Win Morisaki

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Win Morisaki
Win Morisaki by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Morisaki at WonderCon 2018
Background information
Native name
森崎ウィン
Born (1990-08-20) August 20, 1990 (age 28)
Yangon, Myanmar
GenresJ-pop
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsStardust Promotion
Associated actsPrizmaX
WebsiteStardust JP

Win Morisaki (森崎ウィン, Morisaki Win, Burmese: မိုရီဆာကီဝင်း; born August 20, 1990) is a Japanese singer and actor of Burmese descent. He is the lead vocalist of PrizmaX, a J-pop idol boy band managed by Stardust Promotion and he has appeared in films and TV dramas in his home country Myanmar.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Morisaki was born Win Kyaw Htoo (ဝင်းကျော်ထူး),[4] nicknamed Ah Win, to Burmese parents in Yangon, Myanmar. His parents worked abroad in Japan during his early childhood, and he lived in Myanmar with his grandmother until the age of ten, when he moved to Japan to join his parents.[5] Morisaki was scouted at the age of 14 to join the entertainment industry.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Morisaki Joined PrizmaX in 2008. Act at events and live performances, and debut as actors at the same time. In August 2010, he became a member of NAKED BOYZ together with other PrizmaX members(except "Shimada Tsubasa"島田翼), withdrawing at the end of the same year.[7] Morisaki made his film debut in the Yutaka Ozaki movie Sherry in 2012.[8] He was selected as the first radio personality at FM Yokohama in April 2015.[9]

Morisaki played the role of Daito in the Hollywood film Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline.[10][11][12][13] Morisaki joins a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller and Mark Rylance.[14][15] Morisaki played a small supporting role alongside Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi in an Burmese language film, Zati Myay (ဇာတိမြေ), directed by Kyi Phyu Shin.[16] He got "Popular awards " from Shwe FM 8th Anniversary on 1st Oct 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Morisaki in April 2013.

Film[edit]

Television series[edit]

  • Kamen Rider W (TV Asahi / 2009-ep.7,8) as Inamoto Dango
  • Tokyo Girl (BS-i / 2008) as Takashi
  • Gakkō ja Oshierarenai! (NTV / 2008) as Nishikawa Tomu
  • Funeral Procession of Peter (TBS / 2014-ep.1) as Shin Kasai
  • Nameless Poison (TBS / 2013) as Shin Kasai
  • Ghost Mama Sousasen (NTV / 2012-ep.8) as Ryo Kitajima & Kitajima
  • Heaven's Ark (WOWOW / 2012-2013) as Din
  • Gokusen 3 Graduation Special '09 (NTV / 2009) as Igarashi Makoto
  • Miss Sherlock (Hulu / 2018-ep.1) as Bartender

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eleven Media Japanese links to 8888 protests explored in new film
  2. ^ "နှစ်နိုင်ငံ ပူးပေါင်းဖျော်ဖြေ တင်ဆက်မယ့် ဂျပန်-မြန်မာ ပွဲတော် 2017". Irrawaddy Media Burmese News. 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ Eleven News Interview with Morisaki Win
  4. ^ "မြေးဖြစ်သူမိုရီဆာကီဝင်းရဲ့ငယ်ဘဝအမှတ်တရတွေကိုပြောပြတဲ့အဘွားဖြစ်သူဒေါ်ခင်ခင်ထွေး". The Voice TV Myanmar.
  5. ^ a b Me, Nyo. "Homegrown: J-Pop to the big screen". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Interview with Japan Star Morisaki Win". Sunday Journal Myanmar (in Burmese). 2017-02-13.
  7. ^ "今年の暖かいご声援に心から感謝をこめて。". NAKED BOYZ Staff Blog. 2010-12-29.
  8. ^ "尾崎豊さん20回目命日に追悼映画完成". デイリースポーツオンライン. 2012-04-26. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26.
  9. ^ "WINのMAXで行こう!". E★K radio - Fm yokohama. 2015-04-06.
  10. ^ "Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Adds Japanese Actor-Singer Win Morisaki". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  11. ^ "Win Morisaki Is Daito In Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE". Rama Screen. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ "PrizmaX's Morisaki Win to Star in New Steven Spielberg Movie Ready Player One". Arama Japan. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  13. ^ Yahoo News Japan’s Win Morisaki Joins Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
  14. ^ Staff, Variety (2016-06-06). "Japan's Win Morisaki Joins Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  15. ^ "Japanese Star Win Morisaki Joins 'Ready Player One'". AwardsCircuit. 2016-06-06.
  16. ^ "ရှစ်လေးလုံးအရေးတော်ပုံရုပ်ရှင်ကားတွင် လူထုဆန္ဒ ထင်ဟပ်စေနိုင်သည့် သမိုင်းလှုပ်ရှားမှုများမြင်တွေ့ရန် မျှော်လင့်ဟု ဦးဖြိုးမင်းသိန်းပြော". 7Day Daily. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2017-08-09.

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