Hiroki Aiba

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Hiroki Aiba
Born (1987-10-01) October 1, 1987 (age 26)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actor, Singer
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Hiroki Aiba (相葉 裕樹 Aiba Hiroki?) is an actor, dancer and singer. He is best known for his role as Shusuke Fuji in The Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu, and the live film adaptation. He was also part of a young men's 3-member streetdancing group called Brights, which was disbanded in 2004. His current most known role was the part of Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue in the 33rd Super Sentai series, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. He has been a member of "top coat" since April 2011.

His real and former name is 相葉 弘樹 (Aiba Hiroki, reading is the same but the kanji is different). He changed it when he moved to top coat.[1]

Personal[edit]

Aiba was born October 1, 1987 and studied at North Funabashi Highschool in Chiba prefecture.[2] He is good friends with Tori Matsuzaka, Keisuke Souma, Shogo Suzuki and Renn Kiriyama.

Career[edit]

With Brights[edit]

Aiba was a former member of the disbanded three-men, originally four-member, streetdancing group called Brights. The other two members included Atsushi Koga and Takuya, who happened to later go on to play Akutagawa Jirou in Tenimyu with Aiba. The group disbanded after Aiba joined Avex after winning the Junon Boy contest. At that time, Aiba still was an amateur at dancing and he has stated in past blog entries that he owes a lot to Takuya, who was already an experienced dancer by then, for teaching him. They usually performed in Yoyogi Park.

The Prince of Tennis Musicals[edit]

In 2005, Aiba won the role of Shusuke Fuji, the prodigy of Seigaku Middle School's tennis club, in the The Prince of Tennis musicals, Tenimyu. From 2005 to 2006, he became the third actor to play Fuji as a member of the second generation Seigaku cast. He made his debut as Fuji on January 8, 2005 in the Side Yamabuki performance in Osaka. That same year, his role as Fuji was carried into the live adaptation film of the manga.

On March 29, 2006, in the Dream Live 3rd live concert, Aiba did not graduate alongside with the rest of his fellow second generation Seigaku cast; instead, he decided to continue performing in the musicals and acted as a guide for the new third generation Seigaku cast members from 2006 to 2007. After the Absolute King Rikkaidai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service musical, Aiba graduated along with the majority of third Seigaku cast. He has been the longest serving actor to play Fuji, as well as the longest serving actor in Tenimyu. Since his graduation, the role of Fuji was played by Yūta Furukawa.

On the Tenimyu website, it was announced that both the fourth and fifth Seigaku casts would take turns performing the next two musicals; Aiba made a brief return to reprise his role as Fuji with the fifth Seigaku cast in the Imperial Presence Hyotei Gakuen musical as there was no time to find an actor to play Fuji. After that show, actor Hashimoto Taito carried on as the fifth cast's Fuji. Following the fifth cast's graduation, the role of Fuji is played by Ryo Mitsuya.

Aiba released a Best Actor's album in 2006, for his role in the musicals as Fuji, called The Prince of Tennis Musicals Best Actor's Series 003 - Hiroki Aiba as Shusuke Fuji.

The Prince of Tennis film[edit]

Aiba was able to carry on his role from the musicals to the live-adaptation film of the manga series of The Prince of Tennis. He, along with most of the principal cast members for the Seigaku Regulars of the musical, were able to reprise their roles in the movie. The only major casting change was the casting of Kanata Hongo as Ryoma Echizen, the main protagonist.

The Prince of Tennis was released on May 13, 2006 and opened on the tenth spot in the Japanese Box Office.

Other work[edit]

After his work in Tenimyu, Aiba still continues to work as a stage actor, as well as act in several TV dramas. In 2007, he played the title role in the musical Pippin, sharing the role with his Tenimyu predecessor, J-pop singer Kimeru. Since 2008, he is also one of the star actors in the TV drama Tadashii Ouji no Tsukurikata (How to Create the Ideal Prince) along with former Tenimyu cast member Kotaro Yanagi who plays the lead role, Yukihiro Takiguchi, and Renn Kiriyama. He also did the voicing of Kanata Irie from the anime series New Prince of Tennis.

Super Sentai[edit]

