|Also known as||Sakura|
|Born||March 12, 1999|
|Origin||Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Associated acts||Hello! Pro Egg (2011–2012)
Morning Musume (2012–present)
Sakura Oda (小田 さくら?, born on March 12, 1999 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese pop singer. She is an eleventh-generation member of the pop group Morning Musume. Prior to joining Morning Musume, Oda was a Hello! Pro Egg member.
In the summer of 2011, Sakura Oda took part in the S/mileage 2nd generation audition, but did not pass. In November 2011, she was added to Hello! Pro Egg, a Hello! Project trainee group, which was later renamed "Hello! Pro Kenshūsei".
In the middle of 2012, Sakura Oda participated in the 11th generation audition for Morning Musume, in which 7,000 applicants took part. She advanced to the final round, with 5 other girls. On September 14, 2012, at a public Generalprobe of Morning Musume 15th Anniversary Concert Tour held at Harmony Hall Zama in Kanagawa (Sakura's home prefecture), it was announced that Sakura Oda was the only one chosen to join the group.
Hello! Project groups
Singles participated in
- "Help Me!!" (debut)
- "Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai"
- "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan"
- "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?"
- "Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0"
- "小田 さくら(オダ サクラ) ｜ プロフィール" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- モーニング娘。11期メンバー決定！ (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- モー娘。11期メンにハロプロ研修生の小田さくら単独加入 (in Japanese). Natalie. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- "モー娘。唯一の11期メンバーが決定！ ハロプロエッグ出身の13歳・小田さくら". Oricon. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- モーニング娘。 ： 新メンバーにハロプロ研修生出身の小田さくら 単独加入は7年ぶり (in Japanese). MANTAN-WEB. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- "Sakura Oda's Nama Tamago Show profile". Hello! Project. Retrieved 2012-09-14.
- "Morning Musume 11th Generation Member Decided!!" (Sakura Oda video introduction) on YouTube
- Sakura Oda's Nama Tamago Show profile
- Morning Musume official profile