Hiroki Suzuki (born 1983)

Hiroki Suzuki (鈴木 裕樹, Suzuki Hiroki, born October 3, 1983) is a Japanese actor from Kitakami, Iwate. He is best known for his roles as Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis (musical series, Tenimyu, live film adaptation), and as Jyan Kandou (GekiRed) in the tokusatsu television series, Juken Sentai Gekiranger. He is also part of a young men's stage acting troupe, D-Boys, which perform in various skit-like performances.

Hiroki Suzuki
鈴木 裕樹
Born (1983-10-03) October 3, 1983 (age 36)
OccupationActor
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Websitewww.watanabepro.co.jp/mypage/10000021/

CareerEdit

He has appeared in a various number of TV shows.

On January 1, 2006, Suzuki, with fellow D-Boys member Masaki Kaji, appeared on the broadcast of Secret New Years' Performance Tournament "Young Man Colosseum", where both boys were able to display their acrobatic abilities. In 2007, Suzuki will again appear on the New Year's Day 44th broadcast of Secret New Years' Performance Tournament's "Chinese Lion Dance" segment, with Masaki Kaji and fellow D-Boys members Yuya Endo, Masato Wada, and Yuuma Minakawa.

Next, he appeared as a member of The Tigers, in the TV drama The Hit Parade,[1] which aired May 26, 2006 on Fuji TV and co-starred fellow D-Boys members Masato Wada, Yuu Shirota, Masaki Kaji, Hirofumi Araki, Yuya Endo, and Kōji Seto.

With the D-BoysEdit

In October 2004, Suzuki joined the Watanabe Entertainment group named the D-Boys.

As a member of the D-Boys, Suzuki also keeps a blog, which he updates occasionally.

On August 6, 2005, Suzuki, along with fellow D-Boys member Masaki Kaji, appeared on the radio program Marvelous Radio Vibration, hosted by fellow D-Boys members Yuu Shirota and Kotaro Yanagi.

The D-Boys so far have released two Photobooks. The first photobook released on April 27, 2005, was self-titled D-Boys, while the second, released on March 15, 2006, was called Start, both of which contain many photos of Suzuki.

The D-Boys have also starred in their own drama documentary variety series called, DD-Boys[2] in which Suzuki's appeared in various episodes as himself. The show was 24 episodes long and ran from April 10 to September 25, 2006.

In June 2007, the D-Boys starred in their very own musical together called, D-Boys Stage,[3] which ran from June 3 to June 10 at the Space Zero theater in Tokyo. Suzuki appeared in the musical as a guest performer, making select appearances on June 6 and June 9.[citation needed]

As Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis musicalsEdit

Suzuki won the role of Shuichiro Oishi, the motherly vice-captain regular of Seigaku Middle School's tennis club, in The Prince of Tennis musicals, Tenimyu. From 2005 to 2006, he became the second actor to play Oishi as part of the second generation Seigaku cast. He made his debut as Oishi on January 8, 2005 in the Side Yamabuki performance in Osaka. That same year, his role as Oishi was carried into the live adaptation film of the manga. During his run in the musicals, he was able to work with fellow D-Boys members Yuya Endo, Kotaro Yanagi, Masaki Kaji, Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Araki, Masato Wada, and former member Yuu Shirota.

On March 29, 2006, in the Dream Live 3rd concert, Suzuki, along with the majority of the Seigaku cast, graduated from their roles. Since his graduation, the role of Oishi has been played by Yukihiro Takiguchi, Yuya Toyoda and Yuki Tsujimoto, and currently by actor Jin Hiramaki.

As Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis live-action filmEdit

Suzuki was able to carry on his role from the musicals to the live-adaptation film of the manga series of The Prince of Tennis. He, along with most of the principal cast members for the Seigaku Regulars, were able to reprise their roles in the movie. The only major casting change was the casting of Kanata Hongo as Ryoma Echizen, the main protagonist. The Prince of Tennis was released on May 13, 2006 and opened on the tenth spot in the Japanese Box Office and marked Suzuki's first appearance in the film industry.

In June BrideEdit

Suzuki's next movie, the June Bride (Jyun Bride)[4] opened on May 27, 2006. He played one of the supporting characters, costarring with fellow D-Boys members Yuu Shirota and Hirofumi Araki. The movie's based on the original manga Jun Bride, by Yoshida Satoshi.

In Limit~ What's Your Story?Edit

From June 2 to June 4, 2006, Suzuki starred in the play, Limit~ What's Your Story?~ (limit〜あなたの物語は何ですか?〜, Limit~ anata no monogatari wa nan desu ka?~), as one of the main characters, appearing alongside fellow D-Boys Araki Hirofumi and Yuichi Nakamura.

