Hikari Mitsushima Biography
Hikari Mitsushima is a Japanese actress, singer, and model who will serve on the upcoming Netflix Japanese Tv drama, First Love. Mitsushima will serve in the role of Yae Noguchi, a striving flight attendant. She will work alongside her co-star, Takeru Satoh who plays the role of Namik Harumachi, a former pilot of the self-defense forces.
How Old is Hikari Mitsushima?
Mitsushima was born on 30th November 1985 in Kagoshima, Japan. She will be 37 years old as of November 2022.
Hikari Mitsushima Height / Measurements
Mitsushima is of average body stature and stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Hikari Mitsushima Partner/ Husband
Mitsushima is dating her boyfriend, Nagayama Kento. Their relationship was confirmed by their agencies. Kento is a Japanese actor who has been featured in more than 30 films since 2008. Prior to Kento, she was married to her ex-husband, Yuya Ishii. The two tied the knot in 2010 and later divorced in 2016. Ishii is a Japanese film director, writer, editor, producer, and actor famed for his 2013 movie, The Great Passage. They met when Mitsushima was cast for his 2010 movie, “Kawa no Soko kara Konnichiwa/Hello from the bottom of the river. However, we will update information about her spouse once it’s available.
Hikari Mitsushima Kids / Children
Mitsushima manages to keep information regarding whether she has any kids away from the limelight. However, we will update this information about her children once it’s available.
Hikari Mitsushima Family / Relatives
Mitsushima manages to keep information regarding her parents away from the limelight. Even so, her grandmother was of French and American descent. Additionally, she has three siblings; Shinnosuke, Kotaro, and Minami. Shinnosuke serves as an actor and was born on 30th May 1989. He is 33 years old as of 2022. Minami is a Japanese model who was born on 28 January 1991 and is 31 years old as of 2022.
Kotaro, on the other hand, is a Japanese and Zimbabwean international rugby union player who was born on 26 February 1993. He is 29 years old as of 2022. Also, he serves the Top 14 side ASM Clermont Auvergne and the Japan national team. Additionally, his father is a Zimbabwean of the Shona tribe. We will update this information once it’s available.
Hikari Mitsushima Career
Mitsushima serves on the upcoming Netflix JapaneseTv drama, First Love. Mitsushima will serve in the role of Yae Noguchi, a striving flight attendant. She will work alongside her co-star, Takeru Satoh who plays the role of Namik Harumachi, a former pilot of the self-defense forces. First Love is a Japanese Romantic TV Drama that follows the love life of Namik Harumachi and Noguchi Yae.
The program is a Netflix original film written and directed by Kanchiku Yuri. It is a film inspired by the works of Japanese singer, Hikaru Utada. Additionally, the songs in the series were composed and written by Hikaru Utada. It premieres on Netflix globally on Thursday, November 24th, 2022. Nonetheless, she debuted her music career in 1997 when she served as a teenage ‘idol singer’ in the J-pop groups Folder and Folder 5.
Additionally, she made her acting career in 1997 when she played the role of Shiori Uchiura / Little Girl in the kaiju film, Rebirth of Mothra II. However, her TV appearance was in 2005 when she served in the role of Elly in Ultraman Max. Since her feature in death note and Love exposure, she landed many features in films and Tv dramas, counting 2010’s Sawako Decides which was written and directed by Yuya Ishii
Moreover, she has made frequent vocal contributions to Japanese pop singles. For instance, she featured as a vocalist in the fictional band SRM on Stephanie’s “Pride ~A Part of Me~” the title song for the 2009 Japanese drama film, Pride. In 2017, she supplied lead vocals for the fictional band Doughnut’s Hole’s “Otona no Okite,” the theme song for the television drama, Quartet where she was featured as Suzume Sebuki.
Hikari Mitsushima-First Love
Mitsushima serves on the Netflix TV Drama, First Love. First Love is a Japanese Romantic TV Drama that follows the love life of Harumachi Namik and Yae Noguchi. The young couple, Namik Harumachi and Noguchi Yae meet in the late ’90s, grow up in the 2000s, and eventually lead up to the present day as they find what had made their relationship memorable despite the over 2 decades that have passed.
