Up Up Girls (2) (アップアップガールズ(2); officially stylized as UP UP GIRLS kakko 2KI or UP UP GIRLS SECOND) is the second generation sister group of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)


Current Members[]

Former Members[]



On November 8, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) announced that auditions were open for their second generation, Up Up Girls (2), which would be acting as its own group. 


On February 25, Takahagi Chinatsu, Yoshikawa Mayu, Kajishima Aya, and Hashimura Riko passed the new members audition. On March 19, 2017, it was revealed through a YouTube video that an additional member, Nakaoki Rin, would also be joining the group. These five members would be the founding members of Up Up Girls (2).

On August 15, Up Up Girls (2) had their indies debut with their first single, Sun!×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing.


On April 22, Nakagawa Chihiro and Sasaki Honoka were announced as new members of the group's second generation, Up Up Girls (2).

On December 11, it was announced that Nakaoki Rin would be graduating from Up Up Girls (2) and retiring from the entertainment industry on December 31, 2018 to focus on her education.[2]

On December 22, during Up Up Girls (2)'s First 7nin no Christmas event, it was announced that there would be new member auditions for Up Up Girls (2). The winners of the audition performed with the group for the first time on March 23, 2019 during a live performance at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka. The debut single for these new members were be released on April 2, 2019, and it was revealed to be a double A-side single produced by Tsunku.[3]


On February 2, Up Up Girls (2) opened up the Niki Channel on YouTube, which they use for dance covers, gaming videos, and other vlogs and fun content. Their official Music Videos, live performance footage, and other official content are still posted on the official Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) YouTube channel.[4]

On March 3, it was announced that Morinaga Niina, Shimazaki Yuria, and Niikura Ami were the winners of Up Up Girls (2)'s new member auditions. The name of their debut single was also revealed to be "We are Winner! / Starting Over".[5]

On April 4, Up Up Girls (2) opened up their official website.[6]

On June 21, it was announced that Up Up Girls (2)'s Hashimura Riko would graduate from the group on July 29, 2019 to become a fashion designer. Their first single without her was also announced to be released in August 2019.[7] On July 12, 2019, the single was announced as "Be lonely together" to be released on August 13, 2019, written and composed by Tsunku.[8]

On July 17, Hashimura Riko, Nakagawa Chihiro, and Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) member Sekine Azusa released the indie single "Kyou Dake wa Aitakunai yo" as the special unit team・princess. The unit was formed through a survival-like competition called "Up Up Girls (mysta)", in collaboration with the website mysta.tv. This single was Hashimura's last release as a member of Up Up Girls (2) before her graduation.

On September 12, Up Up Girls (2) announced during a livestream on SHOWROOM that their first album would be released on November 12, 2019.[9]


On January 7, Up Up Girls (2) released their 8th single, "Sekai de Ichiban Kawaii Idol / Shi・te・ru・mo・n". Both a-sides were written and composed by singer-songwriter, Oomori Seiko.[10]

On March 4, it was announced that the March 8 through March 15 dates of the Up Up Girls (2) Live Tour 2020 Aoharu Shi・te・ru・mo・n would be cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.[11] The March 29 and April 4 dates were later cancelled as well.[12]

On March 28, a special performance of the Up Up Girls (2) Live Tour 2020 Aoharu Shi・te・ru・mo・n Haru Mankai was held with no audience, being broadcast live through fanicon instead.[13]

On October 20, they released their first ever quadruple a-side single, "Donomichi Happy! / Ame ni Utaeba / Ai ni Tsuite Kangaeru yo / End Roll". The single was produced and promoted through their crowdfunding project with WIZY.[14]


On February 16, they released their second quadruple a-side single, "Tsuyogari Rairairai / Semete Semete / Paaree~ / Glass no Junjou". The single was produced and promoted through their crowdfunding project with WIZY.[15]

On July 15, they released their first digital song, "Niki-chan Wonderland".[16][17]

On August 23, they released "Natsu Megu" as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[18]

On September 27, they released "Highlight" as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[19]

On November 16, Up Up Girls (2) released their first EP.[20]

On November 27, they released "Shiawase no Hankei" as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[21]


On January 29, it was announced that Yoshikawa Mayu would be graduating from Up Up Girls (2) at the end of the Up Up Girls (2) Haru Tour ~2022nen wa Niki no Nen!~ live tour.[22]

On March 14, they released "Custom Niki-chan" as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[23]

On March 28, they released "starry wink*" as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[24]

On April 4, they released "RespecTokyo Up Up Girls (2) ver." as a digital song through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[25]

On April 11, the remaining first generation members released "Stop Kidding Me / Keep Shining" as digital songs through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Recochoku, and other websites.[26]

On May 10, they released their last single as eight members, "Dare Datte, Idol. / Custom Niki-chan / Tell Me / starry wink*".[27]

On May 22, Yoshikawa Mayu officially graduated from Up Up Girls (2).


