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Aragaki Yui

Yui Aragaki

Details

  • Name: Aragaki Yui
  • Native name: 新垣結衣
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 11, 1988
  • Age: 29
Yui Aragaki

Yui Aragaki

  • Name: Aragaki Yui
  • Native name: 新垣結衣
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 11, 1988
  • Age: 29
Aragaki Yui is a Japanese idol, model, actress, singer, seiyu and occasional radio show host of Ryukyuan ancestry.
She is particularly recognized for her pleasant face and her movie projects.
Aragaki's career started when her sister volunteered to turn in an audition profile for her after being informed that the junior fashion magazine nicola is looking for a new face. Aragaki won the Grand Prix and officially became an exclusive model for the magazine or a nicomo. In 2001, her fellow nicomo Ayako Enamoto nicknamed her Gakky.
Aragaki expanded her modeling career into gravure in 2004. She also appeared on variety shows and commercials, her commercials for Pocky being the most popular. A year later, she officially graduated from the magazine and subsequently acted in the TBS drama, Dragon Zakura alongside fellow Japanese idol, Tomohisa Yamashita and actress Masami Nagasawa, marking her breakthrough in show business. Since then, Aragaki has been cast in various dramas like Gal Circle and My Boss, My Hero. Despite graduating from 'nicola', she still appears in the magazine occasionally. She currently holds the record for appearing the most number of times as its cover girl.
In 2007, she starred in Waruboro with Shota Matsuda and Yuu Shirota. Afterwards she was cast alongside Hiroshi Tachi and Shigeaki Kato in the TBS' summer drama, Papa to Musume no Nanokakan where Aragaki plays a high school student who exchanges bodies with her father, a middle-aged salaryman.
Aragaki was also cast in the movie Koisuru Madori (Tokyo Serendipity), with Ryuhei Matsuda. Later that year she appeared in the tragic drama Koizora with Haruma Miura which won Aragaki her first acting award.
Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single heavenly days, a song from Koizora.
In 2007 she starred in three films and a drama, and recorded a debut album. But she became ill from work related stress.
To date, Aragaki has won five Newcomer awards for the movies Waruboro, Tokyo Serendipity and Koizora/Sky of Love. Her fifth award was in honor of her role in the ¥3.6 billion-grossing movie, Sky of Love.
Memories, the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed her at Budokan.
She also released two singles in 2008, Make my day and Akai Ito. Make my Day was used in the NHK drama Hachi-One Driver, while Akai Ito is a cover of a song written and performed by Kobukuro during their indie days, in commemoration of the duo's tenth anniversary in the Japanese music industry.
In August 2008 Aragaki' played intern Megumi Shiraishi in the medical drama Code Blue: Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei, with Tomohisa Yamashita and Erika Toda. At the same time she made the movie Fure Fure Shojo.
She also appeared in Ballad, with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, as a feudal princess. She released her fifth single PIECE in February 2009.
Aragaki also hosts GIRLS LOCKS!, part of the Japanese radio program, SCHOOL OF LOCKS!, together with other U-20 idols Maki Horikita, Chiaki Kuriyama and Nana Eikura. She also works as a voice actor.
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Code Blue 3
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Shiraishi Megumi (Main Role)
10
Shiraishi Megumi
Main Role
8.7
2017 Kizuna Hashire Kiseki no Koma
Japanese Special, 2017, 2 eps
Matsushita Masako (Main Role)
2
Matsushita Masako
Main Role
8.6
2016 Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu
Japanese Drama, 2016, 11 eps
Moriyama Mikuri (Main Role)
11
Moriyama Mikuri
Main Role
8.4
2015 Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku
Japanese Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Okitegami Kyoko (Main Role)
