Mana Ashida
Mana Ashida

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Name: Mana Ashida
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Birth Day: June 23, 2004
Age: 16
Birth Place: Nishinomiya, Japan
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Mana Ashida

Mana Ashida was born on June 23, 2004 in Nishinomiya, Japan (16 years old). Mana Ashida is an Actor, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Mana Ashidanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She once had recurring television roles on Japanese series like Beautiful Rain, Mother and Marumo's Story.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020


Salary 2020

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Before Fame

She started her acting career at age six in the 2010 film Confessions.


Mana Ashida rose to fame when she starred in the popular drama Mother. She made her singing debut in the spring of 2011, when she and co-actor Fuku Suzuki sang the theme song for the drama Marumo no Okite, which they both starred in.


  1. Mana Ashida will release her second single ""ZuttoZutto Tomodachi" (literally "Continuously Friend") on May 16, 2012.


  • Under the Stars | Hoshi no Ko (2020) - Chihiro
  • Yamada Takayuki in 3D | Eiga Yamada Takayuki Suridi (2017)
  • The Round Table | Entaku (2014) - Kokko
  • Don't Lose Heart | Kujikenaide (2013) - Toyo Shibata (child)
  • Pacific Rim (2013) - Young Mako Mori
  • The Floating Castle | Nobo no Shiro (2012) - Chidori
  • Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess | Eiga Juerupetto: Suuītsu Dansu Purinsesu (2012) - Princess Mana (voice)
  • Liar Game: Reborn | Raia Gemu - Saisei - (2012) - Alice
  • Magic Tree House | Majiku Tsurihausu (2012) - Annie (voice)
  • Bunny Drop | Usagi Drop (2011) - Rin Kaga
  • Hankyu Railways - A 15-Minute Miracle | Hankyu Densha (2011) - Ami Hagiwara
  • Inu to Anata no Monogatari: Inu no Eiga (2011)
  • Ghost | Gosuto (2010)
  • Looking up at the Half-Moon| Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (2010) - Miku Natsume (Dr. Natsume's daughter)
  • Confessions | Kokuhaku (2010)

Drama Series

  • Mampuku | Manpuku (NHK / 2018-2019) - narrator
  • Takayuki Yamada's Festival de Cannes | Yamada Takayuki no Kannu Eigasai (TV Tokyo / 2017) - actor
  • Our House (Fuji TV / 2016) - Sakurako Ban
  • Tomorrow, Mom Won't Be Here | Ashita, Mama ga Inai (NTV / 2014) - Posuto
  • Ginnikan (NHK / 2014) - Maho (young)
  • Coloring Himura | Irodori Himura (TBS / 2012) - Tomo-chan (ep.6)
  • Beautiful Rain | Byutefuru Rein (Fuji TV / 2012) - Miu Kinoshita
  • Alice in Liar Game | Arisu in Raiagemu (Fuji TV / 2012) - Alice
  • Antarctica | Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idonda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~ (TBS / 2011) - Haruka Furutach
  • Hanazakari no Kimitachi e 2011 (Fuji TV / 2011) - Kaoru Sasakura (ep.1)
  • Marumo no Okite | The Tradition of Malmo (Fuji TV/2011) - Kaoru Sasakura
  • Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~ (NHK / 2011) - Young Lady Chacha
  • Mother (NTV /2010) - Reina Michiki
  • Legal Eagle, First Class | Tokujo Kabachi!! (TBS / 2010)

TV Movies

  • Hana-chan no Misoshiru (NTV / 2014) - Hana Yasutake
  • Toilet no Kamisama (TBS / 2011)
  • Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien (NTV / 2011) - Kanna Yamazaki

TV Show Theme Songs

  • Maru Maru Mori Mori! (Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook), theme song for Marumo no Okite


  • Best Newcomer ("Bunny Drop"/"Hankyu Railways - A 15-Minute Miracle") - 2011 (54th) Blue Ribbon Awards - January 24, 2012
  • Rookie of the Year ("Ghost") - 2011 (34th) Japan Academy Prize - February 18, 2011
  • 4th Tokyo Drama Awards: Special Award for Mother
  • 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer for Mother
  • 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Spring 2010): Best Supporting Actress for Mother

Biography Timeline


Ashida was born on 23 June 2004 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture and is an only child. She is commonly nicknamed Mana-chan, which is a combination of her given name and the Japanese honorific used when addressing children (-chan). Ashida revealed that she is a fan of K-pop group Kara. She loves cycling unicycles, and reads over 60 books per month.


Ashida made her debut appearance in Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Short Movie 2. Bokenmama in 2009. Her first film was the live-action film adaptation of the manga Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora in 2010. In the same year, she starred in the film Confessions, as Manami Moriguchi. She also appeared in the film Ghost: In Your Arms Again, a Japanese remake of the 1990 film Ghost. For her role in this film, she became one of the winners of the "Rookie of the Year" Award at the 34th Japan Academy Awards.


