Marie Iitoyo (飯豊 まりえ Ītoyo Marie) is a Japanese actress, fashion model, and gravure model credited for playing Kyoka Izumi, the reoccurring editor of Rohan Kishibe, in the live-action Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan TV drama.
Her former stage name and real name is her name spelled in kanji, 飯豊 万理江.
Iitoyo first started her modelling career at the age of 10, appearing as backing singer in a music video by the Chinese singer Alan.
On October 12, 2008, she was picked in a modelling audition for Avex Kids x Nico☆Puchi, which was selected from around 800 applicants. She was first featured in the April 2009 issue of Nico☆Puchi magazine, and later on the cover of the August 2009 issue. In February 2011, she changed her stage name to Marie Iitoyo (飯豊 まりえ Ītoyo Marie) and ended her career as an exclusive model for Nico☆Puchi, last appearing on the June 2011 issue of the magazine.
In June 2011, Iitoyo moved to Nico☆Puchi's sister magazine nicola, where she became an exclusive model. She first appeared on the cover of nicola in June 2012 for the July 2012 issue. In the May 2014 issue, Iitoyo ended her career as an exclusive model for nicola.
On July 1, 2014, she wrote on her blog that she would be exclusively modelling for the magazine Seventeen by Shueisha, starting in the September issue released on August 1, 2014. She ended her exclusive modelling career with Seventeen in the July issue released on June 1, 2018.
Iitoyo appeared in the August issue of Oggi, released on June 28, 2018, later becoming an exclusive model in the May 2019 issue, released on March 28, 2019.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
On August 4, 2022, Iitoyo was reported to be in a relationship with her co-star, Issey Takahashi, who plays Rohan Kishibe in the TV Drama. According to Iitoyo's friends, despite their age difference, the two have great chemistry and share a passion for cooking. It had been previously reported that the two moved into the same apartment building shortly after the filming of the TV drama had ended.