Hikaru GENJI SUPER 5

Hikaru GENJI SUPER 5
Hikaru Genji Super 5

Hikaru Genji Super 5

Hikaru GENJI SUPER 5 (GENJI SUPER 5) was a Japanese male idol group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their first single, Melody Five, was released on October 7, 1994 under Pony Canyon. This group disbanded in 1995.
Trivia
  • Their last tour was on September 3, 1995 at the Nagoya Rainbow Hall.
Members
  • Akasaka Akira
  • Morohoshi Kazumi
  • Sato Atsushi
  • Uchiomi Koji
  • Yamamoto Junichi
Discography
Single
  • [1994.10.07] Melody Five
  • [1994.10.21] DON’T MIND Namida/SHAKING NIGHT (DON’T MIND涙/SHAKING NIGHT)
  • [1995.08.02] Bye-Bye
Album
  • [1995.03.01] SOMEONE SPECIAL
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JOHNNY’S Junior Special

JOHNNY’S Junior Special
JOHNNY'S Junior Special

JOHNNY’S Junior Special

JOHNNY’S Junior Special (JOHNNY’S ジュニア・スペシャル) was a Japanese male idol group produced under Johnny & Associates. This group formed in Summer 1974. The members were backdancers for Go Hiromi and Four Leaves concerts named “Junior Special” and “Junior Ace”. JOHNNY’S Junior Special also known as Junior Special and JJS. Their debut single, Versailles no Bara c/w Aishi no Oscar, was released on February 21, 1975. This group disbanded in 1978.
Trivia
  • The leader, Toshi-chan was born on April 26, 1957. In July 1, 1980, he joined in Ja(PA)Nese (ジャPAニーズ).
  • Maa-chan was born on August 30, 1958. He graduated from Horikoshi.
  • Charlie was born on February 9, 1985 and was died on May 31, 2003. He graduated from Horikoshi. His father was Spanish dance teacher.
  • Takabo was born on May 4,1957.
  • Jun was born on August 14, 1958. After left Johnnys, he made his solo debut.
Members
  • Itano Toshio (板野俊雄), nickname: Toshi-chan (トシちゃん)
  • Hayashi Masaki (林正明), nickname: Maa-chan (マーちゃん)
  • Hatakeyama Masahisa (畠山昌久), nickname: Charlie (チャーリー)
Former Member
  • Yamagata Takayoshi (山縣孝良), nickname: Takabo (タカ坊)
  • Inoue Junichi (井上純一), nickname: Jun (ジュン)
Discography
Single
  • [1975.02.21] Versailles no Bara c/w Aishi no Oscar (ベルサイユのばら c/w 愛しのオスカル)
  • [05.02] Ai no Chikai c/w Hakucho (愛のちかい c/w 白鳥)
  • [08.21] Sayonara Ai c/w Koi wa Safuran (さよなら愛 c/w 恋はサフラン)
  • [12.05] Heart no Yume c/w Kanjiru Yugure re (ハートの夢 c/w 感じる夕暮れ)
  • [02.21] Ai no Hikousen no Kai c/w Shin Shii Kimi wo Shiru Tame ni (愛の飛行船に乗って c/w 新しい君を知るために)
  • [04.21] Study Night c/w JJS no Theme (サタデー・ナイト c/w JJSのテーマ)
  • [05.21] Genki desuka c/w Boku no Shosoku (元気ですか c/w 僕の消息) [1976.07.21] Sunday Cupid (サンデー・キューピット)
  • [10.21] Taiyou no Aitsu c/w Homura no Kaabu (太陽のあいつ c/w 焔のカーブ)
  • [12.21] Akogare no Bay City Rollers c/w Dance For Me (憧れのベイシティローラーズ c/w ダンス・フォーミー)
  • [03.21] Sweet 100 ban c/w Kataomoi Nikki (ツイスト110番 c/w 片思い日記)
  • [1977.021] Last Show c/w Navy Blue (ラストショー c/w ネイビーブルー)
Album
  • [09.21] Angel Power (エンジェルパワー)
  • [02.21] Yume no Disc Jokey (夢のディスクジョッキー)
  • [197xx.xx] Four Leaves 10 Shuunen Kinen PART 1 (フォーリーブス10周年記念 PART1)
  • [12.21] Suteki na Koi no Shotaiken (素敵な恋の招待券)
  • [12.01] Shugo! Idol no Subete JJS Zenkyoku shu (集合!アイドルのすべて JJS全曲集)
Musical
  • Live Musical “Shonentachi~our Leaves Fukyuu no Meisaku~”
  • Original Musical Play “Tomodachi”
  • Four Leaves Kessei 10 Shuunen Kinen Reseattle Vol. 1 “Live Musical Shonentachi Part II~ Seishun no Hikari to Kage~
  • Ohayou! Kodomo Show Pocket Musical (Co-star: Fujishima Julie Keiko)
Stage Play
  • [1975.03.28 – 1975.03.31] 53rd Western Canibal ~Bara to Mikan to Violin to~
  • [1975.04.05 – 1975.05.05] Johnny’s Junior First Concert
  • [1975.07.25 – 1975.08.16] ’75 Summer Caravan Johnny’s Junior Concert
  • [1975.08.27 ] 54th Western Canibal ~Johnny’s Family Festival~
  • [1976.03.24 – 1976.03.28] 55th Western Canibal
  • [1976.08.09 – 1976.08.23] JOE vs JJS + GANGS 1976 Summer Big City Concert
  • [1976.08.24 – 1976.08.28] 56th Western Canibal
  • [1977] Johnny’s Junior Jump up Star Parade ‘77
  • [1977] Johnny’s Junior Summer Festival
Media Appearance
Drama
  • [1974] Boku wa Koibito
Movie
  • [1974] Wakamono TOMMOROW NEVER WAITS
Variety Show
  • Hit ’76 (NTV)
  • Ohayou! Kodomo Show (NTV)
  • Yoru no Hit Studio (Fuji TV)
  • Best 30 Uta (TV Asahi)
  • Kakkurakin dai Housou!! (NTV)
  • Chibira Sunday (TV Asahi)
  • Paku Paku Contest (Yomiuri TV)
  • Young Oh! Oh!
CM
  • Mikakuto “Soft Candy”

