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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

phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
well it's Yamapi and Jin. and I have to ask (i'm relative new to JE) who else has had solo debut but hasn't left the group?

EDIT: to say i don't count Kinki Kids or T&T as they're duo, not a group. They're kind of part-time duo, part-time solo anyway IMO

Edited at 2012-11-17 03:25 am (UTC)
chizzyrei 17th-Nov-2012 03:57 am (UTC)
tbh i really can't think of anyone else. Although other groups feature solo songs and solo PVs in CD releases.

HSJ's discography on the other hand, doesn't make way for solo efforts. Because they already have sub units Hey Say 7 & Hey Say Best to fill their tracklists. and if ever they write songs, they write for their group songs.

Edited at 2012-11-17 04:01 am (UTC)
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
yeah nine solo songs would be a bit too much for one original album. esp when they already have sub groups. that'll make a nice special anniversary album though.
heroismine 17th-Nov-2012 04:50 am (UTC)
according to the yamada article one of the members of Shounentai also released a solo single, other than that its T&T, Kinki Kids, Yamapi and Yuma(if you consider NYC as debuted).
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for replying. I don't really know about Shounentai. Was he actively releasing solo single along with group single? or he's gone solo after Shounentai activity quieted down? as far as i know, they never officially break up but the members seemed to be doing their own thing after a while. And i considered NYC debuted, however i never thought of them as a solid group given Y and C are tied w/ HSJ. They're temporary at best and i'm not surprised w/ Yuma doing solo. i always felt that's what JE want, they just haven't figured out the best way to do it (AKA release with a big sale)

one thing w/ NEWS and HSJ is the number of members. it's harder to organize things with more people especially when they become more popular and each has more work. w/ 2 or 3 people group it's relatively much easier to group-ungroup as their schedule allow, hence no permanent break up. i think that's one reason Pi decided to leave eventually. i think it's the same w/ KT, Jin wanted to do his things, KT was not going to wait around for him so separate way it was. naturally.

if the rest of HSJ is willing to wait and Yamada is willing to work around his solo schedule then they stay as group i guess but if either one of the two party aren't willing to do so then well...
aquacraze 17th-Nov-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
reading what u just said.. I remembered something..
wouldn't that make Yamada's 3rd time debut?
HSJ, NYC and now a solo.
Now if NYC sticks around (although I hate their songs), then it means he has to juggle all that workload and schedule. Wonder how much he's able to handle.

But when it comes to Yamada, all these attention on him, he pretty much didn't start off as a golden boy. He works really hard and blends well with the group. Just gotta see how he handles all these extra attention and workload.

Edited at 2012-11-17 03:42 pm (UTC)
ohcrepe 17th-Nov-2012 07:02 am (UTC)
Ohno had a solo release before for his drama but then again, it was a double release with the group single. And Takaki did sing solo for Gokusen 3 but I'm not sure it was a CD release or not.

Congrats, Yamada! I'm not too worried but who knows, he might have a change of heart in the future. For now, let's be pragmatic. The way I see it, he looks out more for his group(s) than his own behind. He cares (sometimes too much) of what people think of him and the last thing he wanna is to let them down. I just hope he won't be stretched too thin from all sides. (Personally, I wish they would dissolve NYC. Two out of three members are already in another group so just let Yuma debut solo already).
chizzyrei 17th-Nov-2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Agree. Yamada is sooo sensitive. I don't think he's willing to/ can handle the backlash if he leaves. He wants HsJ to do well at the same time he wants NYC to stand on its own and be able to to do NYC concerts instead of just tag along with HsJ. I hope he takes it easy. He's under so much pressure right now.
phangsang 17th-Nov-2012 07:31 am (UTC)
that actually sounds worrisome. priority is key. i don't think he can expect to pull off both HSJ and NYC full time, not mentioning his solo now. His wanting to do everything and not being able to make decision could hurt him in the long run. well he's so young. and it's a popular boy's problem, which is in a way a good thing i suppose =p
tv_dramas 17th-Nov-2012 07:56 am (UTC)
Beside Arashi's Ohno who was mentioned (he did for his film, Daibutsu-kun or something, Uta no Oniichan for sure)

SMAP's Goro, Shingo, Tsuyoshi - Goro has one for a film (I give you my heart, plus as his alter ego &G - Tsuyoshi as Chonankan released solo CDs, Shingo ha so many it's hard top count, but let's see he released CDs as Shingo-mama, Ninja Hattori-kun (for the drama with Chinen), Ryo-san, he has a duo song in the past with some lady artist, and now with Yamapi

Edited at 2012-11-17 07:58 am (UTC)
arashic5 17th-Nov-2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Daibutsu-kun or something

Lol it's kaibutsu-kun
drigby 18th-Nov-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
What is common among the examples you gave with the exception of Yapamit, is that they never debuted as solo artists and they released their singles as alter egos, not themselves.
phangsang 19th-Nov-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
oh thanks. i obviously don't know much about SMAP. Good to see the members got to work on their own stuffs along with the group activity.
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