Amina Sato

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Amina Sato
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Amina Sato in 2013
Background information
Native name 佐藤 亜美菜
Born (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 26)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer, seiyu, actress, radio personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007—present
Associated acts AKB48, No Name

Amina Sato (佐藤 亜美菜?, Satō Amina, born October 16, 1990 in Tokyo), is a former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, now a voice actress.[1] In AKB48 she was originally a 4th generation trainee, then in Team A, in Team B, and finally in Team K. Amina Sato was also a member of a pop group named No Name, which consisted of several AKB48 members voice acting in the animation series AKB0048.

Career[edit]

AKB48[edit]

Amina Sato joined the Japanese idol group AKB48 as a 4th generation trainee. In April 2008 she was promoted to Team A. In the first AKB48 general election in 2009, she placed eighth overall and was part of the group's A-side single.[2]

On August 23, 2009, at an AKB48 concert it was announced that in October she would be transferred from Team A to Team B. The transfer finally came into effect on May 21, 2010.

In summer 2010 she placed 18th in the second general election, earning a place on the A-side of AKB48's 17th single "Heavy Rotation".[3] In the third general election in 2011, she placed 18th, winning a spot on the A-side for the single "Flying Get".[4]

In December 2011 she passed an audition to voice act in AKB48's animated TV series AKB0048. Broadcast from April 2012, it featured her voice as one of the main characters Yūka Ichijō.[2] She also participated in the two singles released by the associated pop unit No Name, composed of AKB48 members who were voice acting in the anime series.[2] She reprised the role of Yuka in AKB0048's second season.

In 2012, she placed 21st in AKB48's fourth general election,[5] and performed on the B-side track "Nante Bohemian" as part of Under Girls for the single "Gingham Check". In 2013, she placed 33rd on the fifth general election.[6] The election rank made her the choreography center of the group Next Girls (formed of those who placed 33 to 48) which performed a B-side track for the single "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie".[7][8]

On November 1, 2012, as part of a mass group shuffle announced on August 24 (on the first day of the AKB48 Tokyo Dome concert series), she was transferred from AKB48's Team B to Team K.[9][10]

On December 22, 2013, at an AKB48 Team K's stage performance in Tokyo, Sato announced her graduation from AKB48. In her statement she expressed her intention to pursue her dream of becoming a voice actress.[2][11] She graduated at a performance in the AKB48 Theater on January 15, 2014.[12][13]

Post-AKB48[edit]

In July 2016 Sato released a single as Alice Tachibana, the character she voices in The Idolmaster anime series. The single reached number 8 on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart.[14]

In December 2016 it was announced that Sato would lend her voice to a new character that was being added to anime Gi(a)rlish Number, a 17-year-old girl named Nanami Sakuragaoka.[15]

Discography[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

Title Release date Charts
JP
Oricon

[16]
"The Idolmaster Cinderella Master 036 Tachibana Alice"
  (THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER 036 橘ありす?)
  • as Alice Tachibana (cv. Amina Sato)
November 30, 2015 8

Singles and other songs with AKB48[edit]

Songs on AKB48 singles[edit]

A-sides[edit]
B-sides[edit]

Original songs on AKB48 albums[edit]

Appearances[edit]

See 佐藤亜美菜#出演 in the Japanese Wikipedia.

TV dramas[edit]

Stage plays[edit]

  • Dump Show! (2011)
  • SEMPO (ja) (musical, 2013)[17]
  • Papa no Tanjōbi (パパの誕生日?) (original musical, on stage since 26 July 2014)

Radio shows[edit]

  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon

Voice acting[edit]

Anime[edit]

Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Girlish Number" Adds New Aspiring Voice Actress to Its Ranks". Crunchyroll. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d "AKB48佐藤亜美菜、声優を目指しグループ卒業". Natalie (website). 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  3. ^ "AKB48 選抜総選挙 結果" [AKB48 Selection Election]. AKB48 Official Blog (in Japanese). Ameblo.jp. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  4. ^ "AKB48 22ndシングル選抜総選挙結果" [AKB48 22nd Single selection Election]. AKB48 Official Blog (in Japanese). Ameblo.jp. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  5. ^ "AKB48 27thシングル選抜総選挙 開票結果" [AKB48 27th Single selection election vote counting result]. AKB48 Official Blog (in Japanese). Ameblo.jp. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  6. ^ "AKB佐藤亜美菜が卒業発表「声優目指す」 キャプテン大島優子も激励". Oricon. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  7. ^ "AKB佐藤亜美菜 総選挙から解放され「生理きた」". Tokyo Sports. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  8. ^ "AKB48 32ndシングル 選抜総選挙" [32nd single selection elections]. AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). 2013-06-08. 
  9. ^ "AKB48 Announces Tectonic Line-Up Shift". 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  10. ^ 組閣後新体制 - AKB48オフィシャルブログ 2012年8月24日
  11. ^ "AKB48's Sato Amina announces her graduation to become a voice actress". Tokyohive. 2013-12-22. 
  12. ^ "AKB48 卒業の佐藤亜美菜へ向けた鈴木まりやのブログが話題に". 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  13. ^ "佐藤亜美菜「恩返ししたい」涙の卒業公演". Nikkan Sports. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  14. ^ "『シンデレラガールズ』、「生存本能ヴァルキュリア」がオリコン初登場5位". 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  15. ^ "『ガーリッシュ ナンバー』、4/9開催イベントに佐藤亜美菜の出演決定". My Navi News. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  16. ^ "佐藤亜美菜の売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  17. ^ "【人たらしの極意】元AKB・佐藤亜美菜奮闘ミュージカルにエール 声優としても地道に活動". ZAKZAK. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  18. ^ "竹達彩奈さん&久野美咲さんがシークレットゲスト! 『アイマス シンデレラガールズ』4thライブSSA公演1日目リポート". Famitsu. 2016-10-15. 

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