Susumu Kobayashi (
He portrayed Haruo Makino in Hana Yori Dango (2005) and its two sequels.
After promoting Bayside Shakedown The Final, he was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized in February 2012. He was given a life expectancy of two to three weeks. Kobayashi passed away on May 16, 2012 at 22:45 due to gastric cancer and cirrhosis of the liver. On June 30, 2012, an event was held in remembrance of Kobayashi. It was attended by his former colleagues, including Hip Up member Toshiro Shimazaki, and actress Akiko Matsumoto.
|2005||Hana Yori Dango||Haruo Makino|
|2007||Hana Yori Dango Returns||Haruo Makino|
|1998||Bayside Shakedown||Osamu Nakanishi|
|2003||Bayside Shakedown 2||Osamu Nakanishi|
|2008||Hana Yori Dango Final||Haruo Makino|
|2010||Bayside Shakedown 3||Osamu Nakanishi|
|2012||Bayside Shakedown The Final||Osamu Nakanishi||Posthumous|