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Tetsuo Kurata (born September 11, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor well known in his role as Kotaro Minami aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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Tetsuo Kurata (born (real name, Tetsuo Kakimoto, born September 11, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor well known in his role as Kotaro Minami aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.


* BreakoutCharacter: He's pretty much the 80's equivalent to Creator/HiroshiFujioka.

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* BreakoutCharacter: He's pretty much the 80's equivalent to of Creator/HiroshiFujioka.


* RagsToRiches: According to a real life interview, he was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife after failing in his chosen college's entrance exam until his friend suggested him to have a shot at the audition for ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He intially went into the audition to get the prize money of 1,000,000 yen and wasn't confident enough to be chosen as Black's actor but to his surprise, Ishinomori ''personally chose him as anyway'' and the rest is history.

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* RagsToRiches: According to a real life interview, he was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife after failing in his chosen college's entrance exam until his friend suggested him to have a shot at the audition for ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He intially went into the audition to get the prize money of 1,000,000 yen and wasn't confident enough to be chosen as Black's Kotaro's actor but to his surprise, Ishinomori ''personally ''personally'' chose him as anyway'' for the role of Kotaro (beating the other ''8,000'' contestants in the process) and the rest is history.


* RagsToRiches: According to a real life interview, he was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife after failing in his chosen college's entrance exam until his friend suggested him to have a shot at the audition for "Kamen Rider Black". He intially went into the audition to get the prize money of 1,000,000 yen and wasn't confident enough to be chosen as Black's actor. To his surprise, Ishinomori ''personally chose him as Black's actor'' and the rest is history.

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* RagsToRiches: According to a real life interview, he was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife after failing in his chosen college's entrance exam until his friend suggested him to have a shot at the audition for "Kamen Rider Black". ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He intially went into the audition to get the prize money of 1,000,000 yen and wasn't confident enough to be chosen as Black's actor. To actor but to his surprise, Ishinomori ''personally chose him as Black's actor'' anyway'' and the rest is history.

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* BreakoutCharacter: He's pretty much the 80's equivalent to Creator/HiroshiFujioka.


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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Sang the "Kamen Rider Black" theme song like a champ.
* RagsToRiches: According to a real life interview, he was DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife after failing in his chosen college's entrance exam until his friend suggested him to have a shot at the audition for "Kamen Rider Black". He intially went into the audition to get the prize money of 1,000,000 yen and wasn't confident enough to be chosen as Black's actor. To his surprise, Ishinomori ''personally chose him as Black's actor'' and the rest is history.


Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as Kotaro Minami aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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Tetsuo Kurata (born September 11, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor well known in his role as Kotaro Minami aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.


Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] Minami aka ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.



* {{Badass}} Hell yeah!


Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka Series/KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] Series/KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, Series/KamenRiderDecade, which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka Series/KamenRiderBlack.''Series/KamenRiderBlack''. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] Series/KamenRiderBlackRX. ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, Series/KamenRiderDecade, ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.



* TalkingToHimself: In KamenRiderDecade's 27th episode.

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* TalkingToHimself: In KamenRiderDecade's ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''s 27th episode.


->-''Kotaro Minami, in KamenRiderBlack''

Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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->-''Kotaro Minami, in KamenRiderBlack''

Series/KamenRiderBlack''

Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack.Series/KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] KamenRiderBlackRX. Series/KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, Series/KamenRiderDecade, which caused a massive uproar of pleased fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.


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Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, which caused a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced massive uproar of pleased fans]] to see him as he is; Not just one but two.

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Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role after that show's public and critical acclaim in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, which caused a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced massive uproar of pleased fans]] fans to see him as he is; Not just one but two.



* TalkingToHimself: In KamenRiderDecade's 27th episode.

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* TalkingToHimself: In KamenRiderDecade's 27th episode.episode.

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* ChefOfIron: He's also pretty badass in kitchen. Owns a steakhouse too.


* AwesomeMusic: Three words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXO1RvWReX4 KamenRiderBlack]].
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w71rYGKBymo this]].



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: SE Asia is so damn proud of him.
* MemeticMutation: [[KamenRiderBlack It's a Golgom Plot!]]


Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role in the [[LigherAndSofter sequel] KamenRiderBlackRX after that show's public and critical acclaim that made Toei opt for a sequel. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, which caused a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced massive uproar of pleased fans]] to see him as he is.

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Tetsuo Kurata is a Japanese actor well known in his role as [[{{Badass}} Kotaro Minami]] aka KamenRiderBlack. He even sang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bi71LG38w his own show's opening]] which makes it so pumped with awesome. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He has a large following in SouthEast Asia]] as much as he was in Japan. He reprised his role in the [[LigherAndSofter sequel] KamenRiderBlackRX after that show's public and critical acclaim that made Toei opt for a sequel. in the [[LighterAndSofter sequel]] KamenRiderBlackRX. Several years later, he again reprised his role as Kotaro Minami in the 10th Heisei Kamen Rider show, KamenRiderDecade, which caused a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced massive uproar of pleased fans]] to see him as he is.
is; Not just one but two.


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* AwesomeMusic: Three words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXO1RvWReX4 KamenRiderBlack]].
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w71rYGKBymo this]].


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* TalkingToHimself: In KamenRiderDecade's 27th episode.

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