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Naoto Takenaka

Naoto Takenaka
Born (1956-03-20) March 20, 1956
Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Actor, comedian, film director, singer
Years active 1977-present
Spouse(s) Midori Kinouchi

Naoto Takenaka (竹中 直人 Takenaka Naoto, born March 20, 1956) is a Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and director from Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture affiliated with From First Production. He is married to idol singer and actress Midori Kinouchi.


  • Filmography 1
    • Director 1.1
    • Film 1.2
    • Television 1.3
    • Television animation 1.4
    • Theater animation 1.5
    • Video games 1.6
  • Dubbing roles 2
    • Live-action 2.1
    • Animation 2.2
  • Discography 3
    • Singles 3.1
    • Albums 3.2
  • Other appearances 4
  • Film awards 5
  • Impression repertoire 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8





Television animation

Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles





  • "Postman Pat no Uta" (1994)
  • "Dokutoku-kun" (1995)
  • "Deka Melon" (1997)
  • "Kimi ni Hoshi ga Furu" (1997)
  • "Nichiyōbino Shokuji" (1998)


  • Kawatta Katachi no Ishi (1984)
  • Naoto Takenaka no Kimi to Itsumademo (1995)
  • Merci Boku (1995)
  • Merci Boku, Unpeu Boku ~ Live in Japan (1995)
  • Eraserhead (1996)
  • Kuchibue to Ukulele (2000)

Other appearances

Film awards

  • 1991
Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor (Munō no Hito)
Hochi Film Award Rookie of the Year (Munō no Hito)
Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize (Munō no Hito)
  • 1992
Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor (Shiko Funjatta)[1]
  • 1995
Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor (East Meets West)
  • 1996
Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor (Shall We Dance?)

Impression repertoire


  1. ^ 第 16 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 

External links

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