Yoko Kumada (熊田 曜子 Kumada Yōko, born May 13, 1982, in Gifu city, Gifu prefecture) is a Japanese gravure idol and singer.
When she was in the 12th grade in high school, she was chosen as a finalist in “Miss Magazine” contest, but her mother did not let Yoko accept it. After entering in a nurse school, she applied to an audition of a magazine named “Audition”. Yoko’s mother was travelling abroad, so she got enrolled in the show business then.
Risa Kudō (工藤 里紗, Kudō Risa, born October 4, 1983, in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese model and actress. She is best known outside Japan for an appearance in an episode of the Nippon Television series Haken no Hinkaku in 2007 and the films Love Letter Ao-renka, Rabu Kon (Lovely Complex) in 2006 and Sleeping Flower in 2005.
She was a model on the game “Finder Love”, where she made a picture with Risa Kudo. She composed a Limited Edition Game with her Bikini and pictures.
Asaka Kubo (久保 亜沙香, Kubo Asaka, born January 20, 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is the lead vocal singer of the group A+Jyuc. She currently belongs to the show-business production company PLATINUM-S, and is a former member of Pyw-A.
She got her start in 1998 when she was scouted and given the opportunity to become a Gravure idol. She posed primarily in school uniforms & underwear. Along with the usual Gravure Idol photosets she also produced a semi nude photograph collection (also known as a Photobook) and an image video. She switched companies in 2000 and stopped temporarily in 2001 for unknown reasons. In late 2002 she re-emerged and released her final photobook. She has since turned her attention to singing and has been active ever since, performing various stage events. In 2005 she started a music group called Pyw-A, but was unsuccessful. A year later in 2006, she started a new group called A+Jyuc.
A+Jyuc stands for Asaka + the first letter in the name of each member in the group. Asaka+ = Asaka (Vocals) J = Jun(Bass) y = you (Guitar) u = ume (Keyboard) c = coro chang (Drums)
The group has not performed in any concerts or for large audiences and it is unknown how popular her music is. Never-the-less her group still manages to release at least 1 CD a year, along with an average of 3 stage performances a month.
Yuka Kosaka (小阪 由佳, Kosaka Yuka, born June 27, 1985, in Izumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa) is a Japanese gravure idol, actress and model. She is also known as her nickname “Yuka-chin”, and has starred in a number of TV dramas and films.
Yuka made her debut in 2004 after winning the Grand Prix award in Miss Magazine 2004. After her first DVD peach went on sale on March 25, 2004, her DVDs have constantly produced. Yuka also became a frequent guest on Matthew’s Best Hit TV. In the fall of 2004, Yuka’s popularity rose when she became the campaign girl for the Japanese convenience store, Circle K Sunkus. Currently, she belongs in a Japanese entertainment company, A-team, in which a number of Japanese actresses and models are belonged including Aki Hoshino.
Ayaka Komatsu (小松 彩夏, Komatsu Ayaka, born July 23, 1986 in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture.) is a Japanese model, gravure idol, and actress.
Ayaka was a regular model of the now defunct Candy magazine. She also appeared in the Winter 2002-2003 “Angel Blue” fashion catalog and was on the cover of the manga Young Sunday dated April 7, 2005.
She was a member of the 2004 edition of the Japanese modeling quartet named Nittelligenic. Prior to this, she did a few swimsuit layouts and continues to do them for magazines such as Sabra.
She has released seven photobooks, and six idol DVDs. In order of release date, the photobook titles are: Ayaka no Natsu, Nicchoku, Summer Date, Moon Doll, Cheeeeeez!♥, and Ayaka. The DVDs are named, in order of release date, Figure A, Layer Game/Megami no Chu, Masaka, Moon Doll, 書を捨てよ、水着になろう! (“Let’s throw away books, and change into swimwear!”), Dream Note, and Dream Note II.
She has acted in the following movies: “Odoru Daisousasen THE MOVIE 2″ (her role in this film was relatively minor; she gets attacked by a vampire), “koibumi”, “Master of Thunder”, “A Perfect Day for Love Letters”, “Drift” and “Drift 2″ (later released as “Drift Deluxe Edition”), and “Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru” (which opened in Japan on January 20, 2007, and later in Europe under the English title “My Sister, My Love”). The Italian translation lists a movie named “Suspect X” that was released in 2008. She announced that she will be in Infection Islands (or “Pandemic”) that was released in January 2009.
She also appeared in the reality show “Idol Michi” and made a commercial for Takara, “Popura 2,” as well as an award-winning commercial for the soft drink Fanta. In 2008, she made a commercial for Circle K in which she bites into four sandwiches.
Arguably, her best known job was as Minako Aino/Sailor V/Sailor Venus in the series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
Since PGSM wrapped up, Ayaka was in the cast of a TV show called Dandori Musume (“Appointment Girls”). Her role in Dandori Musume is more comic than tragic, in contrast to her PGSM role. Her latest TV shows are dramas called Girl’s Life and “Bambino”. CD Japan lists a show called Uranaishi Tenjin (“Fortune Teller’s Display”) with her in the cast. In 2008 she appeared in Average and in episode 7 of Aren’t You a Criminal?.
In October 2007, she acted in a play called “Unlucky Days”. In July 2008, she acted in a play called “Every Little Thing”.
She had a recurring role in the summer Fuji TV drama Buzzer Beat, reuniting with her former Sailor Moon cast member Keiko Kitagawa, who had the lead female role as well as with Yamashita Tomohisa as Ayaka made a cameo appearance on his previous drama Kurosagi.
Eiko Koike (小池栄子, Koike Eiko, born November 20, 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol. Outside Japan, her best-known work is the film 2LDK. She has worked as a ringside commentator and spokesperson for Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championships from 2000 to 2006.
Recently, she has been making appearances for the comedic HUSTLE wrestling promotion supporting her husband, Wataru Sakata, and the New Generation HUSTLE Army as Yosei (妖精) which means “Fairy” in Japanese. She helped her husband gain an upset victory against the seemingly unstoppable wrestling cyborg, The Esperanza when she deflected one of his “spirit gun” bolts back at him. At the 2009 Yokohama Film Festival, Koike was given the Best Actress award for her performance in the film Seppun.