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TSUYOSHI DOMOTO 堂本 剛 (born April 10, 1979)

TSUYOSHI DOMOTO is a multi-talented artist, who is a singer-song-writer, plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drum, does self-produce and art design, also known as an actor and Japanese top idol, KinKi Kids.

TSUYOSHI and FUNK MUSIC

TSUYOSHI composes, writes and does arrangement all his songs of a wide variety of music such as funk, soul, blues and more. TSUYOSHI is a guitar and bass guitar player that enjoys jam session with his band members, at the same time, he recently dose programming of the digital music such as techno.

"I wanted to sing a song about LIFE." TSUYOSHI said in an interview of music magazine MG (Vol.1 2012 spring). "Funk, soul and blues allow me to sing about LIFE, even DEATH." "The lyrics that goes with funk music has a strong message with determination. I think we, Japanese, need the determination. It's not a synpathetic line like 'Oh yeah, I know how you feel', but much more strong message like 'I'll carry on like this. How about you?' That was my image of funk music."

It was not an easy attempt to start funk music in J-pop field at first. TSUYOSHI approached by starting from R&B, soul and Motown Sound made pop-like with Japanese lyrics, and slowly built his own world where he can freely express himself.

TSUYOSHI is a fan of Sly & The family stone and Jimi Hendrix, he has mentioned a few times on TV and radio. Larry Graham (ex-bass guitarist of Sly & The family stone) takes part in TSUYOSHI's song ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI 2 (in Neo Africa Rainbow Ax) with slapping bass and voice.

TSUYOSHI and OTHER NAMES

As a Japanese idol began his carrier that TSUYOSHI has been engaged in a struggle to be recognized as a musician yet. In order to express his music outside the image of an idol, TSUYOSHI started using artist names for his solo work.

ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI (named after African fish) was the first artist name he used under the project by the same name in 2005. It was changed to 244 ENDLI-x (pronounced 'Tsuyoshi endlix') once, but he still uses his first artist name from time to time. 剛紫 (pronounced 'TSUYOSHI') was the third name in the following project 美我空 (BIGAKU), but was not used long.

Since the summer of 2009 when he held live concerts at Yakushiji temple, his real name TSUYOSHI DOMOTO 堂本剛 came back. The current project shamanippon is run by his name too.
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Solo CD
Single
No. Title Artist
Name
Sep 07,
2011
10th Niji no Uta/technologia-Ishi(Limited A)/Tsuku-Tsuku(Limited A)/Kaketa Oikaketa(std)/Neijitsu(std)/Nijino Uta Music Video, Visiting Studio DVD(Limited B) 堂本剛
Apr 06,
2011
9th Eni wo Yuite/Eni wo Yuite MusicClip(Limited A)/Documentary of Eni wo Yuite(LimitedB)/Jikuu(std)/Akai Singer(std) 堂本剛
Sep 09,
2009
8th RAIN Sunday Morning/Ongaku wo Owaraseyou/FUNK-SE SSION(std)/RAIN(Limited) 堂本剛
Apr 10,
2009
7st Sora-Utsukushii Ware no Sora 剛紫
Apr 02,
2008
6th kurikaesu Haru/Propose Dancing/Let's try the love!/OH LORD!(std) 244ENDLI-x
Feb 07,
2007
5th Sora ga Nakukara/Sparkling/Woman-Anata no Uchuu ni Ikite Ikitai-(Limited)/Man-Anatano Uchuu ni Ikite Ikitai-(std) ENDLICHERI☆
ENDLICHERI
Jun 28,
2006
4th The Rainbow Star/Ikite Yuku Kotoga/Anata ga Doko de Koyoi Dare no Ude noTsuyosa Omouk(std) ENDLICHERI☆
ENDLICHERI
Feb 01,
2006
3rd Someiyoshino/Nurenezumi/BlueBerry(std) ENDLICHERI☆
ENDLICHERI
Jun 09,
2004
2nd WAVER ORIGINAL COLOR/Koi no Kamaitachi/Kokoro no Blind/Screen(std) 堂本剛
May 29,
2002
1st Machi/Dekiai Logic/Boku Ga Iu Yasashisa Toka(Limited) 堂本剛


