Misaki Iwasa (岩佐 美咲 Iwasa Misaki, born January 30, 1995 in Chiba Prefecture) is a former member of the Japanese idol group AKB48 and enka singer. Her nickname is Wasamin. Her talent agency is Nagara Productions. She was also a member of the sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
|Also known as||Wasamin (わさみん)|
|Born||January 30, 1995|
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
|Website||Official Site (in Japanese)|
Tokuma Japan Profile
- December - Passed "AKB48's 4th Trainee Audition" and started her career as AKB48's 7th generation.
- August 23 - During "Sokaku Matsuri" concert, it was announced that she was chosen to be a regular member. However, it took almost a year before the new teams started their theater shows, so she only officially became a member of Team A as of 27 July 2010. During the long wait, she was quite distressed about the situation and said, "I knew I had to do something, but I didn't know what to do."
- September 27 - Participated in AKB48's first oversea solo concert in New York. She was the only trainee alongside Sumire Sato.
- October 30 - Participated in AKB48's first musical troupe "∞・Infinity".
- May 17 - Moved agency from AKS to Production Ogi.
- May 18 to 23 - Starred alongside Haruka Kohara (ex-SDN48 member) and Moeno Nito in Team Imagine's theater show "Ramerame" (らめらめ). It was her first leading role in a stage show.
- June 30 - Became a member of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, a sub-unit consisting of AKB48 members attached to Production Ogi.
- July 27 - Officially debuted as a member of Team A.
- March 20 - Following the tsunami in Japan, she was one of two AKB48 members to perform at the "Japan Aid" Concert at Hilton Guam. She sang "Sakura no Ki ni Narō".
- March 29 - Announced in Team A's theater show that she is moving agency from Production Ogi to Nagara Production, a big agency handling famous enka singers such as Kiyoshi Hikawa and Yutaka Yamakawa, to pursue her singing career as an enka singer.
- April 1 - Officially joined Nagara Production, but she remained an active member of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
- February 1 - Released her first solo debut, "Mujin Eki" (無人駅, "Ghost Station") under Tokuma Japan Communications. She was the third AKB48 member to release a solo CD after Tomomi Itano and Atsuko Maeda, and the first enka singer in AKB48. She held her first solo release event on January 31 in Shinbashi Station Square.
- April 3 - Her first solo radio show "Konbanwasamin" (こんばんわさみん) started broadcasting on TBS channel every Wednesday at 3:30 am.
- June 6 - Ranked 33rd in AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu General Election, and became the center of Next Girls.
- July 29 - Held "Singing Mujin Eki (Ghost Station) in Ghost Station" event in Kuniyoshi Station of Izumi Railroad. After the event, she assumed the role of train conductor and rode the one-day only "Wasamin Train" (わさみん号) with 40 fans chosen by lottery.
- August 24 - During AKB48 in Tokyo Dome concert, it was announced that she will be moving to New Team B.
- October 20 - During "Mujin Eki Photo Contest Awarding" event, it was announced that she will release her 2nd single on early 2013.
- November 1 - Officially became a member of Team B.
- November 3 - Participated as a starting member of Team B's Waiting Show.
- January 9 - Released her second solo single, "Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara" (もしも私が空に住んでいたら, "If I were Living in the Sky") under Tokuma Japan Communications. She held release events everyday for a week from January 7 to 13 in various places. She debuted 6th in Oricon Daily Ranking, but successfully ranked 5th in Oricon Weekly Ranking.
- March 14 - Graduated from the group.
- March 21 - Her last activity from the group.
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- "Hikoukigumo" (ひこうき雲) - Theater Girls
- "Ponytail to Shushu"
- "Nusumareta Kuchibiru" (盗まれた唇) - Under Girls
- "Heavy Rotation"
- "Lucky Seven" (ラッキーセブン) - as a substitute of Miho Miyazaki in music video
- "Boku Dake no Value" (僕だけのvalue) - Under Girls
- "Chance no Junban"
- "Kurumi to Dialogue" (胡桃とダイアローグ) - Team A
- "Sakura no Ki ni Narō"
- "Area K" (エリアK) - DIVA
- "Everyday, Kachusha"
- "Hito no Chikara" (人の力) - Under Girls
- "Kaze wa Fuiteiru"
- "Kimi no Senaka" (君の背中) - Under Girls
- "Ue kara Mariko"
- "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai" (隣人は傷つかない) - Team A
- "Give Me Five!"
