Masami Nagasawa

Nagasawa Masami is a Japanese actress under Toho Entertainment. She has performed in many famous movies and television dramas including Crying out Love in the Center of the World, Nada Sousou, Dragon Zakura and Proposal Daisakusen. She graduated from Horikoshi High School in 2006. She is also known as "Ma-chan" or as Yamashita Tomohisa calls her "Maa-tan". On her radio show, she introduces herself as "Gasawa", a nickname chosen by fans. She is the daughter of Kazuaki Nagasawa, the former manager of the J. League team Júbilo Iwata.

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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

Mothra and her fairies return to Japan to warn mankind that they must return Kiryu to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. However Godzilla has survived to menace Japan leaving Kiryu as the nation's only defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaaki Tezuka
CAST:  Noboru Kaneko  •  Miho Yoshioka  •  Mitzuki Koga  •  Hiroshi Koizumi

Mothra and her fairies return to Japan to warn mankind that they must return Kiryu to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. However Godzilla has survived to menace Japan leaving Kiryu as the nation's only defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaaki Tezuka
CAST:  Noboru Kaneko  •  Miho Yoshioka  •  Mitzuki Koga  •  Hiroshi Koizumi

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Humanity final rids themselves of Godzilla, in-prisoning him in an icy tomb at the South Pole. All is peaceful until various monsters emerge to lay waste to Earth's cities. Overwhelmed, humanity is seemingly saved by a race of benevolent aliens known as Xiliens. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masahiro Matsuoka  •  Rei Kikukawa  •  Don Frye  •  Akira Takarada

Humanity final rids themselves of Godzilla, in-prisoning him in an icy tomb at the South Pole. All is peaceful until various monsters emerge to lay waste to Earth's cities. Overwhelmed, humanity is seemingly saved by a race of benevolent aliens known as Xiliens. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masahiro Matsuoka  •  Rei Kikukawa  •  Don Frye  •  Akira Takarada

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kanji Tsuda  •  Rio Kanno

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kanji Tsuda  •  Rio Kanno

Go Find a Psychic! (2009)

Once a year, on Christmas Eve, Cafe Telekinesis holds a real psychic party. At the party, psychics gather together to show off their abilities while for the rest of the year they hide their abilities. Yone Sakurai is a program director for a psychic variety TV show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuyuki Motohiro
CAST:  Hiroki Miyake  •  Masashi Suwa  •  Osamu Tsuji  •  Kotaro Shiga

Once a year, on Christmas Eve, Cafe Telekinesis holds a real psychic party. At the party, psychics gather together to show off their abilities while for the rest of the year they hide their abilities. Yone Sakurai is a program director for a psychic variety TV show ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katsuyuki Motohiro
CAST:  Hiroki Miyake  •  Masashi Suwa  •  Osamu Tsuji  •  Kotaro Shiga

I Wish (2011)

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Kore-eda
CAST:  Koki Maeda  •  Oshiro Maeda  •  Ryôga Hayashi  •  Nene Otsuka

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirokazu Kore-eda
CAST:  Koki Maeda  •  Oshiro Maeda  •  Ryôga Hayashi  •  Nene Otsuka

Tears for You (2006)

Tears for You is a love story about two step-siblings, Yota and Kaoru. Long ago, Yota's mother married Kaoru's jazz-playing father, effectively merging the two families. Unfortunately, Kaoru's father skipped town, and Yota's mother passed away, but not before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Doi
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Eiichiro Funakoshi  •  Isao Hashizume

Tears for You is a love story about two step-siblings, Yota and Kaoru. Long ago, Yota's mother married Kaoru's jazz-playing father, effectively merging the two families. Unfortunately, Kaoru's father skipped town, and Yota's mother passed away, but not before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiro Doi
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Eiichiro Funakoshi  •  Isao Hashizume

Cobalt Blue (2009)

Ryuji is a fisherman that has brought up his daughter Ryoko single-handedly. Ryoko and her childhood friend Kazuya have fallen in love. But when Kazuya dies in a tragic accident while diving for coral wood, Ryoko is overcome with grief and, emotionally destroyed, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yosuke Nakagawa
CAST:  Seiji Fukushi  •  Kuranosuke Sasaki  •  Shinji Rachi  •  Misato Tanaka

Ryuji is a fisherman that has brought up his daughter Ryoko single-handedly. Ryoko and her childhood friend Kazuya have fallen in love. But when Kazuya dies in a tragic accident while diving for coral wood, Ryoko is overcome with grief and, emotionally destroyed, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yosuke Nakagawa
CAST:  Seiji Fukushi  •  Kuranosuke Sasaki  •  Shinji Rachi  •  Misato Tanaka

The Last Chance: Diary of Comedians (2013)

The movie follows the life of an unpopular comedy duo. The duo, called "Boso Swimmers", have been working together for 12 years, but the duo sees little future in their comedy careers. They then begin to write their thoughts in a diary  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teruyoshi Uchimura
CAST:  Fumino Kimura  •  Haruna Kawaguchi  •  Atsushi Ito  •  Keisuke Koide

The movie follows the life of an unpopular comedy duo. The duo, called "Boso Swimmers", have been working together for 12 years, but the duo sees little future in their comedy careers. They then begin to write their thoughts in a diary  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teruyoshi Uchimura
CAST:  Fumino Kimura  •  Haruna Kawaguchi  •  Atsushi Ito  •  Keisuke Koide

Beyond the Memories (2013)

Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna is still wounded as an adult. Kanna then meets Roku Akazawa, who also carries a painful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takehiko Shinjo
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Masaki Okada  •  Haru  •  Kengo Kora

Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna is still wounded as an adult. Kanna then meets Roku Akazawa, who also carries a painful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takehiko Shinjo
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa  •  Masaki Okada  •  Haru  •  Kengo Kora

Sunshine Ahead (2010)

Based on a true story, "Sunshine Ahead" tells the story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo & his wife who embarks on a ambitious plan to create coral reefs in the sea. Although it takes the couple 10 years to finally succeed, they are able to persevere and become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Okamura  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Meiken Itô

Based on a true story, "Sunshine Ahead" tells the story of environmentalist Koji Kinjo & his wife who embarks on a ambitious plan to create coral reefs in the sea. Although it takes the couple 10 years to finally succeed, they are able to persevere and become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Okamura  •  Yasuko Matsuyuki  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Meiken Itô

Love Strikes! (2011)

Set one year after the drama series "Moteki." 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn't have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm and is attempting to start a new life by working as a writer for a news site. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi One
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Riisa Naka  •  Yoko Maki  •  Hirofumi Arai

Set one year after the drama series "Moteki." 31-year-old Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama) doesn't have money, dreams or a girlfriend. He has left his job at a staffing firm and is attempting to start a new life by working as a writer for a news site. Suddenly, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi One
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Riisa Naka  •  Yoko Maki  •  Hirofumi Arai

La Maison en Petits Cubes (2008)

La Maison en Petits Cubes tells the story of a grandfather's memories as he adds more blocks to his house to stem the flooding waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kunio Katou
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa

La Maison en Petits Cubes tells the story of a grandfather's memories as he adds more blocks to his house to stem the flooding waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kunio Katou
CAST:  Masami Nagasawa

Resurrection (2002)

When dead people starts returning to the small Japanese town of Aso, government official Kawada is dispatched to uncover the “truth”.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Tsuyoshi Kusanagi  •  Yûko Takeuchi  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Show Aikawa

When dead people starts returning to the small Japanese town of Aso, government official Kawada is dispatched to uncover the “truth”.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akihiko Shiota
CAST:  Tsuyoshi Kusanagi  •  Yûko Takeuchi  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Show Aikawa

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

RomanticThought provokingInspiringAction-packed

A group of Yokohama students fight to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. While working there, Umi and Shun gradually become attracted to each other but have to face a sudden trial. Even so, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goro Miyazaki
CAST:  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Jun'ichi Okada  •  Keiko Takeshita

A group of Yokohama students fight to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball during preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. While working there, Umi and Shun gradually become attracted to each other but have to face a sudden trial. Even so, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goro Miyazaki
CAST:  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Jun'ichi Okada  •  Keiko Takeshita

Peak: The Rescuers (2011)

Shimazaki Sanpo is an experienced mountain climber and rescue team volunteer. Sanpo loves the mountains and wants as many people as possible to experience everything they have to offer so much so that he never holds a grudge against anyone for causing an accident ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Katayama
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Takuya Ishida  •  Yoshie Ichige

Shimazaki Sanpo is an experienced mountain climber and rescue team volunteer. Sanpo loves the mountains and wants as many people as possible to experience everything they have to offer so much so that he never holds a grudge against anyone for causing an accident ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Katayama
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Atsuro Watabe  •  Takuya Ishida  •  Yoshie Ichige

Robot Contest (2003)

Satomi is aimlessly attending a vocational school and becomes a member of the robot club by chance. There are two robot clubs at her school. The first club's members are handpicked elite and have regularly participated in the robot contest. The other one, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomoyuki Furumaya
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Atsushi Ito  •  Takashi Tsukamoto  •  Kazuma Suzuki

Satomi is aimlessly attending a vocational school and becomes a member of the robot club by chance. There are two robot clubs at her school. The first club's members are handpicked elite and have regularly participated in the robot contest. The other one, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tomoyuki Furumaya
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Atsushi Ito  •  Takashi Tsukamoto  •  Kazuma Suzuki

Touch (2005)

Twin brothers, Tatsuya and Kazuya, grew up with their next door neighbor Minami like siblings. Minami's dream is that her school's baseball team will participate in the national Koshien High School Baseball Tournament. The twin brothers make a pact that they will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isshin Inudo
CAST:  Shota Saito  •  Keita Saito  •  Nozomi Ando  •  Jun Fubuki

Twin brothers, Tatsuya and Kazuya, grew up with their next door neighbor Minami like siblings. Minami's dream is that her school's baseball team will participate in the national Koshien High School Baseball Tournament. The twin brothers make a pact that they will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isshin Inudo
CAST:  Shota Saito  •  Keita Saito  •  Nozomi Ando  •  Jun Fubuki

The Last Snow (2002)

A story of two men, one recently bereaved, the other with a wife in a coma. From the popular song.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Tomokazu Miura  •  Mai Hosho  •  Atsuko Sudo  •  Tokie Hidari

A story of two men, one recently bereaved, the other with a wife in a coma. From the popular song.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Obayashi
CAST:  Tomokazu Miura  •  Mai Hosho  •  Atsuko Sudo  •  Tokie Hidari

Like Asura (2003)

The four Takezawa sisters discover that their father has an illegitimate child so they hire a private detective to investigate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Eri Fukatsu  •  Kyoko Fukada  •  Tatsuya Nakadai

The four Takezawa sisters discover that their father has an illegitimate child so they hire a private detective to investigate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Eri Fukatsu  •  Kyoko Fukada  •  Tatsuya Nakadai

Crossfire (2000)

Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the police don't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shusuke Kaneko
CAST:  Ryûji Harada  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Hidenori Tokuyama  •  Toshiyuki Nagashima

Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the police don't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shusuke Kaneko
CAST:  Ryûji Harada  •  Hisashi Yoshizawa  •  Hidenori Tokuyama  •  Toshiyuki Nagashima
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