So without further ado, here's my pimp post, I hope this helps new fans (and even not so new fans) learn a little more about Yoko and why he's so awesome. :D
Only a fine line exists between genius and idiot, whether it’s calculated or natural, he himself does not know.
Birth date and place: May 9, 1981 in Osaka, Japan
Nicknames: Yoko, Yokocho, Yuuchin, Kimi-kun, Peter pan, Wonderboy (ok so only I use that one XD)
Likes: Video games, traveling, Dragon ball, Kanjani8, being a johnny, 24,
Dislikes: losing, losing his things, sleeping in hotels, waking up early, spending money, when yasu ignores his calls, needles,
Yoko is the oldest of Kanjani8 but you'd never know it by the way he acts sometimes. Incredibly goofy and fun loving, Yoko doesnt think being grown up means you still cant have a laugh at yourself, or others for that matter. The definition of a free spirit, Yoko always speaks his mind regardless of how outrageous his words may be. Even when he insists he will be yelled at for it, Yoko just cant help but say and do all the things he shouldn't. Naturally of course, this is why most fangirls love him <3
Yoko's unfiltered words are often just what fangirls are thinking, to the extent that he can almost seem like a spokesperson for the fans. Gotta love gems like "Takki doesnt have a girlfriend because he is already Johnny's boytoy" or "I can take out heysay7" and my personal favorite "Hina next time you see Tegoshi just smack him on the head!" he has such a way with words doesn't he?
While everyone in Kanjani8 is funny in their own way, no one can really match up with the shear hilarity that is Yokoyama You. No matter what the situation Yoko always has a witty remark prepared and no matter how boring the story is Yoko can make it funny. A lover of mischief, Yoko makes it a habit to tease his fellow K8 members, fellow Johnny's (and even his own brothers) every chance he gets. He can be found tormenting hina about his money obsession, or tacchon about his poor talking skills (he once referred to him as a decorative ornament since he never spoke or did much on their shows XD) or ryo for his shyness or maru for his corny jokes or Yasu for...everything. He even teased Uchi back when he was still around.
Despite his joy of teasing others, Yoko himself is actually quite soft hearted and sensitive. NO REALLY, IT'S TRUE. Yoko is incredibly kind and sweet and though he may not show the depth of his affection for his friends and family with words very often, he is always sure to show it in actions. Like staying up all night to take care of an ill and bedridden chibi Ryo, or working to pay for his brother's college funds, or aspiring to buy his mother a nice house and or searching for Subaru all night when he lost track of him on a trip together in Hong Kong. Though Yoko often seems like a carefree person, he is in fact someone who worries perhaps more than he should and beneath his confident proud exterior lies a very insecure and nervous person. He can also be quite forgetful and has lost things like his cellphone, wallet, keys, and glasses many times before. And even though Yoko can be shy around new people, he somehow always manages to endear others to him, no matter who they are. Out of K8 he (and hina) are the members with the most friends and contacts in JE. And among fans Yoko often ends up in the top 3 somewhere, further showing his universal appeal. (he is also the member most popular among guys and male fans)
While Yoko may be a big shot idol now (whether he realizes it or not), it wasn't like that not too long ago. Yoko grew up very poor in a rural working class town and well basically Yoko could have been called a bumpkin, and while he's livin the good life now, Yoko insists he still has "the soul of a commoner", in other words he's cheap and thrifty. Freaks over copious amounts of wealth, would do just about anything for money and once confused the tester tag on a tube of lotion for a brand name. Well I suppose no one can accuse him of not knowing the value of a dollar. ^^;
Due to his poor background Yoko never went to highschool and was instead sent to work to make money for his family. However, what Yoko lacks in book smarts he more than makes up for in street smarts. and just when you think he's really an idiot, he goes and shows how clever he truly is.
A man of ideas, Yoko is the person who came up with the Eito rangers concept and writes the skits himself. He has come up with many other ideas for K8 in the past as well. To wrap this up, Yoko is one guy that's hard to pin down, childish yet reliable, foolish yet clever, bold yet shy, mischievous yet responsible, forgetful yet thoughtful and always funny. He's one guy people cant help but love, flaws and all <3
Credits to the following people:
satellite16 for scans
agtoro for scans
Vendy for scans
Hadaka no johnny's for scans
okuralove816 for wonderboy fancam
za_riel for yoko solo con mp3 rip (mikan)
trendy_turtle23 for Fantastic Music DVD rip
BNS fansubs for Yoko's subbed SCP file
JE mix fansubs for the subbed performance of ConfUsion.
fatzoe666 for the Yoko bday fanvid. She's not around anymore but her lovely vids remain. *salutes*
and solitair for the yoko jweb
Also I couldn't have done all this without the help of the wonderful kipani_mariko thanks so much for everything dear! <3333