Koichi Domoto

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Koichi Domoto
堂本 光一
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 40)
Origin Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, voice actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Johnny's Entertainment
Associated acts KinKi Kids, J-Friends

Koichi Domoto (堂本 光一 Dōmoto Kōichi?) (born January 1, 1979) is a Japanese idol, singer, singer-songwriter, composer, lyricist, television personality, voice actor and actor. Along with Tsuyoshi Domoto (with whom he has no blood-relation), he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates.

Career

Born in Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan, Domoto joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates at the age of 12 after his sister sent in his application without his knowledge.[1] Domoto and his bandmate Tsuyoshi Domoto first worked together as backdancers for Hikaru Genji, who were holding a concert at Yokohama Arena,[1] and has since then been partnered up for magazine photoshoots, music acts and drama projects. The duo eventually made their debut in 1997 with a double release of a single "Garasu no Shōnen" and an album A Album, both of which went on to sell over a million copies.[1][2]

In July 2007, after five years, Domoto starred as the lead in a drama entitled Sushi Ōji!.[3] With kōhai Yuichi Nakamaru of KAT-TUN playing the role of his partner, he played the role of a martial artist training in the art of sushi.[4] In addition, about a month before the release of the drama, it was announced that Domoto would star in the movie sequel to Sushi Ōji. It was Domoto's first time starring alone in a movie, and his first movie appearance since the 1994 movie Ienaki Ko.[4] In 2008, it was announced that Domoto would not only reprise his role for the sequel to Sushi Ōji!, Ginmaku Ban Sushi Ōji!: New York e Iku, but he would also provide the theme song, marking his first time as a solo artist to sing a theme song for a movie.[5] In April 2008, Domoto's long-running musical Endless Shock was awarded the Grand Prize of the 33rd Kazuo Kikuta Drama Awards for theater.[6] Later that month, Domoto traveled to New York to attend the American premiere of his Sushi Ōji! movie, which was screened at the Walter Reade Theatre.[7]

2009 saw Domoto's first solo single release in nearly three years. Titled "Ayakashi", it topped the Oricon charts by selling 151,000 copies in the first week of its release.[8]

On September 1, 2010, Domoto released BPM, his first solo album in four years. He will also begin his solo tour on September 11, 2010.[9]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications
JPN
[11]
TWN
[12][upper-alpha 1]
TWN East Asian
[13][upper-alpha 2]
Mirror 1 11 1 147,000
BPM
  • Released: September 1, 2010
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
2 10 1 158,000
Gravity
  • Released: October 3, 2012
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 8 1 117,000
Spiral
  • Released: July 8, 2015
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
2 - - -

Soundtrack

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications
JPN
[11]
TWN
[12]
TWN East Asian
[13][upper-alpha 3]
Koichi Domoto Endless Shock Original Sound Track
  • Musical Endless Shock soundtrack
  • Released: January 11, 2006
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD
1 5 111,000

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[10] Certifications Album
JPN
Oricon Singles Charts
[11]
JPN
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[19][upper-alpha 4][upper-alpha 5]
TWN
[12]
TWN East Asian
[13][upper-alpha 6]
"Deep in Your Heart" 2006 1 259,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[22]
Mirror
"+Million But -Love"
"No More"[upper-alpha 7] 2008 1 1 14 2 128,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[23]
BPM
"Ayakashi" (妖 ~あやかし~?) 2009 1 1 12 4 171,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[24]
"FAME" 2015 - - - - -
  • RIAJ (physical): -
SPIRAL

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[19][upper-alpha 8]
"Kagen no Tsuki" (下弦の月?, "Waning Moon") 2006 Mirror
"Bad Desire" 2010 20 BPM
"Danger Zone (To the Unknown World)" 2012 37 Gravity

Video albums

Live concerts

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[11]
Koichi Domoto Live Tour 2004 1/2
  • Released: October 14, 2004
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
1
Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2006 Mirror: The Music Mirrors My Feeling
  • Released: May 16, 2007
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
1
Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2010: BPM
  • Released: March 9, 2011
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1
Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2012: Gravity
  • Released: July 3, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1

Musical Shock recordings

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
JPN
[11]
Koichi Dohmoto Shock Digest
  • Released: June 19, 2002
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
1
Koichi Domoto Shock
  • Released: January 16, 2003
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
2
Endless Shock
  • Released: February 16, 2006
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
1
Endless Shock 2008
  • Released: October 29, 2008
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD
1
Document of Endless Shock 2012: Ashita no Butai e (明日の舞台へ?, "To Tomorrow's Stage")
  • Released: February 6, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
1
Endless Shock 2012
  • Released: September 18, 2013
  • Label: Johnny's
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
2

Solo activities

For activities as a member of KinKi Kids, please refer to KinKi Kids.

