Takeuchi Akari (竹内朱莉)
- Nickname: Take-chan (タケちゃん)
- Birthday: November 23, 1997 (age 14)
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood type: O
- Height: 141.5cm
- Specialty: Short distance running, sports, penmanship
- Hobbies: Playing outside, watching TV, reading manga
- Favorite Food: Kiwi, meat
- Least Favorite Food: Tofu
- Favorite Color: Red, sea blue
- Favorite Subject: P.E.
- Least Favorite Subject: Maths
- Looks Up To: Yajima Maimi
Takeuchi Akari was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka HOP!~ concert in June 2008.
On August 14, 2011, five new sub-members were announced in the last performance of the Hello! Project 2011 Summer ~Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ tour: Nakanishi Kana, Kosuga Fuyuka, Tamura Meimi, along with two former Hello! Pro Egg members, Takeuchi Akari and Katsuta Rina.
In September 18, 2011 it was announced that the sub-members would have to participate in a “Egao Up Campaign!” (笑顔うpキャンペーン; Smile Up Campaign) in order to become full members of the group. The campaign involved them going up to people and asking them to take a picture of them holding a message up on a dry erase board, and then asking the person to upload the photo to Twitter or their blog.
On October 16, 2011 at the first release event for the group’s seventh single it was announced that all four sub-members would become full members of S/mileage.
- Eat’s bread for breakfast.
- Has a habit of biting her under-lip.
- Her favorite spot is her living room.
- Her cousin is Yajima Maimi of °C-ute.
- She is good friends with former Hello! Pro Egg members Sato Ayano and Fukumura Mizuki.
- She participated in the 2011 S/mileage auditions.
- Considers her strong point to be hating to lose at anything, and her weak point speaking too fast.
- Describes her personality as hating to lose.
- She joined Hello! Pro Egg because she admired °C-ute.
- Takecuhi appeared as a backup dancer in the PV for Mano Erina’s sixth major single “Haru no Arashi”, and her eighth major single “Gekimono de Ikou!”.