Issey Takahashi

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Issey Takahashi
Native name 高橋 一生
Born (1980-12-09) December 9, 1980 (age 37)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Education Horikoshi High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990 - present
Agent My Promotion
Known for
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

Issey Takahashi or Issei Takahashi (高橋 一生, Takahashi Issei, born December 9, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan)[1] is a Japanese actor who is represented by My Promotion.

Biography[edit]

Takahashi was born in Tokyo and graduated from Horikoshi High School. He is part of Tobiraza and his semi-leading debut was in Fortin Brass in 2001.

One of Takahashi's classmates was Junichi Okada of V6, who stated that they "had a good relationship to go to the drive, and told each other to wanting to work sometime together", and they first co-starred in Gunshi Kanbei. During filming, they also had private time and called it the "palace".

Takahashi became notable in voice acting in Whisper of the Heart, and starred with Yōko Honna, Yorie Yamashita, and Mayumi Iizuka in Only Yesterday.

He has frequently appeared with Kankurō Kudō during his works.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1990 New York Koi Monogatari II: Otome Kazunori Togami Fuji TV
1991 Chūō Freeway TBS
1992 Special Rescue Exceedraft Taro Osaki TV Asahi
Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger Kai TV Asahi Episodes 47 to 50
1998 Bishōjo H TV Asahi
Setsunai TV Asahi
Jiken 6 Yuichi Iwamoto TV Asahi
Natchan-ka TV Asahi Episode 7
Shōnen-tachi Koichi Sugita NHK
1999 Kinpachi-sensei Sushi deliver TBS 5th Series, Episode 18
Genroku Ryōran Yanagisawa Yoshisato NHK Taiga drama
L×I×V×E Saito TBS
Waruikoto Norifumi Hirata Fuji TV, Kyodo TV
Kowai Dōwa Yuichi Kimijima TBS
2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park Kazunori Morinaga TBS
Hamidashi Keiji Jōnetsu-kei TV Asahi 5th Series, Episode 4
2001 Yonimo Kimyōna Monogatari Fuji TV
Hero Shinichi Furuta Fuji TV Episode 10
Kochira Dai San Shakai-bu Tetsushi Nojima TBS
Ultraman Cosmos Mitsuya MBS
Handoku!!! Kaze Minamino TBS
2002 Emergency Room 24hours Fuji TV
Zeimu Chōsakan Tarō Madogiwa no Jiken-bo 8 Yoichi Funatsu TBS
2004 Shinsengumi! Matsudaira Sadaaki NHK Taiga drama
Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy TV Tokyo
The Great Horror Family Kiyoshi Imawano TV Tokyo Lead role
Hagurekeiji Junjō-ha TV Asahi
2005 Aibō Naotaro Anzai TV Asahi Season 4, Episodes 4 and 5 and Season 5, Episode 5
Climber's High Rintaro Anzai NHK
2006 Sukoshi wa, Ongaeshi ga Dekita ka na Masakzau Kitahara TBS
Kētai Keiji Zenigata Kaminari BS-TBS
Koisuru Nichiyōbi New Type BS-TBS
Wagahai wa Shufudearu Takumi "Yoru Shizuka" Asano TBS
Premium Saturday Fuji TV
Nada Sōsō TBS
2007 Fūrin Kazan Komai Masatake NHK Taiga drama
Special Express Tanaka 3 Ken Mishima TBS
Sexy Voice and Robo NTV Episode 7; Unaired
Ita: Team Medical Dragon 2 Seiji Toyama Fuji TV
2008 One-pound Gospel Yusuke Ishizaka NTV
Gonzō Densetsu no Deka Yuji Hibino TV Asahi
2010 Tetsu no Hone Isao Yamamoto NHK
Soil Shogo Katakuri WOWOW
MM9 Ryo Haida MBS
Gekai Suma Hisayoshi Nomura TV Asahi
2011 Namae o Nakushita Megami Hidetaka Anno Fuji TV
Ohisama Hideo Uehara NHK Asadora
Last Money: Ai no Nedan Takamichi Yamauchi NHK Episode 4
All She Was Worth Yasuji Kurata TV Asahi
Jūichinin mo iru! Kensuke Toyama TV Asahi Episodes 6 and 7
2012 Mōsō Sōsa: Kuwa Kata Jun Kōichi Kyōju no Stylish na Seikatsu Yasuo Yamauchi TV Asahi Episode 6
Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi Akihiko Toritani Fuji TV Episodes 8 and 9
Murder at Mt. Fuji Kanehira Mazaki TV Asahi
Naniwa Shōnentanteidan Hiroo Yamashita TBS Episode 6
Mi o Tsukushi Ryōri jō Mataji TV Asahi
Hitorishizuka Shingo Kizaki WOWOW Episode 1
2013 Last Hope Ken Saito Fuji TV
Last Dinner NHK BS Premium Episode 6
Gekiryū: Watashi o Oboete Imasu ka? Kenji Shuho NHK
2014 Gunshi Kanbei Inoue Kurouemon NHK Taiga drama
Yoru no Sensei Ichiro Yamada TBS
Mosaic Japan Yoshiaki Kyui WOWOW
Peter no Sōretsu Masahiko Hashimoto TBS
Nobunaga Concerto Azai Nagamasa Fuji TV Episode 5
2015 Dakara Kōya Shogo Kameda NHK BS Premium
Dr.Rintarō Daisaku Fukuhara NTV
The Premium Kenji Hatanaka NHK BS Premium
Tami-ō Mohei Kaibara TV Asahi
2016 Ōedo Enjō Hoshina Masayuki NHK BS Premium Lead role
Gu.ra.me! Haruki Kiyosawa TV Asahi
Princess Maison Masakazu Date NHK BS Premium
2017 Onna jōshu Naotora Ono Masatsugu NHK Taiga drama
Quartet Yutaka Iemori TBS Lead role
Warotenka Shiori Inō NHK Asadora
2018 Bokura wa Kiseki de Dekiteiru Fuji TV Lead role
2019 Mikazuki Gorō Ōshima NHK Lead role

