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Wada Ayaka
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Wada Ayaka promoting "Umaku Ienai"
Background Information
Also Known As DAWA
Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著?)
Born August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) (age 22)
Origin Gunma, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Height 163cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model, Author
Years Active 2004-present
(12 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2004-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label hachama
Up-Front Works
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shugo Chara Egg!, ZYX-α, Lilpri, Peaberry, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, Suzuki Kanon ni Peaberry wo Soete
Blog Wada Ayaka Official Blog
ANGERME Information
Joined March 27, 2010
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Red (2014-Present)
      Blue (2009-2014)
Time in Group 6 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days
Hello Pro Egg Information
Joined June 2004
Generation 1st Generation
Graduated March 27, 2010
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Wada's Autograph
I will probably graduate someday, but right now, I want to have various dreams with the 9 of us. I want to perform at Budokan with the 9 of us. I also want to perform at even bigger venues and hold a live all over Japan.[1]

–Wada Ayaka, October 2014

Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project. She joined in 2004 as a member of Hello Pro Egg and is a former member of Shugo Chara Egg!. She is currently the leader of ANGERME and was also a member of the duo Peaberry.

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Wada Ayaka was born on August 1, 1994 in Gunma, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2002Edit

On June 30, Wada Ayaka participated in the Hello! Project auditions to find singers to form Hello! Project Kids but failed.

2004Edit

Wada Ayaka joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions alongside twenty-nine other girls. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment. As such, Wada received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs.

2006Edit

Wada continued her training and appeared at numerous Hello! Project concerts as a backing dancer, including the Country Musume concert Country Musume LIVE2006 ~Shibuya des Date~.

2007Edit

In November 2007, Wada received a part in the musical Reverse! ~Watashi no Karada Doko desu ka?. Wada also took part in a television show, Chao.TV.

2008Edit

Wada was selected to be one of the four members for a new Hello Pro Egg unit alongside Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon, and Saho Akari. The group was called Shugo Chara Egg! and was formed to record the opening songs for the anime Shugo Chara!. The line up released two singles.

2009Edit

On April 4th, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named S/mileage,[2][3] was in the works.[4] The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut".

Wada and the original Shugo Chara Egg! were in Shugo Chara! the Musical. Wada and Saho Akari both played students, X-characters, and X-eggs.

From November 11 to 19, Wada starred in Koisuru Hello Kitty alongside the other S/mileage members and Mano Erina.

2010Edit

Starting on March 29, Wada was a regular for the NHK educational television program Test no Hanamichi.

Wada and the other members of S/mileage graduated Hello Pro Egg in May 2010 and became full Hello! Project members. Wada, Maeda, and Fukuda became members of a new unit called Lilpri for the anime Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri in which all three girls voice characters. Wada also became a regular on a nagoya TV show called Go! Bungee Police with Yaguchi Mari.

2011Edit

On February 25, Wada released her first solo photobook titled Wada Ayaka 16.

2012Edit

On February 15, Wada released her second solo photobook titled Aya aya.

On July 20, it was announced that Wada and Sayashi Riho were chosen to form the duo Peaberry.[5] The unit released an indies single, titled "Cabbage Hakusho / Forest Time" (with Harvest), on November 7.

On September 23, Wada sprained her right ankle during the S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~ concert in Osaka. She was out for 2 to 3 weeks in order to heal.

2013Edit

On February 27, a special gravure mook titled Graduation ~Koukou Sotsugyou~ about graduating high school, featuring Wada and Suzuki Airi, was released.

On February 12, it was announced that Wada would participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara. There was eleven showings, which it ran from April 24 to April 30.

On March 18, Wada had her last appearance on Test no Hanamichi.

On March 20, it was announced at an event that Wada and Fukuda Kanon will have a shared photobook about their last moments in high school. It is set to be released in April.

Beginning on September 27, 2013, Wada teamed up with PHP Biz Online Shuchi as a columnist. Her column, "Otome no Kaiga Annai" (乙女の絵画案内), consisted of review articles on antique western paintings and was compiled as a book.[6][7]

2014Edit

On March 14, Wada published her first art appreciation book, Otome no Kaiga Annai.

Starting from June 26, Wada began writing an art column for asianbeat titled "Ayaka Wada(ANGERME) presents 'Ukiyo-e'".[8] The column concluded on April 23, 2015 with 10 articles.

On September 1, Wada celebrated her 20th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled S/mileage ~Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2014~. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.

2015Edit

On February 2, it was announced that Wada Ayaka along with Fukuda Kanon were chosen as the plus models for this month issue of H!P Digital Books.

On March 25, Wada was announced as a new Charge Girl (weather girl) on TV Tokyo's morning program Charge 730!, appearing every Thursday.[9][10]

On July 27, it was announced Wada's book Otome no Kaiga Annai would be published in Traditional Chinese as Shao Nu De Ming Hua Dao Lan (少女的名畫導覽).[11]

On August 3, Wada celebrated her 21th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2015. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.