As GekiRed in Juken Sentai GekirangerEdit

On February 18, 2007, Suzuki starred as Jyan Kandou aka GekiRed, a Gekiranger who was brought up by tigers and befriended by pandas so that his senses have become sharply enhanced to feel with his body, rather than the brain in the Super Sentai series called Juken Sentai Gekiranger (adapted as Power Rangers: Jungle Fury in America), which premiered on TV Asahi. The show also costars Suzuki's fellow D-Boys member, Hirofumi Araki, as Jan's rival, Rio, the "Black Lion".

Photobook and Idol DVDEdit

It was announced then that Suzuki, along with Hirofumi Araki and Kōji Seto would be getting solo photobooks and DVDs called the "Prince Series." Suzuki's solo photobook would be released on April 19, 2007 while his solo idol DVD would be released on May 16, 2007. The three of them will be following Yuu Shirota, Yuya Endo, Kotaro Yanagi and Shunji Igarashi as the only D-Boys that have released an idol DVD while following Kotaro Yanagi, Shunji Igarashi and later, Yuu Shirota, as the only D-Boys to have released a solo photobook.

Personal lifeEdit

Suzuki keeps a blog on his D-Boys webpage, which he updates occasionally. Some years ago, in his blog entries, he liked to call himself "Snufkin" after one of his favorite animated characters, but he is most often called Zukki (a nickname created by Masato Wada) by fans and other D-Boys.

