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Yuya Matsushita (松下 優也 (まつした ゆうや) Matsushita Yūya, born May 24, 1990 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan), also known as YOUYA, is a Japanese singer, actor, and former member of X4. He debuted in the music industry in 2008. Matsushita is well known for playing Sebastian Michaelis in the Black Butler musicals.

In 2016, Matsushita portrayed Tsukasa Domyoji in the stage production, Hana Yori Dango: The Musical.

Biography

Early life

Matsushita was born in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan on May 24, 1990. He was raised by his mother and grandmother. In 2002, he began to pursuing a music career and enrolled in the Caless Vocal & Dance School.[1]

Career

In 2008, Matsushita released his debut single "foolish, foolish". He made his film debut in Kanashii Boyfriend. His song, "Mr. "Broken Heart"", released on his "foolish, foolish" single, was used as the movie's theme song.

His musical debut was in 2009 as Sebastian Michaelis in the Black Butler musical. He would reprise his role in the second Black Butler musical. His song, "Bird" was also used as the first ending theme song for the Black Butler II anime.

Fimography

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black Butler: That Butler, Friendship Sebastian Michaelis
2010 Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in the World Sebastian Michaelis
2012 Dream High Song Sam-dong
2013 Baguzugu Value: Even More Bursting
Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in the World Sebastian Michaelis
The Alucard Show Brad
Watashi no Host-chan Kageki
2014 Paco to Maho no Ehon Muromachi
In the Heights Benny
Tumbling Final Sora Mochizuki
Black Butler: Lycoris that Blazes the Earth Sebastian Michaelis
The Alucard Show Brad
Watashi no Host-chan Kageki
2015 Monty Python's Spamalot Sir Dennis Galahad
2016 Hana Yori Dango: The Musical Tsukasa Domyoji
Yona of the Dawn Son Hak
2017 Boku Datte Hiro ni Naritakatta Ryuma Sakata
2018 Romale: Roma o Ikinuita Onna Carmen Jose
Metal Macbeth Les Paul, Jr.
Kiseki no Uta Storyteller
2019 Watashi no Host-chan: The Premium Kageki
Kuroshiro Tama Isamu Nobutani
The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: Adra Castle Separation Lord El-Melloi
2020 Sunset Boulevard Joe Gillis
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Bud Frump
2021 Doctor Blue: Inochi no Kyori Kazuma Mizuki

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kanashii Boyfriend Iwatsu (young)
2010 Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Toru Kadoi
Hikari no Wakusei Hiro Web film
2012 Hikari, Sono Saki e Yu
2015 Akegarasu Hiro

Dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Quartet Takeru
Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame 2 Ren Kagami
2012 Pillow Talk: Bed to Omowaku Kakeru
2014 Watashi no Host-chan S Kageki
2016 Tamiou: Aratanaru Inbou Kohei Nanbu
Beppinsan Eisuke Iwasa
2017 Face: Cyber Hanzai Tokusouhan Shuji Dazai
Ashi Girl Nariyuki Hagi
2018 Ashi Girl: Chojiku Love-Com Futatabi Nariyuki Hagi Special
2019 In Hand Kai Iriya Episodes 3-5
2020 Soroban Samurai Kaze no Ichibei SP Genichiro Kanbayashi Special

Notes

Kamio's 2018 illustration of Matsushita

  • Yoko Kamio, author of Boys Over Flowers, gave Matsushita a signed illustration of Tsukasa in 2016.[2][3] Ririka Kato, Jin Shirasu, Ryuji Kamiyama, and Mackenyu also received signed illustrations.
  • Kamio went to see him perform in a 2018 musical called Metal Macbeth.[4]
  • On October 26, 2018, Kamio posted an illustration of Matsushita on her Instagram.[5] Matsushita thanked her by reposting it on his Instagram[6] and Twitter.[7] He also made it his profile picture on Instagram for a time.
  • In March 2019, Matsushita stopped by Kamio's place of work. He drew a picture of Tsukasa during his visit.[8]

References

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