Eita

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Eita
Native name 瑛太
Born Eita Nagayama (永山 瑛太)
(1982-12-13) December 13, 1982 (age 33)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Spouse(s) Kaela Kimura (m. 2010)
Children 2
Relatives Kento Nagayama (younger brother)
Website eita-area.com

Eita (瑛太?, born December 13, 1982) is a Japanese actor from Tokyo. His birth name is Eita Nagayama (永山 瑛太 Nagayama Eita?). He has appeared in many Japanese television dramas and movies; most notable is the TV series Water Boys. He also appeared in Summer Time Machine Blues and Tokyo Friends: The Movie.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Eita was cast in his first theatrical role playing a human in a romantic relationship with a female ghost.[1] Not long after in August 2009, it was announced that Eita had been cast as the lead in the play Tokyo Gekko Makyoku, playing a mysterious character living in the early Shōwa era. It was his first time playing the lead in a theatrical production.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On June 1, 2010, it was announced that Eita would marry singer Kaela Kimura, who was already five months pregnant, that summer after becoming engaged in late 2009.[3][4] Eita and Kimura announced that they submitted their marriage registration on September 1, 2010.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Aoi Haru Obake
2003 Azumi Hiei
9 Souls Kaneko Noboru
Omohi no Tama~Nenju
2004 Believer Teru
2005 Densha Otoko Hirofumi
Summer Time Machine Blues Komoto Takuma
Hanging Garden Tezuka
2006 Su-ki-da Yosuke (young)
Memories of Matsuko' Sho Kawajiri
Tokyo Friends: The Movie Ryūji Shintani
2007 Dororo Tahomaru
Invisible War Tomoki Kosaka
The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker Kawasaki
2008 Giniro no Season Shiroyama Gun
2009 April Bride Taro Akasu
Toad's Oil Tetsuya Yazawa
Dear Doctor Keisuke Soma
No More Cry!!! Yusuke Shimoigusa
Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part I Ryutaro Mine
2010 Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part II Ryutaro Mine
2011 Tada's Do-It-All House Keisuke Tada
Someday Kanji Shibayama
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Motome Chizīwa
Wild 7 Dairoku Hiba
2012 Train Brain Express Kenta Kotama
Monsters Club Ryoichi Kakiuchi
2013 Planes Dusty Crophopper Japanese dub
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Dusty Crophopper Japanese dub
Tada's Do-It-All House: Disconcerto Keisuke Tada
2016 64 Akikawa
The Magnificent Nine Tokuheiji Sugawara
2017 Ringside Story Hideo

TV Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2001 Sayonara, Ozu-sensei Tsuyoshi Mikami Fuji TV
2002 Lunch no Joō Noboru Sakai Fuji TV
Remote Keisuke Sawamura NTV
Shiritsu Tantei Hama Maiku Chihiro Kurusu YTV
2003 Itsumo Futari de Kohei Morinaga Fuji TV
Kimi wa Petto Junpei Horibe TBS
Otoko-yu Eiichi Koike Fuji TV
Water Boys Masatoshi Tanaka Fuji TV
Otoko-yu 2 Eiichi Koike Fuji TV
Hatsukoi.com Kohei Mizushima NTV
2004 Hatachi ~1983-nen ni Umarete~ Daisuke Nakashima Fuji TV
Orange Days Keita Yashima TBS
Medaka Taku Sakuragi Fuji TV
2005 Minna Mukashi wa Kodomo Datta Masaki Sagami Kansai TV
Water Boys 2005 Natsu Masatoshi Tanaka Fuji TV
Tokyo Friends Ryūji Shintani DVD release only
2006 Unfair Kazuyuki Ando KTV
Suppli Satoshi Ogiwara Fuji TV
Nodame Cantabile Ryutaro Mine Fuji TV
2008 Atsuhime Naogoro/Komatsu Tatewaki NHK
Loss:Time:Life Haruhiko Nakayama Fuji TV
Tokyo Daikushu Boku Hitoshi NTV
Last Friends Takeru Mizushima Fuji TV
2009 Voice Kaji Daiki Fuji TV
2010 Sunao ni Narenakute[6] Keisuke Nakajima Fuji TV
2011 Soredemo, Ikite Yuku Hiroki Fukami Fuji TV
2012 Lucky Seven Teru Nitta Fuji TV
2013 Saikō no Rikon Mitsuo Hamasaki Fuji TV
Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi Keisuke Tada TV Tokyo
Kyokuhoku Rhapsody Yoshio Imanaka NHK
2014 Kuroi Fukuin Yoshitaka Ichimura TV Asahi
Wakamono Tachi 2014 Satoru Satō Fuji TV
2015 Watashi wa Chichi ga Kirai desu Shuichi Yoshida NHK

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2002 "Clover" Takako Matsu
2013 "Yin Yang" Keisuke Kuwata

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2009 2009 Elan d'or Awards Newcomer Award Won[7]
5th Annual TV Navi Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Last Friends Won[8]
17th Hashida Awards Best Newcomer Won[9]
34th Hochi Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Dear Doctor Won[10]
2010 52nd Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actor Won[11]
2011 70th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Actor Soredemo, Ikite Yuku Won
2012 72nd Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Lucky Seven Won
2013 76th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Actor Saikou no Rikon Won
International Drama Festival in Tokyo Best Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eita tries out theater in "Botan Doro"". Tokyograph. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Eita's first starring role on stage". Tokyograph. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Oricon Style - Kaela Kimura is 5 months pregnant - got engaged to Eita late last year" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "2010/06/01 - From Kaela Kimura to all fans" (in Japanese). kaela-web.com. 2010-06-01. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Eita, Kaela Kimura tie the knot". Tokyograph. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Eita, Juri Ueno team up again for "Twitter drama"". Tokyograph. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  7. ^ "2009 Elan d'or Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  8. ^ ""Maou" voted TVnavi's Drama of the Year". Tokyograph. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Eita, Juri, Meisa win Hashida Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  10. ^ "34th Hochi Film Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  11. ^ ""Tsurugidake" wins 52nd Blue Ribbon Awards". Tokyograph. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 

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