Satoshi Tsumabuki (Japanese Actor)
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Satoshi Tsumabuki (Tsumabuki Satoshi) is an award-winning Japanese actor. His breakthrough role was for the 2001 film Waterboys for which he won the 'Newcomer of the Year' prize.
You might remember him for his role as Hyakkimaru in Dororo or as graduating student Yuuki Kai in Orange Days but there is so much more to this handsome Japanese actor. Just look at the list of critically acclaimed films he's been in. He is also the bassist and lead singer of the band Basking Lite.
Satoshi Tsumabuki as "Hyakkimaru" in the film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo (2007)
Satoshi Tsumabuki: Profile
The hard facts about the young and talented actor
Name: Satoshi Tsumabuki
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthdate: Decemebr 13, 1980
Birthplace: (Mitsuhashi) Yanagawa, Fukuoka, Japan
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Going to the movies, music
Star sign: Sagittarius
Talent agency: Horipro
Watch Satoshi in the trailer for the 2010 film "Akunin" (Villain) - Tsumabuki plays wanted criminal Yuichi Shimuzu
Yuichi Shimizu (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a young man who takes care of his grandparents in a decaying fishing village in Nagasaki. One day, he meets Yoshino Ishibashi (Hikari Mitsushima) an insurance sales woman but it ends in tragedy. Yuichi murders Yoshino but unexpectedly, a rich young university student from Fukuoka named Keigo Masuo (Masaki Okada) is touted as the prime suspect. Yuichi tries to go on with his daily life while hiding in fear and agony.
Satoshi Tsumabuki: A Short Bio - All about the A-list Japanese actor
Satoshi Tsumabuki is a popular Japanese actor born December 13, 1980 in Mitsuhashi (now Yanagawa), Fukuoka, Japan. His career in the entertainment world began when Satoshi modeled for teen magazine Street News. In 1998, Satoshi competed alongside 3 million other contestants in Star Audition co-produced by talent agencies Amuse, Horipro, and television network NTV. Satoshi won the competition and soon afterwards signed with Horipro. Later that year Satoshi made his acting debut in the 1998 Fuji TV drama Subarashii Hibi.
Satoshi's career then reached new heights with his role in the 2001 film Waterboys where he portrayed main character Suzuki. His performance won him a "Newcomer of the Year" award at the 2002 Japan Academy Awards. Since then, Satoshi's career soared, leading him to perform in critically acclaimed film's like Josee, the Tiger and the Fish and Michel Gondry's short film in the Tokyo! anthology. He also headlined major blockbuster films like Dororo and The Magic Hour. For his performance in the 2009 Japanese-Korean co-produced film Boat, Satoshi had to learn and deliver lines in Korean.
In his free time Satoshi Tsumabuki is an avid music fan, forming the band Basking Life back in 1999 with his brother. Although he doesn't pursue his musical career in earnest, he does find music to be the best instrument to express himself and relieve stress. Satoshi has also stated that actor and likewise semi-pro musician Tadanobu Asano is his favorite actor.
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Satoshi Tsumabuki as "Suzuki" in the Shinobu Yaguchi film Waterboys (2001)
Tsumabuki Satoshi's Filmography and Awards
As if we need more proof of how prolific this young actor is
My Back Pages (2011)
Villain | Akunin (2010) - Yuichi Shimizu
Surely Someday (2010) - police officer (cameo)
Villon's Wife | Viyon no tsuma (2009)
Pandemic | Kansen Retto (2009)
Buta ga Ita Kyoushitsu (2008)
Children of the Dark | Yami no kodomo-tachi (2008)
The Magic Hour (2008)
Paco and the Magical Picture Book (2008)
Welcome to the Quiet Room | Quiet room ni yokoso (2007) - Komono
The Haunted Samurai | Tsukigami (2007) - Bessho Hikoshiro
Tokyo Rhapsody | Kayokyoku dayo jinsei wa (2007)
Dororo (2007) - Hyakkimaru
Tears for You | Nada so so (2006) - Yotaro Shingaki
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) - Exceedingly Handsome Guy
It's Only Talk | Yawarakai seikatsu (2005) - Noboru
Snowy Love Fall in Spring | Spring Snow | Haru no yuki (2005) - Kiyoaki Matsugae
Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims | Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (2005) - The Phantom Yaijrobei
Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean | Lorelei (2005) - Yukito Origasa
Thirty Lies or So | Yaku san-ju no uso (2004) - Sasaki
69 (2004) - Kenichi Yazaki
A Day on the Planet | Kyo no dekigoto (2004) - Nakazawa
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish | Joze to tora to sakana tachi (2003) - Tsuneo
Dragon Head | Doragon heddo (2003) - Teru Aoki
Sayonara, Kuro (2003) - Ryosuke Kimura
Jam Films (2002) - segment "Justice"
Waterboys (2001) - Suzuki
Tomie: Re-birth (2001) - Takumi Aoyama
The Dimension Travelers | Nazo no tenkousei (1998) - Koichi Iwata
