Yamashita Tomohisa (山下智久) is a Japanese pop singer and actor. On October 7th, 2011, it was announced that he would be leaving the band NEWS. As of 2018, his recording label is Sony Music Japan, although his main management remains under Johnny & Associates.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Biography
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Credits
- 6 Publications
- 7 Trivia
- 8 External Links
- Stage Name: Yamashita Tomohisa (山下智久)
- Birth Name: Aoki Tomohisa (changed when father left family)
- Nicknames: Yamapi, YamaP, Pi, Tomo-chan, TOMO
- Date of Birth: April 9, 1985
- Place of Birth: Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Family: Mother, Rina (younger sister)
- Voice Classification: Lyric Baritone / Charakterbariton
- Vocal Range: G2-C5 (3 octaves and 3 notes)
- Bands / Groups:
- NEWS (2003-2011)
- Shuuji to Akira (2005-2006)
- Kitty GYM (2006)
- The MONSTERS (2012)
- Kame to YamaP (2017; 2020)
- Johnny's Entertainment (2006-2011)
- Warner Music Japan (2012-2016)
- Sony Music Japan (2018-present)
Yamashita Tomohisa entered Johnny's Entertainment at age 11 in September of 1996. From there he became a very popular Junior, eventually coming to be the leader of the Juniors. He was a member of the group B.I.G. as well as Four Tops, the former hosts of the Shounen Club television program. He was pulled from Four Tops into NEWS when the group was formed.
In NEWS, Yamashita is often in the front and center as he is the most popular member. Despite this attention he maintains a silly personality which occasionally prompts his band mates to question whether he is actually human or not. He is good friends with Akanishi Jin of KAT-TUN and Jin's family, as well as Nishikido Ryo, Shirota Yuu of D-Boys, and Ikuta Toma, formerly of Four Tops.
In 2005 he appeared in the dorama Nobuta wo Produce with KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya. The two released a single as the duet Shuuji to Akira acting as their characters from the dorama, which topped in the Oricon yearly charts for two years.
During NEWS' hiatus, he released a solo single for the dorama Kurosagi which sold remarkably well for a solo release. He also became a regular columnist of Seventeen magazine. He started appearing more in doramas. His most notable works from these years are Proposal Daisakusen and Code Blue, and they'll remain to be through his most notable works.
In summer of 2006, he was put into the promotional group Kitty GYM where he and the Thai duo Golf & Mike were the principal members.
On the 7th of June 2007 there were news about that Kurosagi would be made into a movie and that Yamashita Tomohisa would star again as Kurosaki. Other former cast members were Horikita Maki and Ichikawa Yui. The movie premiered in March of 2008 and was Yamashita's debut to the big screen.
In September 2008, Yamashita graduated from Meiji University, with a major in Business.
On October 7, 2011, it was announced that along with fellow bandmate Nishikido Ryo he would be leaving the band NEWS and that Yamashita would be pursuing a solo career. In January 2012 he switched labels to Warner Music Japan. "Ai, Texas" is Yamashita’s first single under Warner Music Japan, and it was released on February 29th, 2012.
In 2016, he released his best album YAMA-P, after two years of hiatus. In 2017, he reunited again with Kamenashi Kazuya, and released a single together for the dorama Boku, Unmei no Hito desu as subunit Kame to YamaP. The single topped Oricon and marks the second time they release a single together, having been the first one 12 years before in 2005.
After 9 years, he reunited with the cast from the dorama Code Blue for its third season. Subsequently, this lead to a movie in 2018, which was the highest-grossing national movie of the year, second overall.
In July 2018, it was announced that Yamashita would be switching recording labels. On November 28th, 2018 he made his first release under Sony Music Japan with his album UNLEASHED.
In 2019, he began filming for the international TV series co-produced by HULU Japan THE HEAD, which is set to be released in spring 2020. This is his first international work, and it's filmed in English language.
On November 2020 it was announced that Yamashita had left Johnny's Entertainment on October 31st after mutually agreeing on not renewing their contract, with intentions on pursuing overseas opportunities.
