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Haruna Kojima

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Haruna Kojima (小嶋 陽菜 Kojima Haruna, born April 19, 1988 in Urawa-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese actress, singer, and was a member of idol group AKB48 under Team A. She graduated from the group on April 19th, 2017.

  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Genres: J-pop
  • Role: Singer
  • Name: Haruna Kojima
  • Associated acts: AKB48 No3b
  • Born April 19, 1988 (age 27) Urawa-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (1988-04-19)
  • Occupation(s) Japanese Idol singer actress model
  • Years active 1998–2001, 2005–present
  • Labels King (AKB4) Epic (no3b)
  • Website http://www.ogipro.com/talent/kojima/index.html
  • Music groups AKB48 (Since 2005), No Sleeves (Since 2012)
  • Albums Kamikyokutachi, Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
  • TV shows Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku, Pon!, AKBINGO!, Majisuka Gakuen, Priceless, Coin Locker Monogatari
  • Movies Densen Uta, Gekijoban Shiritsu Bakaleya, Barairo no Buko
  • Similar People Minami Takahashi, Yuko Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Mayu Watanabe, Mariko Shinoda
Career

Kojima started her career as a member of Angel Eyes, an idol group under Stardust Promotion. After Angel Eyes disbanded in 2001, she remained in contract with Stardust, but later switched to Ogi Production.

Kojima participated in the first AKB48 audition in July 2005, which she passed along with 23 other participants, because the application was just taking a self-image by a mobile phone and e-mail it, and assuming that she “could take 10-time prettier one, and just sent”. Although she voluntarily applied for the audition and passed, she was still looking at then-AKB48 project in a suspicious way, and tried to skip the very first dancing lesson because of her then-part-time job, but eventually participated it in response to the persuasion by Tomonobu Togasaki, Manager of AKB48 Theater.

The group made their debut in December of the same year, and Kojima was assigned as one of the 20 members of Team A; the number later dropped down to 16 but Kojima remained as a member.

In the past few years, she had made several appearances on television with the group, and is the only member to participate on all A-sides of the group’s singles (except Eien Pressure) since the beginning of AKB48, making her one of the most visible figures in the group.

Kojima made her first appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists of the year are invited, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.

Since 2007, Kojima has been actively exploring a possible acting career, and has made several appearances in a number of dramas and movies. Her first lead role came in the drama Coin Locker Monogatari (コインロッカー物語, literally Coin Locker Story), which was filmed and aired in early 2008. Additionally, Kojima made her first appearance on the silver screen in the horror movie Densen Uta (伝染歌), along with several fellow AKB48 members. The group has also made brief appearance at the beginning of the movie in a live performance.

She was transferred from Team A to become a member of Team B during reshuffling of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.

On September 18, 2013, AKB48 announced Kojima to be the center of the group’s 33rd single, “Heart Electric”.

In 2015, she and Yuki Kashiwagi were the center performers for the AKB48 single “Green Flash”.

In AKB48’s general election for 2016, under the name Nyan Nyan Kamen (にゃんにゃん仮面, literally Meow Meow Masked), Kojima finished 16th with 40,071 votes. During the results event on June 18, 2016, she announced that she would be leaving from the group. She said that she had thought about doing it two years ago, but the timing wasn’t right especially given the handshake incident in 2014. She said that she was 28 and wanted to take the next step to become an adult woman. In 2017, she was announced as the center performer for AKB48’s 47th single “Shoot Sign”, released in March 2017. It marked her first center performance since “Green Flash” two years ago, and her third center performance on an AKB48 single overall. After her graduation concert “Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~” (こじまつり~小嶋陽菜感謝祭~, literally Kojima Festival ~ Kojima Haruna Thanksgiving ~) on February 21-22, 2017, she performed at the AKB48 theatre for the last time, on her birthday, on April 19, 2017.

Personal Life

She dropped out of high school at the age of 16 due to school regulation which does not allow students to work in the entertainment industry, but managed to re-enroll to another school and graduate later.

Filmography

Kojima started her career as a member of Angel Eyes, an idol group under Stardust Promotion. After Angel Eyes disbanded in 2001, she remained in contract with Stardust, but later switched to Ogi Production.

Kojima participated in the first AKB48 audition in July 2005, which she passed along with 23 other participants, because the application was just taking a self-image by a mobile phone and e-mail it, and assuming that she “could take 10-time prettier one, and just sent”. Although she voluntarily applied for the audition and passed, she was still looking at then-AKB48 project in a suspicious way, and tried to skip the very first dancing lesson because of her then-part-time job, but eventually participated it in response to the persuasion by Tomonobu Togasaki, Manager of AKB48 Theater.

The group made their debut in December of the same year, and Kojima was assigned as one of the 20 members of Team A; the number later dropped down to 16 but Kojima remained as a member.

