Tsuyoshi Domoto

Tsuyoshi Domoto
Native name
堂本 剛
Born (1979-04-10) April 10, 1979 (age 39)
Nara, Nara, Japan
Other names 244 Endli-x, Endlicheri☆Endlicheri
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • television personality
Years active 1991–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • piano
  • drums
Labels Johnny's Entertainment
Associated acts
Website tsuyoshi.in

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.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] In the following month, Domoto started his career as an illustrator by publishing a book in collaboration with writer Shizuka Iziyuuin.[5] They collaborated again for another book in 2003.[6]

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.

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.[7] 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.[8] At the end of April, Domoto was appointed to be the first special ambassador for Nara tourism.[9]

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.[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.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13] Another single, "Niji no Uta", was released in September 2011.

Discography

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Jotei: Kasuga no Tsubone 1990 Shichinojō Credited as Naohiro Domoto
Shanghai Mermaid Legend Murder Case 1997 Hajime Kindaichi [14]
Fantastipo 2005 Haiji Koinobori [15]
Heianyūki 2012 Himself Documentary [14]
Rush 2014 Niki Lauda Japanese dub [16]
Gintama 2017 Shinsuke Takasugi [17]
Gintama 2 2018 Shinsuke Takasugi [18]

Television

As an actor
Title Year(s) Role Notes Ref
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,
2017
Takeru Takigawa Lead role (10 episodes)
Television special
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) [19]
Yume no California 2002 Shū Yamazaki Lead role (11 episodes)
Moto Kare 2003 Haratsugu Kashiwaba 10 episodes [20]
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) [21]
As a personality
Title Year(s) Role Network Notes Ref(s)
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 [20]
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

Books

  • 2002: Kimi to arukeba (Story by: Shizuka Iziyuuin, Illustration by: Domoto Tsuyoshi, Published by: Asahi Shimbun)
  • 2003: Zuutto isshou. (Story by: Shizuka Iziyuuin, Illustration by: Domoto Tsuyoshi, Published by: Asahi Shimbun)
  • 2005: Boku no Kutsu oto (Compilation of Domoto Tsuyoshi writing that serialize in Myojo from 1999 to 2005, Published by: Shueisha)
  • 2006: Shoujiki I LOVE YOU (First Solo Photo-book, Published by: Tokyo Shimbun)
  • 2009: Domoto Tsuyoshi to Atama no Naka (FINEBOYS Special Fashion Book, Published by: Hinode Publishing)
  • 2010: Berlin (Published by: Shogakukan)
  • 2014: Kokoro no Hanashi (Published by: KADOKAWA)

Concerts

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

Awards

  • 1994: 2nd Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Newcomer for Ningen Shikkaku[2]
  • 1998: 2nd Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (98–99): Best Actor for Ao no Jidai[2]
  • 1999: 22nd Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Actor for To Heart Koishite Shinitai[2]
  • 2000: 26th Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Actor for Summer Snow[2]
  • 2004: Best Jeanist of the Year[22]

References

  1. ^ キンキ13連続初登場1位をギネスが認定 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. January 3, 2002. Archived from the original on January 5, 2002. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Drama Academy Awards". Tokyograph. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "1997 Million-Seller List" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Machi/Dekiai Logic" (in Japanese). Johnny's net. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "きみとあるけば". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "ずーっといっしょ。". Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Tsuyoshi Domoto renames solo project". Tokyograph. January 31, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  8. ^ "Domoto announces first tour as ENDLI-x". Tokyograph. February 15, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  9. ^ "Nara TOurism Ambassador" (PDF). NaraCity. April 22, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  10. ^ "Charts: Tsuyoshi Domoto's solo project sells big". Tokyograph. April 15, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  11. ^ "Charts: Mai Kuraki, Tsuyoshi Domoto, Namie Amuro". Tokyograph. September 15, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  12. ^ "KinKi Kids Tsuyoshi Domoto to be Adidas New Campaign Model". musicjapanplus. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  13. ^ "KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi to release new single in April". tokyohive. February 25, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  14. ^ a b 堂本剛、涙あふれた平安神宮ライブが映画化!堤幸彦監督と14年ぶりタッグで期間限定公開! (in Japanese). Cinema Today. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. ^ 太一&剛のユニットが首位へ向け好発進! (in Japanese). Oricon. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  16. ^ “結成20周年”KinKi Kids、映画声優で初共演 (in Japanese). Oricon. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  17. ^ Schilling, Mark (5 July 2017). "Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss". The Japan Times. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Stars set to return for second live-action 'Gin Tama' movie". Asahi Shimbun. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  19. ^ 堂本剛が初先生役 TBSドラマ (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2 October 2001. Archived from the original on 22 October 2001. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Labor pains". The Japan Times. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  21. ^ 堂本剛のプライベートに密着 ドキュメンタリー『堂本剛の素』GYAOで配信 (in Japanese). Oricon. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  22. ^ "List of Best Jeanists". Tokyograph. Retrieved November 1, 2009.

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