Ashida rose to prominence after appearing in the award-winning television drama Mother, as Reina Michiki, a young child abused by her mother. She won awards such as the Best Supporting Actress at the 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix and the Special Award at the 4th Tokyo Drama Awards for her role. At the age of 6, Ashida became the youngest lead actress in a Japanese television drama in the special television drama movie Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien in 2011. In the spring drama season, she became the youngest actress in a drama series when she starred in the television drama Marumo no Okite. She co-starred in this series with the then-6 years old actor Fuku Suzuki. The series received a viewership rating of 23.9% for its last episode, and an average rating of 15.48% for its entire run.

She made her singing debut with Suzuki. They sang Marumo no Okite's theme song, "Maru–Maru–Mori-Mori! (マル・マル・モリ・モリ!)", under the temporary group name of Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook (薫と友樹、たまにムック, Kaoru to Tomoki, tama ni mukku). This song, recorded into a single, was released on 25 May 2011 by Universal Music and debuted third on the Oricon charts, which made the duo the youngest group in history to achieve a top-10 position on the Oricon charts. The previous record was set by the group Kigurumi (キグルミ) in 2006. They also participated in the summer edition of the FNS Music Festival, which was broadcast on 6 August 2011 on the Fuji Television network. On 14 August 2011, Ashida appeared in the NHK music television program Music Japan with Suzuki, actress Nozomi Ohashi and actor Seishiro Kato. It was the first time all three appeared in the same show, in its segment entitled "MJ Summer Holidays: Children's Special".

In early 2011, Ashida appeared in several Japanese films, including Inu to Anata no Monogatari, and Hankyū Densha.

In October 2011, Ashida began co-hosting the NTV variety and talk show Meringue no Kimochi with the show's long-time hosts, Masami Hisamoto and Asako Ito. This made her the youngest regular host of a talk or variety show.

On 15 September 2011, it was announced that Ashida would make her solo music debut with Universal Music. She released her first single with them in October 2011, and her debut album in late 2011. The album contained songs that "Mama (Mana's mother) wants Mana-chan to sing". Her official profile on Universal Music's website was unveiled during the announcement. The single, a lively dance piece with a cheerful rhythm and similar to Maru–Maru–Mori-Mori!, was entitled "Sutekina Nichiyōbi: Gyu Gyu Good Day!" (ステキな日曜日~Gyu Gyu グッデイ!~). The single was released in Japan on 26 October 2011, and was used in a commercial for Seven & I Holdings Co. It debuted at the 4th position on the Oricon weekly charts. This made Mana Ashida the youngest solo artist to rank in the Oricon weekly TOP10 charts at 7 years and 4 months old, breaking the previous record of 13 years old set by Kumiko Goto in 1987.

Ashida's debut album, entitled Happy Smile!, was released in Japan on 23 November 2011. It debuted at the 8th position on the Oricon weekly charts, making Mana Ashida the youngest artist, at 7 years 5 months old, to have an album in the top 10 position. She beat the previous record of 13 years and 8 months set in 1974 by Canadian singer Rene Simard.


Ashida voiced the female lead character of Annie in the Japanese anime film adaptation of the Magic Tree House series in the first role in a 2012 film. She performed the theme song of the anime series Jewelpet Kira☆Deco!. The song, entitled "Zutto Zutto Tomodachi", was also used in the 2012 anime film Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess. Ashida also appeared in the film, as Princess Mana. The song was released as a single on 16 May 2012, and reached number 17 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Charts.

Ashida starred as Miu Kinoshita, the daughter of a single father who suffered from juvenile Alzheimer's disease, in Fuji Television's summer drama series Beautiful Rain. She also sang its theme song, entitled "Ame ni Negai o". Written by singer Yumi Matsutoya, Ame ni Negai o was the first drama theme song Mana performed solo. The single was released in Japan on 1 August 2012.

On 27 December 2012, she held her first solo concert at the Curian Shinagawa General Citizen Hall in Tokyo. Ashida made her Hollywood debut playing the role of young Mako Mori in the 2013 film Pacific Rim. She auditioned for the role in October 2011, when she reportedly impressed the judges with her rich expressiveness.


Ashida also appeared in a Celebrity Kids Edition of the Japanese version of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on January 2, 2013. She won the top prize, ¥1,000,000, and became the youngest top prize winner in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise.


In 2014, Ashida starred in the television series Ashita, Mama ga Inai as Post, a child abandoned at birth at a baby hatch. Her performance in this television series was highly regarded, with 50.8% of viewers expressing high satisfaction with her performance in a survey carried out by Oricon. In 2015, she starred in Rugged! as a 10-year-old company president in her first lead role in a NHK television drama.

Family Life

Mana was born and raised in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Mana Ashida is 18 years, 0 months and 7 days old. Mana Ashida will celebrate 19th birthday on a Friday 23rd of June 2023. Below we countdown to Mana Ashida upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

7th birthday - Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ashida Mana + Suzuki Fuku celebrate their 7th birthdays together

The cast of "Marumo no Okite" surprised child actors Suzuki Fuku and Ashida Mana with a birthday party on the 18th!The small celebra…

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