31 August 2012

Bakaleya6 profiles: Tanaka Juri

I guess now that I have started I will go ahead and do a profile a day, even though the original plan was to do them every other day. But I am sure there are not too many that will complain about this change in plans.

Tanaka Juri (田中樹)
Birthdate: 1995.06.15
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: B
Admired sempai: Yamashita Tomohisa
Previous groups: Hip Hop Jump
Dramas: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012), Sprout (2012), Shinryochu -in the room- (2013)
Movies: Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012)

From the September 7, 2008 Shounen Club episode
Juri is still best known for being the younger brother of KAT-TUN’s Tanaka Koki. A fact that Johnny’s has not tried to play down in the least as Juri’s niche has been to rap like his older brother since he joined the agency.

Not long after joining Johnny’s in 2008 Juri was placed in a Junior group Hip Hop Jump with the initial line-up also consisting of fellow Bakaleya6 member Lewis Jesse and three other Juniors. HHJ though had several different line-ups over time before being dissolved, but Juri was one of the only constant members of the group. He was also the main rapper of the group.

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.

Over the summer he was one of the Juniors that was in a commercial for Baskin Robbins for a 2012 summer campaign. He also had a supporting role in the 2012 summer NTV late night drama series, Sprout.

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.

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

He returned once more to the NTV midnight drama slot with a role in the winter season drama, Shinryochu -in the room-.

He is participating in the Live House Johnny's Ginza concerts that are taking place at Theater Crea from April 28th to June 2nd.

They can be seen performing on Shounen Club together.

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