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22 January 2014 @ 11:36 pm
[spoilers for Myojo's 2014 Junior Ranking here]  
Myojo Junior Ranking is out! And the winner of 恋人にしたい is... Iwahashi Genki!!! That's right, for the first time in years, I'm actually pleasantly surprised with the result of "Junior you want as your boyfriend." I yelled in shock when I first ripped open the little packet thing, because I was so sure it was going to be Hokuto. But in a shocking display of good judgement (nothing against Hokuto, but judging on their personalities, I'd rather date Genki, if we're just going on the criteria of ideal boyfriend material XD) Genki was the winner! Of course, the poor kid's response was "What?? Seriously?? I'm so happy! And... I feel so much pressure... Because I really wouldn't be a good boyfriend..." ;___; That kid seriously needs someone to tell him how awesome he is, poor baby. I over-identify with him way too much. And then there was awkwardly a Travis Japan crosstalk with some of them saying "I can't believe that guy won, even though there were so many better options"... talk about awkward >__> Especially when Miyachika is really close with Genki. Mostly, I'm amazed that Myojo printed it, to be honest.

BUT! I'm going to get my negative impressions out of the way before I get on to the positives! There weren't so many negatives, so I'm going to try not to dwell on them! But...
✘ It was really Kansai heavy. I expected former 7West and BAD to win the normal amount, but I was shocked by the prevalence of Hirano Sho, Nagase Ren, Onishi Ryusei, and Nishihata Daigo, in particular.
✘ The huge push on the younger ones (2015 material; Sexy Boyz etc) has completely pushed the older ones (Bakaleya guys, Yasui/Hagiya/Morita/etc) out of the limelight. The pool of juniors who won things hasn't grown that much, but a lot of established juniors were ousted. While I'm happy to see new faces getting some attention, I'm sort of bothered how Johnny's just has been completely ignoring the older guys recently, and I think it's reflected here.
✘ I don't think the Myojo staff was expecting Hokuto to win, and so as well as a two page spread for Genki, they also had a two page spread for Hokuto, which felt like a big waste of space when in the end, the Junior-on-Junior rankings were really cramped and we didn't get to see who voted for who. That's a big part of the Junior-on-Junior rankings for me, so I was really upset to see it not there.

But enough about the bad, let's talk about the good!! And there was a surprising amount of good!
✔ REIA PLACED IN KOIBITO NI SHITAI!!! He was 9th, just below Shigeoka Daiki (who dropped a whopping 6 places from last year)!! I'm so happy for my baby ♥
✔ Yugo won two categories! Like always, he won the "sixth sense" category, but he also won "seems like he'll be a good grandfather"! So adorable~
✔ Jinguji moved down in "want as your boyfriend" XDDD He and Kishi flipflopped, so now Kishi is 4 and Jinguji is 5. I find this to be hilarious.
✔ Reia won one category! "Junior who seems like he likes to keep things clean." I voted for him, so my vote counted!
✔ Kishi and Fu placed in both "best pair" and "pair who look alike" ♥
✔ Reia also placed in "looks good in girls' clothes," "looks good in Japanese clothes," "likes playing jokes on people," "sixth sense," "weak in a fight," and possibly others that I can't find right now!
✔ Yugo placed in "seems like he'll be a good dad," and "seems like he won't return mails," and maybe others that I can't find right now!
✔ Juniors voted Taiga best in Japanese clothes and girls' clothes XD
✔ Juniors voted Yugo best dad.
✔ Juniors and readers voted Jinguji most narcissistic XD;;; Accurate.
✔ There were a couple of random painfully cute photos of Miyachika and Genki being lovey-dovey together. ♥ One of Genki kissing Miyachika on the cheek and one of Genki watching Miyachika fill out the Junior ranking paper. It's seriously adorable.

I'm sure there're more that I'm forgetting, and there are definitely a lot more results that I think are cute or accurate, but that's what I can think of for now! If you're curious as to who won what and can't find a scan or anything, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to help out. There are way too many categories for me to write who won and placed for each, plus who won and placed in the junior-on-junior ranking, but I want to help out if I can!

