Koichi Domoto(堂本 光一Dōmoto Kōichi, born January 1, 1979) is a Japanese idol, singer, singer-songwriter, composer, lyricist, television personality, voice actor and actor. Along with Tsuyoshi Domoto (with whom he has no blood-relation), he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates.
An idol is a young starlet manufactured and marketed for image, attractiveness, and personality in Japanese pop culture. In entertainment, idols are primarily singers, but they are also trained in a wide range of roles, such as acting, modeling, and appearing in variety shows.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
A composer is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music, instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music. Composers often express their works in a written musical score using musical notation.
Born in Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan, Domoto joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates at the age of 12 after his sister sent in his application without his knowledge.Domoto and his bandmate Tsuyoshi Domoto first worked together as backdancers for Hikaru Genji, who were holding a concert at Yokohama Arena, and has since then been partnered up for magazine photoshoots, music acts and drama projects. The duo eventually made their debut in 1997 with a double release of a single "Garasu no Shōnen" and an album A Album , both of which went on to sell over a million copies.
Ashiya is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, between the cities of Nishinomiya and Kobe. The city was founded on November 10, 1940.
Hikaru Genji was a Japanese musical idol group named after the character Hikaru Genji of The Tale of Genji. They were managed by Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates from 1987 to 1995.
Yokohama Arena is an indoor arena located in Yokohama, Japan. The capacity of the arena is 17,000 and was opened in 1989. The arena was modeled after US sports venue Madison Square Garden in New York City. It is a five-minute walk from the closest station, Shin-Yokohama Station on the JR/Yokohama Municipal Subway.
In July 2007, after five years, Domoto starred as the lead in a drama entitled Sushi Ōji! .With kōhai Yuichi Nakamaru of KAT-TUN playing the role of his partner, he played the role of a martial artist training in the art of sushi. In addition, about a month before the release of the drama, it was announced that Domoto would star in the movie sequel to Sushi Ōji. It was Domoto's first time starring alone in a movie, and his first movie appearance since the 1994 movie Ienaki Ko. In 2008, it was announced that Domoto would not only reprise his role for the sequel to Sushi Ōji!, Ginmaku Ban Sushi Ōji!: New York e Iku, but he would also provide the theme song, marking his first time as a solo artist to sing a theme song for a movie. In April 2008, Domoto's long-running musical Endless Shock was awarded the Grand Prize of the 33rd Kazuo Kikuta Drama Awards for theater. Later that month, Domoto traveled to New York City to attend the American premiere of his Sushi Ōji! movie, which was screened at the Walter Reade Theatre.
Sushi Ōji! (スシ王子!) is an original Japanese television drama series directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko (堤幸彦) with main lead played by Domoto Koichi of KinKi Kids. It aired on Friday nights for a total of 8 episodes, from July 27 - September 14, 2007.
Yūichi Nakamaru, is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, radio host, and a member of KAT-TUN.
KAT-TUN is a Japanese boy band formed under Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001. The group's name was originally an acronym based on the first letter of each member's family name: Kazuya Kamenashi, Jin Akanishi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru. Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records. Since then, all of their single, album and music DVD releases have debuted at number one on the Oricon music and DVD charts.
2009 saw Domoto's first solo single release in nearly three years. Titled "Ayakashi", it topped the Oricon charts by selling 151,000 copies in the first week of its release.
Oricon Inc., established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan. It started as Original Confidence Inc., which was founded by Sōkō Koike in November 1967 and became known for its music charts. Oricon Inc. was originally set up as a subsidiary of Original Confidence and took over the latter’s Oricon record charts in April 2002.
On September 1, 2010, Domoto released BPM, his first solo album in four years. He will also begin his solo tour on September 11, 2010.
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|Koichi Domoto Endless Shock Original Sound Track||1||—||5||111,000|
|Koichi Domoto Endless Shock Original Sound Track 2||1||—||76,239|
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Oricon Singles Charts
Billboard Japan Hot 100
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|"Deep in Your Heart"||2006||1||—||—||—||259,000||Mirror|
|"+Million But -Love"||—|
|INTERACTIONAL/SHOW ME UR MONSTER (DVD/Blu-ray)||2015||1||-||-||-||-||SPIRAL|
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|Billboard Japan Hot 100|
|"Kagen no Tsuki"(下弦の月, "Waning Moon")||2006||—||Mirror|
|"Danger Zone (To the Unknown World)"||2012||37||Gravity|
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|KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2004 1/2||1|
|KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2006 mirror|
〜The Music Mirrors My Feeling〜
|KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2010 BPM||DVD: 1|
|KOICHI DOMOTO Concert Tour 2012"Gravity"||DVD: 1 |
|KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2015|
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|Koichi Dohmoto SHOCK Digest||VHS: 1|
|Koichi Domoto SHOCK||DVD: 2|
|Endless SHOCK||DVD: 1|
|Endless SHOCK 2008||DVD: 1|
|Document of Endless Shock 2012: Ashita no Butai e(明日の舞台へ, "To Tomorrow's Stage")||DVD: 1|
|Endless Shock 2012||DVD: 2|
|Endless SHOCK 1000th Performance Anniversary||DVD: 1|
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Tokyo, Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).