FilmographyEdit

Title Role Broadcast date Network Notes
The Prince of Tennis Shuichiro Oishi 2006, May Movie
The June Bride 2006, May Movie
DD-Boys Various characters 2006, April ~ September TV series - Appears in episodes 2, 4, 6, 10-11, 17-19, 22, 23
The Hit Parade Member of The Tigers 2006, May TV drama
Silent[5] Yuu Sudou 2006, July Direct-to-video film
Shinrei Shashin Kitan (心霊写真奇譚) Kojima 2006, July Direct-to-video film - Appears in Omoide no Polaroid, story 3
Regatta 2006, July TV drama - Appears in episode 3
Cupid no Itazura Kurogi Uke 2006, October TV drama
Juken Sentai Gekiranger Jan Kandou/GekiRed 2007, February ~ 2008, February TV series (Tokusatsu)
Juken Sentai Gekiranger: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! Hong Kong Decisive Battle Jan Kandou/GekiRed 2007, August Movie (Tokusatsu)
Juken Sentai Gekiranger Special DVD: Gyun-Gyun! Kensei Daiundoukai Jan Kandou/GekiRed 2007, December Special DVD (Tokusatsu)
Juken Sentai Gekiranger vs Boukenger Jan Kandou/GekiRed 2008, March Direct-to-video film (Tokusatsu)
Ando Natsu Masato Morita 2008, July TV drama - Appears in episode 4
Shakariki! Hirohiko Yuta 2008, September Movie
Team Batista no Eiko Toshiki Sakai 2008, October ~ December TV drama
Suzuki Hiroki in Making of Hyakkaryouran himself 2008, October Making of DVD
Ooku Hyakkaryoran Tokugawa Iemitsu 2008, November Movie - from the Taiga Roman Series Trilogy
Zeni Geba Jun Sugeta 2009, January ~ March TV drama
Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger Jan Kandou/GekiRed 2009, January Movie (Tokusatsu)
Ju-on: Shiroi Rojo Hagimoto Fumiya 2009, June Movie
Tonari no Shibafu 2009, July TV drama - Appears in episodes 1 and 3
Karei Naru Spy Boy in swimming club 2009, August TV drama - Appears in episode 4
Ikemen Shin Sobaya Tantei: Iindaze! 2009, August TV drama - Appears in episode 8
Sono Otoko, Fukushocho Takeshi Miyashita 2009, October ~ December TV drama - Season 3
GeGeGe no Nyōbō Taichi Kobayashi 2010, April ~ September TV drama
Koi no Tadashii Hōhō wa Hon nimo Sekkeizu nimo Notteinai Neru Yonetani 2010, October Mobile drama/Online drama/Movie
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Jan Kandou 2011, April TV series (Tokusatsu) - Guest appearance in episode 7
Moshidora Masayoshi Nikai 2011, June Movie
Sengyō Shufu Tantei: Watashi wa Shadow Shinichi Yokozawa 2011, November TV drama - Appears in episode 4
QP Kono 2011, November TV drama - Appears in episodes 7-11
Anata mo Artist himself 2011, December ~ 2012, January TV series
Suzuko no Koi Ryōta Sakamaki 2012, January ~ March TV drama
Taiyō wa Mattekurenai[6] Hikari Eguchi 2012, May TV drama/Online drama/Movie - Second story of the DxTown series
Hanchō 5: Keishichō Azumihan Shuuji Kadowaki 2012, May TV drama - Appears in episode 8
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Kazuma Amagasa 2012, July TV drama
Kanshiki Tokusōhan - Kujō Reiko 2 Sarumata 2012, October TV drama
Hyakunen no Tokei Kenji Mizobuchi 2012, October Movie
Himawari - Okinawa wa Wasurenai, Ano Nichi no Sora o[7] 2013, January Movie
Yakō Kanransha[8] 2013, January TV drama - Appears in episodes 1, 3 and 5
Suzuki Hiroki no Hatsuchōsen! Nanatsu no Undōnōryoku o Kitaeru Coordination-training himself 2013, January TV program
Kami no Maioriru Yama ~ Hayachinesan to Kagurashu 2013, March TV program
Zuki Ara: Don't Trust Over 30[9][10] himself 2013, April TV series
Zuki Ara: Don't Think, Just Feel himself 2013, August TV series
Oretachi no Ashita[11] 2013, autumn Movie
Taishibōkei Tanita no Shainshokudō[12] 2013, May Movie
Garasu no Ie Morita Fumihiko 2013, September ~ October TV drama
Tetsujin Ganriser NEO[13] Hitakami Arata 2014, July ~ October TV series (Tokusatsu)
Bittersweet ~Otona no Kousaten~[14] manager of a musician 2014, October Online short movie - Appears on the episode called "Akikohen"
Suteki na Sen TAXI 2014, December TV drama - Appears in episode 10
Aibō - Season 13 Yuichiro Kaji 2014, October ~ 2015, March TV drama - Appears in episode 19
Kyoto Ninjou Sousa Fairu 2015, April ~ June TV drama - Appears in episode 5
Tetsujin Ganriser NEO 2[13] Hitakami Arata 2015, August ~ November TV series (Tokusatsu)
Kasouken no Onna - Season 15 Yuuma Gotou 2015, October ~ 2016, March TV drama - Appears in episode 10
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Kazuma Amagasa 2016, April ~ June TV drama
Ie Uru Onna (Your Home is my Business) Hachinohe Daisuke 2016, July ~ September TV drama
Tetsujin Ganriser Heroes[13] Hitakami Arata 2016, July ~ October TV series (Tokusatsu)
Hagure Shochou no Satsujin Kyuukou[15] 2016, December TV drama - Appears in episode 1 ("Kujuukurihama Meikyuu Daiya")
Hakkutsu! Otakara Gareria himself 2016 TV series
Kirawareru Yuuki[16] Yuusuke Sano 2017 TV drama - Appears in episode 8
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō - Season 2[17] Kazuma Amagasa 2017, April ~ June TV drama
Happiness[18] Inoue 2017 Movie
Kaette Kita Ie Uru Onna Hachinohe Daisuke 2017, May TV drama
Sugamo Kyukyu 2030 2017 Short movie
Ultraman Geed Kuruto 2017, July ~ December TV series (Tokusatsu) - Appears in episodes 14 and 15
Joshi Teki Seikatsu (Life as a Girl)[19] Toshio Ogawa 2018, January NHK TV drama - Appears in episode 3
Unnatural Keigo Tachibana 2018, January TBS TV drama - Appears in episode 6
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō - Season 3[20] Kazuma Amagasa 2018, April ~ June TV Asahi TV drama
Chat Lady no Kiseki[21][22] Canon / Fujiki 2018, May Movie
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (2018)[23] Kazuma Amagasa 2018, July TV Asahi Special TV episode
Maji de Koukai Shitemasu ~Second Season~[24] 2018, August TV drama - Appears in episode 3
Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Totsugawa Keibu Series[25] 2018, September TV drama - Appears in episode 6 ("Nikkou · Koi to Uragiri no Kinugawa")
Ten: Tenhōdōri No Kaidanji[26] a security guard 2018, October TV drama - Appears in episodes 1-4
Dai Ren'ai ~ Boku wo Wasureru Kimi to[27] a doctor 2018, October 12 ~ December 14 TBS TV drama - Appears in episodes 3 and 4
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (January 2019)[28] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, January 6 TV Asahi Special TV episode
Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu[29] Hachinohe Daisuke 2019, January 9 ~ March 13 Nippon TV TV drama
Ano Yoru Kara Kimi ni Koishiteta Tachibana 2019, March 7 Mini drama featured in the Japanese app Watchy
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (April 2019)[30] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, April 21 TV Asahi Special TV episode
Kesennuma city promotional video[31] [32] himself 2019, May 26 Promotional video - available on Youtube[31] [32]
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Special I (July 7th, 2019)[33] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, July 7 TV Asahi Special TV episode
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Special II (July 14th, 2019)[34] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, July 14 TV Asahi Special TV episode
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (October 2019)[35] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, October 13 TV Asahi Special TV episode
ZukiAra Fukkatsu[36] himself 2019, October 14 AbemaTV Special 2 Streaming TV show
Tetsujin Ganriser NEO Saga[13] Hitakami Arata 2019, October 20 (ongoing) TV Iwate TV series (Tokusatsu) - Episodes 1 and 2 available on Ganriser official YT channel[37]
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (December 2019)[38] Kazuma Amagasa 2019, December 15 TV Asahi Special TV episode
Obento Letter[39] himself 2019, December 22 TV Asahi TV program
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Year Special[40] Kazuma Amagasa 2020, January 3 TV Asahi Special TV episode
The Toppa File[41] 2020, January 9 Nippon TV TV Variety show
Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō 2020[42] Kazuma Amagasa 2020, April 9 TV Asahi TV drama

