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Yuu Shirota (城田優, romanized as Shirota Yuu) is an Japanese actor and singer. He is also a former member of the D-BOYS, a Watanabe Entertainment Group, and has also appeared in a various numbers of music videso and tv dramas. On November 16th, 2005, Shirota released an Idol DVD called With U. The DVD includes an acoustic performance for the song "Natsu no Owari ~ Mou Kako no Koi", which he had composed and written lyrics for. His most notable role has been in The Prince of Tennis musicals as the second generation actor for Seigaku's Tezuka Kunimitsu, which he then carried his role as Tezuka into the May 2006 live-action film of The Prince of Tennis. He's also released a CD album for his role as Tezuka in the musicals on December 19th, 2005, called Best Actor's Series 001 You Shirota as Kunimitsu Tezuka.
Currently, he is starring in the January 2008 drama, Koshonin - The Negotiator as the condemned criminal, Mariya Kyousuke while taking part in the Japanese production of the Take Flight musical staring as Charles Lindbergh. In 2007, he released his first solo photobook in September. His most notable role was in the drama, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, which he appeared in as Kagurazaka Makoto. He also had minor roles in two other dramas, Haken no Hinkaku and Seito Shokun. That year, his movies Arakure KNIGHT, Heat Island and Waruboro were also released and he still managed to take part on stage, guest appearing in the Out of Order Live Entertainment Show and D-BOYS STAGE, while starring in the musical, Sweeney Toddas Anthony Hope.
June 2008, Shirota shocked the D-Boys fandom during the encore of the stage performance, D-Stage: Last Game, by announcing his graduation from the group, in front of fans. Shirota had joined the Watanabe Entertainment group, the D-BOYS, in October 2004. With the D-Boys, Shirota has been featured in multiple D-Boys calendars and the two D-Boys photobooks that have been released so far: The first photobook released on April 27, 2005, was self-titled D-Boys, while the second, released on March 15th, 2006, was called Start!. He's also hosted a radio show called "Marvelous Radio Vibration" with fellow D-Boys member, Kotaroh Yanagi. The show aired on May 5, 2005 and ended its run on April 1, 2006. Shirota's also appeared in various episodes of the D-Boys drama documentary, DD-Boys, as himself.
For a more detailed biography of Shirota, please read his wikipedia page, here, written by vforvera.
Name: Yuu Shirota
Japanese Name: 城田優
Romanization: Shirota Yuu
Alternate Romanization: Shirota You or Shirota Yu (these aren't actually correct romanizations, but his agency uses them.)
Nicknames: Shiroro, Shiropon, Shirotan, Yuu-ani, U-kun
Date of Birth: December 26, 1985
Blood Type: O
Family: mother (divorced), father (divorced), two older brothers, an older sister and a younger sister
High School: Horikoshi Academy (堀越高等学校)
Close Friends: YamaPi (since high school), Jin Akanishi
Height: 185 cm (6'0¾")
Weight: 74 kg
Three Size: 89-73-94 (35"-29"-37")
Shoe Size: 29 cm (Size 12 US, 44½ Europe)
Dexterity: Left Handed
Hobbies: Song Writing, Song Composition, Karaoke, Watching funny TV shows
Special Skills: Spanish, Piano, Saxophone, Guitar
Favorite Sports: Soccer
Favorite Number to See Performed: "Onna no Ronsou"
Favorite Food: Chocolate, rice cookies
Place He'd Like to Go on Vacation: America
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|x.] Selected Filmography|
01. Hice Cool (2005; net drama) - Makoto
02. Pink no Idenshi (episode 12, 2006; tv drama) - Nakajo
03. Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai (episode 7, 2006; tv drama) - Ayase
04. DD-BOYS (April 10th - September 25th, 2006; variety show) - Himself
05. The Prince of Tennis (May 13th, 2006; film) - Tezuka Kunimistu
06. The Hit Parade (May 26th, 2006; tv drama) - Mickey Curtis
07. June Bride (May 27th, 2006; film) - Natsumi
08. Zoku June Bride (2006; dvd release) - Natsumi
09. Shoujo ni wa Mukanai Shokugyou (2006; net drama)
10. Haken no Hinkaku (January 10th - March 21st, 2007; tv drama) - Ryuto Amaya
11. Arakure KNIGHT (April 2007; film) - Naito Zenba
12. Seito Shokun (April 2007; tv drama) - Ken Mizuhara
13. Hana-Kimi (July 2007; tv drama) - Kagurazaka Makoto
14. Waruboro (September 2007; film) - Takemi
15. Heat Island (October 2007; film) - Aki
16. Koshonin - The Negotiator (January 2008; tv drama) - Mariya Kyousuke
17. Rookies (April 2008; tv drama) - Shinjo Kei
18. Team Batista no Eiko (October 2008; tv drama) - Himuro Koichiro
Shirota has starred as Tuxedo Kamen in the following Sailor Moon musicals:
01. Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban) (2003)
02. Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Starlights * Ryuusei Densetsu (2003)
03. Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Kakyuu - Ouhi Kourin THE SECOND STAGE FINAL (2004)
04. Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Shin - Kaguya Shima Densetsu NEW LEGEND OF KAGUYA ISLAND (2004)
Shirota has starred as Tezuka Kunimitsu in the following Prince of Tennis musicals:
05. Musical Prince of Tennis - in Winter 2004-2005 Side Yamabuki feat. St. Rudolph Gakuen
06. Musical Prince of Tennis - Dream Live 2nd: Second Live concert (2005)
07. Musical Prince of Tennis - The Imperial Match Hyotei Gakuen (2005)
08. Musical Prince of Tennis - The Imperial Match Hyoutei Gakuen in Winter 2005-2006
09. Musical Prince of Tennis - Third Dream Live concert (2006)
10. Musical Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope; January-February, 2007)
11. Out of Order Live Entertainment Show (March, 2007)
12. D-Boys Musical (June, 2007)
13. New Musical Take Flight (Charles Lindbergh; November-January, 2007-08)
14. D-Stage: The Last Game (June 2008)
01. Best Actor's Series 001 You Shirota as Kunimitsu Tezuka - Release date: December 19, 2005
shirotayuuicons - The Shirota Yuu Icon Challenge Community
shadesofgreyooc -JE Roleplaying Community
『with U』 - The Unofficial Chinese fan club of 城田優
优然自得 - A Yuu Shirota Chinese Fan Forum
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