Aki Takajo

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Aki Takajo
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Aki Takajo at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Background information
Native name 高城 亜樹
Born (1991-10-03) October 3, 1991 (age 22)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupations Japanese idol, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008 - Present
Associated acts AKB48, French Kiss, JKT48

Aki Takajo (高城 亜樹 Takajō Aki?, born October 3, 1991 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol singer who is a member of the girl groups AKB48 and JKT48. She auditioned for AKB48's sixth generation and was promoted to member of Team A.[1] Her talent agency is Watanabe Productions.[2] She is also a member of the sub-unit French Kiss.[3] She is a concurrent member of AKB48's Team B and JKT48's Team J.

Career[edit]

Takajo auditioned for AKB48 and was chosen in the group's sixth generation, also known as the third generation of Kenkyusei (trainees). She debuted on August 23, 2008 in the concert "Live DVD wa Derudarou kedo, Yappari Nama ni Kagiruze". On October 19, she substituted for Haruna Kojima on the Team A Fifth Stage, "Renai Kinshi Jorei". On December 29, Takajo was promoted to AKB48's Team A; she only spent 71 days from theater debut to full member, and it was the fastest promotion in AKB48 history at the time.[citation needed]

Takajo's first A-side with AKB48 was in 2010 for the single "Ponytail to Shushu". In the 2010 AKB48 general elections, she placed 13th and landed a spot on the title track for "Heavy Rotation". She and AKB48 members Yuki Kashiwagi and Asuka Kuramochi formed a sub-unit, "French Kiss" and the group released the single "Zutto Mae Kara" which peaked at number five on the Oricon charts.

On August 24, the first day of its Tokyo Dome concert series, AKB48 announced a reorganization of its teams. Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa were sent to Jakarta to help AKB48's sister group JKT48.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role[6] Notes
2009 13 "Iiwake Maybe" Under Girls Ranked 23rd in 2009 general election. Did not sing on title track. Sang on "Tobenai Agehacho". Debut single with Team A.
2009 14 "River" Under Girls Did not sing on title track. Sang on "Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara".
2010 15 "Sakura no Shiori" Team PB Did not sing on title track. Sang on "Enkyori Poster" as Team PB.
2010 16 "Ponytail to Shushu" A-side First A-side. Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues"
2010 17 "Heavy Rotation" A-side Ranked 13th in 2010 General Election. Also sang on "Yasai Sisters" and "Lucky Seven".
2010 18 "Beginner" A-side
2010 19 "Chance no Junban" A-side Placed 8th in rock-paper-scissors tournament.[7] Also sang on "Yoyakushita Christmas"; and "Kurumi to Dialogue" as Team A.
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" A-side
2011 -- "Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?"  ?? charity single
2011 21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side Also sang on "Korekara Wonderland" and "Yankee Soul".
2011 22 "Flying Get" A-side Ranked 12th in 2011 General Election.
2011 23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
2011 24 "Ue kara Mariko" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament;[8][9] She sang on "Noël no Yoru"; and on "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai" as Team A.
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom), Special Girls B Sang in chorus with Baby Blossom; She also sang on "Hitsujikai no Tabi" as part of Special Girls B.
2012 26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side She also sang on "Gugutasu no Sora".
2012 27 "Gingham Check" Under Girls Ranked 17th in 2012 General Election. Did not sing on title track. She sang on "Nante Bohemian".
2012 29 "Eien Pressure" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Totteoki Christmas" and "Watashitachi no Reason". She is now part of JKT48.
2013 31 "Sayonara Crawl" A-side She is credited as JKT48 Team J and AKB48 Team B for this single.
2013 32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" Under Girls Did not sing on title track. Ranked 20th in 2013 General Election.[10] Sang on "Ai no Imi wo Kangaete Mita".
2013 33 "Heart Electric" Under Girls Did not sing on title track. Sang on "Kaisoku to Doutai Shiryoku"
2013 34 "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament.[11] Sang on "Mosh & Dive".[12]

Singles with JKT48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2013 1 "River" A-side Debut with Team J.
2013 2 "Yuuhi wo miteiru ka?-Apakah Kau Melihat Mentari Senja?-" B-side Did not sing on title track. Sang on " Nagai Hikari- Cahaya Panjang -"
2013 3 "Fortune Cookie In Love -Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta-" A-side Also sang on "First Rabbit"
2013 4 "Manatsu no Sounds Good! - Musim Panas Sounds Good!"

Stage Units[edit]

Team A 5th Stage (Renai Kinshi Jorei)
  1. Kuroi Tenshi
  2. Heart Gata Virus (backup for Haruna Kojima)
Team K 4th Stage (Saishuu Bell ga Naru) (backup for Sae Miyazawa)
Team K 5th Stage (Sakaagari)
  1. Ai no Iro (backup for Sae Miyazawa)
Himawari Gumi 2nd Stage (Yume o Shinaseru wake ni wa Ikanai) in Theater G-Rosso
  1. Tonari no Banana (Standby for Tomomi Kasai, Reina Fujie, Haruka Nakagawa, Misaki Iwasa)
  1. Hajimete no Jelly Beans

(Standby for Sae Miyazawa, Reina Fujie, Haruka Nakagawa, Mariya Suzuki)

Team A 6th Stage (Mokugekisha)
  1. Enjo Rosen
Team J 1st Stage (Renai Kinshi Jourei/Aturan Anti Cinta)
  1. Renai Kinshi Jourei (Aturan Arti Cinta)

Appearances[edit]

Movie[edit]

  • Majisuka Gakuen (2010)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (2011)

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Publications[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

  • Takajo Aki Akicha to Kaerō (2010)[15]
  • Takajo Aki 2nd DVD Wonderland (2011)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKB48 Members". akb48.co.jp. 
  2. ^ "Watanabe Entertainment Profile". Watanabepro.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Profile | フレンチ・キス". Mv.avex.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Reformation of AKB48 in Tokyo Dome Concert" (in Japanese). 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ Green, Scott (August 24, 2012). "AKB48 Announces Tectonic Line-Up Shift". Crunchyroll. 
  6. ^ Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー(2006年~2013年)" [(2006-2013) AKB48 successive single member selection]. entamedata.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  7. ^ "AKB48、じゃんけん選抜シングルは「チャンスの順番」". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  8. ^ "AKB48 :AKB48 :じゃんけん大会を再び開催 9月に武道館で SKE48、NMB48ら総勢71人参加". Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co., Ltd. (in Japanese). MANTANWEB. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  9. ^ "AKB48’s second "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament confirmed". Tokyohive.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  10. ^ "AKB48 32ndシングル 選抜総選挙" [32nd single selection elections]. AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). 2013-06-08. 
  11. ^ Suskin, Jeremy (September 18, 2013). "Jurina Matsui Wins Jankenpyon Tournament to Lead AKB48′s 34th Single". Nihongogo. 
  12. ^ "鈴懸(すずかけ)の木の道で「君の微笑みを夢に見る」と言ってしまったら僕たちの関係はどう変わってしまうのか、僕なりに何日か考えた上でのやや気恥ずかしい結論のようなもの <Type A>【通常盤】(マキシ+DVD複合)" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  13. ^ "ドラマ24「マジすか学園」:テレビ東京 公式サイト". Tv-tokyo.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  14. ^ "ドラマ24「マジすか学園2」:テレビ東京 公式サイト". Tv-tokyo.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  15. ^ "あきちゃと帰ろー/高城亜樹] DVD通販". Dmm.com. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  16. ^ "WE!インフォメーション: 高城亜樹 2ndDVD『わんだーらんど』3/30(水)発売!". Watanabepro.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 

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