Bandō Minosuke II

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Bandō Minosuke II
Native name 二代目 坂東 巳之助
Born Mitsuhisa Morita
(1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 29)
Tokyo
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Kabuki actor
Parents
Relatives
  • Nao Morita (sister)
  • Sachina Morita (sister)
Website Jūdai Bandō Mitsugorō

Bandō Minosuke II (二代目 坂東 巳之助, Nidaime Bandō Minosuke, born 16 September 1989, in Tokyo)[1] is a Japanese actor, kabuki actor, and the leading bassist of buyō Bandō-ryū. His real name is Mitsuhisa Morita (守田 光寿, Morita Mitsuhisa). He is the current and second holder of the Kabuki name "Bandō Minosuke". Yamatoya is his yagō and Mitsudai is his family crest. He is represented by the Horipro Booking Agency.

Early life[edit]

Bandō is the eldest son of Bandō Mitsugorō X and Hizuru Kotobuki and grandson of Bandō Mitsugorō IX.

From April 2006, he formed an amateur band called Zero click with his real name Mitsuhisa Morita. Bandō was in charge of drums, but since March 2007, he ceased activities for members to take the university entrance exam. He also have a band called KBK 48 with Yakusha and Tokoyama. Bandō has a drum set, ten guitars, etc. at his home.[2]

According to his father Mitsugorō, from the severity of the family environment and practice, Minosuke said that there was a time when he was troubled becoming an actor, but now he is determined to make a move to a kabuki way.[3]

Bandō dropped out from Horikoshi High School.

Career[edit]

  • In September 1991 the Kabuki-za "Bandō Mitsugorō VIII Jū Nana-kai-ki Tsuizen" Kairaishi (傀儡師), made his first visit.
  • In November 1995 It is a small monkey of Shiba-za of Kabuki-za Yamato Kana Zai-gyō Keizu (Ranpei Monogurai (蘭平物狂)) and Kotobuki Utsubo Zaru (寿靭猿) probably the name of Bandō Minosuke as a proponent.

Filmography[edit]

Kabuki[edit]

Title Role
Kami Akie Wagō Torikumi Aoyama no Mitsuyoshi
Hikoichi banashi Tengu no Ko
Hatsu Kasumizora Sumiyoshi "Kappore" Hikari Bōzu
Kaidan Botandōrō Detchi Sadakichi
Kagurafū Kumoi Nokyoku Mari "Dontsuku" Kakubee
Super Kabuki II One Piece Roronoa Zoro, Bon Clay, Squardo

TV dramas[edit]

Date Title Role Network Notes
2004 Getsuyō Mystery Gekijō Yu no Machi Consultant 3 Biwako Shinju Satsujin Jiken TBS Co-starred with his father Mitsugorō
19 Dec 2009 Tsubakiyama Kachō no Nanokakan Takuto TV Asahi
2011 Kamen Rider OOO Kosuke Sakata Episodes 31 and 32

Variety, cultural[edit]

Run Title Network Notes
Apr 2010 – Mar 2011 Kokoro yusabure! Senpai Rock You NTV Quasi-regular
Shira rezaru Monogatari: Kyoto 1200-nen no Tabi BS Asahi Traveller
22 Nov 2014 Gokujō Kūkan Co-starred with Onoe Matsuya
1 May 2015 – Sekai no Kaidō o yuku TV Asahi Narration

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Distributor Ref.
2010 Sakuradamon-gai no Hen Arimura Jizaemon Sakuradamon-gai no Hen Production Committee, Toei
2013 The Kiyosu Conference Oda Nobutaka Fuji Television, Toho
2017 Tokyo Ghoul Uta Shochiku [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "坂東 巳之助" (in Japanese). Horipro. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ Bandō II, Minosuke (10 Mar 2011). "歌舞伎美人 インタビュー" (Interview) (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  3. ^ "『河村常雄の家元探訪』坂東三津五郎 (13)". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). 13 Jun 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ "映画「東京喰種」全身タトゥーのマスク屋・ウタ役は坂東巳之助". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha Corporation. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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