Hikaru GENJI

Hikaru GENJI
Hikaru GENJI

Hikaru GENJI

 
Hikaru GENJI (光GENJI) was a Japanese male idol group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their debut single, STAR LIGHT, was released on August 19, 1987 under Pony Canyon. This group disbanded in 1994. After two members, Osawa Mikio and Sato Hiroyuki, left this group changed to Hikaru GENJI SUPER 5.
Trivia
  • Hikaru GENJI was formed from two grroups GENJI and Eagles on June 25, 1987.
  • They performed on roller skate.
  • Their back dancers were SMAP and TOKIO.
  • Uchiumi Koujiand Sato Atsuhiro remain in Johnny’s.
Members
Hikaru
  • Osawa Mikio
  • Uchiomi Koji
GENJI
  • Akasaka Akira
  • Morohoshi Kazumi
  • Sato Atsushi
  • Sato Hiroyuki
  • Yamamoto Junichi
Discography
Single
  1. [1987.08.19] STAR LIGHT
  2. [1987.11.26] Glass no Juudai (ガラスの十代)
  3. [1988.03.09] Paradise Ginga (パラダイス銀河)
  4. [1988.06.21] Diamond Hurricane (Diamondハリケーン)
  5. [1988.10.10] Tsurugi no Mai (剣の舞)
  6. [1989.03.06] Chikyuu wo Sagashite (地球をさがして)
  7. [1989.07.20] Taiyou ga Ippai (太陽がいっぱい)
  8. [1990.02.07] Kyouya no Megalopolis (荒野のメガロポリス)
  9. [1990.05.17] Little Birthday
  10. [1990.08.18] COCORO
  11. [1990.11.03] Waratte yo (笑ってよ)
  12. [1991.02.07] Kaze no Naka no Shonen (風の中の少年)
  13. [1991.04.26] Kiseki no Megami (奇跡の女神)
  14. [1991.08.30] WINNING RUN
  15. [1991.11.07] GROWING UP
  16. [1992.02.20] TAKE OFF
  17. [1992.04.29] Lila no Saku Koro Barcelona e (リラの咲くころバルセロナへ)
  18. [1992.08.20] Meet Me
  19. [1992.11.06] Aishitemo Ii Desu ka (愛してもいいですか)
  20. [1993.02.19] Kimi to Subayaku SLOWLY (君とすばやくSLOWLY)
  21. [1993.05.13] Yuuki 100% (勇気100%)
  22. [1993.08.04] BOYS in August
  23. [1993.10.27] Kono Aki… Hitori ja Nai (この秋・・ひとりじゃない)
  24. [1994.01.20] BRAVO! Nippon ~Yuki to Mizu no Fantasy~ (BRAVO!Nippon~雪と氷のファンタジー~)
  25. [1994.04.28] Yoosoroo! Mirai e Yoroshiku (ヨーソロー!未来へよろしく)
  26. [1994.07.21] TRY TO REMEMBER
Album
  1. [1988.01.01] Hikaru GENJI (光GENJI)
  2. [1988.07.28] Hi!
  3. [1989.02.20] Hey! Say!
  4. [1989.10.25] ..I Love You!
  5. [1990.01.31] ..Tomorrow (ふりかえって…Tomorrow)
  6. [1990.07.25] Cool Summer
  7. [1990.11.21] White Dreaming with Hikaru GENJI (White Dreaming with 光GENJI)
  8. [1991.03.03] (333) Thank You
  9. [1991.07.07] Hito Natsu Hito Yoru (ひと夏ひと夜)
  10. [1991.10.02] VICTORY
  11. [1992.03.04] BEST FRIENDS
  12. [1992.07.01] Pocket Album
  13. [1992.12.03] DREAM PASSPORT
  14. [1993.03.03] SPEEDY AGE
  15. [1993.09.15] WELCOME
  16. [1993.12.08] Uchuu Yuuei (宇宙遊詠)
  17. [1994.03.02] HEART’N HEARTS
  18. [1994.07.21] FOREVER YOURS
  19. [1995.08.19] See You Again
Best Album
  • [2001.12.05] Hikaru GENJI BEST (光GENJI・BEST)
