Kikuchi Mika

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菊地美香

Birth Date: (1983-12-16) December 16, 1983 (age 35)
Blood Type: B
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Blood Type B

Height: 4 ft 10 in (148 cm)

From Misato, Saitama.

History[edit]

  • Debuted in 2000 as Janet in the musical for Annie.
  • December 6, 2009 married her Sentai sempai Kishi Yuji. She entered their names into the family registry on her birthday, December 16. On December 29, 2011, they announced that they got divorced.
  • August 31, 2018 announced on her Twitter her engagement with Yoshida Tomokazu (DekaBreak). They started a relationship after working together on the 2017 season of Kasouken no Onna.[1]

Personality[edit]

Anecdotes[edit]

  • Because of her filming for Battle Royale II Requiem, she didn't have enough units to get into college, so she dropped out halfway. (From a DekaRanger interview).
  • Between turning 18 and getting a part on DekaRanger, she worked part-time at the GAP's children's clothing department. She saw a kid playing with an AbaRanger toy, so she really wanted to pass the DekaRanger audition.
  • After the audition, she thought she failed it because she was shorter than the other cast members, thus ruining the balance.
  • When her Jissatsu Circle co-star Nagasawa Nao heard that she got the DekaRanger part, she said she was envious.
  • Her role as Umeko in DekaRanger is a very cheerful character, but producer Tsukada Hideaki said she was very docile. He said that it wasn't till about halfway into the filming that aspects of Umeko started showing up in her personality.
  • When she was performing on the show Nyanchuu World Housoukyoku, children must have thought she was Umeko, because some of the mail that they received was addressed to her that way.
  • She passed the audition for the Morning Musume Musical Love Century. She said she wanted to join Morning Musume, but that didn't happen.
  • Since she's a private person, people don't always recognize her as a celebrity. She's recounted the following stories in tokusatsu magazines:
    • While DekaRanger was airing, she was out with Kinoshita Ayumi. A passerby asked, "Are you Kinoshita-san?" and to Kikuchi asked, "And are you her friend?" Kikuchi commented that it was true that she's Kinoshita's friend.
    • In a video store, a child was looking at a DekaRanger video so she said, "Guess who?" but the child didn't recognize her. When the parent arrived, he didn't recognize her either, so she admitted, "I'm Umeko..."
  • In an interview, it seemed like Umeko had bath scenes weekly. During the audition, main director Watanabe Katsuya asked each of the main members if they were okay with bath scenes, but for some reason he didn't ask Kikuchi.
  • In DekaRanger 17 she has to perform the drunken fist, so she studied Jackie Chan movies. However, she said she didn't really like Jackie Chan's work.

Acting Work[edit]

TV[edit]

  • 2004 Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger - Umeko / DekaPink 胡堂小梅/デカピンク, Tokaasa Seijin Io Konmaaruicchi トカーサ星人イオ・ヨンマールイッチ
  • 2004 ほんとにあった怖い話セカンドシーズン#04「四番目の個室」(11月1日)
  • 2005 Super Hero Max - Navigator
  • 2005 Chakushin Ari 着信アリ(テレビ朝日) - Higashi Kanna 東カンナ
  • 2006 Kamen Rider Kabuto Ep. 3 - Yuki 玉井ユキ(Imposter / Ranpiris Worm 偽者/ランピリスワーム)
  • 2006 渡る世間は鬼ばかり 第8シリーズ 第5話(5月4日、TBSテレビ) - Vocal ボーカル
  • 2009 水戸黄門 第39部 第12話「愛と復讐の桜島・鹿児島」(1月12日、TBSテレビ) - 千代
  • 2009 特命係長・只野仁 第4シーズン 第35話(1月29日、テレビ朝日) - 女子大生
  • 2009 文芸社ドラマスペシャル「逆転夫婦の珈琲ワルツ」(2月15日、テレビ朝日) - 光田まどか
  • 2009 派遣のオスカル〜 『少女漫画』に愛をこめて 第4話・第5話・第6話 (NHK総合) - 立花由香里(暁生の見合い相手)
  • 2010 龍馬伝(NHK) - 岩崎さき
  • 2011 新・警視庁捜査一課9係 season3 第9話(8月31日、テレビ朝日) - 佐倉夕子
  • 2012 恋する私のベーカリー(1月22日 - 2月26日、LaLa TV) - 伊庭葉月
  • 2012 Kaeru no Oujo-sama カエルの王女さま(4月 - 6月、フジテレビ) - 皆川玉子
  • 2017 Uchuu Sentai KyuuRanger Space.18
  • 2017 Kasouken no Onna

Movies[edit]

OV[edit]

Stage[edit]

  • 2001 Morning Musume the Musical モーニング娘。のミュージカル『LOVEセンチュリー -夢はみなけりゃ始まらない- 』 - Chika チカ
  • 2007 Les Miserables レ・ミゼラブル - Cosette コゼット

Voice Work[edit]

Anime[edit]

  • 2005 Tsubasa Chronicle Series 1-2 ツバサ・クロニクル - Mokona=Tsueru=Modoki モコナ=ソエル=モドキ
  • 2005 Mai Otome - Arika Yumemiya アリカ・ユメミヤ
  • 2005 Pocket Monster Advance Generation - Shiromi シロミ
  • 2006 XXXHOLiC - Mokona=Raagu=Modoki モコナ=ラーグ=モドキ

ANN

Web Anime[edit]

  • 2007 Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 出動ポケモン救助隊ガンバルズ! - Pichuu ピチュー

Dubbing[edit]

  • 2011 Power Rangers S.P.D. - Sydney Doll / Pink Ranger シドニー・ドルー/ピンクレンジャー

Articles[edit]

External Links[edit]

Gallery[edit]