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  • Shirota Yu was mistaken for Ikuta Toma?

    March 16, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    On March 15th, Shirota Yu revealed via his Twitter that he was mistaken for Ikuta Toma. Shirota tweeted, "Me, walking with sunglasses on→ Mother and the daughter walking toward me from the front→ We pass each other→ The daughter : 'Mom! We just passed Ikuta Toma!!'→ Me : '...@ 'ェ' @ '" He ended the tweet with, "Nice to meet you! My name is Shirota Yu!!" This was retweeted over 5,000 times, and many voiced their thoughts, writing co

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  • Shirota Yu appears at live recording event for cooking program, talks about marriage ambitions

    December 27, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    On December 25, actor Shirota Yu (27) appeared at a public recording event in Tokyo for CS Josei Channel♪LaLaTV program “Ikemen Cooking” (Mondays at 1:30 PM); Shirota is a regular on the show. "Ikemen Cooking" is a cooking show hosted by Shirota and Chef Terada Shinjiro (29), the "handsome men" duo. On the first live public recording, which will be broadcast on February 4 of next year, talent Sugi-chan (39) and Yuki Mio (13) appear as gue

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  • Kaito Aiko & Shirota Yu chosen as "Instant Coffee Ambassadors"

    November 28, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    On November 26, free announcer Kaito Aiko (28) and actor Shirota Yu (26) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo during which they were appointed “The First Instant Coffee Ambassadors”. Based on the statistical data collected over the past 50 years by the Japan Instant Coffee Association, the most instant coffee is consumed in the last week of November; to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the association, Kaito and Shirota were chosen as

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  • 'GTO' to air two-hour special episode in October

    September 12, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    On September 11th, it was announced that the remake of 'GTO' (Fuji TV) is going to return with a two-hour special episode in October. The 'GTO' remake stars EXILE's AKIRA as 'Onizuka Eikichi' and just aired its final episode on the 11th. In the upcoming special, he will have to face corrupt politicians and use all of his energy in order to protect the children of an orphanage that's on the verge of getting closed. AKIRA expressed, "I ki

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  • EXILE AKIRA attends press conference for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    June 23, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    On June 22nd, EXILE's AKIRA attended a press conference for the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'GTO', which will be airing every Tuesday at 10:00pm starting from July 3rd. This drama is based on the popular manga series of the same name by Fujisawa Toru that was serialized from 1997 to 2002 in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The drama adaptation in 1998 starring Sorimachi Takashi became one of the popular drama series. This new drama series will includ

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  • More cast members revealed for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    May 23, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    As reported previously, Fuji TV will be making a remake of popular drama "GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)" starring EXILE's performer AKIRA. Recently, more cast members for the upcoming drama have been revealed. Revealed cast members include Takimoto Miori as the heroine "Fuyutsuki Azusa", Shirota Yu as "Danma Ryuji" (Onizuka's friend and manager of a cafe), Yamamoto Yusuke as "Saejima Toshiyuki" (Onizuka's friend and police officer), Tayama R

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  • U to make his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore this month!

    March 10, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Actor and singer U (a.k.a Shirota Yu) has revealed that he will be making his debut in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore later this month! He will be making this particular debut with his first album 'UNO' (released in Japan back on March 7th) through print and digital form. Shirota recently collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie D for "Worth Fighting For feat. HOWIE D” (released on February 22nd), and became the topic of interest wh

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  • Shirota Yu collaborates with his brother on the opening day of his 1st tour

    March 5, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    On March 2nd, Shirota Yu kicked off his first tour, "Shirota Yu LOVE & PEACE Tour 2012", at SHIBUYA-AX. During the concert, Shirota mainly sang songs off of his upcoming album, "UNO", along with covers of well-known numbers. Additionally, Shirota's brother, Shirota Jun, made a special guest appearance to sing "Mentirosa feat. Shirota Jun". This marked the first time the Shirota brothers appeared together on stage. The concert also

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  • U releases "Worth Fighting For feat.HOWIE D" PV!

    February 19, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    Last October U (a.k.a. Shirota Yu) collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie D with the song "If I Say feat. U". Now the roles have switched. Howie D is featured on U's upcoming single "Worth Fighting For feat. HOWIE D". U first sang the song at his first one-man live on December 25th. "Worth Fighting For feat.HOWIE D" is U's third single and will release this week on February 22nd. It is also the theme song to Fuji TV's "Uchi kuru

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  • Shirota Yu holds his 1st one-man live

    December 28, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Shirota Yu who made his singer debut as "U" back in May, held his first one-man live at Akasaka BLITZ on December 25th and 26th.  On the 26th concert when was Shirota's 26th birthday, actor Urai Kenji took part in the concert on the spur of the moment.  Urai celebrated Shirota's birthday as well as "U"s departure as an artist with 600 audience. Shirota performed total 15 songs, the tracks from his debut single "U", Yamashita Tatsuro's "Chr

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