Mion Mukaich
Japanese name: 向井地 美音
Date of birth: 29 January 1998 (age 17)
Place of Birth Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japan
Occupation Japanese idol, singer, actress
Years active 2002–present
Label AKS
Associated Acts AKB48
Gender: Female
Height: 148.5cm
Blood type O

Mion Mukaichi (向井地 美音 Mukaichi Mion?, born 29 January 1998 in Saitama Prefecture) is a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She is a member of AKB48's Team 4.

Biography Edit

Mukaichi played tennis from 1st grade in elementary school right up to 3rd grade in junior high school.

Career Edit

Before joining the group, Mukaichi was a child actress, represented by the talent agency Central G. She quit in 5th grade to concentrate on her studies,and after entering junior high school, she was represented by talent agency Ii Concept. She has appeared in a number of television dramas, such as Unfair, and movies, such as Unfair: The Movie.

In January 2013, Mukaichi took part and passed the AKB48's 15th generation auditions, joining the group as a trainee member.

In February 2014, during the group's Daisokaku Matsuri, Mukaichi was promoted to Team 4. In April 2014, Mukaichi centered the song "Heavy Rotation", after being nominated by Yuko Oshima, who was graduating. She also starred in Sailor Zombie as a guest role in episode 2.

Mukaichi was selected to sing the group's 38th single title track "Kibouteki Refrain". This was her first time as one of the selected members. Mukaichi will be starring in the movie Unfair: The End, the final part of the series "Unfair". This movie will be released in September 2015. The producer, who did not know Mukaichi joined AKB48, said Mukaichi's role was a very important one and that even if Mukaichi has quit the entertainment industry, he would want her to return for this role.

Discography Edit

AKB48 singles Edit

Year No. Title Role Notes 2013 33 "Heart Electric" B-side Sang 'Kimi no Hitomi wa Planetarium' together with the trainee members.
2014 35 "Mae Shika Mukanee" B-side Sang 'Himitsu no Diary' as part of one-shot unit 'Baby Elephants'.
36 "Labrador Retriever" B-side Sang 'Heart no Dasshutsu Game' as part of Team 4.
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" A-side Mukaichi's first A-side. Also sang 'Me wo Akete Mama no First Kiss' as part of Team 4.
2015 39 "Green Flash" B-side Sang "Haru no Hikari Chikadzuita Natsu"

Appearances Edit

Stage units Edit

AKB48 Kenkyusei Stage "Pajama Drive" (パジャマドライブ?)
  1. "Tenshi no Shippo" (天使のしっぽ?)
Team 4 3rd Stage "Idol no Yoake" (アイドルの夜明け?)
  1. "Zannen Shojo" (残念少女?)

TV variety Edit

  • SMAP X SMAP (2005)
  • AKBingo! (2013– )
  • AKB48 no Anta Dare? (AKB48のあんた、誰??) (2013- )
  • Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku (有吉AKB共和国?) (2014- )
  • AKB Nemousu TV (AKBネ申テレビ?) (2014– )
  • AKB de Arubaito (AKBでアルバイト?) (2014)
  • AKB Shirabe (※AKB調べ?) (2014- )

TV dramas Edit

  • Toshiie and Matsu (利家とまつ?) (2002)
  • Wedding Planner (ウエディングプランナー?) (2002), Yumi's Daughter
  • Unfair (2006), Sato Mio
  • Iryu (医龍?) (2006), Fujiyoshi Juri
  • Papa no Namida de Ko wa Sodatsu (パパの涙で子は育つ?) (2007), Kawamura Kaya
  • Flight Panic (フライトパニック?) (2007)
  • Hataraki Man (働きマン?) (2007)
  • Sailor Zombie (セーラーゾンビ?) (2014), Giant zombie (Ep 2)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジすか学園4?) (2015), Jisedai (Team Hinabe)

Movies Edit

  • Bayside Shakedown 2 (2003), Rikako
  • Unfair: The Movie (2007), Sato Mio
  • Gegege no Kitaro: Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 千年呪い歌?) (2008)
  • Twilight Syndrome - Dead Go Round (トワイライトシンドローム デッドクルーズ?) (2008)
  • Unfair: The End (2015), Sato Mio

Educational Edit

  • NHK Koko Koza (NHK高校講座?) (2014- )


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