Synonyms for yusaku or Related words with yusaku
Examples of "yusaku"
Some of its more noteworthy commanders included Katsura Taro, Hasegawa Yoshimichi, Uehara
and Nobuyoshi Muto.
Hayakawa (Hayato Ichihara) dreamed of one day becoming a detective. Instead, he now works as a trainer for police dogs at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. One day,
gets an Albino Shepherd named Shiro who others say can never become a police dog due to a genetic disorder. Nevertheless,
and Shiro become attached as Yusako trains Shiro to become a guard dog. Sometimes guard dogs are treated as equipment and other times required to become a human shield.
and female police officer Natsuki (Erika Toda) are against this. A series of explosions then take place as a serial bomber strikes Tokyo.
is a high school student where
was briefly a student-teacher (which is the same school Kyoko attended and met Soichiro). Ibuki was at first unimpressed with him, even ridiculing one of her classmates for her short-lived crush on
, but Ibuki develops her own crush after misinterpreting him as a sort of tragic romantic hero. Even after she spends more time around
, her feelings for him persist even after his tenure at her school ends. Ibuki tends to hatch devious plots that put her together with
, usually putting him into a compromising situation.
is not interested in her, but is a pushover about it as always, and Ibuki refuses to be denied.
Highlights of Janet's film career include the Kinji Fukasaku film "Doberman Detective" with Sonny Chiba and "Ningen no shōmei" with
Matsuda (directed by Junya Sato).
as a rival for Kyoko's affection (and vice versa), and the two are usually antagonistic towards each other. Shun's actions towards
are somewhere between magnanimous and condescending, depending on if Kyoko is around, and he is not above trying to position Kozue as a wedge between
and Kyoko. But while Shun and
are rivals, they both share moments where they bond over their mutual frustration over Kyoko's reluctance to fall in love with anyone. Kyoko generally likes Shun and regards him as a suitor, but is apprehensive about his forwardness and occasionally feels pressured by him (Shun does not want to force a relationship with her, but will often "bend the rules"). It can be unclear whether Shun is interested more in Kyoko herself or in "saving" Kyoko from what he sees as a degrading life as a widow in Maison Ikkoku, putting him in the stereotypical role of the "knight in shining armor."
is Yusaku's steady date ("girlfriend" may be too strong a word, at least in Yusaku's view) and generally serves as an obstacle for him in his pursuit of Kyoko. Cute, sweet, and a little scatter-brained, she's oblivious to the fact that she is more interested in
than he is in her, and she does not recognize Kyoko (or Ibuki) as competition for his affection. Their relationship starts after Kozue finds
with a spare movie ticket (originally intended for Kyoko, who had just started dating Shun) and she invites herself along, setting the general tone for their relationship.
would like to come forward and break things off with Kozue, however he cannot find the right opportunity to do so without hurting Kozue's feelings deeply. The situation becomes more complicated after Kozue introduces
to her family, who approve of him and are all too willing to feed the perpetually starving college student.
She appeared as Ryo Ishibashi's dead wife in the movie "Audition" (1999). In 2009 she was the executive producer for the documentary "Soul Red:
Matsuda" about her husband's life and death.
Kumagai's younger sister is Japanese actress Miyuki Matsuda. Her late brother-in-law was the Japanese-Korean actor
Matsuda. She is the maternal aunt of Ryuhei Matsuda and Shota Matsuda, both of whom are actors.
A regular in the works of directors Kihachi Okamoto, Akio Jissoji and Tatsumi Kumashiro, Kishida was revered by many actors including Kenichi Hagiwara, Yutaka Mizutani and
Matsuda. Fellow Bungakuza actor Daigo Kusano was his lifelong best friend.
He received the Premio Bodoni in 1971, the Gold Medal from the New York Art Directors Club in 1990, the
Kamekura Award and the Gold Medal at the Toyama Biennial in 2000.
In 2013 his cover of the
Kiyama song "Home" reached number 8 in Japanese sales on the Oricon Singles Chart. His album of cover songs, released soon after, reached third, selling over 300,000 copies.
Matsuda plays an ex-boxer who killed an opponent during a fight. He is brought into a school to deal with a gang of disruptive students led by Hiroshi Tachi.
or Yuusaku (written: 優作, 勇作, 雄策, 有作, 友作, 裕策 or 祐作) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
The film began shooting in November 1988 and ended in March 1989. Japanese actor
Matsuda, who played Sato, died of bladder cancer shortly after the film's completion. Director Ridley Scott dedicated the film to his memory.
