[Updated]Performances from Music Station Ultra Fes 2015

24 Sep

Update: Most 48 videos gone but i’ve found alternative sources. Check them out quickly if you haven’t..

This is a special episode to celebrate Music Station’s 30th anniversary. Show was 10hours long and featured many major acts including X Japan, Ayumi Hamasaki, EXILE, 48Group, Johnny’s Family etc.

48/46 Group

Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
Ikuta Erika wows with her piano solo and opera voice. What a talent wasted as an idol!

HKT48 – Melon Juice
SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald
NMB48 – Nagiichi

AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu/ Everyday, Kachuusha / Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Kimutaku center)
The biggest winner from this performance is SMAP’s Kimutaku, who was forced into the KFC performance by Sashihara. Despite the annoyance on his face, he performed the full choreography perfectly, impressing netizens with his professionalism.In the end Kimutaku said “Music Station does things like this?”

Other members who attracted most attention tonight…

Many comments from GirlsChannel on Mayuyu’s growing beauty and how she’s shaken off the idol look.

Within 48 fandom, many gushed over cute Paruru’s healthy return to senbatsu. I have to say Paruru’s signature twintails are really cute! Many are calling Payuyu the strongest combi in AKB48.

Johnny’s Family

Johnny’s performances are quite fun this time around as we have live video footage of Arashi from their Miyagi concert, and medleys where the idols are grouped according to their generation. It is quite interesting to see for example, Nishikido Ryo standing next to NEWS, and KAT-TUN performing Real Face with just 4 members. *Heart pinch*

Which Johnny’s generation do you belong to? Mine is Ikemen Generation.

Masahiko Kondo – Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku

Arashi – Hadashi no Mirai/Carnival Night part2/GUTS!

SMAP – Yozora no Mukou /Dear WOMAN / Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana

Boys Generation
Johnny’s WEST – Eejyanaika
A.B.C-Z – Za ABC~5stars~
Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
Hey!Say!JUMP – Come on a my house

Ikemen Generation
KAT-TUN – Real Face
Kanjank8 –  Zukkoke Otokomichi
NEWS – Chankapana
Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus

Ojisan Generation
Kinki Kids –  Glass no Shounen
V6 – WA ni Natte Odorou
TOKIO – Love you only

LDH Inc.

GENERATIONS – Brave it out
E-girls – Follow me

EXILE – Choo Choo Train/Rising Sun

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

Other acts

Fukuyama Masaharu – HELLO / Sakurazaka

Nishino Kana – Darling

Morning Musume ’15 – Love Machine

X Japan – Kurenai / Forever Love
Beautiful performance though i’m not a fan..

L’Arc~en~Ciel – HONEY

Ayumi Hamasaki – A song is born

Performances from The Music Day Ongaku wa Taiyou da

14 Jul

Yet another music festival! This was broadcasted on 4th July 2015 and lasted around 7 hours. My favourites this time gotta be Kanjani8’s “Wahaha” and Tackey & Tsubasa’s summer medley.


Johnny’s Family

Arashi – Love Rainbow/Monster/Ao sora no shita, kimi no tonari

Arashi – Troublemaker

Kinki Kids – Zenbu Dakishimete/Speak Low

KAT-TUN – Keep the faith/Kiss Kiss Kiss

Tackey & Tsubasa – Daki Natsu/Ho! Summer

V6 – Wa ni natte odorou/Music for the people/Darling/Ai nanda/Take me higher/Wait for you

NEWS – Kibou~Yell~/Chumu Chumu

Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Kira Kira Hikare

Johnny’s WEST – Very Happy

TOKIO – Ririkku/Sorafune

Kanjani8 – Mae Muki Scream/Wahaha

Johnny’s Family Medley


48/46 Group 

NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Coquettish Jyuutaichu
HKT48 – 12Byou
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie

AKB48 – Halloween Night/Heavy Rotation/Aitakatta

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock



J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness/R.Y.U.S.E.I

EXILE – 24karats GOLD SOUL

EXILE – Rising Sun

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

Crystal Kay & Flower – Koi ni ochitara



Yuzu – Owaranai Uta

Mr Children – Starting Over



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

HKT48, Hey!Say!JUMP and GENERATIONS on Music Station

6 Sep

HKT48 – Hikamae I Love You!
First of all, i LIKE this song. The tune reminds me of idol songs from many years ago, like 80s or 90s?  The lyrics describe a shy girl’s heart very well and you can hear alot of rhyming words. Below is a translation of the lyrics:

