Aoi Yu

Yu Aoi

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  • First Name: Yu
  • Family Name: Aoi
  • Native name: 蒼井優
  • Also Known as: Aoi Yuu; Natsui Yuu;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 17, 1985
  • Age: 34

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Yu Aoi

Aoi Yu

  • Name: Aoi Yu
  • Native name: 蒼井優
  • Given name: Natsui Yu
  • Also Known as: Aoi Yuu; Natsui Yuu;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 17, 1985
  • Age: 34
Yu Aoi, born August 17, 1985, is a Japanese actress and model. She made her film debut as Shiori Tsuda in Shunji Iwai's 2001 film All About Lily Chou-Chou. She subsequently portrayed Tetsuko Arisugawa in Hana and Alice (2004), also directed by Iwai, Kimiko Tanigawa in the hula dancing film Hula Girls and Hagumi Hanamoto in the 2006 live-action adaptation of the popular Honey and Clover manga series.

She has won numerous awards for her performances on screen, including the prestigious Japan Academy Prize and Kinema Junpo Awards for best supporting actress in 2007 for Hula Girls and Rookie of the Year for continued performances in the field of Films in Media and Fine Arts by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in 2009.

Aoi has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Japan Academy Prize for best supporting actress in 2007, for her portrayal of Kimiko Tanigawa in Hula Girls, for which she was critically acclaimed.

During the same year, she also received both the Blue Ribbon Award and the Yokohama Film Festival award for best actress, both for her performance in Hula Girls and her portrayal of Hagumi Hanamoto in the Honey and Clover live action movie. She also received the Hochi Film Award, the Kinema Junpo Award and the Mainichi Film Concours for best supporting actress for her performances in Hula Girls, Honey and Clover and Rainbow Song. She also received the Nikkan Sports Film Award for best new talent for her performance in Hula Girls.

Earlier, in 2005, she had also won the Japanese Professional Movie Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Tetsuko (Alice) Arisugawa in Hana and Alice.

