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Yosuke Kubozuka:Actor, Model, Singer

Birth:7th May 1979
Birthplace:Kanagawa, Japan
Height:177cm
Bust:93cm
Waist:78cm
Hip:90cm
Shoe:26.5

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In 1995 the age of 16, Yosuke Kubozuka started his career as an actor in Japan.  He made his debut on a famed crime detective drama series titled, “The Kindaichi Case Files.”  In 2000, he became widely recognized for his unique acting when he starred in the film, “Ikebukuro West Gate Park.”

In 2001, he won the Best New Actor Award and the Best Actor Award at the 25th Japan Academy Prize for his performance in “Go”. He is the youngest recipient of the Best Actor Award ever in its history.

He has been very proactive in appearing in both Japanese and overseas films.  He featured and played majour roles in the films titled “PING PONG”, “KYOKI NO SAKURA”, “LAUNDRY”, “MONSTERS CLUB”, “HELTER SKELTER”, “THE EXTREME SUKIYAKI”, “1/3”, “TOKYO TRIBE” and “Z ISLAND.”  And, more to come soon.

In 2017, he was cast as Kichijiro, a key character who gave a powerful performance in the film, “Silence” directed by Martin Scorsese and made his first appearance in Hollywood.
He is now expecting to work with Elizabeth Banks in the film, “Rita Hayworth with a Hand Grenade” and will continue to explore further opportunities overseas.

Currently, he is filming ambitious bilingual drama “Giri/Haji,” by Netflix London.
The eight-part thriller, whose title translates as “Duty/Shame,” will make its world premiere on BBC Two in 2019, with Netflix streaming the series globally outside of the U.K.

He has also attracted a great deal of attention in the Asian fashion industry, appearing on the covers of various fashion magazines in and out of Japan since he had started his career as a model in 1995.
In 2017, he was appointed as a model by Adidas Shanghai.
In the beginning of 2018, by collaboration with a Japanese fashion magazine, he was invited as a guest to DIOR’s Paris Collection.

He is also famed for his theatrical performances. In 2010, he made his theatrical debut by playing a lonely terrorist on the stage, “BLOOD IS ASLEEP WHILE STANDING” directed by most wanted Japanese stage director, Yukio Ninagawa.
Since then he has been cast in Ninagawa’s works over times such as “Blood WEDDING” and “CYMBELINE.”  In 2012, for the first time he appeared as Iachimo on the London’s Barbican stage for Shakespeare’s “CYMBELINE”.  In 2015, he starred in the play “THE TEACHING OF KAIJU” directed by Toshiaki Toyoda.  He then reprised his role in 2016.

In the spring of 2018, he had a came back to NHK as a narrator for an ETV documentary called ‘Reborn ~ Drawing the Evolution~’ after 17 years.

Yosuke has also been pursuing his career as a reggae singer by the name “Manji Line” since 2006.  He has been vigorously involved with music activities, performing over 100 concerts a year.
He released his first greatest hits album in 2015 and his sixth album of original songs was released in 2017.
The Manji Line tour in China in the spring of 2018 was a great success.

This year, he has also started his solo talk show “Nonbendarari. ”

His writing activities extends from poems to essays, travel stories, etc.
And, in June of 2018, he published “Kodona no Kotoba” for the first time in 3 years.

His most recent works include an appointment as the ambassador for “BULK HOMME”

MOVIES

as directed by
2019 Miwotukushiryourichou Komatsubara Haruki Kadokawa
2019 Saisho no bansan Shun Higashi Shiro Tokiwa
2019 PLANETIST ※documentary Toshiaki Toyoda
2017 ALLEYCAT

Maru Hideo Sakaki
2017 SILENCE Kichijiro Martin Scorsese
2015 Z-ISLAND Shirakawa Hiroshi Shinagawa
2014 FUJA Kikuo Himura Izô Hashimoto
2014 TOKYO TRIBE Nkoi Sion Sono
2014 SANBUN NO ICHI Sho Hama Hiroshi Shinagawa
2014 AI NO UZU Staff Daisuke Miura
2013 JI EKISUTORIMU SUKIYAKI Daisuke Okawa Shirou Maeda
2012 HELTER SKELTER Takao nanbu Mika Ninagawa
2012 MONSTERS CLUB Yuki Kakiuchi Toshiaki Toyoda
2012 HIMIZU Teruhiko Sion Sono
2011 UGLY Kazuya Kensaku Kakimoto
2011 GENJI MONOGATARI: Sennen no nazo Abe Seimei Yasuo Tsuruhashi
2010 TOKYO-JIMA Watanabe Makoto Shinozaki
2010 Yukizuri no machi Yasuhiro Nakagome Junji Sakamoto
2009 PANDORA NO HAKO Tsukushi Masanori Tominaga
2008 MABOROSHI NO YAMATAIKOKU Kazuma Sasabe Yukihiko Tsutsumi
2008 ICHI Toraji Shirakawa Fumihiko Sori
2007 PARADISE・NOW Khaled(as voice actor in Japanese) Hany Abu-Assad
2007 ORE WA, KIMI NO TAME NI KOSO SHINI NI IKU Katsuji Banto Taku Shinjo
2006 SONG SHU Zi SHA SHI JIAN Oshima Mi-sen Wu
2005 ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU Tetsuya Kumagawa Kenta Fukasaku
2005 TOBI GA KURURI TO Beautician Kenji Sonoda
2003 MAKAI TENSHO Amakusa Shiro Tokisada Hideyuki Hirayama
2002 KEIMUSHO NO NAKA Hamamura(Special Appearance) Yôichi Sai
2002 KYOKI NO SAKURA Susumu Yamaguchi Kenji Sonoda
2002 PING PONG PECO Fumihiko Sori
2002 Laundry Teru Jyunichi Mori
2001 GO

