|This article is about a/an actor in Kamen Rider Gaim.|
|Born||March 19, 1989|
|Born in||Shiga Prefecture, Japan|
|Kamen Rider Gaim|
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 Gokaiger but turned it down for another project. The role was later given to Ryota Ozawa, which he admitted that they look alike.