Masahiro Higashide

Masahiro Higashide (東出 昌大, Higashide Masahiro, born February 1, 1988 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and model. In 2012, he debuted as an actor in The Kirishima Thing.

Masahiro Higashide
Higashide Masahiro from "Satoshi- A Move for Tomorrow" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 (32831024483).jpg
Higashide at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016
Born (1988-02-01) February 1, 1988 (age 32)
Saitama, Japan
OccupationActor, model
Years active2004–present
Agenthumanitè Inc.
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
(m. 2015; div. 2020)


He debuted as a model in the 19th Men's Non-no Exclusive Model Audition in high school. After graduating from high school, he aimed to become a jewelry designer and proceeded to attend a jewelry school.[1] He was active as a model for ZUCCa or Yohji Yamamoto from 2006 to 2011.

He debuted in The Kirishima Thing in 2012 and has been an actor since then.

He has acted on the NHK TV program “Rakugo Deeper!"

Personal lifeEdit

Higashide graduated from Saitama Prefectural Asaka High School. He practiced kendo daily when he was young because his father is a kendo teacher. His father is also a cook of the Japanese cuisine.

He married Anne Watanabe on January 1, 2015.[2] Their twin daughters were born in May 2016.[3] Their son was born in November 2017.

In January 2020, Shūkan Bunshun revealed that Higashide had been having an extramarital affair with actress Erika Karata since 2017, when Watanabe was pregnant with their third child. The report was later confirmed by his agency.[4] The incident has caused Higashide to lose several endorsement deals.[5]

On 1 August 2020, Watanabe finalized her divorce with Higashide, promising that they’ll work together to take care of the children.[6]



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2012 The Kirishima Thing Hiroki Kikuchi [7]
2013 It All Began When I Met You Takumi Tsumura Story 2: "Long Distance Relationship" [7]
2014 Crows Explode Kazeo Kaburagi Lead role [7]
Blue Spring Ride Kō Mabuchi Lead role [8]
0.5mm karaoke clerk [7]
Parasyte: Part 1 Hideo Shimada [7]
2015 Parasyte: Part 2 Hideo Shimada [7]
Gonin Saga Hayato Hisamatsu Lead role [7]
2016 Creepy Nogami [7]
Maniac Hero Hidetoshi Nakatsu Lead role [7]
Death Note: Light Up the New World Tsukuru Mishima Lead role [9]
Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow Yoshiharu Habu [7]
My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday Shōichi Ueyama [7]
2017 Sekigahara Kobayakawa Hideaki [7]
Before We Vanish Pastor [7]
Foreboding Shirō Makabe Lead role [7]
2018 Asako I & II Baku and Ryōhei Lead role [7]
The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine Tetsu Nakahama Lead role [7]
Over Drive Atsuhiro Hiyama Lead role [7]
Punk Samurai Slash Down Kuroae Naohito [7]
The Antique Yoshio Tanaka [7]
2019 The Confidence Man JP: The Movie Boku-chan [7]
2020 The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess Boku-chan [7]
Mishima: The Last Debate Navigator Documentary film [7]
Ora, Ora Be Goin' Alone Shūzō [7]
Wife of a Spy Yasuharu Tsumori [10]
2021 Touge: The Last Samurai Tokugawa Yoshinobu [7]
Blue Kazuki Ogawa [11]
2022 The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero Boku-chan [12]
Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016


