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Kumi Mizuno is a Actor Japonaise born on 1 january 1937 at Tokyo (Japon)

Kumi Mizuno

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Birth name Maya Igarashi (五十嵐 麻耶)
Nationality Japon
Birth 1 january 1937 (82 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Kumi Mizuno (水野久美, Mizuno Kumi, born 1 January 1937) is a Japanese actress, most famous for appearing in several Toho Kaiju films of the 1960s and early 1970s. Her most famous roles include Miss Namikawa in Invasion of Astro-Monster, Dr. Sueko Togami in Frankenstein Conquers the World, and the island girl Dayo in Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. She is also known for her role as Azami in the 1959 epic The Birth of Japan. Mizuno returned to the kaiju genre for 2002's Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, and again for 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars.



Mizuno was born Maya Igarashi on 1 January 1937 in Niigata, Japan. She enrolled and eventually graduated from an acting school and began a professional career in film in 1957 in Crazy Society. By the time she started working on A Bridge for Us Alone (1958), her second movie, her name had changed to Kumi Mizuno. Mizuno first worked with director Ishiro Honda in Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers in 1959. She would later work with Honda in Attack of the Mushroom People, Frankenstein Conquers the World, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Gorath, Invasion of Astro-Monster and War of the Gargantuas.

In 1991, she played Kanako Yanagawa in Kihachi Okamoto's Rainbow Kids.

Biography

Diplômée d'une école de comédie, elle fait ses débuts au cinéma en 1957. Repérée par le réalisateur Inoshirô Honda, elle va à partir des années 1960 tourner dans de nombreux films de la Toho, studio japonais spécialisé dans la science-fiction et les films de Kaiju eiga (films de monstres géants).

Elle apparaît notamment dans Invasion Planète X (1965) où elle interprète Miss Namikawa ou encore dans Godzilla, Ebirah et Mothra : Duel dans les mers du sud (1966), où elle incarne le personnage de Daiyo. Ces deux rôles lui apportent la célébrité, les films s'exportant très bien à l'étranger. Elle réapparaît en 1968 dans La Guerre des monstres. Kumi arrête ensuite de tourner pour la Toho.

Dans les années 1970-1980, elle alterne sa carrière entre cinéma et télévision. Elle fait son retour dans l'univers de Godzilla dans les années 2000, jouant un rôle dans Godzilla X Mechagodzilla (2002) et incarnant le commandant Namikawa dans (2004).

Usually with

Tomoyuki Tanaka
Tomoyuki Tanaka
(11 films)
Akira Kubo
Akira Kubo
(6 films)
Ishirō Honda
Ishirō Honda
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kumi Mizuno (19 films)

