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11:52 am - 01/12/2013

TBS Himitsu no Arashi-chan to end in March due to power struggle within J&A!

Arashi's popular variety show "Himitsu no Arashi-CHAN" airs at 10 PM on TBS has been canceled in March.  What happened between TBS and Arashi?  It seems the power struggle inside Johnny & Associates is the cause.

It has come into view that this cancellation is the result of the in-fighting within J&A for the "successor" role to President Johnny Kitagawa (81).  Vice President Julie who is in charge of Arashi, TOKIO, Kanjani8, etc. and Ms. Iijima, Chief Manager of SMAP, Yamashita Tomohisa, Hey!Say!Jump, etc. have been fighting like cats and dogs.  And the program disappearance was brought about because this confrontation was intensifying further.  (testimony of the television station persons concerned).  Ms. Iijima has begun to have a close, "honeymoon-like" relationship with TBS.  TBS has Kimura Takuya's drama.  Nakai Masahiro was the host of the TBS Olympics Games and the host of TBS series music show aired on Dec 25  "Tuesday music! - Holy night 4 hours live SP".  All are important projects for Ms. Iijima.  And this makes Julie so mad that she decided to withdraw Himitsu no Arashi-chan from TBS.

Even though TBS has the crown show "Himitsu no Arashi-chan" but they have shown their favor to Ms. Iijima.  Julie retaliated by taking "Himitsu no Arashi-chan" off the air from TBS (an entertainment professional).   It is also a mutual decision of the higher-ups in TBS to let Julie close the program.
[Tokyo Sports]

Source: geinou-7days translated by 4miu_miu
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cleotine 12th-Jan-2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this kind of behaviour really bad for business? No matter how badly they might be fighting, their talents mean money and that should/would be their top priority (me thinks).
Then again, girl fights are always ugly, so I won't wonder about anything that may come our way...
niwiwin 13th-Jan-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly.
Sounds like an immature decision to pull out a show because the network favor's seem to be not hers. I find it hard to believe. Girl fights are ugly but I'm gonna believe in the rationality of high-powered women XD

Kanjani8 is Julie's right? K8's 8th anniversary-related drama, was on TBS. Hina (Murakami) was also the "special navigator" of TBS's Euro 2012 broadcast. These were all many months ago though. But Yasuda is a supporting cast in an upcoming TBS drama.
hozrien 12th-Jan-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Aw that sucks. It's one of my favorites at the moment due to those new room things they are doing with the female guests.

chizzyrei 12th-Jan-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
First time I am hearing HSJ is under Ms Iijima. Why would artists under J -storm (President: Julie) be under Ms Iijima? Since when is Kanjani8 also under Julie?
Lol they are getting the groups mixed up or maybe they're just guessing
baka_tenshi 12th-Jan-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
isn't news under julie too?
shinzosakura What ???12th-Jan-2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
What ??? if this is right why the hell dose sho-kun still hosting in TBS ... if she's withdrawing arashi withdrew them all 5 ... Juli girl are you knowing what you'er doing ... ...
exdream1999 Re: What ???12th-Jan-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thing is, TBS has said that the other 4 will show up in the new show, it's just starting off with just Sho.

So....yeah. There is a lot of sense that this piece isn't making.
citrine047 12th-Jan-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
lol the fuq. julie seems like a major spoiled brat tbh.
baka_tenshi 12th-Jan-2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Ms. Iijima has begun to have a close, "honeymoon-like" relationship with TBS.

implying.... what exactly?
luna_rainbow 13th-Jan-2013 07:07 am (UTC)
That it only lasts a day or two, a week at max, and is closely followed by marriage blues +/- talk of divorce.

chesutoberry 12th-Jan-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
energenki 13th-Jan-2013 03:31 am (UTC)

If this is really the case, I don't even know what to say, I'm so frustrated. This is their best show they have right now.
asaphira_sachi 12th-Jan-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
Tokyo sports.
asth77 13th-Jan-2013 10:35 am (UTC)
xanithofdragons 12th-Jan-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Right, because it can't possibly be just because of decreasing ratings and scheduling issues. /sarcasm

Seriously, this story the tabloids have been running for idk how long is so... -_- Even if they have a rivalry, there's no way it's as big as the tabloids say it is.
2hothere 12th-Jan-2013 10:50 pm (UTC)

These two women need to get their acts together for goodness sake. Their fighting is getting really annoying. I wonder why Johnny is not doing anything about it. He seems powerless with their power struggle which is not good for his company.

