on July 6, 2018
August 5, 1981
Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Yukie Yamamura (山村 幸恵 Yamamura Yukie, born August 5, 1981), known by her stage name Ko Shibasaki (柴咲 コウ Shibasaki Kō) is a Japanese actress and singer who has performed in numerous television shows, movies, and commercials. She is managed by Stardust Promotion. Her stage name is taken from the main character of Junko Kawakami's manga Golden Delicious Apple Sherbet.
Shibasaki debuted in 2000, when she portrayed the cold and deadly Mitsuko Souma in the cult classic film Battle Royale. Shibasaki also won critical acclaim for her role as Tsubaki Sakurai in the 2001 film Go, which earned her several awards, including the Best Supporting Actress Award of Japanese Academy, the Hōchi Movie Award, and the Kinema Junpō Award.
In 2013, Shibasaki made her U.S. film debut in 47 Ronin, a Keanu Reeves-led adaptation of the famous Chushingura story of samurai loyalty and revenge. The film was billed as the first ever English-language adaptation of the legend, based on historical events in the early 18th century. In 2017, she played the main character Ii Naotora in the NHK Taiga drama TV series "Onna jôshu Naotora". Before the series was filmed, Shibasaki visited the grave of Naotora.
Shibasaki has two musical groups: Koh+ (with Masaharu Fukuyama) and Galaxias! (with Deco*27 and TeddyLoid). Shibasaki made her debut in the music industry in 2002 with her first single, "Trust My Feelings", but she became recognized for her second single, "Tsuki no Shizuku", which was used for the movie Yomigaeri.
Although she does not compose her own music, Kō Shibasaki writes the lyrics for most of her songs. Many of her singles have become theme songs for various films, dramas, and commercials. Her single "Lover Soul" was the ending theme song for the live action drama Otomen.
In June 2015, Shibasaki released her first cover album "Kou Utau", and in June 2016, she released her second cover album Zoku Kou Utau.
|Tokyo Trash Baby||Kyoko|
|Battle Royale||Mitsuko Souma|
|2001||Run! Ichiro||Miho Nakajima|
|2002||Soundtrack||Misa, Misa (2 roles) (heroine)|
|Makeup Artist Kewaishi||Nakatsu Sayo|
|One Missed Call||Yumi Nakamura|
|2004||Crying Out Love in the Center of the World||Ritsuko Fujimura|
|2005||One Missed Call 2||Yumi Nakamura (Cameo)|
|Maison de Himiko||Saori|
|2006||Kenchō no Hoshi||Aki Ninomiya|
|Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love||Reina (voice)|
|Memories of Matsuko||Watanabe Asuka|
|Nihon Chinbotsu (Japan Sinks)||Reiko Abe|
|Maiko Haaaan!!!||Fujiko Osawa|
|Suspect X||Kaoru Utsumi|
|2013||Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship||Morimoto Yoshiko|
|Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea||Nanami Fujii (voice)|
|2014||A Bolt from the Blue||Etsuko Hanamura|
|Over Your Dead Body||Miyuki Gotō, Oiwa|
|2019||The Island of Cats||Michiko|
|1999||P. S. Genkidesu, Shunpei||Mika Kawai|
|1999||Warui Onna||Bartender Ayaka|
|2000||Black Jack||Keiko Toyama|
|2000||Another Heaven ~eclipse~||Rumi Kiuchi|
|2000||Densetsu no Kyoushi||Rie|
|2000||Tuesday Suspense Theater (Angel Dressed in Black)||Nurse|
|2000||Straight News||Mina Hamasaki|
|2000||Face ~Mishiranu Koibito~||Mako Okuno|
|2000||School Ghost Stories: Spring Mononoke Special||Young wife|
|2001||Let's Go! Nagata-cho||Suzuko Hirose|
|2002||Yume no California||Kotomi Oba|
|2002||Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi||Yuki Mizashita|
|2003||Good Luck!!||Ayumi Ogawa|
|2003||Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo||Ayaka Hoshino|
|2004||Orange Days||Sae Hagio|
|2006||Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo (second season)||Ayaka Hoshino|
|2007||Galileo||Detective Kaoru Utsumi|
|2010||Wagaya no Rekishi||Masako Yame|
|2011||Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda||Rikako Ogaki|
|2013||Andō Lloyd: A.I. knows Love?||Asahi Ando|
|2015||Maru Maru Tsuma||Hikari|
|2016||Ice on the Tracks||Mayu Daimon|
|2017||Onna jōshu Naotora||Ii Naotora|
|2019||The House on the Slope|
Shibasaki has sold over 4 million singles combined.
