2008 - present
| November 23, 1997 (age 18) (1997-11-23) |
S/mileage, Hello Pro Egg, Minimoni, Hello! Project Mobekimasu
S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1, 2 Smile Sensation
Angerme (Since 2011), Hello Pro Kenshusei (2008 – 2012), Minimoni (2009 – 2011)
Meimi Tamura, Kanon Fukuda, Kana Nakanishi, Rina Katsuta, Ayaka Wada
Akari Takeuchi Wikipedia
Akari Takeuchi (竹内朱莉, Takeuchi Akari, born November 23, 1997) is a member of Japanese idol pop group S/mileage. She joined as a sub-member with four other girls and was promoted to an official member two months later.
In 2008, Akari joined Hello! Project as a Hello! Pro Egg member after passing the Hello! Pro Egg auditions. In 2009, she was chosen to be a member of Minimoni's revival group, Shin Minimoni with fellow Hello! Pro Egg member Karin Miyamoto, alongside S/mileage member Kanon Fukuda and Morning Musume member Linlin. In June 2011, auditions to find 2nd generation members for S/mileage were announced, and Akari took part. On August 14, at the last performance of the Hello! Project 2011 Summer concerts, Akari and 4 other girls were announced to be the 2nd second generation sub-members of S/mileage.
On October 16, at the launch event of S/mileage's 7th single "Tachigaaru", Tsunku announced the 4 sub-members' promotion to official S/mileage members (except Fuyuka Kosuga, who retired).Cute and fellow Hello! Project member Maimi Yajima is her cousin.
She joined Hello! Pro Egg because she admired both Maimi and Cute.
Hello! Pro Egg (2009-2011)
Shin Minimoni (2009)
Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011)