Johnny’s WEST debut conference also happened in a rooftop, but one of the tallest at that…the boys do dream big!
Newest group from Johnny’s to debut- Johnny’s WEST– had a debut press conference at one Osaka’s newest skyscraper, Abeno Harukasu.
The seven-member Kansai native group with an average age of 22 will make their CD debut on the 23rd with “ee ja nai ka“. This is the first time in 10 years that an all-Kansai group debuted since Kanjani8 and it has been 49 years since the name “Johnny” was used in a group.
In addition, Johnny’s WEST was also appointed as “konamon ambassador” of Japan Konamon Association to spread the glamour of konamon-based products.
When asked about their debut single, Kiriyama Akito said that it’s a bright and cheerful song. One can hear their Kansai dialect as the song starts and the song is something that all ages will enjoy.
As for the group they want to catch-up, they mentioned that they will work hard to catch-up with SMAP and hopefully overtake the group.
Afterward, the group moved to the helipad of the 300 meters above ground skyscraper and made a full performance of “ee ja nai ka”. This is the first time that the skyscraper’s helipad was used and the group commented that this is like taking the top place in Japan.