Akimoto Miharu (秋元三春, born on March 17, 1998) is sub-leader of Japanese pop group NeXus and a former 1st generation DreamS Kenshuusei. She was also the leader of NeXus sub-unit Amefuri and MihaxHaru. She is also the older sister of HoshiBoshi Pro's Akimoto Kureno, and younger sister of DreamS soloist Akimoto Yumi. She is also a voice actress and an actress. She is also a member of collaboration duo KureHaru, along with her younger brother.
On October 28, Akimoto Miharu 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 most popular Kenshuusei.
Akimoto, alongside fellow kenshuusei members Yamada Ayumu , Sugiura Asuka, Fujimoto Emi and Fujiwara Kumiko, are chosen to form a new DreamS group called "NeXus". It is also announced that Akimoto will be the sub-leader, as it is chosen by age. 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 PolaVega 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 March 20, Ayumu released her first solo single, "Marionette no Kokoro/Tip Taps Tip" which sold 365,243 copies, making it her highest single yet. She is currently the third most popular member of NeXus, after Yamada Ayumu and Sugiura Asuka.
On March 13, Akimoto was cast to play the role of Mizutani Risa on the DreamS idol drama, "Hagemasu! Yude Tamago~!", and was added to the DreamS unit "Dearly Stars".
On May 3, Akimoto released her 2nd solo single, Daisuki ni Nare!, which is also her character song for the drama she stars in, "Hagemasu! Yude Tamago~!".
On August 1, the rumor of a piano duo consisting of Akimoto and Midorikawa Miharu was confirmed by Icchan. They will debut on August 28.
On August 10, it was revealed in the new DreamS anime that Akimoto Miharu was one of the seiyuus for one of the 6 main characters, voicing the character Yamauchi Azusa.
On January 11, it was 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.
On January 23, it was announced that she and her younger brother, Akimoto Kureno, will create a collaboration duo that will perform at schools to bring more attention to HoshiBoshi Pro and DreamS. They are to be called "KureHaru". They will debut in the new school year (April 2014).
On May 1, it was announced that she, along with the cast of Butterfly Days, were to be in the new idol drama, Highschool Love. It will first air on May 27.
- Name: Akimoto Miharu (秋元三春)
- Nickname: Mii-chan, Kid Sister, Haruruu, Haru, AkiHaru,Bakajo, Genking, Absolute Ace
- Birthday: March 17, 1998 (Age 18)
- Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
- Blood type: AB
- Height: 164cm (5"4)
- 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: Sky Blue
- Amefuri Color: Lavender
- Dearly Stars Color: Orange
- Team Geigeki Color: Yellow
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Charm Point: Smile and wit
- Weak Point: Talks too much, cant sit still
- Strong Point: Always Positive and shining!
- Languages Spoken: Japanese, English, Korean
- Favourite Animal: Hamsters
- Special Skill: Piano, english, learning dances quickly
- Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, Playing Piano, Watching anime, Reading manga
- Favorite Food(s): Roasted Seaweed, Sushi
- Least Favorite Food(s): Bitter Melon and Okra
- Favorite Colors: Pastel Colors, Blue
- Favorite Sport: All sports!
- Favorite Show: Cinderella's Stepsister
- Quality you have that you won't lose to anyone: My love for music!
- Motto: "Good fortune comes to the homes of those who smile"
- Looks up to: E-Girls, SNSD, BTS, ANGERME
- Favorite Song: "FIRE" by BTS
- DreamS groups/units:
Singles Participated InEdit
- [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!
- [2014.09.02] Break out
- [2015.07.02] No Girls No Fun/M.O.N.ST@R
- [2013.01.17] HELLO! [Song]
- [2013.02.05] Koi, Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu! [Lyrics] [Song]
- [2013.03.05] Nanairo Botan [Song]
- [2013.04.03] Brand New Day! [Song & Performance] [Lyrics]
- [2013.05.10] Overmaster [Song]
- [2013.07.14] I Want [Song]
- [2013.08.17] Kyun! Vampire Girl [Song]
- [2014.12.20] Meisou Mind/relations
- [2014.02.01] Hanasaku☆Saikyou Legend Days
- [2012.03.20] Marionette no Kokoro/Tip Taps Tip [Marionette no Kokoro][Tip Taps Tip]
- [2013.05.17] Daisuki ni Nare!
