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Performances from Ongaku no Hi 2015

28 Jun

‘Ongaku no Hi’ started back in 2011 after the Great Tohoku Earthquake with the concept “Let’s spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!” This will be TBS’ 5th year broadcasting the program, and it will be a special project commemorating the 60th anniversary since their establishment.

The show aired on 27th June 2015 for some 8hours and a total of 50 artistes performed.

Amuse Artistes

Rihwa – HaruKaze/ To:Summer
I love this song!

Perfume – Polyrhythm/Pick me up

Flumpool – Kimi ni Todoke

Flumpool – Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You’re Romantic~

LDH Artistes

Flower – Blue Sky Blue

E-girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You

GENERATIONS – Hard Knock Days

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I
EXILE – 24Karats Gold Soul

EXILE – Rising Sun
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

Johnny’s Family

Kisumai – Brand New World/Kiss Tamashi/Thank you Jyan/
I love the 3rd song..it has a catchy tune and cute dance.

Sexy Zone – King & Queen & Joker/Cha Cha Cha Champion
I am not into young boys but this group has good vocals.

A.B.C-Z – Medley

SMAP – Oretachi ni Ashita wa Aru/Karei naru Gyakushu/Humor shichau yo/Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana

48/46 Group

Yamamoto Sayaka – Dakishimetai kedo

NyaKB – Idol wa Unyanya no ken

AKB48 -Ponytail to Shuhu
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
Rena’s graduation song is so underwhelming…she deserves better really.

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


WaT – Boku no Kimochi

Ohara Sakurako – Thank you/Manatsu no Taiyou

Nishino Kana – Darling/Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no nara

Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku

EXILE Takahiro in a relationship with Takei Emi?

28 Apr


Actress Takei Emi(21) and EXILE Takahiro(30) are reported to be in a relationship, according to 27th April issue of FLASH magazine. The 2 previously worked together in “Senryokugai Sousakan”(2014 drama) but seemed to have gotten close after an overseas shoot for the drama special in Macau this March. They were spotted dining together with a bunch of friends in various Tokyo restaurants. Takahiro was also photographed entering Takei’s mansion.

Takahiro was previously rumored to be in a long term relationship with AKB48 graduate Itano Tomomi(23), but reports of them breaking up surfaced at the start of this year.

Netizens were quick to comment on his new love, most of whom were approving of the couple. “They looked close from a long time back and are compatible.”  Some were also curious about Tomochin’s reaction to this piece of news.

Both Takei and Takahiro’s agencies were quick to deny the report. Oscar, the agency representing Takei admitted that Takahiro did visit Takei’s apartment, but Takei’s mother and staff were present as well. “They will not meet from now on,even if a 3rd party is present,” the agency emphasized. Takahiro’s agency LDH also explained that they were friends.


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 The Music Day Ongaku no Chikara

13 Jul

NTV just finished airing their annual music festival “THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara”. For this event, Arashi member, Sakurai Sho, once again served as the main host.

“THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara” aims to connect people through time and space with the power of music. Broadcasted live from Makuhari Messe in Chiba, 60 or more groups of artistes gathered to present 11 hours worth of live music. Checkout the lineup here.

Highlights of the festival include special medleys from TOKIO and Arashi in celebration of their 20th and 15th anniversaries. Johnny’s fans can also look forward to seeing their idols in a group shuffle.

Johnny’s Family Group Shuffle Medley

Arashi – 15th Anniversary Medley

NEWS – Chankapana/ One -for the win-

Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Weekender

KAT-TUN – Birth/ In Fact

EXILE TRIBE – The Revolution

E-girls – E.G.Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha/Sayonara Crawl

AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48 – Group Medley

Nogizaka46 – Natsu no Free & Easy

Perfume – Cling Cling ~love the world~

EXILE Atsushi to sing live in New York’s Carnegie Hall

5 Jul

EXILE’s Atsushi(34) will making singing live in the U.S for the first time. He will be appearing in the charity live “9th Christmas Carol Concert” in New York’s Carnegie Hall on the 4th December.

Working together with composer Tim Janis, the proceeds from their performance will go into supporting autistic children, as well as recovery efforts for the Tohoku earthquake in Japan.

“It is a formal event and i’m slightly worried, but i’d like to express my thanks to everyone supporting Japan,” said Atsushi.


Takahiro and Itano Tomomi goes on a Yakiniku date

25 Apr

On the night of 20th April, EXILE’s vocalist Takahiro(29) and ex AKB48 member Itano Tomomi(22) were seen in a Yakikinu shop frequented by many celebrities. The 2 were reported to be living in the same building in the Jan issue of “Friday”. Entering a private room in the shop, the 2 enjoyed a yakiniku date.

On the same night, a party was taking place elsewhere in a Chinese restaurant which even the imperial family visits. EXILE’s brother group “Sandaime J Soul Brothers” had just completed their national tour and was holding a celebratory party. Guests included CEO Hiro(43), Makidai(38), Akira(32) and members of E-girls, as well as Avex Group CEO.

The party continued till 2am, but Takahiro was nowhere to be seen.

“Hiro san and even the Avex CEO was there. If there is no important work schedules, the party should be of priority. However, Takahirowasn’t working and didn’t even bother to show his face. This suggests that he had other important stuff to do,” music industry personnel.

As mentioned earlier, as this party was going on, Takahiro was on a date with Itano. Itano’s agency said that both are friends, but after the meal, the 2 were seen taking a taxi together, heading back to the mansion that both live in.