Yuki Furukawa

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.

Yuki Furukawa
古川 雄輝
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Yuki Furukawa at the J-POP Summit Festival 2014 in San Francisco, California
Born (1987-12-18) December 18, 1987 (age 32)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor Super Model Dancer Guitarist
Years active2011–present
AgentHoripro
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Children1
Websitehoripro.co.jp/talent/PM051

Personal lifeEdit

Furukawa was born on December 18, 1987 in Tokyo.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

CareerEdit

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.[4] 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.[5][6]

He is the first Japanese actor to have had a fan meeting in Shanghai, China on July 21, 2013.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Music Video AppearancesEdit

Year Song Artist
2016 Heaven's Door〜陽のあたる場所〜 Chise Kanna

DramaEdit

Year Title Role
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
2014 Bitter Blood Namekawa
Mysterious Summer Narrator
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
2017 Beppinsan Kentaro Murata
Erased Satoru Fujinuma
2018 Love Rerun Shohei Machida
2019 One Page Love Yuri Hoshino

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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
2016 Litchi☆Hikari Club Zera
Taiyou
L Oves
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

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards Best Couple (with Honoka Miki) ItaKiss 2: Love in Tokyo Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chinese girls swoon over Japanese idol". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  2. ^ http://asiapacificarts.usc.edu/w_apa/showarticle.aspx?articleID=19480&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
  3. ^ "Actor Furukawa Yuki announces the birth of his daughter | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  4. ^ 「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 [1], June 15, 2013
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "International Business Themes Dominate Tokyo Market Seminars". Yahoo.com. October 21, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  7. ^ 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- [2], July 12, 2013

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