Icon-goranger.pngIcon-jakq.pngIcon-zeo.png This article is about an actor in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, Choriki Sentai Ohranger and other Super Sentai shows.

Hiroshi Miyauchi with his four main toku roles: Aorenger, Kamen Rider V3, Big One and Zubat.

Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi, June 14, 1947) is a prolific toku actor, having appeared in three Super Sentai series (Himitsu Sentai Gorenger as Akira Shinmei (Aorenger), J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai as Sokichi Banba (Big One)--a role he would reprise 24 years later in the 25th anniversary teamup film Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai and an additional 11 years later in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle--and Choriki Sentai Ohranger as Chief Counsellor Naoyuki Miura).

In addition to his Sentai roles, Miyauchi also portrayed Shiro Kazami (also known as the title character of Kamen Rider V3) and Ken Hayakawa (also known as the title character of Kaiketsu Zubat, which he has stated is his favorite role). He also sung the OP theme song to the former and an insert song ("Horizon of Two Men") for the latter. Miyauchi would later return to the Kamen Rider franchise as Tōbei Tachibana in the 2005 film Kamen Rider The First.

In episodes 31 & 39 of Toei and Marvel Comics Spider-Man, he played Detective Go Tachibana.

In Metal Heroes, he played Space Sheriff Alan in episode 30. In the same series, he played a recurring character, Shunsuke Masaki in the Rescue Police trilogy, most notably in Tokkei Winspector.

In 2011, Hiroshi Miyauchi reprised all four of his main roles in tokusatsu. In the Super Sentai 35th anniversary movie, Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, he reprised his role as Sokichi Banba (Big One), also providing minor voicework for AoRenger, and in the Kamen Rider Series 40th anniversary movie, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, he voiced both Kamen Rider V3 and Zubat, the latter of which appeared as part of group of four other heroes created by Shotaro Ishinomori.

During an interview with the Tokusatsu Network, Hiroshi said that the secret to Super Sentai's longevity as a franchise is that its messages about justice, teamwork, and people coming together to stand up and fight for what is right resonates with and is passed down to multiple generations. He also was somewhat aware of Power Rangers and said that its continued existence is an extension of that message. He stated when he first came to Hawaii and heard the native Hawaiians sing the opening theme to Kamen Rider V3Icon-crosswiki.png at a stage show, he was moved to tears. Hiroshi also said he is always very grateful and humbled to have fans who love him as a hero and role model from all over the world, though he regrets he does not speak or understand enough English to communicate better with English speaking fans. [1]

Roles in Super Sentai

External links


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Z6pyLaE9c The Tokusatsu Network Interviews Hiroshi Miyauchi