Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 研一)
March 5, 1985
Mutsu, Aomori, Japan
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Kenichi Matsuyama (松山 ケンイチ, Matsuyama Ken'ichi, born March 5, 1985) is a Japanese actor. He is known for his affinity for strange character roles, and he is best known internationally for playing L in the 2006 films Death Note , Death Note 2: The Last Name and L: Change the World in 2008, as well as voicing Gelus in the Death Note animated adaptation. He was cast to play lead character Toru Watanabe in the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood , which was released in December 2010.
On April 1, 2011, he married Koyuki Katō, who co-starred with him in Kamui Gaiden .The couple's first child was born in January 2012, and their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea. In July 2015, the couple had their third child.
|2003||Wining Pass||Kenta Kobayashi||Lead role|
|Guzen nimo Saiaku na Shonen||A bully|
|2004||The Locker 2||Yosuke Shinohara|
|The Taste of Tea||Matsuken|
|2005||Linda Linda Linda||Makihara|
|Nana||Shinichi "Shin" Okazaki|
|Furyo Shonen no Yume||Hiroyuki Yoshiie||Lead role|
|Custom Made 10.30||Tamotsu/Shin-Getsu|
|Otoko-tachi no Yamato||Katsumi Kamio (15 years old)|
|2006||Oyayubi Sagashi||Tomohiko Igarashi|
|Death Note 2: The Last Name|
|2007||Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea||Juchi|
|Ten Nights of Dreams||Shōtarō||Anthology film|
|Tsubaki Sanjuro||Iori Isaka|
|Dolphin Blue: Fuji, mo Ichido Sora e||Kazuya Uemura||Lead role|
|2008||L: Change the World||L||Lead role|
|Sex Is No Laughing Matter||Mirume||Lead role|
|Detroit Metal City||Souichi Negishi/Johannes Krauser II||Lead role|
|2009||Kamui Gaiden||Kamui||Lead role|
|Ultra Miracle Love Story||Yojin||Lead role|
|2010||Norwegian Wood||Toru Watanabe||Lead role|
|Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac||Yuji Miwa||Lead role|
|2011||Gantz||Masaru Kato||Lead role|
|Gantz: Perfect Answer||Masaru Kato||Lead role|
|My Back Page||Umeyama||Lead role|
|Usagi Drop||Daikichi Kawachi||Lead role|
|2012||Train Brain Express||Kei Komachi||Lead role|
|2013||The Kiyosu Conference||Hidemasa Hori|
|2014||Homeland||Jirō Sawada||Lead role|
|Climbing to Spring||Tōru Nagamine||Lead role|
|2015||Chasuke's Journey||Chasuke||Lead role|
|The Emperor in August||Takeo Sasaki||Special appearance|
|Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow||Satoshi Murayama||Lead role|
|Chinyūki: Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachi||Tarō Yamada||Lead role|
|Something Like, Something Like It||Defunetei Shinden||Lead role|
|Death Note: Light Up the New World||L||Cameo|
|2021||Brave: Gunjō Senki||Oda Nobunaga|
|Riverside Mukolitta||Yamada||Lead role|
|2003||Kids War 5||Yūta Kuroda||TBS|
|2005||1 Litre of Tears||Yuji Kawamoto||CX|
|2006||Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi||Tarō / Shingo||CX|
|Sono 5 fun mae||Yuka Takashi||NHK||Lead role|
|2007||Sexy Voice and Robo||Iichiro Sudo/Robo||NTV||Lead role|
|2009||Zeni Geba||Gamagori Futaro||NTV||Lead role|
|2010||Love of 99 Years ~ Japanese Americans||Hiramatsu Jiro||TBS|
|2012||Taira no Kiyomori||Taira no Kiyomori||NHK||Lead role, Taiga drama|
|2015||Dokonjo Gaeru||Hiroshi||NTV||Lead role|
|2016||Death Note: New Generation||L||Hulu||Cameo|
|2017||A Life||Sōta Igawa||TBS|
|2018||Residential Complex||Daiki Igarashi||Fuji TV|
|Miyamoto kara Kimi e||Kazuo Jinbo||TV Tokyo|
|2019||Shiroi Kyotō||Shuji Satomi||TV Asahi||Miniseries|
|2020||Komoribito||Masao||NHK||Lead role, TV movie|
|2021||Japan Sinks: People of Hope||Koichi Tokiwa||TBS|
|2006||Death Note||Gelus||Episode: "Koigokoro"|
|2008||Detroit Metal City||Makoto Hokazono||Cameo|
|2019||Promare||Galo Thymos||Lead role|
|2006||31st Hochi Film Awards||Best New Actor||Death Note||Won|
|2007||28th Yokohama Film Festival||Best New Talent||Won|
|30th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Won|
|2008||2nd Asia Pacific Producer's Network Award||Best Actor||Won|
|2009||32nd Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actor||Detroit Metal City||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor||Won|
|Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Actor||Zeni Geba||Won|
|2010||64th Mainichi Film Awards||Best Actor||Ultra Miracle Love story||Won|
|24th Takasaki Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|2011||24th Nikkan Sports Film Awards||Best Actor||My Back Page, Norwegian Wood, Gantz, Usagi Drop||Won|
|2017||71st Mainichi Film Awards||Best Actor||Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow||Nominated|
|12th Osaka Cinema Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|40th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actor||Nominated|
|59th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Actor||Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow, Chinyūki||Won|
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