Arata, born Arata Iura 井浦 新 on September 15, 1974) is a Japanese actor from Tokyo, Japan. He used to write his name in Japanese as ARATA using capital letters. He changed his stage name to his real name Arata Iura in January 2012. Arata Iura is also a model and a fashion designer (his fashion line is called Elnest Creative Activity), as well as a gifted photographer. His first solo exhibition of photography opened in 2012. Recognitions: * 65th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Chase * 2012 (55th) Blue Ribbon Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Our Homeland -- DramaWiki, Asian Wiki & Wikipedia

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2013 Koi 1 Main Role Katase Shintaro 8.07
2013 Kanata no Ko 4 Main Role Nozawa Ryoichi 8.00
2013 Shima no Sensei 6 Supporting Role Tajima Akiyoshi 7.32
2013 Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York 1 Supporting Role Asahina Kosuke 8.12
2013 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou 11 Guest Role Suzaki (ep. 7) 7.49
2012 Rich Man, Poor Woman Episode Zero 1 Main Role Asahina Kosuke 7.40
2012 Rich Man, Poor Woman 11 Main Role Asahina Kosuke (Toru Hyuga's partner) 8.27
2012 Taira no Kiyomori 50 Supporting Role Emperor Sutokuten 7.53
2011 Mitsu no Aji~A Taste of Honey~ 11 Main Role Ikezawa Masato 6.61
2011 Ningen Konchuki 7 Main Role N/A
2011 Hi wa Mata Noboru 9 Supporting Role 7.17
2011 Saigo no Bansan~Keiji Tono Kazuyuki to Shichinin no Yougisha~ 1 Supporting Role Yuya Anzai 7.01
2010 Mori no asagao 10 Main Role Watase Mitsuru 9.00
2010 Kikoku 1 Supporting Role corporal Shimura 8.25
2010 Chase 6 Supporting Role 7.56
2009 News Sokuho wa Nagareta 10 Unknown Role N/A
2008 Saigo no senpan 1 Unknown Role Yoshimura Osamu N/A

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2013 "A Band Rabbit" and a Boy Supporting Role Hisao Okuda / Katsuhisa's father 7.00
2013 Like Father, Like Son Guest Role Butterfly collector 8.61
2013 Sayonara Keikoku Unknown Role 7.14
2013 The Millennial Rapture Main Role Hikonosuke 8.00
2013 Suchan Maichan Sawakosan Supporting Role Nakata Seiichiro 7.00
2013 A Story of Yonosuke Guest Role Murota (the photographer) 8.02
2012 Kazoku no Kuni Main Role Son Ho 6.00
2012 11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate Main Role Mishima Yukio 8.00
2010 Strangers in the City Supporting Role Fumihiko Kamiyama 5.50
2010 Kimi ni Todoke Supporting Role Homeroom teacher 7.79
2010 Hanamizuki -May your love bloom a hundred year- Supporting Role Keimichi Hirasawa 7.42
2010 Zatoichi: The Last Days Supporting Role 6.25
2010 Solanin Supporting Role Saeki Rikutaro 7.69
2010 Caterpillar Supporting Role Military Officer #2 6.64
2010 Shibuya Supporting Role Health Esatblisment clerk 7.33
2009 Air Doll Main Role Junichi 7.27
2009 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption Supporting Role Tamura Masao 8.16
2009 Ultra Miracle Lovestory Supporting Role Shimada Kaname 6.56
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope Supporting Role The Thirteenth 8.02
2008 Snakes and Earrings Main Role Shiba 7.47
2008 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End Supporting Role Tamura Masao 7.86
2007 United Red Army Main Role Hiroshi Sakaguchi 8.00
2007 Purukogi Supporting Role Torao 5.50
2005 Mayonaka no Kita-san, Yaji-san Supporting Role Bartender 6.25
2002 Ping Pong Main Role Smile (Makoto Tsukimoto) 7.21
2001 Distance Main Role Atsushi 6.60
1999 After Life Supporting Role Takashi Mochizuki, counsellor 7.97

Comments (37)

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  • Sandrose 22 days ago
    He can charm the socks off me. He was my favourite character in rich Man Poor woman. And I liked how he reunited with Satomi in Koi. In Chase he gave a breathtaking perfomance. Very suave. Someone used the word "stylish" to describe him and I think it definitely fits.
  • lily_b Jan 6, 2014
    Most of his movies/dramas from 2013 have not been subbed, as far as I can tell. This makes me sad. Actually, about half of his work has not been subbed. Isn't that really sad?!
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  • CheerfulSoul Oct 29, 2013
    LOL that picture looks like it's cartoonish.
    Anyway, I like Arata so much, he always proves what a great actor he is.
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  • dramaqueen745 Sep 15, 2013
    Happy birthday! :D Loved him in Rich Man, Poor Woman!
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  • SayItAintSoJoe Sep 15, 2013
    He's an awesome actor!
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  • katrina21 Sep 15, 2013
    happy birthday arata :D
  • LovePurple234 Sep 15, 2013
    Happy birthday
  • Addicer_xx Sep 15, 2013
    Happy Birthday!!!
  • genger Sep 15, 2013
    happy birthday ^.^
  • Ariko Sep 15, 2013
    Happy Birthday !
  • Kealohalani808 Sep 15, 2013
  • mayu-chan Sep 15, 2013
    happy birthday ^ ^
  • lily_b Jun 11, 2013
    *sighs* He looks like a teenager in that picture, I wish there was a picture that shows him as the man he is now!
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    • reika Sep 7, 2013
      i was looking at the RMPW casts and saw his picture, and I was like, who's that guy, never seen him on the drama. turned out it was Asahina. lol. somebody change it, it's kind of misleading. :D
    • lily_b Sep 8, 2013
      There's a thread for suggesting change of pictures in the help section of the forum, I've just been too lazy to ask someone to change the picture, but I'll do it now since I'm not the only way to feel this way about it! :)
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  • realdeal May 9, 2013
    LOL no one talks how great he is in PING PONG
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    • lontongstroong Sep 15, 2013
      He is also awesome in Chase, playing alongside Eguchi and Kumiko Aso. He simply owned that drama and his presence is undeniable. You've got to watch that awesome drama
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    • lily_b Sep 18, 2013
      I agree, he is awesome in Chase! Well, I think he's awesome in everything, but that's because he IS. I think he probably owns everything he's in (I haven't watched everything...) if he gets enough screentime. (I recently watched May Your Love Bloom A Hundred Years and he was in it for like one minute.)
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    • lily_b Sep 21, 2013
      Now that I have watched Ping Pong, I can talk about how great he is in it! And you're right, it should be talked about. :) It's a quiet movie that has a lot of intensity; he's great in it because he has a very expressive face. Even though the character doesn't smile and doesn't talk a lot, he manage to convey a lot of emotion.
  • anna-ka Sep 15, 2012
    happy birthday !!!


Iura Arata

Iura Arata


  • Name: Iura Arata
  • Native name: 井浦 新
  • Also Known as: ARATA, あらた

Personal Details

  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: September 15, 1974
  • Age: 39
  • Nationality: Japanese