Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Ryunosuke Kamiki is a Japanese actor. He entered the industry in 1995 when he was only 2 years old. He made his drama debut in "Good News", which gained him immense popularity through his first full-time role as Naoya, playing the son of SMAP's Masahiro Nakai. In 2001, he was discovered by Hayao Miyazaki, and ended up voicing Bao in the animated film "Spirited Away" by Studio Ghibli, the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan. From 1999 to 2002 he had appeared in over a dozen projects, earning him the title of a child prodigy. He was awarded his first award for "Backdrop del mio Papá" when he was only 11. From 2004 to 2020, he has won awards every one or two alternative years. Today, Ryu remains an iconic and beloved actor in the Japanese industry. He has the reputation of a reliable lead actor who goes into character as soon as the cameras start rolling. For his successful transition from a child actor to a main lead combined with his modest personality, has made him a role model for many. When choosing works, he likes to experiment with roles or plots. He does not mind too much about popularity or being the main lead as long as he likes his role. Rather than "aiming for a big goal ahead", he is the type to do the job in front of him wholeheartedly. He has appeared in numerous award-winning projects. In 2011, he won his first international award for playing the main lead in the Amade Prize–winning "Threads of Our Hearts". To date, he has been an integral part of all ...

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Summer Wars (2009)

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A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Hosoda
CAST:  Mitsuki Tanimura  •  Nanami Sakuraba  •  Sumiko Fuji  •  Ayumu Saitô

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mamoru Hosoda
CAST:  Mitsuki Tanimura  •  Nanami Sakuraba  •  Sumiko Fuji  •  Ayumu Saitô

Spirited Away (2001)

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A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naito

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naito

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

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When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Yo Oizumi

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Yo Oizumi

Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur (2006)

After bringing a fossilized egg back to life with the Time Cloth, Nobita finds himself the owner of a baby dinosaur. Everything is fine until it grows up. Nobita and friends use Doraemon's time machine to return it back to its own time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ayumu Watanabe
CAST:  Megumi Oohara  •  Tomokazu Seki  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Subaru Kimura

After bringing a fossilized egg back to life with the Time Cloth, Nobita finds himself the owner of a baby dinosaur. Everything is fine until it grows up. Nobita and friends use Doraemon's time machine to return it back to its own time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ayumu Watanabe
CAST:  Megumi Oohara  •  Tomokazu Seki  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Subaru Kimura

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

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14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiromasa Yonebayashi
CAST:  Mirai Shida  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Tatsuya Fujiwara

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiromasa Yonebayashi
CAST:  Mirai Shida  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Tomokazu Miura  •  Tatsuya Fujiwara

SPEC: Close~Reincarnation (2013)

Mysteries are revealed like the words "Simple Plan," "Third Secret of Fatima" and also the mysterious white man which are all mentioned in the movie "SPEC: Heaven".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Kazuki Kitamura

Mysteries are revealed like the words "Simple Plan," "Third Secret of Fatima" and also the mysterious white man which are all mentioned in the movie "SPEC: Heaven".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Kazuki Kitamura

SPEC: Close~Incarnation (2013)

Mysteries are revealed like the words "Simple Plan," "Third Secret of Fatima" and also the mysterious white man which are all mentioned in the movie "SPEC: Heaven".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Kazuki Kitamura

Mysteries are revealed like the words "Simple Plan," "Third Secret of Fatima" and also the mysterious white man which are all mentioned in the movie "SPEC: Heaven".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Kazuki Kitamura

SPEC: Shou (2012)

Set one year after the fight between detectives Saya Toma, Takeru Sebumi, and Satoshi Chii. More confrontations ensues between the detectives at the Unidentified Crimes Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Takeru Sebumi returns after taking a break due ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Set one year after the fight between detectives Saya Toma, Takeru Sebumi, and Satoshi Chii. More confrontations ensues between the detectives at the Unidentified Crimes Unit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Takeru Sebumi returns after taking a break due ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Raita Ryu  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki

The Kirishima Thing (2012)

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daihachi Yoshida
CAST:  Ai Hashimoto  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Suzuka Ohgo  •  Masahiro Higashide

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daihachi Yoshida
CAST:  Ai Hashimoto  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Suzuka Ohgo  •  Masahiro Higashide

SPEC: Heaven (2012)

Saya Toma is a female detective with an IQ of 201. Takeru Sebumi is a career detective with a distinguished background. They work on cases by postulating the "SPEC" of the unknown criminals and then deduce the criminal's unknown "SPEC" to make arrests. A mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Chiaki Kuriyama

Saya Toma is a female detective with an IQ of 201. Takeru Sebumi is a career detective with a distinguished background. They work on cases by postulating the "SPEC" of the unknown criminals and then deduce the criminal's unknown "SPEC" to make arrests. A mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Erika Toda  •  Ryo Kase  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Chiaki Kuriyama

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

In the aftermath of the Fourth Impact, stranded without their Evangelions, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei find refuge in one of the rare pockets of humanity that still exist on the ruined planet Earth. There, each of them live a life far different from their days as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideaki Anno
CAST:  Megumi Ogata  •  Yuko Miyamura  •  Kotono Mitsuishi  •  Megumi Hayashibara

In the aftermath of the Fourth Impact, stranded without their Evangelions, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei find refuge in one of the rare pockets of humanity that still exist on the ruined planet Earth. There, each of them live a life far different from their days as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideaki Anno
CAST:  Megumi Ogata  •  Yuko Miyamura  •  Kotono Mitsuishi  •  Megumi Hayashibara

The Princess and the Pilot (2011)

The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jun Shishido
CAST:  Seika Taketomi  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Daisuke Ono  •  Takeshi Tomizawa

