Cast Guide – GTO TV Drama 2012

Main Characters Onizuka Eikichi – AKIRA Fuyutsuki Azusa – Takimoto Miori Danma Ryuji – Shirota Yu Saejima Toshiyuki – Yamamoto Yusuke Other Academy Staff Hashimoto Tetsuo – Takachi Noboru Moritaka […]

Main Characters

Onizuka Eikichi – AKIRA Fuyutsuki Azusa – Takimoto Miori
Danma Ryuji – Shirota Yu Saejima Toshiyuki – Yamamoto Yusuke

Other Academy Staff

Hashimoto Tetsuo – Takachi Noboru Moritaka Naoko – Takizawa Saori
Teshigawara Suguru – Yano Masato Shiratori Ayame – Fujisawa Ayano
Katayama Saki – Nagasawa Nao Sawada Noriko – Kobayashi Yumi
Fukuroda Hajime – Sugi-chan Sannomaru Hiroko – Fuse Eri
Uchiyamada Hiroshi – Tayama Ryosei Sakurai Ryoko – Kuroki Hitomi

Students of class 2-4

Aizawa Miyabi – Kawaguchi Haruna Kikuchi Yoshito – Takada Sho
Morimoto Shintaro – Murai Kunio Katsuragi Miki – Nishiuchi Mariya
Kanzaki Urumi – Honda Tsubasa Nomura Tomoko – Miyazaki Karen
Doujima Seiya – Shirahama Alan Yoshikawa Noboru – Nakagawa Taishi
Fujiyoshi Koji – Yamada Yuki Kusano Tadaaki – Suzuki Nobuyuki
Ishida Takumi – Sano Gaku Kuwae Haruka – Takatsuki Sara
Kujirakawa Fuyumi – Takara Hikari Shinkawa Yua – Uehara Anko
Asano Mayuko – Ishii Anna Izumi Naomi – Sayama Ayaka
Shirai Chikako – Sakaguchi Rikako Asakura Megumi – Miyake Hitomi
Hikita Hidemi – Nakanishi Yumi Tokiwa Ai – Bando Nozomi
Morishita Suzuka – Yasuda Seia Ota Hidemi – Natsuo
Nakajima Erika – Mitsuhashi Nanami Otsuka Mayumi – Fujii Chiho
Iwata Yukiko – Kirishima Mayu Miyamori Yuki – Utsumi Akiyoshi
Mizuhara Ryoichi – Shiono Akihisa Satomi Keiichi – Machida Hiroki
Kurokawa Hiroyuki – Sato Oho Ueda Umanosuke – Komori Shota
Mishima Gunji – Shimoyama Aoi Suzuki Daisuke – Yayama Hiromu
Sugawara Tamotsu – Nagayama Hikaru

AKIRA (Ryohei Kurosawa) as Onizuka Eikichi (25)

Name in Japanese: AKIRA (黒澤良平)
DOB: August 23, 1981
Hometown: Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Agency: LDH
Description: In Japan, AKIRA needs no introduction. He’s one of the most well known members of the 14 member pop dance group EXILE. He made his debut on the silver screen with the movie version of the famous jdrama Hana Yori Dango. His most criticly acclaimed role was in Be Sure to Share, directed by Sion Sono. His role as Eikichi Onizuka in GTO will mark his first lead role in a TV drama.

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Takimoto Miori as Fuyutsuki Azusa (23)

Name in Japanese: 瀧本美織
DOB: October 16, 1991
Hometown: Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Description: Takimoto Miori is a most promising and sought after young actress in Japan. She began her professional career in the idol singing group SweetS signed by avex tracks at the age of 11 in 2003. She was granted the Special Award for her acting debut role of Murakami Akari in the 83rd asadora dorama Teppan for the 68th Television Drama Academy Awards. She had another big role with Mukai Osamu in the 2012 tv Fuji Tv drama Hungry!

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Shirota Yu as Danma Ryuji (25)

Name in Japanese: 城田優
DOB: December 26, 1985
Hometown: Tokyo Metropolitan
Agency: Watanabe Entertainment
Description: Shirota Yu is a member of the J-group Dboys. He’s a really charismatic and sought after drama actor in Japan. His most famous roles include the delinquent Shinjo Kei in ROOKIES and the genius Chii Satoshi in the highly successful TBS drama Keizoku 2: SPEC. As his mother is Spanish, he lived in Barcelona, Spain until he was about 2 years old. He returned to Japan for elementary school and lived there ever since.

