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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[]

Akiyama Mao, May 2021

Akiyama Mao, 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[]

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

2014[]

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

2015[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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.

2021[]

On May 26, she opened up an official Instagram account.

On July 29, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Akiyama Mao Birthday Event 2021, which featured two shows at LANDMARK HALL.[7] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[]

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.[8]

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.[9]

  • Maopin (まおぴん): Official nickname given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[10]
  • Pinnosuke (ぴんのすけ): Used by Inoue Hikaru.

Profile[]

  • 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[]

    See also: List:Akiyama Mao Discography Featured In

    Fanclub DVDs[]

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    Publications[]

    See also: List:Akiyama Mao Publications Featured In

    Books[]

    Works[]

    TV Programs[]

    Theater[]

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

    Internet[]

    Trivia[]

    • 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.[11]
    • 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[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Asakura Kiki
    Youngest member of Tsubaki Factory
    August 13, 2016 – July 7, 2021
    Succeeded by
    Yofu Runo

    References[]

    External Links[]

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