Indie Albums
Indie EPs

Indie Singles
  1. [2017.08.15] Sun!×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing (Sun!×3/二の足Dancing)
  2. [2018.01.01] Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote (どしゃぶりのテラス席/フユトテトテ)
  3. [2018.05.01] Tte Iu Hatsukoi no Oyakusoku / Happeace LOVE♡ (っていう初恋のお約束 / ハッピースLOVE♡)
  4. [2018.08.07] Zenbu Seishun! / Angel Enjite 20nen (全部青春!/エンジェル演じて20年)
  5. [2018.12.25] Kakatte Kinasai / OVER DRIVE (かかって来なさい/OVER DRIVE)
  6. [2019.04.02] We are Winner! / Starting Over (We are Winner!/スターティングオーバー)
  7. [2019.08.13] Be lonely together
  8. [2020.01.07] Sekai de Ichiban Kawaii Idol / Shi・te・ru・mo・n (世界で一番かわいいアイドル/し・て・る・も・ん)
  9. [2020.10.20] Donomichi Happy! / Ame ni Utaeba / Ai ni Tsuite Kangaeru yo / End Roll (どのみちハッピー!/雨に唄えば/愛について考えるよ/エンドロール)
  10. [2021.02.16] Tsuyogari Rairairai / Semete Semete / Paaree~ / Glass no Junjou (強がりライライライ / セメテセメテ / ぱーれぇ~ / ガラスの純情)
  11. [2022.05.10] Dare Datte, Idol. / Custom Niki-chan / Tell Me / starry wink* (だれだって、アイドル。/カスタムにきちゃん/Tell Me/starry wink*)
Collaboration Singles
  1. [2019.07.16] Kyou Dake wa Aitakunai yo (今日だけは逢いたくないよ) (team・princess)

Digital Songs
  1. [2021.07.15] Niki-chan Wonderland (にきちゃんわんだーらんど)
  2. [2021.08.23] Natsu Megu (ナツメグ)
  3. [2021.09.27] Highlight (ハイライト)
  4. [2021.11.27] Shiawase no Hankei (しあわせの半径)
  5. [2022.03.14] Custom Niki-chan (カスタムにきちゃん)
  6. [2022.03.28] starry wink*
  7. [2022.04.04] RespecTokyo Up Up Girls (2) ver. (リスペクトーキョーアップアップガールズ(2)ver.)
Unit Songs
  1. [2022.04.11] Stop Kidding Me / Keep Shining - First Generation
Original Songs
  • [2018] Hatsukoi Ding Dong (初恋 Ding Dong)
  • [2018] Now & Forever
  • [2020] Ue e, Mirai e (上へ、未来へ) (with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), Up Up Girls (Pro Wres))

Concerts & Events[]

Solo Concerts[]

  • [2017.04.06] Apuga (2) AKIBA DE Ohirome (アプガ(2)AKIBA DE お披露目)
  • [2017.11.26] AKIBA DE Tandoku!! (AKIBA DE 単独!!)
  • [2018.04.21] Up Up Girls (2) 1st LIVE #Apuga 2 Surprise
  • [2018.07.14] AKIBA Cultures Gekijou Natsuyasumi Shinjin Kouen Koukai Genepro Kouen A (AKIBAカルチャーズ劇場夏休み新人公演 公開ゲネプロ公演 A)
  • [2018.07.26] AKIBA Cultures Gekijou Shinjin Kouen 2018 ~ Manatsu no Cinderella-tachi ~ Up Up Girls (2) (AKIBAカルチャーズ劇場 新人公演2018~真夏のシンデレラたち~ アップアップガールズ(2))
  • [2018.09.09~11.17] Up Up Girls (2) First Live Tour #Apuga 2 First (アップアップガールズ(2)ファーストライブツアー #アプガ2ファースト)
  • [2018.12.22] Up Up Girls (2) #Apuga 2 First #7nin no Christmas
  • [2019.03.23] Up Up Girls (2) #Apuga 2 Second #Starting Over
  • [2019.04.30] Up Up Girls (2) Aoi Haru
  • [2019.06.02~07.28] Up Up Girls (2) Live Tour 2019 Aoi Haru Atsui Natsu (アップアップガールズ(2) ライブツアー2019 アオイハル アツイナツ)
  • [2019.10.24] Up Up Girls (2) Aoharu October (アップアップガールズ(2) アオハル October)
  • [2019.11.04] Up Up Girls (2) Aoharu November (アップアップガールズ(2) アオハル November)
  • [2019.12.01] Up Up Girls (2) Aoharu December (アップアップガールズ(2)アオハル December)

