|This article is about a/an actor in Kamen Rider Drive.|
Taiko Katono (上遠野 太洸 Kotono Taiko) is a Japanese actor and model who portrayed Chase.. He was previously affiliated with Evergreen Entertainment before becoming a freelancer. He reprised his role as Chase in Kamen Rider Zi-O, Episode 47.
Katono was originally going to become a teacher, but his mother submitted him into the Junon Superboy Contest, which he won the 23rd Junon Superboy Contest in 2010.
- Katono auditioned for the role of Akira Nijino in Ressha Sentai ToQger, but eventually lost the role to Shin Nagahama. Even before this particular audition, he had tried out for several Sentai and Kamen Rider productions before he was finally cast as Chase. Producer Takahito Omori stated that he cast Katono due to his ability to retain sex appeal while showing almost no emotion.
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle (December 13, 2014) - Chase/Mashin Chaser
- Kamen Rider Drive: The Challenge from Lupin
- Movie War Full Throttle
- Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 (March 21, 2015) - Mashin Chaser (voice)
- Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future (August 8, 2015) - Chase/Kamen Rider Chaser
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Chou Movie War Genesis (December 12, 2015) - Chase/Kamen Rider Chaser
- Kamen Rider Drive (2014-2015, TV Asahi) - Chase/Kamen Rider Protodrive/Mashin Chaser/Kamen Rider Chaser
- Kamen Rider Drive Secret Mission (2014-2016, Toei) - Chase
- Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser (April 20, 2016) - Chase/Kamen Rider Protodrive/Mashin Chaser/Kamen Rider Chaser
- Kamen Rider Drive Vs. the Terrifying Zunbo Ganbo Roidmude (March 25, 2015) - Chase
- Kamen Rider Drive Special Events: The Special Circumstances Case Investigation File (May 3-4, 2015) - Chase
- Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing (2014, Arcade) - Mashin Chaser/Kamen Rider Protodrive/Kamen Rider Chaser (voice)
- Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis (2016, Namco Bandai Entertainment, PlayStation 4 · PlayStation 3 · PlayStation Vita) - Kamen Rider Chaser (voice)
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- Taiko Katono's Official Profile
- Taiko Katono at Wikipedia (Japan)
- Official Instagram
- Official Twitter