Tetsuya Iwanaga (岩永 徹也, Iwanaga Tetsuya, born 16 October 1986) is a Japanese pharmacist, male fashion model, tarento, and actor. He is represented with LesPros Entertainment. He is a member of Japan Mensa. He is a member of Iwanaga Kyōdai.
Iwanaga was born in Sasebo, Nagasaki. He graduated from Fukuoka University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Iwanaga also graduated from Keio University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
He worked as an exclusive model of the magazine Men's Non-no from July 2009, he also worked as a pharmacist since April 2012. Together with the same magazine models, Tomokane Osugi, and Hirokazu Akatsuka Iwanaga participated as a voice actor in the released film One Piece Film: Z in December 2012.
From February 2013 to July, he appeared in the Fuji TV series Terrace House under the nickname of Ōji (王子). After graduating from the same programme, Iwanaga appeared on the Yakyū-ken Corner of the broadcast Mecha-Mecha Iketeru! on 24 August the same year and became a topic on the internet. In November of the same year, he received membership of Japan Mensa, an organization of people with IQ with the world's top 2%. Broadcast on the same day of the same month Iwanaga appeared as a member of the "Ikemen Intelli Army" on Otameshika'! & Q-sama!! Gattai 2-jikan SP.
March 2014 After Men's Non-no exclusive model graduation (magazine publication up to the June issue) appears as a free model Baila, JJ, and other women's magazines. Iwanaga appeared in several advertisements including the Walkman F series. In addition, he participated in the writing of the medical part of Chapter 2, "Science and Technology Explaining in English" written by Ichida Kazuzo and Ueda Toshiko etc., his fields to be active are diverse.
Iwanaga's role of Kuroto Dan (檀 黎斗, Dan Kuroto) of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid broadcast in October 2016 is his first television drama appearance.
Personal life, favourites
- He has no full-fledged study abroad experience, he mastered self-taught English. Iwanaga speaks fluent English.
- Studying is his hobby. Iwanaga had acquired many licenses and qualifications.
- In the past, he was in charge of lyrics, music composition, vocals, guitar in an amateur band.
- Iwanaga loves space. He received a JAXA astronaut qualification test and received an all triple A rating.
- As long as Iwanaga uses the word "One Piece addict" he heard that he liked the Weekly Shōnen Jump serial manga One Piece. He was raised to one person to respect the same comic author Eiichiro Oda. Iwanaga also collects overseas manga. One Piece Film: Z talks about the impression of participating in a voice actor and a commemoration event One Piece Award held before the film release on his official blog. In addition, the blog also shows full-fledged illustrations Iwanaga drawn. His favourite manga other than One Piece are Doraemon, Slam Dunk, Black Jack and other Osamu Tezuka manga,Tobaku Haō-den Rei and other Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga, Case Closed, Basara, and Kare Kano.
- His Men's Non-no exclusive model period belongs to the Run department, participated in the December 2011 reggae marathon held in Jamaica. Iwanaga belong to the football club when he was in elementary school, and belong to basketball club after middle school. In addition, he was good at general sports other than baseball and baseball fist such as kendo, swimming etc.
- Iwanaga's favourite celebrities and artists are Rahmens, Airi Taira, B'z, Mr. Children, L'Arc-en-Ciel, Vamps, Radwimps, Masaharu Fukuyama, Utada Hikaru, Linkin Park, Eric Clapton, and Ayumi Hamasaki.
- His favourite food are strawberry sandwich and stew.
- Iwanaga's favourite character is Cheburashka.
- When he was a child, he learned the piano, the abacus, swimming, calligraphy, boy scouting.
- Along with Tatsuya Iwanaga, whom he has the same family name and similar names, formed a unit called Iwanaga Kyōdai and is active on YouTube programmes, Instagram etc.
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