Also known as
February 7, 1992 (age 21)
Yajima Maimi first joined Hello! Project in 2002 as one of the fifteen children chosen from the Hello! Project Kids auditions after performing "♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡" by Matsuura Aya. She made her debut the same year in the movie Koinu Dan no Monogatari, taking on one of the main roles as an antagonist.
In 2003, Yajima became a member of the unit ZYX, which released two singles before it became inactive.
In 2004, Berryz Koubou was formed, with the intention of rotating the kids throughout the unit. Yajima didn't make the original pick, and the idea was eventually dropped.
In 2005, the remaining seven in Hello! Project Kids formed ℃-ute. Although it was Umeda Erika, being the oldest, who was originally chosen to be the group's leader, she did not believe herself responsible for the task, and so the position was passed down to the second oldest, Yajima Maimi.
℃-ute did not make their official debut until late in 2006, with their first official single released in February of 2007.
Aside from leading ℃-ute, Yajima also became the sub-captain of Little Gatas, the Hello! Project Kids futsal team.
Yajima co-hosted ℃-ute's weekly radio program, Cutie Party. She took over the role when Murakami Megumi left the group. Yajima also collaborated with Abe Natsumi to release the single 16sai no Koi Nante on January 16, 2008.
In 2008 Yajima was selected to be a member of Hello! Project's new unit, High-King.
On March 11, Kojina (President of Mirai CO) revealed in his blog that Yajima and Fukuda Kanon would be participating in the movie Fuyu no Kaidan. The film hit the theaters on May 23th, 2009. Yajima is the movie protagonist, and has the role of "extermining evil spirits/ghosts". She also starred in a play called Shin Gumi 10nen 7gatsu Kouen Ran.
In January, it was announced that Yajima would be in a movie titled Black Angels.
On August 7th, it was announced that Yajima would be in a movie tittled Zomvideo. The movie released in 2012.
From May 15 to May 17, Yajima starred in a new stage play titled Theatre in the Round..
On July 25, it was announced that Yajima would be performing in an stage play titled CAT'S♥EYE, based on a manga. She also became a member of the group Cat's♥Eye 7 to promote the musical. The stage play runned from September 22 to September 30.
From November 21 to December 2, Yajima and Tokunaga Chinami performed in an stage play titled Sugar Spot.
On March 2, at Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA, Yajima was announced a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, Mellowquad.
- Name: Yajima Maimi (矢島舞美)
- Birth Date: February 7, 1992 (age 21)
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Nickname: Yassui, Mii-tan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 165 cm
- Western Zodiac: Aquarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
- Audition Song: Momoiro Kataomoi
- Strong Point: Steadily putting in effort
- Weak Point: Being shy
- Habit: Saving food I love the most till the last moment
- Special Skill: Horizontal bar, hula hoop, unicycle
- Hobbies: Making bee mascots, writing letters to friends
- Favorite Color: White, green, yellow, pink, light blue, yellow-green
- Favorite Flower: Hibiscus, cosmos, lily of the valley
- Disliked Thing/Thing to do: Getting shots and anything else that hurts
- Scared of: Snakes, bugs, monsters
- Favorite Subject: Physical Education
- Favorite Movie: Home Alone (all three)
- Favorite Book: Fuuchan no Harmonica
- Favorite Word: "Zenryoku toukyuu!!" (Go all out)
- Favorite Season: Spring
- Favorite Food: Quail eggs, umeboshi, fruits, cherries, meat
- Least Favorite Food: Fish, Liver, ginger, wasabi, sea urchin
- Favorite Animal: Dogs (they're too cute)
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: I WISH
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus),
- Charm Point: Silky hair
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2005-06-11: ℃-ute Member (Leader)
- Years in ℃-ute: 7 Years
- ℃-ute Color:
- Pink (2006-2009)
- Red (2009-present)
- DIY♡ Color: Red
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Blue
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Groups:
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
Singles Participated InEdit
- Massara Blue Jeans
- Soku Dakishimete
- Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
- Wakkyanai (Z)
- Sakura Chirari
- Meguru Koi no Kisetsu
- Tokaikko Junjou
- LALALA Shiawase no Uta
- Koero! Rakuten Eagles
- Namida no Iro
- Edo no Temari Uta II
- FOREVER LOVE
- Bye Bye Bye!
- Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu
- EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
- Campus Life ~Umaretekite Yokatta~
- Dance de Bakoon!
