Birth Place Matching "Hokkaido, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Satoshi Kon
Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...
2. Tura Satana
Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films ...
Director | Seppuku
Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Harakiri (1962), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.
Actress | Sayonara
Although she projected the typical Japanese female stereotype of humbleness, delicacy and subservience in most of her prime film and stage roles, beguiling, tiny-framed Miyoshi Umeki was nevertheless an assertive scene-stealer. This docile and deceptive-looking talent with the cropped hair and ...
Actor | Sword Art Online
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka was born on September 17, 1986 in Hokkaido, Japan. He is an actor, known for Sword Art Online (2012), Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012).
Actor | Shichinin no samurai
Japanese character actor equally adept at comic or seriously unsavory roles. Chiaki graduated from the University of Chuo with degrees in economics and commerce, but almost immediately found that his interest lay more with the theatre. In 1937, he began to study with the Shin-Tsukiji Gekidan ("The ...
13. Monkey Punch
Writer | Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive
Monkey Punch was born on May 26, 1937 in Hamanaka, Hokkaido, Japan as Kazuhiko Katô. He was a writer, known for Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996), Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998) and Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978). He died on April 11, 2019 in Sakura, Chiba, Japan.
16. Hideko Takamine
Actress | Ukigumo
Next to Hara Setsuko and Tanaka Kinuyo Takamine Hideko remains one of Japan's most admired and prolific actresses. Born as Hirayama Hideko in Hakodate, Hokkaido in northern Japan in 1924 she became a child actress for Shochiku Studio at age five appearing in the film Haha. She would go on to work ...
18. Akira Ifukube
Composer | Gojira
Akira Ifukube was born on May 31, 1914 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was the third son of a chief constable (his grandfather was a priest of Shin-to) and spent a majority of his childhood in areas with a mixed Japanese and Ainu population. Therefore, Ifukube was strongly influenced by their musical ...
20. Gorô Naya
Actor | Kaze no tani no Naushika
Gorô Naya was born on November 17, 1929 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. He was an actor, known for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998) and Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979). He was married to Kachiko Hino. He died on March 5, 2013 ...
23. Satoru Iwata
Producer | Super Mario Sunshine
Satoru Iwata was born on December 6, 1959 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He is known for his work on Super Mario Sunshine (2002), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) and Metroid Prime (2002). He was married to Kayoko Iwata. He died on July 11, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan.
30. Masaru Satô
Composer | Yôjinbô
The youngest of six brothers, all of them music lovers, Masaru Sato decided early in life that he wanted to be a composer. His models were two other composers born, as he was, on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido: Akira Ifukube and Fumio Hayasaka. "To me", Sato said, "they were like gods...
40. Kôgo Noda
Writer | Banshun
Kôgo Noda is most famously know for working alongside Yasujiro Ozu in the writing of his screenplays for some of his most famous movies. Noda was born on November 19, 1893 and died at age 74 on September 23, 1968. He co-wrote some of Yasujiro's most famous films, for example: Tokyo Story (1953), ...
Masahiro Kobayashi was born on May 16, 1971 in Hokkaido, Japan. He is an actor, known for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) and GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998).