Mana Ashida (芦田 愛菜 Ashida Mana, born 23 June 2004) is a Japanese child actress, tarento and singer from Nishinomiya,Hyogo Prefecture.
Ashida's first appearance was in Asahi Broadcasting Corporation's ABC Short Movie 2, though she rose to prominence after acting in the television drama Mother. She became the youngest lead star in Japanese drama history when she starred in Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien. She was the youngest lead actress in a television serial drama by appearing in the serial drama Marumo no Okite in the spring of 2011. She also appeared in Japanese films such as Confessions and Usagi Drop.
Ashida and her co-actor Fuku Suzuki sang the 2011 hit song "Maru Maru Mori Mori", the theme song for the television dramaMarumo no Okite.
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