Mikuru Uchino (内野 未来 Uchino Mikuru, born March 4, 1988 in Tokyo) is a Japanese gravure idol, belonged to the talent agency Shining Production and used to be belonged to FITONE. She is strongly interested in a Japanese hard rock duo, B’z.
Her show-business name was simply Mikuru (未来), until May 2009.
Megumi Furuya (古谷 仁 Furuya Megumi) (maiden name: Yamano (山野), better known by her stage name MEGUMI (めぐみ) born September 25, 1981 in Matsue, Shimane is a Japanese tarento, actress, singer and gravure idol. She was raised in Kurashiki, Okayama. She is currently affiliated with Suns Entertainment. She dropped out of Kurashiki Suishō Senior High School (at the time an all-girls school).
In July 2008, after discovering she was pregnant, Megumi married Dragon Ash lead singer Kenji Furuya, whom she had been dating since 2005.
On February 6, 2009, Megumi gave birth to their first child, a son, who weighed in at 3kg. Megumi’s career is on hold for the foreseeable future.
Hatsune Matsushima (松嶋 初音, Matsushima Hatsune, born November 13, 1987 in Tokyo) is a Japanese gravure idol, actress and model. Her real name is Noriko Matsushima, and goes by the nickname Hachu. She has starred in a number of TV dramas, films, and internet productions. She also co-authored a book.
In 2004, Matsushima started her career as a gravure idol while a high school student when she won the 2004 Miss Magazine (ミスマガジン) Special Jury Prize. From the start of her career was a gravure idol, she has gone by the nickname Hachu.
During October, 2005, Matsushima starred in the Tokyo-based television show “Turnout! Miniskirt Police” (出動!ミニスカポリス 全国版) as part of the 13th generation police.
In June, 2006, Matsushima played Izumu in the late-night drama “Akihabara@DEEP”. Due to her role in that drama as such a strange, but loveable, character, even now she is regular topic of discussion.
After the dissolution of her prior agency, Anthem, in September, 2008, she signed on with Harmony Promotion (ハーモニープロモーション).
More recently she has started to shift away from being an idol, and has been regularly appearing on variety shows and internet programs.
Her grandmother who lives in Sendai, Miyagi practices a form of Shamanism called Itako where it is believed followers can speak with the dead and can remove evil spirits from one’s mind and body. Matsushima believes she also has these same abilities.
At the start of her career, rumors started circulating near where she rode her bike to school that there was an extremely beautiful high school girl in the area. People would ride their bikes around the same time as her to try to catch a glimpse. Hoping to make the rumors stop and make people think the rumors were exaggerated, her principle brought Matsushima in front of everyone so they could see her for themselves.
Matsushima is a former member of the Miss Magazine (ミスマガジン) Women’s Football Team.
During the commentary of the drama Akihabara@DEEP she broke the news that her real name is Noriko Matsushima. She later confirmed the story on her blog.
She first started to mentioned that she wanted to move away from being a gravure idol on the December 24th, 2006 broadcast of “Drive A Go! Go!” (ドライブ A GO!GO!).
While doing handstands and dives at the June 18, 2007 Shibuya O-crest Girls-RockPop stadium vol.17, she was warned about some nude otakus who were nearby with a strong feeling.
Matsushima participated in the Nico Nico Douga’s International Smiling Film Festival (国際ニコニコ映画祭) as a judge.
At one point Matsushima was examined for Moyamoya disease like symptoms, including disturbance of blood flow to the brain, headaches and fainting. No signs of Moyamoya disease was discovered, however she regularly sees a doctor to monitor her condition.
She likes popular, well-made video games and has been featured in video game magazines like Famitsu. She has even used her blog to recruit Xbox friends to play online with.
On February 3, 2010, Matushima appeared in the television show “Toreazu Namanaka” where she received an e-mail from the music day guest named “alan.” Alan asked her to make a funny face. She made a face mimicking Anpanman.
In the song “Dance Sanma Court” (踊るさんま御殿), Matsushima admitted to hitting a woman with an object in the head, making her bleed, after being in a childish argument with her.
Yoko Matsugane (松金 洋子 Matsugane Yōko, born May 26, 1982 in Ibaraki Prefecture) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is famous for her voluptuous figure. She has released several DVDs and photobooks and has appeared on several TV shows in Japan. As of January 2006, Yoko left her modeling agency, but is still active in producing DVDs and photo sets.
At the times of the release of her latest DVD she usually attends promotional events where her fans get to meet their idol and take a picture with her. These events are most often held in department stores in the Akihabara district of Tokyo.
She is also a traveling DJ and has performed in various clubs in Japan, Australia and Singapore.
Lyrian (りりあん, born September 21, 1985) is a Japanese moe idol and singer who hails from Milan, Italy. She hosts a radio show in Japan called “Lyrian Moetchao” in which she plays Marissa Faireborn in its Transformers: Kiss Players segment.
Lyrian also named and designed the color schemes for the Transformers Rosanna and Angela. She voices these characters in the radio series as well.
She claims to have become a Transformer fan by watching the G1 cartoon as a child growing up in Italy.
In 2007 she released her first gravure idol DVD, titled Lyrian Chao Chao (also known as Lyrian Ciao Ciao). In the same year she released a photo-book titled Love.
In 2009 she provides the voice of the new character Stephanie in the TVTokyo series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.
In 2010 she began voicing the character of Shitt. P in the Reborn! VOMIC series.
Chiaki Kyan (喜屋武 ちあき Kyan Chiaki, born March 13, 1986 in Saitama) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is interested in manga, anime and cosplay. She is also a member of Japanese pop music formations Nakano Fujoshi Sisters and Fudanjuku.
Actual Name: Kai Chiaki
Profession: ‘Gravure idol’ (Japanese term: swimsuit/bikini model)
Date of Birth: March 13, 1986
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Height: 158 cm (5 feet and 2.2 inches)
Measurements: B90 W59 H86 cm (B35.4 W23.2 H33.6 inches)
Talent Agency: FITONE
Mirei Kuroda (黒田 美礼 Kuroda Mirei, born 20 April 1978, in Saitama, Japan) is a famous busty Japanese gravre idol. Her first photo spread was under the names “Ayaka Takanashi (高梨 綾香)” and “Akimi Koike (小池 秋生)” in 1994, when she was 16 years old. After becoming Mirei Kuroda in 1996, she became Fuji Television’s “Visual Queen of the Year” in 1996. She is 5’2″ (157cm), and in 1999 she weighed 92 lbs (42kg) and her measurments were 38-22-32″ (95-58-81cm). From 1996 to 1999, five photo books (or “mooks”) of Mirei were published, and she starred in 6 VHS videos and 1 DVD with footage of her posing in swimwear. Mirei retired from modeling in 1999.