Synonyms for takako_matsu or Related words with takako_matsu

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Examples of "takako_matsu"
April Story (Japanese and Chinese: 四月物語) is a Japanese short film directed by Shunji Iwai starring Takako Matsu.
"I Stand Alone" is a song by Japanese singer and actress Takako Matsu, featured on her debut album "Sora no Kagami" (1997). It was released as the second single from the album in May 1997. The lyrics of the song were penned by Matsu and production handled by Daisuke Hinata. The single peaked at number 7 on the Oricon Singles Chart and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
Junior high school teacher Yuko Moriguchi (Takako Matsu) announces to her class that she will resign before spring break. Moriguchi reveals that because the HIV-positive biological father of her daughter Manami was ill, she used to bring Manami (Mana Ashida) to school with her. One day, after school, she returned to the room where Manami was but found her gone. Her daughter was later found drowned in a school swimming pool.
Negishi's 2009 melodrama, "Villon's Wife", about an author and his long-suffering wife in post-war Japan, received ten nominations at the 2010 Japan Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Director. As in previous films, Negishi was able to evoke strong performances from his leads with Takako Matsu winning several Best Actress awards. The film also brought Negishi a Best Director award from the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival.
Cast members include: Koji Yakusho (Heikichi Shindo, the hotel accommodation manager), Takako Matsu (Hana Takemoto, the chamber-maid with a case of mistaken identity), Kōichi Satō (Katsutoshi Mutōda, the disgraced politician), Shingo Katori (Kenji Tadano, the bell boy with musical aspirations), Ryoko Shinohara (Yōko, the call girl), Keiko Toda (Tokiko Yabe, the deputy accommodation manager), Katsuhisa Namase (Takashi Seo), Kumiko Aso (Naomi Ohara), YOU (Cherry Sakura) and Toshiyuki Nishida (Zenbu Tokugawa, the aging enka star).
Like many members of the kabuki community, he can trace his lineage back several generations, many members of his family being kabuki actors as well. His father and grandfather were the eighth and seventh, respectively, to hold the name of Matsumoto Kōshirō, and he traces his lineage back to his great-great-grandfather Nakamura Karoku I, if not further. Kōshirō's brother, Nakamura Kichiemon II, and son Ichikawa Somegorō VII are active in the kabuki theater as well, and his daughter, Takako Matsu is an experienced film actress. In addition, Kōshirō has a number of disciples, including Matsumoto Kingo III, Matsumoto Kōemon I, and Ichikawa Komazō XI.
During dinner that evening, Katagiri’s mother reminds Samon of the financial hardships the family has endured since the death of her husband (who committed ritual suicide after a construction job gone wrong). She desires a match between Samon and Shino (Tomoko Tabata), Katagiri’s sister. Also present is Kie (Takako Matsu), the Katagiri’s housekeeper, who is schooled in etiquette and literacy. In a voiceover, Katagiri hints at an affection for Kie, but then mentions that around the same time Shino married Samon, Kie married a man of the merchant class and left the Katagiri household.
The 50-episode anime premiered on NHK on January 10, 2009. The series was based on the "Kemono no Souja" light novel series by Nahoko Uehashi and was directed by Takayuki Hamana. The first opening theme is by Sukima Switch, and the first ending theme is "After the Rain" by cossami. From episode 31, the opening theme is again "Shizuku" but sung by Hajime Chitose, and the second ending, "Kitto Tsutaete" by Takako Matsu is used from episode 30 onwards. The series began streaming on Crunchyroll with English subtitles on September 4, 2009.
Growing up, Takako Matsu practiced piano and took vocal training as a child. Prior to releasing music, she acted in various television drama and plays. In 1996, she acted in the drama "Long Vacation", which became very popular in Japan. At the wrap up party of the drama, the director of the series at that time heard her perform karaoke and suggested that she try singing. Although taken aback and hesitant at first, she later agreed, as she felt it was not a chance that everyone received and because she liked singing; she felt it might work out somehow.
Several other language versions of the song have also been successful. The Japanese-language version called was sung by Takako Matsu and Sayaka Kanda, who played Elsa and Anna respectively. It appeared on the "Billboard" Japan Hot 100 in between April and June 2014, peaking at number 19, and was popular enough to be certified platinum for 250,000 digital downloads by the RIAJ in September 2014. The Korean-language version, sung by and , reached 129 on the Gaon Singles Chart being downloaded 14,000 times, while the reprise version peaked at 192 with 8,000 downloads.
