Mana Ashida is a Japanese child actress, host, model and singer from Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. She is currently represented by JobbyKids.
Mana Ashida first acted Asahi Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC Short Movie 2, though she rose to prominence only after she starred in the popular television drama Mother. She later became the youngest lead star in Japanese drama history when she starred in the special drama Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien. She is also the youngest lead actress when she starred in a television serial drama when she acted in the serial drama Marumo no Okite on the spring of 2011. Furthermore, she starred in Japanese films such as Confessions and Usagi Drop.
In addition, Mana Ashida and her co-actor Suzuki Fuku sang the 2011 hit song Maru Maru Mori Mori, the theme song for the television drama Marumo no Okite.
Mana Ashida revealed that she looks up to the K-pop group Kara. Another interest of hers is reading, and she reads over 60 books in one month.
Universal Music Japan: http://www.universal-music.co.jp/ashida-mana
DD Project: http://www.universal-music.co.jp/ddp/