Masaki Suda

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Masaki Suda
Native name
菅田 将暉
Taishō Sugō

(1993-02-21) February 21, 1993 (age 26)
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Singer-Songwriter
Years active2009–present
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)

Taisho Sugo (菅生 大将, Sugō Taishō, born February 21, 1993), better known by his stage name Masaki Suda (菅田 将暉, Suda Masaki), is a Japanese actor and singer. He made his acting debut in the television series Kamen Rider W as the right side of Kamen Rider W, Philip.[1][2] He is the youngest to become a leading actor in the Kamen Rider series and became one of the youngest actors to win the Best Actor Award at Japan Academy Prize. Suda later debuted as singer in 2017 with his big hit song 「見たこともない景色」 (Mita koto mo nai keshiki).


2009–2011: Beginning of career[edit]

Suda was first scouted when he was in middle school but turned down the offer since he was not interested in the entertainment industry back then. It was later that he watched Gokusen and became interested, participating in audition contests during 2008 and becoming one of the finalists for both the Amuse 30th anniversary audition and the 21st JUNON SUPERBOY CONTEST. He received offers from many agencies before deciding to sign with Topcoat, under the stage name Masaki Suda. He auditioned for the long-running tokusatsu series Kamen Rider and played the role of Philip, the left side of Kamen Rider W. Suda had to move from Osaka to Tokyo, where he lived alone, in order to film. The role was Suda's breakout performance and led the young actor to a number of movies and TV dramas such as Veterinarian Dolittle, You Taught Me All the Precious Things, and Runaway: Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni.

2012–2014: Challenges and changes[edit]

In 2012, Suda tried to break out from beautiful-imaged roles by taking part in many different projects. He won the audition for Cannes Film Festival award-winning director's, Aoyama Shinji's film The Backwater, which is based on Shinya Tanaka's Akutagawa Prize winning novel. During the filming, he met many difficulties and he often cried. His senior actor, Oguri Shun, and director Aoyama Shinji are one of those who gave him advice at the time so he appreciated them. He also mentioned on several occasions that Aoyama Shinji is the director that changed his way of thinking for acting and everything started from then.

In 2013, Suda continued to challenge himself with the role of the heroine's silly and mischievous brother in Nakuna, Hara-chan and the role of a smart but sarcastic bully, Tsuchiya Masamitsu, in a school drama 35-sai no Koukousei starring Ryoko Yonekura. His character, Masamitsu, was widely hated and loved by many as a result of his powerful acting, stunning the audience throughout the drama. Not so long after the drama ended, he started filming The Light Shines Only There as a problematic child with a pure heart which later brought him number of awards. His starring movies The Backwater and Daily Lives of High School Boys were released in September and October in order. He was later casted as a delinquent teenager in sequel movie Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 and in NHK Asadora (morning drama) Gochisousan as the Heroine's eldest son Taisuke.

In 2014, he won Newcomer award at 37th Japan Academy Prize for his performance in The Backwater. The Asadora Gochisousan was a big hit. His character as a reliable eldest son was loved by the audience. He won 3 awards for his performance in Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 and 6 awards from 24th Japanese Movie Critics Awards and others for his performance in The Light Shines Only There. He also did a great performance in late night drama Shinigami-kun as the main antagonist Akuma which later won him 2 Best Supporting Actor Awards. Later that year, he starred in Princess Jellyfish as a cross-dressing guy. His performance was well-received winning 3 awards and his beautiful face and slender body, which he took effort to put his weight off, were also praised by many.

2015–2017: Rising popularity and debut as a singer[edit]

In 2015, Suda starred in the hit live-action movie Assassination Classroom as the original manga's popular character Akabane Karma. He got to show his singing for a little in NHK drama Chanpon Tabetaka based on real life story of hit 70s-80s singer Sada Masashi. Suda's role as Masashi Sano is Sada Masashi in his younger days. He started learning how to play guitar in preparation for this role. His starring late night politic-comedy drama Tamiō was also a success, having its special episodes after the show ended. Suda also received Best Actor Award for his performance in Tamiō. He later became a part of au KDDI popular commercial movie au Santaro series. His performance as Oni-chan(鬼ちゃん)was loved by people all over the country. He also has many other commercial offers coming as well as offers for movies and dramas.

