Natsuki Sato

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Natsuki Sato
Also known as N, Nacchi
Born (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 24)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active 2006 - 2012
Labels King
Associated acts AKB48

Natsuki Sato (佐藤 夏希 Satō Natsuki?, born 1 July 1990 in Sapporo, Hokkaido), is a former member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She is an original Team K member and debuted on April 1, 2006. She was regrouped to Team B at the final Budokan Concert in August, 2009 and was again regrouped to Team A at the Tokyo Dome Concert on August 24, 2012. [1]

Sato has been included in the AKB48 sub-group "Ice from AKB48" with Erena Ono, Yūko Ōshima, Tomomi Kasai, and Yuu Imai which recorded the theme song Aisareru to iu Koto for ICE (アイサレルトイウコト for ICE?) used in the anime ICE.

In 2007 and 2008, Sato joined Kayo Noro to create the comedian duo Nacchinon (「なちのん」?). They participated in multiple comedy competitions, but never placed.

On December 20, 2008 at AKB48's first concert in JCB Hall, it was announced that Sato would be studying at Waseda University in Tokyo.

Sato has appeared on the TV quiz show Q-Sama!! (「Qさま!!」?) multiple times. In her first appearance, she was partnered with Sakiko Matsui, the only other college student in AKB48 at the time.

On May 4, 2010, Sato was officially announced as being under the management of Watanabe Productions' Biscuit Entertainment. As of May 28, 2010, she was allowed an official public blog hosted on her agency's site.

On July 11, 2010, Sato was announced to have been grouped into the "Girls・ING" (「ガールズ・ING」) unit for the Ameba Team Pigg Unit Battle as a chance to participate in AKB48's 18th major label single, "Beginner," as one of the B-sides. Other members chosen for the unit are Ayaka Umeda, Ayaka Kikuchi, Asuka Kuramochi, Haruna Kojima, and Rina Chikano. "Girls・ING" achieved third place in the tournament with 108,575 votes, and did not get to use their song "Uso Desho?" (「嘘でしょ?」), which would be a "quick-paced pop song about girls' feelings. The song was later released at the beginning of 2011 in No3b's first self-titled album, due to Kojima Haruna's inclusion in both units.

Roughly a week later on July 18, 2010, Sato announced that she would have a lead position in an annual September production of "Imagine9.11," a play which focuses on terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. She played a girl named Sato who suffered from leukemia and also was the center of the idol group SM8 (Sugar Moon 8).

AKB48 held a luck-based tournament to be selected for positions in the 19th major label single, Chance no Junban (「チャンスの順番」) on September 21, 2010. There, AKB48 members played Jankenpon, or Rock-Paper-Scissors. Sato won seventh place in the contest and was then selected for a single for the second time, the first being the 3rd major label single in April, 2007.

For AKB48's fourth annual Top 100 concert, the series of four performances showcasing the 100 most popular fan-voted songs, Sato was announced to be in Team Z, a 16-girl promotional sub-unit for a pachinko game coming out shortly after with their song "Koi no Onawa" (「恋のお縄」).

In July and August, 2011, Sato performed her third musical, "Dump Show". In this musical, she is double cast as a lead in the Moon pair along with Amina Sato in opposition the Sun pair of Oya Shizuka and Asuka Kuramochi, with Oya sharing her part. Sato plays Akane, the lead character's childhood friend.

Natsuki is on a regular radio show with MC Minshiru, "Asian K-Pop Powered by Love-1" on Tokyo FM. She also hosts the weather segment of popular news show "Hiruobi" on TBS every week.

On November 30, 2012, Sato Natsuki announced her graduation from AKB48 and from the entertainment industry in order to focus on her university studies and future career. [2]

AKB48 songs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou (「軽蔑していた愛情」?) (selected member)
  • Bingo!
  • Romance, Irane! (「ロマンス、イラネ」?)
  • Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008 (「桜の花びらたち」?)
  • Oogoe Diamond (「大声ダイヤモンド」?)
  • Sakura no Shiori (「桜の栞」?)
  • Chance no Junban (「チャンスの順番」?) ((7th place) selected member)

B-sides[edit]

