2008 came and went like within a blink in the eye. It started on a high, the rush just now settling down from the crazy activities of 2007 - Three shows, dramas, a success tour, dvds, a new album plus much more - to suddenly dwindle down to a dead standstill, a show lost, one gained, and no single in sight to only come back, and be stronger than before.
This is a look back on Kanjani8 in 2008: The band and the fandom. From cries of Uchi's come back to the spotlight to the fandom wank that rushed through like a tidal wave, leaving nothing left in its wake. This is 2008, a year in review.
and yes I am using a 2007 concert tour logo for a 2008 look back post :P But hey, that dragon is my favorite K8 tour mascot.
*Warning: Some foul language
The year started off with a bang. We were all excited - We got a great 2007 and looked on at 2008 with much optimsm. How could we not with a brand new Kanjani8 special ' Dadaiya ', two of our boys in sucessful dramas (Utahime/Yukan Club), 47 finally released on DVD, stage plays annouced... just so much going on and brought into the new year!
Hina becomes another year older. Uchi is annouced to star in Isshun no Kaze ni Nare and fans are nearly in tears ( i think some did cry tho... ). Tacchon floors fans with his Endless SHOCK! 2008 pamphlet shoot (and amuses some). We get a look at Mitei Ichi and wonder what in the hell Subaru and Hina are smoking and we enjoy the great hilarity of our weekly shows - Muchaburi and Janiben.
Yoko shocks us all with Confusion, bringing girls to their knees and wanting more. There's so much news coming out about Uchi and Osen that fans don't know how to contain themselves. Mitei Ichi is a big, and interesting success while Yasu entertains others with his multiple characters in 818 and we get news of K8 back on the road for the Spring 2008 tour season. New sub groups emerge, books are scanned, live performances are uploaded and February proves to be a pretty good month.
We get word of Ryo in a drama for the spring season and fandom is totally spazing. Ryo? A wife beater?! With that face?! Impossible!
We are totally not feeling the Wahaha jacket art, but we forget about it and focus more on the awesomeness that is a song simply called " BJ " -- and hay the crack and cute that is the PV makes up for everything.
A fan lets us know that one of K8's shows are about to end, yet no one really believes her... but who would have known then?
Like the attentive fans that we are, a fan notices Yoko's fly is down. Everyone wants a little piece of Yoko in their life and his goods go up for pre order! We find out that NTV wants to let our boys talk about tree hugging, I mean, ecological ways of saving the earth for 13 hours and we're celebrating because its just one step closer to 24 Hour TV! And a new song! And we like new songs!
But hey, at least we know that Maru and Yoko have all the time in the world according to this chart. Or maybe we just realize
We enjoy Hina's Taichi fanboyism in his SCP.
Pre Orders are already up for K8's Spring Concert tour and you know, everyone is looking pretty bangable right now so why not blow 80 - 250 dollars on a few posters, pamphlets, clear files, and water bottles?
We bid farewell to a show that always brought a smile to our faces and a laugh to our hearts. RIP Muchaburi!
But to quickly replace it is Ariehen Sekai aka Tits tits tits and more tits. How would you like your tits served? With some ass? We can arrange that.
God damn, the tour just started and already we got dates for a Summer Tour! Johnny's must really like Kanjani8! We all witness the crack that is Sore Yuke! Daidaman and who else can forget UWAH SHARK! and WHAT IS THIS?! As a face of murder is etched all over Subaru's face as he cleans a dirty woman's apartment.
Fans can't believe their darling Ryo just beat the shit out of Masami! I mean, how dare he, that face! That's the face of an angel! (AND COME ON MASAMI, YOU TWO ARE THE SAME HEIGHT! WTF) We also find out that same fangirls have problems when they admit they found his expression, as he's kicking his girlfriend into the ground, hot. :| It was the beginning of a very intereting drama season.
Fangirls (and the 5 or 6 fanboys out there) came as TORNPORN was born.
But you know, along with activity and popularity comes rumors and scandals... and for some reason April was PACKED with them: Yoko is caught with a girl in Kyoto
And we can't forget the fact that Ryo is feeling pretty emo playing a wife beater and not having happy times with the rest of the LF cast.
and to add salt to the wound, Ohkura's girlfriend apparently went off and had sexytiems with Ikuta Toma. Maybe that'll explain his sudden yarichin-ness.
Yoko is only three years closer to 30! Ohkura is just getting into his mid 20s! I mean how could we not know it was Tacchon's birthday?
NO, NO I WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN IT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY
The concert has reached it's peak! Everyone wants to bang everyone! Maru finally cut that long hair! Uwaaah we can't contain ourselves its so great!
A fan wants to know who's the biggest pussy, I mean, baby in Kanjani8. Everyone pretty much agrees it's Ohkura or Ryo. God how we were oh so right.
Tacchon also busts his ass at a performance.
We're so close to 13 hours of Kanjani8!
Yoko pulls a boner killer and cuts all his hair. :( How could we not forsee that it would just get worst.
Ryo's still punching bitches -- This time on one leg and a crutch. That's a professional right there.
Eco week starts! One week of Kanjani8! So its like 24 hours of Kanjani8 except ... it wasn't. But its a week and then ends with Eco Week itself! Did anyone actually watch the entire thing live?
Really, who couldn't?
Damn dirty americans and their dirty oil!
... that was srsly the biggest wtf I ever watched in a 13 hour PSA.
It's annouced that 47 is the #1 DVD thus far for the year and we're all freakin excited cause well, we should be!
Ohkura is caught with that girl from that mihimaru GT!! He's just spreading himself everywhere, isn't he!
