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Takamoto Aya (高本彩), better known by her stage names Aya and Dream Aya, is a Japanese photographer and graphic designer and a former pop singer and actress. She is a former member of the girl groups Dream and E-girls.

Since graduating from the groups, Dream Aya has devoted to photography and graphic designing for E.G.family and LDH artists. On January 31, 2020, she left LDH to work independently.

Biography

Early Life

Takamoto Aya was born on July 16, 1987 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

2002

On July 7, Nishida was announced as one of the new members of dream, joining alongside Nishida Shizuka, Ai Risa, Yamamoto Sayaka, Nakashima Ami and Abe Erie.

2008

In 2008, with DRM changing their name to Dream, Takamoto started to use her given name romanized, Aya, as stage name.

2011

On April 24, she was announced as member of E-girls, having a concurrent position between the group and Dream.

2013

Sometime in November, she was appointed as leader of E-girls.[1]

2014

In April, she participated on the line-up of the unit DANCE EARTH PARTY, participating on the single "PEACE SUNSHINE" alongside the Dream members. She also participated on DANCE EARTH's project Changes.

2017

On June 5, with the reformulation of E-girls as E.G.family, she announced to be retiring from artist activities, subsequently graduating from E-girls and Dream after the E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ concerts in July to devote herself as a staff and support for E.G.family artists activities and as photographer and graphic designer for the other artists.

On July 16, she graduated from Dream and E-girls and her stage name became Dream Aya.

2020

On January 1, Aya announced that she would be working independently as a photographer and graphic designer outside of LDH. Despite her leaving, she will continue to produce fan club goods and newsletters for the agency as usual.[2]

Announcement from Dream Aya[3]
Happy New Year!!

I would like to share some news for everyone who have always supported me.

From this year, I, Dream Aya

will be independent from LDH and take on new challenges as an individual!

I will continue to carry out activities including work related to photos & design as well as production of the fan club newsletters. Please support me as always.

On January 31, her contract with LDH ended and she left the agency, subsequently being removed from E.G.family.

Works

Music

Main article: List:Dream Aya Discography Featured In
Solo Songs

Cinema / Television

Dramas
  • [2007] Delicious Gakuin
Short Film
  • [2008] White. Pause

Gallery

Main article: Aya/Gallery

Trivia

  • Aya is recognized as the artist of the group, as her artwork (which often incorporates photos of dream members) has graced various official goods, among them dream trading cards. A drawing of her bulldog Putta was featured as a patch on TEAM dream's futsal uniforms (it's since been replaced by a flaming dream mark), and on a T-shirt sold on dream's official website.
  • Much like fellow member Ami, Aya was a supporting vocalist for Dream during the group's earlier generations. She has the lowest voice of all the members. Since the rebirth of Dream in 2009, she has been featured as a main vocalist alongside member Shizuka.
  • Former Representative Number: 04
  • Former Representative Color: Orange
  • Favorite Food: Tom yum goong without coriander, dandan noodles containing a large amount of vinegar
  • Likes: Performing, filming members
  • Hobbies: Photography, drawing
  • Charm Point: Voice
  • Aya was considered the mother figure of E-girls

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of E-girls
November 2013 – July 2017

Succeeded by
Sato Harumi

Preceded by
Erie

Longest serving member of Dream
(alongside Shizuka and Ami)
2014 – June 2017

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Tachibana Kana

Oldest Member of Dream
February 2011 – June 2017

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
First

Oldest Member of E-girls
December 2011 – July 2017

Succeeded by
Washio Reina

References

  1. E-girls「脱HIRO依存」誓う
  2. Dream Ayaを応援してくださる皆様へ
  3. To those who support Dream Aya

External Links

Dream
Trivia · Category · Dream songs template
E-girls
E-girls Pyramid · Trivia · E-girls songs navbox
Members
Current Members SAYAKA · Kaede · Fujii Karen · YURINO · Suda Anna · Washio Reina · Bando Nozomi · Sato Harumi · Ishii Anna · Yamaguchi Nonoka · Takebe Yuzuna
Former Members
Dream Sayaka · Erie · Shizuka · Aya · Ami
Happiness MIMU · Sugieda Mayu · MIYUU · Kawamoto Ruri
Flower Mizuno Erina · Muto Chiharu · Ichiki Kyoka · Fujii Shuuka · Shigetome Manami · Nakajima Mio
E-girls Oishi Miyuu · Vats Mira · Kizu Reina · Takeda Kyoka · Inagaki Rio (Rabbits) · Nakajima Momoka (Bunnies) · Hagio Misato (Rabbits) · Ikuta Risa (Rabbits) · Watanabe Marina (Rabbits) · Hanayama Mizuki (Rabbits)
Discography
Albums Studio Albums 1. Lesson 1 · 2. COLORFUL POP · 3. E.G. TIME · 4. E.G. CRAZY · 5. E.G. 11
Best Albums 1. E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-
Other Albums "E.G. TIME" non-stop mix Mixed by DJ Erie · HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~ SET LIST
Singles Singles 1. Celebration! · 2. One Two Three · 3. Follow Me · 4. THE NEVER ENDING STORY · 5. CANDY SMILE · 6. Gomennasai no Kissing You · 7. Kurukuru · 8. Diamond Only · 9. E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS- · 10. Odoru Ponpokorin · 11. Highschool♡love · 12. Mr.Snowman · 13. Anniversary!! · 14. Dance Dance Dance · 15. Merry×Merry Xmas★ · 16. E.G. summer RIDER · 17. Pink Champagne · 18. Go! Go! Let's Go! · 19. Love ☆ Queen · 20. Kitakaze to Taiyou · 21. Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta · 22. Pain, pain · 23. Cinderella Fit · 24. Bessekai
Digital Singles 1. Follow Me · 2. JUST IN LOVE · 3. Limited Collection · 4. Odoru Ponpokorin (TV Size) · 5. My Way · 6. Perfect World · 7. EG-ENERGY
DVD/Blu-ray Live Concerts 1. E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ · 2. E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~
Concerts / Tours
Tours 1. COLORFUL LAND · 2. COLORFUL WORLD · 3. E.G. SMILE · 4. E.G. 11 · 5. E-girls PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020
Concerts E-girls LIVE 2015 at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN · E.G.EVOLUTION
Concerts Featured In EXILE: EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ · HiGH&LOW THE LIVE
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
DANCE EARTH PARTY
Category · DANCE EARTH PARTY songs template
Members
Current Members EXILE ÜSA · EXILE TETSUYA · Dream Shizuka
Former Members EXILE NESMITH · Crystal Kay · Kobayashi Naoki · Sekiguchi Mandy · Dream Aya · Dream Ami · Dream Erie
Discography
Albums 1.
Singles 1. Inochi no Rhythm · 2. PEACE SUNSHINE · 3. BEAUTIFUL NAME · 4. DREAMERS' PARADISE · 5. NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~ · 6. POPCORN
Digital Singles 1. To The World · 2. HEART OF A LION · 3. WAVE
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Dream · EXILE · EXILE THE SECOND · Crystal Kay · Sandaime J Soul Brothers · GENERATIONS
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