Adachi Yuto (Kpop Pentagon) bio
Adachi Yuto was born in Nagano, Japan on 23 January 1998 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds Japanese nationality. He is a singer, rapper and a dancer, perhaps best known for being a member of the South Korean boy group Pentagon.
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Childhood and education
Yuto was raised alongside his two older brothers and his older sister Akari, in Nagano by their father who is a businessman, and their mother who is working as a secretary at a local telecommunications company.
Adachi became interested in baseball while attending elementary school – he played for the school’s team and then progressed to play for the city’s team, playing for six years before quitting so that he could focus on singing.
He also practiced soccer for two years, and played for his high school team before choosing to leave that sport, too. Adachi’s parents didn’t agree with his decision not to attend college after matriculation in 2016, but they eventually decided to support his dream of becoming a famous singer.
Career as a singer and his group Pentagon
Most of the boys who are today members of Pentagon have been active in the music industry since 2010, which is how they were scouted by Cube Entertainment which has founded the group. Hui won the Best Male Vocal competition organized by JYP Entertainment in 2010 and he became their trainee, then competing in the reality TV show “Chinese Idol” but didn’t make it into the group finals.
Kino was a dancer of the crew Urban Boyz, while Yeo One was also a dancer who participated together with Kino and Hui at an event which was part of the KBS Song Festival. E’Dawn danced at the James Ji Monkey King Fan Meeting, and Jino was a member of the South Korean ballad group SM the Ballad. Hongseok was a contestant in the reality TV show “Mix and Match”.
It was announced on 31 November 2015 by Cube Entertainment that it would be creating a new boy group, Pentagon made up of 10 boys (nine today after E-Dawn left). The boys appeared in the reality TV show “Pentagon Maker” in April 2016 to announce the group’s formation, and their first, pre-debut song “Young” was released on 9 July, followed by their second pre-debut song “Find Me”.
They formally debuted on 10 October with their first extended play (EP) “Pentagon”, made up of seven songs, “Gorilla” serving as its lead single – the EP reached #7 on the Gaon Music Chart, and stayed in the top 10 for the following two weeks.
They held their first signing fan meeting on 7 November with around 100 people attending, before on 6 December performing their debut head-lining concert “Pentagon Mini Concert Tentastic Vol. 1” held at Seoul’s Yes24 Live Hall – reputedly all the tickets were sold in less than 10 minutes. A day later they released their second EP, “Five Senses” comprising five songs, with “Can You Feel It” as its lead single.
Pentagon debuted in Japan on 10 December when they performed at Tokyo’s Toyosu Pit, and the following day the boys sang in the show “Fresh! Kpopstarz” which aired on Abema TV.
By the end of 2016, Pentagon had broken several records becoming the group t oappear in Japan in the shortest time after debut, similarly to hold a domestic solo concert, and a sold out concert – to mark the end of the year, they released the song “Special Christmas” in collaboration with Hyuna, CLC, Roh Ji-hoon and BtoB.
They started the year 2017 with the release of their new music video “Pretty Pretty” on 22 January, and on 29 March their debut Japanese EP came out entitled “Gorilla”, comprising six songs, and debuting at #6 on the Gaon Music Chart, and #3 on the Oricon Chart while it later topped the Japan Tower Records Album Chart.
To promote their Japanese EP, the boys performed at Tokyo’s Shinagawa Stellaball in front of 4,000 people of 5,000 who had applied to attend.
Their new Korean single, “Beautiful” was released on 18 May, followed by the group’s three-day concert “Tentastic Vol. 2 Trust” held at Shinhan Card Fan Live Hall – the tickets for all three days were all sold in around ten minutes.
Their new Korean EP was released on 12 June entitled “Ceremony”, and it peaked at #14 on the Billboard World Chart. On 24 July, the boys were presented with their first award: an Asia Model Award. Their fourth Korean EP came out on 6 September entitled “Demo_01”, with the song “Like This” as the lead single, followed by Pentagon’s third solo concert held at Seoul’s Yes24 Live Hall. On 20 September, the boys won their second award – a 1st Soribada Best K-Music Award – followed by their third award, Korea Music Festival for Rising Star.
Their fifth Korean EP “Demo_02” came out on 22 November, followed by the group’s new solo concert held at Seoul’s Blue Square I-Market Hall.
