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).
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.
- Hiragana Keyakizaka46 1st Generation
- Hiragana Keyakizaka46 2nd Generation
- Hiragana Keyakizaka46 3rd Generation
|01|| Hashiridasu Shunkan
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
- Ima ni Mite iro from Glass wo Ware!
- Hanbun no Kioku from Glass wo Ware!
- Happy Aura from Ambivalent
- Kimi ni Hanashite Okitai Koto from Kuroi Hitsuji
- Dakishimete Yaru from Kuroi Hitsuji
|01|| Hiragana Keyakizaka46 Zepp Tokyo Stage
(けやき坂46 Zepp Tokyo公演)
|02|| Hiragana National Tour 2017
|2017.05.31 ~ 2017.12.13|
|03|| Hiragana Keyaki Nippon Budoukan 3DAYS!!
|2018.01.30 ~ 2018.02.01|
|04|| Hiragana Keyakizaka46 "Hashiridasu Shunkan" Tour 2018
|2018.06.04 ~ 2018.07.10|
|05|| Hiragana Christmas 2018
|2018.12.11 ~ 2018.12.13|
- Hiragana Keyakizaka46 also appeared at a number of Kanji Keyakizaka46 concerts, typically performing 2-3 songs. For a list of all Kanji Keyakizaka46 concerts, see Keyakizaka46 Concerts Table.
- Yuugata Paradise (ゆうがたパラダイス) (2017 – 2018)
- All Night Nippon (2018 – 2019)