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04 March 2010 @ 12:08 am
JE anime/manga/toku connections list  

Hey gang! My application to lead a JE panel at Tekkoshocon has been accepted!!

 

My plan is to “give a brief introduction and history of the company and their groups, explaining their overwhelming presence in Japanese and Asian media.” I intend to do this especially through examples that anime convention attenders are more likely to have some familiarity with already.

 

In order to do this, I’m working to compile a list of anime, manga, and tokusatsu connections to Johnny’s groups & individual members. This includes live drama adaptations of manga, voice acting for anime, op/ed theme songs, etc! Also, if you know of a series released in America that regularly refers to Johnny’s, a particular group, etc (for example: Honey Hunt) please list those as well! I’m also going to list mainstream releases in America with JE connections (ie Letters from Iwo Jima) so please help with those as well!

 

I’m leaving this post unlocked, so if you know of anyone else who could help please send them this way!

 

Thanks in advance~

 

Manga references:

Honey Beat – Johnny’s referred to regularly, one of the main characters is member of fictional JE group “KNIGHTS”

Hana Kimi – Nakajo Hisaya regularly mentions JE boys & music (SMAP, V6, TOKIO) in the sidepanels. Characters Sano Izumi and Ashiya Mizuki are named after Sano Mizuki (an older undebuted Jr. who mostly does stage plays)

Ouran – has mentioned JE, but is mostly edited out of English release by VIZ

 

Hikaru Genji / Hikaru Genji Super5

Theme songs:

Nintama Rantaro

            “Yuuki 100%” (OP)

            “0 grade champion” (ED)

            “Don’t mind namida” (ED) (DON'T MIND 涙)

            “Shaking Night” (ED)

 

 

SMAP

Theme songs:

Hime-chan’s Ribbon

            “Egao no Genki” (OP) ((笑顔のゲンキ; The Energy of Your Smile)

            “Bura Bura Sasete” (ED) (ブラブラさせて; Swing Me)

            “Hajimete no Natsu” (ED) (はじめての夏; The First Summer)

            “Kimi wa Kimi da yo” (ED) (君は君だよ; You're You)

 

Members:

Kimura Takuya

            Howl’s Moving Castle – Howl (voice)

            Trinity Blood – Memerink (voice)

            Space Battleship Yamato – Kodai Susumu

 

Inagaki Goro

            Kamen Rider G – Goro/G



TOKIO

Theme songs:

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hathutsujo

            “Everybody Can Do!” (OP)

Kodocha

            “7 O’Clock News” (OP)

Skull Man

            “Hikari no Machi” (OP)

Soar High! Isami

            “Haato wo miga kukkyanai” (OP)

Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai

            “LOVE YOU ONLY” (OP)

Yamato 2520

            Image songs (does someone know the titles on these?)

 

Members:

Nagase Tomoya

            IGWP – Makoto Majima

            Sword of the Strange – Nanashi (voice)

 

 

V6

Theme songs:

Gokusen

            “Feel Your Breeze”

Inuyasha

            “Change the World” (OP)

            “Brand-New World” (ED)

Kimi wa Pet

            “Darling”

Ultraman Tiga

            “Take Me Higher” (OP)

Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers

            “Light in Your Heart”

Gekka no Kishi

            “Yasei no Hana”

 

Coming Century

Eyeshield 21

            “Break Through” (OP)

Samurai 7

            “Justice” (OP – NHK TV version)

 

20th Century

Eyeshield 21

            “Innocence” (OP)

 

 

Members:

Nagano Hiroshi

            Ultraman Tiga – Daigo/Tiga

            Kimi wa Pet – Yoshida Yuji

 

Okada Junichi

            Gendo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) – Prince Arren (voice)

            Kisarazu Cat’s Eye

 

Morita Go

            Gekka no Kishi – Himuro Masayuki

 

Kinki Kids

Theme songs:

Chibi Maruko-chan 2

            “KinKi no Yaru Ki Man Man Song”

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

“Kiss Kara Hajimeru Mystery”

 

 

Members:

Domoto Koichi

            Jyu Oh Sei – “Deep in Your Heart” OP, Thor (adult voice)

            Shin-chan – episode guest w/ Nakamaru Yuichi to promote Sushi Oji

 

Domoto Tsuyoshi

            Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo – “Hitorijanai” theme, Kindaichi

 

ARASHI

Theme songs:

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo

            “Nice na Kokoroiki” (ED)

Hana Yori Dango

            “Wish”

            “Love so Sweet”

            “One Love”

Honey and Clover

            “Aozora Pedal”

Yamada Taro Monogatari

“Happiness”

Yatterman

“Believe”

Tokujo Kabachi

            “Troublemaker”

My Girl

            “My Girl”

Bambino!