- [2011.01.26] SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD
- [2012.07.25] Ero (エロ)
- [2013.09.11] A NUDE
- [2014.10.08] YOU
- [2018.11.28] UNLEASHED
- [2014.08.20] Asobi (遊; Play)
- [2016.01.27] YAMA-P
- [2006.05.31] Daite Señorita (抱いてセニヨリータ)
- [2009.11.18] Loveless
- [2010.07.28] One in a million
- [2011.01.19] Hadakanbo (はだかんぼー)
- [2012.02.29] I, Texas (愛、テキサス)
- [2012.07.04] LOVE CHASE
- [2013.03.13] Que Sera Sera (怪・セラ・セラ)
- [2013.07.31] SUMMER NUDE '13
- [2019.02.13] Reason / Never Lose
- [2019.06.19] CHANGE
- [2020.07.15] Nights Cold
- [2022.02.16] Face To Face
- [2012.02.22] I, Texas (愛、テキサス) (Recochoku)
- [2012.07.18] ERO -2012 version- (Recochoku)
- [2021.09.15] Beautiful World
- [2022.06.17] Forever in My Heart
- [2011.12.21] Tomohisa Yamashita Asia Tour 2011 Super Good Super Bad
- [2012.12.19] TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Ero P~
- [2014.09.03] TOMOHISA YAMASHITA TOUR 2013 -A NUDE-
- [2015.05.20] TOMOHISA YAMASHITA in LA -Document of “YOUR STEP”- COMPLETE VERSION
- [2019.05.22] TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2018 UNLEASHED -FEEL THE LOVE-
Compilations / Other
- [2011.03.23] Amuro Namie - Checkmate! (#2 "UNUSUAL")
-  Shinrei Surfer no Shi
-  Shounentachi
-  Nekketsu Renaidou (Episode 7)
-  P.P.O.I
-  Kowai Nichiyoubi (Episode 5)
-  Kowai Nichiyoubi 2 (Episode 13)
-  Kiken na Kankei (Episode 10, Final Episode)
-  Shijou Saiaku no Deeto (Episode 1)
-  All Star Chuushingura Matsuri
-  Ikebukuro West Gate Park
-  Kabachitare!
-  Shounen wa Tori ni Natta
-  Long Love Letter
-  Lunch no Joou
-  Stand Up!!
-  Budou no Ki
-  Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no You ni...
-  Dragon Zakura
-  Nobuta wo Produce
-  Kurosagi
-  Byakkotai
-  Proposal Daisakusen
-  Proposal Daisakusen SP
-  Code Blue
-  Code Blue Special
-  Buzzer Beat ~Gakeppuchi no Hero~
-  Code Blue 2
-  Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~
-  Real Horror Entertaiment 2012
-  MONSTERS
-  SUMMER NUDE
-  Kinkyori Renai
-  Kindaichi Kosuke VS Akechi Kogoro Futatabi
-  Naze Shojou wa Kioku wo Ushinawanakereba Naranakatta no Ka?
-  Algernon ni Hanataba wo
-  5-ji Kara 9-ji Made: Watashi ni Koi Shita Obousan
-  Boku, Unmei no Hito desu
-  Code Blue 3
-  In Hand
-  THE HEAD (International Production)
-  Shoujiki Fudousan
-  Tokyo Vice (International Production)
-  Kurosagi the Movie
-  Ashita no Joe
-  Kinkyori Renai
-  Terra Formars
-  Code Blue the Movie
-  Cyber Mission / Reborn
-  The Man from Toronto (International Production)
-  Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66 ~Tatta Hitori no America (山下智久・ルート66 ~ たった一人のアメリカ)
- [1996.xx-1998.09] Ai LOVE Junior (愛LOVEジュニア)
- [1997.04-2000.03] Music Jump (ミュージック・ジャンプ)
- [1998.04-1998.10] SHOW-NEN J
- [1998.04-1998.09] Gyu! to Dakishimetai (Gyu!と抱きしめたい!)
- [1998.04-1999.09] 8-ji da J (8時だJ)
- [1999.10-2000.03] Yattaru J (やったるJ)
- [2000.04-2000.12] Gakibara Teikoku 2000! (ガキバラ帝国2000!)
- [2001.01-2001.03] Gakibara! (ガキバラ!)
