Tomohisa Yamashita, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Kis-My-Ft2 were among some of the Johnny’s talents at Tokyo Dome yesterday to celebrate Tackey & Tsubasa’s 10th anniversary, reports Sponichi Annex and Daily Sports Online.
It has been reported the duo’s concert was held in Tokyo Dome. The last time they had a concert there was when they made their debut in 2002.
“I want to make this a special moment worthy of a 10 year anniversary,” Tsubasa Imai said.
To start with, both Imai and Hideaki Takizawa insisted the concert’s stage be a recreation of a historical Johnny’s stage set. The stage design is identical to the one used in the first ever stadium concert tour by a Johnny’s group, Tanokin-Trio’s (Johnny’s senior talent Masahiko Kondo was a member), including a concert at Korakuen stadium, which was the Tokyo Dome of Tokyo until it was demolished in 1987. More than 45,000 fans at yesterday’s concert were treated to a sight of the first Johnny’s stadium concert set, tweaked modern features like a 25-metre crane, 150 tons of water, 20,000 balloons, and motorbikes.
It has been reported for three hours, Imai and Takizawa sang more than 30 songs, and had guest appearances by more than 300 of their junior talents including Tomohisa Yamashita, Kis-My-Ft2, Hey! Say! JUMP, Sexy Zone, A.B.C-Z, Kansai and Kanto Johnny’s Jr. Takizawa had even tried some Kis-My-Ft2 stunts by showing off his own rollerskating skills when he performed WANNA BEEEE!!! with the group.
During one of the talks, the two talents talked about how grateful they were to be a duo group. It has been reported Johnny’s president Johnny Kitagawa had originally planned for Takizawa to become a solo artist, but Takizawa fought back by saying he was more of a team player and wanted Imai to be his partner.
“There have been times that Tsubasa and I have cried and laughed together. I’m so happy you’re my team mate,” Takizawa said.
“I believe that Takizawa possesses the showbiz quality that our president wants. I hope we can continue showing this Johnny’s spirit,” Imai said.
Recently, gossip magazines had reported Yamashita had been on holiday in Okinawa with his new girlfriend, a restaurant staff worker in Tokyo.
At yesterday’s fan event in Yokohama, Yamashita set the record straight.
“I haven’t had any time to go to Okinawa, and I don’t know this person who works at a restaurant. It’s totally wrong. I’ve been good and restraining myself. I only open up in front of my fans.”
Talk about red underwear, boxer shorts, nipples, gossip, fans saw a new side of Tomohisa Yamashita during his fan event at Pacifico in Yokohama on July 24, reports Chunichi Sports.
With the release of his new album “エロP (Ero-P)” today and upcoming tour which starts this weekend, yesterday Yamashita let out his sexy side in front of 5000 fans who have always known him as a cool guy.
“That horniness inside of me that I’ve kept hidden since becoming a Johnny’s pop start has started to come out bit by bit this summer. Today I’m wearing red underwear. I like wearing boxer shorts more.”
It has been reported to make his point clearer, before the event, Yamashita had talked to the press about what his concept was for his upcoming tour.
“The tour is a fusion of Johnny’s and eros. It’s something everyone can enjoy whether they’re a little girl or a mature lady.”
Yamashita had been going around the country on his fan event tour for fans who had bought his latest single “LOVE CHASE”. At yesterday’s event, which was the last of the tour, the talent had enjoyed shouting out a lot of messages to his fans.
“You’re all that special someone to me.”
“You can see my nipples in the shower scene of my music video.”
ABOUT NEWS AND THEIR NO.1 SINGLE “CHANKAPANA”
“There’s no denying that I wouldn’t be here unless it was for NEWS. I want us to be good competition with one another. I hope we can encourage each other to do better.
“In May and July I sent happy birthday emails to (Keiichiro) Koyama and Massu (Takahisa Masuda),” Yamashita said.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER ICHIRO’S TRADE TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES
It has been reported Yamashita is a long time fan of Ichiro’s, and had even gotten a baseball and baseball shoes personally signed from the baseball player.
“I’ve been a fan since I was in the third grade.
“He’s already done so much, but he keeps challenging himself and keeps aiming higher. I hope I can keep aiming towards my dreams no matter how old I get,” Yamashita said.