The youngest recipient of the Best Actor Award at the 25th Japan Academy Prize ever in its history

Sugihara Isao Yukisada
2001 OBORERU SAKANA Munetaka Akiyoshi Yukihiko Tsutsumi
2000 from TOMIE: replay Fumihito Sato Fujiro Mitsuishi
1998 TAKYU ONSEN Atsushi Fujiki Gen Yamakawa
1996 MIDORI Minoru Kobayashi Ryuichi Hiroki

STAGE PLAY

   as directed by
2016 THE TEACHING OF KAIJU(reprised ) Tensaku Toshiaki Toyoda
2013 iSAMU Isamu Noguchi Amon Miyamoto
2015 THE TEACHING OF KAIJU Tensaku Toshiaki Toyoda
2012 CYMBELINE Iachimo Yukio Ninagawa
2011 Blood Wedding Kitanoani Yukio Ninagawa
2010 BLOOD IS ASLEEP WHILE STANDING Haio Saegusa Yukio Ninagawa

TV DORAMA

2019 Giri/Haji YUTO BBC×Netflix London
2003 池袋ウエストゲートパーク -スープの回- IWGP -episode “SOUP”- Takashi Ando TBS
2002 Kaidan Hyaku Monogatari Shokichi (Wolf Man) CX
2002 Ashita Fuku Kaze Shigeru Sasamoto BS-i
2002 Private detective “Hama Maiku” -HANA- Akio Kitamura NTV
2002 Long Love letter -Hyoryu Kyoshitsu- Akio Asami CX
2001 NO1 Ryunosuke Araki TBS
2001(filmed in 1998) Kesatsu Shocho -Ukabanai Shitai No Nazo- Kazuhiro Matsuki ANB
2001 Strawberry On The Shortcake Tetsuya Saeki TBS
2000 Mou Ichido Kisu Ayumu Saegusa NHK
2000 Saraba Tengoku Ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Satoru Yuki TBS
2000 Digital Creators ’01 Chikyu Daibakuha (story E “Eternal Life) Alien Aria BS-i
2000 Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi -Mou Hitori No Watashi- Atsushi Sugiyama CX
2000 IWGP King (Takashi Ando) TBS
2000 Omiai Kekkon Jyunichi Ohata CX
2000 Soshite Tomodachi Takashi Nishimori ANB
2000 A・Un Kenichiro Tsujimoto TBS
1999 Shonen “H” Keizaburo Hanafusa CX
1999 Drama Special “Tengokuni Ichiban Chikai Otoko” Satoru Yuki TBS
1999 Hontouni Atta Kowai Hanashi -Natsu No Houmonsha- Kenji Morii CX
1999 Dorama Special “Meguriai” Kesuke Nakamaru CX
1999 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki 9 Masao Hiragi ANB
1999 Drama Special “GTO” Yoshito Kikuchi CX
1999 Rip Stick Hiroki Makimura CX
1999 Akakabu Kenji Funtoki 8 Masao hiiragi ANB
1999 Tengoku Ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko Satoru Yuki TBS
1998 Hashire Komuin episode2 Hayato Onoda CX
1998 Mujin Reikyusha Shoichi Yasunaga ANB
1998 Nacchan episode2 Onodera EX
1998 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki7 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1998 GTO Yoshito Kikuchi CX
1998 Bishojyo H episode7 Toru Kawashima CX
1998 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki6 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1998 ATHENA Hiroki Osawa TX
1997 Machi Kenji Kawabe CX
1997 Ai To Shi No Satujin Kairyu Hiroo Kataoka ANB
1997 Keisatsu Shocho Kazuhiro Matsuki ANB
1997 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki5 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1997 Shin Akakabu Kenji Funtoki4 Masao Hiiragi ANB
1996 Kaga Hyakumangoku Satsujin Jiken Kosuke Sakamoto NTB
1996 Keiji Ou Episode12 Yuji Ando TX
1996 HEN Vol.2 Ryuichi Kobayashi EX
1996 Wakabanokoro Noboru Toda TBS
1995 Kindaichi Shonen No Jikenbo Mitsuru Fukamachi NTV

