Ohtani Masae was previously in Hello! Project as a member of Melon Kinenbi, and is currently a member of the Korean x Japanese musical exchange group 4C CREW using the stage name Melody. She is known for frequently changing her hair colour as seen throughout the various singles, albums and performances of Melon Kinenbi. After Melon Kinenbi's disbandment she left Up Front in May 2010 with the goal of eventually performing her own music. She has so far released two digital singles for cellphone only download via the site mero.jp and will release both of those songs on CD in January and Feburary 2011 under the stage name Ohtani Masae a.k.a Himawari.
- Name: Ohtani Masae (大谷雅恵)
- Stage Name: Ohtani Masae a.k.a Himawari (大谷雅恵a.k.aひまわり), Melody (4C CREW)
- Nicknames: Masao, Maashii
- Birthday: February 25, 1982
- Birthplace: Miyazaki-ken, Japan (raised in Muroran, Hokkaido)
- Blood type: O
- Height: 160 cm
- Hobbies: Enjoying music
- Favorite colors: Garish colors
- Favorite flowers: Cockscomb
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite saying: "Dream + effort = reality"
- Favorite food: Raw food
- Disliked food: Sweet and sour food
- Favorite songs: Kiseki no Hana, Endless Youth
- Hello! Project groups:
- Shuffle units:
- Other groups
- 2016: 4C CREW
- She said in a 2004 interview that the person she respects the most is Beyonce Knowles.
- She was one of the MCs for the Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen June 2009 ~Nakano STEP!~.
- After leaving Up Front in 2010 she started to work part time at a cafe while working toward her new goals.
- [2015.04.19] 33
- [2011.01.12] Killing My Caddy
- [2011.02.09] ENDLESS LOVE
- [2011.04.06] BANGIN'
- [2012.04.28] JUMP!!!!!
- [2012.06.30] MUSIC
- [2013.02.25] BOY'S
- [2014.02.25] CALL ME POP
- [2010.03.07-22] Melon Kinenbi Monogatari ~DECADE OF MELON KINEN-BI~
- [2010.09.01-05] Kizame, Waga Hada ni Kimi no Ibuki wo
- [2006.09.??] Sukeban Deka