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Arai Manami
新井愛瞳
Uparai
General Information

Also known as

Maana (まぁな)

Born

November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19) (age 16)

Birthplace

Gunma prefecture

Years active

2004-Present

Occupation

Singer

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.

HistoryEdit

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Arai Manami, 2013

Artist photo(19)

Arai Manami, Late 2012

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Arai Manami, Mid 2012

2004Edit

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

2007Edit

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

2011Edit

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).

2012Edit

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

2013Edit

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.

2014Edit

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".

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Arai Manami (新井愛瞳)
  • Nickname: Maana (まぁな)
  • Birthdate:  November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19) (age 16)
  • Birthplace: Gunma prefecture
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Ox
  • Bloodtype: B
  • Height: 153cm
  • Shoe Size: 23.5cm
  • 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
  • Up Up Girls (Kari) Color: Blue
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Up-Front PROMOTION Groups:
  • Other Groups

Discography Featured InEdit

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV ShowsEdit

  • [2011.04.02-] Up-Front Girls

TheaterEdit

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

BooksEdit

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)

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • Her official Up Up Girls color is blue.
  • 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

GalleryEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Hagiwara Mai

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2004 - 2008

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
2004 - 2008

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by
First

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

Succeeded by
Incumbent


External LinksEdit

Up Up Girls (Kari)
Members
Sengoku Minami (L), Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami
Singles
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Albums
First Album (Kari), Second Album (Kari)
Related Units
Hello Pro Kenshuusei


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