Mackenyu

Mackenyu Maeda

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  • First Name: Mackenyu
  • Family Name: Maeda
  • Native name: 新田 真剣佑
  • Also Known as: Makkenyuu;Mackenyu Chiba;Mackenyu Arata;あらた まっけんゆう
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 16, 1996
  • Age: 22

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Mackenyu Maeda

Mackenyu

  • Name: Mackenyu
  • Native name: 新田 真剣佑
  • Given name: Maeda Mackenyu
  • Also Known as: Makkenyuu;Mackenyu Chiba;Mackenyu Arata;あらた まっけんゆう
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 16, 1996
  • Age: 22
Mackenyu Maeda, known simply as Mackenyu or Mackenyu, a Japanese-American actor born in Los Angeles and is the son of a famous Japanese actor, producer, director, and martial artist Sonny Chiba.. He attended Beverly Hills High School in their Advanced Placement Program and appeared in a few films and TV shows while growing up, including the TV mini-series Team Astro (Astro Kyuudan) (2005), and the Japanese feature film Oyaji (2007), while devoting most of his time to school and graduation.

In 2013, Mackenyu turned his full attention to acting—including roles in the feature film Buzz (So-On: The Five Oyaji) (2014) and TV movie Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari (2014). His acting quickly expanded to include three supporting roles in TV Mini-series including The Kindergarten Detective (Hanasaki Shin'ichirou wa Nemurenai!!) (2015), Yume o Ataeru (2015), and The Hatsumori Bemars (2015). His fame grew dramatically in Japan after landing the role of Eiji Tomari/ Kamen Rider Drive in the live action movie based on the popular series created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future (Gekijōban Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future) (2015).

In 2015, he also landed his first lead roles in two USA film productions, Take a Chance (2015) and Tadaima (2015); for the latter he won a best actor award. In January 2016, he made his stage debut in the Japanese musical Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango: The Musical) (2016). He had a prominent role in the two part feature film Chihayafuru Part I & II (2016) which was released back-to-back in March and April 2016. Japan's AM magazine featured him on the front cover of their 14 March 2016 edition and included an interview with him. One of his most challenging roles in his career to date was Shoujo (Little Girl).

Having completed his lead role as "Makise" in the feature film Night's Tightrope (Shoujo) (2016), Mackenyu started to expand his acting opportunities in Hollywood with a lead role in the series ZAPS, Inc. (2017) and the supporting role of Ryoichi in Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018).
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Chihayafuru: Tsunagu
Japanese Drama, 2018, 5 eps
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
5
Wataya Arata
Main Role
7.8
2018 Todome no Kiss
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Namiki Takauji (Support Role)
10
Namiki Takauji
Support Role
8.5
2018 Todome no Parallel
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Namiki Takauji (Support Role)
10
Namiki Takauji
Support Role
7.9
2017 Keiji Yugami
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Kaitora Kappei (Ep.6) (Guest Role)
10
Kaitora Kappei (Ep.6)
Guest Role
8.3
2017 Bokutachi ga Yarimashita
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Ichihashi Tetsuto (Main Role)
10
Ichihashi Tetsuto
Main Role
7.8
2016 Aogeba Toutoshi
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Ren Kitora (Main Role)
8
Ren Kitora
Main Role
8.3
2016 Ashita mo Kitto Kimi ni Koi wo Suru.
Japanese Drama, 2016, 4 eps
Shouta (Main Role)
4
Shouta
Main Role
7.8
2016 Sakurasaku
Japanese Drama, 2016, 4 eps
(Main Role)
4
Main Role
7.2
2015 Hatsumori Bemars
Japanese Drama, 2015, 12 eps
Sasaki (Guest Role)
12
Sasaki
Guest Role
7.7
2015 Yume wo Ataeru
Japanese Drama, 2015, 4 eps
Masaaki (Support Role)
4
Masaaki
Support Role
7.6
2015 Hoiku Tantei 25-ji - Hanasaki Shinichiro wa nemurenai!!
Japanese Drama, 2015, 9 eps
Kamose Hitoshi (Support Role)
9
Kamose Hitoshi
Support Role
6.7
2005 Team Astro
Japanese Drama, 2005, 18 eps
(Guest Role)
18
Guest Role
8.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 12 Suicidal Children
Japanese Movie, 2019,
No. 5 (Main Role)
No. 5
Main Role
0.0
2018 Code Blue: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2018,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.3
2018 Over Drive
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Hiyama Naozumi (Main Role)
Hiyama Naozumi
Main Role
9.7
2018 Chihayafuru: Musubi
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
Wataya Arata
Main Role
8.6
2018 Impossibility Defense
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Asao Momose (Main Role)
Asao Momose
Main Role
7.8
2017 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Diamond is Unbreakable
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Okuyasu Nijimura (Support Role)
Okuyasu Nijimura
Support Role
7.6
2017 Peach Girl
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Kazuya Toujigamori / Toji (Support Role)
Kazuya Toujigamori / Toji
Support Role
7.4
2017 Let's Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S. Champions?!
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Yamashita Kosuke (Support Role)
Yamashita Kosuke
Support Role
8.3
2016 Night's Tightrope
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Hikaru Makise (Support Role)
Hikaru Makise
Support Role
7.2
2016 Bittersweet
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Babazono Atsushi (Support Role)
Babazono Atsushi
Support Role
7.4
2016 Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
Wataya Arata
Main Role
8.4
2016 Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
Wataya Arata
Main Role
8.4
2015 Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Tomari Eiji / Kamen Rider (Dark) Drive (Support Role)
Tomari Eiji / Kamen Rider (Dark) Drive
Support Role
7.9
2015 Buzz
Japanese Movie, 2015,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
2007 Oyaji
Japanese Movie, 2007,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
[Police sergeant] (Support Role)
1
[Police sergeant]
Support Role
7.8
2014 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: 2014 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
7.8
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
8.7
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 466 eps
(Ep. 396) (Guest)
466
(Ep. 396)
Guest
9.1
2005 Oshareism
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
8.7
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