Johnny’s Talk: Why do I love Johnny’s?

Recently, I have been asked by some readers how and why I became interested in Johnny’s and I decided to write down some of my thoughts. Starting in December, I have reached the point in my life where I am transitioning from school to a full time job and it isn’t the easiest transition. During this transition though, I have been really taking the time to think about why I love the things that I do and prioritizing my time accordingly. As most of you know, Johnny’s is something that I have loved since I was in my first year … Continue reading Johnny’s Talk: Why do I love Johnny’s?

Lauren’s Top 10 Favorite Johnny’s Releases of 2013

Though it is already May, I had this document sitting on my computer since the end of last year and I thought that it might be nice to share! This time, I will be talking about my top 10 favorite Johnny’s releases of 2013. I made a YouTube video on my favorite Johnny’s releases of 2012 at the end of 2012 and people seemed to enjoy it, so I thought it would be good to wrap everything up again as well for 2013. These are in no particular order, I simply chose my top 10 favorite Johnny’s releases of 2013!   1: … Continue reading Lauren’s Top 10 Favorite Johnny’s Releases of 2013

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

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」

NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013~10 Year Anniversary Event, Tokyo Dome, September 7th, 2013 Report

Hi Everyone! I am back with a report about the 10 year anniversary event in Tokyo dome! Since there have already been a lot of reports already released, mine will be short and to the point with some things that I personally noticed and enjoyed during the concert! So, lets get started! -The show started about 5-7 minutes late because people were still flooding into their seats in the arena. Eventually everyone started to get anxious and started to do the NEWS call even louder and finally NEWS came on. – The setlist was basically the same as Tokyo and … Continue reading NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013~10 Year Anniversary Event, Tokyo Dome, September 7th, 2013 Report

NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013 Kobe and Osaka Report

Hi Everyone! Here is my long awaited Fan report from the NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013. I was able to do to Kobe on August 9th and all 3 Osaka shows on the 23rd and 24th of August. I will be doing a combined report and explaining some of the differences I saw between Kobe and Osaka, which is big venue vs. small venue. This is in no particular order, just my thought about what I remember about the concert. August 9th, 2013; Hotomoto Field, Kobe This show I ended up being 2nd row from the main stage in the arena. … Continue reading NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013 Kobe and Osaka Report

Review: NEWS – “NEWS” Album

NEWS is back! This time, with their first totally original album since they became”New” NEWS. In 2012, they released a BEST album that contained all of their old songs, but this album is the first album since they become 4 members to have all new songs with just the 4 of them. The album is self titled as「NEWS」and features 12 songs (13 on the regular edition). 3 of these song were released as singles  in the past year: チャンカパーナ(Chankapana)、WORLD QUEST, and ポコポンペコーリャ(Pokoponpekorya). The album also features the WING Kirei Bra commercial song 「渚のお姉サマー」Nagisa no Onee-sama, which was not released as … Continue reading Review: NEWS – “NEWS” Album

Diary Post: ありがとう、テゴマス – Thank You, Tegomassu

Today’s concert wasn’t much different from yesterdays. The only thing different was the MC and that they came out after the 1st encore and did a walk around the arena 1 time waving bye to the audience. Well, that was the end of my Tegomassu no Mahou Live experience. I can’t describe the feelings that I have inside right now from this live because it is so strong. From here, I want to write a letter to Tegomassu attempting to express these feelings. Dear Tegomassu, This weekend has been one of the best I have had in a really long … Continue reading Diary Post: ありがとう、テゴマス – Thank You, Tegomassu