Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stunt Guy: Kefi Abrikh

 UPDATED 12/29/12 
Pictures of him in the suit without helmet was removed per request of Toei and other companies.

 Kefi Abrikh, a young French lover of action movies and martial arts, studied and practised kung fu jeet kune do and freestyle acrobatic martial arts in Paris for 7 years. He later decided to go into action movies. 

Fascinated since childhood by animation, the Japanese culture and live Sentai series, he studied the language and went to Japan at the age of 21. In Tokyo, he was really fortunate to be trained by Takanori Shibahara and his team of stunt performers.

He made his debut as a stunt performer in the entertainment industry and particularly in Japanese Characters shows, a genre of entertainment very popular in Japan. He also acted in television dramas and series of super-heroes. He stood out and was integrated the circle of Japanese cinema. He has become the first French stunt performer who still works in Japan today.

He was in stageshows for Magiranger, Shinkenger, Kamen Rider (as Shadow Moon), Kamen Rider Hibiki and Kamen Rider Den-O. More here.

He embodies the character Ultraman Xenon, super heroes ally. Tokusatsu TV series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.. Broadcast on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting from July 7th, 2005 to March 25th, 2006 in Japan..

A major role in the movie Kamen Rider Hibiki and the Seven War Demons (The Movie), he was wearing the costume of the character Toki rider of Hokkaido. Feature film produced by Toei Company.

Photographer: Lucie Vales

Photographer: Kanako Okada



LL said...

More of such postings! Great to see more behind the scene images like those on the Hibiki movie of them in suit!

Paolo1350 said...

Such an inspiring post for all toku fans!