This article is about a/an actor in Kamen Rider Drive.

Ryo Takeuchi (竹内 崚 Takeuchi Ryō), best known under the stage name Ryoma Takeuchi (竹内 涼真 Takeuchi Ryōma), is a Japanese actor and model, who portrays the main protagonist of Kamen Rider Drive, Shinnosuke Tomari.[1][2] From episode 33 onwards, he also portrays Krim Steinbelt whenever he is in possesion of Shinnosuke's body.

He celebrated his 22nd birthday while filming for Drive's thirty-third episode. [3]

He starred in Downtown Rocket with Gaim star Gaku Sano.


At the young age of 5, Takeuchi started playing soccer. He played for his High School team, Tokyo Verdy. Later on, he received a scholarship to continue his soccer career in college. But he felt like he didn't have what it took to play professionally, so he quit.[4].

In April 2013, at the suggestion of a friend, he auditioned as an exclusive male model for a female fashion magazine "mina" and started using his current stage name.

In October 2014, he was cast in the lead role of Kamen Rider Drive as Shinnosuke Tomari.

His favorite Kamen Rider Series is Kamen Rider W and his favorite character is Ryu Terui/Kamen Rider Accel. In Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser, he was the one that proposes Minehiro to appear in the special in response to the director whom asked Ryoma for any past Rider actor to return.[5]

In 2019, he made his Hollywood-debut as an unnamed Pokémon trainer in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu[6]. In the Japanese-dub release for the film, he voices Tim Goodman. The film also stars Kyoryuger-cast member Marie IitoyoIcon-crosswiki as the voice of Lucy Stevens.

Personal Life

According to his Blogs and Twitter account, Ryoma is a huge fan of Marvel Comics and stated in an interview that working with Marvel would be his next dream. He met Stan Lee for the first time at the 2016 Tokyo Comic Con, revealing many things: [7].

  • His favorite superhero is Captain America.
  • He wants to play a mutant of the X-Men, which Stan Lee replied that he most certainly does look like one.
  • He is all up to date with all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as well as its spin-offs.
  • He began studying English for the sake of meeting Stan Lee.
  • He reveals his undying love for Marvel, which Stan Lee replies that he admires his tastes.

Ryoma is the oldest of three, having a younger brother and sister.




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  • Bandai Kamen Rider Chocolate Biscuit Ball (2015)


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  • He's 185cm tall, his blood type is A, and his hobbies are music and soccer. These attributes are fictionalized in the TV series.[8]
  • He is one of the three winners of 2016 Best Stylish Award in November 21, 2016.[9]
  • He is revealed to be a big fan of American comics during a meeting with Marvel Comics' legendary senior, Stan Lee in Tokyo Comic Con.[10]
  • As mentioned above, his favorite Rider is Kamen Rider Accel. He shares this with Yukari Taki.

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