Akanishi Jin

Jin Akanishi was born July 4, 1984. He is a Japanese singer and songwriter, actor, seiyū and television personality.

Akanishi used to be a member of the popular J-pop group KAT-TUN until July of 2010, and was the one of the two lead vocalists. Since the group's debut in 2006, it has achieved 14 consecutive number ones (including studio albums) on the Oricon charts.

He also debuted as the vocalist of the rock band LANDS, along with Takeshi Kobayashi for the movie Bandage. He has, in the name of a band in the film BANDAGE, ranked in #1 in the Oricon ranking with the album OLYMPOS (released January 13). This is LANDS' 2nd consecutive #1 after the first single released in November last year. The only other time in history that an album which was released in the name of a movie character was #1 was in October of 1996, when the band YENTOWN in the Shunji Iwai's directed film Swallowtail Butterfly released the album called MONTAGE. -- asianmediawiki

Akanishi will star in the Hollywood film "47 Ronin" which also stars Keanu Reeves in the lead role. Akanishi will play the role of Chikara Oishi, a friend to Kai who is played by Reeves. The film's director, Carl Erik Rinsch, was apparently impressed by Akanishi's English abilities and motivation.
In this case Akanishi Jin would be the second Johnny's Entertainment artist within the agency after Ninomiya Kazunari in Letters From Iwo Jima to star in a Hollywood movie and the third overal to work with an American director. Tegoshi Yuya from NEWS was the second in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac but that movie is considered to be a Japanese production directed by Hans Canosa.

On Feb. 9, 2012, Jin Akanishi's agency announced that he and Kuroki Meisa were married on Feb. 2, 2012. Kuroki Meisa later confirmed this on her blog and rumours say that Kuroki was already pregnant. It was confirmed on April that she is 4 months pregnant with Akanishi's child. -- wikipedia

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2007
10
Shochikubai Miroku Main Role
7.0
2005
1
Kurosawa Akihiko Main Role
7.5
2005
1
Yabuki Hayato Supporting Role
7.8
2005
10
Kurosawa Akihiko Main Role
7.0
2005
10
Yabuki Hayato Main Role
7.8
2004
4
Kitagawa Sho Main Role
5.8
2000
21
Unknown Role
7.5
1999
13
Unknown Role
7.5
1999
10
Unknown Role
7.0
1999
8
Murata Supporting Role
6.3

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2010
Takasugi Natsu Main Role
7.4

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    EXO_HOLIC Jul 5, 2014

    Happy birthday

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    kit1186 Jul 4, 2014

    Happy Birthday!!

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    mandy-san Jul 4, 2014

    Happy BDay~

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    EXOtic-Girl Jul 4, 2014

    Happy Birthday

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    kimcat177 Jul 4, 2014

    Happy Birthday!! ^_^

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    SarangJongSuk Jul 4, 2014

    Happy birthday

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    katrina21 Jul 4, 2014

    happy birthday :D

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    Nyappychan Jul 4, 2014

    Omg Jin has the same bithday as Gakkun?! Didn't know! Happy birthday~~

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    Kealohalani808 Jul 4, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    wsa67 Jul 4, 2014

    Happy Birthday

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    AoiKiseki Jul 4, 2014

    Happy Birthday. ♥

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    EXO_HOLIC Jul 4, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    sissy Jul 4, 2014

    Happy birthday

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    Kamira Mar 23, 2014

    I just saw the 47 Ronin, and it said that Akanishi Jin was in it. I can't recognize him. Is there someone who has seen it, who can tell me if it's him or one with the same name?

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      Betty20 Apr 10, 2014
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    DanoOo52 Aug 6, 2013

    Why doesn't he have more Main roles? =( he was great in Anego <33

Details

  • Name:

    Akanishi Jin
  • Native name:

    赤西 仁
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    July 4, 1984
  • Age:

    30