June 11, 1988|
Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Labels||Warner Music Japan|
Yui Aragaki was born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture on June 11, 1988, and has two older sisters. After seeing an audition notice for the junior fashion magazine Nicola (ニコラ Nikora), she applied for it and won the Grand Prix award for the audition. In 2001, at the age of 13, she began her Nicola modelling career and was very well received as a Nicola model, having set a record for appearing on cover for 15 times. A fellow Nicola model Ayako Enomoto gave her the popular nickname "Gakky."
At the age of 15, Aragaki moved to Tokyo and enrolled in Horikoshi High School, a private high school popular for being attended by many Japanese celebrities. In 2004, she decided to put her Nicola career on hold and expand her career path into gravure and acting, and she also appeared in variety shows and commercials, with her Pocky commercials being the most popular. A year later, she officially graduated from Nicola. Even so, she still appears in the magazine occasionally.
In 2005, Aragaki took up a role in the TBS drama, Dragon Sakura, starring alongside Japanese idols like Tomohisa Yamashita and Masami Nagasawa. This marked a breakthrough in her acting career. Since then, she has been cast in many other dramas, like My Boss, My Hero and Gal Circle. She also starred in the 2007 tragic love story movie hit Koizora, for which she won her first award, the Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Newcomer. Currently, she has 5 newcomer awards.
Aragaki won the Film prize at the 45th Golden Arrow Awards in 2008. Her tremendous number of movie shoots as well as the preparation for her debut album resulted in her suffering from work-related stress in 2007.
Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single "Heavenly Days", a song from Koizora. "Memories", the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed at Budokan.
She was also the co-hosts for popular radio program Girls Locks in 2010-2012.
|Year||Japanese Title||English Title||Role||Film Production||Notes|
|恋するマドリ||Koisuru Madori||Yui Aoki||Cinequanon||Lead role|
|恋空||Koizora||Mika Tahara||Toho||Lead role|
|2008||フレフレ少女||Fure Fure Shojo||Momoyama Momoko||Shochiku||Lead role|
|2009||BALLAD 名もなき恋のうた||Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta (Ballad)||Princess Renheme||Toho|
|2010||ハナミズキ||Hanamizuki||Sae Hirasawa||Toho & TBS||Lead role|
|2012||麒麟の翼 〜劇場版・新参者||The Wings of the Kirin||Kaori Nakahara||Toho|
|2014||TWILIGHT ささらさや||Twilight: Saya in Sasara||Saya||Warner Bros.||Lead role|
|2015||くちびるに歌を||Have a Song on Your Lips||Yuri Kashiwagi||Asmik Ace Entertainment||Lead role|
|2015||Ｓ -最後の警官- 奪還 RECOVERY OF OUR FUTURE||S The Last Policeman - Recovery of Our Future||Hayashi Iruma||Toho|
|2017||ミックス。||Mixed Doubles||Tamako Tomita||Toho||Lead role|
|2018||コード・ブルー -ドクターヘリ緊急救命-||Code Blue||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Toho||Lead role|
|Year||Japanese Title||English Title||Role||Network||Notes|
|2005||シブヤフィフティーン||Sh15uya||Ema||TV Asahi||Lead role|
|ドラゴン桜||Dragon Zakura||Yoshino Kosaka||TBS|
|越路吹雪・愛の生涯~この命燃えつきるまで私は歌う||Onna no Ichidaiki!||Koshiji Fubuki (child)||Fuji TV||Guest|
|2006||トゥルーラブ||True Love||Aso Natsumi|
|彼女の恋文||Kanojo no Koibumi||Yukari Kawamura||TV Asahi|
|マイ★ボス マイ★ヒーロー||My Boss My Hero||Umemura Hikari||Lead role|
|2007||パパとムスメの７日間||Papa to Musume no Nanokakan||Kawahara Kome||TBS||Lead role|
|2008||コード・ブルー||Code Blue||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|2009||コード・ブルー SP||Code Blue Special Episode|
|スマイル||Smile||Mishima Hana||TBS||Lead role|
|2010||エンゼルバンク||Angel Bank||Kaoru Kitashiro||TV Asahi||Cameo (episode 1)|
|コード・ブルー 2||Code Blue 2||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|2011||全開ガール||Zenkai Girl||Ayukawa Wakaba||Lead role|
|らんま1/2||Ranma ½||Akane Tendo||NTV||Lead role|
|2012||もう誘拐なんてしない||Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai||Hanazono Erika||Fuji TV|
|リーガルハイ||Legal High||Machiko Mayuzumi||Lead role|
|2013||空飛ぶ広報室||Public Affairs Office in the Sky||Rika Inaba||TBS||Lead role|
|リーガルハイ||Legal High SP||Machiko Mayuzumi||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|リーガルハイ 2||Legal High 2|
|2014||S -最後の警官||S - Saigo no Keikan||Iruma Hayashi||TBS|
|2015||掟上今日子の備忘録||Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku||Okitegami Kyōko||NTV||Lead role|
|2016||逃げるは恥だが役に立つ||The Full-Time Wife Escapist||Mikuri Moriyama||TBS||Lead role|
|2017||絆～走れ奇跡の子馬～||Ties: A Miraculous Colt||Shoko Matsushita||NHK|
|2017||コード・ブルー～ドクターヘリ緊急救命～||Code Blue 3||Dr. Megumi Shiraishi||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|2018||獣になれない私たち||Kemono ni Narenai Watashi Tachi||Shinkai Akira||NTV||Lead role|
|2006||Digimon Data Squad||Anime series||Yoshino Fujieda|
|Digimon World Data Squad||Video game|
|Keroro Gunso||Anime film||Mirara|
|Release||Title||Oricon Single charts peak positions and sales||Album|
|2008/07/16||Make My Day||1||2||53,471||85,341||Hug|
|Release||Title||Oricon Album charts peak positions and sales|
|March 2007||Hi no Kageru Oka||Mitsuya Cider|
|August 18, 2007||Memory||Tokyo Serendipity|
|November 3, 2007||heavenly days||Koizora|
|April 15, 2009||Utsushie||Aishiteru: Kaiyō|
|April 2009||Heart will drive||Round One Entertainment|
|May 27, 2009||Hachimitsu||系春の『花Sacas』|
|October 2009||Chiisana Koi No Uta||Sony Walkman S Series|
|July 31, 2010||WALK||Hutch the Honeybee: Melody of Couraget|
Awards and nominations
|2007||20th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Newcomer Award||Waruboro and Koizora||Won|
|2008||32nd Elan d'or Awards||Newcomer of the Year||Herself||Won|