StageEdit

Title Role Performance date
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Side Yamabuki feat. St Rudolph Shuichiro Oishi Winter of 2004-2005
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 2nd Shuichiro Oishi 2005
The Prince of Tennis Musical: The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen Shuichiro Oishi Winter of 2005-2006
The Prince of Tennis Musical: The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen in Winter Shuichiro Oishi 2006
The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 3rd Shuichiro Oishi 2006
Limit: What Is Your Story? 2006, June 2-4
Sophistry (ソフィストリー~Philosophism~ (ソフィストリー〜詭弁〜)) 2006, August 31 - September 10
Out of Order Live Entertainment Show 2007, March 24
D-Boys Stage Vol.1 - Kanbai Orei Saburō Nagatsuka / Ryōma Sakamoto 2007, June 6 and June 9
D-Boys Stage Vol.2 - Last Game Kazuya Kasai 2008, June 20–27 and July 5–6
D-Boys Stage Vol.3 - Karasu 04 Hosoya Jūdayū Naohide 2009, April 12–18 and 23-25
D-Boys Stage 2010 trial-2 - Last Game Kazuya Kasai 2010, August 26 - September 5 and September 9–12
D-Boys Stage 2010 trial-3 - America Ikeda 2010, September 29 - October 3, October 19–20, 22-24, 31 and November 3–7
D-Boys Stage 2011 - Venice no Shōnin Lorenzo 2011, April 29 - May 8 and May 13–15
Gekidan Baccas - "Stand by My" Buchi (script by Hiroki Suzuki) 2011, June 1–4
Love Letters 2012 Spring Special with Erina Mano Andrew Makepeace Ladd III 2012, March 12
D-Ste 11th - Cool no Tanjō Keisuke Yabe 2012, August 25–26, September 4–10 and 12-17
Ukauka Sanjū Chorochoro Yonjū[43] Gonzu 2013, May 8 - June 2
D-Ste 14th - Jūniya[44] Sir Andrew Aguecheek 2013, October 4–13 and 17-20
Yuhiden[45] Madara 2015, October 22 - November 1 and November 21–22
Intaiya Lily[46] 2016, February 18 - March 7
Kansu Domino[47] 2017, October 4–15, 21, 22, 24, 26, November 5, 6 and 10-12
Otamajakushi[48] Ken'ichi Komori 2018, February 1–12 and 15-18
Reader's theatre Cyrano[49] Cyrano de Bergerac 2018, August 8
LOOSER ~ Ushinai Tsuzuketeshimau Album ~[50] Hijikata Toshizō and other roles 2019, June 6-9 and 15-16
Reader's theatre Dragon Zakura[51] Kuriyama Shouta 2019, July 13
Reader's theatre Yose Kara Hajimaru Koibanashi[52] 2019, October 31
Cliche[53][54] Sam Akaike 2020, January 29 - February 2
Takufes - Hotoke no Kao mo Warau Made[55] scheduled for 2020, April 22-29, May 09, 10, 14, 16, 20-24 - Cancelled due to Covid-19

