|Shimazaki Haruka the 11th|
11-daime Shimazaki Haruka
|Original Name||Kimura Mei|
(Mei-chan, KimuMei, Mei-sama)
|Birthday Date||December 9th SC0108|
|Height||163.5 cm (5'4")|
|Oshimen||Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th|
- "I am Team B's Shimazaki Haruka the 11th."
– Haruka's Stage Introduction Catchphrase
Mei Kimura (
Haruka as relatively short, wavy hair. She has bangs that are usually let down, or swept to the side elegantly. She has a fuller figure, and is also moderately tall. Her eyes are silver, and have heart-lining in them. There is also a spade lining in her eyes. Her hair does also have heart linings in it.
She has a good fashion sense, and can easily tell what will be "in" and what won't in a few weeks. Considering this, she has a stylish and sophisticated clothing-style.
While Haruka's onstage character is very much like a snobby princess, she is really a big sweetheart. She does always her best to remember names, even if she has troubles with siblings. She always wants to make sure that everyone is comfortable - even going as far as making herself uncomfortable in the process. She is completely horrible at telling jokes, and at times, that is what brings laughs.
Haruka's onstage character, however, is the complete opposite of her normal behaviour. Haruka gets nervous easily, which results in a nervous tick that causes her to turn into what some members call her "Hime-mode". She becomes snobby and superior, and does at times act like no-one else is in the room, because "she is above everyone else". She also gets a bit selfish, and spoilt. When she first started developing these traits, and she did actually feel really bad about how she treated others when she was onstage and in character.
Haruka is a skilled actress, being able to slip into characters seemingly effortlessly, and this is something she also actively works to improve. She is also quite good at modeling. Both her dancing and singing are average.
Haruka is a feared opponent in anything when stuff being thrown is involved, be pillow fights, Muchaburi Dodgeball, Water balloon fights or any other activity. Her aim with a dodgeball is almost impeccable.
Being born on Saharastar, Haruka is used to hot temperatures, and has a natural high resistance against sunburns. She does, however, feel a bit uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit, because most planets have a colder climate than Saharastar and she does easily get cold when she isn't wearing a lot of clothes.
Haruka lived with her older brother, Kimura Shouta, all her life. He has taken care of her since she was three, and she doesn't know who her real parents are. She doesn't care either. Shouta was always very supportive of Mei's dreams, and was the first one to cheer her on when she said that she had applied for the auditions.
Haruka encountered 00 when she was 5, and AKB0048 came and held a concert on Saharastar. Haruka wasn't very keen on joining them at that age, but her dream eventually grew on her, and she decided that she wanted to join. Her brother wasn't entirely happy about it initially, but seeing how much Haruka wanted to do it, he agreed and cheered her on.
- Joined the 152nd Generation of Trainees (SC0122.11.18)
- Promoted to Team A (Formation) (SC0123.10.31)
- Succeeded and subsequently left the 152nd Generation of Kenkyuusei (SC0124.12.03)
- Transferred to Team B (SC0126.01.25)
- Shinoda Mariko the 12th - Senpai.
- Akimoto Sayaka the 15th - Senpai
- Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th - Yui was the first to-be AKB0048 member that Haruka talked and connected to. She is also Haruka's best friend in 00. As a pair, they are either known as YuiParu (after succession), or AkaMei (before succession)
- Maeda Atsuko the 19th - Member of the same generation.
- Takahashi Minami the 7th - Senpai and Team Captain.
- Kuramochi Asuka the 13th - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
- Sashihara Rino the 11th - Member of the same generation. Sasshi's tendency to yell because of a surprise or similar when a mic is nearby annoys Haruka greatly, but other than that, she likes the other successor.
- Kodama Haruka the 8th - Member of the same generation and fellow member of Team B.
- Ikuta Erika the 11th - Kouhai.
- Eguchi Aimi the 4th - Kouhai. Off stage, Alisa and Haruka get along well, due to both of them being very much of a similar mind, and can easily appreciate eachother's company as they have several similar interests.
- Hirate Yurina the 7th - Senpai.
- Nakai Rika the 15th - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
- Inoue Megumi - Senpai and fellow member of Team B.
