Jin Akanishi

Akanishi Jin

  • Name: Akanishi Jin
  • Native name: 赤西仁
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 4, 1984
  • Age: 39
Akanishi Jin is a Japanese singer and songwriter, actor, voice actor, and television personality. Akanishi used to be a member of the popular J-pop group KAT-TUN until July of 2010 and was 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 that 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.

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 overall 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.

Akanishi and Kuroki Meisa got married on Feb. 2, 2012. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Theia, on 23 September 2012 and their second child, a son, on 6 June 2017. They announced their divorce on December 25, 2023.

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2023 The Legends of Changing Destiny
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Yang Yan (Support Role)
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Yang Yan
Support Role
7.0
2007 Yukan Club
Japanese Drama, 2007, 10 eps
Shochikubai Miroku (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.0
2005 Anego
Japanese Drama, 2005, 10 eps
Kurosawa Akihiko (Main Role)
10
Kurosawa Akihiko
Main Role
7.0
2005 Gokusen 2
Japanese Drama, 2005, 10 eps
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10
Main Role
7.9
2004 Xmas Nante Daikirai
Japanese Drama, 2004, 4 eps
Kitagawa Sho (Main Role)
4
Main Role
6.4
2001 Omae no Yukichi ga Naiteiru
Japanese Drama, 2001, 10 eps
Inoue Naohito (Support Role)
10
Inoue Naohito
Support Role
8.0
2000 Shijo Saiaku no Date
Japanese Drama, 2000, 21 eps
Manjiro (Ep. 11) (Main Role)
21
Manjiro (Ep. 11)
Main Role
6.0
2000 Kowai Nichiyoubi: 2000
Japanese Drama, 2000, 21 eps
(Unknown)
21
Unknown
6.6
2000 Taiyo wa Shizumanai
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
[Boy] (Ep. 6) (Guest Role)
11
[Boy] (Ep. 6)
Guest Role
7.6
1999 Best Friend
Japanese Drama, 1999, 9 eps
Shibuya Ryota (Support Role)
9
Shibuya Ryota
Support Role
8.5
1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi: Shinshou
Japanese Drama, 1999, 13 eps
{Starfish} (Ep.3) / {Mt. Hakkoda} (Ep.12) (Main Role)
13
{Starfish} (Ep.3) / {Mt. Hakkoda} (Ep.12)
Main Role
6.7
1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
"O" {The Boy Who Drowned} (Ep.3) / "D" {Mobile Phone} (Ep.9) (Main Role)
10
"O" {The Boy Who Drowned} (Ep.3) / "D" {Mobile Phone} (Ep.9)
Main Role
6.7
1999 P.P.O.I.
Japanese Drama, 1999, 8 eps
Murata (Support Role)
8
Murata
Support Role
6.4
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2010 Bandage
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Takasugi Natsu (Main Role)
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7.3
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Kurosawa Akihiko (Main Role)
1
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6.9
2005 Gokusen Special 2
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Yabuki Hayato (Support Role)
1
Yabuki Hayato
Support Role
7.8
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Year Title # Role Rating
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Japanese TV Show, 2007, 152 eps
(Main Host)
152
Main Host
8.3
2005 J-Melo
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 576 eps
(Guest)
576
Guest
0.0
2005 Oshareism
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 760 eps
(Ep. 121) (Guest)
760
(Ep. 121)
Guest
8.4
2001 Hadaka no Shounen
Japanese TV Show, 2001, 441 eps
(Regular Member)
441
Regular Member
0.0
1994 Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 745 eps
(Guest)
745
Guest
8.5
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
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Akanishi Jin

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  • First Name: Jin
  • Family Name: Akanishi
  • Native name: 赤西仁
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 4, 1984
  • Age: 39

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