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Wada Ayaka
和田(わだ)彩花(あやか)
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Wada Ayaka, August 2019
Name
Nicknames DAWA
Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著?)
Birth Info
Born August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) (age 25)
Origin Gunma, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Sizes
Height 163cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, singer, actress, model, author
Years Active 2004-present
(15 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2004-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
YU-M Entertainment (2019-present)
Label hachama
UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Egg, Shugo Chara Egg!, ZYX-α, Lilpri, Peaberry, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, Suzuki Kanon ni Peaberry wo Soete, Hagi-King, AFuRuRi
ANGERME Info
Joined April 4, 2009
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Blue (2009-2014)
      Red (2014-2019)
Debut Single aMa no Jaku
Last Single Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen
Graduated June 18, 2019
Time in Group 10 Years, 2 Months, 14 Days
Hello Pro Egg Information
Joined June 2004
Generation 1st Generation
Left March 27, 2010
Links
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png Wada Ayaka Official Blog
Twitter Twitter_2012.svg @ayakawada
Instagram Instagram_logo_2016.svg @ayaka.wada.official
Other
Autograph

Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) is a Japanese idol. She is a former member and leader of the Hello! Project group ANGERME (formerly S/mileage), as well as the former sixth leader of Hello! Project.

She initially joined Hello! Project in 2004 as a founding member of Hello Pro Egg, later taking part in Shugo Chara Egg! in 2008 before debuting as a member and the leader of S/mileage in 2009. She became the leader of Hello! Project in 2016.

She graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project on June 18, 2019.[1][2]

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Wada Ayaka was born on August 1, 1994 in Gunma, Japan.

2002Edit

On June 30, Wada Ayaka participated in the Hello! Project auditions to find singers to form Hello! Project Kids. She made it into the final round and then voluntarily dropped out.

2004Edit

From June 19-20, 2004, Wada Ayaka passed the Hello Pro Egg auditions alongside twenty-nine other girls and subsequently joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg. 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 the TV 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 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named S/mileage,[3][4] was in the works.[5] 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.

On August 9, Wada teamed up with Japan Press Network 47 News as a columnist. Her column, "Art Mileage", featured articles about her visits to museums in Japan.[6][7] The column ran until November 17 with 10 articles in total.

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.[8] 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- featuring Wada and Suzuki Airi, in honor of their high school graduations, was released.[9]

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.[10][11]

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'".[12] 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.[13][14]

On July 27, it was announced Wada's book Otome no Kaiga Annai would also be published in Traditional Chinese as Shao Nu De Ming Hua Dao Lan.[15]

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!.[16]

2016Edit

On February 10, Wada announced her second art appreciation book, Bijutsu de Meguru Nippon Saihakken ~Ukiyo-e・Nihonga Kara Butsuzo Made~, would be published on March 12.[17]

On August 1, Wada celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event, titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2016, which featured two performances at Yamano Hall.

On December 31 at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~, it was announced that Wada would succeed Yajima Maimi as the 6th leader of Hello! Project with Fukumura Mizuki as the sub-leader from 2017.[18][19][20]

2017Edit

On February 26, Wada participated as a one-day curator for a commentary course in the Sengoku Period Exhibition at the Museum of Kyoto.[21][22]

On August 1, Wada celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2017. The event had two performances at Yamano Hall.

On November 30, she began a monthly column in BIG ONE GIRLS magazine titled "ANGERME Wada Ayaka no Saishoku Kenbi" (ANGERME Wada Ayaka's Coloration and Beauty).[23]

2018Edit

On April 5, it was announced that Wada would be graduating from Hello! Project and ANGERME at the end of ANGERME's 2019 spring tour.[24][25]

Statement from Wada Ayaka[25][26]
“Everyone”

Thank you for always supporting me.
There’s a decision I made that I need to tell everyone about.


I, Ayaka Wada, will be graduating from ANGERME, as well as Hello! Project, after ANGERME’s spring tour of 2019.


I’m sure this decision coming so abruptly must get your mind running.
For that I apologize.

I chose to announce it via the blog because I wanted to compile my thoughts into a text.
It’d make me happy if you could read it until the end.


“Would it be possible keep chasing this dream together forever?”


I’ve been been struggling to balance thoughts such as those with the reality that I’m currently in. I’ve kept asking myself the same things; Even though I know there’s no real answer.