- Takanashi Yukari - Senpai
- Hoshimiya Aoi - Senpai
- Hoshikawa Rei - Senpai
- Itano Tomorin - Senpai
- Hikami Yumeko - Senpai
- Ito Hotaru - Senpai
- Suzuno Natsuki - Senpai
- Suzuno Sakura - Senpai and fellow member of Team B.
- Samuikaze Ran - Senpai
- Harune Diamond - Senpai and fellow member of Team B.
- Taiyamoto Akano - Senpai
- Kasumi Yuuna - Kouhai and fellow member of Team B.
- Ayana Elise - Kouhai. Due to Paruru's persona and Elise's status, they are often called WHime. They are also both part of Team B.
- Kobayahi Griselda - Kouhai
- MoYoung Marian - Kouhai
- Takaine Miyako - Kouhai
- Itou Haruki - Kouhai
- Tomone Kaoru - Due to the fact that they share a few key traits, Kaoru and Paruru tends to be at odds whenever in public.
Kimura (木村): "Kimura" means Tree Village, with '木' meaning 'Tree' and '村' meaning 'Village'
Mei (めい): The meaning of Mei, since it is written in Hiragana, is unknown.
Prior to succession, Haruka has had several nicknames.
Honoka also nicknamed Haruka as "Hime" (
Haruka inherited the nickname Paruru (ぱるる) upon succession.
- - Haruka's catchphrase
- - Mei's former catchphrase
Senbatsu Sousenkyo SC0124
Early Result: 6th (900'451 votes)
Placement: 4th (Senbatsu) (1'966'543 votes)
Senbatsu Sousenkyo SC0125
Early Result: 14th (412'936 votes)
Placement: 10th (Senbatsu) (1'673'562 votes)
Placement - 5th - Lost to Takayama Ai
Placement - 2nd - Lost to Asami Mirai
Placement-16th-Lost to Itou Haruki
- SC0125 - #38
- Orchestra (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- Siren (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- fashion police (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) (WCenter)
- Sora wa kasute aokatta (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- Ie (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- In Rain (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- Friendship (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru) (Duet with Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th)
- Love You! 0 (Setsuzoku no Chain wa sudeni Koko ni Aru)
- Favourite Song in the New Era: Infinity no Moyou
- Favourite Colour: Blue
- Hobbies: Shopping, acting, spending time with Yuihan.
- Penlight Colour: Sky blue
- Paruru shares her original surname with the fake AKB member Kimura Ai who was created in an experiment to see if the members knew who were a part of AKB and who weren't in AKBingo!
- This statement is also true for Takahashi Minami the 7th, except for her it's her original given name.
- In the Majisuka Gakuen 00 adaption, Paruru plays one of the main characters, Hime, who is very similar to Paruru's onstage personality.
- She wants to be an actress in the future.
- There is also proof that she is aspiring to become an actress in her eyes, where there are spade linings alongside the heart linings.
- It is unknown which sign she'll get upon graduation from 00; Diamonds, or Spades.
- She has very good throwing aim - whether it's dodgeballs, grenades, or anything else doesn't matter.
- This makes her a very feared opponent in Muchaburi Dodgeball.
- Her aim is not as good with something like a rifle, though.
- Paruru never eats fish. The reason is unknown, but it's likely due to preferring other foods.
- She does, however eat most other kinds of sea foods.
- Paruru is really bad with cold temperatures.
- She isn't all that fond of cold baths/showers either.
- Paruru's Kirara prefers to stay by her head, instead of floating around like most other Kirara.
- Paruru's Kirara is an orange crown.
- She tends to refer to other people by their surnames without honourifics if they annoy her.
- The most common "victim" for this, is Sashihara Rino.
- Paruru and Yuihan collaborated to have a theme with both of their Sousenkyo posters (SC0125).
|Current Successors||Shinoda Mariko the 12th | Akimoto Sayaka the 15th | Yokoyama Yui the 13.5th | | Takahashi Minami the 7th | Kuramochi Asuka the 13th | Sashihara Rino the 11th | Shimazaki Haruka the 11th | Kodama Haruka the 8th | Ikuta Erika the 11th | Eguchi Aimi the 4th | Hirate Yurina the 7th | Nakai Rika the 15th | Minegeshi Minami the 7th|
|Graduates||Kagawa Sayuri (Sato Amina the 6th) | Ashley Snow (Matsui Rena the 9th) | Shino Hoshina (Maeda Atsuko the 19th)|