Hinatazaka46, formerly Hiragana Keyakizaka46, is the third group of Sakamichi Series, and the sister group of Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46. Formed in November 30th 2015 during an episode of Keyakitte Kakenai? where the group revealed that Nagahama Neru, applicant of the first generation auditions, would be joining the group as a member of both Kanji and Hiragana Keyaki. It was on this day that they announced auditions for the Hiragana Keyaki group. The group is believed to be an Unders group, similar to that of Nogizaka46's under's group. On May 8th 2016, 11 new members were added to the group, and debuted in Keyakizaka46's second single "Sekai ni wa Ai Shika Nai" with the song "Hiragana Keyaki".
On February 11 2019, the group announced their independence from Keyakizaka46 and re-branded as Hinatazaka46. The group currently has 21 members with one due to graduate.
Kyun (2019.03.27) Doremisolasido (2019.07.17)
1st Generation (11): Iguchi Mao, Ushio Sarina, Kakizaki Memi, Kageyama Yuuka, Kato Shiho, Saito Kyoko, Sasaki Kumi (L), Sasaki Mirei, Takase Mana, Takamoto Ayaka, Higashimura Mei
2nd Generation (9): Kanemura Miku, Kawata Hina, Kosaka Nao, Tomita Suzuka, Nibu Akari, Hamagishi Hiyori, Matsuda Konoka, Miyata Manamo, Watanabe Miho
3rd Generation (1): Kamimura Hinano
This is such a great surprise and i'M SO HAPPY THEY FINALLY GET TO DEBUT! These girls are so cute and popular and shining beauties that deserve to be an official group! I can't wait to see what they do next
けやき坂46 / Hiragana Keyakizaka46
TV Show: Keyakitte, Kakenai? (2015 - ), KEYABINGO! (2016 - 2017)