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: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 16, 1996
  • Age: 27
Mackenyu Maeda, known simply as Mackenyu, is 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 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).

In December 2020, Mackenyu announced that he would be leaving his agency, Top Coat, in April of 2021 as well as suspending his Japanese activities for the time being. He announced that he wants to focus on global activities in 2021.

Mackenyu and his brother Maeda Gordon both announced their marriages to non-celebrity women on January 22, 2023, the birthday of their father Sonny Chiba who passed away in 2021. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 House of the Owl
Japanese Drama, 2024, 0 eps
Ogami Ryu (Main Role)
0
Ogami Ryu
Main Role
0.0
2023 Wonderhatch: Soratobu Ryu no Shima
Japanese Drama, 2023, 8 eps
Akuta (Main Role)
8
Akuta
Main Role
7.3
2023 One Piece
Japanese Drama, 2023, 8 eps
Roronoa Zoro (Main Role)
8
Roronoa Zoro
Main Role
8.8
2021 Ichikei no Karasu
Japanese Drama, 2021, 11 eps
Ishikura Bunta/"Bun-chan" [Court clerk, Tokyo District Court's third branch] (Support Role)
11
Ishikura Bunta/"Bun-chan" [Court clerk, Tokyo District Court's third branch]
Support Role
8.0
2021 Re: Na mo Naki Sekai no End Roll: Half a Year Later
Japanese Drama, 2021, 3 eps
Sawada Makoto / Onose Makoto (Support Role)
3
Sawada Makoto / Onose Makoto
Support Role
7.5
2019 Doki no Sakura
Japanese Drama, 2019, 10 eps
Kijima Aoi (Support Role)
10
Kijima Aoi
Support Role
7.9
2019 Two Homelands
Japanese Drama, 2019, 2 eps
Amoh Isamu (Support Role)
2
Amoh Isamu
Support Role
7.9
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
8.2
2018 Todome no Parallel
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Namiki Takauji (Main Role)
10
Namiki Takauji
Main Role
7.9
2017 Keiji Yugami
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Kaitori Kappei (Ep. 6) (Guest Role)
10
Kaitori Kappei (Ep. 6)
Guest Role
8.0
2017 Bokutachi ga Yarimashita
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Ichihashi Tetsuto (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.5
2016 Aogeba Toutoshi
Japanese Drama, 2016, 8 eps
Ren Kitora (Main Role)
8
Main Role
8.0
2016 Ashita mo Kitto Kimi ni Koi wo Suru.
Japanese Drama, 2016, 4 eps
Shouta (Main Role)
4
Main Role
7.4
2016 Sakurasaku
Japanese Drama, 2016, 4 eps
(Main Role)
4
Main Role
7.4
2015 Hatsumori Bemars
Japanese Drama, 2015, 12 eps
Sasaki (Guest Role)
12
Sasaki
Guest Role
7.4
2015 Yume wo Ataeru
Japanese Drama, 2015, 4 eps
Masaaki (Support Role)
4
Masaaki
Support Role
7.3
2015 Hoiku Tantei 25-ji - Hanasaki Shinichiro wa nemurenai!!
Japanese Drama, 2015, 9 eps
Kamose Hitoshi (Support Role)
9
Kamose Hitoshi
Support Role
7.0
2005 Team Astro
Japanese Drama, 2005, 18 eps
(Guest Role)
18
Guest Role
7.9
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Knights of the Zodiac
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Seiya (Main Role)
Seiya
Main Role
7.2
2022 Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Final Transmutation
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Scar (Main Role)
Scar
Main Role
7.7
2022 Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Revenge Scar
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Scar (Main Role)
Scar
Main Role
7.7
2021 Rurouni Kenshin: The Final
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Yukishiro Enishi (Main Role)
Yukishiro Enishi
Main Role
8.6
2021 Brave: Gunjou Senki
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Nishino Aoi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2021 The Master Plan
Japanese Movie, 2021,
Sawada Makoto / Onose Makoto (Main Role)
Sawada Makoto / Onose Makoto
Main Role
8.0
2020 Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro
Japanese Movie, 2020,
[Yashiki's friend] (Guest Role)
[Yashiki's friend]
Guest Role
7.4
2020 Our 30 Minute Sessions
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Miyata Aki (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2020 Kaiji: Final Game
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Hirose Minato (Support Role)
Hirose Minato
Support Role
7.0
2019 Tokyo Ghoul S
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Souta (Bit part)
Souta
Bit part
7.5
2019 12 Suicidal Teens
Japanese Movie, 2019,
No. 5 (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2018 Code Blue: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Iwata Akio [Michi's Lover] (Support Role)
