Shunsuke Takasugi

Shunsuke Takasugi (高杉 俊介, 高杉 俊价, Takasugi Shunsuke, born Naoki Iwata (岩田 直樹, Iwata Naoki); 22 July 1949) is a Japanese former actor and singer who is currently a fugitive. In 2013, he was reported to have taken ¥50 million (about US$ 450,000) from his fans between 2003 to 2012. Takasugi used the influence of his role as Kazuya Oki/Kamen Rider Super-1 to cheat his fans and refused to return the money. He said that this was because "Super-1's henshin belt was taken by the Yakuza and I need money to get it back." He refused to appear in court after he was sued and disappeared sometime in 2017.[2]

Shunsuke Takasugi
高杉 俊介
Born
Naoki Iwata[1]

(1949-07-22) 22 July 1949 (age 72)
NationalityJapanese
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1978–2017
Notable work
Television
Awards
  • Gold Disc and Hit Award
  • 17th Yokohama Music Festival Newcomer Award

Personal lifeEdit

He is a research associate of a former Japan Ground Self-Defense Force ranger, from action to military guidance.[citation needed]

He is participating in "Treasures of the Shinkansenji" which is held annually as a series of events, talk shows and fan clubs.[citation needed]

During his career with Kamen Rider Super-1, his young age was reported in various media at the time, but in an interview he recently announced his actual age.[3][1]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Title Episode Years Role Network Notes
Taiga drama / Ōgon no Hibi 1978 NHK
Ginga TV Shōsetsu / Glass no Onna
Yabure Shinkurō EX
Dai Tokai Part III Episode 8 "Yajū no Hanran" NTV Ranger guidance
Episode 22 "Yokosuka Story" 1979
Ōedo Sōsamō Episode 412 "Shima Kaeri no Chichi Namida no Zesshō" TX
Kakekomi Biru 7-gōshitsu Episode 2 "Honmono Nisemono?! Kaettekita Jōhatsu Teishu" CX
Kamen Rider Super-1 1980–81 Kazuya Oki / Kamen Rider Super-1 MBS Lead role
Hissatsu Watashi Hito' Episodes 1-7 1983 Ginhei ABC Regular
Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! 1984 Kazuya Oki / Kamen Rider Super-1 MBS
Kayō Suspense Gekijō / Chocolate Game 1986 NTV
Shōjo Commando Izumi Episode 2 "Sentō Nōryoku, Zenkai" 1987 CX
Kinyō Onna no Drama Special / Anata no Otto, Koroshimasu
Tokusou Robo Janperson Episode 9 "Papa wa Kaibutsu da!" 1993 Kazuo Hayami EX
Mainichi Broadcasting System Kaikyoku 45 Shūnenkinen Bangumi / Sakurachiru-bi ni 1995 MBS Military guidance
Hiroshima 1996 NHK Japan-India joint military guidance
Kayō Suspense Gekijō / Keishichō Kanshikihan 2 Detective NTV
Kinyō Entertainment / Fūsō Renpō CX
Dainikai Endai Kokusai Dō Mansetsu 2008 Yantai, Shandong Province, China Guest appearance
Kagayake! Eikō no Superhero Dōsōkai 2009 Family Gekijo
Crayon Shin-chan 2011 Maruda (teacher) EX Guest appearance
Wahaha Honpo: Zentai Kōen Last: Tokyo Kōen 2013 Wowow Prime
Torihada (Hi) Scoop Eizō 100-ka Jiten Shinshun Special 2014 EX Interview appearance

FilmsEdit

Title Year Role Distributor Notes
Never Give Up 1978 Nippon Herald Eiga = Toei Company SDF Ranger Guidance and Stunts
Kamen Rider Super-1 1981 Kazuya Oki / Kamen Rider Super-1 Toei Company Lead role
Passenger: Sugisarishi Hibi 1987 Journalist
Kike, wadatsumi no Koe 1995 First Mizushima soldier Concurrent military guidance
Minami no Shima ni Yuki ga Furu Military police Reverse
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion 1996 Self-propelled grenade cannon Toho
Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris 1999 Senior Prime Captain

Direct-to-videoEdit

Title Year Role Publisher Notes
Crazy Rally in Japan 1982 Nihon Video Eizō
Otokogumi Endless Trip 1989 Evil spirit BMG Japan Concurrent director
Ji-Go-Ro 2 1995 Seiyo
Honkon Kuro Shakai: Kenka-gumi 1999 KSS

StageEdit

Title Year Role Production
Sentarō Koi shigure 1989 Hatamoto, Hikoshiro Shin Kabukiza
Bakumatsu no Asashin 1997 Sakamoto Ryōma Lost Kids

RadioEdit

Title Year Network Notes
All Night Nihon Tokuban NBS
Yume Yume Onrakukan 1990 Radio Nippon 1 year personality
Seishun Radimania Radio Kansai

Video gamesEdit

Title Year Role Publisher
Crayon Shin-chan: Uchū De Achō!? Yūjō no o Baka Rate!! 2011 Teacher Bandai Namco Entertainment

AdvertisementsEdit

Product Advert
Kamen Rider Super-1 Henshin Belt Poppy
Madras
Onward Poster Young Madras
Heian Kaku France
Goto Construction Access 21
Family Gekijo Kokyū-hō
Transform

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title C/W Year Label Notes
Kamen Rider Super-1 Hi o Hake Rider Ken 1980 Nippon Columbia Golden Disc Award Golden Hit Award
Hidaka Ji no Tabi Denao sanai ka Teichiku Records
Dragons Kōshinkyoku Futari no Dragons 1987 Polydor Records
Kimi kosowa ga Inochi Suki-sa Yokohama 1990 Sony Music Entertainment Japan Received the 17th Yokohama Music Festival New Recipe Award

AlbumsEdit

Title Year Label Notes
Kamen Rider Super-1 1981 Nippon Columbia
Kamen Rider Super-1/Kamen Rider Complete Song Collection Series 7 1992
Otoko no oman Kayō Daizenshū 1995 Sony Music Entertainment Japan Recorded "Kimi kosowa ga Inochi"
Eien no Hit Kayō Meikyoku-sen 2000
Kamen Rider III Ongaku-shū 2004 Nippon Columbia
Complete Song Collection Of 20th Century Masked Rider Series 07 2011 "Kamen Rider Super-1 (2011 ver)" and 2 other songs, new recordings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "主演俳優の素顔4 高杉俊价". Kodansha Official File Magazine Kamen Rider Vol.9 Kamen Rider Super-1 (in Japanese). Kodansha. 10 Sep 2004. p. 26. ISBN 4-06-367090-2.
  2. ^ "Kamen Rider Actors: Not All Will Stay "Allies of Justice" | Daisuki Toku | Japanese Entertainment and Tokusatsu News". daisukitoku.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  3. ^ "ああ懐かしの昭和仮面ライダー奇跡の大集合". Flash Exiting (in Japanese).

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