Sudo Maasa (須藤茉麻) is a Japanese pop singer, idol, actress and model currently under the talent agency J.P ROOM. She is a former member of Hello! Project, having joined as a member of Hello! Project Kids in 2002 and later debuting as a member of Berryz Koubou in 2004. During her time in Hello! Project, she was also a member of 4KIDS, ZYX-α, BeriKyuu, and Cat's♥Eye 7. She graduated from Hello! Project on March 3, 2015 in a joint graduation concert with the other members of Berryz Koubou.
Sudo has since been working in theater, and is currently the playing manager of Hello! Project's acting club Engeki Joshibu.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Solo Events
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 Honorary Titles
- 11 References
- 12 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Sudo Maasa was born on July 3, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan.
2002–2008[edit | edit source]
On June 30, 2002, Sudo Maasa joined Hello! Project as one of the fifteen Hello! Project Kids. She made her debut as a member of 4KIDS in the movie Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! as well as the accompanying Minimoni single Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song / Okashi Tsukutte Okkasui~! on the second A-side track.
In late 2004, Sudo joined H.P. All Stars to perform ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!.
In 2006, Sudo joined Wonderful Hearts, a splinter concert group consisting of the younger members of Hello! Project. Wonderful Hearts continued to perform as a concert unit until 2010.
In 2007, Sudo joined Gatas Brilhantes H.P. as a full member.
On May 21, 2008, Sudo held her first solo event. Her second solo event took place later that year, on September 11.
2009[edit | edit source]
On April 29, Sudo held her third solo event. She performed an acoustic version of Munasawagi Scarlet in which she played the guitar.
Sudo, along with four other members of ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou, left Gatas Brilhantes H.P., the Hello! Project futsal team. The members left of their own volition due to feeling that their own level of ability could not match the high level players.
2010[edit | edit source]
On January 19, Sudo held her fourth and last solo event as a member of Hello! Project. It had the longest setlist out of all her solo events.
In late 2010, Sudo performed in the lead role of the live action movie Light Novel no Tanoshii Kakikata as Yabusame Tsurugi (流鏑馬剣). The movie is an adaptation of a manga of the same name.
2011[edit | edit source]
Sudo performed in the live action movie Ousama Game with her fellow members of Hello! Project Kids.
2012[edit | edit source]
On July 25, it was announced that Sudo, along with Berryz Koubou's Shimizu Saki, Kumai Yurina, Sugaya Risako and ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai, would be performing in the stage play CAT'S♥EYE. The members all formed a group Cat's♥Eye 7 to promote the stage play and perform the theme song. The stage play ran from September 22 to September 30.
2013[edit | edit source]
On July 3, Sudo celebrated her 21st birthday. The special event was called Sudo Maasa Birthday Event ~21sai no Watashi~. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.
2014[edit | edit source]
On July 8, Sudo celebrated her 22nd birthday. The special event was called Berryz Koubou Birthday Event 2014 "Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina & Natsuyaki Miyabi"|Berryz Koubou ~Sudo Maasa Birthday Event 2014~. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On episode #84 of Hello! Project Station uploaded on September 17, Sudo announced to the passing members of the Engeki Joshibu Auditions that she would be appointed playing manager of Engeki Joshibu after Berryz Koubou goes on hiatus.
2015[edit | edit source]
On March 3, Berryz Koubou began their indefinite hiatus and Sudo effectively graduated from the group and Hello! Project. She had been with Hello! Project for nearly 13 years. After her graduation, she became a member of the agency J.P. Room alongside former fellow Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina, and officially became Engeki Joshibu's playing manager.
On July 4, Sudo celebrated her birthday at her first M-Line event titled Sudo Maasa Birthday Event. Three shows were featured throughout the day.
In late July, Sudo opened a new personal Twitter account.
From August 5 to August 8, Sudo performed in the Tambourine stage-play Kizame, Gaga Hada Ni-Kun no Ibuki o..
From October 8 to October 18, Sudo performed in a musical remake of the Berryz Koubou stage play Thank You Very Berry, alongside Tsubaki Factory. This musical was also directed by Sudo, which was her first venture in doing so.
On October 27, Sudo appeared on Nakajima Saki's radio show Nakajima Saki no Cute na Jikan.
On November 2, Sudo appeared in the TV drama Minami-kin no Koibito my little lover (南くんの恋人my little lover).
From December 3 to December 13, Sudo performed in Super Danganronpa ~Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen~ THE STAGE. as Tsumiki Mikan. She will be performing alongside former Hello! Project Kansai and SI☆NA member Nakayama Nana and Suzuki Hiroko, with whom she previously acted with in the movie Light Novel no Tanoshii Kakikata.
