Mackenyu (真剣佑 (まっけんゆう) Makkenyū, born November 16, 1996 in Los Angeles, California) is an actor, who got his start on Team Astro in 2005. He is the son of the famous Japanese director, Sonny Chiba.

Mackenyu co-starred in Hana Yori Dango: The Musical as Sojiro Nishikado.


Early life

Mackenyu was born as Mackenyu Maeda (前田 真剣佑 (まえだ まっけんゆう) Maeda Mackenyu) on November 16, 1996 in Los Angeles, California to Sonny and Tomomi Chiba. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was in their Advanced Placement program.[1][2]


Mackenyu began acting in 2005, appearing in Team Astro. He acted in small roles for the next few years, choosing to focus mainly on school. Mackenyu has became a full-time actor as of 2013.

Personal life

His father is the famous director, actor, and producer, Sonny Chiba. His parents married sometime in 1996. He has an older half-sister, Juri Manase from his father's previous marriage, and a younger brother, Gordon. His uncle, Jiro Yabuki is also an actor.[1]



Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Team Astro Shin-chan
2014 Yonimo Kimyou na Monogatari: '14 Aki
2015 Hoiku Tantei 25 Ji: Hanasaki Shinichirou wa Nemurenai!! Hitoshi Kamose
Yume wo Ataeru Masaki
Hatsumori Bemazu Sasaki Kojiro Episode 8


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Father
2015 Noise
Kamen Rider Drive Eiji Tomari
2016 Chihayafuru: Part 1 Arata Wataya
Chihayafuru: Part 2 Arata Wataya
Nigakute Amai Atsushi Babazono


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