Gaku Oshida (押田岳) currently portrays Geiz Myoukouin/Kamen Rider Geiz in Kamen Rider Zi-O. He was born on April 9, 1997 in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Oshida was the winner of the Grankd Priz at the 29th JUNON Super Boy Contest.
Oshida was asked by Get News of his most recommended books for high school students. He enjoyed these novels so much that he continued reading them, even as he entered university.
The first novel Oshida recommends is When the Last Sword Is Drawn by Jiro Asada. The novel is loosely based off a true story of two Shinsengumi samurai reminincing. The men tell stories about the loyalty they held to their lord, clan, and families.
Oshida enjoyed the story, and believed it should be read by all Japanese men. The novel was also adapted as a movie in 2003, for those who don’t enjoy reading.
The next novel Oshida recommends is Sensei (or Ki wo Tsuke, Rei) by Kiyoshi Shigematsuki (重松 清). This is a collection of six short stories about teachers and students. The stories range from a student who dropped out of high school but managed to become a hard-working adult reunited with his homeroom teacher. There is also a story about a child who was bullied, but was comforted by his teacher.
The novel tells stories about how students thought they knew everything, but were forced to learn lessons the hard way. Teachers are also human, and werne’t trying to bully their students, but make them grow into better people.
This is a novel that Oshida recommends to both teachers and students, especially those who don’t like to hear advice from their seniors.
The last novel Oshida recommends is the title Brain Programming or The Answer: How to Take Charge of Your Life and Become the Person You Want to Be by Allan and Barbara Pease.
This is a self-help book on the power of positive thinking. It changes the way you think to make your dreams come true. While auditioning for Kamen Rider, Oshida’s office President recommended he read this book.
Oshida admits that he tends to think negatively, but changed to think positively to achive his goals and how to create a list of things he wants the most. By changing his mindset and adding the role to the list, believes he passed the audition. Oshida remembered times during high school when he felt sad, such as taking a silent exam. After reading this book, he believed it was important to have more positive thinking.
Oshida stated that he hopes everyone can find a book that will inspire them when they feel down, or feel disappointment.