Hikari Mitsushima

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Hikari Mitsushima
満島 ひかり
Mitsushima Hikari at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 (25331933327).jpg
Mitsushima, Tokyo, 2017
Born (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 36)
Kagoshima, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Occupation
Years active1997–present
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)Yuya Ishii (2010–2016)
RelativesShinnosuke Mitsushima (brother)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Signature
Mitsushima Hikari.jpg

Hikari Mitsushima (満島 ひかり, Mitsushima Hikari, born 30 November 1985) is a Japanese actress, singer and model. In 2017 she was the vocalist and dancer in Mondo Grosso's videos for "Labyrinth", which has garnered over 32 million views on YouTube as of 2 February 2022, and "In this World".

Career[edit]

She began her music career in 1997 as a teenage 'idol singer' in the J-pop groups Folder and Folder 5. She made her acting debut in the same year, starring as Shiori Uchiura / Little Girl in the kaiju film Rebirth of Mothra II. Her first television appearance came in 2005, when she played Elly in Ultraman Max. Her film career recommenced as Sayu Yagami in 2006's manga-adaptation thriller film Death Note, and in 2008 she starred as Yōko Ozawa in Love Exposure, a comedy-drama / art film directed by Sion Sono. Her performance in Love Exposure brought her critical attention and won her and her team several awards.[1]

Since then Mitsushima has had starring roles in numerous films and television dramas including 2010's Sawako Decides, written and directed by Yuya Ishii. Mitsushima and Ishii married in 2010[2] and divorced in 2016.[3]

Mitsushima has made occasional vocal contributions to Japanese pop singles. She featured as a vocalist in the fictional band SRM on Stephanie's "Pride ~A Part of Me~", the title song for the 2009 Japanese drama film Pride. In 2017, she provided lead vocals for fictional band Doughnut's Hole's "Otona no Okite", the theme song for television drama Quartet, in which she starred as Suzume Sebuki. In the same year, she appeared as a featured vocalist in Mondo Grosso's song "Labyrinth" and starred as a dancer in the music video (over 32 million views on YouTube, as of 2 Feb 2022[4]).[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Ultraman Max (2005–2006) as Elly
  • Dandori Musume (2006) as Ulala
  • Beni no monshō (2006) as Ayako (2006)
  • Burokkorii (2007)
  • Kaette kita jikō keisatsu (2007) as Mitsuyo
  • Kamen Rider Den-O (2007) as Yuka Sawada
  • Kekkon sagishi (2007)
  • Shakin Kanojo (2008)
  • Hitomi (2008) as Junko
  • MAKE THE LAST WISH (2008)
  • Uramiya honpo reboot (2009)
  • IRIS (2009) /dubbed for Kim So-yeon/
  • Bloody Monday (2010) as Risa Kurano / Lisa
  • Tsuki no Koibito ~Moon Lovers~ (2010) as Anzai Rina
  • Moteki (2010) as Nakashiba Itsuka
  • Dazai Osamu tanpen shōsetsu shū 3 (2010)
  • Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien (2011, TV Movie) as Yoshiki Mari
  • Ohisama (2011)
  • Soredemo, Ikite yuku (2011) as Futaba
  • Kaitakushatachi (2012)
  • Woman (2013) as Koharu
  • Wakamono Tachi (2014) as Hikari
  • Gomen ne Seishun! (2014) as Lisa
  • Dokonjō Gaeru (2015) as Pyonkichi (voice)
  • Totto TV (2016) as Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  • Kidnap Tour (2016)
  • Quartet (2017) as Suzume
  • Kangoku no Ohimesama (2017) as Futaba Wakai
  • First Love (2022) as Yae Noguchi[9]

Awards[edit]

She has won the following awards for her performances:[10]

Fant-Asia Film Festival
  • 2009: Jury Prize: Best Female Performance – Love Exposure
Hochi Film Awards
  • 2009: Best New Talent – Love Exposure, Pride, The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
International Drama Festival in Tokyo
  • 2011: Best Supporting Actress – Moteki, Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien
  • 2014: Best Actress – Woman
Kinema Junpo Awards
  • 2010: Best Supporting Actress – Love Exposure, Pride, The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
Mainichi Film Concours
  • 2010: Sponichi Grand Prize: New Talent Award (shared with co-star Takahiro Nishijima) – Love Exposure
Yokohama Film Festival
Japanese Film Critics Awards
  • 2016: Best Supporting Actress – Kakekomi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aoki, Mizuho (30 April 2010). "Hikari Mitsushima: from pop idol to screen diva?". Japan Times. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ Hikari Mitsushima - Biography
  3. ^ "Mitsushima Hikari & Nagayama Kento are in a relationship | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Labyrinth / MONDO GROSSO on YouTube
  6. ^ "満島ひかり、吉岡秀隆がボロアパートでのびのび生活、荻上直子の新作に出演". Natalie. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  7. ^ "阿部サダヲ主演作「アイ・アム まきもと」に満島ひかり、宇崎竜童、松下洸平ら出演". eiga.com. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  8. ^ "TANG タング". eiga.com. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  9. ^ "満島ひかり×佐藤健×宇多田ヒカル Netflix『First Love 初恋』2022年配信". Cinra.net. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  10. ^ Hikari Mitsushima at IMDb

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