May 16th ♥ 大倉忠義 (Ohkura Tadayoshi)
Tacchon joined the agency in September, 1997. He admires senpai Morita Go, and that’s why he applied. As a kansai junior, he was offered a position in V West but he declined cause he thought an instrument would tie him down. Back then, members called him “Bon Bon” or “Kanemochi Sodachi” cause his family owns restaurants in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo and Osaka, so they thought he was rich. Truth is, he was always looking for a part-time job since he wasn’t given that much money. Even during hard times, he never once thought about quitting, he thought about taking care of juniors like Takizawa Hideaki.
Before debut, Yasuda was asked about the future of the group, he said that they’d add Ohkura. Johnny-san said Ohkura had one month to learn how to play the drums, and be good at it, otherwise the group would be done. Yasuda didn’t tell Ohkura this and he just kept supporting him through that month. When Johnny-san finally saw his performance, he acknowledged Tacchon as a Kanjani8 member and announced their debut.
Members love his so-called “drunk laugh”, since his laugh is so peculiar and loud, he laughs easily too. In reality, when he drinks his tension goes low and often falls asleep. He had his first solo concert in 2008. He is also active in TV dramas, currently he is acting in “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” and preparing the movie “Eight Ranger”.
Happy 27th Birthday! お誕生日おめでとう！～