Updates over the week, plus yesterday's MC at Wakayama.
On the 17 May episode of a programme on Abema TV, “Gyokai Gekishin! Maji Gachi Ranking”, a survey was conducted on people aged 10-19, asking them which celebrity they’d like as their personal stylist. Massu ranked in 14th. (Source)
Johnny’s Ginza 2017 21 May show (Uchu6 + MADE) MC
Inaba mentioned that when Massu came to the dressing room the day before, he asked Massu which of the photos he pasted of himself on the mirror was the most good-looking. He gave the one Massu picked to him, Massu thanked him and left. When he opened the door of the dressing room later, the photo came fluttering down so he texted Massu to say he dropped the photo. Massu replied, “Sorry, but I don’t need it!” (Source 1 2)
Radio - Kchan NEWS (23 May)
Massu was the guest this week and they discussed their packing habits when going to the tour venues. Koyama packs the most and Massu packs the least, since staff does their laundry for them Massu said he just leaves his bag as is between venues whereas Koyama always takes everything out each time and repacks.
Koyama also mentioned how he packs enough of certain toiletries (such as lotion) for both him and Tegoshi to use.
Jweb - NEWS Ring (24 May)
It was Shige’s turn to update this week. He said that his throat has gotten better and talked about practicing in preparation for the Wakayama Concerts.
On May 26th it was announced that Ishihara Satomi will act as a Charity Personality for this year’s 24 Hour TV. (Source)
Massu went to see Uchu’s Crea Show on May 26th. (Source)
NEVERLAND in Wakayama (27 May)
At the end of the MC when Koyama usually speaks Tegoshi came back on stage and asked if he could say something. He started off by saying that he knew a lot of fans were probably upset and even though management would be angry at him for it he wanted to address some things. In reference to the leaked images of his LINE timeline, he talked about how his family and friends do pay for the tickets, and that his family properly joined the fan club so they can go watch the concerts at different venues. He continued saying he knows there are people who didn’t manage to hit for tickets, and never meant to hurt the fans in any way. He emphasized again that he’s always thinking about the fans and apologized many times.
Next, on the issue of the leaked photo of him from about 6-7 years ago with a man recently arrested for a crime. He clarified that he has no idea who that person is and this all happened because of how he was too negligent about who he takes photos with. He knows nothing about this person and have no links to him at all. NEWS, the fans and this job are very important to him, so there’s no way he would risk all this by hanging out with a criminal. He also apologized for making the fans worried (Source 1 2 3) NJP MODS: This is why Johnny’s has all these rules about not having social media accounts for the members and not being able to take photos, autograph stuff etc. These rules are all in place to protect the members and we hope all of us can be more understanding towards these rules too.
He also added that management will be angry at him for saying something so doing this is probably a mistake, which is why we shouldn't take it as confirmation of a rumor when other Johnny's don't do it. (Source)
In his final greeting, Tegoshi said that he’s never been so scared about having to get up on stage before, but he did it because he really wanted to meet everyone. As long as his body can take it, he’ll do what he can to make everyone happy. (Source)
In his final greeting, Koyama said that no matter what the four of them will continue to do their best and asked the fans to continue supporting them. (Source)
On how Shige was originally scheduled to release a novel this spring - K: We’re waiting for your book. T: Include the members in your novel! So we can all appear when there’s a live-action version. K: A blonde and a red head. S: That’s not my writing style (Source 1 2)
When Koyama called Shige “Tegoshi” by mistake - S: How can you get this wrong when we’ve been together for 18 years? M: Yamamoto-san. T: Your name is? (He says “Kimi no na wa” here) (Source)
When trying to get the fans hyped up by calling the arena and stands in segments - M: Arena! M: Nikaido Takashi! (He was trying to crack a joke by saying Kis-My-Ft2’s member’s name instead of 2nd floor, Nikai) S: 32 points for that. (Source)
On how Massu’s dream is to release a thick compilation of his regular column in mina - K: Massu’s kind of fashion isn’t what’s fashionable. M: It is! T: It only looks fashionable because Masuda Takahisa is wearing it. Can the rest of the world wear the same thing? M: Aren’t you starting to dress like me these days? (Source 1 2)
On Shige’s hair - T: After the drama ended, Shige got a perm. I noticed! M: Yes he did! We were thinking of how he got a perm right after the filming ended S: Hang on. I had a perm too during the drama (Source)
On their sizes - T: The official profile has my shoe size and height written as 26cm and 170cm, but I’m really just 25cm and 168cm respectively. I mean, you just have to look at me to know that I’m nowhere near 170cm! M: We take really detailed measurements for the costumes, right? My arm size, waist, hip, thighs, everything is the biggest out of us all. I guess our heads are about the same size. But my legs are the shortest. Hahaha! Because my legs are short I walk really slow! K: What happened, Massu? You’re talking a lot today! (Source 1 2 3
On how Massu gave NEWS’ LIVE LIVE LIVE costumes to MADE - K: Who wore whose? S: I hope they wore those from the 4 of us. K: But there were definitely 2 sets extra right? M: I told them it’s fine even if they mixed and matched, like wearing Tegoshi’s bottoms and my top, so they don’t bully anyone (Source)