Makiko Esumi (江角 マキコ, Esumi Makiko), née Makiko Hirano (平野真紀子 Hirano Makiko, born 18 December 1966 in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese model, actress, writer, essayist, and lyricist. Esumi is most well known for her role as Chinatsu Tsuboi in the Japanese television drama series Shomuni.

Esumi won the 1995 Rookie of the Year Award at both the 19th Annual Japan Academy Prize ceremonies and at the 38th Blue Ribbon Awards for her role in the 1995 film Maborosi. She was nominated in 2002 for the Best Actress Award at the 26th Annual Japan Academy Prize ceremonies for her role in Inochi.

In 2000, she released her single, One Way Drive, featuring guitar work and production by Tomoyasu Hotei, who also co-wrote the song with Esumi. She wrote a children's book in 2005.

Esumi is married to Fuji TV director Shin Hirano and is distantly related to Koji Ezumi, a goalkeeper for Omiya Ardija. She was previously married to photographer Rowland Kirishima. She gave birth in 2005 to her first daughter, with her second due to be born in December 2009.

(source: wikipedia)

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2013 Olympic no Minoshirokin 2 Supporting Role Professor Hamano 7.00
2013 Shomuni 4 10 Main Role Chinatsu Tsuboi 6.98
2012 Liar Game Reborn Special - Fukunaga VS Yokoya 1 Supporting Role Omega 7.44
2012 Alice in Liar Game 4 Supporting Role Omega 6.76
2011 Bull Doctor 11 Main Role Odate Tamami 7.33
2006 Triple kitchen 1 Main Role Kiriko Imaizumi 6.83
2004 Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni.. 10 Main Role Kozue Ogawa 6.61
2002 Shomuni 3 12 Main Role Chinatsu Tsuboi 7.16
2001 Love Revolution 12 Main Role Asaoka Kyoko 7.26
2000 Shomuni 2 11 Main Role Chinatsu Tsuboi 7.55
1999 Over Time 12 Main Role Kasahara Natsuki 7.35
1998 Great Teacher Onizuka 12 Guest Role nurse (ep 11) 8.13
1998 Shomuni 12 Main Role Chinatsu Tsuboi 7.42

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2012 Liar Game: Reborn Supporting Role Omega 7.66
2007 Mushishi Supporting Role Nui 6.91
2004 Free and Easy 15: No Tomorrow For Hama-Chan Supporting Role Kaoru Hayakawa N/A
1999 Konya wa Eigyouchu Supporting Role Esumi 8.00
1995 Maborosi Main Role Yumiko 7.25

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Esumi Makiko

Esumi Makiko


  • Name: Esumi Makiko
  • Native name: 江角マキコ

Personal Details

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: December 18, 1966
  • Age: 47
  • Nationality: Japanese