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Maeda Yuuka (前田憂佳) is a former Japanese idol under Hello! Project as member of S/mileage. She joined Hello! Project in 2004 as one of the first members of Hello Pro Egg, and was later added to sub-units High-King and Shugo Chara Egg!. Maeda debuted in 2009 as a member of S/mileage. On December 31, 2011, Maeda graduated from S/mileage and Hello! Project and retired from entertainment.

Biography[]

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Early Life[]

Maeda Yuuka was born on December 28, 1994 in Chiba, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2004[]

Maeda Yuuka joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions alongside 29 other girls. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment, as such Maeda received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs.

2005[]

In October 2005, Maeda became one of the founding members of Hello Pro Egg group Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai. They debuted at Morning Musume's enviromental Culture Festival 2005.

2006[]

In 2006, Maeda continued her training and appeared at numerous Hello! Project concerts as a backing dancer, including the Country Musume concert Country Musume LIVE 2006 ~Shibuya des Date~.

In March, Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai's blog opened and in July their first song was announced, "Minna no Ki".

On August 22, Tomoiki went to do tree-planting activities at PLANT A TREE farm and herb garden in Yamanashiken.

In September, Maeda performed "Minna no Ki" with Tomoiki at Morning Musume’s environmental Culture Festival 2006 and were backing dancers to Morning Musume’s Kusumi Koharu.

Also she released a single in a mini-unit known as Paretto.

2007[]

From April 12 to April 22, Maeda appeared in the stage play Soto wa Shiroi Haru no Kumo.[1]

From September 21 to September 30, Maeda appeared in the stage play Ekubo ~people song alongside Furukawa Konatsu.[2]

Maeda also took part in a television show Chao.TV. Maeda appeared as a part of Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai at Morning Musume’s environmental Culture Festival 2007.

2008[]

In 2008, Maeda received her first proper Hello! Project role when she was selected to become part of the new unit, High-King, alongside important Hello! Project singers such as Morning Musume's Takahashi Ai and Tanaka Reina. The group was created to promote Morning Musume's upcoming rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", titled Cinderella the Musical. The group's debut single, "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)", was released on June 11 and attained a peak rank of #6.

Maeda was selected to be one of the four members for a new Hello Pro Egg unit alongside Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon and Saho Akari. The group was called Shugo Chara Egg! and was formed to record the opening songs for the anime that Buono! sings for, Shugo Chara!. She released two singles with the group until she graduated from the group along with Wada and Fukuda.

In April, Maeda took part in another musical, Bijogi Junction. Maeda, along with the original Shugo Chara Egg! joined the cast of Shugo Chara! the Musical. She played the main role of Hinamori Amu.

2009[]

On April 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named S/mileage,[3][4] was in the works.[5] The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut".

From November 11 to 19, Maeda starred in Koisuru Hello Kitty alongside the other S/mileage members and Mano Erina.

2010[]

In May, Meada and the rest of the S/mileage members graduated from Hello Pro Egg in the Hello! Project spring concert.

2011[]

On October 24, it was announced that Maeda would be retiring from the entertainment industry in order to concentrate, study, and prepare for an entrance exam for college.

Maeda, who had been a member of S/mileage ever since its formation in April 2009, commented: “I noticed that my feeling of wanting to go to college has been getting bigger and bigger”. Producer Tsunku♂ also commented: “Though she could have worn two hats (juggling career & school), she is the type of a girl who wants to put all of her full effort into one thing”.

Statement from Maeda Yuuka
Thank you for always supporting me.

I, Maeda Yuuka, as of 2011/12/31, will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.

Just the other day at our event, the 4 sub members became official members which made me really happy, but at the same time made me realize that it was this timing that I had to use to tell you all something very important.

Since becoming a high school student, I have been unable to keep up with my S/mileage work and school at the same time and it has bothered me a great deal. I started to think about my future and realized that my desire to attend a university had grown a lot over time. I was wondering if, at this rate, if I would be able to handle both school work and S/mileage, I was really only able to give a half-hearted effort on both things… and was always getting help from other people, and I really disliked that part about me. I thought to myself, “Things aren’t going to work out if it keeps going like this”.

I need to work a lot harder if I want to attend a university. But that had always been just talk, up until now nothing had really changed…

If I let these feelings continue, it would not be fair to the other members, nor to all the fans that support me.

I thought a lot about it. I may not be very bright but I put all my energy into thinking about this… and came up with this as the only possible option.

As of now with the four new members joining, it has been a joy to spend every day with the members. To the original members, to the new members, and to all of you who have always supported me, I am very very grateful.

Although it may be sad, we have a new single featuring the 7 of us coming out on 12/28, and I will be working my hardest ever to make this the best one yet!

I am very grateful to so many people, and hope to really enjoy these remaining 2 months, and finish with a smile in the S/mileage way!

Please continue to support S/mileage from here on after.

