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Eita (Japanese Actor)

Updated on August 31, 2011

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.

If you want to see Eita photos, his Japanese commercials and learn all about him, please read on.

Photo courtesy of Forgotten Fairy Tales

Eita as Takuma Komoto in Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

Eita as Takuma Komoto in Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Eita as Takuma Komoto in Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Eita Nagayama
Eita Nagayama

Eita Nagayama : Profile

The hard facts about the young Japanese celebrity

Name: Eita

Full name: Nagayama Eita

Birthdate: 1982-Dec-13

Birthplace: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan

Height: 179cm

Weight: 65kg

Star sign: Sagittarius

Blood type: AB

Family: Brothers - actors Nagayama Kento, Nagayama Tatsuya; wife - singer Kimura Kaela

Talent agency: Papado

Information sourced from DramaWiki / Photo from Eita on Facebook

All about Nagayama Eita - What you need to know about the versatile Japanese actor.

Eita Nagayama
Eita Nagayama

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.

Information sourced from AsianMediaWiki / Photo from Facebook

Eita Nagayama
Eita Nagayama

Eita's Filmography and Other Works

Proof of how versatile an actor Eita is.

TV Series

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) 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)


Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II (2010)

Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)

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)

Dororo (2007)

Tokyo Friends: The Movie (2006)

Kiraware Matsuko no Issho / Memories of Matsuko (2006)

Su-ki-da (2005)

Kuutyuu Teien / The Hanging Garden (2005)

Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

Densha Otoko (2005)

Believer (2004)

9 Souls (2003)

Azumi (2003)

Aoi Haru / Blue Spring (2001)

Information sourced from DramaWiki / Photo from Eita Photobucket

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.

Buy a DVD of "Unfair"

Unfair Japanese Tv Drama Dvd English Sub Digipak Boxset NTSC All Region
Unfair Japanese Tv Drama Dvd English Sub Digipak Boxset NTSC All Region

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.

Buy the DVD of Tokyo Friends (Movie)

Tokyo Friend the Movie Japanese Movie Dvd with English Sub
Tokyo Friend the Movie Japanese Movie Dvd with English Sub

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 plays violin student Ryutaro Mine in the Jdrama series Nodame Cantabile. The scene below shows Mine during his violin recital performing Beethoven's Spring sonata accompanied by fellow Momogaoka student Chiaki Shinichi (Tamaki Hiroshi) on the piano.

Eita as Kaji in the Japanese drama Voice (2009)

Eita as Kaji in the Japanese drama Voice (2009)
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

Nagayama Eita Photos Gallery - Eye candy for all the Eita lovers out there!

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Eita as Nakaji in Sunao ni Narenakute (2010)

Eita as Nakaji in Sunao ni Narenakute (2010)
Eita as Nakaji in Sunao ni Narenakute (2010)

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      Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

      @justholidays: Hahaha, it's probably the hair Dom! Don't let the "rocker" look deceive you, he's an excellent actor. (:

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Gosh! He so seems to be part of our disillusioned youth...