Tomomi Kasai

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Tomomi Kasai
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Tomomi Kasai at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Background information
Native name 河西 智美
Born (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991 (age 22)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-Pop
Occupations Japanese idol, singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006 – present
Labels DefStar, King, Nippon Crown
Associated acts AKB48, Queen & Elizabeth
Website ameblo.jp/xanadu48

Tomomi Kasai (河西 智美 Kasai Tomomi?, born November 16, 1991 in Tokyo) is a Japanese singer, actress and a former member of the idol group AKB48, belonging to Team A.[1][2] She had a recurring role on Kamen Rider W as Elizabeth,[3] alongside group member Tomomi Itano. Together, they make up the sub-unit Queen & Elizabeth.

On November 10, 2012, it was announced she would be making her solo debut.[4] On November 25, Kasai performed her solo song for the first time, the title announced as "Masaka" (まさか?). It was released on December 26. On December 17, Kasai announced that she would leave the group.[5] Her farewell ceremony was on May 3, 2013.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

  • "Masaka" (まさか?) - Sales: 44,982
  • "Mine" - Sales: 22,417
  • "Kietaikurai" (キエタイクライ?) (2014)[6] - Sales: 13,697[7]

with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role[8] Notes
2006 1 "Aitakatta" A-side Debut with Team K.
2007 2 "Seifuku ga Jama o Suru" A-side
3 "Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō" A-side
4 "Bingo!" A-side
5 "Boku no Taiyō" A-side
6 "Yūhi o Miteiru ka?" A-side
2008 7 "Romance, Irane" A-side
8 "Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008" A-side
9 "Baby! Baby! Baby!" A-side
10 "Ōgoe Diamond" A-side
2009 11 "10nen Sakura" A-side Also sang on "Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de"
12 "Namida Surprise!" A-side
13 "Iiwake Maybe" A-side Ranked 10th in 2009 General Election
14 "River" A-side
2010 15 "Sakura no Shiori" A-side First single as member of Team B. Also sang on "Choose Me!"
16 "Ponytail to Shushu" A-side Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues"
17 "Heavy Rotation" A-side Ranked 12th in 2010 General Election. Also sang on "Yasai Sisters".
18 "Beginner" A-side, Mint Also sang on "Kimi ni Tsuite" as subgroup Mint.
19 "Chance no Junban" A-side Placed 13th in rock-paper-scissors tournament.[9] Also sang on "Yoyakushita Christmas" and "Love Jump".
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Narō" A-side, Mint Also sang on "Kiss Made 100 Mile" as Mint.
-- "Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?" -- charity single
21 "Everyday, Katyusha" A-side Also sang on "Korekara Wonderland" and "Yankee Soul".
22 "Flying Get" A-side Ranked 16th in 2011 General Election.
23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" A-side
24 "Ue kara Mariko" A-side Placed in main group from rock-paper-scissors tournament;[10][11] She sang on "Noël no Yoru", and on "Yobisute Fantasy" as Team B.[citation needed]
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" A-side (Baby Blossom), Special Girls B Sang in chorus in Baby Blossom; she also sang on "Hitsujikai no Tabi" as Special Girls B.
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" A-side
27 "Gingham Check" A-side Ranked 12th in 2012 General Election.
28 "Uza" B-side Sang on "Kodoku na Hoshizora" as New Team A.
29 "Eien Pressure" B-side Did not place in rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Eien Yori Tsuzuku Yō ni" as OKL48.
2013 30 "So Long!" B-side Sang on "Ruby" as Team A.

as Queen & Elizabeth[edit]

Stage units[edit]

  • Team K 1st Stage: Hoshi no Ondo (星の温度?)
  • Team K 2nd Stage: Kinjirareta Futari (禁じられた2人?)
  • Team K 2nd Stage: Fushidara na Natsu (ふしだらな夏?)
  • Team K 3rd Stage: Maria
  • Himawari Gumi 1st Stage: Idol Nante Yobanaide (アイドルなんて呼ばないで ?)
  • Himawari Gumi 2nd Stage: Tonari no Banana (となりのバナナ?)
  • Team K 4th Stage: Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou (おしべとめしべと夜の蝶々?)
  • Team K 5th Stage: Dakishimeraretara (抱きしめられたら?)
  • Team B 5th Stage: Candy (キャンディー?)
  • Team A 2nd Stage: Nageki no Figure (嘆きのフィギュア?) (May 28, 2005, replacing Atsuko Maeda)

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Movies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ホリプロオフィシャルサイト -河西智美". Horipro.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  2. ^ "XANADU オフィシャルブログ Powered by Ameba". Ameblo.jp. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  3. ^ "asahi.com(朝日新聞社):AKB48河西が手術、イベントで倒れる - 日刊スポーツ芸能ニュース - 映画・音楽・芸能". Asahi.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  4. ^ "AKB48's Kasai Tomomi to make her solo debut". 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ "AKB河西智美、「まさか」の卒業発表". Oricon. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kasai Tomomi reveals title & jacket covers for her 3rd solo single". Tokyohive. 6Theory Media. 2013-12-13.  references "河西智美、"海"がテーマの新曲はキマグレンとのコラボ曲". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  7. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/m/2014-01/more/5/
  8. ^ Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー(2006年~2013年)" [(2006-2013) AKB48 successive single member selection]. entamedata.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  9. ^ "AKB48、じゃんけん選抜シングルは「チャンスの順番」". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  10. ^ "AKB48 :AKB48 :じゃんけん大会を再び開催 9月に武道館で SKE48、NMB48ら総勢71人参加". Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co., Ltd. (in Japanese). MANTANWEB. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  11. ^ "AKB48’s second "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament confirmed". Tokyohive.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 

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