Magazine article Variety

Fumi NIKAIDO

Magazine article Variety

Fumi NIKAIDO

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EARLYSTART

Born in 1994 in Naha, Okinawa. Fuini Nikaido got oft' to an early start in show business, appearing in her first TV' drama, "Juken no kami-sama," in 2007. and her first theatrically released feature film, actor-director Koji Yakusho's family comedy "Toad's Oil." in 2009.

BAD-GIRL/ GOOD-GIRL

A fan of the Sex Pistols. Nikaido likes to binge on classic films and . manga - among her favorites is "Bukkomi no taku." a roughL L 1990s comic about bikers and delinquents. She also speaks fluent English and has won admission to Tokyo's prestigious KlCeio U.

HONOR-BOUND

In 2011, her performance as the abused girlfriend of actor Shota Sometan is moody, violent hero in Sion Sono's "Himfeu" won her (and Sometani) the new young actor and actress awards at the Venice Film Festival.

BREATHING LESSONS

Nikaido has acquired a reputation for speaking her mind in public, minus the usual politesse. …

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