Sugiura Asuka (杉浦飛鳥, born on May 15, 1998) is a former 1st generation DreamS Kenshuusei and member of Japanese pop group NeXus. She is also the leader of NeXus sub-unit MoeDoki. She auditioned for the DreamS Audition ~SHINING STAR~ 2009 Auditions. She is also a voice actress, actress, and model.
2009On October 28, Sugiura Asuka was chosen to be a DreamS Kenshuusei, getting through the Dreams! Kenshuusei auditions after failing to get into Polaris α, alongside 15 other girls. She was trained for two years and was one of the oldest and one of the most popular Kenshuusei.
Sugiura, alongside fellow kenshuusei members Yamada Ayumu, Akimoto Miharu, Fujimoto Emi and Fujiwara Kumiko, are chosen to form a new DreamS group called "NeXus". NeXus was started off as an Indie group, and was able to reach their goal, officially debuting on December 31 with "Koi no Shirushi".
On March 2, it was announced that Miyanaga Misaki alongside NeXus' Fujiwara Emi, Akimoto Miharu and Sugiura Asuka, were to create a dance unit called SINX. On June 2, 4 months after it was announced, SINX danced to Up Up Girls (Kari)'s Chopper☆Chopper & S.M's dance unit Younique's Maxstep at the PolaVegaXus collaboration concert. On November 13, it was announced that there will be two units within NeXus -- the first unit consisting of Yamada Ayumu, Fujiwara Kumiko and Akimoto Miharu, called "Amefuri"; the second unit consisting of Sugiura Asuka & Fujimoto Emi called "MoeDoki".
The first unit "Amefuri" debuted on January 17, with "Magic of Love", which sold 95,634 copies. The second unit, "Tachiagirl" debuted on February 20, with "Ohayou, Mata Ashita". They are still active. On April 25, Sugiura released her first solo single, "Flower Girl/CANT TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU" which sold 657,293 copies, making it her highest single yet and the highest selling solo single in NeXus and DreamS. She is currently the most popular member of NeXus, before Yamada Ayumu and Akimoto Miharu.
On May 15, her birthday, she dyed her hair black.
On January 10, she dyed her hair back to her original color; light brown.
On January 11, it was also announced that she, along with the other members of NeXus and other DreamS and Hoshi members, will be the cast of a new DreamS anime that will take Butterfly Days: Season 2's spot when finished in February, called "Baka Nikki". It will begin airing on February 1.
After being on a hiatus from solo activities for two years, Sugiura came back with her solo single, FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP on November 12.
- Name: Sugiura Asuka (杉浦飛鳥)
- Nickname: Sugi-chan, SugiAsu, Suka, Pretty-chan, Moe-chan, Flower Girl, Asusu.
- Birthday: May 15, 1998 (Age 19)
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood type: B
- Height: 172cm (5"7)
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2009-10-28: DreamS Kenshuusei
- 2011-12-31: NeXus Member
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2011-01-01: Member
- Years in NeXus : 5 Years
- NeXus Color: Honey
- Amefuri Color: Peach
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- Charm Point: Smile and eyes
- Weak Point: Spacing out
- Strong Point: Being bright and cheerful
- Favourite Animal: Hamsters
- Special Skill: Piano
- Hobbies: Singing, Baking, Reading manga, watching K-dramas
- Favorite Food(s): Filipino Food
- Least Favorite Food(s): Bread
- Favorite Colors: Soft colors like Honey and Peach (which are her image colors respectively)
- Favorite Sport: Softball
- Favorite Show: Boys over Flowers, You're Beautiful
- Quality you have that you won't lose to anyone: My love for K-Dramas!
- Motto: "Others are others, I am myself!"
