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Success in the Sexy Zone


Johnny Kitagawa, 80-year-old former teen idol and boy band mogul, is celebrating his 50th year in the industry. And what a better way to do it than with Johnny and Associates’ newest smash hit makers, Sexy Zone.

Shori Sato (16), Kento Nakajima (18), Fuma Kikuchi (17), So Matsushima (15), and fresh young Marius Yo (12) formed Sexy Zone after graduating from Johnny’s Juniors.

Sexy Zone’s latest single, "Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu" (In Sexy Summer, Snow Falls), reached number one in its first week on the Oricon charts.

All in all, it’s been a good year for Sexy Zone as their song "Kimi notame Boku ga Iru" (I’m Here for You) was used for as the theme song for the 2012 London Olympic volleyball games and qualifying matches held by the International Federation of Volleyball.

They are also providing music and participating in the variety TV program "Chou Sennyu! Real Scope Hyper" (Ultra-Infiltration! Real Scope Hyper).

Source: NariNari

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celebrating his 50th year in the industry. And what a better way to do it than with Johnny and Associates’ newest smash hit makers, Sexy Zone.

Yay! No better way to celebrate Jonnny's pedophilia than by promoting young boys called Sexy Zone. How wholesome.

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Despite Johnny's best efforts, there has never been anything remotely sexy about his unending stream of boy bands. They may be cute, or wholesome, or entertaining by turn, but sexy? Nah...

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Ah. Interesting choice of illustration...

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Interesting how JT is censoring out all comments regarding Johnny Kitagawa's well-known purported interest in young boys. Even though the allegations have never been verified conclusively, the number of complaints over the decades are worthy of concern and discussion. And particularly relevant considering a 'fresh' 12-year-old is part of a product called Sexy Zone.

Does JT follow the media gag rule on saying anything negative about Johnny Kitagawa? Is JT more interested in the financial rewards of promoting the sexualization of young boys and girls?

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"fresh young Marius Yo ( 12 )"

Well, he IS, cute, ha ha!

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Johnny`s Juniors. What an odd name. Ultra-Infiltration Real Scope Hyper? Ditto

Is the 80 year old Johnny as slick looking as these young boys he makes boybands out of? I`ve never actually seen a picture of him.

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Pssst! Nobody say anything bad about Johnny Kitagawa!

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Hahaha, is that the bear..............

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I believe what Johnny finds sexy is the $$$

wearing a suit made of 1man yen bills while swimming in a pool full of $$$ is pretty sexy

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Kinda seems wrong having someone who's 12 in a group called Sexy Zone.

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Former... as in Johnny himself begin a former teen idol? He never was from what little truth we know about the secretive man. He`s just a massively powerful music mogul.

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Ummm... sexy zone? at 12 years old? Isn't that kiddy-porn?

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I think Sexy Zone is a fabulous way to celebrate Johnny Kitagawa's career of marketing the spunky essence of young boys to the public. I think Johnny's business model will penetrate more and more fresh and eager media markets.

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