Bits & Pieces 35

April is coming soon, and I have been mentioning about how excited I am for “Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi” and “99.9”, and I’ll say it again, I just cannot wait to watch those two dramas. I’ve been rather busy around the end of these months, especially with finals for the Japanese course I’ve taken, so I’m really looking forward to April in a whole anyway.

Involved Parties in this edition are: the Junior Boys, Kanjani8’s Maruyama Ryuhei, V6’s Okada Junichi, and Sexy Zone’s Sato Shori.

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Rumor Round-Up 026

My First Rumor Mill, I had a hard time filtering out and getting the right info, and making them short enough, but I guess I can’t make it as short as it was before. But I hope you guys wouldn’t mind taking a bit more time on my posts ^^

Involved parties are: Matsumoto Jun, Sakurai Sho, Okada Junichi, Nakai Masahiro, Tegoshi Yuya and Koyama Keiichiro.

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Johnny’s Entertainment’s Old Rules

This is another article based on the same tell-all book that a former Arashi staff published last year. The previous article was also about it, you can find it here.

Other than the information (liable or not) about Arashi as teenagers, we also got more insider info about the agency as well. The rules seems rather strict, but if we think about it we can understand why the agency impose these rules on them. The former staff talks about the rules and how it changed in the past years. Read More »

Sakurai Sho used to be “full of himself”

Just like the other article about MatsuJun’s, the first part of this article will be a rough translation of the article from Johnny’s Watcher.


Last year, a tell-all book was released by a former staff for Arashi, a second installment “Arashi, Break Zenya” was released. The title was 「”Arashi, Break Zenya” Gaiden, Arashi Seishun Playback」. It seems like in the previous book, they left out a part of the book that talked about Sakurai Sho’s bad personality.

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Matsumoto Jun’s drama 「99.9」: The response

[The first part of this article will be a rough translation of the article on Johnny’s Watcher.]

Voices of discontent raises up as Arashi‘s Matsumoto Jun takes on the role of a lawyer. Comments like, “Arashi again”, “I would want to see someone who can actually act”, “MatsuJun suits romance better” to “Rather than a Johnny’s, I want to see an actor instead…” have arisen.

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Sekai Ichi Muzakashii Koi Cast Update!

Right after after March 5th’s broadcast of “Arashi Ni Shiyagare“, the drama’s chart on the website has been updated.

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We now have the complete cast, and just as the fans on twitter had imagined, it was Johnny’s West‘s Kotaki Nozumu.

We’ll be seeing these two cuties soon! Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi will be starting in next month! (April 2016)

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via tumblr & Arashi ni Shiyagare

Bits & Pieces 34

Another Bits & Pieces! I seriously need to think about how to configure things out here. And I get the feeling that I might be doing a lot of this category. I just cannot filter out the articles, they all seem interesting to me… Anyways, it’s March now, April is right close, and that means Ohno & MatsuJun drama are close so I am very happy. Who else is happy about that?

Involced parties in this edition are: Ikuta Toma, SMAP‘s Katori Shingo, Arashi‘s Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho‘s TV Show, Yamashita Tomohisa, Hey! Say! Jump‘s Inoo Kei.

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