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Tegoshi Yuya

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Tegoshi Yuya in "Popolo" Magazine (2011)

Tegoshi Yuya is a member of Johnny's Entertainment group NEWS as well as the duo Tegomass.



  • Name: Tegoshi Yuya (手越祐也)
  • Nicknames: Tegoshi, Tesshi, Tegonyan
  • Birthdate: November 11, 1987
  • Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • University: Waseda University
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 49kg
  • Pets: Dogs Tiny and Skull
  • Favorite Colors: Black, White, and Pink
  • Favorite season: Fall
  • Family:Father, mother
  • Hobbies: Soccer


Tegoshi Yuya (2008)
Tegoshi Yuya promoting DREAM BOYS(2009)
Tegoshi Yuya in "DUET" magazine (2010)

Tegoshi Yuya joined Johnny's Entertainement in December of 2002. He debuted with eight other boys as NEWS only 8 months after joining the company. He is now recognized as possibly the best singer in NEWS.

Along with Masuda Takahisa, they formed the special unit Tegomass, debuting in Sweden in 2006. Their single was titled Miso Soup, and they have released two more singles under the name, to this date.

Tegoshi is currently pursuing his education at Waseda University through Online courses, as his schedule would not permit him to attend lectures regularly. He is aiming for a major in Human Sciences. He dropped out in 2010 to fully focus on his career.

Vocal Profile


  • He introduces himself by putting his right hand palm out in front of his face, a gesture given to him by Domoto Tsuyoshi.
  • During live performances he likes to twirl his index finger at the camera.
  • He is considered spoilt by his bandmates and once forced Masuda onto a smaller bed in a hotel room.
  • His bandmates often describe him as being "harmlessly self-centered."
  • In an appearance on Domoto Kyoudai, he said that Yamashita Tomohisa was his most admired senpai because he saw Yamapi's dramas and thought that he was cool.
  • He often hangs out with bandmates Masuda Takahisa and Koyama Keiichiro.
  • It is well known that bandmate Nishikido Ryo likes him a lot, often doting on him and coining the nickname Tegonyan.
  • His mother and grandmother post his posters all around the house.
  • He gave Masuda the nickname Massu.
  • He likes to bite his lips.
  • He is a fan of L'Arc~en~Ciel and Koda Kumi.
  • He gets along well with Masuda Takahisa, so even on days off they go to the gym and train together, and go to a sentō afterwards.
  • He has played soccer for over 10 years.
  • He usually wears contact lenses.
  • He owns a Papillon dog named Tiny, which he dotes on. He even said that Tiny is his girlfriend.
  • He has a driver's license.
  • In an appearance on the music show, Utaban, during late 2007, Tegoshi has stated that his face has changed so much over the past years that people have asked him if he had plastic surgery done (which he hadn't).
  • He is the seiyuu for Mumble, main character of Happy Feet, in the Japanese-dubbing version of this Academy Award-winning animated film.
  • When he was younger,he had no fashion sense.




Voice Acting


  • [2007] Tegoraji (テゴラジ)
  • [2009] DREAM BOYS


Television Shows


  • [2005-2006] NEWS Tegoshi Yuya no What A Wonderful Music! (NEWS 手越祐也のWhat A Wonderful Music!)



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