SixTONES is a japanese idol boy band formed by Johnny & Associates in 2015 who made their official debut on 22 January 2020. The group name was initially pronounced as "SIX TONES" but later changed to be pronounced "Stones", with the 'ix' in SixTONES being silent. The "stones" pronunciation refers "diamond in the rough", where the group's potential is revealed after continual polishing and refining of the members' skills. The name also refers to the six members having six different tones, or unique personalities and sound range to the group. The members are Kochi Yugo, Kyomoto Taiga, Tanaka Juri, Matsumura Hokuto, Jesse and Morimoto Shintaro.