Ryo Nishikido

Ryo Nishikido (錦戸 亮, Nishikido Ryō, born November 3, 1984) is a Japanese singer and actor. He was formerly under the management of Johnny & Associates as a member of Japanese boy bands Kanjani Eight and News. His first solo album was released in December 2019.

Ryo Nishikido
錦戸 亮
Also known asRyochan
Born (1984-11-03) November 3, 1984 (age 36)
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active1997–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitehttps://www.ryonishikido.com/

BiographyEdit

Ryo Nishikido was born in Hyogo on November 3, 1984, and raised in Osaka.[1] He was selected as a member of the Johnny's Jr. collective in 1997,[2] and subsequently made his major debut in 2004 as an actor and a singer with pop band News. Ryo N. was also the co-lead vocalist and second guitarist for Kanjani Eight, a Johnny & Associates boy band made up of Johnny's Jr. members originating from the Kansai region in Japan. Ryo N. held his first solo concert in 2006. He also started playing major supporting roles on prime-time television dramas such as 1 Litre of Tears, Attention Please and Last Friends. He won several acting awards for his portrayal of an abusive boyfriend in Last Friends.[3][4]

Ryo N. made his big-screen debut in summer 2010, playing the lead role in A Boy and His Samurai. In the film, he played a time-travelling samurai who arrived in modern Japan and became a patissier.[5] He also starred in the detective drama Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan and romantic comedy Full Throttle Girl in 2011.

From 2004 to 2011, Ryo N. was active in both News and Kanjani Eight, releasing 9 studio albums and going on nationwide tours with both bands, which was unusual for an idol. On October 7, 2011, Johnny & Associates announced that Ryo N. would be leaving NEWS due to scheduling conflicts making it difficult for him to continue as an active member of both News and Kanjani Eight.[6]

Between 2012 and 2014, Ryo N. took on leading roles in comedy-dramas such as the semi-autobiographical Papadol!, The Fortune Telling Shop, Onmyoya and Gomen ne Seishun. He also starred in films Hospitality Department and I Just Wanna Hug You. As part of Kanjani Eight, he also co-hosts variety programmes such as Kanjani8 no Janiben on Kansai TV[7] and appeared on the Kōhaku thrice. He was also in the action comedy films Eight Ranger and Eight Ranger 2[8] with his group.

Ryo N. starred in Daihachi Yoshida’s black comedy The Scythian Lamb in 2018.[9]

In March 2019, news of his decision to leave Johnny & Associates emerged from the weekly magazine Shūkan Bunshun.[10] Ryo N. subsequently announced in September 2019 that he was leaving Johnny & Associates and Kanjani Eight at the end of the month.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Ryo N.'s family are his parents, two elder brothers, and a younger sister. His father is from Amakusa, Kumamoto and his mother is from Amami, Kagoshima both located in Kyushu region of Japan.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Nomad (December 11, 2019)

Television dramasEdit

Commencing date Network Drama Role
1998 ANB Binbō Dōshin Goyōchō (びんぼう同心御用帳)
1999 NTV Nekketsu renai dō: Case.13 Otomeza no B-gata bōi (熱血恋愛道: Case.13 乙女座のB型BOY) Tadao
1999 ABC Shichinin no Samurai J ke no Hanran (七人のサムライ J 家の反乱) Ryo Jonouchi
1999 NTV Kowai Nichiyobi ~Shinsho~ (Episode 4) (怖い日曜日〜新章〜(第4回))
2000 BS-i Peace Wave ~Ukurere to shōnen~ (Peace Wave 〜ウクレレと少年〜)[12] Jun Hisata
2000 NTV Shijou Saiaku no Date (8th DATE) (史上最悪のデート(8th DATE)) Kengo
2001 NTV Zenigetchū!! (ゼニゲッチュー!!!!) Kounosuke Matsugami
2003 NHK Card Queen (かるたクイーン, Kurata kuin)[13] Tomoya Kurata
2004 NHK Teruteru Kazoku (てるてる家族)[14] Kazuto Kuwahara
2005 CX Ganbatte Ikimasshoi (がんばっていきまっしょい)[15] Hiroyuki Sekino
Fuji TV 1 Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙, Ichi Rittoru no Namida)[16] Haruto Asō
2006 Fuji TV Attention Please (アテンションプリーズ) Shota Nakahara
Kansai Telecasting Corporation Dive to Future (未来へのダイブ, Mirai heno daibu)
Kansai Telecasting Corporation Kemarishi (蹴鞠師)
2008 Fuji TV Isshun no Kaze ni Nare (一瞬の風になれ) Kenichi Kamiya
Fuji TV Last Friends (ラスト·フレンズ, Rasuto Furenzu)[17] Sosuke Oikawa
TBS Ryūsei no Kizuna (流星の絆)[18] Taisuke Ariake
2009 TBS Orthros no Inu (オルトロスの犬)[19] Ryosuke Aoi
NTV Niini no Koto o Wasurenaide (にぃにのことを忘れないで) Keisuke Kawai
2010 Fuji TV Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (ジョーカー許されざる捜査官)[20] Kenji Kudo
2011 TV Asahi Inu o Kau to Iu Koto (犬を飼うということ) Yuji Hongo
Fuji TV Full Throttle Girl (全開ガール, Zenkai Girl)[21] Sota Yamada
2012 TBS Papadol! (パパドル!, Papadoru!)[22] Ryo Nishikido
2013 Fuji TV The Fortune Telling Shop, Onmyoya (よろず占い処 陰陽屋へようこそ, Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso)[23] Shoumei Abe
2014 TBS Saving My Stupid Youth (ごめんね青春!, Gomen Ne Seishun!)[24] Hara Heisuke
2015 TV Asahi Samurai Sensei (サムライせんせい)[25] Takechi Hanpeita
2016 NHK Totto TV (トットてれび) Kyu Sakamoto
2017 NTV My Loser Husband (ウチの夫は仕事ができない Uchi no Otto wa Shigoto ga Dekinai) Tsukasa Kobayashi
2018 NHK Segodon (西郷どん)[26] Saigō Jūdō
2019 Fuji TV Trace (トレース~科捜研の男~) Reiji Mano

