Akiyama Mao (秋山眞緒) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory. She was introduced on May 4, 2015 during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ alongside seven other girls.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory, September 2020

Akiyama Mao, January 2020

Akiyama Mao, February 2019

Akiyama Mao, November 2018

Akiyama Mao, July 2018

Akiyama Mao, February 2018

Akiyama Mao, July 2017

Akiyama Mao, February 2017

Akiyama Mao, September 2016

Akiyama Mao, August 2016

Akiyama Mao, May 2016

Akiyama Mao, February 2016

Akiyama Mao, April 2015

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Akiyama Mao was born on July 29, 2002 in Osaka, Japan.

2014[edit | edit source]

In 2014, Akiyama entered the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but failed. Afterwards, she decided to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

2015[edit | edit source]

On April 1, Akiyama officially joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced and participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4 alongside Ono Mizuho, Nakano Rion, Yanagawa Nanami, Maeda Kokoro, Kanatsu Mizuki, Kasahara Momona and Okamoto Honoka.[1]

From October 17 to November 28, she participated in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~ as the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening act and as a back-up dancer.

2016[edit | edit source]

From April 2 to June 20, Akiyama participated in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~ as the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening act and as a back-up dancer.

On August 13, it was announced at Tsubaki Factory's fanclub event that Akiyama had joined the group as new member with Ono Mizuho and Onoda Saori.[2]

In December, Akiyama was added as a member of the Hello! Project Station Dance Club.[3]

2017[edit | edit source]

On July 31, Akiyama celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Akiyama Mao Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at Mt.RAINIER HALL.

2018[edit | edit source]

On July 25, the comedian duo Joujou Gundan released their debut single "Nakama", which features Akiyama in the B-side "Sunao ni Narenai Sakuranbo" as a member of the fictional group Yamato Nadeshiko Semicolon along with Suzuki Keita and Niinuma Kisora.[4][5]

On July 30, she celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Akiyama Mao Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2019[edit | edit source]

On July 29, she celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Akiyama Mao Birthday Event 2019, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

2020[edit | edit source]

On July 29, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Akiyama Mao Birthday Event 2020, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.[6] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Her father, is 58 years old and her mother, Miki, is 54 years old (as of 2021). She has an older sister, Serena, who is 9 years older than her and an older brother, Koichi. The family owns an auto-shop business called "Mickey Auto Company" in Osaka.

When Akiyama joined Tsubaki Factory, she was a second year middle school student. She graduated from middle school on March 20, 2018.[7]

The following list are notable friendships Akiyama Mao has acquired:

Akiyama's given name, Mao, consists of the kanji meaning "truth" (眞) and "cord" (緒). Although her parents thought of many names, the doctor suggested Mao. When Akiyama asks for the reason, they tell her the name will always be happy even when she is an adult, and that is why settled for Mao.[8]

  • Maopin (まおぴん): Official nickname given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[9]
  • Pinnosuke (ぴんのすけ): Used by Inoue Hikaru.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Special Skill: Dance, Bridges
  • Hobbies: Dance, Gymnastics
  • Favorite Music Genre: Western Music
  • Favorite Food: Vegetables and Steak
  • Strength: She hates to lose and will work hard at anything
  • Weakness: She gives up quickly if she thinks she can't do something
  • Least Favorite Food: Green peppers and shiitake mushrooms
  • Favorite Color: Rose pink
  • Favorite Sport: Cat-and-mouse, Dodgeball
  • Charm Point: Her nose, and her forehead
  • Motto: Shoujiki wa Issho no Takara (正直は一生の宝; Honesty is life's treasure)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Hatsukoi Sunrise
  • Favorite Hello! Project song: "Jounetsu Ecstasy", "Jinsei wa STEP!", "Iron Heart", "The Power", "SHALL WE LOVE?", "Nen ni wa Nen"
  • Looks Up To: Suzuki Airi, Sasaki Rikako

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Akiyama Mao Discography Featured In

Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Akiyama Mao Publications Featured In

Books[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~

Internet[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Her dream was to have a major debut in a new unit. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her future dream is to be active in television and be respected by many people.
  • She wants to work hard at singing and dancing to become someone that others will look up to.
  • She thought everyone was very nice in Hello Pro Kenshuusei and she was happy she learned so much about singing.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Ono Mizuho.
  • Her favorite genres of dance are waack and hip-hop.
  • She has performed in a flash mob promoting a Kobe women's support group, kiDuki, at Kobe Harborland umie.[10]
  • She is scared of taking baths alone.
  • She studied various dance styles, including waack, hip hop, and house.
  • She has the same last name as former THE Possible member Akiyama Yurika.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Asakura Kiki

Youngest member of Tsubaki Factory
2016-Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "ハロプロ研修生 新メンバー加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-27.
  2. "つばきファクトリー 新メンバー加入決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-13.
  3. Akiyama Mao. "ダンス♡♡ 秋山 眞緒" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2017-01-04.
  4. https://twitter.com/sawayakagoro/status/999274082716696576
  5. "上々軍団CDデビュー!デビューシングル『仲間』配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-07-25.
  6. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「つばきファクトリー 秋山眞緒バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-07-02.
  7. Akiyama Mao. "今日はですね!!秋山 眞緒" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2018-03-20.
  8. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06-. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  9. ""新メンバー"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2016-08-13.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwiJWrk3cXc

