|This article is about a/an actor in the Kamen Rider Series.|
Kouhei Takeda (武田 航平 Takeda Kōhei), born on January 14, 1986, is a Japanese actor, entertainer and model. He is best known for his roles as Otoya Kurenai in TV Asahi's tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Kiva. In 2017, he joined the cast of Kamen Rider Build as Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease.
He is affiliated with the entertainment agency, ALC Atlantis.
Takeda is a former member of the pop group PureBoys. Several other Tokusatsu actors such as Ryosuke Miura (Ankh from Kamen Rider OOO), Keisuke Minami (Tsurugi Ohtori from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger), Keisuke Kato (Keisuke Nago from Kamen Rider Kiva), and Yukihiro Takiguchi from Kamen Rider Drive) are (and were) members of the group.
Takeda entered the entertainment industry at the age of 15 due to his love of music. In 2001, he was scouted and began his career on stage, appearing in a Japanese-production of Anne of Green Gables, portraying Gilbert. Later that year, he was the 14th champion of the Junon Superboy Contest.
In 2006, he took on the lead role of Vaan, the main protagonist of the video game Final Fantasy XII, portraying the character in both voice and motion capture.
Takeda is the middle of three brothers. His father is a Little League baseball coach. His mother is a nurse. His grandparents runs a dry cleaners that has been established for over a century. The shop was featured on the television program Ariyoshi Seminar, where the story and his father were introduced.
- Kamen Rider Kiva (TV Asahi, 2008) as:
- Kamen Rider Decade (TV Asahi, 2009) as:
- Kamen Rider Build (TV Asahi, 2017-2018) as:
- Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease (main)
- Sengoku BASARA: Moonlight Party (MBS, 2012) as Yukimura Sanada
- Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka (2008) as Otoya Kurenai
- Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World (2008): Otoya Kurenai
- Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (2017): Kamen Rider Grease (voice)
- Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Cross-Z
- Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Grease
- This Love Never Ends (Otoya Kurenai): Kamen Rider Kiva
- Beginning: Message 3 (Wataru and Otoya Kurenai): Kamen Rider Kiva
- Supernova Love Edit (Otoya Kurenai with Tetra-Fang): Kamen Rider Kiva
- Inherited System (Wonderful Blue Sky Organization): Kamen Rider Kiva