KAT-TUN Akanishi Jin&Kobayashi Takeshi's new unit LANDS debut in this Autumn
Popular group KAT-TUN's Akanishi Jin and Music producer Kobayashi Takeshi-san form a new unit called LANDS. On 7th, we got the information that it will CD debut in this Autumn. In the movie Bandage (shown on Jan 16th/directed by Kobayashi Takeshi), Akanishi Jin acts the singer of the rock band. This time, he's away from the band and forms a new unit with Kobayashi-san, and will release the theme song Bandage (same as the title of the movie). On 5th, they appeared as secret guests and performed the song on TGC stage in front of 23,000 audiences for the first time. As the composer and the lyricist, Kobayashi-san said "the reaction of the audience was very good. I think it's already successful." Looks very satisfied.
Describing the youth in the light and shadow of their young age in the booming of Rock band in 90s, based on kanchika-san's novel Good Dream, Kobayashi director, with the ambition to produce the best music movie, and the script writer Iwai-san put it onto the big screen. Acting and leading in a movie for the first time, Akanishi said "the music is quite different from my style. At first I was not sure how to sing it, so I let Kobayashi-san decide the way. I feel honored to work with Kobayshi-san and to be inspired by his great creativity!"
On 5th, in Kobayashi-san's special part PINK EXPLOSION, after SalyuxKobayashi, radberry Orchestra, the secret guest Akanishi showed up. Kobayashi-san says "I actually share things in common with Akanishi. I felt a bit out of the place there, but when we had eye-contact, I couldn't help smiling." About Akanishi's singing, he said "at first, he sang softly, then becomes powerful, which gives it a dynamic feeling. I'm very satisfied.
This time, as the producer of the theme song Bandage, Kobayashi-san said "as a music producer, being immersed in the music world, I think 90s music is the most essentially dynamic music. My aim is to create shinning work pieces." About other songs in the movie, also produced by Kobayashi-san, details are still unknown.
main points of a few other news, translated by stanime
#Akanishi has got a pretty face and his British ROCK-like sweet voice, feels like the new romatic genre like the "Duran Duran"
----Kobayashi-san's comment on Jin
#It's like a mix of various charms in one, the presence stood out quite well
-----Kobayashi-san's comment on Jin
# Although the details of other songs within the movie is yet unknown, Toho comments "If there's a chance, there might be LIVEs or interesting things going on before opening of the film", with intended campaign activities in the future
#Akanishi was nominated intuitively for the leading actor. "Being sensitive, as well as loutish. A sense of evasion, yet quite sincere." Kobayashi producer gives the comment "mixture". It is a word in the ROCK dictionary which indicates a diversity and variety of combination of genres in music.
#The main character being delicate as well as passionate, having on a sweet mask though held great presence, it fits the different kind of Johnny's idol Akanishi perfectly. "He gave me the image of Duran Duran, a English band of the late 80s. Having a pretty appearance and a sweet voice, which we hugged right after the performance." To which Kobayashi explains.
Bandage official website!
Kobayashi and Iwai considered a variety of elements, kneading the work, and at the time of completion, between the two, the same name of the actor accidentally appeared in their head. --- KAT-TUN's Akanishi Jin. Seeing Akanishi Jin's activities as a part of KAT-TUN, the two considered of Akanishi Jin as a solo artist - they considered the potential of a new actor.
Now all the tv news say it's SOLO DEBUT!!
OMG NATSU SAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
online vids (credit luvjin)
more information will be updated...