September 30th, 2013

Chinen: wtf

fucking Johnny's, part 208572895783

So about this Johnny's World 2020.

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS SAFE FROM ANOTHER JOHNNY'S WORLD, WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN?!

Just to clarify before I continue: I think there was some confusion on the internet, but last year, there were two "Johnny's World" events that occurred. The first was Johnny's World, which was a stageplay that occurred at the Imperial Theatre in Ginza. It ran from November 10th to January 27th, and the main cast was all members of Hey! Say! JUMP, all members of ABC-Z, and Kikuchi Fuma, Nakajima Kento, and Sato Shori from Sexy Zone. Snowman, Sexy Boyz, and Travis Japan also appeared in terms of Juniors. Marius and Sou, Kis-My-Ft2, Nakayama Yuma, Tackey, etc did not appear in the show, but instead were featured at the end in a video. This play did not get a DVD, so the only footage of it available on the internet as press footage from ZIP and other news programs. Then, for only two days, in Tokyo Dome, there was a concert called Johnny's World no Kanshasai (report here) which happened on March 16th and 17th. This was a concert rather than a play and contained almost no similar elements to the earlier event in Ginza. They did 3 songs from the play Johnny's World, and some of the same cast appeared. However, Marius, Sou, and the Bakaleya Juniors, among others, were present for the Johnny's World no Kanshasai Tokyo Dome concert. Basically, tl;dr: Johnny's World (which did not get a DVD) and Johnny's World no Kanshasai (which did get a DVD) are not the same thing, have very few similarities, and happened at completely different times with different cast members and in different venues. I went to both, and had friends who went to both, so I'm really not making it up. XD;

But yeah. Johnny's World no Kanshasai? Excellent! I loved every moment of it. It was one of the best, most fun concerts I've ever been to! But Johnny's World? It was really... bad. Despite being a play, there was barely any storyline, it was impossible to follow, Yamada and Yabu were the only named parts (despite there being 15 other debuted Johnny's in the show), and it was just weird and boring and not worth the ¥12,000 I paid for it. It was a waste of the boys' time in my opinion, and I don't want to have to see it again. The only reason I'd go is to support the boys, of course, but I'd much rather see something that was a better use of their time and talents.

And of course, there's the matter of 2020, but everyone already knows how I feel about that.

In essence, when I got the Sexy Zone fanclub email about "Johnny's World 2020" I nearly pitched my phone across the room. Fuck this shit, Johnny's.