Yukihiro Takiguchi

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Yukihiro Takiguchi
Native name
滝口幸広 (たきぐちゆきひろ)
Born (1985-05-29) May 29, 1985 (age 34)
OccupationActor, Singer

Yukihiro Takiguchi (Japanese: 滝口 幸広, Hepburn: Takiguchi Yukihiro, born May 29, 1985 in Chiba Prefecture) is a Japanese actor, best known for his role as Shuichiro Oishi during the 2006–2007 run of the stage adaptation of the anime The Prince of Tennis, Musical Tennis no Oujisama. He is one of the seven original members of the ikemen unit PureBOYS, though he graduated from the group in late March 2008. He starred as one of the major characters in two short TV dramas: Tadashii Ouji no Tsukurikata and Tokyo Ghost Trip. His last regular work in a series was as a regular on the Friday TV show Pochitama on TV Tokyo. In December 2008, he passed the examination to be recognized as a licensed chef.

Career[edit]

As a child, Takiguchi harbored dreamt of being an astronomer.[citation needed] However, in his senior year of high school, he decided he wanted to be an actor instead.[citation needed] Since then, he has been a talent under Stardust Promotion and was a part of a subgroup of the agency Nachural.[citation needed] He was also one of seven original members of an ikemen unit called PureBOYS, a group made up of select actors that use the Ameba blogging service, from June 2007 until his graduation from the group (by his own decision) on March 31, 2008.[citation needed] (The "graduation ceremony" was held on the March 28, 2008 episode of their weekly school-themed internet broadcast show Harajuku AmeSuta☆Gakuen.)[citation needed] Despite his graduation, he continued to appear on the show, only as Takiguchi-sensei instead of as a classmate. Finally, on June 27, 2008, he announced his permanent leave from the show.[citation needed]

He has also done some modeling work: a CM for McDonalds in 2005, the NOZOMI ISHIGURO SPRING&SUMMER 2007 COLLECTION』 Fashion Show in 2006, and the CM for JTBRyuu x Gakusei Ryuu in 2007.[1] In 2009, he was in one of the three CMs for the Hamanako Driving School.[2]

As Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis Musicals[edit]

Takiguchi won the role of Shuichiro Oishi, Seigaku's motherly vice-captain, in early 2006, becoming the third actor to play Oishi in The Prince of Tennis Musicals (also known as TeniMyu)directed by Yukio Ueshima and based on The Prince of Tennis manga series by Takeshi Konomi.[3] He made his TeniMyu debut on August 3, 2006. The musicals he has performed in are as follows:

  • The Prince of Tennis Musical – Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyoutei: August 3, 2006 – August 27, 2006[citation needed]
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical – Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ First Service: December 13, 2006 – January 27, 2007[citation needed]
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical – Dream Live 4th: March 30, 2007 – March 31, 2007[citation needed]
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical – Dream Live 4th Extra in Osaka: May 15, 2007 – May 20, 2007[citation needed]
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical – Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service: August 2, 2007 – September 9, 2007[citation needed]

On September 9, 2007, Takiguchi graduated alongside his fellow 3rd Generation Seigaku regulars (except for Kaidou Kaoru actor Yanagishita Tomo).[citation needed]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2004 Waterboys 2 Toba Episode 12
2005 Chakushin Ari Honda Tetsuya Episode 01
2005 Mahou Sentai Magiranger Takayaki-san Episode 39
2006 Unfair Seta Tooru Episode 01
2007 Koisuru Nichiyoubi
2007 Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan Episode 07
2007 Omo☆San April 25/29 and May 2/6
2008 Tadashii Ouji no Tsukurikata Souma Fumizou 相馬史造
2008 Bomb-bee Men (Binbou Danshi) Abe
2008 Tokyo Ghost Trip Inui Ryuu 乾六
2008 Gokusen 3 Episode 08
2008–2009 Pochitama regular
2009 Atashi-tachi no Momoiro Nikki—Cappucino ~Otouto no Tomodachi~ Jun Episode 05, March 30
2009 Koishite Akuma Vampire (episode 1)
2009 Buzzer Beat Episode 07
2010 Arienai Episode 07(?)
2011 Sengoku ★ Danshi Date Masamune, Main Role Episode 26
2012 Haisukuru Kagekidan ☆ Otokogumi Kiryu Akira
2013 Renegade Riki, Main Role Episode 17
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Akira Hayase
2015 Taikomochi no Tatsujin Teruhiko Jinguji Episode 12
2015 Platinum Age
2017 Silver Soul / Gintama

Discography[edit]

Takiguchi has no solo albums yet, but has recorded for three albums aside from the official OSTs of TeniMyu. Additionally, he recorded the song Shitto (Jealousy) (嫉妬(ジェラシー)).

