Showing posts with label actress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label actress. Show all posts

Friday, March 23, 2012

Chihiro Hara - 原千尋

Chihiro Hara (原千尋) is a multiple award-winning Japanese adult video (AV) performer.

Chihiro Hara was born on May 22, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut in adult videos in November 2004 with the S1 No. 1 Style studio in New Face x Semen. Her debut was part of the first group of videos simultaneously released by the newly formed company. At the 2004 Moodyz Awards held in December 2004, Hara won the Special Actress Award given by S1.

By August 2005, Hara was performing with Moodyz and in September of that year appeared in Moodyz's elaborate costume drama A Queendom of Eros with five other actresses. The video, directed by KINGDOM, took the top prize Moodyz Award at the 2005 Moodyz Awards. Hara acted in several more Moodyz videos in 2005 and 2006 including the sequel A Queendom of Eros: Last Chater in February 2006. During this period, Hara also starred in a softcore V-Cinema production, Hitoduma Chikan (Hi) Gekijou Itazura (人妻・痴漢(秘)劇場?), with Shinobu Rei & Minami Mizuhara, which was released March 10, 2006.

S1 and Moodyz are both companies in the large Hokuto Corporation and when a new Hokuto company, V, was started in October 2006, Hara was one of the actresses at the launch party at a store in Akihabara and she performed in one of the company's inaugural videos, Chihiro Hara And Having Plenty Of Sex And Kissing, released on October 1, 2006.

At the 2007 AV Open contest, Hara was featured in two prize-winning videos from two different companies. In the main competition, she appeared in the 3rd Place Award winner, Dream School 11, part of the popular Moodyz series. She was also one of the co-stars, along with Hotaru Akane and Sakura Sakurada, in the Challenge Stage 1st Place winner, Anal Splash Thick Lesbian United!, directed by Captain Ehara from the Cross studio.[10] Hara was again recognized in the successor to the AV Open, the 2008 AV Grand Prix, where her video with six other actresses and actor Ken Shimizu, Shimiken's Private 7 FUCK, won the Best Miscellaneous Video award. Also in 2007, Hara released two "uncensored" videos without the usual mosaic censoring of the genitals found in all Japanese videos and films.

Hara was for much of her career one of the most popular AV actresses in Japan ranking #43 for the last half of 2005 in the DMM website's listing of the top 100 actresses by DVD sales, then reaching #14 in the first half of 2006, #30 for the last half of 2006, and then breaking into the top ten with a #3 ranking for the first half of 2007.

Chihiro is a lovely Asian model. She has a lovely body and long dark hair that makes her look like a young teen. She likes the attention and the chance to show off for the photographers who come in.

She has gotten quite a few jobs this way and figures at least it is exposure. She has some really nice nudes that she keeps in her portfolio and she will happily show them off to you if you ask her. She has some on the walls in the club she works in too but she is in costume so it is hard to tell if it is her. She has many boyfriends and some of them will come in and watch her work at night. This is ok unless they get jealous and start problems with the customers, which happens once in a while and then we have to throw them out! When this happens she hides in the kitchen while her rowdy guy is sent home so she doesn´t get into the arguements too. That happened once and she ripped her uniform and everyone saw more of her than she wanted them to!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eiko Koike - 小池栄子

Birthday : November 20, 1980
Birth Place : Tokyo, Japan
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio.
Blood Type : O
Height : 166cm
Weight : 50kg
Measurement : B91cm:W59cm:H87cm

Eiko Koike (小池栄子 Koike Eiko, born November 20, 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol. Outside of Japan, her best-known work is the film 2LDK. She has worked as a ringside commentator and spokesperson for Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships from 2000 to 2006.

Recently, she has been making appearances for the comedic HUSTLE wrestling promotion supporting her husband, Wataru Sakata, and the New Generation HUSTLE Army as Yosei (妖精) which means "Fairy" in Japanese. She helped her husband gain an upset victory against the seemingly unstoppable wrestling cyborg, The Esperanza when she deflected one of his "spirit gun" bolts back at him. At the 2009 Yokohama Film Festival, Koike was given the Best Actress award for her performance in the film Seppun.

Eiko Koike is a former bikini model who has now become a mainstream TV actress and commercials model. This Tokyo native is currently signed to the Yellow-Cab talent agency and is best known (aside from her bikini photos) for her role in the movie 2LDK and her promotion of the mixed martial arts organisation PRIDE Fighting Championships. She has done 7 TV series and appeared on a Nissin TV commercial . Unfortunately, a hot bikini model who likes martial arts cannot be single and she is currently dating wrestler Watura Sakata, so any guys interested in her will have to get past him first!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Emi Kobayashi - 小林 恵美

Emi Kobayashi (小林 恵美 Kobayashi Emi, born January 1, 1983) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is from Tokyo, and belongs to the show-business production Suns Entertainment. She belonged to Yellow Cab before 2004. She portrayed the hostess who became a nun named Saori in Lion-Maru G.

