|Other names||244 Endli-x, Endlicheri☆Endlicheri|
Tsuyoshi Domoto(堂本 剛Dōmoto Tsuyoshi, born April 10, 1979) is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Along with Koichi 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 and the record holder of Guinness World Records for having the record of the most number of consecutive number-one singles since their debut single.
Koichi Domoto is a Japanese idol, singer, singer-songwriter, composer, lyricist, television personality, voice actor and actor. Along with Tsuyoshi Domoto, he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates.
KinKi Kids are a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates. Although the members share the same surname, the only relation they have to each other is that they both hail from the Kinki region, hence the duo's name. KinKi Kids hold the Guinness World Records for having the most number of consecutive No.1 singles since debut.
Johnny & Associates is a Japanese talent agency, formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962, which trains and promotes groups of male entertainers known as Johnny's.
Born in Nara, Domoto joined Johnny's Entertainment on May 5, 1991, which also the first time he met his future bandmate Koichi Domoto. The opportunity came while without his knowing, his mother and his 6-years-older sister sent his resume to the office. Domoto and his bandmate Koichi 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 starred in their first drama together called Ningen Shikkaku in 1994, in which Domoto was awarded Best Newcomer in the Television Drama Academy Awards.
Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. The city occupies the northern part of Nara Prefecture, bordering Kyoto Prefecture. Eight temples, shrines, and ruins in Nara remain: specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji, and the Heijō Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During 710 CE - 784 CE, Nara was the capital of Japan, and the Emperor (天皇) lived there before moving the capital to Kyoto.
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.
With Koichi Domoto, he eventually made his debut in 1997 as KinKi Kids with a double release of a single "Garasu no Shōnen" and an album A Album , both of which went on to sell more than a million copies.
A Album is the debut album of the Japanese group KinKi Kids. It was released on July 21, 1997, on the same day as their debut single "Garasu no Shōnen". The album debuted at the top of the Oricon charts, selling 315,330 copies in its first week. It was certified Million by RIAJ and is currently the duo's second best-selling album.
On May 29, 2002, Domoto released his first solo single, "Machi/Dekiai Logic", in which he penned and composed all the tracks. The single was used as the theme song for Domoto's lead-role drama Yume no California and it reached number 1 in the weekly chart.In the following month, Domoto started his career as an illustrator by publishing a book in collaboration with writer Shizuka Iziyuuin. They collaborated again for another book in 2003.
Domoto appeared in the 2003 drama Moto Kare, in which he co-starred for the second time with Ryōko Hirosue after their hit drama Summer Snow in 2000. In April 2004, Domoto once again provided the theme song for his lead-role drama Home Drama. This year, he won the 'Best Jeanist' award. The following year, Domoto acted in a movie, Fantastipo, with fellow Johnny's personality Taichi Kokubun. He paired with Toraji Haiji to release the theme song for the movie. The same year, Domoto starred in Hoshi ni Negai o (a.k.a. Wish Upon A Star), a TV drama produced by Disney and Fuji TV based on the true story of planetarium engineer Takayuki Ohira who designed Megastar II – the world's most advanced planetarium projector.
Ryōko Hirosue is a Japanese actress and singer, best known to international audiences for her roles in the Luc Besson-produced Wasabi and the Academy Award-winning Japanese film Departures. She also starred in the 2008 comedy series Yasuko to Kenji.
Summer Snow is a Japanese television drama that was broadcast from July 7 to September 15, 2000, on TBS. It is a love story between a young man who has been forced to grow up too quickly, and a young woman with an activity-restricting ailment. The title refers to marine snow, which the two promise to see together one day. The series comprises eleven episodes.
Taichi Kokubun is a Japanese keyboardist and actor. He plays keyboard for Tokio, a Johnny & Associates musical group.
In 2006, Domoto put his acting career on hold and focused more on his music career. He began to release his solo work under the project name Endlicheri-Endlicheri. During his Endlicheri-Endlicheri era, Domoto released three singles which all topped the weekly charts and made him the second male soloist after Masahiko Kondo to have achieved five consecutive number one singles. He then renamed his solo project 244 Endli-x (pronounced "Tsuyoshi Endorikkusu") in 2008.He announced that he would go on his first concert tour as 244 Endli-x soon after, which began on March 29, 2008 at the Yokohama Arena and ended in Sendai on May 8, 2008. At the end of April, Domoto was appointed to be the first special ambassador for Nara tourism.
Domoto once again changed his solo project name in 2009 to Tsuyoshi(剛紫) and simultaneously released a single and an album on his birthday, April 10. In the same year, he released another single, "Rain", on September 9, which topped the Oricon Single Weekly Charts. Domoto also announced his collaboration with the hat brand CA4LA. Known as the fashion leader with unique style, Domoto was chosen by famous sports brand Adidas Originals to be the image character for its new campaign BE Originals which start on February 12, 2010.
