Tsubasa Imai

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Tsubasa Imai
Born (1981-10-17) October 17, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Tackey & Tsubasa

Tsubasa Imai (今井翼 Imai Tsubasa?, born October 17, 1981) is a Japanese singer, actor and dancer in the Japanese agency Johnny & Associates. He joined Johnny & Associates in 1995 and officially debuted in 2002 in the duo Tackey & Tsubasa with Hideaki Takizawa. They are signed to the record label Avex Trax.

Imai released his first solo single, "Backborn", on February 24, 2010.

Profile[edit]

Tsubasa Imai was born in Fujisawa, Japan, on October 17, 1981. Among his colleagues, he is known as a very talented dancer. His close friends among those in Johnny Entertainment agency are Hideaki Takizawa, Tsuyoshi Domoto, Toma Ikuta and Sho Sakurai. His nicknames are Tsuba and Imai-kun. He is an avid fan of the Japanese baseball team, the Yokohama BayStars.

Tsubasa is known as one of the "Four Dancing Kings" in the Johnny & Associate agency along with Koichi Domoto of KinKi Kids. He has also appeared in many dramas and is second lead in the annual musical production Shock.

Filmography[edit]

  • Mokuyou no kaidan (1995)
  • Brothers (ブラザーズ) (1998)
  • Summer Snow (2000)
  • Never Land (2001)
  • Saigo no Bengonin (The Last Lawyer) (2003)
  • Yoshitsune (2005)
  • Haru to Natsu (2005)

Discography[edit]

See: Tackey & Tsubasa Discography

Singles[edit]

Title Information Sales
"Backborn"
  • Released: February 24, 2010
  • Format: CD5
  • Oricon Top 200 weekly peak: #2
32,110

Radio[edit]

  • To base (翼のto base) is Tsubasa's weekly radio show which is broadcast on the Japanese radio station JORQ AM 1134 kHz.

Commercials[edit]

  • Tongari Corn Commercial spokesperson ( 2001–2006 )

Concerts[edit]

  • "TSUBACON" 2004 (August 6-18, 2004)
  • "23 to 24" First Solo Tour 2005 (September 17 - November 6; December 28-29, 2005)
  • "STYLE" 2006 Tour (Augsut 12 - Ovtober 1, 2006)
  • "World Wing 翼 Premium (2007)
  • "World Wing 翼 Premium (2008)
  • "Dance and Rock Tour '09 (2009)

Stage[edit]

An annual musical production, Shock is performed in the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo. The lead role is played by Koichi Domoto of KinKi Kids and Tsubasa acts in the second leading role.

  • Shock 2000 - Millenium Shock (November 2-26)
  • Shock 2001-2002 - Shock (December 1-25; January 3-27)
  • Shock 2002 - Shock (June 4-28)
  • Shock 2004 - Shocking Shock (February 6-29)
  • Shock 2005 - Endless Shock (January 8 - February 28)
  • Shock 2006 - Endless Shock (February 6 - March 29)

Videos/DVDs[edit]

  • "TSUBACON" 2004
  • "23 to 24" First Solo Tour 2005
  • Dance and Rock Tour '09

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