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Live performances from FNS Music Festival 2013

6 Dec

Check out all these collaborations and live singing!

Hiromi Go, Yuzu, NGK46 – Hana to Mitsu Bachi

AKB48 – Heavy Rotation/ Suzukake Nanchara

AKB48,  – Heart Eleki

Nishino Kana , Mizuki Nana – Always

Arashi – Endless Game

Yamashita Tomohisa – Summer Nude 13

SKE48, E-girls – Nante Tatte Idol

SKE48 – Break Out!


Yamapi unable to save Fuji TV from streak of “Getsu 9” low ratings

18 Sep

Yamashita Tomohisa’s latest drama “Summer Nude” ended its run of 11 episodes yesterday with a final viewership of 11.9% in the Kanto region.

The much anticipated drama boasting all-star casts like Toda Erika, Karina and Nagasawa Masami had started off on a good note with 17.4% in viewership. However, it dropped to 12% after the 1st episode and pretty much maintained until the last episode.

According to personnel related to FujiTV, in the late 90s, their Getsu 9 slot (Monday 9pm) had so much viewership that its value was likened to a plot of land right in the center of Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district.  “Everyone looked up to it. If it was a product, it would definitely be priced high.”

However, the Fuji TV now is in a terrible position, being 4th in position and being crushed by rivals like TBS. A personnel related to Nihon TV said “Getsu 9? They’re like the shops in the suburbs.”

Seems like even Yamapi can’t stop this streak of losses for Fuji. How much longer will this situation drag on for?


Did you guys watch this drama? I slept through the first few episodes and was going to quit it entirely. But the storyline for the side characters (Toda Erika) was interesting so that’s the only reason i pushed through.

Maeda Atsuko, Yamapi, Yuzu and more on Music Station

14 Sep

This week is an eye opener as we’ve got Acchan back in Music Station with her new single after what seems like a year! Yamapi is also back to promote songs from his latest album “A Nude”. Pls read on for other artistes below!

Maeda Atsuko – Time Machine nan tte Iranai
(Uh-oh at Acchan trying to hit her high notes….)

Yuzu – Tomo, Tabitachi no Toki

Yamashita Tomohisa – Sing for You/Genshiteki ja Night ~Analog Love~
What is this kpop crap….is it that hard to pick a nice song for him?

Performances from Hey!Hey!Hey! Comeback Special

2 Jul

Fuji TV‘s music program hosted by comedy duo Downtown, “HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP“, ended its 18-year run last year, but a special comeback episode was aired on 1st July. Lasting 3 hrs, artistes including AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, Yamashita Tomohisa, Kis-My-Ft2, SMAP, E-Girls, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, EXILE’s Takahiro, Kahara Tomomi and Goriki Ayame showed up to perform their latest hits.

As the show was filmed right after AKB48 5th General Elections, a special interview was held to talk about their post-election feelings. A game of musical chairs was also played to determine the center for Heavy Rotation.

Elections Talk Part

New Kami7 were asked to talk about their feelings
Matsui Rena: I was a fan of AKB48 before i joined SKE48, so it felt special to enter Kami7 as a fan.
Matsui Jurina: Shinoda Mariko said something about surpassing the seniors last year. I think i did it.
Shinoda Mariko: When i announced my graduation and the 70,000 audience started a Mariko call, i wavered and felt like telling them i was joking.
Downtown MC: Have you thought of starting a solo career?
Shinoda Mariko: I can’t sing, so i never thought about it.
Kashiwagi Yuki: The Kami7 now includes younger ones who are stylish. I don’t want to be compared to them.
Watanabe Mayu: We are an idol group, so we want to sing something bright and cheerful! But …since Sasshi is now the center, I’m worried what song will come next.
Takamina: I agree wholeheartedly. Afterall, this is also Mariko sama’s last single..
Shinoda Mariko: This is my last single, but….(looks at Sasshi). I wouldn’t like it if the last song is something weird.
Sasshi: I will ask Akimoto san for a good song….(Sheepish)
Oshima Yuko: Actually i wore my lucky swimwear underneath my costume on elections day. It’s a festival and  it equates to wearing swimwear…so i was prepared to strip if i got too high!
Downtown MC: You really love to strip don’t you?!
Sasshi: I was really confused on being the center. After all i was transferred to HKT48.
Downtown MC: Ah so do you still have a boyfriend?
Sasshi screams: No!!! (Everyone laughs.)
Downstown MC: Well in future you might find your costume missing, or one half of your shoes gone..
Sasshi: Eh?! That’s scary!

