Johnny’s Talk: What To Wear To A Johnny’s Concert/ Event?

One of the hardest things for me to decide on when I go to a Johnny’s concert or event is: What should I wear? Now, I believe that fashion is very personal to everyone and what he or she chooses to wear is a reflection of who they are. Each person has their own style and what they like to wear and there is no right or wrong thing to wear to Johnny’s concerts! I personally like dresses and skirts and a more mature style of clothing, as well as when I go to Johnny’s concerts I don’t want to … Continue reading Johnny’s Talk: What To Wear To A Johnny’s Concert/ Event?

Japanese Entertainment: The Relationship Between Japanese Idols And Their Fans

While I was writing my thesis for my MBA today, which is on the topic of Johnny’s and Associates and the Japanese music industry, the topic of the relationship between a Japanese Idol and their fans popped into my head. Actually, it had been in my head for a while now ever since an article by the Yomiyuri Newspaper about Koyama Keiichiro, a member of my favorite Idol group NEWS,  was released about a week and a half ago. Koyama became a news caster for “News Every” in Spring of 2010 and this January he became a main caster for … Continue reading Japanese Entertainment: The Relationship Between Japanese Idols And Their Fans

Johnny’s Talk: Lauren’s Guide To What To Bring To A Johnny’s Concert

Since many of you all might be coming to a Johnny’s concert here in Japan in the future, I thought I would give you some ideas on what to bring to a Johnny’s concert by telling you what I normally bring to a Johnny’s concert! This is what I bring most of the time when I attend a concert, but it changes sometimes on the show and also the weather as well. Let’s jump right in! #1: Ticket This may be obvious, but you can’t enter the concert venue without a ticket. Many a time I have seen on twitter and … Continue reading Johnny’s Talk: Lauren’s Guide To What To Bring To A Johnny’s Concert

Top 5 Spring-Like Songs of 2014

Spring is already in full swing here in Japan. The Cherry Blossoms bloomed, their petals have already fallen, and summer is beginning to peak on the horizon as the temperature continues to rise by the day. I find myself inspired by music that has a seasonal feel, so today I wanted to write a post on my top 5 favorite songs of this Spring before the season changes! They are in no particular order, just how I feel like presenting them! Also, I am a big fan of J-pop, so all of these songs are Japanese songs.   #1: SAKURA, … Continue reading Top 5 Spring-Like Songs of 2014

Review: Tegomass – “Tegomass no Seishun” テゴマス「テゴマスの青春」Album

“Tegomass no Seishun” is Tegomass’s 4th full length album and also their first album in 2 years and 3 months. The Title of the album basically translates to “Tegomass’s Youth” or “Tegomass’s Adolescence”. This album includes songs produced for them by “The Godspellers” and “DEPAPEPE”. This Album also is the lead in for their tour that started in February, going through the end of this Month, with the same title, “Tegomass no Seishun”.   Album Editions Limited Edition: CD + DVD   The Limited edition comes with the 12 songs of the album and a 40 minute DVD of the … Continue reading Review: Tegomass – “Tegomass no Seishun” テゴマス「テゴマスの青春」Album

Report: Ueda Tatsuya’s Stageplay『冬眠する熊に添い寝してごらん』- “Trying to sleep with the Hibernating Bears”

Ueda’s Stage play was the first part of my spring break! Even though classes were over, I still had to write 2 long papers before my break could really begin. In the middle of this, I took a day off with my friend Meghan who is a huge Ueda fan and went out to Osaka to see Ueda’a stage play!  I saw the first show of two on February 10th. Meghan’s friend helped us get the tickets back in November, but she was only able to get us standing tickets on the day that the general sales opened, so I … Continue reading Report: Ueda Tatsuya’s Stageplay『冬眠する熊に添い寝してごらん』- “Trying to sleep with the Hibernating Bears”

Review: Tegomass – Neko Chuudoku テゴマス「猫中毒」

Neko Chuudoku is Tegomass’s 7th single and it was released on May 22, 2013. This was their 2nd single in 2013 following  their previous single released in March 2013, Sayonara ni Sayonara 「サヨナラにさよなら」. The direct translation of Neko Chuudoku is basically “Cat Obsession”. Editions Limited Edition A: CD + DVD Limited Edition A comes with the song Neko Chuudoku itself, as well as a テゴ.カラ、which stands for Tegoshi Karaoke. So that means that Only Tegoshi’s voice shows up on this track, rather than a regular Karaoke or both of them singing on the track. It also comes with a DVD … Continue reading Review: Tegomass – Neko Chuudoku テゴマス「猫中毒」

Johnny’s Talk: Balloting Process for Concert Fanclub Tickets

*EDIT JANUARY 28TH, 2019* This article was written back in 2013 and most of the Johnnys fanclubs have been converted to a digital balloting system in the past few years.  Please comment below if you would like an updated article on the digital balloting system! I have realized that many International fans I have talked to recently don’t really know the process for balloting for Johnnys Fanclub Tickets. I remember the first time I joined the fan club I had no idea how to ballot and I had to ask advice from others on twitter about balloting and the timing … Continue reading Johnny’s Talk: Balloting Process for Concert Fanclub Tickets

Review: Yamashita Tomohisa – Ai Texas

General Overview “Ai Texas” was released on Feburary 29th, 2012 and is Yamashita’s 5th solo single.  Though this was his 5th single, this is his first one that he has released since leaving the Johnnys group NEWS and going solo in October 2011. It is also his first single with a new record label, Warner Music Japan. The title song, “Ai Texas”, is used as the ending and insert song for the drama that just finished airing called “Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~ Ending Planner~”, which Yamashita stars in. It comes in 5 editions, with only 3 that you … Continue reading Review: Yamashita Tomohisa – Ai Texas

Johnny’s Talk: Reality Sets In

I woke up this morning to finally read the member comments translated. My headache was too bad last night to wait up for them. What did I get from them? Well, first off that this decision was not made lightly and probably months, or longer than that, in the making.  Ryo had been working a lot with Kanjnai8 for quite a while now and acting at the same time, making it hard for NEWS to do things together. I think Kanjani8 would have slowed down their releases if Ryo still wasn’t thinking about leaving. As for Yamapi, I think he … Continue reading Johnny’s Talk: Reality Sets In