Birth Place Matching "Kumamoto, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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...

2. Jun Kunimura

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Jun Kunimura was born on November 16, 1955 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), The Wailing (2016) and Ichi the Killer (2001).

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 ...

4. Rie Kugimiya

Actress | Gekijouban Fairy Tail: Houou no miko

Rie Kugimiya was born on May 30, 1979 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix (2012), Munemoshune no musume tachi (2008) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009).

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 ...

7. Tetsu Komai

Actor | Island of Lost Souls

Tetsu Komai was born on April 23, 1894 in Kumamoto, Japan. He was an actor, known for Island of Lost Souls (1932), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Roaming Lady (1936). He died on August 10, 1970 in Gardena, California, USA.

8. Shigeru Chiba

Actor | Kôkaku Kidôtai

Shigeru Chiba was born on February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan as Masaharu Maeda. He is known for his work on Ghost in the Shell (1995), The Red Spectacles (1987) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (2013).

9. Yoshiko Miyazaki

Actress | Ran

Yoshiko Miyazaki was born on December 11, 1958 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ran (1985), Shutter (2008) and After the Rain (1999).

10. Kengo Kôra

Actor | Kaguyahime no monogatari

Kengo Kôra was born on November 12, 1987 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), The Mourner (2015) and Shoplifters (2018).

12. Rena Komine

Actress | Yume no ginga

Rena Komine was born on July 19, 1980 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Labyrinth of Dreams (1997), August in the Water (1995) and Kamen Rider: The First (2005).

13. Aoi Nakajima

Actress | Hihon: sode to sode

Aoi Nakajima was born on September 20, 1945 in Kumamoto, Japan. She was an actress. She died on May 16, 1991 in Japan.

14. Yui Natsukawa

Actress | Zatôichi

Yui Natsukawa was born on June 1, 1968 in Kumamoto, Japan as Miki Miyagawa. She is an actress, known for The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and Still Walking (2008).

15. Isao Yukisada

Director | Go

Isao Yukisada was born on August 3, 1968 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Go (2001), Parade (2009) and Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004).

16. Shôko Nakahara

Actress | Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu

Shôko Nakahara was born on July 9, 1970 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Tokyo Gore Police (2008), Connected (2016) and Visitor Q (2001).

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.

18. Yoshiki Tanaka

Writer | Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Part 1

His favourite stories are Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels and Jean Ray's "Melpertuis".

19. Rakkyo Ide

Actor | Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

Rakkyo Ide was born on December 11, 1959 in Kumamoto, Japan as Hiroshi Ide. He is an actor, known for Super Hero War GP: Kamen Rider #3 (2015), Boiling Point (1990) and Kikujiro (1999).

20. Hiroshi Katsuno

Actor | Riyû

Hiroshi Katsuno was born on July 27, 1949 in Kumamoto, Japan as Mutsuhiro Katsuno. He is an actor, known for The Reason (2004), Izo (2004) and Shôsetsu Yoshida gakko (1983). He has been married to Kathy Nakajima since 1979. They have two children.

21. Teruyoshi Uchimura

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 ...

25. Saki Fukuda

Actress | Yattâman

Saki Fukuda was born on September 19, 1990 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Yatterman (2009), The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming (2008) and Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga (2016).

26. Mach Fumiake

Actress | Uchu kaijû Gamera

Mach Fumiake was born on March 3, 1959 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Super Monster (1980), The Great Chase (1975) and Eien no 1/2 (1987).

27. Kôtarô Tomita

Actor | San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen

Kôtarô Tomita was born on January 30, 1927 in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. He was an actor, known for Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) and Urutora Q (1965). He died on June 10, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.

28. Tetsujirô Yamagami

Producer | Nisesatsu

Established the Tokyo-based film production company Siglo, Ltd. in 1986.

29. Shôhei Yamamoto

Actor | Makai tenshô: mado-hen

Shôhei Yamamoto was born on January 7, 1938 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor and writer, known for Reborn from Hell II: Jubei's Revenge (1996), Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman (1985) and Makai tenshô: The Armageddon (1999).