Iwata Akio [Michi's Lover]
Support Role
8.3
2018 Over Drive
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Hiyama Naozumi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2018 Chihayafuru 3: Musubi
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2018 Impossibility Defense
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Asao Momose (Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
2017 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Nijimura Okuyasu (Support Role)
Nijimura Okuyasu
Support Role
7.4
2017 Peach Girl
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Tojigamori Kazuya / Toji (Support Role)
Tojigamori Kazuya / Toji
Support Role
7.3
2017 Let's Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S. Champions?!
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Yamashita Kosuke (Support Role)
Yamashita Kosuke
Support Role
8.0
2016 Night's Tightrope
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Hikaru Makise (Support Role)
Hikaru Makise
Support Role
7.1
2016 Bittersweet
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Babazono Atsushi (Support Role)
Babazono Atsushi
Support Role
7.2
2016 Chihayafuru 2: Shimo no Ku
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Wataya Arata (Main Role)
Wataya Arata
Main Role
8.2
2016 Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Wataya Arata (Support Role)
Wataya Arata
Support Role
8.1
2015 Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Tomari Eiji / Kamen Rider Drive (Support Role)
Tomari Eiji / Kamen Rider Drive
Support Role
7.6
2015 Buzz
Japanese Movie, 2015,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
7.0
2007 Oyaji
Japanese Movie, 2007,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Rurouni Kenshin: Road to Kenshin Special Edition the Final
Japanese Special, 2021, 2 eps
(Support Role)
2
Support Role
8.3
2020 Remote de Korosareru
Japanese Special, 2020, 1 eps
Nomura Yusaku (Main Role)
1
Nomura Yusaku
Main Role
7.3
2016 Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
[Police sergeant] (Support Role)
1
[Police sergeant]
Support Role
7.1
2014 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 2014 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2014, 1 eps
{Shadow Boxing} (Support Role)
1
{Shadow Boxing}
Support Role
7.8
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 VS Damashii
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 58 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
58
(Ep. 9)
Guest
8.3
2020 Azatokute Nani ga Waruino
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 150 eps
(Ep. 16) (Guest)
150
(Ep. 16)
Guest
8.8
2019 Another Sky Season 2
Japanese TV Show, 2019, 102 eps
(Guest)
102
Guest
0.0
2015 Datsuryoku News Network
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 350 eps
(Ep. 90, 255) (Guest)
350
(Ep. 90, 255)
Guest
7.0
2015 Buzz Rhythm
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 380 eps
(Guest)
380
Guest
8.5
2014 Sakurai Ariyoshi the Yakai
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 500 eps
(Ep. 209, 226, 296, 297) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 209, 226, 296, 297)
Guest
7.9
2013 Ariyoshi Seminar
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
0.0
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 550 eps
(Ep. 364) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 364)
Guest
8.4
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 125, 199, 213, 250) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 125, 199, 213, 250)
Guest
8.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 340, 344, 430) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 340, 344, 430)
Guest
8.5
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 718) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 718)
Guest
10.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 326, 380) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 326, 380)
Guest
8.3
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 561 eps
(Ep. 396, 425) (Guest)
561
(Ep. 396, 425)
Guest
8.5
2005 Oshareism
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 760 eps
(Guest)
760
Guest
8.4
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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: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 16, 1996
  • Age: 27

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