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Akiko Hinagata (雛形あきこ Hinagata Akiko, born January 27, 1978) is a Japanese actress and former gravure idol. She made her acting debut in 1992 in the TBS drama Obenkyō. In 1994, she was chosen Fuji Television Visual Queen. Two years later, Hinagata received the Golden Arrow Graph prize. In 1997 she was awarded a Special Prize at the 10th annual Japan Glasses Best Dressed Awards. She appeared on the Fuji TV program Iron Chef as a judge in "Battle Banana". Hinagata has appeared in at least 25 television roles, including the Fuji Television production Ring: Kanzenban.
Additionally, she has hosted five radio programs. She regularly appears on television variety shows, and has acted on stage. In commercials, she has represented Nissin Foods' ramen and udon, Mitsubishi (now Nippon) Oil, Asahi Soft Drinks' Sawayaka Budō, Pola Cosmetics, and Japan Tobacco's Yamucha-rō beverages. She has released five photo books and published two collections of essays. In 2013, she married actor Kousei Amano.
- Crayon Shin-chan: Great Adventure in Henderland (1996), herself (voice)
- Akumu-chan (2014), Noriko Higuchi
- Nomitori Samurai (2018)