Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 12th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on November 1, 2012 and was introduced at Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Rankings
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Makino Maria was born on February 2, 2001 in Nishio, Aichi, Japan.
In summer 2011, Makino auditioned the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition, but failed to enter the group.
In summer 2012, Makino auditioned the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition and made it to the finals, but once again failed to enter the group.
On November 1, Makino joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. On November 20, it was officially announced that she had joined alongside five other girls: Kanazawa Tomoko, Kaga Kaede, Wada Sakurako, Ichioka Reina, and Kishimoto Yumeno. They were officially introduced on December 9 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
In January, Makino started her Hello Pro Kenshuusei activities by participating as a back-up dancer in the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu concert tour.
From April 5 to June 29, Makino participated in ℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~℃-ute no Honne~ as the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening act and challenge act alongside Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, Yamagishi Riko, and Fujii Rio.
On September 30, during the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ at Nippon Budokan, it was announced that Makino was selected to join Morning Musume as a 12th generation member along with Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki and fellow Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Haga Akane, subsequently leaving Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
On January 4, Makino and and her fellow 12th generation members began a radio show on FM FUJI, titled Morning Musume '15 12ki Nikki. They also began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members on March 5, titled 12ki Relay.
On January 8, she began a weekly column in the Nikkan Sports newspaper (Hokkaido-region only), in which she would discuss her favorite baseball team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
On March 7, she was offered the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Seibu Lions game at Tokyo Dome on April 7.
On March 24, Makino released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray, Greeting ~Makino Maria~.
On November 14, Makino released her first mini photobook, titled Makino Maria Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-", featuring photographs taken during the filming of her e-Hello! Blu-ray.
On February 2, Makino celebrated her 15th birthday at a special event titled Morning Musume '16 Makino Maria Birthday Event, featuring two performances at IMA Hall in Tokyo.
On March 22, Makino was a guest at a live recording of Suzuki Kanon's radio show Morning Musume '16 Suzuki Kanon no Itsudemo! Kannon Smile. At the recording, Suzuki announced Makino would be her successor starting in June after Suzuki graduates. The title of Makino's radio show was later revealed to be Morning Musume '16 Makino Maria no Marian♥LOVErin Desu♥, with the first episode airing May 31.
On August 6, Makino released her first solo photobook, titled Maria.
On August 20, Makino became a model for the girls' fashion magazine LOVE berry, alongside Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei. They both made their first appearance in the vol.3 issue published on the same day.
On February 2, Makino celebrated her 16th birthday at a special event titled Morning Musume '17 Makino Maria Birthday Event, featuring one performance at Yamano Hall.
On May 30, as the official Cheer Ambassadors for the Nihon Seimei Ce-Pa Koryusen 2017, Morning Musume '17 made an appearance at the opening game between the Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Hanshin Tigers at ZOZO Marine Stadium, where Makino also received the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch. A baseball card of her first pitch was included in the 2017 BBM Baseball Card 2nd Version BOX released in August.
On August 30, Makino released her first major solo photobook, Senkou Hanabi.
On October 20, Makino was a guest commentator in NHK's Hokkaido special documentary program Otani Shohei no Ketsudan about Nippon-Ham Fighters star player Otani Shohei, who was expected to leave Japan and join a MLB team.
On February 2, Makino released her second major solo photobook, titled Maria 17sai. She also celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '18 Makino Maria Birthday Event, at Differ Ariake.
On March 7, she released her first solo image Blu-ray, titled Blanc.
On March 24, Makino appeared as a MC in Anime "Major 2nd" Mamonaku Play Ball!, a program to promote the premiere of the baseball anime TV series Major 2nd on April 7. It was then announced that Makino would voice the guest character Mari in the third episode on April 21.
On May 3, Makino threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles game at the Sapporo Dome. Due to the popularity of Makino's card released in 2017, a baseball card of this first pitch was included in the 2018 BBM Baseball Card 2nd Version box set released in August.
On June 4, the 12th generation members held the Morning Musume '18 12ki Member Ogata Haruna・Nonaka Miki・Makino Maria・Haga Akane FC Event at Differ Ariake.
On February 4, Makino celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '19 Makino Maria Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.
In the May 2019 issue of the major league baseball magazine SLUGGER released on March 23, Makino began an article series titled "Morning Musume '19 Makino Maria no Fun!Fun!MLB".
On June 3, the 2019 promotional campaign for the annual Nihon Seimei Ce-Pa Koryusen (the Nippon Professional Baseball interleague), which would be held from June 4 to June 23, was announced. It was revealed that Makino, as the character "Maripaka", would be in charge of promoting the "Ceka Paka Dance" campaign on the TikTok app.
As Maripaka, she threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Ce-Pa Koryusen game between the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters at Yokohama Stadium on June 19.
On July 9, she was a guest on the NHK BS1 program World Sports×MLB Natsu Special! Dai 1 Yoru.
On February 2, she released her fifth major solo photobook, titled Maria19.
On February 3, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Makino Maria Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Hulic Hall Tokyo.
On February 14, she was a special guest at Iida Kaori's M-line club 10 Shuunen Kikaku "Iida Kaori FC event".
