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Hassei Takano (高野 八誠 Takano Hassei) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and director. His real name is Mitsuhiro Tsuda (津田 充博 Tsuda Mitsuhiro). He is known for his role as Hiroya Fujimiya, Ultraman Agul's human host, in Ultraman Gaia.

Career

Hassei Takano made his debut as a child actor in the TV drama Rainbow Village in 1989.

He has portrayed various superheroes in tokusatsu dramas, beginning with Hiroya Fujimiya in Ultraman Gaia in 1998, a role he reprised in the 2008 film Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers, and Kamen Rider Raia/Miyuki Tezuka in Kamen Rider Ryuki in 2002, which he reprised in Kamen Rider Zi-O Spin-off and Rider Time: Kamen Rider Ryuki, in 2019.

Outside of Tokusatsu, Hassei also appeared in the 2004 film Oresama alongside internationally recognised musician Miyavi and played Kurando Magira (間明 蔵人 Magira Kurando) in the science fiction drama Keitai Sousakan 7 and was a Kiyoi, a vampire, in the Rh Plus live-action adaption.

In 2017, he directed the crowdfunded tokusatsu parody film HE-LOW and later its two sequels, HE-LOW THE SECOND and HE-LOW THE FINAL. The movies feature various actors from the Ultraman Series, such as Takeshi Yoshioka, Taiyo Sugiura, Takuya Negishi, Kiyotaka Uji and Takaya Aoyagi, as well as actors from the Kamen Rider series.

Personal Life

In 2006, he married Yukari Ishida, who portrayed Reiko Yoshii alongside him in Ultraman Gaia. They have a daughter named Hinaka. When they reprised their roles in Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers, Hinaka portrayed their in-universe daughter.

Roles

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Ultraman Gaia Hiroya Fujimiya/Ultraman Agul Voice (Ultraman Agul)
2001 Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again
2007 Ultraseven X Saku/Toshiyuki Ogata
2008 Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers Hiroya Fujimiya
2013 Ultraman Retsuden Hiroya Fujimiya/Ultraman Agul Voice (Ultraman Agul)
Episode 95-96
2016 Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA Hiroya Fujimiya/Ultraman Agul Voice (Ultraman Agul)

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ultraman Festival 2001 Ultraman Agul Voice
2018 Ultraman Festival 2018

Gallery

Trivia

  • Alongside Takeshi Yoshioka, Hassei is a smoker in real life.

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