Rie Tomosaka

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Rie Tomosaka
ともさか りえ
Birth name Rie Tomosaka (友坂 理恵?)
Born (1979-10-12) October 12, 1979 (age 35)
Nagano City, Nagano, Japan
Origin Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Actress, Japanese pop
Occupation(s) Actress and singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels EMI Music Japan
Website [1]

Rie Tomosaka (ともさか りえ Tomosaka Rie?) is a Japanese actress and pop star from Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, born on October 12, 1979 in Nagano-shi, Nagano. She works for Itoh Company. From 1996 to 1997, she has also released music under the name Eri Sakatomo (さかともえり Sakatomo Eri?).

Profile[edit]

Her father is a beautician. In 1998, she majored in International Culture at Teikyo University, later dropping out. In 1999, she confessed that she had an eating disorder.[1] When she began to appear on television, her female classmates came to ignore her suddenly. In high school, her national popularity rose, causing her stress that resulted in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

In April, 2003, she married Masahiko Kawahara (河原 雅彦 Kawahara Masahiko?) who is a theatre director and an actor, and gave birth to her son at home in October, 2004. However, she announced on her blog on December 31, 2008 that they divorced.[2]

In September, 2007, her blog recorded about 30,000,000 in monthly page view. She has maintained her management relationship with Itoh Company for modelling, endorsements and acting work.

Career[edit]

In 1992, Rie Tomosaka joined the entertainment world with the commercial film of "ESTIMA" of Toyota Motor Corporation, and she also began her career as an actress with the NHK TV drama, Kora, Nanba Shiyotto in the same year. In 1993, she came into the limelight in Subarashikikana Jinsei of Fuji TV. In 1995, she came to be known widely at the people because Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo, the manga-based popular TV mystery series, in which she co-starred with Domoto Tsuyoshi gained popular extremely. But, Domoto is a popular idol in Japan, so she was envied intensely by his fans..

In 1996, she also made her debut as a singer by "Escalation", and released "Kusyami" in succession. Moreover, she released "Sukini nattara KIRIN LEMON" which was the theme song of a carbonated drink which Kirin Beverage of the subsidiary of Kirin Brewery Company releases and "Docchidemo IN" which was the theme song of camera "AXIA" which Fuji Film released in the name of "Sakatomo Eri" which is a logogriph of Tomosaka Rie from 1996 to 1997.

Tomosaka released eleven singles as a vocalist, often backed by members of Yokohama horn band Big Horns Bee, who toured with her. Her singles "Cappuccino" (1999) and "Shoujo Robot" (2000) were written and produced by her friend Shina Ringo, who also provided piano and the rhythm section from her own band. Four other Ringo songs were also recorded in these sessions ("Mokuren no Cream," "Shampoo," "Ikenai Ko" and "Nihon ni Umarete"), subsequently released as b-sides and album cuts. Ringo also adds chatteringto the song "Good For Us" on Tomosaka's album "Murasaki."

"Prime Colors" (45 min., 1997) was a Tomosaka solo performance in twelve distinctive shorts released to VCD.

In 2000, she starred in the TV drama Kimiga Oshietekureta Koto for which Donna Williams’s Nobody Nowhere was adapted. She played a young autistic woman, the character being inspired by the works of autistic author Donna Williams. She played splendidly the difficult role which was considerably different from the active girl whom she played till then. She was highly praised by Donna about an autistic performance and was highly regarded her talent as an actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress of the Drama Academy Award of "THE TELEVISION"(magazine) and of the Drama Grand Prix of "Nikkan Sports"(sports and entertainment newspaper).

In 2001, Her starring performance in the feature "Kuroe(Chloe)" contributed to the film's win at the Berlin Film Festival that year.

Works[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

1992

  • Kora! Nanba shiyotto Ⅰ (コラ!なんばしよっとⅠ Hey! What are you doing? Ⅰ?) - (June to July, 1992, NHK-BS2)

1993

1994

  • Aogeba Toutoshi (仰げば尊し It was holy when I looked back?)(episode 1) - (January 3, 1994, Fuji Television)
  • Ue wo Muite Arukou (上を向いて歩こう! Let’s take a walk, looking up above?) - (April to June, 1994, Fuji Television) as Hitomi Ito
  • Bungaku toiu Koto (文學ト云フ事 Thing which is called literature?) the 19th episode - (September 13, 1994, Fuji Television)
  • Hanjuku Tamago (半熟卵 half-boiled egg?) - (from October 21, 1994 to December 16, Fuji Television) as Nao Ooba

