- Hiroki Suzuki
name =Hiroki Suzuki (鈴木 裕樹)
ja_name =鈴木 裕樹
caption =Suzuki on the cover of the Prince Series DVD
birth_date =birth date and age|1983|10|3
Iwate Prefecture, Japan
website = [http://blog.watanabepro.co.jp/suzukihiroki/ Suzuki's Official Blog]
footnotes = nihongo|Hiroki Suzuki|鈴木 裕樹|Suzuki Hiroki|
October 3, 1983– is a Japanese actor and singer from Kitakami city, Iwate Prefecture. He is known most notably for his roles as Shuichiro Oishiin " The Prince of Tennis" (musical series, Tenimyu, live film adaptation), and as Jan Kandou (GekiRed) in the tokusatsutelevision series, " Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger". He is also part of a young men's stage acting troupe, D-Boys, which perform in various skit-like performances.
He has appeared in a various number of TV shows.
January 1, 2006, Suzuki, with fellow D-Boys member Masaki Kaji, appeared on the broadcast of "Secret New Years' Performance Tournament" "Young Man Colosseum", where both boys were able to display their acrobatic abilities. In 2007, Suzuki will again appear on the New Years day 44th broadcast of "Secret New Years' Performance Tournament"'s "Chinese Lion Dance" segment, with Masaki Kajiand fellow D-Boysmembers Yuya Endo, Masato Wadaand Yuuma Minakawa.
Next, he would appear as a member of
The Tigers, in the TV drama, "The Hit Parade"Hit Parade Official Site [http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/hit/index.html] ] , which aired May 26, 2006on Fuji TV and co-starred fellow D-Boysmembers Masato Wada, Yuu Shirota, Masaki Kaji, Hirofumi Araki, Yuya Endo, and Seto Kouji.
With the D-Boys
In October 2004, Suzuki joined the [http://www.watanabepro.co.jp/ Watanabe Entertainment] group named the
As a member of the D-Boys, Suzuki also keeps a [http://blog.watanabepro.co.jp/suzukihiroki/ blog] , which he updates occasionally.
Being a part of the
D-Boysprovided Suzuki with a lot of opportunities. Among them was to perform with the group of boys and expand his experience as a performer. On August 6, 2005, Suzuki, along with fellow D-boys member, Masaki Kaji, appeared on the radio program, [http://www.mmv.co.jp/mrv/onair/050806.html Marvelous Radio Vibration] that was hosted by fellow D-Boys members Yuu Shirotaand Kotaro Yanagi.
The D-Boys so far have released two Photobooks. The first photobook released on April 27, 2005, was self-titled " [http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/492456642X D-Boys] ", while the second, released on
March 15, 2006, was called " [http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4054030351 Start] ", both which contain many photos of Suzuki.
The D-boys have also starred in their own drama documentary variety series called, "DD-Boys"DD-Boys Official Site [http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/dd-boys/top.html] ] in which Suzuki's appeared in various episodes as himself. The show was 24 episodes long and ran from
April 10to September 25, 2006.
In June 2007, the D-Boys starred in their very own musical together called, "D-BOYS STAGE"D-BOYS STAGE Official Website [http://www.d-boys.com/dboysstage/index.html] ] , which ran from June 3rd to June 10th at the [http://www.spacezero.co.jp/index.html Space Zero] theater in Tokyo. Suzuki appeared in the musical as a guest performer, making select appearances on June 6th and June 9th.
As Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis Musicals
Suzuki won the role of
Shuichiro Oishi, the motherly vice-captain regular of SeigakuMiddle School's tennis club, in "The Prince of Tennis" musicals, Tenimyu. From 2005 to 2006, he became the second actor to play Oishi as part of the second generation Seigaku cast. He made his first debut as Oishi on January 8th, 2005 in the "Side Yamabuki" performance in Osaka. That same year, his role as Oishi was carried into the live adaptation film of the manga. During his run in the musicals, he was able to work with fellow D-Boysmembers Yuya Endo, Kotaro Yanagi, Masaki Kaji, Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Araki, Masato Wada, and former member Yuu Shirota.
March 29, 2006, in the "Dream Live 3rd" concert, Suzuki, along with the majority of the Seigaku cast, graduated from their roles. Since his graduation, the role of Oishi has been played by Yukihiro Takiguchi, and currently by Yuya Toyoda.
