My first Johnny’s calendar

Actually received this last week, but as I’ve been sick 6 days in a row I’m first blogging about it now. When I opened this calendar my first thought was: wow colors! This calendar is seriously colorful and I couldn’t stop smiling while browsing through its pictures. I hadn’t counted on using this as a calendar and was perfectly happy with it mostly containing pictures only ^^ A smart thing about it is that you can connect the calendar’s pages in a spiral bind, but you can also have them separate. This is very handy is you want to hang these beautiful pictures on your wall owo – just what I wanted to do! Then it also came with a separate wall calendar, quite small, but with a lot of nice pictures and 7 pretty photo cards :3 No matter what, if you wanted a lot of pictures of your Johnny’s idols this calendar will leave you very satisfied!

The pictures inside are really great in my opinion. I love how most of them are shot outdoors or in natural light instead of boring studio shoots. That made my day! There were quite many pictures of Yuma in the beginning of the calendar and I was beginning to worry how many Sexy Zone pictures there would be, but in the middle of the calendar there were tons of amazing pictures of both Shori, Sou, Marius, Fuma and Kento ♥ I have a lot of favorite pictures already. There were also interviews with each member, which I’ll try and read when I get the time. Otherwise there were pictures of A.B.C-z, Hip Hop Jump, Kanto Juniors, Morimoto Shintaro and other juniors. So most fans should be happy ^^

My favorite picture xD

I think this calendar was totally worth its money and it’s great finally to own my very own Johnny’s calendar ~

EDIT: For Nana I will include the calendar’s pictures with Juri Tanaka ;)

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Sexy Zone: A new era has begun

Only 1102 copies made the difference! :O

Today these lovely boys set a new record on their own by being the youngest group ever – with an average age of 14.4 – to debut at number #1 on the weekly Oricon charts, wee~! I’m really happy they made it as it was a really close race between Sexy Zone and AKB sub-unit Not yet–>

So a big congratulations to Sexy Zone!! ^O^ I have actually attributed a little to this success story myself, as I bought a copy of their single (Limited version C) as well. Got a nice little photo book and a big beautiful B2 sized poster with it ~yay~ and then I also got the awesome C-side song Knock! Knock!! Knock!!! ^–^

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This song is just pure win as Marius has a lot of awfully cute English lines here and there throughout the song :D (will get back to it later in the post)
Listen for yourself to see what I mean ^^

I really think this is a great debut single. The main song Sexy Zone is a really catchy song overflowing with youthfulness which just makes my heart flutter and fills me with uplifting emotions ☼ ♪♪ ^o^ My favourite part is the beginning and ending of the song, where they sing: Sora ni kazashita te no hira (the palm I hold up against the sky) ~ It just sounds so epic – like they are able to do anything if they just do their best and don’t give up. I also love the part where Shori whispers Sexy Rose; sounds sexy~ ;P Then there are also parts where they sing: Sexy jidai wo tsukuridasu – Atarashii Age e – Kore kara hajimaru  Sexy Zone (let’s create a sexy era – to a new age – it begins from here, Sexy Zone). I think these lyrics is really fitting for this group as I’m convinced great things await them in the future :O The B-side With You is a lovely song as well and starts out with nice solo verses from Kento and Fuma soon followed by the cute, young voices of their kouhais; Shori, Sou and Marius~♥ This song has a more grown up feel to it and has a great bridge with Sou and Marius singing a solo verse together of nearly heavenly proportion x_x ~♥ xD You can understand what I mean by checking out the performance below ^^

The second C-side is called I See The Light ~Bokura no Stage~ and is a nice and calming ending track to this single. There are some really great harmonies in this song as well as a nice instrumental who makes an overall very enjoyable song. Maybe it’s not as catchy as the other three songs, but I like it because it is different in musical style and feel. A nice little surprise :3  Still I will have to admit that my favourite C-side is without a doubt Knock! Knock!! Knock!!!. It’s just such a hilarious and ridiculously catchy song with funny, failed English phrases like: Knock!! Knock!! Knock!! Who’s there? We are Sexy Zone! and Mirai wo Knock! Knock!! and so on xD As well as an 11-year-old boy singing come on! with possibly the cutest kid voice ever x__x ♥ Sigh~ (Yes I’m a big sucker for cute kids… ^   v^;) But otherwise the song reminds me of naff western kid’s music from early 2000 like this for example (a Danish boy band) xD Lol. So this single is a nice mix of cute, cool, fun, relax and weird :P A great mix indeed!

And now I would like to comment on the PV of Sexy Zone :)

Just in case the above video gets deleted or removed by the user, try this video instead:

[PV]Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
I think they made a pretty nice PV for this song. It has all a Johnny’s PV needs: cute boys (check), bright colored clothes (check), a lot of Johnny’s Jr. back-up dancers (check), a handsome dance choreography (check), beautiful CGI background (check), red  roses (check) and Marius Yo … erh I meant a flying castle (check) xD  And I have to mention some of those back dancers are insane i.e. the guy spinning on his head like forever o_o and a lot of crazy stunt flips etc. I don’t understand how they do it! But apart from the back dancers I just love love the choreography and the whole rose thing going on. It’s both clique but at the same time really romantic and adorable ♥ And then the scene with them singing inside a glass cabinet is just gorgeous *o* Great work Johnny-san ;D

I will finish this blog post with picture spam of the members ^^

I LOVE SHORI AND MARIUS SO MUCH XoX ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ *dies*

セクシーゾーン (Sexy Zone)

Ohmigod O-O A new Johnny’s group is debuting!
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! (that’s a “yes” for every one of five persons in Sexy Zone) xD The members are these cute guys.

Nakajima Kento (17)

Kikuchi Fuma (16)

Sato Shori (14)

Mitsushima Sou (13)

Yo Marius (11)

I think all the members are really cute and lovely. They are also really young (Marius is ELEVEN ( ゚ Д゚)) but then there are also members who are sixteen and seventeen, which helps (a little) ^^; I really like Shori and Marius though; they are just too adorable (≧∇≦)/♥

I’ve listened to the full version of their debut song (also) titled “Sexy Zone” (it’s this fan recording). I really like it – it has that fresh sound of johnny’s boys just debuted out of their junior days, like Hey! Say! JUMP had. Here’s a video clip with the boys and some of the performance of their song ^^

Here’s another short clip with a presentation =3

Marius is actually half Japanese, half German :O (I also  thought he looked different!) xD Haha, but still, I just think it’s insane he’s only 11 o_o What are Johnny-san thinking?! Well, I just hope he knows what he’s signing for >_> On a little side note; am I the only one who thinks Marius mouth/teeth look exactly like Edward Furlong’s?! ^o^; Well, I’m also very happy to see that Nakaken (Nakajima Kento) is finally debuting too. He has worked so hard in the last couple of years and I think he is very ready for this ;D I don’t know Sou and Fuma very much, but they seem like some good guys too, so I’m really happy ^O^ Shori just shines through with his amazing smile and confidence on the stage, am I not right? ;P He seems like a guy who will steal my heart fairly soon if I’m not being careful x3 So look out for Shori! (lol)

Then there’s the controversial name Sexy Zone (>  o<) I really think this name is weird for such a CUTE Johnny’s group, but maybe it will suit their image in a couple of years – so maybe Johnny-san is just thinking ahead?? O_o Well, I guess only the man himself knows…
Arrh, I’m just so freaking excited about this! xD I hope we will see a proper performance or PV soon, because I really like their song and are going bananas over the cute members ♥ ~sigh~ ♥ (#^.^#) Let’s wish this group the best, shall we? ^o^