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Wakatabe Haruka
若田部遥(わかたべ はるか)
HKT48 Wakatabe Haruka 2016.jpg
Wakatabe Haruka, 2016
Information
Nickname Wakachan (わかちゃん?)
Wakaharu (わかはる?)
Birthdate September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26) (age 23)
Birthplace Fukuoka, Japan
Bloodtype AB
Zodiac Sign Libra.png Libra
Professional Information
Genres Idol
Occupation Singer, Idol
Years Active 2011-2017
(5 Years 7 Months)
Agency **
Group HKT48
Team Former Team H
Generation HKT48 1st Generation
Associated Acts HKT48
SNS **
Graduated February, 2017

Wakatabe Haruka was a member of HKT48's Team H.

Catchphrase

高校3年生 23歳、わかちゃんこと若田部遥です
Koukou 3-nensei 23-sai, Wakachan koto Wakatabe Haruka desu
(I'm Wakatabe Haruka, also known as Wakachan, a 23 years old highschool senior)

Team History

  • 2011.07.10 - Joined HKT48 as a Kenkyuusei
  • 2012.03.04 - Promoted to Team H
  • 2017.02.05 - Graduated from HKT48 Team H (Announcement: December 19, 2016 | Graduation Stage: January 12, 2017 | Final activity: February 5, 2017)

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Singles Participation

HKT48 A-Sides

HKT48 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums

Units

Stage Units

RS1 (Te wo Tsunaginagara)
Glory days
H1 (Te wo Tsunaginagara)
Choco no Yukue
Team H Waiting Stage (Hakata Legend)
Heart Gata Virus
Enkyori Poster
HW1 (Pajama Drive)
Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc
H2 (Seishun Girls)
Blue rose (Under)
Ame no Doubutsuen
Fushidara na Natsu
H3 (Saishuu Bell ga naru)
Return Match (Under)
20nin Shimai no Uta (Under)
HW2 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Junai no Crescendo
H4 (Theater no Megami)
Locker Room Boy
Candy
H5 (RESET)
Gyakuten Oujisama
Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa

Concert Units

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

  • Takeuchi Senpai

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

  • Gyakuten Oujisama

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

Fukuoka Dome

HKT48 2nd Anniversary

  • Ame no Pianist

HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~

Miyazaki Shimin Bunka Hall
  • Naminori Kakigoori
Kumamoto Kenritsu Gekijou
Saga Shimin Kaikan

HKT48 3rd anniversary

  • Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc

HKT48 National Tour ~Zenkoku Toitsu Owatoranken~

Japanese Locations
  • Glory Days (backdancer)
Yokohama Arena

HKT48 Spring Live Tour ~Sashiko du Soleil 2016~

  • Shaku ga Hoshii

Media Appearances

Variety Shows

  • AKBINGO!
  • HaKaTa Hyakkaten
  • HKT48 no Odekake
  • HKT48 Tonkotsu Mahou Shoujo Gakuin
  • HKT48 Shakariki 48!
  • HKT48 no "Hokamina" ~Sonohoka no minasan~
  • HKT48 no Goboten!

Trivia

  • Hobbies: Reading
  • Charm point: Silhouette
  • Favorite HKT48 2nd Generation member: Inoue Yuriya
    • In Team H 3rd Stage they share the unit Return Match, which she said makes her uncharacteristically nervous and flustered
  • Likes: Talking and MC
  • Special skill: Swimming, skiing
  • Future ambition: To be an announcer
  • Former member of Culture Club and Marathon Club
  • Has an confident, tough girl attitude
  • Goes to yoga classes regularly
  • Best friends with Shimono Yuki
    • They often engage in banter and they only call each other by their last names
  • Daughter of Wakatabe Kenichi, a former baseball player. Her mother was an idol in Fukuoka, and is currently a tv presenter. Together they also appear in commercials or public appearances
  • Is a regular for Nishinippon Bank advertisement campaigns, in light of this her image can often be seen on busses, billboards, flyers and posters around Fukuoka prefecture
  • Acted as a co-host at baseball matches of the SoftBank Hawks
  • Went to the same dance school as Kusaba Manami
  • Her first nickname was "Wakaharu", but she later changed it to "Wakachan"


