Sano Mizuki who is known as the oldest member of Johnny's Jr celebrated his 40th birthday this September 26. Although there are Johnny's who are already in their 40s, Sano is the only known 40 year old Johnny's Junior. Sano joined Johnnys in 1991 (along side Kohara Yuki- never forget) and he has also served as a backdancer for various group units.
Several juniors that have followed his footsteps are Ikuta Toma (28 years old, actor), Kazama Shunsuke (30 years old- actor), Machida Shingo (32 years old- choreographer,dancer), and Yara Tomoyuki (30 years old. choreographer, dancer).
Nowadays, Sano is an active stage actor.
Older but still handsome
And here he is with Tsuyoshi-kun during Kindaichi.
Am I the only one who dont like calling Sano, Toma, Yara or Kazama as Jrs? Techncally they are senpais already. My image of Jrs are backdancers so I wished Johnnys set up an Acting debuted jrs if that makes sense...While Yara or Machida are choreographers now. And Yes, this Mizuki Sano is the SANO that inspired Hana Kimi. The mangaka was his fan back in the days.