Osaki Shotaro (大崎将太郎), known professionally as Shotaro (Hangul: 쇼타로), is a Japanese rapper and dancer. He is a rapper and dancer in NCT, but has not yet been assigned to a permanent position or a permanent NCT sub-unit.
III. 2020: NCT
Shotaro was born in Kanagawa, Japan, on November 25, 2000. The creator of popular dance TikTok videos, Shotaro was cast in a SM Online Audition in 2019. He trained for only a few months before being introduced as the newest member in NCT on September 21, 2020. He made his first appearance in NCT on October 12, 2020 as part of NCT's rotating combination unit, NCT U. NCT U utilizes different members to match the song and its accompanying performance, as well as serving to debut new NCT members.
Shotaro participated in the NCT 2020 project, featuring all NCT members and debuting himself and Sungchan. This project also included a 2-part NCT full album, NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 and NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 2. He appears as a rapper on "Make a Wish," "All About You," and "I.O.U." He also appears in the combination single "Resonance," which combines multiple songs. The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
Make A Wish - 1 of 4 rappers
Make A Wish Fancam
All About You - 1 of 4 rappers
I.O.U. - 1 of 4 rappers
MAMA 2020 Performance - Shotaro appears at the end with the other foreign members of NCT during From Home
NCT World 2.0
On November 12, NCT 2021 was announced for a release date of Dec. 14 with all units participating. Although he has not officially been announced in an unit, it is assumed he will participate.
- His NCT emoji is an 🦦 (otter).
- Shotaro is learning Korean.
- Shotaro was in a hip hop dance troupe prior to NCT and posted many popular TikTok videos of himself dancing.
- He is the fourth youngest member of NCT.
- His "Make A Wish" fancam was the most viewed NCT member fancam, as of March 2021.
- SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
- Members participated in a NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam that gives a snapshot of their daily lives.