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Not to be confused with Sho.

Sho Hirano (平野 紫耀 (ひらの しょう) Hirano Sho, born January 29, 1997 in Nagoya, Japan) is a singer and actor. He is a member of the Japanese idol group, King & Prince. Hirano is best known for his lead roles in Shark, Honey, Hana Nochi Hare, and Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner.

Hirano played the male lead, Haruto Kaguragi, in Hana Nochi Hare (2018). His group also performed the series' theme song, "Cinderella Girl."

Biography[]

Early life[]

Hirano was born on January 29, 1997 in Nagoya, Japan.[1] He began taking dance lessons in elementary school.[2]

Career[]

Beginnings[]

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Hana Nochi Hare cast celebrating the release of "Cinderella Girl"

Hirano was previously signed with Central Japan Inc. as a member of the group, Boys and Men.[3] In 2010, he appeared in the Boys and Men musical, Straight Drive.[4] He left the group in 2011, before signing with Johnny & Associates in February 2012.[5] Hirano has cited his admiration of Tomohisa Yamashita for his interest in entering Johnny's.[6] He subsequently joined Kansai Johnny's Jr., where he became a member of Kin Kan (King of Kansai). Hirano was also a back-up dancer at Sexy Zone's concerts that fall.[7] In 2014, Hirano made his television debut with a starring role in Shark.[8] He reprised his role in the second season as a special guest.[9] Hirano appeared alongside several Kansai Johnny's Jr. members in the film, Ninjani Sanjo! Mirai e no Tatakai, also in 2014.[10]

In 2016, Johnny & Associates formed the unit Mr.King vs Mr.Prince for TV Asahi's Roppongi Hills Natsu Matsuri Summer Station. Hirano was placed in Mr.King with Ren Nagase and Kaito Takahashi.[11] He starred in the stage production of Johnny's Future World at the Hakataza Theatre in 2016.[12] In January 2018, Mr.King vs Mr.Prince was combined and their name was changed to King & Prince.[13] The group released their debut single "Cinderella Girl" in May on Johnny's Universe, a new label formed by Johnny & Associates and Universal Music.[14][15] In 2018, Hirano starred in the films, Honey[16] and Uirabu (We Love),[17] and the television drama, Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season.[18] Hirano's role as Haruto Kaguragi in Hana Nochi Hare boosted his popularity.[19]

Recent success[]

King & Prince released their follow-up single, "Memorial", in October 2018.[20] Their self-titled debut album was published in June 2019, which also included their third single "Kimi wo Matteru."[21] Hirano starred in the film, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, as Miyuki Shirogane in September 2019.[22] He reprised his role in the 2021 sequel.[23] In 2020, Hirano starred in the television drama, Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner, with Sexy Zone member Kento Nakajima.[24] Later that year, King & Prince released their second studio album L&, containing "Koi wazurai" and "Mazy Night."[25] Their third album, Re:Sense, was published in July 2021 with the singles "I Promise" and "Magic Touch / Beating Hearts."[26] Hirano starred as a new teacher alongside Minami Hamabe in the drama special, Seito ga Jinsei o Yarinaoseru Gakko, the same year.[27]

Filmography[]

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Shark Mizuki Kurata
Shark 2nd Season Mizuki Kurata Episode 7
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Haruto Kaguragi
Sukatto Japan: Kuchi ni Dasenai Omoi Hitoshi Nakanishi Special
2019 Sukatto Japan: Uso Mitai Honto no Hanashi Manato Fujiwara Special
2020 Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner Jiro Ichinose
2021 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Mini Miyuki Shirogane
Seito ga Jinsei o Yarinaoseru Gakko Soichi Kiyama Special

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Ninjani Sanjo! Mirai e no Tataka Houji
2018 Honey Taiga Onise
Uirabu Rin Izumi
2019 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Miyuki Shirogane
2021 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Final Miyuki Shirogane

Notes[]

  • He has cited Shun Oguri, who played Rui Hanazawa in Hana Yori Dango, as an actor he admires.[28]
  • He shares his given name with the child actor who portrayed a younger version of him in Hana Nochi Hare. However, Hirano spells it as 紫耀 while Sho uses a different kanji, .
  • Author Yoko Kamio gave Hirano an illustration of Haruto in March 2018.[29]
  • Hirano and his bandmates appeared in the September 22, 2018 episode of Arashi's variety show, Arashi no Shiyagare.[30]
  • In September 2019, Hirano and Mio Imada appeared in the variety program, Sukatto Japan. It was their first onscreen appearance together since Hana Nochi Hare.[31]

  • Hirano belongs to the same agency, Johnny & Associates, as Jun Matsumoto, Toma Ikuta, Takuya Kimura, and Kaito Miyachika.
  • Hirano reunited with Hana Sugisaki in a commercial for Hulu in January 2021.[32][33]

  • References[]

    1. http://www.chunichi.co.jp/chuspo/article/entertainment/news/CK2016072002000160.html (Japanese)
    2. https://hiranosho.livejournal.com/14254.html
    3. https://twitter.com/centraljapaninc/status/71140533489250304 (Japanese)
    4. https://ameblo.jp/boysandmen/entry-10743779726.html (Japanese)
    5. http://www.hochi.co.jp/entertainment/20160504-OHT1T50201.html (Japanese)
    6. https://hiranosho.livejournal.com/7810.html
    7. https://hiranosho.livejournal.com/15610.html
    8. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20131205dog00m200081000c.html (Japanese)
    9. http://dogatch.jp/news/ntv/23949 (Japanese)
    10. https://movie.walkerplus.com/news/article/43408/ (Japanese)
    11. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2053852/full/ (Japanese)
    12. http://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2016/05/05/0009052503.shtml (Japanese)
    13. http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20180118/joh18011805050001-n3.html (Japanese)
    14. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2104159/full/ (Japanese)
    15. https://natalie.mu/music/news/274571 (Japanese)
    16. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/231455 (Japanese)
    17. https://www.m-on-music.jp/0000232575/ (Japanese)
    18. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-23/boys-over-flowers-season-2-manga-inspires-live-action-series/.126828
    19. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1772615 (Japanese)
    20. https://realsound.jp/movie/2018/08/post-243894.html (Japanese)
    21. https://www.universal-music.co.jp/king-and-prince/products/upcj-1001/ (Japanese)
    22. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-02-20/kaguya-sama-love-is-war-manga-gets-live-action-film-in-september/.143695
    23. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-04-18/live-action-kaguya-sama-love-is-war-sequel-film-teaser-unveils-final-title-more-cast/.171878
    24. https://www.sanspo.com/article/20200215-RAAYTLH4JJLTZEQLPNDAE6V4YQ/ (Japanese)
    25. https://www.johnnys-net.jp/page?id=discoDetail&artist=41&data=2345 (Japanese)
    26. https://www.johnnys-net.jp/page?id=discoDetail&artist=41&data=2445 (Japanese)
    27. https://www.ntv.co.jp/24h-drama2021/ (Japanese)
    28. https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1802002 (Japanese)
    29. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg8rYV3HcQp/ (Japanese)
    30. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1794172 (Japanese)
    31. https://www.cinematoday.jp/news/N0110901 (Japanese)
    32. https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20210115-1643847/ (Japanese)
    33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KD0EVRFb7g (Japanese)

    See also[]



    Haruto Kaguragi portrayals

    Sho Hirano | Sho (young)

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