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Shibasaki Kou

Shibasaki Kou promoting Zoku Kou Utau (2016)

Shibasaki Kou (柴咲コウ) (also seen Ko Shibasaki) is a Japanese actress and pop singer. She is managed by Stardust Promotion agency and signed to Victor Entertainment label.


  • Stage Name: Shibasaki Kou (柴咲コウ), MuseK
  • Real Name: Yamamura Yukie (山村幸恵)
  • Birthdate: August 5, 1981 (1981-08-05) (age 42)
  • Birthplace: Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 160cm
  • Favorite Things: Shouchuu (a Japanese beverage), natto, green tea, ketchup, candies.
  • Disliked Things: Mayonnaise, green peper, Mabo Nasu (spicy fried eggplants).
  • Favorite Movies: Legends of the Fall, Léon, Hi no Ataru Kyoshitsu
  • Pets: Two cats, Anan and Tanin
  • Groups:


Shibasaki Kou started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by an agent, and has worked in many TV shows and commercials. She became more famous thanks to her performance in the movie Battle Royale as Souma Mitsuko. She has reached star status not only in Japan but all over East Asia. She has received many awards as an actress. Shibasaki has an impressive filmography and in 2002 embarked on a singing career with her first single, "Trust my feelings". Her singing skills were recognized with her second single "Tsuki no Shizuku", a song used for the movie Yomigaeri, which was one of the best hits of 2003. She was going to be in Kill Bill and play Chiaki Kuriyama's charcter Go Go Yubari's sister but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts. Her lines were instead given to Go Go.

In October 2011, Shibasaki Kou, DECO*27 and TeddyLoid announced that they have come together to form a new unit called galaxias!. They already worked together previously for Shibasaki’s single "Mukei Spirit".

In July 2014, Shibasaki Kou switched from Universal Music Japan to Victor Entertainment.



Shibasaki Kou promoting Hitori Asobi (2005)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "Prism" (2007)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "Yoku Aru Hanashi ~Mofuku no Onna Hen~" (2008)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "Taisetsu ni Suru yo" (2009)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "EUPHORIA" (2010)
Shibasaki Kou promoting CIRCLE CYCLE (2011)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "ANOTHER:WORLD" (2012)
Shibasaki Kou promoting "Yasei no Doumei" (2015)

Studio Albums

Best Albums

Cover Albums




Split Singles

Digital Downloads

Video Releases

Other Video Releases

Compilations / Other






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  • [2011.02.xx] YOU MUSIC March 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2012.03.xx] MORE March (She is on the Cover)

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