Yuichi Nakamaru

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Nakamaru Yūichi 
Native name 中丸雄一
Also known as Nakamaru, Yucchi, YUCCI
Born (1983-09-04) September 4, 1983 (age 30)
Kita, Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupations Singer, Actor and Host
Instruments singing, beatboxing
Years active 1998 - present
Labels J-One Records
Associated acts KAT-TUN
Website Johnny's Net
J-One Records

Yūichi Nakamaru (中丸雄一 Nakamaru Yuuichi?, born on September 4, 1983[1] in Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan), is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, radio host, and a member of KAT-TUN.

He joined the talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1998 and then officially debuted as part of KAT-TUN in 2006.

Individually, he has acted in numerous drama serials and is most known as a commentator and host of his own segment on NTV information variety show "Sunday Countdown Show Shūichi".[2]

History[edit]

Background[edit]

Nakamaru was born in Kita-ku, but raised in Sumida-ku, Tokyo. He is the oldest child in a family of five composed of his parents and two younger sisters with 6 and 4 years age difference respectively. He has a fear of heights[3] and phobia of needles.

His reason for applying to Johnny & Associates was that in the last year of junior high school, a female classmate who liked Johnny's idols told him to try out and prepared his application form to the point that he only needed to sign it.[4]

His special skill is in beatboxing and this talent has been recognized by various other celebrities such as Rag Fair's Okkun[5] and Masi Oka.[6]

In April 2008, he entered Waseda University and majored in Human Environmental Sciences through the university's undergraduate correspondence course e-school. He successfully graduated in March 2013.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Nakamaru officially joined Johnny & Associates in November 1998[9] with bandmate Kazuya Kamenashi and agency mates Jin Akanishi, Takahisa Masuda, Taisuke Fujigaya and Ryōichi Tsukada, who were all in the same audition. He was a member of four temporary units while still a Johnny's Jr. - Boys Be Ambitious (B.B.A), Musical Academy Dancing (M.A.D), Best Beat Dancing (B.B.D), and Toshi Otoko.

He joined KAT-TUN when it formed in 2001, and debuted as part of the group in 2006. Besides singing and beatboxing in KAT-TUN, he also writes lyrics for his solo songs or duet songs with the other members. For rap lyrics, he uses the alias Yucci.

In 2009, he appeared in his first ever leading role in a drama in TBS TV's "Rescue ~Tokubetsu Kōdo Kyūjotai".[10]

Appearances[edit]

For activities as a member of KAT-TUN, see KAT-TUN#Other activities.

TV drama serials[edit]

  • P.P.O.I. (1999) as Suga Shika
  • Sushi Ōji! (2007) as Tarō Kawahara
  • Rescue ~Tokubetsu Kōdo Kyūjotai (2009) as Daiichi Kitajima[11]
  • Last Money: Ai no Nedan (2011) as Keigo Ōno
  • Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi (2012) as Kaoru Hayami
  • Omoni Naitemasu (2012) as Keisuke Akamatsu
  • The Wrong Man (2013) as Yasushi Kawamura[12]
  • Henshin Interviewer no Yūutsu (2013) as Jirō Shirakawa/Kirio Aonuma[13][14]
  • First Class (2014) as Itsuki Nishihara[15]

TV movies[edit]

  • Kowai Nichiyōbi (1999)
  • Kowai Nichiyōbi ~New Chapter~ (1999)
  • Tōsan Special Drama in FNS 27Jikan TV (2000)
  • Kowai Nichiyōbi ~2000~ (2000) as Tōru
  • Kindaichi Case Files (2005) as Nakane
  • Haha no Okurimono (2009) as Masaaki Wakamori
  • Hanchou 3 (2010) as Shinobu Sonoda
  • Dachitabi ~First Chapter Dal Segno na Camp~ (2011) as Yūichi Takamaru
  • Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi SP Part I (2012) as Kaoru Hayami
  • Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi SP Part II (2012) as Kaoru Hayami
  • Lucky Seven SP (2013) as Masaru Wakunaga
  • The Partner ~Itoshiki Hyakunen no Tomo e~ (2013) as Noriaki Hatakeyama[16][17]

Movies[edit]

Stage plays[edit]

  • Nakamaru-kun no Tanoshii Jikan (2008) as himself
  • Dream Boys (2011) as Yūichi

TV programs[edit]

  • YOUtachi! (2006-2007) Co-host
  • Dosp 2 Geinōkai Sushi Zatsugaku Ōji Ketteisen! (2008)
  • Sushi Ōji! KAT-TUN Nakamaru ga Iku! Hong Kong Gourmet Tour!! Sekaiichi Sushi Ōji e no Michi (2008)
  • The Shōnen Club (2006-2011) Co-host
  • Tensai o Tsukuru! Galileo Nōken (2009-2011)
  • Sunday Countdown Show Shūichi (2011–present) Commentator