In 2016, he made a record of having 9 movies and 4 dramas in 1 year. He became one of GQ Magazine's Men of the Year 2016.[3] His performance as double role in Pink and Gray was praised by many, bringing him 2 Best Supporting Actor Awards and his performance in Destruction Babies, releasing in the same year, brought him another 2 more Best Supporting Actor Awards. He also landed a role in Getsuku music drama Love Song starring Masaharu Fukuyama and NTV hit drama Pretty Proofreader starring Satomi Ishihara. His role as silly but sincere Soraichi in Love Song and sweet heroine's love-at-first-sight Yukito-kun in Pretty Proofreader were well-received by audiences. He also starred in Death Note sequel movie Death Note: Light Up the New World as the main antagonist and in a romance movie Oboreru Knife as the main protagonist. Suda got to show his singing again in the based on Naoki Prize awarded novel movie Nanimono as he played a university student who is also a rock band singer. In December, Suda lent his singing voice to a song cheering for Japan national football team in au Santaro series commercial movie. His identity was kept a secret until much later and everyone was surprised that he could sing that well. It was then that a record company approached him to make his debut as a singer.[4][5][6] The song "Mita Koto mo Nai Keshiki" was well-received and later became his debut song.

In 2017, he starred in a film Kiseki: Sobito of that day based on the true story of Japan famous boy group Greeeen. Together with other casts, Suda sang new version of Greeeen's songs for the movie. They released CD in the name Green Boys. On March 22, Masaki Suda announce his debut as a solo singer with his first single "Mita Koto mo Nai Keshiki" (見たこともない景色, lit. "The scenery that I have never seen before"). The digital track was released in April and the CD single was released on July 6, 2017, together with Suda's self-composed track.[5][7] The single received Gold Certification for its popularity.

2017 proved to be a prolific year for Suda. His starring movie Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High was commercially successful, reaching over 1 billion yen in box office sales. The live-action movie Gintama , in which he took part, was a major hit, reaching over 4 billion yen in box office sales and becoming one of that year's highest-grossing movies. He received a personal offer from the renowned singer-songwriter, Kenshi Yonezu, to sing with him for the song Haiiro to Ao (Grey and Blue). The song received Platinum Certification and a Best Collaboration Award. Its MV has also surpassed 100 million views on YouTube. The movie Aa, Koya (Ah, Wilderness), in which he starred, was highly praised and garnered 8 Best Actor Awards including from the 41st Japan Academy Prize and the 91st Kinema Junpo Award.

2018–present: Winning awards and further roles[edit]

In 2018, he won 5 Best Leading Actor Awards and also a Popularity Award. Together with Huwie, he wrote the song "Sayonara Elegy" for his close friend Kento Yamazaki's starring drama, Todome no Kiss. The song became popular, being covered by many people all over the country and received Platinum Certification for its sales. He also starred in the drama as a mysterious musician. His performance was well-received and also won an award. In April, his romantic comedy live-action movie, My Little Monster was released. His role as Yoshida Haru who was perceived as a trouble maker at first but actually is innocent and warmhearted guy makes the audience fall for him as many said he played out the role Haru very well. Later this year, he starred in late night drama Dele. His performance as a young man with a kind heart was well-received by audiences and highly praised by critics, bringing him several awards.

In 2019, Suda starred as the lead actor for the NTV winter drama, Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom (3年A組, lit. "3 nen A gumi"), which became a big hit, with its final episode reaching 15.4% in TV ratings,[8] the highest viewership the drama slot it was aired in had seen in several years. The drama was praised for its meaningful and socially relevant commentary in regard to social media. On March 26, it was announced that Suda would be the voice actor of DC Comics hero Shazam in the Japanese dubbed version of the movie Shazam!.[9] On May 14, he released the song "Machigai Sagashi" (まちがいさがし), composed and produced by Kenshi Yonezu, whom he has worked with before. The song has meaningful and delicate lyrics, and became the theme song for the Fuji TV drama Perfect World.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Suda is the oldest of three brothers born in Osaka. As a child, he played soccer and learned to play the piano and dance. He is also very family orientated and very kind to his brothers. They said he never got angry whatever they do and three of them usually do everything together when they were young. Even when he becomes famous and busy, he still makes time to meet his family and hang out with his brothers once in a while. Compared to some of his on-screen personalities, Suda is, in fact, a very conscientious person, calm and composed, soft-spoken and the type to think about things theoretically and understand. He is known to be kind and also have a fun-loving side that makes people like to be around him.