1995

  • Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari Haru no Tokubetsu-hen "Tomoko no Nagai Asa" (世にも奇妙な物語 春の特別篇 「友子の長い朝」 Extremely strange stories, special edition in the spring "Tomoko's long morning"?) - (April 3, 1995, Fuji Television) as Tomoko
  • Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Gakuen Nana-fushigi Satsujin Jiken (金田一少年の事件簿 学園七不思議殺人事件 The Kindaichi boy's case-books, The seven wonders of the school murder case?) - (On April 8, 1995, Nippon Television) as Miyuki Nanase
  • Kindaichi Case Files (金田一少年の事件簿 Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo?) season1 - (from July 15, 1995 to September 16, Nippon Television) as Miyuki Nanase
  • Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari '95 Aki no Tokubetsu-hen "Tomoko no Nagai Asa" (世にも奇妙な物語'95 秋の特別篇 「友子の長い夜」 Extremely strange stories '95, special edition in the autumn "Tomoko's long night"?) - (October 4, 1995, Fuji Television) as Tomoko
  • Nihon-ichi Mijikai "Haha" e no Tegami 2 (日本一短い「母」への手紙2 The shortest letter in Japan to "Mother" 2?) episode1 Atarashii Haha e (新しい母へ To new Mother?) - (October 14, 1995, Nippon Television) as Miwa
  • Hanayome wa Juuroku-sai! (花嫁は16才! The bride is 16 years old!?) - (From October 16, 1995 to December 18, TV Asahi) as Natsumi Tateno/Sayuri Iwasaki
  • Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Yuki-yasya Densetsu Satsujin Jiken (金田一少年の事件簿 雪夜叉伝説殺人事件 The Kindaichi boy's case-books, The snow demon tradition murder case?) - (On December 30, 1995, Nippon Television) as Miyuki Nanase

1996

  • Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (金田一少年の事件簿 The Kindaichi boy's case-files?) season2 - (From July 13, 1996 to September 14, Nippon Television) as Miyuki Nanase
  • Korede Miosame?! Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Eikyuu Hozonban Hajime-chan ga Satsugaisareta!~Kindaichi Hajime no Sougi Jikkyou Chuukei!! Sonotoki Nanikaga… (これで見納め?! 金田一少年の事件簿永久保存版 はじめちゃんが殺害された!~金田一はじめの葬儀実況中継!!その時何かが…~ This may be your last chance to see?! The Kindaichi boy's case-books The permanent preservation version, Hajime was murdered!~ The relay from the spot of Hajime Kindaichi's funeral service! ! Something happened then…~?) - (On September 21, 1996, Nippon Television) as Miyuki Nanase
  • Santa ga Koroshi ni Yattekita (サンタが殺しにやってきた Santa Claus is coming to kill me?) - (December 23, 1996, Fuji Television) as Sayaka

1997

  • FiVE (FiVE?) - (From April 19, 1997 to June 28, Nippon Television) as Asami Takigawa
  • Mokuyou no Kaidan’97 Bakuretsu! Bunshin-musume (木曜の怪談'97「爆裂!分身娘」 Ghost story on Thursday '97 "Explosion ! The girl who divide into two persons"?) - (September 4 and 11, 1997, Fuji Television) as Yumi

1998

  • Kirakirahikaru (きらきらひかる glitter?) - (From January 13, 1998 to March 17, Fuji Television) On February 17, 1998, guest appearance to the episode 6, as Yukie Takeuchi
  • "Degi-dora Wan-shiin" Tomosaka Rie Hen (「デジドラ・ワンシーン」ともさかりえ編 "Digital drama one scene" the Rie Tomosaka chapter?) - (In July, 1998, TV Tokyo) as Rie
  • Ojousama wa Mei-tantei (お嬢様は名探偵 The young lady is a great detective?) - (October 3 and 10 and 17, 1998, NHK) Chiaki Niizuma
  • Tabloid (タブロイド?) - (From October 14, 1998 to December 16, Fuji Television) as Kurumi Shirakawa

1999

  • Haru no Wakusei (春の惑星 a spring planet?) - (April 2, 1999, TBS) as Miki Nakagawa
  • Afurika no Yoru (アフリカの夜 Night of Africa?) - (From April 15, 1999 to June 24, Fuji Television) as Midori Kimura
  • Yamada-ikka no Shinbou (ヤマダ一家の辛抱 Patience of the Yamada family?) - (From October 17, 1999 to December 19, TBS) as Yukari Yamada

