Kis-My-Ft2 Fujigaya Taisuke and Takimoto Miori have broken up

Kisumai’s Fujigaya and Takimoto Miori, who did not deny their relationship when news broke in June last year, have reportedly broken up. This was mainly due to a change in management for Kis-My-Ft2 after SMAP’s disbandment saga earlier this year.

“Kis-My-Ft2 was previously managed by I, who left Johnny’s Jimusho in a bid to go independent. The new manager  told Fujigaya that relationships are NG” – showbiz pro

After the relationship news broke, it seems that staff lectured Fujigaya. Takimoto’s heart also grew cold. The final straw was K’s(new manager) directions after the SMAP saga.

“In Feb this year, K persuaded Fujigaya so they talked about ending the relationship. She also heard of complicated issues so they progressed to talk of breaking up.” – acquaintance of Takimoto

Source

Advertisements

CDTV Premier Live 2015~2016: Highlights

The 5 hour show took place last night with artistes singing their usual hits.


Johnny’s Family

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone/Colourful Eyes
I love Colorful Eyes!

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kcq7m_kis-my-ft2-cdtv%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%AB-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%962015-2016_tv
Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!/AAO

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kcmjb_%EF%BD%93%EF%BD%8D%EF%BD%81%EF%BD%90-cdtv%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%AB-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%962015-2016_tv
SMAP – Battery/$10/Stay/Otherside/Original Smile


 

LDH Inc.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kd5kf_e-girls-special-medley-160101-cdtv-premier-live-2015-2016_music
E-girls – Dance Dance Dance
Happiness – Holiday
Flower – Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way
Dream – Blanket Snow
E-girls – Dance with me now!

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kbdzc_cdtv%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%AB-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96-2015-2016-exile-24karats-gold-soul-choo-choo-train-rising-sun_music
EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul/Choo choo train/Rising Sun

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kbfkg_cdtv%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%AB-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96-2015-2016-%E4%B8%89%E4%BB%A3%E7%9B%AEjsb-unfair-world-summer-madness-feat-afrojack-r-y-u-s-e-i_music
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Unfair World/Summer Madness/R.Y.U.S.E.I.

GENERATIONS – Never let you go/All for you

 


48Group

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kcong_ske48-%E5%89%8D%E3%81%AE%E3%82%81%E3%82%8A-cdtv-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%962015-2016_music
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
Ryoha takes Rena’s center position! I love Ryoha!

NMB48 – Durian Shonen

Nogizaka47 – Girls Rule/Ima Hanashitai Dare ka ga Iru

AKB48 – 365nichi no Kamihikouki/Namida Surprise/Kuchibiru ni Be my Baby


 

Others

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kcmwx_%E5%AE%B6%E5%85%A5%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AA-%E5%90%9B%E3%81%8C%E3%81%8F%E3%82%8C%E3%81%9F%E5%A4%8F-cdtv-%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%962015-2016_music
Leo Ieiri – Kimi ga kureta natsu

Perfume – Star Train/Laser Beam

Miwa – Hikari e

 

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

 

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)

Sakurai_KikuchiFuma

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?

Ohno_Higashiyama

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!

matsujun kawai

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!

SubaruTakki

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:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kawwq_15-12-31-16-1-1-%E5%8F%B2%E4%B8%8A%E6%9C%80%E5%A4%9A%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA%E3%82%BF%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E7%B7%8F%E7%B5%90%E9%9B%86-%E3%82%AB%E3%82%A6%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88%E3%83%80%E3%82%A6%E3%83%B3%E5%B9%B4%E8%B6%8A%E3%81%97%E7%94%9F%E6%94%BE%E9%80%81sp_music
Alternative Link

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

AllThingsJpop Top 10 headlines of the year

Since 2015 is coming to an end, i might as well conclude with the Top 10 headlines of the year. These articles are ranked according to their viewership. Articles from 2014 and earlier have been left out.

1. Bunshun leaks pictures of AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki and NEWS Tegoshi Yuya..a Hakone date?
This scandal was published in June 2015 and i guess the huge picture of Yukirin and Tegoshi, arms wrapped around each other, was a huge shock. No proper news sources would report it (for Yahoo it took a few days before article was posted) but the story was already all over the Internet. Though both parties remained largely silent, to this date, we’re still getting epilogues on the mysterious relationship between Yukirin and Tegoshi.

2. AKB48 2015 Senbatsu Sousenkyo ~Unpredictable Rankings, The Tumultuous Night~: Final Results

3. Back Number sings OST theme for drama “5-ji kara 9-ji made”
This comes in as a surprise because i had no idea “5-ji kara 9-ji made” would be so successful internationally. I’ve had readers asking me for titles of tracks which i had no idea of. But no worries, CDJapan now has the OST for sale!