I don't think either one of these 2 women should be President. If Julie wins, Ijima may take SMAP and split from Johnny's for good. And I don't know what would happen if Iijima becomes President.
dramaticsurgeon 12th-Jan-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Wait, isn't geinou the one dredging up old rumors about Matsujun leaving Arashi because he's in love with a girl? Shiba-something? Or am I getting my tabloids mixed up?

Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware the entire entertainment industry is one big power play, and that does play a major role in what gets aired and what gets pulled. But tabloids will always write stories that sell; veracity never seems to factor into the equation.
hozrien 12th-Jan-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm really enjoying Sharehouse.
enorcsi 12th-Jan-2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
withdrawing Arashi but giving them Sho. right. perfectly logical.
i call tabloid BS.
reddiereds 13th-Jan-2013 12:35 am (UTC)
first of all, i don't believe this tabloid info. there has to be more going on.
(and i do notice that all arashi members are starring only in fuji dramas lately, including matsujun.)

i've been wondering whether there's anyone sensible (in J&A at all) to sit in Johnny's seat.
i don't think either of those women are fit to be THE president of J&A. (or matchy or higashiyama for that matter.)
however, if it's only between the two, i'd rather it not be iijima. i'd rather not see my fav. group cds/albums/dvds coming with underwear, or the worst, having any release at all!!

Edited at 2013-01-13 01:03 am (UTC)
anyeem229 13th-Jan-2013 01:30 am (UTC)
i was too naive. thought it was the ratings
drigby 13th-Jan-2013 01:39 am (UTC)
I think it's more of schedule issues and that TBS cannot afford all of Arashi together in a program anymore.
vintage_belle 13th-Jan-2013 01:47 am (UTC)
That sounds like the worst way to conduct business pretty much in the history of ever and I find it hard to believe.
inay91 13th-Jan-2013 02:47 am (UTC)
I'm wondering about this rumour. I thought since Hey Say Jump is under JStorm, they mus be under Julie. I still remember when they debut, Arashi is the one promoting them like in CM, in the volleyball tournament which Sho is the main caster and they performing their debut song in Arashi Time concert in Tokyo dome.

From what I know, Kanjani 8 is initially unde Johhny himself. I think for 3 to 4 years back that Kanjani8 is put under Julie. Kanjani8 is also promoted using Arashi but more in drama, which is by pairing individual member of Kanjani8 and Arashi in drama, starting with Haikei Chichiue-sama in 2007 starring Nino and Yoko. Then, it continue with Ryuusei no Kizuna, Uta no Onii-san, The Quiz Show, My Girl, Ohoku, Freeter Ie wo Kau, Mou Yuukai Nate Shinai, Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri, Bartender. I still remember the rumours tha Julie use talent under her like Ohno Satoshi, Nishikido Ryo, etc to host party for important people in TV station.

As for NEWS, I heard that they are under Julie after Yamapi withdraw from the group. This is because Iljima only interested in Yamapi not the whole group. I'd read somewhere that Chankapana composer is the composer that usually work with JStorm. In 2012 also Koyama appear in Matsumoto Jun drama Lucky Seven.

TOKIO also enter Julie faction in 2008 when they switch their label form Universal to JStorm. From what I read, the previous label had given up on TOKIO since their single/album not selling well. But Julie is the only one that still believe in the potential of TOKIO. This is why TOKIO usuallu collabrate with Arashi like for NTV new year program, like in Kaibutsu-kun, Matsuoka become the director for one of the story in Kaibutsu-kun SP.

Kattun has always be under Julie.

I think Higashiyama is also in the Julie faction. Higashiyama is always with Arashi. I'd read rumours that during Ninagawa Yukio (legendary director) anniversary party, Higashiyama went to that party with Matsumoto Jun as JE representative. Besides during the funeral of famous Kabuki actor,Nakamura Kanzaburo, Hishiyama also went with Arashi member, Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari.