2000

  • The case of bomb scare to the super-crowded concert of Dreams Come True, Snow Dance (ドリカム超満員コンサート爆破予告事件 Snow Dance The case of bomb scare to the super-crowded concert of Dreams Come True, Snow Dance?) - (March 18, 2000, Nippon Television) as Miki Yamaguchi
  • Kimi ga Oshietekureta-koto (君が教えてくれたこと What you taught?) - (From April 13, 2000 to June 29, TBS) as Mayuko Amemiya
  • Bucchigiri! Hikeshiya Komachi (ブッチギリ女消防士!火消し屋小町 Surprising female fireman! The fire fighter queen?) - (December 26, 2000, Fuji Television) as Natsuko Minami

2001

  • Houjou Tokimune (北条時宗 Hōjō Tokimune?) - (From January 7, 2001 to December 9, NHK) as Shouko
  • Joshi Ana. (女子アナ。 Announcer girl.?) - (From January 9, 2001 to March 20, Fuji Television) as Mariko Kayama
  • Ii’zu Kiken na Tobira - Aiwo Tejou de Tunagu Toki (e's 危険な扉-愛を手錠で繋ぐ時- e's Dangerous door - When handcuffs tie love -?) - (From April 14, 2001 to June 30, TV Asahi) as Midori Sakaki
  • Dorobou Kazoku (泥棒家族 the thief family?), the first part of the second episode "Kouhyou Toujou, Onna Dorobou ni Ai no Teguchi wo Ressun (好評登場 女泥棒に愛の手口をレッスン Favorable appearance, Give lessons in a trick of love to the woman thief?)" - (On April 11, 2001, Nippon Television) as Noriko Hasegawa
  • Hekikuu no Tango~Tokyo Shitamachi, Aru Syokunin Ikka no Shuusen (碧空のタンゴ~東京下町、ある職人一家の終戦~ The tango of the azure sky~Tokyo downtown area, the end of the war for a certain craftsman family~?) - (August 12, 2001, NHK) as Fumiko Yamanaka
  • Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari ~Aki no Supesyaru~ "Mama Shinhatsubai!" (世にも奇妙な物語~秋のスペシャル~「ママ新発売!」 Extremely strange stories, Autumn special "Mama, New Release!"?) - (October 4, 2001, Fuji Television) as Sally

2002

  • D-TODAY "Tokyo Nukemichi Girl" (D-TODAY「東京ぬけ道ガール」 D-TODAY "Tokyo byroad girl"?) - (From 1 to 22 on February in 2002, Nippon Television) as Kumiko
  • Haru Ranman (春ランマン Spring flowers being in all their glory?) - (From April 9, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Fuji Television) as Akane Kawasaki
  • Rokkaa no Hanako-san (ロッカーのハナコさん Hanako in the locker?) - (From August 26, 2002 to October 3, NHK) as Hanako Kitaura

2003

  • Suika (すいか watermelon?) - (From July 12, 2003 to September 20, Nippon Television) as Kizuna Kameyama
  • Kaettekita Rokkaa no Hanako-san (帰ってきたロッカーのハナコさん Hanako in the locker returns?) - (From October 6, 2003 to November 6, NHK) as Hanako Kitaura

2004

  • Ao×Kuro×Shiro no Onna (青×黒×白の女 Woman of Blue×Black×White?) - (January 2 & 3, 2004, TV Tokyo) as Akiko(White woman), female private detective Sato(Black woman), Mita(Blue woman)
  • Tange Sazen (丹下左膳 Tange Sazen?) - (June 30, 2004, Nippon Television) as Ofuji
  • Atarashii Kaze (新しい風 New Wind?) - (From April 15, 2004 to June 24, TBS) as Mako Niimi

2005

2006

2007

2008

  • Atsuhime (篤姫 Princess Atsu?) - (From January 6, 2008 to December 14, NHK) as Ochika
  • Koori no Hana (氷の華 icy flower?) - (September 6 and 7, 2008, TV Asahi) as Miharu Ootsuka
  • Oh! My girl!! (オー!マイ・ガール!!?) - (From October 14, 2008 to December 9, Nippon Television) as Makiko Yasuno

2009

  • Boku no Imouto (ぼくの妹 My younger sister?) - (From April 19, 2009 to June, TBS) as Satoko Kirihara
  • Kogarashi Monjirou (木枯し紋次郎 Monjirou the Cold Wintry Wind?) - (On May 1, 2009, Fuji Television) as Oman
  • Shukujo2 (祝女2 celebration woman?) - (On August 23, 2009, NHK General TV)
  • Tokyo Dogs (東京DOGS?) - (From October to December 2009, Fuji Television) as Yuri Nishioka

