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Highlights from FNS Kayousai 2015(Part 1)

3 Dec

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

Nogizaka46 – Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru

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

SMAP – Yuki ga Futte kita/Otherside

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.

TOKIO – Tokyo Drive

Hey!Say!JUMP – Christmas Song

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.


 

Johnny’s idol you wouldn’t want to marry

23 Oct

In a Menjoy! (female magazine) poll, 200 females in their 20s to 40s were asked which Johnny’s member (among SMAP, TOKIO and V6) they’d not want to marry. Results are below.

3rd Place: Morita Go(V6) –21%

“He’s a casanova”
“I don’t like his face”

With his blonde hair, Morita’s gyaru image is probably what put off females.

2nd Place: Inagaki Goro(SMAP) –35%

“He likes himself, he wouldn’t be able to love others”
“He’s funny but it feels like it’d be difficult to live with him”

Goro is good looking but it’ll also be difficult for his wife because of this.

1st Place: Nakai Masahiro(SMAP) — 48% 

“He seems troublesome because he loves cleanliness.”
“He seems very stingy. It’s ok if he wants to save on expenses but i can’t bear stinginess.”
“It seems like he can do anything alone. He doesn’t seem suited to living with others.”

Nakai himself has said that the probability of marriage is low.

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On Wide Show, Nakai said that the chances of the remaining SMAP bachelors getting married is even lower.

[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

This week on Music Station: Tackey & Tsubasa forget their lyrics, SMAP, E-girls and more perform

13 Sep


Tackey & Tsubasa – Yamanote sen Uchi mawari ~Ai no meiro~
“Travelling around the Yamanote Line ~Lost in love~” is a story of a guy reminiscing about a past love while travelling along the Yamanote Line(subway). It seems like TakkiTsuba have really lost their way as they struggled to recite the subway station names, a highlight during the chorus. It started with Tsubasa repeating “Osaki” after Takki, and even though Takki ignored it, Tsubasa continued to forget his lyrics. An exasperated Takki went “Ah~~!” and stopped dancing to focus on the lyrics, but Tsubasa totally gave up on the lyrics and continued dancing instead. The irony between these 2….anyways though it was surprising to see them making a mistake, their reactions were kinda cute. During the ending, SMAP’s Shingo teased Tsubasa so much that he shrank into himself.

 

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E-girls – Dance dance dance
Probably the best song to define E-girls. These girls are really good at dancing and it shows in their powerful moves. In the middle portion where they execute the Michael Jackson moonwalk, the CENTER (whoever she is) just stole all the limelight with her aura. 

 

SMAP – Ai ga Tomaru Made ha
The guys are winking like crazy in this performance because Music Station did a special corner on the number of winks SMAP members have flashed over the past 24 years. In 1st place is Kimura, followed by Shingo. Nakai has never offered a wink in Music Station’s history.

Performances from Ongaku no Hi 2015

28 Jun

‘Ongaku no Hi’ started back in 2011 after the Great Tohoku Earthquake with the concept “Let’s spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!” This will be TBS’ 5th year broadcasting the program, and it will be a special project commemorating the 60th anniversary since their establishment.

The show aired on 27th June 2015 for some 8hours and a total of 50 artistes performed.


Amuse Artistes


Rihwa – HaruKaze/ To:Summer
I love this song!

Perfume – Polyrhythm/Pick me up


Flumpool – Kimi ni Todoke


Flumpool – Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You’re Romantic~


LDH Artistes


Flower – Blue Sky Blue


E-girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You


GENERATIONS – Hard Knock Days


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I
EXILE – 24Karats Gold Soul


EXILE – Rising Sun
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness


Johnny’s Family


Kisumai – Brand New World/Kiss Tamashi/Thank you Jyan/
I love the 3rd song..it has a catchy tune and cute dance.


Sexy Zone – King & Queen & Joker/Cha Cha Cha Champion
I am not into young boys but this group has good vocals.


A.B.C-Z – Medley


SMAP – Oretachi ni Ashita wa Aru/Karei naru Gyakushu/Humor shichau yo/Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana


48/46 Group


Yamamoto Sayaka – Dakishimetai kedo


NyaKB – Idol wa Unyanya no ken


AKB48 -Ponytail to Shuhu
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
Rena’s graduation song is so underwhelming…she deserves better really.


Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


Others


WaT – Boku no Kimochi


Ohara Sakurako – Thank you/Manatsu no Taiyou


Nishino Kana – Darling/Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no nara


Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku


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)

Takuya Kimura’s drama “Hero” ends with strong ratings

26 Sep

SMAP Kimura Takuya’s drama “Hero ’14” has become the highest rating drama amongst those in the golden timeslot (Monday 9pm) this year.

The last episode aired on the 22nd September achieved average ratings of 22.9%, and the average ratings for all the episodes was 21.3%.

“Hero ’14” is a sequel to the original series in 2001. With Kitagawa Keiko as the new female lead and many former casts reprising their roles in this sequel, the drama started off on a good note with 26.5% ratings.

Kimura said “I would like to say thanks to the staff, cast and many who watched the drama!!”

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I watched this but it didn’t seem that nice. I guess prosecutor dramas just ain’t my type.