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.
They currently have 12 members.
- Iguchi Mao
- Ushio 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
- Sasaki Mirei
- Takase Mana (まなふぃ Manafi)
- Takamoto Ayaka (ぱんちゃん Ponchan)
- Nagahama Neru (ねる Neru, ねるこ Neruko) (Kanji Keyakizaka46)
- Higashimura Mei
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.
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
|ひらがな||Iguchi Mao||井口眞緒||**||November 10, 1995||Niigata, Japan||AB||21 Years Old||163cm||**|
|ひらがな||Ushio Sarina||潮紗理菜||**||December 26, 1997||Kanagawa, Japan||O||19 Years Old||157cm||**|
|ひらがな||Kakizaki Memi||柿崎芽実|| Memitan (めみたん)
|December 2, 2001||Nagano, Japan||A||15 Years Old||156cm||**|
|ひらがな||Kageyama Yuuka||影山優佳||Kagechan (かげたゃん)||May 8, 2001||Tokyo, Japan||O||16 Years Old||154cm||**|
|ひらがな||Kato Shiho||加藤史帆|| Katoshi (かとし)
|February 2, 1998||Tokyo, Japan||A||19 Years Old||159cm||**|
|ひらがな||Saito Kyoko||齊藤京子||Kyonko (こょんこ)||September 5, 1997||Tokyo, Japan||A||19 Years Old||155cm||**|
|ひらがな||Sasaki Kumi||佐々木久美||**||January 22, 1996||Chiba, Japan||O||21 Years Old||166cm||**|
|ひらがな||Sasaki Mirei||佐々木美玲||**||December 17, 1999||Hyogo, Japan||O||17 Years Old||163cm||**|
|ひらがな||Takase Mana||高瀬愛奈||Manafi (まなふぃ)||September 20, 1998||Osaka, Japan||A||18 Years Old||157cm||**|
|ひらがな||Takamoto Ayaka||高本彩花||Ponchan (ぽんちゃん)||November 2, 1998||Kanagawa, Japan||B||18 Years Old||160cm||**|
|ひらがな / 欅||Nagahama Neru||長濱ねる|| Neru (ねる)
|September 4, 1998||Nagasaki, Japan||O||18 Years Old||157cm||**|
|ひらがな||Higashimura Mei||東村芽依||**||August 23, 1998||Nara, Japan||O||18 Years Old||153cm||**|