Team Syachihoko

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Team Syachihoko
Origin Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Genres J-pop, pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Unborde (Warner Music Japan)
Associated acts Momoiro Clover Z
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
Takoyaki Rainbow
Bullet Train
3B Junior
Website Official website
Members Honoka Akimoto
Chiyuri Itō
Yuzu Andō
Haruna Sakamoto
Nao Sakura
Yuzuki Ōguro

Team Syachihoko (チームしゃちほこ Chīmu Shachihoko?) is a Japanese female idol group consisting of six schoolgirls from the city of Nagoya.[1]


Team Syachihoko is a sister group of two other girl groups managed by the Stardust Promotion talent agency, Momoiro Clover Z and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku[1][2] and, having been formed in 2011, is the "youngest sister" of the three.[2][3]

The group was created of six girls from Aichi Prefecture. As of 2012, all members lived in Nagoya, the capital of the prefecture, and were junior high school students.[2] From April 2013, five of them entered high school,[4] Haruna Sakamoto remains the only one who is still in junior high.[5]

From April 5, 2013, Team Syachihoko has its own regular TV show, broadcast on Nagoya TV.[6]


Team Syachihoko was formed in 2011 by 3B Junior, the third section of Stardust Promotion.[2] In April 2012, the group debuted live on the streets of Nagoya (on the Nishinomaru Square), and continued with more events in the Nagoya area.[2]

In the summer of 2012, Team Syachihoko participated in a nationwide concert series titled "HMV Idol Gakuen presents Nihon Jyūdan Idol Ranbu 2012", appearing at two concerts: on August 10 in Nagoya and on August 23 in Tokyo.[2] During the August 10 performance, the group announced that it would soon release its first major-label single, on October 31 on the Warner Music Japan record label. The single was labeled the "Nagoya major-debut single"[7] and was supported by a concert tour across the city of Nagoya.[8] On September 2, at the first concert of the tour, the group appeared in stage costumes looking like bowling uniforms and unveiled the title song of the upcoming single, titled "The Stardust Bowling".[7] The song, written and composed by Takashi Asano, who had already authored two indie songs for the band,[7] told a story of a bowling ball that, after being thrown, overcame various difficulties on its way along the lane and finished with a strike.[9] The Japanese edition of Rolling Stone called the song "cute and humorous", with a "dramatic melody", "brilliantly following the style of Momoiro Clover and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku.[10] The single reached 17th place in the weekly Oricon charts.[11]

During the Nagoya tour, which took place from September 2 to November 4, the girls faced various challenges presented by the band's manager, such as "Yuzu and Yuzuki don't eat sweets in the dressing room while on tour", "1000 sumultaneous viewers on the Ustream broadcast", etc. Each won challenge equalled one "crown" (point). The group had to collect 10 crowns to be granted a first solo concert and a nationwide major-label debut. The band won 13 crowns and received the right to hold a solo concert on December 30 at Nagoya's Club Quattro, but the release of the promised single was delayed for three months with the reason stated by Team Syachihoko's manager Hasegawa to be that the 13 crowns were more than the target number of 10.[12] All the 500 tickets for the concert were sold out.[13] The performance was released as the group's first live DVD on April 24, 2013.[14]

On December 24, 2012 and on April 7, 2013, Team Syachihoko released two limitedly distributed singles, sold at the band's live events.[15][16] The first single was titled "Otome Juken Sensō" ("Girls' Entrance Exam War") and was issued in a total of 7,777 serial-numbered copies.[15] By February 13, it had been sold out.[17] The follow-up, called "Otome Juken Sensō: Another War", was printed in 8,888 copies.[16]

The group released its next single on June 19, 2013.[18][19] It was titled "Shuto Iten Keikaku" ("Plan for the Relocation of the Capital") and was marketed as their "pre-nationwide-major-debut single" (日本先行メジャーデビューシングル?).[20]


Name Birth date[21] Age Image color*[21]
Honoka Akimoto (秋本帆華?) (1997-11-15)November 15, 1997 18 Nagoya red
Chiyuri Itō (伊藤千由李?) (1998-01-24)January 24, 1998 17 Uirō yellow
Yuzu Andō (安藤ゆず?) (1997-09-26)September 26, 1997 18 Pony pink
Haruna Sakamoto (坂本遥奈?) (1999-02-02)February 2, 1999 16 Tebasaki kimidori
Nao Sakura (咲良菜緒?) (1997-09-10)September 10, 1997 18 Marriage blue
Yuzuki Ōguro (大黒柚姫?) (1997-07-18)July 18, 1997 18 Murasaki purple (subject to change)

* All color values are approximate.



No. Title Release date Oricon
1 "Koibito wa Sniper / Goburei! Shachihoko Deluxe"
April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)
August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24)*
2 "Triple Seven"
July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24)*
3 "The Stardust Bowling"
Oct. 31, 2012 17
"Otome Juken Sensō"**
Dec. 9, 2012
"Otome Juken Sensō: Another War"**
  (乙女受験戦争 Another War?)
April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07)
4 "Shuto Iten Keikaku"
  (首都移転計画?, "Capital Relocation Plan")
June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19) 11
5 "Ai no Chikyūsai"
  (愛の地球祭?, "Earth Festival of Love")
October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30) 5
6 "Ii Kurashi"
  (いいくらし?, "Good Living")
May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14) 2
7 "Shampoo Hat"
  (シャンプーハット Shanpūhatto?)
December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10) 4

* The major label Warner Music Japan re-released both Team Syachihoko's indie singles on August 24, 2012.[23]
** "Otome Juken Sensō" and "Otome Juken Sensō: Another War" were issued in, respectively, 7,777 and 8,888 copies and were sold at Team Syachihoko's concerts.[15][16]


No. Title Release date Oricon
1 "Himatsubushi" (ひまつぶし?, "Killing Time") August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20) 3


No. Title Release date Oricon
1 Hatsu One-man Man Live: Kimi e no Omoi Jiki Shōsō
April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24) 136
2 ZeppZeppHep World Premium Japan Tour 2013~Mikirihassha wa Mitsu no Aji
(ZeppZeppHep World Premium Japan Tour 2013~見切り発車は蜜の味?)
August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14) 74
3 Team Syachihoko Summer Festival 2013~Ryaku shite "Syachi-sama♪"
December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04) 86
4 Team Syachihoko's "Yuru Syachi" Vol.1
(チームしゃちほこの『ゆるしゃち』 Vol.1”?)
March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26) 48
5 Team Syachihoko's "Yuru Syachi" Vol.2
(チームしゃちほこの『ゆるしゃち』 Vol.2”?)
March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26) 57
6 Team Syachihoko's "Yuru Syachi" Vol.3
(チームしゃちほこの『ゆるしゃち』 Vol.3”?)
March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26) 61
7 Team Syachihoko Earth Festival of Love 2013 in Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium
(チームしゃちほこ愛の地球祭り 2013 in 愛知県体育館”?)
May 28, 2014 (2014-05-28) 34


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