Kamenashi, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome, Kis-My-Ft2’s Yuta Tamamori, Toshiya Miyata and Kento Senga will spend most of September performing the stage show, which has been performed by Johnny’s talents since 2004. The coming of age story features songs, dance, flying acrobatics, and even boxing.
Afterwards, Kamenashi told reporters at the rehearsal he was happy there were not any problems during the rehearsal.
“It was my first time going through the whole show on stage. I was a little nervous.”
It has been reported Kamenashi was not the only person who was nervous. The production team have been double checking all safety measures for their lead man ever since Japanese kabuki performer Somegoro Ichikawa had broken some bones after falling during his own stage performance.
“You have no idea what could happen so we’re doing our best to keep an eye on things and I need to keep reminding myself that what I’m doing is dangerous. I hope Somegoro-san make it back on stage as soon as possible,” Kamenashi said.
This DREAM BOYS season will feature flying acrobatics for the first time since 2010. The stunt was taken out of last year’s season because frequent aftershocks from the March 11 Japan Earthquake had meant it was not safe enough to carry them out. It has been reported fans will get to see some new flying acrobatic sequences too, and Kamenashi said he can do them because his fans are there watching him.
“To be honest, today was the first time I’ve been able to pull off this stunt. It makes a huge difference when there are people in the seats, they give me confidence,” he said.
It has been reported one reporter at yesterday’s rehearsal noticed Kamenashi had the longest time in the air, and said to the Johnny’s talent that “you’re dropping ‘Kame-jiru (referring to his sweat)’. Are you concerned some of it might fall on your fans?”
“I know. But I take a shower at least four times a day so don’t worry,” Kamenashi said.
Kamenashi also said he was looking forward to how fans would react to his performance with Yaotome, Tamamori, Miyata, and Senga this season.
“The five of us made this stage to bring out the best in us, and I think you’ll be able to see different parts of it throughout the show.”
To see a video of the rehearsal on morning TV, click here.
New talents are getting ready give a show about young dreams, failure, and friendship in this year’s Johnny’s stage show DREAM BOYS, it was announced at the show’s press conference, reports Yomiuri Shimbun on July 18.
It has been reported the show has been running since 2004, and this year Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome, and Kis-My-Ft2’s Yuya Tamamori, Toshiya Miyata and Kento Senga will join the cast. In contrast, KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi has been involved with the show since it’s first season.
“For the first time I’m the oldest in the group. I’ve known these guys since they were little, I hope everyone will look forward to what we create together,” Kamenashi said.
Last year Kamenashi pulled off difficult stunts like acrobatic jumps five-metres in the air, and complicated wire action sequences.
“I don’t feel I’m putting pressure on myself. I don’t believe in forcing myself to work for something that I think will be cool,” Kamenashi said.
The KAT-TUN star also said this year’s show would be a team effort, with everyone bringing what they each do best to the show, including Yaotome with his stage performance skills, Senga with his dancing, and Miyata with his sense of humour.
“I hope we can mash up all of our talents together,” Kamenashi said.
“It’ll be a colour only the five of us can bring out,” Tamamori said.
DREAM BOYS begins it’s season at the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo from September 3. Tickets go on sale on August 4 to the public.
Johnny’s talent Kazuya Kamenashi was in a Hokkaido seaside town from July 3 to 9 filming his upcoming movie “妖怪人間ベム (Yokai Ningen Bem)”, reports Muroran Minpo.
Kamenashi, his co-stars Anne, Fuku Suzuki, and the movie’s production team were in Muroran, Hokkaido, for on-location shooting around the town’s scenic spots. It has been reported the lighthouse on Daikokujima, just off the mainland will serve as the trio’s home in the film.
It has been reported the movie’s producer had chosen this town because of the right number of factories, mist, mountains, and sea. Everything needed for the movie’s setting.
“The night lights at the factories are very pretty. There’s a sense of magic about the place that you could really believe that monsters live here,” Kamenashi said.
“妖怪人間ベム (Yokai Ningen Bem)” is due out in cinemas on December 15.