In this article, we described the Actors who started too early in Japanese films and dramas. This article describes the actors who started their careers from childhood. It mentions their date of birth, years active and the movies they have featured in, and the awards they have achieved in their career in the entertainment industry.
1. Yuya Yagira
Yuya Yagira is a Japanese actor born on 26 March 1990. He has been active from 1990 to the present. He became the youngest winner of the Best Actor award, in his childhood for the role of 12-year-old Akira in the film Nobody Knows in the year 2002 in the history of the Cannes Film Festival. Likewise, he featured in films like The Fable, Hibiki, Pink, and Gray.
2. Shota Sometani
Shota Sometani is a Japanese actor born on 3 September 1992. He has been active from the year 2001 to the present. He started his career as a child actor in the Japanese film industry. In 2009, he gained his first leading role in Pandora’s Box. He featured in films like Detective Chinatown 3, First love. He won the Marcello Mastroianni award for the Best new young actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his work in Himizu in 2011.
3. Miyu Irino
Miyu Irino is a Japanese actor and voice actor, born on 19 February 1988. He has been active since 1992 to the present. He is well known as the Original Japanese voice of Sora, Vanitas, and Data-Sora in the Kingdom heart series. Not only that, but he is well known for Spirited away, The garden of words, and A silent voice: The movie. He is a former child actor affiliated with Junction, known as Jean-Nine.
4. Hidetaka Yoshioka
Hidetaka Yoshioka is a Japanese actor, born on 12 August 1970. He has been active since 1975. He is known for his performance in several movies as a child. Furthermore, he featured in films like A distant cry from spring in 1980, Final take in 1986, Poppoya in 1999, etc.
5. Ryunosuke Kamiki
Ryunosuke Kamiki is a Japanese actor and voice actor, born on 19 May 1993. He has been active since 1995. He made his debut as a kid at the age of 2 in the entertainment industry for the film Toy Box. Furthermore, he has been voice acting from the age of 5. Likewise, he featured in films like Rockers, Bayside Shakedown 2 in 2003.
6. Sosuke Ikematsu
Sosuke Ikematsu is a Japanese actor, television, and theatre actor, who has been active since 2001, he was born on 9 July 1990. He is best known for his role as Higen in the film The Last Samurai in 2003 at the age of 13. He also featured in films like 1921, The Asian Angel.
7. Daisuke Namikawa
Daisuke Namikawa is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and singer born on 2 April 1976. He has been active since 1984. He began acting as a child and is sometimes mistaken with Daisuke Hirakawa, as their names seem very similar. He featured in films like 07-Ghost, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
8. Shun Oguri
Shun Oguri is a Japanese actor and voice actor, born on 26 December 1982. He has been active since 1994. He began his official acting career at the age of 13 years old in the TV drama. He featured in films like Lament of the Lamb, Azumi, Gigolo Wannabe, Kisaragi.
9. Seishiro Kato
Seishiro Kato is a Japanese actor, born on 4 August 2001. He has been active since 2002. He debuted when he was 13 months old kid. But he got recognition with the role of Higuchi Yoroku in Tenchijin. He featured in films like Zatoichi, Ninja kids!!!, Assassination Classroom: Graduation.
10. Hayato Ichihara
Hayato Ichihara is a Japanese actor, born on 6 February 1987. He is active since 1999. He began his acting in the film Tom and Sawyer in the city as a child actor. He featured in films like All about lily Chou-Chou, Yomigaeri, Rika The move, A Family.