Ninomiya Kazunari

Kazunari Ninomiya

Details

  • First Name: Kazunari
  • Family Name: Ninomiya
  • Native name: 二宮和也
  • Also Known as: Nino - neen - kazu-chan (from his mother)
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 17, 1983
  • Age: 35

Weekly MyDramaList Support Goal

3%
Help Support MyDramaList

Top Contributors

2 edits
1 edit
Kazunari Ninomiya

Ninomiya Kazunari

  • Name: Ninomiya Kazunari
  • Native name: 二宮和也
  • Also Known as: Nino - neen - kazu-chan (from his mother)
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 17, 1983
  • Age: 35
Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮 和也, Ninomiya Kazunari, born June 17, 1983), often called Nino (ニノ), is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, seiyū and radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi and is best known to movie audiences for his portrayal as Private Saigo in the 2006 Clint Eastwood war film Letters from Iwo Jima.



Ninomiya began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 13. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Ninomiya started an acting career when he was cast as Chris for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. Since then, he has went on to appear in numerous drama, movie and stage productions, making him known as the actor of Arashi. Described as an actor who can act with his mouth and eyes, Ninomiya has won a number of awards and nominations for his roles.



Ninomiya was born in Katsushika, Tokyo as the youngest child of his family. His father and mother were both working as chefs when they met and his sister is two years older than he is. His parents divorced early in his life and his father left the family soon after. When Ninomiya was born, his grandfather immediately came home and named him the heir to the family's windshield factory since he was his grandfather's only grandson. However, when Ninomiya was twelve years old, his cousin sent in an application to Johnny & Associates without his knowledge. After attending and passing the auditions due to his mother's prodding, he joined the talent agency.

Ninomiya graduated from high school in March 2002 at the age of 18



Ninomiya began his acting career in a 1997 stage play based on the American coming of age film Stand by Me with future bandmates Masaki Aiba and Jun Matsumoto. He did not return to do any major stage productions for nearly seven years after Stand by Me, instead focusing on dramas. However, in 2004, Ninomiya appeared in his first lead role in the stage play Shibuya Kara Tooku Hanarete (シブヤから遠く離れて). From April 3, 2005 to May 4, 2005, he took up Rebel Without a Cause, playing the James Dean character Jim Stark.



From July 18, 2009 to August 11, 2009, Ninomiya appeared in his first stage play in four years. He starred as the psychopathic murderer Bruno in Mishiranu Jōkyaku (見知らぬ乗客, Strangers on a Train), which was based on the novel of the same name.



In 1998, he made his television debut as a fifteen-year-old runaway in the TBS television movie Amagi Goe (天城越え, Crossing Mt. Amagi). Just a few months before his debut with Arashi, he was given his first lead role in the drama Abunai Hōkago (あぶない放課後, Dangerous After School) with Subaru Shibutani acting as his stepbrother. His schedule became packed, causing him to lose 7 kg in a month as a result. From October 11, 1999 to October 29, 1999, because Arashi were the main supporters for the 8th World Cup of Volleyball Championships, all five members co-starred together for the first time in the volleyball-centered short drama V no Arashi (Vの嵐).



From 2003 to 2005, Ninomiya continued to appear in a wide range of dramas. He played a student who found himself to be one of the last four virgins left at school in the comedy series Stand Up!!, a boyfriend of a girl who mysteriously shrunk into a size of merely sixteen centimeters tall in the romance series Minami-kun no Koibito (南くんの恋人, Minami's Girlfriend) and a young man who accidentally killed his mother and developed an estranged relationship with his father as a result in the human drama series Yasashii Jikan (優しい時間, Affectionate Time)

In January 2010, Ninomiya co-starred with the other members of Arashi in their first drama in nearly ten years in the human suspense drama special Saigo no Yakusoku "最後の約束". Ninomiya portrayed Shūji Yamagiwa (山際 修司, Yamagiwa Shūji), a 27-year-old temporary security center employee who is caught up in a building hijack. On September 20, 2010, he made a guest appearance on the last episode of bandmate Matsumoto and Yūko Takeuchi's getsuku drama Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (夏の恋は虹色に輝く, Summer Love Shines in Rainbow Colors).



2006 proved to be a productive year for Ninomiya as he became the first artist from Johnny's & Associates to debut in Hollywood. He played a reluctant soldier called Saigo in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-nominated Letters from Iwo Jima with Academy Award-nominated actor Ken Watanabe. His performance was praised by many film critics.



