Massu will be appearing on the Jan 24 episode of Soredame. (Source)
On January 20th, Murakami Mai, a gymnast, appeared on the tv show ‘Sawako no Asa’ and when asked what song resonates with her she answered NEWS’ ‘Full Swing’ as it was the song that cheered her up when she experienced defeat. (Source)
Shige will be appearing on the second part of the Jan 27 episode of “Ousama no Brunch” (King’s Brunch). (Source)
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Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (Jan 16)
Masuda Takahisa no LPS
He wrote about how it’s finally the release of LPS the following day, how it’s a song that the grown up NEWS can sing, how the jacket photos are really cool and he’s got all of them displayed at home. He also mentioned the coupling songs, and talked about the two re-versions. He ended off by thanking everyone and to please listen to the single.
NEWSRING (Jan 17)
It was Massu’s turn to update this week
He first asked if everyone has listened to “LPS” before continuing the word chain with “perfect” (spelt in English). While perfect doesn’t exist, he thinks it’s cool to aim to be perfect and that he likes the word “perfect”.
Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (Jan 18)
Masuda Takahisa no Piiman
He wrote about how he messed up with the “p” for NEWSRING, and that he should have continued with “P-man” instead of “perfect”. He ended off saying he’s a pretty funny guy.
KEIICHIRO (Jan 21)
Koyama updated to write about how it was his 17th anniversary of joining Johnny’s. He thanked everyone for their support and said he wants to support everyone and make them happy too.
Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (Jan 23)
It’s Masuda Takahisa’s Marumaru 2nd Anniversary!
He first said thank you, did a little joke with Shige’s name, and said he hopes to make the days of Jweb subscribers happy. While it’s a change in topic, he mentioned the triple release campaign, and to please definitely look forward to it as it’s something he’s wanted to do forever and they’re having meetings for that. If it fails expectations, he’ll go apologise in tears. He thanked everyone for Marumaru again at the end.
Tomi Yo, who did the arrangement for “madoromi” said LPS will be released on Jan 17, and that “madoromi” is a really great song. (Source)
Yasman, who worked on the mastering of LPS, tweeted on the day before its release to say that it’s the pre-release day. LPS is a masterpiece, so please get it on your way home. (Source)
heroism also tweeted about LPS’ release, saying that it’s a song that the 4 members of NEWS can sing because they’ve overcome so much together and asked everyone to check it out. (Source)
Takahashi Tatsuya tweeted about LPS too, saying that Newsical will also be included on the single along with a karaoke version on the regular version and that you can clearly hear the chorus that Tegoshi worked hard on with the multi-layered singing technique without the narration on top of it. (Source)
The official twitter for Soccer Earth also tweeted about LPS’ release, tweeting just the hashtags NEWS and LPS and a link to the Johnny’s net page. (Source)
Kaco, who wrote “madoromi”, tweeted to say that it’s a song written for someone you love for when it’s time to part or when someone starts a new journey. (Source)
Air:main tweeted about coming up with the ‘LPS’ mark design and said that LPS is a good song. (Source)
Tatsumasa Murasame, who appeared on the January 12th episode of NEWS Na Futari tweeted about being on the show. He thanked everyone who watched the show and left kind comments. (Source)
On January 20th, Tegoshi and his team, TGS, participated in Onshuhai, an annual futsal tournament for people working in the music industry. Last year, his team came in 1st place and this year his team came in 2nd. (Source 1 2)
Though not mentioned specifically by name, the official twitter for Chemistry tweeted about how Tegoshi and Massu mentioned Chemistry’s songs on ‘Love Music’ and expressed thanks. They also included a hashtag that read ‘NEWS congratulations on your 15th anniversary’. (Source)
Kawabata Kaname, one of the members of Chemistry retweeted that tweet and added: “Masuda-kun, Tegoshi-kun, Thank you! 💪(￣^￣)ゞ Kaname” (Source)
On January 21st, Kyomoto Masaki mentioned that Massu sent him a birthday message on his blog. (Source)
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