Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) is a Japanese idol. She is a former member and leader of the Hello! Project group ANGERME (formerly S/mileage), as well as the former sixth leader of Hello! Project. She initially joined Hello! Project in 2004 as a founding member of Hello Pro Egg, later taking part in Shugo Chara Egg! in 2008 before debuting as a member and the leader of S/mileage in 2009. She became the leader of Hello! Project in 2016.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Lyrics Credits
- 7 Works
- 8 Rankings
- 9 Trivia
- 10 See Also
- 11 Honorary Titles
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Wada Ayaka was born on August 1, 1994 in Gunma, Japan.
2002[edit | edit source]
2004[edit | edit source]
From June 19-20, 2004, Wada Ayaka passed the Hello Pro Egg auditions alongside twenty-nine other girls and subsequently joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment. As such, Wada received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs.
2006[edit | edit source]
Wada continued her training and appeared at numerous Hello! Project concerts as a backing dancer, including the Country Musume concert Country Musume LIVE2006 ~Shibuya des Date~.
2007[edit | edit source]
In November 2007, Wada received a part in the musical Reverse! ~ Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka?. Wada also took part in the TV show Chao.TV.
2008[edit | edit source]
Wada was selected to be one of the four members for a new Hello Pro Egg unit alongside Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon, and Saho Akari. The group was called Shugo Chara Egg! and was formed to record the opening songs for the anime Shugo Chara!. The line up released two singles.
2009[edit | edit source]
On April 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named S/mileage, was in the works. The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut".
Wada and the original Shugo Chara Egg! were in Shugo Chara! the Musical. Wada and Saho Akari both played students, X-characters, and X-eggs.
2010[edit | edit source]
Starting on March 29, Wada was a regular for the NHK educational television program Test no Hanamichi.
Wada and the other members of S/mileage graduated Hello Pro Egg in May 2010 and became full Hello! Project members. Wada, Maeda, and Fukuda became members of a new unit called Lilpri for the anime Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri in which all three girls voice characters. Wada also became a regular on a nagoya TV show called Go! Bungee Police with Yaguchi Mari.
2011[edit | edit source]
On February 25, Wada released her first solo photobook titled Wada Ayaka 16.
On August 9, Wada teamed up with Japan Press Network 47 News as a columnist. Her column, "Art Mileage", featured articles about her visits to museums in Japan. The column ran until November 17 with 10 articles in total.
2012[edit | edit source]
On February 15, Wada released her second solo photobook titled Aya aya.
On July 20, it was announced that Wada and Sayashi Riho were chosen to form the duo Peaberry. The unit released an indies single, titled "Cabbage Hakusho / Forest Time" (with Harvest), on November 7.
On September 23, Wada sprained her right ankle during the S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~ concert in Osaka. She was out for 2 to 3 weeks in order to heal.
2013[edit | edit source]
On February 12, it was announced that Wada would participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara. There was eleven showings, which it ran from April 24 to April 30.
On March 18, Wada had her last appearance on Test no Hanamichi.
On March 20, it was announced at an event that Wada and Fukuda Kanon will have a shared photobook about their last moments in high school. It is set to be released in April.
Beginning on September 27, 2013, Wada teamed up with PHP Biz Online Shuchi as a columnist. Her column, "Otome no Kaiga Annai" (乙女の絵画案内), consisted of review articles on antique western paintings and was compiled as a book.
2014[edit | edit source]
On March 14, Wada published her first art appreciation book, Otome no Kaiga Annai.
Starting from June 26, Wada began writing an art column for asianbeat titled "Ayaka Wada(ANGERME) presents 'Ukiyo-e'". The column concluded on April 23, 2015 with 10 articles.
On September 1, Wada celebrated her 20th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled S/mileage ~Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2014~. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.
2015[edit | edit source]
On February 2, it was announced that Wada Ayaka along with Fukuda Kanon were chosen as the plus models for this month issue of H!P Digital Books.
On August 3, Wada celebrated her 21th birthday. She had a special birthday event, titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2015. The event featured two performances in Tokyo.
