KAT-TUN (カトゥーン, Katūn) is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001. The group's name is an acronym that was exclusively based on the first letter of each member's family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010. As of 2010, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda and Yuichi Nakamaru. Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release ...Read more (1048 words more)
KAT-TUN (カトゥーン, Katūn) is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001. The group's name is an acronym that was exclusively based on the first letter of each member's family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010. As of 2010, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda and Yuichi Nakamaru. Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records. Since then, all of their single, album and music DVD releases have debuted at number one on the Oricon music and DVD charts.
* Kazuya Kamenashi (亀梨 和也, Kamenashi Kazuya) (born February 23, 1986)
* Junnosuke Taguchi (田口 淳之介, Taguchi Junnosuke) (born November 29, 1985)
* Koki Tanaka (田中 聖, Tanaka Kōki) (born November 5, 1985)
* Tatsuya Ueda (上田 竜也, Ueda Tatsuya) (born October 4, 1983)
* Yuichi Nakamaru (中丸 雄一, Nakamaru Yuichi) (born September 4, 1983)
* Jin Akanishi (赤西 仁, Akanishi Jin) (born July 4, 1984)
* [2006.03.22] Best of KAT-TUN
* [2007.04.18] cartoon KAT-TUN II You
* [2008.06.04] KAT-TUN III -QUEEN OF PIRATES-
* [2009.04.29] Break the Records -by you & for you-
* [2010.06.16] NO MORE PAIИ
* [2012.02.22] CHAIN
* [2006.03.22] Real Face
* [2006.07.19] SIGNAL
* [2006.12.07] Bokura no Machi de (僕らの街で)
* [2007.06.06] Yorokobi no Uta (喜びの歌)
* [2007.11.21] Keep the faith
* [2008.02.06] LIPS
* [2008.05.14] DON'T U EVER STOP
* [2008.12.03] White X'mas
* [2009.02.11] ONE DROP
* [2009.03.11] RESCUE
* [2010.02.10] Love yourself ~Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki~ (Love yourself ~君が嫌いな君が好き~)
* [2010.05.12] Going!
* [2010.11.17] CHANGE UR WORLD
* [2011.02.02] Ultimate Wheels
* [2011.05.18] WHITE
* [2011.08.03] RUN FOR YOU
* [2011.11.30] Birth
* [2012.06.27] TO THE LIMIT
* [2012.09.12] Fumetsu no Scrum (不滅のスクラム)
* [2013.02.06] EXPOSE
* [2013.05.15] FACE To Face
* [2003.02.26] Okyakusama wa Kamisama - Concert 55 Man Nin Ai no Request ni Kotaete!! (お客様は神サマーConcert 55万人愛のリクエストに応えて！！)
* [2004.08.11] DREAM BOY
* [2005.04.20] SUMMARY of Johnny's World
* [2005.05.03] KAT-TUN Live Kaizokuban (海賊帆)
* [2006.03.22] Real Face Film
* [2006.06.28] DREAM BOYS
* [2007.04.11] Live of KAT-TUN "Real Face"
* [2007.11.21] TOUR 2007 cartoon KAT-TUN II You
* [2009.01.01] KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2008 QUEEN OF PIRATES
* [2009.12.16] KAT-TUN LIVE Break the Records
* [2010.12.29] KAT-TUN~No More Pain~World Tour 2010
* [2012.11.21] KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN TOKYO DOME
The above releases only include group activities. For solo releases, please visit individual members' pages. Note that KAT-TUN has also been prominently featured in other Johnny's groups' concerts and musical releases as well (such as Shock Digest and Dream Boys).
The group has had three different radio shows, each hosted by different members and all have aired for several years.
Members Koki Tanaka and Junnosuke Taguchi host KAT-TUN Style together every week from Monday to Thursday, 11:50pm - 12am. Yuichi Nakamaru and Tatsuya Ueda host R-One KAT-TUN every Tuesday from 12am - 12:30am.