The more I thought about it, the stronger my feelings towards the group became. The more I thought about it, I questioned the meaning of life. The more I thought about it, I just became more and more confused.


It was during one of these moments that the second generations said to me:
- “You never think about anything but the group. Is there nothing that YOU want to do?”

- “Singing. Dancing. I want to continue doing stuff like that.”
For the first time, I told them the things that had been weighing on my mind.

And they told me:
- “You’re always putting the group above yourself.
Just do the things you want to do.”

It made me happy.
To put it simply: It seems everyone thinks it’s fine for me to head onwards to chase my own dreams. But then there’s me. I’ve wanted to be a part of this group, even if it meant having to forsake some of my own goals.


The road to my dream has been an endless loop of exaltation and disheartenment. Before I knew it, I had lost my sense of stability. From then on, I stopped talking about the future with the others.

“I’ll look after my dreams inside the group;”
As others around me kept graduating, I kept repeating that phrase.
Both a principle, and a criticism towards the idea that everyone walks their own path in life… As if I was trying to convince myself I’m doing the right thing.

“Everyone walks their own path in life”
It’s one of the most basic principles that anyone would take for granted, but one I couldn’t face with honesty. This is the place I chose for myself because I wanted to be here.
The idea of one day leaving it to walk my own path…

It’s hard for me to grasp.


So I figured my path in life wasn’t to go out there and chase my own dreams. My path in life is to be a part of this group. That was my answer.
But at the pace the member lineup kept changing, even that conviction started to crumble.
The group constantly moves forward, but instead of trying to reach for new heights with it, there I was trying to preserve something.


ANGERME
My group


“I want to continue chasing my dreams together with everyone forever.” While holding on to feelings such as these, the way I viewed ANGERME was gradually changing.


I began realizing that ANGERME can only truly become ANGERME if I were to no longer be a part of it (read: if all the original members are gone). It’d give the name change from S/mileage to ANGERME a real purpose.

Thinking about the group, about its future, also influenced the way I think regarding myself.

I didn’t come this far for nothing. I’m kept moving forward because I wanted to. That dream that we were all chasing, wouldn’t it be possible if it’s with ANGERME? I held on to these expectations.
But after alluding to this dream for so long, would it be alright for me to be the one to ruin it? I became disappointed with myself.

The ANGERME I’m trying to create is but an idealization of my personal desires.
I wish I had noticed it sooner. Or if I hadn’t noticed it, then maybe I’d have been able to carry on as always.
If things had turned out exactly as I envisioned it, I’m sure it wouldn’t have weighed so heavily on my mind.

But being able to take a hold of me to this extent
This is a true testament to the charm; The potential this group possesses.

Furthermore, the members of ANGERME are also part of what’s kept leading me astray.


“I’m in this group because YOU are the one leading it.”
“Please stay with us forever”


Were they reading my heart?
No. I’d like to believe they never noticed anything.
With a twinkle in their eyes, as if you can see their aspiration in them, they tell me things like this. Their existence is so bright to me. To the point where I almost need to close my own eyes looking at them.


Thinking about the group after I’m gone scared me.
I’ve gotten used to seeing others pass the torch to their juniors after witnessing their growth, but I don’t understand it myself. I’m not able to say that things will turn out alright, and I’m worried. Too worried even.


2017 was a year where the group and its future kept troubling both my mind and my heart.


What did I gain during all these years?
Was it becoming more talented? Was it a happy life as an idol?
It’s nothing so simple as that.
I think by experiencing so many different things over the years, I grew as an individual.


Then…
Will all my juniors be able to do the same?


Thinking about ANGERME in this way…
I came to the conclusion that what ANGERME and my juniors need isn’t me. What’s needed is that every member gets to experience standing on their own two feet.

I’ve already gotten my share of life lessons from this. From here on out it’s better for them to step forward and express their own opinions and desires, and I really hope they feel that way too.

It’s when all ANGERME’s original members are gone, that ANGERME will truly begin.
What form the group will take is something they decide by their own hands; something they create together. There’s a lot of meaning to that, and it will be a great experience for them.
I want for them to forget about me, and shape ANGERME together.


I think it’s that type of environment that shapes our adolescence. That helps us grow.
Adolescence is probably the best way to describe it.
If the group were to continue the way it was, then it’d just lead to everyone eventually heading towards their own path in life.
Seems I still can’t buy the idea of everyone having this predetermined path laid out for them.


