Ryo Yoshizawa

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Ryo Yoshizawa
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Ryo Yoshizawa at 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) February 16, 2018
Born (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 25)[1]
Tokyo, Japan[2]
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
AgentAmuse, Inc.
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)

Ryo Yoshizawa (吉沢亮, Yoshizawa Ryō, born 1 February 1994) is a Japanese actor. His breakthrough roles include the Gintama Live-action Movies as Okita Sougo and the Friends Games Live-action Movies as Katagiri Yuichi. He is known for his emotive eye acting & natural acting style.[3] He is also known for his roles in tokusatsu, since his most notable role was the role of Ryusei Sakuta, the Kamen Rider Meteor in Kamen Rider Fourze

Career[edit]

In the beginning of 2011, Yoshizawa made his debut in Sign with other amuse actors like Dori Sakurada and Takuya Uehara. In the second half of that year he starred in Kingyo Club. He went on to portray Ryusei Sakuta in Kamen Rider Fourze,[4] making his debut in the seventeenth episode. Yoshizawa was interviewed on his role by Uchusen, the interview being featured in the 135th issue. Yoshizawa revealed his inspiration behind his character's split personality and his first experience in ADR recording. Yoshizawa compared his character to that of Light Yagami from Death Note. Yoshizawa also watched Bruce Lee films as a reference as his character frequently performed the trademark kiai of Howatchā (ホワッチャーッ) when firing punches or kicks.[5]

In 2017, he portrayed the role of Shinsengumi 1st Division Captain Sougo Okita in the 2017 live-action film of the popular manga series Gintama, and reprised the role in the sequel Gintama 2 in 2018.[6]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Other notes
2011 SIGN Yuuki Nagi MBS
Kingyo Club Sho Yanagihashi NHK
2012 Kamen Rider Fourze Ryusei Sakuta / Kamen Rider Meteor TV Asahi Debuts in Arrival of the Meteor (episode 17)
2014 Lost Days Natsu Takano Fuji TV
Water Polo Yankees Shinsuke Kato Fuji TV
Hell Teacher Nube Katsuya Kimura NTV
2015 HEAT Kohei Matsuyama Fuji TV
Otona Joshi Ryosuke Maekawa Fuji TV
2017 Friends Games Yūichi Katakiri Lead role
2018 Giver: Revenge's Giver Giba TV Tokyo Lead role
Survival Wedding Yuichi Kashiwagi NTV Lead role
Gintama 2 (tentative) Sougo Okita DTV
2019 Natsuzora Ten'yō Yamada NHK Asadora
2021 Seiten wo Tsuke Shibusawa Eiichi NHK Lead role, Taiga drama

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2011 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor Credited as "Mysterious student" (cameo)
2012 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor
Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Space, Here We Come! Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor
Toei Hero Next 2: The Future I'm Executing
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor
2013 Daily Lives of High School Boys Hidenori Tabata
The Liar and His Lover Yuichi Kimijima
2014 Blue Spring Ride Aya Kominato[7]
2016 Wolf Girl and Black Prince Yuu Kusakabe
2017 Gin Tama Sougo Okita
Friends Games Yūichi Katakiri Lead role
Friends Games - Final Movie Yūichi Katakiri Lead role
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Shun Kaidō
2018 River's Edge Ichiro Yamada Lead role [8]
Anoko no Toriko Yori Lead role
Evil and the Mask Ryōsuke Itō
Marmalade Boy Yuu Matsuura Lead role
Reon Tōru Ichijō
Neko wa Daku Mono Cat Yoshio Lead role
Bleach Uryū Ishida
Gin Tama 2 Sougo Okita
2019 Kingdom Ying Zheng / Piao
Her Blue Sky Shinnosuke Kanamuro / Shinno (voice) Lead role
2020 Ichido Shindemita Matsuoka
Sakura Hajime

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work(s) Result
2019 40th Yokohama Film Festival Best Newcomer River's Edge, Marmalade Boy and Gin Tama 2 Won
42nd Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year River's Edge Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV Asahi's official cast and characters of Kamen Rider Fourze page". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  2. ^ "TV Asahi's official cast and characters of Kamen Rider Fourze page". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  3. ^ "TV Asahi's official cast and characters of Kamen Rider Fourze page". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  4. ^ "TV Asahi's official cast and characters of Kamen Rider Fourze page". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  5. ^ Uchusen, Vol. 135
  6. ^ . May 25, 2018 https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/05/24-1/ryo-yoshizawa-is-happy-to-play-sougo-okita-again-in-gintama-2. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "アオハライド(2014)". allcinema.net (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  8. ^ "岡崎京子「リバーズ・エッジ」映画化!二階堂ふみ×吉沢亮が行定勲監督とタッグ". eiga.com. Retrieved March 23, 2017.

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