Tsuyoshi Domoto (堂本 剛 Dōmoto Tsuyoshi, born April 10, 1979) is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Along with Koichi Domoto (with whom he has no blood-relation), he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates and the record holder of Guinness World Records for having the record of the most number of consecutive number-one singles since their debut single.
|Other names||244 Endli-x, Endlicheri☆Endlicheri|
Born in Nara, Domoto joined Johnny's Entertainment on May 5, 1991, which also the first time he met his future bandmate Koichi Domoto. The opportunity came while without his knowing, his mother and his 6-years-older sister sent his resume to the office. Domoto and his bandmate Koichi Domoto first worked together as backdancers for Hikaru Genji, who were holding a concert at Yokohama Arena, and has since then been partnered up for magazine photoshoots, music acts and drama projects. The duo starred in their first drama together called Ningen Shikkaku in 1994, in which Domoto was awarded Best Newcomer in the Television Drama Academy Awards.
With Koichi Domoto, he eventually made his debut in 1997 as KinKi Kids with a double release of a single "Garasu no Shōnen" and an album A Album, both of which went on to sell more than a million copies.
On May 29, 2002, Domoto released his first solo single, "Machi/Dekiai Logic", in which he penned and composed all the tracks. The single was used as the theme song for Domoto's lead-role drama Yume no California and it reached number 1 in the weekly chart. In the following month, Domoto started his career as an illustrator by publishing a book in collaboration with writer Shizuka Iziyuuin. They collaborated again for another book in 2003.
Domoto appeared in the 2003 drama Moto Kare, in which he co-starred for the second time with Ryōko Hirosue after their hit drama Summer Snow in 2000. In April 2004, Domoto once again provided the theme song for his lead-role drama Home Drama. This year, he won the 'Best Jeanist' award. The following year, Domoto acted in a movie, Fantastipo, with fellow Johnny's personality Taichi Kokubun. He paired with Toraji Haiji to release the theme song for the movie. The same year, Domoto starred in Hoshi ni Negai o (a.k.a. Wish Upon A Star), a TV drama produced by Disney and Fuji TV based on the true story of planetarium engineer Takayuki Ohira who designed Megastar II – the world's most advanced planetarium projector.
In 2006, Domoto put his acting career on hold and focused more on his music career. He began to release his solo work under the project name Endlicheri-Endlicheri. During his Endlicheri-Endlicheri era, Domoto released three singles which all topped the weekly charts and made him the second male soloist after Masahiko Kondo to have achieved five consecutive number one singles. He then renamed his solo project 244 Endli-x (pronounced "Tsuyoshi Endorikkusu") in 2008. He announced that he would go on his first concert tour as 244 Endli-x soon after, which began on March 29, 2008 at the Yokohama Arena and ended in Sendai on May 8, 2008. At the end of April, Domoto was appointed to be the first special ambassador for Nara tourism.
Domoto once again changed his solo project name in 2009 to Tsuyoshi (剛紫) and simultaneously released a single and an album on his birthday, April 10. In the same year, he released another single, "Rain", on September 9, which topped the Oricon Single Weekly Charts. Domoto also announced his collaboration with the hat brand CA4LA. Known as the fashion leader with unique style, Domoto was chosen by famous sports brand Adidas Originals to be the image character for its new campaign BE Originals which start on February 12, 2010.
On April 6, 2011, Domoto released his ninth single, "Eni o Yuite", which was recorded at shrines believed to have connections to Nara's entertainment and music industries. Another single, "Niji no Uta", was released in September 2011.