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Yamamoto Yusuke as Saejima Toshiyuki (24)

Name in Japanese: 山本裕典
DOB: January 19, 1988
Hometown: Ichinomiya, Hoi Dist., Aichi Pref.
Agency: Ever Green Entertainment
Official homepage: http://www.yusukefc.com/
Description: Yamamoto Yusuke is a really loved and well known actor in Japan. His way to stardom began in the movie Kamen Rider Kabuto and finally took off with his role in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e with Shun Oguri and Ikuta Touma. Yusuke Yamamoto also perfomed as one of the main characters of the recently released Sadako 3D.

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Takachi Noboru as Hashimoto Tetsuo (44)

Name in Japanese: 高知東生
DOB: December 22, 1964
Hometown: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Agency: Magic Company
Description: Takachi Noboru is a constant presence in the Japanese TV drama world. Avid jdorama watchers may remember him in the role of Kaneda, the hilarious, good for nothing womanizing architect in the drama Kekkon Dekinai Otoko starring Abe Hiroshi. “KANEDA updated!!” anyone?

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Takizawa Saori as Moritaka Naoko (29)

Name in Japanese: 滝沢沙織
DOB: July 7, 1981
Hometown: Nakano City, Nagano Prefecture
Agency: K Dash Group
Description: The beautiful Saori Takizawa is another constant presence in the world of Jdorama. She debuted at a young age in bikini shots and posing for gravure magazines before entering the acting world as well.

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Yano Masato as Teshigawara Suguru (28)

Name in Japanese: 矢野聖人
DOB: December 16, 1991
Hometown: Higashikurume City, Tokyo
Agency: Horipro Inc.
Description: Yano Masato is another young promising actor in Japan. Jdrama fans will remember him playing the role of the youngest son of the Saotome family in the drama Gold, which also starred Amami Yuki. He was recently casted in the currently airing jdrama Legal High.

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Fujisawa Ayano as Shiratori Ayame (28)

Name in Japanese: 藤沢あやの
DOB: May 18, 1983
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: FMG
Description: Fujisawa Ayano’s most famous role was as Yui Kanzaki in the TV series Kamen Rider Ryuki. In late 2010 she married the author of GTO, Tohru Fujisawa, and gave birth to their first daughter in February 2011. In 2012, she has only recently relaunched her career after being on parental leave from the entertainment industry, and her first role back is none other than Shiratori in GTO!

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Nagasawa Nao as Katayama Saki (27)

Name in Japanese: 長澤奈央
DOB: January 5, 1984
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Ace Crew Entertainment
Description: Nagasawa Nao’s best known for her role as Nanami Nono/Water Ninja Hurricane Blue in the 2002 Super Sentai Series Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger, and has reprised her role in many occasions. Aside from her acting career, she’s an accomplished Seiyuu and singer too, and most notably has enjoyed a very successful career as a gravure model.

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Kobayashi Yumi as Sawada Noriko (23)

Name in Japanese: 小林優美
DOB: November 26, 1988
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Burning Production
Description: Kobayashi Yumi was recently cast in the new Nagasawa Masami drama, Toshi Densetsu no Onna, as a policewoman. Another notable role she has played was in a drama starring Akiko Yada, Shima Shima. She has also enjoyed a successful career in the gravure modelling industry.

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Sugi-chan (Sugiyama Eiji) as Fukuroda Hajime (37)

Name in Japanese: スギちゃん (杉山英司)
DOB: August 24, 1973
Hometown: Ichinomiya City
Agency: Sun Music Production
Official Website: http://ameblo.jp/072100/
Description: Sugi-chan is a very famous comedian in Japan these days, and is a regular guest on TV programs like Gaki no Tsukai, or R-1 grand Prix. His role as Fukuroda in GTO will mark his debut in a TV drama. “Wild Daze!?!?” anyone?

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Fuse Eri as Sannomaru Hiroko (45) [Based on Sannomaru Koji]

Name in Japanese: ふせえり (布施 絵理)
DOB: September 22, 1962
Hometown: Ota Ward, Tokyo
Agency: Production Jinrikisha
Description: Fuse Eri is a very key actress used to demonstrate director Miki Satoshi’s sense of humour. She has starred in every one of Miki’s TV dramas and films, providing comedic relief and being fundamental to important parts of the story.

