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Win Morisaki (森崎ウィン, Morisaki Win, Burmese: မိုရီဆာကီဝင်း; born August 20, 1990) is a Japanese singer and actor of Burmese descent. He is the lead vocalist of PrizmaX, a J-pop idol boy band. He has appeared in films and television dramas in Japan and Myanmar, as well as in Hollywood film Ready Player One (2018).[1][2][3]

Win Morisaki
Win Morisaki by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Morisaki at WonderCon 2018
Background information
Native name
森崎ウィン
Born (1990-08-20) August 20, 1990 (age 28)
Yangon, Myanmar
GenresJ-pop
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsStardust Promotion
Associated actsPrizmaX
WebsiteStardust JP

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Early life and educationEdit

Morisaki was born Win Kyaw Htoo (ဝင်းကျော်ထူး),[4] nicknamed Ah Win, to Burmese parents in Yangon, Myanmar. His parents worked abroad in Japan during his early childhood and he lived in Myanmar with his grandmother until the age of ten, when he moved to Japan to join his parents.[5] Morisaki was scouted at the age of 14 to join the entertainment industry.[5][6]

CareerEdit

In 2008, Morisaki joined J-pop idol boy band PrizmaX, managed by Stardust Promotion. He act at events and live performances, as well as debuting as actors. In August 2010, he became a member of NAKED BOYZ together with other PrizmaX members (except Tsubasa Shimada), and withdrawed at the end of the same year.[7] Morisaki made his film debut in the Yutaka Ozaki's film Sherry in 2012.[8] He was selected as the first radio personality at FM Yokohama in April 2015.[9]

Morisaki played the role of Daito in the Hollywood film Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline.[10][11][12][13] Morisaki joins a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller and Mark Rylance.[14][15] Morisaki played a small supporting role alongside Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi in a Burmese-language film, Zati Myay (ဇာတိမြေ), directed by Kyi Phyu Shin.[16] He received 'Popular awards' from Shwe FM's 8th Anniversary on October 1, 2017.

In August 2018, he was appointed the Myanmar tourism ambassador.

 
Morisaki in April 2013.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Gokusen: The Movie Igarashi Makoto
Parade Makoto
2010 Shodo Girls Makoto Ichinose
Thriller Restaurant Kaoru Minakami
2011 Tengoku Kara no Yell Kai Inoha
2014 Sherry Junichi Sato
2016 Kidan Piece of Darkness Kentarou
2018 Ready Player One Daito
My Country My Home Kimura Aung
Kujira no Shima no Wasuremono Koa Guen
No Matter How Much My Mom Hates Me Kimitsu
2019 Honeybees and Distant Thunder Masaru C Levy Anatole
Children of the Sea Anglade (voice)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Tokyo Girl Takashi
Gakkō ja Oshierarenai! Nishikawa Tomu
2009 Gokusen 3 Graduation Special '09 Igarashi Makoto Television special
Kamen Rider W Dango Inamoto 2 episodes
2012 Ghost Mama Sousasen Kitajima Ryo Episode 1.8
2012–2013 Ten no Hakobune Din
2013 Namonaki Doku Shin Kasai
2014 Petero no Soretsu Shin Kasai Episode 1.1
2018 Ready Player One LIVE at SXSW Himself
Made in Hollywood Himself Episode: "Ready Player One/Midnight Sun/Final Portrait"
Miss Sherlock Bartender Episode: "The First Case"
Hagetaka Koichi Amenaki
Tokyo Blood Type House

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eleven Media Japanese links to 8888 protests explored in new film
  2. ^ "နှစ်နိုင်ငံ ပူးပေါင်းဖျော်ဖြေ တင်ဆက်မယ့် ဂျပန်-မြန်မာ ပွဲတော် 2017". Irrawaddy Media Burmese News. 2017-01-26.
  3. ^ Eleven News Interview with Morisaki Win
  4. ^ "မြေးဖြစ်သူမိုရီဆာကီဝင်းရဲ့ငယ်ဘဝအမှတ်တရတွေကိုပြောပြတဲ့အဘွားဖြစ်သူဒေါ်ခင်ခင်ထွေး". The Voice TV Myanmar.
  5. ^ a b Me, Nyo. "Homegrown: J-Pop to the big screen". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Interview with Japan Star Morisaki Win". Sunday Journal Myanmar (in Burmese). 2017-02-13.
  7. ^ "今年の暖かいご声援に心から感謝をこめて。". NAKED BOYZ Staff Blog. 2010-12-29.
  8. ^ "尾崎豊さん20回目命日に追悼映画完成". デイリースポーツオンライン. 2012-04-26. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26.
  9. ^ "WINのMAXで行こう!". E★K radio - Fm yokohama. 2015-04-06.
  10. ^ "Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Adds Japanese Actor-Singer Win Morisaki". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  11. ^ "Win Morisaki Is Daito In Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE". Rama Screen. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ "PrizmaX's Morisaki Win to Star in New Steven Spielberg Movie Ready Player One". Arama Japan. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  13. ^ Yahoo News Japan’s Win Morisaki Joins Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
  14. ^ Staff, Variety (2016-06-06). "Japan's Win Morisaki Joins Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  15. ^ "Japanese Star Win Morisaki Joins 'Ready Player One'". AwardsCircuit. 2016-06-06.
  16. ^ "ရှစ်လေးလုံးအရေးတော်ပုံရုပ်ရှင်ကားတွင် လူထုဆန္ဒ ထင်ဟပ်စေနိုင်သည့် သမိုင်းလှုပ်ရှားမှုများမြင်တွေ့ရန် မျှော်လင့်ဟု ဦးဖြိုးမင်းသိန်းပြော". 7Day Daily. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2017-08-09.

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