Sakura Miyawaki (宮脇 咲良 Miyawaki Sakura, born 19 March 1998) is a Japanese singer and actress. She became a member of Japanese-South Korean girl group Iz One after finishing second in survival reality television show Produce 48 and is a member of the Japanese idol girl group HKT48.
Miyawaki in April 2019
|Born||19 March 1998|
|Agent||AKS, Off The Record|
In the General Elections of AKB48, she has placed 47th (2012), 26th (2013), 11th (2014), 7th (2015), 6th (2016), 4th (2017), and 3rd (2018).
As one of the group's leading members, Miyawaki became the center (leading singer and dancer) of AKB48's 43rd single "Kimi wa Melody" (Your Melody) which is also AKB48's 10th Anniversary Memorial single in January 2016. In 2017, together with Jurina Matsui from SKE48, the two next generation aces that are also known as "JuriSaku" were chosen to be the WCenter (double centers) for AKB48 group commemorative 48th single "Negaigoto no Mochigusare".
Miyawaki joined HKT48 as a first generation trainee in July 2011. She made her first official appearance as an HKT48 member on October 23 at a national handshake event for the song "Flying Get". She made her theater debut on November 26 with a revival of SKE48 Team S stage "Te wo Tsunaginagara".
In 2012, Miyawaki became the first HKT48 member to have ranked in the AKB48 general election. She received 6,635 votes, placing her at the 47th position. Later that year, she landed her first A-side participation on AKB48's 28th single "Uza". Although she did not make the A-side for the 29th and 30th singles, she appeared on the A-side for the 31st single, "Sayonara Crawl", released on May 22, 2013, and placed 26th overall in AKB48's 2013 general election with 25,760 votes.
On 11 January 2014, it was announced during the first day of HKT48's Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour at Oita, that Miyawaki would be transferred to the newly formed Team KIV. Later, at AKB48's Group Grand Reformation Festival, she was promoted to vice captain of Team KIV and given a concurrent position in AKB48 Team A.
Miyawaki participated in the 2014 AKB48 general election and placed 11th overall with 45,538 votes, landing her a position on the A-side for "Kokoro no Placard". In that year's rock-paper-scissors tournament, Miyawaki lost in the 3rd round of the preliminary competition. However, management decided she would share the center position with winner Mayu Watanabe for AKB48's 38th single, "Kiboteki Refrain", and became the first local HKT48 member to center on an A-side single.
In 2015, Miyawaki was given a lead role in AKB48's drama Majisuka Gakuen 4 along with Haruka Shimazaki. The season premiered on January 19. She placed 7th overall in the general election the same year with 81,422 votes.
In July 2015, she released her first photobook, titled Sakura which reached number 1 on the weekly Oricon photobook chart and number 3 on the general book chart.
On AKB's 43rd single, "Kimi wa Melody", released March 9, 2016, she got her first solo center on an AKB48 single.
In 2018, Miyawaki participated and placed second in reality girl group survival show Produce 48 and became a member of Korean-Japanese idol group Iz One that debuted in October that same year. She and the other two Japanese members of the group will take a hiatus from their respective Japanese groups until their contracts with Iz One expire in April 2021. Miyawaki has also started her own video gaming channel on YouTube.
- Team H 1st Stage "Te wo Tsunaginara" (Hand in Hand)
- "Wimbledon e Tsureteitte" (Take Me to Wimbledon)
- Team H Waiting Stage "Hakata Legend"
- "Glass no I Love You" (Glass-like I Love You)
- "Seifuku no Bambi" (Bambi in a School Uniform)
- HKT48's Himawarigumi 1st Stage "Pajama Drive"
- "Pajama Drive"
- Team A 5th Stage "Renai Kinshi Jōrei" (Revival) (Rules Against Love)
- "Heart Gata Virus" (Heart-shaped Virus)
- Team KIV 1st Stage "Theater no Megami" (Goddess of the Theater)
- HKT48's Himawarigumi 2nd Stage "Tadaima Renaichū" (I'm in Love Right Now)
- "Junai no Crescendo" (Pure Love's Crescendo)
- Team A 7th Stage "M.T. ni Sasagu" (Dedicated to M.T.)
- "Yume de Kiss Me!" (Kiss Me in My Dream!)
- Team KIV 2nd Stage "Saishū Bell ga Naru" (The Last Bell Rings)
- "Gomen ne Jewel" (I'm Sorry, My Jewel)
- HKT48's Himawarigumi 3rd Stage "Yūwaku no Garter" (My Seducing Garter)
- "Saturday Night Party"
- "I'm sure."
- Team KIV 3rd Stage "Seifuku no Me" (Sprout of School Uniform)
- "Kareha no Station" (Station of Dry Leaves)
|2012||Ano Hito no Ano Hi||Nazuna Imagawa||NHK General TV||||Television film|
|2015||Majisuka Gakuen 4||Sakura Miyawaki||NTV||Lead role|
|Majisuka Gakuen 5||Sakura Miyawaki||NTV, Hulu||Lead role|
|AKB Horror Night: Adrenaline's Night||Juri||TV Asahi||Episode 5: "Doppelgänger"|
|Majisuka Gakuen 0||Sakura Miyawaki||NTV, Hulu||Television film; lead role|
|2016||Crow's Blood||Maki Togawa||Hulu||||Lead role|
|AKB Love Night: Love Factory||Nao||TV Asahi||Episode 29: "Guruguru Curtain"|
|Doctor-Y: Surgeon Hideki Kaji||Haruka Mifune||au VideoPass, TV Asahi douga||||Webdrama|
|The Hero Yoshihiko and the Seven Chosen Ones||School idol group member||TV Tokyo||||Episode 9|
|2016–2017||Cabasuka Gakuen||Sakura Miyawaki||NTV||Lead role|
|2017||Tofu Pro-Wrestling||Sakura Miyawaki/Cherry Miyawaki||TV Asahi||Lead role|
|2018||Shanghai Love Map||Herself||iQiyi|||
|2018||Everyone's Kitchen||Cast||O'live||Pilot, Trial Broadcast|||
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- Despite being active as a member of IZ*One, she either records back in Japan, or some episodes are pre-recorded in Korea in Japanese. She sometimes reveal that some episodes are pre-recorded near sunset.
- HKT48 Official Profile (in Japanese)