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2:05 pm - 01/20/2013

Higashiyama Noriyuki Recommends Junno Taguchi to be KAT-TUN’s Leader



Last Jan 18th, honentai’s Higashiyama Noriyuki nd AT-TUN’s Junnosuke Taguchi ad their opening night for the stage play, “NO WORDS, NO TIME ~Sora ni ochita namida~” at Globe Theater in Tokyo. A press conference followed afterwards.

The stage play is unique since it was done without dialogue but by merely focusing on dance movements, music, and drama. The audience was drawn to contemporary dances on a stage set in scenes like house, station, and company. Higashiyama and Junnosuke fused the elements of ballet and pantomime together with sound and lighting effects on a stage devoid on decorations. (as covered by Ryo Hasegawa)

“It was always been a dream to do it with Higashiyama-san,” Junno commented. “He has generosity and courage and those are necessary to become a leader of KAT-TUN,” Higashiyama commented and added, “he does his best to such an extent that he won’t lose.” Junno smiled shyly after Higashiyama’s praised and added that he’ll probably “messed-around” if he is the leader.

Aside from admiring each of their qualities, Higashiyama also admitted in being in love with Junno’s gag especially Junno’s most popular gag- “Iriguchi (entrance), Deguchi (exit), Taguchi (his name)”. In addition, the two made a gag called “Pyu-pon”, but Higashiyama refused to show it to the press saying that gag was “sealed”. On the other hand, Junno decided to do joked around while praising his senpai, “It was always been my dream so I was so nervous last night that I could not sleep a wink …uso, uso kawauso.” Higashiyama was laughing one after another gag. 

“NO WORDS, NO TIME ~Sora ni ochita namida~” will run until Feb 5th at Globe Theater in Tokyo and from Feb 8th to 12th at Morinimiya Piloti Hall in Osaka.

source Cinema Today and Hochi Yomiuri
credits: MIKU via Jnewseng
hyatt97 20th-Jan-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
it'll be interesting to see KAT-TUN with a leader!! and Taguchi as the leader for sure will be teased by the members everyday xDD

Edited at 2013-01-20 06:40 am (UTC)
hozrien 20th-Jan-2013 06:34 am (UTC)
I've never really imagined Kat-tun having a leader but Taguchi would so get teased.
ocha_suki 20th-Jan-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
i thought it was only uepi who understands & loves junno's gag, but it seems higashiyama-senpai now loves it too...good job junno! XDD
eevaleena 20th-Jan-2013 06:49 am (UTC)
LOL... KAT-TUN doesn't need a leader. Not in the past and not now either. Thye're doing just fine without one ^^ But, it was sweet of Higashiyama-san!
ocha_suki 20th-Jan-2013 07:39 am (UTC)
ueda was their leader once upon a time! XDDD
eevaleena 20th-Jan-2013 08:54 am (UTC)
But that was done on a whim. So, it didn't count ^^
nakabibighani 20th-Jan-2013 07:16 am (UTC)
isn't higashiyama's approval something big? congrats to taguchi-san, i guess :)
nansuki 20th-Jan-2013 07:17 am (UTC)
..And all this time I thought Jin was the leader. Then Kamenashi. Whoops.
ocha_suki 20th-Jan-2013 07:37 am (UTC)
nope, it was ueda for a loooong long time ago ;)
blahblah 20th-Jan-2013 11:50 am (UTC)
They're lead vocals only...
ilovekat_tun 20th-Jan-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
LOL as if Jin could be a leader.
soundczech 20th-Jan-2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
can not imagine anyone making jin the leader of anything ever
crystalluvshun 21st-Jan-2013 02:32 am (UTC)
lol if ever Jin gets to be leader of a group, it would be the end of the world xD this guy can't even work well with others in a group, let alone become a leader of one.

Edited at 2013-01-21 02:33 am (UTC)
crystalluvshun 20th-Jan-2013 07:20 am (UTC)
lol like the others have said, KT doesn't need a leader...although Kame has been serving as their 'unofficial' leader for a long time and he's been doing a good job at it so far, but the members themselves have said before that they're all very different and that's why they don't need a official leader.

However to be frank, I really cannot imagine Junno as the leader if they were to appoint a member, he's been the butt of many jokes & teasings from the other members (although that's only because they love him =D), if he becomes the leader, I get the feeling they'd just tease him even more xD and then I'd pity the poor guy even more lol
yuuki_saya 20th-Jan-2013 07:51 am (UTC)
But last year, around the beginning of Chain Tour they announced that Kame became their leader officially...

