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Name: Ono Haruna (小野 春菜)
Instruments: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture
Blood type: A
Height: 153 cm
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HARUNA, the eldest among the group and their the leader. She had a passion for dancing and dreamed of becoming a dancer, but things changed when she met her co-members and took on a rock n' roll path. HARUNA has a powerful, deep voice and sings lead vocals for the majority of their songs.
• A fan of Tohoshinki, Jonas Brothers, High School Musical, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson.
• A fan of Kuroshitsuji and Hetalia.
• Has both earlobes pierced. She used to have 2 other piercings on her right ear but they have since closed up.
• Has a little brother named Hideto.
• Hates getting wet by water.
• Her eyesight is so bad that makes her say, "It's enough to make me not able to live my life without contact lenses or glasses!"
• Wanted to have a part-time job at an apparel store.
• A part of the movie BACKDANCERS as a member of Mayu's back-up dancers called SUPER TIGERS.
• Thinks pants are better because she can feel the wind if she wears a skirt, which she doesn't really like.
• Nicknamed her black Telecaster guitar "Shun-kun."
• Does not like to be called "Haru-nee" (big sister HARU).
• Favorite food from 2013 Asia Tour: green curry from Thailand. Also recommends Singapore's chicken rice.
• Had vocal problems from 2011 - 2013.
• Is good friends with Japanese actress Erika Toda.
• Had braces from early 2013 - early 2015.
• Performed in a Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu theatre performance in early 2014 and played the role of a young boy named Emil von Selle.
• Obtained her driver's license in June 2016.
Name: Sasazaki Mami (笹崎 まみ)
Instruments: Lead Guitar & Vocals
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture
Blood type: AB
Height: 161 cm
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MAMI, the lead guitarist of the band. She appears serious and a bit dark onstage but is the extreme opposite offstage – she is shown to have a very cheerful personality. She is the biggest anime fan among the group. She also has very noticeable solo parts in their songs because of her unique, punky voice. She currently writes the music for a majority of the band's songs.
• A big anime fan and a huge fan of Bleach, One Piece, and Terra Formars.
• Played the drums in a band when she was in high school.
• Draws the best among the band. Her drawings have been featured on many SCANDAL items such as t-shirts, stickers, and clear files.
• Knows how to cook.
• Loves eating anything melon.
• Has an older brother.
• Has a habit of calling herself "boku" (primarily used by males).
• Loves to play her Nintendo DS.
• Would love to do a seiyuu work for an anime one day.
• Wrote the song "Want you" about her Gretsch White Falcon guitar.
• Named her American Deluxe Stratocaster guitar "Yuuya-kun."
• Nicknames include: Mamitasu, Mamitan
• Favorite food from 2013 Asia Tour: tom yum goong from Thailand.
• Designed the colorful circles that can be seen on her black Strat.
• She and RINA are the only members without any piercings.
• Obtained her driver's license in 2014 along with TOMOMI.
• Has loved map symbols since she was in elementary school.
• Likes to frequently change her hair color.
• Sung in SUPER BEAVER's song "Q&A" as a guest vocalist.
• A big fan of Foo Fighters.
Name: Ogawa Tomomi (小川 ともみ)
Instruments: Bass & Vocals
Birthplace: Hyogo Prefecture
Blood type: A
Height: 157 cm
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TOMOMI, the bassist and former writer of a majority of their lyrics. Like HARUNA, she also dreamed of becoming a dancer, but rock'n'roll opened a new path for her. She has a very sweet and high voice, mixing perfectly with HARUNA's.
• Chose to play the bass because it has less strings than a guitar and therefore thought it would be easier to play.
• Draws the worst among the group.
• Her favorite food are strawberries, nata de coco, and mizutaki soup.
• Her least favorite food are carrots and melon.
• Most playful in the group and loves to goof around.
• Has a younger brother.
• A huge fan of Sailor Moon.
• Has both earlobes pierced and a cartilage piercing on her left ear.
• Graduated from Kakogawa High School in Hyogo Prefecture on 2009-02-27.
• Nicknamed her red Jazz bass "Masaya-kun" and later changed it to "Yuusuke-kun."
• Nicknamed her silver P-bass "Sabao-kun," which was suggested by a fan on Twitter when she asked fans to name the bass.
• Likes the One Piece anime; her favorite character is Luffy.
• Nicknames include: Timo, Teimo, Tomo, Timotan
• Favorite food from 2013 Asia Tour: soto ayam from Indonesia.
• Is terrified of insects.
• Obtained her driver's license in 2014 along with MAMI.
• Admires Flea, bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
• Was part of the Shin Domoto Kyoudai TV show as a member of the DOMOTO BROTHERS BAND from early-2014 to the program's cancellation in mid-2014.
Name: Suzuki Rina (鈴木 理菜)
Instruments: Drums & Vocals
Blood type: B
Height: 160 cm
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RINA, the drummer and the youngest among the group. A girl that always has a smile painted on her face when performing, she shows that it's what she loves to do. Among the 4 of them she is the most active on their blog, making sure that fans are always updated.
• Can also play the piano. She has been playing it since she was 3 years old.
