January 1, 2011


Nominally an eight-strong boy group from the Japanese region of Kansai, Kanjani Eight (“8″ is spelled horizontally, like an infinity sign) is actually an umbrella showbiz brand that Johnny & Associates, a gigantic male idol manufacturing agency, has specialized in. The group’s music is the expected pop fare, with some rap and a good deal of enka (Japanese traditional music style) added, but the members also band together into subunits ranging from the rock... Read More