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8:50 am - 11/17/2012

Yamada Ryosuke, Hey! Say! First Solo Debut



Popular member of Hey! Say! JUMP, Yamada Ryosuke‘s solo debut has been decided.

Debut song “Mistery Virgin” will be the theme song of NTV’s drama SP “Kindaichi Case Files: Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” where Yamada challenges the role of a high school detective. A song with a mysterious atmosphere, a drifting dance number and lyrics to match perfectly with the image of the drama.

Up until now he has performed in concerts alone and as a member of Hey! Say! JUMP, although he has shown his talent in singing and dancing before, this is the first time to perform an original solo song which will be released as a CD.

JUMP’s first attempt as solo artist, Yamada, “I’m glad I can do this in such a memorable occasion (60th Broadcasting Anniversary of NTV), though this has always been something in my dreams, I’m overjoyed”, he happily said.

Currently working in Tokyo Imperial Theater as part of the main cast of “JOHNNY’S World”, dedicated to commemorate Mr. Johnny Kitagawa (81) Guinness Certification Memorial. “I want to keep working hard and devoting myself as Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke”, he vowed.

His debut performance as solo artist will be held live in NTV’s music festival “Best Artist 2012″ to be broadcasted in November 28th (7PM). The single will be released in January 9th, 2013.

credits thariamon at JE News Daily

he's the next big thing, Johnnys Entertainment is making it sure
Yamada Ryosuke, you better make this good and you better stay in JUMP


zephyrskykadet 17th-Nov-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
as a NEWS fan my warning to JUMP fans is that the problem ISN'T him leaving the group - it's him staying in it. He's already got NYC on the side as well. So he could just be so busy that he won't have time for HSJ all that often.

NEWS originally was never intended to always need a full compliment of members to perform, until they were 6, and often didn't but they ALWAYS had Yamapi.

We ONLY got NEWS back once Yamapi left, if he'd stayed in the group we'd probably still be waiting for a new single.

If he's going to be the next Yamapi or Jin, the sooner he leaves and lets the rest of the group regroup and get on with it, the better. IMHO
chizzyrei 17th-Nov-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I understand that. If both 3 (HSJ, NYC, Yamada) gets pushed all at the same time, sooner or later he won't make it and he'll need to choose. (although for KT's case, they never waited for Jin)

However, it will only be the case if Yamada's solo music career becomes a priority alongside HSJ. But seeing that HSJ gets tagged along his solo projects & HSJ SINGS for his drama theme songs (unlike Yamapi who sings his own), I guess the group will still be fine. We'll only know in the next few years, but at this time I think JE is hell bent on making Hey Say Jump big, reason why Yamada gets the push.

HSJ is more of a dance focused group, they can't have their best dancers leaving (Ryutaro already left), or else they'll revert back to singing lively songs and be a NEWS copycat.

Edited at 2012-11-17 03:49 am (UTC)
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
well i thought of KT as singing/music focused group, and then their best singer left.... so yeah. it's too early to say anything. it will depends very much on how well he can sell on his own. And while Jin/Pi left doesn't mean Yamada will, people can also change too. He's what 19 now? All in all, i think of this solo debut as a door has been opened for Yamada. it's up to him what to do with it. That sounds like no big deal, but this door (solo debut) has been opened to only a chosen few. I actually think many JE boys do want to go solo if they're given a chance, they just never got it...
chizzyrei 17th-Nov-2012 05:07 am (UTC)
But actually though, KT doesnt give a sh*t if Jin is one of their best singers. They did not need to wait for him to continue major group stuff, unlike NEWS who was heavily dependent on Yamapi.

HSJ's group relationship is also very different with KT/ NEWS so there's really no reason for Yamada to want to leave. Also, I don't think J&A would want to go through the same headache they went through with KT/ NEWS so they'll be more careful. I'm hoping Yamada will be like Kame who makes sure group stuff is prioritized even if he struggles to accomplish solo endeavors at the same time.
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
That's my point. Yamada being the best dancer/most popular doesn't mean they will always wait for him. HSJ seems to wait for him for now though. U r right. Yamada can go Jin/Pi way or he can go Kame/Ryo way. He seems to choose the latter but It'll be interesting.

To be fair though i think the person who chose to go solo did so to focus on the music (at least Jin was, i'm not too sure about Pi, he must be i guess?). And from that point of view, i can totally understand why they'd want to go solo. There's less incentive for people who focus more on acting (and other things) to go solo (music wise). I don't really agree w/ the group dynamics/chemistry reason though. sure you wouldn't want to work w/ someone you can't get along well with. but that doesn't mean you would want to stuck w/ your BFF doing something that's not really what you want forever too. work is work, personal life is personal life. i love my friends, but i wouldn't choose my career just to stay with them. after all friends are to hang out with not work right? =p
chizzyrei 17th-Nov-2012 06:02 am (UTC)
Nah, i said group dynamics bec I am pretty sure its a major factor why Jin easily decided solo. And why Kame now is adamant on prioritizing/ not missing KAT-TUN activities despite heavy work load and not sleeping. Or refusing Shuji to Akira debut bec he wanted KT to debut first.
As I just see it, Yamada is a group-person.
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
i don't follow HSJ very much so i dunno if you say Yamada is a group-person like Kame then good for HSJ fan!
hpswf1 17th-Nov-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yamapi usually don't sing themes for his dramas, only for Kurosagi, but for movie it was NEWS. There was Nobuta and insert song for Dragon Zakura. But usually it was another artist/groups. The problem here is that NEWS usually got new single because of new CM, not because someone was in drama.
While Ending Planner was after he left group.
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