30 August 2012

Bakaleya6 profiles: Kyomoto Taiga

Yesterday and today have been hectic so I still do not have my Wednesday review of Shounen Club done. It will have to wait until tomorrow as I am probably going to pass out soon. So instead here is the Bakaleya6 profile.

Kyomoto Taiga (京本大我)
Birthdate: 1994.12.03
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: B
Admired sempai: Tegoshi Yuya
Previous groups: Kitty Jr.
Dramas: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012), Kamen Teacher (2013)
Movies: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012)

From the July 9th, 2006 Shounen Club episode
Taiga can boast about being chosen to join Johnny’s without having to even apply. Johnny Kitagawa saw him in a photo with his family in Hawaii, his father being a Japanese actor. Taiga’s father knew Johnny but decided to leave it up to his son on whether or not he wanted to join Johnny’s & Associates and Taiga agreed to join after watching several concerts and musicals.

He was typically grouped with the other younger Johnny’s of the time like, Nakajima Yuto, Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri and the Morimoto brothers, Ryutaro and Shintaro for photo shoots and Shounen Club performances.

During this time he was in the temporary Junior group Kitty Jr., which was a younger version of the Junior group Kitty that performed with the temporary unit GYM.

About a year after Hey! Say! JUMP debuted be began getting chances to do duets with Uekusa Yuta (now Higuchi Yuta) on Shounen Club and was frequently paired off with the other Junior. When Uekusa left Johnny’s Kyomoto still was given solos and duets to perform on Shounen Club and had a group of Juniors that typically performed with him. His last and current duet partner is Lewis Jesse.

He starred in a commercial in 2011 for the watch company SEIKO. Then in February 2012 it was announced he would be a part of the cast of the late night NTV drama series Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou. The drama was a hit and will had a movie released in October 2012 and will be released on DVD/BD in April, 2012.

Kyomoto has also been in a commercial after that with fellow Bakaleya6 members, Tanaka Juri and Lewis Jesse for Baskin Robbins ice cream for a 2012 summer campaign.

The six Bakaleya Johnny’s Juniors (Bakaleya6) headlined their own SUMMARY concerts at Tokyo Dome City Hall on September 8th and 9th for a total of three concerts.

He changed schools in late 2012 to be placed in Horikoshi High School, a private high school favored by those in the entertainment industry for its flexibility for schedules. Because of the change in schools he was placed in the second year class with fellow Bakaleya6 member, Tanaka Juri, which was a year behind where he was in his previous school.

On December 15th, 2012 Bakaleya6 with noonboyz and other Johnny's Juniors held concerts at Yokohama Arena.

He participated in the Live House Johnny's Ginza concerts that took place at Theater Crea from April 28th to June 2nd. He was also in the 2013 Takizawa Enbujo with his father which ran from April 7th to May 12th.

He will have a supporting role in the late night NTV drama series Kamen Teacher, which begins July 2013.

He can be seen performing on Shounen Club together with other Juniors monthly.


Anonymous said...

I'm really happy that your doing a profile on the boys from Bakaleya ^^ Even thought I know the 6 quit well already, its still really intresting and great idea.

Anonymous said...

I ship Taiga and Kaoru so hard

bakadaboys said...

thankyou...i'll wait for other boys

Thennary Nak said...

@ Anonymous #1

I'm glad to do it and that people are liking it.

@ Anonymous #2

I don't ship but that seems like an interesting combination.

@ bakadaboys

Not a problem. I'll be doing a profile a day so the next one is up and their will be one tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

HI! can you please tell me if you know which was the first appearance of taiga in sc?