On September 24, Wada graduated as Charge Girl on the morning program Charge 730!.
2016[edit | edit source]
On February 10, Wada announced her second art appreciation book, Bijutsu de Meguru Nippon Saihakken ~Ukiyo-e・Nihonga Kara Butsuzo Made~, would be published on March 12.
On August 1, Wada celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event, titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2016, which featured two performances at Yamano Hall.
On December 31 at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~, it was announced that Wada would succeed Yajima Maimi as the 6th leader of Hello! Project with Fukumura Mizuki as the sub-leader from 2017.
2017[edit | edit source]
On August 1, Wada celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2017. The event had two performances at Yamano Hall.
On November 30, she began a monthly column in BIG ONE GIRLS magazine titled "ANGERME Wada Ayaka no Saishoku Kenbi" (ANGERME Wada Ayaka's Coloration and Beauty).
2018[edit | edit source]
Thank you for always supporting me.
I chose to announce it via the blog because I wanted to compile my thoughts into a text.
The more I thought about it, the stronger my feelings towards the group became. The more I thought about it, I questioned the meaning of life. The more I thought about it, I just became more and more confused.
- “Singing. Dancing. I want to continue doing stuff like that.”
And they told me:
It made me happy.
“I’ll look after my dreams inside the group;”
“Everyone walks their own path in life”
It’s hard for me to grasp.
Thinking about the group, about its future, also influenced the way I think regarding myself.
I didn’t come this far for nothing. I’m kept moving forward because I wanted to. That dream that we were all chasing, wouldn’t it be possible if it’s with ANGERME? I held on to these expectations.
The ANGERME I’m trying to create is but an idealization of my personal desires.
But being able to take a hold of me to this extent
Furthermore, the members of ANGERME are also part of what’s kept leading me astray.
I’ve already gotten my share of life lessons from this. From here on out it’s better for them to step forward and express their own opinions and desires, and I really hope they feel that way too.
It’s when all ANGERME’s original members are gone, that ANGERME will truly begin.
No matter what people might say, I’m ready to continue on as an idol.
I dislike the idea that the label “Idol” has to follow some pre-determined set of conventions. I want to become someone who surpasses those; I want to show the world an idol can be so much more.
That way, I can say that from here on out is the real beginning. I’m excited to discover my own expression. But more than anything, I want to continue being a girl who can provide people with courage, and lift them up no matter what kind of troubles might be weighing on their mind.
I hope my future activities would come to be beneficial for Hello! Project as well. Hello! Project who reached its twentieth anniversary this year; It’d be nice if it’d continue this trend from now on as well.
It’s only one more year, but I’ll doing my utmost to present to you the best group there ever was, so I’d be happy if you’d continue to look after us.
Thank you for your continued support.
On August 1, she celebrated her 24th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Yamano Hall.
On October 15, Wada began an article series titled "Art ni Muchuu!" (Obsessed With Art!) for the art news smartphone app Pia.
During the first part of the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2018 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ concert, she announced that Fukumura Mizuki would succeed her as the leader of Hello! Project after she graduates.
2019[edit | edit source]
On June 2, she held the ANGERME 26th Single "Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen" Hatusubai Kinen Event "Wada Ayaka Solo Live" at Yokohama Bay Hall. Fans could win a ticket to the event by entering the serial number from the event lottery card that only came with Limited Edition SP of "Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen" to the lottery site Frentry.
On June 7 and 8, she held the ANGERME Wada Ayaka Fanclub Tour in Hakone ~Geijutsu no Tabi 2019~.
On June 18, she graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the Hello Pro Premium ANGERME Concert Tour 2019 Haru Final Wada Ayaka Sotsugyou Special Rinnetenshou ~Aru Toki Umareta Ai no Teishou~ at Nippon Budokan. In a post-concert interview, Wada stated that she would take a short break from stage performance to focus on completing her master's thesis.
On September 28, she appeared as a model in the Rakuten GirlsAward 2019 AUTUMN/WINTER at Makuhari Messe.
