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Taiyo Sugiura (杉浦 太陽 Sugiura Taiyo) is a Japanese actor who portrayed Musashi Haruno in Ultraman Cosmos.

Career

Sugiura made his debut in 1998 with TV Asahi, where he appeared in several dramas. In 2001, he starred as the protagonist of Ultraman Cosmos, reprising the role in subsequent films.

Personal 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.

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. Fortunately, he managed to recover from COVID-19 later on.[1]

Roles

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ultraman Cosmos Musashi Haruno
2002 Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet
2003 Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle
2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
2012 Ultraman Retsuden Episode 34 "A True Hero! His Name is Musashi!!"
Ultraman Saga Musashi Haruno/Ultraman Cosmos Speaking voice (Ultraman Cosmos)
2015 Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!
2016 Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA Musashi Haruno
2020 Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy Ultraman Cosmos Voice
Chapter 1 "The Beginning"
2021 Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad Voice
Prologue

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Ultraman Festival 2001 Live Stage Part 1 Ultraman Cosmos Voice
Ultraman Festival 2001 Live Stage Part 2
2008 Ultraman Premier Stage 2: The Planet of Life Musashi Haruno/Ultraman Cosmos Voice (Ultraman Cosmos)

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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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