Sayaka Yamamoto

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Sayaka Yamamoto
Native name 山本 彩
Born (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 23)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2010 (2010) – present
Associated acts NMB48, AKB48
Website http://yamamotosayaka.jp/

Sayaka Yamamoto (山本 彩?, Yamamoto Sayaka, born July 14, 1993 in Osaka Prefecture) is a member of the Japanese idol girl group NMB48 and guitarist, where she serves as the captain of Team N, and Leader of NMB48. She is also a former member of AKB48's Team K.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Yamamoto participated for the first auditions for NMB48, and was selected along with 15 other girls. The group debuted on October 9, 2010 as Team N. In 2011, she and NMB48 member Miyuki Watanabe were the first NMB48 members to participate in an AKB48 single: "Everyday, Katyusha".

On February 2014, it was announced that she would hold a concurrent position in AKB48's Team K.[1]

On February 10, 2015, Sayaka Yamamoto released her second photobook titled "SY" which sold 42,779 in its first week of sales according to Oricon and topped the Oricon sales charts.[4] The high sales volume prompted a second-printing of the gravure photobook.[5]

On April 13 2016, it was announced that her concurrent position in AKB48's Team K has been canceled.[6]

On October 26, 2016, Sayaka Yamamoto released her first solo album "Rainbow". It debuted at number 3 on the weekly Oricon singles chart.[7]

AKB48 general elections[edit]

  • In 2011, Yamamoto placed 28th with 8,697 votes.
  • In 2012, she placed 18th with 23,020 votes.[8][9]
  • In 2013, she placed 14th with 51,793 votes.[10]
  • In 2014, she placed 6th with 67,916 votes.[11]
  • In 2015, she placed 6th with 97,866 votes.[12]
  • In 2016, she placed 4th with 110,411 votes.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Singles with NMB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2011 1 "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shōjo" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Debut with NMB48 Team N. Sang on "Seishun no Lap Time" and "Mikazuki no Senaka". Sang on "Boku ga Maketa Natsu" with Shirogumi
2 "Oh My God!" A-side (Center), Shirogumi, NMB Seven Sang on "Boku wa Matteru". Sang on "Kesshou" with Shirogumi. Sang on "Uso no Tenbin" with NMB Seven.
2012 3 "Junjō U-19" A-side (Center), Shirogumi, NMB Seven, Solo Sang on "Doryoku no Shizuku" with Shirogumi. Sang on "Reni no Speed" with NMB Seven. Solo track "Jungle Gym"
4 "Nagiichi" A-side (Center), Shirogumi, NMB Seven Sang on "Saigo no Catharsis" with Shirogumi. Sang on "Hatsukoi no Yukue to Play Ball" with NMB Seven.
5 "Virginity (song)" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Sang on "Mōsō Girlfriend". Sang on "Bokura no Regatta" with Shirogumi.
6 "Kitagawa Kenji" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Sang on "In-Goal". Sang on "Hoshizora no Caravan" with Shirogumi.
2013 7 "Bokura no Eureka" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Sang on "Todokekana Soude Todoku Mono". Sang on "Okuba" as Shirogumi. She is the subject of the song "Sayanee" on the single.
8 "Kamonegix" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Sang on "Doshaburi no Seishun no Naka de" as Shirogumi.
2014 9 "Takane no Ringo" A-side (Center), Shirogumi Sang on "Prom no Koibito" as Shirogumi.
10 "Rashikunai" A-side, Team N Sang on "Tomodachi". Sang on "Kyusen Kyotei" as Team N.
2015 11 "Don't look back!" A-side, Team N Sang on "Renai Petenshi" as Team N. Sang on "Sotsugyō Ryokō" as NMB48's 1st generation.
12 "Durian Shōnen" A-side, Team N Sang on "Inochi no Heso" as Team N.
13 "Must be now" A-side (Center), Team N Sang on "Yume ni Iro ga nai riyū" as Team N and "Orera to wa".
2016 14 "Amagami Hime" A-side (Center), Team N Also sang on "365 Nichi no Kamihikōki" as solo version, "Hakanai Monogatari" as Team N and "Dōtonbori yo, Naka Sete Kure!".
15 "Boku wa Inai" A-side, Team N Also sang on "Ima Naraba" as Saya Milky and "Sora Kara Ai ga Futte Kuru" as Team N.
16 "Boku Igai no Dareka" A-side (Center), Team N Also sang on "Kodoku Guitar" as Team N.

