Mai Oshima

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Mai Oshima
Native name 大島 麻衣
Born (1987-09-11) September 11, 1987 (age 30)
Occupation
Musical career
Genres Pop
Years active 2005-present
Labels
Associated acts AKB48
Website http://avexnet.or.jp/maimai/

Mai Oshima (大島 麻衣, Ōshima Mai, born September 11, 1987 in Noda, Chiba, Japan) is a singer and a former member of the Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48.[1]

Biography[edit]

In December 2005, Oshima became one of the 24 inaugural members of AKB48's Team A. Over the course of her career, she participated in most of AKB48's A-side singles. On April 26, 2007, it was announced that her contract would be transferred to Horipro. Upon joining the new talent agency, she was put on the roster of Xanadu loves NHC, a futsal team consisting of idols from Horipro; her jersey number was 18.[2] Oshima made her first appearance on Kouhaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists compete, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.[3]

On March 24, 2008, she participated in the opening party of Channel Café, a channel broadcasting simulator event, at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. From April 2008, Oshima appeared regularly on the Movie Plus navigating show, Plus Style.[4]

On February 21, 2009, she announced that she would be leaving AKB48,[5] and, on April 26, she gave her final performance at NHK Hall.

Oshima made her solo debut in 2010 with the single "Mendokusai Aijō".[6] It reached number seven and charted for 5 weeks.[7] In 2012, she debut as an actress in the NHK drama Honjitsu wa Taian Nari.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Mendokusai Aijō" (メンドクサイ愛情, "Troublesome Love") (May 5, 2010) - Oricon Peak: 7, sales: 16,447[9]
  • "Ai tte Nandahō" (愛ってナンダホー, "What The Hell Is Love?") (August 11, 2010) - Oricon Peak: 25, sales: 6,501[9]
  • "Second Lady" (July 27, 2011) - Oricon peak: 44, sales: 2,804[9]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Dubbing[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Year English title Japanese title Role
2006 Densha Otoko Deluxe 電車男デラックス Herself
2012 Honjitsu wa Taian Nari 本日は大安なり Asuka Mita[13]

Bibliography[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 大島麻衣 (in Japanese). Yahoo Japan Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://ameblo.jp/xanadu18/
  3. ^ 第58回NHK紅白歌合戦 出場歌手について Archived December 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 大島麻衣、映画専門チャンネルのナビ番組にレギュラー出演 (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. March 24, 2008. Archived from the original on March 28, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ まいまい「AKB」卒業!今後は… 2009年2月22日 スポニチ閲覧
  6. ^ 元AKB48・大島麻衣、ソロデビュー決定に「小学校の時からの夢がやっとかなった!」 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ メンドクサイ愛情 大島麻衣 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ 大島麻衣、夢へまい進「全部極めたい」プロ意識高く (in Japanese). The Sankei Shimbun. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/444098/rank/
  10. ^ 映画 アニメ 映画クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ 歌うケツだけ爆弾!. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ 映画 トリハダ -劇場版2-. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ 第24回東京国際映画祭が開幕!大島麻衣や夏菜らがグリーンカーペットに登場 (in Japanese). Excite Japan Co., Ltd. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ よる☆ドラ 「本日は大安なり」 (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved June 9, 2015.  line feed character in |script-title= at position 9 (help)
  14. ^ B.L.T.vivid (東京ニュース通信社) (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ 勉強させていただきました! : 大島麻衣写真集 (ワニブックス): 2008 (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  16. ^ Fairy tale : 大島麻衣写真集 (ワニブックス): 2010 (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 

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