Actors Yui Aragaki (新垣 結衣) and Gen Hoshino (星野 源) declared in a post on Instagram that they are officially getting married.

Many of you might know them both from the more recent hit-comedy series We Married as a Job (「逃げるは恥だが役に立つ」nigeru wa haji da ga yaku ni tatsu, literally translated as "running away is shameful but useful").

Both co-starred in the show, where they formed a couple, also became known as the Contract Marriage stars.

The drama highlights the lives of Mikuri Moriyama (Yui Aragaki), a woman that holds a graduate degree but has no job, and Hiramasa Tsuzaki (Gen Hoshino), a businessman with no clue when it comes to love life.

In the show, Mikuri ends up working for Hiramasa, and eventually, they end up in a contractual marriage. The drama was a big hit in Japan, and its theme song Love Dance (「恋ダンス」koi dansu ) by Hoshino also became a megahit due to its catchy rhythm and gained over 231 million views on Youtube.

The cast is dancing it at the end of each episode, and many people around the world imitated them and posted it on their social media accounts.

Besides "Contract Marriage," many people also came up with the catchphrase "Nintendo Marriage" as Aragaki appeared in the Animal Crossing and Ring Fit Adventure TV commercials while Hoshino appeared in Super Mario Bros. commercials. Some also bring up "Nissin Marriage" because Hoshino appears in the commercial for the Donbei and Aragaki in the Chicken Ramen commercial.

Separately, they also worked on many other popular projects. Aragaki (also known as Gakki), now 32 years old, started as a model and became known after her TV Commercial for Ezaki Glico Co.'s famous stick cookie snack Pocky.

She has starred in many popular series, such as Dragon Zakura (together with other popular actors such as Hiroshi Abe, Yamashita Tomohisa (aka Yamapi), Masami Nagasawa, and Koike Teppei. 

More recently, she got a role in Code Blue, a medical drama where she once again starred alongside the popular Japanese actor and idol, Yamapi.

On the other side of the couple, Hoshino is also a songwriter and a singer. He has released many songs, including the soundtrack for the popular anime series Doraemon.

On their official announcement on Instagram where the couple declared they are to marry, there is also a sentence where it says:

「これから二人で力を合わせながら、穏やかに生活を営んでいけたらと思っています。」, which means "We hope that we can support each other and enjoy a peaceful life together."

At the news of their announcement, many people showed support and congratulated them, including Tsunami Umino, the artist of the original manga We Married as a Job on which the show was based.

She also expressed surprise at the news, saying she did not expect the couple to marry as the characters did in her original artwork.

By - cinnamonellie.