Sexy Japanese Announcer Rio Hirai Catches Newly Drafted Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi’s Eye

December 20, 2009

Rio Hirai is an announcer with Fuji TV who has appeared in some dramas, tv shows, and done some modeling.

She is also an announcer who seems to have a penchant for wearing sexy clothes when interviewing young budding sports superstars. Yusei Kikuchi is a very young, promising pitcher who was recently drafted by the Seibu Lions. During the course of the interview with Rio Hirai, he does all his 18 year old self can do not to look too much, but you can hardly blame him.

If Kikuchi is as successful in Japan as many think, there is a good chance he’ll be headed to the majors in the U.S.  someday. I’m sure he’ll be able to concentrate on the interviews much better in the US than in Japan.

Just to show that Rio Hirai is not only after Kikuchi, here is a bonus photo from her interview with Japanese figure skater Nobunari Oda.


1 ken January 30, 2010 at 12:41 am

Rio was an actress before becoming an announcer

2 jay@newzjapan January 31, 2010 at 6:01 am

Ken, thanks for the comment. I can’t seem to connect to the link you posted (or any japansugoi page).

3 grover April 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

the link works, she’s pretty in those videos

4 Mich April 11, 2010 at 3:11 am

She is really beautiful. Nice interview by her and her fashion sense is awesome.

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