On September 30, she shared on Twitter that she signed a change.org petition protesting the government's cancellation of the subsidies that were scheduled to be given to the Aichi Triennale 2019. The cancelled portion of the exhibit in question deals specifically with the history of art censorship in Japan, and contains works that criticize Japan's role in World War II.
On October 20, Wada appeared at the cultural festival NEWTOWN 2019, where she held a poetry reading and had her first performance as a solo talent. She debuted a new song under the working title "Kono Kimochi no Yukusaki ni".
2020[edit | edit source]
On February 24, she held the first stop of her first solo live tour, titled Wada Ayaka Live Tour Mae 2021 ―Kono Kimochi no Saki ni Aru Mono wa Nani?―. On March 4, it was announced that the remaining stops for her live tour would be cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
On March 13, all YU-M Entertainment artists collaborated for a 25 hour-long television program aired through NicoNico Live Broadcast at 7:30 PM JST titled 25jikanhan Television ~Idol to Mirai e Mukau Basho~.
On March 14, after the conclusion of the 25jikanhan Television ~Idol to Mirai e Mukau Basho~, YU-M Entertainment announced a crowdfunding project to help invest in their artists' future to make up for postponed or cancelled events due to the coronavirus.
On August 1, to make up for the cancelled stops of her first solo live tour, she held a solo live without an audience, which was broadcast live for free online viewing.
On October 2, in honor of TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL Online 2020, QJWeb published an interview with Wada Ayaka and Mikity Honmono, a male idol who is known to be gay. Through the interview, the two discuss their sexualities, and what it is like being gay while also being an idol.
Starting on October 4, she was the curator for Charadachi Museum-MoCA-, a virtual museum in an emotional education program which exposed children and adults to art, music, and various characters.
On October 19, she collaborated with Suzuki Minori in an online event where the two of them discussed the possibilities and limitations of feminism, and ways people could live freely as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
On October 21, Forbes Japan published an article featuring an interview with Wada Ayaka which revealed that she had been elected to their 30 UNDER 30 2020 group of young entrepreneurs.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Family of Wada Ayaka
When Wada joined Hello Pro Egg in 2004, she was a nine-year-old, turning ten, in the fourth year of elementary school. Since entering high school, Wada began to have an interest in western art and began visiting museums more often. In December 2012 at the launch event for the single "Samui ne.", Wada and Fukuda Kanon both announced that they both would take the upcoming university entrance exams, which usually takes place in the winter season. On January 19, 2013, Ayaka announced on her blog that she began taking the entrance exam for an undisclosed university. On April 1, 2013, Wada announced on that she had graduated from high school the day before, March 31, and would be starting university. It was rumored she is attending Jissen Women's University, majoring in art. In September 2013, it was confirmed that Wada was majoring in art and specializing in western paintings. In an asianbeat interview published in March 2016, Wada said that she wants to become a curator. In March 2017, Wada graduated from university with a bachelor's degree. On April 1, Wada announced she would continue her studies by starting graduate school that month. When she graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project in June 2019, she was in her second year of graduate school and in the middle of writing her master's thesis, indicating that she took a gap year during 2018-2019.
Wada's given name, Ayaka, means "color" (彩; aya) combined with "flower" (花; ka). Her parents chose it from either Reina, Reika, Erika, or Ayaka.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Wada Ayaka (和田彩花)
- Nickname: DAWA, Ayacho (あやちょ/あや著)
- Birthdate: August 1, 1994
- Birthplace: Gunma prefecture, Japan
- Bloodtype: A
- Height: 163cm
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Dog
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in ANGERME: 10 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 川 ´‘ _‘||
- S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
- Blue (2009-2014)
- Red (2014-2019)
- Former Lilpri Color: Pink
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Collecting sparkling accessories, collecting belts and hats, shopping for clothes.
- Special skills: Swimming, track-and-field.
- Likes: Clothes, belts, hats, decorations.
- Dislikes: Green caterpillars, TV shows with scary beings.