Also, man has Marius gotten freaking tall. He's taller than Kento on the cover, and while I'm sure they're standing on something, he's definitely getting there. @___@;
 
 
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rorychanrorychan on January 22nd, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
And of course Shintaro won the who seems like he eats a lot poll for like the 5th year in a row XD No surprise there. <3

Marius is officially the same height as Kento!!! :O So now, in pictures, it's just based of of angles that one looks taller than the other, but they are the same height rn. That kid!!!!!!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Marius: onoesfaded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yup! Shintaro ♥

Yeah, I assumed it was based on the angle, but I didn't realize he had caught up with Kento! He needs to slow down! He's only 13! XD
rorychanrorychan on January 22nd, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
I remember when Shintaro wond like 4-5 categories in this poll back in the day. XD

Marius is freakish yet beautiful, lol. Wish he would slow down a bit. He's gunna be the tallest very soon. Probably tis year. XD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Shintaro: cutefaded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
He won a good few this time? At least three: "macho," "wild," and "eats a lot." XD;;; But sadly he doesn't win "little brother" anymore.
rorychanrorychan on January 23rd, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, he wins the manly ones. XD This is the 2nd or 3rd time he's won all three of those categories. Too bad the scans for this aren't out yet.

lol macho
ミランダ (大丈夫): Shintaro: cutefaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
Hahaha I know. XD Poor Shintaro. I wish I could scan mine, but I don't have a scanner. D:
rorychanrorychan on January 23rd, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
I have a scanner, but since I live overseas it'spointless for me to do it since I get the mags at a later time.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Fuma: hmmfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
Aww. I actually have been having a lot of trouble finding good scans recently for things like making icons. >__< So I think my friend is getting a scanner soon so that we can do some scanning, maybe...
rorychanrorychan on January 23rd, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
That would be awesome. The only good source that I know of for JUMP scans is no longer sharing a of this month and junior scans I can only find LQ stuff.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, exactly, I have a lot of trouble finding good scans. So hopefully my friend and I can work something out. It's sad that there's not really an easy way to get magazine scans anymore.
rorychanrorychan on January 23rd, 2014 12:52 am (UTC)
It's really sad. I don't really have an idea of which mags I wanna buy if I don't see previews first too. It drives me nuts.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Marius: onoesfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 09:42 am (UTC)
Ugh, yeah, that sucks. Well, we're at least going to try to help out if we can. ^^;
Kisa Sachzkisachz on January 22nd, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my God... I'm so happy 'cause Genki won that category. well... just like reia and kaoru said in JJL "genki is kind person" :D and I am agree with them too hehe >w< even Genki doesn't know how awesome he is but with his personality I think he will be a good boyfriend <3 <3 yeay... GENKI!!!!!
well... I agree Jinguji is most narcissistic :P hehe but I really love his fashion, he is so cool and I think he just needs to reach age 18 years old to be completely sexy >w< hehehe...

Edited at 2014-01-22 03:57 pm (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia&Jinchan: ♥faded_lace on January 22nd, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
I know, I was happy too! He really deserves it. He's definitely a kind and considerate person, and out of the top 5, I'd definitely want him the most as my boyfriend, too!

Haha, yeah, he's definitely really narcissistic, and it makes me laugh that all the readers and all the juniors know it.
kochi-senseikenbanana on January 22nd, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
I agree with with you ! He completely put aside the older juniors this year it's such a disppointment, I won't be surprised if some of them leave the agency for the years to come. Because when are they going to debut ? When they'll turn 30 or even 40 years old ? The new ones are young they got all their time no need to rush.

Anyway I'm really happy for Kochi, finally he won in a lot of category and i agree with theses. :)

Thank you to share it.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yugo: goldenfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
I mean, I don't completely agree with you, because all of the Bakaleya guys right now are too young to debut with non-volleyball. If you look at the past non-volleyball debuts, ABC-Z, KisuMai, KAT-TUN, and Kanjani8 all had an average age over 20 and in most of those, in fact, all members were over 20 at the time of debut. Since Shintaro is only 16 now, I think that the Bakaleya guys have a while before they'll be able to debut.

