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Chihiro Anai

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Native name  穴井 千尋
Instruments  Vocals

Occupation(s)  Idol, singer
Genres  J-pop
Name  Chihiro Anai
Born  27 January 1996 (age 19) (1996-01-27)
Origin  Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Years active  2011 (2011) – present

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Chihiro Anai (穴井 千尋, Anai Chihiro, born 27 January 1996 in Fukuoka Prefecture) is a former member of the Japanese idol girl group HKT48. She was a member of HKT48's Team H.



Anai passed HKT48's 1st generation auditions in July 2011. Her audition song was "Haru ni Nattara" by Miwa. Her stage debut was in November 2011. In March 2012, she was selected to form Team H and was also appointed captain. In the 2014 AKB48 general elections, Anai ranked for the first time, placing 39th with 18,825 votes. On June 8, 2016, during an HKT48 stage greeting, Anai announced she was leaving the group.


Anai's nickname at the point of debut was "Chiichan", but was later changed to "Chihiron". However, she is still called "Chiichan" by members. She is also often referred to as "Kyappu", which is derived from captain, since she was appointed the captain of Team H when it was formed.

Anai likes pumpkins and tomatoes, but dislikes avocados. She studied classical ballet throughout elementary and middle school. Anai admires Yuko Oshima, and respects Minami Takahashi and Rino Sashihara.

Stage Units

HKT48 Kenkyuusei Stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara"
  1. "Ame no Pianist"
HKT48 Team H 1st Stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara"
  1. "Kono Mune no Barcode"
Team H Waiting Stage "Hakata Legend"
  1. "Heart Gata Virus"
  2. "Enkyori Poster"
HKT48 Himawarigumi 1st Stage "Pajama Drive"
  1. "Junjou Shugi"
Team H 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls"
  1. "Blue rose"
  2. "Fushidara na Natsu"
  3. "Cinderella wa Damasarenai"
  4. "Kinjirareta Futari"
Team H 3rd Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru"
  1. "Return Match"
  2. "Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou"


  • HKT48 no Odekake!
  • Hakata Hyakkaten
  • Nogizaka46 x HKT48 Crown Program Battle
  • Movies

  • Himitsu
  • References

    Chihiro Anai Wikipedia