- [2001.04-2003.09] USO!? Japan (USO!?ジャパン)
- [2001.07-2001.09] Ashita no J (あしたのJ)
- [2013.01-2014.03] Generation Tengoku (ジェネレーション天国)
- [2014.04-2015.03] Otona no KISS Eigo (大人のKISS英語)
- [2015.07-2015.12] YamaP no kiss Eigo (山Pのkiss英語)
-  Bungu-ken
-  Misawa Homes
-  Kadokawa Shoten "The Television"
-  Ezaki Glico "Kiss Mint"
-  Coca-Cola
-  P&G "Pringles"
- [2003-2008] Morinaga Milk Industry "MOW"
- [2004-2007] TBC Group "Estetic Salon TBC"
- [2007-2009] Kikkoman "Lact-Vege"
-  & Co. "Weider in Jelly"
-  "Toshiba Note PC"
-  "RUSS-K" (with NEWS)
-  LAWSON (with NEWS)
-  KOSÉ "HAPPY BATH DAY" (with NEWS)
-  Kirin Beverage "Namacha"
-  Toyota Motor "Corporate Doraemon Series"
-  PUMA Social Campaign
-  Asahi Beer "Asahi Direct Shot"
-  Rohto Pharmaceutical "3D shape restoration gel"
-  Ezaki Glico "Pretz"
-  Nature Lab Fragrance
-  DMM Mobile
-  HOKENMINAOSHIHONPO
-  Eternal Labyrinth
-  LIXIL "Toilet"
-  LIXIL "Kitchen"
-  LIXIL "Bathroom"
-  LINE "LINE Pokopan Town"
-  LIXIL "Mado"
-  Team Lab Planets TOKYO DMM.com
-  Inagora
-  Asahi Drinks - Mamoru Hataraku
-  Asahi Drinks - Todoku Tsuyosano
-  Asahi Drinks - A Meal Yasashii Hakkounyujitate
-  Asahi Drinks - Maintenance Water
-  MONCLER [ 7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara ]
- "AI" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "Ano Hi no Kaori" - Lyrics
- "Ao" - Lyrics / Music
- "Basics" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "Brodiaea" - Lyrics (with Kenn Kato)
- "Byoushin" - Lyrics / Music (with UTA)
- "Come around - Lyrics (with WAKE) / Music (with WAKE)
- "Dancer" - Lyrics (with Kamenashi Kazuya & Iwatsubo Koudai)
- "Dreamer" - Lyrics
- "Friday Night" - Lyrics
- ""H"" - Lyrics (with H.U.B.)
- "Hit the Wall" - Lyrics (with Jeff Miyahara) / Music (with Jeff Miyahara) / Arrangement (with Jeff Miyahara)
- "Kimi to Kaze to Mikazuki" - Lyrics (with Kenn Kato) / Music
- "Like A Movie - Lyrics (with WAKE) / Music (with WAKE)
- "Linaria" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "Moon Disco" - Lyrics
- "Moon Light" - Lyrics
- "Natsu no Orion" - Lyrics (with Kenn Kato) / Music
- "Never Lose" - Arrangement (with Kubota Shingo)
- "Nights Cold" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "Odoru Yoru" - Lyrics (with H.U.B.) / Music (with Zen & Lansei) / Arrangement (with Zen)
- "Paraíso" - Lyrics (with WAKE) / Music (with WAKE) / Arrangement (with WAKE)
- "PAri-PArA" - Lyrics (with Katori Shingo as The MONSTERS) / Music (with Katori Shingo as The MONSTERS)
- "PARTY DON'T STOP" - Lyrics (with R.Wolf)
- "Reason" - Lyrics (with JUN & WAKE)
- "Right moves" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "StrAwbErry" - Lyrics (with Kobayashi Komei)
- "TOMO" - Lyrics
- "UnleAsHed" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "Without You - Lyrics (with WAKE) / Music (with WAKE)
- "With you" - Lyrics
- "World is yours" - Lyrics / Music
- "You Make Me" - Lyrics (with WAKE)
- "YOUR STEP" - Cups
- "Yubiwa" - Lyrics / Music
- "Ain't Enough" - Lyrics (with Akanishi Jin) / Music (with Akanishi Jin)
- "BIRD" - Lyrics
- "Forever Summer" - Lyrics (with Kamenashi Kazuya) / Music (with Kamenashi Kazuya & Nishizawa Yoshi)
- "FIGHT ALL NIGHT" - Rap (with JOKER)
- "Houkago Blues" - Lyrics / Music
- "Akaku Moyuru Taiyou" - Poetry
- "Cherish" - Rap
- "Gomen ne Juliet" - Lyrics / Music
- "LOVE SONG" - Lyrics / Music
- "Pain" - Lyrics
- "SNOW EXPRESS - Rap
- "Colorful" - Lyrics
- "MONSTERS" - Lyrics (with Katori Shingo) / Music (with Katori Shingo)
- [2021.11.25] CIRCLE
- [2009.12.xx] Arena 37 Degree 2010 January Issue (Feature)
- [2010.07.xx] Gekkan Songs August 2010 (Cover & Feature)
- [2011.01.xx] POTATO February 2011 Issue (Feature)
- [2011.06.xx] Popolo August 2011 Issue (Feature)
- Favorite Phrase: Maji de? (Really?)
- Favorite Band: Southern All Stars
- Hobbies: Listening to music, baseball, skiing, going to the beach
- Favorite Colors: Black, white, red