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Aikawa Maho
相川(あいかわ) 茉穂(まほ)

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Aikawa Maho promoting "Umaku Ienai"
Background Information
Also Known As Aiai (あいあい?)
Born March 26, 1999 (1999-03-26) (age 18)
Origin Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Aries Aries
Height 163cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress
Years Active 2014-present
(3 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2014-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Blog ANGERME 3ki
ANGERME Information
Joined October 4, 2014
Generation 3rd Generation
Member Color       Green
Debut Single Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu
Time in Group 3 Years, 2 Months, 11 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined April 1, 2014
Generation 21st Generation
Left October 4, 2014
Graduated December 29, 2014
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Aikawa's Autograph
I’m sure many people don’t know me, but from here on out I’m going to do my best so everyone will think “I’m glad the 3rd generation joined”.[1]

–Aikawa Maho, February 2015

Aikawa Maho (相川茉穂) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a third generation member of ANGERME.[2][3]

She originally joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was introduced on May 4, 2014 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.

BiographyEdit

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April 2016

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November 2015

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Aikawa Maho, July 2015

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Aikawa Maho, February 2015

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Aikawa Maho, October 2014

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Aikawa Maho, May 2014

Early LifeEdit

Aikawa Maho was born on March 26, 1999 in Kanagawa, Japan.[3]

Aikawa began practicing ballet when she was in her first year of elementary school.

2013Edit

Aikawa auditioned for Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume, but failed.

2014Edit

On April 1, Aikawa joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei[3] after successfully passing an audition to join the program.[4] She was introduced as a 21st generation member at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event on May 4th alongside Takemura Miu and Saito Kana.

On October 4, it was announced during the SMILE FANTASY! stage-play that Aikawa was selected to join S/mileage as a 3rd generation member, along with Murota Mizuki and Sasaki Rikako,[2][3] subsequently leaving Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[5]

From December 3 to December 11, Aikawa participated in a stage play Kurukuru to Shi to Shitto, along with Niigaki Risa, Kikkawa Yuu, Hello! Pro Kenshuusei member Yamagishi Riko and Country Girls member Yamaki Risa.

2016 Edit

In March, Aikawa released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray titled Greeting ~Aikawa Maho~.

On March 28, Aikawa celebrated her 17th birthday at an event titled ANGERME Aikawa Maho Birthday Event 2016. It had two performances at Tokyo FM Hall.

2017Edit

On January 11, an UP-FRONT PROMOTION representative announced that Aikawa would halt her activities from ANGERME for a while in order to rest and receive treatment for panic disorder.[6][7] She had reported headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathing difficulties and panic attacks which led to her being unable to participate in Hello! Project 2017 WINTER concerts, and her subsequent diagnosis. Aikawa noted that she hopes to help fight the stigma against panic disorder alongside others with the condition.[8]

On March 3, an update was released that Aikawa would continue to be absent for all ANGERME concerts, as well as the Hello! Project Hina Fest 2017, from March to mid-May.[9]

Due to her medical treatment, Aikawa is not featured in ANGERME's 23rd single, "Ai Sae Areba Nanni mo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan", which was released on June 21.[10]

On July 12, an update was released in which the representative director of UP-FRONT PROMOTION stated that Aikawa wants to continue her activities in ANGERME, but must continue resting until the end of their 2017 fall tour. The company will have a discussion with Aikawa and her family to decide what will happen in the future while looking at her progress and the doctor's diagnosis.[11] Aikawa has said her panic attacks have been decreasing after half a year. She was unable to leave the house from January to March, but has been getting better by going out little by little and taking a university entrance exam. At the start of university she worried about an attack occurring, however, her anxiety lessened because of the pleasant environment. She has been in contact with the other ANGERME members and recently met with Kamikokuryo Moe. Although the doctor diagnosed that she is able to spend her daily life without any trouble, she still needs to be careful about straining herself under times of pressure. Therefore she will continue resting and asks everyone to wait a while longer.

Personal LifeEdit

She has two pet cats named Lucy and Min.