Solo CD Album No. Title Artist Name
Apr 11, 2012 8th shamanippon-rakachinotohi- 堂本剛
Oct 21, 2011 7th NIPPON Tsuyoshi Domoto
Apr 10, 2009 6th Bigaku-my beautiful sky 剛紫
Apr 02, 2008 5th I AND Ai 244ENDLI-x
Apr 11, 2007 4th Neo Africa Rainbow Ax ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Mar 01, 2006 3rd Coward ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Aug 18, 2004 2nd [si:] 堂本剛
Aug 07, 2002 1st ROSSO E AZZURRO 堂本剛


Solo Video/
DVD
Media Title Artist Name
Feb 23,
2011
DVD 24CH△NNEL 堂本剛
Jun 30,
2010
DVD Yakushiji 堂本剛
Mar 11,
2009
DVD ENDLICHERI LIVE DVD ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Mar 14,
2007
DVD Fukanzen "FUNKY WHITE DRAGON" ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Feb 14,
2007
DVD Mune Uchuu
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Documentary
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Apr 06,
2005
Video/
DVD
2nd LIVE [si:] FIRST LINE 堂本剛
Jan 08,
2003
Video/
DVD
LIVE ROSSO E AZZURRO 堂本剛


Live Tour Title Artist Name
Mar 21, 2012 to
Apr 02, 2012  
Tokubetsuyoshichan "Kouenkai" 堂本剛
Jan 01, 2012 Dokuenkai "Kogiri no Watashi" 堂本剛
Oct 22, 2011 to
Oct 24, 2011
Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro - suisei - 堂本剛
Sep 16, 2011 to
Sep 18, 2011
Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro 堂本剛
Sep 02, 2011,
Sep 04, 2011
Heianjingu LIVE 2011 堂本剛
Jul 05, 2011 VOICES meets Romantic Beat - Pray for Stars - 堂本剛(Special guest)
Jun 03, 2011 to
Jun 05, 2011
Tsuyoshi Domoto LIVE Junin Toiro 堂本剛
Oct 06, 2010,
Oct 07, 2010
Heianjingu LIVE 2010 堂本剛
Aug 08, 2010 to
Aug 29, 2010
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE LIVE "CHERI E" ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Jul 09, 2010,
Jul 10, 2010
Yakushiji LIVE 2010 堂本剛
May 14, 2010 Rakuten Sekaiisan Gekijou 13th Asuka Ishibutai 堂本剛
Aug 2009 to
Nov 2009
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI LIVE "CHERI 4 U" ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Jul 10, 2009,
Jul 11, 2009
2009 Yakushiji LIVE 堂本剛
Apr 2009 to
Jun 2009
Bigaku - Bigaku - my beautiful sky TOUR 剛紫
May 26, 2008 ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents WATERIZE 244ENDLI-x
Mar 2008 to
May 2008
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents 244ENDLI-x  LIVE TOUR '08  "I and Ai" 244ENDLI-x
Jun 22, 2007,
Jun 25, 2007
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents LOVE☆Event HIGHER in JAPAN!!! ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Mar 2007 to
Jun 2007
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents   Funky Party 2007: Neo Africa Rainbow Ax ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Feb 2007 to
Mar 2007
ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI presents Funky Party 2007: Sparkling Love ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Sep 2006 to
Oct 2006
The Rainbow Star (more Additional) ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Jul 02, 2006 ENDLI. Meeting ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Jul 2006 to
Aug 2006
The Rainbow Star (Additional) ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Mar 2006 to
May 2006
The Rainbow Star ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI
Aug 2004 to
Sep 2004
TSUYOSHI DOMOTO 2nd LIVE [si:] -FIRST LINE- 堂本剛
Jul 2002 to
Aug 2002
TSUYOSHI DOMOTO ROSSO E AZZURRO 堂本剛


