Kuranosuke Sasaki

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Kuranosuke Sasaki
Native name 佐々木 蔵之介
Born Hideaki Sasaki
(1968-02-04) February 4, 1968 (age 49)
Kyoto, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990 - present
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Website www.k-factory.net/profiles/kuranosuke-sasaki

Kuranosuke Sasaki (佐々木 蔵之介?, Sasaki Kuranosuke, born February 4, 1968) (real name Hideaki Sasaki (佐々木秀明 Sasaki Hideaki)) is a Japanese actor, known primary for his roles in Japanese television drama.

Biography[edit]

He was born into a family of a sake brewery in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from Kobe University and resigning from an advertising agency, he played an active part in a Japanese theatrical group called "Planet Pistachio," as a stage actor, from 1990 to 1998.[citation needed]

He later extended the range of activities on TV dramas and movies, and has played important roles on many works in Japan. He made his film debut starring in Mamiya Kyodai in 2006, and his TV series debut starring in Gira Gira in 2008.[citation needed]

When Sasaki was a freshman and received a phone call from his college company to decide on a stage name, his father suggested the name Kuranosuke, with a double meaning; for Kura, a sake cellar/brewery for their sake brewery, and for Ōuchi Kuranosuke, a famous historical drama role.[1]

Sasaki's initial plan was to join the family business of sake brewing as the eldest son when graduated from college. Learning sales strategy at an advertisement company was also part of his plan.[1]

His family was not supportive when he aspired to be an actor, until he played a part in Audrey (NHK, 2000). His father sold sake named "Audrey", and then a premium junmai sake Hancho for a limited period while the TV drama was aired; Kuranosuke played a lead in Hancho.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Audrey Kohtaro Miki
2001 Handoku!!! Makoto Takano
2003 Bijo ka Yajū Hiroshi Kobukuro
Shiroi Kyotō Yūta Takeuchi
2004 Rikon Bengoshi Toshifumi Yanagida
Last Present Satoshi Oda
2005 Roomshare no Onna Shūhei Sugita
M no Higeki Akira Kubo
Rikon Bengoshi 2 Toshifumi Yanagida
Kon-ya hitori no bed de Shunsuke Kuzumi
2006 Team Medical Dragon Keisuke Fujiyoshi
Shimokita Sundays Tsubasa Akutagawa
Boku no aruku michi Hideharu Ohtake
2007 Fūrin Kazan (Taiga drama) Yukitaka Sanada
Bambino! Atsushi Kuwabara
Team Medical Dragon 2 Keisuke Fujiyoshi
2008 Saitō-san Tōru Mano
Shikaotoko Awaniyoshi Shigehisa Fukuhara
Absolute Boyfriend Gaku Namikiri
Monster Parent Keigo Miura
Gira Gira Kōhei Nanase
2009 Triangle Ryō Akimoto
Hanchō Tsuyoshi Adumi
Orthros no Inu Takayuki Sawamura
Fumō Chitai Seiki Akitsu
Challenged Keiichirō Hanawa
2010 Hanchō 2 Tsuyoshi Azumi
Hanchō 3 Tsuyoshi Adumi
Himitsu Heisuke Sugita
Team Medical Dragon 3 Keisuke Fujiyoshi
2011 Hanchō 4 Tsuyoshi Azumi
2016 Kaitō Yamaneko Shūgo Sekimoto[3]
2017 Hiyokko Makino

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Bayside Shakedown 2
Densha Otoko Hisashi
2005 Summer Time Machine Blues Kōtarō Hoseki
2006 Kenchō no hoshi Keita Sakurai
Mamiya kyodai Akinobu Mamiya (lead)
Rainbow Song Shinsuke Higuchi
2007 Tsukigami Sahei Bessho
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Kimura
2008 Bokutachi to chūzai-san no 700-nichi sensō Chūzai-san
After School Masayuki Kitazawa
20th Century Boys : Beginning of the End Fukubē
2009 20th Century Boys 2 : The Last Hope Fukubē
20th Century Boys 3 : Redemption Fukubē
Daremo mamotte kurenai Kōji Umezawa
2010 Ōoku Fujinami
2011 Gaku Masato Noda
2014 Samurai Hustle Masaatsu Naito[4]
2015 Solomon's Perjury Fujino
2016 The Inerasable Yoshiaki Hiraoka
2017 Flower and Sword Maeda Toshiie
March Comes in Like a Lion Kai Shimada
Hamon: Yakuza Boogie Yasuhiko Kuwabara
A Beautiful Star Katsumi Kuroki
2018 Full of Lies Sasuke

Awards[edit]

Advertisements[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Watashino chizu - ano bashoe kaeritai" series, No.196, Sasaki Kuranosuke. Shūkan Gendai July 5 issue, 2014: pp.78-80.
  2. ^ ""A-Studio" program detail for June 5, 2009, 23:00 - 23:30. Sasaki Kuranosuke as a guest" (in Japanese). Kakaku.com, Inc. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  3. ^ 池内博之『怪盗山猫』で亀梨和也のライバル役に決定. ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). oricon ME Inc. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 
  4. ^ "超高速!参勤交代(2014)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "the 38th Japan Academy Prize was awarded!" (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize official site. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Kuranosuke Sasaki and Hana Kuroki join for Suntory's veberage". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). oricon ME Inc. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Kansai Electric Power Company resumes its advertisements on television with Kuranosuke Sasaki... against Takao Osawa for Osaka Gas". Sankei WEST (in Japanese). 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 

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