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01 April 2009 @ 12:46 am
Okamoto Keito Pimp Post  
"Are you guys Ready?"

You people might be wondering why this boy has his own pimp post.
Well, here's a simple reason:
Just because he's OKAMOTO KEITO.

People often refer to him as the boy who's least popular in JUMP, the boy who debuted too early because he just got in as a junior recently, the boy who's different from the rest.

Well, here's what I think. It's nice being different. :D
Being different is fun, don't you think?

Too bad it didn't last long.

And that's because he's a Johnny's.
But oh well, we still love him just the way he is~

But before I start blabbering more, let's start with the basics.

Getting to know the English Prince... START-O!

His full name is Keito Nishi-Okamoto. Yes, he is aware of the 'first name-middle name/initial-last name' way, and I'd bet my life in it that he used to write his name with "N" as his middle initial. ^_^ But we could just go with Okamoto Keito, just because he's awesome.

He was born in Osaka, Japan; exactly 16 years ago. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the time was so don't ask. :D

When he was 9, he was sent to Suffolk, England, for his studies. He wasn't very good at English back then that he was sent back to 2nd grade, but eventually, he caught up and is now on the same year level as with anyone from his age. Actually, he's ahead by one year. SO SMART.

His blood type is O and his Astrological sign is Aries.

He recently said that his height has reached 172cm, and is still aiming to grow taller. Aim: 175cm.

His father, Okamoto Kenichi, was a member of the Johnny's unit called Otokogumi. His mother, Nishi Katsue, was a model. This kid was just too lucky with his parents, don't you think? :) Unfortunately, it was year 2007 when his parents decided to get a divorce.

Oh, he is currently residing at Chiba, Japan. He lives on the 4th floor of a condominium building with his dad and his pet/s. :D

Now, let's talk about his career.
*sparkle sparkle*

He went back to Japan when he was 14, to appear as a guest on Johnny's Juniors Daibouken 2006 in August 14th. He was given a few lines to say in English together with chibi!Yuto who translated it in Japanese.

On October 2, 2006, he officially began training as a Junior. He was first introduced in Music Station together with Uekusa Yuta wherein they back danced for the previous Hey! Say! 7 group.

He also appeared in Shounen Club (Sept. 9, 2007) as a guest, where he sang Daybreak (a song by Otokogumi) together with previous Ya-Ya-Yah members, Yaotome Hikaru and Yabu Kota. And now, the three belongs in one group and even had a page together at the December 2008 issue of Duet magazine. WHY YABU, WHY? Korette destiny~? Owo

On that same medley, he also performed Midnight Shuffle where ABC members Fumito Kawai and Totsuka Shota along with Kis-My-Ft2 members Fujigaya Taisuke and Kitayama Hiromitsu walked/danced around him. Oh so cute.

The beginning of his new life

September 24, 2007, it was announced that he would be debuting with 9 other Johnny's as a 10-member group called "Hey! Say! JUMP". He was fully aware of what people might think about him because of this sudden announcement. He knew.

But that didn't stop this England-raised boy from anything. His fellow JUMP members had also said that Keito is a hard-worker. Did you know he cried when he couldn't dance a certain part in Ultra Music Power? But he didn't give up, people. And look at him now, he has improved a lot.

He used to be so shy and awkward when in front of the camera but now, he's changed. Though you could still feel that hint of shyness from him, he's a bit more confident now than before. :)

During Hey! Say! 7’s radio show, Hey! Say! 7 Ultra Power, Keito is usually very talkative. His fellow Hey! Say! 7 members would often say how troublesome he can be during the Hey! Say! Words corner. Through the radio show, he’s able to show his fans the side of him that we rarely see during TV performances and whatnots.

His English is really nice, by the way. ;;;

FUN FACTS. Because it's interesting. :D

His favorite color used to be blue but he recently he mentioned that he likes the colors black and gray.

He likes salad yet he dislikes celery. Oh, and he also likes drinking strawberry milk.

He isn't very fond of insects/bugs although he did say he's okay with tiny spiders. :D

He has a dog named Pablo which he mentioned on a previous magazine interview. During the Hey! Say! 7 radio show, he also mentioned that he has a cat. And on a recent magazine issue, he shared a picture of his dog named イージー(Iijii?). C'mon Keito, how many more pets do you have?

He once said that he usually thinks in English. You know, like talking to yourself inside your mind? Like that. :) That kinda contradicts the info from Wiki, don't you think? @_@

And just recently.... he said he still believes in Santa Claus--well, until Inoo told him there was no such thing as Santa in Japan, which was actually what Hikaru told him. Lol. Blame Hikaru.