Yae Noguchi, a striving flight attendant discovers fate’s other plans for her when a lethal accident struck her in the midst of grasping her dreams. On the other hand, Harumichi Namiki at one time served as a pilot for the self-defense forces, but no longer pursues that career path. Moreover, their younger versions will feature Yagi Rikako and Kido Taisei who will be making their Netflix debuts in First Love.
First Love, a Netflix original film written and directed by Kanchiku Yuri, a 10-episode program premieres on Netflix globally on Thursday, November 24th, 2022. Japanese singer, Hikaru Utada’s works inspired the film. Additionally, Utada composed and wrote the songs in the series. Mitsushima will serve alongside her fellow cast members;
- Takeru Satoh
- Taisei Kido
- Rikako Yagi
- Akiyoshi Nakao
- Aoi Yamada
- Towa Araki
- Gaku Hamada
- Osamu Mukai
- Arata Iura
- Kyoko Koizumi
Hikari Mitsushima-Death Note/ Death Note 2: The Last Name
Mitsushima starred in the Japanese Supernatural thriller film, Death Note as Sayu Yagami. The film was based on the manga dubbed the same by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. It was followed by its sequel released in the same year, 2006. Both films were directed by Shusuke Kaneko, produced by Nippon Television, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. This was when her filming career was re-established. The film follows the life of Light Yagami, an extremely intelligent Tokyo college student who stumbles upon the Death note. Light goes on to discover the world of the Shinigami (Death god) and uses the book to punish criminals and law offenders. His father is a police inspector and he resides with his parents and younger sister, Sayu Yagami(Hikari Mitsushima)
Hikari Mitsushima-Love Exposure
In 2008, Mitsushima was featured in the 2008 Japanese comedy-drama, Love Exposure which was written and directed by Sion Sono as Yōko Ozawa. The film follows the teenage romance of Yu (Takahiro Nishijima), a young teenager Catholic trying to live his life faithfully, and Yoko (Hikari Mitsushima). Through her performance in the film, she attained crucial attention and won a number of awards.
Hikari Mitsushima Other Films, Drama Series, and Programs
Mitsushima has been featured in numerous films and programs such as;
- Rebirth of Mothra II
- Death Note
- Death Note 2: The Last Name
- One Piece Film: Gold
- Ultraman Max
- Shakin Kanojo
- Be Sure to Share
- Kakera: A Piece of Our Life
- Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
- 10 Count to the Future
- Tsuki no Koibito-Moon Lovers
Hikari Mitsushima Awards
Throughout her acting career. Mitsushima has amassed several awards and honors such as;
- Fant-Asia Film Festival
- Hochi Film Awards
- Kinema Junpo Awards
- Mainichi Film Concours
- Yokohama Film Festival
- Japanese Film Critics Awards
How Much is Hikari Mitsushima Worth?
Through Mitsushima’s career as an actress, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Hikari Mitsushima Lesbian/Kakera: A Piece of Our Life
Mitsushima starred as a featured vocalist and a dancer in Mondo Grosso’s song, “Labyrinth” in 2017. The video attained more than 32 million views on YouTube as of 2 Feb 2022. Speculations and rumors of Mitsushima being lesbian arose when she starred in the drama film, Kakera: A Piece of Our Life where she played the role of a lesbian. The film follows the love story of Haru, a college student whose relationship with her boyfriend is stuck, and Riko(Eriko Nakamura), a bisexual medical artist who generates prosthetic body parts. However, details regarding her sexual orientation are not available to the public/private. Regardless, Mitsushima is dating her boyfriend, Nagayama Kento. Their relationship was confirmed by their agencies. Nonetheless, we will update this information once available to the public.
Hikari Mitsushima Instagram
Mitsushima is active on her social media accounts. She has around 424K followers on her Instagram account.