Takimoto Miori (瀧本美織)
October 16, 1991
Color: Almost all colors
Book: Harry Potter
Movie: Resident Evil/Biohazard
Phrase: Nanigoto mo charenji! / [Take on all challenges!]
Dancing, long-distance running
To be able to do all things through perseverence
Thing she wants to try
Flying in the sky
Miori made her media debut in 2003, with the J-pop group SweetS. She was a backing vocalist and dancer. Throughout her time in the group, on top of being a middle school student, she also participated in modeling and commercial acting. When SweetS disbanded in 2006, Miori decided to pursue an acting career. From 2007-2009, she made appearances in various promotional videos: Himari’s “Akaneiro, Sora no Shita…”, Fukuramu’s “Natsu no Hi” and YUI’s “Never Say Die”. She has since appeared in various commercials and promotional videos, modelled in magazines, and scored a supporting role in the vampire horror movie “Higanjima”. Miori is currently signed with Stardust. She is part of Sony Sonpo’s current ad campaign. As of 27 September 2010, Takimoto was the star of the new drama series, Teppan, which aired Monday through Friday. She grabbed her first big role as Mio Sakuranbo in Ikemen Desu Ne, the Japanese remake of the Korean drama You’re Beautiful. She has since starred in several dramas as well as make guest appearances.
Miori was chosen as the vocalist by staff for her “vocal clarity and strength.” They felt as though she mirrored the name LAGOON, which was inspired by the Venetian Lagoon. On performing in a band, “It’s my first time experiencing rock and being in a band. I still feel we have a long way to go, but I do remember feeling good when I sang live with the band for the first time. It has still been a few days since I met the members, but I want to strengthen our bonds through the music. Someday I would like to perform at arenas and big performance halls like Tokyo Dome! I am looking forward to meeting the fans and will strive hard every day until that moment comes!” (via Arama! Japan).