June 11, 1988 |
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
|Labels||Warner Music Japan|
Yui Aragaki was born in Naha-city, Okinawa on June 11, 1988 and has two older sisters. After seeing an audition notice for the junior fashion magazine Nicola (ニコラ Nikora), she applied for it and won the Grand Prix award for the audition. In 2001, at the age of 13, she began her Nicola modelling career and was very well received as a Nicola model, having set a record for appearing on cover for 15 times. A fellow Nicola model Ayako Enomoto gave her the popular nickname "Gakky."
At the age of 15, Aragaki moved to Tokyo and enrolled in Horikoshi High School, a private high school popular for being attended by many Japanese celebrities. In 2004, she decided to put her Nicola career on hold and expand her career path into gravure and acting, and she also appeared in variety shows and commercials, with her Pocky commercials being the most popular. A year later, she officially graduated from Nicola. Even so, she still appears in the magazine occasionally.
In 2005, Aragaki took up a role in the TBS drama, Dragon Zakura, starring alongside Japanese idols like Tomohisa Yamashita and Masami Nagasawa. This marked a breakthrough in her acting career. Since then, she has been cast in many other dramas, like My Boss, My Hero and Gal Circle. She also starred in the 2007 tragic love story movie hit Koizora, for which she won her first award, the Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Newcomer. Currently, she has 5 newcomer awards.
Aragaki won the Film prize at the 45th Golden Arrow Awards in 2008. Her tremendous number of movie shoots as well as the preparation for her debut album resulted in her suffering from work-related stress in 2007.
Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single "Heavenly Days", a song from Koizora. "Memories", the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed at Budokan.
She was also the co-hosts for popular radio program Girls Locks in 2010-2012.
|Year||Japanese Title||English Title||Role||Film Production||Notes|
|2007||ワルボロ||Waruboro||Yamada||Toei Company||Lead Role|
|恋するマドリ||Koisuru Madori||Yui Aoki||Cinequanon|
|2008||フレフレ少女||Fure Fure Shojo||Momoyama Momoko||Shochiku|
|2009||Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta (Ballad)||Princess Renheme|
|2012||麒麟の翼 〜劇場版・新参者||The Wings of the Kirin||Kaori Nakahara|
|2014||TWILIGHT ささらさや||Twilight: Saya in Sasara||Saya||Warner Bros.||Lead Role|
|2015||くちびるに歌を||Kuchibiru ni uta o||Yuri Kashiwagi||Asmik Ace Entertainment|
|2015||Ｓ -最後の警官- 奪還 RECOVERY OF OUR FUTURE||S The Last Policeman - Recovery of Our Future|
|2017||ミックス。||Mix||Tamako Tomita||Lead Role|
|Year||Japanese Title||English Title||Role||Network||Notes|
|2005||シブヤフィフティーン||Sh15uya||Ema||TV Asahi||Lead Role|
|ドラゴン桜||Dragon Zakura||Yoshino Kosaka||TBS||Supporting Role|
|越路吹雪・愛の生涯~この命燃えつきるまで私は歌う||Onna no Ichidaiki!||Koshiji Fubuki (child)||Fuji TV||Guest|
|彼女の恋文||Kanojo no Koibumi||TV Asahi|
|ギャルサー||Gal Circle||Nagisa||NTV||Main Cast|
|マイ★ボス マイ★ヒーロー||My Boss My Hero|
|2007||パパとムスメの７日間||Papa to Musume no Nanokakan||Kawahara Kome||TBS||Lead Role|
|2008||コード・ブルー||Code Blue||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV|
|2009||コード・ブルー SP||Code Blue Special Episode|
|2010||エンゼルバンク||Angel Bank||Kaoru Kitashiro||TV Asahi||Cameo (episode 1)|
|コード・ブルー 2||Code Blue 2||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV||Lead Role|
|2011||全開ガール||Zenkai Girl||Ayukawa Wakaba|
|らんま1/2||Ranma ½||Akane Tendo||NTV|
|2012||もう誘拐なんてしない||Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai||Hanazono Erika||Fuji TV|
|リーガルハイ||Legal High||Machiko Mayuzumi|
|2013||空飛ぶ広報室||Public Affairs Office in the Sky||Rika Inaba||TBS|
|リーガルハイ||Legal High SP||Machiko Mayuzumi||Fuji TV|
|リーガルハイ 2||Legal High 2|
|2014||S -最後の警官||S - Saigo no Keikan||Iruma Hayashi||TBS||Main Cast|
|2015||掟上今日子の備忘録||Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku||Okitegami Kyōko||NTV||Lead Role|
|2016||逃げるは恥だが役に立つ||Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu||Mikuri Moriyama||TBS||Lead Role|
|2017||絆～走れ奇跡の子馬～||Kizuna: Hashire Kiseki no Kouma||Shoko Matsushita||NHK||Main Cast|
