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Yukihiro Takiguchi

Yukihiro Takiguchi (滝口 幸広, Takiguchi Yukihiro, May 29, 1985 — November 13, 2019)[2] was a Japanese actor, singer, and model affiliated with Stardust Promotion. After modeling in various campaigns, he made his acting debut in the 2004 television series Water Boys 2 and later appeared as Fumizō Sōma from Tadashii Ōji no Tsukurikata, Shōzō Akaike from the Takumi-kun film adaptation series, and Akira Hayase from Kamen Rider Drive.

Yukihiro Takiguchi
Yukihiro Takiguchi 2019-11-11.jpg
Yukihiro Takiguchi on November 11, 2019
Native name
滝口幸広
Born(1985-05-29)May 29, 1985
DiedNovember 13, 2019(2019-11-13) (aged 34)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation
Years active2004-2019
EmployerStardust Promotion (2004-2019)
Known for
Height179[1] cm (5 ft 10 in)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Associated acts
Websitewww.stardust.co.jp/section3/profile/takiguchiyukihiro.html

In 2006, he played Shuichiro Oishi in the 2006 musical Musical: The Prince of Tennis. After leaving production, Takiguchi starred in other plays, playing the roles of Yūzō Kashima in Mankai Stage: A3! and Miroku in InuYasha. In addition to acting, Takiguchi was part of the project boy band PureBoys from 2007 to 2008.

CareerEdit

Takiguchi attended an all-boys high school, and during his senior year, he was scouted to become a model.[3] Takiguchi accepted the offer, after concluding that the job would be more rewarding than "graduating out of college to become a salaryman."[3] He was signed onto Stardust Promotion in Section 3. In 2004, he debuted as an actor in the television series Water Boys 2.[3][4]

From 2006 to 2007, Takiguchi played Shuichiro Oishi in Musical: The Prince of Tennis.[2] In June 2007, Takiguchi became a member of the project group PureBoys.[5] In March 2008, he announced he was leaving the group and continued to make appearances on their online show until June 27, 2008.[6]

His final appearance before his death was in the musical Seishun Aoharu Tetsudō, which ended its run on November 4, 2019.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Takiguchi's father is a chef.[1] In December 2008, Takiguchi became a certified chef.[8]

DeathEdit

Takiguchi died from heart failure on November 13, 2019 at the age of 34.[2][9][10][7] Prior to his death, Takiguchi had been preparing to appear in the stage plays Meijiza no Hen: Kirin ni No-ru in December 2019 and Mankai Stage: A3! August 2020 in January 2020.[7] Takiguchi's funeral was held privately with close relatives.[2][4]

DiscographyEdit

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
JPN
"Shinpi no Rasen" (神秘の螺旋)[11] 2008 Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 4: Amesora no Sho
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Other notes
2004 Water Boys 2 Toba Episode 12[4]
2005 Chakushin Ari Honda Tetsuya Episode 01
2005 Mahou Sentai Magiranger Takayaki-san Episode 39
2006 Unfair Seta Tooru Episode 01
2007 Koisuru Nichiyoubi
2007 Asakusa Fukumaru Ryokan Episode 07
2007 Omo☆San April 25/29 and May 2/6
2008 Tadashii Ōji no Tsukurikata Fumizō Sōma Lead[12][1]
2008 Bomb-bee Men (Binbou Danshi) Abe
2008 Tokyo Ghost Trip Ryū Inui
2008 Gokusen 3 Episode 08
2008–2009 Pochitama regular
2009 Atashi-tachi no Momoiro Nikki—Cappucino ~Otouto no Tomodachi~ Jun Episode 05, March 30
2009 Koishite Akuma Vampire (episode 1)
2009 Buzzer Beat Episode 07
2010 Arienai Episode 07(?)
2011 Sengoku Danshi Date Masamune, Main Role Episode 26
2012 Haisukuru Kagekidan Otokogumi Kiryu Akira
2013 Renegade Riki, Main Role Episode 17
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Akira Hayase[2]
2015 Taikomochi no Tatsujin Teruhiko Jinguji Episode 12
2015 Platinum Age
2017 The World Yamizukan Unspecified role Voice in anime[13]
2017 Silver Soul / Gintama

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kurotokage
2006 Shokyū Kyōshitsu Lead role
2006–2007 Musical: The Prince of Tennis Shuichiro Oishi [2][14]
2007 PureBOYS 7Cheers! ~ Tobe! Jibun to iu Daichi Kara Kōta Tsukiura
2008 Oishii Timing [15]
2008 Typhoon #14 Monshiro[16] Shōta
2009 Boukensha-tachi Shichirō [17]
2009 *pnish* produce vol.5 Reverse Historica
2009 Koroshiya Syuu ~Shoot Me~
2010 Byakkotai The Idol
2010 Boukensha-tachi (saien) Shichirō
2011 *pnish* produce Panic Cafe
2011 Kōrin Fight Sanada Yukimura
2011 Peacemaker Kurogane Tatsunosuke Ichimura [9]
2011 Letter
2017 InuYasha Miroku [18]
2018 Mankai Stage: A3! Spring & Summer 2018 Yūzō Kashima [19]
2018 Mankai Stage: A3! Autumn & Winter 2019 Yūzō Kashima [20]
2019 Seishun Aoharu Tetsudō Seibu Chichibu Line [9]