Kazuya Kamenashi had his own radio show called Kamenashi Kazuya - Kase by Kase, and was aired every Friday from 11:40pm - 12am; it ended on September 20. He has a new radio show called Kamenashi Kazuya - Hang Out and airs every Saturday from 10:20am – 10:50am.
KAT-TUN had regularly appeared on NHK's Johnny's Jr. show The Shōnen Club and became the regular hosts and leaders of the show until 2006 when they made their official debut. From 2005 to January 2007, KAT-TUN was a regular participant in the variety show Utawara Hot Hit 10 with Jun Matsumoto. From October 8, 2006, members Tanaka Koki & Nakamaru Yuichi hosted the show YouTachi! YOUたち! together, until the show ended on September 30, 2007.
From April 4, 2007 to March 24, 2010, KAT-TUN hosted their own talk show Cartoon KAT-TUN every Wednesday. Their second TV show KAT-TUN no Zettai Manetaku Naru TV began on October 18, 2011, on NTV. During the broadcast of the first episode, it was revealed that the show will only have 10 episodes in total, and will air till the end of December 2011.
The group also aired a one-off TV special titled KAT-TUN no Sekaiichi Dame Yoru Ni that was aired on the night of January 1, 2012 on TBS. On March 8, it was confirmed that a second episode of the special will broadcast on April 3. In August 10 it was confirmed that the special will be turned into a regular TV show and was renamed KAT-TUN Sekaiichi dame na yoru!, the show began airing on August 24 on TBS.
As well as hosting their group show, some of the individual members are also hosts and regulars on other shows, member Kazuya Kamenashi is a regular host on the late-night sports news show Going! Sports&News and the baseball show Dramatic Game 1844 both airing on NTV. While member Koki Tanaka is a regular on Bakushou Dai Nippon AKAN Keisatsu airing on Fuji TV, he appears on the show fortnightly. While member Yuichi Nakamaru is a regular on Shuuichi airing on NTV, and Tatsuya Ueda is a regular on Kyoukasho ni Nosetai! airing on TBS.
As a group, KAT-TUN has appeared in Koichi Domoto's Shock musical, Summary of Johnnys World with NEWS and Ya-ya-yah. KAT-TUN also appeared in Dream Boys from 2004 to 2006. From 2007 to 2009, Kamenashi Kazuya and Tanaka Koki were the only two of KAT-TUN to appear in the musical.
*  DREAM BOY
*  SUMMARY of Johnnys World with NEWS
*  Hey!Say! Dream boy! with Kanjani8
*  DREAM BOYS with Kanjani8
*  DREAM BOYS 2007 (Kamenashi, Tanaka)
*  DREAM BOYS 2008 (Kamenashi, Tanaka)
*  DREAM BOYS 2009 (Kamenashi, Tanaka)
*  DREAM BOYS (Kamenashi, Tanaka & Nakamaru)
*  DREAM BOYS (Kamenashi, Tamamori)
*  NO WORDS. NO TIME (Taguchi, Higashiyama)
Since their first concert in 2002, granted after overwhelming amounts of fan requests to Johnny's, KAT-TUN regularly holds concerts during almost every season of the year in Japan. This has helped them gain more popularity with their fans. It was considered remarkable for a Johnny's group which had not yet officially debuted to be able to hold its own concerts.
KAT-TUN was the first Japanese artist to perform for four days in a row at Tokyo Dome during their Queen of Pirates tour. The following year, they broke their own record becoming the first artists ever to perform for eight consecutive days at Tokyo Dome during their Break The Records: By You & For You 2009 tour. Now, Johnny & Associates submitted this new record to Guinness Book of World Records for KAT-TUN to be recognized as the Japanese boy band who broke the records in Tokyo Dome performances.
