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PostSubject: Akanishi Jin   Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:08 pm


* Name: Akanishi Jin (赤西仁)
* Nicknames: Jin, Bakanishi
* Birthdate: 4th July 1984
* Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
* Height: 176 cm
* Weight: 64 kg
* Blood Type: O
* Entered Johnny's: November 8, 1998 when he was 14
* Family: Parents & one younger brother, Reo
* Favorite colors: black, white, silver, red
* Favorite season: spring, fall
* Favorite sport: soccer, baseball
* Favourite part of body: hair


Akanishi Jin is one of the two most popular members of KAT-TUN, along with Kamenashi Kazuya. Often referred to as Akame, Kame and Jin are the main vocalists of the group. They also starred in the drama Gokusen 2 together. Apart from acting in several dramas, he is known for penning several songs, such as Hesitate, Care, Pinky and Love or Like. He is best friends with fellow group member Kamenashi Kazuya, Yamashita Tomohisa of NEWS and Shirota Yuu from D-Boys, as well as NEWS and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo.

When Jin was in school, his teacher often read his kanji (仁) wrong and called him Hitoshi. Because of this many fans seem to believe that his name is in fact Akanishi Hitoshi - which is incorrect. The name Jin comes from 仁義礼智信 (jingireichishin) which means "the 5 Confucian virtues" and stands for benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity. Jin's name means "benevolence" and his younger brother Reo's name means "propriety".

Reo auditioned out for D-Boys - however, he did not pass the audition. Reo is therefore not a member of D-Boys, as most believe, but is working together with Shirota Yuu's brother Jun in a jewelry shop in Shibuya.

It was announced in October that Jin would take an indefinite hiatus from KAT-TUN in order to study language abroad. The official statement posted a minimum time of six months depending on his success in his studies and during a press conference also cited health issues.

On the 18th of April, Johnny's Entertainment announced the return of Akanishi. At a press conference held on April 20th, he mentioned that he took voice lessons in America during the latter half of his stay so that he would not fall behind once he got back.

He was also present at the Sendai concert soon after where he performed Real Face during the encore. Although he admitted that he had forgotten most of his lyrics while on hiatus, the other members of KAT-TUN were quick to assure him that they would re-teach him everything he needed to know.

* [1999] PPOI
* [1999] Kowai Nichiyoubi (Scary Sunday)
* [1999] Best Friend
* [2004] X-mas Nante Daikirai
* [2005] Gokusen 2 (ごくせん2)
* [2005] Anego (アネゴ)
* [2007] Yuukan Club (有閑倶楽部, Leisure Club)

Plays & Musicals

* Summary - with NEWS


* [2005] Oronamin C - with Kamenashi Kazuya & Ueto Aya
* [2005] Nintendo Gamecube's Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - with Kamenashi Kazuya
* [2005] NTT DoMoCo Cellphones
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