Hiroki Aiba

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Hiroki Aiba
Native name 相葉 裕樹
Born (1987-10-01) October 1, 1987 (age 30)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actor, Voice actor
Years active 2004-present
Agent Grand-Arts (present)
Top Coat
Avex Management
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Website Agency profile

Hiroki Aiba (相葉 裕樹, Aiba Hiroki) is an actor, voice actor, dancer and singer who is affiliated with Grand-Arts. 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 three-member streetdancing group called Brights, which was disbanded in 2004. His other most known role was the part of Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue in the 33rd Super Sentai series, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.

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 in 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Aiba was born October 1, 1987 and studied at Funabashi Kita High School in Chiba prefecture.[2] He is good friends with Tori Matsuzaka, Keisuke Sohma, 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 Jiro Akutagawa in Tenimyu with Aiba. The group disbanded after Aiba joined Avex Management after winning the Junon Super 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 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 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 second 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 Taito Hashimoto 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]

He, along with most of the principal cast members for the musical of Seigaku Regulars, were able to reprise their roles in the movie. The only major casting change was the casting of Kanata Hongō 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 a 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 Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue in the 33rd Super Sentai series, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. This series ran from February 15, 2009 to February 7, 2010.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/television Role Other notes
2004 Occult Tantei-dan Shiningyou no Hakaba Takashi Hara Movie
2006 Ie Kaidan Hiroyuki Izawa Movie, Volume 3 of the Kaidan series
The Prince of Tennis Shusuke Fuji Movie
2007 Sukitomo Yoshiki Saitō Movie
Delicious Gakuin Rin Takasugi TV drama
Takumi-kun Series: Soshite Harukaze ni Sasayaite Sachi Inoue Movie
2008 Uramiya Honpo Special Yūya Ōkubo TV drama
Tadashii Ouji no Tsukuri Kata Shurinosuke Hata TV drama
Shiori to Shimiko no Kaiki Jikenbo" Ken Kurokawa TV drama, Episode 7
Cafe Daikanyama: Sweet Boys Hibiki Shibata Movie
Wild Strawberry Chiaki TV drama
Teddy bear Ryū Mobile drama
Bokura no Hōteishiki Tomio Katō Movie
Cafe Daikanyama II: Yume no Tsuzuki Hibiki Shibata Movie
2009 Kasabata Hime Kōichi Akikawa Movie
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue TV drama, the 33rd Super Sentai series
Cafe Daikanyama III: Sorezore no Ashita Hibiki Shibata Movie
Kamen Rider Decade Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue TV drama, Episodes 24 and 25
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger the Movie: The Fateful War Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue Movie
2010 Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!! Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue Movie
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Returns Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue Movie
2011 Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue Movie
Hi wa Mata Noboru Akira Nakasendō TV drama
Kaitō Royale Keisuke Kurata TV drama
2012 Saiko no Jinsei Hiura TV drama, Episode 5
Equal Sweets ~Okashi na Kankei Sōya Smartphone movie
The Boy Inside Tomonari Movie
Equal Sweets ~Okashi na Kankei Sōya Smartphone movie
Aibō Taishi Sakaki TV drama, Episodes 9 and 10 of season 11
2013 35-sai no Koukousei Ryuichiro Kitajima TV drama
Take Five ~Ore-tachi wa Ai o Nusumeru ka~ Araki TV drama, Episodes 5 and 6
2014 Ushijima the Loan Shark 2 Taisei Kizaki Movie
Kurofuku Monogatari Kaoru Kasugai TV drama
Zenmō no Boku ga Bengoshi ni Natta Riyū Shinpei Matsuda TV drama

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

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

Other songs:

  • "Futari dake no Happy Birthday with Bokushiki Members" by Honey L Days
  • "Aonami Yonaoshi" as Ryunosuke Ikenami

Official DVDs[edit]

Year DVD Release Date JPN certification
2007 Metamorphosis: Hiroki Aiba Digital Photo Book 2007 -

Musicals and stageplays[edit]

Year name Role other
2005 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Side Yamabuki feat. St. Rudolph Shusuke Fuji with 2nd Seigaku cast in 2004–2005 winter
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 2nd Shusuke Fuji with 2nd Seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen Shusuke Fuji with 2nd Seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Then Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen in Winter Shusuke Fuji with Snd seigaku cast
2006 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 3rd Shusuke Fuji with 2nd Seigaku cast
Switch o Osu Toki ~Kimi-tachi wa Naze Ikiteirunda?~ Kimiaki Kogure
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyotei Gakuen Shusuke Fuji with 3rd Seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ First Service Shusuke Fuji with 3rd Seigaku cast in 2006–2007 winter
2007 The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th Shusuke Fuji with 3rd Seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th Extra Shusuke Fuji with 3rd Seigaku cast
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service Shusuke Fuji with 3rd Seigaku cast
Pippin Pippin
2008 Tegami Naoki Takeshima
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Imperial Presence Hyotei feat. Higa Shusuke Fuji with 5th Seigaku cast in Japan and 4th cast in Korea and Taiwan
Kokoro no Kakera Eifu avex group the 20th Anniversary
Pippin Pippin Re-run
Linda Linda Rubber Sole Rain
2010 Tensei Hakkenden Kento
abc Akasaka Boys Cabaret Shunta Mizuhara
Samurai 7 Shichiroji
2011 Shinshun Sengoku Nabe Matsuri ~Anamari Chikazukisugichau to Kirarechau yo~ Maeda Toshiie
Club Seven: 7th stage
2012 Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn
Club Seven: 8th stage
2013 3150-man-byō to Sukoshi Yūya Takano
Doughnut-hakase to Go! Go! Picnic Tezuka
Seminar Douglas
2014 Pyramid da! Kurita
Chinu no Chikai Matsuōmaru
Back Stage Kenta Toyama
2015 La Cage aux Folles Jean-Michel
Club Seven: 10th stage
Heads Up! Yūsuke Shindō
2016 Show House "GEM CLUB"
The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway
The Scarlet Pimpernel Ben
2017 Les Misérables Enjolras
Heads Up! Yūsuke Shindō Re-run
2018 Woman of the Year Sam Craig

Voice acting[edit]

Games[edit]

Anime[edit]

Awards[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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