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2:20 pm - 05/10/2012

Nakajima Kento the next Kimutaku?



Without a doubt, Johnny’s is in the age of Arashi, but it’s no mistake that the one on top of Johnny’s, or rather, the entertainment world as a whole is none other than Kimura Takuya.

Many times before there have been Johnny’s rumored to be Kimutaku’s succesor, but it seems they’ve all come up short.

However, there’s one Johnny idol that’s being highly praised.

The anticipated star is in question Nakajima Kento. Nakajima, who was born in Tokyo, is currently 16 and active with the groups B.I. Shadow and Sexy Zone.

Nakajima himself is pretty high up on the Junior popularity barometer. Hes already accumulated 14 Junior awards, including “Most Ideal Lover” from Myojo. In 2008, Yamada Ryosuke gained a total of 20 Junior Awards, with Akanishi Jin coming in behind, who previously dominated owning 16 Awards in 2006.

With this, it’s only natural to have great expectation’s for Nakajima’s future.

The Don of the Entertainment World, Johnny Kitagawa, also had some words regarding Nakajima, “From the start he liked Johnnys. The first time he cried at a concert was Tegomass’, and it seems like Higashi’s book “Kawasaki Kid” has left a deep impression on him. Its amazing that someone in their teens knows the quality of that book! Someday I hope he’ll be able to carry the weight of Johnny’s on his shoulders.”

It might be a little early to say Nakajima is the next Kimutaku, but his current popularity and the anticipation for his future seem very high.

Source: idolgravuredvd.seesaa.net, translated by:omoxi

Go NakaKen!!!
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rawambition 10th-May-2012 08:28 am (UTC)
All of them are either subbed or in the process of being subbed. You can find Umareru, Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta & Koishite Akuma over at Ourhour. Scrap Teacher is subbed but dl links are pretty hard to find thanks to the MU shut down so your best bet would be to watch it over on dramacrazy. His newest drama Kazoku no Uta also just got picked up by Soo-Jin over at d-addicts & the first ep is expected to be released sometime tomorrow.

If I remember correctly his role in most of these dramas are small/average except for Umareru.

Hope I helped :D

Edited at 2012-05-10 08:29 am (UTC)
dennisixa 10th-May-2012 07:42 am (UTC)
i tot yamapi is already the current kimutaku???
carmine_pink 10th-May-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
lol no.
mele_3_4 10th-May-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
Nakajima himself is pretty high up on the Junior popularity barometer. Hes already accumulated 14 Junior awards, including “Most Ideal Lover” from Myojo. In 2008, Yamada Ryosuke gained a total of 20 Junior Awards, with Akanishi Jin coming in behind, who previously dominated owning 16 Awards in 2006.

By this logic, wouldn't Yamada be the next KimuTaku? lol
boukenrider 10th-May-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
mte lol
very_pinku 10th-May-2012 07:45 am (UTC)
Nakaken is soo cute, his smile just melts me whenever<3.
But honestly, I haven't seen any impressive juniors that give an impact like Arashi, V6, TOKIO, SMAP...
boukenrider 10th-May-2012 07:46 am (UTC)
Nakajima, who was born in Tokyo, is currently 16 and active with the groups B.I. Shadow and Sexy Zone.

....when was this written orz
sandster101 10th-May-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
mte...lol
lilly0 10th-May-2012 07:46 am (UTC)
Not saying anything against Nakajima Kento - he looks very good and he for sure has talent. And I guess he has quite some fans.

BUT:
How many next-KimuTakus do we have already?
I wish people would stop doing that and calling out 'the next KimuTaku'. Kimura is almost like an icon (otherwise we wouldn't even have such a discussion now) - not because he is pretty, but because he made things possible that weren't possible before (for example: a guy advertising lipsticks?) Not to mention the role Smap as a group played in this story, evoking the change of the entertainment industry to what it is now (the picture of an idol we have now... singer/actors/doing CMs/being in TV-shows/having their own TV-Shows etc). (I would really advice poeple to read a pimp-post regarding JE-senpais and Daisenpais. It's an insight that's really interesting)
What adds to that is also the time itself in which they became popular. Dramas were so popular back then, the ratings today are nothing in comparison to the ratings of these older dramas.
Kimura is a figure - I don't know how I should explain this... It's like a person people associate a lot of things with. You hear this name and you get a certain picture.

