Satsuki Nakayama

Satsuki Nakayama (中山 咲月, Nakayama Satsuki, born September 17, 1998) is a Japanese model and actor. They started their modeling career as an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon and later became one of the standout models of Japan's genderless trend. As an actor, they have appeared in Chūgakusei Nikki, Kamen Rider Zero-One, and Kiss Him, Not Me.

Satsuki Nakayama
中山 咲月
Born (1998-09-17) September 17, 1998 (age 21)[1]
Occupation
  • Model
  • actor
Years active2011-present
AgentTencarat Plume
Height168[1] cm (5 ft 6 in)
Websitetencarat-plume.jp/models/details/nakayamasatsuki.shtml

CareerEdit

In 2011, at age 12, Nakayama became an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon.[2] After seeing photos of Korean model Kaito on a fashion brand website, Nakayama was inspired by her androgynous appearance and began to wear more androgynous clothing, becoming one of the standout female models of Japan's genderless fashion trend.[2]

In 2018, Nakayama made their first television acting appearance in the live-action television adaptation of Chūgakusei Nikki.[3] They later made their film debut in Nunuko no Seisen: Harajuku Story, playing Akihisa Kubo, frontman for the fictional band ORION.[3] In 2019, they played the role of Kaoru in the Y!mobile webseries Parallel School Days, which later gained a theatrical release.[4] In 2020, they appeared in Kamen Rider Zero-One and its direct-to-Blu-ray spin-off series, Project Thouser, as Naki, a character confirmed by producer Takahito Omori to be genderless.[5]

Nakayama was slated to star in the 2020 theatre adaptation of All About J as Rita Barthelme; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production was cancelled.

Nakayama is a brand ambassador for unisex clothing brand BLAKICHY and a partner of its sister brand KINGLYMASK. In 2019, they started their own fashion line, Xspada[6].

Personal lifeEdit

In 2019, Nakayama came out as asexual[7] and agender[8] on their blog as well as in an interview to Vogue Girl[9], expressing their desire not to be defined as either male or female.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Note
2018 Chūgakusei Nikki TBS [3]
2020 Kamen Rider Zero-One Naki TV Asahi Supporting role[5]
2020 Project Thouser Naki Direct-to-Blu-ray Lead role[5]

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Nunuko no Seisen: Harajuku Story Akihisa Kubo [3]
2019 Parallel School Days Kaoru Supporting role
2020 Kiss Him, Not Me Shima Nishina Supporting role[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "中山咲月のプロフィール" [Satsuki Nakayama's profile]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Hernon, Matthew (September 26, 2017). "'Genderless' model Satsuki Nakayama cashes in on androgyny trend". The Japan Times. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Kinuwa, Shinichi (October 24, 2018). ""ジェンダーレス女子"中山咲月、悩んだ10代「過去を黒歴史にしたくない」". Confidence (in Japanese). Retrieved March 6, 2020 – via Oricon.
  4. ^ "劇場版「パラレルスクールDAYS」公開決定". NB Press Online (in Japanese). Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "『ゼロワン』滅亡迅雷.net"最後の1人"亡役に中山咲月 スピンオフ『プロジェクト・サウザー』に登場". Confidence (in Japanese). March 1, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2020 – via Oricon.
  6. ^ "Xspada official Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "無性愛 [Asexuality]". 中山咲月 公式ブログ (in Japanese). Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "無性愛続き [Asexuality, continuation]". 中山咲月 公式ブログ (in Japanese). Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. ^ Japan, CondeNast. ""当たり前"に惑わされない。中山咲月が選んだ⾃分だけの個性。 - 自分らしく生きるってどんな感じ?". VOGUE GIRL (in Japanese). Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 6, 2020). "Live-Action 'Kiss Him, Not Me' Film's Trailer Previews More Cast, Theme Song, Kabe-Don Scene". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 6, 2020.

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