Battle Royale

Ai Maeda (前田 愛, Maeda Ai ) is a Japanese actress, singer and model. She plays Shiori Kitano in Battle Royale II: Requiem. She was born on October 4th, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan.

Ai is skilled in playing the piano, Tate (fighting battles on the movie set) and the English language (Ai studied abroad in Canada for a year in 2000). She starred in the 3D Ghost horror film Shock Labyrinth 3D, which was directed by Takashi Shimizu.

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

In 2009, Maeda married Kabuki actor Nakamura Kankurō VI.


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.