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The puzzling thing about Johnny’s Jimusho not denying Kisumai Fujigaya Taisuke’s relationship

18 Jun

Johnny’s group Kis-My-Ft2 Fujigaya Taisuke(27) and Takimoto Miori(23)’s relationship has shocked fans and the showbiz world. However, what is puzzling is the reaction of Johnny’s agency to this piece of news.

As Fujigaya is a popular member of the group, fans have declared their exit from the fandom or intentions to switch idols after news of his relationship broke. The shock from this news was reinforced by the official statement from Johnny’s agency – “No comment on private matters.”

A TV station staff said “I’m abit shocked. This was not the sort of reply i was expecting.”

So far, the standard replies from Johnny’s agencies were always “they are friends” or “they were also with others”, in a bid to deny the existence of their talents being in relationships.

“Not commenting on private matters is the same as partially admitting to the relationship. Johnny’s fans think they are in a virtual relationship with their idols. That is why they are sensitive to such news and from their perspective, they can’t follow an idol especially when his agency is partially affirming news of him having a girlfriend,” says same staff.

“Traditionally, Johnny’s has not been strict with their idols being in relationships. In fact, if they find their partners befitting for their idols, they’d even encourage it, though they wouldn’t acknowledge it in public.This could be due to the factional dispute within Johnny’s”said showbiz insider.

This factional dispute is between Johnny’s management Julie Fujishima and SMAP’s manager Iijima, reported in the media early this year. Mary Kitagawa(VP and Julie Fujishima’s mother) had an interview with Bunshun then denying of such a dispute.

“No one thinks that the dispute is over.Kisumai is also part of Iijima’s management. There may be people who don’t believe it, from Iijima’s perspective, perhaps this response(to Fujigaya’s relationship) stemmed from the decision to refrain from being mainstream?” said same showbiz insider.


Kisumai Tamamori Yuta was also interested in Miori Takimoto?

5 Jun

From left: Fujigaya Taisuke, Miori Takimoto, Tamamori Yuta, Hikaru Yaotome

The relationship news between Kis-My-Ft2 Fujigaya Taisuke and his costar Miori Takimoto from 2011 drama “Ikemen Desu Ne” has rocked the entertainment circle, sparking a huge discussion everywhere.

The 2 started dating 3.5 years ago, and Miori Takimoto has been spotted frequenting Fujigaya’s mansion, with the latest pictures published in Bunshun Shukan. However, it seems like Fujigaya’s fellow Kis-My-Ft2 member Tamamori Yuta was also smitten with Miori, having worked on the same drama years ago.

According to the drama, Tamamori was the one who ended as Miori’s lover. It reality, he actually liked her.

“Miori does not have the airs of an actress and is known for her civil manners. Tamamori fell for this side of her. People would think that they would date according to the drama script, but because Fujigaya wooed her aggressively, Miori chose him over Tamamori,” said insider.

Even though this might make things awkward for the 2 Kis-my-ft2 members, it did not turn out that way. Tamamori was sad for sometime, but it seems like there are no grudges between them.


Very lucky girl indeed. If Tamamori is the one dating then the internet will probably explode, judging by the viewership of my previous article. My stats have never seen such heights, not even Sousenkyo….

Kisumai Fujigaya Taisuke revealed to be dating Miori Takimoto for years

3 Jun

Johnny’s idol group Kis-My-Ft2 Fujigaya Taisuke(27) is reported to be in a relationship with Miori Takimoto(23).

According to Sponichi, the two co-stars hit it off when they were working in the same drama “Ikemen desu ne” in 2011 and started dating. Takimoto has been spotted going into Fujigaya’s mansion. The two have also visited music events in Kanagawa prefecture. As they were wearing couple rings of the same design, rumors of their relationship started to be known amongst fans.

Pictures of Takimoto visiting Fujigaya has been published in Bunshun this week.


Agencies: “No comments on their private lives.”


Rare that a Johnny’s relationship goes open like this.

Busaiku and SKE48 couple up for the sweetest dance routine on UTAGE Christmas Special

10 Dec

UTAGE! is a weekly music show hosted by SMAP’s Nakai and AKB48 Watanabe Mayu. Every week invited guests take turns to cover songs requested by the audience.