|29th Yokohama Film Festival||Best Newcomer Award||Koisuru Madori, Waruboro, and Koizora||Won|
|50th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Newcomer Award||Won|
|31st Japan Academy Prize||Newcomer of the Year||Koizora||Won|
|45th Golden Arrow Awards||Film Prize||Herself||Won|
|2009||13th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Supporting Actress||Smile||Won|
|61st Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2014||79th Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Legal High 2||Won|
|2016||2nd Confidence Award Drama Prize||Best Actress||Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku||Won|
|2017||6th Confidence Award Drama Prize||Best Actress||Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu||Won|
|91st Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|25th Hashida Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|20th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Actress||Won|
|10th Tokyo Drama Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|30th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Actress||Mixed Doubles||Nominated|
|2018||60th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|27th Tokyo Sports Film Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|41st Japan Academy Prize||Best Actress||Nominated|
- Daio Paper - Elleair (2003)
- Seika - Meiji (2014 Dec - 2015 Feb)
- Senoby - JT Beverage (2005 Mar - 2006 Feb)
- NTT East (2005 Dec-2013 Dec)
- Pantene - Procter & Gamble (2006-2014)
- Dailies Aqua - Ciba Vision (2006)
- Pocky - Glico (2006-current)
- Townwork - Recruit (2006-current)
- Japanese Red Cross (2007 January - 2007 December)
- Uniqlo - SKINNY MIX"キャンペーン (2007 February - 2007 April)
- Mitsuya Cider - Asahi Soft Drinks (2007 March -)
- ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (2008 March - 2010 February, 2014 April - Current)
- Green Tea - Asahi Soft Drinks (2009-current)
- Sony Walkman S Series (2009 Oct - 2010 Sep)
- Tokyo Metro - Tokyoheart (2010 Apr - 2011 Mar)
- Haruyama Trading Co.,Ltd. - (2010 February - 2012 January)
- Toyota - Ractis (2010 November - 2011 October)
- Meiji - Chocolate Almonds (2011 April - current)
- Meiji - Meltykiss (2011 October - current)
- DeNA - Mobage (2011 November - 2012 October)
- KOSÉ- Sekkisei (2012 July -current)
- DeNA - Final Fantasy (2012 July- 2012 October)
- Canon - EOS (Mirrorless single-lens camera) (2012 July - 2014 July)
- Canon - IXY PowerShot (Compact digital camera) (2013 February- 2014 February)
- Canon - EOS kiss X7 (Single-lens reflex camera) (2013 November- 2014 February)
- KOSÉ- ESPRIQUE (2014 November - 2015 February)
- GMO CLICK Securities, Inc -(2015 January - Current)
- Meiji - Valentine Special (2016 February)
- Uniqlo (2017)
- NIPPON PAPER CRECIA Co., LTD. - Kleenex (2017 April - current)
- Uniqlo - ドレープコレクション (2017 March - Current)
- Toyota - Noah (2017 July - Current)
- Chura Chura (2006)
- A Happy New Gakky (2006)
- Masshiro (2007)
- Koisuru Madori (2007)
- Gekkan Yui Aragaki Special (2010)
- Hanamizuki Official Photostory Book (2010)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2005 Calendar (Release on December 10, 2004: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2006 Calendar (Release on November 7, 2005: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2007 Calendar (Release on November 4, 2006: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2008 Calendar (Release on October 22, 2007: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2009 Calendar (Release on October 27, 2008: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2010 Calendar (Release on October 28, 2009: Triax (Hagoromo))
- Aragaki Yui Official 2011 Calendar (Release on October 13, 2010: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2012 Calendar (Release on October 26, 2011: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2013 Calendar (Release on October 6, 2012: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2014 Calendar (Release on November 2, 2013: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2015 Calendar (Release on November 8, 2014: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2016 Calendar (Release on November 7, 2015: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2017 Calendar (Release on November 12, 2016: LesPro)
- Aragaki Yui Official 2018 Calendar (Release on September 1, 2017: LesPro)
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- "Elan d'or Awards List of Winners". All Nippon Producers Association. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Yokohama Film Festival at Kannai Hall - Aragaki Yui and others" (in Japanese). Yokohama Community Design Lab. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Blue Ribbon Awards" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "31st Japan Academy Prize Awards List" (in Japanese). eiga.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Golden Arrow Awards" (PDF). Japan Magazine Publishers Association. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Confidence Award Drama Prize: "Nigehaji" wins six categories, Aragaki Yui wins her second Best Actress Award" (in Japanese). Tokyo Pop Line. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "91st Drama Academy Awards Results (Best Actress)" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "25th Hashida Awards Winners Announced: "Nigehaji" Aragaki Yui, "Toto Neechan" Takahata Mitsuki and others" (in Japanese). oricon ME. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
- "Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu" wins three categories" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Archived from the original on 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-08-18.