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Shirota Yu

Shirota Yu as U promoting "U" (2011)

Shirota Yu (城田優) is an actor as well as singer. He mostly performs in stage productions and is well known for his roles as Tuxedo Mask in the Sailor Moon Musicals and Tezuka Kunimitsu in The Prince of Tennis musical and movie. He is a former member of the stage acting group D-BOYS. Shirota Yu signed with avex trax and, on May 4th 2011, he will debut as a singer under the name U with a single of the same name.


  • Birth Name: Shirota Yu (城田優)
  • Nicknames: Shiroro, Shiropon, Shirotan (しろたん), Yuu-ani (ゆう兄), U-kun (by Yamashita Tomohisa & Akanishi Jin), Yuu (ゆう)
  • Date of Birth: December 26, 1985 (1985-12-26) (age 36)
  • Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Ethnicity: Half Japanese from his Father, Half Spanish from his mother.
  • Height: 188cm (6'2")
  • Family: Older brothers Shirota Jun and Shirota Dai, older sister Shirota Maria, younger sister Shirota Rina, father, mother


Shirota Yu was born in Tokyo, Japan, but as his mother was from Spain he spent five years (ages 3-8) of his life in Barcelona. Though his Spanish is not perfect, he can still speak conversational Spanish to this day. Coming from a musical family, he began to compose early on, writing his first song in fourth grade. His mother taught him piano.

He went to high school with Yamashita Tomohisa and remains good friends with him and Akanishi Jin to this day.

Japanese Discography


  • [2012.03.07] UNO

Cover Albums


Digital Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other

International Discography

Digital Singles




Music Video




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  • [2010.09.xx] BEST STAGE 2010 November (Feature)
  • [2011.01.xx] LOOK at STAR! OVATION 2011 (Feature)
  • [2011.08.xx] BEST STAGE October 2011 Issue (Feature)
  • [2011.09.xx] PATi ACT Vol.9 (Feature)

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