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Hagiwara Mai
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Also known as

Maimai (マイマイ)


February 7, 1996 (1996-02-07) (age 18)


Saitama Prefecture, Japan


Japanese Pop



Years active




Associated Acts

℃-ute, Hello! Project Kids, 4KIDS, H.P. All Stars, Petitmoni V, Kira☆Pika, Mobekimasu, Cat's♥Eye 7, HI-FIN, MobekisuJ



Hagiwara Mai
Japanese Name
Hiraganaはぎわら まい
Katakanaハギワラ マイ
RōmajiHagiwara Mai

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.


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Early LifeEdit

Hagiwara Mai was born on February 7, 1996 in Saitama, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed. She has an older sister who auditioned alongside Mai but failed to pass.


Hagiwara Mai took part in the 2002 auditions at the age of 6 for Hello! Project Kids and passed along with fourteen other girls. 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 ja 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 ".


℃-ute released their fourth studio album, "4 Akogare My STAR", on January 28th and their 8th major single is scheduled to be released on April 15th, titled "Bye Bye Bye!".

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.[1]

Hagiwara will be in a special mook called "Graduation -High school graduation- 2014" with four other idols graduating high school this Spring. it will contain photos and interviews. release is 2/26.


  • 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

Single VEdit

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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Other DVDsEdit

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  • [2013.06.xx] °C-ute Birthday Kikaku ~Kotoshi wa 5-ri de Birthday Event Yacchaimasu! Datte minna de tanoshi mitai mon! (Fanclub DVD)


Solo PhotobooksEdit


Digital PhotobooksEdit

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  • [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)


Cover girlEdit


  • [2012.01.21] Confetti Vol.087 March 2012 Issue

Featured on the coverEdit

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TV DramaEdit


  • [2007] 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)


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  • [2004] 34 Choume no Kiseki -HERE'S LOVE- (34丁目の奇跡 -HERE'S LOVE-)
  • [2012.03] STRONGER (ストロンガー)
  • [2012] CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
  • [2013] Sakura no Hanataba (さくらの花束) as Kaneko Rika (金子梨花)


  • [2003] Japan Meat Information Service Center - Oh!Niku (日本食肉消費総合センター)


  • [2013] Tokai no Hitorigurashi (都会の一人暮らし) (Radio drama)

Solo EventEdit

The event took pace in June 2008.


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.


The event took place on November 9, 2009.


The event took place on April 23, 2010.



  • Hagiwara is the youngest member of the Hello! Project Kids and of ℃-ute.
  • She is good friends with Okai Chisato, Mitsui Aika, Nakajima Saki and Suzuki Airi.
  • 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.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Youngest member of Hello! Project

Succeeded by
Arai Manami

Preceded by

Youngest member of ℃-ute

Succeeded by

Ikuta Family TreeEdit


External LinksEdit


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
Tsukishima Kirari: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Kira☆Pika: 1
MilkyWay: 1, 2
SHIPS: 1, 2
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite by ℃-ute
☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi), Kirarin☆Land, Kirari to Fuyu
Mini: Song Selection, Song Selection 2, Song Selection 3, Song Selection 4, Song Selection 5
Best: Best☆Kirari
Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage
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