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|Satoda Mai, February 2017|
|Born||March 29, 1984|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2002-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-2013)
UP-FRONT CREATE (2013-)
|Associated Acts||Country Girls, ROMANS, Hello! Project Akagumi, Ongaku Gatas, Sexy 8, 7AIR, H.P. All Stars, Elegies|
|Joined||January 2, 2002|
|Debut Single||Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~|
|Last Single||Shining Itoshiki Anata|
|Left||March 31, 2009|
Satoda Mai (里田まい), legal name Tanaka Mai (田中まい), is a Japanese pop singer. For a long time she was the only member of the group Country Musume, now known as Country Girls, whom she is the supervisor of. 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 Cerbies.
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.
Satoda Mai was born on March 29, 1984 in Hokkaido, Japan.
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.
On December 31, Satoda was the only Hello! Project member to perform in the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen.
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.
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".
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.
On September 6, Satoda announced that she was 5 months pregnant with her first child.
On February 15, she gave birth to a son. He was born at 1:36pm and weighed 3,360 grams (7.4lbs).
- 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: Member
- 2009: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Ongaku Gatas Color: Orange (2007-2012)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Favorite colors: Black, white
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite seasons: Spring, autumn
- Favorite word: Okay
- Favorite food: White rice, ramen, nattou
- Disliked food: Capsicum
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai ~Love Hello! Satoda Mai DVD~ (マイタイ ～ラブハロ！里田まいDVD～)
- [2007.05.23] Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi ~Duet Version~ (オヤジの心に灯った小さな火〜デュエットバージョン〜) with Fujioka Fujimaki
- [2008.11.12] Mousugu Christmas (もうすぐクリスマス) with Gouda Kyoudai
- [2009.01.14] Bye Bye (バイバイ) with Gouda Kyoudai
- [2009.06.17] Don't leave me with Gouda Kazoku
- [2010.10.27] Zoku Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi (続・オヤジの心に灯った小さな火) with Fujioka Fujimaki
Singles Participated InEdit
- Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
- BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
- Uwaki na Honey Pie
- Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~
- Shining Itoshiki Anata
H.P. All StarsEdit
Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit
- [2003.05.01] Atarashii Douyou
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Joukan
- [2004.08.04] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Gekan
- [2004.12.08] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Extra
-  Yokosuka Story (横須賀ストーリー)
-  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〜)
- [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)
- [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)
Leader of Pabo
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "『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.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/t_masahiro18/status/1110004482144899077
- ↑ https://twitter.com/t_masahiro18/status/1138675984679366656
- 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!!|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Hello Pro Egg | Country Musume | v-u-den | Mano Erina | Up Up Girls (Kari)|
|Hello! Project Shuffle Unit|