2010

  • Teppan (てっぱん?) - (From September 2010 to April 2011, NHK General TV)

2014

  • Hanako to Anne (花子とアン?) - (From April 2014 to September 2014, NHK General TV)

Movies[edit]

Year Film Name Character Name
1996 Tomoko no Baai (友子の場合 In Tomoko's case?) Tomoko Tamura
1997 Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Shanghai Gyojin Densetsu (金田一少年の事件簿 上海魚人伝説 The case book of Kindaichi, The legend of Merman in Shanghai?) Miyuki Nanase
2000 Sentimental City Marathon Matinee / Soiree (Double role)
2001 Kuroe (クロエ?) Kuroe
2002 AIKI Samako
2003 Guuzen nimo Saiaku na Shonen (偶然にも最悪な少年 The boy who is the worst accidentally?) (Cameo appearance)
2003 1980 Kirina Ichinoe
2008 Utatama Kyoko Kuroki
2009 Ike-chan to Boku (いけちゃんとぼく Ike and me?) Boku’s mother (Mitsuko)
2010 A Boy and His Samurai

Voice acting[edit]

Year Film Name Character Name
1999 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo THE MOVIE Tomoko Tamura
2005 Soreike! Anpanman: Hapii's Big Adventure Hapii

Stage play[edit]

  • Galileo Monogatari (ガリレオ物語 Galileo Tales?) (August, 1992)
  • Inu wo Tsukau Onna~Sutaa Tanjou yori~ (犬を使う女〜スター誕生より〜 The woman who trains a dog ~from A Star Is Born~?) (August, 1999)
  • Slap Sticks (February, 2003)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (June, 2006)
  • M&O plays produce Madoromi (まどろみ Drowsiness?) (May, 2008)
  • Love30 Vol.3 (From June to July in 2009)
  • Neji to Shihei (ネジと紙幣 Screw and Paper Money?) (From 17 to 27 on September in 2009, at Tokyo Tennozu The Galaxy Theatre) as Momoko Teruuchi
    • Original plot: Onna-goroshi Abura no Jigoku (女殺油地獄 The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil?) by Monzaemon Chikamatsu

Variety show[edit]

  • Ponkickies (1997)
  • Tomosaka-ke no Yuuutsu (ともさか家の憂鬱 The Tomosaka family is melancholy?) (From October 5, 1997 to March 29, 1998)
  • The Yoru mo Hippare ( THE夜もひっぱれ THE NIGHT OF HIT PARADE?)(1997.10 - 1998.12)

Television advertisement[edit]

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

  1. Un (1997)
  2. Sakasama (さかさま Reverse?) (1997) (as Eri Sakatomo)
  3. Murasaki. (むらさき。 Purple.?) (1999)
  4. Toridori. (トリドリ。 Various.?) (2009)

Compilation albums[edit]

  1. Live & Remix Rie Tomosaka vs Eri Sakatomo (1998)
  2. Rie Tomosaka Best (1999)
  3. Daisuki! (2000) (Taiwan only release, featuring unreleased song Hashi no Mannaka de Utattemasu (橋のまんなかで歌ってます Singing in the Middle of the Bridge?))
  4. Rie Tomosaka Best+3 (2009)

Singles[edit]

  1. "Escalation" (1996)
  2. "Suki ni Nattara Kirin Lemon" (好きになったらキリンレモン If I Come to Love You, Kirin Lemon?) (1996) (as Eri Sakatomo)
  3. "Kushami" (くしゃみ Sneeze?) (1996)
  4. "Docchi demo IN" (どっちでもIN Put It in Whichever You Like?) (1996) (as Eri Sakatomo)
  5. "Naichaisō yo" (泣いちゃいそうよ I Seem to Cry?) (1997)
  6. "Birthday Party" (1997) (as a part of Gonna be fun, a band created for the show Ponkickies)
  7. "Inazuma Musume" (稲妻娘 Lightning Girl?) (1997) (as Eri Sakatomo)
  8. "Futari" (2人 Us?) (1997)
  9. "Koishiteru" (恋してる I'm in Love?) (1998)
  10. "Itoshii Toki" (愛しい時 When I Think Tenderly of You?) (1998)
  11. "Cappuccino" (1999)
  12. "Shōjo Robot" (2000)

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fujin Kōron (婦人公論?), the October 22, 1999 issue
  2. ^ Tomosaka Rie Official Blog - 離婚 http://ameblo.jp/tomosaka-rie/entry-10185585547.html
  3. ^ "歴代の受賞者・受賞作品". Nikkan Sports. Retrieved 2011-01-25.