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Sota Fukushi (福士 蒼汰 Fukushi Sōta) is a Japanese actor best known for playing Gentaro Kisaragi, the main rider of Kamen Rider Fourze. He would reprise the role in two Movie Wars, Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki, and Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders. He voiced his character in Kamen Rider: Battride War. [1]

Biography

Fukushi was scouted in by Ken-On Group in Shibuya while walking with a friend. He made his acting debut with small a appearance in a drama. Soon after, he landed the lead role of Gentaro Kisaragi in Kamen Rider Fourze.

After Fourze's end, Fukushi went on to star in several well received dramas and films. In 2018, Sota starred in a live-action film adaptation of the popular manga series Bleach, playing the main protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki, which also reunites him with his Fourze Rider co-stars Ryo Yoshizawa and Erina Mano, who played Uryu Ishida and Orihime Inoue respectively.

Personal Life

  • Fukushi's parents have been mentioned to be fans of the Kamen Rider franchise. Fukushi has said he only tried out for Fourze to try and make them happy. [2]
  • Both Fukushi and Ryuki Takahashi were the final contenders for the role of Gentaro, but Fukushi was the one eventually chosen, while Takahashi played Kengo Utahoshi.
  • Fukushi is fluent in English and has achieved proficiency through the EIKEN test. He publicly showcased this during a speech in the 9th Rome Film Festival.

Filmography

TV series

Year English title Japanese title Role Network Other notes
2011
Kamen Rider Fourze 仮面ライダーフォーゼ Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze TV Asahi

Films

Year Title Role Other notes
2011 Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze cameo
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
2012 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space is Here! Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
2013 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki Kamen Rider Fourze voice only
2017 Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze

Notes

By a few months, then 18 year old Fukushi beat Kento Handa as the youngest lead actor cast in the Kamen Rider Series, a record which he would hold for four years before being eclipsed by Shun Nishime when he was cast as the hero of Kamen Rider Ghost at the age of 17.

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