Tsuyoshi Domoto

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Tsuyoshi Domoto
Native name 堂本 剛
Also known as 244 Endli-x, Endlicheri☆Endlicheri
Born (1979-04-10) April 10, 1979 (age 35)
Origin Nara, Japan
Genres Pop, pop rock, funk, jazz, blues, soul music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, television personality, actor, Japanese idol, fashion designer, writer, illustrator,
Instruments Guitar, bass, piano, drums
Years active 1991–present
Labels Johnny's Entertainment
Associated acts KinKi Kids, J-Friends, Toraji Haiji
Website tsuyoshi.in

Tsuyoshi Domoto (堂本 剛 Dōmoto Tsuyoshi?) (born April 10, 1979) is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, television personality, fashion designer, writer, and illustrator. 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[edit]

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.[5]

Domoto appeared in the 2003 drama Moto Kare, in which he co-starred for the second time with Ryoko 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.[6] 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.[7] At the end of April, Domoto was appointed to be the first special ambassador for Nara tourism.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[13] Certifications
JPN
[14]
TWN
[15][A]
TWN East Asian
[16][B]
Rosso e azzurro ("Red and Blue") 1 228,000
Si
  • Released: August 18, 2004
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 211,000
Coward
  • As Endlicheri Endlicheri
  • Released: February 1, 2006
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 5 156,000
Neo Africa Rainbow Ax
  • As Endlicheri Endlicheri
  • Released: April 11, 2007
  • Label: Rainbow Endli9
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
2 13 2 98,000
I and Ai (I AND 愛?, "Love and I")
  • As 244 Endli-x
  • Released: April 2, 2008
  • Label: Rainbow Endli9
  • Formats: CD, 2CD, CD/DVD
4 9 2 101,000
Bigaku: My Beautiful Sky (美 我 空 – ビ ガ ク ~ my beautiful sky?)
  • As Tsuyoshi
  • Released: April 10, 2009
  • Label: Bigaku Records
  • Formats: CD
3 7 2 80,000
Shamanippon: Rakachi no Tohi (shamanippon -ラカチノトヒ-?, "elpoeP fo rewoP heT")
  • Released: April 11, 2012
  • Label: Shamanipppon
  • Formats: 2CD, 2CD/DVD
1 9 4 80,000
Shamanippon: Roi no Chinoi (shamanippon -ロイノチノイ-?, "efiL fo roloC heT")
  • Released: February 12, 2014
  • Label: Shamanipppon
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 8 2 58,000

Cover album[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[13] Certifications
JPN
[14]
TWN
[15]
TWN East Asian
[16][C]
Kaba (カバ?, "Cover (Hippopotamus)")
  • Released: May 8, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 7 1 102,000

Compilation album[edit]

Title Album details
Nippon
  • European compilation album
  • Released: October 21, 2011
  • Label: Gan-Shin
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[13] Certifications Album
JPN
Oricon Singles Charts
[14]
JPN
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[23][D][E]
TWN
[15]
TWN East Asian
[16][F]
"Machi" (?, "Town") 2002 1 272,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[30]
Rosso e azzurro
"Dekiai Logic" (溺愛ロジック?, "Blind Love Logic")
"Waver"[G] 2004 1 214,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Platinum[31]
Si
"Yoshino Cherry" (ソメイヨシノ Someiyoshino?)[H] 2006 1 164,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[32]
Coward
"The Rainbow Star"[I] 1 164,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[33]
Non-album single
"The Sky Is Shedding Tears" (空が泣くから Sora ga Naku Kara?)[J] 2007 1 128,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[34]
Neo Africa Rainbow Ax
"Kurikaesu Haru" (Kurikaesu 春?, "Repeating Spring")[K] 2007 2 1 94,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[21]
Non-album single
"Sora (Utsukushii Ware no Sora)" (空 ~美しい我の空?, "Sky (My Beautiful Sky)")[L] 2007 1 2 63,000
"Rain"[M] 2009 1 3 12 80,000
"Cherish Our Fate with Others" (縁を結いて Eni o Yuite?) 2011 2 3 11 2 112,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[35]
Shamanippon: Rakachi no Tohi
"Niji no Uta" (Nijiの詩?, "Rainbow Song") 2 1 10 2 90,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[36]
Non-album single
"Mabataki" (瞬き?, "Blink") 2013 1 1 11 2 109,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[37]
Shamanippon: Roi no Chinoi

