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Okada Junichi

Junichi Okada

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  • Name: Okada Junichi
  • Native name: 岡田准一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 18, 1980
  • Age: 37
Junichi Okada

Junichi Okada

  • Name: Okada Junichi
  • Native name: 岡田准一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 18, 1980
  • Age: 37
Junichi Okada (岡田 准一, Okada Jun'ichi, born November 18, 1980) is a member of Japanese boy band V6, which is under the management of Johnny & Associates. He joined Johnny & Associates at the age of 14.

In the summer of 1995, he participated in Johnny's Pre-School, part of the NTV program Tensai, Takeshi no Genki ga Deru Terebi (天才・たけしの元気が出るテレビ!!?). He passed the audition and joined Johnny & Associates at the age of 14. After being in Johnny's for only a short period of three months, he made his debut as the youngest member of the idol group V6. Unlike the rest of the members in the group, he did not have much experience as Johnny's Jr. The first time that he had been on a music program was only after the debut of V6. Their debut song was "Music For the People".

Okada can play the guitar, as well as the piano. His mother is a piano teacher. His voice is in the middle range, and hence his solos usually include slower ballads. Recently, he has been given longer solos in V6 songs, such as "Way of Life". He also reveals that during V6's 2008 concert Vibes, he was directing most of the lightning, staging, and costumes.

Besides known for being a V6 member, Okada is an accomplished actor with eleven movies, in which he plays the lead roles in eight of them, and sixteen dramas, in which he plays the lead roles in four of them. In a Shōnen Club Premium interview on May 7, 2009, he revealed that it was the Japanese drama Kisarazu Cat's Eye that caught viewers and directors' attention of his acting ability. The success of the drama led to the making of two subsequent movies, Kisarazu Cat's Eye: Nihon Series and Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series. His other notable dramas include Tiger & Dragon, a comedy drama about rakugo, a form of Japanese comedy acted only by one person telling that story. and SP (also known as Security Police), an action suspense drama about a team of security police bodyguards in charge of protecting important people in the government. With Shinichi Tsutsumi as his co-star, the drama drew in overall ratings of 15.35% despite its Saturday 11:00 p.m. (JST) time slot; its special episode broadcast in 2008 also received a viewership rating of 21.5%.

He made a big leap in his movie career with Tokyo Tower in 2005. In the movie he portrayed a young college student torn between his love for a lady twenty years his senior and the views society has on these kinds of relationship. After that came Hana Yori no Naho' (花よりもなほ?), known as Hana to Western movie audiences, directed by the renowned director Hirokazu Koreeda (Distance, After Life and Nobody Knows). In the movie, Okada portrayed Sōza, a samurai uninterested in killing his enemy and focused on what he could do today to be a better person instead. The movie earned him a nomination for the Blue Ribbon Awards, but he declined this nomination. Nevertheless, he still got awarded the Ishihara Yujiro New Actor Award at Nikkan Sports Film Award for his role in Hana. Recently, he has been involved in movies such as Kagehinata Ni Saku (陰日向に咲く, Flowers in the Shadow?), portraying a young man in debt because of pachinko, and Otonari (おとなり?), an unconventional love story between two neighbors who have never met each other and only follow the other person's life through the sounds they hear from the other side of the wall.

Okada is known for being reserved. He does not meet with many people within the agency. In an interview on Shōnen Club Premium, Okada said that when he was little, whenever his name was called up to read something in class, he would feel like vomiting and purposely avoided school on those day. Within V6, he is also the most quiet person. He enjoys carpentry and has carved wooden bears for children.

In August 2008, it was rumored that Okada and Tiger & Dragon co-star Yu Aoi are dating.

