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Ashida Mana

Mana Ashida

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  • Name: Ashida Mana
  • Native name: 芦田愛菜
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 23, 2004
  • Age: 13
Mana Ashida

Mana Ashida

  • Name: Ashida Mana
  • Native name: 芦田愛菜
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 23, 2004
  • Age: 13
Mana Ashida (芦田 愛菜, often called "Mana-chan") is a Japanese child actress and Tarento from Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. She first acted Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Short Movie 2, though she rose to prominence only after she starred in the popular television drama Mother as Reina Michiki, the young child abused by her mother. She later became the youngest lead star in Japanese drama history when she starred in the special drama Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien. She also has the record of the youngest lead actor in a television serial drama when she acted in the serial drama Marumo no Okite on the spring of 2011. She is currently represented by JobbyKids.

In addition to television dramas, Mana Ashida also starred in films such as Confessions and Usagi Drop.

She made her singing debut in the spring of 2011, when she and co-actor Suzuki Fuku sang the theme song for the drama Marumo no Okite, which they starred in.



Mana Ashida made her debut appearance in Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Short Movie 2. Bokenmama in 2009.

However, she came into the spotlight after she starred in the award-winning television drama Mother. Mana Ashida won awards such as the Best Supporting Actress at the 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix and the Special Award at the 4th Tokyo Drama Awards for her role in this television drama.

She later became the youngest lead actress in a Japanese television drama at the age of 6 in the special television drama-cum-movie Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien in 2011. In addition, she also became the youngest lead star in a drama series when she starred in the television drama Marumo no Okite. This popular television series received an average viewership ratings of 23.9% for the series' last episode.

On 2 August 2011, it was announced that Mana Ashida will be co-hosting the NTV variety and talk show Meringue no Kimochi. She will be co-hosting the show with the show's long-time host Hisamoto Masami and Ito Asako. This makes her the youngest regular host of a talk or variety show.



Mana Ashida made her first film debut when she starred in the live-action film adaptation of the manga Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora in 2010. She also starred in the popular film Kokuhaku as Manami Moriguchi. In addition to acting, Mana Ashida also did voice-over roles for foreign films. She is the voice of Agnes in the Japanese version of the film Despicable Me, and the voice of the young Fang Deng in the Japanese version of Aftershock.

She later starred in the film Inu to Anata no Monogatari as Mana.



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Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Destiny-Like Love
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Sakurai Kasumi(young) (Guest Role)
8
Sakurai Kasumi(young)
Guest Role
7.5
2016 Our House
Japanese Drama, 2016, 9 eps
Ban Sakurako (Main Role)
9
Ban Sakurako
Main Role
7.6
2015 Rugged!
Japanese Special, 2015, 2 eps
Noa (Main Role)
2
Noa
Main Role
7.8
2014 Marumo no Okite Special 2014
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Sasakura Kaoru (Main Role)
1
Sasakura Kaoru
Main Role
7.9
2014 Hana-chan no Misoshiru
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Yasutake Hana (Main Role)
1
Yasutake Hana
Main Role
8.2
2014 Gin Nikan
Japanese Drama, 2014, 9 eps
Young Maho (Support Role)
9
Young Maho
Support Role
7.8
2014 Ashita, Mama ga Inai
Japanese Drama, 2014, 9 eps
Post (Main Role)
9
Post
Main Role
8.6
2013 The Partner - Itoshiki Hyakunen no Tomo e
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
6.6
2012 Beautiful Rain
Japanese Drama, 2012, 12 eps
Kinoshita Miu (Main Role)
12
Kinoshita Miu
Main Role
8.5
2012 Liar Game Reborn Special - Fukunaga VS Yokoya
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Alice (Support Role)
1
Alice
Support Role
7.5
2012 Alice in Liar Game
Japanese Special, 2012, 4 eps
Alice (Main Role)
4
Alice
Main Role
6.7
2011 Nankyoku Tairiku
Japanese Drama, 2011, 10 eps
Furutachi Haruka (Support Role)
10
Furutachi Haruka
Support Role
8.6
2011 Marumo no Okite SP
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Sasakura Kaoru (Main Role)
1
Sasakura Kaoru
Main Role
7.8
2011 Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi: Summer Special 2011
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Suzaki Ayaka (Main Role)
1
Suzaki Ayaka
Main Role
6.8
2011 Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Hojo Chizuru (Support Role)
1
Hojo Chizuru
Support Role
7.7
2011 Marumo no Okite
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Sasakura Kaoru (Main Role)
11
Sasakura Kaoru
Main Role
8.2
2011 Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Yamazaki Kanna (Main Role)
1
Yamazaki Kanna
Main Role
8.0
2011 Gou - Himetachi no Sengoku
Japanese Drama, 2011, 46 eps
Chacha (child) (Support Role)
46
Chacha (child)
Support Role
8.3
2011 Toilet no Kamisama
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Uemura Kana (child) (Main Role)
1
Uemura Kana (child)
Main Role
7.6
2010 Mother
Japanese Drama, 2010, 11 eps
Michiki Rena (Main Role)
11
Michiki Rena
Main Role
8.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2014 Round Table
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Kotoko "Kokko-chan" Uzuhara (Main Role)
Kotoko "Kokko-chan" Uzuhara
Main Role
7.6
2013 Don't Lose Heart
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Toyo Shibata during childhood (Main Role)
Toyo Shibata during childhood
Main Role
0.0
2012 The Floating Castle
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Chidori (Support Role)
Chidori
Support Role
7.6
2012 Liar Game: Reborn
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Alice (Support Role)
Alice
Support Role
7.7
2011 Bunny Drop
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kaga Rin (Main Role)
Kaga Rin
Main Role
8.3
2011 Hankyu Railways – A 15-Minute Miracle
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Hagiwara Ami (Support Role)
Hagiwara Ami
Support Role
7.8
2011 Happy Together: All About My Dog
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Mana (Support Role)
Mana
Support Role
7.1
2010 Ghost
Japanese Movie, 2010,
the Ghost child (Support Role)
the Ghost child
Support Role
7.4
2010 Confessions
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Moriguchi Manami (Support Role)
Moriguchi Manami
Support Role
8.6
2010 Looking Up At The Half Moon
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Natsume Mirai (Support Role)
Natsume Mirai
Support Role
7.2
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 430 eps
(Ep. 327) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 327)
Guest
9.2
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