Misaki Iwasa

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Misaki Iwasa
Native name 岩佐 美咲
Also known as Wasamin (わさみん)
Born (1995-01-30) January 30, 1995 (age 19)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Genres Enka, Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2009–present
Labels Tokuma Japan
King Records
Pony Canyon
Associated acts AKB48
Website Official Site (Japanese)
Tokuma Japan Profile

Misaki Iwasa (岩佐 美咲 Iwasa Misaki?, born January 30, 1995 in Chiba Prefecture) is a member of the Japanese idol group AKB48 and enka singer. Her nickname is Wasamin. Her talent agency is Nagara Productions. She is also a member of the sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.

Career[edit]

2008

  • December - Passed "AKB48's 4th Trainee Audition" and started her career as AKB48's 7th generation.

2009

  • August 23 - During "Sokaku Matsuri" concert, it was announced that she was chosen to be a regular member. However, it took almost a year before the new teams started their theater shows, so she only officially became a member of Team A as of 27 July 2010. During the long wait, she was quite distressed about the situation and said, "I knew I had to do something, but I didn't know what to do."[1]
  • September 27 - Participated in AKB48's first oversea solo concert in New York. She was the only trainee alongside Sumire Sato.
  • October 30 - Participated in AKB48's first musical troupe "∞・Infinity".

2010

  • May 17 - Moved agency from AKS to Production Ogi.
  • May 18 to 23 - Starred alongside Haruka Kohara (ex-SDN48 member) and Moeno Nito in Team Imagine's theater show "Ramerame" (らめらめ?). It was her first leading role in a stage show.[2]
  • June 30 - Became a member of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, a sub-unit consisting of AKB48 members attached to Production Ogi.
  • July 27 - Officially debuted as a member of Team A.

2011

  • March 20 - Following the tsunami in Japan, she was one of two AKB48 members to perform at the "Japan Aid" Concert at Hilton Guam. She sang "Sakura no Ki ni Narō".
  • March 29 - Announced in Team A's theater show that she is moving agency from Production Ogi to Nagara Production, a big agency handling famous enka singers such as Kiyoshi Hikawa and Yutaka Yamakawa, to pursue her singing career as an enka singer.
  • April 1 - Officially joined Nagara Production, but she remained an active member of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.

2012

  • February 1 - Released her first solo debut, "Mujin Eki" (無人駅?, "Ghost Station") under Tokuma Japan Communications. She was the third AKB48 member to release a solo CD after Tomomi Itano and Atsuko Maeda, and the first enka singer in AKB48. She held her first solo release event on January 31 in Shinbashi Station Square.
  • April 3 - Her first solo radio show "Konbanwasamin" (こんばんわさみん?) started broadcasting on TBS channel every Wednesday at 3:30 am.
  • June 6 - Ranked 33rd in AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu General Election, and became the center of Next Girls.
  • July 29 - Held "Singing Mujin Eki (Ghost Station) in Ghost Station" event in Kuniyoshi Station of Izumi Railroad. After the event, she assumed the role of train conductor and rode the one-day only "Wasamin Train" (わさみん号?) with 40 fans chosen by lottery.
  • August 24 - During AKB48 in Tokyo Dome concert, it was announced that she will be moving to New Team B.
  • October 20 - During "Mujin Eki Photo Contest Awarding" event, it was announced that she will release her 2nd single on early 2013.
  • November 1 - Officially became a member of Team B.
  • November 3 - Participated as a starting member of Team B's Waiting Show.

2013

  • January 9 - Released her second solo single, "Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara" (もしも私が空に住んでいたら?, "If I were Living in the Sky") under Tokuma Japan Communications. She held release events everyday for a week from January 7 to 13 in various places. She debuted 6th in Oricon Daily Ranking, but successfully ranked 5th in Oricon Weekly Ranking.

2014

Discography[edit]

AKB48 singles[edit]

2009
  • "River"
    • "Hikoukigumo" (ひこうき雲?) - Theater Girls
2010
2011
2012
  • "Give Me Five!"
    • "Hitsujikai no Tabi" (羊飼いの旅?) - Special Girls B
  • "Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
    • "Mitsu no Namida" (3つの涙?) - Special Girls
    • "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." (君のために僕は…?) - only in Theater ver. CD
  • "Gingham Check"
    • "Do Re Mi Fa Onchi" (ドレミファ音痴?) - Next Girls
  • "Uza"
    • "Seigi no Mikata Janai Hero" (正義の味方じゃないヒーロー?) - Team B
  • "Eien Pressure"
    • "Watashitachi no Reason" (私たちのReason?) - only in Theater ver. CD
2013
  • "So Long!"
    • "Sokode inu no unchi fun jau ka ne?" (そこで犬のうんち踏んじゃうかね??) - Team B
  • "Sayonara Crawl"
    • "Romance Kenjuu" (ロマンス拳銃?) - Team B

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7[edit]

  • "Valentine Kiss" (バレンタイン・キッス?)
  • "Hetappi Wink" (へたっぴウィンク?)
  • "Kibō Sanmyaku" (希望山脈?)
  • "Shōnen yo Uso o Tsuke!" (少年よ 嘘をつけ!?)

Unit Songs in Theater[edit]

Team A 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jorei" (チームA 5th Stage「恋愛禁止条例」公演?)

  • Squall no Aida ni (スコールの間に?) as backdancer
  • Manatsu no Christmas Rose (真夏のクリスマスローズ?) as backdancer
  • Ren'ai Kinshi Jorei (恋愛禁止条例?) as substitute of Miho Miyazaki

Team K 4th Stage "Saishu Bell ga Naru" (チームK 4th Stage「最終ベルが鳴る」公演?)

  • Gomenne Jewel (ごめんねジュエル?) as backdancer

Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive" (チームB 3rd Stage「パジャマドライブ」公演?)

  • Junjou Shugi (純情主義?) as backdancer

Team B 4th Stage "Idol no Yoake" (チームB 4th Stage「アイドルの夜明け」公演?)

Substitute of Aika Ota in all songs
  • Kataomoi no Taikakusen (片思いの対角線?) as backdancer
  • Tengoku Yarou (天国野郎?) as backdancer

Team K 5th Stage "Sakaagari" (チームK 5th Stage「逆上がり」公演?)

Substitute of Rina Chikano in all songs (when Yuko Oshima was absent)

Team Trainee "Idol no Yoake" (研究生「アイドルの夜明け」公演?)

  • Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate (口移しのチョコレート?)
  • Tengoku Yarou (天国野郎?) as backdancer

Theater G-Rosso Yume o Shinaseru wake ni ikanai (夢を死なせるわけにいかない」?)

Team A 6th Stage "Mokugekisha" (チームA 6th Stage「目撃者」公演?)

Team B Waiting Show (チームB ウェイティング公演?)

  • Gomenne Jewel (ごめんね ジュエル?)

Solo discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Copies Sold Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[4]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[5]
RIAJ digital tracks*
[6]
February 1, 2012 "Mujin Eki" (無人駅?, "Ghost Station") 53,204+ 5 12 TBA TBA
January 9, 2013 "Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara" (もしも私が空に住んでいたら?, "If I were living in the sky")[7] 25,382+ 5 TBA TBA TBA
January 8, 2014 (鞆の浦慕情?)[3] 11,928 1

*RIAJ Digital Tracks established April 2009.

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