Birth Place Matching "Hyogo, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Takashi Shimura

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded ...

2. Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writer | Dai-Nihonjin

Hitoshi Matsumoto and his childhood friend Masatoshi Hamada teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...

3. Mana Ashida

Actress | Pacific Rim

When three-years old Nishinomiya (known for its baseball affinity and stadium), Hyogo Prefecture-born Mana's mother thought her becoming an actress would be fun and guided her into the vocation. That was 2007. Her first role came about in 2009. She was in the serial Mother on Nippon Television ...

4. Kaho Minami

Actress | Hotaru

Kaho Minami was born on January 20, 1964 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Hotaru (1989), The People of Dream Street (1989) and Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989). She has been married to Ken Watanabe since December 3, 2005. She was previously married to Jinsei Tsuji.

5. Yasuhiro Takemoto

Director | Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon

Acclaimed anime director who died in the Kyoto Animation arson attack.

6. Tarô Yamamoto

Actor | Batoru rowaiaru

Tarô Yamamoto was born on November 24, 1974 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Battle Royale (2000), Moon Child (2003) and Get Up! (2003). He was previously married to Julie Warisaya.

7. Seizô Fukumoto

Actor | The Last Samurai

Seizô Fukumoto was born on February 3, 1943 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Last Samurai (2003), 13 Assassins (2010) and Uzumasa Limelight (2014).

8. Shôgorô Nishimura

Director | Karusarû maki: yoru wa shî o nurasu

Born in Japan in 1930, Shogoro Nishimura joined Nikkatsu Studios in 1954, and was first promoted to director in 1963 with the well-received Keirinshô ningyô jôki. He spent the rest of that decade directing Nikkatsu programmers of varying quality. With the 1970s came the studio's shift to making ...

9. Tetsuya Watari

Actor | Waga kokoro no ginga tetsudo: Miyazawa Kenji monogatari

Tetsuya Watari was born on December 28, 1941 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Night Trains to the Stars (1996), Yakuza Graveyard (1976) and Yukai (1997).

10. Shinobu Hashimoto

Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

Shinobu Hashimoto was born on April 18, 1918 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for The Hidden Fortress (1958), Ikiru (1952) and Rashomon (1950). He died on July 19, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

11. Ryôta Takeuchi

Actor | Overwatch

Ryôta Takeuchi was born on September 22, 1982 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Overwatch (2016), Naruto Shippûden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013) and 7th Dragon 2020-II (2013).

12. Gen Fukunaga

Producer | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Gen Fukunaga was born on March 22, 1961 in Itami, Hyogo, Japan. He is a producer and production manager, known for Wolf Children (2012), Steins;Gate (2011) and Psycho-Pass (2012). He is married to Cindy Brennan Fukunaga. They have three children.

13. Minako Kotobuki

Actress | Dôbutsu Sentai Jûôjâ

Minako Kotobuki was born on September 17, 1991 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (2016), Final Fantasy XIII (2009) and Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future (2017).

14. Yôko Shimomura

Soundtrack | Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Yôko Shimomura was born on October 19, 1967 in Hyogo, Japan. She is a composer, known for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016), Parasite Eve (1998) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018).

15. Shô Hayami

Actor | Chôjikû Yôsai Macross

Shô Hayami was born on August 2, 1958 in Takasago, Hyogo, Japan as Yasushi Ôhama. He is an actor, known for Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (1982), Trigun (1998) and Super Space Fortress Macross (1984). He is married to Rei Igarashi.

16. Hideo Ishikawa

Actor | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Hideo Ishikawa was born on December 13, 1969 in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Naruto (2002) and Super Hero War: Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai (2012).

17. Hirofumi Araki

Actor | Gekijô ban Enjin sentai gôonjâ VS Gekirenjâ

Hirofumi Araki was born on June 14, 1983 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger (2009), The Prince of Tennis (2006) and Juken Sentai Gekiranger (2007).

18. Non

Actress | Kokuhaku

Non (born: Rena Nounen) was born in Kamikawa town in Hyogo, Japan and raised in this beautiful rural town. She won the prize of Nicola Model Audition when she's the 7th grade, and started the modeling carrier. On graduating her junior high school, she moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream to be an ...

19. Eijirô Yanagi

Actor | Meitô bijomaru

Eijirô Yanagi was born on September 16, 1895 in Hyogo, Japan as Takeshi Nagai. He was an actor, known for Meitô bijomaru (1945), Nakayama shichiri (1962) and Shinshû tenmakyô (1958). He died on April 24, 1984.

20. Kokuten Kôdô

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Kokuten Kôdô was born on January 29, 1887 in Takasago, Hyogo, Japan as Saichirô Tanigawa. He was an actor, known for Seven Samurai (1954), Godzilla (1954) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on January 22, 1960.

21. Arata Furuta

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Arata Furuta was born on December 3, 1965 in Hyogo, Japan as Takefumi Furuta. He is an actor, known for 13 Assassins (2010), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Samurai Resurrection (2003). He is married to Yayoi Nishihaa. They have one child.

22. Jun Nagura

Actor | Neptune in Dotsuki-Dotsukare

Jun Nagura was born on November 4, 1968 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Neptune in Dotsuki-Dotsukare (1998), Beppin san (2016) and Rimôto (2002). He has been married to Marina Watanabe since October 2005.

23. Kichijirô Ueda

Actor | Rashômon

Kichijirô Ueda was born on March 10, 1904 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan as Masajiro Ueda. He is known for his work on Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on November 3, 1972 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.

24. Katsuhisa Namase

Actor | Yattâman

Katsuhisa Namase was born on October 13, 1960 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Yatterman (2009), Trick (2000) and Chat Noir Lucy (2012).