The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jun Shishido
CAST:  Seika Taketomi  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Daisuke Ono  •  Takeshi Tomizawa

Install (2004)

Asako is your typical seventeen-year-old, high school truant. She has no goals for the future and doesn’t know what direction her life is taking. Then she meets Aoki Kazuyoshi, a ten-year-old boy living nearby. Although still a precocious child, Kazuyoshi poses as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kei Kataoka
CAST:  Aya Ueto  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Yoji Tanaka  •  Shichinosuke Nakamura

Asako is your typical seventeen-year-old, high school truant. She has no goals for the future and doesn’t know what direction her life is taking. Then she meets Aoki Kazuyoshi, a ten-year-old boy living nearby. Although still a precocious child, Kazuyoshi poses as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kei Kataoka
CAST:  Aya Ueto  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Yoji Tanaka  •  Shichinosuke Nakamura

Little DJ (2007)

Taro is a 12-year-old into baseball and radio, especially "Music Express," a song-request show. Sound quaint? But it is 1977 and a small town in Hokkaido, a more innocent, pure-hearted time and place, we are told. Taro, however, has a blood disease that lands him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Koto Nagata
CAST:  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Eri Murakawa

Taro is a 12-year-old into baseball and radio, especially "Music Express," a song-request show. Sound quaint? But it is 1977 and a small town in Hokkaido, a more innocent, pure-hearted time and place, we are told. Taro, however, has a blood disease that lands him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Koto Nagata
CAST:  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Eri Murakawa

Renai Shousetsu (2004)

A love story starring Tamaki Hiroshi, Konishi Manami, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Hirayama Aya and Kamiki Ryunosuke. Hiroyuki, a fourth-year law student who has just broken up with his girlfriend Miwa, is approached by Satoshi, a student at the same university, on his way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junichi Mori
CAST:  Hiroshi Tamaki  •  Manami Konishi  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi  •  Aya Hirayama

A love story starring Tamaki Hiroshi, Konishi Manami, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Hirayama Aya and Kamiki Ryunosuke. Hiroyuki, a fourth-year law student who has just broken up with his girlfriend Miwa, is approached by Satoshi, a student at the same university, on his way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Junichi Mori
CAST:  Hiroshi Tamaki  •  Manami Konishi  •  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi  •  Aya Hirayama

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

The final showdown, and the final reveal. who is Friend? How can he be stopped?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Koichi Yamadera  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Takako Tokiwa

The final showdown, and the final reveal. who is Friend? How can he be stopped?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi
CAST:  Koichi Yamadera  •  Naoto Takenaka  •  Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Takako Tokiwa

Zoo (2005)

Five different directors adapt the works of Japanese author Otsuichi in this collection of unconventional live-action and animated shorts. A woman is murdered under odd circumstances in the title film, "Zoo"; twin sisters are treated differently in "Kazari and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Ando  •  Ryu Kaneda  •  Junpei Mizusaki  •  Komiya Masatetsu  •  Masaki Adachi
CAST:  Patrick Harlan  •  Yui Ichikawa  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Ryoko Kobayashi

Five different directors adapt the works of Japanese author Otsuichi in this collection of unconventional live-action and animated shorts. A woman is murdered under odd circumstances in the title film, "Zoo"; twin sisters are treated differently in "Kazari and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Ando  •  Ryu Kaneda  •  Junpei Mizusaki  •  Komiya Masatetsu  •  Masaki Adachi
CAST:  Patrick Harlan  •  Yui Ichikawa  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Ryoko Kobayashi

Rockers (2003)

Guitarist Ko-chanis a mess of sexual repression after a childhood at the mercy of two elder sisters eager to use him as a guinea pig for their make-up skills. Bassist Gaku-chan keeps a bucket in the wings for whenever his nerves get the better of him, and drummer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takanori Jinnai
CAST:  Shunsuke Nakamura  •  Takashi Tsukamoto  •  Ryuta Sato  •  Hiroshi Tamaki

Guitarist Ko-chanis a mess of sexual repression after a childhood at the mercy of two elder sisters eager to use him as a guinea pig for their make-up skills. Bassist Gaku-chan keeps a bucket in the wings for whenever his nerves get the better of him, and drummer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takanori Jinnai
CAST:  Shunsuke Nakamura  •  Takashi Tsukamoto  •  Ryuta Sato  •  Hiroshi Tamaki

Big Man Japan (2007)

Daisato, a second-rate, third-generation superhero, annoys his neighbors with the noise and destruction he causes on the job. But a heroic public image is the least of his concerns. Besides defending Japan from bizarre monsters, he must deal with an agent seeking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Matsumoto
CAST:  Hitoshi Matsumoto  •  UA  •  Itsuji Itao  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Daisato, a second-rate, third-generation superhero, annoys his neighbors with the noise and destruction he causes on the job. But a heroic public image is the least of his concerns. Besides defending Japan from bizarre monsters, he must deal with an agent seeking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hitoshi Matsumoto
CAST:  Hitoshi Matsumoto  •  UA  •  Itsuji Itao  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Dad's Backdrop (2004)

Middle-aged pro wrestler Ushinosuke's wife passes away, and he and his son, Kazuo, move in with his father. His fellow wrestlers help them shift house and celebrate their new home, but in the midst of their revelry sits Kazuo with a pained look on his face. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Ukaji  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Kaho Minami  •  Eiji Minakata

Middle-aged pro wrestler Ushinosuke's wife passes away, and he and his son, Kazuo, move in with his father. His fellow wrestlers help them shift house and celebrate their new home, but in the midst of their revelry sits Kazuo with a pained look on his face. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshio Lee
CAST:  Takashi Ukaji  •  Ryûnosuke Kamiki  •  Kaho Minami  •  Eiji Minakata
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