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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.


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. Megsguirus 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]

  • Before appearing in Hana Yori Dango, he participated in the Men's Non-no model contest with co-stars Koichi Hashizume and Naohito Fujiki.
  • 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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