Arama They Didn't

10:27 am - 10/24/2011

"Don't want to lose to Broadway" Talk with Johnny Kitagawa

 「Most No 1 Singles Produced」「Most Concerts Produced」――。We asked Guinness World Record holder and Johnny's Jimusho President Johnny Kitagawa his thoughts on show business and raising idols, etc.

 ――Certified as Guinness World Record holder

 I think this record will be hard to break. I'll be turning 80 soon but this is a record that I've spent all those years making. Entertaining others while entertaining yourself, that is "Show business". As such, I want to continue on having fun forever.

 ――Inspiration to join show business was

 Having grown up in Los Angeles because of my father's job, I got to see many shows and musicals from very young. In my early teens, Hattori Ryoichi and Misora Hibari came to perform (in the States) and I was tasked as interpreter. We would make bromides and sell them and they would just fly off the shelves. Still being a child but having the trust of everyone, that was the point where I decided I wanted to enter the entertainment industry.

It's not looks but motivation that makes an idol successfulCollapse )

Translation: Me

I don't know about you but I find this interview very interesting. It's revealing about how Johnny thinks.

"They call it the "Ikemen Boom", but there aren't any boys in Johnny's that are just there because they are good looking." Well I guess the other boys can't say anymore that "Elite" MatsuJun was only chosen because of his face XD
    And can someone say "ouch!" for Matchy?
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pistachu 24th-Oct-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Eww, Johnny again. And this after I've been hiding from tumblr for a while to avoid all the "Happy b-day johnny-sama, we love you" posts.
But at least his creepy face isn't in the article this time.
baka_tenshi 24th-Oct-2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
hating the child molestation apology, arama. once again, i'm really angry at you.

as for the article itself, i feel it's more of a "duh" thing although matchy is very good-looking. more for us that he's not your ~taste~, johnny.
frothies 24th-Oct-2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
> I'll be turning 80 soon
facepalm. i thought he was 80 since forever ago? :/
tennyo29 24th-Oct-2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Who knows. Maybe it's the "20th anniversary of his 80th birthday" as my mother likes to say (she's not 80 btw XD)
starlightxxxsin 24th-Oct-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Matchy (Kondo Masahiko) isn't even good looking.

I LOL-ed. Seriously. XD

But ouch. =X
arashi_l 24th-Oct-2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Im not saying that the Johnny rumor is not true but... well he is A BILLIONAIRE...i can imagine that people want to get money from him...and they could just invent the story..anyways what he did is in the past...i know it IS A HORRIBLE THING...but dont you think that if it really happened ..the Jimusho would be close by now? and kids wouldnt be applaying to enter?

and for the MatsuJun you just really are into the looks right? you care a lot by the looks of a person...maybe he isnt that HANDSOME or beautiful or doesnt have a great body...but i really love him for his personality i really dont need to like somebody just for being pretty
baka_tenshi 24th-Oct-2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Lol I would to be in that naive world of yours.
sleepydreamgirl 24th-Oct-2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
I had a comment in mind after reading the article but wow, I'm blown by the comments. After reading the 43654637th comment about "MatsuJun is fugly and awkward and just doesn't appeal to me," I began to wonder if looks are all that applies to fangirling. Sure, to each his own, but I personally think he's so attractive in my eyes because it's been amplified by his personality. He's definitely much more gorgeous now than he was to me 2 years back. Just saying.
tennyo29 24th-Oct-2011 11:13 pm (UTC)

He's good looking but he has a kind personality too. The more you see him on the programs (not dramas, obviously) the more you get to see how awesome he is as a person.

He's always the first to help a guest out, to serve the food. He rarely does tsukkomi. He's clearly always thinking about others.

I'd like him even if he had buckteeth and a bad perm!!
sheda_kun 24th-Oct-2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Johnny being pedo is a different matter.....what matter here, he worked up what he got now. work hard I mean. for how many years??? I can't imagine japan entertainment without johnnys.
baka_tenshi 24th-Oct-2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
i can.
retahdedtim 25th-Oct-2011 12:36 am (UTC)


You people will literally defend anything.
dictionarysays 25th-Oct-2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Yeah. It gets scary. :|
mrstaguchi100 25th-Oct-2011 03:21 am (UTC)
well, that completely broke my theory that johnny-san has magical eyes that can tell if a boy will grow up to be good-looking. or a magical machine to analyze photos.

i mean, he did let ueda pass the audition.....

*shrugs* this old man has classy interviews.
ih8je 25th-Oct-2011 03:48 am (UTC)

"Don't want to lose to Broadway"

oh really? dirty pedophile old man..why don't you send all your boys over to NY and see if they can outsing Phantom of the Opera or Cats or The Lion king? you're full of talk old man...and I doubt any of your boys can sing good enough for you to beat Broadway.
yume_no_yousei 25th-Oct-2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Sorry, but Broadway > Johnnys. >:
aprillis 25th-Oct-2011 04:32 am (UTC)
LOL this whole MatsuJun business wouldn't be such a hot topic if the OP didn't mention him in that P.S note -_-

And Johnny, I don't really care what you do with your idol company (Broadway or whatever), as long as you *physically* stay the hell away from those boys.
tennyo29 25th-Oct-2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
I know *sigh*

I regret it so much now... (-_-')
kanaala 25th-Oct-2011 08:28 am (UTC)
They call it the "Ikemen Boom", but there aren't any boys in Johnny's that are just there because they are good looking

it's true considering that a lot of Johnny's aren't even good-looking. lol
arashic5 25th-Oct-2011 09:44 am (UTC)
I like JE's bands but not johnny. Nothing could erase the fact that his a pedo. To make any excuse for him is a major disrespect to the victims.

ppl need to see the difference between chibi-jun and teen-jun. Chibi jun was adorable, teen-jun was awkward,scrawny with buckteeth.
newsvsyamapi 27th-Oct-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Really wonder how Matchy is going to react after hearing that his own boss thinks that he is not good looking LOL
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