On April 6, 2011, Domoto released his ninth single, "Eni o Yuite", which was recorded at shrines believed to have connections to Nara's entertainment and music industries.Another single, "Niji no Uta", was released in September 2011.
|Jotei: Kasuga no Tsubone||1990||Shichinojō||Credited as Naohiro Domoto|
|Shanghai Mermaid Legend Murder Case||1997||Hajime Kindaichi|
|Rush||2014||Niki Lauda||Japanese dub|
|Gintama 2||2018||Shinsuke Takasugi|
|Karin||1994||Kazunori Tagami||2 episodes|
|Ningen Shikkaku||1994||Makoto Ōba||Main role (12 episodes)|
|Ai to Yabō no Dokuganryū||1994||Botenmaru||Television film|
|Second Chance||1995−1996||Wataru Fujii||Main role (24 episodes)|
|Ie Naki Ko||1995||Hajime Kindaichi||Episode: "Goodbye Ie Naki Ko"|
|The Kindaichi Case Files||1995−1997||Hajime Kindaichi||Lead role (17 episodes)|
3 television specials
|Dareka ga Dareka ni Koishiteru||1996||Fuyuki Kawamura||Main role (television special)|
|Wakaba no Koro||1996||Takeshi Aizawa||Lead role (12 episodes)|
|Bokura no Yūki: Miman City||1997,|
|Takeru Takigawa||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|Ao no Jidai||1998||Ryū Asaka||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Kimi to Ita Mirai no Tame ni||1999||Atsushi Horigami||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|To Heart||1999||Yūji Tokieda||Lead role (12 episodes)|
|P.S. Genki desu, Shunpei||1999||Yūji Tokieda||Episode: "Missed Love..."|
|Summer Snow||2000||Natsuo Shinoda||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Mukai Arata no Dōbutsu Nikki||2001||Arata Mukai||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|Rookie||2001||Shoplifter||Episode: "Goodbye Rookie Detective"|
|Gakko no Sensei||2001||Sentarō Sakuragi||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Yume no California||2002||Shū Yamazaki||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Moto Kare||2003||Haratsugu Kashiwaba||10 episodes|
|Home Drama!||2004||Shōgo Isaka||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Last Present||2005||Kenji Kanzaki||Lead role (television special)|
|Hoshi ni Negai o||2005||Takayuki Ohira||Lead role (television special)|
|33-pun Tantei||2008−2009||Rokurō Kurama||Lead role (13 episodes)|
1 television special
|Tenma-san ga Yuku||2013||Tenma Hokkai||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|Platonic||2014||Young Man||Lead role (8 episodes)|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Moto||2018||Himself||Documentary series (6 episodes)|
|Naruhodo! The World||1995||Cast member||Fuji TV|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Do-Ya||1996−1997||Host||ABC|
|Tsuyo-chan Dō Honpo||1999||Host||NTV|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Shojiki Shindoi||2002−2009||Host||TV Asahi|
|24 Ch△nnel||2009−2010||Host||TV Asahi|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Yakara ne||2014−2018||Host||MBS||15 episodes|
|Tokyo Live 22-ji||2014−2015||Host||TV Tokyo|
|Title||Tour date||Project name|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto: Rosso e Azzurro||July 24, 2002 – August 14, 2002||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2nd LIVE [si:] -FIRST LINE-||August 11, 2004 – September 5, 2004||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|The Rainbow Star||March 19, 2006 – October 29, 2006||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents Funky Party 2007: Sparkling Love||February 23, 2007 – March 4, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents Funky Party 2007: Neo Africa Rainbow Ax||March 16, 2007 – June 24, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents LOVE☆Event HIGHER in JAPAN!!!||June 22, 2007, June 25, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents 244ENDLI-x LIVE TOUR '08 "I and Ai"||March 29, 2008 – May 25, 2008||244 Endli-x|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI Presents WATERIZE||May 26, 2008||244 Endli-x|
|Biware Sora – Bigaku: My Beautiful Sky Tour||April 9, 2009 – June 25, 2009||Tsuyoshi|
|2009 Yakushiji LIVE||July 10, 2009 – July 11, 2009||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE "CHERI 4 U"||August 15, 2009 – August 20, 2009, October 3, 2009 – November 29, 2009||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|Rakuten Sekaiisan Gekijou 13th Asuka Ishibutai||May 14, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Yakushiji LIVE 2010||July 9, 2010 – July 10, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE "CHERI E"||August 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|Heianjingu LIVE 2010||October 6, 2010 – October 7, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro||June 3, 2011 – June 5, 2011, September 16, 2011 – September 18, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Heianjingu LIVE 2011||September 2, 2011 & September 4, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro – suisei –||October 22, 2011 – October 24, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|LIVE shamanippon -Rakachinotohi-||May 29, 2012 – July 29, 2012||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2012 Heian Jingu LIVE||September 14, 2012 – September 16, 2012||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|KABA Premium Event||May 8, 2013||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2013 Heian Jingu LIVE||September 13, 2013 – September 15, 2013||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|FUNK Shiyoukashiran Live||August 8, 2014 - October 3, 2014||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2014 Heian Jingu Live||September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|TU FUNK TUOR 2015||July 15, 2015 - October 9, 2015||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2015 Heian Jingu Live||September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|TU FUNK ALL STARS CON!CER-TU||February 18, 2016 - February 28, 2016||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2016 Heian Jingu Live||August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
"SHOCK" (ショック) is a series of musical works starring Domoto Koichi, who is also in charge of the planning, music, story, and production under Johnny Kitagawa’s direction. SHOCK was originally based on the musical "PLAYZONE '91 SHOCK", and premiered at the Imperial Theater in November 2000 under the title "MILLENNIUM SHOCK". It has been performed at the same theater every year since, with different modifications in the title, cast, plot and programs each year. In 2005, it was revamped entirely as “Endless SHOCK”, which has been its title until now. SHOCK's annual performances are greatly anticipated, and it is dubbed “the stage of which tickets are the hardest to get in Japan” by the media.