2011-10-25 S/mileage Maeda Yuuka

Maeda concluded with the promotional activities for her last single "Please Miniskirt Postwoman!" which was released on December 28, her birthday.

On December 31, she graduated from S/mileage and Hello! Project, and retired from entertainment.

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister.

When Maeda Yuuka joined Hello Pro Egg in June 2004, she was a 4th year elementary school student. When she joined S/mileage in April 2009, she was a 3rd year middle school student.

Maeda graduated from high school in March 2013. As of April 2014, she is currently in her second year of university.

  • Yuukarin (ゆうかりん): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Yuuka (ゆうか): Second official nickname, given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.

Profile[]

  • Close friends: Saho Akari, Noto Arisa, Yutoku Ayumi
  • Hobbies: Looking at the sky and listening to music
  • Pets: Haru (dog), Aochan (hamster), three turtles, goldfish, carp.
  • Special skills: Piano, penmanship.
  • Favorite H!P song: "Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~"
  • Favorite character: Stitch
  • Favorite tree: Cherry tree
  • Favorite sport: Basketball
  • Favorite thing: Dogs, hamsters, cheese omelette, salmon
  • Favorite color: Red, black, white, pink
  • Disliked food: Durian, spicy food
  • Dislikes: Ghosts

  • Discography[]

    Solo DVDs[]

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    Publications[]

    See also: List:Maeda Yuuka Publications Featured In

    Solo Photobooks[]

    1. [2010.07.23] Maeda Yuuka 15sai (前田憂佳 15才)
    2. [2011.12.20] See You-karin

    Works[]

    Film[]

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    TV Programs[]

    • [2007.09.02] Chao.TV (ちゃお.TV)
    • [2010–2012] Hanasaka Times (花咲かタイムズ) (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
    • [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
    • [2011] S/mile Factory
    • [2011] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)

    TV Dramas[]

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    • [2006.07.31] がきんちょ~リターン・キッズ~ (Gakincho ~Return Kids~)
    • [2010] Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
    • [2010] 5nengo no Love Letter (5年後のラブレター) (as young Shimura Nao)

    Anime[]

    Theater[]

    Koisuru Hello KittyObaachanchi no Curry Rice ~Smile Recipe~

    Radio[]

    • [2010–2011] FIVE STARS

    Commercials[]

    • [2011] Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)
    • [2011] McDonald's

    Music Videos[]

    Rankings[]

    • She was voted 5th favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.[6]

    Trivia[]

    See Also[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles

    Preceded by
    First

    Youngest Member of High-King
    2008-2011

    Succeeded by
    Last

    References[]

    1. Official Gekijyo Page
    2. Official Gekijyo Page
    3. "エッグ新ユニット グループ名決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2009-05-11.
    4. "S/mileage   ユニット名 由来・意味について". Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-05-08
    5. Tsunku. "新ユニット" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-04-04.
    6. http://www.esrp2.jp/hpma/2011/result/member.html

    External Links[]

    S/mileage / ANGERME
    Members
    2nd Generation Takeuchi Akari (Leader)
    3rd Generation

    Sasaki Rikako

    4th Generation

    Kamikokuryo Moe

    5th Generation

    Kasahara Momona

    6th Generation

    Kawamura Ayano (Sub-leader)

    7th Generation

    Ise Layla

    8th Generation

    Hashisako Rin

    9th Generation

    Kawana RinTamenaga ShionMatsumoto Wakana

    Former Members
    1st Generation Wada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonOgawa Saki
    2nd Generation Nakanishi KanaKatsuta RinaTamura Meimi
    Sub-Members: Kosuga Fuyuka
    3rd Generation Murota MizukiAikawa Maho
    6th Generation Funaki Musubu
    7th Generation Oota Haruka
    Discography
    Indie Singles 1. aMa no Jaku • 2. Asu wa Date na no ni, Imasugu Koe ga Kikitai • 3. Suki-chan • 4. Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!! • 5. SMILE FANTASY!
    Major Singles 1. Yumemiru Fifteen • 2. ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!! • 3. Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama • 4. Short Cut • 5. Koi ni Booing Buu! • 6. Uchouten LOVE • 7. Tachiagirl • 8. Please Miniskirt Postwoman! • 9. Choto Mate Kudasai! • 10. Dot Bikini • 11. Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki. • 12. Samui ne. • 13. Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita • 14. Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan • 15. Ee ka!? / "Ii Yatsu" • 16. Mystery Night! / Eighteen Emotion • 17. Aa Susukino / Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu • 18. Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu • 19. Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally • 20. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi • 21. Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru • 22. Umaku Ienai / Ai no Tame Kyou Made Shinka Shite Kita Ningen Ai no Tame Subete Taika Shite Kita Ningen / Wasurete Ageru • 23. Ai Sae Areba Nanni mo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan • 24. Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha=Lover / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.) • 25. Tade Kuu Mushi mo Like it! / 46okunen LOVE • 26. Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen • 27. Watashi wo Tsukuru no wa Watashi / Zenzen Okiagarenai SUNDAY • 28. Kagiriaru Moment / Mirror Mirror • 29. Hakkiri Shiyou ze / Oyogenai Mermaid / Aisare Route A or B?
    Other Singles

