Ko Shibasaki

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Ko Shibasaki
Native name 柴咲 コウ
Born Yukie Yamamura
(1981-08-05) August 5, 1981 (age 35)
Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 1998–present
Website www.koshibasaki.com
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts [1]

Yukie Yamamura (山村 幸恵 Yamamura Yukie?, born August 5, 1981[2]), known by her stage name Ko Shibasaki (柴咲 コウ Shibasaki Kō?) is a Japanese actress and singer. She is managed by Stardust Promotion. Her stage name is taken from the main character of Junko Kawakami's manga Golden Delicious Apple Sherbet.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Shibasaki debuted in 2000, when she portrayed the cold, deadly and promiscuous Mitsuko Souma in the cult classic Battle Royale. Her acting career took off with this film and also raised her profile across East Asia. 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, the Kinema Junpō Award. Shibasaki has worked in numerous television shows, movies and commercials.

In 2013, Shibasaki made her "Hollywood debut" in 47 Ronin, a Keanu Reeves-led adaptation of the famous Chushingura story of samurai loyalty and revenge. The film is billed as the first ever English-language adaptation of the legend, based on historical events in the early 18th century.[3] She will be starring alongside Hugh Jackman and Fan Bingbing in The Greatest Showman on Earth. In September 2016, she will play the main character Ii Naotora in the NHK Taiga drama tv series "Onna jôshu Naotora" which will broadcast in 2017. Before the film shoots, Shibasaki visited in August the grave of Naotora.[4]

Music career[edit]

Shibasaki has two musical groups: Koh+ (with Masaharu Fukuyama) and Galaxias! (with Deco*27 and TeddyLoid).[1] 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.

Her song "Another World" was the soundtrack of "Mirai Nikki - Another:World" (2011).[5]

On June 2015 she released her first cover album "Kou Utau". On May 2016 Shibasaki announced that she will publish her second cover Album "Zoku Kou Utau".[6]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Tokyo Raiders Yumi
2000 Tokyo Trash Baby Kyoko
2000 Battle Royale Mitsuko Souma
2001 Run! Ichiro Miho Nakajima
2001 Kakashi Izumi Miyamori
2001 Go Tsubaki Sakurai
2002 Soundtrack Misa, Misa (2 roles) (heroine)
2002 Makeup Artist Kewaishi Nakatsu Sayo
2002 Drive Sakai Sumire
2003 Yomigaeri Rui
2003 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)
2005 Maison de Himiko Saori
2006 Kenchō no Hoshi Aki Ninomiya
2006 Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in Love Reina (voice)
2006 Memories of Matsuko Watanabe Asuka
2006 Nihon Chinbotsu (Japan Sinks) Reiko Abe
2007 Dororo Dororo
2007 Maiko Haaaan!!! Fujiko Osawa
2008 Shaolin Girl Rin
2008 Suspect X Kaoru Utsumi
2010 Shokudo Katatsumuri Rinko
2010 Ōoku Tokugawa Yoshimune
2013 Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship Morimoto Yoshiko
2013 Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea Nanami Fujii (voice)
2013 47 Ronin Mika
2014 A Bolt from the Blue Etsuko Hanamura
2014 Over Your Dead Body Miyuki Gotō, Oiwa
2016 Nobunaga Concerto Kichō

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Shin-D -
1999 L×I×V×E Akiko Taniguchi
1999 P. S. Genkidesu, Shunpei Mika Kawai
1999 Kowai Douwa Rapunzel
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. Koto Shinryoujo Ayaka Hoshino
2004 Orange Days Sae Hagio
2006 Dr. Koto Shinryoujo (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
2014 Nobunaga Concerto Kichō
2015 Maru Maru Zuma Hikari
2016 Ice on the Tracks Mayu Daimon
2017 Onna jōshu Naotora Ii Naotora

Discography[edit]

Shibasaki has sold over 4 million singles combined.[7]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album information Oricon
peak
position[8]
Mitsu (?)
  • Released: February 11, 2004
  • Label: Universal J
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-1327
2
Hitori Asobi (ひとりあそび?)
  • Released: December 14, 2005
  • Label: Universal J
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-1450
6
Kiki (嬉々♥?)
  • Released: April 25, 2007
  • Label: Universal J
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29003
3
Love Paranoia
  • Released: November 18, 2009
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29039
2
Circle Cycle
  • Released: May 18, 2011
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29069
3
Lyrical Wonder (リリカル*ワンダー?)
  • Released: December 12, 2012
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29092
20
Ko Utau (こううたう?)
  • Released: June 17, 2015
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIZL-782
  • Cover album
12
Zoku Ko Utau (続こううたう?)
  • Released: July 20, 2016
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: VIZL-1002
  • Cover album
10

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album information Oricon
peak
position[8]
Single Best
  • Released: March 12, 2008
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29010
1
The Back Best
  • Released: March 12, 2008
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29011
3
Love&Ballad Selection
  • Released: June 30, 2010
  • Label: Nayutawave Records
  • Catalog No.: UPCH-29054
9

Singles[edit]

Title Release date Peak chart positions Album
Oricon[9] Japan Hot 100[10]
"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)[11] November 25, 2015 38 TBA
  • "×" denotes periods where charts did not exist or were not archived.

DVDs[edit]

  • Kō Shibasaki Single Clips (2004)
  • Kō Shibasaki Invitation Live (2007)
  • Live Tour 2008 -1st- DVD (2008)

Awards[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • For her role in the 2001 movie Go:
Award ceremony Award Result
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
Award ceremony Award Result
29th Fumiko Yamaji Awards Best Actress Won
1st Osaka Film Festival Best performance by an actress in a leading role Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shibasaki Kou's new unit 'galaxias!' reveals details on their debut album - tokyohive.com". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "柴咲コウ". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Keanu's "47 Ronin" has A-List Japanese Cast - Japan Zone". japan-zone.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Kou Shibasaki Sings Mirai Nikki/Future Diary Theme". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Shibasaki Kou to release second cover album | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Meet the New Boss - Japan Zone". japan-zone.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "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. 
  9. ^ "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)
  10. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 

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