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Arai Manami
新井(あらい) 愛瞳(まなみ)
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Arai Manami, late 2014
Nickname Maana (まぁな?)
Born November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19) (age 17)
Birth Place Gunma, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 153cm
Shoe Size 23.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2004-present
(11 years)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS (2012)
T-Palette Records (2012-)
Group Up Up Girls
Generation 1st Generation
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Up Up Girls, T-Palette mini All Stars, Team Makenki (Kari)

Arai Manami (新井愛瞳) is a Japanese singer. She is a member of Up Up Girls. She is a former 1st generation member of Hello Pro Egg, having joined in 2004. She also did a small project with Ogawa Saki called Cheekids.



Arai Manami, August 2013


Arai Manami, 2013

Artist photo(19)

Arai Manami, Late 2012


Arai Manami, Mid 2012


In 2004, Arai auditioned for the Hello Pro Egg auditions and passed.


In 2007, Arai officially started activities as Egg along with new members Kikkawa Yuu and Linlin.


In March 2011, it was announced that Arai along with several eggs finished the training from Hello Pro Kenshuusei

In April, it was announced that Arai would form part of the group Up Up Girls (Kari).


On May 5, Arai and Sekine Azusa starred in the stage play Shiritsu Guriguri Gakuen (私立グリグリ学園).


Arai had a small role in a 2 part horror movie titled Ada ~ADA~. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.


On August 27, Arai was officially appointed as Gunma Prefecture's Tourist Special Envoy. Her responsibility will be to promote Gunma Prefecture's many specialties like local food, products, and sightseeing spots. Arai also became one of the 8 participants in a competition for the "New Gravure Idol".


  • Favorite Subjects: Math, English, Home Economics, Music.
  • Least Favorite Subject: Japanese
  • Favorite Food: Peaches and bread
  • Least Favorite Food: Mushroom
  • Looks Up To: Kamei Eri

Discography Featured InEdit



  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV ShowsEdit

  • [2011.04.02-] Up-Front Girls


  • [2012.05.05] Shiritsu Guriguri Gakuen (私立グリグリ学園)


Ayano, Akari, Azusa, Manami

  • [2012.06.10] Haikei shiryoshu 1 gakko kyoshitsu (Manga x anime kore 1 satsu!) (背景資料集1 学校・教室 (マンガ×アニメ これ1冊!)) (Sato Ayano, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami)


  • Eats bread for breakfast.
  • Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
  • Her favorite spot is the kotatsu at her house.
  • Was the only Hello Pro Egg to wear glasses, all the time.
  • While a member of Hello Pro Egg, she often carried around a photo of Morning Musume.
  • She was born on the same day as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Kosuga Fuyuka.
  • Is currently the youngest member of Up Up Girls.
  • Shares the same last name with former Sheki-Dol Arai Saki
  • She is the youngest person ever to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the age of 6 at the time of joining.


Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Hagiwara Mai

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2004 - 2008

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
2004 - 2008

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by

Youngest member of Up Up Girls (Kari)
2011 - Present

Succeeded by

Preceded by

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Ever
2004 – Present

Succeeded by

External LinksEdit

Up Up Girls (Kari)
Sengoku Minami (L), Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Other Singles
Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho!, Santa Claus, Up Ome!!
First Album (Kari), Second Album (Kari)
Related Units
Hello Pro Egg, T-Palette mini All Stars, Team Makenki (Kari)

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