Mai Oshima

Born             :  September 11, 1987
Origin      :  Noda, Chiba, Japan
Genres         :  Pop
Occupations :  Singer, actress

Personal Life

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. Oshima passed the first AKB48 audition in December, 2005 along with 23 other girls. She was assigned to Team A, and participated in most of AKB48's 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. 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.  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.  On February 21, 2009, she announced that she would be leaving AKB48, and, on April 26, 2009 she graduated from the group with the last performance at NHK Hall.

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