In June 2019, she married Yamasato Ryota.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 Spy no Tsuma
Japanese Drama, 2020, 0 eps
(Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
2018 Miyamoto Kara Kimi e
Japanese Drama, 2018, 12 eps
Nakano Yasuko (Ep.6-7) (Support Role)
12
Nakano Yasuko (Ep.6-7)
Support Role
7.3
2017 Saki ni Umareta Dake no Boku
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Mashiba Chihiro [Class 2-3 teacher] (Main Role)
10
Mashiba Chihiro [Class 2-3 teacher]
Main Role
8.2
2017 Hello Harinezumi
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Kawai Setsuko (Support Role)
10
Kawai Setsuko
Support Role
7.7
2015 Dr. Rintaro
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Yumeno / Aizawa Akira [popular geisha] (Main Role)
10
Yumeno / Aizawa Akira [popular geisha]
Main Role
7.7
2014 Wakamono Tachi
Japanese Drama, 2014, 11 eps
Sawabe Azusa (Support Role)
11
Sawabe Azusa
Support Role
8.4
2014 MOZU Season 2 - Maboroshi no Tsubasa
Japanese Drama, 2014, 5 eps
Nanami Shiori (Support Role)
5
Nanami Shiori
Support Role
7.7
2013 Galileo 2
Japanese Drama, 2013, 11 eps
Kanbara Atsuko (Ep.8) (Guest Role)
11
Kanbara Atsuko (Ep.8)
Guest Role
7.8
2013 Mottomo Tooi Ginga SP
Japanese Drama, 2013, 2 eps
Seike Akane/Ebata Misato (Support Role)
2
Seike Akane/Ebata Misato
Support Role
7.4
2012 Shokuzai
Japanese Drama, 2012, 5 eps
Kikuchi Sae (Main Role)
5
Main Role
7.4
2010 Unubore Deka
Japanese Drama, 2010, 11 eps
Konuma Setsuko (Ep.2) (Guest Role)
11
Konuma Setsuko (Ep.2)
Guest Role
7.7
2010 Ryoma Den
Japanese Drama, 2010, 48 eps
Omoto (Support Role)
48
Omoto
Support Role
8.6
2008 Osen
Japanese Drama, 2008, 10 eps
Handa Sen / Osen (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.5
2008 Camouflage
Japanese Drama, 2008, 12 eps
12
Main Role
7.0
2006 Dr. Koto Shinryojo 2006
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Nakai Mina (Support Role)
11
Nakai Mina
Support Role
7.9
2005 Tiger & Dragon
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Risa (Support Role)
11
Risa
Support Role
8.2
2004 Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi: Season 1
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Hiragi Mayu (Ep. 5) (Main Role)
11
Hiragi Mayu (Ep. 5)
Main Role
7.3
2003 14 Getsu Tsuma ga Kodomo ni Kaette Iku
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Igarashi Yuko [17 years old] (Support Role)
10
Igarashi Yuko [17 years old]
Support Role
0.0
2003 Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Ezawa Mami (Support Role)
11
Ezawa Mami
Support Role
7.2
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 I'll Live By Myself
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Momoko [Age 20-34] (Main Role)
Momoko [Age 20-34]
Main Role
0.0
2020 Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Takani Megumi (Support Role)
Takani Megumi
Support Role
0.0
2020 Rurouni Kenshin: The Final
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Takani Megumi (Support Role)
Takani Megumi
Support Role
0.0
2020 Romance Doll
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Kitamura Sonoka (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 Miyamoto kara Kimi e
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Nakano Yasuko (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 They Say Nothing Stays the Same
Japanese Movie, 2019,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2019 A Long Goodbye
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Fumi Higashi (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2018 Killing
Japanese Movie, 2018,
farmer's daughter (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2018 What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Noriko Mamiya (Support Role)
Noriko Mamiya
Support Role
8.1
2017 Mix
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Yo (Support Role)
Yo
Support Role
6.8
2017 Birds Without Names
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Towako Kitahara (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2017 Tokyo Ghoul
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Rize Kamishiro (Support Role)
Rize Kamishiro
Support Role
8.0
2017 What A Wonderful Family! 2
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Noriko Mamiya (Support Role)
Noriko Mamiya
Support Role
7.8
2016 Japanese Girls Never Die
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Haruko Azumi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2016 Over the Fence
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Tamura Satoshi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2016 What A Wonderful Family!
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Mamiya Noriko (Support Role)
Mamiya Noriko
Support Role
7.4
2015 Journey to the Shore
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Tomoko Matsuzaki (Support Role)
Tomoko Matsuzaki
Support Role
7.0
2014 Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Takani Megumi (Support Role)
Takani Megumi
Support Role
8.9
2014 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Takani Megumi (Support Role)
Takani Megumi
Support Role
8.8
2014 Carrying Spring
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Takazawa Ai (Support Role)
Takazawa Ai
Support Role
7.8
2013 Tokyo Family
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Noriko Mamiya (Support Role)
Noriko Mamiya
Support Role
7.8
2012 Vampire
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Mina (Main Role)
Mina
Main Role
0.0
2012 Rurouni Kenshin
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Takani Megumi (Support Role)
Takani Megumi
Support Role
8.7
2011 By Chance
Japanese Movie, 2011,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2011 Patisserie Coin De Rue
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Natsume (Main Role)
Natsume
Main Role
7.1
2010 The Lightning Tree
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Rai / Yu (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2010 Flowers
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Rin (Main Role)
Rin
Main Role
7.4
2010 About Her Brother
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Takano Koharu (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2009 Goodbye, My Secret Friend
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Ike [Voice] (Main Role)
Ike [Voice]
Main Role
7.7
2009 Honokaa Boy
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Kaoru (Support Role)
Kaoru
Support Role
6.9
2008 Tokyo!
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Pizza Delivery Girl (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2008 One Million Yen Girl
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Suzuko Sato (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2008 Don't Laugh at My Romance
Japanese Movie, 2008,
En-Chan (Support Role)
En-Chan
Support Role
6.2
2007 Welcome to the Quiet Room
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Miki (Support Role)
Miki
Support Role
7.4
2007 Mushishi
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Tanyu (Support Role)
Tanyu
Support Role
7.0
2006 Rainbow Song
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Kana Sato (Support Role)
Kana Sato
Support Role
7.4
2006 Hula Girls
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Kimiko Tanikawa (Support Role)
Kimiko Tanikawa
Support Role
7.7
2006 Sugar and Spice
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Girl on the Bus (Support Role)
Girl on the Bus
Support Role
6.6
2006 Honey and Clover
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Hagumi Hanamoto (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2005 Yamato
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Taeko Nozaki (Support Role)
Taeko Nozaki
Support Role
7.7
2005 Henshin
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Hamura Megumi (Main Role)
Hamura Megumi
Main Role
6.1
2005 Shining Boy & Little Randy
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Emi Murakami (Support Role)
Emi Murakami
Support Role
7.7
2005 Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Ogitani Kujaku (Support Role)
Ogitani Kujaku
Support Role
7.2
2005 Letters from Kanai Nirai
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Asato Fuki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2004 Sea Cat
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Noda Miya (Support Role)
Noda Miya
Support Role
0.0
2004 Nanako and Nanao: The Day They Became Sister and Brother
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Nanako (Main Role)
Nanako
Main Role
7.5
2004 Mask de 41
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Haruka Kuramochi (Support Role)
Haruka Kuramochi
Support Role
0.0
2004 Hana & Alice
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Tetsuko (Alice) Arisugawa (Main Role)
Tetsuko (Alice) Arisugawa
Main Role
6.9
2003 1980
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Hashiba Rika (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2003 Worst By Chance
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Harada's girlfriend (Support Role)
Harada's girlfriend
Support Role
7.3
2001 All About Lily Chou Chou
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Shiori Tsuda (Support Role)
Shiori Tsuda
Support Role
7.8
2001 Harmful Insect
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Yamamoto Natsuko (Support Role)
Yamamoto Natsuko
Support Role
6.9
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 This Comic is Amazing
Japanese Special, 2018, 12 eps
(Main Role)
12
Main Role
6.5
2017 Yutori Desu ga Nani ka SP
Japanese Special, 2017, 2 eps
Kasaki Kumi [Yamaji's junior high school classmate] (Support Role)
2
Kasaki Kumi [Yamaji's junior high school classmate]
Support Role
8.1
2012 Double Face: Gisou Keisatsu-hen
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Suenaga Mari [freeter] (Support Role)
1
Suenaga Mari [freeter]
Support Role
8.4
2005 Nijushi no Hitomi
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Katagiri Kotoe (Support Role)
1
Katagiri Kotoe
Support Role
0.0
2005 Hotel Sunrise HND - Saigo no Stay
Japanese Special, 2005, 0 eps
[Room 777] (Main Role)
0
[Room 777]
Main Role
0.0
2005 Tiger & Dragon Special
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Risa (Support Role)
1
Risa
Support Role
8.1
2004 Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari: 2004 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2004, 1 eps
{Kako kara no Nikki} Kitajima Yurie (Support Role)
1
{Kako kara no Nikki} Kitajima Yurie
Support Role
0.0
2002 Ukiha: Shounentachi No Natsu
Japanese Special, 2002, 1 eps
Yamashita Miyuki (Support Role)
1
Yamashita Miyuki
Support Role
0.0
2001 Ao to Shiro de Mizuiro
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Shiina Kasumi (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.2
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