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Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogun in Thor films, marries model 18 years younger

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By grape Japan

On Tuesday, actor Tadanobu Asano (48) updated his Twitter page to report his marriage to actor and model 中田クルミ Culumi Nakada (30).

A photo of the newlyweds on Asano's Twitter account (see below) was simply captioned: "We got married!" and signed "Tadanobu Asano and Culumi Nakada."

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On the same day, Nakada also updated her Twitter page, posting the following message:

We got married today❣️

Today I filed my marriage registration with Tadanobu Asano.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who always support me so warmly.

I will continue to devote myself in my own way, spending my days full of love and smiles.

Thank you for your continued support!

Culumi Nakada

Tadanobu Asano

Asano, whose acting accolades in Japanese film include Most Popular Performer at the 1997 Japanese Academy Awards for "Acri," a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category in 2004 for his performance in Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi" and Best Actor at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival in 2014 for his role in "My Man," is perhaps most famous abroad for his Hollywood roles.

Making his English-language debut in 2011 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hogun of the Warriors Three in "Thor," he reprised the role in "Thor: The Dark World" in 2013 and "Thor: Ragnarok" in 2017. He also played Raiden in the 2021 "Mortal Kombat" reboot. He has been cast, along with fellow Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada (Akihiko in "Avengers: Endgame") in "Shogun," an FX limited series adapted from the best-selling novel by James Clavell.

The internet was full of comments like, "Wow, what a wonderful couple! I'm so happy for their happy news!" and "It's the best news I could have hoped for!"

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Met him during my former career a few times. Really nice guy. Totally down to earth. Good luck to them both. Now, if only I had enough money....

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Way to go! I did the same thing.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

For Pete’s sake, she’s 30! Nothing whatsoever scandalous about this.

ok, reading the article itself, no mention of “18 years junior.” So just a click bait headline?

anyway, great actor and best wishes to them both!

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Lucky guy!

5 ( +8 / -3 )

18 years is quite a difference, so this may make the marriage more difficult than average. Hopefully nothing too serious and that they can enjoy their life together without too many difficulties. From the very limited view interviews give of Mr Asano he seems like an excellent person.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

So he's 49 and she's 30. Big deal. They're both adults, and they look like a nice couple. I expect this kind of headline out of the Nationalmidnightstar, not Japan Today.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I like him, and hope he's happy.

I'm a romaji snob so writing くるみ as "Culumi" annoys me. It's petty I know, but it bothers me. If she is one of those "L is actually correct" people, that annoys me even more. Her passport will say "kurumi" so thumbs up to the Japanese government for that.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

( O_O )

what’s with the headline?

.. guy’s 48 – he’s still a YOUNG fella (!) / .. with a thirty year old woman; no big deal.

..

anyway, Tadanobu Asano: one of my favorite people in all of Japan; .. wish him nothing but the best.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Most women prefer older, established men who have made a name for themselves in their line of work and have stability and resources. People can rage against that all they want, but that attraction is going nowhere.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Age difference So what ? Women stop being able to have Babies around 40, Men can continue until their death, of their impregnation of Women, regardless. So, if you have the means to Support a young Bride, then go for it! Good on you both... just nowadays, get your prenuptials sorted out!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Culumi

Is that a Japanese name?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Here in Minato, 49 and 30 is nothing. 69 and 20 seem like the norm.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

That's great! I wish them all the best!

3 ( +5 / -2 )

@Zoroto Her name is Kurumi but to stand out from the crowd she spells it Culumi.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why the negative vote? Harmless comment. I said "That's great! I wish them all the best!"

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Slightly shy of the rule of “divide by two and add seven”, but close enough, they’re both grown ups.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

18 years is quite a difference

Forget that old chestnut when there's that young walnut.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I think it's fine for now, but a near 20 year age difference will feel bigger when she is 50 and he is near 70. Who knows though, love is love. I wish them happiness and health. Always liked his acting in movies.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Today  12:33 pm JST

“ Why the negative vote? Harmless comment. I said "That's great! I wish them all the best!" “

Lmao; .. new here? (Welcome) (you’ll get used to it)

..

heheh

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Wasn’t he in Ichi the killer ?? Pretty messed up Japanese horror but had a bit of a cult following.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Nothing scandalous at all. Just an 18 year age gap. I can’t even have a decent conversation with a woman 10 years younger than me. It like “do you get that cultural reference? Oh of course you don’t because you were 7 years old when I was finishing college”. Good luck to them but from experience it never lasts.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Better than marrying one 18 years older, that's for sure.! More power to him.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Culumi. Now that’s funny.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Zoroto

Today 11:46 am JST

Culumi

> Is that a Japanese name

My guess she is trying to be "different" and stage/industry name or way of spelling "Kurumi" not unusual.

My son's stage name is the French spelling and not the official Romaji that his Kanji and Kana would normally be.

One of his actor friends name is "Riu" but uses "Lou"

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I have been married 3 times.

My first wife was older and no issues with age or generation gap any problems usually were due to different culture, it ended when she realized she didn't want kids a little too late after already having 2.

My second wife was 10 years younger again no age related problems only minor cultural differences, had it not been for the cancer that took her, we would probably still be together.

My present wife is 18 years younger than I am again no age related problems if we have a problem it is usually cultural and it is easy to fix with my saying "yes dear you are right" and I let her have her way.

The secret to a long marriage, she is always right even when she is wrong, at least that is what my father told me and my parents have been married 66 years.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

The secret to a long marriage, she is always right even when she is wrong

I sure hope you're happy with that "happy wife, happy life" mentality, but its not for me.

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I can’t even have a decent conversation with a woman 10 years younger than me. It like “do you get that cultural reference? Oh of course you don’t because you were 7 years old when I was finishing college”. Good luck to them but from experience it never lasts.

Wrong there. Such marriages often last a long time. I always though the point about shared cultural references to be an odd one. By that standard, you restrict yourself to someone your own age and from your own country and background. International marriages are out as well.

I think the diversity in backgrounds makes for more interesting conversation, not less. In all my years of marriage (with a similar age-gap to this guy) I have never felt something was missing because we didn't enjoy the same band, TV shows or social memes in our high school days. So far, we haven't run so short of conversation that I have to dig into that boring territory.

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Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogun in Thor films, marries model 18 years younger

Nothing against the guy, but he definitely could have scored a 22-23 year old.

To each his own.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

My fist wife was 7 years older when we married, I was 21. Biiiiig mistake. Didn’t last long.

My second wife was 20 years younger and it was a great marriage. We had plenty to talk about, since we had different perspectives. I learned from her and she learned from me. She died 5 years ago.

Said I wouldn’t get married again, but married a wonderful woman 18 years younger last year. Age is not an issue at all.

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Each couple is unique and there are many other factors except age that define whether it can last or not. Though in general i agree that a big age difference is quite a factor, difference in culture/look on things/etc. however, i wish them happiness nevertheless:)

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I think it's fine for now, but a near 20 year age difference will feel bigger when she is 50 and he is near 70. Who knows though,

Well this is Japan.

My children's grandfather is 98 and going strong so is their grandmother and she is in her early 80s they are my ex-wife's parents so not sure her exact age but I know at least 15 years or more younger

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

'Who cares ? !

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Nice couple..

Way to go! I did the same thing.

Hmmmm, ok....

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Nothing against the guy, but he definitely could have scored a 22-23 year old.

Not to contradict my earlier post, but most guys pushing 50 would not want to marry a 20-year-old. At that age, they are still kids basically. This woman is 30 years old. She's still young, but with enough life experience that she has something to share.

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