|This article is about a/an actor in Kamen Rider Build.|
Atsuhiro Inukai (犬飼貴丈 Inukai Atsuhiro) is a Japanese actor affiliated with Burning Production. He portrayed the lead role of Sento Kiryu in Kamen Rider Build, as well as Taro Satou and Takumi Katsuragi.
In 2012, he received the Grand Prix prize from the 25th Junon Super Boy contest.
He made his acting debut in 2014 and starred in a television drama called Ao no Umi ~ LONG SUMMER ~. The show had also stared Kamen Rider Kabuto actor Hidenori Tokuyama (So Yaguruma), Kamen Rider Gaim actor and comedian Itsuji Itao (Ren Aoi), and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid actor Hayato Onozuka (Kiriya Kujo).
In 2017, he was cast in the lead role of Kamen Rider Build.
Post Kamen Rider
After the end of his tenure as Sento, Inukai has been frequently making appearances in dramas and films.
In 2020, he starred in the live-action film adaptation of the manga Grand Blue. In October of the same year, he starred in 24: Japan, a Japanese remake of the American FOX series 24.
- Inukai graduated from Tokushima Kenritsu Tomioka Nishi High School.
- In the press conference held for Kamen Rider Build, Inukai mentioned that his favorite rider was Kamen Rider Kabuto and watched the series when he was in middle school.
- During his audition process for Kamen Rider Build, he applied for and received a motorcycle license. However since being cast, producers have prevented him from actually riding one while shooting due to safety concerns.
- Inukai has experience in shoot boxing, which he incorporated into some of Build's fighting styles.
- In one of the episodes of the Kamen Rider Build web series (which is seen on the TV Asahi website), Hiroki Iijima (Emu Hojo) has given Inukai the nickname, Inu-kun.
- His hobbies include listening to music, watching anime, and reading manga. He once showcased his entire manga collection at home on Instagram.
- In 2014, he had originally auditioned for the role of Kamen Rider Drive, but eventually lost the role to Ryoma Takeuchi.
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (2017) - Kamen Rider Build (voice only)
- Kamen Rider Build (2017-2018) - Sento Kiryu, Taro Satou, Takumi Katsuragi
- Kamen Rider Zi-O (2018) - Sento Kiryu, Takumi Katsuragi
- 24: Japan: (2020) - Go Samejima
- Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending - Kamen Rider Build (voice only)
- Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders - Sento Kiryu
- Kamen Rider Build: Be The One - Sento Kiryu
- Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER - Sento Kiryu
- Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD (both) - Sento Kiryu
- Grand Blue - Kouhei Imamura
Inukai began a YouTube channel on October 1, 2020, titled THE Inukai (THE 犬飼). His first video is an 11-minute long vlog on his typical day. His channel content includes cooking videos and Pokemon pack openings.
- Inukai starred alongside Kyoryuger-star Ryo Ryusei in Grand Blue.
- Interestingly, both of their most popular character in tokusatsu, share the exact same surname, Kiryu (桐生 Kiryū).
- Inukai starred alongside Build co-star Yasuyuki Maekawa, OOO-star Yu Kamio, and Zyuohger-star Miki Yanagi in 24: Japan.
- He is acquainted with Eiji Togashi, as they are from the same agency.