He is close friends with Kento Yamazaki,[11][12] Taiga and Fumi Nikaido.[13][circular reference] When asked if he was dating Nikaido,[14] he denied the report and said that they were just friends, mentioning in a Television program that Nikaido is like a family member. In the music industry, he is close to Ishizaki Huwie and Aimyon. The three often hang out together.[15][16] Suda is also known to have good friendship with Kenshi Yonezu.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker Kamen Rider Double Cameo, voice role (along with Renn Kiriyama)
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 Philip/Kamen Rider Double Lead role
2010 Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate Philip/Kamen Rider Double, Katsumi Daido (boyhood) Lead dual role
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core Philip/Kamen Rider Double
2011 OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders Philip/Kamen Rider Double Cameo
Kamen Rider W Returns Philip/Kamen Rider Double, Katsumi Daido (boyhood) Cameo, dual role
High School Debut Fumiya Tamura
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Philip/Kamen Rider Double Cameo
2012 The Wings of the Kirin Tomoyuki Yoshinaga
The Boy Inside Morio
2013 The Backwater Toma Shinogaki Lead role
Girl in the Sunny Place Shota Okuda
Daily Lives of High School Boys Tadakuni Lead role
2014 The Light Shines Only There Takuji Oshiro
Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 Masaru Kaga
Princess Jellyfish Kuranosuke Koibuchi
2015 Assassination Classroom Karma Akabane
Piece of Cake Kawatani[17]
2016 Destruction Babies Yuya Kitahara
Lost and Found Yuya Kiyokawa
Pink and Gray Daiki Kawata
Double Life Takuya Suzuki
Assassination Classroom: Graduation Karma Akabane
Seto & Utsumi Seto Lead role
Death Note: Light Up the New World Yūki Shien[18] Lead role
Oboreru Knife Kōichirō "kō" Hasegawa Lead role
Somebody Kōtarō Kamiya Lead role
2017 Kiseki: Sobito of That Day Hide Lead role
Wilderness: Part One Shinji Sawamura Lead role
Wilderness: Part Two Shinji Sawamura Lead role
Gintama Shinpachi Shimura
Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High Teiichi Akaba Lead role
Fireworks Norimichi Shimada (voice) Lead role
Hibana: Spark Tokunaga Lead role
2018 My Little Monster[19] Haru Yoshida Lead role
Love At Least Tsunagi
Gintama 2 Shinpachi Shimura
2019 The Great War of Archimedes Maj. Tadashi Kai Lead role
Taro the Fool Eiji
2020 Ito Ren Takahashi Lead role
Hanataba mitaina Koi wo shita[20] Lead role


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kamen Rider W Philip/Kamen Rider Double Lead role
2010 Hammer Session! Yōhei Sakamoto
Veterinarian Dolittle Junpei Domon
2011 You Taught Me All the Precious Things Naoki Hiraoka
Don Quixote Kazuya Akashi
Runaway: Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni Shun Kagami Lead role
2012 Rich Man, Poor Woman Takahiro Sakai
Summer Rescue Kino Kentaro
Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi 2012 Aru Natsu no Dekigoto
Resident - 5-nin no Kenshūi Hashimoto Ryōji
2013 Nakuna, Hara-chan Hiroshi
No Dropping Out: Back to School at 35 Masamitsu Tsuchiya
2014 Gochisōsan Taisuke Nishikado Asadora
Shinigami-kun Akuma
2015 Mondai no Aru Restaurant Daichi Hoshino
Kageriyuku Natsu Shunji Mutō
Chanpon Tabetaka Masashi Sano Lead role
Tamiō Shō Mutō Lead role
2016 Edogawa Ranpo Short Stories Special drama 1925 nen no Akechi Kogoro - Shinri Shiken Fukiya Seiichiro Lead role
Love Song Soraichi Amano Getsuku
Death Note: New Generation Yūki Shien Lead role
Pretty Proofreader Yukito Orihara[21]
Uchuu no Shigoto Mishima Lead role
2017 Super salaryman Saenai-shi Bus Jacker Cameo ep.10
Yonimo kimyo na monogatari spring 2017 - The story of a Chameleon Actor Chameleon Actor Lead role
Naotora: The Lady Warlord Ii Naomasa Taiga drama
2018 Kiss that Kills Kazunori Harumi Special Appearance
Dele Yūtarō Mashiba Lead role
Manpuku Taichi Azuma Asadora
2019 Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom Ibuki Hiiragi Lead role
Perfect World Cameo