|Jotei: Kasuga no Tsubone||1990||Shichinojō||Credited as Naohiro Domoto|
|Shanghai Mermaid Legend Murder Case||1997||Hajime Kindaichi|||
|Gintama 2||2018||Shinsuke Takasugi|||
- As an actor
|Karin||1994||Kazunori Tagami||2 episodes|
|Ningen Shikkaku||1994||Makoto Ōba||Main role (12 episodes)|
|Ai to Yabō no Dokuganryū||1994||Botenmaru||Television film|
|Second Chance||1995−1996||Wataru Fujii||Main role (24 episodes)|
|Ie Naki Ko||1995||Hajime Kindaichi||Episode: "Goodbye Ie Naki Ko"|
|The Kindaichi Case Files||1995−1997||Hajime Kindaichi||Lead role (17 episodes)
3 television specials
|Dareka ga Dareka ni Koishiteru||1996||Fuyuki Kawamura||Main role (television special)|
|Wakaba no Koro||1996||Takeshi Aizawa||Lead role (12 episodes)|
|Bokura no Yūki: Miman City||1997,
|Takeru Takigawa||Lead role (10 episodes)
|Ao no Jidai||1998||Ryū Asaka||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Kimi to Ita Mirai no Tame ni||1999||Atsushi Horigami||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|To Heart||1999||Yūji Tokieda||Lead role (12 episodes)|
|P.S. Genki desu, Shunpei||1999||Yūji Tokieda||Episode: "Missed Love..."|
|Summer Snow||2000||Natsuo Shinoda||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Mukai Arata no Dōbutsu Nikki||2001||Arata Mukai||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|Rookie||2001||Shoplifter||Episode: "Goodbye Rookie Detective"|
|Gakko no Sensei||2001||Sentarō Sakuragi||Lead role (11 episodes)|||
|Yume no California||2002||Shū Yamazaki||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Moto Kare||2003||Haratsugu Kashiwaba||10 episodes|||
|Home Drama!||2004||Shōgo Isaka||Lead role (11 episodes)|
|Last Present||2005||Kenji Kanzaki||Lead role (television special)|
|Hoshi ni Negai o||2005||Takayuki Ohira||Lead role (television special)|
|33-pun Tantei||2008−2009||Rokurō Kurama||Lead role (13 episodes)
1 television special
|Tenma-san ga Yuku||2013||Tenma Hokkai||Lead role (10 episodes)|
|Platonic||2014||Young Man||Lead role (8 episodes)|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Moto||2018||Himself||Documentary series (6 episodes)|||
- As a personality
|Naruhodo! The World||1995||Cast member||Fuji TV|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Do-Ya||1996−1997||Host||ABC|
|Tsuyo-chan Dō Honpo||1999||Host||NTV|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Shojiki Shindoi||2002−2009||Host||TV Asahi|||
|24 Ch△nnel||2009−2010||Host||TV Asahi|
|Domoto Tsuyoshi no Yakara ne||2014−2018||Host||MBS||15 episodes|
|Tokyo Live 22-ji||2014−2015||Host||TV Tokyo|
|Title||Year||Role||Voice dub for||Ref.|
|Rush||2014||Niki Lauda||Daniel Brühl|||
- 2002: Kimi to arukeba (Story by: Shizuka Iziyuuin, Illustration by: Domoto Tsuyoshi, Published by: Asahi Shimbun)
- 2003: Zuutto isshou. (Story by: Shizuka Iziyuuin, Illustration by: Domoto Tsuyoshi, Published by: Asahi Shimbun)
- 2005: Boku no Kutsu oto (Compilation of Domoto Tsuyoshi writing that serialize in Myojo from 1999 to 2005, Published by: Shueisha)
- 2006: Shoujiki I LOVE YOU (First Solo Photo-book, Published by: Tokyo Shimbun)
- 2009: Domoto Tsuyoshi to Atama no Naka (FINEBOYS Special Fashion Book, Published by: Hinode Publishing)
- 2010: Berlin (Published by: Shogakukan)
- 2014: Kokoro no Hanashi (Published by: KADOKAWA)
|Title||Tour date||Project name|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto: Rosso e Azzurro||July 24, 2002 – August 14, 2002||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2nd LIVE [si:] -FIRST LINE-||August 11, 2004 – September 5, 2004||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|The Rainbow Star||March 19, 2006 – October 29, 2006||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents Funky Party 2007: Sparkling Love||February 23, 2007 – March 4, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents Funky Party 2007: Neo Africa Rainbow Ax||March 16, 2007 – June 24, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents LOVE☆Event HIGHER in JAPAN!!!||June 22, 2007, June 25, 2007||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents 244ENDLI-x LIVE TOUR '08 "I and Ai"||March 29, 2008 – May 25, 2008||244 Endli-x|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI Presents WATERIZE||May 26, 2008||244 Endli-x|
|Biware Sora – Bigaku: My Beautiful Sky Tour||April 9, 2009 – June 25, 2009||Tsuyoshi|
|2009 Yakushiji LIVE||July 10, 2009 – July 11, 2009||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE "CHERI 4 U"||August 15, 2009 – August 20, 2009, October 3, 2009 – November 29, 2009||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|Rakuten Sekaiisan Gekijou 13th Asuka Ishibutai||May 14, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Yakushiji LIVE 2010||July 9, 2010 – July 10, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE "CHERI E"||August 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010||ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI|
