Okada Yui (岡田唯) is a former Japanese pop singer and talent. She is one of the Hello Pro Egg Audition 2004 winners and a former member of the group v-u-den. Beyond v-u-den, Okada was also a member of the Hello! Project special unit H.P. All Stars, and the kickbase team Metro Rabbits H.P.
History[edit | edit source]
2004-2006[edit | edit source]
2008-present[edit | edit source]
It was announced in January 2008 that v-u-den would cease activities at the end of their 2008 summer tour. Okada was transferred from UP-FRONT AGENCY to UP-FRONT KANSAI, but remained in Hello! Project until the entire Elder Club graduated from Hello! Project on March 31, 2009. Since then, she had performed on occasion with SI☆NA in their mini concerts, and had appeared in a number of concerts/events in the Kansai area.
Okada had been known to appear on several television shows and radio shows. In March of 2009, she appeared on Elementary School Textbook Quiz, and in July 2009, she appeared on Adrena Garage.
In December 2009, Okada and Miyoshi briefly reunited to perform two live shows; the MIYO-YUI no Kyounen mo Futaribocchi Casual Dinner Show on December 20th and the MIYO-YUI no Kyounen mo Futaribocchi Special Live on December 23. Many v-u-den songs were performed, as well as some cover songs.
On June 30, 2010, Okada announced she would be leaving UP-FRONT KANSAI to study beauty.
In 2011, Okada signed with Grace Agency and started working as a model and race queen.
In April 2013, Okada launched her clothing brand Ivora.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Okada Yui (岡田唯)
- Nickname: Okappai, Okayan, Yuiyan
- Birthdate: December 28, 1987
- Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 158 cm (5 ft 2.2 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Capricorn
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- v-u-den Color: Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- Concert Units:
- Hobbies: Shopping, manicures, listening to music, and watching movies
- Charm Point: Eyes
Discography[edit | edit source]
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
- [2008.04.23] Saigo no Natsuyasumi (最後の夏休み; The Last Summer Break)
DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2006.03.01] I DOLL ~Okada Yui First Solo DVD in Okinawa~ (I DOLL ~岡田唯ファーストソロDVDin沖縄~)
Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]
- Koi no Nukegara
- Kacchoii ze! JAPAN
- Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari
- Kurenai no Kisetsu
- Issai Gassai Anata ni∮A.ge.ru♪
- Aisu Cream to My Purin
- Jaja Uma Paradise
- Nanni mo Iwazu ni I LOVE YOU
- H.P. ALL STARS
Publications[edit | edit source]
Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2005.03.05] hello!x2 Miyoshi Erika & Okada Yui from v-u-den (ハロハロ！ 三好絵梨香＆岡田唯 写真集from美勇伝) (with Miyoshi Erika)
- [2006.02.21] I DOLL
- [2007.01.28] Yui Okada Hello! Project 2007 Winter Concert
Works[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2004-2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー！モーニング。)
-  Majokko Rikachan no Magical Biyuuden
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2009-2010] Uta-navi! (うたなび！) (assistant)
- [2009-2010] 8ji Desu! Namahousou!! (8時です!生放送!!) (reporter)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical
-  Papa ~Dorobou to Shoujo wa, Oyako ni Natta?~ (パパ -泥棒と少女は、親子になった?-)
Films[edit | edit source]
-  Sukeban Deka: Codename = Asamiya Saki (スケバン刑事 コードネーム=麻宮サキ)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2005-2006] Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)
- [2005-2006] B.B.L.
- [2005-2006] TBC Fun Field Mouretsu Moudasshu (TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
- [2006-2007] v-u-den beauty hour 21 (美勇伝 beauty hour 21)
- [2007-2008] v-u-den Miyoshi・Okada no Konya wa Futaribocchi (美勇伝 三好・岡田の今夜はふたりぼっち)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She and Sekina Azusa were the first Hello! Project members to be left handed.
- She is good friends with Miyoshi Erika and often appears on her blog.
- She translated ℃-ute's "Bye Bye Bye!" lyrics to Kansai dialect and they were read on a radio show by Umeda Erika and Yajima Maimi.
- She shares the same birthday with former S/mileage member Maeda Yuuka.
- She shares the same last name as former LoVendoЯ member Okada Marina, and Ciao Bella Cinquetti member Okada Robin Shoko.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest Member of v-u-den
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
|1st Generation||Ishikawa Rika • Miyoshi Erika • Okada Yui|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi • Junjun • Sugaya Risako|
|Singles||1. Koi no Nukegara • 2. Kacchoii ze! JAPAN • 3. Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari • 4.Hitorijime • 5. Kurenai no Kisetsu • 6. Issai Gassai Anata ni∮A.ge.ru♪ • 7. Aisu Cream to My Purin • 8. Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart • 9. Jaja Uma Paradise • 10. Nanni mo Iwazu ni I LOVE YOU|
Other: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
|Albums||Original: Suite Room Number 1|
Best: v-u-den Single Best 9 Vol.1 Omaketsuki
|Concerts & Events|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume • Hello Pro Egg • Berryz Koubou|