Hey! Say! JUMP, A.B.C-Z, Sexy Zone, et al, make a total of 180 people participating in stage-play “Johnny’s World”. On November 12th, they talked about challenging Tokyo Imperial Theater.
In order to celebrate Mr. Johnny Kitagawa‘s Guinness World Record certifications they’re holding performances that include flying, tightrope walking, magic, trapeze, creating overall a flashy rendition using more than 3000 costumes. And more than 1000 costumes never seen before.
They will be performing during the next 3 months. Yamada Ryosuke commented: “I’m honored to be involved in the culmination of the world Johnny-san has built. I want this to be a historic stage-play”, ”Certainly there’s a sense of challenge”. He talked about his experience challenging the tightrope in stage; “Even though I couldn’t quite make it during rehearsals, it turned out OK during the play”, he said, showing confidence.
Challenging the trapeze, JUMP’s Chinen Yuri (18), “I’ve developed fairly nice muscles”. A.B.C-Z’s Tsukada Ryoichi (25) praised him too, “Chinen-kun has the best body”. JUMP’s Yaotome Hikaru (21) claimed, “Even his back muscles look divided like his abs”, making fun of Chinen.
Yabu Kota (22) commented, “Our role is to reproduce and show the audience what Johnny’s world is”.Performances will be held until January 27th of next year. Making a total of 103 performances, including January 6th when Takizawa Hideaki (30) is scheduled to appear.