Chinen calls him 'Katie'.

Remember when I said he's aiming to grow taller? Despite the fact that he isn't very fond of milk, he still drinks 500ml of it everyday.

His favorite ride on an amusement park is a roller coaster. Hyakushiki, anyone? ^^

And speaking of Hyakushiki, he's also been one of the regular casts in the show.

He loves receiving mails from his fans. :D

He's unintentionally funny. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy PV Making is proof. :D

He's studying at an International School. :D

He used to play billiards back in England and he also likes playing the guitar. He usually teaches Yuto about it. :D He’s also quite fond of taking pictures.

Did you know? His name "Keito/圭人 " was derived from his grandmother's name which was 'Keiko'. The kanji of her name 'Kei/圭' was used for his and got the kanji for 'person/人' to come up with his name now.

Speaking of names, he also mentioned that he wants to name his child with the same kanji "Kei/圭" like his. But for a girl, he said he wants it to be a name of a flower.

"Keito" in Japan is "Keitu" in English. :D

He has collected 50 guitar picks recently. But since he already broke 10, he just has 40 now. XD;;

What’s a pimp post without a pic spam? So, here you go!

*last edited 04-01-09*

Resources for infos:
jump_daisuki  // smalltownsburns ' translations
Hey! Say! Heisei

Credits for Pictures:
"Happy 16th Birthday, Okamoto Keito!"

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山☂知: [hsj] number threebaliwnababae on March 31st, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)


I'm sure Keito will go dokidoki if he ever stumbles upon this. ♥♥♥

Edited at 2009-03-31 06:09 pm (UTC)
Eemir / Aidanhimeeemir_eera on March 31st, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
ahh..It's okay...Happy Birthday,KeiTo~~~...

and yes..We love you ~~ ♥♥♥♥

waaaaa...he already 16....\(^_^)/..yosha..
リヤン ♥: pic#87073800mrsbutaaa on March 31st, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
.. weeee. :D i'm really proud of keito ne! what a very hard working person && the kindest among jump i must say!

good luck to the 2 of you! :]
山☂知: [ccs] /fangirlsbaliwnababae on March 31st, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
good luck to the 2 of you! :]

i love this comment XD ♥
sara is pimping out yabu kota's tush: Yabu & Keito ♥ Playkarmoisin on March 31st, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday Keito! ♥

He's definitely a prince, Keito you cute English boy you. <33
yana!konbini on April 1st, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
oh Rin ♥

I wonder if Keito ever googles himself.
sugardoll ♔: Kagamine Rin: /failstrawberryrin on April 1st, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
I hope he doesn't. ;;;;
(no subject) - baliwnababae on April 1st, 2009 11:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lor: claim - keito's cherrywendi753 on April 1st, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)

he's so great.. everything has been written well... :D

Happy Birthday to our loved Keito~! ♥
「Jenny」: yamamotobrosiscomplex on April 1st, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
.............................HE'S JUST AWESOME OKAYYYYYY

why am I so happy seeing the fact that this is RIN's post?? XD
marchymarchymarchy.marchechizen on April 1st, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
rin is awesome. ♥
babie_azn_angel on April 1st, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
:'D we love you so so much <3
hope he has the best-est birthday evarrrs. cos the boy needs more love darnit! >O

thanks for the hard work on this pimp post *hearts and cookies*
tego♥massu=LOVEkatrinasacay on April 1st, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
awesome pimp post. <3

happy birthday keito!!
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sugardoll ♔: |Dvstrawberryrin on April 1st, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
sure. you can use the codes up there. ^_^
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(no subject) - strawberryrin on April 1st, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Анна Шмелёва: Goto | whiteanis_nissa on April 1st, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Keito!

I believe someday he will become really great like his father is. And may be even surpass him. Keito can do it, I know ♥

By the way, I wonder if Pablo still is alive. And in the case he is, he must be reeeeeally old. Because Keito said he was about 3 years old when he got Pablo. %)

Totally random: I soooo love you're calling him Prince! Hello, my bias XDD
_transitory: Yamada Ryosuke 2xia_chan03 on April 1st, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to him. ♥

I can just imagine what his face would be like if ever he accidentally reads this. X3
sha-la-la: HSJ ✌ Okamoto Keito ✌ smilejeanzaddict on April 1st, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oooh, this is ♥

Happy Birthday Keito :D
Janine: momo_01my_angel_chinen on April 1st, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
cool~~ XDD happy birthday keito! :D