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[JActress] Maki Horikita
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Posted 10/20/07
Shes a pretty good actress got famous from noBUTA =]
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Posted 10/24/07
She's my favorite actress.. She's a very pretty and a very good actress.. She's funny as Ashiya in Hana Kimi and serious as Nobuko in Nobuta wo Produce and as Juria in Seito Shokun!.. I haven't watch Kurosagi but I bet that she's great there, too.. ^_^
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Posted 10/24/07
I never heard of her until Hana Kimi. Since then, I am a fan now.
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Posted 10/24/07
loved it
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Posted 10/24/07
Ima a fan of it thnsx..........
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Posted 10/24/07
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Posted 10/24/07
she's my fave actress in japan...she's so popular here in japan..i saw her posters almost everywhere....hehehe..lots of advertisements.....
she's definitely a good actress..i love her so much esp when she's with yamapi...
nobuta wo produce,kurosagi and hana kimi...she's so nice there.
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Posted 10/24/07
Very natural beauty even in Nobuta you could tell she was pretty even though she wasn't all made up. She's also pretty talented so that makes her even more attractive to me.
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wat i know s dat her birth name s hara marina i think.. pls correct me f i'm wrong..
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Posted 10/25/07
she's like my favorite actress and she's only 19! her birthday was this month: oct. 6
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Posted 10/25/07
i love her,, if there's a real life partner for yamapee,, i give yamapee to her,, LOL,, because there are definitely a great Couple,,
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Posted 10/25/07
she and Yamapi really go together, and she is really pretty in Kurosagi
Posted 10/26/07
* Stage Name: Horikita Maki
* Birth Name: Hara Marina
* Nickname(s): Makimaki, Homaki, Horikittie (Given by Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun)
* Occupation:
o Model
+ Debut: 2003
+ Genre: Photobook/Advertising
+ Modeling Material: Gravure (2003)/General (2004-present)
o Actress
+ Debut: 2003
# Movie: COSMIC RESCUE
# Drama: Densha
* Date of Birth: 6th October 1988
* Place of Birth: Tokyo Prefecture
* Blood Type: B
* Height: 160cm (5'2")
* Vital Statistics:
o Bust: 78 cm
o Waist: 58 cm
o Hips: 83 cm
* Family: Parents and two younger sisters
* Interests: Piano, reading (books/manga) and insects
* Favorite Authors: Ekuni Kaori, Onda Riku and Alex Shearer
* Favorite Manga: Seito Shokun!
* Favorite Anime Show: One Piece
* Favorite Subjects: English, Japanese and History
* Favorite Overalls: Kimono and Yukatta
* Favorite Artists: EXILE, SPITZ, Gospellers and Hirai Ken
* Favorite Food: Western Food
* Favorite Sport: Basketball
* Special/Personal Skill: Piano
* Talent Agency: Sweet Power

[edit] Biography

[edit] Childhood

Horikita Maki was born the eldest of three girls on the 6th of October 1988 in Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan. She tends to be boyish during her childhood days, like in middle school, she enjoyed playing basketball or baseball with her friends on holidays. While she was in junior high, she preferred to play Dragon Ball with the boys more than playing with the girls. This was because with the girls, she couldn’t play the princess the way she wanted in the princess make-believe games.

[edit] Education

In her junior high years, she served as student council vice-president and vice-captain of the basketball club. She was also described as the “Boss of 3-C” in a number various writings. This was in recognition of her status as class leader. As she became more active in the entertainment industry, she put her club and council activities on hold. Being unable to meet her many commitments, she finally withdrew from her school activities after much deliberation, concentrating plainly on her studies and career.[2]

After completing her senior high education, she took an entrance examination in Chuo University and fortunately, passed the exam. Her university of choice is known for its Law school. It is uncertain whether she would pursue Law.

[edit] Career

[edit] Modeling

Later in 2003, Horikita started to model for various advertisements and star in TV dramas and films in supporting roles. Her first photobooks featured her as a mild-themed gravure model but she eventually left the said modeling field when she started to get busy with TV appearances.

Her well-known commercials are her advertisements for Fujifilm, wherein she appeared alongside Japanese idol Nagase Tomoya, and Lotte, particularly its sub-brands Ghana and Airs. Her current advertisements for the said chocolate brand are the Ice Yogurt and Shasha.

Horikita has appeared in numerous men's and teenage magazines, most of them featuring her in the cover.

