If you want to know whether your favorite Japanese actor has the talent of singing, you are at the right page, we have got you covered. Many Japanese actors are multi-talented; some, can sing, write, direct, etc. While maintaining their acting gigs. This article includes Japanese actors who are fantastic singers, and some of them are also idols. Idols are professionally trained and marketed by their respective talent management companies and are given lessons to act, sing, dance, and perform well in various entertainment shows. In recent times, Idol culture has been gaining massive popularity worldwide.
1. Jun Matsumoto
Jun Matsumoto is a talented actor and a singer. Matsumoto debuted in acting in the year 1997, after joining the talent agency Johnny & Associates in the year 1996, when he was just 12 years old. After his debut in acting, Matsumoto debuted in singing in the year 1999. Matsumoto debuted in the boy band Arashi, which is a five member group.
2. Kamenashi Kazuya
Kamenashi Kazuya is a powerhouse of talent. Kamenashi is an actor, idol, host, producer, and magazine model. Kamenashi is the co-lead vocalist of the Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. The band consisted of 6 members at the time of its debut, but currently, it has three members. Kamenashi is still a member of the band. Kamenashi Kazuya has starred in several films and dramas, along with his singing endeavors.
3. Yamashita Tomohisa
Yamashita Tomohisa is a well-known Japanese actor. He has acted in 20 television series and eight films! Yamashita is also called Yamapi by his fans. Yamashita Tomohisa debuted as a singer in idol group NEWS. He later debuted as a solo singer in 2006, and since then, has released many solo albums. The idol-actor later left the group NEWS in 2011. Yamashita has a very successful career graph in both singing and acting.
4. Nishikido Ryo
Nishikido Ryo also called Ryochan, is an actor who is also a fantastic singer. Nishikido Ryo debuted as a singer in the idol group NEWS, and was a part of the idol group, till 2011. Ryochan, along with bandmate Tomohisa Yamashita left the idol group in 2011. Nishikido Ryo has acted in a total of 7 films and 30 television dramas till now. In 2019, Ryo released his first solo studio album, NOMAD.
5. Kimura Takuya
Kimura Takuya is a Japanese icon, as he has starred in many successful dramas and films as an actor. Kimura Takuya is a member of the boy band SMAP. SMAP is having a solid loyal fan base and enjoys a huge fan following in Japan. It is one of the most successful boy bands in South East Asia. Kimura Takuya released his first solo album in 2020.
6. Miura Haruma
Miura Haruma was an actor and singer. In his lifetime, Miura Haruma has impressed the audience with his great acting skills along with his singing skills. Haruma debuted with the group Brash Brats, later in 2005, the group went into indefinite hiatus. Miura Haruma continued his acting career, and in 2019 he debuted as a solo singer and released his first single, "Fight for Your Heart". He passed away in 2020.
7. Masaharu Fukuyama
Masaharu Fukuyama is a multifaceted artist. He is an actor, singer, songwriter, photographer, record producer, and radio personality. Fukuyama is a renowned Japanese singer, and he debuted with the single "Tsuioku no Ame no Naka" in the year 1990. He then debuted in television dramas as an actor in 1991. Masaharu Fukuyama is a prominent personality in J-pop.
8. Jin Akanishi
Jin Akanishi is a musician, songwriter, actor, and singer. Akanishi is the lead vocalists of the boy band KAT-TUN. Like many of his bandmates, Akanishi managed both his acting career and singing career simultaneously. Jin Akanishi left the group in 2010. He debuted as a solo singer and since then released many singles and albums. The actor-singer has had solo tours and concerts in Japan.
9. Masaki Suda
Masaki Suda is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He first debuted in acting in 2009 in the television series "Kamen Rider W.” Masaki Suda then debuted as a soloist with the single "Never Seen Scenery" in 2017. Later in 2018, he released his first solo album: Play, which ranked 2nd on the Oricon chart.
10. Kōji Seto
Kōji Seto is an actor and singer. Seto is the lead vocalist of the J-rock band Tetra-Fang. He is a member of the band D- Boys. D- Boy is an acting group. Seto has gained nationwide recognition as an actor and singer. He has starred in plenty of dramas and films.