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Ai Maeda (前田 愛 Maeda Ai?, born 4 October 1983 in Tokyo) is a Japanese model and actress.



Maeda is notable for performing Shiori Kitano in the 2003 film Battle Royale II: Requiem, as well as for voicing the title role in the anime series Kino's Journey (for which she also performed a theme song to the series, "Beautiful World"). Her younger sister is Aki Maeda. Ai Maeda came into the spotlight when she was only 8 years old, appearing in a McDonald's commercial. From there her career started off. She modeled along with her sister Aki Maeda when they were young until she was 16/17 years old, when she starred in many movies and TV series.

Maeda has a height of 151 cm (4'11"). Her blood type is B and she is right-handed. Ai is skilled in the piano, Tate (fighting battles on the movie set) and the English language (Ai studied abroad in Canada for a year in 2000). She stars currently in the 3-D Ghost horror film Shock Labyrinth 3D, which was directed by Takashi Shimizu.[1]

She is also a graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University (Faculty of Economics, International Politics and Communications).


  • 1993: Debuted in a McDonald's commercial together with her sister Aki. She was in her fourth year of primary school.
  • 1994: Ai and Aki joined the manager firm "Crayon".
  • 1994 April: Became a regular cast of the show Appare-Sanma Sensei.
  • 1997: Changed manager to "Granpapa".
  • 1997: Formed the group "Pretty Chat" with Maya Hamaoka, Yuuka Nomura and Ayako Omura, releasing a single album "Wake up girls".
  • 2003: On her 20th birthday she voiced her first anime Kino no Tabi.


  • Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Chikai 2009
  • 4 Shimai Tantei Dan, 2008
  • Azumi 2: Death or Love, 2005
  • Guuzen nimo saiaku na shounen, 2003
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem, 2003
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, 2001
  • Battle Royale, 2000 (voice)
  • Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys, 1999
  • Toire no Hanako-san, 1995

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