Gallery

HKT48
Members
Team H

Akiyoshi Yuka | Ito Yueru | Ueno Haruka | Kamijima Kaede | Kojina Yui | Sakaguchi Riko | Tashima Meru | Tanaka Miku | Toyonaga Aki | Matsuoka Natsumi (Captain) | Mizukami Rimika | Yabuki Nako | Watanabe Akari

Team KIV

Ishibashi Ibuki | Imada Mina | Unjo Hirona | Kumazawa Serina | Shimono Yuki | Takemoto Kurumi | Jitoe Nene | Baba Sayaka | Fuchigami Mai | Murashige Anna | Motomura Aoi (Captain)

Team TII

Aramaki Misaki | Imamura Maria | Oda Ayaka | Kurihara Sae | Sakai Moeka | Sakamoto Erena | Seki Ai | Shimizu Rio | Takeda Tomoka | Hokazono Hazuki | Matsuoka Hana | Matsumoto Hinata | Miyazaki Sono | Murakawa Bibian | Yamauchi Yuna | Yamashita Emiri (Captain)

Kenkyuusei

Ichimura Airi | Kawahira Hijiri | Kuriyama Rina | Goto Hinano | Sakamoto Rino | Tanaka Iori | Nagano Miyabi | Murakami Wakana

Former Members
Team H

Komori Yui | Sugamoto Yuko | Taniguchi Airi | Umemoto Izumi | Anai Chihiro | Wakatabe Haruka | Okamoto Naoko | Inoue Yuriya | Ui Mashiro | Yamada Marina | Yamamoto Mao | Sashihara Rino | Kodama Haruka | Komada Hiroka | Tanaka Natsumi

Team KIV

Kusaba Manami | Goto Izumi | Ito Raira | Okada Kanna | Ota Aika | Tanaka Yuka | Tomiyoshi Asuka | Iwahana Shino | Ueki Nao | Tomonaga Mio | Fukagawa Maiko | Moriyasu Madoka | Miyawaki Sakura

Team TII

Tsutsui Riko | Matsuda Yumi | Tsukiashi Amane

Kenkyuusei

Eto Sayaka | Nakanishi Ayaka | Abe Kyoka | Otoshima Risa | Kudo Haruka | Ogawa Sana

Discography
Album 092
Singles 1. Suki! Suki! Skip! | 2. Melon Juice | 3. Sakura, Minna de Tabeta | 4. Hikaeme I love you! | 5. 12 Byou | 6. Shekarashika! | 7. 74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e | 8. Saikou ka yo | 9. Bagutte Iijan | 10. Kiss wa Matsushikanai no Deshouka? | 11. Hayaokuri Calendar | 12. Ishi | 13. 3-2 | 14. Kimi to Doko ka e Ikitai
Other Songs Hatsukoi Butterfly | Wink wa Sankai | Otona Ressha | Make noise | Tomaranai Kanransha | Buttaoreru Made
Units & Other Groups
One-Shot Units Team Surprise | Team BS
Sister Groups AKB48 | SKE48 | SDN48 (Disbanded) | NMB48 | NGT48 | STU48 | JKT48 | BNK48 | TPE48 | MNL48 | SNH48
Events
Sousenkyo 4th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 27th Single "Fan ga Erabu 64 Giseki"
5th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 32nd Single "Yume wa Hitori ja Mirarenai"
6th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 37th Single "Yume no Genzaichi ~Rival wa Doko da~"
7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 41st Single
8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 45th Single
9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo - 49 Single
Janken Taikai

3rd Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 29th Single
4th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - 34th Single
5th Senbatsu Janken Taikai - Solo Debut + 38th Single

Group Draft Meeting

AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2013
AKB48 Group Draft Meeting 2015

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