Books Title
Apr 10, 2010 Domoto Tsuyoshi Berlin
Jun 30, 2009 Band Score Tsuyoshi "Bigaku - Bigaku my beautiful sky"
Apr 16, 2009 Kaette Kosaserarerta 33hun Tantei scenario guide book
Mar 10, 2009 Domoto Tsuyoshi to Atama no Naka
Sep 30, 2008 33hun Tantei scenario guide book
Aug 29, 2008 Band Score ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI "Coward"
Jul 29, 2008 Band Score ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI "Neo Africa Rainbow Ax"
Jun 30, 2008 Band Score 244ENDLI-x "I AND Ai"
Oct 19, 2006 Shoujiki "I LOVE YOU" (photo book)
Dec 10, 2005 Boku no Kutsuoto
Jul 30, 2003 Zutto Issho. (Story by Shizuka Ijuin, Illustration by Tsuyoshi Domoto)
Jul 30, 2002 Kimi to Arukeba (Story by Shizuka Ijuin, Illustration by Tsuyoshi Domoto)
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縁を結いて ENI WO YUITE

- Cherish our fate with others -

There is an old word in Japan: "EN", in old times, Japanese pronounced this word "ENI".... "ENI" is like a beautiful thread of fate, not visible to the eye.

'For example, when people meet, and it is as if they were brought together by the gods.'

'For example, when you visit a certain place for the first time, but you feel as if you've been there before.'

'For example, when the spirit (KOKORO) has been born within you because you've met a certain person or visited a certain place, guided by fate (ENI). '

'Let us feel the "ENI" that has made chance encounters until today, and let us live with it strongly and purely.'

... "ENI" has already connected all of our hearts and our countries.

*** quoted from a booklet of "NIPPON", Tsuyoshi Domoto's first album released in Europe, 2011.



Right at this moment, you are here visiting us.

THIS is exactly ENI.

Review in English
Überblick über Deutsch

Wir lieben unser geteiltes Schicksal

Aime notre destin partagé
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ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI

TSUYOSHI DOMOTO began this project in Dec, 2005. It is totally independent from Johnny's group, KinKi Kids, where he belongs to. His own official website was set up, which was exceptional among the Johnny's.

ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI is produced by TSUYOSHI DOMOTO himself. TSUYOSHI composed and wrote all the songs, designed the character called sankaku as the mascot of the project, and got involved in all the details to maintain its focus on what exactly TSUYOSHI wanted to express.

"ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI is, in short, TSUYOSHI DOMOTO himself as well as TSUYOSHI DOMOTO's brain.", the advertisement showed at the beginning of ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI. The project name was used as his artist name too when TSUYOSHI made any work of art including music, fashion and graphic arts.

'Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri' is the full name of the fish. Polypterus means 'fish with many wings' in Japanese translation. TSUYOSHI chose the name believing to gain such wings in his work, and to be free to reach out to many places.

TSUYOSHI felt a big gap between the image of him as an idol and who he really is, and suffered from panic disorder caused by full of stree and pressure he had had ever since 18. Music was the one saved him, TSUYOSHI said later. He realized that music has such strong power and energy to grab a person badly damaged like him, and that's when he started to get serious with music.
'I'm not denying what I have been doing (as an idol KinKi Kids)', TSUYOSHI mentioned in magazine, 'but want to keep two separate rooms with a door in-between.

shamanippon
美我空

coming up soon...
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Official website and more

Tsuyoshi.in
TSUYOSHI DOMOTO's official website (in Japanese)
Sample tracks of his recent singles can be found under DISCOGRAPHY.
Tips:
縁を結いて = Eni wo Yuite (Cherish our fate with others)
Nijiの詩 = Niji no Uta (Rainbow poetry)


mail to Tsuyoshi
Why not send email to his radio program, "Domoto Tsuyoshi and Fashion & Music Book” on bayFM, 78.0MHz, 20:00-20:30 Saturdays
Mention our website name "Tsuyoshi-ing World in English" in your email. We will inform you if it's read.


TSUYOSHI DOMOTO information email service
Send a blank email, and you will receive a link to register.
*The emails are in Japanese only.

 

@shamanippon

Official twitter account of shamanippon label

@shama_nipponjin
Official twitter account for his news "shama news"

*Unofficial English translation account →
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