Mackenyu Arata Bio, Wiki, Actor, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

Mackenyu Arata Biography

Mackenyu Arata is a Japanese actor. He gained prominence by playing the role of Arata Wataya in the 2016 Chihayafuru live-action trilogy, a performance that earned him the 40th Japan Academy Newcomers of the Year Award in 2017. Since then, he has taken on various characters in adaptations of popular manga series, such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I (2017), Tokyo Ghoul S (2019), the antagonist Yukishiro Enishi in Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021), the main character Pegasus Seiya in Knights of the Zodiac, and Roronoa Zoro in the 2023 Netflix series One Piece.

Mackenyu Arata Age| Birthday

How old is Arata? He is around 27 years old as of 2023. He was born on November 16, 1996, in Los Angeles, United States.

Mackenyu Arata Education

Arata went to Beverly Hills High School in their Advanced Placement Program.

Mackenyu Arata Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Mackenyu Arata Family

Arata was born on November 16, 1996, in Los Angeles. His parents are Tamami Chiba and renowned Japanese action film star Sonny Chiba. He has two siblings: a half-sister named Juri Manase, his father’s daughter from a previous marriage, and a brother named Gordon.

Mackenyu Arata
Mackenyu Arata

Mackenyu Arata Wife|Married

Arata is happily married to his wife whose name is not publicly known. His marriage was announced in January 2023 together with his younger brother’s marriage.

Mackenyu Arata Children| kids

Arata likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Mackenyu Arata Career

Mackenyu found inspiration to pursue a career in acting in Japan after watching a Japanese movie featuring an actor who became his role model at the age of 15. He aspired to co-star with this actor once he established himself in the Japanese acting scene. It was later revealed that the actor who inspired him was the late Haruma Miura, with whom he eventually shared the screen in the movie adaptation of Gunjō Senki. Mackenyu achieved his first lead role in the feature film Take a Chance (2015) and gained recognition for his performance in the acclaimed short film Tadaima (2015), depicting a Japanese family coping with the aftermath of World War II. The latter film won The Best Narrative Short at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

In 2015, Mackenyu moved to Japan, believing it to be the optimal place for him to learn and grow as an actor due to the diverse range of roles available for young talent. His acting career gained momentum with roles in various projects, including the feature film Buzz (So-On: The Five Oyaji) (2014) and the TV movie Yo nimo Kimyō na Monogatari (2014). He expanded into TV mini-series with supporting roles in The Kindergarten Detective (Hanasaki Shin’ichirō wa Nemurenai!!) (2015), Yume o Ataeru (2015), and The Hatsumori Bemars (2015). Mackenyu’s popularity soared in Japan after landing the role of Eiji Tomari/Kamen Rider Dark Drive/Paradox Roidmude in the film tie-in to the Kamen Rider franchise, Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.

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In 2015, he achieved his first lead roles in two USA film productions, Take a Chance (2015) and Tadaima (2015), earning him a Best Supporting Actor award at the Asians of Films festival for the latter. Mackenyu made his stage debut in January 2016 in the Japanese musical Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango: The Musical). He played a significant role in the two-part feature film Chihayafuru Part I & II (2016) and appeared on the cover of Japan’s AM magazine in March 2016. One of his notable roles was in the feature film Night’s Tightrope (Shōjo) (2016).

Expanding his opportunities in Hollywood, Mackenyu took on the supporting role of Cadet Ryoichi in the science fiction film Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). The year 2018 saw him involved in the series Kiss That Kills and movies Chihayafuru Part III, manga-based Impossibility Defense, and the speed-drive action-drama OverDrive. In 2019, Mackenyu portrayed the final villain, Yukishiro Enishi, in the last two movies of the Rurouni Kenshin live-action adaptation.

In December 2020, he announced his departure from the agency Top Coat in April 2021 and temporarily suspended his Japanese activities to focus on global endeavors in 2021. Mackenyu starred as the lead in the manga adaptation of “Brave: Gunjou Senki” and joined Asian Cinema Entertainment. In November 2021, he was cast as Roronoa Zoro in the American Netflix live-action adaptation of One Piece. In March 2022, he secured the role of Scar in the live-action sequel of Fullmetal Alchemist.

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During his early years, Mackenyu explored various interests. He acquired skills in horseback riding and Yabusame, he dedicated himself to Kyokushin Karate, achieving success by securing the third position at the US Kyokushin Karate Nationals during middle school. Throughout high school, his pursuits extended to gymnastics, water polo, and wrestling, where he earned the distinction of being the school representative in the latter. Additionally, he delved into music, starting piano lessons at the age of 10 and later contributing to the brass band at his Beverly Hills high school by playing the saxophone and flute.

Films and Television Shows

Films
  • Tadaima
  • Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future
  • Take a Chance
  • Chihayafuru
  • Night’s Tightrope
  • Bittersweet
  • Let’s Go, Jets!
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I
  • Peach Girl
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Chihayafuru Part 3
  • Over Drive
  • Impossibility Defense
  • Code Blue: The Movie
  • 12 Suicidal Teens
  • Tokyo Ghoul S
  • NiNoKuni
  • Kaiji: Final Game
  • Our 30-Minute Sessions
  • Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō
  • Brave: Gunjō Senki
  • The Master Plan
  • Rurouni Kenshin: The Final
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy
  • Knights of the Zodiac
Television Shows
  • Yume wo Ataeru
  • Sakurasaku
  • Tomorrow, I’ll Surely Love You Again
  • Brass Dreams
  • Fugitive Boys
  • Kiss that Kills
  • Two Homelands
  • Our Dearest Sakura
  • Remote de Korosareru
  • The End of the Tiny World: Half A Year Later
  • Ichikei’s Crow: The Criminal Court Judges
  • One Piece

Awards and Nominations

  • Asians On Film Festival
  • Hochi Film Award
  • Japan Academy Film Prize
  • Mainichi Film Awards

Mackenyu Arata Salary|Net Worth

Arata has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his career.

Frequently asked questions about Arata

Who is Arata?

Mackenyu Arata is a Japanese actor. He gained prominence by playing the role of Arata Wataya in the 2016 Chihayafuru live-action trilogy, a performance that earned him the 40th Japan Academy Newcomers of the Year Award in 2017. Since then, he has taken on various characters in adaptations of popular manga series, such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I (2017), Tokyo Ghoul S (2019), the antagonist Yukishiro Enishi in Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021), the main character Pegasus Seiya in Knights of the Zodiac, and Roronoa Zoro in the 2023 Netflix series One Piece.

Is Arata Married?

Arata is happily married to his wife whose name is not publicly known. His marriage was announced in January 2023 together with his younger brother’s marriage.

Where does Arata Live?

This information is under review and will be available soon.

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