Okai Chisato’s Profile

Okai Chisato, February 2014

History

Okai Chisato successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids auditions and became a member of Hello! Project in 2002 with 14 other girls.

Berryz Kobo was created in 2004 with the intention of rotating the kids throughout the unit, with each girl getting a chance in the group. Eight girls were chosen in the first pick, and Okai was one of the other eight who didn’t and would rotate later on. The idea was eventually dropped, making the eight picked members permanent. The eight remaining kids ending up forming °C-ute in 2005. Although the official announcement was in 2005,tThe group didn’t make its official debut until late in 2006. She was a member of Little Gatas until she was added to Gatas Brilhantes H.P. in 2007.

In 2007, she was a put into the Hello! Project unit called Athena & Robikerottsu consisting of Okai, Niigaki Risa, Mitsui Aika, and Nakajima Saki. They sung the opening and ending songs for the anime Robby & Kerobby.

In 2009, along with Morning Musume members Kamei Eri and Mistui Aika and Berryz Kobo member Kumai Yurina, Okai was put in Tanpopo.

In late 2010, Okai started putting up videos of herself doing dance covers to H!P songs on ℃-ute’s Official Youtube Channel. The first one she did was of their newest single at the time, “Dance de Bakoon!”, and was called “Dance de Bakoon! dance cover – Okai Chisato”. It achieved 100,000 views in 2 days; upon reaching 500,000 views, ℃-ute’s new single “Aitai Lonely Christmas” PV was released in celebration. Although Okai has done mostly C-ute songs (she’s done Massara Blue Jeans twice, Forever Love, and Okina Ai de Motenashite) she has also done a cover where she sings to Matsuura Aya’s “LOVE Namida Iro”, as well as a dance cover to S/mileage’s first major single “Yume Miru 15sai”. She hasn’t done any dance covers since.

On November 27, 2010, Okai released a digital single on iTunes, and was a cover to Matsuura Aya’s LOVE Namida Iro. She is the first member of C-ute to have done so and get a separate listing on iTunes.

On December 22nd 2010, her first solo DVD, titled Chissaa, was released. On December 24th, Okai’s first photobook, titled Chistao, was released.

Okai had her first solo FC event titled “Okai Chisato (°C-ute ) Solo Live 2011 Vol. 1 ~Kaisha de Odotte Mita!~” on January 25th to the 26th 2011. On February 13th to the 14th 2011, Chisato got a second solo FC even titled “Okai Chisato (°C-ute ) Solo Live 2011 Vol. 2 ~Kaisha de Odotte Mita!~.

Okai along with ex-Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika starred in a drama called “Tokusou Shirei! Aichi Police”. Starting on July 4th, the 4-minute episodes aired every-other week.

In November 2011, Okai had a live with Suzuki Airi.

In the movie Gomenasai, starring Buono!, Okai had a small cameo.

Chisato released her second solo DVD titled IPM. Girl (some fans think it stands for “Important Girl while others think it stands for “Imperfect Girl” although not in a insulting way) in mid-December 2011.

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

Okai appeared in the horror movie Ousama Game, with her fellow C-ute members as well as the members of Berryz Kobo, and Dori Sakurada who was also in Suugaku Joshi Gakuen. The movie is based on the novel of the same name. The movie was released in theaters December 17th 2011.

Along with Nakajima Saki, Okai starred in a stage play titled Ikunayo 1974 which played though mid-November to mid-December 2011. The DVD for the play was released April 11th 2012. She also starred in the stage play Stronger alongside Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai, which began March 14th 2012.

Chisato, along with Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi, and Mano Erina, starred in a stage play titled Theatre in the Round. Yajima appeared in 2 different versions of the stage play (A and B), while Mano appeared solo (D and E), and Suzuki and Okai were only featured on one of the first 2 versions; A for Okai and B for Suzuki. The stage play ran from May 15th to the 17th 2012.

In February 2013, Okai was announced to be a member of the new unit Mellowquad alongside Berryz Kobo’s Natsuyaki Miyabi and Tokunaga Chinami, as well as fellow C-ute member Yajima Maimi, while at a special event for the SATOYAMA Movement.

In 2013, Okai

Profile:

Name: Okai Chisato
Birth Date: June 21st 1994 (age 19)
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Nickname: Chisa
Blood type: A
Height: 152cm (4’11.7″)
Strong Point: Making everyone laugh
Weak Point: Fooling around too much
Habit: Walking like a crab
Special Skill: Getting along with anyone
Hobbies: Lately I’m into collecting purikura. I also love watching movies!
Favorite Color: I’m always drawn to light blue and blue. I like brown lately too.
Favorite Flower: Cosmos and sunflower
Disliked Thing/Thing to do: I can’t go to the bathroom alone… ever since I saw “Hanako-san of the Toilet” on TV. Ahahaha.
Scared of: Ghosts! Scary! I’m so scared of them! But I want to hear stories about them.
Favorite Movie: I love movies, so I see a lot. Out of all of them, “The Terminator” makes me nervous and it’s fun watching it! I was also moved by “Backdraft.” I cried a lot after seeing “Nankyoku Monogatari.”
Favorite Book: I read Shonen Magazine every week.
Favorite Word: “Nice”
Favorite Season: Summer and winter! I can’t pick between them.
Favorite Food: Asian pears, kalbi kuk bap, sushi
Least Favorite Food: Eggplant
Favorite Song: Lately Uwaki na Honey Pie and GET UP! Rapper
Charm Point: My eyes, I guess?
Hello! Project Groups:

Current

  • Hello! Project Kids (2002-)
  • °C-ute (2005–)
  • Tanpopo Pangoukigou (2009-)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-)
  • Mellowquad (2013-)

Past

  • Athena & Robikerottsu (2007–2008)

Other:

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

Trivia:

  • Her younger sister, Okai Asuna, was a member of the Hello! Pro Egg.
  • Is good friends with Hagiwara Mai.
  • Has said Fujimoto Miki is the Hello! Project member she respects the most.
  • Has two dogs and a turtle.
  • She has two younger sisters and a younger brother.
  • Has said she often plays “Mario Kart” with the C-ute members.
  • Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ was the first single in which she was the center within the dance.
  • She is the first member of C-ute to get her own single and own listing on iTunes.
  • Is the last Active Member of C-ute to get a PhotoBook.
  • Okai’s audition song was “Country Roads” from the anime movie “Whisper of the Heart”.
  • She is the first member of C-ute to get her own single and own listing on iTunes.
  • Is the last active member of C-ute to get a photobook.
  • She has a scar on the right side of her nose. She said she got it before joining Hello! Project.
  • She was known as a “tomboy” in the early years of C-ute.
  • She became very popular while posting dance videos on C-ute’s YouTube channel.
  • Okai was the first member of C-ute to dye her hair brown. She first had it dyed around the time she joined Hello! Project Kids.
  • Okai sometimes says that she looks Brazilian because of her naturally tan skin.
  • Okai is the only current member of C-ute with type A blood.
  • Kiss me Aishiteru is the first single in which she was a lead singer.
  • Claims that she has dog eyes.
  • In Team Okai, she covers Sayashi Riho.
  • Okai and Yajima Maimi are the only two current Hello! Project members who are still in Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
  • Has same first name as Moritaka Chisato, one of the first UP-FRONT AGENCY artists and the original singer of “Kono Machi”.
  • Okai says she wants to appear on lots of variety shows to get people to know her.
  • She is a fan of Natsuyaki Miyabi and often fangirls over her. Stated that she thinks Natsuyaki Miyabi has a wonderful smile, and thinks Natsuyaki Miyabi is cute.

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