Kimitaka Yokoyama

Yokoyama Yu

  • Name: Yokoyama Yu
  • Native name: 横山裕
  • Given name: Yokoyama Kimitaka
  • Also Known as: Yu-chan, 横山侯隆
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 9, 1981
  • Age: 43
Yokoyama You is a Japanese idol, singer, actor, radio host, and lyricist. Yokoyama is also a member of Kanjani Eight. Yokoyama entered Johnny's on Christmas of 1996 where he met fellow members Subaru Shibutani and Shingo Murakami. The reason he entered Johnny's is that his mother saw his classmate on TV for a few seconds and said, "My kid is better looking."

Rare among Johnny's talent, Yokoyama has been given a stage name. This has been said due to the difficult kanji of his real name, Yokoyama Kimitaka. It is believed that "You" has been chosen by Johnny Kitagawa as it is easy to say. Although he has a stage name, nobody actually refers to him as "You", not even Johnny who is famous for referring to other people as "You".

When appearing in variety shows and radio, Yokoyama and Murakami are the two most talkative members. He has even been called a comedian due to his talking style. However, off-screen, Yokoyama is very shy and quiet. He rarely speaks whilst in the dressing room, as he is too busy playing games. Yokoyama appeared in quite a few dramas such as The Quiz Show 2 and Hidarime Tantei EYE.

Yokoyama's mother died at age 50 on May 16th, 2010, at 11:51 pm. She collapsed in a store while out shopping and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Sources say that it might have been a heart attack or heart disease. The funeral was held on the 18th, of which all the members of Kanjani8 attended.

