Junnosuke Taguchi

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Junnosuke Taguchi
Native name 田口 淳之介
Also known as Junno
Born (1985-11-29) November 29, 1985 (age 31)
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Genres J-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels J-One Records (2006-2016) Immortal (2016-2017) Universal J (Present)
Associated acts KAT-TUN (2001-2016)



Junnosuke Taguchi (田口 淳之介 Taguchi Junnosuke?, born November 29, 1985)[1] in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan), is a singer-songwriter, actor, and model. He also previously worked as a Japanese idol and radio host as a former member of KAT-TUN.

He joined the talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1999 and officially debuted as part of KAT-TUN in 2006. Apart from activities as a member of KAT-TUN, he has acted in the film "Mohōhan'", alongside SMAP's leader Masahiro Nakai, and appeared in several dramas, most notably hit drama "Legal High".

After leaving KAT-TUN and Johnny & Associates began a career as a solo artist (first single release in November 2016) and also began doing some modeling.

In 2017 announced signed an exclusive two-year contract with Universal Music Group [2] Single will be released April 2017 and will be his solo artist major label debut.


Taguchi officially joined Johnny & Associates in May 1999. He was selected to join KAT-TUN when it formed in 2001, and subsequently debuted with the group in 2006.[3]

In 2001, he made his first appearance in a drama, in Omae no Yukichi ga Naiteiru. In 2005, he had his first drama lead role when he replaced agency mate Hiroki Uchi, who was temporarily suspended from activities, in Ganbatte Ikimasshoi.

Announced in 2015 that he would leave KAT-TUN and his management company. Final performance with KAT-TUN was in March 2016. In September 2016, Taguchi opened his official website to announce launch of his solo career. His first single, "Hero", was released in November 2016.

Currently is a print model for pnck.jp clothing. Also announced print model work for Hombre Nino clothing in the 2017 season. Started runway model work in March 2017 as well with his appearance in the Kobe Collection Fashion Show S/S 2017.

In April 2017, 2nd single—his major label solo debut single with Universal Music Group--"Connect" will be released.


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


  • Omae no Yukichi ga Naiteiru (2001) as Haruki Hijikata
  • Shōnen wa Tori ni Natta (2001)
  • Ganbatte Ikimasshoi (2005) as Saburō Nakata
  • Happy! (2006) as Keiichirō Ōtori
  • Happy!2 (2006) as Keiichirō Ōtori[4]
  • Hanayome to Papa (2007) as Seiji Miura[5]
  • Yūkan Club (2007) as Granmanie Bidō
  • Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kōenmae Hashutsujo (2009) as Kakunoshin Araki
  • Inu o Kau to Iu Koto ~Sky to Wagaya no 180-nichi~ (2011) as Katsuhiko Hotta
  • Legal High (2012) as Ranmaru Kaga
  • Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~ (2012) as Kaoru Aoyama
  • Legal High SP (2013) as Ranmaru Kaga
  • Nanatsu no Kaigi (2013) as Hiromitsu Saeki[6]
  • Legal High Season 2 (2013) - Ranmaru Kaga[7]
  • Kyouwa Kaisha Yasumimasu (2014) as So Oojiro[8]


  • Mohōhan: Copycat Killer (2002) as Shinichi Tsukata

Stage plays[edit]

  • No Words, No Time ~Sora ni Ochita Namida~ (2013)[9]
  • Forrest Gump (2014) as Forrest[10]

TV programs[edit]

  • Kyōkun no Susume (2014–present) Regular guest


  • Tokyo-FM Tag-Tune Driving Host
  • KAT-TUN no Gatsūn Co-host



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

Solo Artist Discography[edit]

Date Details Title Peak Oricon Position
November 2, 2016 Single-3 versions Hero 1-Oricon Indie Chart-November 14, 2016

Solo songs as a KAT-TUN member[edit]

Year Title Details
2007 Samurai Love Attack Featured in album Cartoon KAT-TUN II You
2008 Natsu no Basho (夏の場所?) Featured in single Don't U Ever Stop
2009 Wind Featured in album Break the Records: By You & For You
2010 Love Music Featured in album No More Pain
2010 Girls (NTT presented by Junnosuke Taguchi) Featured in single Change Ur World
2012 Finale Featured in album Chain
2013 Flash Featured in single Face to Face
2014 Whenever I Kiss You Featured in album Come Here

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Runner-up for Best Supporting Role for Yūkan Club[11]
  • 5th TVNavi Magazine Awards: Best Newcomer for Hanayome to Papa[12]


  1. ^ "Johnny's net". Johnny&Associates. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Junnosuke Taguchi Official Website News". Junnosuke Taguchi Official Website. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  3. ^ 田口淳之介 (in Japanese). Tower Records Japan. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Announcer Aoki makes first drama appearance". Tokyograph. 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Ishihara to play OL in Fuji TV comedy". Tokyograph. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  6. ^ 東山紀之、次女誕生に立ち会えて感激!「すでに親孝行な子」 (in Japanese). Cinematoday. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  7. ^ 岡田将生、10月スタート『リーガルハイ』新レギュラー 堺雅人のライバルに (in Japanese). Oricon. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  8. ^ http://www.ntv.co.jp/yasumimasu/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "東山紀之、田口淳之介をKAT-TUNリーダーに推挙" (in Japanese). Cinematoday. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  10. ^ 「映画との違い楽しんで」 世界初演、舞台「フォレスト・ガンプ」主役の「KAT-TUN」田口淳之介 (in Japanese). Sankei Digital. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ 第11回ドラマグランプリ 助演男優賞 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  12. ^ ""Karei Naru Ichizoku" named Drama of the Year". Tokyograph. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

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