The final episode was directed by Toru Murakawa who was simultaneously directing the film "Satsujin Yūgi" featuring
Matsuda and Yutaka Nakajima, and thus pulled them in for cameo roles.
is Kyoko's young niece from her marriage to Soichiro. On a visit to Maison Ikkoku, Ikuko meets
and quickly becomes fond of him. Ikuko insists that
becomes her tutor as she approaches entry into high school, though it seems she is more interested in goofing off with him rather than actually studying. Kyoko initially tries to dissuade Ikuko and later tends to hover when the two are together, hoping to keep
from corrupting Ikuko with his lazy habits, although it is usually Ikuko who steers conversation away from her studies and more towards gossip. Tutoring Ikuko becomes Yusaku's first steady source of income as well as his first major attempt to demonstrate his maturity and reliability to Kyoko. She is voiced by Mayumi Sho in the Japanese anime, and by Andrea Libman (eps. 1-36) & Nicole Bouma (eps. 37-96) in the English version. Ikuko's mother, voiced by Atsuko Mine, makes several appearances throughout the series.
begins the story as grade-school-aged brat, generally seen trying to get between his mother and her alcohol. Initially, he is antagonistic towards
, but events soon see him to look upon
as an "alright guy". He is also very fond of Kyoko, especially because he sees her as the only sane person in the building other than himself. He develops a crush on Kyoko's niece Ikuko, reminding
of himself, although Kentaro resents the comparison. He is voiced by Chika Sakamoto in the Japanese anime, and by Saffron Henderson (eps. 1-36) and Sharon Alexander (eps. 37-96) in the English version. He is portrayed by Katsuhasa Nakagaki in the 1986 film and Shinosuke Matsukawa, Ren Nibori (younger) in the 2007 TV film.
is Yusaku's friend and drinking buddy (usually at Sakamoto's insistence) from school. Sakamoto has his own woman troubles, though in contrast to
his difficulty is finding the right one. Sakamoto occasionally offers
a roof to live under when situations temporarily force him out of Maison Ikkoku, and even has a word or two of insight on love for
, but more often than not the nights the two spend drinking together (often to lament that Sakamoto got dumped again) get
in trouble with Kyoko for one reason or another. Sakamoto has a small white kitten, that he named Kyoko, that was left in Godai's care for a while, creating some confusion. He is voiced by Toshio Furukawa in the Japanese anime, and by Terry Klassen in the English version. In the "One-pound Gospel" OVA, when Kosaku Hatanaka is walking around the streets deciding whether to eat or not, Sakamoto shouts out to him saying we got nice girls which is a parody of the work he does at the cabaret.
Kyoko at first lets Ibuki play out what Kyoko sees as a simple schoolgirl crush, even acting on occasion to "protect Ibuki from
," but eventually sides with him when it becomes clear that he is the one that needs protection. After getting to know Ibuki, Kyoko realizes that Ibuki is much more brazen about her feelings than she ever was with Soichiro. But Kyoko is continually frustrated with what she perceives as Yusaku's unwillingness to assert himself, as with Kozue. Also, she cannot help but feel jealous, but then feels mortified for being jealous of a high school girl. Ibuki, on the other hand, initially sees Kyoko as a role model for getting married to her own high school teacher, but later comes to recognize "that widow" as a rival for Yusaku's affections and often confronts her, she even pushes Kyoko to admit her love for
, and calls her a coward when she refuses to do so. However, when she found out the reason why Kyoko refused to admit that she loved
, she became less competitive with her and even went to the extent of strengthening her senior's relationship with her former teacher. At the end of the series Ibuki is attending an all-girls college still hanging unto the dream that she can be with
Godai. Ibuki's family name means "eight gods". She is voiced by Yuriko Fuchizaki in the Japanese anime, and by Alexandra Carter in the English version.
The "Maison Ikkoku" manga series features characters created by Rumiko Takahashi. Many of the characters live in the series' titular boarding house, including the protagonists
Godai and Kyoko Otonashi. The boarding house setting and its tenants were inspired from Takahashi's college years; the apartment house behind her own was occupied by many "strange people."
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