Yūji Oda

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Yūji Oda
Born (1967-12-13) December 13, 1967 (age 50)
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1987–present
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)

Yūji Oda (織田 裕二, Oda Yūji, born December 13, 1967 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa) is a Japanese actor and singer. He is one of Japan's 11 most popular male entertainers, according to an NHK survey taken in 2004.[1]


In the late 1980s, Oda launched his career with the release of two singles on records.[citation needed]

In 1989, he appeared in the television drama Mama Haha Boogie, from which point he started to gain popularity as an actor, which also brought attention to his singing aspirations.

In 1991, he appeared in the enormously popular television drama Tokyo Love Story, a breakout role. He then became a leading man in Japanese film and television, generally playing the role of a sympathetic character.

His most famous role is that of Aoshima, a police detective in the Bayside Shakedown film and television drama series.




  • Mama Haha Bugi (1989)
  • Tokyo Love Story (1991)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1992)
  • Okane ga Nai! (1994)
  • Mahiru no Tsuki (1996)
  • Odoru Daisousasen (1997)
  • Rocket Boy (2001)
  • Midnight Rain (2002)
  • Last Christmas (2004)
  • Taiyo to Umi no Kyoshitsu (2008)
  • Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda aka Gaikōkan Kuroda Kōsaku (2010)
  • IQ246 (2016)



Title Release date Notes Label
On the Road 1990-03-20 Toshiba EMI
Gyakufū (逆風) 1991-07-12 Toshiba EMI
Oda Yūji Singles (織田裕二SINGLES) 1991-10-30 Toshiba EMI
Songs 1991-12-10 WEA Japan
Kodo (KODO-鼓動-, kodō) 1992-02-19 Toshiba EMI
Kesshin (決心) 1993-09-22 Toshiba EMI
Screen Play 1994-09-07 Toshiba EMI
The Best 1995-09-27 Toshiba EMI
River 1995-12-06 Mercury Music Entertainment
Stay Here 1996-11-11 Mercury
Stay Here+2 1997-03-26 Mercury
Shake!! 1998-06-17 Mercury
The Best Tracks 1998-11-26 Mercury
My Pocket 1999-09-29 Mercury
Secret Rendez-vous 2000-07-05 Mercury
Hot & Sweet-Sour Soup: Best of Love Song 2001-03-23 Kitty MME
11 Colors 2003-08-20 Universal J
Arigatō (ありがとう) 2007-09-26


Title Release date Notes Label
"Boom Boom Boom / Hold You Tight" 1987-04-25 WEA Japan
"Shūmatsu Dake wa Shōnen" (週末だけは少年) 1989-07-25 WEA Japan
"Utae Nakatte Love Song" (歌えなかってラブ・ソング) 1991-02-06 Toshiba EMI
"Genzai, kono Shunkan kara" (現在,この瞬間から) 1991-06-07 Toshiba EMI
"Happy Birthday" 1991-11-06 Toshiba EMI
"Kodo" 1992-01-29 Toshiba EMI
"Ano Natsu ga Kikoeru" (あの夏が聴こえる) 1992-05-27 Toshiba EMI
"Kesshin" (決心) 1993-07-19 Toshiba EMI
"Over the Trouble" 1994-07-08 Toshiba EMI
"Never Rain" 1994-10-05 Toshiba EMI
"Ai made Mousugu Da kara" (愛までもうすぐだから) 1995-11-08 Mercury Music Entertainment
"Mirage" 1996-10-28 Mercury
"Love Somebody" 1997-01-29 with Maxi Priest Mercury
"Over and Over Again" 1997-07-16 Mercury
"Freedom" 1998-02-04 Mercury
"Shake it Up" 1998-05-13 Mercury
"Love Somebody" 1998-10-28 with Maxi Priest Mercury
"Something to Say" 1999-03-17 Mercury
"Together" 1999-08-25 Mercury
"Sora no Mukōmade" (空のむこうまで) 2001-02-28 Kitty MME
"Sonna Mondarō" (そんなもんだろう) 2002-11-13 Universal J
"We can be Heroes" 2003-01-01 Universal J
"Love Somebody" 2003-06-25 with Maxi Priest Universal J
"Love Somebody (Cinema Version II)" 2003-07-16 with Mýa Universal J
"Last Christmas"/"Wake Me Up Go! Go!" 2004-11-03 with Butch Walker Epic Japan
"Hug, Hug" 2007-04-25 Universal J
"All my Treasures" 2007-07-25
"Feel Live" 2007-12-05
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" 2008-08-12 as "UZ"



  1. ^ Mark D. West Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan 2008 - Page 179 "Fukunaga, the boy band SMAP, and Takuya Kimura of SMAP), and 3 actors (Yūji Oda, Toshiyuki Nishida, and Satoshi Tsumabuki). Of the 11, Sanma, the first comedian-host on the list, is the unquestioned king, the favorite of 18.1 percent of"

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