Kaori Asada, known by her stage name Bonnie Pink, is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician. She writes and composes all her songs, and plays guitar and piano. Asada has said that the name Bonnie Pink is random and has no special meaning; she chose it because it was easy to remember and because she thought the words were cute together. Aside from her native Japanese, she is also fluent in speaking English, Korean and Chinese.
Jun Matsumoto, often called by the portmanteau nickname MatsuJun (松潤), is a Japanese singer, actor, radio host, concertmaster, dancer and model. He is a member of the boy band Arashi, and produces Arashi's concerts. He invented the moving stage in 2005 which has been subsequently used by several Asian musical acts. He is best known to Japanese television drama audiences for his portrayal as Tsukasa Dōmyōji in the Hana Yori Dango series, in which he won GQ Japan's Man Of The Year Award under the singer/actor category for his work in the drama.
Exile is a 19-member Japanese boy group. The leader of the group is Hiro, who debuted as a member of Zoo under For Life Music, but Exile has released their singles and albums under Avex Group's label Rhythm Zone. Hiro and Avex's president Max Matsuura came from the same high school.
Kazuya Kamenashi is a Japanese idol, singer–songwriter, actor, television personality, producer, radio host, and occasional model. Born and raised in Edogawa, Tokyo, he joined the Japanese talent agency, Johnny & Associates, at the age of 12.
Erika Sawajiri is a Japanese actress, singer, and model, who appeared in the fiction Japanese television drama 1 Litre of Tears, playing the role of a girl who suffered from the intractable disease spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD).
Tsubasa Imai is a Japanese retired singer, actor and dancer formerly in the Japanese agency Johnny & Associates. He joined Johnny & Associates in 1995 and officially debuted in 2002 in the duo Tackey & Tsubasa with Hideaki Takizawa. They are signed to the record label Avex Trax. Imai released his first solo single, "Backborn", on February 24, 2010.
Tatsuya Ueda, is a Japanese idol, singer, and actor from the Japanese idol group KAT-TUN. Born in Kanagawa in Japan, he joined the Japanese talent agency, Johnny & Associates in 1998. In March 2006 he debuted as a member of the Japanese boy band KAT-TUN and is under Johnny & Associates management. The group's name was an acronym based on the first letter of each member's family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010, and Koki Tanaka in 2013. Junnosuke Taguchi left the band a well in 2016. After Tanaka's and Taguchi's withdrawal, Ueda took the T's for TaTsuya. As of 2016, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, TaTsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru. Ueda is very athletic, and his favorite hobbies include Boxing and running.
Jin Akanishi is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He has been active since 1998, first as one of the two lead vocalists of the popular J-pop boy-band KAT-TUN. Since the group's official debut in 2006, they have achieved 14 consecutive number ones on the Oricon charts. In 2009, Akanishi started his solo career, and since then has released two studio albums, and two mini albums.
Hey! Say! JUMP is a nine-member Japanese boy band under the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates. The name "Hey! Say!" refers to the fact that all the members were born in the Heisei period, and JUMP is an acronym for "Johnny's ultra music power."
Toraji Haiji was a temporary idol unit formed in December 2004 by Taichi Kokubun of Tokio and Tsuyoshi Domoto of Kinki Kids. The unit was created to promote the 2005 comedy film Fantastipo, which stars Kokubun and Domoto.
Fumi Nikaidō is a Japanese actress and fashion model.
Tomomi Ogawa, known for both her full name or by her stage name Tomomi, is a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. She serves as the bassist and backup vocalist of the Japanese rock band Scandal. She co-wrote most of their songs throughout the band's career.
Japanese singer and songwriter Tsuyoshi Domoto has released ten studio albums, ten live albums, one compilation album, one cover album, one EP, and thirteen singles. His career began as a member of KinKi Kids. Domoto's first studio album, Rosso e Azzurro (2002), peaked at number one on the Oricon Albums Chart.