Naoko Watanabe

Naoko Watanabe (渡辺奈緒子, Watanabe Naoko) is a Japanese actress and model who was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on July 30, 1984. She should be distinguished from the Japanese voice actress Naoko Watanabe (渡辺菜生子, Watanabe Naoko), born November 21, 1959. Watanabe made her film debut in Tatsuya Egawa manga-based movie Tokyo University Story in February 2006 and the next year, in September 2007, she had a brief nude scene in the film Silk. In September 2009, Shinchosha Publishing released a photobook in "Mook" (magazine+book) format Monthly Naoko Watanabe (Shincho Mook 121) (月刊渡辺奈緒子 (SHINCHO MOOK 121)) (ISBN 4107902064) featuring Watanabe. Watanabe also appeared in the TBS TV series Yakuza Panther Shin Akira (クロヒョウ 龍が如く 新章), based on the Sega game for the PSP, which began airing in May 2010. She had only a small role in the 2008 parallel worlds thriller Riaru Onigokko (also known as The Chasing Game) but a much larger one as a nurse/woman warrior in the June 2010 sequel Riaru Onigokko 2. In May 2010, it was announced that Watanabe would have her first starring role in the movie adaptation of AV Idol Mihiro's autobiographical work nude.


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