Arai Manami (新井愛瞳) is a Japanese singer. She is a member of Up Up Girls (Kari), and a former 1st generation member of Hello Pro Egg. She also did a small project with Ogawa Saki called Cheekids.



Arai Manami, June 2018

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Arai Manami, August 2017

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Arai Manami, April 2016

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Arai Manami, September 2015

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Arai Manami, November 2014


Arai Manami, August 2013

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Arai Manami, January 2013


Arai Manami, October 2012


In June, Arai auditioned for the Hello Pro Egg auditions and passed.


In May 2007, Arai officially started activities as a Hello Pro Egg member along with Kikkawa Yuu at the Dai Ikkai Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen ~Saru no Koku~ / ~Tori no Koku~.


On February 22, a K-Pop cover dance group called UFZS was formed with Arai, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, and Sekine Azusa.

On March 3, it was revealed that Arai, along with Sengoku Minami and the other members of UFZS, will be members of a new group called Up-Front Girls (Kari).

On March 9, it was announced that Sato, Sekine, Arai, and Kitahara Sayaka had completed their training within Hello Pro Egg.[1]


On May 5, Arai and Sekine Azusa starred in the stage play Shiritsu Guriguri Gakuen.


Arai had a small role in a two-part horror movie titled ADA. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.


On August 27, Arai was officially appointed as the special envoy for tourism in Gunma Prefecture. Her responsibility will be to promote Gunma Prefecture's many specialties like local food, products, and sightseeing spots.[2]

Also in August, Arai became one of the eight participants in the Dai 2kai Gravure Henshuu no Kakushidama Grand Prix, a competition for the future "Gravure Queen" of Weekly Playboy magazine.[3] On December 8, it was announced that she had won the readers' vote.[4]


On October 19, Arai and ANGERME's Kawamura Ayano were appointed as the cheer ambassadors for migration to Saijo, Ehime Prefecture.[5]

On December 20, Arai was announced as a founding member of the UP-FRONT esports club.[6]


On July 11, Uber Eats Japan released the "#Burger-in-the-House-Josei" CM starring Arai Manami which went viral in Japan, garnering over a million views on YouTube. 


  • Favorite Subjects: Math, English, Home Economics, Music.
  • Least Favorite Subject: Japanese
  • Favorite Food: Peaches and bread
  • Least Favorite Food: Mushroom
  • Looks Up To: Kamei Eri

Discography Featured InEdit




  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV ProgramsEdit

TV DramasEdit

  • [2016] Sakura Saku (サクラ咲く)



Ayano, Akari, Azusa, Manamipng

  • [2012.06.10] Haikei shiryoshu 1 gakko kyoshitsu (Manga x anime kore 1 satsu!) (背景資料集1 学校・教室 (マンガ×アニメ これ1冊!)) (Sato Ayano, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami)


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  • [2015.04.20] Photo Technic Digital
  • [2015.05.15] Young gangan


  • Eats bread for breakfast.
  • Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
  • Her favorite spot is the kotatsu at her house.
  • Was the only Hello Pro Egg to wear glasses, all the time.
  • She was the first Hello! Project member to be born after the formation of Morning Musume.
  • While a member of Hello Pro Egg, she often carried around a photo of Morning Musume.
  • She was born on the same day as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Kosuga Fuyuka.
  • Shares the same last name with former Sheki-Dol member Arai Saki
  • She is the youngest person ever to join Hello Pro Egg at the age of 6 at the time of joining.

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Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
June 19, 2004 - June 21, 2008

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Ever
June 19, 2004 – Present

Succeeded by

Preceded by

Youngest member of UFZS
February 22, 2011 - Present

Succeeded by

Preceded by

Youngest member of Up Up Girls (Kari)
March 3, 2011 - Present

Succeeded by


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