RadioEdit

  • D-Radio Boys Super (October - December, 2011), with Hirofumi Araki
  • Koi no Daisōsasen[56] (November 23, 2012) - "Gekiraji! Live" (NHK Radio 1)
  • JFN Saturday Drama House "Bidanshi Gekijyou"[57] (December, 2016) - "Tsurugi no Chikai"

Official DVDsEdit

Year DVD Release date
2007 Prince Series D-Boys Collection - Hiroki Suzuki May 16, 2007
2009 D-Boys Boy Friend Series Vol.3 Peace Maker September 18, 2009
2010 D-Boys Boy Friend Series Vol.7 7 Heroes February 24, 2010

Official photobooksEdit

  • Prince Series D-Boys Collection - Hiroki Suzuki (April 19, 2007)
  • Kimi ga Warattekurerunara... (May 29, 2008)
  • 360° (August 25, 2009)

EventsEdit

  • Araki Hirofumi - History EP2 - ZukiAra ~ Otona no 32129 Halloween ~ (October 19, 2019)[58]

Television commercialsEdit

  • Bandai Charadeco Christmas (2007)
  • Gerolsteiner mineral water (2008)
  • Sukiya Kinpira Konnyaku Gyudon (2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hit Parade Official Site Archived 2006-06-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ DD-Boys Official Site Archived 2007-04-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ D-Boys Stage Official Website
  4. ^ June Bride Official Site
  5. ^ Silent DVD Information
  6. ^ "Taiyō wa Mattekurenai" Official TV Tokyo Page
  7. ^ Movie Himawari Official Page
  8. ^ Yakō Kanransha Official Page
  9. ^ "ZukiAra Don't Trust Over 30" Official Pony Canyon site
  10. ^ "ZukiAra Don't Trust Over 30" Official BSFuji site
  11. ^ Movie Oretachi no Ashita Official Twitter
  12. ^ Movie Taishibōkei Tanita no Shainshokudō Official Page
  13. ^ a b c d Ganriser Official Page
  14. ^ Bittersweet ~Otona no Kousaten~
  15. ^ Hagure Shochou no Satsujin Kyuukou Official Page
  16. ^ Kirawareru Yuuki Official Page
  17. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Season 2 Official Page
  18. ^ "Happiness" on IMDb
  19. ^ "Joshi Teki Seikatsu Official Page". Archived from the original on 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  20. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Season 3 Official Page
  21. ^ "Chat Lady no Kiseki" Official Page
  22. ^ "Chat Lady no Kiseki" Official Twitter
  23. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (2018) Official Page
  24. ^ "Maji de Koukai Shitemasu ~Second Season~" Official Page
  25. ^ "Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense Totsugawa Keibu Series" TV drama Official Page
  26. ^ "Ten: Tenhōdōri No Kaidanji" TV drama Official Page
  27. ^ "Dai Ren'ai ~ Boku wo Wasureru Kimi to" TV drama Official Page
  28. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (January 2019) Official Page
  29. ^ "Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu" Official Page
  30. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (April 2019) Official Page
  31. ^ a b Kesennuma city PR video (short version)
  32. ^ a b Kesennuma city PR video (long version)
  33. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Special I - Official Page
  34. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Special II - Official Page
  35. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (October 2019) - Official Page
  36. ^ ZukiAra Fukkatsu
  37. ^ "Ganriser Official Youtube channel".
  38. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō Special (December 2019) - Official Page
  39. ^ "Obento Letter" Official site
  40. ^ Keishichō Sōsa Ichikachō New Year Special (January 2020) - Official Page
  41. ^ "The Toppa File" Official Page
  42. ^ "Keishicho Sosa Ichikacho 2020".
  43. ^ Ukauka Sanjū Chorochoro Yonjū Official Page
  44. ^ "D-Ste 14th Official Site". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  45. ^ Yuhiden Official Site
  46. ^ Intaiya Lily Page
  47. ^ Kansu Domino Official Page
  48. ^ Otamajakushi Official Page
  49. ^ Cyrano Official Page
  50. ^ LOOSER Official Page
  51. ^ Dragon Zakura Official Twitter
  52. ^ Yosekoi Official Page
  53. ^ "Cliche on T Factory's site".
  54. ^ "Cliche on Owl Spot's site".
  55. ^ Takufes Official Page
  56. ^ "Koi no Daisōsasen, NHK Radio 1 "Gekiraji! Live" page". Archived from the original on 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  57. ^ JFN Saturday Drama House "Bidanshi Gekijyou" page
  58. ^ "History EP2 - ZukiAra event".

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