Saturday, November 3, 2012

Japanese Music: Kanjani8 & Ryo Nishikido

Kanjani8 is another Japanese boy band aside from KAT-TUN that I've come to love. I've only just discovered them this past week so I only know a few of their songs, but they make me feel lighter somehow. They have this fun and easygoing feel to them (although they look really serious in the photo). I feel uplifted when I listen to their songs and watch their videos.

Their song "Wahaha" I feel is going to be one of my favorites for a long time. As you can guess it's a song about laughter. I've been feeling down lately and this video has cheered me up a lot these past couple of days. I'll have to thank Kanjani8...

Ryo Nishikido
My favorite member of Kanjani8 is Ryo Nishikido. He's also an actor, and I began to like him after watching Ichi Rittoru no Namida. It was actually after watching Papa Doru, another one of Ryo's TV dramas, that I discovered Kanjani8.

Ryo-chan, as he is fondly called by his fans, also used to be a member of another Japanese boy band called NEWS. In fact, he was in both Kanjani8 and NEWS for some time. In 2011 he announced that he was leaving NEWS to concentrate on Kanjani8, stating conflict of activities schedule as the reason.

This song "Code" is one of Ryo-chan's solos with NEWS. I just love it. It's a love song by the way. Translated, the chorus means: "I'll show you that I can protect every element that colors you. I'll be by your side no matter what. I will take away every little thing that saddens you, so let this love last a little longer... this love... this love."

Brr... the song gives me goosebumps. And he's so sexy in this live performance. Ooh... *melts* Ah, I've fallen in love with Ryo Nishikido. Hah!

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