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Hagiwara Mai promoting "I miss you"
|Birthdate||February 7, 1996|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2002-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
|Associated Acts||℃-ute, Hello! Project Kids, Petitmoni V, Kira☆Pika, Cat's♥Eye 7, HI-FIN, 4KIDS, H.P. All Stars, Mobekimasu|
Hagiwara Mai (萩原舞) born February 7, 1996 is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project. She is currently a member of the group ℃-ute as well as being a member of the Hello! Project Kids. She joined Hello! Project Kids in 2002 through the audition and was later put into ℃-ute in 2005. As well as being in both ℃-ute and Hello! Project Kids, Hagiwara has also taken part in the oneshot unit Kira☆Pika alongside Morning Musume member, Kusumi Koharu. She is also a member of Cat's♥Eye 7 and HI-FIN.
Hagiwara Mai was born on February 7, 1996 in Saitama, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
Hagiwara Mai took part in the 2002 auditions at the age of 6 for Hello! Project Kids and passed along with fourteen other girls on June 30. Her audtion song was "Te wo Nigitte Arukitai" by Goto Maki. She made her first appearance in the entertainment industry as a member of 4KIDS, a temporary group that appeared in Minimoni's movie Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken!.
2003 - 2004Edit
Hagiwara continued her work within the Hello! Project Kids, namely performing alongside Morning Musume at concerts as backing dancers. In late 2004 Hagiwara took part in her first Hello! Project shuffle unit, H.P. All Stars, taking part alongside all the members of Hello! Project at the time. The shuffle unit released one single and became inactive by January 2005.
In 2005 Hagiwara was assigned as a member of Hello! Project group ℃-ute alongside seven other Hello! Project Kids members. These eight members had been passed over when it came to the forming of Berryz Koubou, which had originally been formed to teach the Hello! Project Kids about being in a group by rotating the line-up amongst the kids. Originally ℃-ute was releasing on an indie label, but in 2007 they made their major debut.
Hagiwara Mai released four indie singles as a part of ℃-ute in this year as a preparation for the major debut in 2007. ℃-ute also released their first album, "Cutie Queen Vol. 1".
On February 21, 2007 ℃-ute released their debut single, "Sakura Chirari". On the first day in the charts it ranked third on the Oricon charts, a feat not even accomplished by Hello! Project's mother group Morning Musume (who had ranked 6th on their debut single). With their debut single, they became the youngest group (with the average age of 13) to rank in the top 10. Hagiwara provided the minor vocals for their debut single.
Hagiwara also joined with Morning Musume's Kusumi Koharu to form a oneshot unit named Kira☆Pika. The group was formed to perform songs for the anime Kirarin Revolution, as both girls lend their voices to characters in the series. They released their debut single on August 1, 2007.
Hagiwara continued her duties within ℃-ute, releasing four singles and a third studio album. Hagiwara provided the minor vocals on ℃-ute's fourth major single, "LALALA Shiawase no Uta ".
Hagiwara Mai, along with four other members of ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou left the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. The members left of their own violition due to feeling that they could not perform as high level players due to their level of ability.
On December 15, Hagiwara Mai opened her first Ustream channel called 'Mai Desu ga... Nani ka?' In the show, Hagiwara invites various Hello! Project members to do activity with her such as talking and cooking.
On July 25 it was announced that ℃-ute's Hagiwara Mai, Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Berryz Koubou's Shimizu Saki, Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako will be performing in an stage play titled Cat’s Eye based on a manga. The stage play will run from 9/22 till 9/30.
On March 2, at Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA, Hagiwara was announced a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, Plumeria (now called HI-FIN), along with fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki, S/mileage's Fukuda Kanon, and Morning Musume's Ishida Ayumi and Ikuta Erina.
On July 3, it was announced Hagiwara would be releasing her second photobook called "Mai2". It was released on August 5, 2013.
On January 17, the official site of Hello! Project announced that Hagiwara had a high fever, and was immediately taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with "Influenza". For this reason she is not gonna be present in the handshake event scheduled for this day and will not be present on the ~DE-HA MiX~ and ~GOiSU MODE~ concert tour on January 18-19.
On February 5~7, Hagiwara, Yajima Maimi, and Nakajima Saki celebrated their birthday. The special event was called Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, & Hagiwara Mai 2014 Birthday Event, the event featured six performances in Saitama, Osaka, and Tokyo.
