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Taishi Nakagawa (中川 大志 (なかがわ たいし) Nakagawa Taishi, born June 14, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor and model. Nakagawa is best known for his roles in Kaseifu no Mita, Yakou Kanransha and Minami-kun no Koibito. He played Tenma Hase in the 2018 drama, Hana Nochi Hare.

Biography

Early life

Nakagawa was born on June 14, 1998 in Tokyo.[1] He was scouted in the fourth grade. Nakagawa has belonged to Stardust Promotion since his fifth year in elementary school.[2] His given name comes from the quote "Boys, be ambitious" (少年よ大志を抱け () Shōnen'yo taishi wo idake) by William S. Clark.

Career

His debut was in a 2009 documentary When I Was a Child, reenacting Ikki Sawamura's childhood.[3] His film debut was in Hanjiro the following year.[4] He began modelling for the magazine, Nicola, in their September 2011 issue.[5] Later in 2011, he appeared in Kaseifu no Mita with Nanako Matsushima.[6] Nakagawa played Noboru Yoshikawa in the 2012 remake of Great Teacher Onizuka.[7] He and Hana Sugisaki appeared together in Yakou Kanransha in 2013.[8] The next year, he had major roles in Water Polo Yankees[9] and Hell Teacher Nube.[10]

In 2015, Nakagawa's first starring role was in Prison School as Kiyoshi Fujino.[11] He starred opposite Maika Yamamoto in Minami-kun no Koibito the same year.[12] Nakagawa appeared in the film, Your Lie in April with Suzu Hirose and Kento Yamazaki in 2016.[13] He began acting full-time, after graduating from high school in March 2017.[14] Nakagawa was the male lead in the 2017 film, Kyo no Kira-kun, costarring Marie Iitoyo.[15] Later that year, he played a twenty-seven-year-old in the film, ReLIFE.[16] In 2018, Nakagawa appeared in the dramas Kakegurui,[17] Kids on the Slope,[18] and the film Rainbow Days.[19] He also co-starred in Hana Nochi Hare with Sugisaki and Sho Hirano in 2018.[20] Later the same year, Nakagawa starred in the television drama Are You Ready? Hey You Girl![21] and its film sequel.[22]

Nakagawa released his second photo book, maka hou in January 2019.[23] The same month, he began appearing in the television drama, Queen opposite Yuko Takeuchi and Asami Mizukawa.[24] In 2019, he is set to appear in the second season of Kakegurui[25] and its film sequel.[26]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2009 When I Was a Child Ikki Sawamura Documentary
2010 Team Batista 2: General Rouge no Gaisen Hiroyuki Tsukada (young)
Q10 Episode 4
2011 Ohisama Haruki Sudo (young)
Go Hosokawa Tadatoshi Episode 34
Kaseifu no Mita Kakeru Asuda
2012 13-sai no Hello Work Junichi Mikami
Blackboard Kenji Yumioka Episode 3
Taira no Kiyomori Minamoto no Yoritomo (young) Episodes 24-28
GTO Noboru Yoshikawa
Hana no Kanmuri Sakura Hirai
GTO: Aki mo Oni Abar Special Noboru Yoshikawa Special
Perfect Blue Shinya Morooka
2013 GTO: New Years Special Noboru Yoshikawa Special
Yakou Kanransha Shinji Takahashi
GTO: Graduation Special Noboru Yoshikawa Special
Doctors: Saikyo no Meii 2 Masaya Minagawa Episode 3
2014 Konya wa Kokoro Dake Daite Toru Motomiya
Water Polo Yankees Kohei Shimura
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo) Koji Sanada Episode 1
Hell Teacher Nube Hiroshi Tateno
2015 Replay & Destroy Jun Takenaka Episodes 4-8
Prison School Kiyoshi Fujino
Minami-kun no Koibito Shunichi Minami
2016 Juhan Shuttai! Shoot Otsuka Episode 4
Sanada Maru Toyotomi Hideyori Episodes 38-50
2017 Keiji Yugami Masaya Uchikoshi Episode 2
Kasouken no Onna season 17 Etoichi
2018 Funji Tachi: Rangaku Kakumei Hen Ishikawa Genjo
Kakegurui Kaede Manyuda
Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Tenma Hase
Are You Ready? Hey You Girl! Towa Furuya
Sono Manga ga Sugoi Ryo Takatsuki Episode 5
2019 Queen Shuji Fujieda
Kakegurui Season 2 Kaede Manyuda

