Who is friends with whom? Its cute and sweet when fandoms crisscrossed.
Johnny’s & Associates had a rich history that encompasses 5 decades and have produced idol groups, like: Hikaru GENJI, Shounentai, TOKIO, SMAP, KinKi Kids, and Arashi.
CD releases by J&A have always been a hit and Johnny’s have continued to be an overwhelming brand name, which is inherited by younger groups that plays an active part now. It is known that relationships among Johnny’s have started since the groups are in Juniors. For this reason, friendship among Johnny’s is valued no matter which group they came from.
A Johnny’s writer shares his knowledge about friendships and acquaintances among groups. For example, Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yabu Kota is friends with A.B.C-Z’s Totsuka Shota since junior days, it is also known among fans that the two consults each other about work. Hey!Say!JUMP’s Arioka Daiki is also friends with Sexy Zone‘s Kikuchi Fuma that they even celebrate each other birthdays. Sexy Zone’s Sato Shori is well-loved by his seniors that he gets invited in Nakayama Yuma‘s house and ABC-Z’s Totsuka gives him clothes. Furthermore, KAT-TUN‘s Kamenashi Kazuya has been drinking buddies with ABC-Z’s Kawai Fumito and Kis-My-Ft2‘s Yokoo Wataru.
“Most friendships formed during their Junior days because most of them goes home together or they practiced choreography’s for dance auditions. Also, it’s easier for some members to share their troubles to persons outside their group, but still from the same generation. Sometimes, they are friends with members in the same place as them like Kis-My-Ft2’s Miyata Toshiya and ABC-Z’s Tsukada Ryoichi. In addition, an objective advice from someone outside group is more helpful when members of the same group is having differences in opinions. Though there are times when the groups just ask their seniors for advice. The likes of SMAP‘s Nakai Masahiro and Tackey&Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki is known for laying emphasis into Junior training/upbringing . I think it is certain that it is one of Johnny’s strengths to inherit success experience,” according to a Johnny’s writer.
The thing that an agency like Johnny’s was able to cultivate good human relationship and still continues to be at top of the entertainment world is indeed a huge deal and influence.
an old article that basically summarizes almost every BFFs in Johnny’s, HERE.