Note from hime

I'm sorry as some of this info is all over the place xD
Credits to:
ciantella @ Tatsuya


Tatsuya Ueda

Name: Tatsuya Ueda
Nicknames: Tat-chan, Uebo-hime, Uepi, Uepopu
Date of birth: October 4, 1983
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)
Weight: 50.8 kg (112 lb/8.00 st)
Blood type: B
Horoscope: Libra
B/W/H: 79/69/85 cm
Eyesight: 0.3 in both eyes
Family: Parents & 1 older sister
Pets: 4 dogs (Golden Retrievers), Earo, Tia, Eri and one more.
Entered Johnny's: June 1998
Joined Johnny's Jrs: 20th June 1998
Talents: Basketball, guitar, piano, speaks English and French, boxing
Hobbies: Basketball, shopping, guitar, boxing
Favorite Colour: Black and red
Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Flower: Rose
Favorite Part of Body: Hands
Favorite Animal: Dolphin
Favorite Food: Spaghetti, Steak, Sashimi, Caesar's salad
Favorite Things to Do: Read manga (Japanese comics) in the bathtub, play basketball & guitar
Favorite School Subject: History
Favorite Word: "Effort"
Favorite Phrase: "Will you marry me?"
Favorite Johnny's Senpais: Tsuyoshi Domoto & Tsubasa Imai
Ideal Type of Girl: (doesn't mind if) Older, joyful, can cook and clean, is outgoing and has a pretty smile


Tatsuya Ueda is the U of KAT-TUN. He was the official leader of the group until quit. He couldn't take being scolded during rehersal because of his sensitive nature. He tends to change his image a lot.
Ueda was scouted into Johnny Entertainment when he was 12. Back then, Ueda was bouzu (bald) and being bouzu was one of the ways he got into the entertainment company. Johnny went up to Ueda, before he auditioned, rubbed Ueda's bouzu head, and said, 'Bald is good!'.
Before their debut, Ueda used to have short, blonde hair as he was a big Gackt fan. He wore dark clothes, and a necklace that Gackt gave to him. Ueda went as far to even wear blue contact lenses (just like Gackt). He is most famous for his solo performance "Love in Snow," as well as his piano and guitar skills. He is the only member of KAT-TUN who hasn't starred in a drama yet. Recently he is doing kintore (muscle training) for boxing which seems to be an influence from Dream Boys. He was voted No. 1 for "Who is the most suspicious?" ("KAT-TUN wo Abake," a segment shown in the April 16, 2006 episode of Shōnen Club, a Johnny's Entertainment variety show), because he always seems to be in his own world.
Ueda is the first one to have a solo concert in September 2008. All the songs he preformed were written by himself. The name of the concert is called "Mouse Peace". He chose the name because it sounded similar something to "mouth piece", a piece of gear he wears when he is boxing.
In March 2009, Ueda will be acting in a stageplay called Romeo and Juliet. He will be Romeo and his Juliet will be played by Ryoko Kobayashi.
As a hobby he enjoys boxing. When he was younger, he claimed to see a fairy, until he turned 20 he couldn't see the "so-called" fairy anymore.
Along with fellow band-mates Akanishi Jin & Nakamaru Yuichi, he used to be from the johnny junior group M.A.D.