On February 26, Hagiwara featured in a special mook called "Graduation -High school graduation- 2014" with four other idols graduating high school this Spring. It contains photos and interviews.
Hagiwara has an older sister who auditioned for Hello! Project Kids alongside Mai, but failed to pass.
She also has a pet dog named Chip-kun.
The following list are notable friendships Hagiwara Mai has acquired:
- Okai Chisato: She is good friends with Okai Chisato.
- Nakajima Saki: She is good friends with Nakajima Saki.
- Yajima Maimi: She is good friends with Yajima Maimi.
- Suzuki Airi: She is close friends with Suzuki Airi.
- Shimizu Saki: Hagiwara became close friends with Berryz Koubou's Captain Shimizu Saki.
- Mitsui Aika: She is good friends with former Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika.
- Sato Masaki: She also became close friends with Morning Musume's member Sato Masaki.
Hagiwara's given name, "Mai", means dance (舞; mai). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Hagiwara Mai:
- Maimai (マイマイ): Official nickname, given her since joining ℃-ute. Used by members and fans.
- Hagi-chan (萩ちゃん): Second official nickname, given her since joining ℃-ute. Used by members and fans.
- Hagitty (ハギティ): Derives from mixing "Hagiwara" and "Kitty".
- Name: Hagiwara Mai (萩原舞)
- Birth Date: February 7, 1996
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Nickname: Maimai (マイマイ), Hagitty (ハギティ), Mai-chan (まいちゃん), Hagi-chan (萩ちゃん), Mai (まい)
- Blood Type: AB
- Height: 158cm
- Western Zodiac: Aquarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Rat
- Audition Song: Te wo Nigitte Arukitai
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2005-06-11: ℃-ute Member
- Years in ℃-ute: 9 Years
- Official Kaomoji: (o・ⅴ・)
- ℃-ute Color:
- Purple (2006-2009)
- Yellow (2009-Present)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color:
- Orange (2012-Present)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Groups:
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- Hobby: Riding a unicycle
- Special Skill: Riding a unicycle
- Strong Point: Bright, laugh easily, natural airhead
- Weak Point: I love pranks
- Habit: Easily holding hands or linking arms with someone
- Favorite Color: Pink, light blue, orange.
- Favorite Flower: Lavender
- Disliked Thing/Thing to do: Studying, cleaning up.
- Scared of: Cats, ghosts
- Favorite Movie: "Harry Potter," "Jurassic Park"
- Favorite Book: "Nezumi-kun no Chokki"
- Favorite Word: "Daisuki" (I love you/it)
- Favorite Season: Summer
- Favorite Food: Strawberries, curry rice
- Least Favorite Food: Melon, watermelon, green bell peppers.
- Favorite Song: Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song
- Charm Point: Dimples
- See Also: Hagiwara Mai Dicography Featured In
- [2012.04.04] Yuke! Genki-kun
- [2007.09.12] Koi no Mahou wa Habibi no Bi! (恋の魔法はハビビのビ!) (Kusumi Koharu cover)
- [2012.02.02] Yuke! Genki-kun (行け！元気君)
- [2012.04.18] Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (君は自転車 私は電車で帰宅) (C-ute Cover)
- [2009.10.21] Hagiwara Mai in Hachijojima (萩原舞 in 八丈島)
- [2011.06.14] Mizuiro (水色) (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2014.09.??] again (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2014.06.26] Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, & Hagiwara Mai 2014 Birthday Event (Fanclub DVD)
- [2010.09.21] Alo-Hello! C-ute (アロハロ！℃-ute) (Mai version)
- [2012.03.13] Cutest (Mai version)
- [2012.10.22] Alo-Hello! C-ute 2012 (アロハロ！℃-ute 2012) (Mai version)
- [2012.01.21] Confetti Vol.087 March 2012 Issue
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2013.04.06] Top Yell (with Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Tsugunaga Momoko, Okai Chisato, Iikubo Haruna, Fukuda Kanon, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Sayashi Riho, Oda Sakura)
- [2013.06.28] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.7 (with Suzuki Airi and Okai Chisato)
- [2013.11.11] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.11 (with Nakajima Saki and Yajima Maimi)
- [2002.12] Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! (ミニモニ。じゃム→ビ→お菓子な大冒険！)
-  Sentou no Musume!? (銭湯の娘!?)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Kanazawa Miharu)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
-  ℃-ute Has Come (Episode 8)
- [2007-2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008-2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
- [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
- [2014-] °C-ute no Challenge TV (℃-uteのチャレンジTV)
- [2002-2003] Liliput Oukoku (リリパット王国)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  34 Choume no Kiseki -HERE'S LOVE- (34丁目の奇跡 -HERE'S LOVE-)
-  Sengoku Jieitai
- [2012.03] STRONGER (ストロンガー)
-  CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Sakura no Hanataba (さくらの花束) as Kaneko Rika (金子梨花)
-  Kirarin☆Revolution (きらりん☆レボリューション) (as Mizuki Hikaru)
- [2011–2012] Mai Desu ga...Nani ka? (萩原舞ですが、、、なにか？？)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
-  Japan Meat Information Service Center - Oh!Niku (日本食肉消費総合センター)
-  Tokai no Hitorigurashi (都会の一人暮らし) (Radio drama)
The event took place in September 2008.