CM

2019 Indeed
2015 Crush of Kings
2009 Suntory “GATORADE”
2009 SONY “Play Station 3”
2003 Otsuka Pharmaceutical ”CalorieMate”
2002 SONY MUSIC “Di VIBES”
2002 ELECOM
2002 NTT DoCoMo Kansai
2002 LIFE
2002 Nestle “N-taste code”
2002 JAL campaign “SKI Hokkaido 2002”
2001 JAL campaign “Active Hokkaido 2001”
2001 SEED
2001 グリコ「ムースカプリコ」glico “Mousse Caplico”
2001 glico “Kiss Mint”
2001 IMAGE
2000 Kaou “Men’s Biore”
2000 Coca-Cola Japan
1998 Tirol Chocolate
1997 Hebel Haus
1997 Recruit”From”A
1996 Nichirei

PV

2017 Izumi Sakaki Lost and Found
2006 RYO the SKYWALKER HAREWATARU OKA
2001 K DUB SHINE SAVE THE CHILDREN
2001 Mr. Children KIMI GA SUKI

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OVA

1998 Shonan Butouha Koukouden -Shinsouban Tanjyou Hen- as Jun Gouda KSS
1997 Bourei Gakkyu -Shoujyo No Senritsu- as Shingo Kawai Taiei
1997 Shonan Butouha Koukouden as Jun Gouda KSS
1996 “Hajimari Ha Itsumo Toshokan” ※educational movie as Riki Iwasaki Kinokuniya Books

OTHERS

2019 Invited party of “Clash de Cartier” Venue : Paris/Tokyo
2019 Photo Exhibition “Yuzo Otsuka” Venue : Nagasaki Museum
2018 “Dior 2019 Pre-Fall Men’s Collection” Invited as a guest Venue : Tokyo Telecom Center bilding
2018 “TOKYO SOUNDSCAPE by cowcamo” Creator Venue : Meguro CLASKA
2016 Photo Exhibition “IN MY ROOM” By Mika NInagawa Venu : Shibuya PARUCO Musiam
2014 Video for guests at Yoshinoyama “Seimei To Yami Ni Ukabu Zaou Gongen” Directed by Kusui
2014 ALS ice bucket challenge
2013 Photo Exhibition “Gekkan Men” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Tokyo TABLOID GALLERY, Osaka Tennoji MIO
2013 Photo Exhibition “LUCKY STAR NINAGAWA MEN&WOMEN” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Omotesando Hills
2012 Alfa Romeo “MiTO INNOVATIVE FASHION DRIVE” Photo Exhibition Venue : CosTUME NATIONAL Aoyama Complex
2013 Photo Exhibition “SUPER LESLEE KEE 15th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO EXHIBITION” by Leslie Kee Venue : Shibuya PARCO PARCO GALLERY X
2013 Photo Exhibition “SUPER LOVE” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando GYRE
2013 Photo Exhibition “SUPER BARNEYS PHOTO EXHIBITION” by Leslie Kee Venue : BARNEYS NEW YORK
2012 Photo Exhibition “HELTER SKELTER” By Mika NInagawa Venue : Shibuya PARCO Musium
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-class Presents Ricky@Fifty,A Ricky Powell Retrospective, From Greenwich Village to the Land of The Rising Sun… Mercedes-Benz Connection Venue : Mercedes-Benz Connection Roppongi
2012 “The HOPE Exhibition by Leslie Kee” Venue : Omotesando Hills
2011 Daido Moriyama and Mika ninagawa Photo Exhibition Venue : Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
2011 “TENKI 311 THE DAY -a message-“
2010 Photo Exhibition “SUPER TOKYO” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando Hills
2006 Photo Exhibition “SUPER STARS” by Leslie Kee Venue : Omotesando Hills
2006 “Yosuke Kubozuka×new balance×mita sneakers”
2006 Game “Machi~Unmei No Kousaten” ※for PSP
2001 Densetsu No Wanijeiku Derected by Isshin Inudo
1999 Hiromichi Nakano “1999-2000 Tokyo Collection A/W” Venue : EBIS303
1998 Game “Machi~Unmei No Kousaten”

