Wada Ayaka’s Profile

History

Wada Ayaka joined Hello! Project when she passed the Hello! Pro Egg auditions in June 2004 alongside thirty-two other girls. The aim of the Eggs group is to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment., as such Wada recieved free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs.

Wada Ayaka 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~” in 2006.

Wada recieved a part in the musical “Reverse! ~Watashi no karada doko desu ka?” in November 2007. Wada also took part in a television show, “Chao.TV”.

In 2008 Wada was selected to be one of the four members for a new Hello! Pro Egg unit along with Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Saho Akari called Shugo Chara! Egg. The group was formed to record the opening songs for the second season of the anime Shugo Chara!

Ayaka and the original Shugo Chara Egg! were in Shugo Chara! The Musical!. She and Saho Akari both played students, X-characters, and X-eggs. Yuuka and Kanon played Amu Hinamori (Yuuka) and Nadeshiko Fujisaki (Kanon), in 2009.

On April 4th 2009, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group was to be formed and in the works. Wada was chosen along with Fukuda Kanon, Ogawa Saki, and Maeda Yuuka to be in this new group, which was announced to be called S/mileage, whichTsunku said means the age of smiles. Ayaka was appointed the leader position. They graduated from Hello! Pro Egg in the Hello! Project spring concert in 2010.

In 2009, Wada was placed in the newly revamped ZYX, now titled ZYX-a. In 2010, she voice for the anime Hime-chen! Otogichikku Idol Lilpri, alongside fellow S/mileage members Maeda Yuuka and Fukuda Kanon. Together, the girls created a new unit, Lilpri, to sing the opening themes, while S/mileage sang the ending themes. The unit disbanded when the anime ended after only one season, from April 4h 2010 to March 27th 2011, running a total of 51 episodes.

On August 9, 2011, Wada teamed up with Japan Press Network 47 News as a columnist, writing a column titled, “Art Mileage”. As Wada has had a strong interest in art since her childhood, her colum featured articles about her visits to museums in Japan, and ran until November 17, 2011. There were 10 articles in total.

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

Wada ran into trouble with foreign fans and even a few Japanese fans in 2012. When S/mileage had an MC at the Hello Project Mobekimasu Winter concert, they were asked by MC Makgoto if they were to meet an American what they would tell them in English. After a few funny answers from the other S/mileage members, Wada replied, “I don’t like foreigners.” The crowd seemed confused as to what she said, or if they understood, what she met by that or if she didn’t say it properly and was confused herself. She repeated her sentence in Japanese and had a huge “EEEEHHH???” from the crowd. Because of this, Wada has lost many foreign fans, as they now consider her to be racist. However, some fans believe that she didn’t mean it in that way, more that she probably hates talking to them due to her English not being the greatest. Wada apologized afterwards and before their last song to the fans.

Wada released her second photobook on Feburary 15th 2012, titled “Irodori -Aya-“. Her second image DVD, titled “Aya” released March 7th

Wada released an Android app PB alongside Fukuda Kanon titled Tamerai wa Strawberry in late June.

It was announced in June that Wada would be in a new unit with Sayashi Riho, called Peaberry, and release a song titled Cabbage Hakusho, for the Hello! Pro SATOYAMA Life movement project.

Wada participated in the stage play Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara alongside former Morning Musume members Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, fellow S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon, and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari. It ran from April 24th to the 30th 2013, with 11 showings total.

On April 25th 2013, Wada released a photobook together with Fukuda Kanon, titled S/mileage 2 ~AyaKanon 18sai no Yakusoku~ to celebrate their 18th birthdays.

In December 2012, at the launch event for the single Samui ne, Wada and Fukuda Kanon both announced that they both will take the upcoming university entrance exams. On January 19, 2013, Ayaka announced on her blog that she began taking the entrance exam for an undisclosed college, and on April 1, 2013, she announced on her blog that she had graduated from high school the day before, and would be starting university soon. It is rumored she is attending Jissen Women’s University, majoring in art.

Wada starred in the stage play Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ alongside the rest of S/mileage and Berryz Kobo. The play ran from September 6th to the 23rd.

Beginning on September 27, 2013, Wada teamed up with PHP Biz Online Shuchi as a columnist, once again. Her column, Otome no Kaiga Annai, consist of review articles on antique western paintings. These articles will be complied into a book.  According to the website, Wada is majoring in art and specializing in western paintings. As of January 10, 2014, she has written 8 articles in the website.

Profile:

Name: Wada Ayaka (和田彩花)
Nickname: Dawa, Ayacho
Birthdate: August 1st 1994 (Age 19)
Birthplace: Gunma prefecture
Astrological Sign: Libra
Bloodtype: A
Height: 163cm (5’3″)
Specialty: Swimming, track-and-field, matching her clothes
Likes: clothes, belts, hats, decorations, dogs and cats
Dislikes: Green caterpillars, TV shows with scary beings, haunted houses
Hobbies: Collecting sparkling accessories, collecting belts and hats, shopping for clothes
Favourite Food: American herries, raspberries
Least Favourite Food: Liver and milk
Favourite Colour: Black, pink, and purple
Favourite English Word: “English”
Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya
Hello! Project Groups:

Current:

  • ZYX-α (2009-)
  • S/mileage (2009-)
  • Peaberry (2012-)
  • Hello! Project MobekisuJ (2013-)

Past:

  • Hello! Pro Egg (2004-2010)
  • Shugo Chara Egg! (2008-2009)
  • Lilpri (2010)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-2013)

Trivia:

  • Eats bread in the morning.
  • Has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
  • Her favorite spot is her room.
  • She once forgot the title of S/mileage’s major debut single while they were performing as the opening act at a °C-ute concert.
  • She has a cat named Toranosuke, and a dog named Cheese, who passed away in December 2013.
  • She shares a close friendly relationship with Iikubo Haruna.
  • She is the tallest member of S/mileage.
  • 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. The question asked to her was actually ‘If you met a foreigner, what would he say to you?”.
  • 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 if they are behind a glass cage.
  • Is featured in magazines the most out of the S/mileage members (namely UTB).
  • Has the same last name Hello! Pro Kenshuusei member Wada Sakurako.
  • She believes that all of S/mileage are the most energetic members of Hello! Project, while Oda Sakura being the mellowest.

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