Keisuke Minami

Keisuke Minami (南 圭介, Minami Keisuke) (born 3 July 1985[1]) is a Japanese actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Kunimitsu Tezuka in the Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu, of the third generation Seigaku cast. He is one of PureBOYS.

Keisuke Minami
南 圭介
『宇宙戦隊キュウレンジャー 変身講座』スペシャルエピソード 4m43s.jpg
Minami as Tsurugi Ootori in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
Born (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 35)
Yokohama, Japan
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active2004–
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]

CareerEdit

In 2006, Keisuke won the role of Kunimitsu Tezuka, the stoic captain of Seigaku Middle School's tennis club, as part of the third generation Seigaku cast, becoming the fourth actor to play Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis musicals, Tenimyu. He made his debut as Tezuka on 3 August 2006 in the Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyotei Gakuen performance in Osaka.

In 2007, after the Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service performance, he, along with the majority of the third generation Seigaku cast, graduated from their roles. Since his graduation, the role of Tezuka has been played by Daisuke Watanabe and Ryoma Baba.

In 2017, ten years since his graduation from the TeniMyu musicals, Keisuke would go on to play Tsurugi Ohtori/Houou Soldier in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.[2]

Stage WorkEdit

Tenimyu: The Prince of Tennis Musical Series (as Kunimitsu Tezuka):

  • The Prince of Tennis Musical: Advancement Match Rokkaku feat. Hyotei Gakuen (2006)
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ First Service (In Winter of 2006–2007)
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th (2007)
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical: Dream Live 4th ~extra~ (2007)
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical: Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku ~ Second Service (2007)

K The Stage (as Reisi Munakata):

  • K The Stage (2014)
  • K The Stage II -Arousal of King- (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "公式プロフィール" (in Japanese).
  2. ^ "南圭介、10年越しの願いかなう 12人目のキュウレンジャーとして7・9初登場。" (in Japanese). 30 June 2017.

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Preceded by
Yu Shirota
Kunimitsu Tezuka in the Prince of Tennis Musicals
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Daisuke Watanabe