Shōta Sometani

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Shota Sometani
27th Tokyo International Film Festival Shota Sometani from Parasyte.jpg
Born 染谷 将太
(1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 24)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Known for Himizu
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Spouse(s) Rinko Kikuchi (m. 2014)
Children 1

Shota Sometani (染谷 将太, Sometani Shōta) is a Japanese actor from Koto, Tokyo.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sometani married actress Rinko Kikuchi on December 31, 2014.[2][3][4] In October 2016, Kikuchi gave birth to their first child.[5]


Sometani appeared in Shinji Aoyama's 2011 film Tokyo Park.[6]

In 2011, he received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his work in Himizu along with his co-star Fumi Nikaidō.[7]

He appeared in Koji Wakamatsu's 2012 film The Millennial Rapture,[8] and starred in Gakuryu Ishii's 2012 film Isn't Anyone Alive?[9]



Animated films[edit]


Music videos[edit]


Year Award Category Result
2011 68th Venice International Film Festival Premio Marcello Mastroianni Won
2013 57th Elan d'or Awards Newcomers of the Year Won
36th Japan Academy Prize Newcomers of the Year Won
2016 39th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Nominated
25th Japan Film Professional Awards Best Actor Won


  1. ^ "染谷将太 on Naver". NAVER (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
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  5. ^ Sometani, Shôta. "無事第1子を出産しましたことをご報告させていただきます。 母子共に健康です。". Shôta Sometani Official Website. 
  6. ^ Young, Neil (14 August 2011). "Tokyo Park: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ "Official Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival". Le Biennale di Venezia. Archived from the original on 24 Sep 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Young, Neil (3 September 2012). "The Millennial Rapture (Sennen no Yuraku): Venice Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ Mes, Tom (3 September 2012). "Midnight Eye review: Isn't Anyone Alive?". Midnight Eye. 
  10. ^ "マイア・ヒラサワ、映画『WOOD JOB!(ウッジョブ)~神去なあなあ日常~』主題歌担当" [Maia Hirasawa to sing main theme song for movie "Wood Job"]. Barks (in Japanese). Japan: Global Plus. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Strayer's Chronicle". Japan Society. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 

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