|Kanji 新井 浩文|
Romanization Arai Hirofumi
McCune–Reischauer Pak Kyong'sik
Name Hirofumi Arai
|TV shows You Taught Me All the Precious Things, Going My Home, Pride, Season of the Sun|
Movies 100 Yen Love, Blue Spring, The Eternal Zero, Beyond Outrage, Helter Skelter
Similar People Kenji Furuya, Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido, Sakura Ando, Ryo Katsuji
Revised Romanization Bak Gyeong-sik
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Hirofumi Arai (新井 浩文, Arai Hirofumi, born on January 18, 1979 in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture), is a third-generation Zainichi Korean actor.
Arai made his screen debut in Isao Yukisada's Go in 2001 when he was 19 years old. His next film role was the emotionally disturbed senior high school student Aoki in Toshiaki Toyoda's Blue Spring, which won him the Best New Actor award at the 17th Takasaki Film Festival.
In 2011, Arai co-starred as Detective Kazuhiko Soga in a one-off TV crime thriller Douki with co-stars Ryuhei Matsuda as Detective Ryota Udagawa and Chiaki Kuriyama as Michiru Soga.
The June 2012 issue of Switch, a Japanese arts and media magazine, features a special segment on top ten manga that teaches love and passion, chosen by Japanese actors, artists and musicians including Arai, who chose Bakuman while explaining: '"You should up your girl power by learning how to behave like a heroine."'
Arai is represented by Anore Inc, a talent agency founded in 1996 by actor Tadanobu Asano, Asano's father Yukihisa Sato and Asano's musician brother Kujun Sato.
Arai's birth name is Kyung-Sik Park (박경식). He had stated in a number of Japanese interviews that he has a continual interest in being involved with films that explore Korean-Japanese issues.
Tokyograph announced in 2007 that Arai entered a "serious relationship" with singer Miu Sakamoto, the eldest daughter of noted musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and singer-songwriter Akiko Yano, after meeting during a television talk show in 2006.