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

History[edit | edit source]

Arai Manami, November 2019

Arai Manami, June 2018

Arai Manami, August 2017

Arai Manami, April 2016

Arai Manami, September 2015

Arai Manami, November 2014

Arai Manami, August 2013

Arai Manami, January 2013

Arai Manami, October 2012

2004[edit | edit source]

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

2007[edit | edit source]

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~.

2011[edit | edit source]

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]

2012[edit | edit source]

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

2013[edit | edit source]

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.

2014[edit | edit source]

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]

2017[edit | edit source]

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]

2019[edit | edit source]

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. 

2020[edit | edit source]

On October 23, it was announced that Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami would be graduating prior to the start of the group's new system, leaving Sekine Azusa as the sole remaining original member. The group would hold a final live event as five titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" on December 17 in Zepp Tokyo and a farewell party, which was being planned.[7] Of the graduating members, only Mori Saki plans on retiring from the entertainment industry.[8]

On December 26 and 27, the graduating members held a private graduation ceremony event titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[9] On December 27, there was also a graduation ceremony which featured all five members, titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 5-ri no Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[10]

On December 31, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami officially completed activities with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) after performing at the annual year-end Momoiro Clover Z Uta Gassen concert.[11][12] Afterwards, Arai Manami left UP-FRONT CREATE, but remained under YU-M Entertainment as a solo talent.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • 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 In[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

  • [2016] Sakura Saku (サクラ咲く)

Theater[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

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  • [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)

Magazines[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

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

Succeeded by
Takeuchi Akari

Preceded by
First

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

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of UFZS
February 22, 2011 - December 31, 2020

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
March 3, 2011 - December 17, 2020

Succeeded by
Sumida Haruka

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 北原沙弥香、佐藤綾乃、関根梓、新井愛瞳に関してのお知らせ
  2. "新井愛瞳がぐんま観光特使に就任!" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official Blog. 2014-08-27.
  3. "アイドルにRQ、読モも参戦! 第2回・新人グラドル“ページ争奪”ガチバトル、エントリーはこの8人だ!" (in Japanese). Weekly Playboy NEWS. 2014-08-26.
  4. "「第2回グラビア編集の隠し玉グランプリ」を制した新井愛瞳は群馬が生んだ青春美少女!" (in Japanese). Weekly Playboy NEWS. 2014-12-08.
  5. "アンジュルム川村文乃とアップアップガールズ(仮)新井愛瞳が「えひめ西条!移住応援大使」に就任!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-10-20.
  6. "芸能界“最強ゲームチーム”を決定する「第1回 eスポーツ スターバトル チャンピオンシップ」開催決定" (in Japanese). GAME Watch. 2017-12-20.
  7. "アップアップガールズ(仮)新体制に向けてのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-10-23.
  8. https://twitter.com/mori_saki1012/status/1319624629271420928?s=21
  9. "12/26・27 アップアップガールズ(仮)卒業セレモニー ~旅立ちの挨拶~開催決定" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-12-15.
  10. "12/27 アップアップガールズ(仮)5人の卒業セレモニー ~旅立ちの挨拶~開催決定" (in Japanese). Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Official News Blog. 2020-12-15.
  11. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1344611037299965952?s=21
  12. https://twitter.com/uugirlsofficial/status/1344654826701869058?s=21

External Links[edit | edit source]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Concerts & EventsGalleryMusic Videos
Members
Current Members Sekine AzusaFuruya YurikaSuzuki MeinaKudo SumireSuzuki AyuKoyama SeinaAoyagi YumeSumida Haruka
Former Members

Sengoku Minami (Former Leader)Furukawa Konatsu (UFZS Leader)Mori SakiSato AyanoSaho AkariArai Manami

Discography
Indies Albums 1. First Album (Kakko Kari) • 2. Second Album (Kakko Kari) • 3. Third Album (Kakko Kari) • 4. 4th Album (Kakko Kari) • 5. 5th Album (Kakko Kari) • 6. 6th Album (Kakko Kari)
Digital Albums Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/3「ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/10「IDOL NATION 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 9/22「Inazuma Rock Festival 2013」Setlist AlbumSecond Album (Kakko Kari) Special Remix Pack
Collaboration Albums T-Palette Records 2nd Anniversary Mix ~Diggin'on you~Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power!CR Hana no Keiji 10 Shuunen Kinen Album
Indies Singles 1. Going my ↑ • 2. Barebare I LOVE YOU • 3. Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow • 4. Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ • 5. Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero • 6. End Of The Season • 7. UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! • 8. Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls • 9. Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~ • 10. SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline• 11. Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made, • 12. Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol • 13.Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon• 14. SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven • 15. Starry Night / Seishun Buildup • 16. Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! • 17. (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper! • 18. Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to • 19. Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase! • 20. Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace • 21. !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu • 22. Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG • 23. Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl • 24. Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend) • 25. Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu • 26. Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power • 27. It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
Other Singles Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho!Santa ClausUp Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~Shooting StarYou're the best
Collaboration Singles Bad Blood / HereafterMugen, Fly High!!
Units & Other Acts
Sub Units UFZSUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Up Up Girls (2)Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)team・princess
Associated Acts Hello Pro EggTomoiki Ki wo UetaiOngaku GatasShugo Chara Egg!Aa!Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersReborn ElevenGatas Brilhantes H.P.T-Palette mini All StarsTeam Makenki
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama 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 Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu 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 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: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
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
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