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Godzilla: Final Wars, 2h5
Directed by Ryūhei Kitamura
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about spiders, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Films about extraterrestrial life, Les fées, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Kane Kosugi, Kazuki Kitamura, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara
Roles Commander Akiko Namikawa
Rating65% 3.250043.250043.250043.250043.25004
Endless warfare and environmental pollution have resulted in the frequent appearance of monsters. The Earth Defense Force (EDF) is established. Mutant humans with extraordinary physical capabilities are discovered and are organized into an EDF troop called the M-Organization. Their main opponent is Godzilla, first sighted in 1954. After repeated battles, Godzilla is captured in a crevasse at the South Pole and buried under an avalanche of ice. The EDF ship Gotengo, commanded by Captain Gordon, battles and destroys Manda but in the process, the ship is wrecked and Gordon is dismissed from the EDF. At M headquarters, mutants Ozaki and Kazama spar before their next mission.
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, 1h28
Directed by Masaaki Tezuka
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Yumiko Shaku, Akira Nakao, Kumi Mizuno
Roles 1999 Prime Minister Machiko Tsuge
Rating67% 3.398473.398473.398473.398473.39847
In 1999, 45 years after Godzilla's first attack, Lieutenant Akane Yashiro, a mazer-cannon technician, is unable to kill a new member of Godzilla's species during her first fight. She is made a scapegoat for the military's losses during the battle and transferred to a desk job. During the battle, it was discovered that Godzilla is immune to mazer fire, rendering all of the Japanese military useless against it should it return. Scientists, including single father Tokumitsu Yuhara, are gathered to build a bio-mechanical robot from the original Godzilla's skeleton. Four years later, the cyborg Mechagodzilla, named Kiryu, is finished and inducted into the Japan Self-Defense Forces along with its human pilots as the Kiryu Squadron. Akane becomes the main pilot for Kiryu. However, memories of Akane's actions during the original fight still linger, and one of her squadron mates, Second Lieutenant Susumu Hayama holds her responsible for the death of his brother.
Rainbow Kids, 2h
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Heist films
Actors Tanie Kitabayashi, Ken Ogata, Kumi Mizuno, Kirin Kiki, Ittoku Kishibe, Minori Terada
Rating70% 3.5094153.5094153.5094153.5094153.509415
Three recently released criminals decide to kidnap an 82-year-old woman, Toshiko Yanagawa (Tanie Kitabayashi), the wealthiest woman in the Osaka prefecture. They stake out her mansion, observing her for two months. During that time, Toji occasionally leaves the mansion to go on mountain hikes with her chambermaid Kimi. It is on one of those hikes that the three kidnappers make their move. Toji calmly negotiates with the kidnappers to let Kimi go.
What's Up, Tiger Lily?, 1h20
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Mihashi, Susumu Kurobe, Kumi Mizuno
Roles Phil's date
Rating59% 2.9989452.9989452.9989452.9989452.998945
The plot provides the setup for a string of sight gags, puns, jokes based on Asian stereotypes, and general farce. The central plot involves the misadventures of secret agent Phil Moskowitz, hired by the Grand Exalted High Majah of Raspur ("a nonexistent but real-sounding country") to find a secret egg salad recipe that was stolen from him.
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, 1h27
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, La préhistoire, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about insects, Les fées, Giant monster films, Musical films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Akihiko Hirata, Hideyo Amamoto, Haruo Nakajima, Chieko Nakakita
Roles Daiyo
Rating53% 2.653372.653372.653372.653372.65337
After Yata (Toru Ibuki) is lost at sea, his brother Ryota (Toru Watanabe) steals a yacht with his two friends and a bank robber, the crew runs afoul of the giant lobster Ebirah, and washes up on the shore of an island, where a terrorist organization manufactures heavy water for their purposes, as well as a chemical that keeps Ebirah at bay. The organization, known as the Red Bamboo, has enslaved natives from Infant Island to help them, but the natives hope to awaken Mothra (now a full-grown moth metamorphosed from the larva that appeared in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster) to rescue them.
The War of the Gargantuas, 1h27
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about cephalopods, Frankenstein films, Giant monster films, Cyberpunk films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara, Kipp Hamilton, Nobuo Nakamura, Haruo Nakajima
Roles Akemi
Rating64% 3.2000953.2000953.2000953.2000953.200095
As the film opens, a small boat is seen chugging through stormy seas. A giant octopus appears from the ocean and seems bent on killing the sole crew member on deck. Suddenly, the octopus releases the man and retracts its tentacles from the boat. Relieved, the sailor peers out the porthole to see Gaira, a large green man-like creature, fighting the octopus. After easily defeating it, Gaira turns his attention to the boat and sinks it.