BOOKS/CD

2018 Kodona no Kotoba NORTH VILLAGE
2015 Houryu NORTH VILLAGE
2012 【CD】Seija No Koshin : Genso Gikyoku Kaihogun Yori Shiki No Aru Rakuen AMATORECORDZ reading aloud
2012 Hounyou NORTH VILLAGE
2011 【photo album】”GEKKAN MEN SPECIAL YOSUKE KUBOZUKA NOWHERE” PONY CANYON Photographer:Mika Ninagawa
2011 Hourou NORTH VILLAGE
2010 Lyrics&photos ”Yosuke Kubozuka / 卍LINE~TIME WAVE~” Inforest
2009 Gekkan Watanabe Naoko(Shincho mook) Shinchosha Photographer:Yosuke Kubozuka
2008 Oficial visual book “ICHI” Koudansha
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Shogakukan
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Gakken plus
2005 Cinema book “ONAJI TSUKI WO MITEIRU” Pia
2004 Chikyu Ishin Meisou shuppan
2003 Nagare Koudansha+α Bunko
2003 Message book “PIECES OF PEACE” Koudansha
2003 Official book “MAKAI TENSEI” Takarajimasha
2002 Cinema book “KYOUKI NO SAKURA” Shinchosha
2002 Ping Pong visual chinebook Shogakukan
2001 『GO~FUCK’N SPECIAL ISSUE RESPECT EDITION~』 Wani books
2001 Seija No Koshin : Genso Gikyoku Kaihogun Yori Shiki No Aru Rakuen Pia
2000 Message book “20” Koshinsha

EVENTS

2019 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “Blind Spotting” Kagurazaka as talk guest
2018 Talk event for commemorate the exhibition “OCCUL” Shibuya GALLERY X
2018 Nonbendarari Mt.RAINIERHALL SHIBUYA Solo talk show
2018 OyaG Talk Live! Gallery Roppongi
2017 Seminar “Yokosuka Youkakai” 横須賀セントラルホテルYokosuka central Hotel Talk show
2017 Talk event for commemorate the photo alubm release”TRANSLATOR” Aoyama Book center
2014 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “The Harder They Come” Place: Cinem@rt Shinsaibashi
2012 Talk event for commemorate the movie release “Marley”
2011 26th Heike Monogatari no yuube 京都府立府民ホール ALTI Act:Mokke no Sata
2010 Tabimatsuri 2010 Odaiba Talk Event
2008 Sakura AID charity concert Kinpusen temple Recitation
2007 Magical night of Švankmajer Dining Bar 「TRINITY」 Talk show
2007 Hisao Nakazato Celebration for publication of book and having a press conference Gakushikaikan Gave a speech as a guest
2007 Tribute of Miyuki Nakajima “Ikite Oyoge Namidaha Ushiro De Nagase” Osaka Festival Hall Recitation
2006 Yokohama Reggae Festival 2006 横浜スタジアムYokohama studium Video message
2006 Shison Yokosuka city culture hall Poem:Yosuke Kubozuka, Dance:GORI, Pinano:MAKO, Art:TSUYOSHI
2004 Environmental Event “Earth Day Tokyo 2004” Yoyogi Park Music Live(Yosuke Kubozuka a.k.a.Kuusui)
2004 Environmental Event “Earth Day Tokyo 2004” Meiji Shrine Talk Show
2003 YOKOSUKA SOUND GATE Yokosuka Shin port Charity Event

TV

2018 Reborn ~ Drawing the Evolution~ NHK ※As a narrator
2005 Kubozuka Yousuke/ Journey of Native American TBS ※Documentary
2004 Kokuhaku/Kubozukayousuke TBS ※Documentary
2003 Chikyu Ishin ~PIECES OF PEACE~ CX ※Documentary
2002 Yosuke Kubozuka/The challenge of the 23-year-old ANB ※Documentary
2002 Waratte Iitomo CX ※Talk show
2001 Top Runner NHK ※Talk show
2001 Shitateya Koujyou CX
2001 Jyonetsu Tairiku TBS ※Documentary
2000 Hanamaru Market TBS ※Talk show
2000 Waratte Iitomo CX ※Talk show
1999 Sekai Ururun Taizaiki TBS ※Documentary(Visiting Italy to know about "Borsalino")

AWARDS HISTORY

2017 10th Parenting Award Father department
2001 25th Awards of the Japanese Academy

※The youngest recipient ever in its history.

Best Actor Award GO
2001 25th Awards of the Japanese Academy Newcomer of the Year GO
2001 75th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Award OBORERU SAKANA
2001 75th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Award / Best New Actor GO
2001 23rd Yokohama Film Festival Best Actor Award GO
2001 26th Hochi Film Awards Best Actor Award GO
2001 16th Takasaki Film Festival Best Actor Award GO
2001 11st Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Actor Award GO
2001 11st Japan Movie Critics Award Best Actor Award GO
2001 56th Mainichi Film Concours Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award GO
2001 14th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award GO
2001 39th Golden Arrow Award Film Award GO
2001 Élan d’or Award Best New Actor Award
1999 37th Galaxy Awards Encouragement Award Shonen "H"