Takako Matsu

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Takako Matsu
松 たか子
Born
Takako Fujima

(1977-06-10) June 10, 1977 (age 44)
Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1993–present
Agent BMG Japan (1997–1998/2006–present)
Universal Music Japan (1998–2005)
BMG Japan (2006-2009)
Ariola Japan/Sony (2009-)
Spouse(s)
Yoshiyuki Sahashi
(m. 2007)
Children1
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Associated acts Sayaka Kanda, Pierre Taki, Shunsuke Takeuchi
Website matsutakako.jp

Takako Matsu (松 たか子, Matsu Takako) (born June 10, 1977) also known as Takako Fujima (藤間 隆子, Fujima Takako) is a Japanese actress and pop singer.

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Personal life

Matsu was born to a family of buyō and kabuki actors, including her father Matsumoto Hakuō II, her mother and businesswoman Noriko Fujima, her uncle, Nakamura Kichiemon II, her elder brother Matsumoto Kōshirō X, her sister Kio Matsumoto, and stage director Kazuhisa Kawahara.[ citation needed ] She married guitarist and record producer Yoshiyuki Sahashi on December 28, 2007. Her married name is Takako Sahashi (佐橋隆子, Sahashi Takako). She has the name of Natori of the Matsumoto school of Nippon Buyō (Japanese dancing); Shodai Matsumoto Kōka (初代 松本 幸華, "Kōka Matsumoto the First"). She chose the surname "Matsu" to honor the family. In an interview, she and her siblings are close to their mother. [1]

Career

Matsu starred in her stage debut Ninjō-banashi: Bunshichi Mottoi at Kabuki-za. Her first television role was in the NHK Drama Hana no Ran and starred in the NHK drama Kura. Because Shirayuri Gakuen, her high school, prohibited working in the industry, she moved to Horikoshi High School. Matsu starred in the drama Long Vacation after matriculating to college. She had a supporting role, but established in full-scale her position, because the drama was a major hit. She hosted the 47th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen and debuted with the single "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara". She returned to the show as a singer on the last day of the year. In an interview with NHK, Matsu recalled the incident with her musical debut. She sang karaoke which was heard by the director who suggested she gave a song. Although she declined it and was not confident enough with the song, she accepted because she saw it as "[a] chance that not everyone got". [2] In the same year, she starred in the drama Love Generation in a leading role. She starred in Hero . She published a photo essay book, Matsu no Hitorigoto, through Asahi Shimbun Publishers. She released "Toki no Fune" in September 2004, which was composed by Akeboshi. It is similar to the song, "A nine days' wonder", which was released after the "Toki no Fune" single. The single contained a cover of Akeboshi's "White Reply" previously recorded on her sixth album, Harvest Songs. Matsu won the Best Actress of the Year of the 29th Hochi Film Award and the 28th Japan Academy Prize at the same time for The Hidden Blade . [3] In July 2006, she and Takuya Kimura starred in a special one-night edition of Hero. In October 2006, Matsu and Makoto Fujita starred in a weekly drama Yakusha Damashii. [4] Matsu left the third concert tour in May 2007 to commemorate her tenth year as a singer. In her album Cherish You, the song "Ashita Haru ga Kitara" was redone to combine her voice on her youth. On November 27, 2014, Matsu revealed on her official website that she was pregnant with her first child. Her daughter was born on March 30, 2015 and had 3466 grams. [5] On February 9, 2020, Matsu was called to join Idina Menzel, Aurora and eight more of Elsa's international dubbers to perform the song “Into the Unknown” at the 92nd Academy Awards. Every international performer sang one line of the song in a different languages, including Maria Lucia Rosenberg, Willemijn Verkaik, Carmen Sarahí, Lisa Stokke, Katarzyna Łaska, Anna Buturlina, Gisela and Wichayanee Pearklin. [6] Matsu worked with the producers. Her third album, Sakura no Ame, Itsuka was released at Universal Music.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef
1997Tokyo WeatherMizutani
1998 April Story Uzuki Nireno
2003 9 Souls Yuki
2004 The Hidden Blade Kie
2006 The Uchoten Hotel Hana Takemoto
Brave Story Wataru (voice)
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad'Mizue
Hero Maiko Amamiya
2008 K-20: Legend of the Mask Yoko Hashiba
2009 Villon's Wife Sachi
2010 Confessions Yuko Moriguchi
2011 Someday Mie Orii
The Tale connecting a LifeNarratorDocumentary
Imawano Kiyoshiro Naniwa Sullivan Show: Kando Saikō!!!Concert film
2012 Dreams for Sale Satoko Ichizawa
2014 The Little House Tokiko Hirai
2015 A Farewell to Jinu Akiko Amano
Hero Maiko Amamiya
2017 Fireworks Nazuna's motherVoice
2018Shottan, The MiracleYoshiko
It Comes Kotoko Higa
2019 Masquerade Hotel Maki Nagakura
2020 Last Letter Yuri Kishibeno
2022The Pass: Last Days of the SamuraiOsuga [7]

