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Yuta Mochizuki (望月 祐多 (もちづき ゆうた) Mochizuki Yūta, born March 14, 1967 in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor. He is best known for his roles in the Super Sentai series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger and the film Kamen Rider J.

He voiced Akira Mimasaka in the Boys Over Flowers anime and anime film.

Biography

Early life

Mochizuki was born Manabu Matsukawa (松川 学 (まつかわ まなぶ) ) on March 14, 1967 in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.[1]

Career

He joined the Japan Action Club's training school in 1984, before officially joining the agency two years later.[2] Mochizuki began appearing in stage productions, before debuting in a television drama under the stage name Koki Matsukawa (松川 幸樹 () ).[3] He began voice work in 1996 with Boys Over Flowers.

He retired from show business in 2005, but reprised his role as Yamato Tribe Prince Geki in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters in 2014.

Selected filmography

Voice

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Boys Over Flowers Akira Mimasaka
1997 Hana Yori Dango: The Movie
Yume no Crayon Oukoku Tomorokofusuki
1999 Ojamajo Doremi Keisuke Harukaze
2000 Ojamajo Doremi#
2001 Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi
Motto! Ojamajo Doremi: Secret of the Frog Stone
2003 Ashita no Nadja Thierry Rothschild
2004 Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho Keisuke Harukaze

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Shingo Juban Shobu Special
1991 Chōjin Sentai Jetman J1
1992 Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger Yamato Tribe Prince Geki

Films

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Kamen Rider J Koji Segawa
2014 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters Yamato Tribe Prince Geki

Stage

Notes

  • Mochizuki met Boys Over Flowers creator Yoko Kamio during the production of the anime. In the side columns of the manga, she remarked that his voice is "really cool." He also told her "not to neglect Akira."[4]

References

  1. Nihon Tarento Meikan (日本タレント名鑑'94 () ), VIP Times, 1994, page 353
  2. Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger: DVD Release! Interview with Yuta Mochizuki, Toei Hero MAX Vol.35, Tatsumi Publishing
  3. Yuta Mochizuki on Japanese Wikipedia
  4. Boys Over Flowers volume 15, side-columns

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