Yōsuke Kubozuka

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Yosuke Kubozuka
窪塚洋介
Born (1979-05-07) 7 May 1979 (age 37)
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Actor
Website www.manjiline-amatorecordz.com

Yosuke Kubozuka (窪塚 洋介 Kubozuka Yōsuke?, born May 7, 1979 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa) is a Japanese actor.

Career[edit]

Yosuke Kubozuka has been a model for many magazines and TV commercials before starting out his acting career where he debuted in a 1995 TV crime drama Kindaichi Case Files. In 1998, he starred in the TV series GTO as the role of an honors student, Yoshito Kikuchi. In 2000, he starred in Ikebukuro West Gate Park as Takashi Ando.

In 2001, he starred in Strawberry on the Shortcake along with other popular young artists such as Hideaki Takizawa and Kyoko Fukada. In the drama he took the role of being Kyoko Fukada's first love.

In 2001, Go! was officially released for evaluation and this production describes the love story of a young Korean boy living in Japan. The film portrays the day to day challenges faced by foreigners living in Japan. For his performance in this role, Kubozuka took home two awards during the Japan Oscar Awards.[citation needed]

Since then, Kubozuka took on projects starring in Ping Pong, Kyoki no Sakura as well as Samurai Resurrection.

He also appeared in films such as Tokyo Island,[1] Monsters Club,[2] Helter Skelter,[3] and Martin Scorsese's Silence.

He now starts a singing career as the reggae singer Manji Line (卍 LINE).

Personal life[edit]

Kubozuka graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Yokosuka High School. He married in May 2003 and had one son. In 2004, he survived after falling 26 metres from his 9th floor apartment. On July 12, 2012, Kubozuka announced through his official website that he had divorced his wife a month ago. Kubozuka has official custody of his son.

Filmography[edit]

Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1996 Midori Minoru Kobayashi Ryūichi Hiroki
1998 Ping Pong Bath Station Atsusi Fujiki Gen Yamakawa
2000 Oboreru Sakana Munetaka Akiyoshi Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Tomie: Replay Fumihito Sato Fujiro Mitsuishi
2001 Go! Sugihara Isao Yukisada
Laundry Teru Junichi Mori
2002 Ping-Pong Yutaka Hoshino / Peco Fumihiko Sori
Kyoki no Sakura Susumu Yamaguchi Kenji Sonoda
Doing Time Hamamura Yoichi Sai
2003 Samurai Resurrection Shiro-Tokisada Amakusa Hideyuki Hirayama
2005 Tobi ga kururito Beautician Kenji Sonoda
Onaji Tsuki o Miteiru Tetsuya Kumakawa Kenta Fukasaku
2006 Amour-Legende Oshima Mi-sen Wu
2007 Ore wa Kimi no Tame ni Koso Shini ni Iku Katsuji Bando Taku Shinjyo
2008 Ichi Toraji Shirakawa Fumihiko Sori
Where the Legend Lives Kazuma Sasaki Yukihiko Tsutsumi
2009 Pandora's Box Tsukushi Masanori Tominaga
2010 Tokyo Island Watanabe Makoto Shinozaki
Strangers in the City Nakagome Junji Sakamoto
2011 Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo Abe Seimei Yasuo Tsuruhashi
UGLY Kazuya Kensaku Kakimoto
Monsters Club Yuki Kakiuchi Toshiaki Toyoda
Himizu Teruhiko Sion Sono
2012 Helter Skelter Takao nanbu Mika Ninagawa
2013 The extreme sukiyaki Ohkawa Shirou Maeda
2014 Love's Whirlpool clerk Daisuke Miura
sanbunnoichi Sho Hama Hiroshi Shinagawa
Tokyo Tribes Nkoi Sion Sono
2015 z-island Shirakawa Hiroshi Shinagawa
2016 Silence Kichijiro Martin Scorsese

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Mitsuru Fukamachi NTB
1996 Wakaba no Koro Itaru Toda NTV
Hen Chizuru-chan to Azumi-Chan (TV Series) Ryûichi Kobayashi ANB
1997 machi Kenji Kawabe CX
1998 ATHENA Hiroki Ohsawa TX
Bisyoujyo H -Rokugatsu No Tebukuro- CX
Great Teacher Onizuka Yoshito Kikuchi CX
Nachan-chi Onodera ANB
Hashire Koumuin CX
1999 Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Satoru Yuki TBS
Lipstick Koki Makimura CX
Meguriai CX
Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi -Natsu No Houmonsha- Kenji Morii CX
SP Drama Shounen H Keisaburou Hanahusa CX
2000 A un Kenichiro Tsujimoto TBS
Soshite Tomodachi Takashi Nishimura ANB
Omiai Kekkon Junichi Ohata CX
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP) Takashi Ando, G-Boys King TBS
Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi2 -Mouhitori no Watashi- Atsushi Sugiyama CX
Moichido Kiss Saegusa NHK
2001 Strawberry on the Shortcake Tetsuya Saeki TBS
Number One Ryunosuke Araki TBS
2002 Long Love Letter Akio Asami CX
Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike -hana- Akio Kitamura NTV
Kaidan Hyaku Monogatari Masayoshi CX

Stage Play[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2010 Chiha-tattamama-nemutteiru Yukio Ninagawa
2011 blood wedding (Chino-konrei) Yukio Ninagawa
2012 Cymbeline Iachimo Yukio Ninagawa
2013 iSAMU Noguchi Isamu Amon Miyamoto
2015 The Teachings Of Kaiju(kaijuno-oshie) Toshiaki Toyoda
2016 The Teachings Of Kaiju(kaijuno-oshie)Replay Toshiaki Toyoda

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 25th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Ikebukuro West Gate Park
  • 28th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Strawberry on the Shortcake
  • 2002: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Actor & Newcomer of the Year for Go!
  • 2001: Hochi Film Awards: Best Actor for Go![4]
  • 2001: Nikkan Sports Film Awards: Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award for Go!
  • 2002: Kimema Junpo Awards: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana, Best New Actor for Go!
  • 2002: Mainichi Film Concurs: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award
  • 2002: Marrakech International Film Festival: Best Actor for Go!
  • 2002: Yokohama Film Festival: Best Actor for Go! & Oboreru Sakana[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schilling, Mark (27 August 2010). "'Tokyo-jima (Tokyo Island)' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. 
  2. ^ Kaufman, Anthony (10 September 2011). "Monsters Club - Review - Screen". Screen International. 
  3. ^ Mack, Andrew (12 January 2012). "SAKURAN Director Mika Ninagawa Returns With HELTER SKELTER". Twitch Film. 
  4. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ 第23回ヨコハマ映画祭 日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 

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