But while I do think they have time, I'm saddened that Johnny seems to have forgotten about them. I know he's preparing for the 2015 volleyball debut, but he can't ignore everyone else in the meanwhile. ;__;

I'm happy for him too! And you're welcome~
ルナーたん luna_truths on January 22nd, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
Cries. Genki omg you cutie. Be all lovey-dovey with everyone ever okay. JUST DO IT.

Also sobbing at Kishi and Fu... mostly because yes.. <.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Kishi&Fu: cuddlesfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
He's super adorable, and he and Miyachika are super adorable together ♥ I recently started shipping them, but now that I noticed it, they're so cute together.

I knoooow. Kishi and Fu are so in love, it's adorable. ♥
S: Jinchan: I look so goodyomimashou on January 22nd, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
So happy for Genki! He deserves it ♥ And he and Miyachika are so cute, ahhhh *__* I still can't believe Myojo printed the stuff Travis Japan was saying, though...

Jinchan and Kishi's reactions to their places in koibito ni shitai were the best XD;;; And Yugo is going to be the best grandpa ever XD

It is disappointing how much less the Bakaleya guys won this year, though... Johnny's, you can't forget about them even if you're aiming for 2015 now :/
ミランダ (大丈夫): Kishi&Fu: cuddlesfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
I knooow. I'm so happy for him, too ♥ He really does. It's sad that this means he'll probably have even more haters and jealous people, though. :< I really can't believe Myojo printed that stuff, and I really hope that Genki never reads it... but at least he was super adorable with Miyachika, even if his friends were being super douchey.

Yesss XD;; Kishi's reaction was my favourite. "Ohh~ I beat Jinchan!" XDDD And then quoting Ai no Katamari... |D;;; Kishi, never change. And Yugo is, it's adorable. ♥

Yeah, I know. :/ They have time, but that's no reason to completely ignore them. It's really sad to see that the younger demographic (ie Myojo readers) are forgetting about them...
S: Jinchan: I look so goodyomimashou on January 23rd, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
Yeah ;; He and Miyachika were super cute, and I'm sure the rest of sexy boyz and co were also happy for him... with the exception of Jinchan, but he was probably too busy being like aww yeah I'm the sexiest again~ to say anything douchey |D;; So hopefully Genki is happy ♥

Oh Kishi ♥

Yeah :( Hopefully they'll start to get pushed again soon...
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia&Jinchan: ♥faded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, hopefully everyone celebrated for him. It seems like even if Miyachika thinks he's sexier, he was happy for Genki. So... yeah, I hope Genki is happy too ♥

Oh Kishi. |D; I need a Kishi icon and a Genki icon and... idek. Get a scanner!!

I hope so... ;__;
britkit27: zomgYAYbritkit27 on January 23rd, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
Genkiiiiiii~ :D I'm so proud. Also Kishi and Fu, omg XD Myojo readers are on it, damn...except the ignoring older juniors bit :/ But yay Reia! And Yugo! And Taiga winning for girls clothes!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Taiga: uh huhfaded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Me tooo~ Genki ♥ and yeah lol Kishi and Fu |D;; They don't look anything alike! But yeah, I don't know what's going on with the older Juniors...and Taiga didn't win girl's clothes, Genki did. Taiga only won it in the junior-on-junior ranking.
britkit27: mercury read a bookbritkit27 on January 23rd, 2014 11:46 am (UTC)
Oh. Lol, what |D Genki's pretty-ish (in my opinion) but there's plenty of other juniors I'd have picked before him for that category XD At least the other juniors know what's up.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: love me?faded_lace on January 23rd, 2014 11:54 am (UTC)
I guess since Genki's really popular and he's a ~girl, he won? idk. XD; The juniors know what's up though XD