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Kanjani8 will release Candy Crush Soda CM song in “Maemuki Scream” single

14 Jul

Kanjani8 will be releasing their new single on August 5, 2015. The song “Maemuki Scream” is a CM song for Oronamin C(energy drink) and the dance choreographer is Lucky Ikeda(the same guy behind AKB48 Kokoro no Placard). The song talks about looking forward and both the young and old are supposed to feel like dancing along upon hearing the catchphrase “Maemuki”. The song has been performed in The Music Day in previous post.

CM below:

The coupling song is the highly anticipated “Candy My Love”, the debut song from sister group Canjani8. The girl group version of Kanjani8 first appeared in CMs for mobile game Candy Crush Soda and were so successful that fans have requested for their CD debut. With a medium tempo 80s tune, the boys girls sing about the feelings of a maiden in love.

CM below:

Some funny comments the guys are saying in the CM.

Yokoyama: Do you want to see my Candy?
Murakami: I regretted taking on this job…
Maruyama: It’s okay to game, but remember to study!
Ohkura: Those preparing for exams shouldn’t game!
Subaru: What’s this about ‘Subako’? There are better names out there!
Yasuda: If someone writes bad stuff about me on the Internet, pls tell me?
Nishikido: The person doing this dislikes it the most. (*not sure about this)


If you want to get their new single with the MV for “Candy My Love”, please click below:

Limited Edition

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


LDH Inc


GENERATIONS – Evergreen


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


 

Others


Yuzu – Owaranai Uta


Mr Children – Starting Over


 

 

Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2015

28 Jun

 

This is another music festival aired a few days ago on June 24, via TV Tokyo. It was about 4hrs long and notable acts are below.


48/46 Group


AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
SKE48 – Coquettish Juutai chuu
HKT48 – 12 Byou
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawai/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
I find Riripo and her wink very cute!  


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


Johnny’s Family

Kanjani8 – Tsuyoku  Tsuyoku  Tsuyoku/Musekinin Hero


NEWS – weeeek/Chumu Chumu


TOKIO – Love,Holiday/Ambitious Japan!


TOKIO – Love you only


Kinki Kids – Garasu no Shonen/Ai sareru yori Ai shitai/Flower/Hakka Candy
When i saw Koichi, it feels like i’m seeing a Prince!


Hey!Say!JUMP – Seniors’ Medley/Ultra Music Power/Kira Kira Hikare
Liking their new song~


Johnny’s West – Ee ja nai ka/Very Happy/


Hello Project Group


Morning Musume OG – Hold on me!/Love Machine/Koi no Dance Site/Happy Summer Wedding


Morning Musume ’15 – Seishun Kozou ga Naiteru


Others


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute


Golden Bomber – Shin da Tsuma ni Niteiru


Sekai no Owari – Starlight Parade/Moonlight Station


Superfly – Tamashii Revolution/Beautiful

Kanjani8 Murakami Shingo dating actress Taira Airi

5 Jun

According to the 28th May edition of Jousei Seven, another Johnny’s artiste Murakami Shingo is reported to be dating, actress Taira Airi. They were spotted on a date in Mount Koya, Osaka. The 2 got close being regular casts for “Hirunandesu!”, a variety show.

It is said that trust developed between them as Murakami would talk to her as she gets nervous for live shows. “He also remembers that she appeared in 2001 drama “Kinpachi Sensei”. She was apparently moved that he remembers it as her role was forgettable,” says TV staff.

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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)

Serina and Kanjani8 Tadayoshi Ohkura in a relationship

28 Sep

Ex-SDN48 member Serina(29), who got a break with her “popular woman” image in 2012 has been revealed to be dating Kanjani8 Okura Tadayoshi(29). Tabloid FRIDAY published an article which showed her heading to Okura’s high class tower mansion last month. As she neared the mansion, she she became more vigilant and put on a mask before entering the tower.

On another day, she dressed up according to Okura’s fashion taste and shopped at a high end supermart frequented by celebrities, before making her way to Okura’s mansion again.

It was also revealed that Serina had stayed over at Okura’s mansion after he finished mc-ing for “24hr TV”.

The Okura who Serina is into, is Kanjani8’s popular ikemen alongside fellow member Nishikido Ryo. His father owns a chain of yakitori shops “Torikizoku” and Okura himself seems to have shares in the family business too.

“Initially, people around Okura were against this relationship, saying he was seduced and could be better off with other girls. However, the more bashing she received, the more Okura felt like protecting her and this deepened their love,”said an acquaintance of Okura.

The two’s relationship have continued for 1.5 years now.

Source

And the agency response is of cos, this is not true. 

AKB48 performs Kokoro no Placard on Music Station and more!

26 Jul

Today’s episode of Music Station was a 3 hour long summer special. Guests on this episode include: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Eight Ranger, Nishino Kana, AKB48, Sayaka Kanda, May J., SMAP, EXILE TRIBE, and BUMP OF CHICKEN.

AKB48 cut:

In this performance, the top3 members hold up signboards with handwritten messages for the fans. To be honest, i had no idea what “Placard” means before this, but now I do.

Watanabe Mayu: “Thanks to everyone’s support I am singing from the center position!! Thank you!”

Mayuyu certainly has some nice drawing skills. That rabbit is so cute!


Sashihara Rino: “Please look out for HKT48 too! I will work hard for the Takigyo!”

(She had previously promised to take a penalty if she was unable to retain her No.1 position in the senbatsu sousenkyo. The penalty she has chosen is to go for Takigyo, which is a form of meditation where one stands under a waterfall and clears his mind of all thoughts.)

 


Kashiwagi Yuki: “I want to become your No.1 !”

Call it fanservice, but I think Yukirin is sending a message for next year’s elections.

Overall, i think the performance was much more enjoyable thanks to these signboard messages for the fans. It is a new gimmick and certainly a bonus for the top members who can use the chance to promote themselves. I only wish they can ditch those white outfits for something more colorful.

Finally, a bonus shot from Kojiharu’s instagram! The new twin combi NyanParu!

Credit: Kojiharu’s Instagram

 

Rest of the performances below:

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Fashion Monster / Kira Kira Killer / Family Party

Eight Ranger – ER2 / Zukkoke Otokomichi / T.W.L

Nishino Kana – Darling / Kimi tte

 

AKB48 – Kokoro no Placard / Koisuru Fortune Cookie

Sayaka Kanda – Yukidaruma Tsukurou / Umarete Hajimete

May J. – Let It Go

 

SMAP – Top Of The World / Shareotsu / BANG! BANG! Vacance!

EXILE TRIBE – THE REVOLUTION

BUMP OF CHICKEN – Niji wo Matsu Hito / ray