Emi Takei

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Emi Takei
Native name 武井 咲
Born (1993-12-25) December 25, 1993 (age 20)
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Occupation Actress, Model and Singer
Years active 2007 - present
Agent Oscar Promotion
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Emi Takei official Website

Emi Takei (武井 咲 Takei Emi?, born on December 25, 1993[1] in Nagoya, Japan) is a Japanese actress, model and singer.


Originally an aspiring model, when Takei entered junior high school, she declared to her parents that she would become a model within her three years in junior high.[2] In 2006, she entered the 11th Japan Bishōjo Contest and won in not only one, but two categories: she received the Model Division Award and the Multi-Media Award.

She subsequently made her model debut in the November 2006 issue of Seventeen, which became her first job in the entertainment industry. In February 2007, she became a model exclusive to the magazine, and earned her first solo cover on the 15 February issue.

Starting in September 2010, she became the image character for "Beamie", an SNS website used by approximately 5,500 celebrities. In November the same year, she was the youngest ever in history to receive the "Best Dresser Award", an award from The Men's Fashion Unity since 1972.

In January 2011, she had her first appearance in the Fuji TV drama serial Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta. She was picked by winning an audition in which eight hundred people attended to play a key person in a quasi-leading role in the drama. Soon after, she had her first starring role in TV Asahi drama serial Asuko March! in April.

She won the "Best Smile of the Year" award in November,[3] and in December became the first Japanese person to be contracted with Italian luxury goods brand Gucci.[4]

On 12 December 2011, she made her debut as a singer under Universal Japan, releasing the single "Koisuru Kimochi". The ballad was written for her by Glay's Takuro who declared himself as a big fan of Takei.[5]

In August 2012, she graduated from being a Seventeen model after 5 years and 9 months.[6]


TV Dramas[edit]

  • Otomen ~Summer~ (2009) as Kuriko Tachibana
  • Otomen ~Autumn~ (2009) as Kuriko Tachibana
  • Liar Game 2 (2010) as Hiroka Saeki
  • Gold (2010) as Akira Saotome
  • Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta (2011) as Hikari Saeki
  • Asukō March! ~Kenritsu Asuka Kōgyō Kōkō Kōshinkyoku~(2011) as Nao Yoshino
  • Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Summer Special 2011 (2011) as Kyoka Koyama
  • Taira no Kiyomori Episode 14 - 43 (2012) as Tokiwa Gozen
  • W no Higeki (2012) as Mako Watsuji/Satsuki Kurasawa[7]
  • Iki mo Dekinai Natsu (2012) as Rei Tanizaki
  • Tokyo Zenryoku Shōjo (2012) as Urara Saeki
  • Otenki Oneesan (2013) as Haruko Abe
  • Kindaichi Kōsuke VS Akechi Kogorō (2013) as Hatsue Yoshiike
  • The Partner ~Itoshiki Hyakunen no Tomo e~ (2013) as Akane Oiwa[8]
  • Umi no Ue no Shinryōjo (2013) as Mako Togami[9]
  • Senryokugai Sōsakan (2014) as Chinami Umidzuki[10]


Anime Movies[edit]

TV Programs[edit]

  • Unbelievable (April 2010-February 2011)
  • K-Pop & Korean Dramas…Star ga Umareru Bashō ~Takei Emi and Youn-a Hanryū Roots e no Tabi~ (2011)
  • Takei Emi 19sai no Kyūjitsu - Kankoku Hitori Tabi ~Micchaku! Sugao ni Modotta Mikakan~ (2013)


  • Emi Takei and Rikao Yanagida's Radio Kūsō Kagaku Kenkyūsho (2010–present)
  • Daiichi Seimei Takei Emi "Kyō no Ikku" (2012–present)

Voice acting[edit]



  • Seventeen (February 2007-October 2012)- Exclusive model


  • Kaze no Naka no Shōjo (28 October 2010)
  • Plumeria (Spirits Special Edition) (20 June 2011)



Release date Title Oricon Weekly
Peak Position
1st December 14, 2011 恋スルキモチ (Koisuru Kimochi?) #6

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

  • 68th Television Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress for "Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta"[24]
  • Vogue Japan Women of the Year 2011 Award
  • 2012 E-Line Beautiful Grand Prix (Japan Association of Adult Orthodontics)
  • 24th Yamaji Fumiko Film Awards - Best New Actress Award
  • 25th Nikkan Sports Film Grand Prix - Best Newcomer Award
  • 54th FECJ Awards - Celebrity of the Year Award
  • 38th Élan d'Or Award - Best Newcomer Award
  • 36th Japan Academy Awards - Best New Actor Award for "Rurouni Kenshin", "Ai to Makoto", "Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu"


  1. ^ "武井咲 Emi Takei" (in Japanese). Seventeen. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Shabekuri 007". 2010-11-29. Nippon Television.
  3. ^ "武井咲、2011年『ベストスマイル』受賞に満面の笑み" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ "武井咲、グッチと日本人初契約" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ "武井咲歌手デビュー!TAKURO書き下ろし". Sankei Sports (in Japanese). 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  6. ^ "武井咲、Seventeenモデル涙の卒業". MSN Sankei News (in Japanese). 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  7. ^ "W no Higeki" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  8. ^ "ベトナム国営放送とドラマを共同制作 両国間で初 東山紀之、武井咲らが出演" (in Japanese). Mantan Web. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  9. ^ "松田翔太、月9初主演はフラれドクター役" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  10. ^ "武井咲、初の刑事役で新境地 ハタチ最初は連ドラ主演" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  11. ^ "武井咲が映画『ワイルド・スピード MEGA MAX』の声優に挑戦" (in Japanese). レスポンス. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ Mainichi Digital (2014-03-13). "武井咲:人気マンガ「クローバー」実写化で主演 ツンデレ上司に大倉忠義" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  13. ^ Mainichi Digital (2014-02-19). "武井咲:「クレヨンしんちゃん」でアニメ映画声優に初挑戦" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  14. ^ "武井咲、「龍が如く」クリエーター集団によるゲームに声優参加!スラム街の少女演じる" (in Japanese). Cinematoday Inc. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  15. ^ "長澤まさみ:武井咲、渡邉このみと"ほおを寄せ合い"にっこり 「ガーナ」新CM" (in Japanese). Mainichi JP. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  16. ^ "『るろうに剣心』とあのガムがコラボ。佐藤健、武井咲のNGシーンがCMに!" (in Japanese). PIA Corporation. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  17. ^ "2012年第一弾TV-CM『リバース・レイン』篇2/1(水)から全国で放映開始" (in Japanese). Coca-Cola Japan Company Limited. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  18. ^ "武井咲サンタコスプレで登場Xmasプレゼントは「ハンドクリーム」希望" (in Japanese). Mainichi JP. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  19. ^ "NEC、個人向けデスクトップパソコン「VALUESTAR」シリーズ3タイプ16モデルを発売、武井咲出演TVCMとメイキングを公開" (in Japanese). Navicon. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  20. ^ "武井咲が"戦隊ヒーロー"に!? コスチュームに大興奮" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  21. ^ "<セイコー ルキア> 新TV-CM 放映開始「息をのむほど、キレイが咲く」篇" (Press release) (in Japanese). Seiko. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  22. ^ "武井咲、クロマティ氏&アルシンド氏と共演!" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  23. ^ "日本赤十字社、はたちの献血キャンペーンが始動、新成人の武井咲さんが引き続きキャンペーンキャラクターに" (in Japanese). Excite News. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  24. ^ "ザテレビジョン ドラマアカデミー賞: 【第68回 助演女優賞】武井咲" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Magazines Inc. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

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