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KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi, Tanaka, and Nakamaru to star in upcoming stage show Dream Boys

18:21 JST June 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kazuya Kamenashi, Koki Tanaka, and Yuichi Nakamaru have been cast in the Johnny’s stage show “Dream Boys”, it was revealed at the show’s press conference in Tokyo on June 14, reports Oricon and TV Asahi.

The show has been performed by a number of Johnny’s talents over the years since its debut in 2004.  Its story follows the dreams, falls, and friendships formed between young men, and involve a variety of performances including acrobatics, boxing, and flying stunts.

It has been reported the three members will be re-named the “勝運 (Sho-un or Katsu-un in this case, Good luck or Good fortune)” group during the show’s season, which will be in September.  Kamenashi said he was optimistic with their temporary name.

“The meaning of KAT-TUN is that, like a ‘cartoon’ (comic), things keep popping out that make you want to keep turning the pages to read what happens next.  The name ‘勝運 (sho-un, katsu-un)’ has been around for a while, and it means a group that’s blessed with good fortune, and overcome their challenges.  I hope we can generate some good luck from the Imperial Garden Theater,” he said.

“Dream Boys” made its debut in 2004 at the Imperial Garden Theater, when Hideaki Takizawa took the lead role and the show was called “Dream Boy”.  The three KAT-TUN members have performed in the show individually over the years, but have an important role this year as the theater is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

“I’ve watched this show from the seats, and I think the best thing that comes out of it is energy.  So, I hope we can give that,” Nakamaru said.

“I want to take in what the audience is feeling, what they’re thinking, and create a good champion for them.  I hope we can make the audience happy,” Tanaka said.

“We’re happy to be a part of this show during the Imperial Garden Theater’s 100th anniversary.  We hope we can send out our best smiles, courage, and energy from the stage.  We’re also thinking of some new flying techniques worthy of the 100th birthday season,” Kamenashi said.

Speaking of flying, it has been reported even Nakamaru, who is scared of heights, showed an interest in the subject.

“Maybe I should try flying,” he said before he was interrupted by his fellow members who said, “we can’t imagine you flying”.

“Dream Boys” will be performed at Tokyo’s Imperial Garden Theater between September 3 and 25, with 38 shows, and is expected to attract 70,000 fans in total.

  1. chompuca17
    22:50 JST June 14, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    thank you so much nee

    • 23:21 JST June 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM


      So good to hear fans will see some KAT-TUN this year…even if it’s a few of them. Hopefully the other members have something coming up too.

      Momo xoxo

  2. nadie
    03:35 JST June 15, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    thank you
    I’m happy for Nakame
    I like Nakame

    I read Yamapi goes alone,
    you heard the news?
    I miss News

    • 07:41 JST June 15, 2011 at 7:41 AM


      You’re welcome!
      Hopefully I can make some time between work to see the show…

      About Yamapi, I’ve read the story, but I dunno.
      I just don’t see it happening anytime soon, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
      I miss NEWS too!

      Momo xoxo

  3. joan
    21:06 JST June 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    when was the last time visit your blog? it changed! but it’s a good and nice change 😉
    been busy since school started again.
    i guess this is really a nice way to end dream boys, i mean with the 3 of them, it’ll be an awesome show. i wish i could watch this one live but i can’t 😦
    about the name change, i really hope it’s a temporary one.

    thank you for sharing stuffs with us dearie. i miss you! 🙂

    • 17:36 JST June 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM


      It’s changed…?
      Really?????? Oh wait, what’s changed? lol

      I don’t think KAT-TUN will change their name permanently! I wouldn’t worry 😉

      Missed you too! Gotta make the most of this time, I’ll be busy again next week, argh!

      Momo xoxo

      • joan
        20:13 JST June 16, 2011 at 8:13 PM

        it did! you didn’t change the ‘reply’ box? i swear it’s different. :3

        does that mean you won’t be updating? 😐 good luck and don’t catch colds! XD

  4. Lyan
    23:35 JST June 15, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    Wow this is great! I still wish all 5 members were involved but I’m still happy 🙂
    Thx for sharing XD

    • 17:37 JST June 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM


      No doubt the others will come and watch though 😀

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Momo xoxo

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