Japanese teen magazine MYOJO has announced Johnny’s talent Koichi Domoto has been featured on their front cover the most times in the magazine’s 60 year history, it was announced on August 22, reports Mainichi Shimbun.
The magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary when it’s October issue goes on sale on August 23. Since 1952 the magazine has published 721 issues.
It has been reported Koichi Domoto has been on the cover 31 times, including times he’s been on with KinKi Kids. The other half of KinKi Kids, Tsuyoshi Domoto, and Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto made the list at second equal with 3o cover appearances. Other Johnny’s talents who made the list include TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase, Arashi’s Masaki Aiba and Kazunari Ninomiya who tied for fourth place with 29 appearances, and Masahiko Kondo and Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno and Sho Sakurai who tied for ninth place with 26 appearances.
SMAP’s Takuya Kimura has had the most number of pin ups inside the magazine, with his first being published in 1988’s September issue. The SMAP member has even been doing a photo essay column for the magazine since 1995’s June issue.
“My best memory (with Myojo) is when…there are too many for me to be able to say,” Kimura said.
It has been reported Arashi are scheduled to appear on the milestone October issue, which will be 194 pages long and include profiles and messages of congratulations from 60 pop stars.
“Congratulations on your long life,” Ohno said.
“It’s honestly amazing! It made me jump a little (laughs),” Ninomiya said.
“I hope I’ll be in the magazine when you celebrate your 100th birthday in 40 years,” Sakurai said.
Top cover appearance list:
1. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 31 times
2. Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids), Jun Matsumoto (Arashi) – 30 times
4. Hiromi Go, Toshihiko Tahara, Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO), Masaki Aiba (Arashi), Kazunari Ninomiya (Arashi) – 29 times
9. Masahiko Kondo, Satoshi Ohno (Arashi), Sho Sakurai (Arashi) – 26 times
“堂本光一のNEWS LABO (Koichi Domoto’s NEWS LAB)” will feature Koichi and scientists bringing you the latest scientific breakthroughs, reports NHK.
The show will start on August 17 on NHK General TV, and will focus on science news and the latest in health breakthroughs, all brought to you by Koichi and his scientist co-stars.
Koichi’s comment has been uploaded to the show’s website:
“I hope to use the show as a way to make people aware of the interesting and funny things behind what most of us take for granted, or what we see as normal. Once you watch this, you’ll see the things around you in an entirely different way!”
Johnny’s senior talent Noriyuki Higashiyama told a popular TV show he thinks Koichi Domoto from KinKi Kids is the biggest perfectionist in Johnny’s, reports Techinsight Japan on July 21.
Higashiyama is currently 45-years-old, and is considered a perfectionist who has followed a strict training regime for the past 20 years. During a talk on TV show “しゃべくり007 (Shabekuri 007)”, it has been reported Higashiyama said he has kept his body-fat percentage below 10 per cent all these years because he exercises daily. This includes stretching and 1000 sit-ups every day.
Even so, when asked who he thought was the biggest perfectionist in Johnny’s, Higashiyama had said it would be Koichi, and that the KinKi Kids member was more dedicated to work than himself.
It has been reported Higashiyama said there was one time during the New Year’s Johnny’s concert when he went back to his dressing room thinking everything was alright, when Koichi came knocking at the door to ask him if the two could go through the songs one more time. Higashiyama also said Koichi’s “SHOCK” stage show was perfect, and admired Koichi for being able to “keep it up for four months on that show, usually your weight drops four or five kilos from doing a show for that long.”
Another Johnny’s talent who had been on the same TV show, TOKIO’s Masahiro Matsuoka also said Koichi was the most professional talent in Johnny’s, and the best junior to him.
It has been reported Koichi has been playing the main role in the stage show “SHOCK” for the past 13 years. It could be because he was given such an important role at the young age of 21 that he learned about responsibility more than others.