  • [2002.10.17] Hikaru GENJI All Songs Request (光GENJI All Songs Request)
Media Appearances
Award
  • [1988] Japanese Record Award for Paradise Ginga
  • [1988] Japan Gold Disc Award: New Artist Award
  • [1988] Japan Gold Disc Award: Best 5 New Artists Award
  • [1988] Japan Gold Disc Award: Single Award for Glass no Juudai
  • [1988] Japan Gold Disc Award: Single Award for STAR LIGHT
  • [1988] Japan Gold Disc Award: Album Award for Hikaru Genji
  • [1989] Japan Gold Disc Award: Best 5 Artists
  • [1989] Japan Gold Disc Award: Grand Prix Single Award for Paradise Ginga
  • [1989] Japan Gold Disc Award: Best 5 Singles Award for Diamond Hurricance
  • [1989] Japan Gold Disc Award: Best 5 Singles Award for Tsurugi no Mai
  • [1989] Japan Gold Disc Award: Album Award for Hi!
  • [1990] Japan Gold Disc Award: Best 5 Singles Award for Taiyou ga Ippai
  • [1991] Japan Gold Disc Award: Album Award for Furikaette Tomorrow
  • [1992] Japan Gold Disc Award: Album Award for 333 Thank You
  • [1993] Japan Gold Disc Award: Album Award for Best Friends

Johnny’s

Johnny’s 
Johnny's

Johnny’s

Johnny’s (ジャニーズ) was a Japanese male idol group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their debut single, Wakai Namida, was released in December, 1964. This group disbanded in 1967.
Trivia
  • Johnny’s was one of the first idol group in Japan.
  • This group was formed after Johnny Kitagawa, a baseball coach at the time, scouted the members to become teammates on the team named Johnny’s Young Boy Baseball in 1962.
  • In 1963, they became a backing vocalists and dancers for singer Ito Yukari.
  • They appeared in18th Kouhaku Utagassen in 1965.
  • They had attending dance lessons and recording sessions for three months in USA. They signed a contract with Warner Bros in 1966.
  • Their last concert was on November 1967 at Shibuya Town Hall.
Members
  • Aoi Teruhiko
  • Iino Osami
  • Maie Hiromi
  • Nakatani Ryo
Discography
Single
  • [1964.12.xx] Wakai Namida (若い涙)
  • [1965.05.xx] Wakai Yoru (若い夜)
  • [1965.06.xx] Honoo no Curve (焔のカーブ)
  • [1965.06.xx] Girl Happy (ガール・ハッピィ)
  • [1965.10.xx] Eikou no March (栄光のマーチ)
  • [1966.01.xx] Kimi ga Wakamono Nara (君が若者なら)
  • [1966.04.xx] Naiteita Genie (泣いていたジェニー)
  • [1966.05.30] Batman (バットマン)
  • [1966.08.xx] Ooi Waai Chichichi (オーイわーいチチチ)
  • [1967.04.xx] Taiyou no Aitsu (太陽のあいつ)
  • [1967.10.xx] Itsuka Doko ka de (いつか何処かで)
  • [1967.12.xx] Wakai Nihon no Uta (若い日本の歌)
Album
  • [1966.xx.xx] Johnny’s to America Ryoukou ~Johnny’s Show Jikkou Rokuon (ジャニーズとアメリカ旅行 ~ジャニーズショウ実況録音)
Media Appearances
Variety Show
  • [1963] Yume de Aimashou