As Shuichiro Oishi in The Prince of Tennis live-action film
Suzuki was able to carry on his role from the musicals to the live-adaptation film of the manga series of "The Prince of Tennis". He, along with most of the principle cast members for the
SeigakuRegulars, were able to reprise their roles in the movie. The only major casting change was the casting of Kanata Hongoas Ryoma Echizen, the main protagonist. "The Prince of Tennis" was released on May 13th, 2006 and opened on the tenth spot in the Japanese Box Office and marked Suzuki's first appearance in the film industry.
In "June Bride"
Suzuki's next movie, the "June Bride" ("Jyun Bride")June Bride Official Site [http://www.junebride-movie.com/] ] opened on
May 27, 2006. He played one of the supporting characters, costarring with fellow D-Boysmembers Yuu Shirotaand Hirofumi Araki. The movie's based on the original manga "Jyun Bride", by Yoshida Satoshi.
In "Limit~ What's Your Story?"
June 2to June 4, 2006, Suzuki starred in the play, "nihongo|Limit~ What's Your Story?~|limit～あなたの物語は何ですか?～|Limit~ anata no monogatari wa nan desu ka?~", as one of the main characters, appearing alongside with fellow D-Boys Araki Hirofumiand Yuichi Nakamura.
As GekiRed in "
Juken Sentai Gekiranger"
On February 18, 2007, Suzuki starred as Jan Kandou aka GekiRed, a Gekiranger who was brought up by tigers and befriended by pandas so that his senses have become sharply enhanced to feel with his body, rather than the brain in the newest "
Super Sentai" series called " Juken Sentai Gekiranger" (known as "" in America), which premiered on TV Asahi. The show also costars Suzuki's fellow D-Boys member, Hirofumi Araki, as Jan's rival, Rio, the "Black Lion".
Photobook and Idol DVD
It was announced then that Suzuki, along with
Hirofumi Arakiand Koji Setowould be getting solo photobooks and DVDs called the "Prince Series." Suzuki's solo photobook would be released on April 19th, 2007 while his solo idol DVD would be released on May 16th, 2007. The three of them will be following Yuu Shirota, Yuya Endo, Kotaro Yanagi and Shunji Igarashias the only D-Boys that have released an idol DVD while following Kotaro Yanagi, Shunji Igarashi and later, Yuu Shirota, as the only D-Boys to have released a solo photobook.
Suzuki keeps [http://blog.watanabepro.co.jp/suzukihiroki/ a blog] on his D-Boys webpage, which he updates occasionally. In his blog entries he likes to call himself "
Snufkin" after one of his favorite animated characters. He is very close friends with fellow D-Boys members Masaki Kaji, Masato Wada, Osamu Adachi, Koji Seto, and Hirofumi Araki. He often regards Kaji as his younger brother and Wada as his older brother.
* March 24th, 2007 as a guest performer in the "Out of Order" Live Entertainment Show
* June 6th and June 9th, 2007 as a guest performer in the "
TENIMYU: THE PRINCE OF TENNIS MUSICAL SERIES (as Shuichiro Oishi)
* "The Prince of Tennis Musical": Side Yamabuki feat. St Rudolph (In Winter of 2004-2005)
* "The Prince of Tennis Musical": Dream Live 2nd (2005)
* "The Prince of Tennis Musical": The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen (In Winter of 2005-2006)
* "The Prince of Tennis Musical": The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen in Winter (2006)
* "The Prince of Tennis Musical": Dream Live 3rd (2006)
* June 2nd to June 4th, 2006 in "Limit ~ What Is Your Story?"
* August 31st to September 10th, 2006 in "nihongo|Sophistry|ソフィストリー~Philosophism~ (ソフィストリー～詭弁～)"
* [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%88%B4%E6%9C%A8%E8%A3%95%E6%A8%B9 Wikipedia Japanese article on 鈴木裕樹]
* [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-BOYS Wikipedia Japanese article on D-Boys]
* [http://blog.watanabepro.co.jp/suzukihiroki/ Suzuki's Official Blog] ja icon
* [http://www.watanabepro.co.jp/suzukihiroki/ Suzuki's Official Website and Profile] ja icon
* [http://www.watanabepro.co.jp/blog_artist/suzukihiroki/ Suzuki's Past Blog Archive] ja icon
* [http://www.watanabepro.co.jp/04_artist/d-boys/suzukihiroki/index2.html Suzuki's Past Blog Archive with Introduction] ja icon
* [http://www.d-boys.com/ D-Boys Official Website] ja icon
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* The Prince of Tennis Movie
The Prince of Tennis
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