Oshima Yuko

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Oshima Yuko
Oshima Yuko Official Ohta Pro Profile(2018)
Name
Kanji 大島優子
Kana おおしま ゆうこ
Romaji Ōshima Yūko
Nickname Yuuko (ゆうこ), Korisu (コリス)
Birth Info
Birthdate October 17, 1988  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
Blood type B
Current Age 35 Years Old
Sizes
Height 152cm
Professional Info
Agency Ohta Pro
Social Networks Official Website / Instagram / Twitter
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team K
Debuted April 2006 / 2nd Generation
Graduated June 2014

Oshima Yuko was a member of AKB48's Team K. She is now affiliated with Ohta Pro.

Contents

Catchphrase

目で負かし、心で伝える変幻自在のエンターテイナー、大島優子です。よろしくお願いします
Me de makashi, kokoro de tsutaeru hengen jizai no ENTAATEINAA, Oshima Yuko desu. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu
(Charming you with my eyes and communicating with my heart, I'm the ever changing entertainer Oshima Yuko. Please be nice to me)

Trivia

  • Charm point: Eyes and dimples
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, horseback riding, bass guitar, collecting bath salts, collecting sneakers, visiting hot springs
  • Favorite AKB48 single: Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou
  • Favorite AKB48 stage song: To be continued
  • Favorite AKB48 outfit: Tenshi no Shippo
  • Favorite artist: Beyoncé, Rihanna
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Favorite drink: Yasai Ichinichi Kore Ippon
  • Favorite food: Cheese
  • Least favorite food: Spicy foods
  • Favorite manga: 20th Century Boys
  • Favorite TV show: Pusma
  • Favorite season: The start of summer
  • Likes: Red things, traveling
  • Favorite member: Kojima Haruna
  • Special talents: Sleeping, impressions, snowboarding, long-distance running
  • Good friends with: Miyazawa Sae (SaeYuu), Akimoto Sayaka, Noro Kayo, Matsubara Natsumi, Umeda Ayaka, Kojima Haruna (KojiYuu), Watanabe Mayu
  • Former member of Cooking Club and Driving Club
  • Former member of Not yet
  • She is 1/4 American. Her mother is half American and half Japanese, her father is Japanese.
    • Her father was a doctor at the Kimura Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Tochigi Prefecture.
  • She has a brother three years older than her.
  • Her grandmother is skilled at knitting and often knits her things with frogs on them.
  • Her first love was in elementary school. She and the boy dated for a brief time, and many years later the boy came to visit her at an AKB48 handshake event.
  • She was an energetic and active child who liked performing in front of others. When she was 7 years old she joined a local theater company to get started in the entertainment industry.
    • Her first acting role was at the age of 8 in a drama called Hiyokotachi no Tenshi. She played a patient in a doctor's office.
    • She had several other acting roles in dramas up until she was in 6th grade, but many were non-speaking roles.
  • Her family moved to Mibu, Tochigi prefecture when she was in 6th grade. They moved so her father could take care of her uncle's restaurant after her uncle got sick.
    • Unfortunately her parents divorced six months after moving. Mibu was her father's hometown, but her mother did not know anyone there, and the move was difficult for her.
    • Yuko remained in Mibu with her father. She spent the rest of her childhood without a mother, and said it was especially difficult when she got her first period (her grandma helped her learn to handle it).
    • She only saw her mother once more, four years after her mother left their family.
  • In elementary school she studied sign language, played volleyball, and did brass band.
  • In middle school she was in her school's table tennis club, swimming club, and art club.
  • In high school she was the manager of the boys' volleyball club, and also played bass guitar in a band.
    • Because of her guitar experience, she was the bassist for AKB48's 25th single GIVE ME FIVE! and 33th single Heart Ereki.
  • She struggled to make good friends in middle school and high school. Many of her friends became delinquents, and Yuko felt that the only people who were kind to her were the customers at her father's restaurant.
  • She began her idol career at the age of 13 as a U-15 gravure idol.
  • Was part of the idol group Doll's Vox in 2005.
