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Performances from The Music Day 2016

2 Jul

The Music Day is an annual music festival by Nihon TV. This year it featured some 71 acts spanning 11 hours.
Highlights include: Johnny’s shuffle medley, NEWS and Arashi’s new song.

The show was simultaneously aired on cable channel GEM throughout Asia. Hopefully those with the channel watched it!


 

NEWS – Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e [NEW SONG!!!!]

Hey!Say!JUMP – Weekender/Maji Sunshine

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone

Kanjani 8 – Medley

Kinki Kids – Flower/Bara to Taiyo


Arashi – One Love/Happiness

Arashi – Power of the Paradise [NEW SONG!!!!]

Johnny’s Shuffle Medley

NMB48 – Boku wa Inai

 

SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald

AKB48 – Love Trip

Nogizaka46/Keyakizaka46 – Dream Collaboration

 

Kobukuro – Mirai

 

Johnny’s Countdown 2015~2016: Shuji & Akira comeback, dream units and more!

1 Jan

 

This year’s Johnny’s Countdown was held in Tokyo Dome and the hosts were the adorkable Arashi. Hey!Say!JUMP and V6 had a concert and Kouhaku commitments respectively so they were filmed separately. Nevertheless, this year was really interesting as fans could choose what they want to see and hear.

Segments and notable moments from the show are summarized below:

  • Songs you want to hear from each group(Fan Request)
    Kanjani8 had a very nice song chosen for them, “Osaka Romanesque”.
  • Collaboration special
    Noriyuki Higashiyama sings Kondo Masahiko’s “Andalucia Ni Akogarete” with the Johnny’s Dancing Kings.
    Ex-NEWS & Kanjani8 member Uchi Hiroki also makes a brief appearance back-dancing.
  • Song exchange medley
    Kanjani8 sings Sexy Zone’s “Cha Cha Cha Champion” in hilarious cosplay.
    Kis-my-ft2 Yokoo breaks a note while singing Chinen Yuri’s solo in Hey!Say!JUMP’s “Ultra Music Power”.
    Arashi performs NEWS debut song “NEWS Nippon”. Unlike Yokoo, Ohno sings Tegoshi’s high note flawlessly.
  • KAT-TUN 10th year anniversary
    In celebration of their 10th anniversary, they started off with “Bokura no Machi de” from 2006. This was the only song i like out of their 3 songs. They also sang “In Fact” and “Kiss Kiss Kiss” from these years. This is also the last countdown for 4-member KAT-TUN.
  • Kinki Kids 20th year anniversary
    This pair stopped dancing many years ago but this time they danced to “Yamedaide, Pure” from 1999. This is a rare song in Kinki’s playlist so it’s a must-watch!
  • Dream units you want to see, Top 5 (Fan Request)

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No.5: Sakurai Sho & Kikuchi Fuma
Song: Arashi
Sakurai Sho is Fuma’s senior from Keio University and apparently Fuma’s father wrote the lyrics to Arashi’s debut song. Fuma looks so enthusiastic next to Sho but i heard he’s actually a Akanishi shipper?

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No.4: Noriyuki Higashiyama & Ohno Satoshi
Song: Nihon Yoitoko Makafushigi
Higashiyama took great care of Ohno before his debut. The song they performed is covered in Arashi’s latest album “Japonism”. Ohno shows some fear before attempting a dangerous backflip which 50-year old Higashiyama did without hesitating.


[Surprise: Yamashita Tomohisa & Kamenashi Kazuya]
[Song: Seishun Amigo]
According to a GirlsChannel report, Yamapi was originally not scheduled for Johnny’s Countdown as he had MV filming overseas. Fans had no option to nominate the duo but they still insisted on sending in requests. The overwhelming response must have resulted in Yamapi’s appearance. Aside from it being the biggest surprise of the night, it was also Kame and Yamapi’s reunion after 6 years so the fans in Tokyo Dome exploded in joy. Kame thanked the fans in the end by giving us a flashback of the Shuji-Akira bromance 10 years ago – a backhug for Yamapi.

Shuji to Akira
Those smiles…I think it would not be exaggerating to say that this scene is worth watching 100 times over!

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No.3:Matsumoto Jun & Kawai Fumito
Song: Wish
Kawai is well-known for his dance impersonations of Matsujun and despite Matsujun’s resistance, his impersonations delight everyone.

Kitayama Okura

No.2: Kitayama Hiromitsu & Okura Tadayoshi
Song: (Each other’s songs)
They are apparently good friends!

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No.1: Shibutani Subaru & Takizawa Hideaki
Song: Ashita ni Mukatte
These 2 were known as “Takizawa of the East” and “Subaru of the West” during Johnny’s Junior’s Golden Age. I do not know much about this era as it was 17 years ago, but judging from the fan votes here, this pair was huge and still is! “Ashita ni Mukatte” is actually an Arashi song which they often performed in their junior days.

