Birthdate: 06 April 1973
Birthplace: Nerima, Tokyo
Chinese zodiac: Ox
Asako (Rie Miyazawa) lives with two cats, named Gou Gou and Bi, in Kichijoji, Tokyo. She works as a popular manga artist. Her assistant Minami (Haru Kuroki) prepares to work independently as a manga artist. Iida (Atsuko Maeda) applies for Minami’s former assistant position.
The Twilight Samurai or Tasogare Seibei (たそがれ清兵衛?, literally "Twilight Seibei") is a 2002 Japanese film directed by Yoji Yamada. Set in mid-19th century Japan, a few years before the Meiji Restoration, it follows the life of Seibei Iguchi, a low-ranking samurai employed as a bureaucrat.
Love and ambition collide when two brilliant architects compete for the same woman and the glory of success in their highly competitive field. Kakeru, a young dreamer just entering the professional world, starts out with the goal of building a magnificent church.
After growing up in an orphanage, Mitsuru Ihara started working as a custodian at a large food producer. The pleasant, kind Ihara often visits his former home, pretending to be an important business man, not the blue-collar cleaner that he really is.
In 2003, the story of this legendary swordsman-philosopher-painter comes to life in the NHK Taiga Drama MUSASHI. Based on the famous biography written by Yoshikawa Eiji, this taiga drama boasts a list of stars that reads like a Who's Who of screen and television.