- [2013.08.03] Jealousy to iu ka Nanto iu ka/Teenage Blues
- [2013.09.01] SUNNY GIRL/Koi ni LOVE shite
- [2013.11.20] Wareta Ringo
- [2014.03.17] Paradigm Shift
- [2014.06.12] Day by Day
- [2014.08.17] Juliet and Romeo/Mischief
- [2013.03.31] Non stop road
- [2013.05.13] Pride on Everyday
- [2013.06.20] Planet Freedom
- [2013.07.17] GENESIS ARIA
- [2013.08.19] Ashita e no Kaerimichi
- [2013.08.28] Shinjitsu no Suna Dokei
- [2013.09.28] Kinjirareta Futari
- [2013.12.31] Mayonaka no Himitsu
- [2014.04.07] Children's War/Matroyshka
- [2014.06.20] Zoku Hetakuso Utopia Seisaku/Kashoku-sei : Idol Shoukougan
- [2013.03.17] Hagemasu! Yude Tamago~! (as Mizutani Risa)
- [2015.05.27] Highschool Love (as Shigetome Kurumi)
- [2013.08.16] Butterfly Days (as Yamauchi Azusa)
- [2013.09.01] Illusionary Girl (as Witch Izanami)
- [2014.02.01] Baka Nikki (as Tainaka Riko)
- Her younger brother is HoshiBoshi Pro's Akimoto Kureno, and her older sister is DreamS soloist Akimoto Yumi.
- If she wasn't in NeXus, she says she would would want to be a voice actress or actress.
- Says Yamada Ayumu and Fujiwara Kumiko knows her best.
- Is the shortest member of NeXus.
- Has the same first name as Midorikawa Miharu. They are also the same age.
- Is a big fan of K-pop.
- Hasn't changed her hairstyle since debut.
- She is a fan of Hello!Project (especially S/mileage and Morning Musume).
- She is known to be very passionate and knowledgeable about classical music.
- In a magazine, when the NeXus members were asked "What member is scary when they're angry?" everyone said Akimoto.
- She is currently in her last year of high school.
- She is known for her trademark ponytail.
- Her ideal guy is JupiNus' Takemura Junichiro. She also revealed that she had a slight crush on him.
- She is a fan of indie video games (e.g Ib, The Witch's House, Yume Nikki, Mad Father, Misao)
- She is considered to be one of the fastest runners in all of DreamS, because she always comes in the Top 2 in running events at the annual DreamS sports festivals. It is usually a race between her and fellow NeXus member Fujimoto Emi.
- When she was asked to tell one thing she thinks NeXus won’t lose against the other DreamS groups, she answered she would be really confident that they would be #1 in a sports festival because all the members are pretty fast and athletic. She also says that she regards NeXus as the best dancer group out of the groups in DreamS.
- She stated that her ultimate rival is her younger brother, Luminus Leader Akimoto Kureno, but within DreamS, it is fellow NeXus member Fujimoto Emi.
- She took ballet when she was 6, but stopped when she was 8.
- She and her family lived in Toronto, Canada for 10 years before moving back to their hometown, Tokyo, Japan. She was born there.
- She and her siblings are fluent in english.
- She is regarded as one of the Top 3 dancers in DreamS (after Choi Hana of Vega β and Miyanaga Misaki of Polaris α).
- She is good friends with Nagare★boshi's leader, Nanase Rin, Polaris α's leader Suzuki Eri, and JupiNus' Aizawa Kenji and Takemura Junichiro.
- She is also known for her canadian accent when speaking english.
- She is known as the "Absolute Ace" of DreamS, alongside Polaris α's Suzuki Eri.