|Hitori Asobi (ひとりあそび)||
|Lyrical Wonder (リリカル*ワンダー)||
|Ko Utau (こううたう)||
|Zoku Ko Utau (続こううたう)||
|The Back Best||
|Title||Release date||Peak chart positions||Album|
|Oricon||Japan Hot 100|
|"Trust my feelings"||July 24, 2002||50||×||Single Best|
|"Tsugi no Shizuku" (月のしずく) - as Rui||January 15, 2003||1||×||Mitsu|
|"Nemuri Renai Yoru wa Nemuri Ranai Yume o" (眠レナイ夜ハ眠ラナイ夢ヲ)||June 4, 2003||7||×||Mitsu|
|"Omoide Dakede wa Tsurasugiru" (思い出だけではつらすぎる)||September 3, 2003||9||×||Mitsu|
|"Ikutsuka no Sora" (いくつかの空)||January 14, 2004||10||×||Mitsu|
|"Katachi Aru Mono" (かたち あるもの)||August 11, 2004||2||×||Single Best|
|"Glitter"||February 16, 2005||6||×||Hitori Asobi|
|"Sweet Mom"||October 5, 2005||3||×||Hitori Asobi|
|"Kage" (影)||February 15, 2006||2||×||Kiki|
|"Invitation"||August 9, 2006||9||×||Kiki|
|"Actuality"||December 6, 2006||20||×||Single Best|
|"at home"||February 21, 2007||24||×||Kiki|
|"Hito Koi Meguri" (ひと恋めぐり)||March 28, 2007||8||×||Kiki|
|"Prism" (プリズム)||May 30, 2007||20||×||Single Best|
|"Kiss Shite" (KISSして) - as Koh+||November 21, 2007||3||×||Single Best|
|"Yoku Aru Hanashi: Mofuku no Onna-hen" (よくある話 〜喪服の女編〜)||June 4, 2008||6||14||Love Paranoia|
|"Saiai" (最愛) - as Koh+||October 1, 2008||5||3||Love Paranoia|
|"Taisetsu ni Suru yo" (大切にするよ)||March 4, 2009||16||23||Love Paranoia|
|"Love Soul" (ラバソー 〜lover soul〜)||September 16, 2009||3||8||Love Paranoia|
|"Honto dayo" (ホントだよ)||April 4, 2010||8||8||Love&Ballad Collection|
|"Euphoria"||November 3, 2010||15||37||Circle Cycle|
|"Mukei Spirit" (無形スピリット)||February 9, 2011||12||15||Circle Cycle|
|"Wish"||April 20, 2011||12||23||Circle Cycle|
|"Strength"||March 14, 2012||26||33||Lyrical Wonder|
|"Another World"||June 13, 2012||12||19||Lyrical Wonder|
|"My Perfect Blue/Yukuyuku wa" (My Perfect Blue/ゆくゆくは)||October 31, 2012||28||35||Lyrical Wonder|
|"Love Searchlight" (ラブサーチライト)||April 16, 2014||22||21|
|"Aoi Hoshi" (蒼い星)||August 27, 2014||36||TBA||–|
|"Yasei no dōmei" (野性の同盟)||November 25, 2015||38||TBA|
- "×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.
- Kō Shibasaki Single Clips (2004)
- Kō Shibasaki Invitation Live (2007)
- Live Tour 2008 -1st- DVD (2008)
- For her role in the 2001 movie Go:
|25th||Japan Academy Prize||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|75th||Kinema Junpo Best 10||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||Won|
|26th||Hochi Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|23rd||Yokohama Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|44th||Blue Ribbon Awards||Best New Artist||Won|
|14th||Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best New Artist||Won|
|56th||Mainichi Film Award||Sports Nippon Grand Prix Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|11th||Tokyo Sports Film Award||Best New Artist||Won|
|12th||Japan Film Critics Awards||Best New Artist||Won|
|16th||Takasaki Film Festival||Best New Actress||Won|
- For her role in the 2005 movie House of Himiko:
|29th||Fumiko Yamaji Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|1st||Osaka Film Festival||Best performance by an actress in a leading role||Won|
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- "Dorama World: Shibasaki Kou visits the grave of Ii Naotora before the filming of NHK 2017 Taiga "Onna Joushu Naotora"". doramaworld.blogspot.de. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
- "Kou Shibasaki Sings Mirai Nikki/Future Diary Theme". Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Shibasaki Kou to release second cover album | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
- "Meet the New Boss - Japan Zone". japan-zone.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- 柴咲コウのアルバム売上ランキング [Ko Shibasaki Album Sales Ranking]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved October 19, 2016.
- "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved January 31, 2014. (subscription only)
- "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- Inc., Natasha,. "柴咲コウ、ニューシングルにandrop内澤との共作曲". natalie.mu. Retrieved 21 October 2016.