Fans Can’t Decide Which Is The Best Styling Era Of LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura

She has lived so many lives!

Though LE SSERAFIM is a rookie K-Pop group less than a year into their debut, member Sakura is definitely no noob to the job. In fact, she probably has one of the longest-running careers among the idols in the industry and the most versatile one too!

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Before debuting with LE SSERAFIM, Sakura had already debuted twice. She kicked off her idol career in Japan when she was just 12 years old. As a member of the Japanese girl group HKT48, Sakura Miyawaki became a household name in her home country before venturing into K-Pop.

Sakura in HKT48 | AKB48 Wiki  

Sakura then appeared on the Korean survival show Produce48 and joined the final lineup of IZ*ONE. With this re-debut, she gained more popularity in South Korea, cementing her position as an idol. When the group disbanded in 2021, she joined HYBE Labels and graduated from HKT48. Eventually, she made her third debut with LE SSERAFIM in 2022.

Sakura in IZ*ONE | Pledis Entertainment
Sakura LE SSERAFIM | HYBE Labels

With a career spanning over ten years, Sakura has been through several stages of evolution as an idol. And with each group switch, her image and, consequently, her styling has changed a lot too. So, when a Korean netizen asked which era of Sakura’s styling is the best, fans were torn.


In HKT48, Sakura had a pretty innocent and pure image. Her makeup and outfits carried the same essence of a feminine young teenager.




Produce 48

During the show, Sakura’s styling reflected more Korean fashion and makeup choices. But her vibe still contained youthfulness.





IZ*ONE had a more mature yet soft feminine concept. So, Sakura’s styling and visuals followed the same direction. Her long pink hair became a talking point during this time.





LE SSERAFIM was a drastic image change for Sakura. The group’s concept is more grungy and mature than her previous groups, and her looks went through a total switch-up to exude that desired level of boldness. In her current styling, edgy fashion, sharp makeup, and an emphasis on highlighting physical fitness seem to be the key points.




Though fans were divided among the options, there seemed to be more weightage towards the IZ*ONE era and LE SSEAFIM era in the comments.

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  • “Now.”
  • “She was very cute in AKB (HKT48) but styling-wise, LE SSERAFIM.”
  • “It was legendary during IZ*ONE’s Fiesta.”
  • “Nyang-KB for me… There aren’t any gifs here, but my favorite is from Izoneㅋㅋㅋ, And she was f*cking cute during AKB times.”
  • “She was very bright and shiny during AKB.”
  • “Her styling right now. When I saw LE SSERAFIM for the first time I thought, ‘Wow Sakura is pretty.'”
  • “From IZ*ONE to LE SSERAFIM, according to my taste.”
  • IZ*ONE.”
  • “It’s like asking me to choose among malatang, chicken, and pizza.  It’s so hard to pick one.”
  • ” LE SSERAFIM >= AKB >>> the rest .”
  • “IZ*ONE and AKB!”
  • “Wow…she’s pretty in all of them…”
  • “IZ*ONE pink hair with a beretㅠㅠ The fancam was legendary.”
  • “AKB was the pretty one.”

Regardless, the fact that Sakura successfully metamorphosed into such different images as an idol only shows that she can body any concept and make it look effortless.