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Taiyo Sugiura (杉浦 太陽 Sugiura Taiyo) is a Japanese drama and Tokusatsu actor who played Musashi Haruno in Ultraman Cosmos.

History

Early Life

Sugiura was born in Okayama, Japan. He has a brother, Takao (太雄), who is two years younger. Sugiura attended Neyagawa 1st Junior High School (Neyagawa Middle School) and Osaka Sangyo University Senior High School, where he graduated from in 1999.

Sugiura made his debut in 1998 with TV Asahi, where he appeared in several dramas. In 2001, he was cast in and starred for Ultraman Cosmos. This was followed by his appearance in the 2003 Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle.

Personal Life

On June 17, 2007, Sugiura married Nozomi Tsuji while she was three months pregnant; the marriage was confirmed to be a shotgun wedding. Sugiura and Tsuji met in April 2006 through mutual friends. The couple have four children: daughter Noa (希空 Noa) (born 2007), son Seia (青空 Seia) (born 2010), son Sora (昊空 Sora) (born 2013), and son Koa (幸空 Koa) (born 2018).

Health issues

He was confirmed to be diagnosed with COVID-19 on 14 September 2020, announced by his staff via his official blog.[1]

Roles

Gallery

Trivia

  • His first name is actually read as "Takayasu", but he opted for "Taiyo", the alternate reading of the Kanji as his stage name.
  • Taiyo's favorite Ultra is Ultraman Taro and had once written on a tanzaku paper during Tanabata at his kindergarten that he wanted to become an Ultraman.

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