Became known as an anime on stage actor starring in roles such as Ichimaru Gin in Rock Musical Bleach, Kawakami Otojrou in Meiji Tokyo Renka, and Oikawa Toru in Haikyuu.
He made his acting debut as Oikawa Toru in the play Haikyuu at 19.
He has his own blog called Asthma AkiraYu.
He was born and raised in Japan.
He and Shunsuke Okubo are both actors based in Japan.