Well, but it doesn't mean anything, I mean, look at Arashi's leader - after 5 years of being in one group someone (Aiba, I think) pointed, that they love him even if he didn't do anything leader-like.
luckylightangel 20th-Jan-2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Really??? Do you have a link about this or something? I'm very curious about this.
aoiblue_kun 20th-Jan-2013 09:35 am (UTC)
I thought they said if they had to choose a leader, it wouldve been Kame?
crystalluvshun 20th-Jan-2013 12:48 pm (UTC)
nope, it was more hypothetical, they said that IF they were to choose a member to become their 'official' leader, they would choose Kame. Nothing is confirmed to date.
luckylightangel 20th-Jan-2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
As I though, since I never remember hearing this news. Thank you for the clarification.
abyssinian13 20th-Jan-2013 08:34 am (UTC)
they don't need a leader but it would be amusing to know the reactions of the other 4 in this..they'll probably tease junno..
nozo_rin 20th-Jan-2013 10:28 am (UTC)
Junno is just precious
darkangelhome 20th-Jan-2013 11:41 am (UTC)
Naaaah No one leader of KAT-TUN. If there is to be a leader, that person must be Kazuya or Nakamaru not Junno. :P
blahblah 20th-Jan-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Higashiyama was too cute laughing from Junno's gags!!!
But KAT-TUN is good without an official leader! They're better now, but I think that they would resist an official leadership between them... Although most JE leaders don't do nothing leader-like... LOL
Clearing up: Ueda was KAT-TUN leader for a period, after their formation, but he gave up soon! I think it was too much pressure for his teenage self... And Kame isn't their official leader either. I have the feeling if they had to appoint a leader themselves, they would choose Maru.
crystalluvshun 20th-Jan-2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
it was because they are all so different, so Ueda had trouble trying to 'lead' the group, and it was too much pressure for him, so he soon gave up.
abyssinian13 20th-Jan-2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
if you hear ueda answer why he quit, it was because he was always being scolded by the dance instructor and because he's a S, he hated it..
crystalluvshun 20th-Jan-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
well, I recall Ueda once said in a mag interview a few years back that it was partially because all the members are so different to each other & all very strong in their own right, so they really don't need a leader. And it was because that they're al so different & strong, the job became very difficult for him, hence he hated it, among other reasons, so he gave up.
abyssinian13 20th-Jan-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
i think he meant it as a joke back then, it was during a variety show when he said it..
with all members having strong personalities and having strong opinions about things, it must have been hard for him..KAT-TUN w/o a leader worked out well in the run..
sibylblack 20th-Jan-2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
That was nice of Higashiyama to praise Junno. Like Kame said, everyone teases him but he's really loved ♥
jicachan 20th-Jan-2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Kame is still their unofficial leader, right? No offends to Junno, but he is the one I least think as a leader. I think Nakamaru would suit better then, even if Kame does the talking.... xD~
crystalluvshun 20th-Jan-2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
I will have to agree with you, as much as I love Junno, I honestly cannot imagine him as the leader of KT...he's already been the butt of everyone's jokes & teasings for many years now, I don't think the others would take him seriously if he were to become the leader, they'd most likely just tease him even more XD not even Maru gets teased as much as Junno nowadays...

and it's true, nowadays, Maru has sort of become like a unofficial "co-leader" of KT, lately he's been talking more on behalf of the group during interviews etc...when in the past it was mostly Kame doing most of the talking, now that job is sort of shared with Maru. And Koki sometimes pitch in too...while Ueda & Junno still remains as the "silent ones" who usually just keeps quiet & lets the other 3 talk on behalf of the group.
aibada 20th-Jan-2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
ilu junno but koki 4 leader!
pdat 20th-Jan-2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
i love juno so much!there i something about him that i like..he also quite a good actor..hope to see him more in drama or movies..please someone give him a evil character one!i want to see him do an evil character in drama once
citrine047 20th-Jan-2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
so happy that a sempai finally appreciates Junno's famous gag. and Higashiyama at that.
nice job Junno!

Edited at 2013-01-20 03:13 pm (UTC)
taciturndream 20th-Jan-2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
Lol it would be hilarious, I don't think those are the only traits you need to be leader. X3
As already said Kame is pretty much the unofficial one, but I thought Kame or someone said Maru serves as a kind of leader as well or something. Yet KT doesn't need any official leader like that, and never will. (thought let's say a leader in a JE group wouldn't do much anyway imo)
convenience93 20th-Jan-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Taguchi's such a derp, but that's his charm.

Derpy leaders ftw!!
mrstaguchi100 TAGUCHI FOR PRESIDENT~20th-Jan-2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
LOL if junno became the leader, I would by so happy i could cry.

then i'd ask who made the decision.
star_chuu 21st-Jan-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
I would love to see the reaction of other KAT-TUN members about this appointment, i'm sure their reaction will make me LMFAO!!!
Go terrorize them Junno !!! LOL
kameshotajunki 21st-Jan-2013 04:38 am (UTC)
No one in KAT-TUN could be a leader, in conversation and leading members, Koki does better than Kame, Kame has been bullied by many members too because he is the youngest, but he is the most mature guy, Maru is a little unconfident, Uepi can't lead the conversation well. I saw Okyasama backstage and Uepi represent as a leader =)) All the members laughed at him on the back =))) Junno is the one who can't be leader most =)) Mr KY can't even talk properly =))) I can't imagine that he would say: "I'm Iriguchi, Deguchi, Taguchi! Leader of KAT-TUN" =))) He is very generous and kind but there is the fact that other members don't listen to him. Actually, KAT-TUN feel that they don't have to have a leader, who lead them in anything, that's why they keep continue as a group has no leader. That's fine that they are equal in everything and all the members take in charge in the parts they do best.
daika91 21st-Jan-2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
junno like leader... he will be teased by the others, i love KAT-TUN without the leader ^_^
raintree123 22nd-Jan-2013 05:05 am (UTC)
I always thought Nakamaru was the leader O.O
niew_ribbon 22nd-Jan-2013 07:56 am (UTC)
JUNNO YOKATTAAAA X'''DDDD
stole_away 23rd-Jan-2013 08:09 am (UTC)
ceremonial leader?
granity20 23rd-Jan-2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
i'm happy for you junno!!!at least another person was added in your list of "people who actually laughs at my puns"!

and about him being kt's leader, i bet he'll have the headache of a lifetime!apart from being teased constantly, can he really make the others listen to him???no offense junno, those guys just love playing with you!^^

Edited at 2013-01-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
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