Okay, I finally have reliable internet access so I'll be posting again finally. I'll probably have to take a short break in about a week as I go back home as I need to drive about 2,500 miles to do so. But thank you for everyone who left a comment on the last post, I really appreciated finding them when I was able to get back online again.
And to kick off my catching up with the news I missed while I was offline I was extremely happy to learn about Kis-My-Ft2's plans for touring in 2012.
During the first half of the year they will embark on an Asia Tour which will take them to the countries of, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. Then during the second half of the year they will embark on a national tour. This tour will have them performing two concerts in each of Japan's 47 prefectures for a total of 97 concerts. This will be the biggest national tour for a Johnny's act.
Tokyo Graph article. (English only)
This is pretty amazing for a recently debuted group but honestly it's not something I'm too surprised about. All the members are adults and most aren't in school anymore and I had a feeling that having them tour with KAT-TUN in their last Asian tour was to promote them so if they did debut they could do an Asian tour themselves in a relatively short amount of time. So I think the 47 prefecture national tour is more surprising.
I know Kanjani8 did a similar tour a few years ago where they performed in all 47 prefectures but as they aren't mentioned then I can only assume they didn't perform nearly as many concerts.
I just hope they continue to release CDs on a somewhat regular schedule. As much as I enjoy their debut single and await their concert DVDs I really want to be able to expand my Kisumai collection when it comes to physical releases.