Sudou Maasa’s Profile

Sudo Maasa, January 2014

History

Sudou Maasa, together with fifteen other girls, became a member of Hello! Project after passing the Hello! Project Kids auditions in 2002. She made her debut as one of the 4KIDS in the Mini Moni movie “Mini Moni ja Movie: Okashi na Daibouken!” film as well as on Mini Moni’s 6th single. She was selected to be in the group Berryz Kobo along with eight other H!P Kids in 2004.

In 2010, she was the lead role of the live action movie adaptation of the manga “Light Novel no Tanoshii Kakikata” (Writing Light Novels is Fun) as the character Yabusame.

The story centers on Yakumo Atae, a first-year student who knows the hidden secret of his fearsome classmate Tsurugi Yabusame — while she is the school’s strongest girl, she is also a budding light novel author under the penname Mio Himemiya. Tsurugi is stuck in a huge slump while writing her new romantic comedy. Yakumo’s cousin Kokona Atae happens to be Tsurugi’s editor, and Kokona suggests that Yakumo and Tsurugi become a couple so that Tsurugi can know the experience of romance.

She finished filming the movie on May, 2010. The movie started in theaters in December 2010.

Alongside Tanaka Reina and Shimizu Saki, Maasa stared in a stage play titled “Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” in June 2011. The DVD was released September 7th 2011 and was also streamed live on Ustream on July 2nd 2011.

Alongside several Hello! Project members, Sudo appeared in the comedy drama Suugaku Joshi Gakuen, which ran from January 11, 2012 — March 28, 2012.

Sudo is starring in a play titled B・B~bumpy buddy~ with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Yasuda Kei. The play with run from May 9th to the 15th 2012.

Sudo, alongside fellow Berryz members Shimizu Saki, Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako and C-ute members Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai, starred in the first adaption of the Cat’s Eye manga/anime. The group also formed a new unit, Cat’s Eye 7, and sang the theme song for the stage play.

Sudo was in two more stage plays before the end of 2012: Joshi Rakugo, and Akasaka Dance Dance Dance.

Profile:

Name: Sudou Maasa
Birthdate: July 3rd, 1992 (Age 21)
Nickname: Maa, Maasan, Mama, Suu-chan, Maa-chan
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 166cm (5’4″)
Strong point: Good at looking after younger kids?, Being a sore loser.
Weak point: Spacing out. Being on her own, pace too much.
Habit: It’s gone now.
Special Skill: Drawing charcter art!! Being able to sleep with her eyes open.
Hobby: Making cookies, collecting stickers
Favourite Colour: Blue, light blue, red
Favourite Flower: Violet
Disliked Thing/Thing to Do: Bugs (all)
Scared of: Bugs
Favourite Movie: “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi”
Favourite Anime: InuYasha, Meitantei Conan, Shaman King.
Favourite Book: “Ranma 1/2,” “Candy Candy”, Ao Haru Ride (current)
Favourite Word: “LOVE”
Favourite English Word: “Baseball”
Favourite Season: Fall.
Favourite Subject: Japanese.
Favourite Animal: Dogs.
Favourite Food: Sushi, umeboshi, fish
Least Favourite Food: Eggplant
Favourite Song: “Shabondama”, (Morning Musume)
Favourite Song in the Past: “Dango 3 Kyoudai” by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus).
Charm point: Eyes
Hello! Project Groups:

Current

  • Hello! Project Kids (2002-)
  • Berryz Kobo (2004–)
  • ZYX-a (2009-)
  • Hello! Project MobekisuJ (2013-)

Past

  • 4KIDS (2002)
  • H.P. All Stars (2004)
  • Cat’s Eye 7 (2012)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-2013)

Other:

  • Little Gatas (2004–2007)
  • Mix Gatas (2006)
  • Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (2007–)

Trivia:

  • Has an older brother and a younger sister.
  • Owns two Mini Dax dogs (named Candy and Ururu) and a Holland Lop rabbit (named Taremi).
  • Was once known for her height when Berryz Kobo was first formed, but she was surpassed in height in 2004 by Kumai Yurina.
  • Her favorite artists are Sakurazuka Yakkun and SUMMERS.
  • Known for her “my pace” character and for her cool presence.
  • Once had a very noticeable lisp, but it has faded as she has gotten older.
  • Is scared of water and hates fish.
  • Has recently (2007) named her charm points as her eyes and lips.
  • Has said she is going to read 10 books before the end of 2008.
  • Is good friends with Tokunaga Chinami and Kumai Yurina.
  • She appears on the PV of Boogie Train ’03 along with Tokunaga Chinami, Tsugunaga Momoko, and Umeda Erika.
  • Is very good with kanji.
  • Hello! Project Kids Audition song: Chu! Natsu Party (by 3nin Matsuri)
  • From ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Japanese Language and her favorite food is bread.
  • She’s the 5th Berryz member to get a Photobook.
  • If we were talking about fruits, she resembles a watermelon.
  • She’s very responsible, to the point that she’s called “mother” by the other members of Berryz.
  • On Hello! Project 2010 Winter concert, there was a survey among all the H!P members about who has the most beautiful lips: Maasa won it, some of the reasons were the amazing volume of it.
  • [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.
  • Is said to be the most natural girl in Berryz Kobo.
  • Auditioned in H!P Kids with dyed brown hair.
  • Can play the guitar (as seen on video).
  • In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz how to play ping pong.
  • Both her and Sato Masaki have used the nickname “Maachan”, only spelt differently. Sudo has recently only been called that by Shimizu Saki.
  • Sudo, alongside Fukumura Mizuki, Mano Erina, and Iikubo Haruna, are fans of the manga Ao Haru Ride.
  • Sudo watched various shounen anime with her brother when she was younger. Others include The Prince of Tennis, Digimon, Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi, and Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • Sudo said that she would love to meet voice actor Yamaguchi Kappei just once.
  • Her mother was born on February 4th, as of a blog post written by Sudo.
  • She is the only member of Berryz to be good at waking up in the morning, as the rest of the members said that they’re bad at doing it. Sudo commented that she wakes up even before her alarm rings.
  • Recently she cut her hair after 5 years, cutting off 30cm.
  • She’s the only Berryz member to keep her member color in each concert since the very first time she was assigned to that color. Her member color is Blue.
  • She is considered one of the best actresses in Hello! Project.
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