I opened my email today and got my December newsletter from Johnny’s International. If there are fans out there that still don’t know what that is, it’s a Johnny’s newsletter written in English. Basically it tells you who’s the guest on Tackey CHANnel, who’s having a concert, general JE updates, and they are starting out their international ticket sales. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here.
Anyway, I got my email today and the second piece of news said to tell us your favorite Johnny’s artist. They asked to cancel my email delivery and re-register with my favorite artist or group.
Here’s what I submitted.
When they asked for favorite artist I was 100% going to put my favorite Johnny’s artist, Nishikido Ryo. But then I started to think why JE asked my favorite artist in the first place. And honestly it could pretty much only be for 2 reasons.
The first reason being, Johnny wants to know which artist is most popular with foreign fans, or perhaps which JE artist is popular in a specific country. Maybe for possible overseas concerts or maybe even debut. Hey after all, Jin is debuting in the US, Tegomass debuted in Sweden and Arashi was just featured on Peruvian TV recently. Stranger things have happened. It can’t just be to count how many foreign fans they have because that’s what the email service is probably mostly for in the first place. Come on Johnny open up a Hawaiian fanclub and tour, it works for H!P. Then we can get Alo-Hello JE. Sporadic AnAn shoots and Hey! Say! JUMP’s recent magazine shoot in Hawaii aren’t really enough shameless Johnny’s shirtless photos.
The second reason is more mundane, and most likely the reason they asked, they want to personalize your newsletter. This way they’ll be able to keep you updated on your favorite group’s or artist’s every move, to shell out the maximum money. And to tell you when international tickets are available for your favorite artist. I mean if you selected Yamada Ryosuke, you’ll get updates about him, Hey! Say! JUMP, and NYC. Which is why I selected NEWS instead of Ryo-chan. I love Ryo-chan and I love NEWS, but Kanjani8 not so much. And I don’t want constant updates about Kanjani8. I also really wanted to put Hey! Say! JUMP, because my love for JUMP and NEWS is almost even. But NEWS has been and always will be my favorite JE group. if they’re one of the least popular groups or not.
The newsletter also says you don’t have to change, which means you’ll probably get the same general newsletter as before. And if neither or these things don’t happen, what was the point of this? If they aren’t using this information for something, why ask? I doubt at the top of the newsletter it will now say your favorite artist is Arashi, or Tanaka Koki, or NYC, or Tadayoshi Ohkura. I mean, I think you know your own favorite artist. But there has to be some sort of reason Johnny wants to know.