|Heianjingu LIVE 2010||October 6, 2010 – October 7, 2010||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro||June 3, 2011 – June 5, 2011, September 16, 2011 – September 18, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Heianjingu LIVE 2011||September 2, 2011 & September 4, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro – suisei –||October 22, 2011 – October 24, 2011||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|LIVE shamanippon -Rakachinotohi-||May 29, 2012 – July 29, 2012||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2012 Heian Jingu LIVE||September 14, 2012 – September 16, 2012||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|KABA Premium Event||May 8, 2013||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2013 Heian Jingu LIVE||September 13, 2013 – September 15, 2013||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|FUNK Shiyoukashiran Live||August 8, 2014 - October 3, 2014||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2014 Heian Jingu Live||September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|TU FUNK TUOR 2015||July 15, 2015 - October 9, 2015||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2015 Heian Jingu Live||September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|TU FUNK ALL STARS CON!CER-TU||February 18, 2016 - February 28, 2016||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
|Tsuyoshi Domoto 2016 Heian Jingu Live||August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016||Tsuyoshi Domoto|
- 1994: 2nd Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Newcomer for Ningen Shikkaku
- 1998: 2nd Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (98–99): Best Actor for Ao no Jidai
- 1999: 22nd Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Actor for To Heart Koishite Shinitai
- 2000: 26th Television Drama Academy Awards (Summer): Best Actor for Summer Snow
- 2004: Best Jeanist of the Year
- キンキ13連続初登場１位をギネスが認定 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. January 3, 2002. Archived from the original on January 5, 2002. Retrieved June 5, 2010.
- "Drama Academy Awards". Tokyograph. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "1997 Million-Seller List" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- "Machi/Dekiai Logic" (in Japanese). Johnny's net. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "きみとあるけば". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- "ずーっといっしょ。". Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- "Tsuyoshi Domoto renames solo project". Tokyograph. January 31, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "Domoto announces first tour as ENDLI-x". Tokyograph. February 15, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "Nara TOurism Ambassador" (PDF). NaraCity. April 22, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
- "Charts: Tsuyoshi Domoto's solo project sells big". Tokyograph. April 15, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "Charts: Mai Kuraki, Tsuyoshi Domoto, Namie Amuro". Tokyograph. September 15, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "KinKi Kids Tsuyoshi Domoto to be Adidas New Campaign Model". musicjapanplus. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi to release new single in April". tokyohive. February 25, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- 堂本剛、涙あふれた平安神宮ライブが映画化！堤幸彦監督と14年ぶりタッグで期間限定公開！ (in Japanese). Cinema Today. January 23, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- 太一&剛のユニットが首位へ向け好発進! (in Japanese). Oricon. January 26, 2005. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- Schilling, Mark (July 5, 2017). "Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss". The Japan Times. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "Stars set to return for second live-action 'Gin Tama' movie". Asahi Shimbun. July 8, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- 堂本剛が初先生役 ＴＢＳドラマ (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. October 2, 2001. Archived from the original on October 22, 2001. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "Labor pains". The Japan Times. July 6, 2003. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- 堂本剛のプライベートに密着 ドキュメンタリー『堂本剛の素』GYAOで配信 (in Japanese). Oricon. March 28, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- “結成20周年”KinKi Kids、映画声優で初共演 (in Japanese). Oricon. October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "List of Best Jeanists". Tokyograph. Retrieved November 1, 2009.