[Wikipedia]
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 Falling Camellia
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Uryu Shinbei (Main Role)
Uryu Shinbei
Main Role
0.0
2017 Sekigahara
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Mitsunari Ishida (Main Role)
Mitsunari Ishida
Main Role
0.0
2017 Memory
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Shikata Atsushi (Main Role)
Shikata Atsushi
Main Role
7.3
2016 A Man Called Pirate
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Tetsuzo Kunioka (Main Role)
Tetsuzo Kunioka
Main Role
7.9
2016 Everest The Summit of the Gods
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Makoto Fukamachi (Main Role)
Makoto Fukamachi
Main Role
7.2
2015 Library Wars: The Last Mission
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Atsushi Dojo (Main Role)
Atsushi Dojo
Main Role
8.4
2014 Chronicle of the Evening Cicadas
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Shozaburo Danno (Main Role)
Shozaburo Danno
Main Role
7.5
2013 The Eternal Zero
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Miyabe Kyuzo (Main Role)
Miyabe Kyuzo
Main Role
8.6
2013 Library Wars
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Dojo Atsushi (Main Role)
Dojo Atsushi
Main Role
8.2
2012 Insight Into the Universe
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Yasui Santetsu / Shibukawa Shunkai (Main Role)
Yasui Santetsu / Shibukawa Shunkai
Main Role
8.0
2011 SP: The Motion Picture The Final Episode
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Inoue Kaoru (Main Role)
Inoue Kaoru
Main Role
8.0
2010 SP: The Motion Picture
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Inoue Kaoru (Main Role)
Inoue Kaoru
Main Role
7.9
2009 Oto-na-ri
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Satoshi (Main Role)
Satoshi
Main Role
7.9
2008 Flowers in the Shadow
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Maya (Main Role)
Maya
Main Role
6.7
2006 Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Tabuchi Kouhei - Bussan (Main Role)
Tabuchi Kouhei - Bussan
Main Role
8.0
2006 Hana Yori Mo Naho
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Sozaemon Aoki (Main Role)
Sozaemon Aoki
Main Role
7.3
2005 Hold Up Down
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Sawamura Kouichi (Main Role)
Sawamura Kouichi
Main Role
6.7
2005 Fly, Daddy, Fly
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Park Sun Shin (Main Role)
Park Sun Shin
Main Role
7.8
2005 Tokyo Tower
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Kojima Toru (Main Role)
Kojima Toru
Main Role
6.5
2003 Kisarazu Cats Eye: Nihon Series
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Kohei 'Bussan' Tabuchi (Main Role)
Kohei 'Bussan' Tabuchi
Main Role
8.1
2003 Cosmic Rescue
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Sawada Azuma (Main Role)
Sawada Azuma
Main Role
6.4
2003 Hard Luck Hero
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Takashi Akai (Main Role)
Takashi Akai
Main Role
6.9
2001 Chushingura 1/47
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Chikara Oishi (Support Role)
Chikara Oishi
Support Role
7.4
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Library Wars: Book Of Memories
Japanese Special, 2015, 1 eps
Atsushi Dojo (Main Role)
1
Atsushi Dojo
Main Role
8.3
2014 Gunshi Kanbei
Japanese Drama, 2014, 50 eps
Kuroda Kanbei (Main Role)
50
Kuroda Kanbei
Main Role
8.7
2011 SP: Special Kakumei Zenjitsu
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Inoue Kaoru (Main Role)
1
Inoue Kaoru
Main Role
7.6
2008 SP: Special Encore Tokubetsu-hen
Japanese Special, 2008, 1 eps
Inoue Kaoru (Main Role)
1
Inoue Kaoru
Main Role
7.0
2007 SP
Japanese Drama, 2007, 11 eps
Inoue Kaoru (Main Role)
11
Inoue Kaoru
Main Role
7.9
2006 Niji wo Kakeru Ouhi
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Crown Prince Li Eun (Main Role)
1
Crown Prince Li Eun
Main Role
7.7
2005 Tiger & Dragon
Japanese Drama, 2005, 11 eps
Yanaka Ryuji / Hayashiyatei Kotatsu (Main Role)
11
Yanaka Ryuji / Hayashiyatei Kotatsu
Main Role
8.1
2005 Tiger & Dragon Special
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Yanaka Ryuji / Hayashiyatei Kotatsu (Main Role)
1
Yanaka Ryuji / Hayashiyatei Kotatsu
Main Role
8.1
2005 Fuyu no Undokai
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Kitazawa Kikou (Main Role)
1
Kitazawa Kikou
Main Role
5.3
2005 Taika no Kaishin
Japanese Special, 2005, 2 eps
Nakatomino Kamatari (Main Role)
2
Nakatomino Kamatari
Main Role
7.0
2003 Suekko Chounan Ane Sannin
Japanese Drama, 2003, 10 eps
Kashiwakura Ichiro (Main Role)
10
Kashiwakura Ichiro
Main Role
7.3
2002 Renai Hensachi - Moetsukiru Made
Japanese Drama, 2002, 4 eps
Ryuji (Support Role)
4
Ryuji
Support Role
0.0
2002 Engimono: The Second Bullet - TEXAS
Japanese Drama, 2002, 4 eps
Four Stars (Main Role)
4
Four Stars
Main Role
0.0
2002 Kisarazu Cat's Eye
Japanese Drama, 2002, 9 eps
Bussan (Tabuchi Kouhei) (Main Role)
9
Bussan (Tabuchi Kouhei)
Main Role
8.1
2001 Chuushingura 1/47
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Oishi Chikara (Support Role)
1
Oishi Chikara
Support Role
8.0
2000 Oh, Dad !
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Tadashi (Main Role)
11
Tadashi
Main Role
7.6
2000 Mona Lisa no Hohoemi
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.5
1999 Dear Friend
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Yamamuro Yuuji (Main Role)
1
Yamamuro Yuuji
Main Role
9.0
1999 Shin Oretachi no Tabi
Japanese Drama, 1999, 10 eps
Kumazawa Shinroku (Main Role)
10
Kumazawa Shinroku
Main Role
6.0
1998 Pu-Pu-Pu Jump
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
(Main Role)
11
Main Role
6.8
1997 DxD
Japanese Drama, 1997, 11 eps
Kihara Toranosuke (Main Role)
11
Kihara Toranosuke
Main Role
6.7
1995 V no Honoo
Japanese Drama, 1995, 25 eps
Okada (Support Role)
25
Okada
Support Role
6.2
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Vs Arashi
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 430 eps
(Ep. 211, 240) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 211, 240)
Guest
9.2
1994 Tokyo Friends Park II
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
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