Ryo Nishikido

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Ryo Nishikido
Native name 錦戸 亮
Birth name Ryo Nishikido
Also known as Ryo-chan, Dokkun (by Yokoyama)
Born (1984-11-03) November 3, 1984 (age 30)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Pop, pop/rock
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1997–present
Labels Johnny's Entertainment, Teichiku Records, Imperial Records
Associated acts News, Kanjani Eight

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]


For releases as a member of Kanjani Eight, see Kanjani Eight#Discography. For releases as a member of News, see News (band)#Discography.


Commencing date Network Drama Role
1998 TV Asahi Binbō Dōshin Goyōchō (びんぼう同心御用帳?)
1999 TV Asahi Shichinin no Samurai J ke no Hanran (七人のサムライ J 家の反乱?)
2001 NTV Zenigetchū!! (ゼニゲッチュー!!!!?)
2003 NHK Card Queen (カードの女王 Kado no joou?)
2004 NHK Teruteru Kazoku (てるてる家族?) Kazuto Kuwahara
2005 CX Ganbatte Ikimasshoi (がんばっていきまっしょい?) Hiroyuki Sekino
2005 Fuji TV 1 Litre no Namida Haruto Asō
2006 Fuji TV Attention Please Shota Nakahara
2006 Kansai Telecasting Corporation Dive to Future (未来へのダイブ Mirai heno daibu?)
2006 Kansai Telecasting Corporation Kemarishi (蹴鞠師?)
2008 Fuji TV Isshun no Kaze ni Nare (一瞬の風になれ?) Kenichi Kamiya
2008 Fuji TV Last Friends Sosuke Oikawa
2008 TBS Ryūsei no Kizuna Taisuke Ariake
2009 TBS Orthros no Inu Ryosuke Aoi
2009 NTV Niini no Koto o Wasurenaide Keisuke Kawai
2010 Fuji TV Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (ジョーカー許されざる捜査官?) Kenji Kudo
2011 TV Asahi Inu o Kau to Iu Koto Yuji Hongo
2011 Fuji TV Zenkai Girl (全開ガール Zenkai Girl?) Sota Yamada
2012 TBS Papadol! (パパドル! Papadoru!?) Ryo Nishikido
2013 Fuji TV Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso (よろず占い処 陰陽屋へようこそ Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso?) Shoumei Abe
2014 TBS Gomen Ne Seishun! ( ごめんね青春! Gomen Ne Seishun!?) Hara Heisuke


Commencing date Network Movie Role
2014 Fuji TV Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Monogatari (抱きしめたい) Akihiko Shiota,Hiroshi Sato


  • 2003-2004 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Best Newcomer for Teru Teru Kazoku[5]
  • 57th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[6]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Last Friends[7]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Ryusei no Kizuna[7]
  • Fall 2008 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[8]
  • Summer 2009 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Orthros no Inu[9]


  1. ^ "Johnny's Net Kanjani 8 Profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ryo Nishikido causes three-car fender bender". Tokyograph. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Nishikido to be a Patisserie Samurai in his First Movie?!". Musicjapanplus. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  4. ^ 山P、錦戶が「NEWS」脫退! [YamaP & Ryo Nishikido leave NEWS] (in Japanese). 7 October 2011. 
  5. ^ [1] Tokyo Graph, retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  6. ^ [2] 57th The Television Drama Academy Awards + 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix, retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  7. ^ a b [3] retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  8. ^ [4] retrieved on May 1, 2009.
  9. ^ [5] retrieved on October 16, 2009.