Shibugakitai

Shibugakitai
Shibugakitai

Shibugakitai (1982)

Shibugakitai (シブがき隊) was a Japanese male idol group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their debut single, NAI・NAI 16 (sixteen), was released on May 5, 1982. This group disbanded in 1988.
Trivia
  • They had their own back dancers called Shibugakkitai (シブ楽器隊). Shibugakkitai in Japanese means cool musical instruments group.
  • Their name comes from Shibui “Gaki” (シブい“ガキ”). They were introduced in the magazine Seventeen under the name Shibugaki Trio (シブがきトリオ).
  • Shibui “Gaki” in Japanese means cool brats.
Members
  • Fukawa Toshikazu
  • Motoki Masahiro
  • Yakumaru Hirohide
Discography
Single
  1. [1982.05.05] NAI・NAI 16 (sixteen) (NAI・NAI (シックスティーン))
  2. [1982.07.21] 100%… SO Kamo Ne! (100%…SOかもね!)
  3. [1982.10.28] ZIG ZAG Seventeen (ZIG ZAG セブンティーン)
  4. [1983.02.25] Shojo-teki Shougeki (Virgin Shock) (処女的衝撃!(ヴァージンショック))
  5. [1983.05.05] ZOKKON Inochi (LOVE) (ZOKKON 命(LOVE))
  6. [1983.08.08] Hey! Bep-pin
  7. [1983.10.13] MUGENDAI∞ (挑発∞)
  8. [1984.01.15] Samurai Nippon (サムライ・ニッポン )
  9. [1984.03.30] Katsu! (喝!)
  10. [1984.06.01] Cats & Dog (キャッツ&ドッグ)
  11. [1984.07.07] Appare! Fujiyama (アッパレ! フジヤマ)
  12. [1984.10.03] Beranmee Dateotoko (Dandy) (べらんめぇ伊達男(ダンディー))
  13. [1985.01.11] Otoko Ikki (男意ッ気)
  14. [1985.04.03] DJ in My Life
  15. [1985.06.29] Gekkou Shokujo! (Moon Venu) 月光淑女!(ムーン・ビーナス))
  16. [1985.10.02] KILL
  17. [1986.01.22] Tora! Tora! Tora! (トラ! トラ! トラ!)
  18. [1986.02.01] Sushi Kui nee! (スシ食いねェ! )
  19. [1986.04.10] OH! SUSHI (Sushi Kui nee! Eigo Version) (OH! SUSHI(スシ食いねェ! 英語ヴァージョン))
  20. [1986.06.01] Tonde Hi ni Hairu Natsu no Reijou (飛んで火に入る夏の令嬢)
  21. [1986.09.05] Senya Hitoya Kiss Club (Arabian Kiss Club) (千夜一夜キッス倶楽部(アラビアンキッスクラブ))
  22. [1986.11.21] Koibito-tachi no Blvd. (Boulevard) (恋人達の(ブールバード))
  23. [1987.03.21] Dream Rush (ドリーム・ラッシュ)
  24. [1987.07.22] Hangyaku no Agitation (反逆のアジテイション )
  25. [1987.11.21] Enka Nante Utaenai (演歌なんて歌えない )
  26. [1988.02.26] PSST PSST
  27. [1988.07.15] Koi Suru Youna Yuujou wo (恋するような友情を)
  28. [1988.10.08] Kimi wo Wasurenai (君を忘れない)
Album
  1. [1982.07.01] Boys & Girls (ボーイズ & ガールズ)
  2. [1982.12.01] for’83 -We come together,we’ll run together-
  3. [1983.07.01] Natsu – Zokkon -Memories For You- (夏・Zokkon -Memories For You-)
  4. [1983.11.21] Love∞MUGENDAI
  5. [1984.05.05] “Junjou Gannen Go Gatsu Itsuka” ~LOVE FROM HONOLULU~ (“純情元年五月五日” ~LOVE from HONOLULU~)
  6. [1984.12.08] Honesty Maji (Honesty まじ)
  7. [1985.04.21] Baroo Gang BC ~From Soukou~ (バローギャングBC ~From桑港~)
  8. [1985.11.21] Exotic (エキゾティック)
  9. [1986.05.05] 5th ANNIVERSARY
  10. [1986.07.21] Jounetsu-teki Shin Sekai -PASSIONATE PARADISE- (情熱的新世界 -PASSIONATE PARADISE-)
  11. [1986.12.21] HOROSCOPE
  12. [1987.05.05] NEXT STAGE
  13. [1988.03.16] PSST PSST
Media Appearance
Drama
  • [1981] 2 Nen B Gumi Senpachi-sensei
Variety Show
  • The Youngest Ten

