Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

July 19, 2009

Because I Am Passionate About Hey! Say! JUMP…

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP — amaiyume @ 2:26 am

…I listened to Jounetsu JUMP. I know I’m late compared to everyone else but I held off from listening to it so that I could have an extra song from them when their album is released (back when I still had hope that an album was coming soon). However, with the latest drought that is the release schedule of Hey! Say! JUMP, I figured why not?

So yeah, the song is awesome and with its tie-in, I don’t understand why it wasn’t chosen to be their 5th single or at least a promotional track for an album. Well the only explanation I can think of is this. Wasn’t this song used to promote some volleyball thing. Since NYC was for Women’s Volleyball and volleyball tie-ins seem to be Johnny’s deciding debut single promo, maybe he didn’t want to have the new group overshadowed…if they don’t do something by the end of the year, I will be pissed and assume that they will get pushed to the bottom of Johnny’s list.

Anyway, moving onto the song. I love Jounetsu JUMP and think they could have made an awesome PV for this. Perhaps extend it by a verse or something and they’re set to go. I can’t really describe it but the music has a sort of like spy kinda feel or something. Some kind of secret mission theme song or something. So yeah, the vocals are awesome as always and my favorite part is the chorus. The piano part was very unexpected but added a pretty touch to the song and that really stood out.

Hmm…that was a lot of Yama-chan. While watching this video, I thought about how much time Yama gets in comparison to the others. They really need to spread the love. I mean Yamapi is leader of NEWS but (for the most part), it’s pretty equal in terms of singing and screen time. Maybe Koyama and Shige get a little less every so often but they’re definitely getting more in comparison to when they first started. Arashi is totally fair. KAT-TUN too…I think. But Hey! Say! JUMP (and I can assume the same will go for Nakayama Yuma w/ B.I. Shadow), the attention is really only spready among few. I hope they’re gonna remedy this for the next release.

So yeah…boring in the world of Hey! Say! JUMP…VERY boring. We’re still waiting for a new CD. With this long, it had BETTER be an album or I will be one pissed fan. At least I have Nakayama Yuma w/ B.I. Shadow. Also, have you noticed it’s been a while since NEWS or KAT-TUN have released a single…Johnny really needs to work on the scheduling next year because it’s soooo imbalanced.



  1. well i don’t think jounetsu jump would’ve overshadowed YwBIS. mainly because jounetsu jump was a LONG time ago…like it was before or around the time i had live journal which i’ve had since like april. so chyeah. kat-tun had two singles and an album and a tour already. news could probably release something along with jump obviously >_<

    Comment by brandon — July 19, 2009 @ 3:46 am | Reply

    • yeah that’s true…I’m thinking maybe he didn’t want 2 big volleyball tie-ins in the same year…yeah…but who knows what’s going through Johnny’s head?

      Yeah KAT-TUN was really active at the beginning of the year but I still think they should kick out one more single before the year is over..I actually forgot about the album for the moment XD

      NEWS needs more…and some more V6 would be nice too 🙂

      Comment by amaiyume — July 19, 2009 @ 4:00 am | Reply

      • they’ll probably have something before the end of the year. unless their tour ends up taking up all their time.

        i think kanjani 8 needs more than news somehow i feel like people forget about kanjani 8 all the time. but i think V6 or one of the subgroups is getting a mini album. but in general if the older groups released more it’d be good.

        Comment by brandon — July 19, 2009 @ 4:14 am

  2. hopefully…they really don’t need to be touring so much…yeesh.

    yeah that’s true. But they did get an album this year 🙂
    Yeah, Coming Century is getting a mini album but…still. Last year they were releasing a bunch and this year only 1 single as a group…

    Comment by amaiyume — July 19, 2009 @ 4:33 am | Reply

    • oh really? i just started getting into V6 after spirit. but yeah they tour way too much for a johnnys group which i guess is fine for fans that have access to japan but everyone else has to wait and hope there’s a dvd.

      Comment by brandon — July 19, 2009 @ 6:14 am | Reply

      • oh they’re awesome! I got into them with Chou and since I’ve become a fan. I would say they are my 4th fav JE act…after NEWS, Hey! Say! JUMP and Nakayama Yuma w/ B.I. Shadow 🙂

        Agreed!! They tour TOO much. A lot is good but that’s all they ever seem to do…and DVDs aren’t gonna make the wait less bearable…:(

        Comment by amaiyume — July 19, 2009 @ 6:49 am

  3. It was a nice nice song…
    Yamada-kun, Nakajima-kun, Chinen-kun started off with a good start
    Minna nice vocals
    It should get a PV XDXD
    Ganbatte and don’t get too hard on jobs!

    Comment by Kaname Fujiwara — July 19, 2009 @ 6:37 am | Reply

    • I agree!! The three of them really did a great job!!
      Although everyone did their thing 🙂
      Yess!! I would love a new PV, even if it’s not for a single…and a making of! Those are always fun!!

      Comment by amaiyume — July 19, 2009 @ 6:50 am | Reply

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