If you want to watch the whole show:

Alternative Link

To conclude, this year’s Johnny’s Countdown is a memory worth keeping! Wishing all a Happy New Year!

Performances from Best Artist 2015 and KAT-TUN Taguchi’s shocking announcement

25 Nov

【実況・感想】ベストアーティスト2015

The biggest news of the night: Taguchi Junnosuke announces departure from KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Jimusho. Taguchi says he’s turning 30 soon and this decision was made for the sake of his future.


Taguchi’s announcement

I am just sad that this once-upon-million-selling-group is disintegrating in this manner. 


 

On to the performances…

Johnny’s Family


Hey!Say!JUMP – Kimi Attraction

Arashi – Sakura/Aozora no Shita, Kimi no tonari/ Ai wo Sakebe
Matsumoto is so dorky in this performance and as usual “Ai wo Sakebe” is a godly performance!


Kinki Kids – Yume wo mireba Kizutsuku koto mo aru

V6 – Wait for you/ 20th anniversary medley

Johnny’s Love Songs Medley Part 1
Kinki Kids 
– Ai no Katamari
Kanjani8 – Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku
Johnny’s WEST – All my love
Hey!Say!JUMP – AinoArika
Arashi – Love so sweet


Johnny’s Love Songs Medley Part 2
TOKIO – Love you only
KAT-TUN – Kiss Kiss Kiss
Tackey & Tsubasa – Ai ha Takaramono
NEWS – Ai Kotoba
V6 – Ai nanda
I saw Girlschannel users looking forward to NEWS’ “Ai Kotoba” and indeed it’s a GREAT song!


 

LDH Inc.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

E-girls – Dance dance dance


 

48/46 Group


AKB48 – 365nichi no Kami Hikouki / Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby
I prefer the Asa ga Kita song over Kuchibiru. Kuchibiru has a good tune, really colorful like what you’d find in a carnival but the lyrics are simpler than simple, and cutesy just doesn’t work for most members now. Quite honestly, i’m cringing whenever Takamina does the winks and pouts.

HKT48 – Shekarashika
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
AKB48 – Heavy Rotation


Nogizaka46 – Ima, Hanashitai dare ka ga iru

 

 

[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

Kyanjani8 debut PV”Candy My Love” in full!

13 Aug

There is nothing i can possibly hate about this song. The tune is so luxurious considering this is a CM song meant for a 30 seconds timeslot. I love the busy violins playing in the background and the girls robotically singing along as center Subako belts out her heart in her heartwrenching voice.

Of course, anything related to Kanjani8 comes with some comedy effect. In the opening, Subako sings about how hard it is to meet her lover, to the point that she doubts if she’s ever met him. Yokoyama responds with “Subako, are you alright in the head?” As we progress, we realise Subako’s love is actually Nishikido Ryo as he appears in her dream-like state and she reaches out to touch him. I don’t know about you, but the thought of Subaru thinking about Nishikido as his lover while acting out this MV made me laugh. As for the other members, the fine elements of their acting is also worth watching. Things like getting pricked by needles, their attempts at forlorn expressions etc are bound to put a smile on your face.

For more information about this single, please click here.

 

 

Sneak peaks of Kyanjani8 debut song “Candy My Love”

1 Aug

The debut song for Kanjani8’s sister group Kyanjani8 was unveiled in 3 separate CMs for mobile game Candy Crush Soda. Dressed in sailor uniforms, the girls put on sad expressions as center Subako sings about a maiden in love with hisher heartwrenching voice. The eerily beautiful scenes of these girls doing simple things like swiping away on cellphones have set the hearts of wotas on fire.

For more information, pls go here.

Performances from FNS Uta no Matsuri 2015

1 Aug

Yet another one of the summer music festivals….i’m tired of posting these since it’s always the same performances from the same people. If i had to pick the one highlight, it’d just be Ohara Sakurako’s “Kimi ga kureta Natsu” which is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Koinaka”.


48/46 Group


AKB48 – Halloween Night


AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha with exiting members Rena/Kawaei


HKT48 – 12Byou


SKE48 – Mae no Meri


NMB48 – Dorian Shonen


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


LDH Inc


EXILE – Rising Sun


EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness


Noriyuki Makihara x EXILE – Donna toki mo


E-Girls – Anniversary!!


Chisato Moritaka x FLOWER – Jyuunana sai


Johnny’s Family

V6 – Music for the people/Ai nanda
Kanjani8 – Gamushara Koushinkyouku


Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss damashii


Busaiku – Yacchattta!!


Sexy Zone – Cha Cha Cha Champion


Arashi – Love so sweet


Arashi – Hoshi sora no shita, Kimi no tonari


Hey!Say!JUMP – Chau#


Others:


Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako – Kimi ga Kureta Natsu


Morning Musume ’15 x Funasshi – Renai Revolution 21