| Okada Marina|
Okada Marina promoting "Яe:Start"
Also Known As
Okamari (おかまり), MALINA
July 24, 1993
In August 2018, she began to use the name MALINA for solo releases.
In 2012, Okada participated in the Tanaka Reina to Band Yaritai Joshi Member Daiboshuu audition and successfully passed.
On November 18, she was announced as a member of Tanaka's band, later named LoVendoЯ, as a vocalist.
On September 22, she became a semi-regular commentator on the Tsuri Vision show Tsuri Sute Tsuri Kaigi.
On February 27, it was announced that Okada would graduate from LoVendoЯ and leave UP-FRONT CREATE at the end of March when her exclusive management contract expired. Since turning 25, she seriously began to think of what kind of person she wanted to be and if she wanted to continue a life of music. Fishing was one of Okada's hobbies before joining LoVendoЯ and she regrew interest in it after being able to do more fishing-related work under UP-FRONT, and now she wants to focus on that path.
She held her graduation live, titled Okada Marina Sotsugyou Live Takaramono ~Hontou ni Arigatou Gozaimashita~, on March 29 at Tennoz kiwa. LoVendoЯ's guitarist Miyazawa Marin and former guitarist Uozumi Yuki were both guests.
In her following last two days as a LoVendoЯ member and UP-FRONT CREATE talent, she participated in Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2019 at Makuhari Messe.
On March 30, Okada along with Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Juice=Juice's Takagi Sayuki, and Tsubaki Factory's Kishimoto Yumeno released the digital song "Koisuru! Sakana Hen" which was performed for the first time (however, without Takagi and Kishimoto) in the "Fishing Club" Special Stage event at Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2019 on the same day. This was Okada's last release under UP-FRONT.
- Name: Okada Marina (岡田万里奈)
- Stage Name: MALINA
- Nicknames: Okamari (おかまり), Okapi, OkaP, Hassenchi (はっせんち; 8 Centimeters)
- Birthdate: July 24, 1993
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Bloodtype: AB
- UP-FRONT GROUP status:
- Best Features: Wide forehead
- Specialty: Basketball
- Hobbies: Karaoke, fishing
- Favorite Artist: Lady Gaga
- Audition Song: "Ame no Furanai Hoshi dewa Aisenai Darou?"
-  Sennou (洗脳)
Discography Featured InEdit
- Digital Songs
- [2019.03.30] Koisuru! Sakana Hen (with Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Takagi Sayuki, Kishimoto Yumeno)
- [2014–] The Girls Live
- [2018-] Tsuri Sute Tsuri Kaigi (つりステ釣会議)
- [2013–2018] LoVendoЯ no Love On! (LoVendoЯのらぶおん！; LoVendoЯ's Love Sound)
- [2013–2018] LoVendoЯ no LV-Я (LoVendoЯのLV-Я; LoVendoЯ's Level-Я)
- [2013–2014] UF LICKS
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2016–] Upcoming
- She is an only child.
- She is the youngest member of LoVendoЯ.
- Because Okada looks older than her actual age, she and her mother constantly get mistaken as sisters.
- She has a habit of arriving to places 30 minutes early.
- Her parents named her Marina (万里奈) because each character has a few number of strokes and its beautifully written when one uses calligraphy.
- In middle school, one of her friends measured her forehead with a ruler, and it was 8cm wide. Afterwards, her nickname became Hassenchi (はっせんち; 8 Centimeters).
- She considers her forehead the source of evil in her life.
- She is a "my pace" type of person, as well as being lazy.
- She likes to have "alone time" and does activities, as well as going to places, alone. She is a keen angler.
- Her solo artist name was spelled MARINA at first, but it was changed to MALINA shortly afterwards. This was likely because it conflicted with Welsh pop singer Marina and the Diamonds who decided to change her stage name to MARINA in July 2018, a month before Okada's first solo releases were announced.
- She started fishing when she was in elementary school (around 6 or 7 years old) and was drawn into fly fishing because her father, grandfather, and uncle were all flymen.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "MALINA「一糸つれないの唄」「ストレンジ フラワー」2曲同時配信スタート！" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official website. 2018-08-28.
- ↑ "MALINA「一糸つれないの唄」「ストレンジ フラワー」2曲同時配信スタート！" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT WORKS. 2018-08-28.
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8cyawFJvt/
- ↑ "LoVendoЯ 岡田万里奈に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Website. 2019-02-27.
- ↑ "「岡田万里奈卒業Live 宝物 ～本当にありがとうございました～」FC先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2019-03-04.
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BvmCwqLHCBA/
- ↑ "「恋する！さかなヘン/矢島舞美、中島早貴、高木紗友希(Juice=Juice)、岡田万里奈(LoVendoЯ)、岸本ゆめの(つばきファクトリー)」3/30配信スタート！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-03-29.
- ↑ Okada Marina. "カラオケからのー？ おかまり" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Blog. 2014-10-03.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/upfrontworks/status/1034368447897976835
- ↑ "釣り好き一家のひとり娘！私の『釣りルーツ』" (in Japanese). SCRAMBLE. 2018-12-06.