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13 October 2014 @ 10:47 pm
Sheesh, everything went crazy while I was away for the weekend.

About the Sexy Zone news, snow kindly already translated the Oricon article, and since we have no news from the agency, I'm not going to comment on it as of right now. As soon as the agency releases information on it, I'll translate it and post it here.

Setting the bad aside, this weekend was amazing. JUMP was really amazing, and seeing them twice in one day was amazing, too. That group has really come so far in such a short time… things were so bad this time two years ago, and yet now, they're all so even, and all get so much stage time, and they just all seem so happy together, and to genuinely love and respect one another. I'm going to write a full report for both shows, but for now… they were really amazing, all nine of them, and the show really showed how much they've grown in the past two years.

Also, I'll talk more about the guys who came to watch later, but one exciting thing that happened that wasn't really relevant to the show is that I walked behind Nagata Jiei and 3 other random juniors that I didn't recognize from about halfway between the venue and the station until we got to the station. XD The guys just sort of sauntered up from the direction of the venue; there's an above-ground walkway and then the ground level regular sidwalks. Mostly, fans use the above-ground walkway, so the boys met up with us in the crowd right as we walked off the walkway. I couldn't tell who they were from behind right away, but eventually, I caught a glance of Nagata's face and I knew it was them. I don't really know who they are, but it was still exciting. XD;

I'll get to more later, but right now, I have to be at work bright and early tomorrow, typhoon or no, so good night!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Asu e no Yell
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: captivatedfaded_lace on October 13th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Good luck ^^

Yeah, it was pretty silly, but we were excited |D; I was like, breathing the same air as juniors! But yeah, I don't know about the kids performing, but since these guys were just audience members, especially, they left and took the train. When more famous talents are there, like members of other groups who are too young to drive, they often wait for all the girls to leave the area before taking the train home.
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 13th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
ohh i thought they were back dancing for that concert haha, so they went to watch it and study, huh? xD

what about "demachi"? when do they do those? i only learned about that from Hakucchan and one of my friends from Japan on twitter that you can directly hand them letters and stuff during "demachi". does JUMP do that?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on October 13th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when kouhai come to watch shows, they call it "kengaku" but I don't know how much of it is really studying. It mostly just seems like they're enjoying the show, haha XD;;;

Demachi is strictly a theatre-only event. The rules of demachi completely prohibit writing about demachi on the internet, but just to talk about it vaguely, after theatre shows (so basically limited to venues like Teikoku Gekijou, Nissay Gekijou, Aoyama Gekijou, Theater Crea, and those types of places), girls line up, and each line has different rules, but basically the designated leaders of the line uphold the rules. If you watched the documentary "top of the J-pops," which aired in other countries besides Japan, demachi is NOTHING like that. That was completely staged for the camera and is nothing like what demachi is in real life. If you have questions about demachi, I'd be happy to answer by PM, but since it's really against the rules I don't want to write more here. Sorry!
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 13th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
ah~, i see. i'd like to know more about how it works haha, it's no wonder i didn't know anything about it. i don't think i saw the top of the J-Pops...or was that the one where Johnny-san himself went in for an interview? i don't remember haha. but i'll send you a PM about it xD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on October 13th, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's the one where Johnny interviewed, but they didn't show his face. It was all dubbed in English. XD Did you see it? At any rate, the demachi that they showed in that was totally fake.
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 13th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
i did, but i don't remember the demachi part lol
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamada: :ofaded_lace on October 13th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
XD They brought a bunch of girls into the theatre and they sat down, listened to JUMP talk, and asked them questions. Totally staged XD
arisu_chan25arisu_chan25 on October 13th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
that's...more like a Q&A xD
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on October 13th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly XD