Kobayashi graduated from Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School. As a freshman there, she was in the swimming club. She later earned a degree in management at Aoyama Gakuin University. When she belonged to Yellow Cab Kobayashi was a member of R.C.T. She was a defender for the futsal team Carezza, having uniform number 3.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hitomi Kitamura - 北村ひとみ

Name: Hitomi Kitamura (北村ひとみ)
DOB: 1985.07.16
Place of Birth: Saitama, Japan
Blood Type: A
Height: 152cm
Weight - ?
Measurements: B.94 W.59 H.94
Skills: Piano, Flute , Singing
Favorite Food: Mango Pudding
Favorite Sport: Volleyball
Likes: Kinds men who follow their dreams

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Noriko Kijima - 木嶋のりこ

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kie Kitano - 北乃 きい

Name: Kitano Kie / Kitano Kii
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthdate: 1991-Mar-15
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Height: 158cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Pieces
Blood type: O
Talent agency: Foster

Kie Kitano is a singer, gravure idol and an actress in Japan. She is signed with the Foster agency.

Kitano is a former member of the celebrity girls futsal team Miss Magazine. In 2005, Kitano won a Miss Magazine Award, becoming the youngest (age 14) to receive that award.

In 2007, Kitano was chosen for the first time star in the drama Life. To properly portray her character, Kitano saved up and bought every volume of the manga on which the drama is based. With Kofuku no Shokutaku, she has won 31st Japan Academy Award in the New Actor category. In February 2008, she has also won the 29th Yokohama Film Festival with the same film.

After acting in Life and Kofuku no Shokutaku, she was chosen to appear in the promotional video for the single released on October 10, 2007 by Little. Between December 2007 and January 2008, she was chosen as the third cheering manager for Japan's High School Soccer Tournament, following Maki Horikita and Yui Aragaki.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Waka Inoue - 井上 和香

Waka Inoue (井上 和香, born May 13, 1980) is a Japanese idol, tarento and actress. She was born in Meguro, Tokyo as Naoko Aramura (新村 直子). Her mother is former actress Kyoko Saga.

Waka's main claim to fame in the tarento circles is her bustline. Although she moved away from bikini modeling as her primary work in 2006, she has continued to pose for annual calendars through 2010.

She also worked as a female guest announcer/interviewer for K-1 in 2006, after replacing Norika Fujiwara.

Yui Ichikawa - 市川 由衣

Yui Ichikawa (市川 由衣, born 10 February 1986), is an actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. She is also known by her nickname, Yui-nyan.

As an actress she has appeared in several dramas (doramas), and in recent years she has concentrated more on her film career. She played a minor role in the movie Ju-on: The Grudge and reprised her character for a bigger role in the sequel, Ju-on: The Grudge 2.

She has recently portrayed Nana Komatsu (Hachi) in the film adaptation of the famous manga Nana, and on December 18, 2006, Ichikawa and co-star Mika Nakashima came to New York City for the International Premier of NANA 2 at the IFC Center.

She has also tried to pursue her own music career, but hasn't released any new singles or albums since 2004.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Maki Horikita - 堀北 真希

Maki Horikita (堀北 真希) (born October 6, 1988 in Kiyose,Tokyo, Japan,) is a Japanese actress and endorser. She debuted in 2003 as aU-15 idol and has since starred in Japanese television dramas, television andmagazine advertisements, and movies.

Horikita is the eldest of three girls. Known to be boyish asa child, Horikita enjoyed playing basketball and baseball as well as mock gamesof Dragon Ball Z with boys. Despite her boyishness, Horikita looked up to hermother. This was revealed when she appeared in an episode of KAT-TUN'snow-defunct variety show, Cartoon KAT-TUN where she mentioned that she likedimitating her mother when she was younger.

In junior high school, Horikita served as the vice-presidentof her school's student council and the vice-captain of the basketball club. Inclass, she was dubbed "The Boss of 3-C” in recognition of her status asthe class representative. As she became more active in the entertainmentindustry, she had to put her club and council activities on hold. Being unable tomeet her many commitments, she finally withdrew from her extracurricularactivities, concentrating solely on completing her high school education anddeveloping her career in show business.

