Sasaki Yukari

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Sasaki Yukari
Sasaki Yukari (2019)
Kanji 佐々木優佳里
Kana ささき ゆかり
Romaji Sasaki Yukari
Nickname Yukarun (ゆかるん)
Birth Info
Birthdate August 28, 1995  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Saitama, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 28 Years Old
Height 158cm
Professional Info
Agency De-PRO
Social Networks 7gogo / Instagram / SHOWROOM / Twitter / Weibo
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Regular Members
Debuted May 2011 / 12th Generation
Graduated February 2024

Sasaki Yukari was a member of AKB48.



Yukarun no PYUA na kokoro de, anata no HAATO wo KYACCHI shichauzo.
(In Yukarun's pure heart, I'll catch your heart.)


  • Admired members: Kasai Tomomi, Yokoyama Yui, Kashiwagi Yuki
  • Favorite AKB48 stage song: She's gone
  • Hobbies: Playing with her dog, listening to music, going shopping, sleeping
  • Favorite character: Minnie Mouse
  • Favorite colors: Pink, light blue, yellow, white, black
  • Favorite drinks: Tea, juice, energy drinks, yogurt drinks
  • Disliked drinks: Black coffee
  • Favorite foods: Crepes, chocolate chip cookies, popcorn, ramen, tsukemen
  • Favorite number: 8
  • Favorite animal: Dogs, wild boars (because she was born in the year of the boar)
  • Favorite sport: Softball, tennis
  • Favorite subjects: Physical education, art, music
  • Likes: Disney, horror movies
  • Special skill: Calligraphy
  • Future ambition: Actress, singer
  • Good friends with: Okawa Rio, Ma Chia-Ling
    • She and Okawa are known as the "lonely duo", since both of them are known for their lonely personalities.
    • She and Ma are known as "Chocho", calling each other as "Macha" (for Ma) and "Chocho" (for Yukari).
  • She has two brothers and a sister.
  • Due to her brothers' influence, she loves video games and often talks about them in SHOWROOM streams.
    • Her favorite video game is MOTHER2. She plays it with her brother.
    • She was also known for playing the AKB48 Official Music Game while the game was still available on the app store, and posting videos on Google+ of herself playing it.
  • In middle school she was in her school's tennis club.
  • She has a miniature Dachshund dog named Mocha.
  • She did not have any dance experience prior to joining AKB48.
  • She submitted her AKB48 application just five minutes before the application period ended. Her audition song was "Come Over" by Koda Kumi.
  • She made her AKB48 theater debut on May 15th, 2011, in a Zenza Girls performance of Romance Kakurenbo.
  • She was a member of the now-inactive Drama Club.
  • She wants to visit Italy and France.
  • Her catchphrase since debut has been "Happiness!" (in English). In 2015 she often created photo album videos and uploaded them on Google+, calling them "Happiness Videos".
    • She often uses the four-leaf clover emoji alongside "Happiness!". However, she has never found a four-leaf clover in the wild.
  • She is known for her "happiness character" personality. Costume designer Kayano Shinobu commented that she appears calm, but has a passionate fighting spirit and is quite positive.
  • She is also known to have a good memory. She scored 119 points on the AKB48 Group Center Test in March 2018.
  • She has a unique way of sneezing, so much so that "Sasaki Yukari Sneezing" appears as a Google search suggestion in Japanese when typing her name.
  • She claims to still believe in Santa Claus, even as an adult.
  • She is known to be bad at reading kanji words when browsing the comments of her SHOWROOM live streams.
  • She played Eguchi Aimi's voice and body double at the AKB48 First Dome Concert "Yossha~Ikuzo~! in Seibu Dome".
  • In 2013 she appeared in an anti-bullying TV campaign on NHK, and revealed that she had been bullied in primary school. Her classmates had written "DIE" on her desk.
  • Despite debuting in May 2011, she did not make her first appearance on AKBINGO! until February 2015.
  • She did daily SHOWROOM streams from January 7th, 2018 to July 29th, 2019. She livestreamed 560 days in a row.
  • She uses a Sony Xperia XZ1 Android smartphone.
  • In May 2020 she was in charge of an AKB48 official channel YouTube video that taught the viewers the choreography of Labrador Retriever, as part of the OUC48 campaign.
  • On July 28th, 2021 she was diagnosed with coronavirus. She resumed activities on August 3, 2021.








  • On February 10th, was a shonichi member for Team A's M.T ni Sasagu stage.
  • On November 16th, performed in the revival of the Himawaragumi stage Boku no Taiyou stage.





AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

AKB48 KenkyuuseiTeam ATeam 4Team ATeam BTeam 4Regular Members → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Kenkyuusei on April 3, 2011 (Debut: May 22, 2011)
Promoted to Team A on April 28, 2013 (AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai)
Transferred to Team 4 on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Transferred to Team A on March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015)
Transferred to Team B on December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
Transferred to Team 4 on April 19, 2022 (Announcement: December 8, 2021 (AKB48 16th Anniversary Team Shuffle))
Transferred to Regular Members on October 17, 2023
Graduated from AKB48 Regular Members on February 23, 2024 (Announcement: January 11, 2024)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Songs

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums


Stage Units

KKS6 (Boku no Taiyou)
Higurashi no Koi
KKS7 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida
Team A Waiting Stage
Kioku no Dilemma (New Units)
43 (Idol no Yoake)
Tengoku Yarou
44 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Confession (Under)
A7 (M.T ni Sasagu)
She's gone
SS7 (Thumbnail)
Subete wa Tochuu Keika
SS12 (Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaru)
Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou?

Concert Units

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

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

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018

AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~

AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2019

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2019


AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2020

2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase

AKB48 Tandoku Concert 2021 〜Suki Naraba, Suki da to Iou~

MX Matsuri! AKB48 60th Single "Hisashiburi no Lipgloss" Announcement Commemoration Concert in Budokan 2022

New Team Concert

AKB48 Current Team Final Concert 2023 in KT Zepp Yokohama 〜Last mo Genki ni Naru Naru! Egao ni Naru Naru! Kuranoo ni Naru Naru! Team 4!〜

MX Matsuri AKB48 62nd Single "Idol Nanka Janakattara" Release Commemoration Concert

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

AKB48 Dobbon! 3 Year Anniversary Live!

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


Sasaki Yukari 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Sasaki Yukari (2018)
Sasaki Yukari 9th Senbatsu Election Poster (2017)
Sasaki Yukari (2017)
Sasaki Yukari 8th Senbatsu Election Poster (2016)
Sasaki Yukari (2016)
Sasaki Yukari (2015)
Sasaki Yukari (2014)
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Sasaki Yukari (2013)
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Sasaki Yukari (2012)
Sasaki Yukari (2011)