Johnny’s youngest group Sexy Zone will have a go a flying wire acts in their upcoming show, it was announced on August 22, reports Nikkan Sports.
The press were invited to a first glimpse into the group’s upcoming entertainment show Johnny’s Dome Theatre ~Summary 2012~ in Tokyo, which involves flying wire acts. Flying wire acts could almost be said to be a Johnny’s tradition now.
It has been reported out of the five members, three have never had the chance to try flying wire action before, including So Matsushima who is afraid of heights. However, during yesterday’s event, Matsushima managed to keep a straight face during the act. The other members also said they were confident with their performance.
“I want to fly as better as my senpai,” Kento Nakajima said.
In fact, many of the flying routines were thought up by Sexy Zone. It has been reported Shori Sato suggested making a “marathon flying routine” and Marius Yo a “surfing flying routine”. Other surprises include Nakajima playing the piano live, and Fuma Kikuchi singing a cappella without a microphone.
Johnny’s president Johnny Kitagawa had said he was happy with his youngest group’s enthusiasm.
“I think it’s great that they want to try creating things themselves. They’re evolving so much.”
The group made their professional debut last November. It has been reported Johnny’s youngest group had cameras taking pictures of them for 106 days this year, starting from their concert rehearsal days on February 8, all the way to May 24 when they had on location shoots in Tokyo. During this time, Marius Yo had grown seven centimetres in height.
“I was so excited when I saw the finished product,” Yo said.
The 116-page book is also full of photos on the beach, behind the scenes during concerts, and even baby photos.
“It’s our first photo book so I want it so badly. I think I’ll disguise myself and go buy it,” Shori Sato said.
Johnny’s group Sexy Zone’s new song “キミのため ボクがいる (Kimi no tame Boku ga iru)” will be the theme song to volleyball’s final qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics, the group announced in Tokyo on April 15, reports Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports.
The group are special supporters for the final qualifiers and group member Shori Sato had written the lyrics to the new song.
It has been reported the song had been finished earlier this month and the group gave it’s first performance yesterday. One keyword in the song is “勝利 (Shori, Victory)”, which is also Sato’s first name.
“It was embarrassing for me to put it in, but it does mean a lot,” Sato said.
Group member Marius Yo had said his favourite volleyball player was Yoshie Takeshita.
“She’s small physically, but she has a big heart. It’s inspiring to see her fight for her dream,” he said.
The other members teased Marius, saying, “you like her don’t you”.
“As an athlete I…like her,” he said.
Fourteen Olympic qualifying matches for men’s and women’s volleyball will be broadcast on TBS and Fuji TV in Japan between May 19 and June 10.