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Hiroshi Fujioka
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Born Kuma (Present: Kumakōgen), Ehime
Born in February 19, 1946 (1946-02-19)
Role(s) Takeshi Hongo
Appearance(s):
Kamen Rider
Henshin!
As Takeshi Hongo during Kamen Rider.
IchiGo Returns
As Takeshi Hongo in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai.

Kunihiro Fujioka (藤岡 邦弘 Fujioka Kunihiro?, born February 19, 1946 in Kuma (Present: Kumakōgen), Ehime), better known by his stage name Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘、 Fujioka Hiroshi?), is a Japanese actor known for playing the hero Takeshi Hongo in the tokusatsu superhero series Kamen Rider, and later the Sega Saturn mascot Segata Sanshiro. Fujioka is a cultural icon in Japan, even having the minor planet 12408 Fujioka, discovered by Akimasa Nakamura, named in his honor. Fujioka writes his name with the ideographic comma at the end (after the kanji for "Hiroshi" (?)), saying "It is meant to remind me to reconsider myself and what it is that I need to achieve. It shows that I am not yet finished with my tasks and must continue working toward their accomplishment."

Originally, Hiroshi Fujioka did his own stunts as Kamen Rider 1. This made Kamen Rider history when early on in the show, Hiroshi shattered his leg in a motorcycle stunt gone wrong. This resulted in him being replaced by Takeshi Sasaki, who played Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2. Eventually, Hiroshi recovered returned to the show, joining Takeshi as the Double Riders. After the conclusion of the original series, Hiroshi reprised his role in the next, Kamen Rider V3, and later series as well. In recent crossover movies, early riders are voiced by new actors, with Kamen Rider 1 now being voiced by Tetsu Inada. However, in 2011, Hiroshi returned to voice Kamen Rider 1 in the 40th anniversary movie of the Kamen Rider Series, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, alongside Takeshi Sasaki and Hiroshi Miyauchi, who played Kamen Rider V3. In 2012, Hiroshi commented on the passing of Shigeru Araki, who played Kamen Rider Stronger. [1]

It was recently revealed that Fujioka will return in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai. He will transform on-screen. Last recorded time he did this was in the series finale of Kamen Rider Stronger.

Voiceover rolesEdit

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  • Zangan: Last Order -Final Fantasy VII-, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
  • Iwao Hazuki: Shenmue, Shenmue II
  • Phantom: Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy

Live rolesEdit

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