Yui Aragaki leads ouendan in next film – Tokyograph

Rising actress Yui Aragaki, who recently picked up several film awards, has been cast in her next project. She will star in Kensaku Watanabe’s ‘Fure Fure Shojo,’ which is scheduled to open this September. Aragaki plays Momoko, a high school bookworm who longs for the type of romance found in the novels she reads. One… Continue reading Yui Aragaki leads ouendan in next film – Tokyograph

Karakui.com Special: That actress? She’s from Okinawa.

I’ve been meaning to post an entry on this subject, actresses from Okinawa, for a very long time. If you haven’t noticed, we’re living in a very special time (well, especially for Okinawan pop culture folks) where it’s impossible not to find an actress from Okinawa on TV or on the big screen. I’ve managed… Continue reading Karakui.com Special: That actress? She’s from Okinawa.

Gakky: ‘I don’t need sexy’ wins a 2008 Elan d’or Award

While the majority of our young starlets here in the US love to expose themselves, it’s refreshing to see a soon-to-be hatachi (20 year-old) Gakky (Yui Aragaki) say that she “doesn’t need sexy.” While there may be a few guys out there who may disagree with her, I for one, applaud her decision. (Via Yahoo!… Continue reading Gakky: ‘I don’t need sexy’ wins a 2008 Elan d’or Award