Idol relations: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Recently I was laying in bed and I was thinking about Kamei Eri and her sister. (Yes, I lay in bed and think of idols. It’s completely normal and not obsessive) I was thinking about how much different they look, even though they are related. And from there it just kind of snowballed. I then thought about Yamapi and his sister. And that made me think of how all idols compare to their siblings and other relatives. Now, I orginally wanted to make this post back when pictures of Kamei Eri’s sister first surfaced. Because, to put it nicely, I didn’t really see the family resemblance. And because I didn’t think anyone really cared about an entire post about Kamei Eri’s sister I never made that post. And that post was just going to just focus on Eri and Rina. This post will encompass all of the idol relations that I know of. I’m sure there are way more then what are included in this post. But I really only know of the relations within H!P and JE. So, I’m sorry for that.

I want to give fair warning now that this post is completely shallow. Well, I should say, it can be perceived as being shallow. I actually think this post is honest, blunt, and pretty much telling it like it is. Celebrities are fair game for my judgement. If they didn’t want the spotlight, and all the judgement that comes along with it, they wouldn’t have become celebrities in the first place. I just thought I’d put up that little disclamer, because I’m sure I’ll get greif from this post. Comments saying I’m a horrible and shallow person. And people like me are what’s wrong with the world. And I’m not much to look at myself. And many other variations of that. And maybe I am a little shallow. But come on, we’re idol fans. We’d be lying if we didn’t admit we were shallow to some extent.

I’m mostly making this post to see if the idol genes run in the family. Or does lighting truely only strike once? While the final decision is debatable and based soley on personal preferences and opinion, I’m starting to think it really does only strike once.

Tanaka Koki and Tanaka Juri.

I think right off the bat Juri was kind of doomed because of my obvious Koki bias. I think I’ve made my love for Tanaka Koki quite obvious on this blog. It’s not even so much a physical thing. Even though I think Koki is pretty adorable. It’s more of a mixture of looks and Koki being completely awesome. I’ve know for a while that Koki’s younger brother was a Johnny’s Junior, but I never really knew what he looked like until recently. Mostly because I don’t follow Juniors at all. But after watching Yan Yan Jump, I have been seeing him a lot more lately.  And I have to say, he is actually kind of cute. He has a completely different look then Koki. Juri seems to follow the male idol, pretty boy look. While Koki has spent practically his whole career trying to look the opposite. Obviously I’d have to say Koki is better looking. But Juri’s not too far behind. Give him a couple years, and he may surpass his brother.

Kamei Eri and Kamei Rina.

Ah, the whole reason I made this post. First off, I want to say how absolutely gorgeous I think Eri is. She’s like a perfect mixture of beauty and cuteness. I seriously think she was one of the most beautiful Musumes ever. Some tough shoes to fill right off the bat. After seeing pictures of Rina I actually find it hard to believe that they are related. It’s not that Rina is ugly, because she’s not really. She’s more of average. It’s just mind boggling that the same parents who made Eri also made Rina. You know the term “the ugly sister?” I think it’s obvious who is who. Oh, is that too harsh?

Akanishi Jin and Akanishi Fuuta.

Ah, Akanishi Jin, quite arguably one of the most popular and most attractive idols in all of Johnny’s. I personally find him incredibly attractive. Him and his boyish good looks. And his face that at the same time is innocent, adorable, and sexy. It’s pretty cut and dry why he’s so popular. And his brother Reio Fuuta actually looks almost exactly like Jin. I mean, just at first glance you can tell that they are related. However, the Akanishi features that work so perfectly for Jin, don’t do Fuuta any favors. See, Jin has a huge chin farly large jaw. And the other features of his face somehow compensate for this. However, on Fuuta his jaw is pretty much all you notice. And the soft features that make Jin adorable/sexy make Fuuta look awkward and confused. He seriously looks like a deer sometimes.

Okai Chisato and Okai Asuna.