Up Up Girls Joint Concerts[]

  • [2017.06.06] Furukawa Konatsu Presents Up Up Girls (2) 1nichi Okure no Konatsu Paisen Oiwai Special (古川小夏Presents アップアップガールズ(2)1日遅れの小夏パイセンお祝いスペシャル)
  • [2017.10.08] Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)&(2) Select Mix Team x Band Ja Naimon! Special Two man LIVE in Taiwan (アップアップガールズ(仮)&(2)セレクトMixチーム×バンドじゃないもん!スペシャル ツーマンLIVE in台湾) (with Band Ja Naimon!)
  • [2018.07.07] Up Up Girls (Fest) 2018
  • [2018.08.19] Up Up Girls (2) & (Pro Wres) Member Taikou Jitsuryoku Shindan Test (アップアップガールズ(2)&(プロレス) メンバー対抗 実力診断テスト)
  • [2019.07.15] Up Up Girls (Fest) 2019
  • [2019.10.16] (Z)×(Kakko Kari)×(2)×(Qu) ((Z)×(仮)×(2)×(ク)) (with ZOC, Qumali Depart)

Concerts Featured In[]

  • [2017.08.04~06] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2017
  • [2017.12.17] T-Palette Records presents [Live]meets palette
  • [2018.03.03] IDOL CONTENT EXPO @Omotesandou GROUND Vol.20 ~Hinamatsuri da yo! Zengumi Tappuri Live!!!~ (IDOL CONTENT EXPO @表参道GROUND Vol.20 ~ひな祭りだよ!全組たっぷりライブ!!!~)
  • [2018.03.23] IDOL CONTENT EXPO @Shinjuku BLAZE Vol.53 ~Haruyasumi Totsuyuusai!!!~ (IDOL CONTENT EXPO @ 新宿BLAZE Vol.53 ~春休み突入祭!!!~)
  • [2018.03.24] Idol CAMP in SHIBUYA (アイドルCAMP in SHIBUYA)
  • [2018.07.08] Idol Yokochou Matsuri!! ~2018~ (アイドル横丁まつり!!〜2018〜)
  • [2018.07.22] SEKIGAHARA IDOL WARS 2018 ~Sekigahara Utahime Gassen~ (SEKIGAHARA IDOL WARS 2018〜関ケ原唄姫合戦〜)
  • [2018.07.28] Roppongi Idol Festival 2018 (六本木アイドルフェスティバル 2018)
  • [2018.08.03~05] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018
  • [2018.08.04] FUMIHIKO PICNIC 2018
  • [2018.08.14] Idol CAMP ~SPECIAL EDITION~ vol. 17 (アイドルCAMP ~SPECIAL EDITION~vol.17)
  • [2018.08.17] ODYSSEY Presents「GIRLS IDOL SPLASH!!」
  • [2018.08.18] tvk "Myuutoma 2" presents Kaettekita Idol on the Beach in Miurakaigan (tvk「ミュートマ2」presents 帰ってきた アイドル・オン・ザ・ビーチ in 三浦海岸)
  • [2018.08.20] Akishibu Project presents "TSUTAYA O-EAST SUMMER BONUS LIVE!! -Yume Senranbu-" (アキシブproject presents『 TSUTAYA O-EAST SUMMER BONUS LIVE!! -夢千乱舞- 』)
  • [2018.08.24] @JAM EXPO 2018×Shio Parastage (@JAM EXPO 2018×汐パラステージ)
  • [2018.08.26] @JAM EXPO 2018
  • [2018.08.27] Idol CAMP ~SPECIAL EDITION~ vol.18 (アイドルCAMP~SPECIAL EDITION~vol.18)
  • [2018.09.25] Idol Ouen Apuri MIX Presents MIX IDOL FESTIVAL Vol.1 Miffest ~Kawaii Oshi ni wa LIVE wo saseyo~ (アイドル応援アプリMIXプレゼンツ MIX IDOL FESTIVAL Vol.1 みっふぇす~かわいい推しにはLIVEをさせよ~)
  • [2018.10.06~07] ~Young Champion Soukan 30 Shuunen Kinen~ OISO Idol Beach 2018 (~ヤングチャンピオン創刊30周年記念~ OISOアイドルビーチ2018)
  • [2018.10.08] Nihon Kougakuin Music College presents Hachiouji Daisakusen 2018 (日本工学院ミュージックカレッジpresents八王子大作戦2018)
  • [2018.10.14] LEGEND FESTA 2018
  • [2018.11.10] IDOL CONTENT EXPO @Omotesandou GROUND Vol.33 ~Idol Dai Shuugousai~ (IDOL CONTENT EXPO @表参道GROUND Vol.33 ~アイドル大集合祭~)
  • [2018.11.24] Wangoo Fest (ワングーフェス)
  • [2018.11.27] ekoms presents 「tsuki depart vol.2」
  • [2018.12.02] MARQUEE Sai mini vol.8 (MARQUEE祭mini vol.8)
  • [2018.12.02] IDOL CONTENT EXPO @Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin supported by Daiki Sound ~Fuyu no Dai Musensai~ (IDOL CONTENT EXPO @ イオンモール幕張新都心 supported by ダイキサウンド ~冬の大無銭祭~)
  • [2018.12.08] Meet The Idol in TAIWAN Supported by @JAM
  • [2018.12.15] Shinseidou presents iPop frs Vol.76 (新星堂presents iPop fes Vol.76)
  • [2019.01.02] TOKYO IDOL PROJECT×@JAM New Year Premium Party 2019 (TOKYO IDOL PROJECT×@JAMニューイヤープレミアムパーティー2019)
  • [2019.01.11] Japangu♪ vol.79(じゃぱんぐ♪ vol.79)
  • [2019.01.26] Shinshun 3MAN LIVE (新春3MAN LIVE)
  • [2019.01.27] Kuusou Momento L+Daishusai LIVE~+-+ vol.1~ (空想モーメントL+大主催LIVE~+-+ vol.1~)
  • [2019.02.04] Rakuyuu Idol Fest in Shinjuku ReNY (楽遊アイドルフェスin 新宿ReNY)
  • [2019.02.10] Tatebayashi Hot Hot Idol Festival Vol.4 (館林ホットホットアイドルフェスティバル Vol.4)
  • [2019.02.14] Girl's Bomb!! ~Valentine SP!!~ (Girl’s Bomb!! 〜バレンタインSP!!〜)
  • [2019.02.16] Girl's Bomb!! ~Mafuyu no Daisaiten (Girl’s Bomb!! ~真冬の大祭典~)
  • [2019.02.19] Idol CAMP ~SPECIAL EDITION~ vol.25 (アイドルCAMP~SPECIAL EDITION~vol.25)
  • [2019.02.23] IDOL CONTENT EXPO @Omotesandou GROUND Vol.38 ~Zengumi Tappuri LIVE!!!~ (IDOL CONTENT EXPO @表参道GROUND Vol.38 ~全組たっぷりLIVE!!!~)
  • [2019.03.09] IDORISE!! FESTIVAL 2019-DAY-
  • [2019.03.10] MARQUEE Sai mini Vol.13 (MARQUEE祭mini Vol.13)
  • [2019.03.10] @JAM PARTY vol.36
  • [2019.04.12] GIRLS ROCKS
  • [2019.04.13] @JAM THE WORLD Haru no Jam Matsuri! 2019 (@JAM THE WORLD 春のジャムまつり!2019)
  • [2019.05.05] FLOWER supported by instax SQUARE SQ10
  • [2019.05.12] MARQUEE Sai mini Vol.18 (MARQUEE祭mini Vol.18)
  • [2019.08.02~04] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019