  • Virgin Love (「Virgin Love」?)
  • Mirai no Kajitsu (「未来の果実」?) (selected member)
  • Viva! Hurricane (「ビバ!ハリケーン」?)
  • Ai no Moufu (「愛の毛布」?)
  • Saigo no Seifuku (「最後の制服」?) (selected member)
  • Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai (「夢を死なせるわけにいかない」?)
  • Hikouki Gumo (「ひこうき雲」?) (Theater Girls)
  • Boku no Yell (「僕のYELL」?) (Theater Girls)
  • Nakeru Basho (「泣ける場所」?) (DIVA) (vocalist)
  • Love Jump (「ラブ・ジャンプ」?) (Team B)
  • Area K (「エリアK」?) (DIVA) (vocalist)
  • Hito no Chikara (「人の力」?) (Under Girls)
  • Renai Circus (「恋愛サーカス」?) (Team B)
  • Gondola Lift (「ゴンドラリフト」?) (Yuri-gumi)
  • Yobisute Fantasy (「呼び捨てファンタジー」?) (Team B)
  • Jung ya Freud no Baai (「ユングやフロイトの場合」?) (Special Girls C)
  • Mitsu no Namida (「3つの涙」?) (Special Girls)
  • No Can (「ノーカン」?) (Team B)
  • Ano Hi no Fuurin (「あの日の風鈴」?) (Waiting Girls)
  • Kodoku na Hoshizora (「孤独な星空」?) (Shinoda Team A)
  • Watashitachi no Reason (「私たちのReason」?)

Units[edit]

Official stage units[edit]

  • "Kisu wa Dame yo" (「キスはだめよ」?) (Team K 1st Stage)
  • "Kimi wa Pegasus" (「君はペガサス」?) (Team K 3rd Stage)
  • "Idol na Yobanaide" (「アイドルなんて呼ばないで」?) (Himawari-gumi 1st Stage) (back-dancer)
  • "Itoshisa no Defense" (「愛しさのdefense」?) (Himawari-gumi 1st Stage)
  • "Hajimete no Jelly Beans" (「初めてのジェリービーンズ」?) (Himawari-gumi 2nd Stage)
  • "16nin Shimai no Uta" (「16人姉妹の歌」?) (Team K 4th Stage)
  • "Dakishimeraretara" (「抱きしめられたら」?) (Team K 5th Stage)
  • "Arashi no Yoru ni wa" (「嵐の夜には」?) (Team B 5th Stage)

Substitute stage units[edit]

  • "Hatsukoi Dorobou" (「初恋泥棒」?) (Team K 4rd[clarification needed] Stage) (Erena Ono substitute)
  • "Gomen ne Jewel" (「後免ねジュエル」?) (Team K 4rd[clarification needed] Stage) (Sae Miyazawa substitute)
  • "End Roll" (「エンドロール」?) (Team K 5th Stage) (Kayo Noro substitute)
  • "Locker Room Boy" (「ロッカールームボーイ」?) (Team B 5th Stage) (Rina Chikano substitute)
  • "Kurukurupaa" (「くるくるぱー」?) (Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012) (Kaoru Hayano substitute)

Shuffle stage units[edit]

  • "Koike" (「小池」?) (First Concert Aitakatta!)
  • "Kagami no Naka no Jeanne de Arc" (「鏡の中のジャンヌドアーク」?) (NHK Hall 2008 Concert)
  • "Namida no Shounan" (「涙の湘南」?) (JCB Hall 2008 Concert)
  • "Heart Gata Virus" (「ハート型ウイルス」?) (Budokan Shuffle Concert)
  • "Itoshiki Natassha" (「愛しきナターシャ」?) (Budokan Shuffle Concert)
  • "Kioku no Dilemma" (「記憶のジレンマ」?) (Singapore Live 3rd Stage)
  • "Noel no Yoru" (「ノエルの夜」?) (AKB48 Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2011 Concert)

Sub-units[edit]

  • ICE (Song: Aisareru to iu Koto for ICE (「アイサレルトイウコト for ICE」?))
  • Girls・ING (ガールズ・ING?) (Song: Uso Desho? - Shichiri ga hama no Nanafushigi (「嘘でしょ? ~ 七里ガ浜の七不思議」?))
  • Team Z (Song: Koi no Onawa (「恋のお縄」?))
  • Team Z (Song: Watashi no Kareshi wa Zenigata Heiji (「私の彼氏は銭形平次」?))

