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Ryo-chan making things awkward since 1984


《ザ少年倶楽部プレミアム》-Shounen Club Premium 03.15.17

Each member has their own strengths and weaknesses; so they cover up those weaknesses for each other, and let each other shine whenever those strengths are needed.

Massu mentioned how Shige’s singing ability has improved by a lot. He said that the fans might have noticed it too, but as a member who sings with him, he feels that way more than anyone else.

Massu also said that the members have passed the point where they stopped telling Tegoshi to stop being such a goof ball and sometimes inappropriate (to the extent where the directors have to cut it to show on TV). According to Massu, this is because he trusts Tegoshi for things he does, and if that part of Tegoshi is lost, then it will be boring.

On the other hand, when Massu does his jokes and gags, Shige and Kchan don’t always react to it and just let it pass. But Tegoshi justified that by saying that when he’s looking at them in those situations, he can tell that Shige and Kchan are ignoring Massu on purpose sometimes because they know that the jokes won’t bring them anywhere (doesn’t lead to anything more). But when they know that it will, they actually pick it up and react to Massu’s silliness.

K-chan mentioned that when they sing for the show with live orchestras/bands, his hands don’t stop shaking due to the nerves–he says the amount of pressure he has to sing with Tegomass (who are used to singing with live band) is so much.
But when Tegoshi is off the camera, he secretly puts thumbs up when K-chan hits the right note.

Along with that, Tegoshi expressed his desire to lead everyone in the singing field, while giving credits to K-chan for his ability to talk well on the show and doing such a good job as an Emcee.

It’s just these little things that makes my love for this group grow even more.

I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but they’re incredible.


Happy 14th anniversary, NEWS!

This year is a vital point as all the members are already in their 30′s (well, you’re next Tegoshi. Very soon). Rather than a transition, I believe it’s another restart. Years ago, when the group became four, all of us depended on the words of comfort that we patiently gave each other–there were some activities, and it kept us alive, yet it was mostly the verbal assurances that we preserved our faith. Years later, the aftermath of the past was completely dissolved. No more fears, no more halts. NEWS is moving forward. NEWS is at the top of its game.

I realized that now we are just like any successful fandom–our struggles are different this time. We see more scandals, encounter more haters, etc. We’ve become used to seeing them anytime, everywhere; we think they need some rest! A lesser time frame between releases–our standards are getting high! But we deal with these problems the same. We deal with it by showing a stronger love for the members and for the group. Our support is continuous. It should be, because NEWS’ adoration for us is mutual. #ProudFanHere #iKnowMyIdolsReallyLoveTheirFans

Furthermore, it’s not actually the numbers that we anticipate. I feel that NEWS is eternally between the senpai-kouhai line–see, they’ve matured in many ways but they’re waaaaay too youthful I can’t even ;; And despite their youthful quips, they aged really well! The balance was good, now it’s better, because:

  • Koyama -  the oldest member, is getting younger everyday!!! 
  • Shige - the ojisan, is looking like his age now (plus I think he is becoming the actual visual / eyecandy of the group!)
  • Massu - the babyface, has become an adult. Hmm. Smexy.
  • Tegoshi - the youngest member, is either stuck in his teens or is a proud 29-year old who is excited to enter the world of kakkoii 30s (well, very soon! hahaha)

To not make this post longer, it’s better to savor the gifs and feel the taste of what NEWS has reaped for its members and for us all this year. Once again, happy anniversary, my beloved group! ♥♥♥♥