Tomoyo Harada

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Harada Tomoyo
原田 知世
Born (1967-11-28) November 28, 1967 (age 46)
Nagasaki, Japan
Occupation Actress, singer, lyricist
Years active 1982 (1982)–present
Spouse(s) Ed Tsuwaki (2005–present)

Tomoyo Harada (原田 知世 Harada Tomoyo?, born November 28, 1967 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese actress, singer, and lyricist, and was a popular idol in the 80's. She was cast in numerous films and TV-series since her beginning in 1982 in the leading role of the original TV-series Sailorfuku to kikanju. Her first role in a film was in 1983's Toki o Kakeru Shōjo for which she won the award for best newcomer at the 8th Hochi Film Award.[1] She won the award for best actress at the 7th Yokohama Film Festival for Early Spring Story.[2] Numerous other singles and albums have followed.

In the summer of 2007, Harada joined the pop electronica band "pupa" as a vocalist, at the invitation of Yukihiro Takahashi.[3][4] Other members are Hiroshi Takano, Ren Takada, Hirohisa Horie, Tomohiko Gondo.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Toki o Kakeru Shōjo Kazuko Yoshiyama Film distributor: Toei. The leading actress.
1984 Aijō Monogatari Miho Nakamichi Film distributor: Toei. The leading actress.
1984 Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima
(Island closest to Heaven)
Mari Katsuragi Film distributor: Toei. The leading actress.
1985 Sōshun Monogatari Hitomi Okino Film distributor: Toho. The leading actress.
1986 Cabaret Chieko Film distributor: Toho.
1986 Kuroi Dress no Onna Reiko Asabuki Film distributor: Toho. The leading actress.
1987 Watashi o Ski ni Tsuretette Yu Ikegami Film distributor: Toho. The leading actress.
1989 Kanojo ga Mizugi ni Kigaetara Mariko Tanaka Film distributor: Toho. The leading actress.
1991 Mangetsu Mari Nohira Film distributor: Shochiku. The leading actress.
1993 Kekkon Mai Iwashita Film distributor: Shochiku. The leading actress.
1993 Mizu no Tabibito: Samurai Kids Yuki Murata Film distributor: Toho.
1993 Spain kara no Tegami Natsuko Tamiya Film distributor: Toho. The second leading role.
1995 Ashita (nameless) Film distributor: Toho.
1997 Kizudarake no Tenshi Eiko Tachibana Film distributor: Shochiku. The second leading role.
1997 Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (narration)
1998 Rakkasuru Yūgata Rika Tsubota Film distributor: Shochiku. The leading actress.
2000 Nagasaki Burabura-bushi Umeji Film distributor: Toei. The second leading role.
2004 Village Photobook Noriko Takahashi Film distributor: Video Planning, Wako. The second leading role.
2005 Ubume no Natsu Ryoko Kuonji and Kyoko Kuonji (double role) Film distributor: Nippon Herald Films. The second leading role.
2005 Sayonara Color Michiko Oikawa Film distributor: Zazie Films. The second leading role.
2005 Daiteiden no Yoru ni Shizue Saeki Film distributor: Asmik-Ace.
2006 The Blossoming of Kamiya Etsuko Etsuko Kamiya Film distributor: Pal-ep. The leading actress.
2006 Nihon no Jitensha Dorobō (cameo appearance) Film distributor: Cinema Angelica.
2006 Moonriders The Movie "Passion Maniacs: Mania no Junan" Film distributor: Media Craft, White Noise Production. A documentary film.
2007 Tonarimachi Sensō Mizuki Kasai Film distributor: Kadokawa Pictures. The second leading role.
2011 Tokyo Oasis Kikuchi Film distributor: Suurkiitos.
2012 Shiawase no Pan Rie Mizushima Film distributor: Asmik-Ace. The leading actress.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album # Album information
1st Birthday album (バースデイ・アルバム?)
  • Released: November 28, 1983
2nd Nadeshiko Junjō (撫子純情 Fringed pink Pure heart?)
  • Released: November 28, 1984
3rd Pavane
  • Released: November 28, 1985
4th Next Door
  • Released: June 28, 1986
5th Soshite
  • Released: November 28, 1986
6th Schmatz
  • Released: July 29, 1987
7th Tears of Joy
  • Released: May 21, 1990
8th Blue in Blue
  • Released: November 28, 1990
9th Sai (?)
  • Released: May 21, 1991
10th Garden
  • Released: August 21, 1992
11th Egg Shell
  • Released: January 20, 1995
12th Clover
13th I could be free
14th Blue Orange
15th a day of my life
  • Released: September 22, 1999
  • All songs written by Tomoyo Harada.
16th My Pieces
  • Released: November 20, 2002
17th music & me
  • Released: November 28, 2007
18th eyja
  • Released: October 21, 2009

Compilation albums[edit]

Album # Album information
1st Pochette
  • Released: November 1, 1986
2nd From T
  • Released: November 28, 1987
3rd My Favorites
  • Released: July 21, 1988
4th Singles Collection '82-'88
  • Released: September 1, 1988
5th Flowers
  • Released: September 18, 1997
6th Golden J-Pop The Best
  • Released: August 21, 1998
7th 2000 Best
  • Released: July 19, 2000
8th Best Harvest
  • Released: November 21, 2001
9th Tomoyo Harada Golden ☆ Best ~As Time Goes On~
  • Released: May 25, 2011

Cover albums[edit]

Album # Album information
1st Kako
  • Released: February 18, 1994
2nd Summer breeze
  • Released: June 20, 2001

Singles[edit]

Years Single Information Japan
Weekly
Single
Japan
Year-End
Single
1982 Kanashiikurai Honto no Hanashi 41
Tokimeki no Accident 67
1983 Toki o Kakeru Shōjo 2 11
Dandelion – Osozaki no Tanpopo
1984 Aijō Monogatari 3
Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Shima 1
1985 Sōshun Monogatari 4
1986 Dōshitemasuka 7
Ame no Planetarium 12
Sora ni Dakarenagara
1987 Aerukamoshirenai
Kare to Kanojo no Sonnet
1988 Taiyō ni Naritai
1990 Silvy
1991 Shizukana Yoru
1994 T'en va pas
Attends ou va-t'en
1995 Ashita
1996 100 Love-Letters
1997 Romance 39
Sincere 25
1998 Koi o Shiyō
Nanairo no Rakuen
1999 You can jump into the fire
2001 Tears of Joy
2002 Sora to Ito -talking on air-
Yume de Aetara feat. Deen 44

pupa[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album # Album information
1st floating pupa
  • Released: July 2, 2008
2nd dreaming pupa
  • Released: July 28, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "報知映画賞ヒストリー" (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "第7回ヨコハマ映画祭 1985年日本映画個人賞" (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  3. ^ "pupa/ インタビュー /@ぴあ" (in Japanese). ぴあ. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  4. ^ "高橋幸宏、原田知世、高野寛ら参加の新バンドpupa(ピューパ)が、6月2日に初ライヴを実施" (in Japanese). OOPS!. 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 

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