▪ Japan tells us strongest Johnny's pairings [ 1
▪ OriSta Magazine explores the appeal of musical pairings in the media (Yuzu, KinKi Kids)
▪ KinKi Kids like to kiss each other. What else is new.
▪ Arashi divided into pairings is a popular thing.
▪ Sakurai Sho tops the collegue list for girls, subordinates for men (cuz he seems responsible).
▪ Sakurai+Matsumoto are sexy and mature, Nino+Aiba are like bros, Ohno+Sho are like lazy and laid back.
▪ Takki's meeting with Tsubasa was FATE!
N E W S ( A U G U S T 1 8 - 2 4 ) SMAP/Kis-My-Ft2
▪ SMAPxSMAP, Aug 20 [ 1
▪ KisMai is SOOOOOOO grateful to perfom with SMAP
▪ Nakai finds KisMai's choreo pretty challenging.
▪ No skates?! Guess KisMai running circles around SMAP is a bad idea. TOKIO
▪ 17 Album [ 1
▪ Jacket shoot is straight forward low key location shoot.
▪ Joshima doesn't have a lot of faces? Car shot is not sexy, lol.
▪ The recording session is pretty cool. Could almost pass for a PV.
▪ Nagase is effortlessly cool, but also effortlessly dumb.
▪ Album has a good flow, moving from a rockier beat to a mellow feel.
▪ Archive, Amagasa, Sometimes are all notable tracks.
▪ Songs all fit together, nothing awkward about it.
▪ Music Station, Aug 24 [ 1
▪ Tokio performs Kibou! Still a decent, cool song.
▪ Taichi is into running recently... V6/Kis-My-Ft2
▪ Music Japan, Aug 19 [ 1
▪ KisMai on ROLLER SKATES!!! Nothing too exciting.
▪ V6 gets to be silly, touching each other, tickling each other.
▪ Miyake Ken is the experimental demonstration boy. Arashi
▪ Ichiban Song Show, Aug 22 [ 1
▪ Are they recycling Sho's vest during the Akashi performance?
▪ The medley is fricking amazing! The growth of Arashi from A.Ra.Shi to Face Down.
▪ Arashi performing A.Ra.Shi in suits and bow ties now versus in their see-through original costumes?
▪ FACE DOWN IS STILL AMAZING OMG YES Arashi/Kanjani8
▪ Tore, Aug 20 [ 1
▪ MatsuJun promoting 24hrTV.
▪ J can't escape the pressure of performing after Aiba and Ohno.
▪ MatsuJun is dubbed the TORE GOD cuz he's just that damn good dammit.
▪ Mr. Tore & Yoko! Yoko always gets sacrificed first, aww.
▪ Now that J is so good and Yoko is bad, maybe J should take over Yoko's job? XD NEWS
▪ Mirai Theater, Aug 17 [ 1
▪ Tegoshi and Massu guest, discuss the Olympics, get emotional.
▪ Rehashing the break up. AGAIN. UGH.
▪ Ohno watches this show. WHY.
▪ Tego is underhandedly trying to sell himself as the future promoter of Brazil2014.
▪ TegoMassu gifts Koyama a bill for sushi. Douchey. Kis-My-Ft2
▪ Kisumai Busaiku SP, Aug 18 [ 1
▪ THIS IS FRICKIN AMAZING CAN THIS GO ON FOREVER PLEASE I LOVE KIS MAI NOW
▪ Kis Mai has haters? Cuz they're ugly? Let's rank different cool facets of Kis Mai's life.
▪ No more Front 3, Back 4. THEY ARE A REAL GROUP ON THIS SHOW YAY
▪ Members act out their ideal version of COOL WAY TO SHOWER, and COOL WAY TO KISS
▪ Kitayama BUSAIKU LOL "ohayou janeyooo!"
▪ Whom would you kiss in KisMai? (no one)
▪ Ousama no Brunch, Aug 18 [ 1
▪ Introing Wanna Bee, blah same old same old.
▪ Fujigaya makes Miyata dance.
▪ Fujigaya and Tamamori go surfing. Fujigaya gets toooo tan.
▪ Kitayama and Miyata go BBQ together! Kitayama does all the work, Miyata does all the eating. Kis-My-Ft2/Sexy Zone
▪ Oricon Charts [ 1
▪ Wanna Be/ Shake it Up #1 single, 285K+ copies sold!
▪ Sexy Zone gets #1 DVD with their Arena Con 2012. ~30K copies sold. Sexy Zone
▪ To have 3rd single [ 1
▪ Sexy Summer ni Yuki Ga Furu, October 3rd release.
▪ Kimi no Tame Boku Ga Iru will be the coupling song.
▪ Sexy Boys = new unit with Juniors. WHAT THE HELL.
▪ LE A/B/RE/ @ venue only SUMMER 2012 edition Johnny's Jrs.
▪ Jesse Lewis to star in horror drama [ 1
▪ Drama titled "The Quiz."
▪ Lewis will be playing the lead role. Two other juniors will join him in the cast.
▪ Plot sounds very much like The Quiz Show...
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ None this week.
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