[edit] Media

She gained much recognition from her back to back TV dramas, Densha Otoko and Nobuta wo Produce in 2005.

Her exemplary portrayal in Nobuta wo Produce as the shy Nobuko Kotani, bagged her a Best Supporting Actress award in a Japanese award-giving body. On the other hand, the chemistry between her character, Nobuko, commonly called as Nobuta, and Kusano Akira, played by Japanese male idol Yamashita Tomohisa, was recognized as well, leading both of them to star in another drama, Kurosagi. Horikita bagged another Best Supporting Actress award from the same award-giving body for her performance in the drama.

On the other hand, Horikita has been hosting the radio show, GIRLS LOCKS!, a sub-portion of the Japanese radio program, SCHOOL OF LOCKS!. She usually gives her letter-senders a call as a form of reply and gives book recommendations to her listeners. Her stint is during 22:00 evening every third or fourth week of the month. Other hosts of the said radio show include Aragaki Yui and Toda Erika.

Came 2007, her role as Ashiya Mizuki in the gender-bender Japanese adaptation of the manga Hanazakari No Kimitachi e earned her a Best Actress award, her first one to date. After filming the series, she has been attending press conferences for her three projects: the Taiga drama, Atsuhime; the suspense movie where she plays the lead character who has a multiple personality disorder, Tokyo Shounen and the sequel of her breakthrough movie, Always: Sunset on Third Street.

Currently, Horikita is a constantly praised U-20 Japanese idol, her rise to fame seemingly gradual but certain.

[edit] Miscellaneous

She is very much into reading too, having served as a special judge in a children's literature contest on March 2007[3] where Japanese idol Ueto Aya was the previous special judge from the said event. Horikita was also applauded by about 2,000 attendees of her movie's, Argentine Hag, premiere screening after reading an excerpt from the original novel by Banana Yoshimoto[4].

[edit] Personality

Horikita Maki has been said to posses an independent character, one that refuses to lose under any circumstance. “Even in trifle playing around, she can become dead serious," according to acquaintances (from FLASH EX 2006 January 30 Edition).

Maki also has neutral views regarding romance. One time, in a Gout Temps Nouveau episode, Esumi Makiko asked if seeing Yamashita Tomohisa caused her heart to start racing. Maki answered, “My co-star is someone I work with and I cannot see him in any other light.” With regards to marriage, this is her opinion, "If one is going to marry, financial freedom is also important.” (from CIRCUS)

“I feel that the question of when someone connects with their loved one is insignificant," Maki says. “If my parents were to choose for me, I would greatly appreciate it.” Like her views in marriage, her views of having a long-distance relationship are rather well-opinionated as well. “I don’t think I am the type that can sustain something like a long distance relationship. Even if it’s only the neighbouring high school, I would get the feeling that it’s become a great distance.” (from JUNON May Issue “Horikita Maki’s Love and Friendship Counseling Room”)[2]
Films
Promotional Picture of HINOKIO featuring Horikita and the robot, Hinokio
Promotional Picture of HINOKIO featuring Horikita and the robot, Hinokio
DVD Cover of One Missed Call 3 with Kuroki and Horikita
DVD Cover of One Missed Call 3 with Kuroki and Horikita
Year Title
2003 COSMIC RESCUE
Seventh Anniversary
2004 Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu
Shibuya Ghost Story
Shibuya Ghost Story 2
HIRAKATA
Ghost Story New Mimifcro
J-Horror Theater Prophecy
2005 Yogen
Gyakkyou Nine
HINOKIO
Crimson
Shinku
Always: Sunset on Third Street
2006 Ketai Daka
Haru No Ibasho
TRICK 2
2007 One Missed Call 3 (Final)
Always: Sunset on Third Street II
Argentina Hag
Koisuru Nichiyoubi ~Watashi.Koishita
2008 ARCANA
Tokyo Shounen
Kurosagi: The Movie

