Koichi Domoto

Koichi Domoto
Native name
堂本 光一
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 40)
Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Occupation
Years active 1992–present
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Instruments
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts

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.

Career

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.[1] Domoto and his bandmate Tsuyoshi Domoto first worked together as backdancers for Hikaru Genji, who were holding a concert at Yokohama Arena,[1] 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.[1][2]

In July 2007, after five years, Domoto starred as the lead in a drama entitled Sushi Ōji!.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[5] In April 2008, Domoto's long-running musical Endless Shock was awarded the Grand Prize of the 33rd Kazuo Kikuta Drama Awards for theater.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications
JPN
[11]
TWN
[12][A]
TWN East Asian
[13][B]
Mirror 1[14] 11 1 147,000
BPM
  • Released: September 1, 2010
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
2 10 1 158,000
Gravity
  • Released: October 3, 2012
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1[17] 8 1 117,000
Spiral
  • Released: July 8, 2015
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
2 - - -

Soundtrack

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications
JPN
[11]
TWN
[12]
TWN East Asian
[13][C]
Koichi Domoto Endless Shock Original Sound Track
  • Musical Endless Shock soundtrack
  • Released: January 11, 2006
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1[20] 5 111,000
Koichi Domoto Endless Shock Original Sound Track 2
  • Musical Endless Shock soundtrack
  • Released: April 19, 2017
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1[22] 76,239[23]

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications Album
JPN
Oricon Singles Charts
[11]
JPN
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[24][D][E]
TWN
[12]
TWN East Asian
[13][F]
"Deep in Your Heart" 2006 1 259,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[27]
Mirror
"+Million But -Love"
"No More"[G] 2008 1 1 14 2 128,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[28]
BPM
"Ayakashi" (妖 ~あやかし~) 2009 1 1 12 4 171,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[29]
INTERACTIONAL/SHOW ME UR MONSTER (DVD/Blu-ray) 2015 1[30] - - - -
  • RIAJ (physical): -
SPIRAL

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[24][H]
"Kagen no Tsuki" (下弦の月, "Waning Moon") 2006 Mirror
"Bad Desire" 2010 20 BPM
"Danger Zone (To the Unknown World)" 2012 37 Gravity

Video albums

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[11]
KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2004 1/2
  • Released: October 14, 2004
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
1[33]
KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2006 mirror

〜The Music Mirrors My Feeling〜

  • Released: May 16, 2007
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
1
KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2010 BPM
  • Released: March 9, 2011 (DVD); October 3, 2012 (Blu-ray)
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 1

Blu-ray: 8[36]

KOICHI DOMOTO Concert Tour 2012"Gravity"
  • Released: July 3, 2013 (DVD); February 5, 2014 (Blu-ray)
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 1[38]

Blu-ray: 9

-
KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2015

Spiral

  • Released: May 11, 2016
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 1[39]

Blu-ray: 1[39]

-
List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[11]
Koichi Dohmoto SHOCK Digest
  • Released: June 19, 2002
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
VHS: 1[40]

DVD: 1[40]

Koichi Domoto SHOCK
  • Released: January 16, 2003
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
DVD: 2
Endless SHOCK
  • Released: February 16, 2006
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
DVD: 1[41]
Endless SHOCK 2008
  • Released: October 29, 2008
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
DVD: 1[43]
Document of Endless Shock 2012: Ashita no Butai e (明日の舞台へ, "To Tomorrow's Stage")
  • Released: February 6, 2013 (DVD); July 3, 2013 (Blu-ray)
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 1[45]
Endless Shock 2012
  • Released: September 18, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 2

Blu-ray: 1[46]

Endless SHOCK 1000th Performance Anniversary
  • Released: September 17, 2014
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
DVD: 1[47]

Blu-ray: 1[47]

Solo activities

For activities as a member of KinKi Kids, please refer to KinKi Kids.

