|Born:||September 17, 1979, Shima Prefecture, Japan|
|Years active:||2001 - present|
Sota Aoyama (青山 草太 Aoyama Sōta) is a Japanese actor. His real name is Takeshi Tanabe (田部 猛司 Tanabe Takeshi). He is known for playing Kaito Touma, the main character, in Ultraman Max. He also is known for roles in Prince of Tennis and "Death Note". Ten years after the first episode of Ultraman Max, he returned in episode 8 of Ultraman X but not as Kaito, instead Ultraman Max's human form and an Alien Sran, whom used his image on Earth.