Morimoto Shintaro (森本慎太郎)
Blood type: A
Admired sempai: Takizawa Hideaki
Previous groups: Snow Prince Gasshoudan
Dramas: Juken no Kamisama (2007), Battery (2008), Koishite Akuma ~Vampire Boy~ (2009), Hataraku Gon! (2009), Hidarame Tantei EYE (2010), Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012), GTO (2012) GTO SP (2012, 2013), Kasuka no Kanojo (2013)
Movies: Snow Prince (2009), Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (2012)
|From the December 3rd, 2006 Shounen Club episode|
The Golden Junior title is usually given to favorites of Johnny’s and there is usually always a Junior that gets a lot of pushing when they are young. Other Golden Juniors like Shintaro would be Yabu Kota and Nakajima Yuto.
Shintaro’s push did not really start in earnest until after the debut of Hey! Say! JUMP. Before then he was lumped into the group of young Juniors his brother was also in with Nakajima Yuto, Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri and Kyomoto Taiga.
Because of the pushing and the fact that Shintaro seemed to do well with the work he was given he was able to be in several dramas and even starred in a movie, Snow Prince, in 2009.
In promotion for Snow Prince he was given his own Junior group of Juniors his age and younger called Snow Prince Gasshoudan.
Shintaro was also featured in several of HSJ’s concerts in connection to his brother.
In 2011 when the underage smoking scandal about his brother Ryutaro hit Shintaro was not seen much. After a few months of laying low Shintaro began being seen more and in early 2012 he went back to the usual amount of pushing he had before his brother’s scandal. He was mainly placed with the Junior group Hip Hop Jump but was never a member during this time.
A big help in bringing Shintaro back into the spotlight was theate night NTV drama series Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou. In February 2012 it was announced he would be a part of the cast as the male lead of the drama , Sakuragi Tatsuya. The drama was a hit and will have a movie released in October 2012, which he will keep his lead role in. The movie will be released on DVD/BD in April 2013.
Shintaro was also in the 2012 GTO drama remake playing the role of Murai Kunio. He also appeared in the two specials for the drama that aired in October 2012 and January 2013.
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.
It was announced that Shintaro will have a role in the Spring 2013 Fuji TV drama, Kasuka no Kanojo, which stars SMAP's Katori Shingo that began airing April 9th.
He participated in the Live House Johnny's Ginza concerts that took place at Theater Crea from April 28 to June 2, 2013.
He can be seen performing on Shounen Club together with other Juniors monthly.