Singer and voice actor who has released several successful albums as both Shouta Aoi and Showta. He has also voiced dozens of characters for popular anime series like Kimi to Boku and Shonen Hollywood.
In 2004, he launched his career competing in the Yamaha Teens' Music Festival and made it to the finals. Not long after, he signed with King Records.
A talented musical theatre actor, he has starred in stage productions of Fruits Basket and Persona 3.
His birth name is Noboru Yanagawa and he was born in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Actor Masaki Okada appeared in the music video for his single "Negaiboshi."