Concerts and Events

  • KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2004 1/2 (Concert tour; March 29 – June 5, 2004)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO Presents IT LOOKS BACK UPON 1/2 (Event; November 1, 2004)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2006 "mirror" 〜The Music Mirrors My Feeling〜 (Concert tour; September 13 – October 3, 2006)
  • 堂本光一 CONCERT TOUR 2009 Best Performance And Music (Concert tour; August 15 – October 12, 2009)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO CONCERT TOUR 2010 BPM (Concert tour; September 11 - November 14, 2010)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO 2011 BPM ソウル・台北公演 (Concert tour in Korea and Taiwan; September 9 - October 2, 2011)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO 2012 “Gravity” (Concert tour; September 23 - December 16, 2012)
  • KOICHI DOMOTO LIVE TOUR 2015 Spiral (Concert tour; July 12 - August 21, 2015)

Dramas

  • Ningen Shikkaku (TBS: July 8, 1994 – September 28, 1994)
  • Ie Naki Ko Ii (NTV: April 15, 1995 – July 8, 1995)
  • Mokuyō No Kaidan "Mario" (Fuji TV: November 2, 1995)
  • Kinyō Entertainment "Honoo No Ryouri-Nin" (Fuji TV: December 1, 1995)
  • Papa Kaeru 96 (TV Asahi: January 4, 1996)
  • Ginrō Kaiki File: Futatsu No Zunō Wo Motsu Shōnen (NTV: January 13, 1996 – March 16, 1996)
  • Wakaba No Koro (TBS: April 12, 1996 – September 29, 1996)
  • Shin Mokuyō no Kaidan "Cyborg" (Fuji TV: October 17, 1996 – November 21, 1996)
  • 24 hrs TV Drama – Yūki To Iu Koto (NTV: Aug 23, 1997)
  • Tsuya Sugata! Kouzaburō Shichihenge (Kansai Telecasting Corporation: October 2, 1997)
  • Bokura no Yūki Miman City (NTV: October 18, 1997 – December 20, 1997) (July 21, 2017)
  • Harmonia: Kono Ai No Hate (NTV: July 11, 1998 – September 12, 1998)
  • P.S. Genki Desu, Shunpei (TBS: June 24, 1999 – September 16, 1999)
  • Tenshi ga Kieta Machi (NTV: April 12, 2000 – June 29, 2000)
  • Rookie! (Kansai Telecasting Corporation: April 10, 2001 – June 26, 2001)
  • Remote (NTV: October 12, 2002 – December 14, 2002)
  • Tales of The Unusual 2006 Autumn Special Drama: Kinno Kōen (Fuji TV: October 2, 2006)
  • Sushi Ōji! (TV Asahi: July 27, 2007 – September 14, 2007)

Anime

Movies

  • Ginmaku Ban Sushi Ōji!: New York e Iku (Warner Bros.: April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19))

Musicals

  • Another (August 6, 1993 – August 24, 1993)
  • Mask'99 (January 6, 1999 – January 31, 1993)
  • MILLENNIUM SHOCK (November 2–26, 2000: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • SHOW 劇・SHOCK (December 1, 2001 - January 7, 2002; June 4–28, 2002: 114 shows): Lead Role
  • SHOCK is Real Shock (January 8 - February 25, 2003: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Shocking SHOCK (February 6–29, 2004: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless SHOCK (2005 - ; 1364 shows): Lead Role
  • Knights' Tale[48] (July 27 - August 29, 2018; September 18 - October 15, 2018)

Publications

Book

  • When I become a fan[49] (January 20, 2011; Sony Magazines) ISBN 978-4-7897-3449-3 (compiled and edited from Domoto's serial F1 hymn in GRAND PRIX SPECIAL specialized magazine)
  • When I become a fan 2[50] (March 14, 2013; M-ON! Entertainment Inc.) [51] ISBN 978-4-7897-3598-8 (compiled and edited from Domoto's serial F1 hymn in GRAND PRIX SPECIAL specialized magazine)
  • The Entertainer Case (February 14, 2016; Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.) [52] ISBN 978-4-8222-7272-2 (compiled and edited from Domoto's serial The Entertainer Case in Nikkei Entertainment magazine[53])

Serial

  • F1 hymn「F1賛歌」in GRAND PRIX SPECIAL (February 2006 - January 2016)
  • Speed of Light Corner「光速コーナー」in Tokyo Chunichi Sports (2007 - December 1, 2012; 2017 - [54])
  • Domoto Koichi's Endless Days「Endless Days 〜堂本光一のオワラナイ日々〜」in Susumeru Pia! (February - December 2012)
  • The Entertainer Case「エンタテイナーの条件」in Nikkei Entertainment (September 2013 - [55])
  • Domoto Koichi - 0.1 second ecstasy「堂本光一 コンマ一秒の恍惚」in Weekly Playboy (October 2016 - [56][57])

Awards