Musical Chairs Portion + Heavy Rotation


Rest of Music Performances

AKB48 – Sayonara Crawl

NMB48 – Bokura No Eureka

SKE48 – Uzukushii Inazuma

HKT48 – Suki!Suki!Skip!

Yamashita Tomohisa – Summer Nude ’13

EXILE’s Takairo – Issen Ichibyou

SMAP – Joy!

Kis-my-Ft2 – Kisumai Kiss Your Mind & She!Her!Her!

E-girls – Follow Me

First perf of Yamapi’s summer single “Summer Nude 13”

1 Jul

After releasing a string of forgettable singles, Yamapi is now back with fresh sound for his upcoming drama “Summer Nude”. Wait, fresh isn’t the most accurate term to use here since his song is actually a remake of “Endless Summer Nude”, released in 1997 by the Magokoro brothers.(I guess he finally abandoned his previous producers for something that’s more tried and tested.)

The difference between the 2 versions? Not much actually, the background music is practically the same, just that Yamapi’s voice is much better than the Magokoro brothers.

Remake or not, the song is easy on the ears and has this breezy feel which makes it rather enjoyable. It actually reminds me of the classic songs that accompanied Kimura Takuya’s hit dramas in the 90s. Will “Summer Nude 13” finally be the turning point in Yamapi’s career?

Yamapi’s version 

Magokoro brothers’ version


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Live Performances from Ongaku no Hi

30 Jun

This is an annual music program from TBS that brings together the greatest idols/bands/artistes. Hosted by SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, this year’s “Ongaku no Hi” will last for as long as 13 hours, making it the longest running music program ever.It is currently broadcasting live in Japan and performances are being uploaded as we speak, so check back to see your favourite artistes!

Disclaimer: As there are too many artistes, i will only post selected videos

AKB48 32nd single – Koisuru Fortune Cookie(In Love with Fortune Cookie)
It’s still 1.5 months away from AKB48’s 32nd single release so i was quite shocked to see them perform it way in advance. Anyways, this is the song that features Sashihara Rino as the center after she won AKB48 5th General Elections. Right away, i felt uncomfortable seeing her as the center. It doesn’t help that the song choice is kind of retro, and ….just not AKB style. I’ll leave my comments in my next post.

AKB48 – Flying Get/Gingham Check

AKB48 – Tenohira ga Kataru Koto

Watanabe Mayu – Rappa Renshuuchu( Practicing my Trumpet)

Kashiwagi Yuki – Shortcake

Takahashi Minami – Jane Doe

Itano Tomomi – 1%

NMB48 – Nagiichi / Bokura no Eureka

SKE48 – Uzukushii Inazuma

HKT48 – Suki!Suki!Skip!

Yamashita Tomohisa  – Daite Senorita/Summer Nude ’13

Nogizaka46 – Oide Shampoo/Girls Rule

Perfume – Magic of Love/Mirai no Museum/Laser Beam

Nishino Kana – Believe/Kimitte/Watashi Tachi

Golden Bomber – Dance My Generation/Memeshikute

ABC-Z – Song Medley

Sexy Zone – Bad Boys/ Real Sexy!

Kis-my-ft2 – Everybody Go/Kimi to no Kiseki

SMAP – Battery/Bang!Bang!Vacance/Mae Ni

Kubota Toshinobu – La la la Love Song/Corcovado

EXILE Atsushi-  Furusato

Who Rules the CMs in Johnny’s?

7 May

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Aside from CD, DVD, concert, and goodies sales, CM (commercial movie) also puts on a huge chunk to Johnny‘s coffers. Aside from monopolizing most ikemens in Japan, Johnny’s talents also monopolizes most CMs in Japan. However, some of the most after-sought celebrities are also getting CMs now like Korean stars and Japanese actors, like: Matsuda Ryuhei, Tsumabuki Satoshi, and Oguri Shun. Nevertheless, CM is an important source of income of most Johnny’s talents, and whose getting it now?

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