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Yūya Yagira

Yūya Yagira
Native name 柳楽 優弥
Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003-present
Spouse(s) Ellie Toyota

Yuya Yagira (柳楽 優弥 Yagira Yūya, born March 26, 1990) is a Japanese actor. His portrayal of 12-year-old Akira in the highly acclaimed Nobody Knows won him a Best Actor Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Filmography 3
    • Films 3.1
    • Television 3.2
  • Awards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Yagira co-starred with Eriko Sato in Akane Yamada's All to the Sea.[2] He co-starred with Kie Kitano in Taro Hyugaji's Under the Nagasaki Sky.[3]

Personal life

He was hospitalized on August 29, 2008 for a drug overdose, with early reports calling it a suicide attempt.[4][5] Yagira later denied that he had was trying to kill himself, noting that he was the one who called an ambulance after he began feeling ill from taking the pills.  According to his blog:
"The incident followed an argument with my family. In a fit of anger I took a larger than usual dosage of my prescription tranquilizers.
As a result I felt ill and asked for an ambulance to be called."[4]

On January 15, 2010, Yuya Yagira married TV personality Ellie Toyota at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. They registered their marriage on January 14.[6]




  • Denchi ga Kireru Made (2003)
  • Kunimitsu no Matsuri (2003)
  • Aoi Honō (2014)[7]



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  3. ^ Young, Deborah (23 June 2013). "Under the Nagasaki Sky (Nagasaki no sora): Shanghai Review".  
  4. ^ a b "Yagira Yuya Denies Suicide Attempt". Japan Zone - Entertainment. Japan Zone. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yuuya Yagira Denies Alleged Suicide Attempt Reports".  
  6. ^ "Yagira Yuya, Ellie Toyota Wed". Japan Zone - Entertainment News. Japan Zone. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "College Life Manga Aoi Honō Gets Live-Action Show".  
  8. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Nobody Knows". Retrieved 11 November 2009. 

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