Osamu Mukai

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Osamu Mukai
Osamu Mukai in the premier film preview in alma mater Meiji University.jpg
Osamu Mukai at a film premiere at Meiji University, September 2011
Native name 向井 理
Born (1982-02-07) 7 February 1982 (age 33)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006-present
Agent Hori Agency
Known for
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Spouse(s) Ryoko Kuninaka (married 2014–)[1]

Osamu Mukai (向井 理 Mukai Osamu?, born February 7, 1982) is a Japanese actor. He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Meiji University.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

He graduated from Meiji University, and majored in genetic engineering.[4] He received the "Best Poster Award" at the International Zoological Genetics Conference in 2004.[5] While he was attending university, he worked as a bartender. He became a full-time employee there after graduation, and he became a manager later.[6] While working as a bartender, he got into the magazine Tokyo Graffiti.[5] A reader later recruited him to be an actor. Now, he works for Hori agency, as an actor.

Filmography[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Year English title Japanese title Role
2006 Byakuyako 白夜行 (Guest)
2006 Regatta レガッタ〜君といた永遠〜 (Guest)
2006 Nodame Cantabile のだめカンタービレ Toru Kikuchi
2007 Hyakki Yakosho 百鬼夜行抄 (Guest)
2007 Bambino! バンビ~ノ! Masashi Senoo
2007 Abarenbo Mama 暴れん坊ママ Yohei Yamaguchi
2007 Nodame Cantabile SP のだめカンタービレ SP Toru Kikuchi
2008 Hachimitsu to Clover ハチミツとクローバー Takumi Mayama
2008 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari 世にも奇妙な物語 '08春の特別編 (Guest)
2008 Osen おせん Tomekichi
2008 Seigi no Mikata 正義の味方 Naoki Yoshikawa
2008 Kiri no Hi 霧の火 Genichirou Noda
2008 Scrap Teacher スクラップ・ティーチャー〜教師再生〜 Satoshi Matsuo
2009 Mei-chan no Shitsuji メイちゃんの執事 Shinobu
2009 Atashinchi no Danshi アタシんちの男子 Sho Okura
2009 Futatsu no Spica ふたつのスピカ Kiriu
2009 Ninkyou Helper 任侠ヘルパー Kazuki Nanami
2009 Mama-san Volley de Tsukamaete ママさんバレーでつかまえて Kotaro
2009 Bocho Mania 09 傍聴マニア09 Kita Morio
2010 Gegege no Nyobo[7] ゲゲゲの女房 Murai Shigeru
2010 Shinzanmono 新参者 Kyose Koki
2010 Hotaru no Hikari 2 ホタルノヒカリ2 Seno Kazuma
2011 江〜姫たちの戦国〜 Tokugawa Hidetada
2012 Hungry! ハングリー! Yamate Eisuke
2012 Summer Rescue - Hospital Of Sky サマーレスキュー〜天空の診療所〜 (Leading Role)
2013 Kaibutsu 怪物 (Leading Role)
2014 S - Saigo no Keikan - S - 最後の警官 - Kamikura Ichigo
2014 Nobunaga Concerto 信長協奏曲 Ikeda Tsuneoki

Films[edit]

Year English title Japanese title Role
2007 I'll Die For You 俺は、君のためにこそ死ににいく
2008 Gachi Boy ガチ☆ボーイ Ledotaipun
2010 Hanamizuki ハナミズキ Junichi Kitami
2010 Beck BECK(ベック) Yoshiyuki Taira
2011 Paradise Kiss Paradise Kiss (パラダイス キス) Joji "George" Koizumi
2012 We Can't Change the World. But, We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia. 僕たちは世界を変えることができない Tanaka Kota
I Have to Buy New Shoes 新しい靴を買わなくちゃ Yagami Sen
SPEC: Ten 劇場版 SPEC〜天〜 Sekai[8]
2013 Kiiroi Zou きいろいゾウ Ayumu Muko
SPEC: Close 劇場版 SPEC〜結〜 漸ノ篇、爻ノ篇 Sekai[8]
2014 Otoko no Isshō 娚の一生 Toshio Nakagawa[9]

TV commercials[edit]

  • 2006 - Minute Maid Drink
  • 2006 - Yoshi No Ya
  • 2006 - Impreza Cars

LG TV Ajinomoto Clear Asahi Exotic Spa Ricoh

Other[edit]

  • 2008 - Livejack Special Stories-Drama×Song-
  • 2009 - Moshi Moshi Kimi ga (radio drama)
  • 2009 - Oshareism (guest on June 7, 2009)

Awards[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko to get married". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  2. ^ Hori Agency. "Talent File:Osamu Mukai". Hori Agency. horiagency.co.jp. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ 向井理 (in Japanese). Yahoo Japan Corporation. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  4. ^ スペシャル対談 向井 理 [Special Interview with Osamu Mukai] (in Japanese). Nikkei Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  5. ^ a b 「芸能界に脱がされた」。向井理があのヌード写真から1年、本音を明かす。 (in Japanese). Mediaproducts Japan Co,.Ltd. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Osamu Mukai Special Interview" (in Japanese). Intelligence Ltd. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  7. ^ ゲゲゲの女房 (2010) (in Japanese). Allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  8. ^ a b 『SPEC』完結編は2部作で今秋公開!向井理と大島優子も出演 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Live-Action Otoko no Isshō Film's Trailer Previews Love Story". Anime News Network. December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ 第66回ザテレビジョンドラマアカデミー賞 (in Japanese). The Television. Archived from the original on 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  11. ^ 過去のMen of the Year受賞者たち【国内編】 [Men of the Year 2012] (in Japanese). Condenast Japan. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  12. ^ エランドール賞歴代受賞者一覧 [The list of Elan d'or awadee] (in Japanese). All Nippon Producers Association. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  13. ^ 第32回ヨコハマ映画祭 2010年日本映画個人賞. Yokohama Film Festival homepage (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  14. ^ ドラマ・オブ・ザ・イヤー 2010年間大賞 [Drama of the Year 2010]. tvnaviweb.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  15. ^ 草なぎ剛、仲間由紀恵とのW主演作『橋田賞』受賞に男泣き (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 

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