Live action movie  Kurosagi the movie, Ashita no Joe, Kinkyori no renai, Terra ForMars
Live action dorama  Kurosagi, Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Yamapi starts his idol life when he was 12. He was so inspired by Hideaki Takkizawa, so he asked his mother to apply to Johny’s entertainment. He has the look, right? So he was accepted and become Johny’s Junior. As a junior, he worked behind the famous idol. He was stage dancer for Kinki Kids.

At 2003, NEWS was formed from 8 cute boys, and Pi is chosen to be leader. After a shameful affair, Kusano Hironori and Hiroki Uchi were disbanded and leave Pi with Ryo Nishikido, Yuya Tegoshi, Shigeaki Kato, Massuda, and Keichi Koyama.

in With Magazine, February 2012

His stardom rose so fast when he starts appearing in many doramas. My favorite one is Nobuta wo Produce. I personally think that every one who watches this would love Yamapi. He playes Akira Kusano, a rebellious kid who choose to live in modest way, even though his father is wealthy. He’s so funny.

But, what makes him so popular is when he started being the Lead Role. It’s in Kurosagi. The story is based on manga with the same title. Kurosagi (クロサギ) stands for Kuro (Black) and Sagi (Swindler). He’s is the one who swindle the swindlers.

From Ray magazine (April 2012)

During NEWS をあばけ(Let’s Expose NEWS), Yamapi shows his famous tag from Proposal Daisakusen Dorama, “Halleluya Chance!!” it’s so funny. He was awarded as the Best Actor for that one. Yamapi left News for solo career on October 7 2011. We’d seen it coming from after the earthquake. His party scandal during the grieve time is considered as one of the reason leaving the group. On the other hand, he stated that he wanted to pursue higher dancing achievement which he couldn’t do as part of idol group.

He released his first solo album, Super Good Super Bad, on January 26 2011. Since then, he was absorbed to this solo activities. Well, we have to admit that he’s not good actor lately. The only role he played decently was in Nobuta wo Produce. Seems like Yamapi has been skipping his acting class now. Still, he’s  a great entertainer. Lots of people are waiting for his dorama, no matter how silly it it. I just hope he can appreciate his fans by polishing his skill.

from More magazine, February 2012


  • Algernon no Hanabata o (2015) – Shiratori Sakito Algernon_Yamapi7
  • Summer Nude (2013) as Asahi Mikuriyamovielosophy-2013-09-27-13h08m26s140 movielosophy-2013-09-27-13h08m56s181 movielosophy-2013-09-27-13h11m30s182
  • Monster (2012) as Saionji Kosuke
  • Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi 2012 (Fuji TV / 2012) – Akiyoshi Ishida (segment “Akai Tsume”)
  • Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~ (TBS / 2012) – Masato Ihara
    from With magazine, February 2012

TV Show Theme Songs


  • Ashita no Joe (2011)
  • Kurosagi (2008)
  • Shinrei Surfer no Shi (1996)

ALBUM (solo)

[2013.09.11] A NUDE

[2012.07.25] Ero (エロ)



  • [2006.05.31] Daite Señorita (抱いてセニヨリータ)
  • [2009.11.18] Loveless
  • [2010.07.28] One in a million
  • [2011.01.19] Hadakanbo (はだかんぼー)
  • [2012.02.29] I, Texas (愛、テキサス)
  • [2012.07.04] LOVE CHASE
  • [2013.03.13] Que Sera Sera (怪・セラ・セラ)
  • [2013.07.31] SUMMER NUDE ’13

Digital Singles

  • [2012.02.22] I, Texas (愛、テキサス) (Recochoku)
  • [2012.07.18] ERO -2012 version- (Recochoku)
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