Yuki Furukawa

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Yuki Furukawa
Yuki Furukawa.jpg
Yuki Furukawa at the J-POP Summit Festival 2014 in San Francisco, California
Native name古川 雄輝
Born(1987-12-18) December 18, 1987 (age 27)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present
Website
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Yuki Furukawa
Yuki Furukawa.jpg
Yuki Furukawa at the J-POP Summit Festival 2014 in San Francisco, California
Native name古川 雄輝
Born(1987-12-18) December 18, 1987 (age 27)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present
Website
horipro.co.jp/talent/PM051

Yuki Furukawa (古川 雄輝 Furukawa Yūki?, born 18 December 1987) is a Japanese actor. He played the leading role as Naoki Irie in the 2013 television series Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo and its upcoming sequel, Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo.

Career[edit]

Born in Japan and raised in Vancouver and New York[citation needed], he gained fame for his 2013 breakthrough role in the Japanese television drama Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo where he played the lead role Naoki Irie. He successfully presented a new image of the classical manga role of Irie Naoki, and starred opposite Miki Honoka who played his love interest. He was a Science major in University and taking up Engineering but he got in a contest in his school, and won and that year where his production company did an audition for actors and he was invited to participate and that is how he started acting. In less than four months after coming on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, the number of his followers has increased to more than 600,000.[1] 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.[2][3]

He is the first Japanese actor to have had a fan meeting in Shanghai, China on July 21, 2013.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

YearTitleRole
2011Asuko March!Tetsuro Kishi
Tonari no Akuma Chan
Boku to Star no 99 NichiNatsume Junkichi
2012Rich Man, Poor WomanTomoki Kuga
2013Yae no Sakura
Otto no KanojoYasushi Ishiguro
Mischievous Kiss: Love in TokyoNaoki Irie
2014Bitter BloodNamekawa
Mysterious SummerNarrator
Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in OkinawaNaoki Irie

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011High School DebutYui Asaoka
2012Goose Bumps The MovieTorihada Gekijo
2013Beyond the MemoriesKiyoku Yawaku
The Eternal Zero
2014Wo Ai Ni in TokyoTamutsoShort Film
Wood Job!Shoji Hasegawa
DisconcertoDetective SawadaIn post-production
2015Poison Berry in My BrainRyoichi Saotome

References[edit]

  1. ^ 「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
  2. ^ http://www.onscreenasia.com/article/fuji-tv-to-commence-internet-based-distribution-for-mysterious-summer/15426
  3. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/music/s/international-business-themes-dominate-tokyo-market-seminars-040046712.html
  4. ^ 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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