Concerts

  • Koichi Domoto Live Tour 2004½ (March 29, 2004 – June 5, 2004)
  • Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2006 "Mirror" The Music Mirrors My Feeling (September 13, 2006 – October 30, 2006)
  • Koichi Domoto Concert Tour 2009 Best Performance and Music (August 15, 2009 – October 12, 2009)

Dramas

  • Ningen Shikkaku (TBS: July 8, 1994 – September 28, 1994)
  • Ie Naki Ko Ii (NTV: April 15, 1995 – July 8, 1995)
  • Mokuyō No Kaidan "Mario" (Fuji TV: November 2, 1995)
  • Kinyō Entertainment "Honoo No Ryouri-Nin" (Fuji TV: December 1, 1995)
  • Papa Kaeru 96 (TV Asahi: January 4, 1996)
  • Ginrō Kaiki File: Futatsu No Zunō Wo Motsu Shōnen (NTV: January 13, 1996 – March 16, 1996)
  • Wakaba No Koro (TBS: April 12, 1996 – September 29, 1996)
  • Shin Mokuyō no Kaidan "Cyborg" (Fuji TV: October 17, 1996 – November 21, 1996)
  • 24 hrs TV Drama – Yūki To Iu Koto (NTV: Aug 23, 1997)
  • Tsuya Sugata! Kouzaburō Shichihenge (Kansai Telecasting Corporation: October 2, 1997)
  • Bokura no Yūki Miman Toshi (NTV: October 18, 1997 – December 20, 1997)
  • Harmonia: Kono Ai No Hate (NTV: July 11, 1998 – September 12, 1998)
  • P.S. Genki Desu, Shunpei (TBS: June 24, 1999 – September 16, 1999)
  • Tenshi ga Kieta Machi (NTV: April 12, 2000 – June 29, 2000)
  • Rookie! (Kansai Telecasting Corporation: April 10, 2001 – June 26, 2001)
  • Remote (NTV: October 12, 2002 – December 14, 2002)
  • Tales of The Unusual 2006 Autumn Special Drama: Kinno Kōen (Fuji TV: October 2, 2006)
  • Sushi Ōji! (TV Asahi: July 27, 2007 – September 14, 2007)

Anime

Movies

  • Ginmaku Ban Sushi Ōji!: New York e Iku (Warner Bros.: April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19))

Musicals

  • Another (August 6, 1993 – August 24, 1993)
  • Mask'99 (January 6, 1999 – January 31, 1993)
  • Millennium Shock (November 2, 2000 – November 26, 2000: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock (December 1, 2001 – December 25; January 3, 2002 – January 27, 2002: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock (June 4, 2002 – June 28, 2002: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Shock is Real Shock (January 8, 2003 – February 25, 2003: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Shocking Shock (February 6, 2004 – February 29, 2004: 38 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 8, 2005 – February 28, 2005: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 6, 2006 – March 29, 2006: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 6, 2007 – February 28, 2007: 81 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (January 6, 2008 – February 26, 2008: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 5, 2009 – March 30, 2009: 76 shows): Lead Role
  • Endless Shock (February 14, 2010 – March 30, 2010; July 4, 2010 – July 31, 2010: 100 shows): Lead Role

Awards

Notes

  1. The G-Music chart was established in July 2005 and only archives the top 20 releases.
  2. Position was taken from 2006 week 39 for Mirror, 2010 week 38 for BPM, 2012 week 42 for Gravity.
  3. Position was taken from 2006 week 6 for Endless Shock.
  4. The Japan Hot 100 was established in February 2008.
  5. Sources for chart positions are as follows: "No More,"[20] "Ayakashi."[21]
  6. Position was taken from 2008 week 19 for "No More," 2009 week 33 for "Ayakashi."
  7. Under the name Tsukasa Maizu (米寿司 Maizu Tsukasa?) for the film Sushi Ōji!.
  8. Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Bad Desire,"[25] "Danger Zone."[26]

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