Yoko Mitsuya (三津谷 葉子 Mitsuya Yōko, born November 8, 1984 in Tokyo) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress.
Yoko was born in Tokyo but moved to Saitama shortly after she was born. She began practicing ballet as a first grader; her dream was to become a ballerina. When she was in sixth grade, she applied for the Horipro Talent Scout Caravan and was awarded a prize for her excellent work. From there, she made her debut in the photobook Baby Kiss (and was photographed alongside such idols as Rei Yoshii and Reiko Ōmori). Around this time, future actresses Kyoko Fukada and Ayana Sakai were also making their debuts. (Ayana was also part of the Baby Kiss photobook.)
Even though Yoko was now aiming to become an actress, because of her large bust size for her age, she began doing gravure work at a steady pace. Her body size (especially her bust) was considered more mature than her age at that time. For that, she had been in several publications and photobooks by the time she was 15, and was chosen as the Visual Queen of the year for 2000. Because of her bust size and overall body appearance, Yoko was considered chubby and this pressured her to crash diet when she was 16. As a result of this she lost not only centimeters from her chest, but her new size was a turn-off when wearing swimsuits.
During this time Yoko stopped gravure work. Furthermore, since her dream of becoming an actress was being deterred due to her gravure work, she considered leaving Horipro and even sent a resume to Starbucks (it can be assumed she was rejected).
Yoko made a comeback when she was 18 by wearing lingerie. This not only surprised her fans, it impressed them because it was considered a sexier and more obscene pose. Finally, Yoko got to become an actress with her first movie being 69 ~ Sixty Nine.
In 2004, she appeared in the Kamen Rider Blade movie, Missing Ace as Kamen Rider Larc, a role she would later reprise in 2009′s Kamen Rider Decade.
In 2006 she played in a live action movie of Tatsuya Egawa’s (semi hentai manga) Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari, with, of course, a yoko nudity scene in it. By the time she played the movie, people already knew her as a famous “E-cup” Japanese actress/model.
Also in 2006 she played in a (“Electra” like) super hero movie called “Cool Dimension”. She finally plays as a leading actress; in fact she is the super hero in the movie. In mini series “Sakura 2 Go” (2007), she played a role as a robot girl. This movie is about a love-torn scientist who recreates his lost love in a robot. In 2007 she also played as a supporting actress in “Drift Special – Beauty Battle Deluxe Edition”.
One of her most obscene roles was in a movie “IT Bubble to Neta Onna Tachi ” in 2007, about a girl dreaming of becoming a star travels from the country to Tokyo where she discovers young IT startups and falls in love.
In 2008 she played in a movie “Sunshine Days”, and was a supporting actress in the series K-tai Investigator 7 and Metal Samurai.