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Nanami Sakuraba: A Japanese Gravure Idol That Deserves Attention

Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

A first look at Nanami Sakuraba


Nanami Sakuraba Profile & Basic Statistics

In this article, we will look at the life and career of Nanami Sakuraba. Who is Nanami Sakuraba? But before we go any further, this article used to be about Nanami Sakuraba and Yu or Yuu Tejima but now I have decided to just focus on one celebrity for this article.

Profile of Nanami Sakuraba

  • Date of birth: October 17, 1992 (27 years old)
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Blood Type: O
  • Talent Agency: Sweet Power (This is the same agency that Maki Horikita is signed to.)

Some thoughts about the topic: Nanami Sakuraba

There are people in the modeling industry that have this look about them that makes them look so cute and angel-like. Nanami Sakuraba is one such person. This Japanese supermodel (gravure idol) and actress is a native of Kagoshima, Japan. She is cute and has a nice face but I would probably say that I think Ai Shinozaki is cuter in spite of her large breast size. In continuing with the pattern of covering the lives of celebrities, Nanami is another one of them that may not receive as much coverage but she should. With that stated, every person's definition of what they consider to be cute will be different.

Nanami Sakuraba: her movie roles in brief

As of this writing, Nanami has appeared in several movies. This section will not mention all of them. Some of them are Tengoku no Bus and Akai Ito in 2008, Summer Wars in 2009, Runaway Beat, and Cheers from Heaven. She was set to star in The After-Dinner Mysteries in 2013 as I began to research about her career. In 2009, she appeared in a Softbank mobile phone commercial. Sakuraba has also had roles in several TV dramas starting in 2009. The first one was “Koishite Akuma-Vampire Boy.” The following year in 2010, she starred in “Iryu: Team Medical Dragon 3.” In 2011, she starred in “99 Days With the Superstar” and a TV drama called delusional Investigation: A Stylish Life of Associate Professor Koichi Kuwagata.” She was scheduled to play in the TV drama “Last Hope” in 2013 playing the role of a nurse.

A few photos of Nanami Sakuraba from Japan's Weekly Playboy Magazine in 2009

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Nanami Sakuraba: her TV movie roles in brief

In addition to her movie roles, Sakuraba has appeared in several TV shows. She entered the entertainment industry in 2007 and starred in her first TV show called Tokyo Shojo. That role was followed by roles in Nadeshiko Tai in 2008, Ghost Town no Hana in 2009, Futatsu no Spica and Boku to Star no 99 Nichi in 2011.

The Song Kiss from the Band Bump.y

Nanami Sakuraba: her modeling and acting awards

The magazine Nikkei Trendy has released its yearly “Hit Products Best 30” list. This list shows the most popular consumer products and trends of the year. Nanami Sakuraba was given the “Face of the Year” award by the magazine. This award is given to a young celebrity that had a great year and has the potential to get even bigger status. Sakuraba was given this award in 2010. She was also a member of the Japanese idol pop music group bump.y from 2009 until 2014. She has won a few awards for her acting performance. The first of these awards came in December 2010 at the 35th Hochi Film Awards. This was for the movie called Shodo Girls!! Watashitachi no koshien. This award was for best New Artist. Nanami would be awarded once again for this same movie in February 2011 at the 53rd Blue Ribbon Awards. This was for Best Newcomer.

Why Is Nanami Sakuraba Interesting?

Now it is time to discuss what makes Nanami Sakuraba an interesting actress. For instance, she is skilled at playing tennis and volleyball. Her favorite magazine is Seventeen Magazine. Her favorite actresses include Erika Sawajiri and the very lovely Saki Aibu. Nanami has several favorite foods and these include sweet potatoes, ramen, and pineapple.

© 2016 Ara Vahanian

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