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Hana Sugisaki (杉咲 花 (すぎさき はな) Sugisaki Hana, born October 2, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. She is well known for her roles in television, Yakou Kanransha, Gakko no Kaiden, and film, Her Love Boils Bathwater, Blade of the Immortal, and Mary and the Witch's Flower.

In 2018, she starred as Oto Edogawa in the series, Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season.

Biography

Early life

Sugisaki was born on October 2, 1997 in Tokyo to singer Chie Kajiura and Red Warriors guitarist Takehiko Kogure. Kogure was also a member of the rock band Rebecca. Her parents divorced in 2000. Sugisaki has a half-brother from her father's third marriage.[1]

Career

Beginnings

She signed with Stardust Promotion as a child actress under the stage name, Hana Kajiura (梶浦 花 (かじうら はな) ).[2] One of her early roles was in Marumaru Maruko-chan (2007) at the age of ten.[3] Sugisaki left the industry for a brief time, before signing with Ken-On. She re-debuted under the name Hana Sugisaki in April 2011.[4] Sugisaki's first drama after her second debut was in a episode of Don Quixote (2011) starring Shota Matsuda.[5] The same year, she had reoccurring roles in Ouran High School Host Club and Yokai Ningen Bem,[6] both of which ended in films.[7][8] In 2012, she appeared in Kazoku no Uta[9] and Kuro no Onna Kyoshi.[10] Sugisaki was a regular in Yakou Kanransha alongside Taishi Nakagawa in 2013.[11]

In 2014, she had reoccurring roles in Emergency Interrogation Room,[12] Nazo no Tenkosei,[13] and Mozu.[14] The same year, she had a voice role in Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There.[15] After appearing in Gakko no Kaiden,[16] Sugisaki had her first starring role in 2015's Kaseki no Hohoemi.[17] The same year, she won Best Newcomer for her roles in Pieta in the Toilet and The Pearls of the Stone Man at the Yokohama Film Festival.[18] In 2016, Sugisaki won Best Supporting Actress at the Japan Academy Awards for her performance in Her Love Boils Bathwater starring Rie Miyazawa.[19] She also appeared in the asadora drama Toto Neechan and the mystery series Montage that year.[20][21]

Rising star

Sugisaki at the end of filming Hana Nochi Hare

Sugisaki costarred in Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal with Takuya Kimura[22] and voiced the title character in Mary and the Witch's Flower in 2017.[23] In 2018, Sugisaki starred in the live-action adaptations of the manga series, Perfect World,[24] Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season,[25] and Bleach,[26] as well as the anthology film, Ten Years Japan.[27] Later in 2018, she launched her thirty-minute radio talk show on Tokyo FM.[28] She starred in the ensemble film Juninen no Shinitai Kodomotachi with Mackenyu in January 2019.[29] The same month, she started appearing in NHK's Taiga drama Idaten[30] and Haken Uranaishi Ataru.[31] Sugisaki went on to star in the film The Promised Land,[32] and the anthology series Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari in late 2019.[33]

In 2020, she appeared in the films Yayoi, Sangatsu[34] and Blue, Painful, Fragile.[35] Starting in November 2020, Sugisaki starred in the asadora drama, Ochoyan,[36] which is expected to conclude in May 2021.[37] Her upcoming projects include voicing the heroine in the animated film, Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru,[38] Takashi Miike's The Great Yokai War: Guardians,[39] and starring alongside Jun Matsumoto in 99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi: The Movie.[40] She will also star in the television drama, Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujo Garu, which is set to air in October 2021.[41]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Marumaru Maruko-chan Himeko Jogasaki
2008 Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tatakai Sasaki Ritsuko (young) Episode 2
2009 Otomen Mari Episode 3
2011 Don Quixote Rina Takazawa Episode 7
Ouran High School Host Club Reiko Kanazuki Episodes 7-11
Yokai Ningen Bem Yui Natsume
2012 13-sai no Hello Work Chisato Saeki Episode 2
Kazoku no Uta Kokoro Osawa
Kuro no Onna Kyoshi Kaoru Noma
Resident – 5-nin no Kenshui Ruka Ueno Episode 4
2013 Yakou Kanransha Ayaka Endo
Neo Ultra Q Hikaru Tachibana Episode 12
Namonaki Doku Michika Furuya Episodes 6-11
Kounotori no Yurikago Mai Yasuda Special
2014 Emergency Interrogation Room Nao Makabe
Nazo no Tenkosei Asuka
Shuchaku: Sousa Ikka Sawamura Keiji 2 Chiemi Hazama Special
Mozu Megumi Osugi
Shinigami-kun Hitomi Saionji Episode 3
Jiken Kyumeii: IMAT no Kiseki~ 2 Aki Tachibana Special
2015 Gakko no Kaiden Mimori Koda
Kaseki no Hohoemi Ayami Nakamura
2016 Toto Neechan Yoshiko Kohashi
Montage Natsumi Nakano
2017 Reverse Ayaka Endo Cameo
Keiji Yugami Nozomi Sakaki Episode 1
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Oto Edogawa
2019 Idaten Shima
Haken Uranaishi Ataru Ataru Matoba
Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari Naomi Furukawa Special
2020 Ochoyan Chiyo Takei
2021 Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujo Garu Yukiko Akaza