            “We Can Make It!”

Kisarazu Cat’s Eye

            “A Day in Our Life”

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo

            “Jidai”

 

Members:

Matsumoto Jun

            Kimi wa Pet – Momo

            Hana Yori Dango – Domoyoji

            Bambino! – Ban Shogo

            Gokusen – Shin Sawada

            Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru – Yuki Yori

            Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - Kindaichi

 

Sakurai Sho

            Honey and Clover (film) – Takemoto Yuta

Yamada Taro Monogatari – Mimura Takuya

Yatterman – Gan-chan

Tokujo Kabachi – Tamura Katsuhiro

Kisarazu Cat’s Eye

 

Ninomiya Kazunari

            Yamada Taro Monogatari – Yamada Taro

            Letters from Iwo Jima – Saigo

            Tekkonkinkreet – Kuro (voice)

 

Aiba Masaki

            My Girl – Kazama Masamune

 

Ohno Satoshi

            Kaibutsu-kun

 

Tackey & Tsubasa

Theme songs:

Inuyasha

            “One Day, One Dream” (OP)

One Piece

            “Crazy Rainbow” (OP), also made guest appearances in animated form in this opening

 

Members:

Imai Tsubasa

            Capeta – “Never Ever” (OP)

 

Takizawa Hideaki

            Inuyasha – Shako (voice)

 

NEWS

Theme songs:

One Piece: Karakuri Shiro no Mecha Kyohei (movie 7)

            “Sayaendou”

 

Tegomass

Lovely Complex

            “Kimi + Boku = Love?” (OP)

            “Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song” (ED)

Neo Angelique ~Abyss~

            “Ai Ai Gasa (ED)

            “Kataomoi ni Chiisana Koi (ED)

 

Members:

Yamashita Tomohisa

            IWGP – Mizuno Shun

 

Tegoshi Yuya

            Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge – Toyama Yukinojo

 

Kanjani8

Theme songs:

Nintama Rantaro

            “Oh! ENKA”

            “Ai ni Mukatte”

 

KAT-TUN

Theme songs:

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

            “Love yourself ~Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki~”

 

Members:

Kamenashi Kazuya

            Gokusen 2 – “Kizuna” (insert song), Odagiri Ryu

            Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo – Kindaichi

            Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge – Takano Kyohei

 

Akanishi Jin

            Gokusen 2 – Yabuki Hayato

 

Nakamaru Yuichi

            Shin-Chan – episode guest w/ Domoto Koichi to promote Sushi Oji

 

Taguchi Junnosuke

            Happy!

 

Hey!Say!7

Theme song:

Lovely Complex

            Hey! Say! (OP)

            BON BON (ED)

 

Hey!Say!JUMP

Theme song:

Nintama Rantaro

            Yuuki 100% (OP)

 

 

Undebuted Juniors

Theme songs:

Nintama Rantaro

            Yuuki 100% - Ya-Ya-Yah

            Sekai ga Hitotsu ni Naru Made – Ya-Ya-Yah

 

Members:

Kazama Shunsuke

            Yu-Gi-Oh! – Muto Yugi/Atem (voice)

 

Ikuta Toma

            Hana Yori Dango – Oribe Junpei

            Honey to Clover (drama) – Takemoto Yuta

            Hana Kimi – Nakatsu Suichi

 

Uchi Hiroki (yes yes, I know he’s not “undebuted”, I love him too, but he isn’t active with either group he used to be active with, so here he is… please don’t kill me)

            Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge – Oda Takenaga

 

 
 
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hikko_hikkohikko_hikko on March 4th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
You made a small mistake^^ It's Tsuyoshi who played Kindaichi, not Koichi~
dualdual_tsubasa on March 4th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
@_@ thanks for the heads up.... I end up confusing myself with all of this so I'm really grateful to all of you!
hikko_hikkohikko_hikko on March 5th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Unfortunately my knowledge of animation is very limited so I can't help you >_< But you listed almost everything! Good luck!
dual: W - Philip librarydual_tsubasa on March 5th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
my knowledge of recent animation & manga are super limited, which is why I've been digging around online and asking everyone for input! :)