Mahiro Takasugi Discusses Popularity After Kamen Rider Gaim
Mahiro Takasugi received his acting break as Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen in Kamen Rider Gaim. He was originally mistaken as a girl when he was first scouted. Takasugi turned out to impress everyone with his outrageous acting skills. His latest movie is the high school movie, Principal, as Wao Sakurai.
Takasugi has been busy since the end of Kamen Rider Gaim. In 2017, he appeared in two consecutive dramas and grabbed viewers’ attention as a variety of attractive characters. He realizes that his Kamen Rider roots helped him along the way. He portrayed a two-sided character and his performance was highly received. “As I appeared in Kamen Rider, I learned a lot of things and thought I would like to keep acting. Kamen Rider was deeply involved in my current background.”
However, appearing in Kamen Rider does not mean that all actors will become popular. Why did Takasugi gain so much attention? He said “I don’t quite understand it myself” but “I’m happy acting anyway.” He said with a smile, displaying how much he enjoyed acting.
Takasugi will keep showing us a variety of acting performances in the future, but has different ambitions. He stated “I would like to take on wartime roles.”
The young actor is quickly rising in popularity, thanks to his outstanding performances and acting skills. He has already won the 2018 72nd Mainichi Film Awards as Best New Actor for his role in Before We Vanish.
Article Sources: CinemaToday