FilmEdit

Year Movie Role Distributor Ref.
2010 A Boy and His Samurai (ちょんまげぷりん, Chonmage Pudding) Kijima Yasube J-Storm
2012 Eight Ranger (エイトレンジャー) Tetsuro Nishikino Toho
J-Storm
2013 Hospitality Department (県庁おもてなし課, Kencho Omotenashi Ka) Fumitaka Kakemizu Toho
2014 I Just Wanna Hug You (抱きしめたい, Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Monogatari) Masaki Koyanagi Fuji TV
Eight Ranger 2 (エイトレンジャー2) Tetsuro Nishikino Toho
2018 The Scythian Lamb (羊の木 Hitsuji no Ki) Hajime Tsukisue Asmik Ace
2022 Cottontail Toshi [27]

Variety showsEdit

Year Network Title Remarks
2002–⁠2003 Kansai TV J3 KANSAI[28]
2003–⁠2007 Kansai TV Honjani (ほんじゃに!)[29]
2004–⁠2005 TV Tokyo Urajani (裏ジャニ)[30]
2005 TV Tokyo Mugendai no Gimon (∞のギモン)[31]
2005–⁠2007 TV Tokyo Suka J (スカ☆J)[32]
2007–⁠2008 TV Tokyo Mucha Buri (むちゃ∞ブリ!)[33]
2007 TV Asahi Oishinsuke (美味紳助)
2007–2019 Kansai TV Kanjani∞ no Janiben (関ジャニ∞のジャニ勉)[7]
2008–⁠2009 TV Asahi Can!Jani (Can!ジャニ)
2009–⁠2010 TV Asahi Kanpani (関パニ)
2010–⁠2012 TV Asahi Bōken Japan! Kanjani∞ Map (冒険JAPAN! 関ジャニ∞MAP)[34]
2011–⁠2015 TV Asahi Kanjani no Shiwake (関ジャニの仕分け∞)[35]
2015–⁠2019 TV Asahi Kanjam kanzennen SHOW (関ジャム 完全燃SHOW)[36]
Fuji TV Kanjani∞ Chronicle (関ジャニ∞クロニクル)[37]

AwardsEdit

  • 2003–2004 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Best Newcomer for Teru Teru Kazoku[38]
  • 57th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[39]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Last Friends[40]
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Ryusei no Kizuna[40]
  • Fall 2008 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends[41]
  • Summer 2009 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Orthros no Inu[42]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix". Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Nishikido to be a Patisserie Samurai in his First Movie?!". Musicjapanplus. February 4, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  6. ^ 山P、錦戶が「NEWS」脫退! [YamaP & Ryo Ryo N. leave NEWS] (in Japanese). October 7, 2011. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011.
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  9. ^ Schilling, Mark (February 7, 2018). "'The Scythian Lamb': A plan to repopulate the countryside starts out funny and descends into tense drama". Japan Times. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
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  31. ^ "∞のギモン" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  32. ^ "スカ☆J" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  33. ^ "Mucha Buri" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo.
  34. ^ "Bōken Japan! Kanjani8 Map" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 20, 2011.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  35. ^ "テレビ朝日|関ジャニの仕分け∞" (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
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