Shinya Arino

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Shinya Arino
PseudonymArino Kachō (有野課長)[a]
Native name有野晋哉
Born (1972-02-25) February 25, 1972 (age 52)
Konohana, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Years active1990–present
EmployerShochiku Geino
(m. 2005)
Notable works and rolesGameCenter CX

Shinya Arino (Japanese: 有野 晋哉, Hepburn: Arino Shinya, born February 25, 1972) is a Japanese comedian and actor from Konohana-ku, Osaka. He is the boke of the manzai duo, Yoiko, with his partner Masaru Hamaguchi. He is best known as the star of the long-running gaming variety show, GameCenter CX.[1][2]


Arino and Hamaguchi were classmates that graduated high school and formed a manzai duo in 1990.[3] The duo would make their first major televised appearance on Mecha-Mecha Iketeru! in 1996.[4]

In 2003, Arino became the host of the gaming variety show, GameCenter CX, where he was initially tasked with interviewing video game developers before the format switched to a retrogaming focus.[3] The show is often credited as a pioneer of video game commentary online.[5]



Year Title Role Ref.
2014 GameCenter CX: The Movie - 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack Himself [6]
2017 Tomoshibi: Chōshi Dentetsu 6.4km no Kiseki Yoichi Isozaki [7]
2018 The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky Celestial [8]
2022 Kaiki Taxi Seizo Sasu [9]


  • Refrigerator (冷蔵庫, Reizōko, released 2004) ISBN 978-4391130041
  • Child Rearing Strategy Guide for Growing Fathers (父も育つ子育て攻略本, Chichi mo Sodatsu Kosodate Kōryakubon, released 2010) ISBN 978-4861908569
  • Shinya Arino and Akinori Tanaka's Wild Cuisine (有野晋哉と田中彰伯の妄想料理, Arino Shinya to Tanaka Akinori no Mōsō Ryōri, released 2017) ISBN 978-4751112922

Personal life[edit]

Arino married the former TV personality Yuuko Kitamura on February 27, 2005, who later gave birth to two daughters in 2006 and 2007.

On May 30, 2008, Arino was briefly hospitalized for lung abscess.[10] He was discharged from the hospital on June 16, 2008.[11]


  1. ^ Arino Kachō (有野課長, lit.'Section Chief Arino'), often shortened to Kachō (課長), is the fictional title that Arino holds on GameCenter CX.


  1. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2011-06-16). "Japanese Gaming's Greatest Ambassador". Kotaku. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  2. ^ Chapman, Paul (2018-02-25). "Manga Author Tite Kubo Talks Life After "Bleach" with Shinya Arino". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  3. ^ a b Tatsuta, Yuki (2022-12-31). "よゐこ・有野晋哉が明かす"ゲームとの向き合い方" 「徹子さんになって良さを引き出す」". Real Sound (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  4. ^ "よゐこは尖りまくりだった? キャイ~ンが若手時代の"わるゐこぶり"を大暴露". Nippon Broadcasting News Online (in Japanese). 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2023-06-03.
  5. ^ "任天堂など大手企業からも熱い視線 知られざる"ゲーム実況"の世界". Oricon News (in Japanese). 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2023-06-03.
  6. ^ "人気ゲームバラエティ『ゲームセンターCX』がまさかの映画化!ファミコンファン必見の本作を引っさげて、有野課長が地元・大阪に凱旋!". Cinema Navi (in Japanese). 1999-02-22. Archived from the original on 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  7. ^ "「よゐこ」有野が本格演技!注目の新人・松風理咲らと競演『トモシビ 銚子電鉄6.4kmの軌跡』". Cinema Cafe (in Japanese). 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  8. ^ "よゐこ、劇場版『七つの大罪』で声優挑戦 有野は「優しすぎる」と注意受ける". Oricon News (in Japanese). 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  9. ^ "森野達弥「怪奇タクシー」映画化、アインシュタイン稲田やよゐこ有野ら出演で明日公開". MyNavi News (in Japanese). 2022-08-04. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  10. ^ "肺膿瘍で入院中よゐこ有野 「寝まくってます」". J-Cast News (in Japanese). 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2023-06-03.
  11. ^ "「僕には帰れる所があるんだ…」よゐこ・有野晋哉が『めちゃイケ』で仕事復帰". Oricon News (in Japanese). 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2023-06-03.

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