Am I seeing double here or is that really Chisa’s sister and not Chisa herself? First off, I never really thought Chisato was really all that pretty. Until Bye Bye Bye she never stood out to me. Now, lately I do think she is looking very pretty. Probably the prettiest she has ever looked. Sometimes she looks very elegant and gorgeous. But in the grand scheme of idols, and the world, I still think Chisato is average looking. Perhaps slightly above average. But the type of person, if was walking down my street, I wouldn’t give any more of a responce then, “Yeah, she’s kinda pretty.” That being said I feel pretty much the same way about Asuna. She’s cute, but obviously less cute then Chisa. But I think both girls look pretty similar. Maybe about 50-60 percent the same. The type of girls you see and know right off the bat are sisters. They have the same nose, eyes, and mouth. They look a lot more similar then Jin and Fuuta. But Asuna’s face is puffier and her teeth make her look more awkward.

Morimoto Ryutaro and Morimoto Shintaro.

Can I first point out how much their names make me laugh. Obviously their parents loved the whole taro name. It’s pretty much the Japanese equivalent of having your kid’s names rhyme. XD
Overall the Morimoto brothers don’t really do anything for me. Since I’ve been a Hey! Say! JUMP fan I never really paid attention to Ryutaro. And for the longest time I always thought it was because he was 3 years younger than me. But it’s actually not that. I mean, he’s made me laugh a few times. But looks wise I could care less. Shintaro does nothing for me either. Since he’s both Ryutaro’s brother and a popular Junior he gets a lot of pimping in concerts and TV shows. But he’s never come off to me as anything more than strange. Sometimes he looks oddly similar to Ryutaro and others he looks so far from him. But Shintaro just has this strange blank stare in photos and sometimes on TV. That’s pretty much a “I watch you while you sleep” sort of look.

Yajima Maimi and Takeuchi Akari.

Yes, I do realize that Maimi and Akari are only cousins. But relation, is relation. So, it still counts. And I wanted to include cousins anyway.
Yet another set of huge shoes to fill. Maimi is hands down the prettiest member of H!P kids. I mean, she is drop dead gorgeous. Her beauty is absolutely breath taking. And all that jazz. But seriously she really is. She has this sort of effortless, airy, aura to her. Poor little Akari doesn’t really match up to Maimi. Yes, I also realize she’s only 13 and hasn’t really grown into her face yet. But as of right now she’s kind of lack luster. I think it’s mostly because of her hair. That has to be one of the most unattractive hairstyles I have ever seen.

Nakajima Yuto and Nakajima Raiya.

Nakajima Yuto is my favorite member of Hey! Say! JUMP. I actually don’t even think he’s the most attractive member per se, but there’s something about Yuto that attracts me to him. Probably because he’s so absolutely innocent and adorable. Now, Yuto and Raiya are 6 years apart so they obviously can’t look 100% the same. But their features are noticeably similar. They have the same nose and eyes. And Raiya even short of looks like Yuto did when he was younger. Obviously I’m not going to judge Raiya beyond that because he’s, what, 12. I’m obviously not attracted to 12 year olds. Even judging 14 year old Shintaro was weird. XD

Abe Natsumi and Abe Asami.

I’ve never really understood the whole Nacchi hype. I always thought she was a little annyoing and her face always made her look older than she was. But I guess she is cute in a puppy dog sense. However, it is absolutely amazing and weird just how similar Nacchi and her sister look. I mean they are 80-90% similar. If you were in a dim lit room you might mistake Asami for Natsumi. Because of that I find Asami as pretty as I find Nacchi. Which isn’t all that much.

Natsuyaki Miyabi and Fujie Rena.

Obviously since they are only cousins they don’t look 100% similar. But I mean you can notice similarites. Personally, my mom tells me how I look more and more like my Aunt everyday.
I think both girls are actually quite stunning. If you look closely you can see that Miyabi and Rena have very similar looking mouths and eyes. And I think both girls have very strong features. Rena has a little bit larger eyes than most people and Miyabi has a little bit larger chin then most people. Either way, there’s a pretty good gene pool in that family.

Yamashita Tomohisa and Yamashita Rina.

Yamapi is a pretty standard pretty boy. One of the best looking in JE. Which I always appreciate. He’s not really my favorite NEWS member because of his lack of personality and his dead fish eyes in pictures. But he’s one of my favorite NEWS member to look at. XD Rina looks almost exactly like Yamapi. You would think that would be a good thing, but it’s just not. She pretty much looks like Yamapi with longer hair. You would think Yamapi’s soft features would transfer to his sister as well, but they don’t. Rina even has slightly heavier features than Yamapi. It’s actually kind of funny that the brother looks prettier and softer than the sister. Rina is a fromer gravure idol. She obviously did the smart thing and quit her day job.