On November 13, it was announced that Maria had been appointed to the role of image character and spokesperson for her alma mater, the correspondence and online school Renaissance High School. Her slogan was "high school revolution", promoting the idea of a high school life outside of the normal with no strict time or place one has to study.
On February 2, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '21 Makino Maria Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Toysou PIT. Same day, Makino will release her 7th. Photobook called “Maria Hatachi”
When Makino joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012, she was a 6th year elementary school student. When Makino joined Morning Musume in September 2014, she was a second year middle school student.
In elementary school, Makino was a member of her elementary school's basketball club and invention club. In 2014, during Makino's second year in middle school, she was second place in her school's sports festival 200m run.She graduated from high school on March 17, 2019.
Makino is 1-kyu certified in swimming.
Makino's given name, Maria, means "true" (真; ma), "jasmine" (莉; ri), and "love" (愛; a). Her parents chose this name because it would be familiar abroad. At first they tried to make it hiragana or katakana, but it became kanji.
Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Makino Maria:
- Maria (まりあ): Official nickname, given to her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Also used by classmates and family members.
- Marian LOVErin (まりあん LOVEりん, sometimes stylized as まりあん♡LOVEりん): Created by Makino herself when she performed as a solo act in the Hello! Project Hina Fest 2015. As of late December 2015, Makino has adopted it as a persona accompanied by an original "LOVErin" pose.
- Makki (マッキー): Given to her by Tsunku during Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ show at Nippon Budokan on October 1, 2014.
- Maria-sama (まりあ様/マリア様): Used by fans.
- Name: Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛)
- Nickname: Maria (まりあ)?
- Birthday: February 2, 2001
- Birthplace: Nishio, Aichi, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 165.5 cm (5 ft 5.1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Aquarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Snake
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2012-11-20: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color:
- Light Pink (2014-2019)
- Pink (2019-present)
- Audition Song: "Seishun Collection"
- Hello! Project groups:
- Other Groups:
- Specialty: Ballet, Piano, Penmanship, Painting, Duck Face
- Hobbies: Professional baseball games, Going to Walt Disney World
- Motto: "Kokkoshin" (克己心; Spirit of self-denial)
- Favorite Food: Pizza, Cheese, seedless Kyohou Grapes, peaches.
- Least favorite food: Squid, spicy food
- Favorite Subject: English, Art, Engineering
- Least Favorite Subject: Physical Education
- Dislikes: Goblins
- Bad at: Eating food quickly
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Favorite Sport: Baseball
- Favorite Flower: Rose
- Favorite Season: Winter
- Favorite Anime/Manga: MAJOR, Kirarin Revolution
- Favorite TV Programs: Baseball matches, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!, Honoo no Tai'ikukai TV
- Favorite Facial Feature: Her teeth
- Favorite Body Part: Her beautiful, elongated navel
- Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Ren'ai Revolution 21", "The☆Peace!", "Happy Summer Wedding", "ENDLESS SKY", "Wakain da shi!"
- Other Favorite Songs: "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (2011 Dreamusu。Ver)"
- Recent Morning Musume songs that makes you feel "I want to dance along with them": "Ai no Gundan"
- What is "Morning Musume" to you?: An eternal dream
- Looks Up To: Tanaka Reina, Michishige Sayumi, Hagiwara Mai
Solo Fanclub DVDs
-  Maya no Hi (from Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa)
- [2015.11.14] Makino Maria Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-"
- [2016.08.06] Maria
- [2017.08.30] Senkou Hanabi
- [2018.02.02] Maria 17sai
- [2018.08.25] Summer Days
- [2019.02.02] María 18 años
- [2020.02.02] Maria19
- [2021.02.02] Maria Hatachi
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ (daily guest role)
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
-  Hokkaido Special "Otani Shohei no Ketsudan" (北海道スペシャル「大谷翔平の決断」) (documentary)
-  Anime "Major 2nd" Mamonaku Play Ball! (アニメ「メジャーセカンド」 まもなくプレーボール！) (as a MC)
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes! 2"
-  Major 2nd (メジャーセカンド) (guest voice as Mari, episode 3)
- [2014–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015-2017] 12ki Relay (12期リレー) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
-  Hello! Anison Bu
- [2015–2017] Morning Musume '17 12ki Nikki! (モーニング娘。’17 12期日記！)
- [2016–] Morning Musume '19 Makino Maria no Marian♥LOVErin Desu♥ (モーニング娘｡'19牧野真莉愛のまりあん♥LOVEりんですっ♥)
- [2017–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'19のモーニングダイアリー)
- [2018–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'19のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
- She ranked third in the "Best at MC in Hello Pro Kenshuusei" category of the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame.
- Gallery:Makino Maria
- Gallery:Morning Musume 12th Generation
- List:Makino Maria Discography Featured In
- List:Makino Maria Publications Featured In
- List:Makino Maria Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Makino Maria Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- List:Makino Maria Other Q&As
- Morning Musume Profile
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Morning Musume 12ki Member Official Blog
- Marian♥LOVErin Desu♥ CBC Radio Site
- LOVE berry Profile
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: March 2013, June 2013, December 2013, February 2014, September 2014 (archived)
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