2016[edit | edit source]
2017[edit | edit source]
2019[edit | edit source]
From March 15 to March 17, she and Kumai Yurina held the Sudo Maasa・Kumai Yurina Fanclub Tour KuMaaz to Ikou! in Okinawa.
On July 6, she celebrated her 27th birthday at a fanclub event titled Sudo Maasa Birthday Event with three shows at Pacific Heaven.
From November 20 to November 24, she performed in the stage play Okusuri no Kusuri.
2020[edit | edit source]
On January 19, she and Kumai Yurina held fanclub event titled Sudo Maasa・Kumai Yurina FC Event "KuMaaz ~Koufuku Kangei!~", featuring three shows at Shibuya SHiDAX Culture Hall.
On March 24, it was announced that her fanclub event with Shimizu Saki and Kumai Yurina titled Shimizu Saki・Sudo Maasa・Kumai Yurina FC Event "Futsuu, Kono Hi Nashi de wa Yatterannai Desho!?", which was originally scheduled for March 3, would be postponed to May 26 in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It was eventually cancelled.
On July 4, she celebrated her 28th birthday at a fanclub event titled Sudo Maasa Birthday Event 2020 with three shows at Pacific Heaven. In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.
On July 13, it was announced that she would be one of several current and former Hello! Project members starring in a new horror television drama based on the book, Hobonichi no Kaidan. The drama began airing in August 2020.
On October 14, tabloid magazine Bunshun published photos of Sudo Maasa allegedly on a date with Inaba Hikaru, former leader of former Johnny's male idol group, MADE. Both of them are now active as theatre actors, which is how they were rumored to have met.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Her mother's name is Maki and was born on February 4th. She has an older brother and a younger sister. She has a nephew, born in 2012, who is the son of her younger sister. Sudo has three pet dogs named Candy, Ururu, and Cross. She also has a pet rabbit named Taremi.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Sudo Maasa:
- Maasa (まあさ): Official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
- Maa (まぁ): Second official nickname, given her since joining Berryz Koubou. Used by members and fans.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Sudo Maasa (須藤茉麻)
- Birthdate: July 3, 1992
- Nickname: Maasa (まあさ), Maa (まぁ), Maasan (まぁさん), Mama (ママ), Suu-chan (すぅちゃん), Maa-chan (まぁちゃん)
- Blood Type: O
- Birthplace: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
- Height: 166cm
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- 2015-03-03: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 11 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 从oﾟーﾟ从
- Berryz Koubou Color: Blue
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Lavender
- Hello! Project Kids Audition song: Chu! Natsu Party by 3nin Matsuri.
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Favorite English Word: "Baseball"
- Favorite Anime: InuYasha, Meitantei Conan, Shaman King.
- Favorite Manga: Ao Haru Ride.
- Special Skill: Being able to sleep with her eyes open.
- Strong Points: Being a sore loser.
- Weak Points: Being on her own, pace too much.
- Favorite Subject: Japanese.
- Favorite Color: Light Blue, Blue.
- Favorite Animal: Dogs.
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus).
- Hello! Project Daihyakka (2004) Details
- Hobby: Making cookies, collecting stickers
- Special skill: Drawing charcter art!!
- Strong point: Good at looking after younger kids?
- Weak point: Spacing out.
- Habit: It's gone now
- Favorite color: Blue, red
- Favorite flower: Violet
- Disliked thing to do: Bugs (all)
- Scared of: Bugs
- Favorite movie: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
- Favorite book: Ranma 1/2, Candy Candy
- Favorite word: "LOVE"
- Favorite season: Fall.
- Favorite food: Sushi, umeboshi, fish
- Least favorite food: Eggplant
- Favorite song: "Shabondama" by Morning Musume
- Charm point: Eyes
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 3. What are your goals?:
- I like to watch movies and go to the theatre so I'd like to try acting if possible.
- 4. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- Taking care of my grandchildren.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Sudo Maasa Discography Featured In
DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2011.02.xx] Berryz Days 3 (with Natsuyaki Miyabi & Kumai Yurina)
- [2012.07.xx] Berryz Days 5 ~Subete wa Anata no Tame dakara~ (with Tokunaga Chinami & Natsuyaki Miyabi)
- [2013.10.26] Berryz Koubou 3EVENTS DVD
- [2013.12.26] Sudo Maasa Birthday Event ~21sai no Watashi~
- [2014.10.27] Berryz Koubou Birthday Event 2014 ''Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina & Natsuyaki Miyabi''
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Tsugunaga Momoko)
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Sugaya Risako)
- [2015.xx.xx] M-line Memory Vol.19
- [2016.xx.xx] M-line Memory Vol.22
- [2017.05.26] Sudo Maasa・Kumai Yurina FC Event "KuMaaz Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai"
Publications[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Sudo Maasa Publications Featured In
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2009.03.11] maasa
Works[edit | edit source]
Movies[edit | edit source]
-  Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! (ミニモニ。じゃム→ビ→お菓子な大冒険！)
-  Light Novel no Tanoshii Kakikata (ライトノベルの楽しい書き方; The Fun Way To Write a Light Novel) (as Yabusame Tsurugi)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Shimizu Tomoko)
-  Yasadaru Man (as Akahata Satomi)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  Bijo Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–2013] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014–2018] The Girls Live
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Juhou 2405 Watashi ga Shinu Wake(呪報2405 ワタシが死ぬ理由)
-  Minami-kun no Koibito
-  Hobonichi no Kaidan
Anime[edit | edit source]
-  Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン) (voice of Mido Reika)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Edo Kara Chakushin!? ~Timeslip to Kengai!~
-  Reverse! ~ Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka?
