Shibutani is the lead singer of Kanjani 8. Even before joining this he was already popular as the top Kansai Jr. and together with Yokoyama, Murakami and Nishikido they were the top four Kansai Jrs.
Since he was the main vocalist when the group debuted with enka-style, Shibutani was able to display his abilities in a different genre that Johnny’s fans were used to. He proved his talent and versatility as a singer by easily taking on the enka-style of singing, becoming, in his own words, "Johnny's first Enka singer".
In addition, Shibutani is also the main vocalist for Kanjani Eight subgroups, SanKyoudai, an acoustic music group, and SubaruBand, a rock band. Switching effortlessly from one style to the next, Shibutani always retains his distinct identity, bringing his own flavour to each style.He also plays several instruments, the guitar, harmonica and shamisen. He played the piano from kindergarten to 5th grade.
blood type: O