Chisato Okai

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Chisato Okai
岡井 千聖
Also known as Chippe, Chissā, Okasan
Born (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 20)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Genres Japanese pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Cute
H.P. All Stars
Athena & Robikerottsu
Tanpopo#
Website Hello! Project.com

Chisato Okai (岡井 千聖 Okai Chisato?) (born June 21, 1994 in Saitama, Japan) is a member of the J-pop group Cute, under Hello! Project.

Career[edit]

Okai passed the "Hello! Project Kids" audition in 2002. In 2004 Berryz Kobo was formed, with the intention of rotating the singers throughout the unit. Okai was not initially selected, and the idea was eventually dropped. Her sister, Asuna Okai, became a member of Hello! Pro Egg during the same year. The remaining children formed Cute in June 2005. The group did not make its official debut until late in 2006, with their first official single released in February 2007. In September 2007, Okai was added to a new unit called Athena & Robikerottsu with Risa Niigaki, Aika Mitsui, and Saki Nakajima. They sang the opening and ending theme songs for the anime Robby & Kerobby. The unit was effectively disbanded in March 2008, entering into an indefinite hiatus when the series ended.

In 2009, Okai joined a newly formed unit called Tanpopo#, a revival of former Hello! Project unit Tanpopo, with Eri Kamei, Yurina Kumai, and Aika Mitsui.

On November 9, 2010, a solo video of Okai performing the dance to Cute's then-latest single "Dance de Bakōn" was released on the group's official YouTube channel. The video received more than 100,000 views in two days,[1] and had received over 1.2 million views by May 2011.[2] Following the video's success, more solo "dance-cover" videos of Okai were uploaded, including her cover of Aya Matsuura's song "Love Namidairo", which was released on iTunes on November 27 as Okai's first digital single.[3] Her first solo live event, "Chisato Okai (Cute) Solo Live 2011 Vol.1: Kaisha de Odotte Mita!!" was held on January 25, 2011 at Pacific Heaven.[4] A CD containing Okai's cover of Miki Fujimoto's "Romantic Ukare Mode", with "Love Namidairo" as the coupling track, was sold exclusively at the venue of her second solo live, but was also released digitally as part of Hello! Project's Hello Cover series.

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Satoumi Movement[edit]

Discography[edit]

For Chisato Okai's releases with Cute, see Cute discography.

Indie singles[edit]

No. Title Release date
1 "Romantic Ukare Mode" May 17, 2011

Digital singles[edit]

No. Title Release date
1 "Love Namidairo" November 27, 2010
2 "Egao ni Namida (Thank You! Dear My Friends)" December 10, 2010
3 "Manatsu no Kōsen" December 10, 2010
4 "Romantic Ukare Mode" January 24, 2011
5 "Furusato" March 30, 2011

Digital albums[edit]

  • Okai Chisato Solo Collection Vol. 2 (2012)

Other solo songs[edit]

  • Tokai no Neon ga Odoroku Kurai no Utsukushisa ga Hoshii (都会のネオンが驚くくらいの美しさがほしい?) (February 2, 2012)
  • Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (君は自転車 私は電車で帰宅?) (Cute cover) (April 18, 2012)
  • Kanashiki Heaven (Okai Part Version) (悲しきヘブン?) (April 18, 2013)

Appearances[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語?, "Puppy Dan's Story") (December 14, 2002)
  • Hotaru no Hoshi (ほたるの星?) (June 5, 2004)
  • Ōsama Game (王様ゲーム?) (December 17, 2011) as Kaori Maruoka
  • Gomennasai (ゴメンナサイ?) (2011)

TV series[edit]

  • Tokusō Shirei! Aichi Police (特捜指令!アイチ★ポリス?) (2011) as Mai
  • Sūgaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園?) (2012)

TV shows[edit]

  • Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング?) (2002–2007)
  • Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@?) (2007–2008)
  • Berikyǖ! (ベリキュー!?) (2008)
  • Yorosen! (よろセン!?) (2008–2009)
  • Bijo Gaku (美女学?) (2010–2011)
  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME?) (2011–2012)
  • Hello! Satoyama Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ?) (2012–2013)
  • GOGO! Smile! (ゴゴスマ?) (2013–?)

Other[edit]

Theater plays[edit]

  • 34 Chōme no Kiseki-HERE'S LOVE- (34丁目の奇跡 -HERE'S LOVE-?, "Miracle on 34th Street: Here's Love") (November 27 — December 28, 2004)
  • 1974 (Ikunayo) (1974(イクナヨ)?) (March 17–22, 2011)
  • Stronger (ストロンガー?) (2012)
  • Theater in The Round (青山円形劇場?) (2012)
  • Sakura no Hanataba (さくらの花束?) (2013) as Mei Koyamada

Solo events[edit]

  • Chisato Okai (Cute) Solo Live 2011 Vol.1: Kaisha de Odotte Mita!! (岡井千聖(℃-ute)Solo Live 2011 Vol.1〜会社で踊ってみた!!〜?, "... Dance Covers at Work!!") (January 25–26, 2011)
  • Chisato Okai (Cute) Solo Live 2011 Vol.2: Hanzōmon de Odotte Mita!! (岡井千聖(℃-ute)Solo Live 2011 Vol.2〜半蔵門で踊ってみた!!〜?, "... Dance Covers at Hanzōmon!!") (February 13–14, 2011)

YouTube[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

No. Title Release date
1 Chisato" (千聖?)
  • 1st solo photobook
December 24, 2010

Digital photobooks[edit]

  • Alo-Hello! C-ute (Chisa Version) (アロハロ!℃-ute)?) (October 5, 2010)
  • Cutest (Chisa Version) (March 6, 2012)
  • Alo-Hello! C-ute 2012 (Chisa Version) (アロハロ!℃-ute 2012)?) (October 22, 2012)

Solo DVDs[edit]

No. Title Release date
1 Chissā (ちっさー?) December 24, 2010
2 IMP. GIRL December 09. 2011

References[edit]

External links[edit]