▪ Akanishi Jin is in trouble again?? [ 1
▪ Leo Akanishi posts pics of Ryo (! and Kusano) on his twitter.
▪ JE wants Jin to get his bro to take the pic down. WTF?!
▪ Johnny needs to stfu and stfd. >:E
▪ This pic may have been a publicity stunt to encourage attention on Kusano.
▪ JE has
gotten more lax with their copyright rules online, but they need to get with the times.
▪ JE idols vs AKB idols, how they're marketed.
N E W S ( S E P T E M B E R 8 - 1 4 ) SMAP/Yamapi
▪ To release single under special unit "THE MONSTERS" [ 1
▪ Shingo and Yamapi to team up for this project.
▪ Peyton totally called this! 3 for 3 now!
▪ Monsters will be the theme to their TBS drama.
▪ Will be interesting to see Yamapi in a boke type role, rather than his usual kakkoii roles. TOKIO
▪ 5LDK to be rebooted and moved [ 1
▪ Moving to Wednesdays at 1 PM
▪ Will be titled TOKIO Kakeru
▪ New games, tests to measure TRUE SELVES. "Level game variety programming."
▪ Games will include psychological games like Night of the Wolf.
▪ Other games will measure knowledge on love, economics, stocks, etc.
▪ Viewers will be play along on their phones in real time! Tackey & Tsubasa/Other Johnny's
▪ 300 Johnny's talents come together for T&T's 10th year anniversary [ 1
▪ Yamapi, HSJ, KisMai were all present at Tokyo Dome on Sept 10 to celebrate.
▪ Their stage set was the exact design of the first ever set created for a JE concert.
▪ Concert was more then 3 hours long, singing more than 30 songs!
▪ ABC-Z, Kantou and Kansai Juniors were also present.
▪ Takki tried some KisMai moves, putting on some rollerskates, too. Kanjani8
▪ Oricon Charts [ 1
▪ #1 with on the singles chart with Aoppana! Sold 208K+ copies. KAT-TUN
▪ Fumetsu no Scrum single and DVD [ 1
▪ The b-sides have an R&B vibe and are great! Maybe even better than FnS!
▪ But that just means this is a well packaged, strong single, and should sell well.
▪ Koki's Black or White. Unnecessary usage of Nazi human experimentation imagary.
▪ The song is shit to begin with, so it doesn't even matter, whatever.
▪ This PV robbed all the money from the FnS PV budget.
▪ The FnS PV was choregraphed by Taguchi! Cool.
▪ Taguchi takes charge, and directs everyone's dance. Impressive.
▪ Is Fumetsu no Scrum related to bowling somehow?!?! I don't get it...
▪ GAME PLAYING FOOTAGE! MUST WATCH!
▪ Music Lovers, Sept. 9 [ 1
▪ Kame's hair is really nasty straight. And covering his eye. LOOKS FUCKED UP EW
▪ KAT-TUN's songs aren't too bad...probably much better of sung by some other artist.
▪ Pressure show tests KAT-TUN's ability to make a coin stand on its side on a table. OKAY?
▪ Taguchi impersonates a beer cane. Okay...
▪ Music Station, Sept. 14 [ 1
▪ Just CtrlC+CtrlV on the PV. Hey!Say!JUMP
▪ Chinen/Takaki to challenge travelling through France by train [ 1
▪ 2000KM covered via local train!
▪ The two will travel supposedly by themselves without staff.
▪ Takaki says, "the French language is so messed up!" ONTD!
▪ Show will air on October 1st, 1:29 AM. NYC/Johnny's Jr.
▪ Nakayama to star in late-night drama [ 1
▪ Drama will be titled Piece.
▪ Drama is based ona shoujo manga.
▪ Nakayama plays a college student facing his shadowy past.
▪ Drama will be a combination of a love story and suspense.
▪ Matsumura Hokuto, Yasei Kentaro will also make an appearance.
▪ Starts airing October 6th. A.B.C-Z
▪ Zutto Love single DVD [ 1
▪ Theme is a dinner show! With ABC-Z as cater waiters? Serving you deliciousness and dancing around?
▪ Is that all the footage there is? Shouldn't there be more?
▪ This was filmed with fans! Fans must have been briefed previously about their involvement in the PV.
▪ The scene with the automatic outfit changes on the stage was really cool!
▪ Music Japan, Sept. 9 [ 1
▪ A little lackluster with too much white, and not enough movement. Kinda static.
▪ HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT DVD, ABC-Z!! DON'T LET US DOWN AGAIN!
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ None this week.
Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Yamashita Tomohisa's Love Chase single.