Albums with NMB48[edit]

Teppen Tottande!
  • "Teppen Tottande!"
  • "12/31"
  • "Lily" / Team N
  • "Dazai Osamu wo Yonda Ka?"
Sekai no Chuushin wa Osaka ya ~Namba Jichiku~
  • "Ibiza girl"
  • ""Seito Techo no Shashin wa Ki ni Haittenai" no Hoshoku"
  • "Densha wo Oriru" / Team N
  • "Dakishimetai Kedo" / Solo

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role[13] Notes
2011 21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side First AKB48 single, representing NMB48 Team N.
22 "Flying Get" Under Girls Ranked 28th in 2011 General Election. Did not sing on title track. Sang on "Dakishimecha Ikenai" (Check Yasai Sisters 2011)
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
24 "Ue kara Mariko" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament;[14][15] She sang on "Noël no Yoru".
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom) Sang in chorus with Baby Blossom.[16]
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side She also sang on "Gugutasu no Sora".[17]
27 "Gingham Check" Under Girls Ranked 18th in 2012 General Election.[8][9] Did not sing on title track. She sang on "Nante Bohemian".
28 "Uza" A-side
29 "Eien Pressure" B-side Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Ha!" as part of NMB48.
2013 30 "So Long!" A-side
31 "Sayonara Crawl" A-side
32 "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" A-side Ranked 14th in 2013 General Election.[10] Sang on title track.
33 "Heart Electric" A-side Sang on title track with English name "Rosanna"
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.[18] Sang on "Mosh & Dive".[19]
2014 35 "Mae Shika Mukanee" A-side
36 "Labrador Retriever" A-side
37 "Kokoro no Placard" A-side Ranked 6th in 2014 General Election.
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" A-side Also sang on "Hajimete no Drive"
2015 39 "Green Flash" A-side Raps in this song with Minami Takahashi.[20] Also sang "Punkish" as part of NMB48.
40 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" A-side Also sang "Kimi no Dai Ni Sho"
41 "Halloween Night" A-side Ranked 6th in 2015 General Election. Also sang on "Yankee Machine Gun" and "Gunzou".
42 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" A-side Also sang on "365 Nichi no Kamihikōki" which she is the Center, "Madonna no Sentaku" and "Senaka Kotoba".
2016 43 "Kimi wa Melody" A-side Marked as the 10th Anniversary Single. Also sang on "Shigamitsuita Seishun" as part of NMB48.
44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai" A-side Last single as AKB48 concurrent member. Also sang on "Aishū no Trumpeter".
45 "LOVE TRIP / Shiawase wo Wakenasai" A-side Also sang on "Hikari to Kage no Hibi" which she is Double Center with Yui Yokoyama.
46 "High Tension" A-side
2017 47 "Shoot Sign" A-side Also sang on "Mayonaka no Tsuyogari" as part of NMB48.
48 "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" A-side

Albums with AKB48[edit]

Koko ni Ita Koto
  • "Koko ni Ita Koto"
1830m
  • "Aozora yo Sabishikunai Ka?"
Tsugi no Ashiato
  • "10 Krone to Pan"
Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
  • "Ai no Sonzai"
  • "Conveyor" / Team K
  • "Ai to Kanashimi no Jisa" / Solo
0 to 1 no Aida
  • "Ai no Shisha" / Team K
  • "Love Ash"
Thumbnail
  • "Ayamachi"

Stage units[edit]

NMB48 Team N 1st Stage "Dareka no Tame ni" (誰かのために?)
  • "Bird"
  • "Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru" (制服が邪魔をする?)
NMB48 Team N 2nd Stage "Seishun Girls" (青春ガールズ?)
  • "Blue rose"
  • "Fushidara na Natsu" (ふしだらな夏?)
NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage "Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru" (ここにだって天使はいる?)
  • "Yume no Dead Body" (夢のdead body?)
  • "Hajimete no Sora" (初めての星?)
  • "100nen Saki Demo" (100年先でも?)
NMB48 Team N 3rd Stage Revival "Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru" (ここにだって天使はいる?)
  • "Yume no Dead Body" (夢のdead body?)
  • "Hajimete no Sora" (初めての星?)
  • "100nen Saki Demo" (100年先でも?)
AKB48 Team K 6th Stage Revival "RESET"
  • "Seifuku Resistance" (制服レジスタンス?)
AKB48 Team K 4th Stage Revival "Saishū Bell ga Naru" (最終ベルが鳴る?)
  • "Return Match" (リターンマッチ?)

