|Also known as||Saki-chan, Sakitan, Saki, Captain|
|Born||November 22, 1991|
|Associated acts||Berryz Kobo
H.P. All Stars
Hello! Project Kids
Saki Shimizu (清水 佐紀 Shimizu Saki?, born November 22, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer. Her career began in 2002 when she passed the audition for Hello! Project Kids, an all-female teen pop group within Hello! Project. Since then, she has continued to sing in that group and has become a part of two smaller groups composed of Hello! Project Kids members, Berryz Kobo and ZYX. Currently, she is Captain of Berryz Kobo.
In 2002, Shimizu successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition.
In 2003, Shimizu was chosen to join the group ZYX, which consisted of five Hello! Project Kids and Mari Yaguchi, who acted as a mentor. They released two singles: Iku ZYX! Fly High and Shiroi Tokyo. They remained active until 2004, when Saki and Momoko Tsugunaga were selected to become members of Berryz Kobo.
On December 31, 2006, Shimizu took the stage at the 57th edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen as a backup dancer in Morning Musume's performance of Aruiteru, along with the remaining members of Berryz Kobo, Country Musume and Cute.
In 2008, Shimizu became a member of Hello! Project's new unit High-King This shuffle unit came out with the single, "C\C (Cinderella Complex) (Ｃ＼Ｃ (シンデレラ＼コンプレックス)?), to promote Morning Musume's Cinderella Musical.
In 2009, Tsunku, the producer of Hello! Project, went to South Korea to announce that he intended to hold auditions. A few from Hello! Project accompanied him there, including Shimizu, Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Reina Tanaka, Linlin, and Maimi Yajima.
Hello! Project groups and units
- Hello! Project Kids
- ZYX (2003–?)
- Berryz Kobo (2004–present)
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- High-King (2008–?)
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011)
- Green Fields (2012–present)
- For Saki Shimizu's releases with Berryz Kobo, see Berryz Kobo discography.
- Koinu Dan no Monogatari (2002)
- Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibōken~ (2004)
- Berryz Kobo Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (March 30, 2005 – March 31, 2009)
- Berryz Kobo Beritsuu! (April 10, 2009 – current) (Co-host: Tokunaga Chinami and Sudo Maasa)
- 8th Hello Pro Video Chat (Hello! Project on Flets) (May 2, 2005)
- "Hello! Project New Unit: "High King" Formation" (in Japanese). Hello!Online. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- Berryz Kobo: Official Hello! Project profile (Japanese)
- Kpopwiki:Saki Shimizu
- Shimizu Saki: Official Blog (Japanese)