Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

June 23, 2009

Member Spotlight II: Inoo Kei

Filed under: Inoo Kei,Member Spotlight — amaiyume @ 12:00 am

Kei-chan Birthday

Well it’s Kei’s birthday so how could I not do his Member Spotlight today??!!! It feels like these Member Spotlights are getting slowly worse as time goes on but I hope you’re enjoying reading them anyway!!

I remember first getting into Hey! Say! JUMP and confusing Kei and Keito because their names were similar. Since then, the difference between those two has widened for me by a lot. Even though Kei-chan hasn’t got much attention, I’ve grown to love him anyway. To be honest, I’m completely sure how it happened but perhaps it was the various amazing pictures he’s taken and those moments during live performances when he really shines. Kei is one of the most photogenic members of Hey! Say! JUMP, if not the most photogenic. He just has this way of working the camera so he looks fantastic. He can be kawaii or kakkoi or sekushii. He can do it all!! And there are times like in Suriru when he really catches my eye and I know that he was born to do this.

One thing I have to rant about now is the fact that Kei gets like no attention compared to the other members. Okay, he’s going to school right now (Meiji University for smarties!!!) and that’s understandable but there’s still the matter of before…Yamada, Chinen, Yuto and Daiki all had those two dramas together. Yamada has had various other doramas and TV shows…Yabu and Hikaru just got dramas announced. Hikaru is on School Kakumei and Ryutaro was on Showa Hey! Say! or whatever it was called with Yamada and Yuto. Takaki had Gokusen. Keito and Kei…they had like that one show…they don’t even have solo songs…Kei doesn’t even have a solo part in Suriru…what’s the deal Johnny? Now maybe acting just isn’t cut out for him and I can get that but he needs to have more singing solo opportunities. Frankly, it’s not fair. It’s like there’s always a member who kinda gets the short end of the stick…in this group, it seems to be Keito and Kei. But at least Keito is continuing on that show while Kei is at University. It’s really annoying and I demand that it be fixed…

I’m gonna stop ranting for now and say happy birthday to Kei-chan!!! This was in celebration of his birthday but the more birthday post is right after this so I hope you enjoy!! Yay Kei!!!



  1. Ohmigosh, it’s been so long since his birthday. ): I’ve been wayy too busy, which is why I’m going to comment on your posts today!!
    Even though their names are similar, it’s practically impossible to get them confused. They’re so different! [: I’m glad you mentioned his photogenic side, because that’s probably what one of the things that his fangirls notice the most.
    Actually, haven’t you seen Gachi Baka (Tegoshi and Massu were in it)? Kei was in ep 3 and he did a FANTASTIC job playing Massu’s little brother! He’s a really good actor, so I wish he could be in another drama, preferably a main character.

    Comment by aliceeinwonderland — July 1, 2009 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  2. hahaha, I know!! They look so different and have such different personalities! I can still remember getting them confused too! It feels like such a long time ago even though it wasn’t…

    And yeah, Kei is super photogenic!
    OMG that was Kei-chan!!!!!! I never knew that!!!! I remember his character!!! I just didn’t know it was him! More drama power for Kei-chan please!

    Comment by amaiyume — July 1, 2009 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

  3. Yeah, Kei is sugoi!! I feel sad because he doesn’t get as much attention as other HSJ member. But when I know that he’s accepted in Meiji University (and he takes Architecture, dammit it must be hard>_<)I can understand his position.
    Seriously, Meiji University is one of most prestigious university in Japan & I think he must study harder. It's not easy to manage his time between study & work as HSJ.
    That's why, even he doesn't get many attention, I'm still proud of him. And the fact that he's loved by all HSJ member has proved that he's worthy in that group:D

    Comment by Rin — July 7, 2009 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

    • I agree with you!! He must be VERY smart to get into Meiji University and I know he’s working his tail off! So I can understand that it’s hard to balance between work and school!!! I’m very proud of him too 🙂

      Comment by amaiyume — July 7, 2009 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  4. umm. i know this is soo late. i realized . inoo is so CUTE but he doesnt have a chance. i mean, not only yamada is hot right? what the fuck is wrong with johnny? it kinda pisses me off
    not even talking about the other members
    why is yamada so pimped?
    DRAMAS like tons.
    SOLOS moonlight. asia no yoru, and hes always in the middle when performing.
    he always sing solo parts in a song even if its a JUMP song.
    he is always in the middle for photos
    half of the yokohoma arena is YAMADAs name.
    what the fuck?
    sorry. my feelings at least.

    Comment by Becca — December 28, 2009 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

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