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Issey Takahashi and Marie Iitoyo Announce Their Marriage

The actors of Rohan Kishibe and Kyoka Izumi in the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan live action TV drama have married each other.

Actors Issey Takahashi (43) and Marie Iitoyo (26) announced their marriage today on May 16, 2024. The two co-starred in NHK’s live-action TV drama series Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan and the film Rohan au Louvre, where they traveled to Paris together.

The drama is based on a spin-off of Hirohiko Araki‘s hugely popular series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The protagonist is Rohan Kishibe, a manga artist who appeared in Diamond is Unbreakable (Part 4). He possesses a special ability called “Heaven’s Door“, which allows him to turn people into “books” to read their memories and give them commands. The story depicts Rohan facing bizarre incidents using this power.

In the drama, Issey Takahashi plays Rohan Kishibe, while Marie Iitoyo plays Kyoka Izumi, Rohan’s manga editor.

Issey Takahashi as Rohan Kishibe meeting Marie Iitoyo as Kyoka Izumi in Season 1 of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

Both of their agencies, “My Promotion” and “Avex Management”, posted the marriage announcement on their official websites. Iitoyo also shared the news on her Instagram. Their on-screen chemistry was evident. News of their marriage sparked surprise and congratulations online, with comments such as “The Rohan Kishibe duo got married!” and “It’s a real-life Rohan Kishibe wedding!” The topic is currently trending on X (Twitter) in Japan, getting nearly 100,000 likes within an hour.

Issey Takahashi and Marie Iitoyo’s Marriage Announcement

To All Whom It May Concern,

I hope this message finds you well. We, Issey Takahashi and Marie Iitoyo, have registered our marriage.

The opportunity to work on a project together brought us closer, and through working together on set, we felt a deepening connection. After about a year of dating, with the blessings of everyone involved in the project, we are pleased to announce that we have reached this milestone.

She remains unwavering in her bright outlook on life and speaks without tarnishing her words. Her pure, positive energy, coupled with her grace, has been a source of support for me on many occasions.

I am drawn to his character, which approaches life with balance, wisdom, and a playful spirit. His smile and deep compassion have always been a comfort to me.

We will continue to devote ourselves to our acting and each job we undertake, but we also wish to enrich our lives as individuals, beyond our roles as actors.

We look forward to your continued support.

May 16, 2024

Issey Takahashi and Marie Iitoyo

After the announcement, the official account for the Rohan movie posted their congratulations.

The official account manager for Hirohiko Araki also referenced Narciso Anasui from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s sixth part, Stone Ocean, posting “I give my blessings.”

Source: My Promotion, Avex Management

About Issey Takahashi

Issey Takahashi, born on December 9, 1980, in Tokyo, began his career as the voice of Seiji Amasawa in the 1995 film “Whisper of the Heart.” He won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 7th Confidence Award Drama Prize for his role in the 2017 drama “Quartet,” the 45th Kikuta Kazuo Theatre Award in 2020, and the Best Actor Award at the 29th Yomiuri Theatre Awards in 2022.

About Marie Iitoyo

Marie Iitoyo, born on January 5, 1998, in Chiba Prefecture, debuted as a model for the magazine “Nicopuchi” in 2008. She was the heroine in the 2016 film and drama “MARS: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru” and the 2017 film “Kyo no Kira-kun.” She has since appeared in the drama “Octo: Mind Investigator Akari Shinno” (2022), the film “Rohan au Louvre” (2023), the drama “Nanyobi ni Umareta no” (2023), and the drama series “Maji de Koukai Shitemasu.”

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