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Mizushima Hiro (Japanese Actor, Author, and Model)

Updated on August 31, 2011

Learn more about famous actor-turned-novelist Hiro Mizushima

You might know Mizushima Hiro as the girl-crazy Minami Nanba in the popular Japanese drama Hana Kimi or as purposeful executive Soshi Asamoto in the TV series Zettai Kareshi but did you know that there's so much more to the handsome Japanese actor?

Hiro Mizushima recently quit acting so he can pursue a writing career. His very first novel Kagerou was released in 2010. It won a coveted award and has reached an audience of over one million. Not bad for an actor-turned-author eh?

If you want to see Mizushima Hiro photos, Japanese commercials, and learn more about the multi-talented celebrity, please read on.

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Hiro as Tendou Souji in Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006)

Hiro as Tendou Souji in Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006)
Hiro as Tendou Souji in Kamen Rider Kabuto (2006)
Mizushima Hiro
Mizushima Hiro

Mizushima Hiro : Profile

The hard facts about popular Japanese celebrity Hiro Mizushima

Name: Mizushima Hiro

Real name: Saito Tomohiro

Profession: Writer, model and actor

Birthdate: 1984-Apr-13

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Height: 180cm

Weight: 65kg

Star sign: Aries

Blood type: AB

Family: Older sister, wife - singer Ayaka

Talent agency: Formerly with Ken-On

Specialties: Soccer, English conversation, and writing Hip-Hop lyrics

Education: Keio University Integrated Policy major

Information from DramaWiki / Photo from Facebook Fanpage

All about Mizushima Hiro - What you need to know about the famous Japanese actor

Hiro Mizushima
Hiro Mizushima

Mizushima Hiro was born in Tokyo on 13 April 1984 but his family relocated to Zurich, Switzerland for six years where he attended an International School. His family returned to Japan when he was twelve years old.

Mizushima first appeared on Japanese television in 2005 in the second season of Gokusen. In the same year, he appeared in small roles in Japanese dramas Ame to Yume no Ato ni and the TBS drama Brother Beat.

In 2006, Mizushima played lead character Tendou Souji in the TV series Kamen Rider Kabuto and in the film Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love.

Mizushima then started taking on bigger roles in more popular and high-profile productions, such as the supporting role of girl-crazy Minami Nanba in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e and the lead role of Soshi Asamoto in Zettai Kareshi. Mizushima also provided the voice of Bruce Banner in the Japanese dub of The Incredible Hulk.

Mizushima married Japanese pop singer Ayaka on 22 February 2009. In September of 2010, Mizushima left his talent agency Ken-on to focus on his personal life and pursue a writing career. He released a bestselling novel entitled Kagerou in the same year and it went on to win the 5th Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction.

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Mizushima Hiro's novel Kagerou
Mizushima Hiro's novel Kagerou

Buy Kagerou by Mizushima Hiro (under his real name Saito Tomohiro)

Mizushima Hiro's award-winning debut novel.

In 2010, Mizushima released his first ever novel entitled Kagerou under a pen name which happens to be his real name) Saito Tomohiro. The novel won the 5th Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction and a cash prize of 20 million yen.

Synopsis: Kagerou tells the story of a former company employee who, unemployed and broke, decides to commit suicide. However, involvement with an underground group that deals in the sale of human organs leads him to a renewed realization of the value of life.

Kagerou by Saito Tomohiro (Mizushima Hiro) - $25.99

Synopsis from DramaPlot

Hiro Mizushima
Hiro Mizushima

Hiro Mizushima's Filmography and Other Works

Proof of how prolific and versatile the Japanese actor is.

TV Dramas

Gokusen (season 2) as Hiro Misawa (2005)

Ame to Yume no Ato ni (ep 7) (2005)

Brother Beat as Yoshi (2005)

Pink no Idenshi (ep 3) as Ikushima Mizuki (2005)

Kamen Rider Kabuto as Tendou Souji/Kusakabe Souji (2006)

Kanojo to no Tadashii Asobikata as Fujiki Kyouji (2007)

Watashitachi no Kyokasho as Yahata Daisuke (2007)

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e as Nanba Minami (2007)

Gutannubo (Gout Temps Nouveau) Drama Special (2007)

Churaumi Kara no Nengajo as Miyashita Kota (2007)

Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) as Asamoto Soshi (2008)

Room of King as Moriji/Mori Jirou (2008)

Mei-chan no Shitsuji as Shibata Rihito (2009)

Mr. Brain as Hayashida Toranosuke (TBS, 2009)

Tokyo Dogs as Maruo Kudo (Fuji TV, 2009)


Hatsukare as Ibushi (2006)

Lovely Complex as Ryoji Suzuki (2006)

Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love (2006)

100 Scene no Koi (2007)

GS Wonderland (2008)

Drop (March 2009)

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (2010)


The Incredible Hulk (2008) - Bruce Banner


Kagerou (2010)

Information from Wikipedia / Photo from Facebook Fanpage

Watch Hiro in the trailer for the BECK live action movie adaptation - A film adaptation of the popular manga by Harold Sakuishi

BECK is a manga by Harold Sakuishi published by Kodansha in Monthly Shounen Magazine. It was adapted as an anime television series with the title BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. It tells the story of a group of Japanese teenagers who form a rock band. Below is the trailer for the live-action film adaptation starring Hiro Mizushima as Ryusuke and Takeru Satoh as Koyuki.

Buy the Beck Mongolian Chop Squad Starter DVD Set - Watch the anime version of the successful manga

Mizushima Hiro as Ryusuke in BECK (2010)

Mizushima Hiro as Ryusuke in BECK (2010)
Mizushima Hiro as Ryusuke in BECK (2010)

Watch Hiro in the trailer for Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) - Hiro Mizushima plays business executive Asamoto Soshi in the Japanese drama

Buy Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) with English subtitles - Watch this delightful Japanese drama series starring Hiro Mizushima, Hayami Mokomichi, and Aibu

2008 Japanese Drama: Zettai Kareshi w/ English Subtitle
2008 Japanese Drama: Zettai Kareshi w/ English Subtitle

Robot maker, Kronos Heaven, finally develops "Night Tenjo", the perfect male humanoid programmed to be devoted and completely loyal to his lover. The company chooses temp worker Izawa Riko to take part in a 5-day free trial. At first, Riko only sees Night as a household appliance. But when she finds out how deep Night's devotion to herself is, Riko finds herself falling in love with him. Joining the love triangle is Asamoto Soshi, a distinguished young executive at her company who has feelings for her.


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Mizushima Hiro Speaking in English - Watch the bilingual actor in action

Mizushima attended an International School in Switzerland while growing up so the popular Japanese actor is fluent in English. I thought I'd share this video of him greeting the audience in English in a variety show for his fans to enjoy.

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Mizushima Hiro Japanese Commercials - See the talented actor in his many roles

Mizushima Hiro as Minami Nanba in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007)

Mizushima Hiro as Minami Nanba in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007)
Mizushima Hiro as Minami Nanba in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007)

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      I had not heard of Mizushima Hiro, but of course, you have done a fantastic job presenting the big picture of this very talented person. ** Blessed **

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      Seeds Of Future 6 years ago

      Haha, he is a very great actor, handsome and attractive:D

      I like his acting in Tokyo Dogs and a drama which the name is forgotten... which is related to a human robot...