Yōsuke Kubozuka

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Yosuke Kubozuka
Born (1979-05-07) 7 May 1979 (age 35)
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Actor

Yosuke Kubozuka (窪塚 洋介 Kubozuka Yōsuke?, born May 7, 1979 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa) is a Japanese actor.


Yosuke Kubozuka has been a model for many magazines and TV commercials before starting out his acting career where he debuted in a 1995 TV crime drama Kindaichi Case Files. In 1998, he starred in the TV series GTO as the role of an honors student, Yoshito Kikuchi. In 2000, he starred in Ikebukuro West Gate Park as Takashi Ando.

In 2001, he starred in Strawberry on the Shortcake along with other popular young artists such as Hideaki Takizawa and Kyoko Fukada. In the drama he took the role of being Kyoko Fukada's first love.

In 2001, Go! was officially released for evaluation and this production describes the love story of a young Korean boy living in Japan. The film portrays the day to day challenges faced by foreigners living in Japan. For his performance in this role, Kubozuka took home two awards during the Japan Oscar Awards.[citation needed]

Since then, Kubozuka took on projects starring in Ping Pong, Kyoki no Sakura as well as Samurai Resurrection.

He also appeared in films such as Tokyo Island,[1] Monsters Club[2] and Helter Skelter.[3]

He now starts a singing career as the reggae singer Manji Line (卍 LINE).

Personal life[edit]

Kubozuka graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Yokosuka High School. He married in May 2003 and had one son. In 2004, he survived after falling 26 metres from his 9th floor apartment. On July 12, 2012 Kubozuka announced through his official website that he had divorced his wife a month ago. Kubozuka has official custody of his son.




Awards and nominations[edit]


  • 25th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Ikebukuro West Gate Park
  • 28th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Strawberry on the Shortcake
  • 2002: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Actor & Newcomer of the Year for Go!
  • 2001: Hochi Film Awards: Best Actor for Go![4]
  • 2001: Nikkan Sports Film Awards: Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award for Go!
  • 2002: Kimema Junpo Awards: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana, Best New Actor for Go!
  • 2002: Mainichi Film Concurs: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award
  • 2002: Marrakech International Film Festival: Best Actor for Go!
  • 2002: Yokohama Film Festival: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana[5]


  1. ^ Schilling, Mark (27 August 2010). "'Tokyo-jima (Tokyo Island)' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. 
  2. ^ Kaufman, Anthony (10 September 2011). "Monsters Club - Review - Screen". Screen International. 
  3. ^ Mack, Andrew (12 January 2012). "SAKURAN Director Mika Ninagawa Returns With HELTER SKELTER". Twitch Film. 
  4. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ 第23回ヨコハマ映画祭 日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 

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