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Yui Aragaki

Yui Aragaki is a Japanese idol, model, actress, singer, seiyū and occasional radio show host. She is most well-known for her role in the 2007 movie "Koizora" (also known as "Sky of Love") which was a box office hit. Yui Aragaki was born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture on June 11, 1988, and has two older sisters. After seeing an audition notice for the junior fashion magazine Nicola (ニコラ Nikora), she applied for it and won the Grand Prix award for the audition. In 2001, at the age of 13, she began her Nicola modelling career and was very well received as a Nicola model, having set a record for appearing on cover for 15 times. A fellow Nicola model Ayako Enomoto gave her the popular nickname "Gakki." At the age of 15, Aragaki moved to Tokyo and enrolled in Horikoshi High School, a private high school popular for being attended by many Japanese celebrities. In 2004, she decided to put her Nicola career on hold and expand her career path into gravure and acting, and she also appeared in variety shows and commercials, with her Pocky commercials being the most popular. A year later, she officially graduated from Nicola. Even so, she still appears in the magazine occasionally. In 2005, Aragaki took up a role in the TBS drama, Dragon Sakura, starring alongside Japanese idols like Tomohisa Yamashita and Masami Nagasawa. This marked a breakthrough in her acting career. Since then, she has been cast in many other dramas, like My Boss, My Hero and Gal Circle. She also starred in the 2007 tragic love story movie hit Koizora, for which she won her first award, the Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Newcomer. Currently, she has 5 newcomer awards. Aragaki won the Film prize at the 45th Golden Arrow Awards in 2008. Her tremendous number of movie shoots as well as the preparation for her debut album resulted in her suffering from work-related stress in 2007. Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single "Heavenly Days", a song from Koizora. "Memories", the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed at Budokan. She was also the co-hosts for popular radio program Girls Locks in 2010-2012.

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Jun 11, 1988 In Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Shibuya Fifteen 2005-01-10
Latest Project:
Series Weakest Beast 2018-10-10
Known For
Poster of Ties: A Miraculous Colt
Poster of Waruboro
Poster of Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter
Poster of Shibuya Fifteen
Series Weakest Beast Akira Shinkai 2018-10-10
Movie Code Blue: The Movie Megumi Shiraishi 2018-07-27
Movie Mixed Doubles Tamako Tomita 2017-10-21
Series Ties: A Miraculous Colt Masako Matsushita 2017-03-23
Series The Full-Time Wife Escapist Mikuri Moriyama 2016-10-11
Series The Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami Kyoko Okitegami 2015-10-10
Movie S: The Last Policeman: Recovery of Our Future Iruma Hayashi 2015-08-29
Movie Have a Song on Your Lips Yuri Kashiwaga 2015-02-28
Movie Legal High SP 2 Machiko Mayuzumi 2014-11-22
Movie Twilight: Saya in Sasara Saya 2014-11-08
Series S: The Last Policeman Iruma Hayashi 2014-01-12
Series Public Affairs Office in the Sky Rika Inaba 2013-04-14
Movie Legal High SP Mayuzumi Machiko 2013-04-13
Series Legal High Machiko Mayuzumi 2012-04-17
Movie The Wings of the Kirin Kaori Nakahara 2012-01-28
Movie I Don't Want to Kidnap Anyone Anymore Hanazono Erika 2012-01-03
Movie Ranma ½ Akane Tendo 2011-12-09
Series Zenkai Girl Ayukawa Wakaba 2011-07-11
Movie Hanamizuki Sae Hirasawa 2010-06-21
Movie Ballad Princess Renheme 2009-09-05
Series Smile Mishima Hana 2009-04-17
Movie Cheer Cheer Cheer! Momoyama Momoko 2008-10-11
Series Code Blue Megumi Shiraishi 2008-07-03
Movie Sky Of Love Tahara Mika 2007-11-03
Movie Waruboro Yamada 2007-09-09
Movie Tokyo Serendipity Yui Aoki 2007-08-18
Series Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter Mika 2007-07-01
Series My Boss My Hero 2006-07-08
Movie Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 2006-07-04
Series Gal Circle ナギサ 2006-04-15
Series Dragon Zakura Yoshino Kosaka 2005-07-08
Series Shibuya Fifteen Unknown 2005-01-10