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1. Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano Actor, Battleship Described by some as a cross between Johnny Depp and Toshirô Mifune, Asano Tadanobu is certainly the hippest, if not the single most important, Japanese film actor working today. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16...
2. Robert Eddison Robert Eddison Actor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Pamela Franklin Pamela Franklin Actress, The Legend of Hell House British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She...
4. Ryô Kase Ryô Kase Actor, Letters from Iwo Jima
5. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Yoshiaki Kawajiri Director, The Animatrix Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman"...
6. Setsuko Hara Setsuko Hara Actress, Tokyo Story Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in these films...
7. Sayaka Ohara Sayaka Ohara Actress, Gekijôban XXXHolic Manatsu no yoru no yume
8. Naoto Takenaka Naoto Takenaka Actor, Shall We Dance?
9. Nae Nae Actress, Letters from Iwo Jima
10. Kazuhiko Inoue Kazuhiko Inoue Actor, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
11. Eiko Matsuda Eiko Matsuda Actress, In the Realm of the Senses
12. Mao Inoue Mao Inoue Actress, I Give My First Love to You
13. Fumio Demura Fumio Demura Stunts, The Karate Kid
14. Ryôko Yonekura Ryôko Yonekura Actress, Gun Crazy: Episode 1 - A Woman from Nowhere
15. Takehito Koyasu Takehito Koyasu Actor, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
16. Rica Matsumoto Rica Matsumoto Actress, Pafekuto Buru
17. Kimiko Yo Kimiko Yo Actress, Departures
18. Keiko Kishi Keiko Kishi Actress, The Makioka Sisters
19. Yojiro Harada Yojiro Harada Self, Five Friends
20. Natsuko Yashiro Natsuko Yashiro Actress, Rape!
21. Shingo Katori Shingo Katori Actor, Suite Dreams Shingo Katori was born in Yokohama, Japan on the 31st of January, 1977. When he was 10, he joined the Johnny's group, and two years later, was a part of the group SMAP. This group continues to be popular in Japan, and ever since, Katori has been a well-known singer, dancer, and actor in Japan.
22. Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi Actor, Appleseed
23. Crystal Kay Crystal Kay Actress, Seoul Searching
24. Mori Masaki Mori Masaki Director, Barefoot Gen
25. Hibari Misora Hibari Misora Actress, Takekurabe
26. Yû Irie Yû Irie Director, 8000 Miles
27. Kouki Miyata Kouki Miyata Actor, Blue Dragon
28. Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara Actor, Pafekuto Buru
29. Sayoko Yamaguchi Sayoko Yamaguchi Actress, Pistol Opera
30. Virginia Stride Virginia Stride Actress, The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst
31. Yûko Kaida Yûko Kaida Actress, Soulcalibur IV
32. Antonio Inoki Antonio Inoki Self, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Japan's Antonio Inoki is a "living" legend in Asia. The greatest wrestler ever to step in the ring in Asia, he just may be the greatest wrestler of all times. One of the first great wrestlers to compete in "real" fights. Inoki has some of the most impressive fight stats in mat history. His professional wrestling record for single match competition was 611-41-50...
33. Susumu Chiba Susumu Chiba Actor, Ayashi no Ceres
34. Chieko Shiratori Chieko Shiratori Actress, Eko eko azaraku II
35. Toshirô Mayuzumi Toshirô Mayuzumi Composer, The Bible: In the Beginning... One of the most acclaimed composers of the Japanese cinema, Toshirô Mayuzumi was born in Yokohama. He studied composition, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, piano and conducting at the Tokyo University of Art and Music, graduating cum laude in 1951. The following year he received a scholarship from the French government to study composition further at the Conservatoire de Paris...
36. Kei Ogawa Kei Ogawa Actress, The Reconcilers
37. Miki Irie Miki Irie Actress, The Face of Another
38. Mari Yaguchi Mari Yaguchi Self, Kyôiku terebi no gyakushû: Yomigaeru kyoshô no kotoba
39. Shin'ichi Watanabe Shin'ichi Watanabe Director, Yarisugi
40. Miyuki Kuwano Miyuki Kuwano Actress, Red Beard
41. Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima Actress, The Hidden Blade
42. Gô Rijû Gô Rijû Actor, Eureka
43. Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame Actress, Shadow of the Colossus
44. Koichi Ose Koichi Ose Actor, Gekkô kamen Ose Koichi was born 27th October 1937 in Yokohama. His real name is Ose Kazunari. He graduated from Keio University School of Foreign Languages. In 1952 he entered the Daiei film company (they made Rashomon among other films) and appeared in a number of films. In 1958 he starred in the TV series Gekko kamen where he gained tremendous popularity with children as the mysterious masked hero...
45. Takenori Sentô Takenori Sentô Producer, Ring
46. Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Yamamoto Costume Designer, Zatoichi
47. Mami Nakamura Mami Nakamura Actress, Love Exposure
48. Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara Actor, Branded to Kill
49. Rikako Murakami Rikako Murakami Actress, Totto Channel
50. Toshi Fujiwara Toshi Fujiwara Director, We Can't Go Home Again
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