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A sample of a cover song by MARiA
"ARiA", composed by TokuP

MARiA, pronounced Meiria (メイリア), formerly known professionally as Mizuhashi Mai (水橋舞, Mai Mizuhashi), is a singer-songwriter and utaite known for her strong, mature, and clear yet slightly husky voice. She first started singing professionally at the age of 11, and as such she is a very strong singer technically; possessing a wide vocal range and a firm hold on pitches and tones.

Although in recent years she has become more well known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the duo GARNiDELiA with producer Abe Yoshinoli (more popularly known among VOCALOID fans as TokuP), she first became a professional singer in 2003 as a member of the idol unit New man Co.,Ltd., created to perform the opening and ending themes for the anime Omoikkiri Kagaku Adventure Sou Nanda!. After the eventual disbanding of this group, she debuted as the youngest member of the group Harajuku BJ Girls (BJ standing for Blues & Jazz, before they changed their name to Chix Chicks in 2007). They gained initial fame for being a girl group that performed retro pop, jazz and Motown rather than the expected bubblegum pop. They released several albums before disbanding in 2010 to allow members to pursue solo careers.

She was signed under Newcome Inc. (a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan) as a solo artist, and as Mizuhashi Mai, she has sung many opening and ending themes to various anime series, including the fourth ending of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, "Kaze no Message". The first theme she performed as MARiA, however, was the opening theme of the anime Freezing - "COLOR", originally composed by TokuP. As a member of GARNiDELiA and as a featured vocalist, she has also sung the opening themes for anime series such as Kill la Kill and Mekakucity Actors.

Her debut cover, first foray into utattemita, and eventual namesake, was her cover of TokuP's "ARiA" Nv. It remains her most popular solo cover to date, with 410K as of August 2013. She also occasionally moonlights as an odorite, such as in her song and dance cover of "Girls" Nv with Miume and Kamen Liar 217.

Affiliations and Collaboration ProjectsEdit

  1. Member of New man Co.,Ltd.
  2. Member of Chix Chicks (formerly Harajuku BJ Girls)
  3. Member of Miraku with Kudou Mayu and Iwaki Fumika
  4. Member of GARNiDELiA with TokuP
  5. Birthday Heart (New man Co.,Ltd. single) (Released on November 19, 2003)
  6. Koi no Dial 6700 (New man Co.,Ltd. single) (Released on February 18, 2004)
  7. New man Co.,Ltd Vol.1 (New man Co.,Ltd. album) (Released on March 10, 2004)
  8. BJ ONE! (Chix Chicks album) (Released on April 29, 2005)
  9. BJ TWO! (Chix Chicks album) (Released on September 25, 2005)
  10. BJ Three. (Chix Chicks album) (Released on August 23, 2006)
  11. Brand New Morning/Toshokan de wa Oshiete Kurenai, Tenshi no Himitsu with Miraku (Released on December 29, 2006)
  12. Yume, Hitohira/Smile with Asami Yuuko (Released on April 25, 2007)
  13. Yumemiru Otome with MAKI (Released on July 25, 2007)
  14. Kaze no Message/Kono Yubi Tomare with Akiyoshi Fumie & Pokémon Kids 2008 (Released on May 28, 2008)
  15. ELECTRO CHIX (Chix Chicks album) (Released on June 21, 2008)
  16. BIRTHDAY EVE (Chix Chicks album) (Released on November 23, 2008)
  17. RE:ELECTRO CHIX Greatest Artists & Melodies (Chix Chicks album) (Released on January 21, 2009)
  18. Break up to make up / Miracles (Chix Chicks album) (Released on August 19, 2009)
  19. Retro Soul Revue (Chix Chicks album) (Released on November 11, 2009)
  20. ARiA DVD (Released on August 14, 2010)
  21. COLOR/Kimi wo Mamoritai with Kobayashi Aika (Released on February 23, 2011)
  22. SUPER VOCALO BEAT (Released on June 01, 2011)
  23. VOCALOID Laboratory (Released on July 27, 2011)
  24. The Waltz of Anomalies (Released on September 29, 2011)
  25. VOCALO★TRANCE BEST (Released on October 05, 2011)
  26. Dream Vocalist (Released on March 21, 2012)
  27. BALLOOM BEST (Released on September 25, 2013)
  28. GUNSLINGER STRATOS 1&2 Original Soundtrack (Released on November 2, 2013)
  29. chronosing (Released on November 06, 2013)
  30. daze / days with Lia (Released on June 18, 2014)

