Piko-Taro marries gravure idol Hitomi Yasueda

Viral YouTube sensation Piko-Taro, best known for his hit viral song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” that literally changed the world for the better, announced Friday he has tied the knot with gravure model girlfriend Hitomi Yasueda.

The 44-year-old comedian, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, and the 29-year-old Yasueda filed for marriage on Thursday, he said on his blog. The two became acquainted through work and had been seeing each other since 2013.

I will work even harder at home and at work,” said Kosaka in a statement under the alias Kosaka Daimao, who is said to be Piko-Taro’s producer.

Piko-Taro gained international fame with his 45-second viral hit “PPAP” in 2016, entering the world stage when Canadian singer Justin Bieber tweeted about it. The song was recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in July, he performed at the U.N. to promote the organization’s Sustainable Development Goals toward eradicating poverty and inequality.

(via Kyodo News)

  • Comments

    • AoZora

      Oh.. 15 years age gap… Anyways, Congratulations to newly married couple..

      • yacchaitai

        at least he isn’t going after teenagers like some others

        • The Dark Dudette

          I was expecting a teen when I read “gravure idol”. Pleasantly surprised it’s someone pushing 30 and the relationship is a long term one.

          • Kanjo Maru

            A teen who does gravure is just an idol. Gravure idol as a term is reserved for harder stuff and always adults.

            • RagPen

              i thought Grav is basically just the softcore stuff

              • Kanjo Maru

                Glav in general is “softcore” pornography. What I’m referring to is the difference between idols who will appear in grav magazines and some manga magazines in pyjamas or maybe a bikini/swimsuit with normal actions like playing on a beach or just sitting down or whatever and “gravure idols”, women who will be wearing very adult underwear posing in full on sex positions. Still softcore but relatively “harder”. “Gravure idols” are always adults.

        • AoZora


    • Lemon

      omg i googled her name and found a thread on akiba-online.com with a bunch of photos of her…..get it daddy

    • surfboardt

      I’m sure he has a great personality.

    • DT

      he actually looks alright when he’s not in that get-up, but man is it difficult to not only see him as Piko Taro


      • The Dark Dudette

        Huh. He can be attractive-ish when he isn’t trying to be ridiculous 😮

      • What

        Woah wtf… that’s some transformation..

      • Kusen Goto

        Does he?

      • Tran Vu

        Lol, I find it funny because I’ve known of him long before his PPAP days. If anything, his PPAP getup was a “wtf” moment for me, I’m more used to his real look.

    • Congrats~
      She’s my age….*shudder*

    • Hina

      Not that 29 is old, but she looks waaaay younger than 29 in that picture.

      • stalker420

        that’s Asian people for you

      • 3liminator

        asian don’t raisin

    • Matcha

      the whole lolita shit is so creepy in japan!

      • hhhh

        Sure, but Yasueda Hitomi is an adult woman who didn’t debut as a model until she was 21 years old, so I don’t get how your comment fits in here.

      • Ryuzaki Raiga

        lolita at 29, go troll elsewhere

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    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      Wait, what… wasn’t he married to some older women??? wtf.. Doesn’t this mean he’s a lousy ass cheater if he was seeing her since 2013.. =-=