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Satoda Mai, 2014
|Birthdate||March 29, 1984|
|Agency||UP-FRONT PROMOTION, UP-FRONT CREATE|
|Associated Acts||Country Girls, ROMANS, Hello! Project Akagumi, Ongaku Gatas, Sexy 8, 7AIR, H.P. All Stars, Elegies|
|“||I am proud to have always called myself Country Musume even after I became the only member. Thinking of myself as a member of the group, I want to continue to watch over them from New York.||”|
–Satoda Mai, November 2014
Satoda Mai (里田まい; Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中まい) is a Japanese pop singer. For a long time she was the only member of the group Country Musume (now known as Country Girls). Mai is also a a former member of Ongaku Gatas. She was discovered during the Morning Musume 4th Generation Auditions in 2000, but didn't make it into the final 10. Satoda was also a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P., and she is captain of the Hokkaido based futsal team Sapporo Cerbies.
She is a frequent guest on the Japanese television quiz show Quiz Hexagon, which she is part of Pabo, Aladdin, and Satoda Mai with Gouda Kazoku (also called Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai). She is married to Tanaka Masahiro, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Mai is now the general manager for newly revived Country Girls.
Satoda Mai was born on March 29, 1984 in Hokkaido, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
On March 31, Satoda Mai, along with all the other members of the Elder Club, graduated from Hello! Project.
On March 31, Satoda graduated from Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and Sapporo Cerbies.
On January 2, Satoda was a surpise guest for the opening day of Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Viva!~, by coming on stage during the performance of the Country Musume song Uwaki na Honey Pie.
On January 2nd Satoda Mai announced auditions for a new Country Musume line up, Mai would not be joining the line up.
On January 22, it was announced that Satoda's husband, former Tohoku Rakuten Eagles pitcher Tanaka Masahiro, signed a 7-year 155 million dollar contract to the New York Yankees after receiving offers from various teams. The next day, Satoda was featured in the cover of NY Daily News sports section, with an article that talks about her career as a "pop star." Both of them are expected to move to New York.
On November 5th, Satoda Mai officially announced that she would the group's General Manager/Supervisor, meaning that she will be managing this newly revived group, not Tsunku.
- Name: Satoda Mai (里田舞)
- Stage Name: Satoda Mai (里田まい)
- Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中舞)
- Married Date: January 26, 2012
- Family: Husband Masahiro Tanaka
- Nicknames: Sato-chan (さとちゃん), Maimai (まいまい), Maichin (まいちん)
- Birthdate: March 29, 1984
- Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Currently Resides in: New York, United States
- Height: 161.5 cm
- Blood type: A
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Rat
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002: Member
- 2009: Graduated
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2002: Member
- 2013: Transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE
- UP-FRONT CREATE Status:
- 2013: Member
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Favorite colors: Black, white
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite seasons: Spring, autumn
- Favorite word: Okay
- Favorite food: White rice, ramen, nattou
- Disliked food: Capsicum
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai ~Love Hello! Satoda Mai DVD~ (マイタイ ～ラブハロ！里田まいDVD～)
- [2007.05.23] Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi (オヤジの心に灯った小さな火) with Fujioka Fujimaki
- [2008.11.12] Mou Sugu Christmas (もうすぐクリスマス) with Gouda Kyoudai
- [2009.01.14] Bye Bye (バイバイ) with Gouda Kyoudai
- [2009.06.17] Don't leave me with Gouda Kazoku
Singles Participated InEdit
- Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
- BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
- Uwaki na Honey Pie
- Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~
- Shining Itoshiki Anata
H.P. All StarsEdit
Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit
- [2003.10.04] Satoda Mai (里田まい )
- [2007.03.21] my life
- [2007.11.07] Satoda Mai no Obaka Densetsu (里田まいのおバカ伝説)
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai (マイタイ)
- [2009.12.17] Satoda Mai Special Book Hitori dakedo Country Musume desu (里田まいオフィシャルブック ひとりだけどカントリー娘。です)
- [2011.08.08] Sekaiichi Oishii Gohan no Tabekata (世界一おいしいごはんの食べ方)
Leader of Pabo
- Official Profile: UP-FRONT CREATE, UP-FRONT AGENCY (Archived)
- Satoda Mai Official Blog "Satoda Mai no Satoda"