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Riku Kashima (嘉島 陸 (かしま りく) Kashima Riku, born November 12, 1998 in Ginowan, Japan) is an actor from Okinawa Prefecture. As a child actor, he appeared in Ryusei no Kizuna and Go, before retiring in 2011. Kashima resumed his acting career in Hana Nochi Hare as Jin Konoe.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Kashima was born on November 12, 1998 in Ginowan, Okinawa.[1] His family moved to Chiba Prefecture before he entered elementary school.[2]

Career[]

In 2005, he won ABC-Mart's "Image Model Audition" and began his career as a child actor under the name Issei Kakazu (嘉数 一星 (かかず いっせい) ).[3][2] Kashima debuted at the age of six as a younger version of Ryo Nishikido's character in Ryusei no Kizuna (2008).[4] In 2011, he appeared in the Taiga drama Go as Takechiyo, a young Tokugawa Hidetada. After his appearance in Aishiteru: Kizuna, he retired from acting and returned to Okinawa.[5]

Kashima contacted Seventh Avenue on his birthday in 2017.[2] He signed with the agency in February 2018, after being absent from show business for seven years. His re-debut was in Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season under the new name, Riku Kashima (嘉島 陸 () ).[6] He attends university in Okinawa and commutes via plane from there to Tokyo for work.[4]

Filmography[]

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Queen's Classroom
2007 Papa no Namida de Ko wa Sodatsu Isaya Ueyama Special
Oishii Gohan Kaneda Episode 5
2008 Mama no Kamisama Sota Nakai
Ryusei no Kizuna Taisuke Ariake (young)
2009 Kiina Satoshi Fukada Episode 2
Rescue Yuta Episode 4
Goro's Bar Goro (young)
Aishiteru: Kaiyo Tomoya Noguchi
Kamen Rider W Shotaro Hidari (young)
Akira Aoyama
Episodes 2, 49
Yonimo Kimyo na Monogatari Aki no Tokubetsu-hen Kotaro Morisaki Special
Untouchable Shinichiro Aoi Episode 8
2010 Dosokai Tatsuya Miyazawa
Joker: Yurusarezaru Sosakan Kenji Kudo (young)
Q10 Heita Fukai (young)
Juui Dolittle Kota Episode 6
2011 Go Takechiyo
Saijo no Meii Chihiro Kanno Episode 10
Last Money: Ai no Nedan Kenta Yamaoka Episode 2
Aishiteru: Kizuna Tomoya Morita (young)
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Jin Konoe

Notes[]

  • Kashima belongs to the same agency, Seventh Avenue, as Nanako Matsushima and Sho.

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