External Links[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory
Members
Current Members Yamagishi Riko (Leader) | Niinuma Kisora | Tanimoto Ami | Kishimoto Yumeno | Asakura Kiki | Ono Mizuho | Onoda Saori | Akiyama Mao
Former Members Ogata Risa (Sub-leader)
Discography

Singles

Indies: 1. Seishun Manmannaka! | 2. Kedakaku Sakihokore! | 3. Hitorijime / Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo
Major: 1. Hatsukoi Sunrise / Just Try! / Uruwashi no Camellia | 2. Shuukatsu Sensation / Waratte / Hana Moyou | 3. Teion Yakedo / Shunrenka / I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~ | 4. Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Kon'ya Dake Ukaretakatta | 5. Sankaime no Date Shinwa / Fuwari, Koi Dokei | 6. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma / Dakishimerarete Mitai | 7. Dansha-ISM / Ima Nanji?

Other Singles

Collaborations: Hyokkori Hyoutanjima | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Digital Songs Nineteen no Shinkirou ('19 Summer Ver.)
Albums

Studio Albums: 1. first bloom | 2. 2nd STEP
Mini Albums: Tsubaki Factory SOUND + VISION Vol.1
Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical "Thank You Very Berry" Original Soundtrack

Concerts & Events

Concerts

Spring Tours: 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Fall Tours: 2018 | 2019
One-Day: Tsubaki Factory One-Man LIVE ~First Blossom~

Joint Concerts

2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Kobushi Factory) | New Fes! II (with Kobushi Factory)
2018: Premium Live 2018 Haru "KOBO" (with Kobushi Factory)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Winter Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other Concerts: Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada Ichigo | Nakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota Nanami | Matsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito Madoka | Onoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto Ruri | Hashida Honoka | Nishizaki Miku | Hirayama Yuki | Kitahara Momo | Ebata Kisaki | Yofuu Runo | Murakoshi Ayana | Uemura Hasumi

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga Miki | Kawashima Miyuki | Okada Yui | Noto Arisa | Morozuka Kanami | Aoki Erina | Tanaka Anri | Ose Kaede | Sengoku Minami | Sawada Yuri | Muto Mika | Hashida Mirei | Furukawa Konatsu | Hashimoto Aina | Ooyanagi Maho | Akiyama Yurika | Okada Robin Shoko | Arihara Kanna | Goto Yuki | Sainen Mia | Mori Saki | Yutoku Ayumi | Kitahara Sayaka | Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Saho Akari | Okai Asuna | Sekine Azusa | Ogawa Saki | Maeda Irori | Arai Manami
2nd Generation Mano Erina | Ogura Manami | Komine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura Mizuki | Kaneko Rie | Takeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki Azusa | Sato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano Tomomi | Katsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa Runa | Nagasawa Wakana | Kudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi Kurumi | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka Aina | Mogi Minami | Ogawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga Kanae | Oda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga Fuyuka | Uemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura Rise | Murota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi Riko | Nomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa Tomoko | Ichioka Reina | Kaga Kaede | Kishimoto Yumeno | Makino Maria | Wada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka Karen | Inaba Manaka | Mikame Kana | Fujii Rio | Mashiro Kana | Inoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki Risa | Yokogawa Yumei | Niinuma Kisora | Oura Hirona | Dambara Ruru | Haga Akane | Funaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa Maho | Takemura Miu | Saito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto Nagisa | Horie Kizuki | Shimano Momoko | Ogata Risa | Hirose Ayaka | Tanimoto Ami | Inoue Rei | Asakura Kiki | Onoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono Mizuho | Nakano Rion | Yanagawa Nanami | Maeda Kokoro | Akiyama Mao | Kanatsu Mizuki | Kasahara Momona | Okamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi Kurumi | Ono Kotomi | Kodama Sakiko | Kiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura Ayano | Yokoyama Reina | Yoshida Marie | Nishida Shiori | Yamazaki Yuhane | Hashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura Rika | Hibi Marina | Eguchi Saya | Doi Rena | Okamura Minami | Matsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto Momoko | Goto Sayaka | Tamenaga Shion | Shutto Anna | Kanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! | 2. Ten Made Nobore! | 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga Aru | Mottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" | 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: May | August | November
2008: March | June | September | November
2009: April | June | September | November
2010: March | June | September | November

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: March | June | September | December
2013: March | June | September | December
2014: February/March | June | September | November/December
2015: March | June | September | November/December
2016: February/March | June | September | December
2017: March | June | September | December
2018: March | June | September | December
2019: March | June | September | December
2020: March
Test Events: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai | Shugo Chara Egg! | Kashou Egg | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE Possible | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Kikkawa Yuu | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Juice=Juice | Kobushi Factory | Tsubaki Factory | BEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-den | Little Gatas | ℃-ute | Mix Gatas | Morning Musume | Ongaku Gatas | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | MilkyWay | High-King | Aa! | Shin Minimoni | Reborn Eleven | Jurin | Country Girls
Related Acts Up-Front Egg | NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kansai Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Korea Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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