Yuichi Tsuchiya

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Yuichi Tsuchiya
Born(1979-02-06)February 6, 1979
Minami-Alps, Yamanashi, Japan
Other names 土屋 裕一
Occupation Actor

Yuichi Tsuchiya (土屋 裕一, Tsuchiya Yūichi, born February 6, 1979 in Minami-Alps, Yamanashi) is a Japanese actor and full-time member of the 4-man theatre troupe *pnish*. His nickname is "Tuti". He is best known for his stage roles as Shuichiro Oishi of the Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu , and as Gin Ichimaru in the rock musical Bleach .

Minami-Alps, Yamanashi City in Chūbu, Japan

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Gin Ichimaru fictional character

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Early life

Yuichi Tsuchiya grew up in the Akaishi Mountains region of Yamanashi Prefecture. He has a younger sister, and his mother Yumiko runs a beauty parlor. He is a graduate of Yamanashi Prefectural Koufu First High School.

Akaishi Mountains mountain range in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

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Early career

Tsuchiya's career as an actor is primarily that of a stage actor with occasional movie parts. His first few performances were in 1997 with a traveling theatre troupe, "Gekidan Geiyuuza". After one year with them he signed on with the theatre troupe BQMAP in 1998. He first appeared in one of their shows in July 1998, a production called Re-. He continued to perform with them until late 2000.

In early 2000 (concurrent with his involvement with BQMAP), Tsuchiya began to perform with a group called "ShiroxKuro". In June 2000 they put on their first performance, Best Team, following up in February 2001 with Set a Trap.

On July 1, 2001, ShiroxKuro renamed themselves *pnish*. [1] The group has been involved in ten stage performances, their own radio program (which ended in June 2008) and their own weekly television show (Hottokenai! *pnish* TV). Tsuchiya was a member of the original nine-member troupe, which now consists of four performers.

Tenimyu

Tsuchiya's major stage appearance came in 2003 when he originated the role of Shuichiro Oishi, the motherly vice-captain of Seigaku Middle School's tennis club, as part of the first generation Seigaku cast in Tenimyu, the Prince of Tennis musical series. He played the role from 2003 to 2005, and his character served as the emcee of the first Dream Live live concert. During his run on the series, he worked with fellow *pnish* actor Eiji Moriyama (who played Takeshi Momoshiro). Tsuchiya graduated from his role after the Side Fudomine musical; along with several other graduated Tenimyu actors, Tsuchiya got a cameo in the Prince of Tennis live film adaptation.

Eiji Moriyama is a Japanese stage actor and voice actor. Moriyama is also a member of the entertainment group *pnish*. He is best known for his stage works, such as originating Takeshi Momoshiro of the first generation Seigaku cast of The Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu, and as Renji Abarai in Rock Musical BLEACH series.

The Prince of Tennis is a 2006 Japanese sports film based on the manga series of the same name by Takeshi Konomi. The film was directed by Yuichi Abe, written by Abe and Daisuke Habara and stars Kanata Hongo as Ryoma Echizen. It condenses the storyline from when Ryoma arrives in Japan to the match against Hyotei Academy. The film was released in Japan on May 13, 2006.

Since Tsuchiya left the Prince of Tennis the role of Oishi has been played by Hiroki Suzuki, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Yuya Toyoda, Yuki Tsujimoto, and is currently played by Jin Hiramaki.

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Tsuchiya returned to his role as Oishi and reunite with the 1st generation Seigaku cast to perform in Tenimyu's Dream Live 7th to celebrate the end of Tenimyu's first season.

Other roles

Tsuchiya stars as Gin Ichimaru in the rock musical Bleach , which has also featured some of his old Tenimyu castmates.

Tsuchiya played a double role in the Hunter x Hunter musical Hunter x Hunter: Nightmare of Zaoldyeck in 2002, where he worked with Prince of Tennis voice actors Kaida Yuki and Hiroki Takahashi. He portrayed Zebro the gatekeeper, as well as a butler.

Career summary

Stage work

*pnish* performances

Tenimyu , the Prince of Tennis musical series (as Shuichiro Oishi)

Rock Musical Bleach (as Gin Ichimaru)

Other theatre work

Movies

Television

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References

  1. *pnish*