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Hi-chew and Kanjani8 in 2011’s summer

17:03 JST July 27, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kanjani8 promoting Hi-chew sweets (thanks to Hi-chew website)

Kanjani8 members showed off the new Hi-chew prizes up for grabs this summer and updates about what the group was up to at a press conference in Tokyo on July 26, reports Daily Sports Online and Sports Hochi.

Group members Yu Yokoyama, Shingo Murakami, Subaru Shibutani, and Shota Yasuda were promoting Hi-chew sweets yesterday where their new commercial and prizes were unveiled.  It has been reported Shibutani appeared in front of the press while lying on the Hi-chew bed and playing the Hi-chew guitar, both of which are prizes for sweet company Morinaga’s summer campaign.

“Lying on Hi-chew while eating Hi-chew, then playing Hi-chew…it’s darn hard!,” Shibutani said as he made everyone in the room laugh.

The group are the current face of Hi-chew, but Yokoyama had said his family has been equally as excited about his role.

“In a way, we grew up with Hi-chew.  My little brother was saying, ‘you did it, お兄ちゃん (onii-chan, big brother)!’,” he said.

Kanjani8 have never been more busy than they are right now, with the group hosting this year’s 24hr TV (on air August 20), and releasing a new single in August.  Even individually, Ryo Nishikido is currently starring in TV drama series 全開ガール (Zenkai Girl), Yasuda is doing a stage play, and Ryuhei Maruyama is working on a movie.  But even with such a hectic schedule, the group members have said they have not been getting tired.

“No one’s been affected (by work-related stress),” Murakami said.

“Everyone’s having fun,” Yasuda said.

To check out the new commercial and making of vid, click here.

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  1. Yan
    18:13 JST July 28, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    I just found last week that a local store selling Japanese tidbits and stuff is selling Hi-chew XD

    • 11:27 JST July 29, 2011 at 11:27 AM

      @Yan:

      I find Hi-chew addictive…lol
      Don’t over buy! 😉

      Momo xoxo

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