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 26)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–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: Love in Okinawa.

Career[edit]

Born in Japan and raised in Vancouver and New York, He gained his 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 of 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's how he got started doing 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]

He is the first Japanese actor to have had a fan meeting in Shanghai, China on July 21, 2013.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

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
Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa Naoki Irie
Mysterious Summer Narrator

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 High School Debut Yui Asaoka
2012 Goose Bumps The Movie Torihada Gekijo
2013 Beyond the Memories Kiyoku Yawaku
The Eternal Zero
2014 Wo Ai Ni in Tokyo Tamutso Short Film
Wood Job! Shoji Hasegawa
Disconcerto In post-production
2015 Poison Berry in My Brain Ryoichi 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. ^ 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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