Kumiko Aso

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Kumiko Aso
Native name 麻生 久美子
Born Kumiko Hiramaru (平丸 久美子?)
(1978-06-17) June 17, 1978 (age 38)
Sanmu, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actress
Known for Dr. Akagi, Pulse

Kumiko Hiramaru (平丸 久美子 Hiramaru Kumiko?, born 17 June 1978 in Sanmu, Chiba, Japan), better known by her stage name Kumiko Aso (麻生 久美子 Asō Kumiko?), is a Japanese actress. She is also a model and has participated in several commercials.


In 1995, Aso made her film debut in Bad Guy Beach. With her role in the 1998 film Dr. Akagi, she received several major awards, including a Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress.

She has appeared in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films such as License to Live[1] and Pulse.[2] She played a leading role in the 2007 Iranian-Japanese film Hafez.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2007, Aso married stylist Daisuke Iga. In 2012, she gave birth to their first child.[4]



  • 1998: 23rd Hochi Film Award - Best Supporting Actress
  • 1998: 1st International Communication Festa - Best Communication Person Award
  • 1999: 22nd Japan Academy Prize - Best Supporting Actress
  • 1999: 8th Japan Movie Critic Award - Rookie of the year
  • 1999: 24th Osaka Film Festival - Rookie of the year
  • 1999: 20th Yokohama Film Festival - Rookie of the year
  • 2002: 11th Japan Movie Professional Award - Best Actress
  • 2002: 16th Takasaki Film Festival - Best Actress Award
  • 2007: 32nd Hochi Film Awards - Best Actress[5][6]
  • 2007: 50th Blue Ribbon Awards - Best Actress[7]
  • 2007: Mainichi Film Awards - Best Actress[8]


  1. ^ Mes, Tom (15 August 2001). "Midnight Eye review: License to Live". Midnight Eye. 
  2. ^ Mes, Tom (21 June 2001). "Midnight Eye review: Pulse". Midnight Eye. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Russell (6 November 2007). "Variety Reviews - Hafez - Film Reviews". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Aso Kumiko gives birth to her first child". Tokyohive. 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "32nd Hochi Movie Awards announced". 
  6. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "50th Blue Ribbon Awards: "Kisaragi" takes top prize". 
  8. ^ "Mainichi Film Awards: Suo on a streak". Tokyograph. 17 January 2008. 

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