Kengo Kora

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Kengo Kora
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Kora in 2016
Born (1987-11-12) November 12, 1987 (age 31)
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)

Kengo Kora (高良 健吾, Kōra Kengo, born November 12, 1987) is a Japanese actor.

Career[edit]

Kora has gained recognition for his roles in films such as Shinji Aoyama's Sad Vacation,[1] Yukio Ninagawa's Snakes and Earrings,[2] Tran Anh Hung's Norwegian Wood,[3] Ryuichi Hiroki's The Egoists,[4] Yoshihiro Fukagawa's Into the White Night,[5] and Koji Wakamatsu's The Millennial Rapture.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Inugamis Young Sahei Inugami Uncredited
Metro ni Notte
The Summer of Stickleback Sho Sugimoto
2007 M Minoru
Sad Vacation Yusuke Mamiya
Fuckin' Runaway Takeshi
2008 Snakes and Earrings Ama
108 Junpei Sasaki
2009 Antarctic Chef
The Crab Cannery Ship
The Vulture
Fish Story Goro
Zen
2010 Norwegian Wood Kizuki
The Lightning Tree Tomozo
Fireworks from the Heart Taro Suto Lead role
Box! Yūki
A Crowd of Three Lead role
Solanin Naruo Taneda Lead role
Bandage Yukiya
2011 The Egoists Kazuhiko Ninomiya Lead role
Tada's Do-It-All House Hoshi
Into the White Night Ryoji Kirihara Lead role
The Woodsman and the Rain Kōichi
2012 Signal Reiji Urushida
Kueki Ressha Shoji Kusakabe
Kitsutsuki to Ame Koichi Kishi
The Millennial Rapture Hanzō Lead role
2013 The Story of Yonosuke Yonosuke Yokomichi Lead role
A Tale of Samurai Cooking Yasunobu Funaki
Roommate Kensuke Kudo
Beyond the Memories Kazue Haruta
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Sutemaru (voice)
2014 My Man Ozaki
2015 The Mourner Shizuto Sakatsuki Lead role
Miss Hokusai Kuninao Utagawa (voice)
Being Good Tadashi Okano Lead role
2016 Utsukushii Hito Tamaya
Kako: My Sullen Past Yasunori
Bitter Honey Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Shin Godzilla Yusuke Shimura
2017 Moon and Lightning Satoshi Lead role
Side Job Miura
2018 Shoplifters Takumi Maezono
Natsume's Book of Friends Movie Mukuo Tsumura (voice)
Dare to Stop Us Ken Yoshizawa
2019 Love's Twisting Path Tajūrō Lead role
Katsuben!
No Longer Human Yukio Mishima
Sōshiki no Meijin Daisuke Toyokawa
Under Your Bed Mitsui Lead role
Noroshi ga Yobu Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Ohisama Kazunari Maruyama NHK Asadora
2012 Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance Miroku Tachi Wowow Lead role
2015 Hana Moyu Takasugi Shinsaku NHK Taiga drama
2016 Love That Makes You Cry Ren Soda Fuji TV Lead role[7]
Beppin san Kiyoshi Nogami NHK Asadora
2017 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Raul NHK
2018 Bye Bye, Black Bird Wowow Lead role
2019 Two Homelands Tadashi Amō TV Tokyo TV movie

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work(s) Result
2010 23rd Nikkan Sports Film Award Yūjirō Ishihara Newcomer Award Fireworks from the Heart and Solanin Won
2011 20th Japan Film Professional Awards Best New Encouragement A Crowd of Three Won
2012 35th Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year The Egoists Won
56th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Himself Won
2013 36th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Kueki Ressha Nominated
2014 23rd Japan Film Professional Awards Best Actor A Story of Yonosuke Won
56th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Won
2015 28th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Actor The Mourner and Being Good Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schilling, Mark (7 September 2007). "'Sad Vacation' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times.
  2. ^ Brown, Todd (24 June 2009). "NYAFF 09 Review: SNAKES AND EARRINGS". Twitch Film.
  3. ^ Croce, Fernando F. (2 January 2012). "Norwegian Wood - Film Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  4. ^ Lee, Maggie (25 April 2012). "The Egoists - Variety". Variety.
  5. ^ Romney, Jonathan (13 February 2011). "Into The White Night - Review - Screen". Screen International.
  6. ^ Young, Neil (3 September 2012). "The Millennial Rapture (Sennen no Yuraku): Venice Review - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ 有村架純×高良健吾「いつ恋」最終回、長い恋模様の結末は?視聴者の“余韻”収まらず (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-06-06.

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