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5:23 pm - 05/03/2012

Johnny’s Jimusho to produce a Chinese idol group

On May 3rd, it was reported that the entertainment company Johnny’s Jimusho will produce a Chinese idol group. The president of the company, Johnny Kitagawa announced the news and his plans to debut the new group in November at Hey! Say! JUMP’s stage play, ‘JOHNNY’S World‘, at the Empire Theater in Tokyo.

Kitagawa commented “I want to produce a local Chinese idol group, and I also want to hold an audition in China. I haven’t decided how many members will be in the group, but I’m thinking the members’ age range will be around junior high school age.”

Meanwhile, on this day, Hey! Say! JUMP kicked off their Asia tour at the Yokohama Arena. Fans from China, the U.S., and 13 other countries visited to attend the concert.

Stay tuned for more information!

Source : Daily sports online

via tokyohive
wayof_life 4th-May-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Golf & Mike weren't under J&A right? I mean, J&A is just kind of managing their Japanese acts and stuff, in any. I heard they're doing quite alright at wherever they're from? :\
crimsonbreeze 4th-May-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
As far as I know, they were under a label managed by Golf & Mike's mom and JE. Then, when they debuted in Japan, JE took over their PR and management and whatever, and despite having a great album, they didn't even achieve the top 10 :\ They were super popular in Thailand, they even had fashion shops and such, but I haven't heard anything about them anymore.
wayof_life 4th-May-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
I just thought they didn't want to enter the Japanese market already, probably satisfied with their Thai market/want to focus in Thailand that sort. Not familiar with them at all, only read on the net once or twice about them on the net :\ It's pretty hard for them to get onto Top 10 if they didn't had much exposure prior to their debut I guess. Can't really compare them with the cases of Korean acts because quite a few fans in Japan have heard/seen/known of these Kpop groups before they actually release singles/albums. tbh the whole of asia isn't v exposed to thai music. I've only heard of some (without knowing who sang them nor the song titles lol) 'cos I went to watch some thai movie in the cinema hahaha

Sad for them though, they seem pretty talented.
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