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21 July 2020 @ 11:55 pm
KinKi Kids

Because I always think fondly of that day when I met you
No matter when I've walked believing that we'll be together
A sudden song called upon so many miracles, didn't it?
The fluttering wind carries a small love, finally arriving to passionate love

A tone playing, from that voice comes
A soft rhapsody
In your sweet and lonely singing voice
At the middle of this road, I fell in love...

Rhapsody - KinKi Kids
Translation by atrandum@LJ
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10 April 2020 @ 04:10 am
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One of the things that made KinKi special is that many famous composers, lyricists and musicians contribute to their music. Personally, I believe it is one of the biggest factors that contribute to their million singles/albums sales in early of their career. Of course, they have been famous for their lovely voices too but I always amazed with how many popular and famous music personalities contribute to their music over the years. ♥

They are now the 19th best selling artists in Japan. They used to be the 17th but AKB48 and Arashi sudden popularity in recent years have over took their position in the ranking.


Yamashita Tatsuro
I put Yamashita-san on top of the list since his name is part of the reasons why Garasu no Shounen sold nearly 2 millions copies. You can find his name on KinKi's single covers everytime he produced something for them; 'Produced & Arranged by TATSURO YAMASHITA' can be seen on the cover of Garasu no Shounen, Jetcoaster Romance & Happy Happy Greeting.
- Garasu no Shounen
- Kiss Kara Hajimaru Mystery
- Jetcoaster Romance
- Happy Happy Greeting
- Inochi no Saigo no Hitoshizuku

Yoshida Takuro
Takuro-san is the one who teached KinKi on how to play guitars back in their Love Love Aishiteru days. In other words, he actually nurtured KinKi to be who they are today. Hosting LLA together with KinKi, he is remembered the most among KinKi's fans for composing LLA's theme song; Zenbu Dakishimete which went on to sell more than 1 million units.
- Zenbu Dakishimete
- Kiken na Kankei


Tsutsumi Kyōhei
He is the best selling composer in Japan with 76 million unit singles sold under his name. I actually wish he will compose more songs for KinKi in the future.
- Yamenaide, Pure
- Rajikon

Oda Tetsuro
Oda Tetsuro is probably one of my fave composers ever. I basically love all of the songs that he ever composed for KinKi. Some of you might recognize his face since he made an appearance in KinKi's 2013 PV; Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga since he is the one who composed the song for them (Tsuyo & Ko-chan both smiled when they saw him in the garage). ^^; He is the third best selling composer in Japan with more than 40 million single copies sold under his name.
- Boku no Senaka ni wa Hane ga Aru
- Anniversary
- Snapshot
- Tsubasa: Little Wing
- Himalaya Blue
- Mada Namida ni Naranai Kanashimi ga
- Kokoro ga Attanda

Sakamoto Ryuichi
What made Sakamoto Ryuichi awesome is the fact that he has won an Academy Award, BAFTA, Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards in his 40 years career as a music composer. So to have him compose a song for KinKi is actually very amazing. He also composed the music for 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony, and his composition 'Energy Flow' in year 1999 was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history. He only composed one song for KinKi and like Tsutsumi Kyōhei-san, I wish he will give more songs to them.
-Innocent Wars


Akimoto Yasushi
I think everybody know who is Akimoto-san -- he is AKB48 and its sister groups' mastermind. None can deny how talented Akimoto-san as a lyricist. When he guested with SKE48 at SDK, you get a look at his excellent ways with words on the books he wrote in the past. He is the best selling lyricsts in Japan with over 100 million copies of single sold under his name. No one else come close to touch his record as the best selling lyricist in Japan for many years to come. Despite the simple lyrics he usually wrote for AKB and its sister groups, suprisingly his lyrics for other artists is serious, romantic, poetic and beautiful.
- Teiden no Yoru ni Wa: On the Night of a Blackout
- Kaze no Iro
- Ashioto
- Hametsuteki Passion
- Kawatta Katachi no Ishi
- Yume wo Mireba Kizutsuku Koto mo Aru

