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King & Prince Members Profile

King & Prince Members Profile
King & Prince (often shortened to Kinpuri) is a six-member Japanese male idol group under Johnny & Associates. The members consist of Kishi Yuta, Iwahashi Genki, Hirano Sho, Jinguji Yuta, Nagase Ren and Takahashi Kaito. They debuted with Cinderella Girl on May 23rd, 2018, under Johnny & Associates’ new Universal Music record label Johnny’s Universe.

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King & Prince Members Profile:
Kishi Yuta

Stage Name/Birth Name: Kishi Yuta (岸優太)
Position: Leader, Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: September 29th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Member colour: Purple
Sub-unit: Prince

Kishi Yuta Facts:
– Date he entered the company: July 20th, 2009.
– He likes peaches and tomato juice, and dislikes green peas.
– He likes to work out.
– He’s a middle child, with a brother two years older and a sister three years younger.
– He’s good at cooking.
– He likes to fish.
– His bedtime ritual is to wear perfume.
– He’s the only member with the “simple” colour of purple. The rest of the members have “unique” colours: dark pink, crimson red, turquoise blue, jet black and sunflower yellow.
– Currently, he’s part of the main/regular cast of variety show VS魂 (previously VS嵐).

Hirano Sho

Stage Name/Birth Name: Hirano Sho (平野紫耀)
Position: Center, Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: January 29th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Member colour: Crimson Red
Sub-unit: King

Hirano Sho Facts:
– He dislikes shiitake mushrooms.
– He has a brother three years younger.
– He has a habit of licking his lips.
– His hobbies include dancing, acrobatics and badminton.
– He originally auditioned for the Nagoya division of trainees in February 2012, before being transferred to the Kansai trainee division.
– King & Prince’s debut single Cinderella Girl was used as the theme song for the Japanese drama Hana Nochi Hare, in which Hirano plays the male lead.
– He is in the hall of fame of Japanese fashion magazine Vivi’s National Treasure Class Ikemen Ranking after having ranked 1st place twice.

Jinguji Yuta

Stage Name/Birth Name: Jinguji Yuta (神宮寺勇太)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: October 30th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
Member colour: Turquoise Blue
Sub-unit: Prince

Jinguji Yuta Facts:
– Date he entered the company: October 30th, 2010.
– Holds the title of National Boyfriend (国民的彼氏), given by fans.
– He’s an only child.
– He does karate.
– He plays the guitar.
– His charm points are his lips and his moles.
– His catchphrase is “Ima, nanji? (Jinguji!)” (今何時? (神宮寺!))
– Genki is the first person he talked to during the Johnny & Associates’ auditions.

Nagase Ren

Stage Name/Birth Name: Nagase Ren (永瀬廉)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: January 23, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 174.5 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Member colour: Jet Black
Sub-unit: King

Nagase Ren Facts:
– Date he entered the company: April 3rd, 2011.
– He has a brother five years younger.
– He is left-handed.
– He lived in Hokkaido until 5th grade.
– His mother recommended he joins Johnny & Associates.
– He won the Fight! YOUtachi ~Johnny’s Jr No.1 Ketteisen~. As the winner out of 100 trainees (incl. Hirano Sho and Takahashi Kaito), he got a solo performance at the Live House Johnny’s Ginza with senpai group A.B.C-Z as his backup dancers.
– He is the second member of the group to join the hall of fame of Japanese magazine Vivi’s National Treasure Class Ikemen Ranking.

Takahashi Kaito

Stage Name/Birth Name: Takahashi Kaito (髙橋海人)
Position: Youngest, Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: April 3, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Member colour: Sunflower Yellow
Sub-unit: King

Takahashi Kaito Facts:
– Date he entered the company: June 24th, 2013.
– His favorite food is ice cream, while he dislikes eggplant, mushroom and pumpkin.
– He is good at dancing; he has done hip-hop since kindergarten and was part of 4-member dance group F4 before joining Johnny & Associates as a trainee.
– He is also good at drawing and has published in 2019 a 14-page shoujo manga titled “Boku no Super Love Story!! Ouji to danshi wa Kamihitoe!?”. It was published in the Betsucomi shoujo manga magazine.

Former member:

Iwahashi Genki

Stage Name/Birth Name: Iwahashi Genki (岩橋玄樹)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: December 17th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Member colour: Dark Pink
Sub-unit: Prince

Iwahashi Genki Facts:

As of March 31st 2021, after 2 years and 5 months of inactivity, Genki will officially leave King & Prince and Johnny & Associates to focus on overcoming his panic disorder; in a different environment and at his own pace.

– Date he entered the company: October 30th, 2010.
– His many nicknames include Gen-chan (玄ちゃん), Gen-kun (玄くん), Iwachi (いわち) and Iwagen (イワゲン).
– His catchphrase is “Minna genki~? (Genki!) Iwahashi~? (Genki)” (みんな元気~? (元気!) 岩橋~? (玄樹!)).
– His favourite sport is baseball.
– He likes tomatoes and bananas and dislikes plums.
– He has a sister four years younger.
– He attended Asia University (Japan)(Economy Department).
– He has Spanish blood; his great-great-grandfather from his mother’s side is Spanish.
– From November 1st, 2018 on, he had to take a break due to his mental health and is still currently on hiatus.

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