|This article is about a/an actor in the Kamen Rider Series.|
Hironari Amano (天野 浩成 Amano Hironari) is a Japanese actor, who legally changed his name in 2008 to Kousei Amano (天野 浩成 Amano Kōsei), maintaining the kanji in his name.
He also sang one of Kamen Rider Blade's ending themes, Rebirth, under his character name.
In 2013, he married actress Akiko Hinagata, who a year later appeared in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai as Saki Aoi.
10 years after Blade ended, he would reprise his role as Sakuya Tachibana in Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3, along with his co-stars in Blade though they only voice their respective Riders only.
- Kamen Rider Fourze as Kouhei Hayami/Libra Zodiarts (TV Asahi, 2011-2012)
- Kamen Rider Blade as Sakuya Tachibana/Kamen Rider Garren (TV Asahi, 2004)
- Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 (2015)
- Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space Is Here! (2012) as Kouhei Hayami/Libra Zodiarts
- Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace (2004) as Sakuya Tachibana/Kamen Rider Garren
- Kamen Rider Blade as Kamen Rider Garren (2004)
- All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2 as Kamen Rider Garren (2012)
- Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes as Kamen Rider Garren (2012)
- Kamen Rider: Battride War as Kamen Rider Garren (2013)
- Kamen Rider Blade The Last Card Complete Deck (2005)
- Kamen Rider Blade Song Collection (2004)
- Rebirth (2004) Kamen Rider Blade Theme Song
- The fact that Kousei Amano has portrayed two main roles in two different Kamen Rider series has spawned several in-jokes in different forms of media:
- In several Fourze cast talk shows, Kousei would enact Garren's transformation pose, only for the "Last One" sound effect to be played instead. The second time he enacts the transformation, the correct "Turn Up" sound effect is played.
- In a certain episode of Kamen Rider Fourze the Net Edition: Everyone, Class is Here! where Fourze meets Garren, he mistakes Garren for principal Hayami after Tomoko shows him a video of Garren detransforming. Later, when Garren reveals his name to be Tachibana, Fourze mistakes him for another Tachibana.
- In Ep. 3: A Challenge from the Horoscopes of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taihen – Who’s the culprit?!, Principal Hayami remembers that he took part in a "Battle Fight" and that he was once Kamen Rider Garren. Along with this, Hayami even says one of Tachibana's infamous quotes in Blade.
- Kousei Amano at Wikipedia