Kimura Takuya

木村拓哉 (きむら たくや)

Takuya Kimura木村 拓哉Kimura Takuya?)(born November 13, 1972), nicknamedKimutaku(キムタク?), is a Japanese singer and actor. He is also a member of the Japanese idol group SMAP .

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  • by heej0130  -  August 6, 2017 07:49 PM

    Cross Gene's Takuya to star in his first musical 'Altar Boyz'!

    Cross Gene'sTakuyawill take a stab at his first musical with the cast of 'Altar Boyz'!According toAmuse, Inc.,"Takuya has been confirmed to join the Korean musical 'Altar Boyz' for the upcoming shows on September 15 and 16 at Japan's Tokyo Maihama Amphitheater."'Altar Boyz' began its broad…

  • by dongie  -  July 9, 2017 10:45 AM

    Chansung, Niel, Takuya, Seyong, and Yoo Il cast in 'ALTAR BOYZ' musical

    2PM'sChansung,TEEN TOP'sNiel,Cross Gene'sTakuya,MYNAME'sSeyong, and5urprise'sYoo Ilhave been cast in the musical 'ALTARBOYZ'.The Korean musical is about 5 boys who create the rock band 'ALTARBOYZ' and will tell the story of taking over the crowd with their music and performance. The five above will …

  • by laplace  -  January 24, 2017 12:13 PM

    Cross Gene pose in black for 'Singles' + talk about their comeback

    Boy groupCross Geneposed in a pictorial for the February issue of 'Singles' magazine!The concept of the photoshoot was simply black with each member clad in black styles unique to their charms. The talk of the interview was Cross Gene's impending comeback. LeaderShin, who received good feedback for …

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 Kimura Takuya's Early life

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 Kimura Takuya's Career

The year 1993 can be considered to be a breakthrough year for Kimura and SMAP . After years of starring in low-budget dramas, Kimura played a leading role in the teen drama Asunaro Hakusho (あすなろ白書) as Osamu Toride, a college freshman in love with a friend Narumi Sonoda. The series, based on a then-popular manga of the same name, quickly became a hit. SMAP also released their hit single$10. In 1994, a phrase "Kimutaku Syndrome" started to be observed in some media. The term refers to a phenomenon in which some young boys copy his fashion. In 1995, he played a role in a movieKimi o Wasurenai(君を忘れない). In 1996 he starred with Yamaguchi Tomoko in a TV seriesLong Vacation, which also became a hit. Kimura played a young shy pianist "Sena," who falls in love with an older ex-model. In the same year, SMAP began to host a weekly Japanese variety showSMAP×SMAP. During 1997, Kimura continued his streak of hit dramas withGiftandLove Generation. However,Giftwas criticized for its violent plot, which allegedly promoted teenage crime.[citation needed]

, the finale of which had the highest ever viewing figures in the Kanto region.

He enjoyed more success in string of many hit series after Hero, such asSora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi,Good Luck!!,Pride, and " ENGINE ." "Good Luck" topped 2003's TV view ratings at 37.6%.

In 2005 he voiced Howl in Hayao Miyazaki 's animationHowl's Moving Castle .In July 2006, Fuji TV aired a 2 hour long HERO special. Along with the original cast, he revived his role as prosecutor Kuryu Kohei.

, released in December 2006. Directed by Yoji Yamada he played a young blind samurai during the Edo period . He earned a Japan Academy Prize nomination for Best Actor. However, he declined it because his agency, Johnny & Associates, was reluctant to have him compete with the other nominees, who are experienced film actors.

In 2009, he voiced JP in Takeshi Koike 's animated filmRedline.

Kimura's latest movie isSpace Battleship Yamato (live action film), released on December 1, 2010. This is the franchise's first live-action film and is Directed by Takashi Yamazaki.

The concert was originally scheduled for 2010 but was cancelled due to fears of overcrowding.

The television dramaPriceless, broadcast on Fuji TV between October 22 and December 24 2012, was Kimura's 9th Getsu (Fuji TV golden prime-time slot); confirming thus his status as actor who starred in the greatest number of Getsu. His latest television drama is Ando Lloyd - A.I. Knows Love? on TBS

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 Kimura Takuya's Personal life

. The next year, on November 23, he announced he was going to marry Shizuka Kudo , another Japanese pop idol.They married on December 5, 2000. His first daughter, Kokomi(心美?), was born on May 1, 2001 and his second daughter, Mitsuki(光希?), on February 5, 2003.

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 Kimura Takuya's Movies

  • Space Battleship Yamato (live action film) (2010)
  • Redline (2009 film) (voice) (2010)
  • I Come with the Rain (Shitaro) (2008)
  • Hero (2007 film) (2007)
  • Love and Honor / Bushi no ichibun (2006)
  • 2046 (Tak) (2004)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (voice) (2004)
  • Chūshingura 1/47 (2001)
  • Konya wa eigyouchu / Open 24 Hours / Business is Still Running Tonight (Fuji TV, 1999)
  • Kimi wo Wasurenai / Fly Boys, Fly! (as Junichiro Ueda) (1995)
  • Shoot (1994)
  • Otōto (TBS, 1990)*

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 Kimura Takuya's Awards

  • 1999 Housou Bunka Kikin Award - Best Male Actor (Dorama: Beautiful Life)
  • 1998 15. Best Jeanist
  • 1997 14. Best Jeanist
  • 1996 13. Best Jeanist
  • 1995 12. Best Jeanist
  • 1995 31. Galaxy Award (TV-Dorama: Wakamono no subete)
  • 1994 11. Best Jeanist
  • 1994 Erandooru Award - Best Newcomer (Movie: Shoot - Hit the Goal)
  • 1994 7. Ishihara Yujiro Award - Best Newcomer (Movie: Shoot - Hit the Goal)

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 Kimura Takuya's References

  1. "SMAP member profiles". Johnny's net. Retrieved 2010-02-17.  (Japanese)
  2. "J-pop star Kimutaku caught speeding twice: reports". Agence France Presse (in English). March 15, 2012. 
  3. "Housemaid drama series logs highest rating in nearly 12 years". Japan Economic Newswire (in English). December 22, 2011. 
  4. 『HERO』、全話30%超の視聴率を達成 平均視聴率も新記録
  5. 平均視聴率ランキングA(平均視聴率18%以上)
  6. "Film of the day". Evening Gazette (in English). March 2, 2011. p. 22. 
  7. "Kimutaku Declines Academy Nomination". Japan Zone. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  8. Wan, Foong Woei (July 1, 2011). "Sugar and spies; Hot stars, espionage, romance and melodrama pump up the adrenaline on the small screen". The Straits Times (in English) (Singapore). 
  9. Lee, Jocelyn (December 18, 2010). "Chiling's model answers; Chiling Lin, FHM Taiwan's sexiest woman for three years, sees herself as sweet, not sexy". The Straits Times (in English) (Singapore). 
  10. "China hopes SMAP's concert will promote better Beijing-Tokyo ties". Japan Economic Newswire (in English). September 15, 2011. 
  11. "SMAP vows to show Japan's resilience in China concert". Japan Economic Newswire (in English). August 16, 2011. 

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