Saaya Irie

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Saaya Irie
Born (1993-11-15) November 15, 1993 (age 21)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Saaya
Occupation Actress, voice actress, junior idol, singer
Years active 2005 — present

Saaya Irie (入江紗綾 Irie Saaya?, born November 15, 1993, in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya.

She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase.


As a gravure junior idol[edit]

During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet.[1]

Personal life[edit]

After making her debut as a gravure idol, she still lived in Fukuoka Prefecture where she attended elementary school and middle school,[2] but moved to Tokyo when she turned 16. In August 2014, she was one of the few people contracting Dengue fever during the 2014 Dengue fever outbreak.[3]


TV programs[edit]

Radio programs[edit]


  • Kyo no Gononi (as Chika Koizumi; produced by avex)
  • Note: She only sang for the Sweet Kiss version of the opening and ending songs and did not play Chika in the OVA itself. Mai Kadowaki played Chika. On the special edition of the DVD series there was a special audio track. Saaya and Chase were on the second audio track.


  • God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand or Kami no hidarite Akuma no migite (神の左手 悪魔の右手) 2006.
  • Shibuya Kaidan parts 1 & 1 (渋谷怪談 THEリアル都市伝説) 2006. official site
  • Kani Goalkeeper (かにゴールキーパー) 2006. official site
  • Kuchisake Onna (口裂け女) 2007
  • Pussy Soup (the Cat Cook) or Neko Râmen Taishô (猫ラーメン大将) 2008 official site
  • the Purple Mirror (horror) 2010
  • Hard Revenge Milly 208
  • Kuchisake-onna (Carved) 2007 (all members of Chase in this movie)
  • Kami no hidarite akuma no migite (God's left hand the Devil's right hand(2006)
  • Shoujo-rei (again, all members of Chase in this movie)
  • Girl's Box (2008)
  • Yamagata sukurîm (2009)
  • Seifuku sabaigâru I (2010)
  • Rock and Roll Diet (2010)
  • Yomutoshinu: Death Comic (movie version)

Part I and Part II (2011)

  • Marry's Phone (2011) Martial arts and horror!

Web programs[edit]

  • It's your CHOICE! episode 2



  • Chase Me! (1st single)

Sweet Kiss[edit]


  • Saaya, Tsubomi (紗綾「ボミ」) ISBN 4-08-780435-6,2005.
  • Saaya, Saaya 11 years old (紗綾「紗綾11歳」) ISBN 4-8211-2660-5, 2005.
  • Saaya, Saaya 11 years old Fugue (紗綾「さあや11歳(フーガ) 」)
  • Saaya, Pastel Time. (紗綾「ぱすてるたいむ 「紗綾」」)


  • 紗綾 さあや11歳 [Saaya at 11] (February 2005, Elk Heart Promotion) ISBN 4-341-78004-2
  • 入江紗綾 紗綾11歳 [Saaya at 11] (May 2005, Bunkasha) ISBN 4-8211-3091-2
  • Little Legend 紗綾in沖縄 [Saaya in Okinawa] (October 2005, Elk Heart Promotion)
  • BLOOM~さあやから入江紗綾へ~ [From Saaya to Saaya Irie] (June 2006, Elk Heart Promotion) ISBN 4-902972-30-1
  • アクアガール 入江紗綾 [Aqua Girl] (December 2006, Elk Heart Promotion) ISBN 4-903590-29-1
  • アクアガール2 入江紗綾 [Aqua Girl 2] (February 2007, Elk Heart Promotion)
  • 紗綾の休日 [Saaya's Holiday] (December 2006, King Records)
  • Pure Smile (December 2007, Takeshobo)
  • 紗綾 THE BEST (March 2008, E-Net Frontier)
  • 紗綾 SA-YA! (April 2008, E-Net Frontier)

Sweet Kiss[edit]

  • Sweet Kiss (May 2005, Elk Heart Promotion) ISBN 4-341-78006-9
  • Very Sweet Vol.2 (December 2005, Elk Heart Promotion)


  • 激闘!アイドル予備校 紗綾・留奈・梨央 [Battle! Idol Prep-School - Saaya, Runa, Rio] (September 2006, E-Net Frontier)


  1. ^ "Monthly Bunshun (Ja:週刊文春)" No.May 19, 2005 (was published on May 11, 2005)
  2. ^ 紗綾:留奈、梨央と中学生アイドルが主演 ドラマ「激闘!アイドル予備校」(Japanese) - MSN / Mainichi shimbun
  3. ^ "Japanese models catch Dengue fever after visiting source of outbreak". Guardian. Agence France-Presse. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 

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