Ryo Nishikido

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Ryo Nishikido
Native name 錦戸 亮
Also known as Ryo-chan, Dokkun (by Yokoyama)
Born (1984-11-03) November 3, 1984 (age 31)
Osaka, Japan
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts

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 of which are under the management of Johnny & Associates.


Ryo Nishikido was born in Hyogo on November 3, 1984 and raised in Osaka.[1] He was selected as a member of the Johnny's Jr. collective in 1997,[2] and subsequently made his major debut in 2004 as an actor and a singer with pop band News. Nishikido is also the co-lead vocalist and second guitarist for Kanjani Eight, a Johnny & Associates boy band made up of Johnny's Jr. members originating from the Kansai region in Japan. His image color in Kanjani Eight is yellow, while his image color in News was blue. Apart from group concerts and activities, Nishikido held his first solo concert in 2006. He also started playing major supporting roles on prime-time television dramas such as 1 Litre of Tears, Attention Please and Last Friends. He won several acting awards for his portrayal of an abusive boyfriend in Last Friends.[3][4]

Nishikido made his big-screen debut in summer 2010, playing the lead role in A Boy and His Samurai. In the film, he played a time-travelling samurai who arrived in modern Japan and became a patissier.[5] He also starred in the detective drama Joker: Yurusarezaru sousakan and romantic comedy Full Throttle Girl in 2011.

From 2004 to 2011, Nishikido was active in both News and Kanjani Eight, releasing 9 studio albums and going on nationwide tours with both bands, which was unusual for an idol. On October 7, 2011, Johnny & Associates announced that Nishikido would be leaving NEWS due to scheduling conflicts making it difficult for him to continue as an active member of both News and Kanjani Eight.[6]

Nishikido took on leading roles in comedy-dramas such as the semi-autobiographical Papadol!, The Fortune Telling Shop, Onmyoya and Saving My Stupid Youth He also starred in films Hospitality Department and I Just Wanna Hug You.

As part of Kanjani Eight, he also co-hosts variety programmes such as Kanjani8 no Janiben on Kansai TV[7] and appeared on the Kōhaku thrice. He was also in the action comedy films Eight Ranger and Eight Ranger 2[8] with his group.

Personal life[edit]

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.[9]


For releases as a member of Kanjani Eight, see Kanjani Eight discography.
For releases as a member of News (band), see [[:News 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?)[10] Hiroyuki Sekino
Fuji TV 1 Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙 Ichi Rittoru no Namida?)[11] Haruto Asō
2006 Fuji TV Attention Please (アテンションプリーズ) Shota Nakahara
Kansai Telecasting Corporation Dive to Future (未来へのダイブ Mirai heno daibu?)
Kansai Telecasting Corporation Kemarishi (蹴鞠師?)
2008 Fuji TV Isshun no Kaze ni Nare (一瞬の風になれ?) Kenichi Kamiya
Fuji TV Last Friends (ラスト·フレンズ Rasuto Furenzu?)[12] Sosuke Oikawa
TBS Ryūsei no Kizuna (流星の絆)[13] Taisuke Ariake
2009 TBS Orthros no Inu (オルトロスの犬)[14] Ryosuke Aoi
NTV Niini no Koto o Wasurenaide (にぃにのことを忘れないで) Keisuke Kawai
2010 Fuji TV Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (ジョーカー許されざる捜査官)[15] Kenji Kudo
2011 TV Asahi Inu o Kau to Iu Koto (犬を飼うということ) Yuji Hongo
Fuji TV Full Throttle Girl (全開ガール Zenkai Girl?)[16] Sota Yamada
2012 TBS Papadol! (パパドル! Papadoru!?)[17] Ryo Nishikido
2013 Fuji TV The Fortune Telling Shop, Onmyoya (よろず占い処 陰陽屋へようこそ Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso?)[18] Shoumei Abe
2014 TBS Saving My Stupid Youth (ごめんね青春! Gomen Ne Seishun!?)[19] Hara Heisuke
2015 TV Asahi Samurai Sensei (サムライせんせい)[20] Takechi Hanpeita
2016 NHK Totto TV (トットてれび) Kyu Sakamoto


