JPHiP Radio (18/200 @ 128 kbs)     Now playing: D[di] - Fire Star Man

Author Topic: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ  (Read 16548 times)

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« on: December 22, 2012, 08:36:34 AM »
Name: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
Profession: Actress & Model
Birthdate: October 10, 1992
Birthplace: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture (one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island)
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 47 kilograms
Blood type: A
Family: Rio is the youngest of three sisters, one of whom is actress Chihiro Otsuka
Talent Agency: Stardust
Official site: http://www.stardust.co.jp/section3/profile/yamashitario.html
Active: since 2007
Hobbies: Listenting to music, photography
Favorite foods: Natto, Sushi
Disliked foods: Tomato
Actresses who she targets: Kou Shibasaki,Yu Aoi
Favorite animal: Jellyfish, Ocean Sunfish
Recent change: always wore her hair long, switched to shortcut in 2012
Favorite author: Keigo Higashino
Favorite Manga: NARUTO

Television: Ghost Mama Sousasen (2012, ep. 2),
Hungry (2012), Kaitakushatachi (2012), Misaki number 1!! (2011,ep. 5),
HAMMER SESSION! (2010)

Films: Bushido Sixteen 2010, Shodo Girls!! (2010) RISE UP (2009)





Beautiful Rio, with those soulful eyes, has had a string of well played roles in the last few years.

Here is Rio, as she appears with Keisuke Kuwata, in one of the many fine recent DoCoMo CM's:

{first copy of this CM disappeared, so here is replacement}

docomo thanks「とある留学生と、私。」前 桑田佳祐 山下リオ 森崎ウィン{With thanks to umatob004}




« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 03:33:16 AM by muppet »

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 08:40:37 AM »
Rio in a CM for Vicks throat lozenges:


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 12:38:34 PM »
Looks like that DoCoMo telephone  (Keisuke Kuwata) is helping Rio and the young man from Thailand to become friends:


今日たくさん泣いた分
明日はたくさん笑いましょう

kyō takusan naita bun
ashita wa takusan waraimashou

Today crying a lot for a moment,
Tomorrow let's laugh a lot

First (and Second) copy of this CM disappeared, but too nice to let it go, here is another post:

docomo 「とある留学生と、私。後篇」桑田佳祐 山下リオ{With thanks to umatob002}



« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 03:29:36 AM by muppet »

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 03:45:38 AM »
Rio was one of many young actresses with a role in 'Tokyo Girl' {東京少女 / Tokyo Shoujo}, the series that aired in 2008/2009


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 05:09:46 PM »
YouTuber idolniconico   with a very nice
slideshow tribute to lovely Rio (posted 13 May 2012)  Arigatou!!!:



Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 05:49:39 PM »
Rio in an interesting clip:


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 03:00:00 AM »
This was  posted nearly four years ago by YouTuber lemonworld (Arigatou!)

Rio is a straight forward girl!!!  :wub:


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 06:10:22 AM »
Rio Yamashita played a young girl who had lost her eyesight a year before, due to a traffic accident,
in the 2009 film 'Rise Up'. Her character meets paragliding enthusiast, played by Kento Hayashi,
and a friendship develops. Their characters must face the harsh truths that sometimes life brings about.....


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 02:28:35 AM »
Rio, Kento Hayashi, and director Ryo Nakajima at a promotion for the film 'Rise Up',
in Ishikawa Prefecture (August 22, 2009)
Kento mentions how much he liked Ishikawa Prefecture, where the film was shot.
Theme song for the film is 'Never Too Late' by the band Little by Little


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 04:12:11 PM »
Rio has a nice part in this MV for:

Artist:  湘南乃風 /  Shonan no Kaze
Song: 雪月花 /  Setsugetsuka


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 07:05:07 AM »
Rio and Masaki Okada in a CM for IHI (Ishikawajima Shipyard, established in 1853, is the original name of the company. HI stands for Heavy Industries)
http://www.ihi.co.jp/en/company/history/index.html

Their theme is 'Realize Your Dreams'

Artist: 手島葵 / Aoi Teshima
Song: 手をとりあって / Te o Toriatte  (Let us Cling Together)

{first copy of this CM disappeared, so here is replacement}

IHI 「プラネタリウム」篇 岡田将生 山下リオ{With thanks to cmsalvagejp31}

« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 03:36:33 AM by muppet »

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 02:00:30 AM »
 A look back at a couple of CM's that Rio did in 2007 for a girls' comic.............


