Shosuke Tanihara (谷原 章介 (たにはら しょうすけ) Tanihara Shōsuke, born July 8, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor, who debuted in Hana Yori Dango as Tsukasa Domyoji.

He is also known for his roles in Fudoh: The New Generation, Lovely Complex, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus and Godzilla: Final Wars.


Early life

Shosuke Tanihara was born on July 8, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Kohoku High School in 1991.[1]


He began working as a model in 1992.[1] He made his film debut as Tsukasa Domyoji in Hana Yori Dango in 1995. The same year he began appearing in minor roles in television dramas.

Tanihara also hosts a podcast produced by Tokyo FM, titled Tokyo Twenty-Four Living Supported by FLET’S Hikari. It began on January 7, 2006 with the guest, former Yokohama Bay Stars pitcher Takashi Saito.[2]

Personal life

He married Emi Miyake in March 2007,[1] and had their daughter in October. He made the announcement at the 8th Best Formalist Award ceremony.[3] His second daughter was born in April 2009, followed by two sons in October 2010 and February 2012.[4] He announced in January 2015 that he wife was expecting.[5] She gave birth to their third daughter on April 9, 2015.[6] Tanihara also has a stepson (born December 19, 2003) from his wife's previous marriage to Issei Ishida.[7]

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hana Yori Dango Tsukasa Domyoji
1996 Fudoh: The New Generation Riki Fudoh
1997 Deborah ga Rival Umenosuke Ichimatsu
2000 Godzilla vs. Megsguirus Hajime Kudo
2003 Sky High Kohei Kanzaki
2004 Godzilla: Final Wars
2006 Lovely Complex Kuniumi Maitake
Memories of Matsuko Shunji Saeki
2007 Vexille Cdr. Leon Fayden Voice role
2009 Tenshi no Koi Kouki Ozawa
2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram Reshiram Voice role
Andalucia: Revenge of the Goddess Naoki Kawashima

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Gokusen 2 Takuma Kujo
2007 Furin Kazan Imagawa Yoshimoto
Watashitachi no Kyokasho Naoyuki Seri
2010 Ryomaden Katsura Kogoro
2011 Ranma 1/2 Tofu Ono Television film
2014 Gunshi Kanbei Takenaka Hanbei
Smoking Gun Kashiwagi Natsuki


  • Before appearing in Hana Yori Dango, he participated in the "Non'no" (ノンノ () ) model contest with co-stars, Koichi Hashizume and Naohito Fujiki.
  • He met the creator of Boys Over Flowers, Yoko Kamio during the production of the movie. They were filming the last scene at the night club in Roppongi.[8]
  • Tanihara appeared in two of the "Our film series" (ぼくたちの映画シリーズ () ) films, Hana Yori Dango and Deborah ga Rival (based on the manga by Kaoru Tada).
  • Yuki Uchida, who played opposite him in the Hana Yori Dango film, also performed in Gunshi Kanbei with him as Nohime.


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