by OldAnimeLady, December 5, 2017

Here you thought my Stalker's guides would only cover hot guys : ).  Karina is one of my favourite actresses I watched. I think it's because I have never seen her play anyone overly girly, nor is she masculine.  The shows I have seen her in are Reincarnation, Ashita No Joe, Bambino!, Love Shuffle, Freeter, Ie o Kau., and  Summer Nude.

Reincarnation is a horror film where she is the lead and the show does not end where you think it would. 

She is the love interest in: 

 Love Shuffle - This show, hmm, what can I say about this other than, watch it?! Four couples switch partners with each other to see if they are really with their destined partner.

 Freeter  - Nice slice of life drama where she is the "boss", sort of character.  The lead is played by Ninomiya Kazunari 

Summer Nude - Jilted at the altar and spends the summer on the beach to sort out her life, what will happen when she meets Yamashita Tomohisa?

She has persevered through some pretty heavy controversy in 2014 but is still making movies and dramas as of 2017.  That makes me admire her even more.


  • Birth Name Nose Karina
  • Name Karina
  • Nickname: Kari-tan
  • Japanese: 香里奈 (かりな)
  • Birthdate: February 21, 1984
  • Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Height: 165cm (5'4")
  • Blood Type: A
  • Talent Agency: Ten Carat
  • Website:
  • Star sign: Pisces
  • Occupation: Actress and Model

Early Life

She is the youngest of three sisters, Nose Anna and Nose Erena. Both are in modelling and acting as well. She was urged to get into modelling at the age of 15 by her older sister who was already doing the job. She began modelling for the magazine Ray in 2000. She did classical ballet as a child.


  • "The 9th Nifty Film Awards and Newcomer Awards" ("Umizaru ", " Breathe In, Breathe Out ", "Heaven's Bookstore ")
  • "The 14th Japan Film Critic Awards · Newcomer Award (Kazuko Komori Award)" ("Breathe In, Breathe Out  ", 2005) 
  • "The 46th ACC CM FESTIVAL · Acting Award" (TSUBAKI , 2006) 
  • "The 51st The Television Drama Academy Awards and Supporting Actress Award" (" Boku no Aruku Michi", 2007) [
  • "The 56th The Television Drama Academy Award · Best Actress Award" ("Daisuki!!", 2008) 
  • "Japan Leather Industry Federation · Best Leather Night 2008" (Female Division, 2008) 
  • "25th Japan Glasses Best Dresser Award " (Sunglasses Division, 2012) 



  • 『Ray』 (2000-2014)
  • 『GINGER』 (2009-)


  • 『KARINA』 (2005.1.25)
  • 『I can.』 (2008.10.31)
  • 『One.』 (2011.10.27)

While I don't sit down and go "ok today I am going to watch a Karina Drama/Movie", I am always very happy when I find out she is the co-star to the Idols I am watching. I already know I won't hate her.  Not only is she one of Japan's most beautiful women, she is also a capable actress.

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Previous Stalker's guides:

 Kamenashi Kazuya - Yamashita Tomohisa - Matsuda Shota - Oguri Shun - Sakurai Sho - Matsumoto Jun - Ohno Satoshi - Ninomiya Kazunari - Lee Tae Min


Yamada Ryosuke

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