Tsurushima, who portrays Izu in Kamen Rider Zero-One, talks about her thoughts and dreams.
Noa Tsurushima is an in-house model for the Japanese magazine, Popteen, a fashion magazine published by Kadokawa Haruki Corporation. Her goal is to be an actress one day, and in order to do so, she auditioned for the role of Izu in the newest Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Zero-One. Although she landed the role, she is uncertain why she was chosen.
I honestly have no idea why I was chosen, I’m surprised by it. I’m excited to see where this takes me.
Tsurushima was born on May 24, 2001, in Kochi Prefecture. She was nicknamed Noa-nyan by a fan of hers. According to her though, she is a shy type of person. Also, she has a very lonewolf type of aspect about her, and although she isn’t self-conscious, she’s often called odd.
When I’m told to laugh, I begin laughing. Even during filming, when I’m told to crack up, I end up being the only one who cracks up.
She also talked about her hobbies.
I read often but, the genre I go to is mystery. I like to write my own stories but as you know, people often die in mysteries, so someone often dies in my stories. Also, I like to go to art galleries on my day offs.
Tsurushima briefly talks about the character she plays, Izu.
When we’re introduced to Izu in episode one, we know nothing. But I believe that moving forward, Izu will continue to learn and evolve by working alongside the protagonist, Aruto. Therefore, it’s a role where a lot is up in the air. Part of the charm is that it’s unpredictable.
Tsurushima shares her thoughts on Izu’s character design.
I talked about how I wanted to try straight-cut bangs, and then had my fringe cut prettily. What I like the most is the ribbon. There’s a wire that holds it up so that it won’t lose its shape. It’s a nice feminine touch, and looks so fashionable no matter where you look at it from. I believe it’ll make for a cute outfit if someone were to cosplay it.
She then talks about how she was excited to see Izu’s clothes design.
I used to love frilly lolita fashion, so I was so excited when I first saw what I would be wearing as Izu. Her shoes are interestingly shaped, and the material of the the tights and leather. I want people to appreciate all the little details. Izu maybe the admirable grown-up lady to kids, but I’m sure they’ll be astonished by her strange outfit and blue eyes. She’ll gradually learn more emotion so I’d like it if they could get hooked on that aspect. I hope they’d all be like “I want Izu too”, or “I want to be Izu’s President!”.