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Kikuchi"s other notable films include Norwegian Wood (2010), which screened in competition at the 67th Venice Festival and Guillermo del Toro"s science fiction action film Pacific Rim (2013). She was discovered by a talent agent on the street at the age of 15. Kikuchi made her debut in 1999, under her birth name, Yuriko Kikuchi, with the Kaneto Shindo film Will to Live.
Soon after, in 2001, she starred in the celebrated Kazuyoshi Komuri film Sora no Ana (空の穴), which was featured at several international festivals, including the Rotterdam Festival.
In 2004, Kikuchi appeared in the well-received Katsuhito Ishii film The Taste of Tea, which was selected for the Cannes Festival. She has appeared in two of Mamoru Oshii"s films: The Sky Crawlers (2008) and Assault Girls (2009).
Kikuchi starred in Rian Johnson"s second film, The Brothers Bloom (2009), which was her first full English-language feature. Though she plays a main character, she only speaks three words.
Her character is said to only know three words of English.
In 2010, Kikuchi was cast as Naoko in Tran Anh Hung"s adaptation of Haruki Murakami"s novel Norwegian Wood. In March 2011, she was added to the cast of 47 Ronin, the first English-language adaptation of the Chushingura legend, Japan"s most famous tale of samurai loyalty and revenge. Kikuchi described her villain character to the American version of Glamour as "a real bitch." In 2013, she starred in the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim, having improved her English by watching the American television series The Voice.
In 2014, Kikuchi starred in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, directed by David Zellner.