For the past couple of years, Mai has done a lot of modeling projects and made guest MC appearances, but a lot of it hasn’t seemed like enough to update about (or I couldn’t find more information and forgot entirely). According to her Excel Human Agency page, she’s actually made guest appearances in quite a few shows! I’ll have to find them. Once I do, I’ll update about that.
Something pretty cool that Mai is a part of is MKT3 (MaiKurumiTommy). It looks like it’s just her with a couple of friends making dance music videos, but she appeared in this video, along with fellow member Kurumi:
It’s sort of funny that they filmed it partially in a McDonald’s, but it’s a cute video.
Mai also recently made a guest appearance on another YouTube Channel:
I worry about the company she keeps but I guess it’s fine if she’s having fun!
One of the bigger projects that Mai has kept up with is a band called ユイガドクソン [Yuigadokuson, they often shorten it to just Yuiga or Yuigadoku] which they have put into English as “I am the one and only”. I’ve held back on updating about this because there really hasn’t been a lot of information about them until recently and there are no song samples, live videos, etc.
The group consists of 4 girls: Mai (23), Yuho (19), Sakura (19), and Nonami (19). They’re currently an indie band, and a remake of a group from 2014. Here are their profiles (via artistbox):
岩崎 舞 / Mai Iwasaki
宮城乃奈実 / Nonami Miyagi
Nonami is a former member of Idol College.
床爪さくら / Sakura Tokotsume
Sakura is a former member of Idol College.
木戸優歩 / Yuho Kido
They currently have three songs in their set list:
- Grow into shinin’ stars (SweetS cover)
- Wow、 ラララ (a remake of an original Yuigadokuson song)
As I mentioned, there’s no video footage of them performing these yet, but they did recently post some live photos.
The most important thing is that Mai seems to really be having fun with this group. She seems to be her same old fun self and that’s refreshing to see. Here is a (very small) clip of her singing.
That’s all of the concrete news I have for now.