Boys Over Flowers Wiki
Boys Over Flowers Wiki

Mio Imada (今田 美桜 (いまだ みお) Imada Mio, born March 5, 1997 in Fukuoka, Japan) is a Japanese actress and model. She began modelling during her second year of high school. In 2016, Imada moved to Tokyo to pursue a career in acting.

She portrayed Airi Maya in the 2018 series, Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season. Imada is also known for her roles in Suits and Class 3A.

Biography

Early life

Imada was born on March 5, 1997[1] in the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture.[2]

Career

While still attending high school, Imada began modelling locally. She has gained steady notoriety since by being referred by the media as the "Cutest Girl in Fukuoka" (福岡で1番可愛い女の子 () )[3] or "Fukuoka's Bishojo" (福岡ーの美少女 () ).[4] Imada started appearing regularly in commercials and late-night programs, such as GeeBee. Her film debut was in 2015's Tsumi no Yohaku.[5][6] In February 2016, Imada appeared in a PR video for Yanagawa as a member of the trio, "Sagemon Girls".[7][8] After graduating from high school, she moved to Tokyo to pursue an acting career in August 2016.[9]

In February 2017, Imada was cast as Sasha Braus in the musical adaptation of Attack on Titan.[10] The musical was later cancelled, after the death of the production's acrobatics director.[11] Imada had small parts in the 2017 films, Double Mints and My Teacher.[12] In July 2017, she started working as a gravure model for Weekly Playboy and later Weekly Young Jump.[13] She appeared in the short film, Kalanchoe no Hana, which won the Grand Prize at Rainbow Reel Tokyo.[14] Also in 2017, Imada had reoccurring roles in Bokutachi ga Yarimashita[15] and Minshu no Teki.[16] She had a supporting part in Demekin as the love interest to Yuki Yamada's character in December 2017.[17]

Imada had supporting roles in #Koe Dake Tenshi[18] and Kioku in early 2018.[19] She received widespread recognition for her role as Airi Maya in Hana Nochi Hare (2018).[20][21] The following month, Imada starred in LINE's mystery game, Kotoro.[22] Her first photo book, subtitled Vitality, was released on October 31, 2018.[23] It reached number one on Oricon's weekly rankings.[24] In late 2018, Imada had a supporting role in Suits, a remake of the U.S. television series.[25] She starred in the television drama Class 3A: Ima kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi desu,[26] and the film Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku in early 2019.[27] Imada played herself in FBS's television film, Hakataben no Onnanoko wa Kawaii to Omoimasen ka? (2019).[28]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Premium Drama CM talent [29]
Kowabon Kaori Voice
2017 Bokutachi ga Yarimashita Mami Hoshino
Keiji Yugami Ikumi Mori Episode 2
Minshu no Teki Riko
2018 #Koe Dake Tenshi Megumi Web series
Kioku Hana Adachi
Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Airi Maya
Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Yuko Fujimoto Special
Suits Sari Tanimoto
2019 Class 3A: Ima kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi desu Yuzuki Suwa
Hakataben no Onnanoko wa Kawaii to Omoimasen ka? Herself TV film
Semi Otoko Minako Kumada
Doctor-X: Surgeon Michiko Daimon Masako Oma
Nippon Noir: Keiji Y no Hanran Yuzuki Suwa Episode 5
2020 Hanazawa Naoki: Episode Zero Hitomi Hamamura
Keiji to Kenji: Shokatsu to Chiken no Juyoji Hikaru Mori
Oyabaka Seishun Hakusho Hiroko Yamamoto
2021 Koi wa Deep ni Aika Miyamae
Okaeri Mone Riko Kamino

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Tsumi no Yohaku Satomi Sugimoto
2017 Double Mints
Bus Jack Returns Sanae Shiratori
Kalanchoe no Hana Tsukino Ichinose Short film
Demekin Aki
Ichiyasainarimei
2019 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku Riko Hirabayashi
Inochi Sketch Chika Nishiyama
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Slice Voice
2020 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Yuki Morita
Stolen Identity 2 Ryoko Niwa
2021 Tokyo Revengers Hinata Tachibana

Notes

Imada with her cake

  • Imada's follower count on Instagram exceeded one million in June 2018[33] and she was later named "Most Valuable Instagrammer in Japan".[34]

  • She and Mackenyu appeared in Bokutachi ga Yarimashita (2017).
  • Imada reunited with Jin Suzuki in Class 3A: Ima kara Mina-san wa, Hitojichi desu (2019).
  • Imada appeared in Semi Otoko (2019) with Haruka Kinami. Alongside other cast members, she helped celebrate Kinami's birthday on August 9, 2019.[35]
  • Yuki Uchida and Imada had supporting roles in the sixth season of Doctor-X (2019), in which Aki Nishihara also had a guest role.
  • She and Hana Nochi Hare costar Taishi Nakagawa reunited in Oyabaka Seishun Hakusho (2020).
  • Saki Takaoka and Kenta Hamano are also appearing in Okaeri Mone (2021).

  • References

    1. http://music-book.jp/book/news/news/150391 (Japanese)
    2. https://mainichi.jp/articles/20171201/ddl/k40/040/419000c (Japanese)
    3. http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20170415/geo17041505020009-n1.html (Japanese)
    4. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1751675 (Japanese)
    5. https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1731577 (Japanese)
    6. http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20170911/geo17091105040013-n1.html (Japanese)
    7. http://www.city.yanagawa.fukuoka.jp/kanko/shiru/photo/movie.html (Japanese)
    8. https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1704542 (Japanese)
    9. https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20171228-imadamio/ (Japanese)
    10. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/220412 (Japanese)
    11. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/228637 (Japanese)
    12. https://mainichi.jp/articles/20171201/dyo/00m/200/009000c (Japanese)
    13. https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1704542 (Japanese)
    14. http://www.jvta.net/tyo/2017rainbow-reel-2/ (Japanese)
    15. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1713940 (Japanese)
    16. http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub_2017/171117-h011.html (Japanese)
    17. https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/256336 (Japanese)
    18. https://woman.excite.co.jp/article/lifestyle/rid_OriconStyle_2098793/ (Japanese)
    19. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1741210 (Japanese)
    20. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/269956 (Japanese)
    21. https://style.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO38735240Q8A211C1000000/ (Japanese)
    22. https://www.4gamer.net/games/439/G043989/20181107041/ (Japanese)
    23. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4087808580 (Japanese)
    24. https://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2018/11/10/kiji/20181109s00041000398000c.html (Japanese)
    25. https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/298241 (Japanese)
    26. https://news.nifty.com/article/entame/showbizd/12119-6228703/ (Japanese)
    27. https://natalie.mu/music/news/303694 (Japanese)
    28. http://www.fbs.co.jp/hakatakawaii/cast/ (Japanese)
    29. http://www.covergirl-ent.jp/topic-detail.html?id=377 (Japanese)
    30. https://twitter.com/hanahare_tbs/status/970640360371142656 (Japanese)
    31. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1805593 (Japanese)
    32. https://www.cinematoday.jp/news/N0110901 (Japanese)
    33. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1774543 (Japanese)
    34. https://deview.co.jp/X_nextbreakranking2019 (Japanese)
    35. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1858604 (Japanese)

    External links

    Photo-icon.png
    Boys Over Flowers Wiki has 57 images related to Mio Imada.