Hiragana Keyakizaka46 (ひらがなけやき坂46) is the unders group within Keyakizaka46.
The name of this unders group is essentially the same as the main group's name, but with the first kanji character of the Japanese name spelled out using Hiragana characters, making it " けやき坂46 " instead of " 欅坂46 ". This is its official name, but it is also simply referred to as "Hiragana Keyaki" (ひらがなけやき). The main group is also referred to as Kanji Keyakizaka46 and "Kanji Keyaki".
Nagahama Neru had auditioned for Kanji Keyakizaka46, and passed multiple auditions, but her mother took her back to Nagasaki just before the final audition. Management accepted her into the group when her parents relented, and made her the first member of Hiragana Keyakizaka46. Auditions for more members were held in the spring of 2016. Part of the audition was a series of individual appearances on SHOWROOM, a site that allows individuals to broadcast directly from their homes, replying to questions and comments posted by the audience.
The group debuted with its song Hiragana Keyaki on the album Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai, released 10 August 2016. It performed the song in public for the first time at a handshake event mini-live in Nagoya on 13 August 2016.
They currently have 11 members.
- Iguchi Mao (まおちゃん Maochan)
- Ushio Sarina (べとなむ Sarina)
- Kakizaki Memi (めみたん Memitan, めみー Memii)
- Kageyama Yuuka (かげちゃん Kagechan)
- Kato Shiho (かとし Katoshi, しほりん Shihorin)
- Saito Kyoko (こょんこ Kyonko)
- Sasaki Kumi (くみ Kumi)
- Sasaki Mirei (みいぱん Miipan)
- Takase Mana (まなふぃ Manafi)
- Takamoto Ayaka (ぱんちゃん Ponchan)
- Higashimura Mei
Hiragana Keyakizaka46 Songs on Keyakizaka46 Albums & Singles
- Hiragana Keyaki from Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai
- Dare Yori mo Takaku Tobe! from Futari Saison
- Bokutachi wa Tsukiatteiru from Fukyouwaon
- Eien no Hakusen from Masshirona Mono wa Yogoshitaku Naru
- Soredemo Aruiteru from Kaze ni Fukarete mo
- NO WAR in the future from Kaze ni Fukarete mo
|けやき||Iguchi Mao||井口眞緒||Maochan (まおちゃん)||November 10, 1995||Niigata, Japan||AB||21 Years Old||163cm||**|
|けやき||Ushio Sarina||潮紗理菜||Sarina (べとなむ)||December 26, 1997||Kanagawa, Japan||O||19 Years Old||157cm||**|
|けやき||Kakizaki Memi||柿崎芽実|| Memitan (めみたん)
|December 2, 2001||Nagano, Japan||A||15 Years Old||156cm||**|
|けやき||Kageyama Yuuka||影山優佳||Kagechan (かげたゃん)||May 8, 2001||Tokyo, Japan||O||16 Years Old||154cm||**|
|けやき||Katou Shiho||加藤史帆|| Katoshi (かとし)
|February 2, 1998||Tokyo, Japan||A||19 Years Old||159cm||**|
|けやき||Saitou Kyouko||齊藤京子||Kyonko (こょんこ)||September 5, 1997||Tokyo, Japan||A||20 Years Old||155cm||**|
|けやき||Sasaki Kumi||佐々木久美||Kumi (くみ)||January 22, 1996||Chiba, Japan||O||21 Years Old||166cm||**|
|けやき||Sasaki Mirei||佐々木美玲||Miipan (みいぱん)||December 17, 1999||Hyogo, Japan||O||17 Years Old||163cm||**|
|けやき||Takase Mana||高瀬愛奈||Manafi (まなふぃ)||September 20, 1998||Osaka, Japan||A||19 Years Old||157cm||**|
|けやき||Takamoto Ayaka||高本彩花||Ponchan (ぽんちゃん)||November 2, 1998||Kanagawa, Japan||B||18 Years Old||160cm||**|
|けやき||Higashimura Mei||東村芽依||**||August 23, 1998||Nara, Japan||O||19 Years Old||153cm||**|