Tanaka Koki and Tsukamoto Airi.
It’s a little hard to judge similarites between not onlycousins but between male and female cousins. I think I’ve already made it pretty obvious how I feel about Koki. Airi is actually a little pretty. But her makeup is so thick you can’t really tell. I’m not really into her gyaru looking makeup. There is a small similarity between them. Their noses look almost identical. But other than that you’d never be able to tell they were related.

Nakayama Yuma and Yamada Nana.

It’s incredible that Yuma and Nana look almost exactly the same. The only real difference is that one is a boy and one is a girl. Other than that they look the same. Same nose, same eyes, same eyebrows, and same face shape. However, Nana’s lips are bigger, but that’s to be expected since she’s a girl. I think Nana is the better of the two. Even though the particular picture I chose of Nana is a little awkward, she does come off as really cute and bubbly in pictures. Where as Yuma comes off creepy in pictures, videos, and on TV. I think it mosty has to do with the color of his hair. When he has black hair he looks significantly better, sometimes down right adorable. But when he has lighter shades the terrifying features of his face become more apparent.
So, was this a pointless post? You decide. And most of you reading this will probably say it is. But I mainly made this post for my own enjoyment. And I actually had a blast writing it, if you can believe that.

Yan Yan JUMP second preview

During Saturday’s episode of YY Jumping there was another preview for Hey! Say! JUMP’s and Johnny’s Junior’s new show Yan Yan JUMP.

The commercial is only about 12 seconds long and is nearly identical to the first Yan Yan JUMP commercial. The only real difference is the guest for that week are different. The commercial says next week’s episode will feature Hey! Say! JUMP members Yabu Kota and Chinen Yuri. Which pretty much confirms it won’t be just Hikaru and Daiki, and instead the HSJ members will in fact be shuffled every week.

It also shows the Johnny’s Juniors guest next episode are Morimoto Shintaro and Hashimoto Ryosuke. The commercial also says that Yan Yan JUMP will begin airing April 16th.

Now, I say the next episode because YY Jumping’s last episode was the episode that was being promoted as Yan Yan JUMP’s first episode. Which is incredibly confusing and makes absolutely no sense. What would possibly be the reason to air the episode early? Not only air the episode early, but during that episode air a commercial that says Yan Yan JUMP isn’t going to premiere for over 3 weeks from now. I can’t fathom the logic behind that. XD

Kisumai to sing opening for Misaki No.1


It was announced that Johnny’s Junior group Kis-My-Ft2 will be singing the opening theme to the drama Misaki No.1. The drama, that star’s Kis-My-Ft2 members Fujigaya Taisuke and Kitayama Hiromitsu, will be using a modified version of their song FIRE BEAT called No.1 ~FIRE BEAT.

Now I can honestly say that I don’t follow Kisumai and know little to nothing about them. But the one thing I do know, is that it seems like Kisumai is just months away from finally officially debuting. A couple months ago I made a post that said with everything that Kisumai has been up to they have to debut soon. (Which if you care you can read it here.) Now add the way that they were treated as a legit Johnny’s group a little over a week ago at the Johnny’s New Year Countdown, and now this. It really seems like any day now they will make their debut.

But not only have they been pimping Kis-My-Ft2 a lot, they’ve been pimping this song in particular a lot. Well, not a lot but enough. We all know that this song was used for the dwango CM they starred in a few months back, as well as being avaliable through the dwango site. And now it’s being used as the opening for a drama. Which makes it seem like they really want people to hear this song. Possibly because it will be an upcoming single?


With all the commotion being made about Kisumai, recently and in general, I decided to finally see what all the fuss was about. So I decided to listen to their song FIRE BEAT. And all I can say is wow. The song is amazing. The music has this powerful and heavy rock beat, that’s reminiscent of something KAT-TUN used to sing/would sing. The rapping in the song is incredible. The rapping is pretty much on par with Tanaka Koki’s, which I wasn’t really expecting. The overall sound is catchy and infectious. I can see why they are so popular.
 
 
Here’s the Misaki No.1 commercial.

 And for anyone like me who hasn’t heard the song yet, here’s Kis-My-Ft2 performing FIRE Beat at Playzone 2009.

