Eita (Japanese Actor)
Learn more about Japan entertainment's talented Nagayama Eita
You know of Eita (Nagayama Eita) as the rocker violinist Ryutaro Mine in Nodame Cantabile or perhaps as impassioned photographer Nakaji in Sunao ni Narenakute but did you know that the handsome Japanese actor has already played a wide variety of roles, from suspense to action to drama and more?
Eita started out as a commercial model but he is quickly gaining popularity for the varied roles he tackles both on the small and big screen. No wonder he is one of Japan's most sought after actors today.
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Eita as Takuma Komoto in Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Eita Nagayama : Profile
The hard facts about the young Japanese celebrity
Full name: Nagayama Eita
Birthplace: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Star sign: Sagittarius
Blood type: AB
Family: Brothers - actors Nagayama Kento, Nagayama Tatsuya; wife - singer Kimura Kaela
Talent agency: Papado
All about Nagayama Eita - What you need to know about the versatile Japanese actor.
Eita Nagayama was born on December 13, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is the middle child in a family of five and his brothers Tazuya Nagayama and Kento Nagayama are actors as well. As a child, Eita enjoyed making home movies and enjoyed playing football (soccer) with his brothers. He joined the entertainment world in 1991 when, as a high school student, he was scouted by a talent agent while walking on the streets.
Eita made his debut as a model and by 2001, he was in a popular commercial for Coca-Cola. That same year, Eita made his acting debut on the small screen with the Fuji TV drama Sayonara, Ozu-sensei and on the big screen with Blue Spring. The following year, he dropped his family name altogether and became known simply as "Eita." During this time, he landed a variety of supporting roles but nothing stood out until the hit 2003 Fuji TV drama Water Boys. Eita's lead role in the 2005 comedy Summer Time Machine Blues boosted his popularity as a rising young actor. Along the way, he picked up some unique roles, switching easily from leading to supporting roles and working for both small indie films and big budget mainstream movies. The versatility he has displayed worked to make Eita one of the most in demand and popular young Japanese actors today.
Eita's Filmography and Other Works
Proof of how versatile an actor Eita is.
Sunao ni Narenakute (Fuji TV, 2010)
Voice as Kaji Daiki (Fuji TV, 2009)
Last Friends as Mizushima Takeru (Fuji TV, 2008)
Tokyo Daikushu as Boku Hitoshi (NTV, 2008)
Loss Time Life as Nakayama Haruhiko (Fuji TV, 2008, Story 1)
Nodame Cantabile SP as Mine Ryutaro (Fuji TV, 2008)
Atsu-hime as Komatsu Tatewaki (NHK, 2008)
Nodame Cantabile as Mine Ryutaro (Fuji TV, 2006)
Unfair SP as Ando Kazuyuki (Fuji TV, 2006)
Suppli as Ogiwara Satoshi (Fuji TV, 2006)
Unfair as Ando Kazuyuki (Fuji TV, 2006)
Water Boys Finale as Tanaka Masatoshi (Fuji TV, 2005)
Tokyo Friends as Shintani Ryuuji (Fuji TV, 2005)
Minna Mukashi wa Kodomo Datta as Sagami Masaki (KTV, 2005)
Medaka as Sakuragi Taku (Fuji TV, 2005)
Orange Days as Yashima Keita (TBS, 2004)
Hatachi as Nakashima Daisuke (Fuji TV, 2004)
Hatsukoi.com as Mizushima Kohei (NTV, 2003)
Otoko yu 2 as Koike Eiichi (Fuji TV, 2003)
Water Boys as Tanaka Masatoshi (Fuji TV, 2003)
Otoko yu as Koike Eiichi (Fuji TV, 2003)
Kimi wa Pet as Horibe Junpei (TBS, 2003)
Itsumo Futari de as Morinaga Kohei (Fuji TV, 2003)
Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike as Kurusu Chihiro (YTV, 2002)
Remote as Sawamura Keisuke (NTV, 2002)
Lunch no Joou as Sakai Noboru (Fuji TV, 2002)
Sayonara, Ozu Sensei as Mikami Tsuyoshi (Fuji TV, 2001)
Naku Monka (2009)
Dear Doctor (2009)
Gama no Abura (2009)
Yomei Ikkagetsu no Hanayome (2009)
Giniro no Season / Silver Season (2007)
Ahiru Kamo no Coin Locker (2007)
Tokyo Friends: The Movie (2006)
Kiraware Matsuko no Issho / Memories of Matsuko (2006)
Kuutyuu Teien / The Hanging Garden (2005)
Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Densha Otoko (2005)
9 Souls (2003)
Aoi Haru / Blue Spring (2001)
Watch Eita in the Japanese drama series "Unfair" (2006) - Eita plays rookie cop Ando Kazuyuki
Unfair is a dark crime drama about a serial murderer re-enacting the murders in short stories. Yukihira Natsumi (Ryoko Shinohara) is the police officer in charge of the case and her partner Ando Kazuyuki (Eita), a rookie cop, is assigned to look after her. Watch a montage of scenes from the drama below.