Year Movie Role Distributor
2010 A Boy and His Samurai (ちょんまげぷりん Chonmage Pudding?) Kijima Yasube J-Storm
2012 Eight Ranger (エイトレンジャー) Tetsuro Nishikino Toho
2013 Hospitality Department (県庁おもてなし課 Kencho Omotenashi Ka?) Fumitaka Kakemizu Toho
2014 I Just Wanna Hug You (抱きしめたい Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Monogatari?) Masaki Koyanagi Fuji TV
Eight Ranger 2 (エイトレンジャー2) Tetsuro Nishikino Toho

Variety shows[edit]

Year Network Title Remarks
2002 - 2003 Kansai TV J3 KANSAI[21]
2003 - 2007 Kansai TV Honjani (ほんじゃに!)[22]
2004 - 2005 TV Tokyo Urajani (裏ジャニ)[23]
2005 TV Tokyo Mugendai no Gimon (∞のギモン)[24]
2005 - 2007 TV Tokyo Suka J (スカ☆J)[25]
2007 - 2008 TV Tokyo Mucha Buri (むちゃ∞ブリ!)[26]
2007 TV Asahi Oishinsuke (美味紳助)
2007–present Kansai TV Kanjani∞ no Janiben (関ジャニ∞のジャニ勉)[7]
2008 - 2009 TV Asahi Can!Jani (Can!ジャニ)
2009 - 2010 TV Asahi Kanpani (関パニ)
2010 - 2012 TV Asahi Bōken Japan! Kanjani∞ Map (冒険JAPAN! 関ジャニ∞MAP)[27]
2011 - 2015 TV Asahi Kanjani no Shiwake (関ジャニの仕分け∞)[28]
2015 TV Asahi Kanjam kanzennen SHOW (関ジャム 完全燃SHOW)[29]
Fuji TV Kanjani∞ Chronicle (関ジャニ∞クロニクル)[30]


  • 2003-2004 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Best Newcomer for Teru Teru Kazoku[31]
  • 57th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[32]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Last Friends[33]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Ryusei no Kizuna[33]
  • Fall 2008 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[34]
  • Summer 2009 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Orthros no Inu[35]


  1. ^ "Johnny's Net Kanjani 8 Profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ryo Nishikido". Johnny's net. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix". Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "57th Television Drama Academy Awards". Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nishikido to be a Patisserie Samurai in his First Movie?!". Musicjapanplus. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  6. ^ 山P、錦戶が「NEWS」脫退! [YamaP & Ryo Nishikido leave NEWS] (in Japanese). 7 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Janiben". Kansai Telecasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Eight Ranger". Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ryo Nishikido causes three-car fender bender". Tokyograph. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  10. ^ "Ganbatte Ikimasshoi" (in Japanese). 
  11. ^ "1 Litre of Tears" (in Japanese). 
  12. ^ "Last Friends" (in Japanese). 
  13. ^ "Ryusei no Kizuna" (in Japanese). 
  14. ^ "Orthros no Inu" (in Japanese). 
  15. ^ "Joker" (in Japanese). 
  16. ^ "Zenkai Girl" (in Japanese). 
  17. ^ "Papadol!" (in Japanese). 
  18. ^ "The Fortune Telling Shop, ONMYOYA". Fuji Television. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "10月期日曜劇場「ごめんね青春!」" (in Japanese). 
  20. ^ "金曜ナイトドラマ サムライせんせい|テレビ朝日" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  21. ^ "J3 KANSAI". Archived from the original on December 15, 2002. 
  22. ^ "Honjani" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 2, 2003. 
  23. ^ "URA Johnny's" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. 
  24. ^ "∞のギモン" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  25. ^ "スカ☆J" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  26. ^ "Mucha Buri" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. 
  27. ^ "Bōken Japan! Kanjani8 Map" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. 
  28. ^ "テレビ朝日|関ジャニの仕分け∞" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  29. ^ "関ジャム 完全燃SHOW|テレビ朝日" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  30. ^ "関ジャニ∞クロニクル - フジテレビ" (in Japanese). Fuji TV. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  31. ^ [1] Tokyo Graph, retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  32. ^ [2] 57th The Television Drama Academy Awards + 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix, retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  33. ^ a b [3] retrieved on March 15, 2009.
  34. ^ [4] retrieved on May 1, 2009.
  35. ^ [5] retrieved on October 16, 2009.

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