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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[]

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[]

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[]

    Tsubaki Factory
    Members
    Current Members Yamagishi Riko (Leader)Niinuma KisoraTanimoto AmiKishimoto YumenoAsakura KikiOno MizuhoOnoda SaoriAkiyama MaoKasai YuumiYagi ShioriFukuda MarinYofu Runo
    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 HyoutanjimaYEAH 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: 201820192020
    Fall Tours: 20182019
    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: 201520162017201820192020
    Winter Tours: 20162017201820192020
    Hina Fes: 20162017201820192020
    Hallo! Fes: 2018
    COUNTDOWN PARTY: 20152016201720182019
    Other Concerts: Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

    Units & Other Acts
    Associated Acts Hello Pro KenshuuseiNICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
    Hello Pro Kenshuusei
    Members
    25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
    27th Generation Nakayama Natsume
    28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
    29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
    30th Generation

    Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

    31st Generation

    Ishiyama Sakura

    Former Members
    1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
    2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
    Transfer Student Linlin
    3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
    4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
    5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
    6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
    7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
    8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
    9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
    10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
    11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
    12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
    13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
    14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
    15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
    16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
    17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
    18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
    19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
    20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
    21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
    22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
    23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
    24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
    25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
    26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
    27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga RiaiYamada Ichigo
    28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
    29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
    30th Generation

    Ebata KisakiYofu Runo

    31st Generation

    Arisawa Ichika

    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 AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
    Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
    Concerts & Events
    Shinjin Kouen Concerts

    2007: MayAugustNovember
    2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
    2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
    2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

    Happyoukai Concerts

    2011: September
    2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
    2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
    2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
    2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
    2021: MarchJune
    Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

    Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit 2021 ~LIVE AT THE BOTTOM LINE~
    Units & Other Groups
    Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
    Debuted Acts
    (within UP-FRONT)
    THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
    Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
    Related Acts Up-Front EggNICE GIRL Project! KenshuuseiHello Pro Kansai KenshuuseiHello Pro Korea KenshuuseiHello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido