Mina Fujii has joined the cast of Death Note 2016 - live-action Japanese movie - currently being filmed in Japan.
She will play Shō Nanase, a member of the Death Note Counter Measure Headquarters Special Team, serving under Tsukuru Mishima.
As yet, she constitutes the only female member of the investigative team to date, fulfilling a role akin to Shoko Himura in the TV drama or the SPK's Hal Lidner in the manga/anime. If only as the token woman in the squad.
Though known as a Japanese actress, Mina Fujii was actually born in San Diego, California, USA, on July 15th 1988. However, she was with her parents back in Japan by the age of seven, when she featured in the 2005 movie Simsons.
By the age of nine, when she was in the 2007 Fuji TV drama Broccoli and the film The Signs of Love, Mina was already becoming a household name in the Japanese entertainment industry. Since then, she has barely stepped out of the limelight, appearing in movie and television shows practically every year of her life.
In Japan, she is most well-known for he role as Aoi Asada in the television drama Bloody Monday. While Koreans tend to cite her appearance in the music video for KPop band TVXQ's Why Did I Fall in Love with You?
Mina Fujii speaks fluent Korean, in addition to Japanese and English.
Most recently, she has hit Japanese small screens in the reality TV show We Got Married Global, alongside Lee Hongki - KPop singer with the band F.T.Island. It was only a virtual marriage for television. Nothing binding in real life.
At this time, nothing else is known about Mina Fujii's role in Death Note as Shō Nanase.