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Ryo Nishikido

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Native name  錦戸 亮
Height  1.70 m
Role  Singer

Name  Ryo Nishikido
Years active  1997–present
Genres  Pop music, Pop rock
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Also known as  Ryo-chan, Dokkun (by Yokoyama)
Born  November 3, 1984 (age 31)Osaka, Japan (1984-11-03)
Occupation(s)  Singeractorsongwriter
Instruments  Vocalsguitarharmonica
Labels  Johnny's Entertainment,Teichiku Records,Imperial Records
Albums  8est, 8 Uppers, Live, Pacific, KJ2 Zukkoke Dai Dasso
Music groups  Kanjani Eight (Since 2002), News (2003 – 2011)
Movies and TV shows  Kanjani8 no Janiben, Last Friends, 1 Litre of Tears, Dakishimetai: Shinjitsu no Mono, Papadoru!
Similar People  Shota Yasuda, Tadayoshi Okura, Subaru Shibutani, Ryuhei Maruyama, You Yokoyama

Ryo Nishikido

Ryo Nishikido (錦戸 亮, Nishikido Ryō, born November 3, 1984) is a Japanese idol, singer, actor and songwriter. He is a member of Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight and was also a member of Japanese male idol group News, both of which are under the management of Johnny & Associates.


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Ryo Nishikido was born in Hyogo on November 3, 1984, and raised in Osaka. He was selected as a member of the Johnny's Jr. collective in 1997, and subsequently made his major debut in 2004 as an actor and a singer with pop band News. Nishikido is also the co-lead vocalist and second guitarist for Kanjani Eight, a Johnny & Associates boy band made up of Johnny's Jr. members originating from the Kansai region in Japan. His image color in Kanjani Eight is yellow, while his image color in News was blue. Apart from group concerts and activities, Nishikido held his first solo concert in 2006. He also started playing major supporting roles on prime-time television dramas such as 1 Litre of Tears, Attention Please and Last Friends. He won several acting awards for his portrayal of an abusive boyfriend in Last Friends.

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Nishikido made his big-screen debut in summer 2010, playing the lead role in A Boy and His Samurai. In the film, he played a time-travelling samurai who arrived in modern Japan and became a patissier. He also starred in the detective drama Joker: Yurusarezaru sousakan and romantic comedy Full Throttle Girl in 2011.

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From 2004 to 2011, Nishikido was active in both News and Kanjani Eight, releasing 9 studio albums and going on nationwide tours with both bands, which was unusual for an idol. On October 7, 2011, Johnny & Associates announced that Nishikido would be leaving NEWS due to scheduling conflicts making it difficult for him to continue as an active member of both News and Kanjani Eight.

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Nishikido took on leading roles in comedy-dramas such as the semi-autobiographical Papadol!, The Fortune Telling Shop, Onmyoya and Saving My Stupid Youth He also starred in films Hospitality Department and I Just Wanna Hug You.

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As part of Kanjani Eight, he also co-hosts variety programmes such as Kanjani8 no Janiben on Kansai TV and appeared on the Kōhaku thrice. He was also in the action comedy films Eight Ranger and Eight Ranger 2 with his group.

Personal life

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In March 2009, at around 3:45pm on Sunday, Nishikido was driving on Shuto Expressway 3 around Roppongi. The road ahead of him was congested with traffic, and he rear-ended a car at the tail end of the traffic. Due to this collision, the car also collided with another vehicle in front of it. Nishikido was not injured, but the passenger of the middle car, a woman in her sixties, suffered a neck injury. All three cars also received damage to their bumpers. According to police, Nishikido was at fault for not watching where he was driving. His agency said that he had been careless in taking his eyes off the road, and he was unable to brake in time.


  • 2003-2004 Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Best Newcomer for Teru Teru Kazoku
  • 57th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Last Friends
  • 18th TV Life Annual Drama Awards 2008: Supporting Actor for Ryusei no Kizuna
  • Fall 2008 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Last Friends
  • Summer 2009 Nikkan Sports Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Orthros no Inu
  • References

    Ryo Nishikido Wikipedia