Rina Takeda

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Rina Takeda
武田 梨奈
Born (1991-06-15) June 15, 1991 (age 30)
Years active2007–present
AgentSony Music Artists, Inc.[1]
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)

Rina Takeda (武田 梨奈, Takeda Rina, born June 15, 1991) is a Japanese actress, singer and black belt in Ryukyu Shōrin-ryū Karate.

Life and career[edit]

Takeda was born on June 15, 1991 in Kanagawa Prefecture. She has said that she became interested in karate as a 10-year-old when she saw her father lose in a karate match and decided that she had to avenge his defeat.[1][2] In June 2008, the 17-year-old Takeda demonstrated her skills at her dojo for Shaolin Girl producer Fuyuhiko Nishi, and he was impressed enough to invite her to audition for the movie High Kick Girl!.[1] Takeda won the starring role as Kei Tsuchiya in the movie which was released in May 2009.[3][4] In late 2010, Takeda appeared on television in the MBS comedy tokusatsu series The Ancient Dogoo Girl as Doro-chan.[5][6]

Takeda had her second starring movie role in the February 2011 martial arts action film Karate Girl[7][8] together with Tobimatsu Hina followed by another action film The Kunoichi: Ninja Girl in March 2011.[9] In 2012, Takeda starred in a different genre of filmmaking with Dead Sushi, a comic horror movie directed by Noboru Iguchi, who had earlier directed her in The Ancient Dogoo Girl. The film had its US premier at the 2012 Austin Fantastic Fest where Takeda won the Best Actress award. Takeda and director Iguchi were both present at the festival.[10][11] She worked with Iguchi again in the action film Gothic Lolita Battle Bear, released theatrically in Japan in January 2014.[12]

Also in 2014, Takeda co-starred with Rumi Hanai in the science fiction fantasy Danger Dolls directed by Shusuke Kaneko.[13][14]





  1. ^ a b c "Rina Takeda" (in Japanese). Sony Music Artists, Inc. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "An Interview With Rina Takeda". Far East Films. Archived from the original on 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  3. ^ ハイキック・ガール! (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  4. ^ "Review: High Kick Girl!". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
  5. ^ 古代少女隊ドグーンV(ファイブ) (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  7. ^ "KG カラテガール" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  8. ^ "Rina Takeda Is Back In Uniform For KG". Neo. Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  9. ^ 女忍 KUNOICHI (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  10. ^ デッド寿司 (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  11. ^ "Japanese splatter action comedy is on the menu when director Noboru Iguchi and karate girl Rina Takeda join forces to take on flying killer sushi monsters in DEAD SUSHI!". Austin Fantastic Fest. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  12. ^ "ヌイグルマーZ" (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  13. ^ 少女は異世界で戦った (in Japanese). MovieWalker. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  14. ^ "Danger Dolls (Review)". Influx Magazine. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  15. ^ "Dead Sushi DVD review". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Magical Teddybear-Transforming Lolita Shokotan Fights More Zombies in Trailer". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  17. ^ "武田梨奈主演『ナポレオンと私』今夏公開決定 濱正悟、染谷俊之と織りなすラブストーリー". Real Sound. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  18. ^ "ジャパニーズ スタイル Japanese Style". eiga.com. Retrieved October 16, 2021.

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