  • Trivia[]



    1. https://twitter.com/uug2official/status/1166312958051287040?s=21
    2. "中沖凜に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2018-12-11.
    3. "アップアップガールズ(2)新メンバーオーディション開催決定!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2018-12-22.
    4. "‪【アプガ2】アイドルが勝手にチャンネル初めてみた!‬" (in Japanese). Niki Channel. 2019-02-02.
    5. "アプガ(2)、森永新菜、島崎友莉亜、新倉愛海加入決定! 9人体制で「We are Winner!/スターティングオーバー」リリース" (in Japanese). 2019-03-03.
    6. "アップアップガールズ(2)公式サイト遂にOPEN!!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2019-04-04.
    7. "橋村理子に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (2) Official Blog. 2019-06-21.
    8. https://twitter.com/uug2_mayu/status/1149624828594274304?s=21
    9. 【サプライズ発表有り】アップアップガールズ(2)SHOWROOM 2019年9月7日
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    13. "3月28日14時30分~アオハルし・て・る・も・ん 春満開 開催決定!" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-26.
    14. https://news.dwango.jp/idol/53503-2008
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    19. https://linkcloud.mu/3037c382
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    23. https://linkcloud.mu/7356fb6c
    24. https://linkcloud.mu/8713272c
    25. https://linkcloud.mu/ff0b2760
    26. https://linkcloud.mu/ec57f97a
    27. https://twitter.com/tpalette/status/1514936800774557701?s=21

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