Ryo Nishikido(錦戸 亮,Nishikido Ryō?, born November 3, 1984) is a Japanese idol, singer, actor and songwriter. He is a member of Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight and was also a member of Japanese male idol group News, both which are under the management of Johnny & Associates. His image color in Kanjani Eight is yellow, while his image color in News was blue.
Ryo Nishikido was born in Hyogo on November 3, 1984 and raised in Osaka. He made his major debut in 2004 as an actor and a singer. Nishkido belongs to Kanjani Eight, a Johnny & Associates boy band. In 2006, Nishikido held his first solo concert. He is also active in TV dramas, playing some major roles such as Haruto Asou in 1 Litre of Tears, Keisuke Kawai in Niini no Koto o Wasurenaide, Shota Nakahara in Attention Please, and Sosuke Oikawa in Last Friends.
In March 2009, at around 3:45pm on Sunday, Nishikido was driving on Shuto Expressway 3 around Roppongi. The road ahead of him was congested with traffic, and he rear-ended a car at the tail end of the traffic. Due to this collision, the car also collided with another vehicle in front of it. Nishikido was not injured, but the passenger of the middle car, a woman in her sixties, suffered a neck injury. All three cars also received damage to their bumpers. According to police, Nishikido was at fault for not watching where he was driving. His agency said that he had been careless in taking his eyes off the road, and he was unable to brake in time.
Nishikido appeared in a movie for the first time, playing the lead role in Chonmage Pudding, released in summer 2010. In the movie, he plays the hero, Kijima Yasubei.
On October 7, 2011, Johnnys & Associates announced that Nishikido would be leaving NEWS due to scheduling conflicts making it difficult for him to persist as an active member of both News and Kanjani Eight.