On February 4, 2024 it was officially announced that Kanjani8 has changed their group name to SUPER EIGHT.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Yakusoku: 16-Nen-me no Shinjitsu
Japanese Drama, 2024, 10 eps
Kosaka Kei (Support Role)
10
Kosaka Kei
Support Role
7.7
2023 Kaettekitazoyo! Kotaro wa Hitori Gurashi
Japanese Drama, 2023, 9 eps
Karino Shin (Main Role)
9
Karino Shin
Main Role
7.9
2022 Mai Agare!
Japanese Drama, 2022, 126 eps
Iwakura Haruto [Mai's older brother] (Support Role)
126
Iwakura Haruto [Mai's older brother]
Support Role
7.7
2021 Hanawa Sensei wa Hanninmae!?
Japanese Drama, 2021, 5 eps
Karino Shin (Ep. 5) (Guest Role)
5
Karino Shin (Ep. 5)
Guest Role
7.6
2021 Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi
Japanese Drama, 2021, 10 eps
Karino Shin (Main Role)
10
Karino Shin
Main Role
8.3
2020 Zettai Reido Season 4
Japanese Drama, 2020, 11 eps
Yamauchi Toru (Support Role)
11
Yamauchi Toru
Support Role
7.8
2018 Zettai Reido Season 3
Japanese Drama, 2018, 10 eps
Yamauchi Toru (Support Role)
10
Yamauchi Toru
Support Role
7.6
2016 ON Ijou Hanzai Sousakan Todo Hinako
Japanese Drama, 2016, 9 eps
Shoji Yasuhisa (Main Role)
9
Main Role
7.7
2014 Suikyuu Yankees
Japanese Drama, 2014, 10 eps
Kurosawa Yoshio (Ep.1, 9-10) (Guest Role)
10
Kurosawa Yoshio (Ep.1, 9-10)
Guest Role
7.7
2012 Boys on the Run
Japanese Drama, 2012, 9 eps
[Prison guard] (Ep. 9) (Guest Role)
9
[Prison guard] (Ep. 9)
Guest Role
7.0
2012 Papadol!
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Himself (Support Role)
10
Himself
Support Role
7.2
2012 13-sai no Hello Work
Japanese Drama, 2012, 9 eps
Takano Kiyofumi [1990] (Main Role)
9
Takano Kiyofumi [1990]
Main Role
7.2
2011 Zettai Reido Season 2
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Yamauchi Toru (Ep. 11) (Guest Role)
11
Yamauchi Toru (Ep. 11)
Guest Role
7.6
2011 Control - Hanzai Shinri Sousa
Japanese Drama, 2011, 11 eps
Teranishi Kei [Assistant inspector] (Support Role)
11
Teranishi Kei [Assistant inspector]
Support Role
7.4
2010 Hidarime Tantei EYE
Japanese Drama, 2010, 8 eps
Tanaka Yumehito (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.6
2009 0 Goshitsu no Kyaku
Japanese Drama, 2009, 22 eps
[Hotel Manager] (Main Role)
22
[Hotel Manager]
Main Role
7.0
2009 Koishite Akuma
Japanese Drama, 2009, 10 eps
Hades / Kobayajawa (Ep. 8) (Guest Role)
10
Hades / Kobayajawa (Ep. 8)
Guest Role
6.7
2009 The Quiz Show 2
Japanese Drama, 2009, 10 eps
Honma Toshio (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.0
2007 Yukan Club
Japanese Drama, 2007, 10 eps
Kikumasamune Seishiro (Main Role)
10
Main Role
7.0
2007 Haikei, Chichiue-sama
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Nakagawa Tokio (Support Role)
11
Nakagawa Tokio
Support Role
7.5
2002 Engimono: Mitsuo
Japanese Drama, 2002, 4 eps
Mitsuo (Support Role)
4
Mitsuo
Support Role
2.0
2000 Shijo Saiaku no Date
Japanese Drama, 2000, 21 eps
Naniwa Ginji (Ep. 3, 12) (Main Role)
21
Naniwa Ginji (Ep. 3, 12)
Main Role
6.0
2000 Kowai Nichiyoubi: 2000
Japanese Drama, 2000, 21 eps
(Unknown)
21
Unknown
6.5
2000 Food Fight
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Manaka Hiroumi (Ep. 5) (Guest Role)
11
Manaka Hiroumi (Ep. 5)
Guest Role
7.2
2000 Go Go Gorgeous Men!
Japanese Drama, 2000, 12 eps
Hiro (Main Role)
12
Hiro
Main Role
8.0
1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
{Yokoyama Sealed Ghost Story} (Ep.10) (Main Role)
10
{Yokoyama Sealed Ghost Story} (Ep.10)
Main Role
6.6
1999 P.S. Genki Desu, Shunpei.
Japanese Drama, 1999, 12 eps
Shimokawa Keisuke (Support Role)
12
Shimokawa Keisuke
Support Role
7.4
1999 Nekketsu Ren'ai-do
Japanese Drama, 1999, 17 eps
(Main Role)
17
Main Role
7.0
1998 Don't Worry!
Japanese Drama, 1998, 54 eps
Igarashi Isamu (Support Role)
54
Igarashi Isamu
Support Role
9.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Kessan! Chushingura
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Fuwa Kazuemon (Support Role)
Fuwa Kazuemon
Support Role
6.7
2019 Shonentachi
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Nakabayashi [Warder] (Support Role)
Nakabayashi [Warder]
Support Role
7.3
2018 Kasane
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Reita Ugo (Support Role)
Reita Ugo
Support Role
7.8
2017 Hamon: Yakuza Boogie
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Ninomiya Keisuke (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2014 Eight Ranger 2
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Main Role
7.2
2012 Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Dousaku (Support Role)
Dousaku
Support Role
7.7
2012 Eight Ranger
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Main Role
7.3
2010 8Uppers
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Mac (Main Role)
Mac
Main Role
7.5
1998 Shinjuku Boy Detectives
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Suo Akira (Support Role)
Suo Akira
Support Role
6.1
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Tasuku Dono no Jibun Sagashi
Japanese Special, 2023, 2 eps
Karino Shin (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
2
Karino Shin (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
8.1
2020 Zettai Reido Afterstory
Japanese Special, 2020, 1 eps
Yamauchi Toru (Support Role)
1
Yamauchi Toru
Support Role
6.8
2013 Shikatsushi: Joo no Hoigaku
Japanese Special, 2013, 1 eps
Inukai Hajime (Support Role)
1
Inukai Hajime
Support Role
7.3
2011 Ikiteru Dake De Nankurunaisa
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Takumi Matsui (A friend of Eisaku) (Bit part)