Anime[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • R-One KAT-TUN Co-host
  • KAT-TUN no Gatsūn Co-host

Commercials[edit]

  • Misawa Homes
  • Lotte
    • Sou
    • Crunky (2002)
    • Plus X (2003)
  • Rohto
    • Mogitate Kajitsu (2005, 2007, 2008)
    • Rohto C Cube (2005)
    • Sesera (2006)
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
    • SKY PerfecTV! (2006)
    • SKY PerfecTV Premium Service (2006)
  • NTT DoCoMo
    • New 9 Series (2006)
    • FOMA903i (2006)

Discography[edit]

For songs as a member of KAT-TUN, see KAT-TUN discography.

Solo songs[edit]

Year Title Details
2005 Understandable Performed in Spring 05 Looking KAT-TUN, Looking 05 KAT-TUN concert, featured in DVD KAT-TUN~No More Pain~World Tour 2010
2005 Shooting Star Performed in Looking KAT-TUN 2005ing concert, featured in DVD KAT-TUN~No More Pain~World Tour 2010
2007 My Weather Featured in DVD Live of KAT-TUN "Real Face"
2007 Key of Life Featured in album Cartoon KAT-TUN II You and DVDs Tour 2007 Cartoon KAT-TUN Ⅱ You, KAT-TUN~No More Pain~World Tour 2010
2008 Smack Featured in single Don't U Ever Stop and DVD KAT-TUN Live Tour 2008 Queen Of Pirates
2009 White World Featured in album Break the Records: By You & For You and DVD KAT-TUN Live Break the Records
2010 Answer Featured in single Going!
2010 Film Featured in album No More Pain and DVD KAT-TUN~No More Pain~World Tour 2010
2012 Step by Step Featured in album Chain and DVD KAT-TUN Live Tour 2012 Chain Tokyo Dome
2013 Snowflake Featured in single Expose
2014 Crescent (クレセント?) Featured in album Come Here

Awards and recognitions[edit]

2009
  • 6th TVNavi Magazine Awards: Best Newcomer for "Rescue ~Tokubetsu Kōdo Kyūjotai"[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny's net". Johnny&Associates. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ "出演者紹介 シューイチ オフィシャルサイト" (in Japanese). NTV. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  3. ^ "【エンタがビタミン♪】「人間としてできない」。KAT-TUN中丸がミュージカル「DREAM BOYS」で決断迫られる。" (in Japanese). Techinsight Japan. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Hanamaru Market". 2009-01-23. TBS TV.
  5. ^ "Utawara". 2005-10-30. NTV.
  6. ^ "Cartoon KAT-TUN". 2008-04-30. NTV.
  7. ^ "KAT-TUN中丸、ジャニーズ初の早大卒業" (in Japanese). Sankei Digital. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  8. ^ "KAT―TUN・中丸雄一「感動した」早大卒業" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  9. ^ "BS朝日 - SUZUKI presents「極上空間」小さなクルマ、大きな未来。" (in Japanese). BS Asahi. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  10. ^ "KAT-TUN・中丸雄一、初主演ドラマで「鍛えられて一石二鳥」" (in Japanese). Excite News. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  11. ^ "RESCUE主演の中丸、仲間に励まされ". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  12. ^ "古田新太が連ドラ初主演 "相棒"役にはKAT-TUN・中丸" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  13. ^ "中丸雄一:誰に変身したい?に「ジャニーさんになりたい」". Mainichi JP (in Japanese). 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  14. ^ "中丸雄一、老けメークでイケてない容姿に"変身"". Sankei Sports (in Japanese). 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  15. ^ "沢尻エリカ恋人役にKAT-TUN中丸!“天敵”に佐々木希". Sankei Sports (in Japanese). 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  16. ^ "ヒガシ太鼓判!KAT―TUN中丸は「ベトナム似合う」" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  17. ^ "日本・ベトナム国交樹立40周年スペシャルドラマ『The Partner〜愛しき百年の友へ〜』注目の豪華共演者が明らかに!! 東山紀之が、事務所の後輩・中丸雄一(KAT-TUN)と初共演!" (in Japanese). TBS TV. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  18. ^ "光一&中丸「しんちゃん」にでるゾ〜!映画同日公開でコラボ". Sankei Sports (in Japanese). 2008-04-17. Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  19. ^ "第6回 TVnavi読者が選んだ ドラマ・オブ・ザ・イヤー2009結果発表!" (in Japanese). The Sankei Shimbun. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 

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