- Favorite Food: American cherry
- Least Favorite Food: Liver, milk
- Favorite Colors: Pink, purple, and black
- Favorite Animal: Dogs and Cats
- Favorite English Word: "English"
- Favorite Songs: "Dondengaeshi", "Namidacchi"
- Looks up to: Matsuura Aya, Takahashi Ai
Discography[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Wada Ayaka Discography Featured In
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
- Gensou Genwaku Innocence (from LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-)
- aMa no Jaku (S/mileage cover; from SMILE FANTASY!)
- Believe in Me (from MODE)
- Oni no Producer (from Yumemiru Television)
- Watashi no Yumemita Fifteen (from Rinnetenshou ~ANGERME Past, Present & Future~)
Original Songs[edit | edit source]
-  Une idole
-  Kono Kimochi no Yukusaki ni (この気持ちの行く先に; The Destination of This Feeling)
-  Anata ga Eranda Mono, Anata ga Erabu Mono (あなたが選んだもの、あなたが選ぶもの)
-  Hot Latte (ホットラテ)
Solo DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2011.03.02] Ayaka
- [2012.03.07] Aya
- [2013.02.14] Vivid Flower (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2014.08.01] The Season (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2019.10.09] ANGERME Wada Ayaka Solo Special Live
Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2015.11.xx] ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2015
- [2016.12.23] ANGERME Wada Ayaka Birthday Event 2016
- [2019.10.xx] ANGERME Wada Ayaka Fanclub Tour in Hakone ~Geijutsu no Tabi 2019~
Publications[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Wada Ayaka Publications Featured In
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2014.03.14] Otome no Kaiga Annai
- [2016.03.12] Bijutsu de Meguru Nihon Saihakken ~Ukiyo-e・Nihonga Kara Butsuzo Made~
Lyrics Credits[edit | edit source]
-  Une idole - Wada Ayaka
-  Anata ga Eranda Mono, Anata ga Erabu Mono - Wada Ayaka
-  Hot Latte - Wada Ayaka
Works[edit | edit source]
Movies[edit | edit source]
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro・Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Shiori)
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2007.09.02] Chao.TV (ちゃお.TV)
- [2010–2013] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)
- [2010–2012] Hanasaka Times (花咲かタイムズ) (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
-  Oha Star (おはスタ) (2 episodes)
-  Go! Bungee Police (出動！バンジーP)
-  S/mile Factory
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロTIME)
-  S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
-  Charge 730! (チャージ730！)
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (narration)
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro! TOKYO Sanpo (ハロプロ!TOKYO散歩) (narration)
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Hanbun Esper
-  Love Letter 5 Years Ago (5年後のラブレター) (as young Kanzaki Mai)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
Anime[edit | edit source]
- [2010–2011] Hime-chen! Otogichikku Idol Lilpri (ひめチェン!おとぎちっくアイドル リルぷりっ) (as Yukimori Ringo)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Reverse! ~ Watashi no Karada Doko Desu ka?
-  Obaachanchi no Curry Rice ~Smile Recipe~
-  Shugo Chara! (as Sakura, X-Egg)
-  Koisuru Hello Kitty
-  Moshimo Kokumin ga Shushou wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (as Jeanne d'Arc and Gigi)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (as Snow)
-  SMILE FANTASY!
-  MODE
-  Yumemiru Television
-  LADY OUT LAW! (daily guest role)
-  Attack No.1
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2015–2020] Wada Ayaka no Bijurme (和田彩花のビジュルム) (formerly ANGERME Wada Ayaka no Bijurme (アンジュルム和田彩花のビジュルム))
Music Videos[edit | edit source]
-  Mano Erina - Hajimete no Keiken (as a back-up dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Sekai wa Summer Party (as a back-up dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo (as a back-up dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Love&Peace=Paradise (as a back-up dancer)
-  ℃-ute - To Tomorrow (as a back-up dancer)
-  Horiuchi Takao - Minna Shounen Datta
Commercials[edit | edit source]
-  Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき)
-  McDonald's
-  Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)
Internet[edit | edit source]
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013–2019] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–2019] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
-  Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–] Wada Ayaka to Kodama Ameko no Zangeshitsu (和田彩花と児玉雨子の懺悔室; Wada Ayaka and Kodama Ameko's Confessional) (SHOWROOM)
Rankings[edit | edit source]
- She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.
