Lovers of the popular Kamen Rider series would definitely love to hear the name Sota Fukushi. He is a Japanese actor who starred as heroic Gentaro Kisaragi in the show. Sota is also known for his significant roles in a lot of film and television works. The talented actor started in the 2010s to create an impact in television and film and has continued to work hard to maintain and improve his pace in the industry. We have gathered interesting facts about how far the actor has come as well as other lesser-known details about him below.
Sota Fukushi’s Bio and Age
The prolific actor was born on May 30, 1993, in Tokyo, Japan, to his parents of Japanese origins. Growing up, he was very good at sports and had all the characteristics of a good performer. His parents too, seeing great potentials in their son, encouraged him to go into acting. During the auditions for the Kamen Rider series, Sota’s parents who were also huge fans of the Japanese superhero franchise asked their son to enroll.
The Kamen Rider franchise started airing as early as the 70s and has become more than a way of life for its lovers. Sota’s parents wanted so much to see their son take part in the same show they have watched and loved for so many years. Sota did as he was told and the rest was history. Making it through the auditions, he joined the cast of the series in 2011 when he was 18 playing the character Genataro Kisaragi. He won the hearts of fans as well as other stakeholders of the series.
Sota Fukushi’s time with Kamen Rider elapsed in 2017, but he made a return that same year in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders. While filming Kamen Rider, Sota Fukushi who had gained much prominence, started getting more roles in movies and TV. He played the role of Shūta Jōgasaki in the Japanese film Enoshima Prism in 2013. That same year he also featured in series like Starman, Love in Earth, About First Marriage Proposal, and many others. In 2014 he starred in the horror movie As the Gods Will as Shun Takahata.
2015 saw Sota Fukushi land a big role in the drama series Koinaka. Yet another lead role came the following year in the manga series Omukae Death, and in 2017, the actor appeared as Rei Okumori in My Lover’s Secret. The year 2018 came with more involvements in manga series as well as other films productions. The most remarkable was Sota’s appearance in the adventure film, Bleach alongside Miyavi and Erina Mano. Since his Kamen Rider stint, the Japanese actor has risen to a prominent pedestal in the industry and has also continued to build his portfolio.
Personal Life – Does Sota Fukushi Have a Girlfriend?
He looks like a lady’s man and has got more fans among the female folk, but the question of whether Sota Fukushi is in a relationship continues to be a puzzle. With each public appearance he makes, The Japanese actor always leaves everyone wondering who holds the key to his heart.
The answer to these quizzes may not come as quickly as desired, as the actor does not reveal much about his personal life. Sota has never asserted to be in a relationship with anyone neither has he made any public appearance with anyone of the opposite sex. This, unfortunately, leaves the media as well as his fans digging and sniffing for any tangible information about his relationship status.
Other Facts to Know about the Japanese Actor
Apart from the Japanese language, Sota Fukushi speaks English fluently. As a matter of fact, he went through Level 2 English examinations and came out successful.
For some of his amazing works, Fukushi has some recognition and accolades to his name. One of them is the Japan Academy Prize for ‘Newcomer of the Year’. In 2014 he also won the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award at the Elan d’or Awards.
The actor is signed with the talent agency KEN-ON group.
Sota does not only have cute facial looks that suit his career but also compliments it with his nice and moderate physical attributes. He stands at a height of 6ft 0in (1.83m). With a simple glance at the actor, it is quite glaring that he has a proportional weight to go with his height and body build.