Whatever Happened to Chris Aoki?

Kekko Kamen unmasked and exposed, but where is she now?

Japanese model/actress Chris Aoki (Please don’t confuse with the male golfer of the same name.) was the first to play the part of manga superheroine Kekko Kamen in the early 90s. She was also the one who generated the most interest from Asian Sirens readers when I shared this entry with them. According to what little info I’ve been able to dig up on her, the 163 cm, 34-23-33 Miss Aoki was born on March 25, 1968 in Tokyo and was a 1990 Playboy Playmate in the now defunct Japanese edition of the magazine.

It seems that Chris appeared in a least one other film besides the Kekko Kamen ones she starred in, but hasn’t been active in show biz or modeling since that time. All of the photos of her in this entry are from a photo book entitled Message, published in 1992 that I recently obtained from a Japanese bookseller.

If anyone can dig up any other credible information on her and/or what she may be doing these days, just shy of her 41st birthday, please comment and let me know. Until then, Chris will just have to reside in the “Whatever Happened to..?” file.


Playboy Japan August 1990
Gracing the cover of the August 1990 Japanese edition of Playboy
Chris Aoki as Kekko Kamen
As Kekko Kamen in Kekko Kamen 2: We’ll be back (1992)

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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the quarterly magazine, Effective.

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    • Actually, there are many Kekko Kamen fans that were led to this post because of the title. Of course, this must be a pretty nice gem for them because there aren’t many photos on the net of Miss Aoki (the actress who played Kekko in the first three films) without the mask.

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