Besides that in my opinion it's not only about talent/dramas/etc but also about charisma and aura. A person that comes to a room and everyone is realizing this girl's/guy's presence.

However, it's impossible to become a 2nd. KimuTaku or a 2nd Smap or a 2nd whateverwasextremelypopularbackthen, because time, society and the business itself is completely different now.

Rather than saying that this or that guy will become someone who already exists, they should think of making something new.
There is no recipe for it and it won't help to set up a list with names... as if it would be that simple...



eevaleena 10th-May-2012 07:48 am (UTC)
LOL... you said it all! I must've in the middle of writing mine when you're done with yours. But, we basically said the same thing ^^
eevaleena 10th-May-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Why did everyone is obsessed with this next KimuTaku thing? I've heard about this for years already. Gimme a break. KimuTaku IS KimuTaku. No one can be him or like him or be NEXT him. Enuff said.
iera_jun 10th-May-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
I love him <333333333
ryuuseicomplex 10th-May-2012 08:06 am (UTC)
LOL Kento is 18. Your story is two years behind.
subarunee 10th-May-2012 08:07 am (UTC)
Nakajima, who was born in Tokyo, is currently 16

He's 18 Maaaaaannn~~~
lovegahora 10th-May-2012 08:08 am (UTC)
active with the groups B.I. Shadow and Sexy Zone.

B.I. Shadow
B.I. Shadow
B.I. Shadow

brb eye-ing
fuu1130 12th-May-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
+10000
tensaibaka 10th-May-2012 08:12 am (UTC)
i think i had mentioned this somewhere.

Isn't it Ninomiya Kazunari the next kimutaku. (btw nino self-proclaim it)
csaca 10th-May-2012 08:46 am (UTC)
+1
kokyushadowland 10th-May-2012 08:16 am (UTC)
this is remind me when Kento become young Kimutaku in SMAP SP 2009~

that true if we said he's popularity increase ~but too early to said that..


"....Someday I hope he’ll be able to carry the weight of Johnny’s on his shoulders.”

that something i really sure he can ~ :D

mekimigure 10th-May-2012 08:39 am (UTC)
/sighs/
I have been stanning him since NYC Boys
but SZ was weird for me.
csaca 10th-May-2012 08:47 am (UTC)
There won't be a next Kimutaku, these guys should have manly parts in the first place. Kimura senpai was born in a totally different era, when men was still men, these little boys have no chance to be like him at all.
turtles_tszx 10th-May-2012 09:56 am (UTC)
Lol, therefore what are men supposed to be in this era if they are not men? What should we call them?
arashic5 10th-May-2012 09:17 am (UTC)
No. There will never be the next kimutaku.
Just try to surpass pi and not be Jin, then you're on the right path
loverboy 10th-May-2012 09:18 am (UTC)
He better work on his epic kiss scenes if he wants to be the next Kimutaku.
miyukixrinn 10th-May-2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
+1
najieyuya 10th-May-2012 09:31 am (UTC)
when I heard about KimuTaku, I can only see the word "high rating drama". i love nakaken, but he can never pull high rating. his new drama, kazoku no uta has very low rating.
krzhope 10th-May-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
true! +100000000000000
dead_dimension 10th-May-2012 09:32 am (UTC)
is currently 16 and active with the groups B.I. Shadow and Sexy Zone.

He's 18 already and B.I. Shadow don't exist anymore :/
mjspice 10th-May-2012 10:00 am (UTC)
......uh....wat?
mrstaguchi100 10th-May-2012 10:06 am (UTC)
the next WHO?!

*facepalms* sorry kids... kimutaku's outta your league = ='
miss_lonliah 10th-May-2012 10:53 am (UTC)
THIS
sakana93 10th-May-2012 10:41 am (UTC)
the next KimuTaku ? Lol. To me thats the same with calling Arashi the 2nd SMAP
miss_lonliah 10th-May-2012 11:00 am (UTC)
well said!!
miss_lonliah 10th-May-2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Nakaken is cute but I think it's Yamada who will be something
BUT still NOT the next Kimutaku, because there is only one Kimutaku *hmph*
doujoushin 10th-May-2012 11:11 am (UTC)
I care nothing for his groups or anything. But I like this kid's acting and he's supercute. More of him in dramas that matter, plz. He's a Johnny who actually can act.

Edited at 2012-05-10 11:12 am (UTC)
seelenlicht 10th-May-2012 11:20 am (UTC)
Love the picture and the promo itself <3
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