• Started playing the drums after joining the band in her third year of middle school.
• Knows how to cook.
• Has a strong interest in photography.
• Loves the 60's era (fashion, movies, actresses, models, etc.) and going to vintage/secondhand shops.
• The eldest of 5 siblings. She has three younger sisters and one younger brother.
• The last member to join the group.
• Would love to work at McDonald's, a bar, or a maid cafe because she wants to try serving people at a restaurant.
• Likes fantasy and romantic movies.
• Collects bath salts.
• Loves bagels.
• Likes soy milk (especially strawberry and almond flavors) and prefers it over tea or juice.
• Would like to date a guy who plays the guitar well. ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]) She also likes guys that are good at being funny.
• Believes in aliens.
• Named her pink drum set "Angelina" (Angie) and her white drum set "Celine."
• Likes dinosaurs. She has a toy one called Dai-chan that she bought at Universal Studios Hollywood.
• Nicknames include: Rinari, Rinax, Suekko-chan
• Favorite food from 2013 Asia Tour: nasi goreng from Indonesia.
• Started to use double pedals from their nationwide hall tour in the fall of 2013.
• Dislikes shellfish and crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, etc.) because she is scared of them.
• Favorite food as a child was chocolate. To avoid cavities, she was taught as a child that chocolate among other sweets was spicy.
• Favorite season is summer because of the festivals and the fact that she likes summer clothes.
• Was involved with a bunch of extracurricular activities/lessons as a child: Piano / calligraphy / abacus / English. Swimming and gymnastics in kindergarten, dance & vocals in middle school. She also went to a theatre company from kindergarten to elementary school.
• Good friends with Perfume's A~chan.
• An avid movie lover. Her favorite movies include Jurassic Park, The Little Mermaid, Burlesque, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, Betty Blue, and A Perfect World.
• She and MAMI are the only members without any piercings.
• Favorite sport is tennis. She hopes to play again some day.
• Runs for 30-40 mins at night when she comes home.
• Currently has the largest amount of followers on Twitter (300k+) among the members.
• Started her [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in July 2016.
▪ SCANDAL Facts ▪
• The band's name originates from a sign near STUDIO BROTHERZ, a studio where they practiced in their early days, in Kyobashi, Osaka. The studio is on the sixth floor of a building shared with other businesses, namely adult shops. The girls decided to choose the biggest sign among the shops, "SCANDAL" (スキャンダル), as the name for their band.
• Are good friends with bands such as Stereopony, Oreskaband, Negoto, 7!!, Silent Siren.
• They all like guys with an "[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]" personality.
• Studied at Caless Dance & Vocal School. HARUNA and MAMI attended the Nagoya branch while TOMOMI and RINA attended the Osaka branch. They began learning how to play instruments at the suggestion of a teacher when the school was looking to put together an all-girl band.
• Shortly after forming, they regularly performed street lives at Shiroten (in Osaka Castle Park) and at live houses around the Kansai region.
• 5 years and 7 months after their formation, they became the fastest girl band to perform a solo live at the world-famous Nippon Budokan.
• They hold a sponsored event called "Band Yarou Yo!!" annually.
• Earned their first ever ＃1 spot on the Oricon Charts with their special collection album ENCORE SHOW, which reached the top of the Oricon Daily Chart on 2013/02/06.
• Performed their first solo live at Osaka-Jo Hall, their dream venue, on 2013-03-03 to a sold-out crowd. Tickets had sold out within 5 minutes of going on sale.
• Their weekly TOKYO FM radio program SCANOMICS ran for two years from 2013-04-02 to 2015-03-31.
• In 2014, they became the first girl band in 23 years to play two back-to-back solo concerts at Yokohama Arena.
• Their 6th album HELLO WORLD was largely written and produced by the band themselves.
• Starting from their debut album, all of their albums thus far have ranked in the top 5 of the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], the first ever record for a girl band.
• Held their first world tour, 『SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」』, which spanned from the end of January 2015 to the end of May 2015 and consisted of 41 performances in total: 31 domestic performances + 10 overseas performances. The 9 countries they played in were Japan, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, Mexico, and Hong Kong.
• Released their first documentary film 『SCANDAL "Documentary film 「HELLO WORLD」"』 in October 2015 in theaters for a limited time. It has since been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
• Held their first arena tour, 『SCANDAL ARENA TOUR 2015-2016 「PERFECT WORLD」』, from December 2015 to January 2016. It consisted of 4 performances in Kobe, Nagoya, and Tokyo.
• Produced the song "Party" for Rina Katahira's second album Saikou no Shiuchi that was released on 2016-02-03.
• Their 7th album YELLOW is their first completely self-produced album. All lyrics and music were written by the band.
• Celebrated their 10th anniversary on August 21, 2016 by holding 「SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL『2006-2016』」 at Izumiotsu Phoenix in Osaka.
• Will be releasing a best of album in February 2017. Fans were able to choose which songs they wish to be included and the top 34 most-voted-for ones made it to the album.
• Will be going on a tour that stops in all 47 prefectures of Japan from March to July 2017.
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