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Yutaka Kobayashi
Yuta
Born March 19, 1989
Born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Role(s) Kaito Kumon
Shapool
Appearance(s):
Kamen Rider Gaim
Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden
Kaitokumonbaron
Shapool with a spray

Yutaka Kobayashi (小林 豊 Kobayashi Yutaka?) is a Japanese actor who played Kaito Kumon/Kamen Rider Baron in Kamen Rider Gaim, as well as his doppelganger Shapool in Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Baron.[1]

Since 2010, Kobayashi has been a member of the music group BOYS AND MEN.

After Kamen Rider Gaim, Kobayashi has moved on and landed in a role for Aichi Policemax, where he plays a policeman.

He currently stars in Why Can't Seiya Todoin, 16-Year-Old, Get a Girlfriend? with Kamen Rider Taisen star Itsuji Itao.

Interview

In recent interview in Hyper Hobby magazine, Kobayashi revealed that he loved the Kamen Rider Series, which is why he wanted to take this role to become one. He also wanted to pick up this role to open up a path in his acting career as some of the hottest actors were once Kamen Riders. Kobayashi even went for a motorcycle license for this role.

He also said that he used to watch Kamen Rider Ryuki as a kid and was happy that Kamen Rider Gaim would feature multiple Riders like Ryuki. He mentions that he is the complete opposite of his character in Kamen Rider Gaim and he's been working with Baron's suit actor, Eitoku about the character.

In the same interview, he revealed his dislike for bananas and why he stopped eating it. It started after he participated in a marathon and he only ate bananas that day. At the end of the day, he felt sick and blamed it on bananas. After accepting the role for Kaito Kumon, he realized he should overcome his dislike for bananas.

Kobayashi also revealed that he auditioned and had been casted in the role of Captain Marvelous from Kaizoku Sentai GokaigerIcon-crosswiki but turned it down for another project. The role was later given to Ryota Ozawa, who he admitted that they look alike.[2]

Besides acting, Kobayashi also has a specialty in baking. He can be seen in the official Kamen Rider Gaim website's net spin-off called Yuta Cafe, a spin-off series that involves the usage of fruits to bake pasteries. He also invited several cast of Kamen Rider Gaim to eat his pasteries he baked while talking about their role and involvement in the series. [3] This is also demonstrated on-screen as Kaito in Kamen Rider Gaim Hyper Battle DVD: Fresh Orange Arms is Born! and as Shapool in Kamen Rider Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Baron.

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