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Natsumi Yukihira has the highest arrest rate and is the most beautiful detective in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Her partner is a rookie cop, Kazuyuki Ando. One night, a high school girl and a businessman are killed. Shortly after, a third body is found, along with a bookmark that has a mysterious message: Who's unfair? A manuscript titled A Mystery Novel Volume 1 is then sent to the police and press. Written in it, are details which only the murderer is capable of knowing, an announcement to kill its next victim, and an unbelievable demand: if you want the killing to stop, make a successful bid on the next book. Natsumi must tackle a brutal killer that commits murder exactly like the novel.
Watch Eita as Shintani Ryuuji in the "Tokyo Friends" (2005) drama series - A montage of Ryuuji and Rei's memorable scenes.
The Japanese drama series Tokyo Friends starts with Rei Iwatsuki (Ai Otsuka) moving from her hometown Kochi to Tokyo to pursue her dreams. Upon arriving, she finds a job as a waitress and mets guitarist Ryuuji Shintani. Ryuuji likes her voice and invites her to join his band as the vocalist of The Survival Company (also known as Sabakan). The two starts a relationship. Watch a montage of their scenes from the series below.
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Small-town girl Rei (Otsuka Ai) moves to the big city to pursue her dreams. In Tokyo, she finds work at a pub and befriends the three other girls who work there, Maki (Kobayashi Mao), Ryoko (Makimura Yoko), and Hirono (Matsumoto Rio). At the invitation of Takashi (Eita), Rei becomes the lead vocalist for the band Sakaban. Takashi and Rei grow closer as they strive for their musical dreams together, but their relationship becomes strained when Takashi moves to a different band and later disappears. Determined to continue singing, Rei and Sakaban slowly make their mark in the music scene. One day, Rei receives news that Takashi was seen in New York and she decides to go look for him...
Eita as Ryutaro Mine in Nodame Cantabile (2006) - Mine and Chiaki performing "Spring" (Beethoven's Violin Sonata #5) in Nodame Cantabile
Eita as Kaji in the Japanese drama Voice (2009)
Browse through a wide selection of English-subtitled Japanese dramas on DVD
with Eita and special edition box sets at Yesasia
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Eita Nagayama Websites and Resource Links - Learn all you can about the talented Japanese actor
- EITA AREA (Eita Nagayama Official Website)
This is the official website of Japanese actor Nagayama Eita.
- Nagayama Eita (The Best Japanese Actor)
Eita Nagayama's Profile on Bestuff.com
- Eita - DramaWiki
Eita's Profile on DramaWiki
- Eita :: jdorama.com
Eita's Profile on Jdorama.com
- Where to Buy Official DVDs of Eita's movies and TV series, Photobooks and More
YesAsia's page that compiles all of Eita's movies, TV series, magazine appearances, photobooks and more.
- Forgotten Fairy Tales - Eita Photos
Great collection of Eita photos and magazine feature scans
Eita as Nakaji in Sunao ni Narenakute (2010)
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