Takayanagi Akane
2017 SKE48 Takayanagi Akane
Takayanagi Akane, 2017
Nickname Akane (あかね?)
Churi (ちゅり?)
Akane (Akanechuri?)
Birthdate November 29, 1991 (1991-11-29) (age 26)
Birthplace Aichi, Japan
Bloodtype B
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Height 154.5cm
B-W-H 76-59-83cm
Shoe Size 22.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, Actress
Years Active 2009-present
(8 years)
Agency axev Entertainment
Pythagoras Promotion (SKE48)
Group SKE48
Team Team KII
Generation 2nd Generation SKE48
Associated Acts SKE48, AKB48, SDN48, NMB48, Nogizaka46, HKT48, JKT48, SNH48
Sub-Units Team Z
Blog ちゅりブロ おはちゅり!おやちゅり!あかねちゅり (SKE48 Official Blog)
Google+ 15px-Google_plus_icon.svg.jpg +高柳明音
"Churi is bird watching today too. The small bird-chan that flew down from heaven. I'm Takayanagi Akane, also known as Churi."
" (今日もちゅりをバードウォッチング。 天から舞い降りた小鳥ちゃん。ちゅりこと高柳明音です。)"
"(Kyou mo Churi wo baadowocchingu. Ten kara maiorita odori-chan. Churi koto Takayanagi Akane.?)
―Takayanagi Akane

Takayanagi Akane is a member of SKE48's Team KII.

Team History

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Discography Participation


Team Z

Stage Units

KII1 (Aitakatta)
Nageki no Figure
Koi no PLAN
Senaka Kara Dakishimete
Rio no Kakumei
KII2 (Te wo Tsuginagara)
Wimbledon he Tsureteitte
KII3 (Ramune no Nomikata)
KII4 (Theater no Megami)
Yokaze no Shiwaza
BII3 (Saka Agari)
End Roll
KII3 (Ramune no Nomikata)
Manazashi, Sayonara (Revival)
KII5 (0Start)
Heart no Dokusenken

Concert Units

SKE48 Densetsu, Hajimaru


1!2!3!4! YOROSHIKU! Shoubu wa Kore Kara da!

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Unit Matsuri 2012

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48 Group

SKE48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2013

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Nagoya Dome

SKE48 National Tour

Kobe World Hall
Yokohama Arena
Nagoya Dome

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 Sister Groups in Saitama Super Arena


NMB48 National Tour

HGB Hall (Hiroshima)

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

SKE48 Zenkoku Tour ~Ki wa Juku Shita. Zenkoku e Ikou!~


Minna, Nakunjaneezo. Miyazawa Sae Graduation Concert in Nippon Gaishi Hall


Movies, Dramas, Stage Plays

  • [2016] ReLIFE (As Kariu Rena)


  • [2011.09.xx] girls! Vol.33 (Cover & Feature)

Internet Show

  • [11.2015] Harajuku ☆ GORO Churi Cafe

Media Appearances

Variety Shows


  • Hobbies: Loving birds, watching anime
  • Special Skills: Cooking
  • Favorite Food: Green curry
  • Ambition: Actress
  • Favorite Colour: Green
  • Good friends with: Okada Kanna
  • Light Stick Colors: Yellow, Green
    • She chose these colors because yellow and green are the colors of her pet birds' feathers.
  • Her name is spelled 明音, which is an unusual way to write "Akane". When she types her name on a computer, the kanji is not recognized. She gets around it by typing 明るい (Akarui), erasing the るい (rui), and adding the 音 (ne).
    • Her first catchphrase was "Akarui Ongaku wo Kikoetekitara, akane machuri wa Hajimari! Akane machuri wa churi! Churi!" (When you are able to hear bright music, it’s the beginning of Akane festival! Akane festival is Churi! Churi!). The catchphrase incorporated the meanings of both of the kanji in her name, "bright" (明) and "sound" (音).
  • Known for her love for birds.
  • Owns four parrots, Papi, Pino, Pucho and Popo, all of which were raised from chicks and are named after food or sweets. She purchased another parrot chick in October 2012, but it passed away. In April 2013 she acquired Poporu, a cockateil.
    • As of May 2017, she owns five birds: Papi, Pucho, Popo, Poporu, and Tofu, whom she took into her family after the shooting of TofuPro Wrestling.
  • Her fans wave yellow and green penlights to support her, because yellow and green are the colors of her birds' feathers.
  • Publicly asked Akimoto Yasushi to write an original stage for Team KII during her acceptance speech after ranking in the AKB48 22nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo "Kotoshi mo Gachi Desu". The stage was delayed several times even after Akane asked directly.
  • Is a fan of the group Perfume
  • A fan of the Chunichi Dragons
  • Often sleep talks and sleep walks
  • Her oshimen is Takahashi Minami
  • Known for being best friends with Matsui Rena (ChuriRena)
  • Winner of the AKB48 Group Solo Gravure Contest Project (FLASH)
  • Currently holds the record for the most appearances in AKB48 Undergirls with 11 (out of 18) appearances.
  • Is a fan of Fairy Tail, and has been seen interacting with the author in Twitter for several times.
  • Her and Furukawa Airi are often called "Furuyanagi", and their trio with Yakata Miki is called by Akane "Furuyanagiti"
  • Shares the same first name as former members Ito Akane (SKE48), Uriya Akane (AKB48), Takiyama Akane (NMB48) and Fukuda Akane (SDN48).
  • She will have debut song release in 23rd February 2016 with Goro Noguchi as celebrating his 60th birthday.



Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by

Captain of Team KII
May 2009 - February 2014

Succeeded by
Furukawa Airi

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