Satoda Mai (里田まい) is a Japanese pop singer. For a long time she was the only member of the group Country Musume. After the group was revived as Country Girls, she became its supervisor. Satoda was also a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and its associated music group Ongaku Gatas, and she was captain of the Hokkaido-based futsal team, Sapporo CEREBIES.
She was a frequent guest on the Japanese television quiz show Quiz! Hexagon II, as part of the units Pabo, Aladdin, and Satoda Mai with Gouda Kazoku (also called Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai). The show came to an end in September 2011, after host Shinsuke Shimada was forced to retire from show business due to his connections with the Yamaguchi-gumi.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Profile
- 3 Discography
- 4 Discography Participated In
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 See Also
- 8 Honorary Titles
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Satoda Mai was born on March 29, 1984 in Hokkaido, Japan.
2000-2002[edit | edit source]
In 2000, Satoda participated Morning Musume 3rd Tsuika Audition, but failed to make it to the final ten.
In January 2002, she was added to Country Musume.
2007[edit | edit source]
2008[edit | edit source]
On December 31, Satoda was the only Hello! Project member to perform in the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen.
2009[edit | edit source]
In 2009, she was in the PV "Tsuru no Uta 'M'" by Tsuruno Takeshi.
2010[edit | edit source]
On May 5th, she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassadors in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture.
On November 15, Satoda announced she was in a relationship with Tohoku Rakuten Eagles pitcher Tanaka Masahiro. They met at the beginning of the year as co-stars on the New Year's TV show Pro Yaguu All-Star Sports Festival, and they began dating over the summer.
2012[edit | edit source]
2013[edit | edit source]
On January 2, Satoda was a surprise guest on the opening day of Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Viva!~, which she came stage during the performance of the Country Musume song "Uwaki na Honey Pie".
2014[edit | edit source]
On January 22, it was announced that her husband, Tanaka Masahiro, signed a 7-year 155 million dollar contract to the New York Yankees after receiving offers from various teams. The next day, Satoda was featured in the cover of NY Daily News sports section, with an article that talks about her career as a "pop star." Both of them were expected to move to New York.
On August 7, it was announced that the Country Musume Shin Member Audition had ended and no new members were chosen. Months later, on November 5, a new line-up was announced with Country Musume renamed as Country Girls. Satoda would not be an active member, but the group's supervisor.
2015[edit | edit source]
On September 6, Satoda announced that she was 5 months pregnant with her first child.
2016[edit | edit source]
On February 15, she gave birth to a son. He was born at 1:36pm and weighed 3,360 grams (7.4lbs).
2019[edit | edit source]
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Satoda Mai (里田舞)
- Stage Name: Satoda Mai (里田まい)
- Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中舞)
- Married Date: January 26, 2012
- Family: Husband Masahiro Tanaka
- Nicknames: Sato-chan (さとちゃん), Maimai (まいまい), Maichin (まいちん)
- Birthdate: March 29, 1984
- Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Currently Resides in: New York, United States
- Height: 161.5 cm
- Blood type: A
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Rat
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-01-02: Member
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Former Ongaku Gatas Color: Orange
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Favorite colors: Black, white
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite seasons: Spring, autumn
- Favorite word: Okay
- Favorite food: White rice, ramen, nattou
- Disliked food: Capsicum
Discography[edit | edit source]
- [2009.12.09] Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai (with Gouda Kyoudai)
- [2007.05.23] Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi ~Duet Version~ (with Fujioka Fujimaki)
- [2008.11.12] Mousugu Christmas (with Gouda Kyoudai)
- [2009.01.14] Bye Bye (with Gouda Kyoudai)
- [2009.06.17] Don't leave me (with Gouda Kyoudai)
- [2010.10.27] Zoku Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi (with Fujioka Fujimaki)
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai ~Love Hello! Satoda Mai DVD~
Discography Participated In[edit | edit source]
- Country Musume
- [2001.12.12] Country Musume Daizenshuu ①
- [2006.08.23] Country Musume Daizenshuu ②
- [2008.10.12] Country Musume Mega Best
- Ongaku Gatas
- [2008.02.06] 1st GOODSAL
- Hello! Project
- [2001.12.19] Petit Best 2 ~3・7・10~
- [2002.12.18] Petit Best 3
- [2003.12.17] Petit Best 4
- [2004.12.22] Petit Best 5
- [2005.12.21] Petit Best 6
- [2006.12.20] Petit Best 7
- [2007.12.12] Petit Best 8
- [2008.12.10] Petit Best 9
- [2009.12.02] Petit Best 10
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Special Unit Mega Best
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1
- Soundtrack Albums
- Hexagon All Stars
- [2008.10.22] We LOVE Hexagon
- [2009.10.21] We LOVE Hexagon 2009
- [2010.11.17] We LOVE Hexagon 2010
- [2011.11.23] We LOVE Hexagon 2011
- Country Musume
- [2002.04.17] Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
- [2002.11.13] BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
- [2003.07.24] Uwaki na Honey Pie
- [2003.12.05] Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~
- [2004.08.04] Shining Itoshiki Anata
- Ongaku Gatas
- [2007.09.12] Narihajimeta Koi no BELL
- [2007.12.05] Yattarouze!
- [2008.09.10] Come Together
- [2010.03.06] READY! KICK OFF!!
- Sexy 8
- [2002.07.03] Shiawase Desu ka?