Released on July 25, 2007. Takiguchi himself penned the lyrics for his solo song on the album, "GOLDEN SMILE".

  1. Long and Winding Road
  2. GOLDEN SMILE
  3. Answer
  4. Instrumental ~ Ano hi Ano toki
  5. Fukkatsu! Golden Pair
  6. Instrumental ~ Momoshiro・Kaidou vs Kuwahara・Marui II
  7. Instrumental ~ Echizen vs Kirihara II
  8. Good Combination
  9. Depend on me
  10. Takiguchi Yukihiro & Seto Koji Message for you
  • PureBOYS – 乾杯ジュテーム (Kampai Je T'aime)

Released on September 26, 2007.

  1. Kampai Je T'aime
  2. Zenryaku, Michi no Ue Yori
  3. Bambina
  4. Love & Joy
  5. Kampai Je T'aime (instrumental)
  6. Zenryaku, Michi no Ue Yori (instrumental)
  7. Bambina (instrumental)
  8. Love & Joy (instrumental)
  • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 ~Amesora no Sho~

Released June 25, 2008

This is one of two CD releases for the fourth in the series of the manga-based PS2 game Harukanaru Toki no Naka de. Takiguchi recorded the ending theme, entitled Shinpi no Rasen (神秘の螺旋).

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Kurotokage
2006 Shokyuu Kyoushitsu Lead role
2006–2007 Musical Tennis no Oujisama Oishi Syuuichirou
2007 PureBOYS 7Cheers! ~ Tobe! Jibun to iu Daichi Kara Tsukiura Kouta
2008 Oishii Timing[4]
2008 Typhoon #14 Monshiro[5] Shouta
2009 Boukensha-tachi[6] Shichirou
2009 *pnish* produce vol.5 Reverse Historica
2009 Koroshiya Syuu ~Shoot Me~
2010 Byakkotai The Idol
2010 Boukensha-tachi (saien) Shichirou
2011 *pnish* produce Panic Cafe
2011 Kourin Fight Sanada Yukimura
2011 Peace Maker – Shinsengumi Sanjou Ichimura Tatsunosuke
2011 Letter

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Water[7] Ryouun BL, shown only in cinemas
2007 『YOSHIMOTO DIRECTOR's 100』 – Akatsuki ni Shi, Dakishimete[8] Lead role Shown only in cinemas
2007 Takumi-kun Series: And Whisper Into The Spring Breeze[9] Akaike Shozo
2008 Takumi-kun Series: Soshite Harukaze ni Sasayaite[10] Akaike Shouzou BL
2009 Ani to Boku no Fuufugenka[11]
2009 Takumi-kun Series 2: Nijiiro no Garasu[12] Akaike Shouzou BL
2009 Ikemen Bank The Movie[13]
2010 Takumi-kun Series 3: Bibou no Detail[14] Akaike Shouzou BL
2010 Tsuki to Uso to Satsujin[15] Okudera Kousuke
2011 Takumi-kun Series 4: Pure[16] Akaike Shouzou BL
2011 Gangsta[17] film by Fuyuki Shindo
2011 Takumi-kun Series 5: Ano, Hareta Aozora Akaike Shouzou BL
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Episode 0: Countdown To Global Freeze Hayase Akira
2015 Seven Days: Friday – Sunday [9]
2015 Seven Days: Monday – Thursday [9]

Radio/Webcast[edit]

Year Title Date Other notes
2007 Pure☆Radio August 4 With the PureBOYS
2007 Yahoo! Live Talk「Natsu no Owari no IKEMEN NIGHT」 September 3 With Takagi Shinpei, Ono Kento, Yuuki Jutta
2007 ENTERMAX October 11 TOKYO-FM
2007–2008 Harajuku Amesuta☆Gakuen every Friday, 7pm Japan Time With the PureBOYS
2008 Excella presents Omotesandou Cafe 「T-TIME」 January 8 Odoroku TV
2008 Energy Premium Pure☆Factory January 7 and January 14 Energy 701; With Katou Keisuke
2011 Heat-up Eve every other Tuesday NicoVideo; With Hamao Kyousuke and Furukawa Yuuta

PVs[edit]

Year Title Artist
2005 Garden[18] FLOW
2007 Kampai Je T'aime[19] PureBOYS
2007 Bambina PureBOYS
2009 eternal~towanin[20] JEMSTONE
2009 Loving You...[21] Miyawaki Shion

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