chotokkyu made their debut in 2012 with the giddy singles “Train” and “Shake Body.”
∙ They set themselves apart by making their “dance subunit” the primary focus of the group’s live show.
∙ Their 2016 single “Yell” was selected as the theme song for the TV drama Otôsan to yobasete.
∙ In 2017, their single “Cho Nebagiba Dance” topped the charts in Japan.
∙ They won the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Award (MAMA) for Favorite Dance Artist Japan.
∙ chotokkyu singer/dancer Kai Ogasawara is also an actor, appearing as the sidekick in the film franchise Tokyo Ghoul.