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Yasuyuki Maekawa (前川泰之 Maekawa Yasuyuki) is a Japanese actor and former fashion model who portrayed Soichi Isurugi and Evolto's disguise as Soichi in Kamen Rider Build.

Biography

He began his entertainment career in 1993 where he was a fashion model for magazines. He had participated in many shows around the world such as New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Italy.

In 2005, he announced he had retired from modeling and took on an acting career, appearing in his first role in a drama series called Yume de Aimashou, where he played a CEO of an IT company.

In 2007, he made his film debut in Ore wa, Kimi no tameni koso Shini ni iku. Since then he has appeared in several dozens of films and television drams over the years.

In 2016, he portrayed Shinra in Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga.

In 2017, he joined the cast of Kamen Rider Build. In 2018, he also appeared as a guest cast in the Japanese remake of Good Doctor.

Personal Life

Since 2007, he has been married to former Fuji Television announcer Maya Nasai. Their first daughter was born in September 20, 2007. Their second child/first son was born on March 19, 2011.

His hobbies include outdoor activities such as fishing, which he was given an award for being an enthusiast in.

During the Build press conference, he stated that Kamen Rider (Skyrider) and Kamen Rider Stronger were amongst his favorite series growing up.

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Notes

  • During the shooting of the first episodes of Build, Yasuyuki Maekawa was the only cast member who was entirely aware of Soichi's true nature as Evolto, as he was told so by the producer. Additionally, Maekawa stated that his transformation pose for Evol was created to to emphasize Evolto's dominance over the universe.[1]

References

  1. Uchusen Volume 161 page 39 - 41: Interview with Yasuyuki Maekawa
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