Masami Nagasawa

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Masami Nagasawa
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Nagasawa in 2015
Born (1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 34)
Iwata, Japan
Occupation
Years active2000present
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Parent(s) Kazuaki Nagasawa
Awards
Japanese name
Kanji 長澤 まさみ
Hiragana ながさわ まさみ

Masami Nagasawa (長澤 まさみ, Nagasawa Masami, born June 3, 1987) is a Japanese actress and model. She won several awards, including a Japan Academy Prize, a Mainichi Film Award and a Blue Ribbon Award.

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Career

Film

Nagasawa entered the film industry, winning the 5th "Toho Cinderella" competition, in which she competed with thousands of other 6th graders to appear in a Toho film. [1] Many of her early roles were in Toho films, including Crossfire, Yomigaeri , Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. , Godzilla: Final Wars , and Crying Out Love in the Center of the World . Nagasawa's performance in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World received both a Blue Ribbon Award [2] and a Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress. [3]

Nagasawa (left) at Japan Cuts 2012. Masami Nagasawa @ Japan Cuts 2012 - 33.jpg
Nagasawa (left) at Japan Cuts 2012.

In 2007, she received a Japan Academy Prize nomination in the Best Actress category for her performance in the 2006 film Nada Sōsō (Tears for You). [4] After a string of less notable films, including Gunjo [5] and Magare Spoon!, [6] she starred in the 2011 film adaptation of Mitsurō Kubo's manga Moteki . Her performance in Moteki won Nagasawa a Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress, [7] and she was nominated for a Japan Academy Award in the Best Actress category. [8] That same year Nagasawa expanded into voice acting by providing the voice of character "Umi Matsuzaki" in the Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill . [9] In 2016 she provided the voice for the character "Miki Okudera" in the international hit Your Name . [10]

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Nagasawa (second from right) at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Her live action films have also received international attention. Kiyoku Yawaku (Beyond the Memories), a live action adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's manga series, was screened at the 17th annual Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. [11] Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister), a live action adaptation of Akimi Yoshida's manga, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. [12] In 2017 Nagasawa starred in the Kiyoshi Kurosawa film Before We Vanish , which competed in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. [13] Her performance in Before We Vanish also received recognition in Japan, winning a Mainichi Film Award for Best Lead Actress, [14] and earning a nomination for a Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. [15]

In 2018, she starred in 50 First Kisses, a Japanese remake of the 2004 American film 50 First Dates. [16] [17]

Television

Nagasawa starred in many Japanese television drama series. Early supporting roles in the 2002 NHK asadora Sakura and the 2005 Tokyo Broadcasting System Television live action manga adaptation Dragon Zakura led to more TV work, including a leading role in the 2007 Fuji TV series Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love). Her performance in Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love) received the most votes in the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Actress category. [18]

After her initial success in television, Nagasawa continued to perform in both supporting and leading television drama roles. In 2009 she played a supporting role in the NHK taiga drama Tenchijin, and in 2010 she joined several other leading Japanese actors in the Fuji TV 50th anniversary mini-series Wagaya no Rekishi . [19] In 2012 her performance in the TV Asahi drama Toshi densetsu no onna won the 73rd Television Drama Academy Best Actress Award. [20] In 2013 she learned Chinese to play a leading role in the Taiwan Television adaptation of the manga series Chocolat. [21] Nagasawa returned to NHK in the 2016 taiga drama Sanada Maru. [22]

Personal life

Nagasawa lives in Meguro, Tokyo. [23]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleDirector(s)NotesRef(s)
2000 Pyrokinesis Kaori Kurata Shusuke Kaneko
2001Nagori YukiNatsuho Mizuta Nobuhiko Obayashi
2003 Yomigaeri Naomi Morishita Akihiko Shiota
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS ShobijinMasaaki Tezuka
Robot ContestSatomi Hazawa Tomoyuki Furumaya Lead role
Like Asura Yōko Satomi Yoshimitsu Morita
2004 Crying Out Love in the Center of the World Aki Hirose Isao Yukisada Lead role [24]
Breathe In, Breathe OutKanako Doi Tetsuo Shinohara
Godzilla: Final Wars Shobijin Ryuhei Kitamura
2005 Touch Minami Asakura Isshin Inudo Lead role
2006 Rough Ami Ninomiya Kentarō Ōtani Lead role [24]
Tears for You Kaoru Nobuhiro Doi Lead role [24]
2007Say Hello for MeKarin Takigawa/Suzune MorikawaYūichirō HirakawaLead role
2008 Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess Princess Yuki Shinji Higuchi
La Maison en Petits Cubes Narrator Kunio Katō
2009Cobalt BlueRyoko NakamuraYŌsuke NakagawaLead role
Go Find a Psychic!Yone Sakurai Katsuyuki Motohiro Lead role
2011 Peak: The Rescuers Kumi ShiinaOsamu Katayama
From Up on Poppy Hill Umi Matsuzaki (voice) Gorō Miyazaki Lead role
Moteki Miyuki MatsuoHitoshi Ōne [24]
I Wish Ms. Mimura Hirokazu Kore-eda
2013 Beyond the Memories Kanna Seto Takehiko Shinjō Lead role [24]
The Last Chance: Diary of Comedians Kumi Teruyoshi Uchimura
2014 Wood Job! Naoki Ishii Shinobu Yaguchi [25]
The Crossing Part 1 Masako John Woo Chinese-Hong Kong film
2015 Our Little Sister Yoshino KōdaHirokazu Kore-edaLead role [24]
I Am a Hero Yabu / Tsugumi Oda Shinsuke Sato
2016Good Morning ShowKeiko Ogawa Ryoichi Kimizuka
Gold Medal ManMs. SanoTeruyoshi Uchimura
Your Name Miki Okudera (voice) Makoto Shinkai
2017 Reminiscence Minako Shikata Yasuo Furuhata
Gintama Tae ShimuraYūichi Fukuda [24]
Before We Vanish Narumi Kase Kiyoshi Kurosawa Lead role
2018The Lies She LovedYukari KawaharaKazuhito NakaeLead role [24]
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island Fiona (voice)Kazuaki Imai
50 First KissesRui FujishimaYūichi FukudaLead role [24]
Gintama 2Tae ShimuraYūichi Fukuda [24]
Bleach Masaki KurosakiShinsuke Sato
2019 Masquerade Hotel Naomi YamagishiMasayuki Suzuki [24]
Kingdom Yang Duan HeShinsuke Sato [24]
The Confidence Man JP: The MovieDarkoAkira TanakaLead role [24]
2020The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessDarkoAkira TanakaLead role [24]
MotherAkiko Misumi Tatsushi Ōmori Lead role [24]
2021 Detective Chinatown 3 Anna Kobayashi Chen Sicheng Chinese film [26]
Under the Open Sky Yoshizawa Miwa Nishikawa [27]
Masquerade NightNaomi YamagishiMasayuki Suzuki [28]
2022The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the HeroDarkoAkira TanakaLead role [29]
TBA Shin Ultraman Shinji Higuchi [30]

