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Okada Marina
岡田万里奈
OkadaMarina-ReStart
Okada Marina promoting "Яe:Start"
General Information

Also Known As

Okamari (おかまり), MALINA

Born

July 24, 1993 (1993-07-24) (age 25)

Origin

Tokyo, Japan

Occupation

Singer

Genre

J-pop/rock

Years Active

2012-

Associated Acts

LoVendoЯ, Love Bitter EX

Okada Marina (岡田万里奈) is a Japanese singer. She is one of the vocalists in the pop-rock band LoVendoЯ and the unit Love Bitter EX.

In August 2018, she began to use the name MALINA for solo releases.[1]

BiographyEdit

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Okada Marina, June 2017

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Okada Marina, September 2016

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Okada Marina, February 2016

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Okada Marina, July 2015

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Okada Marina, November 2014

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Okada Marina, April 2014

Artist photo (10)

Okada Marina, May 2013

2012Edit

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.

2018Edit

On August 27, Okada digitally released two songs she wrote herself, titled "Isshi Tsurenai no Uta" and "Strange Flower", under the name MALINA.[1][2]

On September 22, she became a semi-regular commentator on the Tsuri Vision show Tsuri Sute Tsuri Kaigi.[3]

2019Edit

On February 27, it was announced that Okada will graduate from LoVendoЯ and leave UP-FRONT CREATE at the end of March, when her exclusive management contract expires. 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.[4]

ProfileEdit

  • 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 (1993-07-24) (age 25)
  • 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?"

DiscographyEdit

Digital SongsEdit

Original SongsEdit

  • [2015] Sennou (洗脳)

Discography Featured InEdit

LoVendoЯEdit

Albums
Singles

WorksEdit

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2014–] The Girls Live
  • [2018-] Tsuri Sute Tsuri Kaigi (つりステ釣会議)

RadioEdit

  • [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)

InternetEdit

  • [2013–2014] UF LICKS
  • [2014–2016] MUSIC+
  • [2016–] Upcoming

TriviaEdit

  • She is an only child.[5]
  • 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,[6] 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.[7]

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