-  Berryz Koubou VS Berryz Koubou
-  Thank You Very Berry
-  Sanokuen Shoujo
-  Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGe (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
-  Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken
-  Sengoku Jieitai (Stage play)
-  B・B~bumpy buddy~
-  CAT'S♥EYE (as Kisugi Rui)
-  Joshi Rakugo (女子落語)
-  Akasaka Dance Dance Dance (赤坂ダンスダンスダンス)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (as Violette and Anemone)
-  Musical Sengoku Jieitai
-  Week End Survivor (as Kirimoto)
-  TRIANGLE -Triangle- (as Zeta)
-  Kizame, Gaga Hada Ni-Kun no Ibuki o
-  Thank You Very Berry (Musical remake; Director)
-  Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubo Gakuen THE STAGE (スーパーダンガンロンパ2 さよなら絶望学園 THE STAGE) (as Tsumiki Mikan)
-  Quantum Dolls (as Randgrith)
-  Kizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!
-  Konchuu Senshi Konchuuger
-  Nemurenu Yoru no Honky Tonk Blues Dai Ni Shou ~Kiseki~
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  Shindemo ii!
-  Ranbo Kitan Game of Laplace
-  Konchuu Senshi Konchuuger ~Tada no Saien ja Owaranai, Sou daro Minna!?~
-  Sakura Tsubute
-  Konchuu Senshi Konchuuger 2 ~Gekitotsu Kyoufu no Senshi, Neo Konchuuger!~
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Oobakamono ~Minikui Ahiru no Principal~
-  Kimi no Negai wa Yuki to Naru
-  SANZ II
-  Yume de Aima Emi
-  Neko to Inu to Yakusoku no Akari 2018 - Natsu
-  CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!
-  Sangimusume 2018
-  Akarui Oshoushiki ~Runrun wa 2do Shinu~
-  Kyogi Shinkoku
-  Anata mo Kitto Keiken suru Koi no hanashi
-  Nijiiro Shouka
-  Shuukan Shounen Tengyo
-  Fushigi no Kuni no Alice Tachi
-  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~
-  Okusuri no Kusuri (お薬のクスリ)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2004–2009] Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (Berryz工房 起立! 礼! 着席!)
- [2009–2012] Berryz Koubou Beritsuu! (Berryz工房 べりつぅ!)
- [2014–2015] Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2013–2015] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2015] MUSIC+
-  GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
Solo Events[edit | edit source]
The event took place on May 21, 2008. Setlist
The event took place on September 11, 2008. Setlist
- Aisuru hito no Namae wo Nikki ni (愛する人の名前を日記に) by Berryz Koubou
- Bokura no Kagayaki (僕らの輝き) by ℃-ute
The event took place on April 27, 2009. Setlist
- Munasawagi Scarlet (Guitar - Acoustic Ver.) (胸さわぎスカーレット) by Berryz Koubou
The event took place on January 19, 2010. Setlist
- Koi no Jubaku (恋の呪縛) by Berryz Koubou
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT (愛あらば) by Morning Musume
- Omoitattara Kichi Desse! (思い立ったら 吉でっせ!) by Tokunaga Chinami, Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina
- Dakishimete Dakishimete (抱きしめて抱きしめて) by Berryz Koubou
- Boogie Train '03 (ブギートレイン'03) by Fujimoto Miki
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She was considered one of the best actresses in Hello! Project. This is supplemented by the fact that her post-Berryz Koubou career includes leading the Hello! Project acting club, Engeki Joshibu, her appearance in various plays both inside and outside of Hello! Project, and a foray into directing theater works.
- She was once known for her height when Berryz Koubou was first formed, but she was surpassed in height in 2004 by Kumai Yurina.
- She was known for her "my pace" character and for her cool presence.
- Once had a very noticeable lisp, but it faded with time.
- She auditioned for H!P Kids with dyed brown hair.