  • She considered becoming a sign language interpreter or a social worker when she was in high school. Her dream was to become an actress, but because she struggled to pass auditions, and because the commute between Tochigi and Tokyo was expensive, she began to lose hope. Her manager from her time as a child actress encouraged her to try the AKB48 audition as a last shot. He said it would be a waste of talent if she gave up her dream.
  • For her first year as an AKB48 member she commuted between Tokyo and Tochigi for theater shows. Her father often packed her bentos.
  • She was the first AKB48 member to appear in another team's theater show as an under. She served as an under for Itano Tomomi at a Team A 2nd Stage theater show on March 25th, 2006.
  • AKB48 staff member Iwasaki Natsumi said that in June 2006, Yuko overheard him use the term oshimen ("favorite member") when talking about Team K to another staff member. Yuko confronted Iwasaki, saying, "I think it's ok if fans say oshimen, but I don't think staff should use it. All members are trying their best with the same feelings, and I want you to treat us all equally." Iwasaki was impressed by Yuko's maturity and embarrassed by his own lack of professionalism. He said that afterword he tried to treat everyone more fairly.
    • Iwasaki went on to leave AKB48 and become a novelist. His novel Moshidora featured a character named Miyata Yuki who was modeled after Yuko.
  • She was known as one of the best dancers in 48 Groups.
  • She was known for being talented in many areas, such as variety, MC, and academics.
  • In 2010 Akimoto Yasushi described her as having the most skills and abilities of AKB48, calling her "kind of perfect". However, he said this also meant that people had high expectations of her, and it could be hard to evaluate her growth.
  • She had trouble performing her first solo song, Nakinagara Hohoende, at Team K 3rd Stage theater shows. Akimoto Yasushi told her that the song was a gift to her, but the first times she performed it, some people in the audience fell asleep or didn't pay attention. Akimoto reminded her that she wanted to be an actress, so she should act out the sad lyrics of the song. This helped her improve her performance, and eventually no one in the audience seemed bored.
    • She was also not confident in her singing ability. Masuda Yuka helped her practice singing and checked her pitch before performances.
  • She underwent surgery for appendicitis on November 29th, 2008.
  • After suffering a bad cold in July 2009 the condition of her throat became poor. It reached a point where her voice was so bad that she needed throat surgery to recover from the damage. She underwent surgery on July 14th, 2009 and successfully recovered her voice.
    • Her cold was referenced in an episode of AKB48 Sayonara Mouri-san, where the narrator mentioned that at AKB48's peak, Oshima Yuko getting a cold made national news.
  • She loves sneakers, particularly Nike brand. She has had custom Nike sneakers made for her.
  • She afraid of balloons.
  • Her first on-screen kiss was in the drama "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu" episode 4.
  • She scored second-highest out of fourteen AKB48 members in the 2013 Mechaike Special academic test, after Iriyama Anna.
  • She a pet rabbit named Hip.
  • She and Watanabe Mayu called themselves Oshiri Sisters ("Butt Sisters") due to their love of butts.
  • Before her graduation she held two events for her fans called "Yuko Kanshasai", which were similar to AKB48 handshake events.
    • She continues to hold such events for her fanclub members. In DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 The Time Has Come, she stated that she wants to continue to have a close interaction with her fans as she had as an AKB member.
  • She was the longest AKB48 2nd Generation member to stay in Team K and the only original Team K member left in Team K at the time of her graduation.
  • She was one out of ten Japanese women to receive the BVLGARIA AVRORA award for her achievements in 2020.
  • She appeared in a photo exhibition in March 2021, alongside Maeda Atsuko and many other celebrities.
  • On July 29, 2021 she announced her marriage to actor Hayashi Kento, who she co-starred with in Asadora "Scarlet".
  • On August 10th, 2022 she announced her first pregnancy. Her due date is in winter 2022-2023.
    • Yuko and her husband announced the birth of her first child on January 5th, 2023.
  • She would like to create her own UNO deck with her face on the cards.
  • She likes playing Tetris.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Team History

