Can GP Maika was previously known as "Can Maika", however, was made to change her name in March 2018 due to losing the team competition during the 2018 WACK Audition Boot Camp.
Kaminaga Maika first debuted as an idol in 2012, when she joined Shibuya DOMINION as a founding member and captain. She released multiple singles with the group before graduating in June of 2016.
Her father was a kenkyuuin (BiS fan) and encouraged her to audition to WACK groups. She auditioned for BiS and BiSH but didn't pass the documents stage. GANG PARADE was her 3rd time auditioning for WACK, she sang a song from Matsuura Aya and made dance improvisation.
In GANG PARADE she started as the "perfect idol" character and was considered to be the group savior when she joined. Later she changed her character, being more sexy for example, to show her true self and thus became the focus of a lot of short stories the group does during their lives. It became a practice to have her put a stocking in her head and perform WE ARE the IDOL like that.
When Kamiya Saki went to BiS and Aya Eight Prince joined GANG PARADE during the rental trade, she became the main responsible for the choreographies.
She had her name changed from Can Maika to Can GP Maika after the 2018 WACK Audition Boot Camp, when she participated as a mentor and competed with other WACK members for points. Whoever got last would have their name changed, that's when she had the GP added, meaning she would carry GANG PARADE's name forever.
In July 2018, she was added to the shuffle unit, HOLY SHiTS.
Personal Life Edit
When she was a child she did dance and gymnastics and loved being in front of other people. She also learned piano but quit because she couldn't stay still just sitting. During elementary school she also did cheerleading.
GANG PARADE: Edit
- [2016.11.08] Barely Last
- [2017.11.21] GANG PARADE takes themselves higher!!
- [2018.12.11] LAST GANG PARADE
- [2016.12.27] Plastic 2 Mercy (2016)
- [2017.04.25] FOUL
- [2017.07.25] Beyond the Mountain
- [2018.02.20] BREAKING THE ROAD
- [2018.05.29] GANG 2
- [2018.09.11] CAN'T STOP
- [2019.04.17] BRAND NEW PARADE
HOLY SHiTS: Edit
- [2018.07.26] WACK is SHiT
Shibuya Dominion: Edit
- [2015.09.29] JUMP!!!
- [2013.04.02] Give Me Up!!!
- [2013.07.30] Tokimeki Lover (トキメキラヴァー)
- [2014.09.16] Happy Poppy!!
- [2015.06.03] Party Friends / OVERLIGHT (ぱーてぃふれんず / OVERLIGHT)
- [2016.05.24] Amber Dawn Bokura wa Koko Kara Aruki Dasu (Amber Dawn 僕らはここから歩き出す)
- [2017.12.06] WACK & SCRAMBLES WORKS (Tracks #3 and #4)
- IDOL AND READ 015 solo interview (release 6/27/2018)
Lyricist Credits: Edit
- Close your eyes
- Maika's original stage name (pronounced "Kyan Maika") is likely derived from her nickname as a member of Shibuya Dominion, "Maikyan".
- Her father is a Yamamachi Miki oshi, but he likes GANG PARADE as a whole and takes group chekis every time.
- During high school when she was part of the dance club, even though she would be one of the 10 selected among 50 members, she didn't participate in any tournament because her grades were bad.
- She would go to karaoke 3 or 4 times in a week.
- Her father and sister are Hello! Project fans so she likes Hello! Project since kindergarten. Her oshimen is Ikuta Erina from Morning Musume. 16'.
- Her twitter display name is "Can GP Unchi" (キャン・GP・ウンチ) between September and October 2018. After she went back to her normal name, MAHO EMPiRE took the Unchi name.