From October 11, 1999 to October 29, 1999, because Arashi were the main supporters for the 8th World Cup of Volleyball Championships, all five members co-starred together for the first time in the volleyball-centered short drama V no Arashi (Vの嵐).
From 2003 to 2005, Ninomiya continued to appear in a wide range of dramas.
Takagi Saya plays Katsuyuki's mother, while Kato Ai plays a girl loved by the genius student.
When the mother introduces her new husband Sosuke (Iwaki Koichi) to Katsuyuki, Katsuyuki meets Sosuke's naughty son Haru (Shibutani Subaru).
Ninomiya was born in Katsushika, Tokyo as the youngest child of his family.
His father and mother were both working as chefs when they met and his sister is two years older than he is.
He played a reluctant soldier called Saigo in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-nominated Letters from Iwo Jima with Academy Award-nominated actor Ken Watanabe. [Wikipedia] Probably one of the most charming actors in recent years, Mamiya Shotaro is one of Japan's latest rising stars poised to steal the spotlight.
The celebrations for arashi’ debut anniversary begun early.
On November 16th they scheduled the beginning of the anniversary tour.
Ninomiya began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 13.
Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Ninomiya started an acting career when he was cast as Chris for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name.