10
Okitegami Kyoko
Main Role
8.4
2014 Legal High SP 2
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
Machiko Mayuzumi (Main Role)
1
Machiko Mayuzumi
Main Role
8.1
2014 S: Saigo no Keikan
Japanese Drama, 2014, 10 eps
Hayashi Iruma (ep 8, 9, 10) (Guest Role)
10
Hayashi Iruma (ep 8, 9, 10)
Guest Role
7.7
2013 Legal High 2
Japanese Drama, 2013, 10 eps
Mayuzumi Machiko (Main Role)
10
Mayuzumi Machiko
Main Role
8.5
2013 Soratobu Kouhoushitsu
Japanese Drama, 2013, 11 eps
Inaba Rika (Main Role)
11
Inaba Rika
Main Role
8.2
2013 Legal High SP
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Machiko Mayuzumi (Main Role)
1
Machiko Mayuzumi
Main Role
8.3
2012 Legal High
Japanese Drama, 2012, 11 eps
Mayuzumi Machiko (Main Role)
11
Mayuzumi Machiko
Main Role
8.3
2012 Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Hanazono Erika (Main Role)
1
Hanazono Erika
Main Role
7.6
2011 Ranma 1/2
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Tendo Akane (Main Role)
1
Tendo Akane
Main Role
7.2
2011 Zenkai Girl
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Ayukawa Wakaba (Main Role)
11
Ayukawa Wakaba
Main Role
7.6
2010 Code Blue 2
Japanese Drama, 2010, 11 eps
Shiraishi Megumi (Main Role)
11
Shiraishi Megumi
Main Role
8.2
2009 Smile
Japanese Drama, 2009, 11 eps
Mishima Hana (Main Role)
11
Mishima Hana
Main Role
7.7
2009 Code Blue Special
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Shiraishi Megumi (Main Role)
1
Shiraishi Megumi
Main Role
8.2
2008 Code Blue
Japanese Drama, 2008, 11 eps
Shiraishi Megumi (Flight doctor-in-training) (Main Role)
11
Shiraishi Megumi (Flight doctor-in-training)
Main Role
7.9
2007 Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
Japanese Drama, 2007, 7 eps
Kawahara Koume (Main Role)
7
Kawahara Koume
Main Role
7.5
2006 My Boss, My Hero
Japanese Drama, 2006, 10 eps
Umemura Hikari (Main Role)
10
Umemura Hikari
Main Role
8.2
2006 Galcir
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Nagisa (Main Role)
11
Nagisa
Main Role
6.5
2005 Dragon Zakura
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Kosaka Yoshino (Main Role)
11
Kosaka Yoshino
Main Role
7.6
2005 Sh15uya
Japanese Drama, 2005, 12 eps
Ema (Main Role)
12
Ema
Main Role
6.6
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Code Blue
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Shiraishi Megumi (Main Role)
Shiraishi Megumi
Main Role
0.0
2017 Mix
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Tamako Tomita (Main Role)
Tamako Tomita
Main Role
9.0
2015 S: Saigo no Keikan - Dakkan: Recovery of Our Future
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Iruma Hayashi (Main Role)
Iruma Hayashi
Main Role
7.4
2015 Have a Song on Your Lips
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Yuri Kashiwaga (Main Role)
Yuri Kashiwaga
Main Role
8.3
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Saya (Main Role)
Saya
Main Role
7.7
2012 The Wings of the Kirin
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Nakahara Kaori (Support Role)
Nakahara Kaori
Support Role
7.6
2010 Hanamizuki
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Sae Hirasawa (Main Role)
Sae Hirasawa
Main Role
7.4
2009 Ballad
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Princess Ren (Main Role)
Princess Ren
Main Role
7.3
2008 Cheer Cheer Cheer!
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Momoko Momoyama (Main Role)
Momoko Momoyama
Main Role
7.2
2007 Sky of Love
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Tahara Mika (Main Role)
Tahara Mika
Main Role
8.2
2007 Waruboro
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Yamada (Main Role)
Yamada
Main Role
6.3
2007 Tokyo Serendipity
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Yui Aoki (Main Role)
Yui Aoki
Main Role
6.3
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 430 eps
(Ep. 82, 148, 403) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 82, 148, 403)
Guest
9.3
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