The Launch of Atarashii Chizu On September 22, 2017, an ad appeared in the nation-wide Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun and in Tokyo Shimbun. It was a simple ad that spanned across two full pages. The focal point being a reversed compass rose and the Japanese for new map (atarashii chizu in Japanese) in the bottom […]
On July 8th at Tokyo-Daiba Nippon Foundation Para-Arena, Goro, Tsuyoshi, and Shingo presented the donation from the sales of the ParaSports charity support song, Ame Agari no Step (in English: A Step after the Rain.) The sales were from the digital release on sale from March 19 through June 30th. The song was downloaded 99594 times, and […]
Today, March 19th, is the digital release of Ameagari no Step, the ParaSports support charity song by Goro, Tsuyoshi, and Shingo. I only typed out their names because of their insistence that they aren’t a group. All proceeds will go to the Nippon Foundation Paralympics support center charity. This is 231 yen from every 250 yen sale, […]
Goro was a live radio guest on WEEKEND SHUFFLE with Utamaru from RHYMESTER. I didn’t listen live, but seeing the positive Goro comments from fans of Utamaru’s program, I had to see what the fuss was about.
I told myself I would avoid more of the gossipy articles, but there’s no denying they’ve been a huge part of being a SMAP fan since the disbanding uproar in 2016. Shelved Monster Strike CM for Tsuyoshi Shinchou Weekly originally reported Tsuyoshi Kusanagi had a commercial for the popular game, Monster Strike. The CM was […]
Goro, Tsuyoshi, and Shingo are featured on the cover of the April issue of JUNON, on sale February 23! It’s been 16 years since they were in the magazine and as a “welcome back” plan, JUNON is featuring them in a 12-page long volume! Topics include the launch of “Atarashii Chizu” in September, their appearance […]
The following is a translation of HuffPost Japan’s interview with Goro, Tsuyoshi, and Shingo on December 31, 2017, just before the live AbemaTV broadcast.
The countdown on Atarashii Chizu reached zero on Christmas Eve, and the guys showered us with presents!! “Group” tweets at midnight 72 now released digitally with helpful how-to videos A 72 dance choreography contest, first prize a meet and greet with the guys!! An announcement of AbemaTV New Year’s special!!! Merry Christmas Tweets Celebrities being […]
More information has dropped for the Atarashii Chizu movie, Kusoyaro to Utsukushiki Sekai (The Bastard and The Beautiful World)! Four stories full of bastards. Episode 1 through episode 4 will be organized in short omnibus style. The directors and actors per episode are as follows. Episode 1 – Sion Sono and Goro Inagaki Episode 2 – […]
Here’s the roundup of the last few days of SNS posts. Tsuyoshi is a fresh meat fairy, the guys share their love with the world, but most importantly: it’s Goro’s birthday!! 🎂