Koichi Domoto

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Koichi Domoto
堂本 光一
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 35)
Origin Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, voice actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Johnny's Entertainment
Associated acts KinKi Kids, J-Friends

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[edit]

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 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[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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 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 8 1 117,000

Soundtrack[edit]

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 5 111,000

Singles[edit]

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
[18][D][E]
TWN
[12]
TWN East Asian
[13][F]
"Deep in Your Heart" 2006 1 259,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[21]
Mirror
"+Million But -Love"
"No More"[G] 2008 1 1 14 2 128,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[22]
BPM
"Ayakashi" (妖 ~あやかし~?) 2009 1 1 12 4 171,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[23]

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[18][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[edit]

Live concerts[edit]

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
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
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1
Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2012: Gravity
  • Released: July 3, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1

Musical Shock recordings[edit]

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

Solo activities[edit]

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

Concerts[edit]

  • Koichi Domoto Live Tour 2004½ (March 29, 2004 – June 5, 2004)
  • Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2006 "Mirror" The Music Mirrors My Feeling (September 13, 2006 – October 30, 2006)
  • Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2009 Best Performance and Music (August 15, 2009 – October 12, 2009)

Dramas[edit]

  • 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 Toshi (NTV: October 18, 1997 – December 20, 1997)
  • 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[edit]

Movies[edit]

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

Musicals[edit]

  • Another (August 6, 1993 – August 24, 1993)
  • Mask'99 (January 6, 1999 – January 31, 1993)
  • Millennium Shock (November 2, 2000 – November 26, 2000: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock (December 1, 2001 – December 25; January 3, 2002 – January 27, 2002: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock (June 4, 2002 – June 28, 2002: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock is Real Shock (January 8, 2003 – February 25, 2003: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Shocking Shock (February 6, 2004 – February 29, 2004: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 8, 2005 – February 28, 2005: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 6, 2006 – March 29, 2006: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 6, 2007 – February 28, 2007: 81 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 6, 2008 – February 26, 2008: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 5, 2009 – March 30, 2009: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 14, 2010 – March 30, 2010; July 4, 2010 – July 31, 2010: 100 shows): Lead Role

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The G-Music chart was established in July 2005 and only archives the top 20 releases.
  2. ^ Position was taken from 2006 week 39 for Mirror, 2010 week 38 for BPM, 2012 week 42 for Gravity.
  3. ^ Position was taken from 2006 week 6 for Endless Shock.
  4. ^ The Japan Hot 100 was established in February 2008.
  5. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "No More,"[19] "Ayakashi."[20]
  6. ^ Position was taken from 2008 week 19 for "No More," 2009 week 33 for "Ayakashi."
  7. ^ Under the name Tsukasa Maizu (米寿司 Maizu Tsukasa?) for the film Sushi Ōji!.
  8. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Bad Desire,"[24] "Danger Zone."[25]

References[edit]

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