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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) 12 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Jun 07 2019 01:12 AM · 

#1 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




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


Mori Saki (森咲樹)
DOB: October 12, 1993



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



Sekine Azusa (関根梓)
DOB: June 14, 1996


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


Former Members



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





Up Up Girls (2)

[アップアップガールズ(2)] Formed in 2017

Website // Blog // Youtube Channel // Twitter




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



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




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

Website // Blog // Twitter




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/




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

Twitter : https://twitter.com/uug_p_hikari




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


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



#2 Madara


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 



Up Up Girls (2) Discography


Up Up Girls (Pro-Wres) Discography


#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. 

#5 DonJuan


Posted 23 October 2020 - 05:27 PM

I've never exactly followed them that much, but the recent news about UUG make me feel nostalgic.

Today it's been announced that Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari and Arai Manami will graduate from the group. Sekina Azusa will stay. UUG has an audition running right now, she will become the last senior member with the newbies.


Guess it's the end of an era. Mori Saki actually said on her blog that with Hello Pro Egg time she's been performing for 17 years now. 17 years! Really taking me back to the early years of the Eggs - and the mass exodus around 2010.

#6 Anderei

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 05:32 PM

I wonder why Asuza is staying. It’s weird that everyone is leaving except for one person. Maybe she plans to just retire for good after UUG?

#7 TheParuProject

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 02:52 PM

I only recently got into UUG, so this sucks. Despite their lack of success, they have a lot of a GREAT songs.


I can't help but wonder what Up Front is thinking. When UUG(2) happened, I remember everyone assuming they would probably be a 2nd gen, but then they weren't.. so why now? I'm honestly shocked that all these years later, the company is still invested in the UUG title and want to do something with it.

#8 Anderei

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 04:29 PM

I only recently got into UUG, so this sucks. Despite their lack of success, they have a lot of a GREAT songs.

I can't help but wonder what Up Front is thinking. When UUG(2) happened, I remember everyone assuming they would probably be a 2nd gen, but then they weren't.. so why now? I'm honestly shocked that all these years later, the company is still invested in the UUG title and want to do something with it.

I think because it’s easier, especially for these smaller groups, to try and keep the UUG fans with the name/brand then try to build a new fan base from scratch. I’m not a fan of it, because I wish UFP would just let more groups end, but that’s what I think they’re doing.

Instead of doing an audition they should see if any older kenshuusei (are there any older ones left) who definitely aren’t making it into H!P are interested. Kind of keeps the same spirit of the group since the OGs were all Eggs.

#9 DonJuan


Posted 24 October 2020 - 04:36 PM

Those older KSS also usually have a fanbase. I remember a lot of people hoping for Hashimoto Nagisa to join PINK CRES or UUG 2 - and she was not even one of the popular members like Tanabe Nanami.

#10 WonderBuono


Posted 24 October 2020 - 04:47 PM

Oof saw this coming when they announced the audition.
I haven’t paid attention to UUG in years since they stopped being the OG 7 lineup though. I wish they’d just let them be done.

#11 DonJuan


Posted 15 November 2020 - 03:00 PM

17 finalists in their audition. One of them looks like the lovechild of Mori Saki and Okada Robin Shoko.


/EDIT: Oops, it's 21 finalists actually:



#12 Saya

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 06:00 PM

They got some real average girls there. None of them give me the idol spark...
Nanase looks interesting, but her vibe in this picture is more model than idol.

From the pic of all the them I like the look of the girl in the checkered shirt who isn’t in the pic posted here.

#13 Solarblade


Posted 17 December 2020 - 03:33 PM

So 4/5 of UUG are now graduated and we got 7 winners that ended up joining the group!


-Suzuki Ayu #16 (former Idol College member) Yellow

-Furuya Yurika #3 Blue

-Suzuki Meina #2 Green

-Kudo Sumire #21 Mocha

-Aoyagi Yume #10 Purple

-Sumita Haruka #14 Pink

-Koyama Seina #18 Orange


Sekine changed her color to Red