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October 6, 2008

Member Spotlight: Nakajima Yuto

Filed under: Member Spotlight,Nakajima Yuto — amaiyume @ 5:06 am
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Nakajima Yuto is one of my favorite members of Hey! Say! JUMP. He’s sweet, funny and good-looking, what’s not to love?

Nakajima Yuto was born on 08.10.93 in Tokyo. He was a member of Johnny’s Juniors in 2004  and soon he joined J.J. Express. He was in PVs for Shuuji to Akira (Seishun Amigo) and TOKIO (Jibun no Tame ni) before earning a big role in the stage performance Dream Boys in 2006. In 2007, he joined four other members to form Hey! Say! 7. With them, he released their first and only single, Hey! Say! On September 24, 2007, Hey! Say! 7 was integrated with Hey! Say! BEST to make Hey! Say! JUMP. Since then, he has released three singles: Ultra Music Power, Dreams come true and Your Seed / 冒険ライダー. Their fourth single,真夜中のシャドーボーイ, is on the way and coming October 22nd. Each single has taken the number one spot and I have no doubt that the new single will take the same spot. He’s actually gotten a nice chance to be in the spotlight so I’m happy that he’s getting that chance.

He’s actually been given various drama opportunities and it’s no surprise since he’s a good actor. In 2005, he starred in Engine (alongside Arioka Daiki) as Kusama Shuhei and later that year, he played Kiritani Koji in Nobota wo Produce (alongside Yamapi and Kame of KAT-TUN). He took on the role of Kurahashi Haruo in Primadam in 2006. Finally we arrive in 2008 where he did a fantastic job as Matsuki Shouta in Sensei wa Erai! and will team up with the same three band-mates (Yamada, Chinen and Daiki) for Scrap Teacher where he will play Irie Sugizou. I can’t wait to see him in this role because he did a great job in Sensei wa Erai! and he’s looking good soo…haha.

Yuto’s respected senior is Takizawa Hideaki (of Tackey & Tsubasa). His favorite foods are horse sashimi, strawberry, meat and mango and he doesn’t have a particular food he dislikes (haha, that’s funny. He kinda reminds me of Massu in that point). His first love was at nursery school although he never had his first kiss.  He prefers a more mature type of girl to a more cute girl (ooh…hehehe). His favorite thing to do is to laugh and make his friends happy. He loves animals, especially dogs. He can do karate and even has the ability to touch his head with his feet. Well I saved this part for last since it’s my favorite. He is VERY close to Yamada. They used to walk from school together and at various points, Yuto has stated that if Yamada was a girl, he would go out with him (ooh, that’s hot hehe). They share secrets and he considers Yama-Yama to be his closest friend (aww, cute).

You know you love Yuto…so let’s celebrate him!! And I know you’ll all be waiting for Scrap Teacher to come out so you can see him bring his magic again! I know I am!!

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10 Comments »

  1. P.S. – That’s not Yuto in the pic with Yamapi.

    Comment by kaori. — October 12, 2008 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  2. oh…shhh, nobody has to know hahaha. Well I guess you noticed but maybe nobody else will XD

    Comment by amaiyume — October 12, 2008 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  3. xD that’s Ryo though!

    Comment by kaori. — October 12, 2008 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  4. aww, he’s sooo cute!!!
    hahaha, don’t know how I missed this!! Still, maybe nobody will notice XD

    Comment by amaiyume — October 12, 2008 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  5. Oh…love Yuto so much,he is so funny and soo….KAWAII! His acting in Sensei Wa Erai was so cute! I hope oneday,I can meet him

    Comment by RenQ — November 30, 2008 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  6. seriously, i guess 2/3 of the fandom will recognize that chibi ryo there with chibi yamapi in a second. XD.

    Comment by m — January 9, 2009 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  7. haha they probably will. So I’m hoping they don’t stumble across this post XD

    Comment by amaiyume — January 9, 2009 @ 2:35 am | Reply

  8. omo!! yuto is cute.., he’s the one who brings me out from kpop fandom~ love him soooo much!! there’s a rumour quite a long time ago, i think. about yuto having a girlfriend…i hope it’s not true huh??

    Comment by ryeowook0621 — May 11, 2009 @ 8:56 am | Reply

  9. I hope it’s not true…I actually haven’t heard any rumors of him having a girlfriend.
    I dunno…I just like it more when Johnny’s guys are single XD

    Comment by amaiyume — May 11, 2009 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  10. I NOTICED! XD Thar’s Ryo with Yamapi!!1 x333 that pic is so cute XD

    Comment by sumikomitashi — August 12, 2009 @ 4:30 am | Reply


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