Birth Place Matching "Kumamoto, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Yôko Shimada
Actress | Shogun
Kumamoto City-born Shimada Yoko is best known in the west as Mariko from the 1980 mini-series Shogun. The lady-in-waiting role created an interest in Japan and its culture overseas and introduced Japanese history to foreign audiences. She won the Golden Globe For Best Performance by an Actress in a...
3. Chishû Ryû
Actor | Tôkyô monogatari
What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of ...
5. Eiichiro Oda
Writer | One Piece: Wan pîsu
As a kid, Oda was inspired by vikings and aspired to become a manga artist. He later submitted a character named Pandaman for Yudetamago's classic wrestling manga "Kinnikuman", who was not only used in a chapter of the manga but would later return as a recurring cameo character in Oda's own works. ...
6. Ai Hashimoto
Actress | Kokuhaku
Kumamoto-native Hashimoto Ai debuted in 2008 via an audition at Sony's Newcome that her mother pushed her to attend. Her mother loves celebrities. She has two sisters with her being the middle one. Her mother believed she is the one daughter who could make it in the audition. Immediately after the ...
17. Tamaki Katori
Actress | Yubi ni kakeru onna
Tamaki Katori was born on October 21, 1939 in Kumamoto, Japan. She was an actress and producer, known for Yubi ni kakeru onna (1966), Nureta rashin (1969) and Ijô na hannô: monzetsu (1967). She was married to Jun Funato and Toshio Okuwaki. She died on October 12, 2015.
Actor | Shichi-nin no otaku: Cult seven
Teruyoshi Uchimura was born on July 22, 1964 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Shichi-nin no otaku: Cult seven (1992), The Last Chance: Diary of Comedians (2013) and Peanuts (2006). He has been married to Yumi Tokunaga since March 25, 2005. They have one child.
22. Eri Ishida
Actress | Tobu yume wo shibaraku minai
Yatsushiro in the southern prefecture of Kumamoto is known for its 777 steps and castle ruins and that is where actress Ishida Eri was born. She grew up in an orphanage. Her debut came in 1978. She appeared in the TV serial Ultraman in 1980. She quit mid-series because legend had it that actresses ...
23. Harumi Inoue
Actress | Furîzu mî
Harumi Inoue is an actress, model and accomplished swimmer.
She has a younger sister, Mami Inoue, who has pursued a similar career.
Because of her spontaneity, poise and effortless abilities in front of a camera, there are also various DVDs, books and calendars dedicated to her image to be found in ...
Director | Shônan bakusôzoku
Nobutaka Nishizawa debuted as technical director in several episodes of the TV animation series "Hustle Punch" (1965-66). After directing episodes of "Muretsu Ataro", "Gegege no Kitaro" and "Great Mazinger", Toei offered him the chance of directing the second film based in the manga by Gô Nagai & ...
43. Kiyoko Suizenji
Actress | Zatôichi tekka tabi
Born in Kumamoto Southern Japan as Hayashida Tamiko, she switched to her professional alias which is a combination of Kiyoko (one of her hometown's famous historical lords) and Suizenji (taken from the name of a park by the same name in Kumamoto). She became a famous enka singer, but before her ...