A list of additions to Up Up Girls (2) outside of the audition process.
On March 16, 2017, on the official Up Up Girls youtube, an addition member was announced. Nakaoki Rin, then 16-years-old, from Toyama prefecture was chosen as the fifth member of the group. She did not take part in any of the original auditioning process and was a surprise addition to the group.
On April 21st, 2018, two additional girls were announced as new members of UUG (2). A year after the formation of the group, it was a shock to the audience. The first new member introduced was Nakagawa Chihiro. Nakagawa was 13-years-old at the time of her addition. She is from Shizuoka Prefecture and studies English.
The second addition to the group was, then 12 years of age, Sasaki Honoka of Fukuoka Prefecture. The addition of these two girls brought the group to 7 members, the same as Up Up Girls (Kari) when they began. Their first single is set for August 7th. Uniquely, both girls practice karate. The group's ages now range from 12 at the youngest to 20 at the oldest.
Nakaoki Rin's Graduation
Nakaoki Rin graduated from Up Up Girls (2) on December 31st, 2018. She wanted to focus on her studies and felt she was unable to due to her responsibilities being part of the group. The group also announced auditions for a third generation.