Yamashita Tomohisa, February 2012
Also known as
Yamapi (山P), Pi (ぴー)
April 9, 1985 (1985-04-09) (36)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Singer-songwriter, actor, idol
WMG Japan, Johnny's Entertainment
B.I.G, 4Tops, NEWS, Shūji to Akira, Kitty GYM
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Yamashita Tomohisa (山下智久)
- Real Name: Aoki Tomohisa (changed when father left family)
- Nicknames: Yamapi, YamaP, Pi, Tomo-chan
- Birthday: April 9, 1985 (36)
- Birthplace: Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- Height: 175cm (5'9")
- Weight: 60kg
- Blood Type: A
- Family: Mother, younger sister
- 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
Biography[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
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.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Note: Click here for prior releases with NEWS.
- Note: Click here for prior releases with Shuuji to Akira.
- Note: Click here for prior releases with Kitty GYM.
Albums[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
- [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] Ai, Texas (愛、テキサス)
- [2012.07.04] LOVE CHASE
- [2013.03.13] Que Sera Sera
- [2013.07.31] SUMMER NUDE '13
DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2011.12.21] Tomohisa Yamashita Asia Tour 2011 Super Good Super Bad
- [2012.04.11] Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66 - Tatta Hitori no America DVD Box -Director's Cut Edition-
Collaborations[edit | edit source]
- [2005.11.02] Shuuji to Akira - "Seishun Amigo"
- [2006.08.30] Kitty GYM - "Fever to Future"
- [2011.03.23] Amuro Namie - Checkmate! (#2 "UNUSUAL" feat. Yamashita Tomohisa)
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  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!
-  Crazy Virgin Road
-  Budou no Ki
-  Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no You ni...
-  Dragon Zakura
-  Nobuta wo Produce
-  Kurosagi
-  Byakkotai
-  Proposal Daisakusen
-  Proposal Daisakusen SP
-  Code Blue
-  Buzzer Beat ~Gakeppuchi no Hero~
-  Code Blue 2
-  Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~
Movies[edit | edit source]
Commercials[edit | edit source]
-  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)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Magazines[edit | edit source]
- [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)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He is good friends with Akanishi Jin. The two, along with Shirota Yuu, wear the same friendship bracelet bought by Jin.
- He went to the same high school as Tegoshi Yuya and Perfume.
- The nickname "Yamapi" was given to him by Takizawa Hideaki, and is short for Yamashita Pink as at the time he was always wearing pink.
- He has two dogs, P-chan and Hime-chan.
- He had studied business at Meiji University and graduated September of 2008.
- He has a younger sister, Rina, who he is very protective over.
- He entered Johnny's Entertainment on 1996-09-06 after being inspired by Takizawa Hideaki.