Radio, movie, and TV appearances[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • Asian K-Pop Powered By LOVE-1 (October 1, 2011, TOKYO FM)
  • AKB48 All Night Nippon

OVA[edit]

  • ICE (2007) as Murasaki (voice only)
  • "Pakyura!" (ぱきゅら!?) as an office lady (as part of Nacchinon)

Television[edit]

Television performances[edit]

Undated television appearances[edit]

  • NTV's 'Gyouretsu no Dekiru Hooritsu Soudan-sho'
  • TBS's 'Rinkan'
  • TBS's 'Seija no Sentaku'
  • TBS's 'Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen mae Hashu Tsujo'
  • CX's 'Haneru no Tobira'
  • CX's 'Combat'
  • CX's 'Warai Tsute ii tomo'
  • CX's 'Mechakakeru iek Terutsu!'
  • TV Asahi's Q-sama

Performances and concerts[edit]

Musicals[edit]

AKB48 stage events[edit]

  • Team K 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" (April 1, 2006 - July 5, 2006)
    • Team K 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" Revival (November 8, 2006 - December 14, 2006)
  • Team K 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls" (July 8, 2006 - November 6, 2006)
  • Team K 3rd Stage "Nounai Paradise" (December 17, 2006 - June 22, 2007)
  • Himawari-gumi (Team 1) 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyou" (July 1, 2007 - November 30, 2007)
  • Himawari-gumi (Team 1) 2nd Stage "Yume o Shinaseru Wake Ikenai" (December 8, 2007 - April 19, 2008)
    • Himawari-gumi (Team 1) 2nd Stage "Yume o Shinaseru Wake Ikenai" Revival in G-Rosso Theater (June 4, 2009 - October 23, 2010)
  • Team K 4th Stage "Saishuu Beru ga Naru" (May 5, 2008 - April 4, 2009)
  • Team K 5th Stage "Saka Agari" (April 4, 2009 - February 21, 2010)
  • Team B 5th Stage "Theater no Megami" (May 21, 2010 - )

Concerts[edit]

  • AKB48 First Concert Aitakatta! Hashira wa nai Ze- (November 3 – 4, 2006)
  • AKB48 Haru no Chotto dage Zenkoku Tour Mada Mada daze AKB48! (March 10 - April 1, 2007)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 (January 21 – 24, 2008)
  • AKB48 Live DVD wa Derudarou kedo, Yappari Name ni Kagiruze (August 23, 2008)
  • AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsu shinai yo ne? (November 23, 2008)
  • AKB48 Toshiwasure Kansha sai Shuffle Suru ze, AKB kono Peji no! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne (December 20, 2008)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2009 (January 18 – 21, 2009)
  • AKB48 Kami Kouen Yotei* Shohan no Jijou Niyori, Kami Kouen ni Nara nai baai mo ari Masu Node, go Ryoushou Kudasai (April 25 – 26, 2009)
  • AKB48 Bunshin no Jutsu Tour Osaka Hatch (August 11, 2009)
  • AKB48 Senbatsu Menba Sokaku Matsuri (August 22 – 23, 2009)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2010 (January 21 – 24, 2010)
  • AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron (March 24 – 25, 2010)
  • AKB48 Surprise wa Arimasen (July 10 – 11, 2010)
  • AKB48 AKB48 ga Yattekitte (August 17–31, 2010)
  • AKB48 Tokyo Aki Matsuri (October 9–10, 2010)
  • AKB48 at the Asia Song Festial (Korea) (October 23, 2010)
  • AKB48 at the Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) (November 12, 2010)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011 (January 20 – 23, 2011)
  • AKB48 Minogashita Kimitachi e Series (May 24 - June 12, 2011)
  • AKB48 Singapore Theater Live Vol. 2 (Singapore) (May 29, 2011)
  • AKB48 Singapore Theater Live Vol. 3 (Singapore) (June 26, 2011)
  • AKB48 Yossha Ikuzo in Seibu Dome (July 22–24, 2011)
  • AKB48 AKB48 ga Ippai! - Summer Tour 2011 - (August 1–31, 2011)
  • AKB48 Singapore Theater Live Vol. 6 (Singapore) (August 27, 2011)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012 (January 19–22, 2012)
  • AKB48 Singapore Theater Live Vol. 11 (Singapore) (January 28, 2012)

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