Actor News

Kamen Rider Actors Transcend Gender in Princess Jellyfish and More

Koji Seto was previouslly announced for the role of Kuranosuke Koibuchi in the live-action tv adaptation of Princess Jellyfish. Seto previously portrayed Wataru Kurenai, the main character of Kamen Rider Kiva. Kuranosuke is described as “fashionable and handsome, who has a lot of fashion sense and is also wears female clothing.”



A visual has already been posted, and many were quick to priase his beauty. Princess Jellyfish was previously adapted into a live-action move in 2014. Masaki Suda took on the role as Kuranosuke Koibuchi.



Princess Jellyfish was originally a manga series by Akiko Higashimura. The main character, Tsukimi, moves to Tokyo to become an artist. She’s insecure, especially around men and people she thinks are more attractive. She moves into a female-only apartment complex, where the other residents believe that men are unnecessary. She takes comfort in jellyfish, which were creatures that her mother also loved.

Tsukimi learns how to deal with her fear of men, thanks to the kindness of Kuranosuke Koibuchi, a university student who wears female clothing. Kuranosuke wants to live his own way, and doesn’t want to be a politician like his father.

Seto has spoken about the role, stating he has had to go on a diet and take better care of his skin. He also has to stand up straighter in his costume.

These transformations are not uncommon for actors in the Kamen Rider series. Many of the lead ikemen actors move on do well in the future.




Hiro Mizushima, who played Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto, appeared in the 51st issue of Numero TOKYO as a blonde wearing a beautiful black down. He originally proposed the idea and produced the photos. He came up with the concept of “transcending gender”.



Mahiro Takasugi, who potrayed Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen in Kamen Rider Gaim, previously released a photobook Metamorphosis containing several different versions of himself. It included photos as a cross-dresser and as a salaryman. There were many surprised fans when they saw how beautiful he was.


Article Sources: YaHoo

All translation content is provided by Daisuki Toku. All translations are created to the best of our ability. If using this translation, please refer to Sourcing Info on how to link back to Daisuki Toku on your website and on social media.

Upcoming Events