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Shosuke Tanihara (谷原 章介 (たにはら しょうすけ) Tanihara Shōsuke, born July 8, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor, who debuted in the film Hana Yori Dango as Tsukasa Domyoji. He is also known for his roles in the films Fudoh: The New Generation, Lovely Complex, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus and Godzilla: Final Wars.


Early life[]

Shosuke Tanihara was born on July 8, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Kohoku High School in 1991.


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In 1992, he entered the entertainment industry as an exclusive model for Men's Non-no. At the age of twenty-three, Tanihara made his acting debut in Hana Yori Dango (1995). He starred in the film as Tsukasa Domyoji. Tanihara has since expanded his career to television dramas, stage, and hosting.[1][2] The same year he began appearing in minor roles in television dramas.

Personal life[]

He married Emi Miyake in March 2007,[3] and had their daughter in October. He made the announcement at the 8th Best Formalist Award ceremony.[4] His second daughter was born in April 2009, followed by two sons in October 2010 and February 2012.[5] He announced in January 2015 that he wife was expecting.[6] She gave birth to their third daughter on April 9, 2015.[7] Tanihara also has a stepson (born December 19, 2003) from his wife's previous marriage to Issei Ishida.[8]

Selected filmography[]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hana Yori Dango Tsukasa Domyoji
1996 Fudoh: The New Generation Riki Fudoh
1997 Deborah ga Rival Umenosuke Ichimatsu
2000 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Hajime Kudo
2003 Sky High Kohei Kanzaki
2004 Godzilla: Final Wars
2006 Lovely Complex Kuniumi Maitake
Memories of Matsuko Shunji Saeki
2007 Vexille Cdr. Leon Fayden Voice role
2009 Tenshi no Koi Kouki Ozawa
2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram Reshiram Voice role
Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess Naoki Kawashima

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Gokusen 2 Takuma Kujo
2007 Furin Kazan Imagawa Yoshimoto
Watashitachi no Kyokasho Naoyuki Seri
2010 Ryomaden Katsura Kogoro
2011 Ranma 1/2 Tofu Ono Television film
2014 Gunshi Kanbei Takenaka Hanbei
Smoking Gun Kashiwagi Natsuki


  • He hosts a podcast produced by Tokyo FM, titled Tokyo Twenty-Four Living Supported by FLET’S Hikari. It began on January 7, 2006 with the guest, former Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher Takashi Saito.[10]

  • Tanihara appeared in two films of Fuji TV's "Our film series" (ぼくたちの映画シリーズ () ), Hana Yori Dango and Deborah ga Rival, the latter being based on a manga by Kaoru Tada.
  • Yuki Uchida, who played opposite him in the Hana Yori Dango film, also performed in Gunshi Kanbei with him as Nohime.

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