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“Bokura no Ongaku” and “Shin Domoto Kyoudai” gets the axe from FujiTV

2 Aug

Johnny’s music programs “Bokura no Ongaku” (helmed by SMAP Kusanagi Tsuyoshi) and “Shin Domoto Kyoudai” (helmed by Kinki Kids) will end their run at the end of September.

These shows have been airing for more than 10 years and are well-received by the public. So why the sudden axe? Apparently, the producer behind these shows, Sakuchi-san, has a stance of banning lip-synching on his shows. This has offended major entertainment and recording companies. The management of Fuji TV decided to axe Sakuchi-san’s programmes to quell the protests.

“Bokura no Ongaku” has been airing since April 2004 while “Shin Domoto Kyoudai” has been airing since April 2001.


I can’t speak much for Bokura no Ongaku but i’ve seen very high quality performances from them, my favorite being Tohoshinki’s performances below.

Cover of “Kotoba ni Dekinai” by Oda Kazumasa

Cover of “Lion Heart” by SMAP

As for Domoto Kyoudai,it’s not that much of a music show but one of my favourite varieties since it brings so many of my fandoms together. Koichi’s fan service, Takamina’s fights with the cameraman, Tsuyoshi’s banter with Koichi, and the occasional VIP appearances from Sato Takeru, Oguri Shun etc. I can’t imagine this show being cut just because of silly fights with the entertainment agencies! 



Gackt x Golden Bomber talk on Bokura no Ongaku

30 Apr

– Gackt asked them how long they could last as a band. Golden Bomber don’t think they can last that long, and Gackt tried to encourage them, saying they have maybe 10 years more. But he thought about it and backtracked, since he doesn’t even know if he’s still around 3 months later himself.

– Kiryuin Sho said they shot to fame and so they have to work hard…basically more talk about their lack of confidence in staying popular.

– Kiryuin Sho said they can disappear from TV, but if they don’t even get to hold live performances, it’d be bad. Gackt explained that is why TV appearances is like a two-bladed sword. It can make you or kill you, so he advised them to make good use of their TV appearances.

– Kiryuin Sho doesn’t contact Gackt normally, but when he did, he asked Gackt to introduce a property agent since Nishikawa(from TM Revolution) had disclosed his address on TV, so he couldn’t go home. Gackt was frustrated because he should be looking for Nishikawa instead.

– 9:00 mins : Live performance of Dance My Generation(look out for Kyan’s solo guitar skills!)

– Gackt continues to talk about the mission of all bands, which is to change the mood of the audience through their performance. He praised them for being able to do that.

– They talk about snowboarding, which Gackt also likes. He said he did’t use to think much of snowboarding but decided to challenge it because someone said he wouldn’t be able to ride it. He even went on the most difficult track, but not before doing some image training by watching others. But he found it difficult and was even belittled by some people.

-19.00 mins: Kiryuin Sho sings solo “Kimi ga inai mani”