[PIC/TW] 181104 A Fukui Newspaper Writing about Juratic Raputo Doll Selling out Following Changmin’s Instagram Post

A Local newspaper in Fukui wrote about the stuffed doll of Raputo-kun becoming popular and selling out following Changmin’s instagram post (here)!

The article also says they put a few kinds of dinosaurs in the dressing room. Obviously Changmin liked Raptor-kun the most out of them [cr: Translated by @ihavebeensober]

This was tweeted buy the official account of Juratic (the dinosaur brand character of Fukui prefecture), who also thanked Changmin ^^~


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[INFO/PIC] 181025 News on #東方神起 New Song 「#大好きだった (Daisuki datta)」to be the Theme Song of the Upcoming Anime Movie “Yo-Kai Watch: FOREVER FRIENDS”

Announced first via the morning newspaper (online/printed), Tohoshinki’s new song “大好きだった (Daisuki datta)” has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming movie of the popular anime “Yo-Kai Watch” Titled “Yo-Kai Watch: FOREVER FRIENDS” (Release 2018-12-14)!!

This is the first time Tohoshinki are involved in anime songs since their works for One piece ^^! Yo-Kai Watch is a very popular anime series, whose last movie on 2017 debuted 2nd on the JP box office after Star Wars: The Last Jedi and “earned more than 1,863,413,400 yen in total sale” within 8 weeks.

The song will be the coupling song in Jealous single, which will be released on 181121!

(The news was also announced on the official Tohoshinki website (here)~)


Nikkan Sports news articles mentioned that it is “the first time a big artist be in charge” of the anime’s theme songs, in reference to Tohoshinki.

The director mentioned choosing Tohoshinki for their popularity across a wide range generations, the director also commented on how the song could touch the hearts of both children and adults. Changmin commented on the song suiting the theme of the movie, “friendship”.

[cr: Nikkan Sports and Sanspo]

Tohoshinki with the yokai Nekomata “Suu-san”, the guardian spirit of the main character “Shin” from the movie.

[cr: billboard Japan]


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[PIC/Headlines] 180826 News on Headliner Tohoshinki’s Performance for 2018 a-nation 8/25 Concert at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo

Tohoshinki were the headliner for 2018 a-nation Tokyo performance’s first day (on 8/25) at Ajinomoto Stadium! They delivered amazing stages with Toho band and dancers despite the hot weather, dancing hard and singing beautifully 11 songs for about a full hour in the outdoor venue~

Below are News photos and headlines as well as photos, from official accounts as well, shared on 180825-26~



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[Trans] 180826 50,000 people got excited by Tohoshinki, 5th time as finale act in a-nation!!

Tohoshinki were the headliner for 2018 a-nation Tokyo performance’s first day (on 8/25) at Ajinomoto Stadium! This post includes translations of their a-nation performance in a Sankei Sports newspaper article.

50,000 people got excited by 東方神起, 5th time as finale act in a-nation!!



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The final performer of the day 東方神起, the Korean duo who is the first ever to have successfully held 3-days consecutive concert at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama in June, has completely illuminated the Ajinomoto Stadium with their image color, pearl red light after sunsets. Continue reading

[PIC] 180822 JP Newspapers on Tohoshinki’s Surprise Appearance at Kanazwa High School

Tohoshinki made a surprise appearance in a Reboot dance workshop taught by Toho Dancers 50 and SONNY at the Kanagawa Prefectural Kanazwa High School. The workshop, here consisting of 52 high school girls, is part of Dance Dance Dance @ YOKOHAMA 2018, Yokohama’s dance festival held on 8/4~9/30.

The news were reported by the newspapers (offline and online)~



  • Sankei Sports, Nikkan Sports and Kitanippon


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[Trans] 171227 On the Positive Change Sankei Sports Reporter Noted about Tohoshinki~





Their relationship seems to have changed a bit. Previously, when we interviewed them, YH would answer the question first and then he would tell CM to answer the question, or instead of answering the question by himself, YH would tell CM to answer first.. so it was YH who lead the interview. When CM made jokes, YH would respond to his younger brother CM as his older brother.

However, this time, YH and CM both spoke up. When YH was trying to find his answer, CM helped YH. It seems to us that they need each other and depend on each other. Their bonds and trust in each other has become much more stronger. What impressed us the most is the happily/satisfied look on YH’s face that he showed us here and there in the interview, while watching matured/grown-up CM. Continue reading