In the past few years, she had made several appearances on television with the group, and is the only member to participate on all A-sides of the group’s singles (except Eien Pressure) since the beginning of AKB48, making her one of the most visible figures in the group.

Kojima made her first appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists of the year are invited, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.

Since 2007, Kojima has been actively exploring a possible acting career, and has made several appearances in a number of dramas and movies. Her first lead role came in the drama Coin Locker Monogatari (コインロッカー物語, literally Coin Locker Story), which was filmed and aired in early 2008. Additionally, Kojima made her first appearance on the silver screen in the horror movie Densen Uta (伝染歌), along with several fellow AKB48 members. The group has also made brief appearance at the beginning of the movie in a live performance.

She was transferred from Team A to become a member of Team B during reshuffling of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.

On September 18, 2013, AKB48 announced Kojima to be the center of the group’s 33rd single, “Heart Electric”.

In 2015, she and Yuki Kashiwagi were the center performers for the AKB48 single “Green Flash”.

In AKB48’s general election for 2016, under the name Nyan Nyan Kamen (にゃんにゃん仮面, literally Meow Meow Masked), Kojima finished 16th with 40,071 votes. During the results event on June 18, 2016, she announced that she would be leaving from the group. She said that she had thought about doing it two years ago, but the timing wasn’t right especially given the handshake incident in 2014. She said that she was 28 and wanted to take the next step to become an adult woman. In 2017, she was announced as the center performer for AKB48’s 47th single “Shoot Sign”, released in March 2017. It marked her first center performance since “Green Flash” two years ago, and her third center performance on an AKB48 single overall. After her graduation concert “Kojimatsuri ~ Kojima Haruna Kanshasai ~” (こじまつり~小嶋陽菜感謝祭~, literally Kojima Festival ~ Kojima Haruna Thanksgiving ~) on February 21-22, 2017, she performed at the AKB48 theatre for the last time, on her birthday, on April 19, 2017.

Awards

  • 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2011): Best Supporting Actress for Ikemen desu ne
Filmography

Movies
Dramas
Discography

Singles with AKB48

Hinako Sano 佐野 ひなこ

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Hinako Sano (佐野 ひなこ Sano Hinako, born October 13, 1994, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress, model, and gravure idol who is affiliated with Horipro.

Biography

Before becoming an actress, Sano was a magazine model. She appeared in the photo collection Hare Nochi Tsuintēru, and served as a model in After School Tails. She was nominated in the Horipro Scout Caravan 2012 contest. Although Sano missed the Grand Prix, she was associated with Horipro.

In March 2013, she graduated from Tama University Meguro High School. In April, Sano went on to attend a university.

In July 13, 2013, she appeared in Weekly Young Magazine (Kodansha) which marked her debut in gravure. In August 2014, Sano became an exclusive Beauty Muse of Vivi.

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Profile
  • Name: Hinako Sano
  • Japanese: 佐野ひなこ (さの ひなこ)
  • Born: October 13, 1994
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Blood Type:
Movies
  • A Cherry Boy’s Love | Sakuranbo no Koi (2018)
  • Gyoza You Can Kiss | Kiss Dekiru Gyoza (2018) – Mari Kurahashi
  • Saki (2017) – Takako Kubota
  • Tankentai no Eiko (2015) – Tamaki Akada (assistant director)
Drama Series
  • Lovely Unlovely | Jinsei ga Tanoshiku Naru Shiawase no Housoku (NTV-YTV / 2019) – Moe Kamoshida
  • Code: M (TV Tokyo / 2017) – Mikako Kogure
  • Thrill!: The Black Chapter | Kuro no Sho (NHK / 2017) – Chikako Shinohara
  • Thrill!: The Red Chapter | Aka no Sho (NHK / 2017) – Chikako Shinohara
  • Ten Dark Women | Kuroi Junin no Onna (YTV-NTV / 2016) – Ayano Fumisaka
  • A Girl & Three Sweethearts | Sukina Hito ga Iru Koto (Fuji TV / 2016) – Mikako Okuda
  • Siren | Sairen (Fuji TV-KTV / 2015) – Ai
  • Death Note | Desu Noto (NTV / 2015) – Misa Amane
  • Hell Teacher Nube | Jigoku Sensei Nube (NTV / 2014) – Miki Hosokawa
  • Water Polo Yankees | Suikyu Yankisu (Fuji TV / 2014) – Michiko Shibata
  • Addicted to Mystery | Watashi no Kirai na Tantei (TV Asahi / 2014) – Yuki Konno (ep.1)
  • Giga Tokyo Toy Box | Dai Tokyo Toi Bokkusu (TV Tokyo / 2014) – ep.1, 11
  • Koibumi Biyori (NTV / 2014) – Meike (ep.9)
  • TV Movies
  • Wedding Bells For The Otaku? | Demo, Kekkon Shitai! ~ BL Mangaka no Kojirase Konkatsuki (KTV-Fuji TV / 2017) – Kiriko Tachibana

Fumika Baba 馬場 ふみか

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Fumika Baba (馬場 ふみか Baba Fumika, born June 21, 1995, in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actress and model who is represented by the talent agency Name Management.