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Tayama Ryosei as Uchiyamada Hiroshi (55)

Name in Japanese: 田山涼成
DOB: August 9, 1951
Hometown: Showa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Pref.
Agency: SIS Company
Description: Tayama Ryosei is a veteran actor in the Japanese TV biz. His career started back in the 80′s, and he is still very active today. Jdrama fans may remember him for his long time role of Kokuro Kaneko in Hanchou.

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Kuroki Hitomi as Sakurai Ryoko (49)

Name in Japanese: 黒木瞳
DOB: October 5, 1960
Hometown: Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Agency: Poem Co.,Ltd.
Official Homepage: http://www.kurokihitomi.net/
Description: Kuroki Hitomi holds the secret of ethernal youth. She’s 50+ years old but never seems to age. She doesn’t need many introductions. She’s the Japanese TV commercial queen, having endorsed and advertised many different brands in her long career. Many unforgettable roles marked her TV drama career, such as the long experienced hostess Noriko Togashi in Kimutaku’s Good Luck!, or the beautiful bowling player Hitomi Sakura in Golden Bowl, in which she was the main act alongside Takeshi Kaneshiro.

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Kawaguchi Haruna as Aizawa Miyabi

Name in Japanese: 川口 春奈
DOB: October 2, 1995
Hometown: Goto City, Fukue Isl., Nagasaki Pref.
Agency: Ken-On
Description: Kawaguchi Haruna is a promising young actress and model. Her leading role in the highly successful 2011 drama Ouran High School Host Club as Fujioka Haruhi was her breakthrough in the Japanese show business. She also acted alongside Shun Oguri as his little sister in Tokyo Dogs, and in Takenouchi Yutaka’s Nagareboshi.

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Takada Sho as Kikuchi Yoshito

Name in Japanese: 高田翔
DOB: September 13, 1993
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Johnny & Associates, Inc.
Description: After his debut in the jidaigeki Keijiro Engawa Nikki, Takada Sho’s biggest role until now was as Nakakura Go in the human sports drama Battery.

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Morimoto Shintaro as Murai Kunio

Name in Japanese: 森本慎太郎
DOB: July 15, 1997
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: Johnny & Associates, Inc.
Description: Morimoto Shintaro is another young promising actor signed under Johnny’s. He acted alongside Sho Takada in the sports drama Battery. He has an older brother-actor, Morimoto Ryutaro. They’re both under Johnny’s management.

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Nishiuchi Mariya as Katsuragi Miki

Name in Japanese: 西内 まりや
DOB: December 24, 1993
Hometown: Fukuoka Prefecture
Agency: Vision Factory
Description: Nishiyuchi Mariya is highly in demand as a model and actress. She appeared in the doramas Seigi no Mikata, Scrap teacher and finally had her first leading role in the recent Switch Girl. According to a post made on her blog, she is often mistaken as being half Japanese.

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Honda Tsubasa as Kanzaki Urumi

Name in Japanese: 本田 翼
DOB: June 27, 1992
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Description: Model and actress Honda Tsubasa had an important role in the recently aired dorama Renai Neet, starring Nakama Yukie, and was a key figure in the last 2 episodes of the higly successful Kagi no Kakatta Heya, starring Ohno satoshi and Toda Erika.

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Miyazaki Karen as Nomura Tomoko

Name in Japanese: 宮﨑 香蓮
DOB: November 20, 1993
Hometown: Shimabara City, Nagasaki Pref.
Agency: Oscar Promotion
Description: Miyazaki Karen debuted in 2008 on the big screen and in doramas too, appearing with two fellow GTO members Morimoto Shintaro and Takada Sho in Battery.

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Shirahama Alan as Doujima Seiya (23)

Name in Japanese: 白濱 亜嵐
DOB: August 4, 1993
Hometown: Ehime Prefecture
Agency: LDH
Description: Shirahama Aran was recently casted as one of the main characters in the drama adaptation of the classic boxing manga “Rokudenashi Blues” by Morita Masanori.

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Nakagawa Taishi as Yoshikawa Noboru

Name in Japanese: 中川 大志
DOB: June 14, 1998
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Description: Young Nakagawa Taishi’s big break role was as one of the children in the highly successful, award winning drama Kaseifu no Mita starring Nanako Matsushima.

