One evening in late June. A small man dressed all in black appeared at an intersection in front of Harajuku Station. He was Nijiro Murakami, 25, the son of actor Jun Murakami (48) and singer UA (50), who is currently enjoying his breakthrough as a handsome second-generation celebrity.
Even his modest attire did not stop his aura from overflowing, and the area in front of the station was soon buzzing with passersby who noticed Murakami.
Murakami himself, however, was unperturbed. With the wind whipping at his shoulders, he headed straight for the Takeshita-dori entrance.
After about 10 minutes, he bought a toothbrush and other consumables, got into a cab, and drove off in the direction of his home.
Speaking of Murakami, since FRIDAY reported his reconciliation and semi-living together with model Eliza Ikeda (26) in July 2006, there have been no rumors of a love affair. On the other hand, his work is going very well. She has been busy appearing in the drama “10 Counts to the Future” (TV Asahi) starring Kimura and the movie “The Hound of the Baskervilles.
He is known for his mysterious and shadowy characters, but he also played a comical character in a play written and directed by Kudo Kankuro (51) in 2009.
In the movie “Rurouni Kenshin,” he also showed off his sword fighting skills and is breaking new ground as an action actor. He is an actor who can eventually work in Hollywood. I think he is now making his way as an actor,” said columnist Tamami Hiyama.
The day when he becomes a world-class actor is near!
From the July 22, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Filming： Yuri Adachi