- Looks up to: Yamada Ayumu, Mayu Watanabe
- Favorite Song: "Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo" by Polaris α
- DreamS groups/units:
Singles Participated In
- [2011.05.11] Koi no Shirushi [Lyrics] [Song]
- [2011.07.14] The World is All One!! [Song][Lyrics]
- [2011.11.11] GO MY WAY!! [Song]
- [2011.12.31] Change!!! [Song]Lyrics]
- [2012.03.14] We Have A Dream! [Song][Lyrics]
- [2012.06.26] Jibun Rest@rt! [Song][Lyrics]
- [2012.09.25] Ai no Yokan [Lyrics] [Song]
- [2013.01.19] A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai/Kataomoi Factory [Lyrics]
- [2013.04.15] Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai/Mugendai Shoujo A [Lyrics][Lyrics]
- [2013.05.10] Passionate Squall/Wishes Hypocrites [Song][Lyrics]/[Song]
- [2013.06.14] I★my★me★mine/Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru [Lyrics/Lyrics ]
- [2013.07.20] Up Up Typhoon/C.P.U?!
- [2013.08.23] Shekimeki/Kamisama Yayaya [Lyrics][Lyrics]
- [2013.10.15] Enter Enter Mission/Cheeky Parade [Lyrics][Lyrics]
- [2013.12.31] Hikari no Kage/Kizuna no Yukue [L][L]
- [2014.02.14] Switch!/Ai ga Bakadesu!
- [2014.06.17] Sakura Horizon/Together
- [2014.09.02] Break out
- [2015.07.02] No Girls No Fun/M.O.N.ST@R
- [2015.12.01] Spotlight
- [2016.09.18] Hands Up!/Speed Up!
- [2013.02.20] Little Match Girl [Song]
- [2013.04.06] Ringo Ribbon [Song]
- [2013.06.06] Ai Like Hamburger [Song]
- [2013.07.17] I'm So Free! (Ft. Akimoto Miharu) [Song]
- [2013.08.12] motto☆Hade ni ne [Song]
- [2012.06.02] Chopper☆Chopper/Maxstep
- [2013.04.25] Flower Girl/CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU [Flower Girl][CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU]
- [2013.07.18] Platinum/Last Dance
- [2013.09.16] Happy Endings/Atarashii Sekai no Uta
- [2014.05.15] Umbrella
- [2016.11.12] FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP
- [2013.10.31] Strawberry Fountain/Creme D'Anjou/Woodpecker Lullaby (as Witch Hinatsuki)
- [2014.04.02] Dream in a summer Mogatairi-me (as Taketatsu Yumeka; with Fujiwara Kumiko)
- [2014.04.02] Furu kakuhan o aishi (as Taketatsu Yumeka)
- [2013.03.17] Hagemasu! Yude Tamago~! (as Takahashi Rena)
- [2013.08.17] Butterfly Days (as Nakahara Rina)
- [2013.09.01] Illusionary Girls (as Kawai Hajime & Witch Hinatsuki)
- [2014.02.01] Baka Nikki (as Yonezawa Sumire)
- Is known as the flower in the group (because of her nickname Flower Girl which came from her Solo Single)
- Has said that she is confessed to a lot at school.
- Had the biggest fanbase in DreamS (in 2011 - 2013).
- Is known as the visual ace.
- Has the highest-pitched voice in NeXus.
- If she could be any member, she said she would be Akimoto Miharu because she wants to know what it's like to have a powerful prescence onstage.
- Auditioned for DreamS to become more confident in her abilities.
- Says Fujiwara Kumiko knows her best.
- Is obsessed with the Korean Culture and loves Filipino Food.
- Is envied for her beauty and soft voice.
- Many fans and DreamS members said that her character songs for Illusionary Girl was the creepiest of them all, and they never expected Sugiura to play a witch as well as an Illusionary Girl, but said she did an exceptional job.
- She is currently the tallest member of NeXus (standing 2cm taller than Fujimoto Emi).
- She is currently in her last year of highschool.
- She is currently the tallest member in DreamS.
- Her ideal guy is Luminus' Miyazono Takumi.