So, the latest Shounen Club was in Osaka, and while I'm glad the Kansai Jrs. got some more screentime, I don't know them well and I view them as a whole, so it's more like a general "Go Osaka!!" then a fangirl squee for particular people I enjoy
During the SUMMER medley (oh, the creativity!), Nakamaru started to sing Peak, one of my favorite KAT-TUN songs. I was going YAY and also watching the Kansai Jrs. dancing because they do have a different style and it's refreshing. Then people in golden suits jump in (bad dress alert), but that's not the important part because BUTOUKAN!!!!!1 I know they're getting a little too much appearance lately, and it's just like me to read on who's going on SC before and not now, but I still got excited because Senga and Tsuka-chan is there.( Screencaps and a repost, kind-of picspam about the recent episode. )
Next week, they're still in Osaka and Butoukan is there again with Sweet Butterfly while Nakamaru performs SMACK. And because I am not one of those that got to see a performance in a concert, it'd be my first time seeing it live.
The B.A.D. boys (Kiriyama Akito and Nakama Junta) and Takaki Yuuya was in Taiwan for an award ceremony thing that has had a lot of previous Johnny members for promoting. This time, it's probably for the drama and Hey!Say!JUMP, but according to reports they didn't do quite well. Takaki was probably too nervous, and his voice trembled too much. One thing they did
though, was sing live, and at least people credit them for the courage and work.
People are wondering if it means Hey!Say!JUMP would be coming to Taiwan soon, but personally? I think it's unlikely. Just listing one reason why not, they're mostly minors for now, and the agency has to worry about work time limits and child benefits. Maybe that's why they sent Arashi this year, because at least they've got a safe fanbase and experience.
I still wonder and amaze at how Johnny will manage HSJ three years or even five years later. Growth spurt? Voice change? Boys with hormones? Minors turning adults? And remember, there's ten of them. Oh dear.