Kengo Kora

Kengo Kora (高良 健吾, Kōra Kengo, born November 12, 1987) is a Japanese actor.

Kengo Kora
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Kora in 2016
Born (1987-11-12) November 12, 1987 (age 33)
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)

CareerEdit

Kora has gained recognition for his roles in films such as Shinji Aoyama's Sad Vacation,[1] Yukio Ninagawa's Snakes and Earrings,[2] Tran Anh Hung's Norwegian Wood,[3] Ryuichi Hiroki's The Egoists,[4] Yoshihiro Fukagawa's Into the White Night,[5] and Koji Wakamatsu's The Millennial Rapture.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2006 The Inugamis Young Sahei Inugami Uncredited
Metro ni Notte
The Summer of Stickleback Sho Sugimoto
2007 M Minoru
Sad Vacation Yusuke Mamiya
Fuckin' Runaway Takeshi
2008 Snakes and Earrings Ama
108 Junpei Sasaki
2009 Antarctic Chef
The Crab Cannery Ship
The Vulture
Fish Story Goro
Zen
2010 Norwegian Wood Kizuki
The Lightning Tree Tomozo
Fireworks from the Heart Taro Suto Lead role
Box! Yūki
A Crowd of Three Lead role
Solanin Naruo Taneda Lead role
Bandage Yukiya
2011 The Egoists Kazuhiko Ninomiya Lead role
Tada's Do-It-All House Hoshi
Into the White Night Ryoji Kirihara Lead role
The Woodsman and the Rain Kōichi
2012 Signal Reiji Urushida
Kueki Ressha Shoji Kusakabe
Kitsutsuki to Ame Koichi Kishi
The Millennial Rapture Hanzō Lead role
2013 The Story of Yonosuke Yonosuke Yokomichi Lead role
A Tale of Samurai Cooking Yasunobu Funaki
Roommate Kensuke Kudo
Beyond the Memories Kazue Haruta
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Sutemaru (voice)
2014 My Man Ozaki
2015 The Mourner Shizuto Sakatsuki Lead role
Miss Hokusai Kuninao Utagawa (voice)
Being Good Tadashi Okano Lead role
2016 Utsukushii Hito Tamaya
Kako: My Sullen Past Yasunori
Bitter Honey Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Shin Godzilla Yusuke Shimura
2017 Moon and Lightning Satoshi Lead role
Side Job Miura
2018 Shoplifters Takumi Maezono
Natsume's Book of Friends Movie Mukuo Tsumura (voice)
Dare to Stop Us Ken Yoshizawa
2019 Love's Twisting Path Tajūrō Lead role
Talking the Pictures Takayuki Mogi
No Longer Human Yukio Mishima
The Master of Funerals Daisuke Toyokawa
Under Your Bed Mitsui Lead role
Noroshi ga Yobu Short film
2020 Town Without Sea Kobayashi [7]
Under the Stars [8]
2021 Aristocrats Kōichirō Aoki [9]
Omoide Shashin Ichirō Hoshino [10]
Remain in Twilight Kin'ichi [11]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref(s)
2011 Ohisama Kazunari Maruyama NHK Asadora
2012 Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance Miroku Tachi Wowow Lead role
2015 Hana Moyu Takasugi Shinsaku NHK Taiga drama
2016 Love That Makes You Cry Ren Soda Fuji TV Lead role [12]
Beppin san Kiyoshi Nogami NHK Asadora
2017 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Raul NHK
2018 Bye Bye, Black Bird Wowow Lead role
2019 Two Homelands Tadashi Amō TV Tokyo TV movie [13]
Yume-Shokudō no Ryōrinin NHK Lead role, TV movie [14]
Motokare Mania Makoto "Makochi" Saitō Fuji TV Lead role [15]
2021 Reach Beyond the Blue Sky Shibusawa Kisaku NHK Taiga drama [16]
Anata no Soba de Ashita ga Warau NHK TV movie [17]

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Work(s) Result
2010 23rd Nikkan Sports Film Award Yūjirō Ishihara Newcomer Award Fireworks from the Heart and Solanin Won
2011 20th Japan Film Professional Awards Best New Encouragement A Crowd of Three Won
2012 35th Japan Academy Film Prize Newcomer of the Year The Egoists Won
56th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Himself Won
2013 36th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting Actor Kueki Ressha Nominated
2014 23rd Japan Film Professional Awards Best Actor A Story of Yonosuke Won
56th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Won
2015 28th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Actor The Mourner and Being Good Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schilling, Mark (7 September 2007). "'Sad Vacation' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times.
  2. ^ Brown, Todd (24 June 2009). "NYAFF 09 Review: SNAKES AND EARRINGS". Twitch Film.
  3. ^ Croce, Fernando F. (2 January 2012). "Norwegian Wood - Film Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  4. ^ Lee, Maggie (25 April 2012). "The Egoists - Variety". Variety.
  5. ^ Romney, Jonathan (13 February 2011). "Into The White Night - Review - Screen". Screen International.
  6. ^ Young, Neil (3 September 2012). "The Millennial Rapture (Sennen no Yuraku): Venice Review - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "夏、至るころ". eiga.com. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "芦田愛菜主演「星の子」に岡田将生、大友康平、高良健吾、黒木華らが出演! 本予告も完成". eiga.com. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "門脇麦×水原希子「あのこは貴族」に、高良健吾&石橋静河&山下リオ参戦! 特報&ティザービジュアル披露". eiga.com. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "おもいで写眞". eiga.com. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  11. ^ "成田凌と松居大悟のタッグ作「くれなずめ」公開、共演に高良健吾や若葉竜也". Natalie. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  12. ^ 有村架純×高良健吾「いつ恋」最終回、長い恋模様の結末は?視聴者の“余韻”収まらず (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  13. ^ "高良健吾×新田真剣佑、『二つの祖国』初共演対談 「考えるきっかけになれば」". Oricon. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "高良健吾さん主演!『夢食堂の料理人~1964東京オリンピック選手村物語~』7月23日放送!". NHK. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "新木優子:地上波ドラマ初主演で"恋愛下手女子"に 高良健吾と初共演でラブコメ". Mantan-web. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  16. ^ "2021年大河ドラマ「青天を衝け」出演者発表!<第1弾>". NHK. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  17. ^ "綾瀬はるかと池松壮亮が共演、東日本大震災特集ドラマがNHKで制作開始". Natalie. Retrieved October 13, 2020.

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