Akimoto Sayaka

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Akimoto Sayaka
Akimoto Sayaka (2016)
Kanji 秋元才加
Kana あきもと さやか
Romaji Akimoto Sayaka
Nickname Sayaka (さやか), Saaya (さぁや)
Birth Info
Birthdate July 26, 1988  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Chiba, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 35 Years Old
Height 167cm
Professional Info
Agency Independent
Social Networks Official Website / Ameblo / Instagram / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team K
Debuted April 2006 / 2nd Generation
Graduated August 2013

Akimoto Sayaka was a member of AKB48's Team K. She is now a freelance actress.


Tsuyoku okitakaku utsukushiku 35-sai no Sayaka koto, Akimoto Sayaka desu
(Strong, big, beautiful 35 year old Sayaka, Akimoto Sayaka)


  • Favorite drink: Milo (she drinks it every morning)
  • Favorite member: Fukuoka Seina
  • Likes: Health spas, massages
  • Hobbies: Reading, taking baths
  • Good friends with: Miyazawa Sae (SaeYaka/Twin Towers), Oshima Yuko, Kobayashi Kana
  • Former member of DiVA
  • Former member of Driving Club
  • She was born in Makati City, Philippines. She moved to Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan before starting elementary school.
  • Her father is Japanese and her mother is Filipino.
  • She has a brother one year younger than her named Ryota.
  • She was her school's student council president in elementary school.
  • She aspired to be an entertainer since elementary school. She participated in various auditions during middle school, but was not selected for any roles.
  • She had a part-time job in high school for two years at the Rainforest Cafe in Chiba, Japan.
    • She has been working since middle school, and one of her motivations to join AKB48 was to earn money for her family. Her family struggled with finances, and Sayaka's earnings helped pay their bills. She was also known to take home the leftover bentos distributed at music programs to share with her family.
    • She is still friends with some of her old Rainforest Cafe coworkers, and has shared photos with them on her Instagram.
  • She was in her high school track and field and basketball clubs.
  • She has been practicing aikido since 5th grade and has a 2nd dan black belt.
  • She is good at English conversation and has passed Eiken Level 2.
  • She is said to have bad fashion sense.
  • She is a fan of Michael Jackson and Ozaki Yutaka. Her favorite song by Ozaki is "Forget-me-not".
  • When she auditioned for AKB48 she stated, "I think when I pass, I will pass no matter what clothes I wear". Thus she wore a T-shirt and zip up athletic jacket to her audition.
  • After the audition, Akimoto Yasushi named her and Miyazawa Sae the representatives of the AKB48 second generation.
  • She is known for her serious and dedicated personality. In the early days of Team K's debut she tried to take on a leadership role, but on some occasions this led to quarrels. For example, she told Kobayashi Kana to focus harder during practice for the Team K 1st Stage debut performance, but Kana argued back that she was already taking it seriously. She also scolded Ono Erena for scribbling on her lyrics sheet, until Ohori Megumi scolded her in turn for speaking harshly to Erena. Noro Kayo later explained that these quarrels ultimately strengthened Team K's bond, and helped Sayaka become a better leader.
  • She was officially announced as the captain of Team K at their AKB48 Bunshin no Jutsu Tour / AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri concert during the 2009 Team Shuffle.
    • On October 16, 2010, she resigned as Team K's captain due to a scandal. Author and video game developer Oji Hiroi had been seen entering Sayaka's house at night. Though she insisted nothing inappropriate happened, the negative media attention led to her resigning.
    • Four months later on February 27, 2011, she was reappointed.
    • Before being reappointed, she ran in the 2011 Tokyo Marathon as an act of repentance for her scandal. She completed the marathon in 6 hours, 50 minutes, and 6 seconds.
    • She also ran in the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, this time for personal reasons. She challenged herself to finish in less than 6 hours. She completed the marathon in 5 hours, 34 minutes, and 13 seconds.
  • She treasures her fan letters and gifts.
  • Japanese fans sometimes called her Okaro. Legend said it was because Oshima Mai had read the kanji of Sayaka's name 才加 as katakana, which when spaced out look like オカロ (Okaro).
  • In 2009, AKB48 Theater Manager Togasaki Tomonobu described Sayaka as someone who "loves AKB more than anyone else. She can cry for other people".
  • She is bad with roller coasters and haunted houses. This was confirmed in an episode of Shukan AKB.
  • She has her belly button pierced.
  • On an episode of AKBINGO! she demonstrated a high jump of over 120cm. This was the highest jump among the participating members.
  • She was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to the Phillippines in June 2014. She expressed that this had been one of her goals since entering the entertainment world.
  • She has been active as an actress since graduating from AKB48.
  • On June 20, 2020, she married rapper PUNPEE.
  • On October 1st, 2022, she announced she would leave her previous agency FLAVE and continue as a freelance actress.
  • On October 6th, 2023, she announced she had given birth to her first child.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

Team K → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team K member in February, 2006 (Debut: April 1, 2006)
Graduated from AKB48 Team K on August 28, 2013 (Tokyo Dome Concert) (Announcement: April 7, 2013 | Graduation Ceremony: August 22, 2013 at Tokyo Dome)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

SKE48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Chocolove from AKB48




Team Z

Stage Units

K1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Skirt, Hirari
Hoshi no Ondo
K2 (Seishun Girls)
Blue rose
Fushidara na Natsu
Cinderella wa Damasarenai
K3 (Nounai Paradise)
Kimi wa Pegasus
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Himawarigumi 2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Confession (1st Unit + Revival)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
Return Match
K5 (Saka Agari)
Mushi no Ballad
Ashita no Tame ni Kiss wo
Team K Waiting Stage
Anata to Christmas Eve
Yuuwaku no Garter (New Units)