Frankenstein Conquers the World, 1h34
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about cephalopods, Frankenstein films, Giant monster films, Cyberpunk films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima, Tadao Takashima, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara
Roles Dr. Togami
Rating50% 2.5070252.5070252.5070252.5070252.507025
The prologue is set in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II. A Kriegsmarine Officer, flanked by three Commandos, barges into the laboratory of a Dr. Riesendorf with orders to seize the immortal heart of the Frankenstein Monster, on which Riesendorf is busy experimenting. The heart is summarily transported by U-Boat to be passed off to their Japanese allies via the Atlantic. In the Indian Ocean, off the Maldives, the U-Boat meets up with a Japanese Imperial Navy submarine to make the exchange. They are sighted by an Allied Forces scout plane and bombed, but not before the Kriegsmarine pass the heart (contained in a locked chest) to the Japanese, who take it back to Hiroshima for further experimentation. But just as the experiments are about to begin, Hiroshima is bombed by the Allied Forces, and the heart and the experiments vanish in the atomic fireball.
Invasion of Astro-Monster, 1h36
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about dragons, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Space opera, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Akira Takarada, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Akira Kubo, Haruo Nakajima
Roles Miss Namikawa
Rating63% 3.1980253.1980253.1980253.1980253.198025
In the 1960s, two astronauts, Fuji and Glenn, are sent to investigate the surface of the mysterious "Planet X". There they encounter advanced and seemingly benevolent human-like beings called the Xiliens and their leader The Controller. The aliens usher the astronauts into their underground base, and moments later the surface is attacked by a creature the Xiliens call "Monster Zero", but which the astronauts recognize as King Ghidorah, a planet-destroying monster that had attacked Earth once before. The monster eventually leaves, but the Controller states that Ghidorah has been attacking repeatedly, forcing them to live underground in constant fear. He requests to borrow the Earth monsters Godzilla and Rodan to act as sentries against Ghidorah's attacks, in return for the cure for cancer (the English dub says the formula can cure any disease). The astronauts return to Earth and deliver the message.
Matango
Matango (1963)
, 1h29
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Hideyo Amamoto
Roles Mami Sekiguchi - Singer
Rating65% 3.2973253.2973253.2973253.2973253.297325
The movie begins in Tokyo, where a man travels to visit a professor who is being held in the psychiatric ward of a hospital. He tells the man that what happened to him sounded crazy but that he in fact was not insane.
The Lost World of Sinbad
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno, Hideyo Amamoto, Mitsuko Kusabue, Akiko Wakabayashi
Roles Miwa the Rebel Leader
Rating64% 3.235813.235813.235813.235813.23581
Sukezaemon est un bandit recherché pour piraterie par les autorités japonaises. Arrivant à s’échapper de son exécution, il affirme devant tout ses hommes vouloir devenir un véritable pirate. Mais le sort en décidera autrement puisque une tempête vient détruire ce rêve, réduisant le bateau en pièces, tuant tout l’équipage. Il se retrouve seul avec un trésor et deux hommes. Et une seconde fois, la malchance s’abat sur lui, dans cette détresse il croise le grand Pirate Noir qui ne se prive pas de tuer les deux hommes et de lui voler son trésor. Délaissé en pleine mer, il dérive vers une terre inconnue où un vieillard lui vient en aide. Il apprend que la situation du pays est plutôt mauvaise, en effet le roi prend en otage les femmes sans jamais les libérer. Mais c’est en apercevant la princesse et ses bijoux, qu’il décide d’aller voir d’un peu plus près la réalité.
Gorath
Gorath (1962)
, 1h28
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Giant monster films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Ryō Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Takashi Shimura, Akira Kubo, Haruo Nakajima, Kumi Mizuno
Roles Takiko Nomura
Rating60% 3.004343.004343.004343.004343.00434
The year is 1980, and the film opens with the launch of the JX-1 Hayabusa spaceship into outer space. The ship, originally sent to collect data on Saturn, has its course diverted to investigate the mysterious star Gorath, reported as being 6000 times the size of the Earth. It is feared that the star's path could come dangerously close to Earth. The JX-1 reaches locates Gorath and it's much smaller than earth but with 6000 times the gravity. The JX-1 radio's back any data about the star but gets sucked into the star's gravitational field which drags the ship into Gorath, incinerating it.
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki, 3h27
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Takashi Shimura, Matsumoto Hakuō I, Yūzō Kayama, Tatsuya Mihashi, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kubo
Roles Saho
Rating77% 3.8893453.8893453.8893453.8893453.889345
Following their lord being forced to commit ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.