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Kamiki Ryuunosuke

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  • Name: 神木隆之介 (かみき りゅうのすけ)
  • Name (romaji): Kamiki Ryunosuke
  • Profession: Actor
  • Birthdate: 1993-May-19 (age 27)
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Blood type: B
  • Talent agency: Amuse

About

Kamiki Ryunosuke is a Japanese actor. He entered the industry in 1995 when he was only 2 years old. He made his drama debut in “Good News”, which gained him immense popularity through his first full time role as Naoya, playing the son of SMAP’s Masahiro Nakai. In 2001, he was discovered by Hayao Miyazaki, and ended up voicing Bao in the animated film "Spirited Away" by Studio Ghibli, Highest grossing Japanese film in Japan. From 1999 to 2002 he had appeared in over a dozen projects, earning him the title of a child prodigy. He was awarded his first award for “Otosan no Backdrop” when he was only 11. From 2004 to 2020, he has won awards every one or two alternative years.

Today, Ryu remains as an iconic and beloved actor in the Japanese industry. He has the reputation of a reliable lead actor who goes into character as soon as the cameras start rolling. For his successful transition from a child actor to a main lead combined with his modest personality, has made him a role model for many. When choosing works, he likes to experiment with roles or plots. He does not mind too much about popularity or being the main lead as long as he likes his role. Rather than “aiming for a big goal ahead”, he is the type to do the job in front of him wholeheartedly.

He has appeared in numerous award winning projects. In 2011, he won his first international award for playing the main lead in the Amade Prize winning “Kokoro no ito”. To date he has been an integral part in all the top 4 highest grossing Japanese movies in Japan. His works continue to break records as his movie “Your Name” became the highest grossing Japanese movie of all time internationally.

Ryu, alongside acting and voice acting, has dabbled in multiple fields. For variety shows he often does many documentaries. He even interviewed Will Smith for Zip. In 2015, he released his first book “Master’s Café”. Ryu challenged his first stage play with "Beautiful - The Woman Who Met with God", directed and written by Suzuki Matsuo, in 2019. The following year, he debuted in multiple fields such as a radio DJ for All Night Nippon 0 (ANN0) on 11th October 2020, which airs 3 am at nights between Saturday and Sunday. His directorial debut with the MV for “I Treasure You” for SUPER HANDSOME COLLECTION 「JUMP 」!. He opened his own YouTube channel. He was also the official photographer for Satoh Takeru’s 2021 calendar.

In 2020, Ryu was awarded at the Elan D'or Award Ceremony. One of the most prestigious awards in Japan for completing 25 years in the industry. To thank his fans, he started the 25th Anniversary Celebration.

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Recognitions

Year Work Award Result
2004 Father's Backdrop The Japanese Movie Critics Awards 2004: Rookie of the Year Won
2006 The Great Yokai War The 29th Japan Academy Film Prize: Newcomers of the Year Won
2007 Tantei Gakuen Q (2007) 54th Japanese Drama Academy Awards: Lead Actor Won
2011 Kokoro no Ito Seoul International Drama Awards: Popular Actor Won
2011 Kokoro no Ito Mipcom Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama Won
2011 Kokoro no Ito 47th Hugo TV Awards Feature Film Category Gold Award Won
2011 Kokoro no Ito 51st Monte-Carlo Television Festival: Best Actor Nominated
2011 Kokoro no Ito 51st Monte-Carlo Television Festival: The AMADE Prize Won
2012 The Kirishima Thing and SPEC: Ten Tama Cinema Forum: Best Emerging Actor Won
2012 The Kirishima Thing 37th Hochi Film Award: Best Actor Nominated
2013 The Family Game The 17th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Spring: Best Supporting Actor Won
2013 The Family Game The 77th The Television Drama Academy: Best Supporting Actor Won
2013 The Family Game The 23rd TVLife Drama Award 2013: Best Supporting Actor Won
2015 Popularity Seoul International Drama Awards: Asian Stars Won
2017 March Comes in Like a Lion 42nd Hochi Film Award: Best Actor Nominated
2017 Your Name The 11th Seiyu Awards: Best Lead Actor Won
2018 Keiji Yugami The 95th Drama Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor Won
2018 Keiji Yugami The 10th CONFiDENCE AWARD DRAMA PRIZE: Best Supporting Actor Won
2020 Himself The 44th Elan d'or Awards: Rookie of the Year Won

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