Also known as
DAWA, Ayacho (あやちょ)
August 1, 1994 (age 18)
Gunma Prefecture, Japan
hachama, Up-Front Works
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 Kenshuusei and is a former member of Shugo Chara Egg!. She is currently the leader of S/mileage and a member of the duo Peaberry.
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.
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~.
In November 2007, Wada recieved a part in the musical Reverse! ~Watashi no karada doko desu ka?. Wada also took part in a television show, Chao.TV.
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 group released two singles overall.
Wada was announced on Tsunku's blog as a member of a new group called S/mileage.
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.
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.
On September 23, 2012, Wada spained her right ankle during the S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~ concert in Osaka. She was out for 2- 3 weeks to heal.
Wada and Suzuki Airi were in a special gravure mook titled Graduation ~Koukou Sotsugyou~. The mook is about graduating high school, and it was released on February 27.
On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News annouced that Wada will participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara. There will be eleven showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.
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.
On April 1, Wada announced on her official blog , that she had graduated from high school and would be starting university this spring.
- Name: Wada Ayaka (和田彩花)
- Nickname: DAWA, Ayacho (あやちょ)
- Birthday: August 1, 1994 (age 18)
- Height: 162cm (5'3")
- Birthplace: Gunma prefecture, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Dog
- Hello! Project Status:
- June 2004: Egg
- 2009-04-04: S/mileage Member
- 2010-03-27: Member
- Years in S/mileage: 3 Years
- S/mileage Color: Blue
- 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
- Hello! Project Groups:
Singles Participated InEdit
- aMa no Jaku (Indies)
- Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai (Indies)
- Suki-chan (Indies)
- Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii (indies)
- Yume Miru Fifteen
- ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!!
- Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama
- My School March (Oha Girl Maple with S/mileage)
- Koi ni Booing Buu!
- Uchouten LOVE
- Makeruna Wasshoi! (Bekimasu)
- Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- Please Miniskirt Postwoman!
- Chotto Matte Kudasai!
- Dot Bikini
- Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki
- Samui ne.
- Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita
- Atarashii Watashi ni Nare!/Yattaruchan
Shugo Chara Egg!Edit
- [2013.05.27] Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event
- [2011.02.25] Wada Ayaka 16 (和田彩花 16)
- [2012.02.15] Aya -aya- (彩 -aya-)
- [2013.04.25] S/mileage 2 ~AyaKanon 18sai no Yakusoku~ (スマイレージ②～あやかのん18歳の約束～) (Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon)
- [2012.06.27] Tamerai wa Strawberry (ためらいは ストロベリー) (Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon)
- [2012.08.29] Leader Set (リーダー集合) (Takahashi Ai, Shimizu Saki, Yajima Maimi, and Wada Ayaka)
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Shiori)
- [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)
-  Oha Star (おはスタ) (2 episodes)
-  Go! Bungee Police (出動！バンジーP)
-  Smile Factory
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロTIME)
-  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-] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
-  Hanbun Esper
-  Love Letter 5 Years Ago (5年後のラブレター) (as young Kanzaki Mai)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- [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)
-  Reverse! ~Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka?~ (リバース！～私の体どこですか？～)
-  Shugo Chara! (しゅごキャラ!) (as Sakura, X-Egg)
-  Koisuru Hello Kitty (恋するハローキティ)
-  Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
- [2007.02.10] カントリー娘。LIVE2006～Shibuya des Date～ (Country Musume LIVE2006 ~Shibuya des Date~)
-  Mano Erina - Hajimete no Keiken (はじめての経験) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Sekai wa Summer Party (世界は サマー・パーティ) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo (この胸のときめきを) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Love&Peace=Paradise (Love&Peace＝パラダイス) (as back dancer)
-  Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)
-  McDonald's
-  Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
-  Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2010.09.02] Young Gangan
- [2011.11.14] CD&DL Data (with Tanaka Reina, Mano Erina, Yajima Maimi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Suzuki Airi, Sayashi Riho, & Tamura Meimi)
- [2012.07.02] Hello! Channel Vol.5 (with Takahashi Ai, Shimizu Saki, & Yajima Maimi)
- [2012.09.24] UTB+ vol.10 (with Michishige Sayumi, Mano Erina, Yajima Maimi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Suzuki Airi, Ishida Ayumi, & Sayashi Riho)
- Eats bread in the morning.
- She has a younger sister.
- 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!.
- Is currently the only group leader in Hello! Project to not be an adult.
- She is the tallest member of S/mileage.
- She once forgot the title of S/mileage's major debut single while they were performing as the opening act at a ℃-ute concert.
- She has a cat named Toranosuke, and a dog named Cheese.
- 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. The question asked to her was actually 'If you met a foreigner, what would he say to you?"
- At first disliked that there were going to be new members added, but in the end, was happy and welcomed the girls.
- She dislike snakes so much to the point she don't even want to go near them even behind glass cage.
- Is featured in magazines the most out of the S/mileage members (namely UTB).
- Was ranked 3rd on Beautiful Idol General Election 2012, High School Group.
- Has the same last name Hello! Pro Kenshuusei member Wada Sakurako.
- It is rumored she is attending Jissen Women's University.
Leader of S/mileage
External Links Edit
- S/mileage Official Website
- S/mileage profile
- Gree Blog
- Ameba Blog
- Hello! Project profile
- Hello! Project discography
|Members||1st Gen: Wada Ayaka (L), Fukuda Kanon|
2nd Gen: Nakanishi Kana, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, Tamura Meimi
|Former Members||1st Gen: Maeda Yuuka, Ogawa Saki|
Sub-Member: Kosuga Fuyuka
|Singles||Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04|
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Other: My School March, Makeruna Wasshoi!, Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku
|Albums||Original: Warugaki 1, 2 Smile Sensation|
Best: S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1
|Related Units||Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Shugo Chara Egg!, Shin Minimoni, High-King, ZYX-a, Lilpri, Oha Girl Maple, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Peaberry, Harvest, Plumeria|