Television

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotesRef(s)
2001Pure SoulMaru Seta YTC
2002 Sakura Kanako Numata NHK Asadora
2004True Horror StoryMayu Morimoto Fuji TV
RunawayOnizuka Sari TBS
Mystery Theater: Satsujin StuntHitomi Takamizawa TV Asahi Guest
2005Affectionate TimeAzusa MinagawaFuji TV
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika Maki YajimaTBSTV movie
2005–2021 Dragon Sakura Naomi MizunoTBS2 seasons [31]
2006 Kōmyō ga Tsuji KorinNHK Taiga drama [32]
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun Hoshi IzumiTBSLead role
2007 Akechi Mitsuhide Tsumaki HirokoFuji TVTV movie
Romeo and Juliet Juliet Kihira NTV
The Reason Mama CooksMiyuki KoudaFuji TVSpecial appearance
Proposal Daisakusen Rei YoshidaFuji TVLead role [24]
Butterfly Stroke in Ganges RiverTeruko Takano TV Asahi Lead role
20 Year Old LoverSawada YuriTBSLead role
2008Proposal Daikusen SPRei YoshidaFuji TVLead role
Last Friends Michiru AidaFuji TVLead role [24]
Galileo: Episode Zero Akari ShionoyaFuji TV
Fujiko F. Fujio no Parallel Space Nebumi CameraTakeko Wowow Lead role
2009 Tenchijin HatsuneNHKTaiga drama [32]
Soka, Mo Kimi wa Inai no Ka YōkoTBSTV movie
My SisterSayaTBSLead role
2010Sotsu UtaHitomi TachibanaFuji TVLead role
Wagaya no Rekishi Yukari IchinoseFuji TVMini-series
Gold RikaFuji TV
2012BunshinMariko/Futaba/AkikoWowowLead role
High School Entrance ExamKyōko HaruyamaFuji TVLead role
2012–2013I Love Tokyo Legend - Kawaii DetectiveTsukiko OtonashiTV AsahiLead role; 2 seasons [24]
2013 Chocolat Chie Tatsumi Gala TV Lead role [24]
Summer Nude Kasumi IchikuraFuji TV [24]
2014All About My SiblingsTakako YashiroFuji TV [33]
2016 Sanada Maru KiriNHKTaiga drama [32]
2018The Confidence Man JPDarkoFuji TVLead role [34]

Japanese dub

YearTitleRoleNotesRef(s)
2017 Sing Ash [35]

Stage

Discography

Singles

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultReff
2004 25th Yokohama Film Festival Best New Talent Like Asura , Robot ContestWon [36]
200529th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year HerselfWon [37]
47th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actress Crying Out Love in the Center of the World Won [2]
28th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting Actress Won [3]
Popularity Award WinnerWon
2007 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Actress Proposal Daisakusen Nominated [18]
30th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actress Tears for You Nominated [4]
201254th Blue Ribbon AwardsBest Supporting Actress Moteki Won [7]
35th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actress Nominated [8]
VoCE Beauty AwardsThe Best Beauty of The YearWon [38]
11th New York Asian Film Festival Star Asia Rising Star AwardLove StrikesWon [39]
Television Drama Academy AwardsBest ActressToshi Densetsu no OnnaWon [19]
201872nd Mainichi Film Awards Best Actress Before We Vanish Won [14]
41st Japan Academy Film Prize Best ActressNominated [15]
201944th Hochi Film Awards Best ActressMasquerade Hotel, The Confidence Man JP: The MovieWon
32nd Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Masquerade Hotel, Kingdom Nominated
202062nd Blue Ribbon Awards Best ActressThe Confidence Man JP: The MovieWon
Best Supporting ActressMasquerade Hotel, KingdomNominated
43rd Japan Academy Film Prize Best Supporting ActressKingdomWon
45th Hochi Film AwardsBest ActressMother, The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessNominated [40]
33rd Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best ActressWon [41]
202163rd Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actress Won [42]
75th Mainichi Film Awards Best ActressMotherNominated [43]
44th Japan Academy Film Prize Best ActressWon [44]
[45]
The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the PrincessNominated

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