Just debut already!

It seems like nearly every one in the Johnny’s fandom wants one thing, and that’s the debut of Kis-My-Ft2. Ok, maybe not all Johnny’s fans but I’ve heard quite a few that want this. I’m not even a fan of them and I’m starting to get frustrated about the whole situation.

(By the way, I am not an expert on this, so don’t treat me as one. I don’t even pay attention to Johnny’s Juniors at all. But JE fans don’t get too offended by that. I don’t follow Hello!Project Eggs or AKB48 Research Students either. I never have, and I never will.)

It seems every time Kis-My-Ft2 do anything, 4,000 fans are getting excited. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people say, “any day now they are going to announce their debut.” And with good reason really. Kisumai has held their own solo concerts, they were in their own stage play, starred in their own CM a few months back, and it was just announced 2 Kisumai members, Fujigaya Taisuke and Kitayama Hiromitsu , will be in the drama Misaki No. 1.
Kis-My-Ft2 is completely following the footsteps of KAT-TUN. KAT-TUN held tons of concerts and stage plays before their official debut. KAT-TUN was formed in 2001 but didn’t officially debut until 2006, that’s 5 years. Kis-My-Ft2 was formed 5 years ago in 2005, it kinda seems like it’s time for them to debut. And I honestly don’t see what Johnny is waiting for. It really seems like he’s tiptoeing around the whole situation. Obviously they had enough of a following to hold solo concerts, they have enough of a following to debut.
I really want JE to have any kind of debut, because this will be my first debut as a fan. I became a fan a year after Hey! Say! JUMP’s debut. And Nayama Yuma w/ BI SHADOW and NYC don’t really count. Well actually NYC is pretty much a legit group now, but whatever it’s not the same.
 
I don’t really follow Kisumai but maybe they do/will have some good songs. I just wish Johnny would anounce something already. Either that or break them up, because honestly they are being wasted. He already wasted Yamashita Shoon. It would be sad to do it again.

Illusive no more!

I was just sitting here at my computer being extremely bored. So I thought “Hey, I have nothing better to do I might as well search for that illusive Junior again.” Now to anyone who has no idea what I’m talking about, I made a post a couple months back about a random Junior I saw every time I watched the School Kakumei live stage. I asked if anyone knew who he was because I thought he was hot and looked like some hot guy I know in real life. And of course no one commented and told me. If you really care you can read the post here.

Well apparently I finally found out who he is. And I honestly wish I didn’t. It turns out that this Junior is Casey Anderson.

I was beyond excited when I finally found out who he was. That is until I looked at his age. The Junior I’ve been obsessing over for months. (Well obsessing to find out his name. XD) And probably the only Junior I actually think is hot, is only 15. Fifteen years old! That makes me fell a little bit like a pedophile. I know I’m only 18 and probably shouldn’t feel like that, but I do. I mean, I feel weird for thinking Yuto and Ryosuke are hot. And they’re only a year younger than me. I never even look at Morimoto Ryutaro cause he’s only 15. Well actually Ryutaro is pretty ugly anyway, but still.

I think the absolute funniest part of this whole thing is in a comment to my illusive Junior post I said the Junior could be Casey Anderson since he’s the only foreign Junior I know of. I actually looked up Casey Anderson.

But I could only find this picture. And my exact reaction was that it could never be Casey that kid looks like he’s about 12. How ironic, right? I guess I’ll have to wait a few years to really fangirl over him. I’ll feel less creepy when he’s at least 17.

The illusive Junior

Every week I watch School Kakumei’s live stage, and every week there’s a particular Junior in the background that I always notice. But the problem is I don’t follow Johnny’s Juniors, so I have no idea who he is. And there’s my dilemma. So dear readers, or anyone reading my blog, I need help finding out his name.

Here are some terrible quality pictures of him. If you want a clearer image of him watch the SK live stage at the bottom of this post.


This is the only live stage where they show him for more then half a second. And I really want to know who this Junior is because he looks exactly like someone I used to have a crush on a few years back. If this Junior didn’t have obvious Asian features I would think the guy I knew secret went to Japan and joined JE.
And JE doesn’t like list this guy anywhere. I looked at the recent Juniors calendar and I don’t see him in it. It’s terrible! XD