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Arai Manami
新井(あらい) 愛瞳(まなみ)

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Arai Manami, promoting "Joujou Dokonjou / Be a Girl"
Background Information
Also Known As Maana (まぁな?)
Born November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19) (age 20)
Origin Gunma, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 153cm
Shoe Size 23.5cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2004-present
(14 years)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS (2012)
T-Palette Records (2012-)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Up Up Girls, T-Palette mini All Stars, Team Makenki (Kari)
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @arai_manami_ao
Up Up Girls Information
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Blue
Debut Single Going my ↑

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.


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Arai Manami, August 2017

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Arai Manami, April 2016

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Arai Manami, November 2014


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.


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 the special envoy for tourism in Gunma Prefecture. 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".


On October 19, Arai and ANGERME's Kawamura Ayano were appointed as the cheer ambassadors for migration to Saijo, Ehime Prefecture.[1]


  • 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, Manamipng

  • [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)


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  • [2015.04.20] Photo Technic Digital
  • [2015.05.15] Young gangan


  • 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.
  • 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 - 2017

Succeeded by
Hashimura Riko

Preceded by

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Ever
2004 – Present

Succeeded by


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