Satsuki Nakayama

Satsuki Nakayama (中山 咲月 Nakayama Satsuki) is a Japanese model and actor who is known for their roles as Naki in Kamen Rider Zero-One and Shima Nishina in Kiss Him, Not Me. They started their modeling career as an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon and later became one of the standout models of Japan's genderless trend. In 2019, Nakayama came out as asexual[1] and agender[2] on their blog as well as in an interview to Vogue Girl,[3] expressing their desire not to be defined as either male or female.

Satsuki Nakayama
Date of birth September 17, 1998
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Gender identity Agender
Occupation Model and actor


In 2011, at age 12, Nakayama became an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon.[4] After seeing photos of Korean model Kaito on a fashion brand website, Nakayama was inspired by their androgynous appearance and began to wear more androgynous clothing, becoming one of the standout female models of Japan's genderless fashion trend.[4]

In 2018, Nakayama made their first television acting appearance in the live-action television adaptation of Chūgakusei Nikki.[5] They later made their film debut in Nunuko no Seisen: Harajuku Story, playing Akihisa Kubo, frontman for the fictional band ORION.[5] In 2019, they played the role of Kaoru in the Y!mobile webseries Parallel School Days, which later gained a theatrical release.[6] In 2020, they appeared in Kamen Rider Zero-One and its direct-to-Blu-ray spin-off series, Project Thouser, as Naki, a character confirmed by producer Takahito Omori to be genderless.[7]

Nakayama was slated to star in the 2020 theatre adaptation of All About J as Rita Barthelme; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production was cancelled.

Nakayama is a brand ambassador for unisex clothing brand BLAKICHY and a partner of its sister brand KINGLYMASK. In 2019, they started their own fashion line, Xspada.[8]



Year Title Role Network Note
2018 Chūgakusei Nikki Sarasa Aoyama Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Supporting role[5]
2020 Kamen Rider Zero-One Naki TV Asahi Supporting role[7]
2020 Project Thouser Naki Direct-to-Blu-ray Lead role[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Nunuko no Seisen: Harajuku Story Akihisa Kubo [5]
2019 Parallel School Days Kaoru Supporting role
2020 Kiss Him, Not Me Shima Nishina Supporting role[9]



  1. "無性愛" [Asexuality]. 中山咲月 公式ブログ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  2. "無性愛続き" [Asexuality, continuation]. 中山咲月 公式ブログ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  3. Japan, CondeNast. ""当たり前"に惑わされない。中山咲月が選んだ⾃分だけの個性。 - 自分らしく生きるってどんな感じ?". VOGUE GIRL (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-04-27. わたしも自分のことを男でもない、女でもないっていう存在と感じているので
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hernon, Matthew (2017-09-26). "'Genderless' model Satsuki Nakayama cashes in on androgyny trend". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2020-03-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Kinuwa, Shinichi (2018-10-24). ""ジェンダーレス女子"中山咲月、悩んだ10代「過去を黒歴史にしたくない」". Confidence (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-06 – via Oricon. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "劇場版「パラレルスクールDAYS」公開決定". NB Press Online (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "『ゼロワン』滅亡迅雷.net"最後の1人"亡役に中山咲月 スピンオフ『プロジェクト・サウザー』に登場". Confidence (in Japanese). 2020-03-01. Retrieved 2020-03-06 – via Oricon. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Xspada official Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2020-03-06). "Live-Action 'Kiss Him, Not Me' Film's Trailer Previews More Cast, Theme Song, Kabe-Don Scene". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-03-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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