- Akuma de Cute na Seishun Graffiti
- Aitai Lonely Christmas
- Kiss me Aishiteru
- Momoiro Sparkling
- Makeruna Wasshoi! (Bekimasu)
- Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko
- Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (BeriKyuu)
- Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku
- Chou HAPPY SONG (BeriKyuu)
- Aitai Aitai Aitai na
- Kono Machi
- Crazy Kanzen na Otona
- Kanashiki Amefuri/Adam to Eve no Dilemma
H.P. All StarsEdit
Cat's Eye 7Edit
1st Event (2008.06.??)Edit
- ♥Momoiro Kataomoi♥ (♥桃色片想い♥) by Matsuura Aya
- Watashi no Koibito na no ni (私の恋人なのに) by Abe Natsumi and Yajima Maimi
- Iki wo Kasanemashou (息を重ねましょう) by Abe Natsumi
2nd Event (2008.09.??)Edit
- Time Capsule (タイムカプセル) by ℃-ute
3rd Event (2009.04.??)Edit
- Omoi Afurete (想いあふれて) by Matsuura Aya
- Big dreams by ℃-ute
4th Event (2009.11.10)Edit
- EVERYDAY Zekkouchou! ( ＥＶＥＲＹＤＡＹ絶好調!) by ℃-ute
- Image Color (イメージカラー) by Yajima Maimi and Suzuki Airi
- Watashi no Koibito na no ni (私の恋人なのに) by Abe Natsumi and Yajima Maimi
- Watarasebashi (渡良瀬橋) by Matsuura Aya
- Natsu DOKI Lipstick (夏ＤＯＫＩリップスティック) by Yajima Maimi
5th Event (2010.4.??)Edit
- Kioku No Meiro by High King
- 16sai no Koi Nante by Abe Natsumi and Yajima Maimi
- [2010.12.10] Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (聖なる鐘がひびく夜) (Tanpopo cover)
- [2011.03.02] Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~ (笑顔に涙～Thank You! Dear My Friends～) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2011.03.30] Kousui (香水) (Melon Kinenbi cover)
- [2007.04.18] Natsu DOKI Lipstick (夏DOKIリップスティック)
- [2009.01.28] Seishun Song (青春ソング)
- [2010.02.24] Lonely girl's night
- [2012.04.18] Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (君は自転車 私は電車で帰宅) (C-ute cover)
- [2013.02.06] Ame (雨) (Moritaka Chisato cover)
- [2009.04.29] 17's
- [2010.06.23] Fix no E (Fixの絵)
- [2011.03.27] Kaifuu (海風) (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2011.08.30] a foggy doll (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2011.09.30] a rainy day (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2011.11.12] Imagine Classic (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2012.01.31] Tabioto Making DVD ~Special Edition~ (タビオト メイキングDVD ～特別編集版～)
- [2012.12.19] Chelsie
- [2012.12.22] Hatachi Making DVD ~Special Edition~ (ハタチ メイキングDVD ～特別編集版～)
- [2013.06.15] My Museum Special DVD (マイミュージアム スペシャルDVD)
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)
-  Fuyu no Kaidan ~Boku to Watashi to Obaachan no Monogatari~ (冬の怪談 ~ぼくとワタシとおばあちゃんの物語~)
-  Black Angels (ブラック・エンジェルズ)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Hamura Reiko)
-  Zomvideo (ゾンビデ)
-  Black Angels 2 (ブラック・エンジェルズ2)
-  Black Angels 3 (ブラック・エンジェルズ3)
- [2002-2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007-2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008-2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  Bijou Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
- [2010-] Piramekiino G (ピラメキーノG) ("Zakkuri Senshi Piramekid" corner)
- [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012-] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
-  Mannequin Girls (マネキン・ガールズ)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- [2006.03.17 Hello! Pro Hour #02
- [2006.11.10] Hello! ga Ippai #01
- [2006.11.24] Hello! ga Ippai #02
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
-  'Hagiwara Mai Desu ga... Nani ka?'
-  Romantic ni Yoroshiku (ロマンチックにヨロシク)
-  Ran (らん)
-  Ran-2011 New Version!!- (らん―2011 New version!!―)
-  Real Etude Minna no Ie (リアルエチュード みんなの家)
-  Theater in The Round (青山円形劇場)
- [2012.09.22~09.30] CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Sugar Spot (シュガースポット)
- [2013.03] Sakura no Hanataba (さくらの花束) as Hirano Sakiko (平野咲子)
- [2013.05.31~06.11] Taklimakan (タクラマカン)
- [2006-2008] CUTIE PARTY
- [2008-] ℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~ (℃-ute矢島舞美のI My Me まいみ~)
- [2007.04.27] Maimi ( 舞美 )
- [2008.01.27] Sou Sola ( 爽・空 )
- [2009.04.24] 17
- [2010.06.05] Yajima Maimi Shashinkan 2008-2010 (矢島舞美写真館 2008-2010) (Compilation PB)
- [2011.11.27] Tabioto (タビオト)
- [2012.11.27] Hatachi (ハタチ)
- [2013.05.27] My Museum (マイミュージアム)
- [2010.02.05] Alo-Hello! C-ute (アロハロ！℃-ute) (Maimi version)
- [2012.02.14] Cutest (Maimi version)
- [2012.06.29] Awa Awa, to. (あわあわ、と。)
- [2012.08.29] Leader Set (リーダー集合) (with Takahashi Ai, Shimizu Saki, & Wada Ayaka)
- [2012.10.22] Alo-Hello! C-ute 2012 (アロハロ！℃-ute 2012) (Maimi version)
- [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Hello! Project 2008 WINTER
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~
- [2010.03.24] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.18 (with Mano Erina, Tsugunaga Momoko, Sugaya Risako, & Suzuki Airi)
- [2008.03.13] Young Sunday
- [2008.05.20] Photo technic digital
- [2008.06.10] Weekly ASCII
- [2009.06.23] UTB vol.192