Matsumoto Takashi
Matsumoto-san wrote a lot of songs for KinKi from early they debuted even until now. He contributed a lot to KinKi's million singles & album sales and he wrote 3 songs for KinKi's K Album. In term of his recognition as a lyricist, he is the 3rd best selling lyricist in Japan behind Akimoto-san. The singles written by him have sold around 50 million copies in Japan. KinKi's Garasu no Shounen is actually the best selling single of his career. In 2015, KinKi was invited to SONGS where they sing chart-topping singles written by Matsumoto-san and in that program also, Matsumoto-san wrote a heartfelt letter towards them that made both of them touched with how he views the two of them as a unit.
- Garasu no Shounen
- Kiss Kara Hajimaru Mystery
- Jetcoaster Romance
- Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide
- Happy Happy Greeting
- Cinderella Christmas
- Boku no Senaka ni wa Hane ga Aru
- Hakka Candy
- Swan Song
- Dosokai
- Rajikon
- Himalaya Blue

Okay, she's not a popular lyricist in Japan but I LOVE the lyrics she wrote for KinKi. Personally, I find her extremely talented with words. And she always tend to write the best love songs for them. Like Snapshot for an example, I love how she used photographs to tell a story of a failed relationship. And how the background vocals in the song is the POV of the woman while the main lyrics is the POV of man in the said relationship.

- Jonetsu
- Kokoro Ni Yume Wo Kimi Niwa Ai Wo
- Gira☆Gira
- Dragon Road
- Anniversary
- Velvet no Yami
- Natsu Moyo
- Love is the Mirage...
- Parental Advisory Explicit Content
- Eien, Ni
- Snapshot
- Secret Code
- Tsubasa: Little Wing
- Sayonara no Etranger
- Cool Beauty


Tsuyoshi is a big fan of them! I remember when they guested at Shoujiki Shindoi, he is extremely nervous haha. I love Ne, Ganbaru Yo to pieces and it is actually an answer song to DREAMS COME TRUE's song; 'Marry You'.
- Ne, Ganbaru Yo
- Negau Ijyo no Koto Inoru Ijyo no Koto

Tokunaga Hideaki
I think everyone knows who is this man. A very respected male solo singer in Japan. I remember he is sad when he saw the simple cover of Eien, Ni lol. He thought its a blueprint design. XD
- Eien, Ni

Takamizawa Toshihiko (THE ALFIE)
Takamizawa-san.... I actually shocked he took this long to write and compose a song for KinKi. I always feel Takamizawa-san genuinely care for both of them. He always seemed interested with their stories and actually went to their solo activies in his private time.
- Inochi no Kiseki

The one who wrote a sooo 'not innocent' song for KinKi. XD I wondered why he named the song Bara to Taiyou and I finally understand it when I read the translation of the song. :P
- Bara to Taiyou


Yoshida Ken
Just because he is with KinKi in everything -- SDK, their concerts and everything. He usually just arrange their songs but in recent years, he contributed in writing and composing songs for them also.
- Koi wa Nio e to Chirinuru wo

- i love you
- Two of Us

Dojima Kohei
Just because I saw him in KinKi's Bara to Taiyou PV. He is the one with the guitar with Tsuyoshi and Ken-san on the stage.
- Misty

- Kotae Wa Kitto Kokoro No Nakani
- Kanashimi Blue
- Eien no Bloods
- Kuroi Asa・Shiroi Yoru
- Kimi to Boku no Naka de
- Alright!


Domoto Koichi & Domoto Tsuyoshi
I always feel KinKi produced excellent songs with Ko-chan composing and Tsuyo works on the lyrics. I especially love Giniro Angou, Ai no Katamari & Renrui. :)
- Suki ni Natteku Aishiteku
- Ai no Katamari
- 5 x 9 = 63
- Renrui
- Futari
- Music of Life
- Giniro Angou
- Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto~
- Me ~ Chikyuu no iro
- Tears


Anything else that I missed?

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28 July 2016 @ 12:45 am
Found this unintentionally on the net while searching for something else. I thought its really cool. 8D

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Well, it's actually their 19th Anniversary but they wanted to celebrate it one whole year starting today. As a fan, I'm just so happy to see this much attention given to them considering their 15th Anniversary was rather simple with no arena tours announced that particular year (they only did their usual year end dome tour). As they are one of Johnny-san's most favorite groups, given them this much attention is only appropriate.

