Yuki Furukawa (古川 雄輝, Furukawa Yūki, born 18 December 1987) is a Japanese actor, supermodel, guitarist and break dancer. He gained popularity as Naoki Irie in the 2013 television series Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo and its sequel, Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa.
|Born||December 18, 1987|
|Occupation||Actor Super Model Dancer Guitarist|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Furukawa was born on December 18, 1987 in Tokyo. He and his family moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He moved to the United States at the age of sixteen during his high school years and returned to Japan to study Engineering at Keio University. In June 2019, he announced that he got married and was expecting his first child. Furukawa and his wife announced the birth of their first child, a baby girl, via Twitter. He doesn't plan to release the child's birthdate, location, and name.
Furukawa is known for his 2013 breakthrough role in the Japanese television drama Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo in which he played the lead role Naoki Irie. He presented a new image of the classical manga role of Irie Naoki, and starred opposite Honoka Miki who played his love interest. Within two months of joining Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, the number of his followers increased to more than 500,000. Due to his popularity in China, he starred in the Fuji TV/iQiyi web-drama Mysterious Summer which was the first drama series co-produced by Japan and China. The series was viewed more than 60 million times on Chinese online video platform iQiyi and was distributed online in more than 35 countries worldwide.
He is the first Japanese actor to have had a fan meeting in Shanghai, China on July 21, 2013.
Music Video AppearancesEdit
|2016||Heaven's Door〜陽のあたる場所〜||Chise Kanna|
|2011||Asuko March!||Tetsuro Kishi|
|Tonari no Akuma Chan|
|Boku to Star no 99 Nichi||Natsume Junkichi|
|2012||Rich Man, Poor Woman||Tomoki Kuga|
|2013||Yae no Sakura|
|Otto no Kanojo||Yasushi Ishiguro|
|Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo||Naoki Irie|
|Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa||Naoki Irie|
|Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo|
|2015||Ishi no Mayu||Yokoi|
|5-ji Kara 9-ji Made||Mishima Satoshi|
|2016||Suishou no Kodou||Yaginuma Masato|
|2018||Love Rerun||Shohei Machida|
|2019||One Page Love||Yuri Hoshino|
|2011||Men's Egg Drummers||Keita|
|High School Debut||Yui Asaoka|
|2013||Beyond the Memories||Kiyomasa Komine|
|The Eternal Zero|
|2014||Wo Ai Ni in Tokyo||Bando Tamotsu||Short Film|
|Wood Job!||Shoji Hasegawa|
|Disconcerto||Detective Sawada||In post-production|
|2015||Nōnai Poison Berry||Ryoichi Saotome|
|2017||Laughing Under the Clouds||Abe no Sousei|
|Colours of Wind||Ryo/Ryu||Lead role|
|2018||My Little Monster||Yuzan Yoshida|
|2019||Shijinsō no Satsujin|
|2020||Restart wa Tadaima no Ato de||Mitsuomi Kozuka||Lead role|
|2015||3rd Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Couple (with Honoka Miki)||ItaKiss 2: Love in Tokyo||Won|
- "Chinese girls swoon over Japanese idol". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- "Actor Furukawa Yuki announces the birth of his daughter | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
- 「イタKiss」古川の微博大人気、開設2か月でフォロワー数50万突破 , June 15, 2013
- Sarah Jane Lim (August 8, 2014). "Fuji TV to commence internet-based distribution for "Mysterious Summer"". OnScreenAsia.com. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- "International Business Themes Dominate Tokyo Market Seminars". Yahoo.com. October 21, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- 古川雄輝が上海で日本人俳優初のファンミ開催 中国で人気のワケとは？ニュース-ORICON STYLE- , July 12, 2013
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