|Native name||古川 雄輝|
December 18, 1987 |
Yuki Furukawa (古川 雄輝 Furukawa Yūki?, born 18 December 1987) is a Japanese actor. He played the leading role as Naoki Irie in the 2013 television series Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo and its sequel, Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo.
Furukawa was born on December 18, 1987 in Tokyo, the son of a doctor. He and his family moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He moved to the United States at the age of sixteen to study at high school, and returned to Japan to study at Keio University.
Furukawa gained fame for his 2013 breakthrough role in the Japanese television drama Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo in which he played the lead role Naoki Irie. He presented a new image of the classical manga role of Irie Naoki, and starred opposite Honoka Miki who played his love interest. Within two months of joining Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, the number of his followers increased to more than 500,000. Due to his popularity in China he starred in the Fuji TV/iQiyi web-drama Mysterious Summer which was the first drama series co-produced by Japan and China. The series was viewed more than 60 million times on Chinese online video platform iQiyi and was distributed online in more than 35 countries worldwide.
He is the first Japanese actor to have had a fan meeting in Shanghai, China on July 21, 2013.
|2011||Asuko March!||Tetsuro Kishi|
|Tonari no Akuma Chan|
|Boku to Star no 99 Nichi||Natsume Junkichi|
|2012||Rich Man, Poor Woman||Tomoki Kuga|
|2013||Yae no Sakura|
|Otto no Kanojo||Yasushi Ishiguro|
|Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo||Naoki Irie|
|Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa||Naoki Irie|
|Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo|
|2015||Ishi no Mayu||Yokoi|
|5-ji Kara 9-ji Made||Mishima Satoshi|
|2011||High School Debut||Yui Asaoka|
|2013||Beyond the Memories||Kiyomasa Komine|
|The Eternal Zero|
|2014||Wo Ai Ni in Tokyo||Tamutso||Short Film|
|Wood Job!||Shoji Hasegawa|
|Disconcerto||Detective Sawada||In post-production|
|2015||Nōnai Poison Berry||Ryoichi Saotome|
|2016||Litchi☆Hikari Club ||Zera||Filming|
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- 「イタKiss」古川の微博大人気、開設2か月でフォロワー数50万突破 , June 15, 2013
- 08 August 2014 by Sarah Jane Lim (2014-08-08). "Fuji TV to commence internet-based distribution for "Mysterious Summer"". OnScreenAsia.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
- "International Business Themes Dominate Tokyo Market Seminars". Yahoo.com. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
- 古川雄輝が上海で日本人俳優初のファンミ開催 中国で人気のワケとは？ニュース-ORICON STYLE- , July 12, 2013