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17 November 2012 @ 11:33 am
Yamada's Solo CD Debut  
From Yahoo! News: http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20121117-00000039-spnannex-ent

Yamada Ryosuke (19) from popular group Hey!Say!JUMP will be having his solo CD debut. The song "Mystery Virgin" will be released on 9 January next year, and will be used as the theme song for NTV's special drama, "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case", in which he will be starring in.

He debuted in April 2007 as a temporary unit "Hey!Say!7" with the single "Hey!Say!". Until now, he has released 16 singles as a member of both Hey!Say!JUMP and the trio NYC. He has also performed many solo songs during concerts.

This song will be a dance track with an exquisite melody, which will fit the thrilling advancement of the drama. As this popular drama will be a special memorial drama to celebrate NTV's 60th anniversary and this role has been played by his seniors in Johnny's, Doumoto Tsuyoshi, Matsumoto Jun, and Kamenashi Kazuya, Yamada commented that "It feels like a dream to be able to sing the theme song of this memorable programme alone. As Yamada Ryosuke of JUMP, [he] will continue to improve himself."

This song will first be performed on NTV's Best Artist, which will be aired live at 7pm JST on 28 November 2012.

I'm happy for his solo debut. I'm sure he has always wanted a solo debut. I mean, I guess most of us would have seen this coming someday, considering his popularity in JUMP.

But then again, I can't help but think of all the past examples we have seen in Johnny's regarding solo debuts of the most popular member in the group. I can only hope that he remains close to JUMP and not stray too far away. I love JUMP as JUMP.
cheeramee: pic#119153449cheer_ra on November 17th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Me too...
I'm happy for his solo debut but I don't want him to leave JUMP :S
Hansuke Kimura: inoo kei redhansuke2212 on November 17th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
i second :(
pikaCHIII: Sho Sakuraimasssterchief on November 17th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
thank you for sharing! well, I can only say congratulation for yamada and wish him the best.
I'm looking forward to watch Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo! I'm curious to see yamada as the 4th generation Kindaichi :)
Jopie: pic#111529890jopiety on November 17th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
it's stated there:
"As Yamada Ryosuke of JUMP, [he] will continue to improve himself"

let's believe that for now he'll remain in JUMP :)
Beastrife: pic#104597150beastrife on November 17th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, all we can do is to hope and believe that he'll remain.

But that's what all the others said too. They said that they will work hard as a group, as well as in their solo careers. But sometimes in the end things just don't happen the way fans want.

I'm sure you can tell where I'm drawing my examples from if you look at my profile picture.
Jopie: pic#111529890jopiety on November 17th, 2012 08:38 am (UTC)
that's why i said for now..
no one can sure about the future...
there is another example *see my pp too :)*

since the earliest time i know jump, i feel that perhaps someday these kids will have their individual careers..
maybe the famous yabuhika, maybe yama..
the point is that there is a probability the group will "stop" someday..perhaps 10 years from now.. 20..40.. 50..?

but things are unpredictable..
who ever imagine that there will be such a case like Ryu's?
but they continue still..
and now Yama start to make the fuss all around again..

hoping and believeing always is great..
but i prefer to say, whatever happens, i will always support every one..
that's my opinion :)
cheeramee: pic#119153449cheer_ra on November 17th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
riyelalivia: iwariyelalivia on November 17th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
i'm worry.... >< about this!
epy: Sasazaki Mamitsukiakari27 on November 17th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)
TBH...I already expect this to happen :O with all his solo corner during concert,drama/movie and so on...yeah..he deserve it...
actually...I'm not even shocked or squealled when I read the news..I was all like-insert my poker face here- LOL xD

anyway...I'm curious with his song~!!! 8DD Mystery Virgin~ /whispering

omedetou for his debut~ ^o^ /kanpai~!!!