1
Takumi Matsui (A friend of Eisaku)
Bit part
7.3
2009 Hidarime Tantei EYE
Japanese Special, 2009, 1 eps
Tanaka Yumehito (Support Role)
1
Tanaka Yumehito
Support Role
7.5
2008 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 2008 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
{Do Tsukido Tsukarete Ikiru no Sa} Nakamura Kiyoshi (Main Role)
1
{Do Tsukido Tsukarete Ikiru no Sa} Nakamura Kiyoshi
Main Role
7.3
2006 Kemarishi
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Kasuga (Main Role)
1
Kasuga
Main Role
6.3
2003 Hakusen Nagashi - Ni Juu Go Sai
Japanese Special, 2003, 1 eps
Kousaka Hijiri [Student] (Support Role)
1
Kousaka Hijiri [Student]
Support Role
7.6
2001 Hanran no Voyage
Japanese Special, 2001, 2 eps
Kuzuyama Ten (Support Role)
2
Kuzuyama Ten
Support Role
0.0
1999 Akouroushi
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Oishi Chikara (Support Role)
1
Oishi Chikara
Support Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 VS Damashii Gradation
Japanese TV Show, 2022, 44 eps
(Ep. 21) (Guest)
44
(Ep. 21)
Guest
0.0
2021 1-Oku 3000-Mannin no SHOW Channel
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 122 eps
(Ep. 6, 22) (Guest)
122
(Ep. 6, 22)
Guest
8.1
2020 Ride on Time Season 3
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 21 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest)
21
(Ep. 1)
Guest
8.2
2020 Kanjani Chronicle F
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 83 eps
(Regular Member)
83
Regular Member
8.0
2020 CDTV Live! Live!
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 125 eps
(Guest)
125
Guest
8.5
2015 Kanjani Chronicle
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 236 eps
(Regular Member)
236
Regular Member
7.9
2015 Kanjam Kanzennen Show
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 400 eps
(Regular Member)
400
Regular Member
0.0
2015 Datsuryoku News Network
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 350 eps
(Ep. 282) (Guest)
350
(Ep. 282)
Guest
7.0
2015 Buzz Rhythm
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 380 eps
(Ep. 93, 115, 124) (Guest)
380
(Ep. 93, 115, 124)
Guest
8.4
2014 Sakurai Ariyoshi the Yakai
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 500 eps
(Ep. 156, 225) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 156, 225)
Guest
7.9
2013 Ninosan
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 550 eps
(Ep. 354) (Guest)
550
(Ep. 354)
Guest
8.4
2013 Premium MelodiX!
Japanese TV Show, 2013, 500 eps
(Guest)
500
Guest
0.0
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 248-249) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 248-249)
Guest
8.0
2012 Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 566 eps
(Ep. 235) (Guest)
566
(Ep. 235)
Guest
8.4
2011 Nazotoki Battle TORE
Japanese TV Show, 2011, 54 eps
(Ep. 7, 17, 32, 35, 38, 42, 44, 48, 50) (Guest)
54
(Ep. 7, 17, 32, 35, 38, 42, 44, 48, 50)
Guest
0.0
2011 Hirunandesu!
Japanese TV Show, 2011, 2668 eps
[Thursday regular] (Regular Member)
2668
[Thursday regular]
Regular Member
7.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 57, 101, 193, 455) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 57, 101, 193, 455)
Guest
8.4
2009 Dasshutsu Game DERO!
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 39 eps
(Ep. 7, 10, 20, 36) (Guest)
39
(Ep. 7, 10, 20, 36)
Guest
0.0
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 399) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 399)
Guest
10.0
2008 5LDK
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 171 eps
(Ep. 165) (Guest)
171
(Ep. 165)
Guest
9.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 118*, 450) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 118*, 450)
Guest
8.2
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 561 eps
(Ep. 265, 379, 382, 391, 447, 512, 513) (Guest)
561
(Ep. 265, 379, 382, 391, 447, 512, 513)
Guest
8.5
2008 Himitsu no Arashi-chan
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 211 eps
(Ep. 106) (Guest)
211
(Ep. 106)
Guest
8.4
2007 Kanjani8 no Janiben
Japanese TV Show, 2007, 706 eps
(Regular Member)
706
Regular Member
7.7
2006 The Shonen Club Premium
Japanese TV Show, 2006, 156 eps
(2006.09.17) (Guest)
156
(2006.09.17)
Guest
7.7
2005 J-Melo
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 576 eps
(Guest)
576
Guest
0.0
2005 Suka☆J
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 74 eps
(Main Host)
74
Main Host
6.9
2005 Mugendai no Gimon
Japanese TV Show, 2005, 25 eps
(Main Host)
25
Main Host
7.8
2004 Urajani
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 50 eps
(Main Host)
50
Main Host
7.4
2003 Honjani!
Japanese TV Show, 2003, 206 eps
(Main Host)
206
Main Host
7.6
2002 J Cube Kansai
Japanese TV Show, 2002, 25 eps
(Regular Member)
25
Regular Member
7.0
1998 Hatchi ji da J
Japanese TV Show, 1998, 55 eps
(Regular Member)
55
Regular Member
7.7
1994 Guru Guru Ninety Nine
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 1 eps
[Gochi] (S18E1) (Guest)
1
[Gochi] (S18E1)
Guest
0.0
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
1964 Music Fair
Japanese TV Show, 1964, 3000 eps
(Guest)
3000
Guest
7.0
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Yokoyama Yu

Kimitaka Yokoyama
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  • First Name: Kimitaka
  • Family Name: Yokoyama
  • Native name: 横山裕
  • Also Known as: Yu-chan, 横山侯隆
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 9, 1981
  • Age: 43

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