GEKIDAN EXILE

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GEKIDAN EXILE (劇団EXILE) is the theater group of EXILE TRIBE.
You can also see each member in various movies, dramas, advertisements and also variety shows.

In the beginning, in September 2007, the group’s name was GEKIDAN EXILES but the name changed as GEKIDAN EXILE in February 2008. The first audition was held in January 2009 : Yousuke Isomura and Yuta Ozawa became members
After that, in August 2009 they held another audition in order to create at the same time the “Hanagumi” which was composed by Sho Aoyagi, Shintaro Akiyama, Kyosuke Harukawa, Jonte Shi, Yosuke Isomura and Yuta Ozawa. Thus, they carried a series of performances from November 2009.

In April 2010, Kenjiro Yamashita, ELLY, Alan Shirahama, Sho Fujima and Tsukasa Fujima former a new sub-unit “Kazegumi”.

  • Hanagumi 

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With (from left to right) Shintaro Akiyama, Yousuke Isomura, Kyosuke Harukawa, Sho Aoyagi, Yuta Ozawa, JONTE

  • Kazegumi

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With (from left to right) Kenjiro Yamashita, Tsukasa Fujima, Alan Shirahama, ELLY, Sho Fujima

Few months later, in August 2010, the 3rd audition was held: Keita Machida and Nobuyuki Suzuki passed it.
But only one month later, the Fujima’s brothers left the Kazegumi and they made the decision to add Keita Machida, Nobuyuki Suzuki in the unit.

In July 2011, Kenjiro Yamashita, ELLY, Alan Shirahama and Keita Machida left the group to become members of their respective groups (Sandaime J Soul Brothers | GENERATIONS).
After the JONTE’s retirement, GEKIDAN EXILE united Kazegumi and Hanagumi in order to became finally a single group.

The members didn’t changed until Keita’s return from GENERATIONS after his Achilles heel injury.
They welcomed Hayato Onozuka, Shuhei Nogae and Masayasu Yagi in September 2012 but Yosuke Isomura left the group in May 2013.

During March 2014, a new audition was held but this time without public offering : Yoshinobu Sakano, Ryo Goto, Haruka Sugimoto, Kanta Sato became research students in April 2014.
In January 2015, the final winner was announced : Kanta Sato joined the group as new member.
The same year, in September, Kyosuke Harukawa resigned, went to America (still as LDH’s talent) but left the agency few months after.

Dramas

(2016) HiGH&LOW〜THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.〜 (Season 2)
(2015) HiGH&LOW〜THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.〜 (Season 1)
(2012) Sugarless
(2011) Rokudenashi Blues

Movies

(2016) HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE
(2016) ROAD TO HiGH & LOW

Radio show

(2014/10 ~ now) Weekend Fun!

Music Video

(2011) Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE -『FIGHTERS -ROUND 1-』

Tours

(2016/07 ~ 2016/09) -『HiGH&LOW THE LIVE』
(2010/07 ~ 2010/10) -『EXILE LIVE TOUR 2010 FANTASY』

Stages

(2015/07) -『Bomber-Man/Shoka no Asakusa no Himitsu』
(2015/02 ~ 03) -『Tomorrow Never Dies ~ Yattekonai Ashita wa nai~』
(2014/10) -『Sore Ike Kogekijou! !』
(2014/07) -『THE Mensetsu』
(2014/04) – Attack No.1 Spin-off reading drama『Mayuge Ichizoku no Inbou』
(2014/03) -『Utahime』
(2013/08 ~ 09) -『Attack No.1』
(2013/05 ~ 06) -『Sayonara Saiko-kun』
(2013/05) -『SADAKO -Tanjou Hiwa-』
(2012/10) -『Kagemusha Dokuganryū』
(2012/08 ~ 09) -『Attack No.1』(in collaboration with Hounangumi)
(2011/08) – 『W-IMPACT Red Cliff』| 『W-IMPACT Red Cliff -Ai-』|『W-IMPACT Red Cliff -Sen-』
(2010/12) -『Rokudenashi BLUES』(Hanagumi X Kazegumi)
(2010/06) -『KILL THE BLACK』(Hanagumi)
(2010/05) -『DANCE EARTH 〜願い〜』
(2010/04) -『Roku Warutou』(Hanagumi)
(2010/03) – JUNCTION#1『Night Ballet』(Kazegumi with KENCHI, KEIJI, TETSUYA, NAOTO, NAOKI)
(2009/11) -『Yuubae 8-gou』(Hanagumi)
(2009/10 ~ 11) -『Words ~ Yakusoku/Uragiri~ Subete, Ushina wa Reshimono no tame…』
(2008/05) -『CROWN Nemuranai, Yoru no Hate ni… 』
(2007/09 ~ 10) -『Taiyou ni Yakarete』

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