Archive for the ‘Jpop’ Category
Debuted in Hawaii on September 15, 1999. Released the first single on November 3rd. This year is their 10th anniversary. The name means storm, storm through the world. The members have been keeping the meaning true. They are well-known and their releases are usually ranked first. At first, each member was a leader of a certain area but that got dissolved.
Many people like Arashi because the members are really close to each other and they do stupid things. They play weird games and do stupid experiments.
I had thought of doing one for NEWS last year but didn’t know much about the members.
Formed as a temporary group in 2003 and released a single that only can be sold in the 7-11 convenient store. Then, officially debuted a year after.
The name of the group stands for the initials of the four directions (north, east, west, south). (Although, I like “Never Ending Wonderful Story” better ^.^) Members from different junior groups (4Tops, K.K.Kity, and Johnny’s Juniors. And Kanjani8 if it counts.) are chosen. They are from different prefectures: Tokyo, Chiba. Osaka, and Kanagawa.
Funky Town Osaka. Kanjani8′s first full album. There are two versions. The limited edition comes with a DVD featuring a video of the Spirits! concert backstage. The regular edition comes with an extra CD featuring two songs from San Kyoudai (Yoko, Yasuda, Subaru): Purin and Onigishi. I don’t have the regular edition, so I can’t write about the two songs. Also…I haven’t watched the backstage yet ^.^” I’ll add reviews for these if I can get to them.
…Writing song reviews are harder than writing drama reviews…
Won’t be watching any dramas for a while (Currently watching JE TV programs). I wanted to keep this journal updated, so I decided to write a review on music.
This entry took me a long time to write, so I hope you read it to the end, onegaishimasu ^.^
Kanjani8′s second full album. Comes with two discs. The second disc have solo songs for each member. The album has three editions. Two limited editions: one comes with a DVD of a short movie and packages in a DVD case, and the other has seven cards (featuring each members) and a bonus track in the second disc. The regular edition…doesn’t come with anything extra.
No drama review for today, but instead, I’m going to talk about a singing group. This is special because today is their first anniversary of CD debut ^.^
The members are easy to remember because they each have a unique personality that is different from others, like the characters in Prince of Tennis! They look cool in their own way.
I actually listened to their album before I got in JE. I listened to it in HMV when I was waiting for my niece in Hong Kong during the summer. I thought the songs were good and planned to listen to it more when I return to NY.