Shigeki Hosokawa

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Shigeki Hosokawa (細川茂樹)
Shigeki Hosokawa
Born ( 1971 -12-16) December 16, 1971 (age 43)
Gifu Prefecture
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Shigeki Hosokawa (細川 茂樹 Hosokawa Shigeki?, born December 16, 1971 in Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan) is a former Japanese model and now a Japanese television and movie actor.

He married Mamiko Mise on 2 February 2011.


Shigeki Hosokawa attended Ogaki Municipal North Elementary School and Ogaki Municipal North Junior High School. He then graduated from Ogaki Public High School in 1988. He had his first acting role in a TBS J-Drama (Japanese drama) in 1994. He then made a brief appearance on a variety game show in the same year.

From 1995 to 2000, he was a professional model. He took time off from modeling in 2002 to study acting more thoroughly. He did not go to an acting school after his high school graduation so he used this time to improve his skill. Though mainly a model from 1995 to 2002, he had bit parts in commercials and drama series. One of his more notable roles during his "time off" from acting was as Takeda-sensei, a teacher in the hit live-action adaptation of GTO.

In late 2004, it was announced that Shigeki Hosokawa would be the lead in the then upcoming season of the long running Kamen Rider franchise, Kamen Rider Hibiki. He drew fans from both the target demographic of children and house wives alike. His role as Hibiki garnered many good reviews from Japanese critics. After Kamen Rider Hibiki finished airing, he then landed the role of Taira no Shigehira in the Samurai Drama, Yoshitsune. Both Kamen Rider Hibiki and Yoshitsune aired in the 8:00 time slot, AM and PM respectively. Because both shows aired in different 8 o'clock timeslots, he has been given the nickname "The 8 o'clock man" in Japan. Hosokawa's next major role was that of the ill-fated F.B.I. agent, Raye Iwamatsu, in the live action adaptations of the Death Note manga. He then went on to play the father character in the TV movie, Kaigo Etoile (The Nursing Care Star) which will start its Japanese airing on September 18, 2006. He played the father of the main character. His role is that of an aging and divorced father who has developed dementia.

He will next play a lead role in a one-hour live action special that will serve as a prologue to the upcoming Skullman anime series.


  • Skull Man: Prologue of Darkness
  • Kaigo Etoile
  • Yoshitsune
  • Kamen Rider Hibiki as Hibiki
  • Hikeshiya Komachi
  • Blue Moshiku wa Blue
  • Keiji Ichiro
  • My Little Chef
  • Kochira Dai San Shakaibu
  • Kiken Na Tobira - Ai Wo Tejou De Tunagu Toki
  • Aijin No Okite
  • Gekka no Kishi
  • Out ~ tsumatachi no hanzai
  • Peach na Kankei
  • Joi
  • Furuhata Ninzaburo 2
  • Border ~hanzai shinri sousatsu file~
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • Koori tsuku natsu
  • Ii hito
  • Kanojotachi no kekkon
  • Coach
  • Campus Note
  • Kagayaku toki no naka de
  • Kindan no kajitsu
  • Kimi to ita natsu

Television commercials


Video Games


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