Kamiki and Shida are of the same age and were schoolmates at Horikoshi Senior High School. As they have known each other for a long time and had worked together many times such as in the NTV drama "Tantei Gakuen Q" and the Studio Ghibli movie "Karigurashi no Arrietty", they were known to be on close terms and had been rumoured in the past on multiple occasions to be an item.
With regard to the latest article on them, Shida's agency commented that they have been friends since their child actor days but are not dating. Kamiki's agency also denied that they are dating and that they are merely former schoolmates and close friends.
Kamiki entered showbiz at the age of 2 because he had been ill as a baby thus his mother hoped to leave some memories for him by allowing him to appear in CMs. He acted in his first drama "Good News" at the age of 6 in 1999 and had taken part in three NHK Taiga dramas in 2000 (Aoi Tokugawa Sandai), 2005 (Yoshitsune) and 2012 (Taira no Kiyomori). His first leading role in a drama was "Tantei Gakuen Q" in 2007 alongside Shida. In recent years, Kamiki has earned a lot of praise for his work in productions such as the "SPEC" series and the movie "Kirishima, Bukatsu yamerutte yo". He can be seen in the ongoing TV Asahi Autumn 2015 drama "Samurai Sensei" and his new movies "Taiyo" and "TOO YOUNG TO DIE! Wakakushite Shinu" are to be shown next year.
On the other hand, Shida made her debut as a child actor in 1999 and became well-known after her performance in the 2005 NTV drama "Joou no Kyoushitsu" opposite Amami Yuki. Her first leading role in a drama was in 2006's NTV drama "14-sai no Haha" which attracted a lot of discussion over the issue of a teenager giving birth to a child. Her first leading role in a movie "Dare mo mamotte kurenai" in 2009 won her the newcomer awards in the 33rd Nippon Academy Awards and Erandoru Award. In recent years, she had been seen in dramas such as NTV's "ST Aka to Shiro no Sousa File" and TBS' "Masshiro". Her drama SP "Kenji no Shimei" is due to be shown this winter while she will also appear in the 2016 movie "Good Morning Show".
Source: FRIDAY / NTV News 24 / Modelpress