FRUITS ZIPPER’s Yui Sakurai Celebrates 10 Years Since Idol Debut, Limited Edition Merch and Commemorative Events Planned
The idol group FRUITS ZIPPER has been picking up steam since its debut in February 2022. On September 13, 2023, the group’s first single CD Watashino Ichiban Kawaiitokoro was released, ranking 3rd on the Billboard Japan Top Single Sales chart and 4th on the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking chart. Yui Sakurai, one of the group’s members, celebrated her 10th year as an idol on October 20, 2023. For the next year, the Yui Sakurai 10th Anniversary -IDOL OF IDOLS- project will be held.
Yui Sakurai has amassed incredible support over the past year. Her line “Nani Nani” from the song Happy Chocolate inspired “Naze Naze,” which hit the top spot in the SNS Trending Word Ranking for 2023. Sakurai was also voted #1 in the “Idols Who are Simply Cute” ranking seen on Fuji TV’s program Neru, Shuzai Ittekimasu ~Tokyo Idol Times~.
FRUITS ZIPPER was formed in April 2022, but Yui Sakurai’s roots as an idol began before the group came together. Over the next year, a number of projects and events will take place to celebrate her incredible idol milestone.
The project’s official website was unveiled today and features commemorative goods for sale, as well as comments from the members of FRUITS ZIPPER. A request page has also been opened, allowing fans to send requests to Yui Sakurai detailing what they’d like to see her do for her 10th anniversary.
A live event is also scheduled for December 24, 2023. For the latest information, check FRUIT ZIPPER’s social media.
<Comment from Yui Sakurai>
“I, Yui Sakurai, have been an idol for ten years.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
I treasure sooooo many of the memories I’ve made with all of you, both during the tough times and the happy times. Those treasures have supported me in the past, and they continue to support me now.
This year, to show my gratitude to all of you, I’m beginning my “10th Anniversary Year!”
I just want to give something back to all of you, and I hope that you’re excited to see much more of me in the future.
I’m working with everyone on staff to come up with a lot of ideas, so please look forward to it!” ♡♡♡
Yui Sakurai 10th Anniversary -IDOL OF IDOLS- Official Site
<Live Event Information>
Yui Sakurai 10th Anniversary -IDOL OF IDOLS- Special Event
Date: December 24, 2023
Venue: Spotify O-WEST
Time: Doors open 11:30 / Doors closed 12:30
General Standing Ticket: ¥5,500 (Tax Included, Drinks Separate)
FRUITS ZIPPER OFFICIAL FANCLUB EXCLUSIVE TICKETS
Entry: October 28, 2023 – October 30, 2023 at 23:59 (JST)
<Yui Sakurai Profile>
Starting her idol activities in 2013, Yui Sakurai has since become a member of the popular group FRUITS ZIPPER, bringing her experience as an idol, model, and artist to the collective.
Popular among women, Sakurai was voted #1 in the “Idols Who are Simply Cute” ranking seen on Fuji TV’s program Neru, Shuzai Ittekimasu ~Tokyo Idol Times~.