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10:31 pm - 04/18/2013

Sexy Zone Fans Annoyed Over Latest Jacket Covers


Looks like unfair treatment among members isn’t limited to Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone fans are now enraged over the jacket covers released for the groups 4th single, “Real Sexy! BAD BOYS“.

As reported,

The said treatment inequality started last summer and with the recent jacket cover release, some fans who have made a reservation wanted to cancel after seeing the cover.

Sexy Zone’s upcoming single will be available in 6 editions (3 LE, 1 RE, 1 Venue LE, and 1 Shop Version). However, in those versions, Limited Edition B & C only has three members on the cover- Nakajima Kento, Sato Shori, and Kikuchi Fuma. While in the other versions, the three are obviously placed in the center while fellow members, Marius Yo and Matsushima Sou, were relegated at the background together with the featured Johnny’s Jrs.

Even though this is Sexy Zone’s single, not one jacket cover has the 5 members only. Moreover, Nakajima, Shori, and Kikuchi got more exposure for BAD BOYS while Marius and Matsushima were made to blend with the rest of the Juniors.

“I know that Johnny wants to put the juniors in the market but I really don’t understand what the office is doing,” according to one Sexy Zone female fan.

While the Juniors exposure may delight some fans, fans of Marius and Matsushima aren’t particularly pleased. Moreover, Matsushima’s absence during Sexy Zone’s 1st day of National Tour last Mar 26th became a hot topic and no explanation was given by the office.

Fans could only hope that Sexy Zone will continue their activities this year with all 5 members.


jossejunjin 18th-Apr-2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm a casual Sexy Zone fan(own one single) and these are the saddest covers I have seen. I feel really bad for Sou and Marius! :O

They kind of remind me a bit on how Tonisen(older tre) of V6 was treated in the early days. They would always appear much smaller and far away than Kamisen(younger tre). Which thay(Tonisen) have said sucked pretty much. But at least they appear on the covers... -.-

Here are some of the unfair V6 Covers:
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Edited at 2013-04-18 05:45 pm (UTC)
joyeuxnoel 18th-Apr-2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
I was also reminded of V6. This type of marketing slant is nothing new, sad to say. Though at least with V6, none of them got left off the covers completely though (as far as I know?) Though there were probably less limited editions back then?
jossejunjin 18th-Apr-2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
I know I have seen one cover whit only Kamisen on front and Tonisen was featured only on the back. But I think it was a Limited edition cover.

But yes these Sexy Zone covers are way worse, especially since Sou and Marius is standing whit those random juniors, even on the regular edition.. -.-
myharu 18th-Apr-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
that's sad because I prefer Tonisen over Kamisen
joyeuxnoel 18th-Apr-2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
And ironic since back then Tonisen was singing the majority of the vocals.
myharu 18th-Apr-2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
it's a shame really, Tonisen deserve better than that
smilepi 19th-Apr-2013 02:53 am (UTC)
wow I did not know JE have done this for awhile now. :X
shunluv 19th-Apr-2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
awww i love all V6 member though i prefer the Tonisen as the main vocal T_T
i hate this kind of unfair member treatment no matter in which group.
gray_fairy 19th-Apr-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
It seems like the unfair distribution is a JE thing :/

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