Ai Hashimoto (橋本 愛 Hashimoto Ai?) was a Japanese actress and model, she is known for her role as Atsuko Sasaki in Ultraman Gaia. She was born on November 28, 1978 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Her real name and old stage name is Ai Kawasaki (川崎 愛 Kawasaki Ai).
Ai Hashimoto dropped the Onishi Gakuen High School for entertainment activities.
Initially she debuted with "Kawasaki" last name. There is a talent of the same family name of the same year in 1979, but it is a different person. It is easy to be confused because there are also actresses of the same name of the same family name in 1996 who became famous for the name after rename and NHK Dora Dora "Ama chan" etc.
In 1994, she won the Grand Prix at the 5th Young Jump 'National School Girl High School Uniform Collection'. Since then, he has worked extensively with TV, gravure and movies. Later change the last name to "Hashimoto" of real name.
Although Ai Hashimoto retired from the entertainment industry in 2001, she appeared in the movie Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers again as Atsuko Sasaki in 2008.