- [2003.07.09] Kowarenai Ai ga Hoshii no
- [2003.08.20] SEXY NIGHT ~Wasurerarenai Kare~
- H.P. All Stars
- [2004.12.01] ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
- [2005.06.22] Inshouha Renoir no You ni
- [2007.09.26] Koi no Hexagon
- [2010.03.17] Shiawase ni Narou / Koi (幸せになろう / 恋)
- [2008.07.30] Hi wa, Mata Noboru
- [2010.07.14] Bokura ni wa Tsubasa ga Aru ~Oozora e~ (僕らには翼がある〜大空へ〜) (with Hexagon All Stars)
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- [2011.06.22] Ai wa Katsu
- Hexagon All Stars
- [2010.07.14] Bokura ni wa Tsubasa ga Aru ~Oozora e~ (僕らには翼がある〜大空へ〜) (with Tsubasa)
- [2003.05.01] Atarashii Douyou
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ~Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi~ Joukan (as a part of ROMANS)
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ~Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi~ Gekan (as a part of ROMANS)
- [2004.12.08] Sexy Onna Juku ~Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi~ Extra (as a part of ROMANS)
- [2005.09.28] Tatakae!! Cyborg Shibata 3
- [2006.11.08] Gyao Original Drama Doutoku Joshi Tandai Eko-ken Dainiwa 39℃
- [2006.07.13] Musume Dokyu! ~E Nagareta 4-choume no Hitobito~ Vol. 1
- [2006.07.13] Musume Dokyu! ~E Nagareta 4-choume no Hitobito~ Vol. 2
- [2007.12.26] Musume Dokyu! ~E Nagareta 4-choume no Hitobito~ Vol. 3
- [2009.06.26] Hekisa na Futari (ヘキサな二人)
- [2011.07.08] Geinoujin Real Private Tabi Star Tours Tomochika no Ehime
Publications[edit | edit source]
Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2003.10.04] Satoda Mai (里田まい )
- [2007.03.21] my life
- [2007.11.07] Satoda Mai no Obaka Densetsu (里田まいのおバカ伝説)
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai (マイタイ)
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2009.12.17] Satoda Mai Official Book Hitori Dakedo Country Musume Desu (里田まいオフィシャルブック ひとりだけどカントリー娘。です)
- [2011.08.08] Sekaiichi Oishii Gohan no Tabekata (世界一おいしいごはんの食べ方)
Works[edit | edit source]
Movies[edit | edit source]
-  Tokkaekko
- [2010.03.06] Kenka Banchou Gekijou-ban ~Zenkoku Seiha (喧嘩番長 劇場版〜全国制覇)
- [2010.09.11] Kimi ga Odoru, Natsu (君が踊る、夏)
TV[edit | edit source]
-  Sexy Onna Juku
Theater[edit | edit source]
- [2007.06.27] Gekidan Senior Graffiti Yokosuka Story
- [2007.xx.xx] Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション 〜バックトゥザ・白虎隊〜)
- [2008.02.16] Hekisa na Futari (ヘキサな二人)
Web[edit | edit source]
- [2010.08.25] Satoda Mai Interview Motteko Shoten (里田まい インタビュー モッテコ書店)
- [2011-2012] Personal Computer Joshi-bu (パソコン女子部)
See Also[edit | edit source]
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Oldest Member of Country Musume
Youngest Member of Country Musume
Leader of Pabo
Supervisor of Country Girls
References[edit | edit source]
- "『カントリー娘。』改め『カントリー・ガールズ』について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-11-05. (archived)
- Official Gekijyo Page
- Official Gekijyo Page
- "モー娘。落選…11年連続ならず" (in Japanese). Daily Sports Online. 2008-11-26. (Archived)
- "モー娘。OGなど、来年3月末にハロプロ一斉卒業へ" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2008-10-19.
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Satoda Mai Official Blog. 2010-11-15.
- "マー君＆里田まいが熱愛…今夏から交際" (in Japanese). Daily Sports Online. 2010-11-15. (Archived)
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Satoda Mai Official Blog. 2012-01-26.
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Satoda Mai Official Blog. 2012-03-20.
- "2012年3月30日 【里田まい ガッタス卒業のあいさつ】" (in Japanese). Gatas Brilhantes H.P. Official Site. 2012-03-30. (Archived)
- "【ライブレポート】2013年のハロプロ新春公演が華やかに開幕。OG参加コーナーには里田まいが結婚後初登場" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2013-01-03.
- "カントリー娘。新メンバーオーディション開催決定。里田まいが発表" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2014-02-11.
- "Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M." ESPN. 2014-01-22.
- "Masahiro Tanaka comes to Yankees with pop star wife, Mai Satoda." NY Daily News. 2014-01-23.
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Satoda Mai Official Blog. 2015-09-06.
- "ご報告" (in Japanese). Satoda Mai Official Blog. 2016-02-16.
- "カントリー・ガールズ 活動休止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-10-18.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- UP-FRONT CREATE Profile
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Profile (archived)
- Satoda Mai Official Blog "Satoda Mai no Satoda"
|Current Members||Yoshizawa Hitomi (Captain) | Ishikawa Rika | Korenaga Miki | Sengoku Minami | Konno Asami | Noto Arisa | Satoda Mai|
|Former Members||Mano Erina | Muto Mika | Sawada Yuri|
|Singles||1. Narihajimeta Koi no BELL | 2. Yattarouze! | 3. Come Together | 4. READY! KICK OFF!!|
|Albums||1. 1st GOODSAL|
|Concerts||Spring 2008 | Winter 2008 | Spring 2010|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | Morning Musume | Hello Pro Egg | Country Musume | v-u-den | Mano Erina | Up Up Girls (Kari)|
|Hello! Project Shuffle Unit|