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Go Ayano (綾野 剛, Ayano Gō, born January 26, 1982) is a Japanese actor.[1]

Go Ayano
Native name
綾野 剛
Born (1982-01-26) January 26, 1982 (age 37)
Years active2003–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)



Ayano was featured in several minor roles beginning in 2005. In 2009, he appeared in Takashi Miike's Crows Zero 2. His role in the film was described by Mark Schilling of The Japan Times as "a tall, pale-faced, delicately featured boy who looks like Michael Jackson's Japanese cousin, but fights like Bruce Lee."[2] He was later cast in Shun Oguri's directorial debut, Surely Someday (2010).[3]

Ayano co-starred in Takefumi Tsutsui's In a Lonely Planet (2011) with Aya Takeko and Takayo Mimura.[4] He appeared in Mika Ninagawa's Helter Skelter (2012),[5] and had supporting roles in Eriko Kitagawa's I Have to Buy New Shoes (2012)[6] and Shuichi Okita's Yokomichi Yonosuke (2013).[7]

In 2013, Ayano starred in two of his highest profile roles to date: as George "Joe" Asakura in Gatchaman, a live-action adaptation of the classic Tatsunoko Productions anime, and as Ishikawa Goemon in Lupin III, adapted from the iconic manga by Monkey Punch and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura.

In 2016, Ayano was cast as the lead character, Nyx Ulric, in the feature film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.[8]



Year Film Role Notes
2005 Nana
2006 Black Kiss
2007 Life Isamu Takita Lead role
2008 Aquarian Age Amemiya
Love Exposure
Be a Man! Samurai School Hien
Naoko Susumu Kuroda
2009 Tajomaru
Crows Zero 2 Ryo Urushibara
2010 Shibuya Lead role
Surely Someday
2011 Gantz
Usagi Drop
A Man with Style
Me o Tojite Gira Gira Lead role
In a Lonely Planet Tetsuo Lead role
2012 Hasami
Helter Skelter Shin'ichi Okumura
Rurouni Kenshin Gein
I Have to Buy New Shoes Kango
The Samurai That Night
Working Holiday
2013 The Story of Yonosuke Katō
Gatchaman George "Joe" Asakura
Flower of Shanidar Kenji Ōtaki Lead role
2014 Lupin III Goemon Ishikawa XIII
The Light Shines Only There Tatsuo Lead role
The Perfect Insider Sōhei Saikawa
Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 Inui [9]
2015 S The Last Policeman - Recovery of Our Future Iori Soga
Piece of Cake Kyōshirō Sugahara
The Big Bee Isao Saika
Shinjuku Swan Tatsuhiko Shiratori Lead role
2016 64: Part I Suwa
64: Part II Suwa
Rage Naoto
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle Yukimasu Amuro
Twisted Justice Moroboshi Lead role
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Nyx Ulric (voice) Lead role
2017 The Last Recipe Yanagisawa
Mukoku Kengo Yatabe Lead role
Shinjuku Swan II Tatsuhiko Shiratori Lead role
Ajin: Demi-Human Satō
2018 Punk Samurai Slash Down Jūnoshin Kake Lead role
2019 The Promised Land Takeshi Nakamura Lead role
Pò Zhèn Zǐ Lead role, Chinese film
Closed Ward Chūya Tsukamoto
2020 Eiri Kon'no Lead role


Year Title Role Network Notes
2003 Kamen Rider 555 Spider Orphenoch/Aki Sawada EX
2006 Inugoe Daiki Maeda TVK Lead role
2010 Mother NTV
Second Virgin NHK
2011 Heaven's Flower The Legend of Arcana TBS
Carnation NHK Asadora
2012 Pioneers NHK
Cleopatra Ladies: Eternal Desire for Beauty NTV
2013 Yae no Sakura Matsudaira Katamori NHK Taiga drama
Matrimonial Chaos Ryō Uehara CX
Public Affairs Office in the Sky TBS
Link Wowow
2014 S: The Last Policeman TBS
Ushijima the Loan Shark Season 2 TBS [10]
The Long Goodbye EX
2015 Dr. Storks Sakura Kōnotori TBS Lead role
2016 Ushijima the Loan Shark Season 3 TBS [11]
2017 Frankenstein's Love The Monster NTV Lead role
Dr. Storks 2 Sakura Kōnotori TBS Lead role
2018 Hagetaka Masahiko Washizu EX Lead role




  1. ^ "Go Ayano". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ Schilling, Mark (10 April 2009). "'Crows Zero II'". The Japan Times.
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (9 July 2010). "'Surely Someday'". The Japan Times.
  4. ^ Schilling, Mark (23 December 2011). "'Kodoku na Wakusei (In a Lonely Planet)'". The Japan Times.
  5. ^ "Helter Skelter's Live-Action Film Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  6. ^ Teh, Yvonne (29 November 2012). "Film review: I Have to Buy New Shoes". South China Morning Post.
  7. ^ Schilling, Mark (22 February 2013). "'Yokomichi Yonosuke'". The Japan Times.
  8. ^ "Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Cast, Everything We Know So Far". Final Fantasy Union. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  9. ^ 映画 闇金ウシジマくん Part2. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  10. ^ TV 闇金ウシジマくん Season2. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  11. ^ TV 闇金ウシジマくん Season3. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  12. ^ 瑛太、能年玲奈ら豪華俳優が受賞「東京ドラマアウォード2013」 (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  13. ^ 綾野剛、壇蜜、忽那汐里ら「新人俳優賞」受賞で歓喜のスピーチ<第37回日本アカデミー賞> (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  14. ^ 伝統のエランドール賞、若手男女6人受賞 天野アキ&大和田常務降臨も (in Japanese). inc. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  15. ^ 綾野剛&能年玲奈、『第22回橋田賞』新人賞受賞 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  16. ^ 綾野剛、主演男優賞受賞作は「面倒くさいライバル」 (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  17. ^ 綾野剛 キネ旬ベスト・テン主演男優賞「そこのみにて光輝く」は「ドSな作品」 (in Japanese). inc. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  18. ^ 『私の男』に日本映画大賞!第69回毎日映画コンクール発表! (in Japanese). Cinematoday Inc. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  19. ^ 綾野剛、綾瀬はるか、広瀬すずら豪華集結「TAMA映画賞」授賞式 (in Japanese). modelpress. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  20. ^ 綾野剛、ライジング・スター賞受賞 海外映画祭で感謝のスピーチ (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2016-06-30.

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