Julie is also very active in releasing movie, soundtrack and DVD of Johnny's talent. For movies, JStorm have co-producer for Pikanchi series and Kiiroi Namida (Arashi), Kakushi toride (Matsumoto Jun), Otonari (Okada Junichi), Mr. Fantastipo (Domoto Tsuyoshi, Kokubun Taichi), Hold Up Down (V6).
For soundtrack, JStorm already release soundtrack for Hanadan, Yatterman,Otonari, Yuukai Tsukai Kaibutsu-kun (Ohno Satoshi), Bandage (Lands), Mystery Virgin (Yamada Ryosuke solo debut), etc.
JStorm also release DVD like Chonmage Pudding movie (Nishikido Ryo), Otonari movie (Okada Junichi), Seaside Motel movie (Ikuta Toma), Dream Boys, Cats in the Red Boots stageplay (Ikuta Toma), etc.

So, I think Julie is not that stupid to damage her income and also damage their money factory Arashi. From all the work under her, I can see that she is not that stupid and bias, as long as the work can give profit and expose Johnny's talent more. We can see that she work with most of the group in Johhnys. I believe cancellation of HnA maybe is just because of the ratings, TBS reducing production money, Arashi is too expensive or to reduce workload for Arashi. I don't think it is because of the fight.

Edited at 2013-01-13 02:56 am (UTC)
versatile29 13th-Jan-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
What you say makes sense you are well informed! I don't take that tabloid rumor seriously
rosemaine 13th-Jan-2013 03:05 am (UTC)
I mean, Julie, if you're gonna pull one of my fave show at least have a bigger and better backup show for the boys' and fans' sake (or just to show your power whatever) >.>
bigredunderpant 13th-Jan-2013 03:11 am (UTC)
Well, when I read this I was thinking - if they are to take over president of J&A, won't they show biasness/prejudice?
tapsilogue 13th-Jan-2013 03:17 am (UTC)
wow, well that's mature.

lbr though, the show is already kind of dying, so...

i just hope they don't extend this kind of work ethic with everything else and that this is a one time-big time kind of thing :/

Edited at 2013-01-13 03:18 am (UTC)
wasabisushi404 13th-Jan-2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
shunluv 13th-Jan-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
im scared and fear of the day Johnny is gone and either one of this two immature woman taking over JE for real.
they both gonna ruin the company especially with heavy favoring certain group and ignoring other group not under them which is not healthy for the company.
what gonna happen to Arashi, K8, Tokio etc if Ijiima taking over and what would happen to SMAP and other if Julie taking over..those group don't deserve any of the crap from company weak inter-relation.
i really prefer Higashi or Matchy to take over who hopefully not biased to certain kouhai only..

anyway i think this article is stupid.
for me the main reason they end the show because the rating is suffering a lot and the show format is getting more boring since Nakajima left.
TBS don't seem to know what to do with them anymore.
and the next show still have Arashi member in it lol..

but actually i really loving sharehouse no matter what others said, it reallly fun, laidback and love seeing Arashi relax ike just in their own house.
even the guest don't have to try hard and just being natural there.
well not everyone can enjoy that :P
yamada_14 13th-Jan-2013 04:35 am (UTC)
I am really afraid of the day when johnnys will be gone, no matter how many of the fan hate him I really admire him!
I really feel that he cares about all the group! Even if he's strik with them sometime, that's because he really cares about them like a parent
yamada_14 13th-Jan-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Please Johnnys-San, don't leave arashi and the company in their hands :(
sawsan88 13th-Jan-2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
+ 1
hika_ryuu 13th-Jan-2013 05:06 am (UTC)
can't tackey be the new president? XD
shunluv 13th-Jan-2013 06:45 am (UTC)
yeah Tackey would be awesome candidate and pretty much everyone in JE love and respect him lol xD
yuji07 13th-Jan-2013 06:58 am (UTC)
Psssh..this is so stupid, ok they are having a power struggle, but that doesn't mean that the talents should be dragged into it! and to think that Julie or Ijima will take over JE, well that's so scary to think! for sure the Agency will be in trouble if that happens. as for the two woman here's an advice, GROW UP!

I think the talents should be the one in charge of the agency .whahah well i think they have the biggest share why the agency is very successful. :) XD
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