Takako Matsu was born into a traditional "buyō" house, which produced famous actors and actresses, including her father Matsumoto Kōshirō IX, kabuki actor and head of the "buyō" house; her uncle Nakamura Kichiemon II, Kabuki performer and actor; her elder brother Ichikawa Somegoro VII, Kabuki performer and actor; her sister, six years her elder Kio Matsumoto, stage director and actresses and her husband Kazuhisa Kawahara, actor. Her mother Noriko Fujima is a businesswoman. She married guitarist and record producer Yoshiyuki Sahashi on December 28, 2007, and her married name is now . She also has the name of Natori (the accredited master) of the Matsumoto school of Nippon Buyō (Japanese dancing); .
Setsuko Nakatani (Takako Matsu) quit her job as a stewardess in order to marry her boyfriend at the time, Hiroshi. As it didn't work out, Setsuko's parents, worried that time is passing her by, decide to introduce her to someone using Omiai, the Japanese meeting custom for marriage prospects. She meets Kōtaro Hirose (Yusuke Santamaria), pressured by his boss to get married before being entrusted with an important job overseas. Initially, the two are not interested, but after some funny misadventures, they grow to like each other.
The discography of Japanese actress and singer-songwriter Takako Matsu includes nine studio, three compilation, two live, seven video albums, twenty-one singles, and twenty music videos. Born into a family of actors, Matsu made her debut as a stage performer before her roles in TV dramas (beginning with the 1994 NHK taiga drama series "Hana no Ran") and films (beginning with 1997's "Tokyo Biyori"). That year she released her first single, "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara", which peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of 400,000 copies. Matsu's debut album, "Sora no Kagami" (also released that year), peaked at number 4 on the Oricon Albums Chart. Selling over 300,000 copies, it earned a platinum certification from the RIAJ and Matsu was named Best New Artist of the Year at the 12th Japan Gold Disc Awards.
In South Korea, the pop version of the song by Hyolyn reached number six on the Gaon Music Chart in February, followed by the film version performed by charting at number 80 in March. The Japanese versions of the song, performed in the film by Takako Matsu and in the end roll by May J., reached number 2 and 8 respectively on the Japan Hot 100 after the film's Japanese release in March 2014. Matsu's version was certified million for digital downloads in Japan in May 2014, and May J.'s version platinum for 250,000 downloads. May J. recorded a rearranged version of the song on her album "Heartful Song Covers", which was released on March 26, 2014.
A reviewer for "CD Journal" commended "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara" for being "pure" and noted that Matsu's "unobtrusive [and] naked voice" is like "sitting in a sunny spot on early spring day". Similarly, "Rolling Stone Japan" wrote that the song has a "heartwarming" production, which they noted has become synonymous with Takako Matsu. Another reviewer for "CD Journal" said that the b-side, "Zutto... Iyō yo"s arrangement makes it an "impressive pop song". Since its release, "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara" has often been associated with the onset of spring in Japan. The song also entered the top requests list of many FM radio stations around the same time. Since the introduction of "Billboard" Japan in 2010, the song has spiked on its airplay charts during the time of spring. It was also included on the compilation "True Love: Spring Memorial Songs" in 2003. In a web poll conducted in 2013 by "MyNavi" news asking people about their favorite spring song, "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara" was ranked at number 10.
""Frozen"s success doesn't benefit from a general appetite for American films in Japan" (as reported by the "International Business Times"), but according to Akira Lippit of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, there were several factors that constituted this phenomenon: besides the fact that animated films "are held in great regard in Japan, and the Disney brand name with all of its heritage is extremely valuable", "the biggest reason is the primary audience ... 13- to 17-year-old teenage girls." He further explained that audiences of this age range have a vital role in shaping Japanese pop culture and ""Frozen" has so many elements that appeal to them, with its story of a young girl with power and mystique, who finds her own sort of good in herself." He compared the film's current situation with a similar phenomenon which occurred with "Titanic" in 1997, "when millions of Japanese teen girls turned out to watch Leonard[o] DiCaprio go under – several times," and thought the same would happen with "Frozen". Another reason that contributed to the film's success in the market was that Disney took great care in choosing "high quality" voice actors for the Japanese-dubbed version, since Japan's pop music scene had an important role particularly with teenage audiences. Orika Hiromura, Disney Japan's marketing project leader for "Frozen", said in an interview with "The Wall Street Journal": "We really put effort into finding actors who could not only play the role but also belt out the tunes as well. We found the perfect match in Takako Matsu and Sayaka Kanda, and they really added a whole new dimension to the storytelling."