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Makino Maria

Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛) is a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. She is a twelfth generation member of Morning Musume.


  • Name: Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛)
  • Nickname: Maria (まりあ), Makki (マッキー)
  • Birthdate: February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02) (age 23)
  • Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 165.5cm
  • Hobbies: Watching baseball games, visiting Tokyo Disney
  • Specialties: Ballet, piano, calligraphy, making duck face, drawing
  • Favorite Food: Fresh cream, custard, peach, sponge cake, cheese pizza, seedless Kyohou grapes
  • Least Favorite Food: Squid (except in school lunch), spicy food
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Subject: Crafts, art
  • Looks Up To: Michishige Sayumi
  • Hello! Project groups:


Makino Maria joined Hello! Project as a member of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei in 2012, and was first introduced at the December "Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~" concert. Prior to joining she participated in the Morning Musume 11th generation audition.

She was chosen from Morning Musume's 12th generation "Golden Audition" to join the group on September 30, 2014, along with Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, and Haga Akane. Makino's image color was officially changed from light pink to pink, the color formerly held by her respected 6th generation senior Michishige Sayumi, on July 12, 2019.

On February 2, 2021 it was announced that Maria would begin writing a new column in the official Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters magazine "FORTE". The first edition of the column, titled "Fighters LOVErin Desu", was published in the issue released on February 15th.


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Video Releases



Makino Maria Greeting -Photobook- Maria Senkou Hanabi Maria 17sai Summer Days María 18 años Maria19 Maria Hatachi M.21 Morning Musume Makino Maria Zenshuu 2018-2022 Dear MARIA

  • [2015.11.14] Makino Maria Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-" (牧野真莉愛ミニ写真集『Greeting-Photobook-』)
  • [2016.08.06] Maria
  • [2017.08.30] Senkou Hanabi (せんこう花火; Sparkler Fireworks)
  • [2018.02.02] Maria 17sai (マリア17歳; Maria 17 Years Old)
  • [2018.08.25] Summer Days
  • [2019.02.02] María 18 años ([Es]: Maria 18 Years Old)
  • [2020.02.02] Maria19
  • [2021.02.02] Maria Hatachi (真莉愛 二十歳; Maria 20 Years Old)
  • [2022.02.02] M.21
  • [2022.08.31] Morning Musume Makino Maria Zenshuu 2018-2022 (モーニング娘。 牧野真莉愛 全集 2018 - 2022; Morning Musume Makino Maria Complete Works 2018-2022)
  • [2023.06.10] Dear MARIA

Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2020 AUTUMN Vol.2 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 SPRING Vol.6 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 Autumn Vol.7


  • [2016.12.12] Morning Musume 12th Generation Official Book (モーニング娘。12期 オフィシャルブック)





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  • Was a finalist in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition.
  • Her favorite baseball team is the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (it used to be the Chunichi Dragons), her favoriter player is Tsuyoshi Shinjo.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project songs are "Renai Revolution 21" and "The☆Pea~ce!" by Morning Musume and "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (2011 Dorimusu Ver.)" by Dream Morning Musume.
  • Her favorite season is winter.
  • Favorite flower is rose.
  • Favorite sport is baseball.
  • Her motto is "Kokkishin", to have self control; don't give into your desires easily.
  • Wrote in a magazine that her dream was to become like Michishige Sayumi.
  • Thinks her charm point is her long bellybutton.
  • Said the thing she wants to do most as part of Morning Musume is appear at the season opening ceremony of a baseball game.
  • Before debut the songs she wanted to dance the most with Morning Musume were "Ai no Gundan" and "Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe".
  • Was in the Invention Club and Baseball Club in Elementary school.
  • Has the first level swimming ability certification.
  • Likes the manga "MAJOR"; was formerly a fan of "Kirarin Revolution".
  • Enjoys the television show "Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!" and the baseball section of "Honoo no Taiikukai TV".
  • Became a fan of Morning Musume through her 11th Generation audition, during which she wanted to learn more and eventually strongly felt that she wanted to become part of the group.
  • Has family friends from Cebu Island in the Philippines.
  • Her favorite genres of music are Enka, Disney, J-Pop, Pro baseball team songs, and support songs for Nippon-Ham Fighters team members.

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