Cyril Takayama /

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Cyril is a star of Japanese television where his magic specials are among the highest rated shows. In 2007 The Academy of Magical Arts nominated him Magician of the Year. Last year he toured throughout Japan and played to sold out audiences.

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cyril is an award winning magician. Fascinated with magic as a small boy, Cyril became a junior member of The Magic Castle, an internationally respected magic authority based in Hollywood.
Cyril was quickly labeled the world's first "Cyber Magician" as he gained international popularity by becoming the most downloaded magician on the internet.
In 2007, Cyril was recognized by his peers in the magic community at the 39th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards in 2007, also known as the "Academy Awards of Magic." That year, Cyril was voted "Magician of the Year", putting him in company of past winners including icons such as David Copperfield and Seigfreid & Roy.
In the last year, Cyril has traveled to more than 35 cities throughout Japan performing his live shows to sold out audiences and is now preparing his first live show tour in Asia.
In February 2009, his 15th Japanese primetime television special aired on leading Japanese broadcaster, Fuji TV, which was among the highest rated programs of the evening.
In November 2009, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Asia's AXN network, Cyril executive produced and starred in a 3 part English language television special titled Cyril, Simply Magic, for the Asian audience. It was a ratings success in the region, and AXN and Cyril are currently preparing for a second series scheduled to air in November 2010.

Interests in magic

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