When I think of the group’s future, it’s that looming feeling that the members will eventually walk their own paths that get me the most. I feel it’s a waste.
The more I think about taking the own path thing seriously, the less understand it. It’s so simple, but it’s what’s been nagging my mind.


But I’ll have it that way.
I’ll walk my own path with all my might.


I want to continue standing on stage.


My next goal is to continue singing and dancing well into my thirties.
I want to try expressing myself in all sorts of manners. I’d like to spend my twenties making this a reality.
If possible, I want to do so while still being regarded as an idol.


“That’s probably not very befitting of an idol?”
“You’ll be an idol at this point in life?”

No matter what people might say, I’m ready to continue on as an idol.

I dislike the idea that the label “Idol” has to follow some pre-determined set of conventions. I want to become someone who surpasses those; I want to show the world an idol can be so much more.

That way, I can say that from here on out is the real beginning. I’m excited to discover my own expression. But more than anything, I want to continue being a girl who can provide people with courage, and lift them up no matter what kind of troubles might be weighing on their mind.

I hope my future activities would come to be beneficial for Hello! Project as well. Hello! Project who reached its twentieth anniversary this year; It’d be nice if it’d continue this trend from now on as well.


That’s another reason why I want to remain on stage.


My activities in ANGERME, as well as Hello! Project will end in about a year.
I’m sure you’re overcome with lots of different emotions after reading this text, but let me thank you for thinking about me, about ANGERME, as well as Hello! Project.

It’s only one more year, but I’ll doing my utmost to present to you the best group there ever was, so I’d be happy if you’d continue to look after us.
Or rather, I’ll work my hardest so that you’ll having something to look forward to in the future.

Thank you for your continued support.


Ayaka Wada

On May 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK was released, including Wada's gravure that was originally published in the December 2015 issues of Weekly Famitsu.[27]

On August 1, she celebrated her 24th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Yamano Hall.

On August 16, the music video for Horiuchi Takao's August 22 single "Minna Shounen Datta" was uploaded on YouTube, featuring Wada and six other Hello! Project members who all sing as chorus.[28]

On September 20, Wada appeared in a daily guest role in the stage play LADY OUT LAW! starring former ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi as the lead.[29]

On October 15, Wada began an article series titled "Art ni Muchuu!" (Obsessed With Art!) for the art news smartphone app Pia.[30]

During the first part of the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2018 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ concert, she announced that Fukumura Mizuki would succeed her as the leader of Hello! Project after she graduates.[31]

2019Edit

On May 29, Wada released a personal photobook to commemorate her graduation, self-titled Wada Ayaka.[32]

On June 2, she held the ANGERME 26th Single "Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen" Hatusubai Kinen Event "Wada Ayaka Solo Live" at Yokohama Bay Hall.[33][34] Fans could win a ticket to the event by entering the serial number from the event lottery card that only came with Limited Edition SP of "Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen" to the lottery site Frentry.[35]

On June 7 and 8, she held the ANGERME Wada Ayaka Fanclub Tour in Hakone ~Geijutsu no Tabi 2019~.[36]

On June 18, she graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the Hello Pro Premium ANGERME Concert Tour 2019 Haru Final Wada Ayaka Sotsugyou Special Rinnetenshou ~Aru Toki Umareta Ai no Teishou~ at Nippon Budokan.[1][2] In a post-concert interview, Wada stated that she would take a short break from stage performance to focus on completing her master's thesis.[37]

On August 1, Wada opened an official website, a YouTube channel, and several SNS accounts.[38][39]

On September 28, she will appear as a model in the Rakuten GirlsAward 2019 AUTUMN/WINTER at Makuhari Messe.[40]

Personal LifeEdit

Main article: Family of Wada Ayaka

Her family is known for running a tombstone shop.[41] She has a younger sister and a pet cat named Toranosuke.[42]

Wada also had a pet dog named Cheese who passed away in December 2013.[43]

When Wada joined Hello Pro Egg in 2004, she was a nine-year-old, turning ten, in the fourth year of elementary school. Since entering high school, Wada began to have an interest in western art and began visiting museums more often.[10]

In December 2012 at the launch event for the single "Samui ne.", Wada and Fukuda Kanon both announced that they both would take the upcoming university entrance exams, which usually takes place in the winter season. On January 19, 2013, Ayaka announced on her blog that she began taking the entrance exam for an undisclosed university.[44]

