Suzuki Sarina

Kanako Munehiro

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  • First Name: Kanako
  • Family Name: Munehiro
  • Native name: 鈴木紗理奈
  • Also Known as: MUNEHIRO; むねひろ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: July 13, 1977
  • Age: 41

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Kanako Munehiro

Suzuki Sarina

  • Name: Suzuki Sarina
  • Native name: 鈴木紗理奈
  • Given name: Munehiro Kanako
  • Also Known as: MUNEHIRO; むねひろ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: July 13, 1977
  • Age: 41
Munehiro Kanako was born in 1977, in Osaka. In 1992 as she participated in a national beauty contest where she won a prize, and with that she was able to debut in the showbiz world in 1995. Instead of using her own name, she used the pseudonym Suzuki Sarina.

She became a successful actress, appearing in various TV programs, movies, commercials, and so on. However, she was always interested in music. In her childhood she had played the saxophone and electric organ, and now she started to focus on singing.

In 1997, she released her first single under the Toshiba EMI label. Unlike the music she is making now, it had a pop/rock sound. She released a total of seven singles and three albums, but her music career seemingly came to an end in 2000, and she went back her acting career.

During 2004 she reappeared in the music scene, though not many people seemed to notice that this young singer named Kanako on the independent label Nobrand was actually the same as the actress Suzuki Sarina. Unlike the kind of music she was previously making, she collaborated with the female hip-hop artist BRIER, taking her first step into the urban scene. After her appearance on one of BRIER's albums, she changed her name again as she released her first album in 2005. Using her last name, MUNEHIRO, she proclaimed her love for reggae and dancehall music with the album DRAMA -11 STORIES- which was almost entirely self-produced.

The album didn't get noticed very much. However, the album received good reviews from critics, and she managed to get quite a bit of recognition amongst fans of Japanese reggae.
MUNEHIRO promoting Up and Coming (2006)

She got her breakthrough with the release of the album Up and Coming in 2006, receiving more and more recognition in the dancehall/reggae scene but also outside of the scene.

She went major with the release of her third album Limited in August 2007, signing with Far Eastern Tribe Records, a sub-label of Universal Music Japan. At the end of 2007, she released the romantic single "LUV" and the single "again" followed in May 2008.

In August, MUNEHIRO released "Hinomaru Power ~Kimi no Chikara~", which was promoted on the well known TV show HEY!HEY!HEY!. She has finally gained more recognition from Japan's masses. She later got married to reggae artist TELA-C, of the reggae group INFINITY16, after five years of dating.

On February 23rd, 2010, MUNEHIRO gave birth to a baby boy. She will release her seventh album, JAM, and the cover features MUNEHIRO pregnant in a revealing outfit.

(Source: wikipedia)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Hakui no Senshi!
Japanese Drama, 2019, 10 eps
Ono Takako (Support Role)
10
Ono Takako
Support Role
7.0
2018 Osaka Kanjousen Part 4
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Aiko / Ohatsu (Ep.2) (Main Role)
10
Aiko / Ohatsu (Ep.2)
Main Role
0.0
2018 Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Yagi Izumi [Lapoire's designer] (Support Role)
10
Yagi Izumi [Lapoire's designer]
Support Role
7.4
2017 Osaka Kanjousen Part 2
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Murano Miki (Ep.4) (Support Role)
10
Murano Miki (Ep.4)
Support Role
9.0
2004 Rikon Bengoshi
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Makabe Yuri (Ep.10-11) (Guest Role)
11
Makabe Yuri (Ep.10-11)
Guest Role
7.6
2003 Kimi wa Petto
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Shirotae Yuri (Support Role)
10
Shirotae Yuri
Support Role
7.7
2002 Manten
Japanese Drama, 2002, 150 eps
Shinohara Nishiki (Support Role)
150
Shinohara Nishiki
Support Role
0.0
2001 O.L.B.B. 2
Japanese Drama, 2001, 11 eps
Mae Sakuradamon (Main Role)
11
Mae Sakuradamon
Main Role
0.0
2000 O.L.B.B.
Japanese Drama, 2000, 10 eps
Mae Sakuradamon (Main Role)
10
Mae Sakuradamon
Main Role
0.0
2000 Quiz
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Nakamori Ayumi (Support Role)
11
Nakamori Ayumi
Support Role
9.8
1999 Keizoku
Japanese Drama, 1999, 11 eps
Aya Kido (Support Role)
11
Aya Kido
Support Role
8.0
1998 Ryakudatsu Ai
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
Sugita Suzu (Main Role)
11
Sugita Suzu
Main Role
6.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Kiseki no Hagaki
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Harada Miyuki (Main Role)
Harada Miyuki
Main Role
0.0
2015 Misono Universe
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Makiko (Support Role)
Makiko
Support Role
7.3
2003 Semi: Nakanai Semi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2000 Keizoku: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Aya Kido (Support Role)
Aya Kido
Support Role
7.9
1997 Young Thugs: Innocent Blood
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Ryôko (Main Role)
Ryôko
Main Role
10.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2001 Miyamoto Musashi
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Yagiu Munenori (Support Role)
1
Yagiu Munenori
Support Role
0.0
1999 Keizoku Special: Phantom
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Aya Kido (Support Role)
1
Aya Kido
Support Role
7.8
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2004 Nakai Masahiro no Black Variety
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 400 eps
(Regular Member)
400
Regular Member
0.0
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