[Wikipedia]
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Black Pean
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Tokai Seishiro (Main Role)
10
Tokai Seishiro
Main Role
8.6
2014 Yowakutemo Katemasu
Japanese Drama, 2014, 11 eps
Tamo Aoshi (Main Role)
11
Tamo Aoshi
Main Role
7.5
2010 Freeter, Ie o Kau.
Japanese Drama, 2010, 10 eps
Take Seiji (Main Role)
10
Take Seiji
Main Role
7.9
2010 Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku
Japanese Drama, 2010, 10 eps
(Ep.10) (Guest Role)
10
(Ep.10)
Guest Role
7.3
2008 Ryusei no Kizuna
Japanese Drama, 2008, 10 eps
Ariake Koichi (Main Role)
10
Ariake Koichi
Main Role
8.2
2008 Maou
Japanese Drama, 2008, 11 eps
Kumada Masayoshi (Guest Role)
11
Kumada Masayoshi
Guest Role
8.5
2007 Yamada Taro Monogatari
Japanese Drama, 2007, 10 eps
Yamada Taro (Main Role)
10
Yamada Taro
Main Role
7.7
2007 Haikei, Chichiue-sama
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Tawara Ippei (Main Role)
11
Tawara Ippei
Main Role
7.6
2005 Yasashii Jikan
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Wakui Takuro (Main Role)
11
Wakui Takuro
Main Role
7.5
2004 Minami-kun no Koibito Season 3
Japanese Drama, 2004, 11 eps
Minami Susumu (Main Role)
11
Minami Susumu
Main Role
7.0
2003 Stand Up!!
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Asai Shouhei (Main Role)
11
Asai Shouhei
Main Role
7.4
2003 Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Nanami Kenta (Main Role)
10
Nanami Kenta
Main Role
6.8
2001 Handoku
Japanese Drama, 2001, 10 eps
Sakaguchi Nobu (Main Role)
10
Sakaguchi Nobu
Main Role
6.8
2000 Namida wo Fuite
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Fuchigami Kenta (Support Role)
11
Fuchigami Kenta
Support Role
7.6
1999 V no Arashi
Japanese Drama, 1999, 15 eps
himself (Support Role)
15
himself
Support Role
7.3
1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
Was it here? (Ep.8) (Main Role)
10
Was it here? (Ep.8)
Main Role
6.2
1999 Abunai Hokago
Japanese Drama, 1999, 11 eps
Aoki Katsuyuki (Main Role)
11
Aoki Katsuyuki
Main Role
6.9
1999 Nekketsu Ren'ai-do
Japanese Drama, 1999, 17 eps
(Main Role)
17
Main Role
7.0
1998 Akimahende!
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
Aoki Taiki (Support Role)
11
Aoki Taiki
Support Role
6.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Criminal for the Prosecution
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Okino Keiichiro (Main Role)
Okino Keiichiro
Main Role
8.4
2017 The Last Recipe
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Sasaki Mitsuru (Main Role)
Sasaki Mitsuru
Main Role
8.4
2016 Assassination Classroom: Graduation
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Contract Killer ("Grim Reaper") (Support Role)
Contract Killer ("Grim Reaper")
Support Role
8.1
2015 Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Koji Fukuhara (Main Role)
Koji Fukuhara
Main Role
8.6
2015 Assassination Classroom
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Koro Sensei (Main Role)
Koro Sensei
Main Role
7.8
2014 Pika***nchi Life Is Hard Perhaps Happy
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Onda Takuma (Main Role)
Onda Takuma
Main Role
7.6
2013 Platina Data
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Kagura Ryuuhei (Main Role)
Kagura Ryuuhei
Main Role
8.1
2011 Gantz: Perfect Answer
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kurono Kei (Main Role)
Kurono Kei
Main Role
8.1
2011 Another Gantz
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kei Kurono (Main Role)
Kei Kurono
Main Role
7.5
2011 Gantz
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kurono Kei (Main Role)
Kurono Kei
Main Role
7.9
2010 Ooku
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Unoshin Mizuno (Main Role)
Unoshin Mizuno
Main Role
7.6
2007 Yellow Tears
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Eisuke Muraoka (Main Role)
Eisuke Muraoka
Main Role
6.9
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Saigo (Main Role)
Saigo
Main Role
8.4
2004 Pika**nchi Life Is Hard Therefore Happy
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Onda Takuma (Main Role)
Onda Takuma
Main Role
7.4
2003 The Blue Flame
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Kushimori Shuichi (Main Role)
Kushimori Shuichi
Main Role
7.8
2002 Pika*nchi Life Is Hard However Happy
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Onda Takuma (Main Role)
Onda Takuma
Main Role
7.4
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Botchan
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Botchan (Main Role)
1