-He is the lightest in KAT-TUN
-He's the second oldest in KAT-TUN (Nakamaru being oldest)
- As a child, he witnessed a man being killed.
- He went to an all-boy's school.
- He joined the Johnny's because he admired Tsubasa Imai so much.
- He is a sensitive person, and is easily hurt by what others say.
- When J-Rock star Gackt found out that Ueda was a huge fan of him, he gave him his special Gackt necklace. Ueda wears it often.
- Band-mate Jin Akanishi who joined Johnny's 6 months after Ueda thought at first that Ueda was a senpai of the same level as Hideaki Takizawa.
-Jin also treated Ueda the same way he treated Hideaki Takizawa.
- He was once talent-scouted by another talent agency.
- Band-mate Kazuya Kamenashi befriended him when they formed KAT-TUN and always looks out for him. One of his wishes is for Ueda to have a solo concert one day.
- Before KAT-TUN's first concert in 2002, he got into a fist fight with Kazuya Kamenashi, which nearly resulted in the splitting of the group. A reenactment of the fight can be seen on the 2002 concert DVD.
-After Jin came back from LA, he became closer to Ueda because Jin was ignoring Kame (XD) - According to various j-web entries and the Kaizokuban Interviews, he is closest to band-mate Yuichi Nakamaru outside of KAT-TUN.
- Ryo Nishikido from NEWS/Kanjani8 is sometimes nice to Ueda. After Kazuya Kamenashi asked Ryo not to question Ueda about his ambitions, telling him that Ueda gets upset that he isn't sure about it, Ryo publicly questioned him again. Then, early this year, Ryo announced that he loves Ueda most of all the Johnny's. However, it has come to light that this love was actually started by Shōnen Club, a Johnny's Entertainment variety show. Despite the fact that the love was mostly scripted, Ryo (famed for his cutting remarks) has admitted that he might have taken the incident too far by not thinking before speaking.
- He learned to play the piano as a child, but now prefers the guitar and sometimes plays in KAT-TUN's songs, such as "Rhodesia" and "Butterfly" (both solo pieces with the former sung along with Tanaka Koki and the latter with Jin Akanishi).
- He speaks/is learning both English and French (the same as his idol, Gackt).
- He used to want to be a teacher, but decided against it after realising that he might be assigned to an all-girls school (he says he would be too nervous).
- His current long-term ambition is to direct classical music, while at present he has a share in creating KAT-TUN's music.
- He wants to name his future daughter "Elizabeth", but because Japanese people would find it difficult to pronounce, he'd shorten it to "Eri/Eli".
- On the basketball team in school, he says he was very good.
- He sometimes wears blue contact lenses.
- He is most famous for his song "Love in Snow" sung during KAT-TUN's Kaizokuban concert. Like "Love in Snow," most of his solos are ballads, like "Pieces" and "Kakigoori," while others are rock songs, such as "Sparking" and "Lost."
- He comes from a wealthy family (according to SUMMARY backstage and the cartoon KAT-TUN episode of April 11, 2007)- he travels on private planes from time to time. Nakamaru Yuichi of KAT-TUN further commented that Ueda goes to Hawaii every year for vacation.
- When he was a kid, he went to calligraphy school on Monday's, Sorobans (a traditional way to calculate) on Tuesdays, swimming on Wednesday, Painting on Thurdays, English on Fridays, Cram school on Saturdays
-Green peas are his least favourite food
-He dislikes green and yellow
-Finds Koki annoying XD
-He gets floors wet when using the washroom, according to Maru. (dont see the wrongeness of that)
-Whenever Ueda doesn't feel like talking, he sticks to Junno
-He thinks dancing is his weak point
-He seems to take off his shoes and socks a lot.
-His treasure is his sand bag (?) in his backyard.
- He sometimes goes practice boxing 5 times a week
- He prefers not to dance, but does anyways - Rumors have occured that Ueda is "SPIN", the man who wrote the songs Le Ciel, and Gold.


-"This time our 5th new single 'Keep the faith' is going to be released, but have you kindly bought it *!* *?* For those who say "Ehh, not yet", no, thank you(laughter). That's wrong *!* For those who had kindly bought it, thank you, very very much! And DVD too. Have you already watched it? If you haven't, please get it.(edited: original word is b0y but replace the 0 with u. for some reason it wont let me use the word...) After all, what you have with you now might be 2 item, single and DVD. *SPARKLE* For those all of who bought them, the autograph of Yuuichi NAKAMARU will be sent. *WINK* In addition, if he is feeling well, Kame will give his autograph too (laughter). Well, autographs are definitely joke. (∀`) Everybody, please wait them without expectation. *SMILE* That's all, by Ueda-kun. *CAT*"
-"I really wanted to hear Akanishi's true thoughts. In fact, we are the ones that fight the most! So the reason why we became so close, must be because of his confessions. "
"Wake up around noon and go out to play. I go to Daikanyama with Nakamaru alot. I think Nakamaru is like the only one I actually go out with during no job days."
-"I hate stupid people! It's not like school work I'm worried about, but more of manners and kindness. This is a must."
-"I don't put it (green peas) in my mouth at all."
-"Whenever I see A.B.C. (another group in Johnny's Jr.) I always try to tease them."
-"I can't find the real me. The good thing is taking over my personality, and I can't even tell which is the real me. lol Um~..."
-"I can be different people! It depends on the day; sometimes I'm quiet, sometimes I can act cute and so on."
-"With different people I'm with, I change into one of my many me's and use that"
-"I wish I can have a hot and serious relationship."
-"I see fairies"
-"I hate stupid girls."
-"I'm a guy who likes to look cool whatever he does."
-"My ambition is to become popular with the girls of the entire nation. I'll attain it by the time I'm 24."
-"When I get drunk, I get high!"


Minor role - Kowai Nichiyoubi (2000)
Major role - Konkatsu! (2009)