Apart from modeling for photobooks, Horikita started as aprint and television endorser in 2003. She is best remembered for hertelevision commercials for Fujifilm (where she appeared alongside Japanese idolTomoya Nagase) and Lotte. In 2008, she was chosen as the endorser of Honda CarsJapan's STEP WGN. She is also a staple image endorser for Suntory and NTTDoCoMo. In 2008, Nihon Monitor recognized Horikita as one of Japan's topendorsers during its annual Most Popular Personality in TV CMs.

Horikita had appeared in several drama series and moviessince 2003, but it was her roles in Densha Otoko and Nobuta wo Produce thatopened more doors of opportunity for her. Her promising portrayal of thetitular character in Nobuta wo Produce won her a Best Supporting Actress awardfrom Japan's Television Academy Awards. It was also around this time that shewon the Newcomer Award from Japan Academy Awards for her role as a studentapprentice in Always: Sunset on Third Street.

In the following year, she won her second Best SupportingActress award from the Television Academy Awards for her role in Kurosagi.Months later, she was given the lead role for Teppan Shoujo Akane and the roleof a bully who is behind a class rebellion in the drama series Seito Shokun!where she co-starred with her agency senior Rina Uchiyama. She was also cast inthe horror movie, One Missed Call: Final, the last installment of the OneMissed Call franchise with agency colleague and best friend Meisa Kuroki andSouth Korean actor Jang Geun-suk.

Soon after, Horikita achieved her first Best Actress awardfor her role as Mizuki Ashiya in the Japanese drama adaptation of thegender-bender manga Hana-Kimi, or Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. In the same yearthat Hana Kimi was filmed, Horikita also starred in the Taiga drama Atsuhimewith Aoi Miyazaki. Simultaneously, she played the lead character who hasmultiple personality disorder in the suspense movie Tokyo Shōnen and reprisedher role as a student apprentice in Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi, the sequelto her breakthrough movie. Horikita's exceptional work was recognized by VogueNippon in which she was identified as one of the eleven Women of the Year for2007.

On October of the following year, she was once again seen ontelevision opposite Yuzu's lead vocalist Yujin Kitagawa, leading the cast ofFuji TV's golden time slot in the drama Innocent Love.Towards the end of theyear, she had been cast as Naomi, the female protagonist of Dareka ga Watashini Kiss wo Shite or DareKiss (based on Gabrielle Zevin's popular novel,"Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac") a Hollywood-Japan collaboration filmdirected by internationally acclaimed director and self-confessed Japaneseculture fanatic, Hans Canosa. (2007).

As soon as the filming for DareKiss ended, Horikita had goneon to appear in two television dramas, Atashinchi no Danshi in 2009 as anadoptive mother of six young men (played by Jun Kaname and Mukai Osamu amongothers) and Tokujo Kabachi!! in 2010 as an administrative scrivener oppositeArashi's Sho Sakurai.

Come January 2011, Horikita starred in the movie adaptationof Byakuyakou, a widely read novel that was adapted into a television drama in2006 starring Haruka Ayase and Takayuki Yamada. Produced by WOWOW FILMS, themovie was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama category. In thesummer of 2011, Horikita led the cast of a family drama called Umareru.

Horikita was one of the six young female hosts of the radioshow, GIRLS LOCKS!, a sub-portion of the Japanese radio program, SCHOOL OFLOCKS! from the radio network tfm. She usually provides book recommendations toher listeners and calls selected letter-senders to discuss the questions theywrote in their letters. Her stint was at ten in the evening, every third orfourth week of the month. Other hosts of this radio show include Yui Aragaki,Chiaki Kuriyama, Nana Eikura and Kii Kitano. She graduated from the program onMay 2009.

Horikita had also ventured the world of voice acting,debuting as an anime seiyu for one of the characters in Nobita and the GreenGiant Legend 2008. Her most prominent voice acting stint was when she providedthe voice for Luke, a character from the video game series, Professor Laytonseries.

Early 2009, she had also dubbed a character from the Belgian3D animated movie Nat's Space Adventure 3D/Fly Me to the Moon. She provided theJapanese voice of the protagonist, a young male fly who was determined toexplore outer space.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mikie Hara - 原 幹恵

Mikie Hara (原 幹恵, born 3 July 1987 in Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress who stars in Cutie Honey: The Live as the lead role of Honey Kisaragi/Cutie Honey.

According to Japanese company Oscar Promotion, Hara has worked in many TV roles, and has appeared in many DVD videos, several commercials, and several mooks. Cutie Honey: The Live is her first leading role in a drama. In 2009, Hara competed in the eighth Kunoichi obstacle course competition, but was eliminated in the second round of play.

