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Tatsuya Fujiwara
Born Tatsuya Fujiwara
15 May 1982 (1982-05-15) (age 27)
Chichibu, Saitama, Japan

Tatsuya Fujiwara (藤原 竜也 Fujiwara Tatsuya?, born May 15, 1982 in Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese actor. He is famous for acting the part of Shuya Nanahara in the controversial 2000 film Battle Royale and continues the character as a leader of the Wild Seven in the sequel, Battle Royale II: Requiem. He stars as Light Yagami, the leading role in Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name, films based on the manga of the same name. He also has a cameo appearance in L: Change the World, an L spin-off movie for the Death Note series. In theatrical works, he is known for collaborating with Yukio Ninagawa, one of the most influential directors in Japan. He started his career in theatre, before screen debut, with the title role of Shintoku-maru, the boy who has an obsessive relationship with his step mother. He has also acted in Shakespeare plays, including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. [1]


Personal life

Fujiwara has three siblings; an older sister, an older brother and a younger sister. He is a Seibu Lions fan. He has also worked with director Takashi Miike for Sabu. His favorite sports are soccer and snowboarding. Tatsuya's blood type is A, his height is 178cm and his weight is 55kg. He can speak some English and is still studying it. He is good friends with Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name co-star, Ken'ichi Matsuyama.As of early 2009 he started dating Roxanne K. Hyunah who is a internet-based famous model in South Korea. They met while Hyunah went on a vacation to Japan. Fujiwara has been very open about this relationship compared to the ones in the past. Rumours has been surfing around Japanese gossip magazines about the pair will be marrying at the end of 2010.

Death Note

Fujiwara portrays fictional character, and Death Note's main protagonist, Light Yagami in the live-action movie. He co-stars with Erika Toda, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto and Shunji Fujimura. Light Yagami(Fujiwara) finds a mysterious note book named the 'Death Note', stating that if any persons name is written inside the note, they will die. After meeting a Shinigami (Death Note) named Ryuk, played by Nakamura Shidou(voice), Light decides to become 'God of the New World' by using the Death Note to kill criminals and create a 'Perfect World'. Fujiwara stated during filming to on-set cameras that it is hard to portray a character who has such emotion inside of him that is kept back until certain moments, but he thinks he has done a very good job with his acting in trying to bring Light Yagami to life within him and onto the screen. During filming of Death Note: The Last Name, Tatsuya became close friends with Ken'ichi Matsuyama, who plays L, Light Yagami's ultimate rival. Matsuyama mentioned that Tatsuya had done a good job with his acting, despite the fact that they were both acting.


  • Kamen Gakuen as Akira Dojima (2000)
  • Battle Royale as Shuya Nanahara (2000)
  • Sabu as Eiji (2002)
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem as Shuya Nanahara (2003)
  • Dark Fist as Takimo Usato (2003)
  • Moonlight Jellyfish as Seiji Terasawa (2004)
  • Chain Movements as Nagato Sone (2004)
  • Sea Ghost as Yukoni Chinari (2006)
  • Death Note as Light Yagami (2006)
  • Death Note: The Last Name as Light Yagami (2006)
  • L: Change the World as Light Yagami (2008) (cameo)
  • My First Love Goes To Past as Yurika Dosu (2008)
  • Chameleon: Long Goodbye 2008
  • Snakes and Earrings 2008
  • Zen as Hojo Tokiyori (2009)
  • Kaiji as Kaiji Ito (2009)
  • Parade as Naoki (2010)

TV Dramas

  • That's The Answer (1997)
  • Cyber Bishoujo Telomere (1998)
  • Feeling Relief Is Easy (1998)
  • Frozen Summer (1998)
  • Change! (1998)
  • LxIxVxE (1999)
  • Kiss Of Heaven (1999)
  • The Things You Taught Me (2000)
  • Saintly Springtime Of Life (2001)
  • Ikutsu Mono Umi Wo Koeru Te (2001)
  • Heaven's Gold Coins (2001)
  • I Cannot Say I Love You (2002)
  • Night Of Being Concerned (2002)
  • Shinsengumi! (2004)
  • Yatsuhakamura (2004)
  • Red Doubt (2005)
  • SunLight (2005)
  • Furuhata Ninzaburo (2006) (1st Episode)
  • Sengoku Jieitai: Sekigahara no Tatakai (2006)
  • Tokyo Daikushu (2008)


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