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Mari Natsuki is a Actor Japonaise born on 2 may 1952 at Tokyo (Japon)

Mari Natsuki

Mari Natsuki
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Birth name Junko Nakajima
Nationality Japon
Birth 2 may 1952 (71 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Junko Nakajima (中島 淳子, Nakajima Junko, born 2 May 1952), more commonly known by her stage name Mari Natsuki (夏木 マリ, Natsuki Mari), is a Japanese singer, dancer and actress. Born in Tokyo, she started work as a singer from a young age. In 2007 she announced her engagement to percussionist Nobu Saitō, with their marriage taking place in Spring 2008.

She has participated in musical theatre, including that of Yukio Ninagawa. She provided the voice of Yubaba in Spirited Away, played the young witch's mother in the Japanese TV remake of Bewitched, and has twice been nominated for a Japanese Academy Award. She plays the character Big Mama in the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. She has also acted in television dramas, such as the 2005 series Nobuta o Produce, in which she played the Vice Principal, Katharine.


Mari Natsuki étudie au lycée pour filles Oka de Toshima. En 1973, elle commence une carrière musicale. En 1993, elle conçoit un spectacle musical et dansé, L’Impressionniste, qui rencontre un fort succès au Japon et bénéficie d’une tournée européenne. Elle conçoit d’autres ballets musicaux dont une suite de L’Impressionniste en 2009. Elle joue également dès les années 1970 dans des séries télévisées ou films, et est nominé en 1985 et 2003 au Nippon Akademī-shō de la meilleure actrice secondaire. En 2001, elle participe au doublage du film d’animation Le Voyage de Chihiro de Hayao Miyazaki, récompensé aux Oscars du cinéma en 2003.

Best films

Spirited Away (2001)

Usually with

Yōji Yamada
Yōji Yamada
(5 films)
Kumiko Gotō
Kumiko Gotō
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mari Natsuki (20 films)

