Suzuki Airi’s Profile

Suzuki Airi, February 2014

History

Suzuki passed the Hello! Project kids auditions in 2002 along with 14 other girls. She made her first appearance in the entertainment industry as a member of 4KIDS, a temporary group that appeared in Mini Moni’s movie “Mini Moni ja Movie: Okashi na Daibōken!” which was released in early 2003.

Suzuki was assigned to another temporary group Aa! along with Tanaka Reina from Morning Musume and fellow Hello! Project Kids member Natsuyaki Miyabi later on that same year. On October 29th 2003, they released their only single, First Kiss. Suzuki was 9 years, 6 months and 17 days old by the time of the release and was the youngest lead singer ever on any Hello! Project single.

In late 2004, Suzuki took part in her first Hello! Project shuffle unit, H.P. All Stars, alongside all of H!P at that time. They produced one song, “All for One and One for All” and is considered one of H!P’s theme songs.

In 2005, Suzuki Airi was assigned as a member of Hello! Project group °C-ute alongside seven other Hello! Project Kids members who were not chosen to form Berryz Kobo the year before. Originally °C-ute was releasing on an indie label until 2007 when they made their major debut with their first major single Sakura Chiari on February 21st 2007. They released three singles in this year with Suzuki being the lead vocalist and center focus for all three releases.

She was a member of Little Gatas and was added to Gatas Brilhantes H.P. in April, 2007.

On July 21st 2007, it was announced that Suzuki would participate in a unit named Buono!. With fellow H!P members Tsugunaga Momoko and Natsuyaki Miyabi from Berryz Kobo to sing the opening and ending theme songs for the anime adaption of the Shugo Chara! manga.

In 2009, Suzuki, along with four other members of °C-ute and Berryz Kobo, left the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. The members left of their own violition due to feeling that they could not perform as high level players due to their level of ability.

On March 13, 2009, Suzuki was in a solo commercial that appeared in the Pizza-La website.

C-ute released their 11th major single ‘SHOCK!’, on January 6th 2010.’ The vocals were sung completely by Suzuki, with the other members singing during the chorus and having some small “Ah!” or “Chi!” sounding sounds throughout the song after each chorus. Most fans didn’t like the song for this, and even big Suzuki fans disliked the song, saying it was “Too much Airi” and even making jokes like “Airi featuring C-ute”. This is the only single in C-ute’s history (or H!P’s, besides Morning Musume’s “Furusato” in 1998) where all the solo lines are given to only one member. Tsunku said in his blog that he chose Suzuki because he felt she’d be the best at singing the song with as much emotion as the song needed.

2011 was a big year for Suzuki. In April, she released her straight-to-DVD horror movie “Keitai Kanojo”. In the fall of 2011, Suzuki’s movie series with Tanaka Reina of Morning Musume, Vampire Stories: Brothers vs. Chasers (Suzuki is the Brothers story, Tanala is in the Chasers one) opened in theaters, and had a Spring 2012 released date. Suzuki also starred in another horror movie as Buono!, titled Gomenasai, which started in theaters October 28th 2011. The movie ran until Decmeber, and the DVD was released Feburary 15th 2012. She also starred in the horror movie Ousama Game, with the rest of Berikyu, as a main role alongside Berryz Kobo’s Kumai Yurina. The movie started in theaters Decmber 17th 2011 and thoughout November-Feburary the girls had events for the movie with fans which invovled them talking and playing games. The DVD was released April 2012.

Suzuki also had many photobooks and solo DVD releases in 2011 as well. Her 6th PB, titled Meguru Haru, was released May 23rd while her 7th PB, titled Oasis, was release April 23rd. Her 4th solo DVD, titled Kibun Tenkan, was released July 10th and then her 5th solo DVD, Natsu Karada, was released August 3rd.

On March 3rd 2012, Suzuki had a acoustic live show with fellow C-ute member Yajima Maimi. The DVD was released June 15th 2012.

Suzuki, along with Okai Chisato, Yajima Maimi, 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.

On July 25th 2012, Suzuki released her 6th solo DVD, Koko ga Suki. On September 25th, Suzuki released her 7th solo DVD, Watashi no ∮ Key o Shittemasu ka. On June 25th 2012, Suzuki released her 8th photobook, titled Kono Kaze ga Suki. On December 27th 2012, she released her 9th photobook, Airi-aL.

Suzuki had a main supporting role in the drama Piece, which ran from October 6th – December 29th 2012.

On March 2nd 2013, it was announce at the SATOYAMA e Yukou ~Forest For Rest~ event that Suzuki and Sugaya Risako will be part of a new unit called Dia Lady.

In March 2013, Suzuki graduated from high school. On March 31st 2013, Suzuki released her 10th photobook, titled Sotsugyou, to commemorate her high school graduation. On April 1st, she began University.

On April 5th, Suzuki made her manga artist debut, with her manga titled Suuーsan. The manga is a one-frame manga which includes hand-drawn and written characters. Suzuki’s work will be posted on Sueisha’s Aoharu site.

On May 20th, Suzuki released a collaboration book with Bea’s Up beauty magazine’s hair & make up stylist, Eita. The magazine centers on women and lists make-up tips for daily life. Suzuki appeared in it as Eita’s model.

