Akaso Eiji Biography
Eiji Akaso (赤楚 衛二 Akaso Eiji), formerly known under the stage name Mamoru Akaso (赤楚 衛 Akaso Mamoru), is a Japanese actor and model affiliated with Tristone Entertainment Inc. He portrayed Hiroki Nagase in the second season of Kamen Rider Amazons and Ryuga Banjo in Kamen Rider Build.
Akaso Eiji is a Japanese actor and model, known for playing Ryuga Banjou in Kamen Rider Build. He is currently represented by Tristone Entertainment.
He belonged to the Nagoya model office “FORM JAPAN” when he was in his teens. He was active as a model and talent under the name Mamoru Akaso (赤楚 衛, Akaso Mamoru). In 2010, he joined the local idol group “BOYS AND MEN” in Nagoya, working on-stage performances and regular appearances of variety shows. Eiji is said to have left “BOYS AND MEN” around 2011-2012. Originally, he entered the entertainment agency because he wanted to be an actor and not an idol.
He won the Grand Prix at the men’s model audition of Samantha Thavasa in 2013, which became the turning point for him to drop out of college and move to Tokyo at the age of 19. In 2015, he transferred to his current agency Tristone Entertainment, working as an actor and starring in television dramas and films in his current stage name.
Akaso Eiji Info
- First Name: Eiji
- Family Name: Akaso
- Native name: 赤楚衛二
- Also Known as: Mamoru Akaso
- Nationality: Japanese
- Gender: Male
- Born: March 1, 1994
- Other names: Mamoru Akaso (former stage name)
- Occupation: Actor / model
- Years active: 2010–present
- Agent: Tristone Entertainment
- Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Akaso Eiji Hobbies & Facts
- In a Kamen Rider Build press conference, he said that his favorite rider is Kamen Rider Kuuga and his grandfather bought him a Kuuga transformation belt on his birthday.
- With his guest appearance in Kamen Rider Zi-O, he is the first Rider actor to have been in three consecutive Heisei productions in a row, with his first appearance in the franchise as Hiroki Nagase in Season 2 of Kamen Rider Amazons in April of 2017. After the finale of Amazons, he was cast in Kamen Rider Build as as Ryuga Banjou, where the show aired from September 2017 to the end of August of 2018. He would later reprise his role as Ryuga in Zi-O.
- Akaso has bought Figuarts of Cross-Z and Cross-Z Charge.
- Akaso was briefly a member of the male music group BOYS AND MEN, a group that former Gaim-star Yutaka Kobayashi is a prominent member of.