Botchan
Main Role
8.0
2015 Aka Medaka
Japanese Special, 2015, 1 eps
Tatekawa Danshun (Main Role)
1
Tatekawa Danshun
Main Role
7.9
2015 Oriento Kyuko Satsujin Jiken
Japanese Special, 2015, 2 eps
Makuuchi Heita (Support Role)
2
Makuuchi Heita
Support Role
7.6
2012 I Will Fly to the Sky on a Wheelchair!
Japanese Special, 2012, 1 eps
Hasebe Yasuyuki (Main Role)
1
Hasebe Yasuyuki
Main Role
8.3
2011 Freeter, Ie o Kau SP
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Take Seiji (Main Role)
1
Take Seiji
Main Role
7.8
2010 Saigo no Yakusoku
Japanese Special, 2010, 1 eps
Shuji Yamagiwa (Main Role)
1
Shuji Yamagiwa
Main Role
7.7
2009 Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Nonoue Junichi (Main Role)
1
Nonoue Junichi
Main Role
7.5
2009 Door to Door
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Kurasawa Hideo (Main Role)
1
Kurasawa Hideo
Main Role
8.4
2007 Marathon
Japanese Special, 2007, 1 eps
Miyata Shotaro (Main Role)
1
Miyata Shotaro
Main Role
8.3
2006 Sukoshi wa, Ongaeshi ga Dekitakana
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Kitahara Kazunori (Main Role)
1
Kitahara Kazunori
Main Role
8.1
2003 Stand Up!! Special Episode
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
asahi shouhei (Main Role)
1
asahi shouhei
Main Role
7.4
1998 Nijuroku ya Mairi
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
4.0
1998 Amagi Goe
Japanese Special, 1998, 1 eps
Takichi [Young] (Main Role)
1
Takichi [Young]
Main Role
6.7
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 0 eps
(Main Host)
0
Main Host
8.4
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 374 eps
(Main Host)
374
Main Host
9.0
2010 Vs. Arashi Wagaya no Rekishi Team and Yajima Beauty Salon 3 hour special
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 1 eps
self (Main Host)
1
self
Main Host
9.1
2010 Vs Arashi Code Blue (s2) vs Neptune Team Special
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.7
2009 Vs Arashi Tokyo Dogs vs Red Theatre vs Arashi (Golden 2 Hour Special)
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
9.3
2009 VsArashi Saikyou Ouja Kettisen Special #2
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
9.1
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
8.6
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 477 eps
(Main Host)
477
Main Host
9.1
2008 Himitsu no Arashi-chan
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 211 eps
(Main Host)
211
Main Host
8.9
2006 Arashi no Shukudai-kun
Japanese TV Show, 2006, 178 eps
(Main Host)
178
Main Host
9.0
2005 G no Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 51 eps
(Main Host)
51
Main Host
8.3
2005 Mago Mago Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 125 eps
(Regular Member)
125
Regular Member
8.3
2003 D no Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2003, 116 eps
(Main Host)
116
Main Host
8.1
2002 C no Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2002, 51 eps
(Main Host)
51
Main Host
7.2
1998 Hatchi ji da J
Japanese TV Show, 1998, 55 eps
(Regular Member)
55
Regular Member
7.0
1996 Utaban
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 658 eps
(Guest)
658
Guest
9.1
1994 Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 745 eps
(Guest)
745
Guest
8.8
1994 Tokyo Friends Park II
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
7.9
1992 Music Station Super Live
Japanese TV Show, 1992, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
9.3
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
(Guest)
1328
Guest
8.8
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 69 eps
[2017] (Main Host)
69
[2017]
Main Host
9.0
Articles
A Stalker's Guide to Mamiya Shotaro
Editorials - Jul 5, 2018

Probably one of the most charming actors in recent years, Mamiya Shotaro is one of Japan's latest rising stars poised to steal the spotlight. Learn more about this handsome young up-and-coming actor who is about to take Japan by storm.

Currently Watching: Black Pean
Editorials - May 31, 2018

Here's why you should be watching Ninomyia Kazunari's latest medical drama...

A Stalker's Guide to Toda Erika
Editorials - Mar 2, 2018

Everything an obsessed fan might want to know about Toda Erika.

A Stalker's Guide to Yamada Ryosuke
Editorials - Feb 9, 2018

Everything an obsessed fan might want to know about Yamada Ryosuke!

A Stalker's Guide to Ikuta Toma
Editorials - Jan 15, 2018

Everything an obsessed fan might want to know about Ikuta Toma!

A Stalker's Guide to Aiba Masaki
Editorials - Dec 26, 2017

What every obsessed fan might want to know about Aiba Masaki!