Konatsu (actress)

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Konatsu
Born (1982-01-14) January 14, 1982 (age 35)[1]
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Website http://konatsu.seesaa.net/

Konatsu (向夏?) is a Japanese pink film actress. She has appeared in award-winning pink films, and was herself given a "Best Actress" award for her work in this genre in 2005.

Life and career[edit]

Konatsu was born in Japan's Nagano Prefecture in 1982.[2][3] After graduating from junior college, she moved to Tokyo where she worked in the beauty industry and did some gravure modeling in 2003.[3] She made her acting debut in the July 2004 V-cinema production Forbidden Fruit (禁断の果実 Kindan no kajitsu?) directed by Yuji Tajiri.[3][4]

Konatsu had her film debut in director Mototsugu Watanabe's Beppin kyōshi: toiki no aibu (べっぴん教師 吐息の愛撫?) (2004).[2] Her first leading role was later that same year, in Mitsuru Meike's Bitter Sweet.[2][5]

January 14, 2006, the premiere date of Shinji Imaoka's Paid Companionship Story: Girls Who Want to Do It (援助交際物語 したがるオンナたち Enjo-kōsai monogatari: shitagaru onna-tachi?) aka Frog Song, was also Konatsu's birthday. The director and staff presented Konatsu with a surprise birthday cake on stage at the occasion.[6][7] The film was named the best pink release for 2005, and Konatsu was given the award for Best Actress for her performance.[8]

She gave birth to her first child in February 2007 and as of 2011 was working for a "well-known clothing company".[3]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

English[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from Profile at Konatsu's blog and "進化する女優・向夏と傑作ピンクの甘い誘惑 (Evolving Actress: Konatsu and the Sweet Temptation of Pink Art)" (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2009-07-10.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "進化する女優・向夏と傑作ピンクの甘い誘惑 (Evolving Actress: Konatsu and the Sweet Temptation of Pink Art)" (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2009-07-10.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d "プロフィール (Profile)" (in Japanese). Konatsu Official Webpage. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  4. ^ 禁断の果実 姉の吐息 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  5. ^ "ビタースイート BitterSweet" (in Japanese). www.cinematopics.com. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2009-07-12.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "「下妻物語」、「NANA」に続け! 女の子2人の友情物語「かえるのうた」が公開中のいまおかしんじ監督独占インタビュー&舞台挨拶レポート (Interview with director Shinji Imaoka)" (in Japanese). www.walkerplus.com. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 2009-07-10.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ Sakurai, Yuuko (2006-01-15). 幸せ運ぶファンタジー映画「かえるのうた」 公開記念舞台挨拶 (in Japanese). www.cinematopics.com. Retrieved 2009-07-12.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Best Ten of 2005 (2005年度ベストテン)" (in Japanese). P.G. Web Site. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 

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Awards and achievements
Pink Grand Prix
Preceded by
Yumika Hayashi
for Lunch Box
Pink Grand Prix for Best Actress
Konatsu

2005
for Paid Companionship Story: Girls Who Want to Do It
Succeeded by
Minami Aoyama
for Uncle's Paradise
Pinky Ribbon Awards
Preceded by
New Award
Pinky Ribbon Award for Best New Actress
Konatsu
with Sora Aoi
Mai Sakurazuki
Kyōko Natsume

2004
Succeeded by
Mari Yamaguchi
Sakurako Kaoru
Komari Awashima
Erina Aoyama