♕ Teá: pic#93669755xxbubbleteaxx on November 17th, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Am I the only one bothered by the name of the song? Mystery virgin....really? :/
ryu_23: pic#117359162ryu_23 on November 17th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
I shocked by song's name much more than this news :D really
Zara: guitarist wanna-beyoyocchi on November 18th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Might be a leveled-up version of Asia no Yoru. Cough ///////////
Mavarta: pic#119058245mavarta on November 17th, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)
yama_nya: ryosuke peroyama_nya on November 18th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
me too >,

Edited at 2012-11-18 03:03 am (UTC)
bloomingsdale: kei!bloomingsdale on November 17th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Me too. I mean Yamada is really my ichiban but even though I might have wanted him to have a chance this big to prove himself more as an artist, I'd still prefer JUMP. There is where he really belongs to. He can venture in more projects and activities alone but I hope he won't follow the tracks of Yamapi who went out of his group and came up as a solo artist. I'm actually looking forward for more HSJ releases. And since it is Yamada alone who'll sing the theme song that'll be used for his newest drama then I must wait a little longer for JUMP's next project. I'm expecting for their comeback around early next year.
Gisselle: daichan doublekodochalover on November 17th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
I will support his debut...(although it sucks for the other members cause now he gets a bunch load more attention :/)
but I hope he doesn't leave JUMP.

He just can't do that to his group members and his fans who support them as a whole :/
it'll break my heart to see another member leave.
Mavarta: pic#119058245mavarta on November 17th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
It's good that the theme for Kindaichi new drama is Yama-chan's solo. It's far better than pushing songs like Hitomi no Screen.
Beastrife: pic#104597150beastrife on November 17th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess it's good that they made it a solo single instead of making it a group single and then pushing Yamada all the way forward and making everyone else back dancers like in Hitomi no Screen.

While I'm happy that he's getting a chance to try a solo CD, I hope that this will be the only one. Too much solo activities end up crippling the rest of the group.
Mavarta: pic#119058245mavarta on November 17th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
I do hope for the same thing as you. I'm not a fan of individual Yama-chan but I love him as a part of JUMP. I hope Johnny-san will not take him out of the group. That will definitely broke my heart.
grace.: merlinsilk_apple on November 17th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
Mystery Virgin?

Oh, honey.
ryosukefan: pic#114934383ryosukefan on November 17th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
I am happy for Yamada <3
Congratulations Yama-chan, I am looking forward to it. :D
alohalol: pic#118671639alohalol on November 17th, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
congrats on your upcoming solo debut cd yamada-kun, well as for me i really wish he will stay in nyc and hey say jump. cause i love the group as a whole. and hope johnny-san won't make him leave hey say jump
Sherry Chen: Daiki-Freesherryarioka on November 17th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
Mystery Virgin? LOLZ

You go boy! Haha
AngelOfHikari: Inuyasha to Kagomeangelofhikari on November 17th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Even though I saw this coming my heart jumped a bit.
Congrats Yama-chan ♥ butdon'tleavejumpkay?thnx
yama_nya: ryosuke peroyama_nya on November 18th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
i'm happy for you ryosuke!!! XD
Rin: pic#119213065koriin_cev on November 18th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
Meh~ I was really happy and at the same time shocked when I saw this news but the thing is I really hope that he won't leave JUMP. Nvm the NYC Yuma can do better there :
Seiji (セイジ): pic#82298788sage_e1 on November 20th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
First off, the song's freakin' title. REALLY?!?! The songwriters had no other title than that?! That's a shame, and cringe worthy.

Secondly, relax HSJ fandom. Creating a huge hoop-la over a group member connected to the word "solo" can't always mean that person is soon to leave the group. Emphasis on the SOLO CD debut part.

So far all we know is that *cringes in disgust* [Mystery Virgin] is going to be on this CD. We have no idea what else is on it. For all I can see, I have a good feeling is only going to be a single and that's it. If it's other than that, CD wouldn't be on there, but ALBUM instead.

Thirdly, Johnny would lose WAY too much money and and fans if one of their biggest and popular groups were to lose another member, especially if that person was their Golden Boy. HSJ would NOT be able to recover from shit like that. Then it'll be like NEWS or KaT-TUN all over again. Remember when Yamapi and Jin left their groups? Fans turned on them, called them irrelevent, awhile gave them death threats, and basically shunned them completely. I hope you remember that time period, because I do.

Foirth, are you guys forgetting how old Chibisuke is? Forgetting how close Hey Say JUMP is and how practically every Johnny's group knows this? Or how much Chibisuke cares way too much for his fans as well as well as JUMP fans?

He's 19 going on 20. He's old enough and experienced enough to make his own decisions. JUMP (not just few or so members, JUMP as a whole) has been together for close to 6 years if not more. For their to be a huge fanbase gone because of a star player's decision would have at least one of them wanting a say. Plus, people don't just randomly cry when in Sendai and faking sympathy for the affected people there or rewrite a whole song they were working on after visiting there.