On September 24, Wada graduated as Charge Girl on the morning program Charge 730!.[12]

2016 Edit

On February 10, Wada's second art appreciation book, Bijutsu de Meguru Nippon Saihakken ~Ukiyo-e・Nihonga Kara Butsuzo Made~, was announced and published on March 12.[13]

On August 1, Wada celebrated her 22nd birthday at a special birthday event, titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2016. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.

Personal LifeEdit

Main Page: Family of Wada Ayaka

Her family is known for running a tombstone shop.[14] She has a younger sister and a pet cat named Toranosuke.[15]

Wada also had a pet dog named Cheese who passed away in December 2013.[16]

When Wada joined Hello Pro Egg in 2004, she was a nine-year-old, turning ten, in 4th year elementary. Since entering high school, Wada began to have an interest in western art and began visiting museums more often.[6]

On August 9, 2011, Wada teamed up with Japan Press Network 47 News as a columnist. Her column, "Art Mileage" (アート・マイレージ), featured articles about her visits to museums in Japan.[17][18] The column ran until November 17, 2011 with 10 articles in total.

In December 2012, at the launch event for the single "Samui ne", Wada and Fukuda Kanon both announced that they both will take the upcoming university entrance exams, which usually takes place in the winter season. On January 19, 2013, Ayaka announced on her Ameba Blog that she began taking the entrance exam for an undisclosed college.[19]

On April 1, 2013, Wada announced on her Ameba blog, that she had graduated from high school the day before, March 31, and would be starting university soon.[20] It was rumored she is attending Jissen Women's University, majoring in art. As of September 2013, according to the PHP Biz Online Shuchi website, Wada is majoring in art and specializing in western paintings.[6]

In a asianbeat interview published in March 2016, Wada stated she wants to become a curator.[21]

As of late March 2016, Wada is in her fourth and final year of university.[22]

The following list are notable friendships Wada Ayaka has acquired:

Wada's given name, "Ayaka", means colour (彩; aya) combined with flower (花; ka). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Wada Ayaka:

  • DAWA: Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著): Official nickname, given to her by Fukuda Kanon. Used by members and fans.
  • Beauty-chan: Unofficial nickname used by fans.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Wada Ayaka (和田彩花)
  • Nickname: DAWA, Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著)
  • Birthdate: August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) (age 22)
  • Birthplace: Gunma prefecture, Japan
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 163cm
  • Western Zodiac: Leo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • June 2004: Egg
    • 2009-04-04: S/mileage Member
    • 2010-03-27: Member
  • Years in ANGERME: 5 Years
  • Official Kaomoji: 川 ´‘ _‘||
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Blue (2009-2014)
    • Red (2014-Present)
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Hobbies: Collecting sparkling accessories, collecting belts and hats, shopping for clothes.
  • Special skills: Swimming, track-and-field.
  • Likes: Clothes, belts, hats, decorations.
  • Dislikes: Green caterpillars, TV shows with scary beings.
  • Favorite Food: American cherry
  • Least Favorite Food: Liver, milk
  • Favorite Colors: Pink, purple, and black
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs and Cats
  • Favorite English Word: "English"
  • Looks up to: Matsuura Aya

DiscographyEdit

See Also: List:Wada Ayaka Discography Featured In

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

See Also: List:Wada Ayaka Publications Featured In

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2011.02.25] Wada Ayaka 16 (和田彩花 16)
  2. [2012.02.15] Aya aya (彩 aya)

BooksEdit

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WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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  • [2012] Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Shiori)

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2007.09.02] Chao.TV (ちゃお.TV)
  • [2010–2013] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
  • [2010–] Hanasaka Times (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
  • [2010] Oha Star (おはスタ) (2 episodes)
  • [2010] Go! Bungee Police (出動!バンジーP)
  • [2011] Smile Factory
  • [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロTIME)
  • [2012] S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
  • [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live
  • [2015] Charge 730! (チャージ730!)

TV DramasEdit

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  • [2010] Hanbun Esper
  • [2010] Love Letter 5 Years Ago (5年後のラブレター) (as young Kanzaki Mai)
  • [2012] Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)

AnimeEdit

  • [2010–2011] Hime-chen! Otogichikku Idol Lilpri (ひめチェン!おとぎちっくアイドル リルぷりっ) (as Yukimori Ringo)

TheaterEdit

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Radio Edit

  • [2015.10.03] ANGERME Wada Ayaka no Bijurme (アンジュルム和田彩花のビジュルム)

Select ConcertsEdit

  • [2007.02.10] カントリー娘。LIVE2006~Shibuya des Date~ (Country Musume LIVE2006 ~Shibuya des Date~)

Music VideosEdit

CommercialsEdit

  • [2011] Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)
  • [2011] McDonald's
  • [2012] Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)

InternetEdit

  • [2011] Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに??』)
  • [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ!ステ)

RankingsEdit

  • She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. [1]
  • She was ranked 3rd on Beautiful Idol General Election 2012, High School Group. [2]
  • She ranked 10th in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.