- Was known as the most natural member of Berryz Koubou.
- In 2013, she shocked fans by cutting off over 30 centimeters of her hair for the single Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta / ROCK Erotic.
- At the time of their indefinite hiatus, she was the only remaining Berryz Koubou member that had not changed her member color throughout the history of the group.
- Haga Akane and Fukuda Kanon think that Maasa is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
- She is a fan of many manga and anime, such as InuYasha, Detective Conan, and Shaman King. This is credited to her history of watching various shounen anime with her brother when she was younger, including The Prince of Tennis, Digimon, Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi, and Yu-Gi-Oh.
- Sudo, alongside Fukumura Mizuki, Mano Erina, and Iikubo Haruna, are fans of the manga Ao Haru Ride.
- Sudo said that she would love to meet voice actor Yamaguchi Kappei.
- Was known as 'the Mother of Berryz Koubou,' which got her the nickname 'Mama.'
- She is very good with kanji.
- Can play the guitar.
- She was the first and only Berryz Koubou member confirmed to have received a driver's licence. She got the license in June 2014. 
- Her favorite artists are Sakurazuka Yakkun and SUMMERS.
- In 2008 she said that she was going to read 10 books before the end of that year.
- In a Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine, she said her favorite Berryz member was Tsugunaga Momoko.
- Was the 5th Berryz member to get a Photobook.
- In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz Koubou how to play ping pong.
- Both Sudo and Sato Masaki have used the nickname "Maachan," only spelled differently. Sudo has recently only been called that by Shimizu Saki.
- She is the only member of Berryz Koubou to be good at waking up in the morning, as the rest of the members said that they're bad at doing so. Sudo commented that she wakes up even before her alarm rings.
- She and Kumai Yurina were known for performing a handshake before live events, where they tap their arms in an "x" then clasp each others hands. They performed this handshake at Berryz Koubou's first Budokan concert and a final time at Berryz Koubou's final concert.
- She was the first member of Hello!Project to perform in both the original and remake of a play.
- Currently the only Berryz Koubou member to have a Twitter account.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Sudo Maasa
- List:Sudo Maasa Discography Featured In
- List:Sudo Maasa Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Sudo Maasa Publications Featured In
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Playing Manager of Engeki Joshibu
References[edit | edit source]
- When Sudo measured her height in April 2006, she was 170cm. After re-measuring her height in March 2011, she found out she was actually 166cm.
- Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
- Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』（ベリーズこうぼう）誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
- "モー娘。'14新曲初披露！J=Jツアー、ベリキュー武道館、演劇女子部 MC:須藤茉麻・工藤遥 【ハロ！ステ#84】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2015-09-17.
- "Berryz工房について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-02-27.
- M-Line Fanclub Ticket Sales Announcement
- Quantum Dolls Official Website
- "【更新】舞台『お薬のクスリ』出演！" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT CREATE. 2019-08-06.
- "3月3日(火) 清水佐紀・須藤茉麻・熊井友理奈FCイベント「普通、この日なしではやってらんないでしょ！？」振替公演のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2020-03-24.
- "「普通、この日なしではやってらんないでしょ！？」中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Sudo Maasa Official Blog. 2020-04-14.
- "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「須藤茉麻バースデーイベント2020」開催決定！" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2020-06-24.
- "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演で「ほぼ日の怪談。」ドラマ化、8月に配信・放送" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-07-13.
- "ドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」出演決定！" (in Japanese). 2020-07-14.
- "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演のドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」予告、全12話の場面写真も解禁" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-08-19.
External Links[edit | edit source]
|1st Generation||Yaguchi Mari (Leader) | Umeda Erika | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Tsugunaga Momoko | Murakami Megumi|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Kusumi Koharu | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki|
|Singles||Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH | Shiroi TOKYO|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Morning Musume | Hello! Project Kids | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | S/mileage|
|High-King||Takahashi Ai | Tanaka Reina | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Maeda Yuuka|
|Tanpopo#||Kamei Eri | Mitsui Aika | Kumai Yurina | Okai Chisato|
|Petitmoni V||Mano Erina | Nakajima Saki | Hagiwara Mai|
|Shin Minimoni.||Linlin | Fukuda Kanon | Takeuchi Akari | Miyamoto Karin|
|Aa!||Natsuyaki Miyabi | Suzuki Airi | Saho Akari|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa | Kusumi Koharu | Umeda Erika | Tsugunaga Momoko | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki|
|Zoku v-u-den||Michishige Sayumi | Junjun | Sugaya 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 SUMMER | 2010 WINTER | 2010 SUMMER | 2011 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 Musume | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Mobekimasu | Buono! | Guardians 4 | Shugo Chara Egg! | Hello Pro Egg|