Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃, Kimura Yoshino, born 10 April 1976) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer. She appeared on an episode of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Kimura won the "Rookie of the Year" prize at the 21st Japan Academy Awards for her appearance in Shitsurakuen.[3]

Yoshino Kimura
木村 佳乃
Yoshino Kimura at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Japan Premiere in 2018
Kimura in 2018
Born (1976-04-10) 10 April 1976 (age 43)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
Years active1996–present
AgentTOP COAT
Home townSetagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Spouse(s)
Children2[2]

CareerEdit

Kimura appeared as Shizuka in the recent spaghetti-western Sukiyaki Western Django. As of 25 June 2007 she is slated to star in a new Japanese soap opera to be set in Australia.[4] Kimura also voiced Master Tigress in the Japanese dub of Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2. She also appears in Blindness as the First Blind Man's Wife. On 24 October 2010 she married Noriyuki Higashiyama.[5]

In 2007, Kimura took the title role in a TV Asahi tanpatsu (単発, TV movie), entitled Teresa Teng Monogatari (テレサ・テン物語), portraying the late Taiwanese superstar, who was (and continues to be) popular throughout Asia.

She played Kazusa Monzen and Aoi Monzen in the 2008 film Orochi: Blood.[6]

She also did the voice of Claire Folley in the game Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

  • Lost Paradise (1997) – Chika
  • Isola: Persona 13 (2000) – Yukari Kamo
  • Hashire! Ichirō (2001) – Terada
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) – Princess Kida
  • Mobōhan (2002) – Shigeko Maehata
  • Her Island, My Island (2002) – Kuriko
  • Like Asura (2003) – Keiko Akagi
  • Ichigo no Kakera (2005)
  • Bluestockings (2005) – Kiyoko
  • The Samurai I Loved (2005) – Fuku
  • Nezu no Ban (2006) – Shigeko
  • Backdancers! (2006) – Reiko Mihama
  • Sakuran (2006) – Takao
  • Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007) – Akiko
  • Densen Uta (2007) – Ranko Kaburagi
  • Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) – Shizuka
  • Fine, Totally Fine (2008) – Akari Kinoshita
  • Aibō the Movie (2008) – Hinako Katayama
  • Jirochô Sangokushi (2008) – Osono
  • Orochi: Blood (2008) – Aoi Monzen, Kazusa Monzen
  • Blindness (2008) – First Blind Man's Wife
  • Rescue Wings (2008) – Mina Takasu
  • Daremo Mamotte Kurenai (2008) – Reiko Onoue
  • Killer Bride's Perfect Crime (2009) – Fukuko Kobayashi
  • Confessions (2010) – Yuko Shimomura
  • King Game (2010) – Yamazaki
  • Aibō Series X DAY (2013) – Hinako Katayama
  • Hot Road (2014) – Kazuki's mother
  • Hoshigaoka Wonderland – Sawako Kiyokawa
  • Desperate Sunflowers (2016) – Natsuko Kotani
  • Pretty Cure Dream Stars! (2017) - Shizuku (voice)
  • My Dad is a Heel Wrestler (2018) - Shiori
  • Hit Me Anyone One More Time (2019) - the president of the United States
  • Diner (2019)
  • Damashi-e no Kiba (2020)

TelevisionEdit

DubbingEdit

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
1998 42nd Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Won
1998 21st Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year Lost Paradise Won
2006 29th Japan Academy Prize Best Actress The Samurai I Loved Nominated
2011 53rd Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actress Confessions Won
2016 9th Tokyo Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Boku no Yabai Tsuma Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 木村佳乃、ロンドン生まれが「やっと役立った」 - 芸能 : 日刊スポーツ. nikkansports.com (in Japanese). 11 November 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ 東山紀之&木村佳乃夫妻に第1子女児誕生 「命の詩を聞かせてくれました」 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Neighbours effect' tried on Japanese," BBC
  5. ^ Noriyuki Higashiyama, Yoshino Kimura, now married
  6. ^ "Orochi". fantasiafest.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  7. ^ アトランティス/失われた帝国 (in Japanese). Disney. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  8. ^ オープン・シーズン[吹] (in Japanese). Star Channel. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "パーシー・ジャクソンとオリンポスの神々". Star Channel. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "ゴジラ キング・オブ・モンスターズ". Fukikaeru. Retrieved June 7, 2019.

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