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kissho Tennyo
2012 Ouran High School Host Club Reiko Kanazuki
Yokai Ningen Bem Yui Natsume
2013 Madame Marmalade no Ijo na Nazo Sachiko Tsutsui
2014 When Marnie Was There Sayaka Voice
In the Hero Ayumi Motomura
2015 Tsukuroi Tatsu Hito Yuki
Pieta in the Toilet Mai Miyada
The Pearls of the Stone Man Sae
Ari no Mama de Itai Narrator
Mozu Megumi Osugi
2016 Scanner Ami Akiyama
Her Love Boils Bathwater Azumi Sachino
2017 Blade of the Immortal Rin Asano
Mary and the Witch's Flower Mary Voice
2018 Bleach Rukia Kuchiki
Perfect World Tsugumi Kawano
Ten Years Japan Maika
2019 Juninin no Shinitai Kodomotachi No. 7
The Promised Land Tsumugi Yukawa
2020 Yayoi, Sangatsu: Kimi o Aishita Sanjunin Sakura Watanabe
Blue, Painful, Fragile Akiyoshi Hisano
2021 Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru Smile Voice
The Great Yokai War: Guardians Fox-Faced Woman
99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi: The Movie Honoka Kono

Notes

Sugisaki with Yoko Kamio's illustration

  • Sugisaki cut her then trademark long hair by 30 centimeters to portray Oto.[42] She has kept her hair short post-Hana Nochi Hare.
  • An official Instagram for Hana Nochi Hare was created on February 17, 2018.[43] Besides being named after Sugisaki's character, she also took several of the photos that were posted.[44]
  • Yoko Kamio gave her an illustration of Oto on March 1, 2018.[45]
  • In 2018, Sugisaki spent her birthday with friends, including Hana Nochi Hare costar Marie Iitoyo.[46]
  • She and Shun Oguri played siblings in a commercial for Ajinomoto's food brand "Hondashi" in 2018.[47] They reunited for another commercial in 2020 with Ryunosuke Kamiki playing their brother.[48]
  • In January 2021, Sugisaki reunited with Sho Hirano in a commercial for Hulu.[49]

  • Sugisaki's name is a stage name; her real name is currently unknown.[50]
  • She admires the actors Takuya Kimura and Rie Miyazawa, both of whom she has acted with.[51]
  • Sugisaki closed her Instagram account after the end of Ochoyan in May 2021. She revealed that she wanted to focus on telling stories through her work, instead of social media.[52]

  • In 2011, she appeared in one episode of Don Quixote starring Shota Matsuda.
  • She appeared in Kazoku no Uta (2012) with Shihori Kanjiya.
  • Sugisaki had a supporting role in Kuro no Onna Kyoshi (2012), which was directed by Yasuharu Ishii.
  • She reunited with Horiuchi, whom played Sugisaki's mother, in two seasons of Mozu (2014). Tsuyoshi Abe also appeared in the series.
  • She appeared with Taishi Nakagawa and Keiko Horiuchi in Yakou Karansha (2013).
  • In Gakko no Kaiden (2015), Sugisaki, Iitoyo, and Jin Shirasu played members of the fictional clique, Platinum 8. The drama has coincidentally been compared to Hana Yori Dango.[53]
  • Kenta Hamano, Kotaro Shiga, and Shirasu also appeared in Toto Neechan (2016).
  • She starred in Blade of the Immortal (2017) with Takuya Kimura and Erika Toda.
  • Sugisaki and Mackenyu starred in Juninin no Shinitai Kodomotachi (2019).
  • She appeared in The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021) with Nanako Matsushima.
  • Sugisaki will star in 99.9% Keiji Senmon Bengoshi: The Movie (2021) with Jun Matsumoto.

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