Biography

Baba’s skills are ballet and juggling.

She was scouted on a local street when she was in high school, and started working as a model for the local free newspaper, Niigata Bishōjo Zukan.

Baba later belonged with other junior high school students in the kids troupe, Apricot, and later appeared at a local stage. Her acting debut was in the film Puzzle, in 2014. Baba yearned for the actress Fumi Nikaidō.

Her television drama debut was in Kamen Rider Drive as the enemy, Medic.

Baba’s cousin is poet Megumi Baba.

Filmography

Galley

Reon Kadena かでな れおん

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Reon Kadena (かでな れおん Kadena Reon), also known as Leon Kadena or Minamo Kusano, is a Japanese glamour model and actress.

Life and career

Kadena was born in Osaka Prefecture on February 19, 1986. The former gravure idol had her first collection of nude photos published at age eighteen by Asahi Press in the photobook Naked Reon (はだかのれおん) in June 2004. Kadena also appeared in a number of glamour videos including the September 2005 Reon Style (レオンスタイル) released by Geneon Entertainment

In July 2005, Kadena made her theatrical debut in the erotic drama Piikan Fūfu. Three years later in June 2008, she co-starred with fellow gravure idol Yuuri Morishita in the Toei comedy Secret Undercover Agent: Wild Cats in Strip Royale as secret agents Honey and Bunny who investigate strange incidents beyond the abilities of the regular police.

Kadena also appeared in a number of television dramas including being part of the regular cast for the TV Asahi action-mystery series Maid Deka (メイド刑事) which was broadcast in 11 episodes from June to September 2009. In 2010 she played the role of Eren Komori (小森絵漣) in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core, an installment in the long-running Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu films.

Filmography

DVDs

  • Tri Puru H (2004, under the name Minamo Kusano)
  • Leon (2004)
  • Girl’s Desire (2004) – also known as ‘Gravure Idol’
  • Virginity (2005)
  • Reon Style (2005)
  • Make You Happy (2006)
  • My Reflection (2006)
  • Memories (2006) – also known as ‘Champion Gold Selection’
  • Dream Planet (2007)

Films

  • Piikan Fūfu (ピーカン夫婦) (July 2005)
  • God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand (神の左手 悪魔の右手 “Kami no hidarite akuma no migite) (July 2006)
  • The Making of Dark Fantasy (December 2006) [Documentary]
  • Secret Undercover Agent: Wild Cats in Strip Royale (秘密潜入捜査官 ワイルドキャッツ in ストリップ ロワイアル Himitsu sennyū sōsakan wairudokyattsu in sutorippu rowaiaru) (June 2008)
  • Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core (December 2010)
  • Ichijiku no mori (無花果の森) (June 2014)
  • The Pinkie (さまよう小指 Samayou Koyubi) (September 2014)

Television

  • Kamen Rider Ghost as Alia

Videogames

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as Herself/Model

Kadena was also one of many models featured in “Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater” many models have appeared in the series, this has been almost a motif throughout the games. This Videogame came out in 2004.

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Yuko Ogura 小倉 優子

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Yuko Ogura (小倉 優子 Ogura Yūko, born November 1, 1983 in Mobara, Chiba) is a Japanese gravure idol and model who typically aimed for the cute, innocent schoolgirl look prior to her 2011 marriage. She is represented by Platinum Production.

History

Ogura regularly, if not entirely seriously, claims to be one “Princess Apple-Momoka” (りんごももか姫) of the apple-shaped planet Korin. This is apparently an in-joke dating back to her middle school days. Having an alternate name was trendy at one point, and one of her friends told her that she looked like a Momoka. She liked the name and still uses it today.[citation needed]

She is known outside Japan for her song “Onna no Ko ♡ Otoko no Ko” (オンナのコ♡オトコのコ, “Girls ♡ Boys”) which is the ending theme of the anime School Rumble. Ogura’s fame as a model has also spread beyond Japan and she was named as one of the “7 most irresistibly cute Japanese idols” by the Thailand version of FHM magazine in 2010.

Personal Life

She married Isao Kikuchi on October 10, 2011, in Hawaii. In March 2017, Ogura announced that she and Kikuchi were divorcing.In December 2018 she had married for the second time.

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Japanese Actress – Saaya Irie

Biography

Saaya Irie (born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and singer.

Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. In addition to her modeling work she has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs.

She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.

Irie was born in Kitakyushu , Fukuoka , Japan. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol , making her debut at age 11.

Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. In October 2015, Saaya released her 12th photobook, and appeared in 42 solo gravure idol DVDs through 2016 ………. MORE
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