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Isle of Dogs, 1h41
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about dogs, Films about viral outbreaks, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ken Watanabe
Roles Auntie (voice)
Rating78% 3.9004753.9004753.9004753.9004753.900475
Dans un futur dystopique, dans la ville japonaise de Megasaki, un virus de la grippe se propage dans toute la population canine grandissante. Le maire autoritaire, Kobayashi (un homme issu d'une longue lignée d'amateurs de chats et haïsseurs de chiens) avec son bras droit le major Domo, signe un décret bannissant tous les chiens à l'Île poubelle (« l'île des déchets » où sont stockés les détritus de la ville), bien que le scientifique Watanabe fasse savoir qu'il est sur le point de trouver un remède. Le premier chien à être banni est Spots, qui appartenait à Atari Kobayashi, le neveu orphelin et pupille du maire.
Vision (2018)
, 1h49
Directed by Naomi Kawase
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, Minami Hinase, Mari Natsuki, Kazuko Shirakawa, Mirai Moriyama
Roles Aki
Rating52% 2.60532.60532.60532.60532.6053
Dans la forêt de Yoshino vit Tomo. Il habite avec la vieille Aki et tous deux vivent simplement, en symbiose avec cette forêt. Un jour, une Française, Jeanne, débarque à la recherche d'une plante médicinale nommée "vision" qui n'apparaît que tous les 997 ans. Tous deux se mettent en quête de la plante, se découvrant mutuellement. Un jour, Tomo recueille Rin, un jeune homme perdu et blessé. Au rythme des saisons, le passé et le présent se mêlent au cœur de la forêt bruissante, révélant les liens de ces personnages.
Girl in the Sunny Place, 2h9
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Jun Matsumoto, Juri Ueno, Tetsuji Tamayama, Masaki Suda, Mitsuki Tanimura, Naomi Nishida
Roles Ohsita
Rating66% 3.3436053.3436053.3436053.3436053.343605
Kosuke and Mao were classmates in the Junior High School and they were also each other's "first love". However, their relationship was ended when Kosuke transferred to another school. Since then they never contacted each other again.
Atagoal: Cat's Magical Forest
Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo
Origin Japon
Genres Animation
Actors Kōichi Yamadera, Mari Natsuki, Seiichi Tanabe
Rating59% 2.967312.967312.967312.967312.96731
Atagoal est un monde merveilleux, peuplé de chats, de chants et de bonne humeur. Le cours des choses s'obscurcit toutefois lorsque Hideyoshi, maton plutôt mastoc, brise le sceau qui maintenait enfermée Pirea, la Reine du mal. Les ennuis fleurissent dès lors pour notre héros...
Sugar & Spice, 2h5
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Yūya Yagira, Erika Sawajiri, Gaku Hamada, Mari Natsuki, Yo Oizumi, Chen Bo-Lin
Roles Fujiko
Rating60% 3.0466653.0466653.0466653.0466653.046665
Recently graduated from high school, 17-year-old Shiro (Yagira Yuya) decides to put off college and work at a gas station instead. Shy and introspective, Shiro understands he is at a turning point of his life, but is unsure of what lies ahead. Though his parents disapprove of his decision, he has the support of his flower child grandmother (Natsuki Mari) who declares that a gas station is a romantic place for life's drifters. Surely enough, soon a new co-worker, college student Noriko (Erika Sawajiri), drifts into Shiro's life. He falls headfirst into a bittersweet first love that ushers him into the world of adulthood.
Ping Pong
Ping Pong (2002)
, 1h54
Directed by Fumihiko Sori
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Sports films
Actors Yōsuke Kubozuka, Arata Iura, Sam Lee, Nakamura Shidō II, Naoto Takenaka, Mari Natsuki
Roles Obaba
Rating85% 4.287794.287794.287794.287794.28779
Peco (real name Yutaka Hoshino) and Smile (real name Makoto Tsukimoto) are members of Katase High table tennis club. Peco is charismatic and has a passion for the sport, while Smile is introverted. Tsukimoto's friends in the table tennis club nicknamed him "Smile" as he does not smile often. The characters have known each other, and Demon (Akuma 悪魔, real name Manabu Sakuma), since primary school. Despite Smile's greater natural talent, he sees the sport as simply a way to pass the time, and often lets less able players such as Peco beat him out of consideration for their feelings.
Spirited Away, 2h4
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Bunta Sugawara, Takashi Naitō
Roles Yubaba / Zeniba (voice)
Rating85% 4.29944.29944.29944.29944.2994
Ten-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her parents are traveling to their new home when her father takes a wrong turn. They unknowingly enter a magical world that Chihiro's father insists on exploring, believing it to be an abandoned amusement park. Her parents sit at an empty, but seemingly-operational, restaurant stall, and begin to devour the fresh food in a piggish manner; meanwhile, Chihiro discovers an exquisite bathhouse across a bridge, where a young boy named Haku warns her to get out before the impending sunset. Frantically, Chihiro returns to her parents, only to discover that they have literally transformed into pigs. She attempts to escape, but the way by which they came has since become submerged. Frightened and alone, she observes as the world she ventured into reveals itself as a luxurious retreat for spirits to revitalize themselves.
An Adolescent, 2h12
Directed by Eiji Okuda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs
Actors Eiji Okuda, Mari Natsuki, Hideo Murota
Roles Yukie
Rating63% 3.1913953.1913953.1913953.1913953.191395
Yoko, une adolescente de 15 ans, propose à Tomokawa, un policier, d'avoir des relations sexuelles tarifées...
Another Battle, 1h49
Directed by Junji Sakamoto
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Etsushi Toyokawa, Tomoyasu Hotei, Shō Aikawa, Ittoku Kishibe, Koichi Sato, Seizō Fukumoto
Rating65% 3.2564353.2564353.2564353.2564353.256435
While the film is a remake of the original Battles Without Honor and Humanity series, it has no direct similarities. Set in Osaka, it focuses on former childhood friends Kadoya Kaneo (Etsushi Toyokawa) and Tochino Masatatsu (Tomoyasu Hotei) as their lives cross paths again. Kaneo is now a yakuza member, while Masatatsu is a nightclub owner with a distaste for crime gangs. When a yakuza boss dies, a struggle for his position takes place between Kaneo's boss Awano (Ittoku Kishibe) and the young Nakahira (Kōichi Satō). Nakahira's men try to extort money from Masatatsu, bringing him in between a yakuza battle.
Samurai Fiction, 1h51
Directed by Hiroyuki Nakano
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Tomoyasu Hotei, Morio Kazama, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Mari Natsuki, Taketoshi Naito, Fumiya Fujii
Roles Okatsu
Rating71% 3.590753.590753.590753.590753.59075
The plot centers on Inukai Heishirō (Mitsuru Fukikoshi), the son of a clan officer. One of his clan's most precious heirlooms, a sword given them by the Shogun, has been stolen by the samurai Kazamatsuri (Tomoyasu Hotei). Against his father's advice, Heishirō insists on retrieving the sword himself. His father sends two ninja after him to make sure he doesn't do anything stupid.
The Hunted
The Hunted (1995)
, 1h51
Directed by J. F. Lawton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Christophe Lambert, John Lone, Joan Chen, Yoshio Harada, Yōko Shimada, Masumi Okada
Roles Junko
Rating58% 2.9487252.9487252.9487252.9487252.948725
Paul Racine (Christopher Lambert), a computer-chip executive from New York, is on one of his many business trips to Nagoya. He meets a beautiful woman named Kirina (Joan Chen) in the hotel lounge, and ends up having a one-night stand with her. When he attempts to further the relationship, Kirina implies that she has no future and thanks him for a wonderful night of pleasure and love. Dejected and somewhat confused, Paul reluctantly leaves her to be alone as she requests.
Tora-san to the Rescue, 1h47
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishō, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Kumiko Gotō, Ruriko Asaoka, Mari Natsuki
Rating69% 3.453833.453833.453833.453833.45383
Tora san travaille dur pour réunir son neveu, Mitsuo, et la petite amie de celui-ci qui est fiancée à quelqu'un d'autre...
Tora-san Makes Excuses, 1h41
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kumiko Gotō, Chieko Baishō, Jun Fubuki, Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Rating66% 3.309363.309363.309363.309363.30936
Tora-san se lie d'amitié avec une jolie propriétaire de salon de coiffure et tombe sur Izumi. Lorsque Tora-san se tord la cheville, Mitsuo vient s'occuper de lui et voit Izumi. Pendant ce temps, Izumi doit choisir entre son nouveau travail à Tokyo et retourner à Nagoya pour s'occuper de sa mère.
Tora-san Confesses, 1h44
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kumiko Gotō, Chieko Baishō, Chishū Ryū, Mari Natsuki, Hideko Yoshida
Roles Reiko
Rating66% 3.3484553.3484553.3484553.3484553.348455
Izumi vient à Tokyo dans l’espoir d’être embauchée dans un magasin de musique. Mais le divorce de ses parents et le fait que sa mère travaille dans le monde de la nuit font entrave à ses projets.