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Yamada Yuki as Fujiyoshi Koji

Name in Japanese: 山田 裕貴
DOB: September 18, 1990
Hometown: Aichi Prefecture
Agency: Watanabe Entertainment
Description: Yuki Yamada’s best known for his role as Joe Gibken in the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger drama series. He made his debut as a singer, when he was selected to be one of the members of the Dboys-special unit.

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Suzuki Nobuyuki as Kusano Tadaaki

Name in Japanese: 鈴木伸之
DOB: October 14, 1990
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: LDH
Description:Nobuyuki Suzuki debuted in 2011 on the big screen appearing in the touching Akko to Bokura ga Ikita Natsu movie starring Umika Kawashima. He also appeared in an episode of the drama 13-sai no Hello work starring Tokio’s Masahiro Matsuoka.

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Sano Gaku as Ishida Takumi

Name in Japanese: 佐野 岳
DOB: April 3, 1992
Hometown: Aichi Prefecture
Agency: Ever Green Entertainment
Official Homepage: http://www.gakufc.com/
Description: Sano Gaku was the winner of the 24th Junon Superboy Contest. The contest is held annually, and is hosted by the women magazine JUNON. It is a competition for boys between the ages of 14 to 23 years old, which judges their talent and looks. The contest is a significant one: many jdrama stars have been discovered thanks to Junon Superboy over the years. Teppei Koike and Mizobata Junpei are two such actors for example.

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Takatsuki Sara as Kuwae Haruka

Name in Japanese: 高月 彩良
DOB: August 10, 1997
Hometown: Aichi Prefecture
Agency: Sweet Power
Description: Sara Takatsuki has had her fair share of roles in TV dramas, the most important being her roles in Tobo Bengoshi and Otomen.

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Takara Hikari as Kujirakawa Fuyumi

Name in Japanese: 高良 光莉
DOB: April 2, 1996
Hometown: Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Agency: Horipro Inc.
Description:Takara Hikari debuted in the 2009 drama Uta no Onii-san, starring ARASHI’s Ohno Satoshi. She was recently casted as an additional cast member in Sadako 3D.

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Shinkawa Yua as Uehara Anko

Name in Japanese: 新川 優愛
DOB: December 28, 1993
Hometown: Saitama Prefecture
Agency: Gekidan Tohai
Description: Model Yua Shinkawa already made her drama debut back in 2008 in an afternoon drama special called “Chonan no Kekkon“. In 2010 she wowed all the readers of both “Shonen Magazine” and “Young Magazine“ appearing in many photoshoots and becoming a regular for the magazines. The result for her was the award “Miss Magazine 2010” and her career started at full throttle.

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Ishii Anna as Asano Mayuko

Name in Japanese: 石井 杏奈
DOB: July 11, 1998
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: LDH
Description: coming soon

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Sayama Ayaka as Izumi Naomi [Naoko in the Manga]

Name in Japanese: 佐山 彩香
DOB: May 17, 1993
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: GPR
Official Homepage: http://www.sayama-ayaka.com/
Description: Gravure idol Sayama Ayaka has already made an impressive career for herself, with eight gravure DVDs and four photobooks.

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Sakaguchi Rikako as Shirai Chikako

Name in Japanese: 坂口 莉果子
DOB: December 24, 1996
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Pearl Co.,Ltd.
Description: coming soon

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Miyake Hitomi as Asakura Megumi

Name in Japanese: 三宅 ひとみ
DOB: 10 July, 1992
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Biscuit Entertainment (affiliated with Watanabe Entertainment)
Description: Miyake Hitomi recently debuted on the big screen with the movie Mariasama ga Miteru. In the same year she appeared as an additional cast member in the taiga drama Ryomaden, starring Fukuyama Masaharu.

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Hikita Hidemi as Nakanishi Yumi

Name in Japanese: 疋田 英美
DOB: March 31, 1995
Hometown: Nara Prefecture
Agency: Burning Production
Description: Hikita Hidemi’s most notable role was in the TV drama Hammer Session, where she was a student in Mokomichi Hayami’s class. She appeared in the successful Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Ryuu with Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko and AKB48’s Oshima Yuko.