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hanjiro Iwatora Miyata
2015 Ao Oni ver. 2.0 Hiroshi
Tsugaku Densha Kou
Tsugaku Tochu Kou
Chibi Maruko-chan: A Boy From Italy Andrea Voice
2016 Zenin Kataomoi Satake
Your Lie in April Ryota Watari
2017 Kyo no Kira-kun Yuiji Kira
ReLIFE Arata Kaizaki
2018 Kids on the Slope Sentaro Kawabuchi
Rainbow Days Tomoya Matsunaga
Are You Ready? Hey You Girl! Towa Furuya
2019 Kakegurui Kaede Manyuda

Notes

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  • He was given a cake by the Hana Nochi Hare production to celebrate his twentieth birthday in 2018.[27][28]
  • Nakagawa is good friends with his Hana Nochi Hare costar Hana Sugisaki. They also appeared together in the 2013 drama, Yakou Karansha.
  • His favorite movie is the 1985 science fiction film, Back to the Future.[29]
  • He created his Instagram account on January 14, 2019 to celebrate the launch of his second photo book.[30]
  • Nakagawa is friends with fellow actors Mackenyu and Kento Yamazaki.[31][32]

References

  1. https://www.cinematoday.jp/page/A0004606 (Japanese)
  2. https://news.walkerplus.com/article/69829/ (Japanese)
  3. http://news.thetv.jp/article/40088/ (Japanese)
  4. https://www.excite.co.jp/News/entertainment_g/20151022/Real_Live_25083.html (Japanese)
  5. http://mitarobot.blog.so-net.ne.jp/archive/c2302376782-1 (Japanese)
  6. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1663157 (Japanese)
  7. http://www.stardust.co.jp/interview/article/nakagawataishi/01.html (Japanese)
  8. http://www.tbs.co.jp/yakoukanransya/cast/ (Japanese)
  9. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2055353/full/ (Japanese)
  10. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2041798/full/ (Japanese)
  11. https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1535312 (Japanese)
  12. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20150526dog00m200048000c.html (Japanese)
  13. https://thetv.jp/news/detail/83979/ (Japanese)
  14. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1671992 (Japanese)
  15. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/220539 (Japanese)
  16. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2079389/full/ (Japanese)
  17. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/263850 (Japanese)
  18. https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/230483 (Japanese)
  19. https://mdpr.jp/cinema/detail/1719642 (Japanese)
  20. http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20180124/geo18012405040023-n1.html (Japanese)
  21. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2111758/full/ (Japanese)
  22. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/278935 (Japanese)
  23. https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1817770 (Japanese)
  24. https://www.cinematoday.jp/news/N0105188 (Japanese)
  25. https://www.cinematoday.jp/news/N0106254 (Japanese)
  26. https://natalie.mu/eiga/news/294695 (Japanese)
  27. https://twitter.com/hanahare_tbs/status/1007115555831025665 (Japanese)
  28. https://twitter.com/hanahare_tbs/status/1007129823611740160 (Japanese)
  29. https://ameblo.jp/nakagawa-sd/entry-11951507609.html (Japanese)
  30. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsmxG8YBy4Z/ (Japanese)
  31. https://www.instagram.com/p/BuOewz3hvA-/ (Japanese)
  32. https://www.instagram.com/p/BuOewzDh3BF/ (Japanese)

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