Tsuyoshi Kusanagi will have his first Taiga drama role with next year’s Seiten wo Tsuke.
December 8 through December 28, 2018, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi became Zampano for the stage play adaption of the 1954 Italian film, La Strada, at the Nissay Theater in Tokyo. I was lucky enough to watch the play. Here’s what I thought. The Play – Short Version Tsuyoshi Kusanagi took the role of Zampano, a traveling strongman […]
On November 11, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi made a surprise appearance at U-FES.2018 Premium Stage, a festival for YouTube creators. He performed Ame agari no Step with Ndaho and Peketan from Fischer’s and joined in for the closing ceremony. Notable was Toshimitsu from Tokai On Air (a fellow SMAP fan) completely losing it just by being on […]
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 […]
Happy (belated) birthday to the most wonderful SMAP member (to me), Tsuyoshi Kusanagi!! Due to travel, I was unable to properly celebrate, but plenty of his more dedicated and loyal fans did. I’ve gathered links to as much of the wonderful fan art posted over the last two days celebrating. 😀 I’m sure I did […]
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, […]
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 […]
On February 7, it was announced that Tsuyoshi will finally be appearing in a play after 3 years. Over the last two or so years, in his monthly magazine column, Okiraku, Tsuyoshi has been very open about his desire for more work, and a play in particular. I’m so happy that it’s finally happening.