Kie Kitano

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Kie Kitano
北乃 きい
Kie Kitano, 2006 (cropped).jpg
Kie Kitano, in 2006.
Born (1991-03-15) March 15, 1991 (age 28)
Years active2005–present[1]
AgentFoster agency
Height158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Musical career
Years active2007-present
LabelsAvex Trax
Associated acts

Kie Kitano (北乃 きい, Kitano Kii, born March 15, 1991 in Kanagawa Prefecture)[1] is a Japanese actress, singer and gravure idol. She is signed with the Foster agency.


Kitano is a former member of the celebrity girls futsal team Miss Magazine. In 2005, Kitano won a Miss Magazine Award,[1] becoming the youngest (age 14) to receive that award. In 2007, Kitano was chosen for the first time star in the drama Life. To properly portray her character, Kitano saved up and bought every volume of the manga on which the drama is based. With Kofuku no Shokutaku, she has won 31st Japan Academy Award in the New Actor category.[2][3] In February 2008, she has also won the 29th Yokohama Film Festival with the same film.[3] After acting in Life and Kofuku no Shokutaku, she was chosen to appear in the promotional video for the single released on October 10, 2007 by Little. Between December 2007 and January 2008, she was chosen as the third cheering manager for Japan's High School Soccer Tournament, following Maki Horikita and Yui Aragaki. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Award at Milano Film Festival in 2014 for her impressive portrayal of a music producer's assistant in "The Tenor Lirico Spinto."





  • First Step (2007)[1]
  • Kitano Moyō (北乃模様) (2008) [9]

Promotional videos[edit]


(All released under Avex Group unless otherwise noted.)


  • Shin () (2011-04-13)
  • Can You Hear Me? (2012-03-14)


  • "Sakura Saku" (サクラサク) (2010-02-24) No. 7, 33,479 copies sold[11]
  • "Hanataba" (花束) (2010-08-11)
  • "Kizuna" () (2011-03-02)
  • "Darl:orz" (2012-01-18)


  • "Sakura Mau" (桜舞う) (2007.01.27)[1][12]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 北乃きい(女優)のプロフィール (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  2. ^ "北乃きい主演、恋愛ドラマの母の北川悦吏子初監督映画、主題歌はSalyuに決定!" (in Japanese). Cinema Today. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  3. ^ a b ヨコハマ映画祭授賞式にガッキー、夏帆ら (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  4. ^ 北乃きい:映画「ゲゲゲの鬼太郎」続編ヒロインに (in Japanese). Mainichi Shinbun. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  5. ^ 腹筋割れとるで~!北乃きいがボクシング特訓でムキムキ変身 (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
  6. ^ "Japanese teens wield their swords " (Archive). Prague Post. 22 November 2013. Retrieved on 23 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Autobiographical Tokyo Story Comic To Become A Live Action Movie". Japanverse. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  8. ^ "Rieko Saibara's Jōkyō Monogatari Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  9. ^ 北乃きいがセカンド写真集発売「気づかなかった自分発見できた」 (in Japanese). 2008-05-24. Archived from the original on 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  10. ^ ファンモンの新曲ジャケットに北乃きい (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  11. ^ "女優・北乃きいの歌手デビュー作がTOP10入り、ガッキー以来1年7ヶ月ぶり". Oricon. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  12. ^ Yahoo! JAPAN - 北乃きいのプロフィール

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