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Hoshiwotsugumono Shohei Endo
1995 Himeyuri no Tō
1996 Tomoko no Baai Tokio Okada
1999 Oyayubihime Yuuichi Kimizima
2000 Whiteout Kenji Amamiya
2001 All About Lily Chou-Chou Ikeda-senpai
2003 Collage of Our Life Kyohei Sekiguchi
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Crazy 88 member
2004 Han Ochi Ikegami
Socrates in Love Taiboku (childhood)
The Taste of Tea Bucho Igobu
Swing Girls Sanga High School concert band director
2006 Love My Life Take-chan
2008 Detroit Metal City Hideki Saji
2013 Tokyo Sky Story Koji
2016 Shin Godzilla Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Bureaucrat
Blank13 Kōji Lead role[2]
2017 March Comes in like a Lion Takashi Hayashida
March Goes out like a Lamb Takashi Hayashida
The Limit of Sleeping Beauty Kaito
2018 The Lies She Loved Kippei Koide Lead role[2]
Recall Kazuaki Izaki
Million Dollar Man Lead role
2019 9 gatsu no Koi to Deau made Lead role
Long Journey Gen'emon Takamura Lead role

Anime[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Only Yesterday
1995 Whisper of the Heart Seiji Amasawa

Japanese dub[edit]

Year Title Role Voice dub for Notes
2017 This Is Us Kevin Pearson Justin Hartley Season 1 only
2018 Legend of the Demon Cat Bai Letian Huang Xuan

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2018 The 42nd Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Himself Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "高橋一生" (in Japanese). My Promortion. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Kaori, Shoji (January 4, 2018). "The tenacious trio set to rule Japanese cinema in 2018". The Japan Times.

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