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Bunshun leaks pictures of AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki and NEWS Tegoshi Yuya..a Hakone date?

10 Jun

I’m in shock today. 


According to Bunshun, photos were taken late 2013 to early 2014 when they went snowboarding with friends.

They stayed at a luxury inn Hakone. “The place is in a luxury hotel in Hakone, a place visited by celebrities. Actually the 2 are still friendly and talk over LINE.” acquaintance of Kashiwagi.

No reply from agencies.


Another article says that the 1st photo was taken in Hakone while the 2nd was taken at Naeba ski resort in Niigata.


Cyzo reports that an update from the AKB48 official blog today refers to Kashiwagi Yuki’s upcoming participation for a Miyagi handshake event (14 June) as a “typo error”. She will not be participating afterall.


Internet buzz site Girls Channel discusses the beginnings of this relationship. Back in 2013, a local television in Hokkaido reported on Tegoshi Yuya dating top idol K. This news was something that could not be mentioned in Tokyo.

Netizens spotted the similarities of the silhouette and Yukirin and started heated discussions. However, the TV show made an apology on their homepage 2 days later,denying any connection between their news and the silhouette.

Source, Source

Yahoo has picked up on this, but it seems like TV/other news sites are still keeping mum about it. It didn’t take them long to report on Kisumai Fujigaya’s relationship though.

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)

Performances from The Music Day Ongaku no Chikara

13 Jul

NTV just finished airing their annual music festival “THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara”. For this event, Arashi member, Sakurai Sho, once again served as the main host.

“THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara” aims to connect people through time and space with the power of music. Broadcasted live from Makuhari Messe in Chiba, 60 or more groups of artistes gathered to present 11 hours worth of live music. Checkout the lineup here.

Highlights of the festival include special medleys from TOKIO and Arashi in celebration of their 20th and 15th anniversaries. Johnny’s fans can also look forward to seeing their idols in a group shuffle.

Johnny’s Family Group Shuffle Medley

Arashi – 15th Anniversary Medley

NEWS – Chankapana/ One -for the win-

Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Weekender

KAT-TUN – Birth/ In Fact

EXILE TRIBE – The Revolution

E-girls – E.G.Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha/Sayonara Crawl

AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48 – Group Medley

Nogizaka46 – Natsu no Free & Easy

Perfume – Cling Cling ~love the world~

Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2014

27 Jun

A music festival featuring some major jpop artistes was held yesterday to celebrate TV Tokyo’s 50th anniversary. Guests include TOKIO/V6/Kanjani8/NEWS/AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/Nogizaka46/Morning Musume OG/Morning Musume ’14/Kahara Tomomi/Golden Bomber/Ikimonogakari/Nishino Kana/Hitoto Yo/Moriyama Naotaro/Sukima Switch/May J.

One of the highlights was Goto Maki’s return to Morning Musume OG after a hiatus of 2.5 years. Once the golden girl of Morning Musume, Goto Maki’s performance with the group brings us back to the days when Morning Musume was at its best.

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki, who is known to be a fan of Morning Musume, posted on her Google+: “Everyone in Morning Musume OG were shining brightly. My tears are coming. I like them after all! Ishikawa Rika san too! Goto Maki san is so cute!”

Morning Musume OG – Morning Coffee/ LOVE Machine/ Renai Revolution 21
Morning Musume ’14 – Password is 0

NMB48 – Ibiza Girl
The 48-group also showed up in full force, together with official rivals Nogizaka46. The new Queen of AKB48 Watanabe Mayu took up center for past hits previously centered by Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. The sister groups also showed off their new image after being reinforced with new members from this year’s grand reshuffle.

AKB48 – Labrador Retriever/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
HKT48 – Melon Juice
Another interesting performance was “Labrador Retriever”, as it was performed by the newly selected senbatsu members from the recent general elections.


NEWS – weeeek/ ONE -for the win-


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute
These guys are still popular for their one-hit “Memeshikute” and funny skits. Unfortunately, their skits are sometimes based on Japanese comedy so only the natives will get it.


V6 – Wa ni natte Odorou/Darling/Sexy Honey Bunny!
This is for the older Johnny’s fans. Anyone?


May J – Let it Go (Japanese version)
This globally popular song has been leading the karaoke charts in Japan for a very long time.


Kanjani8 – Zukkoke Otoko Michi/King of Otoko
Kanjani8 also went out of the studio to perform. Bringing us on a tour of TV Tokyo, they gathered a whole bunch of employees to join in on a mass dance.Even the CEO of TV Tokyo showed up.


Ikimonogatari – Arigatou/Love Song wa Tomaranai
This is for those who love pure Japanese music.


NewS Tegoshi Yuya caught in scandal with SKE48 Kito Momona

14 Jul

Today brought a revelation on the mysterious lady that Tegoshi Yuya (25) was caught embracing a few weeks ago. With much regret, tabloids across Japan reported that Tegoshi’s lovely mistress of the night was not NEWS’ manager, dowager empress Julie Keiko Fujishima, but rather SKE48’s darling 19-year-old Kito Momona. Fangirls hoping to hook up with Tego in the future should note it looks like he has a definite type, [very young and in the AKB family]. Good luck, Girls!

Awkward pawing and necking aside, the big news here is that Kito Momona is only 19, and the legal drinking age in Japan is 20. While Momo is no stranger to scandal, neither is NEWS. And the combination of alcohol and minors is a big deal, as NEWS fans should already know. To quickly summarize, in 2005, NEWS’ very own Uchi Hiroki was exiled from the group for underage drinking at the delicate age of 18. FujiTV announcer Yukino Kikuma (33 at the time) was caught with him and even arrested. Infuriated fans, political pressure, and threats from Johnny & Associates forced Fuji to remove Yukino from the air for months.

Surely some backlash must come from these newly revealed details. Wota won’t take kindly to their devoted Momona ditching them for an all-nighter with some D-list Johnny.

Meanwhile, after having already set their own harsh precedent for dealing with underage drinking, will Johnny & Associates really be allowed to ignore Tegoshi’s presence at a boozy party with underage girls?

No doubt more can be expected from this story in the future.


Compilation of NEWS Nagisa no Onee Summer perfs

14 Jul

Music Station

Ongaku no Chikara


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First perf of NEWS summer song “Nagisa no Onee Summer”!

7 Jul

Dressed in Japanese matsuri fashion, NEWS showed up at Ongaku no Chikara yesterday to perform the title track off their upcoming album, “Nagisa no Onee Summer”. The track is a flirty, playful song that talks about a guy’s desire to start a relationship with an older woman after meeting her at the beach. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, just looking at the guys prancing around is enough to put a smile on your face. This is why i love NEWS!

Translated Lyrics:

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Without saying anything
I can’t stop loving you
Please agree? Onee sama(*Affectionate term for older woman)

Summer summer… on the beach
Summer summer… let`s walk
Summer summer… let`s embrace
Summer summer … I want to kiss you

A woman is descending from the hot asphalt road
Her dry hair fluttering behind her, she looks slightly older!
Playing with fire doesn’t make me a kid.
Lets have an adult conversation, so please look at me.

“Where are you from?”, we’re finally all alone by the sea.
Lets take off our shoes and start running
Can i start liking you?

Oh baby
The summer heart is sparkling
The love is starting aimlessly
Isn’t it okay to start right now?

Oh baby
The wind is hugging me
I want to love you
I can’t do anything, but i can’t stop my feelings
Please agree already? Onee sama!


I’m really sorry if the video streams slowly.

If you visit the source directly, it should stream faster.
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