Cats and Crew 20th Century Boys

HIROYUKI MIYASAKO as KeroyonProfile

Hiroyuki Miyasako was born in Osaka, Japan in 1970. He became popular as one of the comedians of Ameagari Kesshitai comedy duo. Besides his comedy routine, he's also active as a musician and as an actor. His first movie appearance was in 1995 in "Gontakure / Misfits."

Hiroyuki Miyasako's other film appearances include, Miwa Nisihkawa's "Hebi Ichigo / Mock Strawberries" (2002); Masahiko Nagasawa's "13 kaidan / Thirteen Steps" (2003); Kazuaki Kiriya's "Casshern" (2004); Masato Harada's "Moryo no Hako / The Shadow Spirit" (2007); and Keisuke Yoshida's "Junkissa Isobe / Cafe Isobe" (2008); Haruki Kadokawa 's The Laughing Policeman (2009)

Character

Keroyon, or Keitaro Fukuda, is one Secret Base gang member who did not join his friends on Bloody New Year's Eve. He met Kiriko while he trained to become a soba-noodle maker and helps her with her research.

Interview

HIROYUKI MIYASAKO as KeroyonI've been a huge fan of Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine [in which 20th Century Boys manga was serialized], so I couldn't believe my luck when I was cast in the movie. I was shocked. How would they make a movie out of the 20th Century Boys saga? And who would be in it? After spending time thinking about who'd play who, I was told I was to play the role of Keroyon. It was confusing because I didn't know why I got that role...But after they applied makeup, I figured I did look like Keroyon. I tried to play him like a regular guy. It's regrettable that I couldn't join the operation on the Bloody New Year's Eve. I wanted to be in that snapshot (laughs).

About Chapter Three:

"In the first movie, I kept telling the press to wait for the last movie to see my great acting. I was relieved that I was actually written into the final chapter screenplay and I appear in quite a few scenes, too! My character is in his 50's so the makeup guys applied prosthetics around my cheeks and forehead for a wrinkled effect. Some people I met for the first time on the set told me that I looked much younger on television, that they didn't think I looked so old in person! That's how fantastic the makeup was."

 

1999, 2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts, Shogakukan 2008-2009 “20th Century Boys” Film Partners 2008-2010 4Digital Media

HIROYUKI MIYASAKO as Keroyon