The trio will leave Johnny’s at the end of their contract in September and will possibly be rejoining ex-manager Iljima for China advancements. Iljima is supposedly now with a Chinese affiliated company and will be working with influential people in the Chinese movie industry. There are reports that the trio have visited China over several occasions so it’s likely they will be appearing in Chinese movies.
If this is true, these guys are either doing it becos Johnny’s is blacklisting them from the industry, or because of the money. China’s productions are so lacking that they often spend big bucks for overseas stars to make a cameo. The only Japanese stars i’ve seen accepting these offers are expired artistes like Akanishi Jin or Yamapi. But SMAP is way too high class for China productions!
Yamashita Tomohisa has released the live DVD “TOMOHISA YAMASHITA TOUR 2013 -A NUDE-.”
The DVD was shot during his 20 city, 29 performance nationwide tour for his 2013 album “A NUDE.” The contents include the last performance which was held in Yoyogi National Gymnasium, with lots of behind the scenes footage from the entire tour. Also, there is footage of a special guest appearance from Katori Shingo, who co-starred with Yamashita in last year’s drama “the MONSTERS” and the music video of his collaboration song with Kis-My-Ft2′s Fujigaya Taisuke, “NEXTACTION feat. Fujigaya Taisuke (Kis-My-Ft2)”.
Below is the music video of his collaboration with Fujigaya Taisuke.
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This song featuring Fujigaya is one of the nicer songs from Yamapi in quite a long while…can even see some badass expression on his face this time.