Hiragana Keyakizaka46

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Hiragana Keyakizaka46 (November 2018)

Hiragana Keyakizaka46 (ひらがなけやき坂46) was a subgroup within Keyakizaka46.

The name of the group was essentially the same as Keyakizaka46, but with the first kanji character spelled using hiragana characters instead. This made it "けやき坂46" rather than "欅坂46". To avoid confusion, it was often simply referred to as "Hiragana Keyaki" (ひらがなけやき), with the main group referred to as "Kanji Keyaki" (Kanji Keyakizaka46).

The group was unveiled on November 30, 2015 during an episode of Keyakitte, Kakenai? with a single member, Nagahama Neru. Auditions for more members were announced at the same time.

Nagahama Neru had auditioned for Kanji Keyakizaka46 and passed multiple rounds of auditions, but her mother forbade her to become an idol, and took her back to their hometown of Nagasaki just one day before the final audition. After her parents relented, management allowed Neru into the group and made her the first member of Hiragana Keyakizaka46. Auditions for more members were held in the spring of 2016. The audition included a series of individual appearances on SHOWROOM, a website that allows individuals to broadcast directly from their homes. These SHOWROOMs could be viewed by the general public, and applicants were encouraged to reply to questions and comments. The SHOWROOM round was one of the final rounds of auditions, and the final lineup of members was announced shortly after the round closed.

The 1st Generation members that would join Nagahama Neru were announced on May 11, 2016. They debuted with the song Hiragana Keyaki on the single Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai in August 10, 2016. They performed the song in public for the first time at a handshake event mini-live in Nagoya on August 13, 2016. The group continued activities, mostly featuring on B-side tracks of Kanji Keyakizaka46 releases. The 2nd Generation members debuted August 15, 2017, and the sole 3rd Generation member debuted December 16, 2018.

The group released their first solo album, Hashiridasu Shunkan, on June 20, 2018.

On February 11, 2019, they became an independent group named Hinatazaka46.

Members

Discography

Original Albums

# Cover Title Release date
01 Link=Hashiridasu Shunkan Hashiridasu Shunkan
(走り出す瞬間)
2018.06.20

Hiragana Keyakizaka46 Songs on Keyakizaka46 Albums & Singles

Concerts

# Title Date
01 Hiragana Keyakizaka46 Zepp Tokyo Stage
(けやき坂46 Zepp Tokyo公演)
2017.03.21-22
02 Hiragana National Tour 2017
(ひらがな全国ツアー2017)
2017.05.31 ~ 2017.12.13
03 Hiragana Keyaki Nippon Budoukan 3DAYS!!
(ひらがなけやき日本武道館3DAYS!!)
2018.01.30 ~ 2018.02.01
04 Hiragana Keyakizaka46 "Hashiridasu Shunkan" Tour 2018
(けやき坂46「走り出す瞬間」ツアー2018)
2018.06.04 ~ 2018.07.10
05 Hiragana Christmas 2018
(ひらがなくりすます2018)
2018.12.11 ~ 2018.12.13

Radio Shows

  • Yuugata Paradise (ゆうがたパラダイス) (2017 – 2018)
  • All Night Nippon (2018 – 2019)

Stage Plays

  • Zambi (ザンビ) (2018)
  • AYUMI (あ ゆ み) (2018)

Variety Shows