Ai Hashimoto (橋本 愛 Hashimoto Ai) is a Japanese actress and reporter. Her real 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 appeared in the movie Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers as Atsuko Sasaki in 2008.


Other Roles

  • Ninja Sentai Kakuranger Episode 41 "The Stray Ghost" (November 25, 1994, ANB system) - Aki Hanada
  • Kindaichi Case Files Episode 6  "Kubinashi Village Murder" (September 2, 1995, NTV system) - Tatsumi Ayako
  • Shibuya-kei Uraringo Imada Koji (1995, Fuji TV ) - Member of UraRin Gals 
  • Miracle Mask High Schooler (1995, ABC)
  • Eko Eko Azarak (1997, TV Tokyo)
  • King's Brunch (TBS system)


  • Initially she debuted with her actual last name "Kawasaki", but could be confused another talent of the same name. After changing her stage name, she could then be confused with another actress of the same name born in 1996.


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