|Full Name Rikiya Otaka|
Name Rikiya Otaka
|Years active 1998-???|
|Born August 27, 1991 (age 24) (1991-08-27) Tokyo, Japan|
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Movies Ring, Ring 2, Catharisis
Rikiya Otaka (大高力也, Ōtaka Rikiya, born 27 August 1991 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor.
At age 6 he was chosen to play the part of seven-year-old Yoichi Asakawa in Ring. Today, he (alongside Hiroyuki Sanada who played Ryuji Takayama in Ring) is the most credited and popular male character in the Ring series. He reprised his role as Yoichi a year after the first sequel Rasen was a failure in the cinemas. In Ring 2, his character was the supporting male actor.
At 9 he worked as an extra and made a notable appearance in the hit TV series Kamen Rider Agito. He then rejoined Hideo Nakata to play Yuuchi in Sleeping Bride. He made small appearances in Kuroe and Umi wa miteita.
He then starred in a drama movie Catharisis as Subaru. He then starred as the main player's best friend in BBK Basketball Kids.
He more recently starred with Ken Watanabe in the drama history film Kita no zeronen playing the Mamiya's son.