Bits & Pieces 37

I do feel very guilty about not writing or posting anything the past month. And with that being said, I also believe that I should be doing more Bits & Pieces since I won’t need to think much about the format of the post.

  • First up, Taguchi Junnosuke going solo. You can find the article about it on AramaJapan already, but I only wanted to say a few things about it. One, I don’t get it. Two, 95.9% of members who left a group for whatever reasons they give to the media, the public and the fans, will come back as a solo act. So I don’t know what I was expecting. I’m not an expert in things KAT-TUN, but I wasn’t expecting Junno to quit and then come back. Does anyone feel me?


  • Kato Shigeaki went on the show, “Meringue no Kimochi” a few days ago, (Aug 27th) and he talked about when Inoo Kei (who’s a regular on the show) was a Johnny’s Junior, he would go to hang out and sleep over often at Shigeaki’s house.

“We were doing a TV show together [Ya-Ya-Yah]. He was so cute back then. We also took baths together. He was in 2nd year of middle school and I was in my 2nd year in high school.” (Kato)

“At the time, I really wanted to take a bath with Kato-kun, and I asked him, he was like, “I’m already a high schooler, I don’t really do that anymore. Go take a bath first.” So I did, and then Kato-kun jumps in with me, naked, and says “It’s lonely, so I’ll also get in.”

If you’re not familiar with Japanese culture, and you’ve got a very English language mind (I don’t know what that means) it might sounds pretty weird when you say “you wanted to take a bath with someone”. But that’s just in English, cause in Japanese it’s a pretty normal thing. Public baths are rather common still in some places in Tokyo, around Asakusa, Oshiage for example. Just in case someone not familiar with Japanese culture reads this, you know…

 via jnews1

  • Sakurai Sho is gonna be endorsing the ‘Hot Eye Mask’, MegRythm. Its a hot eye mask that heats up to 40-degree celsius and the commercial for it will be out in two days (Sep 5th).
(c) mynavi

I just found it kind of funny, I don’t know why. But I thought I’d share it too.

via jnews1

Talking about Sakurai Sho, we’re getting another edition of “Zeus“, the famous battle between Japanese comedians and the Johnny’s. This is will be the third time they will face each other. Not much is known yet, but it seems that Sakurai’s team will welcome three new members for their team. Hopefully, they won’t suffer another crushing defeat…

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  • The next is something that I found rather weird… but funny. I actually am confused as to how I should be feeling about this… But I think its rather cute and funny.

I wrote a while ago about Kis-My-Ft2‘s Miyata Toshiya taking a bath with his mother. This time, on the same show, ‘MOMM!!’ he talked about an episode where he was walking around Shinjuku with his mum, and a fan came up to say hi and asked if she was his girlfriend, to which he playfully said yes. “She actually really thought that she (the mother) was his girlfriend.”

“We’re just that close, my mother and I. When I told that to my dad, he sent me a mail asking me to bring him out to eat sometimes.” I’m guessing his father wants to be mistaken as Miyata’s older brother.

Maybe it’s because I was never really close to my parents, and no one is close to their parents around me but I do find it a bit weird that he just jokingly tells a fan that his mother is his girlfriend. They must be really close, and I’m kind of jealous, huehuehue. But I apologize if anything thinks that its not right for me to be uncomfortable. I’m just not used to seeing parents and children very close. My life sounds sad, but its pretty okay.

via jnews1

Hey guys,

(c) livedoor

I am so sorry. This is all I can do. Individual articles are too long to translate because of the wording and the sentence patterns. Not to mention, rechecking them. I will do a lot more of grouping news, and less longer articles, unless something is really share worthy. And I’m sorry once again.

(c) livedoor

I’m really sorry tho. I’m just very awkward at it, and I have to include a funny gif so its not too depressing.


14 thoughts on “Bits & Pieces 37

  1. Good for Junno. I never believed he wanted to leave show business. I always felt uncomfortable how Kame and Jin were highlighted at the expense of the other four. I’m sure it created very hard feelings. Actually, I think it must be hell be a Johnny unless you are one of the favorites.

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  2. I was excited to hear about a Junno comeback since he’s my favorite KAT-TUN member. I was wondering how he’s going to make a living after leaving KAT-TUN. I think the comeback makes it more telling of why he wanted to leave KAT-TUN. Perhaps the Johnny’s ultra-control format is beginning to unravel? Maybe all KAT-TUN members should just go their separate ways? Maybe so, but I am just mainly happy about seeing Junno in the limelight again.

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