Hikari Mitsushima

Hikari Mitsushima (満島 ひかり, Mitsushima Hikari, born 30 November 1985) is a Japanese actress and singer. She came to note as a pop singer but went on to star in films.

Hikari Mitsushima
満島 ひかり
Mitsushima Hikari at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 (25331933327).jpg
Mitsushima at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival, 2017.
Born (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 35)
Kagoshima, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Other namesHIKARI
Occupation
Years active1997–present
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)Yuya Ishii (2010–2016)
RelativesShinnosuke Mitsushima (brother)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsFolder 5
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CareerEdit

She began her music career in 1997 as a teenage idol singer in the J-pop groups Folder and Folder 5. Although she made her acting debut in 1997 with Rebirth of Mothra II, she did not start acting regularly until 2005. She appeared in manga-based thriller film Death Note (2006) and the well-received Love Exposure (2008), a comedy-drama/art film directed by Sion Sono. Her performance in the latter brought her critical attention and won her several awards.[1]

Since then she has had starring roles in Kakera: A Piece of Our Life (2009) and Sawako Decides (2010), written and directed by Yuya Ishii, whom she subsequently married in late 2010.[2] They divorced in 2016.[3] She has also appeared in the music video for Mondo Grosso's song "Labyrinth" (2017), which has over 23 million views on YouTube as of April 2020.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • Ultraman Max (2005-2006) as Elly
  • Dandori Musume (2006) as Ulala
  • Beni no monshō (2006) as Ayako (2006)
  • Burokkorii (2007)
  • Kaette kita jikō keisatsu (2007) as Mitsuyo
  • Kamen Rider Den-O (2007) as Yuka Sawada
  • Kekkon sagishi (2007)
  • Shakin Kanojo (2008)
  • Hitomi (2008) as Junko
  • MAKE THE LAST WISH (2008)
  • Uramiya honpo reboot (2009)
  • IRIS (2009) (Dubbed for Kim So-yeon)
  • Bloody Monday (2010) as Risa Kurano / Lisa
  • Tsuki no Koibito ~Moon Lovers~ (2010) as Anzai Rina
  • Moteki (2010) as Nakashiba Itsuka
  • Dazai Osamu tanpen shōsetsu shū 3 (2010)
  • Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien (2011, TV Movie) as Yoshiki Mari
  • Ohisama (2011)
  • Soredemo, Ikite yuku (2011) as Futaba
  • Kaitakushatachi (2012)
  • Woman (2013) as Koharu
  • Wakamono Tachi (2014) as Hikari
  • Gomen ne Seishun! (2014) as Lisa
  • Dokonjō Gaeru (2015) as Pyonkichi (voice)
  • Totto TV (2016) as Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  • Kidnap Tour (2016)
  • Quartet (2017) as Suzume
  • Kangoku no Ohimesama (2017) as Futaba Wakai
  • First Love (2022) as Yae Noguchi[5]

AwardsEdit

She has won the following awards for her performances:[6]

Fant-Asia Film Festival
  • 2009 - Jury Prize: Best Female Performance - Love Exposure
Hochi Film Awards
  • 2009 - Best New Talent - Love Exposure, Pride, The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
International Drama Festival in Tokyo
  • 2011 - Best Supporting Actress - Moteki, Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien
  • 2014 - Best Actress - Woman
Kinema Junpo Awards
  • 2010 - Best Supporting Actress - Love Exposure, Pride, The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
Mainichi Film Concours
  • 2010 - Sponichi Grand Prize: New Talent Award (shared with co-star Takahiro Nishijima) - Love Exposure
Yokohama Film Festival
Japanese Film Critics Awards
  • 2016 - Best Supporting Actress - Kakekomi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aoki, Mizuho (30 April 2010). "Hikari Mitsushima: from pop idol to screen diva?". Japan Times. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ Hikari Mitsushima - Biography
  3. ^ "Mitsushima Hikari & Nagayama Kento are in a relationship | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  4. ^ MONDO GROSSO / ラビリンス on YouTube
  5. ^ "満島ひかり×佐藤健×宇多田ヒカル Netflix『First Love 初恋』2022年配信". Cinra.net. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Hikari Mitsushima at IMDb

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