Team K → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team K member in February, 2006 (Debut: April 1, 2006)
Graduated from AKB48 on June 9, 2014 to pursue a career as an actress (Announcement: December 31, 2013 at the 64th Kouhaku Uta Gassen | Graduation Ceremony: June 8, 2014 at Ajinomoto Stadium)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

SKE48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums

Units

Not yet

Albums

AKBIdoling!!!

Team Dragon from AKB48

Sukeban Girls

Team Z

Stage Units

K1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru)
Skirt, Hirari
K2 (Seishun Girls)
Kinjirareta Futari
Fushidara na Natsu
Cinderella wa Damasarenai
K3 (Nounai Paradise)
Nakinagara Hohoende
Himawarigumi 1 (Boku no Taiyou)
Boku to Juliet to Jet Coaster (1st Unit)
Himawarigumi 2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Confession (1st Unit and Revival)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
Gomen ne Jewel
K5 (Saka Agari)
End Roll
K6 (RESET)
Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa
Team K Waiting Stage
Glory Days
Higurashi no Koi (New Units)
K4 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
19nin Shimai no Uta (Revival)
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
1994-nen no Raimei
Kinmokusei
Megami wa Doko de Hohoemu?
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Hungry Lion
Shitsuren Doumei

Concert Units

AKB48 First Concert "Aitakatta ~Hashira wa Naize!~"

AKB48 Haru no Chotto dake Zenkoku Tour ~Madamada Daze AKB48!~

Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2013

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48
AKB48 Group

AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Group at Ajinomoto Stadium

Team K 2nd Generation 10th Anniversary Celebration Special Performance

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Yokoyama Yui Graduation Concert ~Shinya Bus ni Notte~

Solo Songs

Photobooks

DVDs

Solo DVDs

Other DVDs

  • [2001.08] Growing up! (with Tajima Honami)
  • [2003.10.03] adolescence

Media Appearances

Movies

  • The Suicide Song (伝染歌) (2007)
  • The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming (櫻の園 -さくらのその-) (2008) - Sawa Midori
  • Teketeke 1 & 2 (テケテケ) (2009)
  • Silver Rain (銀色の雨) (2009)
  • Sweet Little Lies (スイートリトルライズ) (2009) - Iwamoto Aya
  • Shibuya (渋谷) (2010)
  • Sankaku (さんかく) (2010)
  • Ushijima the Loan Shark (闇金 ウシジマくん) (2012) - Suzuki Mirai
  • SPEC: Close ~Incarnation (SPEC~結~漸ノ篇) (2013)
  • SPEC: Close ~Reincarnation (SPEC~結~爻ノ篇) (2013)
  • Pale Moon (紙の月) (2014) - Aikawa Keiko
  • Round Trip Heart (ロマンス) (2015) - Hojo Hachiko
  • Sanada Ten Braves (真田十勇士) (2016) - Hotaru
  • Shippu Rondo (疾風ロンド) (2016) - Seri Chiaki
  • All The Things We Never Said (生きちゃった) (2020) - Yamada Natsumi
  • Ashita no Shokutaku (明日の食卓) (2021)
  • The Great Yokai War: Guardians (妖怪大戦争 ガーディアンズ, Youkai Daisensou Guardians) (2021) - Yukionna
  • BOKUtachi wa Minna Otona ni Narenakatta (ボクたちはみんな大人になれなかった) (2021) - Ishida Megumi
  • Joshiko-sei ni Kosaretai (女子高生に殺されたい) (2022) - Fukagawa Satsuki
  • Donbi (とんび) (2022) - Yukie
  • Shichi-nin no Hisho THE MOVIE (七人の秘書 THE MOVIE) (2022) - Sanwa Kazama
  • Tenma Sou no San Shimai (天間荘の三姉妹) (2022) - Tenma no Zomi