List of Covered SongsEdit

  1. "ARiA" Nv (2010.04.29)
  2. "Just Be Friends" Nv (2010.05.31)
  3. "SPiCa" Nv -HPT ReACT Rearrange- (2010.08.05)
  4. "Hands" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA) (2010.09.13)
  5. "Akahitoha" Nv (A Single Red Leaf) (2010.09.23)
  6. "Black ★ Rock Shooter" Nv (2010.12.15)
  7. "Roshin Yuukai" Nv (Nuclear Core Meltdown) -JunK Arrange- (2011.01.28)
  8. "Scissorhands" Nv feat. MARiA and Erusi (2011.01.30)
  9. "ORiON" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA) (Part of the NNI Original Album 『&』) (2011.04.02)
  10. "Hajimete no Koi ga Owaru Toki" Nv (When First Love Ends) (2011.04.29)
  11. "Arrow of Love" Nv (2011.09.19)
  12. "Hoshi no Uta" Nv (Song of the Stars) (2011.09.23)
  13. "GET OUT" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA & L.I.N.E) feat. MARiA and che:Sakurai (2011.12.22)
  14. "Astro Trooper" Nv (2012.04.27)
  15. "aMazing MusiQue PaRK" Nv (Original with TokuP) (2012.06.22)
  16. "ASTEROiD" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA) (2012.06.30)
  17. "Girls" Nv (Original with EasyPop) (2012.07.06)
  18. "Another" Nv (Original with 19's Sound Factory) (2012.07.13)
  19. "Not Gonna Dump Me" Nv (Original with Dixie Flatline) (2012.07.20)
  20. "Girls" Nv -Sing & Dance ver.- (2012.08.07)
  21. "Yobanashi Deceive" Nv (Night Talk Deceive) (2013.02.19)
  22. "Ayano no Koufuku Riron" Nv (Ayano's Theory of Happiness) (2013.05.18)
  23. "Yobanashi Deceive" Nv (Night Talk Deceive) -Live ver.- (2013.06.22)
  24. "Buriki no Dance" Nv (Tin Plate Dance) (2013.07.12)
  25. "glow" Nv (2013.07.20)
  26. "Lamb" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA) (2013.10.10)
  27. "Invisible" Nv feat. MARiA and Mii (2013.11.21)
  28. "ambiguous" (Original with GARNiDELiA) (Kill la Kill OP) -Short ver.- (2014.03.26) (YT only)
  29. "daze" Nv (Original with Jin) (Mekakucity Actors OP) -TV Size ver.- (2014.04.13)
  30. "Dorobou Night Trick" Nv feat. Gero, Pokota, that, halyosy, Mii, koma’n, Tama, Yuppi, Mi-chan, Dasoku, Vivienne, Kettaro, Yuge, MARiA, Suzuhana Yuuko, Alfakyun., and Kaeru* (2014.04.23)
  31. "daze" Nv (Original with Jin) (Mekakucity Actors OP) -Full ver.- (2014.05.29)
  32. "Yobanashi Deceive" Nv feat. MARiA and LiSA (2015.03.07)
  33. "Gokuraku Jodo" Nv (Original with GARNiDELiA) (2015.04.25)


Commercially Featured WorksEdit

DiscographyEdit











GalleryEdit

Girls - odottemita
Kamen Liar 217 (left), MARiA (center), and Miume (right), as seen in the ending eyecatch for her sing and dance cover of "Girls"Nv
MARiA twitter
MARiA, as seen in her former Twitter icon
Headphones MARiA
MARiA, as seen on the GARNiDELiA homepage
Maria
MARiA, as seen performing at Nico Nico Daikaigi 2010-2011


TriviaEdit

  • She participated in the 2008 stage production of "Atom With A Lonely Heart" (心は孤独なアトム, Kokoro wa Kodoku na Atom) from March 20-23, playing the lead character Motoko/Atom.[citation needed]
  • She appeared in the first episode of K-Pop group GLAM's Real Life Drama alongside TokuP.
  • She was born in Ibaraki prefecture.[1]
  • She is 150 cm tall (4'11").[1]
  • Her blood type is B.[2]
  • Her hobby is Twitter and she claims to have a scent fetish.[2]
  • Her favorite foods are mint chocolate chip ice cream and curry while her least favorite foods are green peas and oysters.[2]
  • Her favorite manga is Naruto.[2]
  • Her favorite colors are pink, light blue,[2] and black.[1]
  • She is happiest when performing at concerts.[2]

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