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Ai Hashimoto (橋本 愛 Hashimoto Ai) is a Japanese actress and reporter. Her old stage name is Ai Kawasaki (川崎 愛 Kawasaki Ai). She is known for her role as Atsuko Sasaki in Ultraman Gaia.


Ai Hashimoto dropped out of Onishi Gakuen High School to work in the entertainment industry. In 1994, she won the Grand Prix at the 5th Young Jump 'National School Girl High School Uniform Collection'. Since then, she has worked extensively with TV, gravure and movies.

Although Ai Hashimoto retired from the entertainment industry in 2001, she reprised her role as Atsuko Sasaki in Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers in 2008.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Ultraman Gaia Atsuko Sasaki
1999 Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia: The Decisive Battle in Hyperspace
2001 Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again
2008 Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers

Other Roles

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Ninja Sentai Kakuranger Aki Hanada Episode 41 "The Stray Ghost"
1995 Kindaichi Case Files Tatsumi Ayako Episode 6 "Kubinashi Village Murder"
1995 Miracle Mask High Schooler
1995 Shibuya-kei Uraringo Imada Koji Member of UraRin Gals
1997 Eko Eko Azarak Ki Tsunashima Episode 14
1998 King's Brunch


  • Initially she debuted with the last name "Kawasaki", but because it could be confused with another actress of the same, she changed it. However, her new stage name was also confused with yet another actress of same name born in 1996.

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