  • Suda Masaki All Night Nippon (2017.4.3 - ) Every Monday 25:00 - 27:00



Japanese dub[edit]

Year Title Role Voice dub for Notes
2019 Shazam! Shazam Zachary Levi [22]



Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certification

Play 2 3[24]
  • Released: July 10, 2019
  • Label: Epic Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions

Green Boys 4


As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

(As a part of Green Boys)
2016 7 Green Boys (EP)
"Mita Koto mo Nai Keshiki" 2017 5 3[27]
  • RIAJ (digital): Gold
"Kokyu" 10 13[28]
"Sayonara Elegy" 2018 12 3[29]
  • RIAJ (digital): Platinum
"Long Hope Phillia" 12 11[30]

Digital Single[edit]

# Released Date Title Peak chart position Album
1st 2019.05.14 Machigai Sagashi 1[31] Love

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Haiiro to Ao"
(Kenshi Yonezu featuring Masaki Suda)
2017 3[32]
  • RIAJ (digital): Platinum

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(As a member of Green Boys)
2017 4 Green Boys (EP)
(As a member of Green Boys)
"Asakusa Kid"
(As Masaki Suda and Kenta Kiritani)
94[33] Play


Year Award ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2014 37th Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year The Backwater Won
6th TAMA Film Awards Best New Actor Award The Light Shines Only There, Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 Won
29th Takasaki Film Festival Best Supporting Actor The Light Shines Only There Won
10th Osaka Cinema Festival Best Supporting Actor The Light Shines Only There, Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2, Princess Jellyfish Won
19th Japan Internet Movie Grand Prix Best Supporting Actor The Light Shines Only There, Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2, The Backwater, Princess Jellyfish Won
National Cinema Award 2014 Actor The Light Shines Only There Won
18th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actor Shinigami-kun Nominated
81st Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
24th Japanese Movie Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor The Light Shines Only There, Princess Jellyfish Won
2015 1st Confidence Award Drama Prize Best Actor Tamiō Won
2016 40th Elan d'or Award Newcomer of the Year N/A Won
ORICON STYLE Next Break Actor 2016[34] N/A Won
GQ Men of the Year GQ Men of the Year 2016 N/A Won
41st Hochi Film Award Best Supporting Actor Pink and Gray Nominated
29th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Supporting Actor Assassination Classroom Nominated
26th Japan Film Professional Award Best Leading Actor Award Oboreru Knife, Seto & Utsumi Won
2017 38th Yokohama Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Destruction Babies Won
59th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actor Pink and Gray, Oboreru Knife, Assassination Classroom, Lost and Found Nominated
26th Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Supporting Actor Destruction Babies Won
42nd Hochi Film Award Best Actor Wilderness: Part One, Kiseki: Sobito of That Day,
Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High, Hibana: Spark
30th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Actor Won
2018 91st Kinema Junpo Award Best Actor Won
72nd Mainichi Film Awards Best Actor Wilderness: Part One Won
60th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Nominated
27th Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Actor Nominated
13th Osaka Cinema Festival Best Actor Won
41st Japan Academy Prize Best Actor Won
Most Popular Actor Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High Won
SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS 2018 Best Collaboration (with Kenshi Yonezu) Haiiro to Ao Won
13th Confidence Award Drama Prize (Summer 2018) Best Actor (with Takayuki Yamada ) Dele Won
2019 Annual Confidence Award Drama Prize 2018 Won
22nd Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Winter 2019[35] Best Actor 3 Nen A Gumi (Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom) Won
27th Hashida Prize[36] Actor Todome no Kiss, Dele Won
56th Galaxy Award[37] Television Personality Dele, Suda Masaki TV (菅田将暉TV), 3 Nen A Gumi (Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom) Won
100th Television Drama Academy Awards[38] Best Actor 3 Nen A Gumi (Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom) Won
12th Tokyo Drama Award Best Actor Won
44th Hochi Film Award Best Actor The Great War of Archimedes Nominated


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