TV Asahi Corporation, also known as EX and Tele-Asa, is a Japanese television network with its headquarters in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The company also owns All-Nippon News Network.
Kansai Telecasting Corporation, often called Kansai TV or Kantele (関テレ), is a tv station affiliated with Fuji News Network (FNN) and Fuji Network System (FNS) in Osaka, serving the Kansai region of Japan. Kansai TV is a company affiliated in Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group of Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group.
Yuki Kuramochi, known professionally as Yuki, is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist for Judy and Mary. She founded Judy and Mary in 1991 and became a solo artist in 2002. She has also been a member of the bands NiNa and Mean Machine.
The discography of the Japanese girl group Morning Musume consists of fifteen studio albums, five compilation albums, and sixty-four singles. Ever since its establishment in 1997, the group has experienced frequent line-up changes, and currently consists of eleven members: Mizuki Fukumura (leader), Erina Ikuta (sub-leader), Ayumi Ishida, Masaki Sato, Sakura Oda, Miki Nonaka, Maria Makino, Akane Haga, Kaede Kaga, Reina Yokoyama, and Chisaki Morito. The group was formed by Sharam Q vocalist Tsunku, who serves as their lyricist, composer, and producer.
The discography of Japanese R&B singer Misia consists of nine studio albums, three compilation albums, one extended play (EP), one live album, six remix albums, twenty-six singles, twelve promotional singles, eighteen video albums and thirty-seven music videos. In 1997, Misia signed a recording contract with BMG Japan and joined the then up-and-coming talent agency, Rhythmedia. Under the sub-label Arista Japan, Misia released her first single, "Tsutsumikomu Yō ni..." in February 1998, followed by "Hi no Ataru Basho" in May. In June, her debut album, Mother Father Brother Sister, opened at number three on the Oricon chart. The album peaked at number one three weeks later and stayed in the top five for eleven consecutive weeks. Mother Father Brother Sister was certified double million and won a Japan Record Award for Best Album, as well as a Japan Gold Disc Award for Pop Album of the Year. In 2000, Misia's second studio album, Love Is the Message, debuted at number one and was certified double million. It won a Japan Record Award for Best Album and a Japan Gold Disc Award for Pop Album of the Year. The album spawned three top ten hits: "Believe," "Wasurenai Hibi" and "Sweetness." Misia's first remix album, Misia Remix 2000 Little Tokyo, was released three months later and shot to number one. It sold over 800,000 copies and is the second best-selling remix album of all time in Japan.
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Greeeen is a Japanese pop rock/hip hop/breakbeat vocal group from Kōriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, comprising the all-male four members Hide, Navi, Kuni, and Soh. They made their debut with Universal Music in 2007. Their logo image is of a mouthful of teeth, and the four Es indicate the number of members. The sound production is handled by Hide's older brother JIN, a former guitarist of Pay money To my Pain. According to their website at Universal Music Japan, their catch phrase is "Rock 'n' Breakbeats with Four Microphones".
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The discography for Japanese boy band KAT-TUN.
This is the discography of Ayaka Hirahara.
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Phi is the tenth studio album of the Japanese duo KinKi Kids. It is the first album by KinKi Kids to have a Greek-lettered title, rather than the traditional Latin-lettered album title. The album was certified platinum by the RIAJ for 250,000 copies shipped to stores in Japan.
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The discography of Hey! Say! JUMP features six studio albums, twenty-five singles and thirty-eight music videos, all released through J Storm. The group activities started when the temporary five-member group Hey! Say! 7 were put together to provide the theme song for the anime Lovely Complex. The original members were Yuya Takaki, Daiki Arioka, Ryosuke Yamada, Yuto Nakajima, Yuri Chinen. The five Hey! Say! 7 members were later joined by another four idols, Kota Yabu, Kei Inoo, Hikaru Yaotome and Keito Okamoto, thus creating the group Hey! Say! JUMP, the agency's largest group in history. The group made their CD debut through "Ultra Music Power" which topped the Oricon singles chart. Hey! Say! JUMP released their first full length studio album, JUMP No. 1 on July 7, 2010.
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