|2017||コード・ブルー～ドクターヘリ緊急救命～||Code Blue 3||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV||Lead Role|
|2006||Digimon Data Squad||Anime series||Yoshino Fujieda|
|Digimon World Data Squad||Video game|
|Keroro Gunso||Anime film||Mirara|
|Release||Title||Oricon Single charts peak positions and sales||Album|
|2008/07/16||"Make My Day"||1||2||53,471||85,341||Hug|
|Release||Title||Oricon Album charts peak positions and sales|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||20th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Newcomer Award||Waruboro and Koizora||Won|
|2008||32nd Elan d'or Awards||Newcomer of the Year||Herself||Won|
|29th Yokohama Film Festival||Best Newcomer Award||Koisuru Madori, Waruboro, and Koizora||Won|
|50th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Newcomer Award||Won|
|31st Japan Academy Prize||Newcomer of the Year||Koizora||Won|
|45th Golden Arrow Awards||Film Prize||Herself||Won|
|2009||13th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Supporting Actress||Smile||Won|
|61st Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2014||79th Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Legal High 2||Won|
|2016||2nd Confidence Award Drama Prize||Best Actress||Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku||Won|
|2017||6th Confidence Award Drama Prize||Best Actress||Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu||Won|
|91st Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|25th Hashida Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|20th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Actress||Won|
- Daio Paper - Elleair (2003)
- Seika - Meiji (2005)
- Senoby - JT Beverage (2005)
- NTT East (2005-current)
- Pantene - Procter & Gamble (2006-current)
- Dailies Aqua - Ciba Vision (2006)
- Pocky - Glico (2006-current)
- Townwork - Recruit (2006-current)
- Japanese Red Cross (2007)
- Uniqlo (2007)
- Mitsuya Cider - Asahi Soft Drinks (2007)
- Green Tea - Asahi Soft Drinks (2009-current)
- Sony Walkman - S series (2009-current)
- Tokyo Metro - Tokyoheart (2010)
- Toyota - Ractis (2010)
- Chura Chura (2006)
- A Happy New Gakky (2006)
- Masshiro (2007)
- Koisuru Madori (2007)
- Gekkan Yui Niigaki Special (2010)
- Hanamizuki Official Photostory Book (2010)
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- "Entertainment News from Japan: Aragaki Yui a Rising Star". Japan Zone. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Aragaki Yui". mydramalist.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Golden Arrow Awards: Aragaki wins big". Tokyograph. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 5, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2006.
- "Yui Aragaki Planet: Aragaki Yui by NewPaper". Aragaki-yui.blogspot.com. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Yui Aragaki to debut at Budokan". Tokyograph. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- "Yui Aragaki Profile".
- "Newcomer Award・Aragaki Yui・20th Nikkan Sports Film Award" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Elan d'or Awards List of Winners". All Nippon Producers Association. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Yokohama Film Festival at Kannai Hall - Aragaki Yui and others" (in Japanese). Yokohama Community Design Lab. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Blue Ribbon Awards" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "31st Japan Academy Prize Awards List" (in Japanese). eiga.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Golden Arrow Awards" (PDF). Japan Magazine Publishers Association. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Confidence Award Drama Prize: "Nigehaji" wins six categories, Aragaki Yui wins her second Best Actress Award" (in Japanese). Tokyo Pop Line. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "91st Drama Academy Awards Results (Best Actress)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "25th Hashida Awards Winners Announced: "Nigehaji" Aragaki Yui, "Toto Neechan" Takahata Mitsuki and others" (in Japanese). oricon ME. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu" wins three categories" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Archived from the original on 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-08-18.