Because of this special day, I decided to take pictures of my KinKi Kids collection over the years. ^^v


The top shelf is their singles from Garasu no Shonen until ~. I mostly collected the limited edition ones but I started collecting all versions starting from Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto single. I mostly proud of my collection for the limited edition singles circa 2003 to 2008 as to get them nowadays is almost impossible esp for international fans.

The second shelf is their albums and concert DVDs. I particularly love KinKi's concert DVDs' covers since they usually so pretty and about the same size, so its always nice to arrange them side by side. For concert DVDs, I also get the limited edition versions as Ko-chan's birthday MCs every year are too priceless. I always feel bitter that they only release concert DVDs regularly every year only after their Phi concert. I want their G concert DVD so bad but J&A never release it. DX

Speaking of songs, I have too many favorites from them but I try to pick my favourite 3:

Single Songs:
1. Ao no Jidai (First love. The first KinKi song I ever heard and fell in love with and it stays special in my heart until today.)
2. Hakka Candy (I SUPER LOVE THIS SONG. Everything about the song is perfect esp their voices at that time.)
3. Kagi no Nai Hako (A fairly recent single of theirs. When I first heard the song, there's no turning back since the song is truly awesome especially the lyrcis. KinKi had many amazing singles so its hard to chose favourites tbh. I didnt include Anniversary, Ne, Ganbaru yo or Jonetsu that I super love as well)

Coupling Songs:
1. Yukimushi (Yukimushi translated as 'Snow Bug' in English haha. But the song is so sad about waiting for your loved one to come back home and the lyrics used 'Snow Bug' to show how time has passed and how long the wait has becomes.)
2. Kimi to Boku no Uta (Cute song with a very nice melody accompany it. I just cant stop listening to it when it first released.)
3. Seppaku no Tsuki (All KinKi fans must love this song. It got #3 for their 39 album despite it being a coupling song. The way they ended the song; 'When you weren't around, I knew the meaning of happiness, for the first time.' is just too cruel. Satomi is truly a pro in writing really awesome love songs.)

Album Songs:
1. Rhapsody (Probably my favourite song ever. Could listen to it nonstop. The lyrics literally describe the love I experienced with KinKi (as a fan). :P)
2. I Will (The lyrics is sooo sad. Basically the song is about telling your loved one to stay strong even when you are gone. I think I cried the most listening to this song lmao.)
3. Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide / Setsunai Koi ni Kizuite (Can't choose between this two. Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide because I want to keep holding Tsuyo's hand. :P While Setsunai Koi ni Kizuite because it's the first sad ballad song that they sing which later become their main expertise. :P Such a beautiful song with really sad lyrics.)

Basically all Ko-chan's releases (the rest of his albums are behind his mirror album). Again, for their individual works, I mostly collect the limited edition versions. Since Ko-chan didn't release solo works as much as Tsuyo, I didn't spent a lot on him. :P For my favourite song of Ko-chan, its Spica. hahaha I bet many people didn't know about this song.

Tsuyo's singles and albums starting from Domoto Tsuyoshi, ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI, 244 Endli-x, Tsuyo-shi, and Domoto Tsuyoshi again. I love his WAVER cover so much that's why I put it in the front. The rest of his 10++ singles are behind the WAVER single while his limited edition albums are arranged at the side. Original Color is my favourite song from him.


Out of all my KinKi collections, I think I most proud of my concert pamphlets collection. :D This is because the pamphlets are sooooo big (double the size of normal book) and the photoshoots in there are among the best KinKi has ever done. I love their 1999 Summer Concert pamphlet as Tsuyo has his To Heart's hair at that time. :P And Their D concert (upper right), has their best photoshoot to date. The cover may look very simple but the pictures inside are very awesome.

Aside from the big size of the pamphlets, KinKi used many different design / texture for the pamphlets. Take the plastic ice cube pamphlet for an example. Or the velvet texture of their 1999-2000 Winter Concert pamphlet. I love that they try to be creative with the designs each year.

I LOVE the classic hardcover pamphlet of ~ fond de Anniversary ~ Dome Tour or the file type package of their 24/7 G Tour pamphlet.

