The first-ever group featuring [five] main dancers and [one] back vocalist!
The dancers are Kai (Car 2), Ryouga (Car 3), Takuya (Car 4), Yuuki (Car 5) and the back vocalist is Takashi (Car 7).
ChouTokkyuu (Bullet Train) was formed on December 25th, 2011. They debuted with their first CD single “TRAIN” on June 10th, 2012. So far they have released 11 singles and one song titled “ Ultra Bullet Train” in a unit collaboration with Ultraman Ginga. ChouTokkyuu released their first album “RING” on December 3rd, 2014 and a second album “Dramatic Seven” on October 26th, 2016. The single “Beautiful Chaser”, featuring [guitarist] Marty Friedman, (on sale September 9th, 2015) was the theme song of FUJI TV Thursday Drama “Detectives versus Detectives” starring [actress] Keiko Kitagawa. Their 11th single “Yell” (on sale March 2nd, 2016) was selected as the theme song for Kansai TV drama “Otosan to Yobasete” starring [actors] Kenichi Endo and Atsuro Watabe. Their 12th single “Cho NebaGiba DANCE” (Super NeverGiveup DANCE) (on sale April 26th, 2017) ranked 1st on [both] Oricon Weekly Chart and Billboard Top 100 for the very first time. 13th single ”My Buddy” went on sale on July 26th, 2017 as the theme song of FUJI TV 9:00 PM Sunday Drama “Keishicho Ikimono Kakari” and ranked 1st on its debut in the Oricon Daily Chart and also 2nd on the Oricon Weekly Chart and Billboard Top 100. All 13 works, albums and singles released so far have continuously ranked among the TOP 10 songs in the Oricon Weekly Chart.
The group has attracted attention for its highly entertaining performances and their interactive live shows in which there’s a sense of unity with the audience, who take part as “Car 8”. [Tickets] completely sold out for their 2015 Spring Higashi-Meihan Whole Tour and the Summer National Live House Tour that comprised nine performances in five major cities. In the same year, the 2-day live solo event held on December 23rd and 24th at Yoyogi National Stadium [in Tokyo] also sold out.
In the spring of 2016, the group went on a large-scale national tour across 14 cities. The group staged 16 performances to mark the fourth anniversary of their CD debut on June 10th. Tickets sold out for all shows, including one at the National Convention Hall at Pacifico Yokohama, and mobilized 35,000 people. In the same year they performed the Tozai (East-West) Arena Tour at World Memorial Hall [in Kobe] on December 17th, and at Yoyogi National Stadium, [in Tokyo] on December 24th. Tickets at both venues sold out within seconds.
In 2017 they mobilized 55,000 people for the 23 performances of the Whole Live Tour “Trans NIPPON Express” that took place from April to August. Moreover, a total of 60,000 people attended the Arena 5days Tour that spanned during the year-end of 2017 and New Year of 2018 across four venues (12/24,25 Makuhari Messe; 12/27 Yokohama Arena; 12/30 Nippongaishi Hall; 1/6 Osaka-jo Hall). It was the largest scale tour ever in the history of Bullet Train. Tickets for all 2017 solo performances sold out within seconds. On May 26th and 27th 2018 they will perform at the Main Arena of Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. The 2018 Tozai (East-West) Arena Tour is scheduled on June 9th and 10th at World Memorial Hall in Kobe.
Car No. 2/MAIN DANCER/ Position: Mysterious
DOB: September 27, 1994 Place: Kanagawa
Car No. 3/MAIN DANCER/Position: Skinny ／leader
DOB: October 23, 1994 Place: Kanagawa
Car No. 4/MAIN DANCER/ Position: Muscular
DOB: November 24, 1994 Place: Tokyo
Car No. 5/MAIN DANCER/ Position: Clumsy
DOB: January 2, 1995 Place: Tokushima
Car No. 7/BACK VOCAL/ Position: Youngest child
DOB: September 23, 1996 Place: Osaka