The Idol Project – A Closer Look at Japan’s Most Successful Male Idols [ Vol 1, Part 1 ] A Short Introduction

I’m not really sure how long this series will go – but there is so much to say about Japanese male idols that this series may run up to 12 parts. So be warned that some Idol fans may get offended by what I have to say, especially when it comes to Johnny and Associate’s ongoing media challenge to censor photo taking – probably one of the most outdated practices in modern talent management, but also be aware that the series will concentrate on how some of the talents of this massively invested, often buzzed talent agency performed in some very critical movie roles and TV doramas to date.

I get it that most of them are not really actors in the sense that Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yuya Yagira or Shota Sometani are – but there are some amazing Johnny’s talents that obviously need to be talked about.

However, I’m following the advice of a good friend who gave me the list that I will start doing assessment/research with…

Smap’s Kimura Takuya
Tokio’s Nagase Tomoya
Kinki Kid’s Domoto Tsuyosi
V6’s Okada Junichi
Arashi’s Ninomiya
KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya
Kanjani’s Nishikido Ryo
Jump’s Nakajima Yuto & Yamada Ryosuke
Kisumai’s Tamamori Yuta

These are some pretty popular idols, in my opinion…. How about you? Are there any particular Johnny’s talent we have to put the spotlight on?


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