4.  Kisumai Fujigaya Taisuke revealed to be dating Miori Takimoto for years
I seldom post about Kisumai let alone Fujigaya so the spike in numbers for this was quite surprising. I guess Kisumai is really huge, or there could be much more shippers of the couple from “Ikemen Desu Ne” that i’m aware of.

5. AKB48 General Elections 2015: Final look at China fans’ campaigns
This article ended up being published in a Japanese matome kinda site for 48 fans, and for some reason they’d misquoted the facts. So if you read the matome sites, please be aware that not all info passed around there is TRUE.

6. Horikita Maki gets married to Koji Yamamoto after 3 months of dating!
Title is enough to let everyone’s jaws drop in shock. Their love story is even juicier.

7. Tanaki Koki sends Taguchi message of support and talks about life after KAT-TUN
I would actually rank this way higher because it was just published. Surprised that people are still interested in Koki.


Thanks to everyone for supporting my site this year! There are busier days ahead and i won’t be posting regularly but i’ll be here when there’s important news! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

Highlights from FNS Kayousai 2015(Part 1)

The 4hour show last night featured some nostalgic songs which brings us back to the days of classic Jpop. This is just Part 1 of the show, and Part 2 airs 2 weeks later on 16th December 2015.


 

Selected classics

Boa & Tomomi Kahala – Meri Kuri
It’s been quite awhile since Boa appeared on Japanese TV. In terms of vocals, no one is better than Boa! Some netizens thought Tomomi Kahala’s singing was better but i think her vocal style is too old school.

Motohiro Hata x AI – Story

EXILE Vocalists – Last Christmas

Yamamoto Sayaka x Leo Ieiri – Kimi ga kureta natsu

Nakayama Miho – Sekai chuu no dare yori kitto

Ayumi Hamasaki – Seasons


 

46/48 Group

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gtxbo_%E4%B9%83%E6%9C%A8%E5%9D%82%EF%BC%94%EF%BC%96-%E4%BB%8A%E8%A9%B1%E3%81%97%E3%81%9F%E3%81%84%E8%AA%B0%E3%81%8B%E3%81%8C%E3%81%84%E3%82%8B-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-2015-%E7%AC%AC1%E5%A4%9C_tv
Nogizaka46 – Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gqng7_akb48-365%E6%97%A5%E3%81%AE%E7%B4%99%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C%E6%A9%9F-2015fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-2015-12-02_musichttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gqo9t_akb48-%E5%94%87%E3%81%ABbe-my-baby-2015fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-2015-12-02_music
AKB48 – 365nichi no kami hikouki/Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby
I’m glad AKB48 is ending the year promoting 2 great songs. I didn’t like Kuchibiru as much as 365nichi earlier on. However, the cute choreography,costumes and perhaps the members’ enthusiasm for this song is making it shine. Takamina looks cute now with her slanted pigtails. Jurina looks gaunt in Love Crescendo but in this song she’s just 18 like she should be.

AKB48 x Shinji Tanimura- Rudolph the red nosed reindeer


 

Johnny’s Family

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gk3lp_hd-2015-12-02-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-smap_music
SMAP – Yuki ga Futte kita/Otherside

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3h7h6u_%E3%82%AD%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9E%E3%82%A4-everybody-go-%E6%9C%80%E5%BE%8C%E3%82%82%E3%82%84%E3%81%A3%E3%81%B1%E3%82%8A%E5%90%9B-2015%E5%B9%B412%E6%9C%882%E6%97%A5-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-2015-kis-my-ft2-%E5%8C%97%E5%B1%B1%E5%AE%8F%E5%85%89-%E5%8D%83%E8%B3%80%E5%81%A5%E6%B0%B8-%E5%AE%AE%E7%94%B0%E4%BF%8A%E5%93%89-%E6%A8%AA%E5%B0%BE%E6%B8%89-%E8%97%A4%E3%83%B6%E8%B0%B7%E5%A4%AA%E8%BC%94-%E7%8E%89%E6%A3%AE%E8%A3%95%E5%A4%AA-%E4%BA%8C%E9%9A%8E%E5%A0%82%E9%AB%98%E5%97%A3_tv
Kis-my-ft2 – Everybody Go/Saigo wa Yappari Kimi
It might be the stage setting or their glittering suits, but i think they look especially cool today on skates.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gmsko_tokio-%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-2015-%E7%AC%AC1%E5%A4%9C_tv
TOKIO – Tokyo Drive

