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Otsuka Sae (大塚紗英) was born on 10th October, 1995 in Kanto, Japan. She voices Hanazono Tae, and is also Poppin'Party's lead guitarist. She is affiliated with Ace Crew Entertainment.


Sae's first time with music was when she played the toy piano her mother had bought her, and she even wrote her first song at the age of 5. She also belonged to the music committee in elementary school and was responsible for the trombone in her middle school's brass band.[1]

When Sae was 15, she started playing the acoustic guitar and singing as a street performer for 4 years, before she debuted her career as a voice actress with Tae and started learning to play the electric guitar as well. Sae was the fourth member to join Poppin'Party, and her joining was announced during Poppin'Party's second Live.

At one point Sae was a regular guest on Raychell's radio corner "R World Radio" on NACK5 and also served as a guest guitarist for THE THIRD'S concerts.

Sae debuted as a singer on November 28, 2019, with the song "What's your Identity?".[2] She released her 1st mini-album, "Avant Title (アバンタイトル)" on February 26, 2020.

Sae is also known for voicing:

Personality & Hobbies

Sae's hobbies include eating, reading manga taking baths, running, writing music and taking photos of trees.[3] Her favorite foods are hamburgers, ramen and oshiruko.

Sae can also play both the piano and trombone, and loves classical music. Whenever she gets stuck while practicing the guitar, she tends to watch TV at the same time. Her favorite anime is Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and she also admires Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro and Joe Hisaishi.

According to Riko, Sae is slightly airheaded just like Tae, but also very reliable and level-headed.

Sae has hosted three different corners in Bandori! TV; one of them called "Saechi and Rikopin's Jam Session" where she and Riko shared Bandori announcements through improvised songs, the second one was called "Saechi to Kudoharu no Naisho Banashi", and the third one "Garupa Banchou Saechi" , where she challenges guests to certain challenges while acting like a "banchou" (delinquent) and wearing a high school girl's uniform.


  • Her nickname is Saechi (さえチ).
    • Her nickname before Saechi was Saepyon.
  • Tae's rabbits are based on Sae's own pets, as she owned 23 rabbits herself.[4][5][6]
    • She also used to own 50 goldish, 4 koi and 1 pigeon at one point.[7]
  • She has an official fanclub called SAEchi go.[8]