Sugai Yuuka

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Sugai Yuuka
Sugai Yuuka (2019 - Kuroi Hitsuji)
Name
Kanji 菅井友香
Kana すがい ゆうか
Romaji Sugai Yūka
Nickname Yukkaa (ゆっかー)
Birth Info
Birthdate November 29, 1995  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Tokyo, Japan
Blood type AB
Current Age 26 Years Old
Sizes
Height 165cm
Professional Info
Agency Seed & Flower
Social Networks Official Blog / Instagram / SHOWROOM
Idol Career Info
Group Sakurazaka46
Team 1st Generation
Debuted August 2015 / Keyakizaka46 1st Generation
Lightstick Colors
Yellow Violet

Sugai Yuuka is a member of Sakurazaka46's 1st Generation and the captain of the group.

Trivia

  • Audition song: Friends (Otsuka Ai)
  • Hobbies: Horseback riding (Dressage), was a member of the equestrian club at Gakushuin University
    • She won Dressage tournaments prior to entering the group.
  • Favorite Nogizaka46 member: Shiraishi Mai
  • She has a pet cat named Tom.
  • It is said that she was born with a silver spoon.
    • On Episode 18 of Keyakitte, Kakenai? revealed her family's villa in Karuizawa, a popular resort town for celebrities and the wealthy. Hosts Tsuchida and Sawabe remarked that her "ojousama" image was not merely a character, but that she was "the real thing".
    • Her alma mater, Gakushuin, is the school attended by Japanese nobility including the current Emperor of Japan.
    • Despite this, she has worked various odd jobs before joining the group. This includes selling beer at Tokyo Dome, working part-time at a horse-riding club, and checking for bugs in video games.
  • She hates haunted houses and being tickled.
  • She has difficulties with enunciation (sometimes struggling to even say captain).
  • Although she is captain of the group, she is rather reserved and polite.
    • This contrasted with both of her fellow vice-captains: Moriya Akane who was ultra-competitive and often called "Sergeant", and Matsuda Rina who is known to be rowdy and loud.
  • She was the Special Ambassador for the Japan Equestrian Federation for five consecutive years (2017-2021).
    • In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, she promoted the Japanese Equestrian team by commentating on TV shows and attending events.
  • Her signature gag is "Ganbariki (がんばりき)" where she lifts both her arms like a horse's legs in encouragement. She used it often on Rekomen!
    • She calls her fans "Bariizu (ばりーず)", a combination of "Gabariki" and "Buddies".

Group History

Keyakizaka46 1st GenerationSakurazaka46 1st Generation
Joined Keyakizaka46 1st Generation on August 21, 2015
Transferred to Sakurazaka46 1st Generation on October 14, 2020

History

2015

2016

2017

  • On January 21st, was announced as the captain of Keyakizaka46 at the national handshake event held at Makuhari Messe.
  • On April 3rd, was announced as the Monday Personality for radio program "Rekomen!". She held this position until her "graduation" from the program in September 2021.
  • On June 7th, was appointed as the Special Ambassador for the Japan Equestrian Federation.
  • On October 23rd, received her first solo magazine cover for "Up To Boy" vol. 260.
  • On November 6th, began her serialization in magazine "Historical Highway".
  • On December 16th, she submitted her university graduation thesis, though she would not graduate until March 2018 due to busy schedules.

2018

  • On June 4th, was appointed as the Special Ambassador for the Japan Equestrian Federation for the second consecutive year.
  • On June 5th, her first photobook, Fiancée, was released.
  • In September, started her monthly serialization in "Nikkei Entertainment!" magazine titled "Keyakizaka46 Captain, Ojousama Sugai Yuuka, Always Plays Seriously". The serialization would continue for 26 issues until October 2, 2020.

2019

  • On June 27th, was appointed as the Special Ambassador for the Japan Equestrian Federation for the third consecutive year.

2020

  • On January 30th, starred in her first stage play, "Hiryuuden 2020".
  • On June 8th, underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor on her foot.
  • On October 14th, Keyakizaka46 was renamed and restarted as Sakurazaka46.
  • On October 19th, was selected as a senbatsu and Sakura Eight member for Sakurazaka46's first single, Nobody's fault.
  • In December's issue of "Nikkei Entertainment!" started a new monthly serialization titled "Sakurazaka46 Sugai Yuuka: Always Bravely and Powerfully".

2021

  • On January 4th, was announced as the captain of Sakurazaka46.
  • On May 6th, her "Nikkei Entertainment!" essays were published in the book "Ano Hi, Konna Koto wo Kangaeta".
  • On May 12th, was appointed as the Special Ambassador for the Japan Equestrian Federation for the fifth consecutive year. She concluded her activities as ambassador later in December of the same year.

2022

  • On February 26, began starring in the musical "Curtains". The musical would continue until March 27th.

Singles Participation

Sakurazaka46 A-Sides

Sakurazaka46 B-Sides

Keyakizaka46 A-Sides

Keyakizaka46 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

Sakurazaka46 Albums

Keyakizaka46 Albums

Units

Aozora to MARRY

Print Media

Photobooks

Books

  • [2021.05.06] Ano Hi, Konna Koto wo Kangaeta (あの日、こんなことを考えていた) (Essay Book)

Magazine Serialization

  • Historical Highway (歴史街道) (2017 - 2019) - Keyakizaka46 x Historian: A Surprising Relationship between "Animals" and "History" (欅坂46×歴史学者「動物」と「歴史」の意外な関係)
  • Nikkei Entertainment! (日経エンタテインメント! )
    • Keyakizaka46 Captain, Ojousama Sugai Yuuka, Always Plays Seriously (菅井友香のお嬢様はいつも真剣勝負) (2018 - 2020)
    • Sakurazaka46 Sugai Yuuka: Always Bravely and Powerfully (櫻坂46 菅井友香 いつも凜々しく力強く) (2020 - )

Media Appearances

Stage Plays

  • Zambi (ザンビ) (2018)
  • Manga Mitai ni Ikanai. Volume 2 (漫画みたいにいかない。第2巻) (2019)
  • Reading♥︎Stage「Lily & Rose」(Reading♥︎Stage「百合と薔薇」) (2019)
  • Hiryuuden 2020 (飛龍伝2020) (2020)
  • Curtains (カーテンズ) (2022)

Variety Shows

Dramas

Radio

Net Serialization

Gallery

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Sugai Yuuka (2018 - Ambivalent)
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Sugai Yuuka (2018 - Glass wo Ware!)
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Sugai Yuuka (2017 - Kaze ni Fukarete mo)
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Sugai Yuuka (2017 - Fukyouwaon)
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Sugai Yuuka (2017 - Futari Saison)
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Sugai Yuuka (2016 - Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai)
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Sugai Yuuka (2016 - Silent Majority)
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Sugai Yuuka (Early 2016)
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Sugai Yuuka (Late 2015)
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Sugai Yuuka (Early 2015)
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1st Generation
Uemura RinaOzeki RikaKoike MinamiKobayashi YuiSaito FuyukaSugai YuukaHabu MizuhoHarada Aoi
2nd Generation
Inoue RinaEndo HikariOzono ReiOnuma AkihoKousaka MarinoSeki YumikoTakemoto Yui
Tamura HonoFujiyoshi KarinMasumoto KiraMatsuda RinaMorita HikaruMoriya RenaYamasaki Ten
Sakurazaka46 History