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[23][N]
"Original Color" 2004 Si
"Koi no Kamaitachi" (恋のカマイタチ?, "Monster of Love")
"Kokoro no Blind" (ココロノブラインド?, "Blinds of the Heart")
"Sunday Morning" 2009 19 "Rain" (single)
"Shamanippon (Kuni no Uta)" (shamanippon ~くにのうた?, "Country Song") 2012 Shamanippon: Rakachi no Tohi
"I Love You"[O] 2013 43 Kaba
"Ginger" 2014 52 Shamanippon: Roi no Chinoi

Video albums[edit]

Live concerts[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[14]
Live Rosso e Azzurro
  • Released: January 8, 2003
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
1
Tsuyoshi Domoto 2nd Live Si: First Line
  • As 244 Endli-x.
  • Released: April 6, 2005
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
1
Endlicheri Live DVD (エンドリケリー?)
  • As Endlicheri Endlicheri.
  • Released: March 11, 2009
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
3
Yakushi-ji (薬師寺?, "Yakushiji Temple")
  • Released: June 30, 2010
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: 2DVD, 2DVD/CD
1
Domoto Tsuyoshi Heian Jingū Kōen 2011: Gentei Tokubetsu Jōei Heianyuki (堂本剛 平安神宮公演2011 限定特別上映 平安結祈 heianyuki?, "Tsuyoshi Domoto Heian Shrine Performance 2011: Limited Special Screening Heianyuki")
  • Released: August 22, 2012
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: 2DVD, Blu-ray
6
Shamanippon: Rakachi no Tobi
  • Released: June 12, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: 2DVD, Blu-ray
1
Heian Jingū Live 2012: Himitsu (平安神宮ライブ2012 ヒ ト ツ?, "Heian Shrine Live 2012: Secret")
  • Released: January 15, 2014
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
2

Documentaries[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[14]
Mune Uchū Endlicheri Endlicheri Documentary (胸宇宙?, "Chest Universe")
  • As Endlicheri Endlicheri.
  • Released: February 14, 2007
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
1

TV series[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[14]
24 Channel Vol. 1
  • Variety show
  • Released: February 23, 2011
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
3
24 Channel Vol. 2
  • Variety show
  • Released: February 23, 2011
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
5
24 Channel Vol. 3
  • Variety show
  • Released: February 23, 2011
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
4

Solo activities[edit]

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

Dramas[edit]

  • Karin (NHK: April 1, 1994 – April 2, 1994)
  • Ningen Shikaku (TBS: July 8, 1994 – September 23, 1994)
  • Date Masamune (TBS: January 1, 1995. *Special drama*)
  • Second Chance (TBS: April 14, 1995 – June 30, 1995)
  • Kindaichi Shounen No Jikembo (NTV: July 15, 1995 – September 16, 1995)
  • Kindaichi Shounen No Jikembo SP Snow Demon Murder case (NTV: December 28, 1995)
  • Wakaba No Koro (TBS: April 12, 1996 – June 28, 1996)
  • Dareka Ga Dareka Ni Koishiteru (TBS: March 29, 1996. *Special drama*)
  • Kaette Kita Second Chance (TBS: December 20, 1996)
  • Kindaichi Shounen No Jikembo season 2 (NTV: July 13, 1996 – September 14, 1996)
  • Ao No Jidai (TBS: July 3, 1998 – September 11, 1998)
  • Kimi To Ita Mirai No Tame Ni: I'll Be Back (NTV : January 16, 1999 – March 20, 1999)
  • to Heart ~Koishite Shinitai~ (TBS: July 2, 1999 – September 17, 1999)
  • Summer Snow (TBS: July 7, 2000 – September 15, 2000)
  • Mukai Arata No Doubutsu Nikki ~Aiken Roshinante No Sainan~ (NTV : January 3, 2001 – March 17, 2001)
  • Gakkou No Sensei (TBS: October 7, 2001 – December 16, 2001)
  • Yume No California (TBS: April 12, 2002 – June 28, 2002)
  • Moto Kare (TBS: July 6, 2003 – September 7, 2003)
  • Home Drama! (TBS: April 16, 2004 – June 25, 2004)
  • Last Present (TV Asahi: June 11, 2005. *Special drama*)
  • Hoshi Ni Negai Wo (Fuji TV: August 26, 2005. *Special drama*)
  • 33 Pun Tantei (Fuji TV: August 2, 2008 – September 27, 2008)
  • Kaette Kosaserareta 33pun Tantei (Fuji TV: March 28, 2009 – April 18, 2009)
  • Tenma-san ga Yuku (TBS: July 15, 2013~)

