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'Alice in Borderland' star Tsuchiya Tao announces pregnancy, marriage with GENERATIONS singer Ryota Katayose

By NICK GARCIA Published Jan 01, 2023 4:08 pm

Japanese actress Tsuchiya Tao of Alice in Borderland fame is getting married to Japanese singer Ryota Katayose, and is pregnant with their first child.

"Since we first met, during all these years, we have continued to help and support each other with much respect, stimulating each other throughout various milestones as individual artists," said Tao, 27, and Katayose, 28, in a joint statement posted on her Instagram.

She also shared a photo of the first sunrise of 2023, saying it has blessed them and has brought them much happiness and joy.

The couple noted that they've been making preparations for their marriage upon the advice of their seniors.

"At the end of last year, in the midst of all of this," they said, "we discovered and are blessed that a new life has been brought to us."

Tsuchiya and Katayose vowed to strive and work together with love and devotion to nurture the miracle that is their baby, "wishing for the dawn of a new era."

The two also thanked fans, saying they'd be "very grateful" if they'd kindly support them and continue watching over them.

Tao and Katayose starred in the 2017 coming of age film My Brother Loves Me Too Much.

Tao portrayed the main character Usagi in the hit sci-fi thriller series Alice in Borderland, which is centered in a dystopic Tokyo where individuals are forced to play sadistic games for survival.

Katayose, meanwhile, is part of GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, a J-Pop septet known for the hits Brave it Out, Love You More, and Hard Knock Days, among others.