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Shun Oguri (小栗 旬 (おぐり しゅん) Oguri Shun, born December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor, who debuted in 1995. He is well known for his roles in the television dramas, including Gokusen, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, and Hana Yori Dango.

Oguri starred in Hana Yori Dango, Hana Yori Dango Returns, and Hana Yori Dango Final as Rui Hanazawa. He also had a cameo in Hana Nochi Hare.


Early life[]

Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan.[1] His father, Tetsuya Oguri (小栗 哲家 () ), is a stage director.[2] Oguri's older brother, Ryo Oguri (小栗 了 () ), is currently a director and was active as an actor until 2006.[3] He also has a sister.[4]


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Personal life[]


Oguri and Yamada at their wedding in January 2013

Oguri began dating actress and model Yu Yamada on March 14, 2008, after appearing in Binbo Danshi together.[5] They were officially married on March 14, 2012.[6] In January 2013, they held a wedding ceremony and reception in Hawaii.[7] Their first child, a daughter,[8] was born in October 2014.[9] The couple's second child was born on January 20, 2017.[10] Yamada gave birth to their third child in April 2020, while the family was staying in Los Angeles for Godzilla vs. Kong.[11] In July 2022, the couple revealed that their fourth child was born earlier that year in spring.[12]

Selected filmography[]

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Gokusen Haruhiko Uchiyama
2005 Hana Yori Dango Rui Hanazawa
2007 Hana Yori Dango Returns Rui Hanazawa
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Rui Hanazawa Episode 3


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hana Yori Dango Final Rui Hanazawa
2014 Lupin the 3rd Arsène Lupin III
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong Ren Serizawa



Oguri with Kim Hyun-joong


Oguri and Abe celebrate Matsuda's marriage

  • Oguri was not initially interested in appearing in Hana Yori Dango. He spoke to his mother and sister who were fans of the series; the latter told him "You are not Rui Hanazawa. It's impossible." Oguri immediately decided to appear in it.[4]
  • He celebrated his twenty-fourth birthday on location while filming Hana Yori Dango Returns in 2006.[13]
  • Oguri is close friends with Toma Ikuta, whom he met while filming Hana Yori Dango Returns. Ikuta's first impression of Oguri was initially bad, but they got to know each other better in their next project.[14]
  • In July 2010, Oguri met Kim Hyun-joong, his counterpart in the Korean drama, while in South Korea for a film festival. The two were interviewed together.[15]
  • Shota Matsuda posted a photo of him with Oguri and Tsuyoshi Abe celebrating his marriage in April 2018. He wrote in the caption that Jun Matsumoto took the picture.[16][17]
  • When offered to cameo in Hana Nochi Hare, Oguri thought about declining it. He was concerned since it had been over a decade since he played Rui.[18]
  • Oguri and Matsumoto attended the wrap party for Hana Nochi Hare together.[19]

  • Oguri does not use social media, such as Twitter or Facebook.[20]

  • Prior to Hana Yori Dango, Oguri and Jun Matsumoto appeared in Gokusen (2002).
  • He starred in Lupin III (2014), which featured Jerry Yan and Kim Joon in supporting roles.[21]
  • In 2018, Oguri and Hana Sugisaki played siblings in a commercial for Ajinomoto's food brand "Hondashi."[22] They reunited for a second commercial in 2020 with Ryunosuke Kamiki playing their brother.[23]

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