The scene of you running makes my Heart Beat (Heart Beat)
My eyes follow you and Lock On
The school grounds always gives me a Shutter Chance (*meaning photo taking chance)
The wind is blowing Lonely(Lonely)
There’s still half a year worth of School Days 
There’s nothing written in my rolled up Diary
When it comes to cool guys, there should be others around
But if it’s not you(x2), definitely(x2) it’s impossible

Chorus( x2 times):

I am sorry, liking you one-sidedly, Love you! Love you! (ever so cautiously)
I’ll just watch you from here
I’m satisfied just meeting you
I don’t want to cause any trouble, Love you! Love you! (saying to myself)
Please work hard in your club activities, and don’t notice me!

Performance wise, the choreography is really cute. I guess the biggest gripe most would have is the significance of Kodama Haruka as center, since she didn’t get to stand in the center during important parts of the song and is forced to share the spotlight with Sakura, Sasshi and the new twin combination Nako-Miku. I can go to lengths about this but since i’m not a fan I shall just enjoy their music.


GENERATIONS – Always with you
I looked at this group and recognized a couple of faces from GTO. Gosh after the scandal between GENERATIONS Alan Shirahama and AKB48 Minegishi Minami, you’d think they’d avoid putting AKB48 Kizaki Yuria in a drama with these guys. Anyway the dancer in white shirt and black hair is Alan Shirahama. Sorry for gossiping, but music wise this group is like a weaker version of EXILE.


Hey! Say! JUMP – Weekender / Asu e no Yell
I only watched “Asu e no Yell”. It’s a really nice song, sorta feels like a song for World Cup. The audience were really fired up as well – don’t know if it’s the effect of drama Suikyuu Yankees?

Reporter asks Alan Shirahama if he wants to shave his head

5 Feb

Found another article which is slightly juicier. However, i may not have translated it accurately, so take it with a pinch of salt!

A reporter from Tokyo Sports attended a GENERATIONS press event in Osaka on the 1st Feb(note that this was before Alan apologised), where Alan(or another member)  promoted their upcoming live by saying that it’d be so fun that the audience can lose weight easily, so those who wish to diet are encouraged to come. At this point, someone from the press revealed that Minegishi Minami’s goal this year is also to lose weight. Alan did not react to this comment but instead, his member tried to help by saying something totally irrelevant. During the event, there were shouts of “Minegishi” and fans who turned up wearing Gachapin outfits(a cartoon character symbolic of Miichan), but ultimately there was no huge disturbance.

While Alan was moving backstage to rest, the press asked if he had seen Miichan’s infamous YouTube video, but he ignored them completely.

The reporter then decided to ask him directly by joining in the 4000 fans for a handshake. After queuing for 1 hr, the reporter finally faced a smiling Alan and asked “Do you have anything you want to say to Minegishi?”. His face changed upon hearing this and he said “Erm…pls wait a minute.” The reporter pressed on with “Having seen Minegishi’s shaved head, what are the chances of shaving your head?”.  He didn’t respond but looked downcast.

After the reporter left, Alan immediately switched back to professional mode, smiling and interacting with fans behind.


Alan Shirahama apologises for scandal with Minegishi Minami

4 Feb

Shirahama Alan, the guy involved in Miichan’s scandal, appeared at the handshake event for GENERATIONS’ 2nd single “Animal” on 3rd Feb and apologised in front of his fans.

Bowing his head, he said “I’m very sorry for the trouble i’ve caused this time. I’ll work harder in future, so please continue to look after me.”

It took him quite long to apologise huh? But according to Sanspo, he initially refrained from speaking about the scandal for fear of causing more chaos. But he decided to break his silence after seeing Miichan apologising to fans at her handshake event on 2nd Feb.

Alan’s elder sister, Shirahama Loveli, who is a model and TV personality, said that Alan had texted/called her to warn and apologise about his scandal.

In case you want to know more about Shirahama Alan,he is a actor and member of GENERATIONS. His label LDH does not have any dating ban and prefers not to interfere in their talents’ private lives. So that’s probably why they are lying low so far.