- "Hitsujikai no Tabi" (羊飼いの旅) - Special Girls B
- "Manatsu no Sounds Good!"
- "Mitsu no Namida" (3つの涙) - Special Girls
- "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." (君のために僕は…) - only in Theater ver. CD
- "Gingham Check"
- "Do Re Mi Fa Onchi" (ドレミファ音痴) - Next Girls
- "Seigi no Mikata Janai Hero" (正義の味方じゃないヒーロー) - Team B
- "Eien Pressure"
- "Watashitachi no Reason" (私たちのReason) - only in Theater ver. CD
- "So Long!"
- "Sokode inu no unchi fun jau ka ne?" (そこで犬のうんち踏んじゃうかね？) - Team B
- "Sayonara Crawl"
- "Romance Kenjuu" (ロマンス拳銃) - Team B
Watarirouka Hashiritai 7Edit
- "Valentine Kiss" (バレンタイン・キッス)
- "Hetappi Wink" (へたっぴウィンク)
- "Kibō Sanmyaku" (希望山脈)
- "Shōnen yo Uso o Tsuke!" (少年よ 嘘をつけ!)
Unit Songs in TheaterEdit
Team A 5th Stage "Ren'ai Kinshi Jorei" (チームA 5th Stage「恋愛禁止条例」公演)
- Squall no Aida ni (スコールの間に) as backdancer
- Manatsu no Christmas Rose (真夏のクリスマスローズ) as backdancer
- Ren'ai Kinshi Jorei (恋愛禁止条例) as substitute of Miho Miyazaki
Team K 4th Stage "Saishu Bell ga Naru" (チームK 4th Stage「最終ベルが鳴る」公演)
- Gomenne Jewel (ごめんねジュエル) as backdancer
Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama Drive" (チームB 3rd Stage「パジャマドライブ」公演)
- Junjou Shugi (純情主義) as backdancer
Team B 4th Stage "Idol no Yoake" (チームB 4th Stage「アイドルの夜明け」公演)
- Substitute of Aika Ota in all songs
- Kataomoi no Taikakusen (片思いの対角線) as backdancer
- Tengoku Yarou (天国野郎) as backdancer
Team K 5th Stage "Sakaagari" (チームK 5th Stage「逆上がり」公演)
- Ai no Iro (愛の色) as a substitute of Manami Oku
Team Trainee "Idol no Yoake" (研究生「アイドルの夜明け」公演)
- Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate (口移しのチョコレート)
- Tengoku Yarou (天国野郎) as backdancer
Theater G-Rosso Yume o Shinaseru wake ni ikanai (夢を死なせるわけにいかない」)
- Tonari no Banana (となりのバナナ) as stand-by for Tomomi Kasai, Reina Fujie, Aki Takajo, or Haruka Nakagawa
Team A 6th Stage "Mokugekisha" (チームA 6th Stage「目撃者」公演)
Team B Waiting Show (チームB ウェイティング公演)
- Gomenne Jewel (ごめんね ジュエル)
|Release||Title||Copies Sold||Chart positions||Album|
|Oricon Singles Charts
|Billboard Japan Hot 100
|RIAJ digital tracks*|
|February 1, 2012||"Mujin Eki" (無人駅, "Ghost Station")||53,204+||5||12||TBA||TBA|
|January 9, 2013||"Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara" (もしも私が空に住んでいたら, "If I were living in the sky")||25,382+||5||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|January 8, 2014||"Tomonoura Bojō" (鞆の浦慕情)||20,139||1|
|April 29, 2015||"Hatsusake" (初酒)||-||13|
*RIAJ Digital Tracks established April 2009.
- 「Mujin Eki」DVD(Iwasa Misaki's History Movie)
- "2014年01月06日～2014年01月12日のCDシングル週間ランキング(2014年01月20日付)". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- "2012年01月30日～2012年02月05日のCDシングル週間ランキング（2012年02月13日付）". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Style.
- "Hot 100｜JAPAN Charts｜Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on 2010-11-10.
- 有料音楽配信チャート (in Japanese). RIAJ.
- News - Misaki Iwasa dated December 26, 2012 Tokuma Japan Communications