Kentaro Sakaguchi

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Kentaro Sakaguchi
Sakaguchi Kentaro from "The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps" World Premiere Red Carpet of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (45632982362).jpg
Sakaguchi in January 2018
Native name
Born (1991-07-11) July 11, 1991 (age 27)
Other namesKentarō Sakaguchi
Years active2010—present
AgentTristone Entertainment
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Kentaro Sakaguchi (Japanese: 坂口 健太郎, Hepburn: Sakaguchi Kentarō, born July 11, 1991) is a Japanese model and actor. He debuted as a model in Men's Non-no magazine in 2010, and as an actor under Tristone Entertainment in 2014.[1] He has since starred in television series Tokyo Tarareba Musume (2017) and Signal (2018), as well as films The 100th Love with You (2017) and Color Me True (2018).[2]



Sakaguchi debuted as a model in 2010, and has since appeared in cover stories and pictorials for several magazines including Men's Non-no for which he was an exclusive model for 7 years.[3] He has also participated in fashion shows like GirlsAward 2014 Spring/Summer and GirlsAward 2015 Spring/Summer.[4][5]

He has been called the quintessential "shio-gao," literally salt-face, which is described as a fair-skinned male with good-looking face, defined Adam's apple and collarbones, as well eyes that turn into lines when smiling.[6]


In 2014, Sakaguchi made his film debut as Shun in Shanti Days 365 Days, Happy Breath. In 2015, he made his television debut as Ichikawa Manabu for the Nippon TV drama Yokokuhan: The Pain. In August 2015, he appeared in the music video for "Yozora", a single by Miwa.[7] In September that year, he gained popularity after appearing in the film adaptation of the manga Heroine Shikkaku and was featured in a variety of advertisements for L'air de Savon, Onitsuka Tiger, and niko and....[8][9] In 2017, he played his first leading role in the film The 100th Love with You.[10][11]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Shanti Days 365 Days, Happy Breath Shun
2015 My Love Story! Makoto Sunakawa
At Home Jun Moriyama
Our Little Sister Tomoaki Fujii
Prophecy Manabu Ichikawa
Her Granddaughter Shinobu Dozono
No Longer Heroine Kosuke Hiromitsu
2016 The Kodai Family Kohei Kishimoto
64: Part I Tejima
64: Part II Tejima
The Inerasable Tetsuo Misawa
Golden Orchestra! Sakashita
2017 The 100th Love With You Riku Hasegawa Lead
Narratage Reiji Ono
2018 Color Me True Kenji Lead
The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps Yūya Hoshino
2019 Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light Akio Lead
Dragon Quest: Your Story Prince Harry (voice) [12]


Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2015 Dr. Storks Ryo Shirakawa TBS Season 1
Yokokuhan: The Pain Ichikawa Manabu NTV Ep. 4—5
2016 Toto Neechan Takezo Hoshino NHK Asadora
Sleepeeer Hit! Jun Koizumi TBS
Teacher Gappa Ryuji Saeki NTV TV movie
Love That Makes You Cry Haruta Nakajo Fuji TV
Copycat Criminal Koichi Amikawa / Peace TV Tokyo TV movie
2017 Tokyo Tarareba Musume Key NTV
I'm Sorry, I Love You Satoru Hyūga TBS
Dr. Storks Ryo Shirakawa TBS Season 2
2018 Signal Kento Saegusa Fuji TV Lead [13]
2019 Innocence, Fight Against False Charges Taku Kurokawa NTV Lead
Soshite, Ikiru Wowow Lead


Year Title Role Venue Notes Ref.
2016 The Seagull Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov Tokyo Art Theater [14]



  • Sakamichi (Shueisha Mook, November 2015)[15] ISBN 9784081022045


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 40th Hochi Film Award Best New Actor Our Little Sister, At Home, My Love Story!, & No Longer Heroine Nominated
2016 11th Osaka Cinema Festival Best New Actor My Love Story! & No Longer Heroine Won [17]
2017 41st Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year N/A Won
40th Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year 64: Part I & 64: Part II Won
ELLE Cinema Award Man of the Year N/A Won [18]


  1. ^ "坂口 健太郎 - MODEL". Men's Non-No. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tristone Entertainment Inc". Tristone Entertainment. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "坂口健太郎、初のスタイル&フォトブック「坂道」発売]". November 7, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. ^ 「テラスハウス」屋台が登場 番組ゆかりフードをメンバーが"おもてなし" (in Japanese). modelpress. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  5. ^ 山本美月&山本裕典「GirlsAward」出演決定<GirlsAward 2015 S/S> (in Japanese). modelpress. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  6. ^ "Fresh actor with a seasoned face: Laid-back Kentaro Sakaguchi plays sincere, endearing lover". The Japan News.
  7. ^ "Miwa - Yozora (feat. Hazzie) (夜空。 ハジ→)]". Music Play On. August 19, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "せっけんの香りの新ブランドがデビュー 坂口健太郎と比留川游がイメージモデルにW起用]". February 26, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "坂口健太郎、Iriya niko and… ニコアンドのCMに出演中のイケメン2人". CM男子. May 13, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "miwa&坂口健太郎W主演! 歌姫と一途男子の恋を描く…『君と100回目の恋』". Cinema April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "MIWA & KENTARO SAKAGUCHI WILL TRAVEL IN TIME IN 'KIMI TO 100-KAIME NO KOI'". Arama Japan. April 17, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "アニメ映画『ドラクエ』豪華キャスト13人公開 主人公に佐藤健、ビアンカに有村架純、フローラに波瑠". Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "[단독] '시그널' 日 리메이크 확정, 사카구치 켄타로 출연". YTN.
  14. ^ ""塩顔男子"坂口健太郎、朝ドラの次は初舞台!満島ひかり恋人役". Sanspo.
  15. ^ "Sakamichi". Book Web USA.
  16. ^ "坂口健太郎、写真集のイベントが決定。予約特典のポストカードあり". Men's Non-no.
  17. ^ "樹木希林、佐藤浩市、松坂桃李ら 今年も豪華受賞者が出席予定! 《おおさかシネマフェスティバル2016》 ベストテン&個人賞を発表!". Kansai Pia.
  18. ^ "ELLE Holds Awards Ceremony for the "ELLE Cinema Awards 2017"". Hearst.

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