- She was ranked 3rd in the High School Group of the Beautiful Idol General Election 2012.
- She ranked 10th in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Eats bread in the morning.
- If she could join another group, she'd join Morning Musume.
- Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
- Her favorite spot is her room.
- She was Amulet Diamond while in Shugo Chara Egg!.
- She once forgot the title of S/mileage's major debut single while they were performing as the opening act at a ℃-ute concert.
- Fans, as well as other Hello! Project members, have said she has become more reliable as a person and a leader since the 2nd generation joined.
- As a result of an incorrectly translated article, there is a misunderstanding that she dislikes foreigners.
- At first disliked that there were going to be new members added, but in the end, was happy and welcomed the girls.
- She dislikes snakes so much to the point she doesn't even want to go near them even behind glass cages.
- She is featured in magazines the most out of all the ANGERME members (namely in UTB).
- Wada's favorite seniors are Tsugunaga Momoko and Yajima Maimi.
- In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Wada: “She was about the least reliable member when S/mileage first started out, but now she’s trusted by everyone and she’s an amazing leader. She’s an extremely valuable individual to both ANGERME and to me."
- As of November 2015, She is the only remaining first generation member of Hello Pro Egg still active in Hello! Project.
- Wada's favorite western artists are Édouard Manet and Rembrandt, the former being the first artist whose work she encountered.
- She is the first Hello! Project leader to come from Hello Pro Egg, and the first that is not a member of ℃-ute or Morning Musume.
- She is the longest serving leader of a generational group in Hello! Project.
- Including her time in Hello Pro Egg, she is the second longest serving member of Hello! Project overall, having been a member for just one day less than the longest serving member Tsugunaga Momoko.
- As of March 2017, Wada is the first Hello! Project member to enter graduate school.
- If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Matsuura Aya because she was the top songstress in Hello! Project. Wada had also been told by a past manager of Matsuura that "Matsuura truly sang from the bottom of her heart", so in that sense Wada wants to be like her when she sings.
- She believes she is the best Hello! Project member at appreciating art.
- The first member of Hello! Project to remain in a group while six successive generations join.
- She has the same last name as former Kobushi Factory member Wada Sakurako.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Wada Ayaka
- Gallery:S/mileage 1st Generation
- List:Wada Ayaka Discography Featured In
- List:Wada Ayaka Publications Featured In
- List:Wada Ayaka Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Wada Ayaka Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- Side:Family of Wada Ayaka
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Leader of ANGERME
Oldest member of ANGERME
Longest serving leader of ANGERME
Longest serving member of ANGERME
Leader of Hello! Project
|Oldest member of Hello! Project
June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019
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- "「戦国時代展～A CENTURY of DREAMS～」和田彩花 1日学芸員として参加！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-02-01.
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- "堀内孝雄『みんな少年だった』(Takao Horiuchi [Everyone was once a boy.])(MV)" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT Channel (via YouTube). 2018-08-16.
- "矢島舞美主演舞台「LADY OUT LAW!」和田彩花・上國料萌衣・浜浦彩乃のゲスト出演決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-06.
- Kaga Kaede. "インスタスタート！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-12-31.
- "和田彩花(アンジュルム)卒業記念パーソナルフォトブック「和田彩花」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-25.
- "アンジュルム4/10発売26thシングル「恋はアッチャアッチャ/夢見た 15年」発売記念イベントのお知らせ(3/28更新)" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-03-28. (Archived)
- "アンジュルム、リーダー和田彩花ラストシングルに盟友・福田花音が歌詞提供" (in Japanese). natalie. 2019-03-14.
- "アンジュルム 26thシングル「恋はアッチャアッチャ/夢見た 15年」発売記念イベント”和田彩花ソロライブ”開催決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-03-13. (Archived)
- "『アンジュルム 和田彩花ファンクラブツアー in 箱根～芸術の旅 2019～』開催決定！！" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2019-04-10.
