Thursday, February 9, 2012
Noriko Kijima (木嶋のりこ) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress.
Noriko was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan on March 22, 1988. She was one of the winners at the 2005 Seikore (制コレ) competition, short for Zenkoku Joshikousei Seifuku Collection (全国女子高生制服コレクション), a Japanese national contest for high-school girls modeling school uniforms and bikinis. She has since made a number of gravure videos.
In May 2006, at age eighteen, she appeared in Masato Tsujioka's award winning film Divide. That same year saw her playing a literal "living doll" in the Tetsuya Ikea produced Legend of the Doll. The Crystal Acids reviewer notes "The acting is fairly solid ... with Noriko Kijima proving that she is more than just a pretty face."
She also played the role of Yoshie, Ami's best friend, in Noboru Iguchi's 2008 cult gore film The Machine Girl and was the star of the short direct-to-video sequel Shyness Machine Girl.