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 01:05:57 AM »
Rio was in a television series ブレター  (Love Letter) a few years ago (Fall 2008-Winter 2009), she portrayed a hearing impaired girl who is befriended by a boy her age who promises to be her ears.

This scene is with the child actors who portrayed the young couple when they first met. Next clip is with Rio, playing the the part of the girl during her teen age years.

Yukina Matsushima plays the young Minami Tadokoro. (Yukina and Rio do look similar. Ami Suzuki plays the adult Minami)
Takaaki Kuwashiro plays the young Kaiji Tsukagoshi.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:16:25 AM by muppet »

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 01:10:25 AM »
Rio Yamashita as Minami Tadokoro in 'Love Letter'
with Kazushi Murakami as Kaiji Tsukagoshi:

(and see if you can guess who plays Minami's friend at  school, Yoko Ochi. The actress who plays Yoko wears her hair short now, and you may have seen her in some AU CM's, or about a million other CM's and dramas. She first appears in this clip at 0:36)

« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:21:39 AM by muppet »

Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 12:59:45 AM »
Robin: Holy surprise vocal excellence, Batman!!
Batman: Keep your voice down, young super hero! Rio Yamashita is still recording.....


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2013, 02:43:46 AM »
^ Above we saw Rio's vocal excellence, now for some fine dance moves
(CM is to promote Grammy Week?):


Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 04:10:37 AM »
Some nice looks at Rio.

And a nice clip, with thanks to YouTuber  shizukao!
[note: video was posted in September 2009, and tape
within the clip goes back to 2006]





Offline muppet

  • Sakurako: "I, Wada Sakurako, will become an idol active in movies and dramas!!!
  • Member+
  • Posts: 23823
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2013, 03:47:50 AM »
Rio is in a new film, シャニダールの花 / Shanidaru no Hana (The Flower of Shanidar).

The  film stars actor Gou Ayano and Actress Haru Kuroki. Rio has a strong supporting role as does actor Kanji Furutachi,
and actress Ayumi Ito. Up and coming 16 year old actress Yuiko Kariya also is featured.

And with thanks to Asia Wiki :  http://asianwiki.com/The_Flower_of_Shanidar

here is a very brief plot synopsis:  A strange phenomenon takes place. A beautiful flower blooms on a selected woman's body and that flower is called the "Shanidar". When the Shanidar is in full bloom, the flower produces a substance which is then sold at a high cost to develop new drugs. Kenji Otaki (Gou Ayano) works as a researcher at the facility where the Shanidar is grown.

The film will be released on July 20. Writer and Director is 石井岳龍 Gakuryu Ishii.

シャニダ​ールの花 予告編 {Published on 6 May 2013 by セレブスタイルジャパン CELEBSTYLE.jp}
 

Offline Yoshino

  • ecchi
  • Member+
  • Posts: 15314
  • Location: 沙紀's speed dial!
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2013, 02:34:52 AM »
Doubt it but it'd be real terrific if the Limit drama got subbed :sweatdrop:.... Rio as Arisa from episode 1. :huhuh

Offline Yoshino

  • ecchi
  • Member+
  • Posts: 15314
  • Location: 沙紀's speed dial!
Re: Rio Yamashita / 山下リオ
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2013, 03:50:25 AM »
Rio as Arisa from episode 2 of Limit, she plays a bit of a psychopath in the show. :panic:






JPHiP Radio (18/200 @ 128 kbs)     Now playing: D[di] - Fire Star Man