Dramas

  • Cat's Street (キャットストリート) (2008)
  • cafe Kichijoji de (cafe吉祥寺で) (2008)
  • Bengoshi - Ichinose Rinko (弁護士 一之瀬凛子) (2008)
  • Kaze ni Maiagaru Vinyl Sheet (風に舞いあがるビニールシート) (2009)
  • Angel Bank (エンゼルバンク 転職代理人) (2010)
  • Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010)
  • Spiritual Teacher, Kyoko Odagiri (霊能力者 小田霧響子の嘘) (2010) - Ibushi Kaoru
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011)
  • The Reason I Can't Find My Love (私が恋愛できない理由) (2011) - Hanzawa Mako
  • Princess of the Frog (カエルの王女さま) (2012) - Nonomura Mahiru
  • Blackboard ~Jidai to Takatta Kyoshitachi~ (2012)
  • So long! (2013)
  • Fortune Cookies (2013)
  • Galileo 2 (ガリレオ (第2期)) (2013) - Wakisaka Mutsumi
  • Ando Lloyd - A.I. Knows Love? (安堂ロイド~A.I. knows LOVE ?~) (2013) - Matsushima Nanase
  • War of Money (銭の戦争) (2015) - Konno Mio
  • Asa ga Kita (あさが来た) (2015) - Hiratsuka Haru & Raicho
  • Renzoku Terebi Shousetsu (2016)
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls (東京タラレバ娘) (2017) - Torii Koyuki
  • Cote d'Àzur N° 10 (2018)
  • Scarlet (スカーレット) (2019) - Kumagai Teruko
  • Kyojo (教場) (2020) - Kusumoto Shinobu
  • Things You Can Know By Looking At Them (彼らを見ればわかること) (2020) - Kamoi Rumi
  • Seven Secretaries (七人の秘書) (2020) - Kazama Miwa
  • Bokutachi wa Minna Otona ni Narenakatta (ボクたちはみんな大人になれなかった) (2021)
  • Joge Kankei (上下関係) (2021)
  • In His Chart (神様のカルテ) (2021) - Tozai Naomi
  • Nemesis (ネメシス) (2021) - Uehara Kiiko
  • Seigi no Tenbin (正義の天秤) (2021) - Ameyima Kumiko
  • Seiten wo Tsuke (青天を衝け) (2021) - Ito Kaneko → Shibusawa Kaneko
  • Anti-Hero (アンチヒーロー) (2024)
  • GO HOME ~Keishichou Mimoto Fumei Hito Soudan-shitsu~ (GO HOME~警視庁身元不明人相談室~) (2024)

Variety Shows

Animated

  • Disney's Brave (2012)
  • Soreike! Anpanman Miija to Mahounranpu (2015)
  • Chiisana Princessa Sofia (2016)

Stage Plays

  • Fumetsu no Senritsu (不滅の旋律ー) (2018)
  • Unconditional Love (アンコンディショナルラブ) (2018)
  • Crime and Punishment (罪と罰) (2019)
  • Love Letters (ラヴ・レターズ) (2019)

Gallery

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Oshima Yuko's graduation in Ajinomoto Stadium (2014)
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Oshima Yuko (2014)
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Oshima Yuko (2013)
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Oshima Yuko (2012)
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Oshima Yuko, winner of the 4th Senbatsu Election (2012)
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Oshima Yuko (2011)
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Oshima Yuko (Late 2010)
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Oshima Yuko (Early 2010)
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Oshima Yuko, winner of the 2nd Senbatsu Election (2010)
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Oshima Yuko (2009)
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Oshima Yuko (Late 2008)
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Oshima Yuko (Early 2008)
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Oshima Yuko (Late 2007)
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Oshima Yuko (Early 2007)
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Oshima Yuko (Late 2006)
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Oshima Yuko (Early 2006)