*  Concert 55
*  Looking Concert
*  Real Face Concert
*  TOUR 2007 cartoon KAT-TUN II You
*  KAT-TUN LIVE 2008 QUEEN OF PIRATES
*  KAT-TUN LIVE Break the Records
*  KAT-TUN LIVE ~No More Pain~ Part1: Arena Tour
*  KAT-TUN LIVE ~No More Pain~ Part2: World Big Tour
*  CHAIN Concert
KAT-TUN regularly stars in TV commercials to endorse for NTT docomo, SKY PerfecTV!, Rohto and Lotte.
Since early 2011, the group together has endorsed Suzuki's 'SOLIO' & "BANDIT", and has sung commercial theme songs for Sofina and Wing products. The group are also currently endorsing the mobile game site entag!
From August 26 to August 27, 2006, KAT-TUN were the main personality supporters for the NTV 24 Hour Television: "Love Saves the Earth" charity program. · close
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FACE to Face ranked 1st in Oricon's Weekly Chart / Sales! Making it their 21st consecutive #1 single since debut!!! guys.... omedetou!!!
Preview to FACE To Face pv!!! I can't wait to see the full version!
here we are... the 21st single cover!!!
Actually, I made an anniv-fic for KAT-TUN's anniversary... but due to my lack skill of English, I made it in Indonesia and not publish it on internet. But my friend (gitagitagila @LJ) kindly translated it into English :') Here's my fic... and for our dearest Boys, though it's late... Happy 7th Anniversary Please remember that Hyphen always love and Support You
Summary : Being locked in the Jimusho late in 21st March, seems unpleasant for them five. But, well, who knows?
Entag! game, Dangan Pirates~ ... KAT-TUN in anime form kakkoii!
order the 1st press one cant wait until Face to Face release
Is confirmed in Johnny's web! KAT-TUN's 21st single FACE to Face to be released on 15 May 2013!
KAT-TUN's New Single「FACE to Face」Track Lists
FACE to Face (Kame's movie Ore Ore theme song)
FACE to Face DVD(PV+Making of PV)
FACE to Face (Kame's movie Ore Ore theme song)
FLASH (Junno's Solo)
FLASH DVD (Junno's Solo PV+Special Video)
FACE to Face (Kame's movie Ore Ore theme song)
DRAMATIC (Baseball Dramatic 1844 & Going! Sports & News theme song)
Ano Ni~Tsu no mama (あの日のまま)
just found trustworthy information posted April 2th in Japan that Kat-Tun´s new single "Face" (Face to face" will be released May 15... I so hope so and I'm looking forward to it and that its not an April fools joke (but posted April 2 makes it more legit, otherwise I wouldn't believe it)!!!
Love you guys forever
Dang how i can i forget!!!! Happy Anniversary KAT-TUN! Just continue doing what you always do, making memories together!!! (^^)
Happy 7th anniversary I hope that KAT-TUN will always continue with their music and I know that they will forever have a precious place in my heart
wow 7th year anniversary! amazing! I have always loved you and I think you are better then ever! keep up the good work and I will continue to support you, ALWAYS!
Happy 7th year anniversary!!!!! I love the present KAT-TUN so much! The 5 of you sure understand what is TEAMWORK! Stay unshaken & work hard together as a team and also your solo activities... continue to bring KAT-TUN to worldwide! Go-nin KAT-TUN daisuki, hontōni daisuki*(^ o ^)*
[Tidbit Translation - Wink Up 2013.04]
Q: Please take a photo of yourself that is to be sent to your girlfriend who isn't feeling too great.
(Ans refer to picture xD)
oh my... kame chan you definitely make my day
FACE TO FACE. CAN'T WAIT FOR IT
Just want to with Kat-Tun and all the lovely Hyphens a great weekend!
Happy Valentine's day to our boys & their lovely cute Hyphens! and omedetou to their consecutive 20th single in ORICON weekly no. 1!!!
another preview for EXPOSE pv! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Preview to EXPOSE pv!!! I can't wait to see the full version!
Can't wait to listen to their 20th single~! Yatta~!!
|Band type||boyband (5 members)|
|Debut||22 March, 2006 (active)|
|Label||J Storm / J-ONE Records|
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