Name: Saaya, Irie Saaya, 紗綾, 入江紗綾
Birthdate: 11-15, 1993
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
Occupation Actress, seiyū, junior idol, singer
Years active 2005 — Present
Saaya Irie is a Japanese actress, seiyū, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. Her height is 150cm (just under 5 feet) as of September 2006. Irie Saaya, who now goes by just Saaya, is a popular U-15 gravure idol. She was part of the gravure group Sweet Kiss until they disbanded in May 2006. Currently she is part of the U-15 gravure group CHASE, and also attending junior high. At the age of 11, she was known as the "F-cup schoolchild" for her large chest. At this time, her bust measurement was 73cm, and this has only been a rumor that she is an F-cup (equivalent to America's C or D cup) .
On 2chan, images of Saaya were shown to resolve the friction between Japan and China. Her images alone have been rumored to stop the anti-Japanese riots.
As a gravure idol. Irie Saaya became well-known for her provocative poses in bikinis and her large breasts. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the World Wide Web. In the aftermath of this incident, her manager said they will refrain from having more bikini photoshoots of Saaya; but in her second DVD, "Little Legend", Saaya was once again wearing a bikini.
In May 2005, during the anti-Japanese demonstrations in China and Korea, pictures of Saaya taken by Japanese photographer Garo Aida captioned (loosely translated) "Please listen carefully to what I say my lovely Chinese brothers, please stop the riot!" were posted on a Chinese forum by a third party, along with a message pleading for better bilateral relations between China and Japan. Tabloid stories soon followed with raunchy headlines like "Busty 11-Year-Old Girl with F Cup Eases Cross-Strait Relations". The claim that her pictures and words of peace led to a reduction in anti-Japanese attitude among the Chinese people is reputable, due to it first appearing in the pages of Shuukan Bunshun (週刊文春), a serious and conservative news weekly. She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the recent anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizu. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006, to be replaced by the group Chase.
[2005.02.xx] Saaya 11sai
[2005.05.xx] Irie Saaya Saaya 11sai
[2005.10.xx] Little Legend Saaya in Okinawa
[2006.06.xx] BLOOM ~Saaya kara Irie Saaya e~
[2006.12.xx] Aqua Girl
[2006.12.27] Saaya no Kyuujitsu
[2005.05.xx] Saaya 11sai