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Ozeki Mai
()(ぜき) (まい)
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Ozeki Mai promoting "Kaite wa Keshite no "I Love You""
Background Information
Also Known As Ozeki-chan (おぜきちゃん?)
Ozeko (おぜこ?)
Born February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10) (age 16)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Aquarius Aquarius
Height 158.5cm[1]
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, singer, model
Years Active 2012–present
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2014-)
Label zetima
Associated Acts Country Girls
Blog Country Girls Official Blog
Country Girls Information
Joined November 5, 2014
Generation 5th Generation (Unofficial)
Member Color       Medium Blue
Debut Single Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou
Time in Group 3 Years, 8 Months, 9 Days
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Ozeki's Autograph
I think I'm the cutest amongst the members, but Momochi-senpai says the same thing, so it collided with Tsugunaga-san's cute character. But it's sad that a huge rival will no longer be around. I'll do my best to inherit that cuteness.

–Ozeki Mai, November 2016

Ozeki Mai (小関舞) is a Japanese pop singer signed under Hello! Project. She is a member of Country Girls.[2][3]

BiographyEdit

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Ozeki Mai, February 2017

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Ozeki Mai, September 2016

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Ozeki Mai, March 2016

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Ozeki Mai, December 2015

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Ozeki Mai, August 2015

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Ozeki Mai, March 2015

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Ozeki Mai, January 2015

Early LifeEdit

Ozeki Mai was born on February 10, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2002, Ozeki appeared in the film Jitsuroku Hitman ~Tsuma Sono Ai~.

In 2012, she became a junior model under the agency Tamborine Artists.[4][5]

2014Edit

On April 8, Ozeki announced she had left Tamborine Artists after being bullied by another agency member. Many slanderous comments were being left on her blog since New Year's, and the commenter's IP address was matched with someone Ozeki was best friends with at the agency. The other party stayed with Tamborine Artists once Ozeki decided to leave, and she never received an apology.[6]

In 2014, she participated in the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition! in hopes of becoming a 12th generation member, but failed in the last round.[3]

On November 5, it was announced that Ozeki was added to Country Musume, now called Country Girls, alongside Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki and Shimamura Uta.[3][2]

2016Edit

On February 10, Ozeki celebrated her 14th birthday at an event titled Country Girls Ozeki Mai Birthday Event 2016, which featured two shows at Mt.RAINIER HALL.

2017Edit

On February 13, Ozeki celebrated her 15th birthday at an event titled Country Girls Ozeki Mai Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2018Edit

On February 6, Ozeki celebrated her 16th birthday at an event titled Country Girls Ozeki Mai Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

Personal LifeEdit

Ozeki is the eldest daughter of former baseball player and current coach of the Yomiuri Giants, Ozeki Tatsuya.[7][8] Her grandparents have a ramen shop in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture. She has a younger sister and owns four pet cats: Gaayan, Satsuki, Mei, and Ryuu.

When Ozeki joined Country Girls in November 2014, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school in March 2017,[9] which Remioromen's "3gatsu 9ka" was chosen to be sung by her graduating class at their ceremony.[10] She also wrote her middle school graduation essay on the topic of "How to live in the entertainment industry."[5]

In April 2017, she started her first year of high school.[11] In June 2017,[12] Ozeki's class placed first in their year in the school sports festival, and in September 2017, they won the popularity vote in the cultural festival for their haunted house classroom.[13] Then in January 2018, her class won first place in their year for both conducting and accompaniment in the school music festival, and more importantly they won the championship grand prize.[14]

As of April 2018, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Ozeki Mai has acquired:

Ozeki's was given the name Mai (舞) so she could soar high (舞い上がる; maiagaru) in the future, and on the day she was born snow was whirling (舞う; mau) about.[15]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Ozeki Mai:

  • Ozeki-chan (おぜきちゃん): Official nickname, given her since Country Girls.
  • Ozeko (おぜこ): Second nickname, given by Shimamura Uta.[16]

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Ozeki Mai (小関舞)
  • Nickname: Ozeki-chan (おぜきちゃん)
  • Birth date: February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10) (age 16)[17]
  • Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan[17]
  • Blood type: O[17]
  • Height: 158.5cm[1]
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014-11-05: Country Girls Member
  • Country Girls Color: Medium Blue (2014-)
  • Hello! Project groups:

See Also: List:Ozeki Mai Other Q&As

DiscographyEdit

See: List:Ozeki Mai Discography Featured In

Solo Blu-raysEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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Magazines Featured InEdit

WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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MoviesEdit

  • [2002] Jitsuroku Hitman ~Tsuma Sono Ai~ (実録ヒットマン~妻その愛~)

TV ProgramsEdit

InternetEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2015] Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu!! (カントリー・ガールズの只今ラジオ研修中‼)
  • [2015–] Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Housouchuu!! (カントリー・ガールズの只今ラジオ放送中!!)
  • [2016–] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Mondays, 2016.09–2017.09; Thursdays, 2017.10–)

TriviaEdit

  • Before she became an idol, she said her dream was to become an actress.[6]
  • She knows how to ride a unicycle.[18]
  • She said she was interested in Ikuta Erina because her magic spell gag on variety shows was funny.[19]
  • She shares the same given name with Country Girls supervisor Satoda Mai and former ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai.
  • She has the same birthday as Kobushi Factory member Nomura Minami.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Miuna2003-2007

Youngest member of Country Girls
November 2014 – November 2015

Succeeded by
Funaki Musubu

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ozeki Mai. "9月25日 歓喜。 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-09-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "『カントリー娘。』改め『カントリー・ガールズ』について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-11-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "カントリー娘。「カントリー・ガールズ」に改名で再始動! “ももち”も加入" (in Japanese). AliveM.net. 2014-11-05.
  4. "小関 舞 おぜき まい 公式ページ" (in Japanese). Tamborine Artists Official Web Site. 2012. (Archived)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "巨人・小関コーチの娘は人気アイドル…「カントリー・ガールズ」小関舞の夢はパパと東京ドーム競演!?" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2018-01-23.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "お知らせ" (in Japanese). Ozeki Mai☆my☆Diary. 2014-04-08. (Archived)
  7. "中学生アイドルの小関舞が同じ事務所の親友からの誹謗中傷で、なぜか事務所を退社することになる不可解…の巻" (in Japanese). 芸能ポンコツ博覧会★ザビ家の栄光. 2014-04-13. (Archived)
  8. "カントリー・ガールズに西武・小関コーチの長女「巨人戦の始球式で投げたい」" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2015-03-26.
  9. Ozeki Mai. "3月16日 next 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-03-16.
  10. Ozeki Mai. "3月9日 好きな歌 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-03-09.
  11. Ozeki Mai. "4月1日 桜咲いたら高校生 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-04-01.
  12. Ozeki Mai. "6月7日 梅雨かい 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-06-07.
  13. Ozeki Mai. "9月25日 歓喜。 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-09-25.
  14. Ozeki Mai. "2月1日 音楽祭 結果… 小関舞" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2018-02-01.
  15. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-11. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  16. Shimamura Uta. "おぜこ 島村嬉唄" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2015-02-11. (Archived)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Sankei Sports. 2014-11-05 Issue. (Reference Image)
  18. "一輪車" (in Japaese). Ozeki Tatsuya Official Blog. 2009-05-13.
  19. Hello! Project ga Iku! Naruchika Higaeri Satoyama Tabi 2015 DVD. 2015-07-25.

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