Keisuke Minami will play the role of Ho-Oh Soldier who is set to debut in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger this July.
Known for playing Tezuka Kunimitsu in The Prince of Tennis musical series (Tenimyu), Keisuke Minami will join the cast of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger this July as Ho-Oh Soldier. After having auditioned for a role in another Super Sentai show ten years ago, Minami will finally have his debut in Kyuranger episode 21.
When the mysterious Tsurugi Ohtori is awakened after a long sleep, he will encounter and fight the Kyurangers as Ho-Oh Soldier. Believing the Kyurangers are evil, Tsurugi seeks to save the universe. Ho-Oh Soldier’s design and sword-fighting style are inspired by the phoenix.
Minami spoke about achieving his dream to play a role in the Super Sentai series. “My one dream has come true. Because I failed the audition 10 years ago, the Super Sentai series has been an impossible love, like an unforgettable partner. (laughs)” Minami also mentioned the impression he wants to leave behind. “Tsurugi is a character with interesting habits. It would make me very happy to be the sort of hero children want to imitate. I really look forward to the day I hear those words from kids on the streets.”
Ho-Oh Soldier’s debut appearance in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger episode 21 will air in Japan on July 9th.