Pentagon released their second Japanese EP on 17 January 2018, entitled “Violet”, and it topped the Tower Record Weekly Album Chart, and peaked at #4 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart – their final solo concert “Pentagon Mini Concert Tentastic Vol 5, Miracle” was held at Seoul’s Blue Square I-Market Hall on 1 April. On 2 April, the boys’ new Korean EP was released entitled “Positive”, comprising six songs including the title track “Shine”, and which peaked at #16 on the Melon Real-Time Chart and #27 on the Gaon Digital Chart. Pentagon’s first Japanese fan meeting was held on 18 August.
On 10 September, the boys released their new Korean EP entitled “Thumbs Up!” comprising five songs including the lead track “Naughty Boy”. Not long after, E’dawn announced he was in a relationship with Hyuna, a member of the girl group Wonder Girls, and both of their contracts with Cube Entertainment were terminated as it is widely known that their agencies don’t allow their rookie artists to date.
Pentagon’s first activity as a nine-boy group was a fan meeting called “PENTAGon MOVINGon” held at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza on 25 November. Then in January 2019, the boys embarked on their first tour around Japan performing in Fukuoka, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, and released their debut Japanese single in early February entitled “Cosmo”, which topped the Oricon Singles Chart.
They held another fan meeting on 24 February at Seoul’s Olympic Hall, and on 27 March, Pentagon released their new Korean EP “Genie:us” with the song “Sha La La” as the lead single. On 17 July, their ninth Korean EP came out entitled “Sum(me:r)” with the song “Humph!” as the lead single. The boys embarked on their first “Prism World Tour” in September, during which the boys performed in 20 cities around the globe.
Pentagon’s debut full-length studio album came out on 12 February 2020 entitled “Universe: The Black Hall” comprising 11 songs with “Dr. Bebe” as the title track. They collaborated with the rock singer Glay on his song “I’m Loving You” on 5 March, and it was then featured in his album “Review II-Best of Glay”.
On 11 May 2020, Jinho became an active duty soldier to complete his mandatory military service. Most recently, the boys announced that their debut Japanese full-length album would be released on 23 September entitled “Universe: The History”.
Aside from being active in the music industry, the boys from Pentagon are also philanthropists, and have donated around $45,000 to patients who are suffering from neuromuscular disease, and are being treated at Gangnam Severance Hospital Respiration Rehabilitation Center – this was done mostly because the CEO of their agency, Cube Entertainment is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The boys are also endorsing a number of companies, including Elite (school uniform brand) and D’Live+ OTT (set-top box).
#YUTO : why do you still love me ? pic.twitter.com/T79YKcq2LJ
— les (@starryjinhosoo) August 24, 2020
Love life and dating
Around the same time when it was confirmed that E’dawn was dating Hyuna, rumors began circulating the internet that Yuto was in a relationship with Yeeun, a member of the girl group CLC, however, Cube Entertainment was quick to deny these rumors and state that Yuto and Yeeun are only close friends who have known each other since before the launch of their singing careers. However, it is believed by many that the two were indeed in a relationship and have decided to keep it a secret because they don’t want to end up as E-dawn and Hyuna and have their contracts terminated.
According to some of Yuto’s fans, he has been in a relationship with Yeen for over two years now and has been more or less successful at keeping it a secret, despite several of his fans claiming on multiple occasions to have seen the two spending time together.
According to Yuto and Cube Entertainment’s official statements, Yuto is single as of August 2020, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Yuto likes to go shopping for clothes, and usually buys and wears black clothes as this is his favorite ‘color’.
He is keen on watching animated movies and series in his spare time, and his favorite films are those made by Studio Ghibli such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”, while his favorite anime is “Cowboy Bebop”.
Yuto likes to taste various cuisines, and can eat almost anything as long as it isn’t spicy.
He is physically very active as he has several training sessions at the gym each week, and is also sporting, as he often plays soccer and basketball with his friends from Pentagon.
Yuto is keen on watching movies in his spare time and his favorite actor and actress are Toshiro Mifune and Zhang Ziyi while some of his favorite movies are “The Seven Samurai”, “The House of the Flying Daggers” and “Rashomon”.
He is afraid of the dark!
Age, height and wealth
Yuto’s age is 22. He has short brown hair and his eyes are brown as well. His height is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and he weighs around 140lbs (63kgs).
As of August 2020, Yuto’s wealth has been estimated at over $300,000.