30. Kundô Koyama

Writer | Okuribito

Kundô Koyama was born on June 23, 1964 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is a writer and producer, known for Departures (2008), Snow Prince (2009) and Honeybee Hutch (2010).

31. Yasuo Daichi

Actor | Bakayarô!: Watashi okkote masu

Yasuo Daichi was born on November 25, 1951 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Bakayaro! I'm Plenty Mad (1988), A Taxing Woman's Return (1988) and Byôin e ikô (1990).

32. Chinatsu Nakayama

Actress | Kureopatora

Chinatsu Nakayama was born on July 13, 1948 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Cleopatra (1970), This Greedy Old Skin (1960) and Kôkôsei burai hikae (1972). She was previously married to Masahiko Satô.

33. Seiji Nakamitsu

Actor | Shin'yû no tsuma: Mikkai no kuro shitagi

Seiji Nakamitsu was born on January 16, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor.

34. Nobutaka Nishizawa

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 & ...

35. Tôru Furusawa

Actor | Pâfekuto burû

Tôru Furusawa was born on August 3, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Perfect Blue (1997), Trigun (1998) and Cardcaptor Sakura (1998).

36. Taski Hagio

Actor | Big City

Taski Hagio was born on March 24, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan as Tasuke Hagio. He was an actor, known for Big City (1937). He died on July 14, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Emi Nakahara

Actress | Kyojiri: Shûchizeme

Emi Nakahara was born on October 6, 1970 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kyojiri: Shûchizeme (1990), Inran bishimai: Gikei asari (1991) and Gals Panic! (1990).

38. Keiko Oginome

Actress | Kaichô-on

Keiko Oginome was born on September 4, 1964 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kaichô-on (1980), Double Cross (1992) and By Player (2000).

39. Yûsuke Natsu

Actor | Torakku yarô: Goiken muyô

Yûsuke Natsu was born on October 30, 1950 in Arao, Kumamoto, Japan as Hisayuki Taura. He was an actor, known for Truck Rascals (1975), Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71 (1971) and Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970). He died on January 27, 2010 in Japan.

40. Ichirô Zaitsu

Actor | Sarutobi Sasuke

Ichirô Zaitsu was born on February 22, 1934 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Ninja Spy (1966), The Funeral (1984) and Nanatsu no kao no onna (1969).

41. Shirô Amakusa

Actor | Akai hatoba

Shirô Amakusa was born on January 18, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan. He was an actor, known for Red Pier (1958), Meiji keppurôku: Taka to ôkami (1968) and Dynamite ni hi o tsukero (1959). He died on July 25, 1986.

42. Eiko Nagashima

Actress | Ryûji

Eiko Nagashima was born on July 28, 1955 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ryûji (1983), The Five (1995) and Dorodarake no junjô (1977).

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 ...

44. Hiroshi Nawa

Actor | Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma

Hiroshi Nawa was born on October 16, 1932 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972), Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963) and Girl Boss Revenge: Sukeban (1973).

45. Mayu Ozawa

Actress | Shôjo

Mayu Ozawa was born on August 22, 1980 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for An Adolescent (2001), The Happy Prisoner and Runin: Banished (2004).

46. Yukihiro Uemura

Camera Department | The Big Talent Bee

Los Angeles, CA

47. Kôji Nanjô

Actor | Kuruizaki sanda rodo

Kôji Nanjô was born on March 10, 1955 in Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Crazy Thunder Road (1980), Youth Part II (1979) and Last Days of the Boss (1976).

48. Yuka Terasaki

Actress | Kimi no na wa.

Yuka Terasaki was born on August 4, 1983 in Kumamoto, Japan. She is an actress, known for Your Name. (2016), The Garden of Words (2013) and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014).

49. Ichirô Izawa

Actor | Sanbiki no samurai

Ichirô Izawa was born on February 22, 1912 in Kumamoto, Japan. He was an actor, known for Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), Zenigata Heiji torimono hikae: Bijin-gumo (1960) and Ma no ogon (1950). He died on May 14, 1995.

50. Kenichi Sonoda

Animation Department | Gall Force: Eternal Story

Sonoda is a self-confessed gun fanatic, owning several replica guns.


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