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3giod8_hey-say-jump-2015%E5%B9%B412%E6%9C%882%E6%97%A5-%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B3%E3%82%BF%E3%81%8C%E7%94%BA%E3%81%AB%E3%82%84%E3%81%A3%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8F%E3%82%8B-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-%E4%BC%8A%E9%87%8E%E5%B0%BE%E6%85%A7-%E5%B1%B1%E7%94%B0%E6%B6%BC%E4%BB%8B-%E5%B2%A1%E6%9C%AC%E5%9C%AD%E4%BA%BA-%E7%9F%A5%E5%BF%B5%E4%BE%91%E6%9D%8E-%E6%9C%89%E5%B2%A1%E5%A4%A7%E8%B2%B4-%E9%AB%99%E6%9C%A8%E9%9B%84%E4%B9%9F-%E4%B8%AD%E5%B3%B6%E8%A3%95%E7%BF%94-%E5%85%AB%E4%B9%99%E5%A5%B3%E5%85%89-%E8%96%AE%E5%AE%8F%E5%A4%AA-hey-say-jump_tv
Hey!Say!JUMP – Christmas Song

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gigmn_hey-say-jump-2015%E5%B9%B412%E6%9C%882%E6%97%A5-ultra-music-power-%E3%82%AD%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3-fns%E6%AD%8C%E8%AC%A1%E7%A5%AD-%E4%BC%8A%E9%87%8E%E5%B0%BE%E6%85%A7-%E5%B1%B1%E7%94%B0%E6%B6%BC%E4%BB%8B-%E5%B2%A1%E6%9C%AC%E5%9C%AD%E4%BA%BA-%E7%9F%A5%E5%BF%B5%E4%BE%91%E6%9D%8E-%E6%9C%89%E5%B2%A1%E5%A4%A7%E8%B2%B4-%E9%AB%99%E6%9C%A8%E9%9B%84%E4%B9%9F-%E4%B8%AD%E5%B3%B6%E8%A3%95%E7%BF%94-%E5%85%AB%E4%B9%99%E5%A5%B3%E5%85%89-%E8%96%AE_tv
Hey!Say!JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Kimi Attraction

Arashi – Wish/GUTS!/Ai wo Sakebe
I’ve never seen collaborations of Arashi with girl groups so this is a first! Momoiro Clover Z did a great job dancing for Arashi.


 

Kis-My-Ft2 performs “AAO” and interview

Nakai’s new music show Momm!

Girls in the street were asked to write a question for Kisumai members.

“What would you prefer girls to wear from Autumn to Winter?”
Fujigaya: How about knit? In White! If it’s a mini skirt, knee-level boots and a white knit top..

“Your fetish?”
Yokoo:I don’t have one, but i’d look at a girls legs from behind.
Members: Doesn’t that make it a legs fetish?
Yokoo: Not the kind of legs that models have which are overly thin
Senga: What about the color?
Yokoo: White would be good

“Do you go out with members during off days?”
Senga: I do go for BBQs with Miyata or Tamamori.
Tamamori: Senga is always late!
Senga: Please don’t make me treat you for lunch!

“How much time do you take to set your hair?”
Tamamori: About 20mins?
Kitayama to Miyata: You bring the senior’s photos to saloons right?
Miyata: Yes, like Takizawa or Domoto Koichi’s. (He was chosen as the member who takes the longest to set his hair.) I start arranging my hair 1 hour in advance.When i take a step and my hair falls out of place i have to reset it.
Kitayama: He’s really troublesome!


Purchase this single here:


Limited Edition

Regular Edition

Bundled Edition

Netizens discover signs of Shimazaki Haruka interacting with Johnny’s Junior, Sashihara dating Kisumai Senga?

A couple of other english sites have already translated this…

AKB48 Shimazaki Haruka x Johnny’s Junior Yasui Kentaro interactions on Instagram

[​IMG]
Alleged Yasui Kentaro: Second shot. The height of cuteness
Paruru: I want a child
From Paruru or Yasui(?): No way..lol

[​IMG]
Paruru: Flirt
From Paruru or Yasui(?): I have work LOL


So apparently Johnny’s wotas are angry at Paruru for “fishing” while on medical leave and ousting Yasui’s account. She has since deleted all her posts and locked up her instagram account. Yasui Kentaro on the other hand, will probably suffer some consequences for using SNS.

Source, Source

HKT48 Sashihara Rino’s couple items with Kis-My-Ft2 Senga sparks dating rumors

1. Pink Bulldog Smartphone Case
[​IMG]
[​IMG]
Some questioned if the phone is really hers but she’s actually seen carrying the phone in a recent photo.

2. Kirimi Smartphone Case

[​IMG]
[​IMG]

3. Rolex watch captured in Sashihara’s twitter pic(dated September), often seen on Senga.

4. Italian brand shirt

There are a few other allegations which didn’t look convincing enough so i didn’t post here. Netizen reactions in below links.

Source, Source