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

Maeda 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 3-D Ghost horror film Shock Labyrinth 3D,[1] which was directed by Takashi Shimizu.[2]

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.


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