When Aikawa joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in April 2014, she was a third year middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2016. As of April 2017, she is in her first year of university, majoring in photography.[11]

The following list are notable friendships Aikawa Maho has acquired:

  • Aiai (あいあい): Official nickname, given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[13]
  • Maho-chan (茉穂ちゃん): Another nickname for Aikawa Maho.[4]
  • Gochi (ごち): Another nickname for Aikawa Maho. Given to her by Sasaki Rikako, because she always ends her blog posts with "Gochi". An abbreviated form of Gochisousama deshita. Which is what one usually says after eating.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Aikawa Maho (相川茉穂)
  • Official Nickname: Aiai (あいあい)[13]
  • Date of Birth: March 26, 1999 (1999-03-26) (age 18)[3]
  • Birth place: Kanagawa, Japan[3]
  • Blood type: A[3]
  • Height: 163cm[3]
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014-04-01: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member[3]
    • 2014-10-04: ANGERME Member[3]
  • ANGERME Member Color:
    • Green (2014-)
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Specialty: Classical ballet[3]
  • Hobbies: Napping,[13] Eating[3]
  • Motto: "Sente wa mante" (先手は万手; the first blow is half the battle)[13]
  • Favorite Phrase: "Thanks for the food!"
  • What's something you like to say? "Nemui" (I'm sleepy)
  • Favorite Subject: Art[4]
  • Favorite Colors: Yellow,[13] Pink[13]
  • Favorite Sport: Classical ballet[13]
  • Favorite Food: Karaage[4]
  • Favorite ANGERME songs: "Yuugure Koi no Jikan",[4] "Uchouten LOVE"
  • Looks up to: Hagiwara Mai[4]

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Aikawa Maho Discography Featured In

Solo Blu-raysEdit

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Fanclub DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

InternetEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2015–2016] AS1422 (アンジュルムステーション1422)
  • [2016] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays)

TriviaEdit

  • She was a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei for five months, making her the sixth quickest debut from the program.
  • She'd like to eat ramen with Nakanishi Kana
  • Murota Mizuki and Sasaki Rikako slept over at Maho's house to get to know each other better.
  • According to Miyamoto Karin, Maho loves fried chicken.
  • She wanted to have yellow as her image color, but that was Katsuta Rina's color.
  • She is the same height as Wada Ayaka.
  • Her dream is to become an idol with a wonderful smile.[citation needed]
  • Aikawa is a certified Karaagenist. She passed the test on the Japan KARAAGE Association site.[14] In 2017, she became the #1 ranked Karaagenist in Japan.[15]
  • If she could join another group, she'd join °C-ute.
  • She is a big fan of Ultraman, and frequently collects Ultraman merchandise. Especially merchandise of the uchuu-jin .
  • She is a huge astronomy enthusiast, and especially loves the moon. She keeps track of it's phases and frequently takes pictures of the moon through her telescope, posting it on her blog afterwards.
  • Because of her spacey personality, and hobbies, other members jokingly call her an alien. 
  • In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Aikawa: "She’s quite spacy (sic) at the moment, but I feel like she can become any type of person she wants. I want her to have more confidence. If she had confidence I think she would develop at incredible speed."[16]

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "相川茉穂 ライブ撮りおろし&インタビュー「スラリと伸びた未完の大器 ホープに囲まれ晩成なるか」" (in Japanese). LoGirl: 2015-02-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "話題の佐々木莉佳子ら3人増員" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2014-10-04.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 "スマイレージ 新メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-10-04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Watachitachi wa S/mileage Shin Member Desu!!!" (私たちはスマイレージ新メンバーですっ!!!). Gekkan Entame Magazine, 2014-12 Issue. Tokuma Shoten. Release Date: 2014-10-30.
  5. Aikawa's Hello Pro Kenshuusei profile was taken down on October 10, 2014.
  6. "アンジュルム 相川茉穂 活動休止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-11.
  7. "Concerning Maho Aikawa of ANGERME." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-01-11.
  8. "2017.1.11 相川茉穂" (in Japanese). ANGERME Shin Member Official Blog. 2017-01-11.
  9. "アンジュルム 相川茉穂についてのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-03-03.
  10. "アンジュルム23rdシングル内容詳細決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-05-09.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "アンジュルム 相川茉穂に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-12.
  12. Nakanishi Kana. "スマイル!中西香菜" (in Japanese). S/mileage 2ki Official Blog. 2014-10-05.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 "ハロプロ研修生 > プロフィール > 相川茉穂" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. (Archived: 2014-10-09).
  14. http://karaage.ne.jp/map/?md=2&us=0R2LzE
  15. http://karaage.ne.jp/map/?md=12
  16. Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.

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