TriviaEdit

  • Eats bread in the morning.
  • If she could join another group, she'd join Morning Musume.
  • She'd like to go on a date anywhere with Kudo Haruka.
  • Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
  • Her favorite spot is her room.
  • She shares a close friendly relationship with Iikubo Haruna.
  • She was Amulet Diamond while in Shugo Chara Egg!.
  • She once forgot the title of S/mileage's major debut single while they were performing as the opening act at a ℃-ute concert.
  • Fans, as well as other Hello! Project members, have said she has become more reliable as a person and a leader since the 2nd generation joined.
  • As a result of an incorrectly translated article, there is a misunderstanding that she dislikes foreigners.
  • At first disliked that there were going to be new members added, but in the end, was happy and welcomed the girls.
  • She dislikes snakes so much to the point she don't even want to go near them even behind glass cages.
  • She is featured in magazines the most out of all the ANGERME members (namely in UTB).
  • Shares the same last name as Kobushi Factory member Wada Sakurako, and the same first name as Kobushi Factory member Hirose Ayaka.
  • She is the first member in ANGERME to become a legal adult.
  • Wada's favorite seniors are Tsugunaga Momoko and Yajima Maimi.
  • In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Wada: “She was about the least reliable member when S/mileage first started out, but now she’s trusted by everyone and she’s an amazing leader. She’s an extremely valuable individual to both ANGERME and to me."[23]
  • She is the only remaining first generation member of Hello Pro Egg still active in Hello! Project.
  • Wada's favorite western artists are Édouard Manet and Rembrandt,[24] the former being the first artist who's work she encountered.[25]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of ANGERME
2009 - present

Suceeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Oldest member of ANGERME
2009 - present

Suceeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Longest serving leader of ANGERME
2009 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Longest serving member of ANGERME
2015 - present

Suceeded by
Incumbent

Wada Family TreeEdit

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ayaka
(b.1994)
   
   
Younger
Sister
(b.1997)

ReferenceEdit

  1. http://natalie.mu/music/news/127790
  2. "エッグ新ユニット グループ名決定!!". Hello Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2009-05-11.
  3. Tsunku. "S/mileage   ユニット名 由来・意味について". Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-05-08
  4. Tsunku. “新ユニット” (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-04-04.
  5. "Two new Hello! Project units formed". tokyohive. 2012-07-21.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "和田彩花の「乙女の絵画案内」" (in Japanese). PHP Biz Online Shuchi. 2013-10-11.
  7. Sakurai Takamasa. "#75 This Will Make You Want to Pay a Visit to the Art Gallery! Wada Ayaka (S/mileage) Breathing New Life into Art Appreciation". Asian Beat. 2013-10-30.
  8. "Ayaka Wada(ANGERME) presents 'Ukiyo-e'." asianbeat.
  9. "新“朝の顔”大橋アナ、視聴率は控えめ「簡単には出ない」" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2015-03-25.
  10. アンジュルム on Twitter (in Japanese). 2015-03-25.
  11. "「乙女の絵画案内」(中国語版 繁体字)発売のお知らせ" (in Japanese). 2015-07-27.
  12. "チャージガール" (in Japanese). ANGERME Ayaka Wada Official Blog "Ayacho". 2015-09-25.
  13. "和田彩花(アンジュルム)の美術書第2弾「美術でめぐる日本再発見~浮世絵・日本画から仏像まで~」が発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-02-10.
  14. http://www.wada148.com/
  15. Wada Ayaka. "とらのすけ可愛い" (in Japanese). S/mileage Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2011-05-18.
  16. Wada Ayaka. "ちーず" (in Japanese). S/mileage Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2013-12-13.
  17. "スマイレージ和田彩花の「アート・マイレージ」" (in Japanese). Japan Press Network 47 News. 2011.
  18. "和田彩花連載「アート・マイレージ」スタート!" (archived) (in Japanese). S/mileage Official Website. 2011-08-10.
  19. Wada Ayaka. "ハロコン" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Ameba Blog. 2013-01-19.
  20. Wada Ayaka. "皆さんへ!" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Ameba Blog. 2013-04-01.
  21. "Interview with Ayaka Wada to Celebrate the Launch of her New Book, “Rediscovering Japan Through Art” (ODYSSEY BOOKS INC.) – Ayaka Wada (ANGERME) X Takamasa Sakurai (Producer)." asianbeat. 2016.03-12.
  22. "4年生!" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2016-03-30.
  23. Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.
  24. "Interview with Ayaka Wada to Celebrate the Launch of her New Book, “Rediscovering Japan Through Art” (ODYSSEY BOOKS INC.) – Ayaka Wada (ANGERME) X Takamasa Sakurai (Producer)." asianbeat. 2016-03-12.
  25. "[JAPAN! JAPAN! JAPAN! #95 Exploring the X and Y Axis of Western and Japanese Paintings! Wada Ayaka’s (S/mileage) Guide to Paintings Goes on Sale!]" asianbeat. 2014-03-27.

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