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Yuya Tegoshi
手越祐也
Born November 11, 1987 (1987-11-11) (age 22)
Origin Kanagawa, Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active December 1, 2002–present
Associated acts NEWS
Tegomass

Yuya Tegoshi (手越祐也 Tegoshi Yūya ?) is a member of the J-pop group NEWS and the subgroup Tegomass, both under Johnny & Associates.

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  • Birthday: 1987 November 11 (Age 22)
  • Hometown: Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • Blood Type: B
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Weight: 55 kg (120 lb; 8.7 st)
  • Family: Mother, Father, pet dog (Tinny)
  • School: Horikoshi Gakuen, Waseda University (Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences, distance-learning)
  • Nickname: Tego-nyan (by bandmate Nishikido Ryo), Tegochi, Tego-san, Tesshi , Ero Ouji (Erotic Prince from ItteQ)

Information

Tegoshi entered Johnny's Jimusho during December 2002. He participated in various Johnny's Junior activities for eleven months before becoming a member of NEWS in 2003. Before NEWS, he was almost completely unknown to the public. Tegoshi expressed in an interview that his most admired senpai is the leader of NEWS, Yamashita Tomohisa; even now, Tegoshi claims that Yamashita Tomohisa remains his greatest idol and rival.

Tegoshi appeared with his band members on Johnny's related television shows, such as the Shounen Club and Ya-Ya-yah, soon after he entered the entertainment business. Tegoshi quickly gained popularity with his singing and is considered by many fans to be NEWS' best singer. In 2005, Tegoshi landed the lead role in the movie Shisso, becoming the first member to star in a movie. Shisso aka Dead Run (International title) premiered in North America at the 2005 New Montreal Film Festival.[1] He gained more acting roles in various Japanese dramas and continued his activities as a member of NEWS. He also hosted his own radio show, called "Tegoshi Yuya's What a Wonderful Music" from April 2005 to March 2006.

During NEWS's hiatus in 2006, he and bandmate Takahisa Masuda formed the duo Tegomass. They released the single "Miso Soup", recorded entirely in English, in Sweden that reached #12 on the Swedish charts.[2] In December of 2006, they released the Japanese version of "Miso Soup" in Japan, which reached #1 on the Oricon charts. Even after NEWS' reformation at the end of 2006, Tegomass continued to have activities. In the spring of 2007, Tegomass released the single Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song~ (キッス~帰り道のラブソング~ ?), which was the theme song for the anime Lovely Complex and debuted at #2 on the Oricon charts. Both "Miso Soup" and Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song~ (キッス~帰り道のラブソング~ ?) went on to place #58 and #46 respectively on Oricon's Top 100 singles of 2007.[3] Tegomass also represented the Japanese High School Volleyball Tournament with the song called "Marui Chikara (マルイチカラ ?)".

Tegoshi Yuya debuted in 2007 as a seiyuu for the Japanese release of the American animated film Happy Feet as the voice of Mumble. In July of 2007, Tegoshi was given the opportunity to perform a one-man-show called Tegoraji. Then he starred in Fuji TV's drama special called Shabake, as Ichitaro, based on the novel of the same name written by Hatakenaka Megumi (畠中 恵).

In June 2008, Tegomass released their third single Ai Ai Gasa (アイアイ傘 ?), the ending theme song for the anime series Neo Angelique Abyss. Ai Ai Gasa (アイアイ傘 ?) debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts[4], and placed #64 on the Oricon Top 100 Singles of 2008.[5] Tegoshi also reprised his role as Ichitaro, for the sequel of Shabake called Shabake: Uso Uso.[6] At the end of 2008, director Hans Canosa cast Tegoshi as Mirai for the movie Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita, based on the novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.[7] This movie is slated to premiere March 27, 2010 in Japan.[8] [9]

During the summer of 2009, Tegoshi focused most of his energy on Tegomass activities. The duo released their single "Tanabata Matsuri" concurrently in Japan and Sweden on July 7 and released their first album the following week in Japan. They also held their first live concert tour in Japan. After the concert tour ended, Tegoshi took part in the musical comedy DREAM BOYS 2009 alongside fellow Johnny & Associates members Kazuya Kamenashi and Subaru Shibutani at the Imperial Garden Theater in Marunouchi, Tokyo. This was his first time being featured as a major character in this annual stage show. Not only did Tegoshi appear in the stage play, he also acted in a special drama for FujiTV titled Dareka ga Uso wo Tsuiteiru. He played, Sato Takahiro, a host and the son of a salaryman accused of groping a high school girl on a train.[10][11] Tegoshi also participated on the new variety show called SHOUKON. [12] SHOUKON is Japans' first running variety show in history and features Tegoshi with fellow NEWS members, Keiichiro Koyama, Shigeaki Kato and Takahisa Masuda. The show is part of LAWSON's green project campaign, where LAWSON will plant trees around Japan depending on the number of points the members are awarded as they complete different running missions.[13] At the end of 2009, it was announced that Tegoshi will take on the role of Toyama Yukinojo in the live-action drama adaption Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge based on the manga of the same name. The drama is set to air on January 15, 2010.[14] [15]

He is currently active with both NEWS and Tegomass.

Filmography

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TV dramas

Movies

Variety Show

Stage

CM

  • Tongari Corn
  • Vermont Curry
  • RUSS-K (with NEWS)
  • LAWSON (with NEWS)
  • KOSÉ (with NEWS)

References

  1. ^ Shisso Summary The New York Times
  2. ^ [1] Swedish Top 60 charts
  3. ^ [2] Oricon Top 100 single sales in Japan 2007 (Translated)
  4. ^ [3] Oricon Weekly Singles chart for 2008年07月第1週 (Japanese)
  5. ^ [4] Oricon Top 100 single sales in Japan 2008, 2008-12-24. (Translated)
  6. ^ Tegoshi revisits "Shabake" role Tokyograph, 2008-07-16.
  7. ^ NEWS手越 松ケン友人役でハリウッド映画 Sponichi, 2008-11-30. (Japanese)
  8. ^ Nakushita Kioku gets release window, official title Tokyograph, 2009-10-11.
  9. ^ Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita Toei Official Site, 2009-11-19.
  10. ^ Tegoshi to play host in drama special Tokyograph, 2009-05-21.
  11. ^ Mizutani falsely accused of groping in Fuji TV drama Tokyograph, 2009-04-14.
  12. ^ NEWS4人で走りまくり…12日スタート日テレ「走魂」 Yomiuri Online, 2009-11-01. (Japanese)
  13. ^ NEWS小山らランニングバラエティー Nikkan Sports, 2009-11-01. (Japanese)
  14. ^ Kamenashi to star in "Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge" drama Tokyograph, 2009-11-29.
  15. ^ 亀梨、TBS連ドラ初主演!短気な大学生役 Sanspo, 2009-11-30. (Japanese)
  16. ^ Tegoshi to play host in drama special Tokyograph, 2009-05-21.

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