  • Renai Kentei (NHK, 2012), Junya Yoshimitsu[7]
  • Reset: Honto no Shiawase no Mitsukekata (TBS-MBS, 2012), Shion/Jun Aya[7]
  • Wonderful Single Life (Fuji TV, 2012), Hiroki Yamada[7]
  • xxxHolic (Wowow, 2013) Shizuka Dōmeki[7]
  • Amachan (NHK, 2013), young Daikichi Ōmukai[7]
  • Gochisōsan (NHK, 2013-14), Yūtarō Nishikado[7]
  • Fathers, Episode 7 (TBS, 2014), Yūsuke Togawa[7]
  • Hanamoyu (NHK, 2015), Genzui Kusaka[7]
  • A Restaurant With Many Problems (Fuji TV, 2015), Chef Makoto Monji[7]
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (NHK, 2016), Tanda[7]
  • Death Note: New Generation (Hulu, 2016), Tsukuru Mishima[7]
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Season 2 (NHK, 2017), Tanda
  • Leaders 2 (TBS, 2017), Makoto Kusakabe[7]
  • I love You Just a Little Bit (TBS, 2017), Ryōta Watanabe[7]
  • Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha (Wowow, 2017), Jiro Makabe
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Season 3 (NHK, 2017-18), Tanda
  • The Confidence Man JP (Fuji TV, 2018), Boku-chan[7]
  • Villain: Perpetrator Chase Investigation (Wowow, 2019), Shuichi Saeki
  • Pure! ~ One-day idol director's case book ~ (NHK, 2019), Shusaku Todo
  • Police and Prosecutor (TV Asahi, 2020), Shuhei Majima
  • Wife of a Spy (NHK, 2020), Yasuharu Tsumori[7]

Stage PerformancesEdit

  • Nocturnes (2015)[7]
  • The Sea of Fertility (2018, 2018 PARCO PRODUCE)[7]
  • The Second Summer (2019, M&Oplays Produce)[7]




Awards and accoladesEdit

Year Award Category Work(s) Result
2013 67th Mainichi Film Award Best New Actor The Kirishima Thing Won[14]
36th Japan Academy Film Prize Newcomers of the Year Won[15]
2014 27th Nikkan Sports Film Award Yūjirō Ishihara Newcomer Award Parasyte: Part 1 and Crows Explode Won
38th Elan d'or Awards Newcomers of the Year Himself Won
2015 88th Kinema Junpo Awards Best New Actor Won
2016 41st Hochi Film Award Best Supporting Actor Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow Nominated
2017 71st Mainichi Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
12th Osaka Cinema Festival Best Supporting Actor Won
40th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting Actor Nominated
26th Japanese Movie Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2018 31st Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Actor Asako I & II and Over Drive Nominated
2019 61st Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Nominated
40th Yokohama Film Festival Best Actor Asako I & II Won
73rd Mainichi Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
28th Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Actor Nominated
2021 75th Mainichi Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Wife of a Spy Pending
63rd Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actor Wife of a Spy and The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess Pending[16]


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  2. ^ 杏&東出昌大が元日結婚!春には挙式・披露宴 熱愛発覚から1年 [Anne and Masahiro Higashide to marry on New Year's Day! ceremony to be held in spring]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "杏、双子女児を出産「立派な子に育て上げたい」 東出昌大がパパに". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ "近藤春菜、不倫報道の東出昌大に辛らつ「東出さんが苦しいのは正直どうでもいい。自業自得」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  5. ^ "東出CM打ち切りへ 「よきパパ」イメージ崩壊 不倫の大きすぎる代償". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  6. ^ "Actress Anne Watanabe divorces actor husband Masahiro Higashide over his extramarital affair". The Strait Times. 2020-08-01. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
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  8. ^ Loo, Egan (2014-04-02). "Tsubasa Honda, Masahiro Higashide Star in Live-Action Ao Haru Ride". Anime News Network (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  9. ^ "Screen Daily Unveils 2016 Death Note Film's New Visual". Anime News Network. February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "スパイの妻". Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "松山ケンイチ主演、木村文乃がヒロイン! 吉田恵輔完全オリジナル『BLUE/ブルー』公開". Cinema Cafe. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "「コンフィデンスマンJP」第3弾製作決定!長澤まさみ「『英雄編』と『五十嵐編』の2本立てにしたい」". Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "日本語吹替えキャスト". Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "Mainichi Film Award Winners: 67th (2012)" (in Japanese). Mainichi Newspapers. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Dai 36-kai Nihon Akademī-shō yūshū sakuhin" (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize Association. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  16. ^ "嵐・二宮和也主演の「浅田家!」が最多5部門でノミネート「第63回ブルーリボン賞」各部門候補を発表". The Chunichi Shimbun. Retrieved January 4, 2021.

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