Riki Takeuchi

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Riki Takeuchi (Japanese: 竹内 力 Hepburn: Takeuchi Riki?, born January 4, 1964 in Saiki, Ōita Prefecture) is a Japanese actor best known for his roles in v-cinema yakuza movies.

Takeuchi has starred in many yakuza films and action films, such as Dead or Alive by Takashi Miike. Takeuchi also starred in Battle Royale II: Requiem, where he played Riki Takeuchi.[1]

Takeuchi had also a short stint at the end of the professional wrestling promotion HUSTLE in 2009, posing as a villainous character based on himself called "King RIKI". The same year, Takeuchi recorded with Avex Group a version of Morning Musume's "Love Machine" for the song's tenth anniversary, appearing under his RIKI persona along with wrestlers Riki Choshu and Yoshihiro Takayama.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BATTLE ROYALE II cast - grownups and others". battleroyalefilm.net. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ 竹内力の双子の弟!? RIKI / LOVEマシーン~RIKIバージョン~ Avex official YouTube channel, posted September 9, 2009 (requires Flash)

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