Sei Ashina

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Sei Ashina
芦名 星
Igarashi Aya (五十嵐 彩)

(1983-11-22)22 November 1983
Fukushima, Japan
Died14 September 2020(2020-09-14) (aged 36)
Cause of deathSuicide[1][2]
Years active2002–2020
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

Sei Ashina (芦名 星, Ashina Sei) (born Igarashi Aya, November 22, 1983 – September 14, 2020)[1] was a Japanese actress.[3]


She was born Igarashi Aya,[4] and assumed the stage name Sei Ashina. Prior to her acting career, Ashina was a model.[2][1] She made her acting debut in the 2002 TBS Television series The Tail of Happiness (しあわせのシッポ),[2][1] modeling that year in magazines including Shogakukan's CanCam and Shueisha's Pinky, and was best known for starring as Hime in Kamen Rider Hibiki.[5] She was also known for her role as The Girl, an unnamed concubine, in Silk (2007).[6]

On September 14, 2020, Ashina, at age 36, was found dead at her home in Shinjuku by her family[7] after failing to answer calls and messages.[2]





  1. ^ a b c d Schilling, Mark (15 September 2020). "Japanese Actress Ashina Sei Dies at 36". Variety. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Evans, Greg (15 September 2020). "Sei Ashina Dies: 'Silk' Actress Was 36". Deadline. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. ^ 芦名星 (in Japanese). Yahoo Japan Corporation. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ 【ヒューマン】ミステリアス女優・芦名星、フジ系ドラマ初主演 (in Japanese). Sankei Digital Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  5. ^ TV 仮面ライダー響鬼(ヒビキ). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  6. ^ 映画 シルク. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  7. ^ "Actress Sei Ashina found dead in suspected suicide". The Japan Times. Tokyo. Kyodo. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  8. ^ 草なぎ剛主演、連ドラ版『スペシャリスト』に夏菜&和田正人が新加入 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-04-12.

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