Kyūsaku Shimada

Kyusaku Shimada
Native name 嶋田 久作
Born Tetsuo Shimada
(1955-04-24) April 24, 1955
Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Actor

Kyusaku Shimada (嶋田 久作 Shimada Kyūsaku, born April 24, 1955) is a Japanese actor.


Shimada was originally part of the Tokyo Grand Guignol Theater group, formed by artist Norimizu Ameya.[1] He stayed with the group until its dissolution in 1986.[2] One of the productions the group undertook was an adaptation of the occult novel Teito Monogatari (Hiroshi Aramata) where Shimada played the lead role Yasunori Kato.[3]

He has appeared in films such as Makoto Shinozaki's 0093: Her Majesty's Masao Kusakari[4] and Takahisa Zeze's Pandemic.[5]





  1. "Artist Interview: Norimizu Ameya". The Japan Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. "Shimada Kyusaku". Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  3. "Tokyo Grand Guignol". Usumaru Furuya Unofficial Website. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  4. Schilling, Mark (October 12, 2007). "'0093 Jo Heika no Kusakari Masao'". The Japan Times.
  5. Schilling, Mark (January 23, 2009). "'Kansen Retto'". The Japan Times.
  6. Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 375. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.

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