YÅ«ya Yagira

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Yuya Yagira (柳楽優弥 Yagira Yūya, born March 26, 1990) is a Japanese actor from Higashiyamato, Tokyo. His portrayal of 12-year-old Akira in the highly acclaimed Nobody Knows won him a Best Actor Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. He plays Tetsumu in Shining Boy and Little Randy. Yagira recently landed the starring voice role in director Shinichiro Watanabe's (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop) "Baby Blue" Genius Party featurette. He'll play the role of a high school student who falls in love with his childhood friend. This be his debut as a voice actor. He was hospitalized on August 29, 2008 for a drug overdose, with early reports calling it a suicide attempt. Yagira later denied that he had was trying to kill himself, noting that he was the one who called an ambulance after he began feeling ill from taking the pills.  According to his blog: On January 15, 2010, Yuya Yagira married TV personality Ellie Toyota at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine. They registered their marriage on January 14.

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