- "アンジュルム和田彩花卒業を山里＆蒼井優夫妻も祝福" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2019-06-18.
- "和田彩花オフィシャルウェブサイト公開！各SNSスタート！" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Website. 2019-08-01.
- "「ハロ通 PHOTOBOOK①」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-23.
- "【和田彩花】 Une idole 【MUSIC VIDEO】" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka (via YouTube). 2019-10-09.
- "和田彩花「NEWTOWN」でソロ初パフォーマンス、ポエトリーリーディングで思い伝える" (in Japanese). natalie. 2019-10-22.
- "Wada Ayaka NEWTOWN2019 LIVE PERFORMANCE" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka (via YouTube). 2019-10-24.
- "和田彩花の新番組『和田彩花と児玉雨子の懺悔室』SHOWROOMにてスタート！" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Website. 2019-10-08.
- "和田彩花ライブツアーに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Website. 2020-03-04.
- "YU-Mエンターテインメント主催ライブに関するご案内" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-04.
- "YU-Mエンターテインメントタレント総出演の25時間半番組、配信決定！" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-12.
- "YU-Mエンターテインメント、クラウドファンティングを立ち上げ！！" (in Japanese). YU-M Entertainment. 2020-03-14.
- Wada Ayaka. "とらのすけ可愛い" (in Japanese). S/mileage Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2011-05-18.
- Wada Ayaka. "ちーず" (in Japanese). S/mileage Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2013-12-13.
- Wada Ayaka. "ハロコン" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Ameba Blog. 2013-01-19.
- Wada Ayaka. "皆さんへ！" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Ameba Blog. 2013-04-01.
- "Interview with Ayaka Wada to Celebrate the Launch of her New Book, “Rediscovering Japan Through Art” (ODYSSEY BOOKS INC.) – Ayaka Wada (ANGERME) X Takamasa Sakurai (Producer)." asianbeat. 2016.03-12.
- "卒業式と広島！" (in Japanese). Wada Ayaka Official Blog. 2017-03-19.
- B.L.T. June 2017 Issue, p.36. Published 2017-04-24.
- "アンジュルム和田彩花が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る！【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-24.
- Pocket Morning. 2016-10-12. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.
- "Interview with Ayaka Wada to Celebrate the Launch of her New Book, “Rediscovering Japan Through Art” (ODYSSEY BOOKS INC.) – Ayaka Wada (ANGERME) X Takamasa Sakurai (Producer)." asianbeat. 2016-03-12.
- "[JAPAN! JAPAN! JAPAN!] #95 Exploring the X and Y Axis of Western and Japanese Paintings! Wada Ayaka’s (S/mileage) Guide to Paintings Goes on Sale!" asianbeat. 2014-03-27.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Official Website
- Official Blog
- Official YouTube Channel
- SHOWROOM "Wada Ayaka to Kodama Ameko no Zangeshitsu"
- Facebook Page
- YU-M Entertainment Profile
- ANGERME Profile (archived)
- S/mileage Profile (archived)
- Former Blogs:
|Shugo Chara Egg!|
|1st Generation||Amulet Heart ♥Yuuka♥ | Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠ | Amulet Clover ♣Kanon♣ | Amulet Diamond ♦Ayaka♦|
|2nd Generation||Amulet Heart ♥Mizuki♥ | Amulet Spade ♠Akari♠ | Amulet Clover ♣Irori♣ | Amulet Diamond ♦Nanami♦|
|Singles||1. Minna no Tamago | 2. Shugo Shugo!|
Collaboration: 1. Omakase♪Guardian | 2. School Days | 3. PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago | 4. Going On!
|Albums||Shugo Chara! Song♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)|
|DVDs||Shugo Chara! Clip♪Best (with Buono!, Guardians 4)|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Buono! | Guardians 4 | Hello Pro Egg | S/mileage | Lilpri | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Morning Musume|
|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|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|