This week, SKE48 and Kis-My-Ft2 subunit Busaiku coupled up to backdance for Ninomiya Ai as she covers Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You“.

As it was the first time for both idol units to be dancing with each other, their atmosphere behind the scenes was a curious point of discussion. Apparently, the members of Busaiku were shy and couldn’t look at the SKE48 members in their eyes. Jurina complained that Senga Kento was looking at her mouth, while Rena pointed out that Takashi Nikaido was fixated on Ryoha’s stomach. What did you think of their performance?

The choreographer behind this dance is Kaba-chan, the same person for HKT48’s single “Hikamae I Love You”.The choreography was certainly playful and cute, although there could have been more interactions or some skinship between the couples.

Talk part

T.M Revolution’s Nishikawa: “The girls’ costumes were very cute, but somehow it looked like they were dancing with their managers.

Kitagawa Ryoha was asked if Nikaido finally met her eyes. “It felt forced..”

Nakai: “Look at her..she’s going to cry. You don’t have to mind! If anything happens i will protect you!”

Matsui Rena also spills the beans on Miyata Toshiya. “During the rehearsal, he said he has a Christmas face. I wonder what that means.”

Miyata Toshiya: “My fans always tell me they’d feel happy if they look at my face.”

Nakai: “In the first place, these girls aren’t your fans!”


For those interested, rest of show below.

SKE48 – 12gatsu no Kangaroo

Full Show


Performances from FNS Music Festival 2014

4 Dec

Selected performances below….

Che’nelle – Happiness(with Matsushita Nao on the piano)
FINALLY this song has been performed! I can never get enough of it. Beautiful voice and lyrics, all self-penned by the singer herself!


Johnny’s Family

A full blown Johnny’s artistes collaboration to celebrate Kondo Masahiro’s 35th year of debut.
This is practically a miracle cause Johnny’s artistes are split into 2 factions and they have never collaborated in this manner. The inclusion of SMAP really means alot for the fans as well as for the agency. Erm wait, where’s Yamapi?

In order of appearance:
1. Johnny’s WEST – Ee jya nai ka
2. A.B.C.-Z – Crazy Accel
3. Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
4. Kis-My-ft2 – Everybody Go
5. Hey! Say! JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Ashita e no YELL
6. KAT-TUN – Real Face/ In Fact
7. Kanjani8 – Musekinin Hero
8. NEWS – Kibou ~Yell~
9. Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus (Tsubasa absent as he’s sick)
10. Arashi – A.RA.SHI
11. V6 – Ai Nanda/Sky’s the Limit
12. Kinki Kids – Garasu no Shonen
13. Tokio – Love you only
14. SMAP – Shake
15. Kondo Masahiro (with backdancing from above people)


Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!

Kinki Kids – Kagi no nai Hako

NEWS – ONE ~for the win~

Arashi – Bittersweet

Kanjani8 – King of Otoko

Sexy Zone  – Hitomebore


AKB48 Family

The rules for live singing must have been changed cos these girls are sounding as good as their CD. Just take a look at the past years’ FNS performances and you’ll know what I mean. What to lookout for, the Mayuki combo with their Christmas jingle!

In order of videos:
1. Mayuki – Awatenbo no Santa Claus
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
2. HKT48 – Melon Juice(with famous mascot Funasshi)
3. Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
4. SKE48 – 12gatsu no Kangaroo
5. NMB48 – Teppen Tottande!
6. AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain

LDH Family

E-girls – Mr Snowman / Follow me(with mascot Funasshi)

Exile – 24World

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I

Collaboration Performances

Dream5/48group/Nogizaka/Golden Bomber/T.M Revolution/The Alfee – Youkai Taisou Daichi

Hiromi Go/May J – Let it Go

Exile Takahiro/Gospellers – Mimosa (with Nogizaka Ikuta Erika on piano)

Performances from Best Hits Festival 2014

21 Nov


Best Hit Song Festival is an annual music show in Japan that is broadcast on Yomiuri TV and Nippon Television. This year artistes representative of the music scene in Japan gathered as usual to perform their hit songs.

Guests: AKB48, NMB48, Nogizaka46, Kis-my-ft2, Ayaka, E-girls, EXILE, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Nishino Kana, May J etc.

Below are selected performances.

AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain
Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Ao Sora ka
NMB48 – Rashikunai
AKB48 – Flying Get/Ponytail to Shushu/Koisuru Fortune Cookie


E-girls – Mr Snowman


Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyaan
This is their new song! I like this song so much better than their previous ones cos this is filled with cheesy choreography, heart-shaped dance and smiles! The cheesy stuff never gets old…and as the title suggests, this is more of a song to thank fans so it’s a very good single to end the year with. Overall the song styles reminds me of Arashi.


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I
Don’t know too much about this group but the ikemen guy acting in drama Dear Sisters is in it! His name is Iwata Takanori.


EXILE – 24World


Performances from FNS Music Festival 2014

14 Aug

On August 13th, Fuji TV aired their annual summer music show, FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri. This year’s show features artistes such as Yamashita Tomohisa, Kis-My-Fts, SMAP, Momoiro Clover Z, 48groups, WaT and more. Check out the official site for the full lineup. 

Highlights of the show include:

  • Theme song of FujiTV drama “Wakamono Tachi”  (Tsumabuki, Eita from the drama also showed up)
  • Yamashita Tomohisa‘s new song “Hello” from upcoming album
  • Japanese version of “Love is an open door” from movie Frozen 

wakamono tachi
Moriyama Naotaro – Wakamono tachi
I’m watching this drama so i loved it when this song was performed. And the bonus in seeing Eita/Tsumabuki singing along shoulder to shoulder!!!*Kyaa*

Yamashita Tomohisa x Hata Motohiro – Hello
I liked the CD version but the live is quite boring.Well, credits to Yamapi for trying to keep the mood high though.

Japanese version of “Love is an open door” in a stage play setting. It was definitely one of the more well-received performances of the night, judging from the cheers.

SMAP x Suga Shikao x Yamapi x Kis-My-Ft2 – Yoru Sora no Mukou
One nostalgic SMAP song and nice solo from Kimura and his guitar
Kis-My-Ft2 – Another Future

Kis-My-Ft2 x T.M. Revolution – High Pressure

Yuzu x Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Natsu iro

Yuzu x Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Hanabi

Nishino Kana – Watashi tachi

Momoiro Clover Z/ Ebichu/ Team Shachihoko – Nana iro no Stardust
I don’t follow these idols but this song is quite nice and their vocals seem to be better than the 48groups?!

AKB48 – Heavy Rotation (Kawaei Rina center)
Kawaei makes a great center for this song! That’s the most Yuko-like solo dance i’ve ever seen, and that solo line at the end was pitch perfect! (even better than Yuko hehe)

AKB48 x WaT x Naoto Inti Raymi – The world is ours!
I chose to post this song cos of WaT. How long have they been missing from the music industry?! Teppei looks as cute as ever…the 48girls are so lucky!

AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard
To be honest this perf is horrible.I wouldn’t blame it that much on the live singing. It was more of the band and that weak trumpet solo in the middle which totally destroyed the whole song. 

NMB48 – Nagiichi

SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou
Rather emotionless singing for such a beautiful song..


SKE48, Kis-my-ft2 and more on Music Station

8 Aug

SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou

Kis-my-ft2 – Another Future

Nishino Kana – Darling

Hata Motohiro – Himawari no Yakusoku

Leo Ieiri – Junjou


Performances from Ongaku no Hi 2014

3 Aug

This is an annual music program from TBS that brings together the greatest idols/bands/artistes. Hosted by SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, this year’s “Ongaku no Hi” will last for as long as 13 hours, making it the longest running music program ever.

Check out the list of performing artistes here.

Highlights of the show:

  • French Kiss perform new folk song”Omoidasenai Hana”, showing off their harmony
  • Yamapi dances to “Summer Nude ’13”, ends with some fanservice
  • Special collaborations between AKB48-E-girls-Solo female artistes

Selected performances below:

Yamamoto Sayaka – Jungle Gym

Watanabe Mayu – Synchro Tokimeki

NMB48 – Nagiichi/Ibiza Girl

SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald/Bukiyou Taiyou

AKB48 – Tenohira ga Kataru Koto

AKB48 (Shimazaki Haruka center) – Candy Candy
Paruru with twintails is the epitome of kawaii! So..this is the AKB48 without Mayuyu/Takamina/Kojiharu!

AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard/Manatsu no Sounds Good/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
In the performance of KNP, Mayuyu holds up a signboard asking Nakai(MC) if he’d sing a duet with her, which he replied with a no. The MCs then join in the fun with Nakai showing a signboard asking Oshima Yuko if she’s watching the show. These signboard gimmicks are so fun!

Nogizaka46 – Oide Shampoo/Natsu no Free & Easy

French Kiss – Omoidasenai Hana

E-girls – Gomenasai no Kissing You/E.G. Anthem ~we are venus~

EXILE Takahiro – I Love You

SID – Monochrome no Kiss/ Enamel

DAIGO – Change!!

Golden Bomber – Rola no Kizudarake

Kinki Kids – Flower / Hey Minna Genki Kai?

Yamashita Tomohisa – Summer Nude ’13

Kis-My-Ft2 – Another Future/Perfect World

Sexy Zone – Otoko never give up/Bad boys
I decided to get to know these guys after hearing so much about them but…there’s a Jin inside?! I like their songs but i’m not sure the boys are too cool for their age?!

Sekai no Owari – RPG/Honoo to Mori no Carnival

Special Collaborations

Kojima Haruna/Ami/May J – Ashita ga aru sa

Kahala Tomomi/Ami/Aya/Takamina/Mayuyu – Makenaide


Fangirls react to Oshima Yuko getting a kiss from Kis-My-Ft2 Tamamori Yuta on SMAP 27Hr TV

28 Jul

During SMAP’s 27Hr TV yesterday, SMAP and Kis-My-Ft2 competed in a segment where they are supposed to act as boyfriends to Oshima Yuko. Each member would be given a situation and they are supposed to charm Yuko with their actions/words. The audience will then assess them and give points accordingly.

In the case of Kis-My-Ft2 Tamamori Yuta(starts at 16:06), he had to play out a situation where he had to appease his girlfriend as he returned home late and missed her birthday.

Yuko: My birthday is over..
Tamamori: I’m really sorry. I wanted to come home early, but i had to work overtime and missed your birthday. But i’ve already planned our date for the next time when i’m on leave.
Yuko: Where are we going?
Tamomori: I can’t tell you! It’s a surprise for your birthday.
Yuko: Then i won’t be getting anything today?
Tamomori: Not really, can you turn towards me?
Yuko: Yes..
Tamomori: I’m sorry for missing your birthday. Please bear with me, i hope to erase your sadness. Happy Birthday, Mariko(Yuko’s stage name). *fake kiss*

After the scene was aired on TV, angry fan girls took to Twitter to bash Yuko.

むり大島優子殺す(#`皿´) まじでにくむ。笑 にしても玉ちゃん可愛いぃぃい
“I have to kill Oshima Yuko. Really hate her.Tama-chan is cute.”
-Twitter mikuchi_711 (美空)

Oshima Yuko, if you look at him at way i will kill you, put you in concrete and bury you at the bottom of the sea!
-Twitter angel__yuuh ( かなみつ ) 

まじ最悪(・・;) 大島優子があんなこと言わんとけば、玉森はキスしなかったよ(・・;)
If Oshima Yuko had not said those words, he wouldn’t have kissed her! This sucks..
-Twitter tmr3yt17 (よねたま)

大島優子やだ やだやだやだやだやだ ありえん 最悪 まじやだ 玉ちゃんかわいそう
I hate Oshima Yuko. I can’t believe it, it’s the worst and i seriously hate it. Tama chan is so pitiful
-Twitter ayachi91013 (俺足族 あやたま)

大島優子はまじで終わってるわ!? ほんと玉ちゃん可哀想だった(>_<)
Oshima Yuko is over! Tama-chan is so pitiful!
-Twitter tama0317y1215 (ゆき)

Oshima Yuko is in the wrong, There is no reason to blame Tama-chan.
-Twitter michuuuxx (みぃぽぽ)

While it was really clear that the kiss scene was fake, Johnny’s fangirls have proven themselves to be really scary when it comes to the code-of-conduct with their idols. I feel really sorry for Yuko, who was probably trying to help out Tamamori. But honestly, being that NEAR to Tamamori? How many countries did she save in her past life!! >_<

Graduation is a blessing in so many ways…