In 2009, Aiba's next well known role was when he played Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue in the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Super Sentai series. The series ran until February 7, 2010.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/television Role Other notes
2004 Occult Tantei-dan Shiningyou no Hakaba Hara Takashi
2005 Soshite Shunpu ni Sasayaite[3] movie
2006 Ie Kaidan (家怪談) Volume 3 of the Kaidan series
The Prince of Tennis Shusuke Fuji
2007 Sukitomo Yoshiki Saitou
Delicious Gakuin Takasugi Rin TV drama
Takumi-kun: Soshite Harukaze ni sasayaite Sachi Inoue Movie
2008 Cafe Daikanyama: Sweet Boys Hibiki Shibata Movie
Teddy bear Ryo mobile drama
Tadashii Ouji no Tsukurikata Hata Shurinosuke TV drama
Uramiya Honpo Special Ookobu Yuuya TV drama
"shiori to shimiko no kaiki jikenbo" Kurokawaken guest of episode 7th
"wild strawberry" Chiaki short drama
Cafe Daikanyama II Hibiki Shibata Movie
Bokura no Houteishiki Katou Tomio Movie
Kasabata hime Akikawa Kouichi movie
2009 Cafe Daikanyama III: Sorezore no Ashita Hibiki Shibata Movie
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue 33rd Super Sentai series
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger The Movie: The Fateful War Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue movie
Kamen Rider Decade Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue Episode 24 and 25
2010 Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!! Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue movie
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Returns: Special Act Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue movie
2011 Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku Ryūnosuke Ikenami/ShinkenBlue movie
"Hi wa Mata Noboru" Nakasendo Akira TV drama
Kaito Royale Kurata Keisuke TV drama
2012 New Prince of Tennis Irie Kanata Anime
"Saikou no Jinsei no Owari ~ending planner~" Hiura guest of 5th episode
Ou-sama to Boku (The King and I) Tomonari Live action movie
Equal Sweets ~okashi na futari smartphone Movie

Variety shows: Sengoku Nabe TV ~Nantonaku Rekishi ga Manaberu Eizou~

  • SHICHIHON Yari as Fukushima Masanori
  • Tenshou Kenou Shounen Shitetsu as Itou Mancio
  • Bei'Z as Takenaka Hanbei

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Aiba has currently released one album.

Album Stats

Album was released for The Prince of Tennis musical in Japan (JPN), only. The album also includes KENN (as Yuuta Fuji), performing two duets with Aiba.

Year Info Chart positions
JPN
2006 Musical Tennis no Oujisama (The Prince of Tennis)
The Best Actor's Series 003
Hiroki Aiba as Syusuke Fuji
N/A

Track Listings

Track Listings for the Album:

  1. "Tsubasa no Kizuna" (with Kenn as Yuuta Fuji)
  2. "Shootin' Your Smile"
  3. "Yume no Kidou"
  4. "Instrumental ~ Fuji vs Ryoma"
  5. "Yume wo Tsunage - Syuusuke Solo Edition"
  6. "Hand in Hand"
  7. "Instrumental ~ Fuji vs Akutagawa Jirou DL3. Kira★Kira ver."
  8. "Instrumental ~ Fuji vs Mizuki"
  9. "Run Run Run - Brother's Edition" (with Kenn as Yuuta Fuji)
  10. "Aiba Hiroki & Kenn Message for you"

Other songs: futari dake no happy birthday:with Honey L Days and other bokura no hyoteishiki members Aonami yonaoshi (Blue Wave World Reformation) as ikenami ryunosuke"shinken blue" character song

Official DVDs[edit]

Year DVD Release Date JPN certification
2007 Metamorphosis 2007 -

Stage[edit]

Musicals and stageplays[edit]

Year name Role other
2005 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Side Yamabuki feat. St. Rudolph fuji shusuke with 2nd seigaku cast in 2004–2005 winter
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 2nd fuji shusuke with 2nd seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen fuji shusuke with 2nd seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen in Winter fuji shusuke with 2nd seigaku cast
2006 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 3rd fuji shusuke with 2nd seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musi cal: Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyotei Gakuen fuji shusuke with 3rd seigaku cast
Switch wo Osutoki ~Kimi-tachi wa Naze Ikiteirunda?~ Kogure
2007 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ First Service fuji shusuke with 3rd seigaku cast in 2006–2007 winter
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th fuji shusuke with 3rd seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th ~extra~ fuji shusuke with 3ed seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service fuji shusuke with 3rd seigaku cast
Pippin Pippin
2008 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Imperial Presence Hyotei Gakuen fuji shusuke with 5th seigaku cast in Japan and 4th cast in Korea and Taiwan
Pippin re-run pippin
Tegami takeshima naoki
Linda Linda Rubber Sole rain
kokoro no kakera eifu avex group The 20th Anniversary
2010 Tensei hakkenden kento
abc Akasaka Boys Cabaret mizuhara shunta
SAMURAI 7 shichirouji
2011 Sengokunabe New Year Festival maeda toshii
CLUB SEVEN : 7th stage
2012 Little Shop of Horrors seimour will be performed in July
CLUB SEVEN : 8th stage will be performed in August
2013 3150 seconds and little

Voice acting[edit]

Games[edit]

  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Rocks (2011)

Anime[edit]

  • Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince - Izuru Hitachi
  • Shin Tennis no Oujisama - Irie Kanata

Awards[edit]

The 16th Junon Boy Judge's Special Award (3rd Place)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ja:相葉裕樹, Japanese.
  2. ^ ja:千葉県立船橋北高等学校, japanese.
  3. ^ [1], japanese

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