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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.


kokoromaix 22nd-Apr-2013 02:01 am (UTC)
I don't even follow Sexy Zone, but that's just wrong. Fans of the group have every right to be upset. And the boys are and should be most definitely bothered by this. I know Johnny's does it (giving certain members less exposure) often to lots of groups, in various ways, but this is an all-time low. I mean, dressing certain members in bright clothes while dressing the rest in plain, light clothes is one thing, but completely eliminating the rest of the members from a jacket cover is completely unfair and thoughtless. Did they even think of how the boys or the fans would feel about this?
I think it's stupid that Johnny's seems to allow only certain members less exposure than others, because it means they're less likely to gain popularity and opportunities, which Johnny's uses as an excuse to avoid giving them more exposure.

toshinyan 16th-Jan-2014 09:44 am (UTC)
dressing certain members in bright clothes while dressing the rest in plain

ikr, even Oh-chan's Arashi get jealous when he saw his senpais wearing those kira kira clothes
hhhhh eventhough Mari and Sou's dance have improved D:
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