Advisor was assiting in the selection of a name for the new group consisting of Kenshuusei members; the group later became Kobushi Factory.

On August 24, 2017 it was revealed through an official announcement and Saki's blog that she had joined the M-Line fan club and would make her return to performing through one of several events meant to celebrate Hello! Project's 20th anniversary. Though the contents of her performance were undecided at the time of the announcement, the event was titled "Shimizu Saki DanceLive ~I wish I could...~".

On March 4, 2021, it was announced Shimizu had married a non-celebrity man and would be retiring from the entertainment industry in November when she turns 30.


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Video Releases



Shimizu Saki

  • [2011.01.12] Shimizu Saki (清水佐紀)



TV Programs
TV Dramas
  • [2009] Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Hori Michiko)


Net Dramas
Net Programs




  • 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 or text messages.
  • Has played the piano since kindergarten.
  • Loves pigs, and collects pig-related merchandise.
  • Is the second oldest member of the Hello! Project Kids.
  • When she was younger, she was the shortest member of Berryz Kobo, and usually mentioned that fact when introducing herself. Currently, the shortest member is Tsugunaga Momoko.
  • Was 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.
  • Was the only leader of a Hello! Project group to go by a different title.
  • She earned certification as a "Shoku-iku" (Dietary Education) Instructor while home during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine period.

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