He joined long running theatrical troupe Jidougekidan at the age of 2 in 1995, and debuted in a commercial in the same year. He then made his acting debut in 1999 in Masahiro Nakai's drama Good News.
He was then known as a "genius child talent", and at 12, starred as the lead in the remake of Youkai Daisensou in 2005 where he won the "Best Newcomer" award in the 29th Japanese Academy Awards.
He starred in his first drama in 2006's Tantei Gakuen Q (NTV) and has constantly been appearing in dramas and movies ever since. One of the biggest reasons why he's survived for such a long time in the industry is his choice of talent agency.
"He's in this major production firm which manages the Southern All Stars, Masaharu Fukuyama, Takeru Sato, Haruma Miura, and Yuriko Yoshitaka, among others. He receives a wide variety of projects, and he'll be secure even when he gets involved in a scandal with a woman as the agency will clean up after the mess. If he were in a different agency, he would have lost offers and would gradually fade out from the industry." - (TV rep)
Kamiki starred in the silver screen adaptation of the best-selling novel Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo in 2012 which sparked his second break. He then went on to make an impressive performance in last year's drama Kazoku Game, which left a stronger impact than the main star Sho Sakurai of Arashi.
He has been cast as the lead in the upcoming suspense thriller drama Henshin on WOWOW which is based on Keigo Higashino's novel, and will be in a number of upcoming movies, namely Rurouni Kenshin -Kyoto Taika-hen/ Densetsu no saigo-hen, Kamisama no iutoori, and next year's Bakuman. It seems that he has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the industry.
He's grown up quite nicely. Never have I thought that he's deteriorated.
But in this guy's case, hasn't he constantly had exposure?
But it never felt like he lost traction
Huge break as a "big sis" character
He has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the "Gay-noukai"
He does seem like a homo, though
I'd actually be surprised if he wasn't gay
His cuteness peaked in Kamen Rider Agito, though
He was also in SPEC
I never see bashing articles on these
Amuse talents (´・ω・｀)
Kamiki-kyun's cute so I don't care, though.
Kyun kyun (´ω｀*)
There was a long period where he looked ugly after his pretty boy stage in grade school, but his face looks nice again now. It's a pattern seen a lot during one's developmental years.
Kamiki-kyun was seriously an angel in Mukodono. I watched it while saying "Uwaaa, kawaii! kawaii!".
He came back in SPEC
As Okita? I wanna see that.
11-nin mo iru! was it? That was good.
The part where Kamiki-kyun lost his virginity in 11-nin mo iru! was soooooooo funny. I thought that it was expressed well in Kudokan's own way. I want to watch that again, but I can't find it anywhere orz
I've always liked him since he was a child star. Kamiki, and Yoshioka-kun too. I've been a fan all this time. He was never on a decline for me.
The boy who touched Aya Ueto's boobies
Ashida these days should follow Kamiki's example.
So he's still popular despite leveling down from a pretty boy to a slightly handsome otaku, huh
His role as the Child Monster was a dark past
Being cast in Dai Nipponjin must be a dark past for him
Kyun, you're so cute kyun
He was cute in Aikurushii
The miraculous child star who's always been popular
Everyone other than Kamiki and Saitama were bad at acting in Kirishima
Kamiki-kyun, so cool w
I never had this image that he had his ups and downs w
QUIZ, was it? The mystery drama with Naomi Zaizen as the detective with special abilities. Kamiki-kun dressed in his school uniform from this elite private school wearing a ransel was so pretty, you'd think he was a demon. He was so beautiful that you wouldn't have thought that he's from this planet. And it's a miracle that his looks nor his disposition hasn't strayed off the right track, unlike the Harry Potter boy.
Saying that he got his 2nd break feels kinda wrong. It seemed like he's always been around.
He's still a "boy". A "boy" isn't good enough. He has to become a "guy"!
Teppei Koike's successor
I want to make him dress in women's clothes and rape him
I prefer Kanata Hongo to Kamiki-kun, but I'm sad that I don't get to see him as often
He may have grown up, but he's still high-pitched. He's like in the middle of an adult and a boy.
He may have deteriorated for a period, but it does feel like he's recovered
He's in his 2nd run of success now as an otaku-type, but it's terrifying that he still has the possibility of succeeding as an ikemen-type
I've been keeping tabs on him ever since I watched Kirishima
To me, he's either voice acting in an anime or he's in a live action adaptation of a manga. My image is that he's only working on projects related to manga or anime.
SPEC Ninomae was really good. I think that he'll be able to emit a youthful, crazy personality in Rurouni Kenshin.
Is it true that he's got the heart of a girl?
I like him better now. He's like this orthodox, herbivore-type ikemen.
Kamiki-kyun hasn't deteriorated at all
He was good in his meanie role in Kazoku game. Problem is that he's got short legs.
I'm looking forward to how Kamiki-kun as Sojiro and gatotsu will look like in the RuroKen sequel
Based on his hair quality, looks like he'll go bald
He's become quite a fresh-looking ikemen (´・ω・`)
He was really cute when he was a kid. Even his personality was cute. Like how Mana Ashida-chan is now.
I want him to learn how to do sword-fighting scenes so that he can appear in period flicks
Oh, the kid that everyone's been referring to as Kyun-kyun since back in the day?
I think the turning point for him was more of SPEC rather than Kirishima
Disappearing for a short while did him good. It gave that impact of "Oh, so this is what he's grown up to be".
He's regarded as Kamiki-kyun on 2ch and has no factors whatsoever that will make people bash him
Original Thread: 【芸能】大人になってまた売れ出した元天才子役・神木隆之介
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