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Yuu Shirota (城田 優, Shirota Yūhttp://bestuff.com/?), born December 26, 1985, is a Japanese actor and singer. He is known most notably for his role as Tezuka Kunimitsu in The Prince of Tennis movie and The Prince of Tennis musicals and for his role as Tuxedo Kamen in the Sailor Moon Musicals. He is also part of a young men's stage acting troupe, D-Boys, which perform in various skit-like performances.
Nicknames: Shiroro, Shiropon, Shirotan, Yuu-ani, U-kun
Blood Type: O
Family: mother (divorced), father (divorced), two older brothers, an older sister and a younger sister
High School: Horikoshi Academy (堀越高等学校)
Close Friends: Tomohisa Yamashita (since high school), Jin Akanishi
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Three Size: 89-73-94 (35"-29"-37")
Dexterity: Left Handed
Hobbies: Song Writing, Song Composition, Karaoke, Watching funny TV shows
Special Skills: Spanish, Piano, Saxophone, Guitar
Favorite Sports: Soccer
Favorite Number to See Performed: "Onna no Ronsou"
Favorite Food: Chocolate, rice cookies
Place He'd Like to Go on Vacation: America
Shirota was born on December 26, 1985 to a Japanese father and a Spanish mother. Because his mother is Spanish, he lived in Barcelona, Spain until he was about 2 years old. He returned to Japan for elementary school and could still speak Spanish in ordinary conversation.
According to Shirota, when he was little, his family liked to sing songs, so he would borrow his older sister's keyboard, while his mother taught him piano. Thus spawned Shirota's love for composing. He composed his first piece when he was in the fourth grade, titled the "The Tear". From his Prince of Tennis Musical Interview
He has also appeared in various numbers of commercials, commercial videos, tv shows, musicals, and movies.
Shirota's appeared in Mai Hoshimura's 2002 "Stay With You" music video and MISIA's 2003 "In My Soul" music video. In September 2006, he, along with fellow D-Boy member, Yuya Endo, appeared in the music video for RAG FAIR's "Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Tate ni Naro", playing a young man planning to propose to his girlfriend.
Shirota also starred in the TV drama special, The Hit Parade,2 portraying the real-life Mickey Curtis. The show, which aired May 26, 2006 on Fuji TV, also starred fellow D-Boys members Masato Wada, Hirofumi Araki, Masaki Kaji, Hiroki Suzuki, Yuuya Endo and Seto Kouji.
Shirota's appeared on a radio show on FM Osaka 851, performing live on October 7th, 2006.