On August 20th, she released her 11th photobook, Oyoganai Natsu.

On November 16th, Suzuki made her fourth solo appearance in a Pizza-La commercial.

Profile:

Name: Suzuki Airi
Nicknames: Airiin, MC Kappa, MC Osuzu
Birthdate: April 12, 1994 (Age 19)
Bloodtype: B
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
Height: 164cm (5’3″)
Weight: 49 kg
Strong Point: I get along with everyone!
Weak Point: Once I start talking, I can’t stop!
Habit: Touching my bangs
Special Skill: Y-shape balance, singing
Hobbies: Purikura, singing, dancing, drawing, making things
Disliked Thing/Thing to do: I can’t touch bugs!
Scared of: Haunted houses, lightning
Favourite Color: White, light blue, yellow, light green, pink, black
Favourite Flower: Lily, hibiscus
Favourite Animal: Puppies (but I like humans the best)
Favourite Movie: Ghibli series, “Harry Potter,” “Lilo & Stitch”
Favourite Book: “Magic Tree House,” “Atashinchi,” “Zerori”
Favourite Word: “Arigatou” (thank you)
Favourite Season: Spring (birthday), fall (not that many bugs)
Favourite Food: Chinjao roast, tacos, green bell peppers, tomato sauce, spaghetti, monjayaki, sushi, natto
Least Favourite Food: Sweet carrots next to hamburger steaks, mini tomatoes, parsley, celery, cauliflower
Favourite Song: FIRST KISS, Bishoujo Shinri
Favorite Song in the Past: Anata ni Aitakute ~Missing You~, Break Out!, Alive
Current Favorite Song: Natsumi, Meri Kuri, “Koi” by back number
Charm Point: Ears, eyes
Hello! Project Groups:

Current

  • Hello! Project Kids (2002-)
  • °C-ute (2005-)
  • Buono! (2007-)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-)
  • Dia Lady (2013-)

Past Groups:

  • 4KIDS (2003)
  • Aa! (2003)
  • H.P. All Stars (2004)

Other

  • Little Gatas (2004-2007)
  • Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (2007-2009

Trivia:

  • She is currently living in Chiba, Japan.
  • Her father, Suzuki Toru, is a professional golfer. Her mother, Kyoko Marutani joined LPGA in 1992 and she retired as a golfer one year later.
  • She can play the cornet.
  • She has listed Takahashi Ai and Tanaka Reina as the Hello! Project members she respects the most.
  • Has a younger brother named Takayuki.
  • She shares the same birthday as Yoshizawa Hitomi: April 12th.
  • Her favourite character is the Kappa. Her favourite manga is “How to take care of your Kappa”.
  • Has six dogs.
  • Is good friends with Sugaya Risako and Arihara Kanna.
  • In Episode 36 of Gintama, 3 members of °C-ute — Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai and Suzuki Airi — appear at 14:40 when they start to do the same movements that the dojo does (“Dream Catcher”).
  • Suzuki is the youngest ever member of Hello! Project to lead on a single.
  • Suzuki’s number when she was a part of Gatas Brillhantes was 24.
  • She was born in Gifu but raised in Chiba, Japan.
  • Suzuki goes to the same school as Hey!Say!JUMP member Keito Okamoto.
  • The kanji 理 in her name comes from the Chinese character for “reason”. Suzuki’s given name (愛理) could be translated as “love’s reason”.
  • She does not know how to swim.
  • She dislikes that she has a slight overbite.
  • She is close friends with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Yajima Maimi.
  • She is currently the only C-ute member that is not from the Saitama Prefecture.
  • She is currently the only Hello! Project member from Gifu.
  • In Yorosen!, she taught ℃-ute about golf.
  • She is the second member of ℃-ute to have a listing on iTunes, after Okai Chisato.
  • She shares last names with Morning Musume member Suzuki Kanon, but they are not related.
  • Michishige Sayumi said that if she could be another Hello! Project member, she would be Suzuki because she wants to have “that good feeling, singing a song with charm, just like her!”.
  • She says when C-ute became a five member group, their dance teacher once told her, her dancing was bad, and that C-ute looks bad because of it.
  • Her weakest subject in school is Math.
  • She’s happier when people call her cute instead of pretty.
  • She has always thought of herself as her own rival.
  • She wants to be an idol people can relate to.
  • If she were in a band, she’d want to be in charge of vocals and guitar.
  • The most important thing in the world to her is the people that support her.
  • Though she has encountered things that have made her think “I can’t do this”, she has never truly wanted to quit being an idol.
  • 10 years from now she sees herself singing and making music.
  • She’s been thinking lately that she doesn’t want to get married (though in 10 years, she thinks she may think differently about it).
  • She has the most photobooks out of all the members in ℃-ute.
  • She currently makes the most magazine appearances out of Hello! Project.
  • It is rumored she is attending Keio University (one of Japan’s best and oldest private schools), and is studying to get a degree in computer programming. If the rumor is confirmed true, she would be the second Hello! Project member to attend after former Morning Musume 5th generation member Konno Asami.
  • Known for her good relationship with Yajima Maimi (YajiSuzu).
  • She carries her laptop with her at her university.
  • Shimizu Saki praised her for how well she’s balancing her work as an idol and her studies.
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