On April 1, 2013, Wada announced on that she had graduated from high school the day before, March 31, and would be starting university.[45] It was rumored she is attending Jissen Women's University, majoring in art. In September 2013, it was confirmed that Wada was majoring in art and specializing in western paintings.[10]

In an asianbeat interview published in March 2016, Wada said that she wants to become a curator.[46]

In March 2017, Wada graduated from university with a bachelor's degree.[47] On April 1, Wada announced she would continue her studies by starting graduate school that month.[48][49] When she graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project in June 2019, she was in her second year of graduate school and in the middle of writing her master's thesis, indicating that she took a gap year during 2018-2019.[37]

Wada most notably gets along with Fukuda Kanon, and former Morning Musume member Iikubo Haruna.[50].

Wada's given name, Ayaka, means "color" (彩; aya) combined with "flower" (花; ka). Her parents chose it from either Reina, Reika, Erika, or Ayaka.[51]

  • 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.[50]

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Wada Ayaka (和田彩花)
  • Nickname: DAWA, Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著)[50]
  • Birthdate: August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) (age 25)
  • Birthplace: Gunma prefecture, Japan
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 163cm
  • Western Zodiac: Leo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2004-6: Hello Pro Egg member
    • 2009-04-04: S/mileage member
    • 2019-06-18: Graduated
  • UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
  • Years in ANGERME: 10 Years
  • Official Kaomoji: 川 ´‘ _‘||
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Blue (2009-2014)
    • Red (2014-2019)
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • One-Shot Units:

  • 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"
  • Favorite Songs: "Dondengaeshi",[50] "Namidacchi"[50]
  • Looks up to: Matsuura Aya, Takahashi Ai[50]

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

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)
  • [2017] JK Ninja Girls (cameo)

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2007.09.02] Chao.TV (ちゃお.TV)
  • [2010–2013] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
  • [2010–2012] Hanasaka Times (花咲かタイムズ) (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
  • [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
  • [2010] Oha Star (おはスタ) (2 episodes)
  • [2010] Go! Bungee Police (出動!バンジーP)
  • [2011] S/mile 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)
  • [2014–2019] The Girls Live
  • [2015] Charge 730! (チャージ730!)
  • [2019] AI・DOL PROJECT

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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RadioEdit

  • [2015-] Wada Ayaka no Bijurme (和田彩花のビジュルム) (formerly ANGERME Wada Ayaka no Bijurme (アンジュルム和田彩花のビジュルム))

Music VideosEdit

CommercialsEdit

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

InternetEdit

RankingsEdit

  • She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.[52]
  • She was ranked 3rd in the High School Group of the Beautiful Idol General Election 2012.[53]
  • 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.
  • Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
  • Her favorite spot is her room.
  • 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 doesn'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).
  • 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."[54]
  • As of November 2015, 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,[55] the former being the first artist whose work she encountered.[56]
  • She is the first Hello! Project leader to come from Hello Pro Egg, and the first that is not a member of ℃-ute or Morning Musume.
  • She is the longest serving leader of a generational group in Hello! Project.
  • Including her time in Hello Pro Egg, she is the second longest serving member of Hello! Project overall, having been a member for just one day less than the longest serving member Tsugunaga Momoko.
  • As of March 2017, Wada is the first Hello! Project member to enter graduate school.
  • If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Matsuura Aya because she was the top songstress in Hello! Project. Wada had also been told by a past manager of Matsuura that "Matsuura truly sang from the bottom of her heart", so in that sense Wada wants to be like her when she sings.[50]
  • She believes she is the best Hello! Project member at appreciating art.[50]
  • The first member of Hello! Project to remain in a group while six successive generations join.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of ANGERME
April 4, 2009 - June 18, 2019

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by
First

Oldest member of ANGERME
April 4, 2009 - June 18, 2019

Succeeded by
Nakanishi Kana

Preceded by
First

Longest serving leader of ANGERME
April 4, 2009 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Longest serving member of ANGERME
2015 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Yajima Maimi

Leader of Hello! Project
January 1, 2017 - June 18, 2019

Succeeded by
Fukumura Mizuki

Preceded by
Miyazaki Yuka
Oldest member of Hello! Project
June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019
Succeeded by
Kanazawa Tomoko

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