Mikie is one of the leading gravure models/idols. She has starred in Cutie Honey, the live series, as well as the movies Drift 3, The Last Mail series, and currently Jyouou.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ayumi Hamasaki - 浜崎 あゆみ

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ, born October 2, 1978) is aJapanese singer-songwriter, record producer, model, lyricist, and actress. Alsocalled "Ayu" by her fans, Hamasaki has been dubbed the "Empressof Pop" because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan andthroughout Asia. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen topursue a career in entertainment. In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO MaxMatsuura, she released a string of modestly selling singles that concluded withher 1999 debut album A Song for ××. The album debuted atop the Oricon chartsand stayed there for four weeks, establishing her popularity in Japan.

Hamasaki's constantly changing image and tight control overher artistry has helped her popularity extend across Asia; music and fashiontrends she has started have spread to countries such as China, Singapore,Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. She has appeared in or lent her songs to manyadvertisements and television commercials. Though she originally supported theexploitation of her popularity for commercial purposes, she later reconsideredand eventually opposed her status as an Avex "product".

Since her 1998 debut with the single "Poker Face",Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records in Japan, making her the best sellingsolo singer in Japanese history and ranking her among the best-selling singersin the country. As a female singer, Hamasaki holds several domestic records forher singles, such as the most number-one hits overall by a female artist, themost consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist, the highest sales, and themost million-sellers. Since 1999, Hamasaki has had at least one single each yeartopping the charts (except 2011, which she released a mini-album, Five, withoutany singles).  Hamasaki is the firstfemale singer to have eight studio albums since her debut to top the Oricon andthe first artist to have a number-one album for 13 consecutive years since herdebut.

Hamasaki's influence goes beyond music; she is oftenconsidered a fashion icon and trend-setter, a status attributed to her tightcontrol over her image. Besides her frequent appearances in fashion magazines,such as Vivi, Popteen, and Cawaii!, Hamasaki has often been lauded for hertrendy choices in apparels and accessories; Oricon has repeatedly named her the"Most Fashionable Female Artist". Many aspects of Japan'sfashions—including clothing, hair, nails, and accessories—have in some way beeninfluenced by her. As with her music, trends Hamasaki started have spread toAsian countries as Taiwan, China, and Singapore. Among the trends Hamasaki hasstarted are hime-kei (a look inspired by the fashions of 18th century French aristocracy)and chapatsu; she has also heavily influenced the kogal subculture. Hamasaki'sconstantly changing image is apparent not only in her fashion photo shoots andcommercial endorsements but also in her record covers, an element she considersessential in conveying her message. She has portrayed herself as a vine-clad"peace muse" or "Greek goddess" (on her album I Am...), asa "twenty-first-century Joan of Arc" (for her single "Free &Easy"), and as a "funky Lolita". Though Hamasaki has portrayedherself in earlier releases as a "girl next door", she has adopted amore sexualized image since the release of Loveppears. The covers for recordsincluding Loveppears, I Am..., and Rainbow feature Hamasaki in states ofpartial nudity, for which she has generated controversy. Hamasaki also garneredcriticism after she modeled bra for lingerie manufacturer Wacoal, though mostof the criticism alleged that Hamasaki was only trying to "playcatch-up" with Kumi Koda, who gained popularity for her overtly sexual image.

Hamasaki has accepted offers by numerous brands to endorsetheir products. Throughout her career under Avex, she has promoted productsthat ranged from electronics (Tu-Ka cell phones and Panasonic) to various snackfoods. Among the products she has advertised on television are the Honda Creascooter, Kosé cosmetics, Mister Donut donuts, and Boss coffee. As well asserving as background music for television advertisements, some of Hamasaki'ssongs have been used as themes for video games, television shows and motionpictures, such as Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, InuYasha, Shinobi: Heart UnderBlade and Tales of Xillia. Although Hamasaki initially supported theexploitation of her popularity for commercial purposes, saying that it was"necessary that she is viewed as a product", she eventually opposedAvex's decision to market her as a "product rather than a person".

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kyoko Fukada - 深田 恭子

Kyoko Fukada (深田 恭子, born November 2, 1982, in Tokyo, Japan) is an actress and singer. In Japan, her name is sometimes contracted to the nickname Fukakyon. She won the award for Best Actress at the Yokohama Film Festival for Kamikaze Girls.

Fukada Kyoko debuted in 1997 with her first appearance in the television drama Sore ga Kotae da! as Kazune. Fukada appeared in her first movie Ring 2 as Kanae Sawaguchi in 1999 and in later in School Day of the Dead, released in 2000, and Dolls, released in 2002, as Haruna. Fukada is also a J-pop singer and her debut single "The Last Fruit" led to her album Dear, both released in 1999.