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Takayuki Godai

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Takayuki Godai (五代高之, Godai Takayuki, born July 1, 1956) is a Japanese actor best known as the shōgun's ninja Saizō in the long-running prime-time television jidaigeki Abarenbō Shōgun.[1] Godai first appeared as Saizō in Episode 57 of Series III, and continued through Series IV and V, about 190 episodes.

His stage name is the name of the character portrayed by Yujiro Ishihara in the 1969 film Eiko e no 5,000 kiro.[2]

He is also a voice actor. He has had important roles in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan, and as the villain Akudaikaan in Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star.

In film, Godai played the male lead opposite Rina Akiyama in the 2006 horror film Eko eko azaraku: B-page.[3] He appeared in the 1985 Shiosai, an adaptation of The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima.[4] He also played a role in Moonlight Mask (the 1981 movie version).

Godai appeared live on stage at a special performance Koi densetsu: Ai sureba koso by Yōko Nagayama.



  1. ^ Takayuki Godai at IMDB, retrieved on October 25, 2008
  2. ^ 栄光への5000キロ (Eikō e no 5,000 kiro) at JMDB, retrieved on October 25, 2008
  3. ^ Eko eko azaraku: B-page at IMDB, retrieved on October 25, 2008
  4. ^ The Sound of Waves at IMDB, retrieved on October 25, 2008
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