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Water[21] Ryouun BL, shown only in cinemas
2007 Yoshimoto Director's 100: Akatsuki ni Shi, Dakishimete Lead role [22]
2007 Takumi-kun Series: Soshite Harukaze ni Sasayaite Shōzō Akaike
2009 Ani to Boku no Fuufugenka[23]
2009 Takumi-kun Series: Niji-iro no Glass Shōzō Akaike
2009 Ikemen Bank The Movie[24]
2010 Takumi-kun Series: Bibō no Detail Shōzō Akaike
2010 Tsuki to Uso to Satsujin[25] Okudera Kousuke
2011 Takumi-kun Series: Pure Shōzō Akaike BL
2011 Gangsta[26] Film by Fuyuki Shindo
2011 Takumi-kun Series: Ano, Hareta Aozora Shōzō Akaike BL
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Episode 0: Countdown To Global Freeze Akira Hayase
2015 Seven Days: Friday – Sunday [27]
2015 Seven Days: Monday – Thursday [27]

Radio/WebcastEdit

Year Title Date Other notes
2007 Pure☆Radio August 4 With the PureBOYS
2007 Yahoo! Live Talk「Natsu no Owari no IKEMEN NIGHT」 September 3 With Takagi Shinpei, Ono Kento, Yuuki Jutta
2007 ENTERMAX October 11 TOKYO-FM
2007–2008 Harajuku Amesuta☆Gakuen every Friday, 7pm Japan Time With the PureBOYS
2008 Excella presents Omotesandou Cafe 「T-TIME」 January 8 Odoroku TV
2008 Energy Premium Pure☆Factory January 7 and January 14 Energy 701; With Katou Keisuke
2011 Heat-up Eve every other Tuesday NicoVideo; With Hamao Kyousuke and Furukawa Yuuta

PVsEdit

Year Title Artist
2005 Garden[28] FLOW
2009 eternal~towanin[29] JEMSTONE
2009 Loving You...[30] Miyawaki Shion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Uchiyama, Mami (June 25, 2008). "イケメンガレッジ Vol.10『爽やかイケメン☆滝口幸広の気になるプライベートライフに突撃!』". Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 2, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 14, 2019). "Actor Yukihiro Takiguchi Passes Away at 34". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Uchiyama, Mami (June 25, 2008). "イケメンガレッジ Vol.10『爽やかイケメン☆滝口幸広の気になるプライベートライフに突撃!』-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 4, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "滝口幸広さん、突発性虚血心不全で死去 「テニスの王子様」で共演の瀬戸康史「タッキー…大石…ご冥福をお祈りします」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "ブログ発イケメン俳優がユニット結成". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 11, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Takiguchi, Yukihiro (March 21, 2008). "お知らせ" [Notice]. Yukihiro Takiguchi Official Blog: Yuki's Schedule (in Japanese). Ameba Blogs. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "滝口幸広が突発性虚血心不全のため34歳で死去". Natalie (in Japanese). November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  8. ^ Takiguchi, Yukihiro (December 9, 2008). "HR2". Yukihiro Takiguchi Official Blog: Yuki's Schedule. Ameba Blogs. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Komatsu, Mikikazu (November 14, 2019). "The Prince of Tennis, Inuyasha Stage Play Actor Yukihiro Takiguchi Passes Away at 34". Crunchyroll. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "俳優・滝口幸広さん死去 34歳 共演者"仲間"たちが続々追悼「早すぎるって」". Oricon (in Japanese). November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "遙かなる時空の中で4 ~天空(あめそら)の書~". Neoromance (in Japanese). Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "正しい王子のつくり方". TV Tokyo (in Japanese). Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 10, 2017). "TV Tokyo Produces Sekai no Yami Zukan Original Horror Anime Shorts". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "MMV:ミュージカル・テニスの王子様". Musical: The Prince of Tennis (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Oishii Timing
  16. ^ Typhoon #14 Monshiro
  17. ^ Boukensha-tachi
  18. ^ "「犬夜叉」早くもテレビ放送決定!金爆・喜矢武豊「面白かったらツイートして」". Natalie (in Japanese). April 18, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  19. ^ "「A3!」古谷大和演じるシトロン、野口準演じる向坂椋のソロビジュアル解禁". Natalie (in Japanese). March 22, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "「A3!」冬組と夏組ソロビジュアルお披露目&荒牧慶彦がリーダーとしてコメント". Natalie (in Japanese). November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  21. ^ Water
  22. ^ "YOSHIMOTO DIRECTOR'S 100 ~100人が映画撮りました~" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  23. ^ Ani to Boku no Fuufugenka
  24. ^ Ikemen Bank The Movie
  25. ^ Tsuki to Uso to Satsujin
  26. ^ http://gangsta-movie.united-ent.com/cast.html
  27. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (May 15, 2015). "1st Live-Action Seven Days Film's Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  28. ^ Garden on YouTube
  29. ^ eternal~towanin
  30. ^ Loving You... on YouTube

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