Inukai Maaya / イヌカイマアヤ

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  • Birthday: August 4, 1995
  • Age: 24
  • Joined: May 31, 2015 (POP) 
  • Left: October 1, 2016
  • Member colour: Yellow
  • Written Lyrics: 走る!! / this is love song

FAMILY:
She says that her parents are her biggest fans and they’ve provided her with so much support in everything she does. She says it’s thanks to her parents that she is able to smile on stage. [x]

She was on hiatus from the group since September 15, 2016, due to her father’s health deteriorating, where he eventually collapsed. Despite him soon returning back to normal, she still feared the worst and couldn’t stop worrying about her parents. She thought she had to be independant to not be a burden on her family. [x]

POST-WACK:
Maaya went on to form dance cover group, いぬころもち / INUKOROMOCHI, alongside ex-GANG PARADE member Shigusawa Ao. In the group, she performs under the name いぬころ / Inukoro. They do dance covers of vocaloid songs and have also done two podcast style ‘radio’ shows. They upload content onto niconico mainly, but also have some videos on YouTube.

On April 1, 2019, she made a made a post talking about some health issues she’s been facing. She had been off work since February after being diagnosed with an “adaptation disorder” and was told she needed to rest, by both doctors, and the HR department of her work. The condition is brought on my stress, but she claims not to feel particulary stressed, and just wanted to continue working. She was off work for 2 months, during some of which she was bedridden. During this time, she didn’t tell her parents about what was going on, pretending she was still working as normal, as she didn’t want them to worry. After researching the condition to try and get better, she fell into depression. She didn’t want to have to take any drugs, but there were times when she had no other choice. [x]

With her free time, she thought long and hard about herself and her future. Once she recovered from the condition and returned back to work, she stumbled across the audition for a new girls unit, run by ex-AKB48 / NMB48 / SKE48 Miyuki Watanabe. After some of her friends had recently re-entered the idol world, and recieving encouragement from people online, she decided to audition. [x]

COMPLETE HISTORY:
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POP / GANG PARADE – Main Group – May 31, 2015 – October 1, 2016 (as イヌカイマアヤ / Inukai Maaya)
いぬころもち – Dance Cover Group – December 26, 2016 – present day (as いぬころ / Inukoro)
• 渡辺美優紀ガールズユニットオーディション / Miyuki Watanabe Girls Unit Audition – Auditionee – 2019 (as まりん / Marin)

FURTHER INFORMATION:
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Full Discography
• Solo Interviews
• Group Interviews

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