Yuya Yagira(柳楽 優弥,Yagira Yūya?, born March 26, 1990) is a Japanese actor. His portrayal of 12-year-old Akira in the highly acclaimed Nobody Knows won him a Best Actor Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
He was hospitalized on August 29, 2008 for a drug overdose, with early reports calling it a suicide attempt. Yagira later denied that he had was trying to kill himself, noting that he was the one who called an ambulance after he began feeling ill from taking the pills. According to his blog:
"The incident followed an argument with my family. In a fit of anger I took a larger than usual dosage of my prescription tranquilizers.
As a result I felt ill and asked for an ambulance to be called."
On January 15, 2010, Yuya Yagira married TV personality Ellie Toyota at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. They registered their marriage on January 14.