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Up Up and Away : The Up Up Girls Alliance Thread to talk about Up Up Girls (Kari), Up Up Girls (2), Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) 3 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Jun 07 2019 01:12 AM · 

#1 Shoujo Q

Shoujo Q
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:12 AM

A thread dedicated to Up Up Girls and their various groups. [ Will update more later. My computer is getting funky and I don't want to lose this.]

 

Down and Dirty History version (Go find a wiki if you want the full details of the Up Up Girls and all their accomplishments.)

 

Up Up Girls (Kari) are all former Hello Pro Eggs that formed near the end of the H!P Egg training system, first as a K-Pop dance group called UFZS with Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami and then later as Up Front Girls (Kari) when Sengoku Minami joined (Though Sengoku did not join UFZS). In May of 2011, Saho Akari joined Up Front Girls (Kari). Later in May, Sengoku and Saho officially joined UFZS. In June, the group's name officially changed to Up Up Girls (Kari). The group started by holding regular performances at Akihabara: MAP Theater until it closed and then held performances at other various locations. The group released their first single Going my ↑ in 2012 under the Up-Front Works label. They changed their label to T-Palette Records (a record label owned by TOWER RECORDS Japan.) in late 2012. 
 

Fast Forward to 2016,  the group management team was changed to YU-M Entertainment, as well as still being listed under UP-FRONT CREATE. (All UUG groups are under both)
An audition for 2nd generation UUG's was announced at the end of 2016 and in February of 2017, Takahagi Chinatsu, Yoshikawa Mayu, Kajishima Aya, and Hashimura Riko were announced as members of the newly formed Up Up Girls (2). Nakaoki Rin was added later in March via an YouTube video announcing her addition. Their first single together was with UUG(Kari), after that they would release their singles as their own group, separate from UUG(Kari).

In April, Sengoku Minami and Sato Ayano both announced their graduation from UUG(Kari). They both graduated in September. Sengoku remained with the company to persue acting while Sato left to pursue a normal life. 

Up Up Girls (Kari) and DDT Pro-Wrestling announced a collaboration to produce a new group called Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling). Raku, Hikari, Hinano, and Miu were announced as the 4 members in August of 2017. 

In 2018, Nakagawa Chihiro and Sasaki Honoka were announced as new members of Up Up Girls (2). In December, Nakaoki Rin announced she would be graduating from Up Up Girls (2) and retiring from the entertainment industry to focus on her education.

In 2019, Morinaga Niina, Shimazaki Yuria, and Niikura Ami were the winners of Up Up Girls (2)’s new member auditions. And Up Up Girls (Pro Wres) member Pipipipi Pinano graduated from the group in April. She intends to retire from both the pro-wrestling and the entertainment industry and lead a normal life.

 

 

Up Up Girls (Kari)

[アップアップガールズ(仮)] Formed in 2011
Former Name 
Up Front Girls (Kari) (アップフロントガールズ(仮)
Dance Group Name (Mainly K-pop) UFZS
Website // Youtube Channel  // UFZS Channel

Blog // Instagram // Twitter

 

Members

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Furukawa Konatsu (古川小夏) UFZS Leader
DOB: June 5, 1992
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/konatsufurukawa
 

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Mori Saki (森咲樹)
DOB: October 12, 1993

 

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Saho Akari (佐保明梨)
DOB: June 8, 1995
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/saho_akari

 

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Sekine Azusa (関根梓)
DOB: June 14, 1996
 

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Arai Manami (新井愛瞳)
DOB: November 19, 1997

 

Former Members

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DISCOGRAPHY (MV or Live Performances are Linked in the Singles.) I haven't gotten to the Albums yet.

 

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Up Up Girls (2)

[アップアップガールズ(2)] Formed in 2017

Website // Blog // Youtube Channel // Twitter

 

Members

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Takahagi Chinatsu (高萩千夏); Leader of Up Up Girls (2)
DOB: July 4, 1997
 
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Yoshikawa Mayu (吉川茉優)
DOB: May 28, 1998
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug2_mayu
 
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Kajishima Aya (鍛治島彩)
DOB: July 21, 1999
 
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Hashimura Riko (橋村理子)
DOB: January 31, 2000
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug2_riko
 
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Nakagawa Chihiro (中川千尋)
DOB: September 3, 2004
 
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Sasaki Honoka (佐々木ほのか)
DOB: January 30, 2006
 
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Morinaga Niina (森永新菜)
DOB: June 16, 2001
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug2_niina
 
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Shimazaki Yuria (島崎友梨亜)
DOB: November 22, 2002
Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug2_yuria
 
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Niikura Ami (新倉愛海)

DOB: June 1, 2003

Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug2_ami

Instagram : https://www.instagra...niikura_uug2ki/

 

Former Members

 

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  • Nakaoki Rin (中沖凜) (Graduated December 31, 2018)

DISCOGRAPHY

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Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)
[アップアップガールズ (プロレス)] Formed 2017

Website // Blog // Twitter

 

 

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Watanabe Miu (渡辺未詩) (formerly “Miu (ミウ)”)

DOB: December 5, 1997

Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug_p_miu

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/uug_p_miu/

 

 

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Noa Hikari (乃蒼ヒカリ) (formerly “Hikari (ヒカリ)”)
DOB: February 18, 1998

Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug_p_hikari

 

 

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Raku (らく) (formerly “Raku (ラク)”)
DOB: October 19, 1999

Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug_p_raku
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/raku_uugp/

 

Former Members

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  • Pipipipi Pinano (ぴぴぴぴぴなの) (formerly “Hinano (ヒナノ)”) (Graduated April 5, 2019)

DISCOGRAPHY

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#2 Madara

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 03:40 PM

I never heard of Up Up Girls (2). What do they do? And what does that mean for Up Up Girls (1)?



#3 Shoujo Q

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:03 PM

Up Up Girls (2) and the Pro-Wres girls are part of Up Up Girls as sister groups, but they are their own separate group and they release their singles separately from UUG(Kari). 
They UUG(2) Started out as a 2nd Generation to UUG(Kari) but after the first single they released separately from the group. Unlike H!P, the UUG groups are VERY active on social media so there is a lot of content to sift through if you have some free time. I highly recommend their youtube pages. UUG(2) just opened their own web page and youtube channel but you can find their older stuff mixed in with the UUG(kari) channel.

 

All Up Up Girl groups are Indie on T-Palette Records. 
 
Up Up Girls (Kari) Discography 

 

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Up Up Girls (2) Discography

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Up Up Girls (Pro-Wres) Discography

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#4 Shoujo Q

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

I finished (for now). Up Up Girls (2) seem to be in the process of separating themselves from the main Up Up Girls channel. so their stuff can be found in both and it's a little confusing to navigate but I highly recommend going through the channel some day. There's a lot of good stuff to be found. UUG(2) also just opened their own separate website. 

 

While UUG's are not part of Hello!Project, they share the same parent company (Up-Front) and they perform at their concerts as opening acts and have also have had joint concerts in the past. Tsunku seems to be a regular collaborator with UUG(2). So if you like your idols a little more indie and unpolished, UUG might be for you.