25. Shinsaku Himeda

Camera Department | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Shinsaku Himeda was born on November 19, 1916 in Hyogo, Japan. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Vengeance Is Mine (1979) and Intentions of Murder (1964). He died on July 29, 1997.

26. Nao Asuka

Actress | Lost in Translation

Nao Asuka was born on September 18, 1961 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan as Kazuko Nishizumi. She is an actress, known for Lost in Translation (2003), The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983) and Lonelyheart (1985).

27. Kenzo Okuzaki

Actor | Saezaete nao kokkeina tsuki

Kenzo Okuzaki was born on February 1, 1921 in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Saezaete nao kokkeina tsuki (2012), The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987) and Kami-sama no ui yatsu (2001). He died on June 16, 2005 in Kobe, Japan.

28. Masatoshi Hamada

Actor | Supêsutoraberâzu

Masatoshi Hamada and his childhood friend Hitoshi Matsumoto teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...

29. Asuka Higuchi

Actress | Ngo wo geun see yau gor yue wui III

Asuka Higuchi was born on September 16, 1976 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ngo wo geun see yau gor yue wui III (2004), Gorgeous (1999) and New Police Story (2004).

30. Tsunehiko Watase

Actor | Ten to Chi to

Tsunehiko Watase was born on July 28, 1944 in Hyogo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Heaven and Earth (1990), The Incident (1978) and Furueru shita (1980). He was married to Iho and Reiko Ôhara. He died on March 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

31. Kon Ohmura

Actor | Gamera tai daiakuju Giron

Kon Ohmura was born on November 1, 1931 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor and executive, known for Gamera vs. Guiron (1969), Red Dead Wagon 1 (1992) and Gamera vs. Monster X (1970).

32. Yôko Ishino

Actress | Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ

Yôko Ishino was born on February 20, 1968 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995), Shuto shôshitsu (1987) and Ikidomari no Banka: Brake out (1988).

33. Saki Aibu

Actress | Gôruden suranbâ

Saki Aibu was born on June 20, 1985 in Hyogo, Japan as Aibu-Saki. She is an actress, known for Golden Slumber (2010), Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld (2007) and Death Game Park (2010).

34. Ryôsuke Miki

Actor | Izo

Ryôsuke Miki was born on November 2, 1957 in Himeji City, Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Izo (2004), Graveyard of Honor (2002) and Red Dead Wagon 1 (1992).

35. Moeko Ezawa

Actress | Ôedo: (Maruhi) onna isha arashi

Moeko Ezawa was born on March 28, 1939 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ôedo: (Maruhi) onna isha arashi (1975), I Want To (1979) and Satsujin yugi (1978).

36. Kento Handa

Actor | Gekijouban Kamen raidâ 555: Paradaisu rosuto

Kento Handa was born on June 4, 1984 in Hyogo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost (2003), Kamen Rider Faiz (2003) and Super Hero War GP: Kamen Rider #3 (2015).

37. Yôko Asada

Actress | Dejimon Teimâzu

Yôko Asada was born on May 23, 1969 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Digimon Tamers (2001), Digimon Frontier (2002) and Maximo: Ghost to Glory (2001).

38. Toshiki Kashû

Actor | Gekijouban Kamen raidâ Agito: Project G4

Toshiki Kashû was born on January 16, 1979 in Hyôgo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 (2001), Kamen Rider Agito (2001) and Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker (2009).

39. Daikei Shimizu

Director | Hentai rape: Kyôshi susuri-naku

Daikei Shimizu was born in 1948 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Hentai rape: Kyôshi susuri-naku (1998) and Tandem (1994).

40. Kosuke Takaguchi

Actor | Giruti Kuraun

Kosuke Takaguchi was born on December 15, 1978 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He is an actor, known for Guilty Crown (2011), Tensô sentai Goseijâ (2010) and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie (2012).

41. Yûko Asano

Actress | Kura

Yûko Asano was born on July 9, 1960 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kura (1995), The War in Space (1977) and I Went To (2000).

42. Takeshi Sakamoto

Actor | Ukikusa monogatari

Takeshi Sakamoto was born on September 21, 1899 in Hyogo, Japan as Buhei Nagaishi. He was an actor, known for A Story of Floating Weeds (1934), An Inn in Tokyo (1935) and Passing Fancy (1933). He died on May 10, 1974 in Hyogo-ken, Japan.

44. Yûji Hayashida

Production Designer | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Yûji Hayashida was born on May 20, 1961 in Hyogo, Japan. He is a production designer and art director, known for 13 Assassins (2010), Shin Godzilla (2016) and Yatterman (2009).

45. Ryushin Tei

Actor | Dai-Nihonjin

Ryushin Tei was born on January 10, 1973 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He is known for his work on Big Man Japan (2007), Golden Slumber (2010) and Kamen Rider Agito (2001).

47. Yui Sakakibara

Actress | Kaosu heddo

Yui Sakakibara was born on October 13, 1980 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for ChäoS;HEAd (2008), Steins;Gate (2011) and H2O: Footprints in the Sand (2008).

48. Noriko Eguchi

Actress | Fisshu sutôrî

Noriko Eguchi was born on April 28, 1980 in Hyogo, Japan as Tokuko Eguchi. She is an actress, known for Fish Story (2009), Erased (2017) and Memories of Matsuko (2006).

49. Reiko Kagami

Actress | Yaritai Hitozumatachi

Reiko Kagami was born on April 8, 1970 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She is an actress.

50. Nobuo Kyô

Actor | Ninpû sentai Harikenjâ

Nobuo Kyô was born on March 23, 1979 in Himeji, Hyogo, Japan as Nobuo Koyama. He is an actor, known for Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002), Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger Shushuuto the Movie (2002) and Nana 2 (2006).


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