Slow Dance (Fuji TV / 2005) - Riichi Serizawa
Orange Days (TBS / 2004) - Yuuki Kai
Say Hello to Black Jack (TBS / 2003) - Dr. Saito Eijiro
Long Love Letter (2002)
Wedding Planner (Fuji TV / 2002)
The Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine (2002)
Tokyo Muke Michi Girl (2002)
Kisarazu Cat's Eye (TBS / 2002) - ep. 9
Heaven Cannot Wait 2: The Teacher | Tengoku ni ichiban chikai otoko (TBS / 2001)
Shotgun Wedding (Fuji TV / 2001)
Kabachitare (Fuji TV / 2001)
Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000)
Omizu no Hanamichi (1999)
Subarashii Hibi (1998)
High and Low | Tengoku to jigoku (TV Asahi / 2007)
Say Hello to Black Jack Special (TBS / 2004) - Dr. Saito Eijiro
Toride Naki Mono (TV Asahi / 2004)
Chuushingura 1/47 (Fuji TV / 2001)
Platonic Sex (Fuji TV / 2001)
Gakkou no kaidan : haru no mononoke SP makaigakuen (2001)
34th Television Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor in Lunch no Joou (2002)
37th Television Academy Awards: Best Actor in Say Hello to Black Jack (2003)
12th Hashida Awards: Newcomer Award for Say Hello to Black Jack (2004)
41st Television Academy Awards: Best Actor in Orange Days (2004)
11th Japanese Professional Movie Awards: Special Award for Waterboys (2001)
25th Japanese Academy Awards: Newcomer of the Year for Waterboys (2002)
39th Gold Arrow Awards: Newcomer Award for Waterboys (2002)
26th lan d'or Awards: Newcomer Award for Waterboys (2002)
25th Yokohama Film Festival: Best Actor for Sayonara Kuro and Dragonhead (2003)
77th Kinema Junpo Awards: Best Actor for Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Also for Sayonara Kuro and Dragonhead (2004)
18th Takasaki Film Festival: Best Actor for Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2004)
2nd Vladivostok Film Festival: Best Actor for Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2004)
29th Hochi Film Awards: Best Actor for Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Also for 69 sixty nine and A Day on the Planet (2004)
25th Japanese Academy Awards: Best Actor for Waterboys (2002)
46th Blue Ribbon Awards: Best Actor for Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Also for Sayonara Kuro and Dragonhead (2004)
47th Blue Ribbon Awards: Best Actor for 69 sixty nine and A Day on the Planet (2005)
29th Japanese Academy Awards: Best Actor for Spring Snow (2006)
30th Japanese Academy Awards: Best Actor for Tears for you (2007)
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Watch Satoshi in this cute clip from "Waterboys" (2001) - The charming film that launched Satoshi's career
Waterboys is a 2001 comedy film written and directed by Japanese film director Shinobu Yaguchi about five boys who start a synchronized swimming team at their high school. Satoshi Tsumabuki plays Suzuki, the group's leader and this role landed him a "Best Newcomer" award. The clip below shows a scene from the boys' finale performance.
Watch the first few minutes of "Dororo" (2007) - Film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's successful manga
Based on a classic Japanese manga, Dororo is a fantasy/horror epic follows a samurai "Hyakkimaru" (Satoshi Tsumabuki) on a quest to reclaim his missing body parts from powerful demons and solve the riddle of his father's betrayal. Along the way, he meets a brave young female thief "Dororo" (Kou Shibasaki) who decides to take up his cause in hopes of achieving her own aims.
Buy Dororo - A Heroes Quest for Humanity
Dororo is a Japanese manga series from the critically acclaimed manga creator Osamu Tezuka in the late 1960s. The plot revolves around a rounin during the Sengoku period. He was born malformed, limbless and without facial features or internal organs. This was the result of his birth father daimyo Daigo Kagemitsu forging a pact with 48 sealed demons so that he might rule the world. In return, he promised the demons could each obtain a piece of his unborn child's body. This enabled them to roam free and commit atrocities along the countryside.
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Satoshi won an award for his role in the film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" - Watch a clip from the movie below.
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Tsumabuki in the 2009 NHK TV series "Tenchijin"
Satoshi Tsumabuki TV Commercials in Japan - See the Japanese actor in various roles
Satoshi Tsumabuki resource links - Learn more about the handsome Japanese actor
- Tsumabuki Satoshi - DramaWiki
Satoshi Tsumabuki's profile on DramaWiki
- Satoshi Tsumabuki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Satoshi Tsumabuki's profile on Wikipedia
- Satoshi Tsumabuki - AsianMediaWiki
Satoshi Tsumabuki's profile on AsianMediaWiki
- Satoshi Tsumabuki - IMDb
Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese Actor: on IMDb
- Tsumabuki Satoshi ( Satoshi Tsumabuki ) :: jdorama.com
Satoshi Tsumabuki's profile on Jdorama.com
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