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.
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 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.
In 2018 Yuriko worked again as a cosplayer for the promotion of the new series of FLCL and the game Soul Calibur VI, cosplaying respectively as Haruko Haruhara and Ivy Valentine, both in Tokyo and Osaka. Yuriko was also a special cosplay guest at both Otakuthon (Montreal – Canada) and Lucca Comics & Games (Lucca – Italy).
In 2019 she worked overseas as a special guest at IberAnime, a famous convention in Lisbon, Portugal. In the same year Yuriko Tiger worked as a model for the promotion of Beyond the Moon, a fashion brand by Kaguya Luna, a virtual YouTuber. In 2020 she worked again as a model for the brand HellCatPunks and was part of the promotion, both on TV and on advertising boards around Tokyo, of the famous app Tinder.