And lol Mitsuru in Kanjani8? Yoko wouldn't like that.
Dadaiman 2 is released and K8 does more stupid stuff.
Like throwing a ball at Yasu's face.
Popping a water ballon in Ohkura's face
Shaking a bottle of cheap champagne and popping the cork.
And break some glasses.
Ryo's to be exact.
We learned from this episode that Yoko is an asshole. ♥ Only if Ryo's reaction was that DDDDDD: instead of .________. why did you do that jin gave me those
This month also gave birth to the most horrific hair ever on Maru. :(
kanjani8 puts the banhammer on sales posts!
Kanjani8 lets us know they're lazy bums. Wahaha is pretty much getting on my nerves.
Ohkura dazzles us for three months as he plays the high school student Jun.
" Do I dazzel you? "
WTF?! NO EIGHT RANGERS?!
Oh, and TORNPORN takes it further:
All those girls with rape fetishes came.
2ch rumors strike for the fall drama season and everyone is totally SDAKPGJSADL;KGJSD;KG about Yoko's fall "drama". Too bad he didn't get a renzoku! Yoko and Yasu decide to chase Nagase all over Enoshima with Leader and a laptop in hand for a few hours, Maru is busy talking about T&A with Hina, and Yasu on Ariehen Sekai, Subaru is getting his emo teenager self in gear for Arigatou, Okan along with Hina and things just seem to diiiiiiiiiiiiiie dooooooooooooooooown.
Ryo is off getting drunk... and getting lap dances.
And Subaru is off having KINKY COSPLAY ORGY PARTIES and telling drunk bitches " SHE'S BETTER OFF DEAD! "
The moral to this month: Don't drink or you'll up getting complicated lap dances or telling them they're better off dead.
There was a hate meme somewhere in this month.
kanjani8 EXPLODES! Wank bleeds out of this community like water and the mod steps down with a new one to take its spot. Sock puppets, hate memes, it was like the end of the world...
Until this happened.
It's amazing what ^ can do.
Kanjani8 is like dead. D: They aren't doing anything but touring but its okay because we get this:
And Ohyass gets kinky.
... We also learn that the mere prescene of Ryo in a Ramen shop with the san yarichin will send people in a panic. Literally.
Ryo has a girlfriend, but this gets debunked with his near rape of some OL. TOUCH MY PENIS! LET ME KISS YOU! I WANNA BITE YOU. I'd be afraid to be bitten by him. D:
The lesbians become a year older this month.
Uchi gets old too!
We fans get together and make an online fanbook present for Kanjani8's anniversary! DAISEIKOU!
Maru also has his SCP! He brings tears to fans everywhere with his sad Junior story.
KEEP ON SMILIN! You're famous now!
Yoko let's the world know that he's totally gay for Shige in a dramatic tale of love, loss, and .... tsukkomi.
" Let's go have sexytimes. "
" Okay, Nakamura-han. "
We also hear that Ryo is gonna be in a drama with Nino and that Erika Toda is going to be in it and Ryo's gonna swindle people and omg yay its like Kurosagi cosplay osadjgblksdgs a!!!!!!!!!!!
Ohkura returns with Mabo for Hissatsu! YAY!
AND WHAT'S THIS NEW SINGLE?!
OMG NEW SINGLE PERFORMANCE
OMG NEW SHOW WITH REALLY LONG TITLE!
OMG HINA/TODA AFFAIR, I MEAN ARIGATOU, OKAN!
OH MY GOD THE PV! HOLY KJSDKSDGJDG PV PV PV
OMG RYUUSEI NO KIZUNA
OMG YASU'S NOT GAY!
OMG OHKURA WENT ON A DOUBLE DATE! THAT WHORE!
OMG YOKO AND HINA SEXUALLY HARASS A TEACHER. LOLOLOLOLOLOL
OMG TORNPORN ON DVD
SDKAHSDKAHGG OMG NEW STUFF. FINALLY.
I THINK SUBARU HAD A SOLO CON HERE TOO BUT IM NOT REALLY SURE LOLOLOL
Ohkura sells stuffed bears for 40 something dollars.
kanjani8 semi explodes again.
Musekinin Hero is owning the charts until ARASHI comes in like a storm (lololol) and takes K8's glory.
Maru and Ryo get OLD. Maru is a quarter century OLD. Ryo is 24 years OLD.
Fandom doesn't wait remind us of how OLD Ryo is:
http://community.livejournal.com/kanjani8/1888955.html <-- This was two days before his b-day
We hear of Hina's new Butai " If or... "
Musekinin Hero is PLATNIUMIZED
Remember that Junior con? Now its an Uchi con! Merry Xmas!
Hina reminds us why he's so hot by losing a game and getting wet in a boy's school uniform. <3
While on the flipmode Yoko's hair is getting worst.
Uchi lets us know that Ohkura ain't got nothing on him cause he got Ryo's HOUSE KEY. OH SHIT LOVE TRIANGLE.
No, I'm serious, Yoko's hair is getting worst:
Higashiyama, Mabo, and Ohkura aren't just shigotonin ... they are " The Shigotonin "
Maru warms the hearts of many as he appears on Shounen Club and sings a V. West favorite.
... Yoko's hair is... well...
Yeah. (lol he kinda looks like hirosue ryoko here lmao)
Yasu makes us imagine him in a lolita dress rather then paying attention to his SCP:
Obviously Hina knows how to go out with style and lands the biggest bomb shell on us all - Having sexytiems with Erika Toda.
HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS. 2008 was a great one, have any thoughts or events I forgot? Let's talk about them! Let's laugh, let's cry. 2008 is now over, let's say hello to 2009.