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Tomomi Itano

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Native name  板野 友美
Genres  J-pop
Other names  Tomochin (ともちん)
Name  Tomomi Itano

Years active  2005–present
Role  Actress
Height  1.54 m
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Born  July 3, 1991 (age 24) (1991-07-03) Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Occupation  Japanese idol, actress, singer
Movies and TV shows  Majisuka Gakuen, Kamen Rider W
Albums  Swag, Team B 3rd Stage "Pajama, Team B 5th Stage "Theater, Team A 1st Stage "Party ga, Team A 5th Stage "Renai Ki

Tomomi Itano ~ 板野 友美

Tomomi Itano (板野 友美, Itano Tomomi, born July 3, 1991 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese actress and singer. She is a former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. Her talent agent is Horipro. In 2011 she debuted solo with a single titled "Dear J", which was followed the same year by "Fui ni" (number 1 in Japan), and later by "10nen Go no Kimi e" (2012) and "1%" (2013).


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2005-2013: Early career beginnings and AKB48


In 2005, Itano joined the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 as part of the first team, Team A. She also modeled for the women's fashion magazine Cawaii!, and released her first photo book titled T.O.M.O.row in April 2009. In early 2010, she played Shibuya in AKB48's TV Tokyo drama Majisuka Gakuen. She had a recurring role on Kamen Rider W as Queen, alongside fellow AKB48 performer Tomomi Kasai, until the show ended in late 2010. Together, they made up the sub-unit Queen & Elizabeth. In AKB48's 2010 general election, she placed fourth overall.

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Itano released her first single, "Dear J", on January 26, 2011. It reached number 1 on the Oricon daily ranking and number 2 on the Oricon weekly ranking, selling 204,981 copies. In April, she reprised her role as Shibuya in Majisuka Gakuen 2. Her first digital single "Wanna Be Now" reached number 2 on Recochoku's daily charts and number 6 on the weekly charts. She placed eighth overall in AKB48's 2011 general election held in June. Her second single, "Fui ni", was released on July 13 and sold 90,103 copies, and reached number one on the Oricon weekly chart.

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In 2012, Itano was cited as the "Queen of TV commercials" for having more contracts with companies than any other female tarento (although her count of 20 was technically a tie with those of fellow AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda).

2013: Graduation from AKB48 and new beginnings

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On February 1, 2013, during an AKB48 stage greeting, Itano announced she was leaving the group. She released her fourth solo single, "1%", on June 12. The title track was used in television commercials for Samantha Vega. The music video was shot in New York, and includes an appearance by the American actress and model Taylor Momsen. Itano had her farewell "graduation" ceremony at the Tokyo Dome on August 25, and a follow-up performance on August 27 at the AKB48 Theater; the performance was streamed live by Nico Nico Namahousou. Her graduation song is "Saigo no Door", which was released as a B-side on one of the editions of AKB48's single "Koisuru Fortune Cookie".

2014 - present: Solo Career Success

In an interview with Japanese entertainment website Nihongogo, Itano shared her thoughts on transitioning to a solo artist "In a group you perform as a unit with each member playing a certain character role, however as a solo artist you have to be able to play all the roles at once. You have to take on the roles of being cool, sexy, and cute and although it’s definitely a challenge, it’s something I have to strive for achieving."

In July 2014, Tomomi Itano made her U.S. performance debut at Union Square in San Francisco for J-POP Summit Festival 2014.

Tomomi Itano has been cast the lead role of a Japanese foreign student based in China alongside Taiwanese singer-actor Dino Lee in the Chinese romance movie Raincoat (雨衣), as revealed in a press conference the duo appeared in on 29 September 2015. The projected 2-month filming period for the movie that takes in Shanghai and Tokyo is ongoing. The film is expected for a release in Spring 2016 in three countries.

Studio albums

  1. S×W×A×G (July 2, 2014)
  2. Get Ready (November 2, 2016)


* RIAJ Digital Track Chart was cancelled in July 2012.

Additional digital singles

  • "Wanna Be Now" (May 11, 2011)
  • "Ai ni Pierce" (愛にピアス, Ai ni Piasu, "Pierced in Love") (June 1, 2011)
  • "Clone" (March 28, 2012)
  • With AKB48

    Team A 1st Stage "Party ga Hajimaruyo" (Partyが始まるよ)
    1. Skirt, Hirari (2nd Unit) (スカートひらり)
    2. Hoshi no Ondo (1st Unit) (星の温度)
    Team A 2nd Stage "Aitakatta" (会いたかった)
    1. Nageki no Figure (嘆きのフィギュア)
    2. Garasu no I Love You (ガラスのI Love You)
    3. Senaka Kara Dakishimete (背中から抱きしめて)
    4. Rio no Kakumei (リオの革命)
    Team A 3rd Stage "Dareka no Tameni" (誰かのために)
    1. Nage Kissu de Uchiotose! (投げキッスで撃ち落とせ!)
    2. Seifuku ga Jama osuru (制服が邪魔をする)
    Team A 4th Stage "Tadaima Rennai Chū" (ただいま恋愛中)
    1. Faint
    Himawarigumi 1st Stage "Boku no Taiyō" (僕の太陽)
    1. Itoshisa no defence (愛しさのdefence)
    2. Idol Nante Yobanaide (アイドルなんて呼ばないで)
    Himawarigumi 2nd Stage "Yumewo Shinaseru Wakeni Ikanai" (夢を死なせるわけにいかない)
    1. Confession
    Team A 5th Stage "Rennai Kinshi Jōrei" (恋愛禁止条例)
    1. Tsundere! (ツンデレ!)
    Team K 6th Stage "Reset"
    1. Seifuku Resistance (制服レジスタンス)

    As AKB48 subunits

  • Honegumi from AKB48
  • Natto Angels
  • Queen & Elizabeth
  • Team Dragon from AKB48
  • AKB Idoling !! !
  • Movies

  • Densen Uta (2007)
  • Ai Ryutsu Centre (2008)
  • Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 (2009) as Queen
  • Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate (2010) as Queen
  • Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core (2010) as Queen
  • All Esper Dayo! / Eiga Minna! Esupa Dayo! / The Virgin Psychics (2015) as Eri
  • The Stare (2016)
  • Raincoat (2016)
  • Dramas

  • Kamen Rider W (TV Asahi, 2009) (as Queen)
  • Majisuka Gakuen (TV Tokyo, 2010) (as Shibuya)
  • Sakura kara no Tegami (NTV, 2011) (as herself)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (TV Tokyo, 2011) (as Shibuya)
  • Bad Boys J (NTV, 2013) (as Nakai Kaori)
  • Radio

  • AKB48 Ashita made Mou Chotto (明日までもうちょっと。) (2007-10-15, JOQR-AM)
  • TomoTomo no Yagi-san, Oide (ともとものヤギさん、おいで~♪) (2008-04-07 – present, JOKR-AM)
  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon (AKB48のオールナイトニッポン7) (2010-04-09 –, JOLF-AM)
  • References

    Tomomi Itano Wikipedia