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Shotaro (RIIZE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Shotaro RIIZE

Shotaro (쇼타로) is a Japanese singer and a member of the boy group RIIZE under SM Entertainment. He is also a former member of NCT.

Shotaro (RIIZE) Profile

Stage NameShotaro (쇼타로)
Birth NameOsaki Shotaro (大崎将太郎)
OccupationRapper, Dancer
BirthdayNovember 25th, 2000
Active Years2020–present
Age23 (in Nov 2023)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Blood TypeA

Shotaro (RIIZE) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
– He majored in economics when he was in University.

Personal Life

– Shotaro comes from a family with parents, a younger sister born in 2006, and a younger brother born in 2013.
– He studied ballet for a bit when he was young.
– He memorized his dream routine in just a day.
– Before becoming an NCT member, he used to be a student at EXPG Studio in Japan.
– He also had a TikTok account before his debut, but later deactivated it.
– He wanted to be a soccer player or a pastry chef.
– He keeps the birthdays of the members in a note on his phone. (Buzzfeed UK)
– His hobbies include watching Mukbangs (eating shows), dancing, and playing basketball.
– He’s good at snowboarding.
– One of his charming points is their eye smile, and their favorite color is blue.
– Shotaro owns a dog named Choco in Japan and began learning Korean in March 2020 in preparation for moving to Korea.
– He is the human vitamin of the group. (Riize Sohu Korea)
– His mother calls him Sho-Chan.
– He developed an interest in dance at the age of five when his mother, who also loves dance, decided to enroll them in a dance academy in Japan.
– He was taken to a dance school at 3 years old and he started crying because the girls around him were really good at dancing and he was scared.
– He mostly does cardio as part of his workout routine. (hello82)
– He has a fondness for all kinds of dance.
– He identifies himself as a dog person.
– When choosing between ramen and rice, he goes for ramen.
– Within the NCT dorm, he shared a room with Sungchan. He also shares connections with others in the industry, having attended the same dance academy as former Japanese group “&TEAM” K, and he knows Ohira Shosei from JO1 from their time at EXPG together.
– His nickname is Taro. (Riize Intro)
– His bucket list includes a world tour. 
– He chose the emoji 🧋because he likes boba tea. (Riize Intro)


– He joined SM Entertainment by sending in an online audition in November 2019, and his acceptance was revealed during a Fan Call event on November 7, 2020.
– He trained for only a month.
– He was introduced as a new member of NCT on September 23, 2020, during the special ‘Resonance Live Event – Wish 2020’ broadcast on V – Live alongside Sungchan. Being the second Japanese member in NCT after Yuta, they made their official debut as part of NCT with the release of the second album, “NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1,” on October 12, 2020.
– On May 24, 2023, it was announced by SM Entertainment that he would be leaving NCT. However, fans can look forward to seeing him debut in RIIZE in 2023.
– In 2020, he had the opportunity to be a backup dancer for GACKT’s 20th-anniversary tour.
– He debuted with RIIZE on September 4th, 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite Korean word is “진국” (genuine), as mentioned in a Fan Call event on November 7, 2020.
– When it comes to his preferences, he enjoys animations like Doraemon and Dragon Ball, as well as the Chinese dish xiaolongbao.
– He likes casual fashion.
– He has a preference for seas over mountains and has a liking for sukiyaki. Furthermore, he tends to prefer the night/evening time.
– His favourite thing is fashion and his essential item is sunglasses. 

Food Preferences

– Shotaro likes to take pics of food.
– Some of his favorite foods include Sushi, Tango, Cake, and other sweet treats.
– His favorite food is meat. (K-POP ON! Spotify)
– He likes sunny days and enjoys playing games on the Nintendo Switch.
– He likes to drink Sprite.
– Cakes and sweet foods are among his favorite indulgences.
– He doesn’t like eggplants and mushrooms.

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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