TV dramas

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Hana no Ran Tsubaki, Later, she was called Hino Tomiko NHK, Taiga drama
1995 Kura Retsu TanouchiNHK
1996 Long Vacation Ryoko OkusawaFuji TV
1996 Hideyoshi Cha cha, the second wife of Hideyoshi NHK, Taiga drama
1996 Furuhata Ninzaburō Saki MōriFuji TV
1996Who Did This to Someone like MeNatsuko IwasakiFuji TV
1997Ryoma GoesSanako ChibaTBS
1997For I to be MyselfHiroko MuranakaFuji TV
1997Love Song of the Old CapitalMomoyo NaitoTBS
1997 Under One Roof Miki MochizukiFuji TV
1997Spring LightAyako TomitaNHK
1997 Love Generation Riko UesugiFuji TV
1998Crow CarpKaoruko YamashitaTBS
1998 Jinbē Miku TakanashiFuji TV
1999OarKiwa TomitaNHK
1999Open TonightKanako TakamatsuNTV
2000 Omiai Kekkon Setsuko NakataniFuji TV
2001 Hero Maiko Amamiya, second lead roleFuji TV
2001Towards the Brighter Side, Towards the Brighter SideTeru Kaneko (as Misuzu Kaneko)TBS
2001 Chūshingura 1/47 Aguri (Yōzen-in)Fuji TV
2002 Tokyo Story Noriko HirayamaFuji TV, remake of "Tokyo Story"
2003Always the Two of UsMizuho TanimachiFuji TV
2004Ryoma GoesOkei ŌuraTV Tokyo
2005 Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika Shinobu YajimaTBS
2006Hero (Special edition)Maiko AmamiyaFuji TV
2006Yakusha Damashi! (役者魂!, Actor Spirit)Hitomi KarasuyamaFuji TV
2009-2011 Saka no Ue no Kumo Tami Sakuma (Tami Akiyama)NHK
2012The Man of DestinyYuriko YuminariTBS
2014Father's BackHitomiko HiguchiTBS
2016Usually the BestKazuko KosugeTBS
2017 Quartet Maki MakiTBS
2017Côte d'Azur N゚10Shimako ShibataWowow・Hulu
2019No Side ManagerMaki KimishimaTBS
2021My Dear Exes (Omameda Towako to Sannin no Motootto)Towako OmamedaFuji TV, KTV

Japanese dub

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013 Frozen [8] Elsa
2015 Frozen Fever Elsa
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure Elsa
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet [9] Elsa
2019 Frozen II Elsa
2020 Elinor Wonders Why Elinor

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996The 47th Kōhaku Uta Gassen Red team hostNHK
1997The 48th Kōhaku Uta GassenContestantNHK
1999The 50th Kōhaku Uta GassenContestantNHK
2017 The 68th Kōhaku Uta Gassen ContestantNHK

Video games

YearTitleVoice role
2019 Kingdom Hearts III [10] Elsa

Theater

Awards and prizes

YearTitleAwardResult
1997- 34th Golden Arrow Award for Newcomer Award & Broadcast Newcomer AwardWon
1997Tokyo Weather 22nd Hochi Film Award for Best New ArtistWon
1997-1997 Elan d'or Awards for Newcomer of the Year & grand prix Won
1997-New heroine '97 in Japan - No.1Won
1998- 12th Japan Gold Disc Award for Best New Artist of the YearWon
1999April Story8th Japan Film Critics Circle Award for Actress AwardWon
1999-36th Golden Arrow Award for Play AwardWon
2000-21st Matsuo Entertainment Awards for Newcomer AwardWon
2000Tengai no Hana & The Good Person of Szechwan50th new face award of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Fine Arts in theater acting divisionWon
2002Akarui Hō e, Akarui Hō e10th Hashida PrizeWon
2004Noda Map: Oil38th Kinokuniya Theater Award for Individual AwardWon
2004The Hidden Blade29th Hochi Film Award for Best ActressWon
2005The Hidden Blade 28th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2005-43rd Golden Arrow Award for Play AwardWon
2006Noda Map: Fake Crime and Punishment & The Caucasian Chalk Circle13th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best ActressNominated
2007Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad28th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
2008Hibari & Romance7th Asahi Performing arts PrizeWon
2008Hibari & Romance15th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best ActressWon
2009Villon's Wife32nd Yamaji Fumiko Film Awards for Best ActressWon
2009Villon's Wife & K-20: Legend of the Mask34th Hochi Film Award for Best ActressWon
2009Villon's Wife22nd Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best ActressWon
2010Villon's Wife83rd Kinema Junpo Best Ten for Best ActressWon
2010Villon's Wife 33rd Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleWon
2010Jane Eyre35th Kikuta Kazuo Theater Prize for Theater grand-prixNominated
2011Confessions34th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2011Confessions2nd Japan Theater staff Film Festival Award for Actress in a Leading Role AwardWon
2013Dreams for Sale34th Yokohama Film Festival for Best ActressWon
2013Dreams for Sale22nd Tokyo Sports Film Award for Best ActressWon
2013Dreams for Sale36th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2013Dreams for Sale27th Takasaki Film Festival Award for Best ActressWon
2017Quartet7th Confidence Award for Best ActressWon
2017Quartet92nd The Television Drama Academy Awards for Best ActressWon
2018The Adult CodeThe Japan Gold Disc Award for Best 5 songs by download AwardWon
2018QuartetConfidence Award Drama Prize 2017 for Best ActressWon
2018Quartet26th Hashida PrizeWon
2018-9th Iwatani Tokiko AwardWon

Discography

Bibliography

TitleOriginal publication datePublisherCategory
Matsu no Hitorigoto (松のひとりごと, "Matsu's Soliloquy")November 14, 2003
(October 7, 2009)
Asahi Shimbun PublicationsIndependent book
(paperback)
Chichi to Musume no Ōfukushokan (父と娘の往復書簡, "Correspondence between father and daughter") (with Kōshirō Matsumoto)October 10, 2008
(January 10, 2011)
Bungeishunjū Independent book
(paperback)

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