Appearances[edit]

Variety[edit]

  • Star Hime Sagashi Tarou (2010 - 2011, TV Tokyo)
  • Docking 48 (2011 - 2013, Kansai TV)
  • Naniwa Nadeshiko (2011, Nippon TV)
  • Brain Athlete (2012, Nippon TV)
  • NMB48 Geinin! (2012, Nippon TV)
    • NMB48 Geinin 2!! (2013, Nippon TV)
    • NMB48 Geinin 3!!! (2014, Nippon TV)
  • NMB to Manabukun (April 11, 2013 –, Kansai TV)
  • Wakeari Red Zone (October 4, 2013 –, Yomiuri TV)
  • NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka no M-nee Music Onesan (November 30, 2013 –, SPACE SHOWER TV Plus)
  • High Noon TV Viking! (April 4, 2014 –, Fuji Television)
  • NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka no Regular Toretemouta! (July 7, 2015 –, Kawaiian TV)

Dramas[edit]

  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (2015, Nippon TV) as Antonio
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (2015, Nippon TV) as Antonio
  • AKB Horror Night: Adrenaline's Night Ep.3 - Product Storage (2015, TV Asahi) as Anna
  • AKB Love Night: Love Factory Ep.11 - Love Letters of the Past (2016, TV Asahi) as Mizuki Kyōno
  • Hibana (2016, Netflix)
  • Cabasuka Gakuen (2016, Nippon TV) as Antonio

Radio[edit]

  • NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka no Regular Toretemouta! (October 2, 2014 –, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting)

Movie[edit]

  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Owarai Seishun Girls! (2013)[21]
  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns Sotsugyō! Owarai Seishun Girls!! Aratanaru Tabidachi (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

Magazines[edit]

  • Smart, Takarajimasha 1995-, since October 2012
  • Tarzan, MAGAZINE HOUSE 1986-, since August 2015

Photobooks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 山本彩はチームNとKを兼任/大組閣祭り (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  2. ^ 山本彩のプロフィール [Sayaka Yamamoto's Profile] (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  3. ^ "NMB48山本彩、AKB48兼任解除 決意を明かす". Modelpress (in Japanese). Modelpress. April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Suskin, Jeremy (February 23, 2015). "Sayaka Yamamoto’s Newest Photobook "SY" Top Sales Charts". Nihongogo. Nihongogo. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Suskin, Jeremy (February 25, 2015). "Sayaka Yamamoto’s Photobook "SY" To See Second Printing". Nihongogo. Nihongogo. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "NMB48山本彩、AKB48兼任解除 決意を明かす". Modelpress (in Japanese). Modelpress. April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "嵐、最新作『Are You Happy?』がオリコン初登場1位!". RO69. ロッキング・オン・ホールディングス. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  8. ^ a b "AKB48第4回総選挙、大島優子が2年ぶり2回目のトップに" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  9. ^ a b "AKB48第4回総選挙、トップ16メンバーのコメント全紹介" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  10. ^ a b "AKB48 Official Site: 2013 Election Result". AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  11. ^ "AKB48 Official Site: 2014 Election Result". AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  12. ^ "AKB48 Official Site: 41st Election Result". AKB48 Official Site (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  15. ^ "AKB48's second "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament confirmed". Tokyohive.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  16. ^ ""AKBバンド"が新曲ジャケ写解禁 前田&大島の2トップ". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  17. ^ "AKB48高城ら「ぐぐたす」選抜が新曲初披露" (in Japanese). Oricon. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  18. ^ Suskin, Jeremy (September 18, 2013). "Jurina Matsui Wins Jankenpyon Tournament to Lead AKB48′s 34th Single". Nihongogo. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "AKB48柏木由紀&小嶋陽菜Wセンターの新曲発表&披露 高橋みなみ&山本彩はラップも". Modelpress (in Japanese). 25 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  21. ^ NMB48 げいにん! THE MOVIE お笑い青春ガールズ! (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  22. ^ さや神:山本彩ファースト写真集 (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  23. ^ "SY: Sayaka Yamamoto" (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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