Birth Place Matching "Hokkaido, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Satoshi Kon
Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...
2. Tura Satana
Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films ...
Actress | Flower Drum Song
Although she projected the typical Japanese female stereotype of humbleness, delicacy and subservience in most of her prime film and stage roles, beguiling, tiny-framed Miyoshi Umeki was nevertheless an assertive scene-stealer. This docile and deceptive-looking talent with the cropped hair and ...
Director | Ningen no jôken
Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and Harakiri (1962). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.
Actor | Sword Art Online
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka was born on September 17, 1986 in Hokkaido, Japan. He is an actor, known for Sword Art Online (2012), Gekijouban Mahou shojo Madoka magika Shinpen: Hangyaku no monogatari (2013) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012).
Actor | Shichinin no samurai
Japanese character actor equally adept at comic or seriously unsavory roles. Chiaki graduated from the University of Chuo with degrees in economics and commerce, but almost immediately found that his interest lay more with the theatre. In 1937, he began to study with the Shin-Tsukiji Gekidan ("The ...
Actress | Ukigumo
Next to Hara Setsuko and Tanaka Kinuyo Takamine Hideko remains one of Japan's most admired and prolific actresses. Born as Hirayama Hideko in Hakodate, Hokkaido in northern Japan in 1924 she became a child actress for Shochiku Studio at age five appearing in the film Haha. She would go on to work ...
9. Hiromi Tsuru
Actress | Trigun
Hiromi Tsuru was born on March 29, 1960 in Chitose, Hokkaidô, Japan. She was an actress, known for Trigun (1998), Dragon Ball (1986) and Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Fukkatsu no 'F' (2015). She was married to Keiichi Nanba. She died on November 16, 2017 in Chûô-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
15. Akira Ifukube
Soundtrack | Ready Player One
Akira Ifukube was born on May 31, 1914 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was the third son of a chief constable (his grandfather was a priest of Shin-to) and spent a majority of his childhood in areas with a mixed Japanese and Ainu population. Therefore, Ifukube was strongly influenced by their musical ...
19. Gorô Naya
Actor | Kaze no tani no Naushika
Gorô Naya was born on November 17, 1929 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. He was an actor, known for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998) and Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979). He was married to Kachiko Hino. He died on March 5, 2013 in...
22. Satoru Iwata
Producer | Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Satoru Iwata was born on December 6, 1959 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He is known for his work on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013). He was married to Kayoko Iwata. He died on July 11, 2015 in ...
31. Masaru Satô
Composer | Yôjinbô
The youngest of six brothers, all of them music lovers, Masaru Sato decided early in life that he wanted to be a composer. His models were two other composers born, as he was, on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido: Akira Ifukube and Fumio Hayasaka. "To me", Sato said, "they were like gods...
35. Kan Shimozawa
Writer | Zatôichi
Kan Shimozawa graduated from the Department of Law of the University of Meiji. Then he decided to be a journalist and joined reputed Yomiuri Shinbun and later Tokyo Gendai. In the 20s he began to write novels and focused in period aventure dramas. From 1931 his novels were converted into movies (...
42. Kôgo Noda
Writer | Banshun
Kôgo Noda is most famously know for working alongside Yasujiro Ozu in the writing of his screenplays for some of his most famous movies. Noda was born on November 19, 1893 and died at age 74 on September 23, 1968. He co-wrote some of Yasujiro's most famous films, for example: Tokyo Story (1953), ...
Actor | Urutoraman Eiteî
Hatsunori Hasegawa was born on June 21, 1955 in Hokkaido, Japan. He is an actor, known for Urutoraman Eiteî (1980), Urutoraman zero the mubi: Cho kessen! Beriaru ginga teikoku (2010) and Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen (1995).
49. Keiko Takahashi
Actress | Fumiko no umi
Keiko Takahashi was born on January 22, 1955 in Shibecha-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Fumiko no umi (2007), Masho no natsu - 'Yotsuya kaidan' yori (1981) and Asobi (1971). She has been married to Banmei Takahashi since June 8, 1982. They ...