Meaning: north river (Kitagawa) blessed/ gift child (Keiko)
Born: August 22, 1986
Birthplace: Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Studying, reading, swimming, playing badminton, writing, singing
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Family: Little is know except on the Seventeen official site it says she has a younger brother
Favorite Singing Group: Destiny's Child
Works: [TV] Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003), [Periodicals] Seventeen Magazine model, [Movie] Mizu ni Sumu Hana (2006), Mamiya Kyoudai (2006), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
On August 22, 1986, Keiko Kitagawa was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. As a young child Keiko was often sickly and spent a lot of time in the hospital (some say for anemia). It was there that she came to love the hard work and dedication that it took to be a doctor. Growing up, Keiko studied hard to fulfill her dream to become a doctor, whether it was reading English novels to learn how to speak English, or reading just for fun, she was a hardworking student.
In 2003, her initial dream took a backseat when she auditioned for and won the title of Miss Seventeen 2003, a competition in affiliate with Seventeen Magazine in Japan. The winner of the competition is drafted into the modeling fold of that company. That same year she auditioned for and landed the role of Sailor Mars/ Rei Hino in the live action version of the popular manga/anime, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, this time re-titled as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Immediately, it became clear that Keiko had something more than just a pretty face when people fell in love with how well she portrayed the short tempered soldier of fire. Meanwhile, as the newest model for Seventeen, Keiko was steadily becoming a top model as they featured her in commercials for their affiliation with East Boy. She appeared on the cover numerous times (more than any other current Miss Seventeen winners) and counting. Even when she's not featured on the cover, she graces almost every page in most of the issues.
Keiko's popularity is still on the rise since the end of PGSM; recently she has signed to play the part of an evil villainess named Rikka Mizuchi in a manga based movie called Mizu ni Sumu Hana, landed herself in another movie (a romantic comedy) called Mamiya Kyoudai, tripled up her work and popularity with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, rumored to have found love (Yamashita Tomohisa), and is currently a student at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. Go Keiko! :P
Keiko Kitagawa, is a Japanese actress and model who played the role of Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. She was a model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid 2006, and has appeared in the films Mizu ni Sumu Hana (2006), Mamiya Kyoudai (2006), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), and Cherry Pie (2006). She will appear in the films Heat Island (2007) and Dear Friends (2007)
She has also released a single as the character Rei Hino called "Sakura Fubuki', which she also performs on the show. In 2004 Kitagawa also performed at a Sailor Moon musical, called Kirari Super Live.
She was born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan. Her hobbies include badminton, calligraphy, and swimming.
2006 : Mamiya Kyoudai - As Yumi Honma.
2006 : Mizu ni Sumu Hana - As Rikka.
2006 : The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - As Reiko.
2006 : Cherry Pie - As Kiyohara.
2007 : Heat Island - As Nao.
2007 : Dear Friends - As Rina.
2003/2005 : Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - TV Live Action Series. As Rei Hino/Sailor Mars.
2004/2005 : Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Live Action vol. 1 to 12.
2004 : Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Kirari Super Live
2004 : Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Special Act
2005 : Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Act Zero
2006 : Mizu ni Sumu Hana
2006 : Mamiya Kyoudai
2006 : STYLISH STREET BOOK "I've been to Hollywood!"
Wow. I'm surprised someone at SPCNET actually knows about Keiko-chan. I was so shocked when I saw this thread. But YAY! She's getting recgonized nowadays.
I will always be a supporter of PGSM and its actresses. I hope you guyz will start loving this actress too. She's so cute. If you really want to see how gorgeous she is and you don't know Japanese, just watch Tokyo Drift. Haha.
Ahh I love Keiko-chan!!! She's super cute and out of the Sailor Scouts (except for the girl who played Sailor Moon, Miyuu-something), her acting was solid. I read on a fan site of hers that she's very bright too. She got into university and wants to become a doctor in the future. She's definitely more than just a pretty face. Call me weird but I just love it when she got angry....hehee....she looks so adorable w/ her eyes narrowing and turning mean. She totally fit the role of Sailor Mars!! Does anyone what new Keiko will be involved in? I know that she was in a movie w/ Erika Sawajiri...but I don't know if it's been released yet.