- Homerare Nobiko no Theme Song (ほめられ伸び子のテーマ曲) by ℃-ute
- Bakayarou Ai no Bakayarou (愛のバカやろう) by Goto Maki
The event took place in April 2009.
- Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi
- Natsu Remember you (夏 Remember you) by Berryz Koubou
- Big dreams by ℃-ute
The event took place on November 9, 2009.
- Hagiwara is the youngest member of the Hello! Project Kids and of ℃-ute.
- Hagiwara became a member of the Hello! Project Kids shortly before turning 7 years old, making her the youngest member at the time of joining in Hello! Project's history. She held this distinction for nearly 7 years until Aiko of Frances & Aiko joined in 2009 shortly after her 6th birthday. Aiko was born after Hagiwara joined Hello! Project.
- Hagiwara used to hold the record for the youngest participant on NHK's Kouhaku Uta Gassen. She appeared on the 2007 edition at the age of 11, dethroning Morning Musume's Kago Ai (who previously held the record for her 2000 appearance at the age of 12). However, in the 2008 edition Nozomi Ohashi sang the theme song to Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea at age 9, breaking Hagiwara's record. And more recently, Ashida Mana participed in 2011 edition, while she was still 7.
- She provided the voice for Mizuki Hikaru in the anime Kirarin Revolution.
- Hagiwara's number while she was in Gatas Brilhantes H.P. was 14.
- In Episode 36 of Gintama, 3 members of ℃-ute — Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai and Suzuki Airi — appear at 14:40 when they start to do the same movements that the dojo does ( "Dream Catcher" ).
- She wore Sunglasses in early PVs and Concerts. It was said she got an eye Surgery when starting out in Hello! Project.
- She is the only current member of ℃-ute with Type AB blood.
- She became a lot more popular after her time in the one shot group Kira☆Pika.
- She dyed her hair brown in 2011.
- She is currently growing out her bangs, but claimed that she bought a fringe wig so she can decide whether she wants to have bangs or not
- She cut her hair short again in September 2012.
- Shares a birthday with fellow ℃-ute member, Yajima Maimi.
- Has been called the "fashionista" within ℃-ute.
- She has been changing the color and cut of her hair more recently.
- She very good friends with everyone in ℃-ute.
- Hagiwara Mai Gallery
- Hagiwara Mai Discography Featured In
- Hagiwara Mai Concerts & Events Appearances
Youngest member of Hello! Project
Youngest member of ℃-ute
Hagiwara Family TreeEdit
|Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume)|
Kira☆Pika: Kusumi Koharu as Kira, Hagiwara Mai as Pika
MilkyWay: Kusumi Koharu as Tsukishima Kirari, Kitahara Sayaka as Yukino Noel, Kikkawa Yuu as Hanasaki Cobeni
SHIPS: Ide Takuya as Kazama Hiroto, Kanai Shikou as Hiwatari Seiji
|Singles||Tsukishima Kirari: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
MilkyWay: 1, 2
SHIPS: 1, 2
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite by ℃-ute
|Albums||☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi), Kirarin☆Land, Kirari to Fuyu|
Mini: Song Selection, Song Selection 2, Song Selection 3, Song Selection 4, Song Selection 5
|Other||Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage|