Yuriko Tiger was born in Savona, Italy on July 5th 1993. She grew up in Imperia, and right now she lives in Tokyo, Japan.. She currently works as an actress, talent, Idol, model and cosplayer.

Early life and Career

As a child she often watched anime, this inspired her initial interest in cosplaying. Yuriko attended different schools from which she was forced to leave due to cyber bullying and bullying. Attending the “Accademia delle Arti”, Imperia, she started working in her father’s bakery in order to save money and move to Japan. She was one of the first students of the “Manga Summer School” from 2005 to 2008, and also studied as a make-up artist.

Yuriko has been cosplaying since 2008; her first character was Suzumiya Haruhi from the eponymous light novels series. After a three month experience in Japan, she definitively moved to Tokyo in 2013. Her first experience as a model was in the magazine Playboy Japan, which was her first and last work as a Gravure Model. Her first television experience was on YOUは何しに日本へ? (You Wa Nani Shini Nihon E; English: Why did you come to Japan?) in which reporters interview people who just arrived in Japan at Narita Airport. After a brief interview they decided to follow up in her workplace, spending a whole day around Tokyo. During that day, “Yuriko Tiger” was the most searched word on Yahoo! Japan.

Afterwards, she worked as a model for Toyota (2014), Lawson and Sugoi Japan (2015), and also appeared on numerous tv programs as a guest of honor, such as Viking, Nobunaga, Nyantere, Akazukichan and as a semi-regular guest and cosplayer on Tokoro-san Nippon No Deban (2015).

Her career as an Idol was short, from 2014 to 2015, during which she released her hit single Yuri Yuri Kakumei, which can be found in both DAM Karaoke and iTunes Store Japan. At first her dream was to become an Idol, however after sometime her agency decided to promote her as a Japanese “タレント” (Tarento; TV/Internet Personality) instead, due to her strong and enticing personality. Because of that, Yuriko underwent a change of style at the beginning of 2016.

Later in 2016, Yuriko took a break from her job in Tokyo and spent 4 months in Italy, working at numerous conventions as a guest and host.

In summer 2016 she went back to Tokyo to work as one of the official cosplayers of Harley Quinn for the promotion of Suicide Squad on the red carpet, starting her own Radio Program called Cool Japan, hosting numerous events for the promotion of Tekken 7 all around Japan, modeling for the publicity of the famous theme park J-World (Bandai Namco) and and hosting live performances on her Nico Nico Douga Channel sponsored by Kadogawa Games. In 2017 she took part in the promotion of Justice League as Wonder Woman on the red carpet, she released a single in collaboration with Samurai Apartment, “Haruka”, as “Samurai Tiger (Samurai Apartment Love’s Yuriko Tiger)”. She worked again as a model for SwallowTail, a company that produces wigs and coloured contact lenses. She was also the first cosplayer to ever take part in a Drama (TV show) named “Prison Hotel” that airs on BS Japan.