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Bando Nozomi as Tokiwa Ai

Name in Japanese: 坂東 希
DOB: September 4, 1997
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: LDH
Description: Bando Nozomi has been a student of ballet since she was 3 years old. She is a member of EXILE’s 9 member sister group FLOWER as one of the group’s dancers, and was chosen through a nationwide audition process called “EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION3 ~For Girls~“, from thousands of applicants. In the end she was chosen to join FLOWER as a dancer, along with Sato Harumi. Bando is also a model and has appeared in Seventeen Magazine. In 2011 she was chosen as a runway model for TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION, along with band mate Fujii Shuuka. Her role in GTO will be her debut in a TV drama.

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Yasuda Seia as Morishita Suzuka

Name in Japanese: 安田 聖愛
DOB: June 23, 1996
Hometown: Akita Prefecture
Agency: Horipro Inc.
Description: Yasuda Seia won the 35th Horipro scouting competition, a contest known for discovering many young female idols over the years, an example being Fukuda Kyoko. Yasuda beat out more than 24.000 other applicants in Tokyo for the place.

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Natsuo as Ota Hidemi

Name in Japanese: 夏緒
DOB: August 9, 1995
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Description: Natsuo debuted on the big screen in the movie Pandemic, starring Satoshi Tsumabuki. Her role in GTO will be her debut in the TV drama world.

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Mitsuhashi Nanami as Nakajima Erika

Name in Japanese: 三橋 奈波
DOB: September 1, 1995
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: Hori Agency
Description: Mitsuhashi Nanami is a member of the idol group Secret Girls. She was chosen in an audition together with Ito Yuna, Hashimoto Kaede and Asahi Nao. She was picked to act in a Fuji TV online drama called “Secret Girls”, which is about junior high school girls living secret lives as idols. The five characters of the drama formed the idol unit both in fiction and in the real world.

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Fujii Chiho as Otsuka Mayumi

Name in Japanese: 藤井 千帆
DOB: November 8, 1995
Hometown: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.
Agency: Hoei TV Production
Description: Model and talent Fuji Chiho began her career after winning the Max kun competition in 2009. She began posing for the teen oriented magazine “Pichi Lemon” in 2010 and has appeared in the magazine ever since.

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Kirishima Miyu as Iwata Yukiko

Name in Japanese: 桐嶋 美結
DOB: January 22, 1995
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Stardust Promotion
Description: Kirishima Miyu appeared in a GReeeeN MV, Orange.

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Utsumi Akiyoshi as Miyamori Yuki

Name in Japanese: 内海 啓貴
DOB: January 16, 1995
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Agency: Watanabe Entertainment
Description: Utsumi Akiyoshi is a member of the grou p.o.t challenge.

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Shiono Akihisa as Mizuhara Ryoichi

Name in Japanese: 塩野 瑛久
DOB: January 3, 1995
Hometown: -
Agency: Oscar Promotion
Description: Shiono Akihisa won a special judges prize in the same JUNON SUPERBOY contest won by fellow GTO member Sano Gaku.

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Machida Hiroki as Satomi Keiichi

Name in Japanese: 町田 宏器
DOB: January 3, 1993
Hometown: Okinawa Prefecture
Agency: -

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Sato Oho as Kurokawa Hiroyuki

Name in Japanese: 佐藤 王宝
DOB: March 5, 1996
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Group First Ace
Description: coming soon

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Komori Shota as Ueda Umanosuke

Name in Japanese: 小森 翔太
DOB: May 9, 1995
Hometown: -
Agency: Gekidan Tohai
Description: coming soon

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Shimoyama Aoi as Mishima Gunji

Name in Japanese: 下山 葵
DOB: April 16, 1996
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Office Lynx
Description: Young Aoi Shimoyama has an already impressive history of movie and TV drama roles, having appeared in more than 5 movies and 4 dramas up until this day. Jdrama fans may remember him playing the role of Takeshi in the critically acclaimed Suzuki Sensei, starring Hasegawa Hiroshi.

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Yayama Hiromu as Suzuki Daisuke

Name in Japanese: 矢山 博夢
DOB: April 2, 1995
Hometown: Osaka
Agency: K-Factory
Description: Yayama Hiromu debuted in the 2012 TV drama Risou no musuko, becoming a regular member of the cast.

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Nagayama Hikaru as Sugawara Tamotsu

Name in Japanese: 永山 輝
DOB: May 7, 1993
Hometown: Tokyo
Agency: Ebisu Daikokusha
Description: coming soon

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