- [2009.07.09] Weekly Shonen Champion No.32
- [2009.09.10] Weekly Shonen Champion No.41
- [2012.04.03] Weekly ASCII
- [2012.05.20] funride
- [2012.08.18] GooBike
- [2013.04.19] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.432
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2008.01.29] YAHOO! Internet Guide JAPAN (with Abe Natsumi)
- [2009.12.23] UTB vol.195 (with Suzuki Airi)
- [2010.11.09] Hello! Channel Vol.2 (with Takahashi Ai)
- [2011.09.24] Hello! Channel Vol.6 (Back cover) (with Tsugunaga Momoko and Fukuda Kanon)
- [2011.11.14] CD&DL Data (with Tanaka Reina, Mano Erina, Tsugunaga Momoko, Suzuki Airi, Wada Ayaka, Sayashi Riho, and Tamura Meimi)
- [2011.12.19] Hello! Channel Vol.7 (Back cover) (with Mano Erina, Shimizu Saki, & Tsugunaga Momoko)
- [2012.04.20] Photo technic digital (with Suzuki Airi)
- [2012.06.25] BIG ONE GIRLS (with Tsugunaga Momoko, Sugaya Risako, and Suzuki Airi)
- [2012.07.02] Hello! Channel Vol.5 (with Takahashi Ai, Shimizu Saki, and Wada Ayaka)
- [2012.07.17] Hello! Channel Vol.9 (Back cover) (with Mano Erina)
- [2012.08.29] Young Sunday (with Suzuki Airi)
- [2012.09.24] UTB+ Vol.10 (with Michishige Sayumi, Mano Erina, Tsugunaga Momoko, Suzuki Airi, Wada Ayaka, Ishida Ayumi, and Sayashi Riho)
- [2012.10.06] Confetti Vol.095 (with Tokunaga Chinami)
- [2012.11.26] girls! Vol.37 (with Suzuki Airi)
- [2013.03.25] Big Comic Spirits (with Suzuki Airi)
- [2013.03.25] Digimono Station Vol.134
- She is considered to be one of the fastest runners in all of Hello! Project, often coming first in the running events at the annual sports festivals and listing running as one of her hobbies.
- She has been nicknamed "Rain Girl" by fans and her fellow C-ute members, who say that she is the one that causes it to rain so often on important days, such as at concerts and events the group attends.
- Has described herself as so forgetful she even forgets when she eats.
- Loves cherries and shabu shabu.
- Her specialty is Japanese calligraphy.
- She describes her strong point as not worrying about small things.
- She dislikes fish, and was criticized for it on Gyao's Hello! Pro Hour, since she had asked Abe Natsumi what her favorite type of sushi was, when Yajima herself doesn't eat sushi.
- Her nickname "Yassui" was given to her by Yaguchi Mari.
- She has two older brothers.
- She shares the same birthday with fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai, as well as former Hello! Project members Lehua Sandbo and Kago Ai.
- "I My Me Mine" was the title of a magazine article about Yajima. Since it sounds similar to "Maimi", some fans call her by that name.
- She was often featured in magazines along with Sugaya Risako.
- She has said that she dreams of becoming an actress in the future.
- Wears a Japanese shoe size of 24-25.
- She has two toy poodles and one jack russell terrier. She gave a puppy from the toy poodles to Shimizu Saki from Berryz Koubou.
- She doesn't like cream, and thus rarely eats cakes, preferring tarts instead.
- She was the first member of C-ute to release a photobook.
- She has said that she is good at competitive eating. She once went to a wanko-soba eating contest and ate eighty-seven bowls of the food in ten minutes, more than all of the other contestants.
- Her role models include Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, and Fujimoto Miki.
- S/mileage's Takeuchi Akari is her cousin.
- Appeared in Buono!'s "Honto no Jibun" promotional video along with Okai Chisato.
- After the departure of Umeda Erika, she became the tallest in ℃-ute, being 5'5 (165 cm).
- Excluding former member Umeda Erika, she is also the oldest in ℃-ute and the first member in ℃-ute to become a legal adult.
- Yajima and Okai Chisato are the only two current Hello! Project members still in Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
- She currently has the most solo DVDs out of C-ute.
Leader of ℃-ute
External Link Edit
|Members||Yajima Maimi (L), Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi, Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai|
|Former Members||Umeda Erika, Murakami Megumi, Arihara Kanna|
|Singles||Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06|
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Other: Makeruna Wasshoi!, Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku, Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku, Chou HAPPY SONG
|Albums||Original: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
Best: ℃-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1, ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album
|Related Units||Hello! Project Kids, 4KIDS, Aa!, ZYX, H.P. All Stars, Kira☆Pika, Athena & Robikerottsu, Buono!, Guardians 4, High-King, Petitmoni V, Tanpopo#, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Cat's♥Eye 7, DIY♡, Dia Lady, Mellowquad, Plumeria|