Before joining Johnny's Entertainment, Domoto already started his acting career as a child actor using stage name "Naohiro Domoto" and acted on numerous drama:

  • Waka daijyou tenka Gomen! (Asahi TV: July 1987, [Extra])
  • Saisoshite Ouna series (19), "Akumu no Ato" (Maiichi broadcast: August 17, 1987 – August 28, 1987)
  • Story of Downtown (Maiichi broadcast: October 20, 1987, [Childhood of Masatoshi Hamada])
  • Kyoto suspense: Hotaru kuchi Shin Jyuu (Kansai TV: December 14, 1987. *Special drama*)
  • 1.2.3 to 4.5. ruku (Kansai TV: July 1988, [Guest])
  • Saisoshite Ouna series (31), "Sajyu no Kazuku" (Maiichi Broadcast: September 26, 1988 – November 25, 1988)
  • Buchi you keiji (ABC: February 1989, [Guest])
  • Shin buchi you keiji – Metro Polie 24 (ABC: 1989, [Guest])
  • Heart ni ka wo tsukete (Fuji TV: 1989)
  • Denen no alien (Kansai TV: July 1989)
  • Bechi no Ai (NHK: January 1, 1990 – January 13 [Saturday drama])
  • Saisoshite Ouna series (42), "Mei meji kaku ~ Mata Mamano ko ni naritai" (Maiichi Broadcast: February 5, 1990 – March 30, 1990)
  • Sanjyou Tenkuken (Tokyo TV: May 27, 1990)

Movies[edit]

  • 1997: Kindaichi Shounen No Jikembo Shanghai Mermaid
  • 2005: Fantastipo
  • 2012: Domoto Tsuyoshi Heian Jingu Koen 2011 Gentei Tokubetsu Jouei 'heianyuki'

Under the name of "Naohiro Domoto":

  • 1988: Yuuzora harete
  • 1988: Boku to koinu Daijiken
  • 1990: Jotei kasuga no tsubane

Variety Shows[edit]

  • Domoto Tsuyoshi no Do-Ya (TV Asahi: October 1, 1996 – September 30, 1997)
  • Tsuyochan Douhonbo (NTB: March 29, 1999 – September 27, 1999)
  • Domoto Tsuyoshi no Shoujiki Shindoi (TV Asahi: October 9, 2002 – September 30, 2009)
  • 24 Channel (TV Asahi: October 7, 2009 – Mar 21,2010)

Under the name of "Naohiro Domoto":

  • 2ji no waido show (Yomiuri TV: August 1987)
  • TV Magazine: Haretokitoki takajen (ABC TV: March 1989)
  • Wanpoku TV station (Yomiuri TV: 1989 (Autumn), as Program host)

Books[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

  • 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[41]

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 9 for Coward, 2007 week 17 for Neo Africa Rainbow Ax, 2008 week 16 for I and Ai, 2009 week 17 for Bigaku, 2012 week 17 for Shamanippon: Rakachi no Tohi, 2014 week 11 for Shamanippon: Roi no Chinoi.
  3. ^ Position was taken from 2013 week 21 for Kaba.
  4. ^ The Japan Hot 100 was established in February 2008.
  5. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Kurikaesu Haru,"[24] "Sora,"[25] "Rain,"[26] "Cherish Our Fate with Others,"[27] "Niji no Uta,"[28] "Mabataki."[29]
  6. ^ Position was taken from 2009 week 37 for "Rain," 2011 week 17 for "Cherish Our Fate with Others," 2011 week 39 for "Niji no Uta," 2013 week 40 for "Mabataki."
  7. ^ Triple A-side with the songs "Original Color," "Koi no Kamaitachi" (恋のカマイタチ?, "Monster of Love") and "Kokoro no Blind" (ココロノブラインド?, "Blinds of the Heart").
  8. ^ As Endlicheri Endlicheri.
  9. ^ As Endlicheri Endlicheri.
  10. ^ As Endlicheri Endlicheri.
  11. ^ As 244 Endli-x.
  12. ^ As Tsuyoshi.
  13. ^ The leading promotional track for the single was "Sunday Morning," not the song "Rain."
  14. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Sunday Morning,"[26] "I Love You,"[38] "Ginger."[39]
  15. ^ Yutaka Ozaki cover.

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