Jin Akanishi's Profile


Akanishi Jin

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1984

Real Name:

Akanishi Jin


Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Japanese, English

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Jin Akanishi is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, actor, seiyū, and former radio host. Akanishi is a former member of the J-pop group, KAT-TUN, and was one of the two lead vocalists. Since the group's debut in 2006 until his departure in 2010, all their they 14 singles and albums achieved consecutive number ones on the Oricon charts.

Akanishi started his acting carrear in 1998 with a very short appearance in the drama nekketsu renaido; he got several other small roles in other dramas. His main and most well know acting roles are those in the second season of popular NTV school drama, Gokusen 2; Anego and Yukan Club; winning several acting awards with them. Between other activities he also a co-hosted in KAT-TUN's own variety show, Cartoon KAT-TUN. He also hosted in the radio program "KAT-TUN Style" with bandmate Junnosuke Taguchi from October 2007 to March 2008.

In 2009 he was cast as the lead actor in Takeshi Kobayashi's movie "BANDAGE", marking his big screen debut. The movie was released in 2010 winning several awards.