Otokogumi

Otokogumi
Otokogumi

Otokogumi

Otokogumi (男闘呼組) was a Japanese rock group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their debut single, DAYBREAK, was released on August 24, 1988. The activities of this group stopped on June 30, 1993.
Trivia
  • The first name of Otokogumi was Detarame Rock Band (でたらめロックバンド) then changed Tokyo (東京). Then renamed as Tokyo Otokogumi (東京男組).
  • The members of Otokogumi were nicknamed “Johnny’s Jimusho no Ochikobore” (The students who couldn’t keep up at school of Johnny’s), probably because none of them finished high school.
  • Otokogumi, Shonentaiand Hikaru GENJI were known as the Shonen Gosanke (少年御三家). Shonen Gosanke in Japanese means the big three.
  • Only Okamoto Kenichiremains in Johnny’s.
Members
  • Maeda Kouyou(keyboard)
  • Narita Shouji(lead guitar)
  • Okamoto Kenichi(rhythm guitar)
  • Takahashi Kazuya(bass)
Discography
Single
  1. [1988.08.24] DAYBREAK
  2. [1988.12.27] Aki (秋)
  3. [1989.02.28] TIME ZONE
  4. [1989.08.02]CROSS TO YOU
  5. [1990.01.24] DON’T SLEEP
  6. [1991.01.17] ANGEL
  7. [1992.06.03] Nemuri ni Tsuku Mae ni (眠りつく前に)
  8. [1992.07.01] THURSDAY MORNING
  9. [1992.08.05] THE FRONT
  10. [1992.08.21] TOKYO Plastic Shonen (TOKYOプラスティック少年)
Album
  1. [1988.09.26] Otokogumi (男闘呼組)
  2. [1989.06.28] Otokogumi Nimaime (男闘呼組 二枚目)
  3. [1990.03.28] San (参)
  4. [1991.02.21] I’m Waiting 4 You
  5. [1992.06.21] Go no Ichi… Higenjitsu… (5の1…非現実… )
  6. [1992.07.22] Go no Ni… Saininshiki… (5の2…再認識… )
  7. [1992.08.21] Go no San… Mugenjitsu… (5の3…無限実… )
  8. [1993.08.21] Roku de Nashi (ロクデナシ)
Best Album
  1. [1992.12.02] BEST OF BALLADS
  2. [1994.11.23] NEW BEST OTOKOGUMI (NEW BEST 男闘呼組)
  3. [1999.11.20] HIT COLLECTION
Video
  1. [1986.xx.xx] Made in U.S.A
  2. [1987.xx.xx] BEST FRIEND
  3. [1988.xx.xx] Xing point
  4. [1988.xx.xx] Shounen Budoukan
  5. [1989.xx.xx] Shounen Budoukan II
  6. [1989.09.06] ENDLESS TRIP
  7. [1989.xx.xx] HELLO!! L.A. (Making of for the Glico “Almond Chocolate” CM)
  8. [1989.11.21] Otokogumi BIG TOUR ’89 in DOME
  9. [1990.08.24] Otokogumi 2,050,000byou no Kiseki
  10. [1992.11.01] Karera to Boku – Watashi to Jibun wa Minna Nakayoshi
  11. [2003.11.26] Otokogumi LIVE IN YOKOHAMA
  12. [2003.11.26] Otokogumi LIVE IN YOKOHAMA
Photobooks
  • [1988] East meets West
  • [1988] Rock Hasengen LIVE Live Live
  • [1989] BREAK THE SILENCE
  • [1990] NON STOP GETAWAY
  • [1991] ROUGH EDGES
Stage Plays
  • Slub Boys (スラブ・ボーイズ)
Media Appearances
Variety Show
  • Kin-chan no doko made yaru no!? (1985)
  • Aidoru Hanagumi Otokogumi (1986)
CM
  • [1989] Glico “Almond Chocolate”