    DVD/Blu-ray: 1. Manner Mode / Kisokutadashiku Utsukushiku / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends
    Lilpri: 1. Little♡Princess☆Pri! • 2. Idolulu
    Collaborations: My School MarchMakeruna Wasshoi!Busu ni Naranai TetsugakuYEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

    Albums

    Original: 1. Warugaki ① • 2. ② Smile Sensation • 3. Rinnetenshou ~ANGERME Past, Present & Future~
    Best: 1. S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban ① • 2. S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM "Taiki Bansei"
    Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- Original Soundtrack

    Concerts & Events
    Concerts

    Winter Tours: 2020
    Spring Tours: 20142015 • 2016 (Live, Concert) • 2017 (Live, Concert) • 2018 (Live, Concert) • 2019 (Live, Concert) • 2020
    Summer Tours: 20152019
    Fall Tours: 20102011201220132014201520162017 • 2018 (Live, Concert)
    Overseas: 2018 (Paris, Asia) • 2019 (Mexico City)
    One-Day: 2011201420152017 • 2019 (Katsuta Rina Sotsugyou Special, Next Page) • 2020

    Events "S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1" Hatsubai Kinen Special ConcertS/mileage 2nd Original Album "2 Smile Sensation" Hatsubai Kinen Event
    Other Concerts & Events
    Joint Concerts

    Spring Tours: 2010 (with Mano Erina)2011 (with ℃-ute)
    Fall Tours: 2013 (with ℃-ute)
    Other: 2017 (with Up Up Girls (Kari))

    Hello! Project Concerts

    Summer Tours: 200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
    Winter Tours: 20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
    Hina Fes: 20132014201520162017201820192020
    Hallo! Fes: 2018
    COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013201420152016201720182019
    Other: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~Berryz Koubou MatsuriHello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

    Units & Other Groups
    In-group Subunits Lilpri
    Other Related Units Hello Pro KenshuuseiShugo Chara Egg!Shin MinimoniHigh-KingZYX-αOha Girl MapleGanbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersHello! Project MobekimasuPeaberryHarvestHI-FINSato no AkariKamiishinaka KanaCountry Girls
    Shugo Chara Egg!
    Members
    1st Generation Amulet Heart ♥Yuuka♥Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠Amulet Clover ♣Kanon♣Amulet Diamond ♦Ayaka♦
    2nd Generation Amulet Heart ♥Mizuki♥Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠Amulet Clover ♣Irori♣Amulet Diamond ♦Nanami♦
    Discography
    Singles 1. Minna no Tamago • 2. Shugo Shugo!
    Collaboration: 1. Omakase♪Guardian • 2. School Days • 3. PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago • 4. Going On!
    Albums Shugo Chara! Song♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)
    DVDs Shugo Chara! Clip♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)
    Units & Other Groups
    Related Units Buono!Guardians 4Hello Pro EggS/mileageLilpriUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Morning Musume
    High-King
    Members
    Members Tanaka Reina (Leader)Takahashi AiShimizu SakiYajima MaimiMaeda Yuuka
    Discography
    Singles C\C (Cinderella\Complex)
    Related Units Morning MusumeBerryz Koubou℃-uteHello Pro EggLoVendoЯ
    Chanpuru
    Units
    High-King Takahashi AiTanaka ReinaShimizu SakiYajima MaimiMaeda Yuuka
    Tanpopo# Kamei EriMitsui AikaKumai YurinaOkai Chisato
    Petitmoni V Mano ErinaNakajima SakiHagiwara Mai
    Shin Minimoni. LinlinFukuda KanonTakeuchi AkariMiyamoto Karin
    Aa! Natsuyaki MiyabiSuzuki AiriSaho Akari
    ZYX-α Niigaki RisaKusumi KoharuUmeda ErikaTsugunaga MomokoTokunaga ChinamiSudo MaasaWada AyakaOgawa Saki
    Zoku v-u-den Michishige SayumiJunjunSugaya Risako
    Discography Featured In
    Albums As Chanpuru: Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~Petit Best 10
    Other: Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (Petitmoni V only)
    DVDs As Chanpuru: Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.21
    Concerts Featured In
    Hello! Project As Chanpuru: 2009 SUMMER2010 WINTER2010 SUMMER2011 WINTER
    Other: 2013 Fuyu (High-King, Petitmoni V, ZYX-α, Zoku v-u-den only)Berryz Koubou Matsuri (High-King, Aa!, ZYX only)COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 (Tanpopo# only)
    Units & Other Acts
    Associated Acts Morning MusumeBerryz Koubou℃-uteMano ErinaS/mileageMobekimasuBuono!Guardians 4Shugo Chara Egg!Hello Pro Egg
    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