Johnny’s Jr. and AKB “Daruma Doll Exchange” for Bakaleya Movie


Gekijou ban shiritsu bakarea koukou” (Bakaleya Private High School) movie version hit the theaters last Oct 13th. Johnny’s Junior and AKB members attended the premier at TOHO cinema in Ropponggi last Oct 12th together with the movie’s director, Takashi Kubota. A powerhouse casts where 32 talents attended from Johnny’s  and AKB including Hey!Say!JUMP’s Takaki Yuya and AKB48’s Kojima Haruna for two consecutive days.

Casts from AKB48, lead by Haruma Shimazaki performed a “Daruma doll” ceremony on the eve of the movie’s showing. “Daruma doll” is Japanese symbol for perseverance and luck. The girls painted one eye with a heart shaped, in which Morimoto commented that the doll must be a girl. The casts also prayed that the movie will be a hit and hopes that there will a good weather on the 13th.

“Bakaleya Private High School” received high ratings during it’s TV run despite its midnight timeslot. It tells the story between the merger of an all-girls ojou-sama and an all-boys yankee high school.

On the day of the movie’s showing, Johnny’s Jr. Shintaro Morimoto, Hokuto Matsumura, and Jesse Lewis performed the stage greeting. “I want to warmly greet everyone,” Morimoto said. Johnny’s Jrs. cast then painted the other eye of the doll, which symbolizes that their wishes came true and that the project was completed.

Shiritsu Bakarea Koukou is now showing.

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