Concert Units

AKB48 First Concert "Aitakatta ~Hashira wa Naize!~"

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

"Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48 Group

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

Team K 2nd Generation 10th Anniversary Celebration Special Performance

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Solo Songs


Media Appearances

Stage Plays

  • Oishii Timing (おいしいタイミング) (2008)
  • AKB48 Kagekidan 「∞・Infinity」 (2009) - Ruka
  • Space Wars (スペース・ウォーズ) (2010)
  • Minky Momo ~Kagami no Kuni no Princess~ (ミンキーモモ〜鏡の国のプリンセス〜) (2010) – Nightmare
  • ACR Izumi Kyoka (ACT泉鏡花) (2010) – Tomohime
  • Super Live Show "Double Heroine" (スーパーLIVEショー「ダブルヒロイン」) (2011) – Kinoshita Rachel
  • Roman Holiday (ローマの休日) (2012) – Ann Princess
  • Kokumin no Eiga (国民の映画) (2014) - Elsa Veesenmayer
  • Sherlock Holmes 2 ~Bloody Game~ (シャーロック ホームズ2 ~ブラッディ・ゲーム~) (2015) – Maria Clara
  • Ghost (2018) - Molly
  • Japan' History (日本の歴史) (2018)
  • Super Flat Life (2021)
  • Show Must Go On (ショウ・マスト・ゴー・オン) (2022)


  • Densen Uta (伝染歌) (2007) - Matsuda Shuri
  • SUPER GORE GIRL (聖白百合騎士団) (2009)
  • High Kick Girl! (ハイキック・ガール!) (2009)
  • Ultraman Saga (2012) - Anna
  • Spring Breakers (2013) – Faith (Japanese voice-over)
  • Tokyo Slaves (奴隷区 -僕と23人の奴隷-) (2014) – Arakawa Eia
  • BIKUU (ビクウ) (2015) – Biku
  • Mango to Akai Kurumaisu (マンゴーと赤い車椅子) (2015) – Miyasono Ayaka
  • Galaxy Turnpike (ギャラクシー街道) (2015) – Manmo
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Mantis (Japanese voice-over)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Mantis (Japanese voice-over)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Mantis (Japanese voice-over)
  • Sniper: Assassin's End (2020) – Lady Death
  • Beautiful Dreamer (ビューティフル・ドリーマー) (2020)


  • Tadashii Ouji no Tsukurikata (正しい王子のつくり方) (2008)
  • Ecogainder (環境超人エコガインダー) (2008) – Mudana-sama
  • Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010) - Chokoku
  • Salary Man Kintaro 2 (サラリーマン金太郎2) (2010) – Torii Madoka
  • Arienai! (あり得ない!) (2010) – Aihara Kaori (Episode 7)
  • Meitantei Conan (2011)
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011) - herself
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011) - Chokoku
  • Kudo Shinchi he no Chosenjo (名探偵コナン 工藤新一への挑戦状) (2011) – Suzuki Sonoko
  • Asadora Satsujin Jiken (朝ドラ殺人事件) (2012) – Niimi Miho
  • Taiga Drama Daisakusen (大河ドラマ大作戦) (2012) – Niimi Miho
  • Hosou Hakubutsukan Kikiippatsu (放送博物館危機一髪) (2013) – Niimi Miho
  • Discover Dead (ディスカバーデッド) (2013) – Mermaid (Episode 1)
  • Garo: Makai no Hana (〈GARO〉-魔戒ノ花-) (2014) – Biku
  • Oyaji no Senaka (おやじの背中) (2014) – Ueda (Episode 10)
  • Senkan Yamato no Curry Rice (戦艦大和のカレイライス) (2014) – Kureha Saori
  • ORANGE ~1.17 Inochigake de Tatakatta Shoboshi no Tamashi no Monogatari~ (ORANGE〜1.17 命懸けで闘った消防士の魂の物語〜) – Yukimura Hana
  • Kouncho Kohiya Koyomi (紅雲町珈琲屋こよみ) (2015)
  • Wakaretara Sukina Hito (別れたら好きな人) (2015) – Kihara Megimi
  • Good Morning Call (グッドモーニング・コール) (2016) – Yukari
  • Sumika Sumire (スミカスミレ) (2016) – Chiaki Yoshinogo
  • Winter, Grasping Love (奪い愛、冬 Ubai Ai, Fuyu) (2017)
  • GARO - Episode 18: Makai no Hana (魔戒の花) (2019)
  • Toshishikareshi (年下彼氏) (2020) – Shouko (Episode 14)
  • Aikatsu Planet! (アイカツプラネット!) (2021) – Watanuki Izumi

Variety Shows


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Akimoto Sayaka (2013)
Akimoto Sayaka's graduation in Tokyo Dome (2013)
Akimoto Sayaka (2012)
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Akimoto Sayaka (2011)
Akimoto Sayaka (Late 2010)
Akimoto Sayaka (Early 2010)
Akimoto Sayaka (2009)
Akimoto Sayaka (Late 2008)
Akimoto Sayaka (Early 2008)
Akimoto Sayaka (Late 2007)
Akimoto Sayaka (Early 2007)
Akimoto Sayaka (Late 2006)
Akimoto Sayaka (Early 2006)