[edit] TV Dramas
Horikita, Yamashita and Kamenashi in Nobuta Wo Produce
Horikita, Yamashita and Kamenashi in Nobuta Wo Produce
Horikita and Ikuta in a scene from Hanazakari no Kimitachi E
Horikita and Ikuta in a scene from Hanazakari no Kimitachi E
Title Character Role type Year Network
Densha ?? Supporting 2003 ??
Keitai Deka Zenigata Mai Zenigata Mai Leading 2003 TBS
Doubutsu no Oisha-san ?? Supporting 2003 ??
Division 1 - Stage 8 ("Houkago") Michida Mayuko Supporting 2004 Fuji TV
Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro ?? Supporting 2004 TBS
Ningen no Shoumei Kouri Sayaka Supporting 2004 Fuji TV
Densha Otoko Yamada Aoi Supporting 2005 Fuji TV
Nobuta o Produce Kotani Nobuko Supporting 2005 NTV
Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi Yuna/Komine Nanako Leading 2006 Fuji TV
Kurosagi Yoshikawa Tsurara Supporting 2006 TBS
Densha Otoko DX~Saigo No Seizen Yamada Aoi Supporting 2006 Fuji TV
Teppan Shoujo Akane Kagura Akane Leading 2006 TBS
Seito Shokun! Kimura Juria Supporting 2007 TV Asahi
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Ashiya Mizuki Leading 2007 Fuji TV
Deru Toko Demasho! Kamei Shizuka Leading 2007 Fuji TV
Atsu-Hime Kazunomiya Chikako Supporting 2008 NHK

[edit] Endorsements

* Lotte - Shasha (2007)
* Shiseido - Seabreeze Deo & Water (2007)
* Lotte - Ice Yogurt (2007)
* Lotte - Ghana (2006)
* Lotte - Airs (2005)
* [email protected] - (2005)
* Fujifilm - Fujicolor (2004)
* Nissinbo - Cotton Feel (2004)
* Nintendo GBA - Fire Emblem (2003)

[edit] Other

[edit] PV Appearances

* BUMP OF CHICKEN- Namida no Furusato PV
* Remioromen - Sangatsu Kokonoka PV (2005)
* Janne Da Arc - Furimukeba PV (2006)

[edit] Photobooks

* Shinkaron
* Bijomegane 2
* Hikokigumo
* NS Eyes
* Castella
* Miss x Matc
* Cinematic

[edit] Awards/Recognitions

* 47th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Nobuta wo Produce)
* 49th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Kurosagi)
* 29th Japan Academy Awards: Best Newcomer (Always -Sunset on Third Street)
* MTV Student Voice Awards 2006: Best Teen Actress
* Japanese U-20 Scholar Idol Ranking 2007: Placed #4
* Beauty Week Award 2007: Most Stylish Hairstyle for Short Hair division
* 54th Television Academy Awards: Best Actress (Hanazakari no Kimitachi E)

[edit] Trivia

* When she was young, she wanted to become Sailor Moon, a female ninja, a policewoman, and a rich person.
* On her days off, she generally spends it outdoors. Shopping with friends or going to the karaoke for example.
* She treasures her family and enjoys spending time with them.
* In middle school, she had a boyfriend of three years. “They’d split up time and time again, but they usually worked out their differences and it continued like this for three years," according to acquaintances.
Kuroki and Horikita in their joint photobook, Miss x Matc
Kuroki and Horikita in their joint photobook, Miss x Matc
* She has poor eyesight, and because she uses contact lens she has said that her eyes get dry from things like photographic sessions.
* She has a weird fetish for insects.
* She’s highly capable of reading the questioner’s mind, making her see through the answers in multiple-choice tests. She has mentioned that she can score 40 points on multiple-choice questions alone. (A good proportion of the correct answers in the national language test are “u” ("c" in Western culture), according to her).
* She likes the band EXILE very much. According to her official blog, she even had a miniature flag for EXILE during the band's summer concert.
* She’s under the same agency as Kuroki Meisa and is good friends with her. A year and a half since graduating from middle school, they were on living terms at the agency’s dormitories. (from SPA!) She is highly appreciative of Meisa’s leading stage roles in “Atami Satsujin Jiken (Atami Murder Case)” and “Azumi".
* Because of the shadow patterns that fall on her face and the ambience that results, she has made countless appearances as the lead of horror films.
* She is very comfortable with fellow Hana Kimi actor, Ikuta Toma. In fact, as of July 2007, Ikuta has guested twice in her radio show.
* She was once rumoured to have been dating Kazuya Kamenashi of J-Pop Idol Group KAT-TUN, her co-star from the 2005 hit drama "Nobuta wo Produce" [5] but apparently Kamenashi is only a friend with whom she chats with on her cell phone.
Posted 10/26/07
really luv her!
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Thanks for the info.. BUT i think for the rumour one she should be DATING with yamapi instead=] LOL
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