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Chiaki Kuriyama
26th Tokyo International Film Festival Kuriyama Chiaki.jpg
Native name 栗山 千明
Born (1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 31)
Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actress, model, singer
Years active 1995–present

Chiaki Kuriyama (栗山 千明 Kuriyama Chiaki?, born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese actress, singer, and model. She is best known in the West for her roles as Takako Chigusa in Kinji Fukasaku's 2000 film Battle Royale and Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill: Volume 1.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki. Kuriyama was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photobooks Shinwa-Shōjo (Girl of Myth) and Shōjokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shōjo became a best-seller but, as it contained some nudity, was discontinued by the publisher in 1999 after the institution of new anti–child pornography laws.[citation needed] She also posed as a model for the child fashion magazines Nicola (1997–2001) and Pichi Lemon (1996–2001).[citation needed]

She first achieved widespread recognition as an actress in Japan for her starring roles in the horror films Shikoku (1999) and Ju-on (2000). Chiaki also appeared in the 2000 action film Battle Royale as Takako Chigusa.

Following feature appearances on several notable Japanese television programs (including Rokubanme no Sayoko), Kuriyama made her Hollywood debut in director Quentin Tarantino's 2004 film Kill Bill: Volume 1 as Gogo Yubari, the schoolgirl bodyguard of yakuza boss O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu). Kuriyama's other film appearances include major roles in the ninja drama Azumi 2: Death or Love and Takashi Miike's Yōkai Daisensō.

In 2010, she released the CD single "Ryūsei no Namida" on DefStar Records under the artist name "CHiAKi KURiYAMA". The song was used as the first ending theme for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. This single was followed by three others under her name as traditionally written in Japanese: "Kanōsei Girl", "Cold Finger Girl", and "Oishii Kisetsu" / "Ketteiteki Sanpunkan"; "Kanōsei Girl" was used as the third opening theme for Yorinuki Gin Tama-san and "Cold Finger Girl" was used as the opening for the anime adaptation of Level E. She followed the singles with an album, Circus, in 2011.[1]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[2]
JPN
[3]
Circus
  • Released: March 16, 2011
  • Re-released: January 11, 2012
  • Label: Defstar Records
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
19 12,000

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[2] Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[3]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[4][A][B]
"Ryūsei no Namida" (流星のナミダ?, "Meteor Tears")[C] 2010 11 24 21,000 Non-album single
"Kanōsei Girl" (可能性ガール Kanōsei Gāru?, "Possibility Girl") 30 41 8,000 Circus
"Cold Finger Girl" (コールドフィンガーガール Kōrudo Fingā Gāru?) 2011 39 88 5,000
"Oishii Kisetsu" 37 100 4,000
"Ketteiteki Sanpunkan"
"Tsukiyo no Shōzō" 62 [D] 2,000 Circus Deluxe Edition
"Toyosu Luciferin" (とよす☆ルシフェリン Toyosu Rushiferin?) 2013 109 900 Non-album single
"0" 111 500
"Dilemma" 2014

Filmography[edit]

Kuriyama at an event in 2010

TV series[edit]

  • Nacchan Ka (1998)
  • Kowai Dowa - Oyayubihime (1999) as Sayako
  • Rokubanme no Sayoko (2000) as Sayoko Tsumura
  • MPD Psycho as Mao Tōju (2000)
  • Himitsu Kurabu o-daiba.com (2000) as Kazumi Naruse
  • Kabushiki Kaisha o-daiba.com (2000) as Kazumi Naruse
  • R-17 (2001) as Saori Maruyama
  • Jyooubachi (2006) as Tomoko/Kotoe Daidoji
  • Woman's Island (2006) as Rei Fujishima
  • Haru, Barneys de (2006) as Sakurai Sae
  • Kakure Karakuri (2006) as Karin Hanayama
  • Hagetaka (2007) (TV) as Yuka Mishima
  • Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go (2007) as Terumi Meguro
  • Ashita no Kita Yoshio (2008) as Rika Hasegawa
  • Loss Time Life (2008) as Ayaka Kurosaki
  • Sirius no Michi (2008) as Yuka Hirano
  • Atami no Sosakan (2010) as Sae Kitajima
  • Rebound (2011) as Hitomi Mimura
  • Tsukahara Bokuden (2010) as Mahiro
  • Himitsu Chohoin Erika (2011) as Erika Takahashi
  • Carnation (2011–2012) as Natsu Yoshida
  • Ataru (2012) as Maiko Ebina
  • Jikken Keiji Totori (2012) as Makorin
  • Ataru Special: New York kara no Chōsenjō (2013) as Maiko Ebina
  • Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi (2013) as Yu Okue
  • Kaibutsu (2013) as Emi Ishikawa
  • Jikken Keiji Totori 2 (2013) as Makorin
  • Shikeidai no 72 Jikan (2013) as Tōko Natsuki
  • Team Batista 4: Rasen Meikyū (2014) as Sumire Sakuranomiya
  • Alice no Toge (2014) as Miwa Hoshino
  • Satsujin Hensachi 70 (2014) as Sana Nishiura
  • Dr. Nâsu eido (2014) as Kotomi Hayashi
  • Algernon ni Hanataba wo (2015) as Haruka Mochizuki
  • HEAT (2015) as Sakura Azumi
  • Nobunaga Moyu (2016) as Kajūji Haruko
  • Fukigen na Kajitsu (2016) as Mayako Mizukoshi

Films[edit]

Voice roles[edit]

Video games[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 2004 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Won
2004 30th Saturn Awards Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Nominated
2009 Fantastic Fest Best Fantastic Actress Kamogawa Horumo Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Japan Hot 100 was established in February 2008.
  2. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Ryūsei no Namida",[5] "Kanōsei Girl",[6] "Cold Finger Girl",[7] "Oishii Kisetsu".[8]
  3. ^ Under the name CHiAKi KURiYAMA.
  4. ^ Charted at number 61 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robson, Daniel, "Kuriyama trades her blades for a song", The Japan Times, 4 March 2011, p. 22.
  2. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon. Retrieved April 14, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "栗山千明のリリース一覧" [List of at Chiaki Kuriyama's Releases]. Oricon. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  5. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100 2010/03/08". Billboard (in Japanese). March 8, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100 2010/11/29". Billboard (in Japanese). November 29, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100 2011/02/07". Billboard (in Japanese). February 7, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100 2011/03/14" (in Japanese). Billboard. March 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hot Single Sales 2011/12/05" (in Japanese). Billboard. December 5, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Library War Live-Action Film's Promo Aired (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  11. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-07/battle-royale/kill-bill-kuriyama-gackt-star-in-dragon-age
  12. ^ http://www.famitsu.com/news/201106/23045661.html

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