I for one think he's rather brave to deal with the critics and the add-ons WE'RE giving him alone with this solo. Keep in mind, managers are setting this up FOR him. Not vice versa. All our jobs as fans is to sit back and watch.

Edited at 2012-11-20 08:22 pm (UTC)
Beastrife: pic#104597150beastrife on November 21st, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Not that I'm trying to disagree with you, I too hope that this is a one-off thing and that he stays in JUMP. But because there are so many past examples to read from. When Yamapi released Daite Senorita everyone thought it was just some single to fill the time NEWS was in hiatus. He still loved NEWS and they were a close group and all. But when they grow up and experience more things which we will probably never experience in our lives, they develop different thoughts and their values change. It's so hard to say for sure that they will never want to try it out solo.

However, as you say, knowing that he didn't exactly start off as the star player and all, he might understand the importance of JUMP and take up more responsibility and stick with the group, unlike his seniors. Or if he does realize that Yamapi did worse alone than when he was in a group, he might know that it wouldn't be a smart choice to go off alone. But that is for him and Johnny to decide, probably in many years to come. For now, all we can do is sit back and watch the events unfold. And hope that we'll stay happy until the end. :D

I also do appreciate his courage to take this step out too.
Seiji (セイジ): pic#82298788sage_e1 on November 27th, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
Not to burst your bubble and seem rude, but their's only been 2 infamous examples within Johnny's entertainment. Not necessarily the 2+ or "so many" that you speak of.

Plus, Yamapi's situation was different than what Chibisuke's situation is now. Remember that Jin and Yamapi were really close and influenced each other. I mean, and I'm only putting out an observation, both of them kind of became "America-style otakus" as they were growing up together. Fast forward to Jin's solo announcement into America (and failing) Yamapi probably wanted to try the same thing; only difference was he would be solo within Japan going for the same style Jin tried to do.

What does this have to all do with our Chibisuke? HE'S NOT TRYING TO WESTERNIZE WHAT HE ALREADY KNOWS.

It's the main reason why both groups broke up because of the two mentioned above of their respected groups. People are missing the point of the reason why Yamapi and Jin didn't do well. Going solo wasn't what crashed their careers

They were trying to attempt a style that wasn't their own or knew nothing about but tried to force themselves to make it their own so that people would see that they were more than just pretty boys who could sing on an average scale. You could say that both of them tried to in some form be the next Timberlake. Once he went solo, his music and popularity soared.

Chibisuke on the other hand, from what I see, isn't aiming for any of that. I have a really good feeling this is strictly a single for his Kindachi special and finally releasing studio versions of live solo performance songs including his lead single. (from what I hear, depending on which edition you buy, he's doing studio versions of Asia no Yoru and Moonlight along with a cover of a Kinki Kids song)

I'm being optimistic here. The kid's got either a REALLY good head on his shoulders, or a really good team of people who are backing him up for a worth while experience for him. As far as I'm concerned, I have a feeling that we're not supposed to look at all this in a "naïve fan perspective" but in a "understanding how the music industry does things" and the own artist's perspective.

As a fan myself [of JUMP as a whole], I hate watching train wrecks of fellow fans getting fired up over a misunderstandings...
Beastrife: pic#104597150beastrife on December 1st, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed, I hope that your really good feelings come true. Because I don't wanna see Yama-chan turn out as another auto-tuned Asian trying to act American.

Like I said in my previous comments, nobody knows what's going to happen. All we can do is wait and see. I'm not saying that because his senpais have done it thus he must do it too, but I'm just not ruling out that possibility. Anything can happen when someone grows up and sees more things, and when old man wants to earn more bucks and set more records.

I'll keep this short to not make this sound defensive or start a train wreck. Good day.
yamachuyamachu on November 26th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
I know this thing will happen!!!!
But I believe Yamachan will not be apart from JUmp
I'm Yamachan n Daichan Biased.. i quite know the different between them in popularity rank.. but I love jump as a whole..
Yamachan will never betray them, hahaa.. Johnny's management on distribute job to the others seems like a problem from the beginning.. like Kattun, news..
BUt it didn't work in arashi.. I hope jump will be like Arashi at least have 10 year more anniversary XD
And also, if you think as Yamachan's perspective, probably, he have think that his popularity sometimes hard for him and have a little bit uncomfortable with the other members..but he still do his hard and become friendly with other members like family, go out together (especially date with keito XD in the cafe haha).. So because of that, I Love him So much..