Over the years, unfortunately their concert pamphlets have become smaller with the evidence of H and I concert pamphlets (which is the size of normal book). Their 10th Anniversary Concert has plastic package on it while KinKi You Tour pamphlets are hardcover with some really pretty studio pictures (white cover) and concert pictures (red cover) inside.

J Concert Tour pamphlet is hands down the most pretty pamphlets they have ever released. Not only for it elegant simple design, it is big in size, it is hardcover and there is pretty ribbon on the side of the opening. While I LOOOVE the photoshoot in King.KinKi Kids concert pamphlet.

-Thank you for 15 years- concert pamphlet photoshoot is among my favourites as well. And L concert pamphlet has a truly creative design. While their latest 2015-2016 concert pamphlet's photoshoot is sooo pretty (despite the simple black cover). I really love the black and white concept they did at that time.


Okay, I tried to collect one item per concert but I obviously fail haha. I kinda stop at K concert since to get stuffs from that concert particularly difficult at that year. I obviously love Tsuyo's Bigaku concert goods so I bought 3 of those; the deer strap, tea cup and t-shirt (which is like the most pretty concert t-shirt ever :P). ^^v


Basically all books & photobooks KinKi has ever released~ I'm so happy to get my hand on their first photobook (the age of the book now is like 20 years? :O)! Since the cover is scandalous (haha) and I dont want to be accused as hentai by anyone, I throw away their shirtless cover. :P

I proudly have all books and photobooks Tsuyo has ever released including his illustration storybooks featuring his late dog, Kenshiro. T___T


I managed to get mostly all Tsuyo's drama licensed DVDs that ever released even including his drama SPs. Ko-chan's dramas seemed to be less popular so I only got 2 of those. For their dramas together, I only managed to get Wakaba no Koro. All these are English subbed btw. Talking about favourite drama from them (solo or together), it got to be the amaaaazing Summer Snow. Summer Snow is truly one of the very best Japanese dramas I have ever watched. Everything about the drama is amazing even the sad ending. ;_;

There, all my collections over the years. Since I'm a perfectionist, I tend to collect everything. That is why sometimes, I do spent a lot to complete my collection -- this is a bad habit that I know I must get rid of. :P I can't wait to see their 20th Anniversary Tour pamphlet! I hope they will release 2 versions of the pamphlets like they did 8 years ago with KinKi You Tour. :DDD
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Current Music: KinKi Kids - Rhapsody
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04 January 2016 @ 01:06 am
The winner without a doubt~ 8D

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Current Music: Dear Cloud - Remember
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03 November 2015 @ 09:20 am

Despite many years has passed, Arase-sensei still remain the coolest character in Iryu. He still make me excited eveytime he appear on screen.

The first and the fourth seasons of Iryu is definitely my favourites. I wish many more Jdramas will produce quality medical dramas like this! ♥
Current Location: Work :P
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Current Music: Arashi - Beautiful Days
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18 September 2015 @ 09:14 am
I finally watched Ryo's Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto! :) I'm actually in the middle of Ryo's dramas marathon right now. His dramas' ratings are of course not as high as SMAP or Arashi's members but his dramas' choices are definately interesting and my cup of tea. This drama is among the consecutive dramas where he played a father. I make jokes on how Johnny-san probably do this on purpose to prepare the fans ahaha.

Okay, back to the drama, I'm basically 3 years late but I think this is probably the saddest drama I have ever seen. I'm weak when it comes to dramas/movies on animals and I should have known this before I start this one. By the time the drama reached it's climax, I cried so much that I had difficulty breathing lol. I'm not a crying type so this is definately new for me. The part where Sky roamed the house and reminisce the times she is together with the family had me in a complete tears. The part where she lay sick and about to die is just too horrid for me. Now I felt like I truly loss a pet and I can cry just when I think about her. T_T

I thought the writer is pretty awesome. The parts everytime the girl gave monologue 'asking question to Sky' were filled with sad words. It makes the viewers feel how big is Sky's role in the family. :'(''''

I legit have to watch consecutive Arashi's performance after watching the last episode. :P Watching something and get scarred for life is not a wise thing to do obviously..
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25 August 2015 @ 04:55 pm
I miss Arashi! So I changed my handphone lock screen to this: ♥♥

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Current Music: Arashi - Love Rainbow
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