Kumi Mizuno

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Kumi Mizuno
Kumi Mizuno
Born January 1, 1937
Niigata, Japan
Occupation Actress
Notable role(s) Azami, Takiko Nomura,
Mami Sekiguchi, Sueko Togami,
Namikawa, Dayo, Akemi Togawa,
Machiko Tsuge, Reiko Namikawa
First work Crazy Society (1957)
Notable work Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

Kumi Mizuno (水野 久美,   Mizuno Kumi), born Maya Igarashi (五十嵐 麻耶,   Igarashi Maya), is a Japanese actress. Despite the large number of films she appeared in early on in her career, Mizuno is best known for her roles in Toho's 1960's kaiju films Matango, Frankenstein vs. Baragon, Invasion of Astro-Monster, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, and The War of the Gargantuas. Her most iconic role is undoubtedly that of the Xilien agent Namikawa in Invasion of Astro-Monster. She became such a cult figure among kaiju fans that Toho brought her back in 2002 to play a role in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and again in 2004 for Godzilla Final Wars. Mizuno also appeared in Toho's 2009 stage adaptation of its 1960 science fiction film The Human Vapor.

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This is a list of references for Kumi Mizuno. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Toho Tokusatsu Actress Complete Works. Yosensha. 2014. p. 109. ISBN 978-4800304957.
  2. ガス人間第1号公式ブログ シアタークリエにて10月3日~10月31日 製作:東宝


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