Sorry for the double post.
In case you haven't watched it, the Johnny's Documentary "Ride on Time" is now available on Netflix.
It's also one of the JE-approved series to be broadcasted worldwide, after Arashi's Voyage series.
The documentary series follows an in-depth behind-the-scenes with several JE acts:
- King and Prince: Road to the debut and first Tokyo Dome concert. Another episode was also aired later on, highlighting their determinations aroudn the time of their first Kohaku performance and Johnnys Countdown. Some thought also after Iwahashi suspended his activities for his panic disorder treatment
- KAT-TUN: Feelings and behind the scenes of their first live concerts after their "recharging period"
- NEWS: The determination for the Epicotia Tour Encore. See how much input members give here for the concert, especially Massu
- Naniwa Danshi and the Kansai Johnnys Juniors: Behind the scenes for doing a Christmas co-produced by Kanjani8 members Okamura and Yokoyama. Also highlights Naniwa Danshi's determinations to become a group worthy of debut, since we all know JE debuts a group from the area once in a blue moon
- Snow Man: Following on their rehearsals for a Takizawa Kabuki (Theater Play produced by Takky) in which Iwamoto Hikaru got injured days before the premiere date. The three new members were introduced around this time, too
There are also four episodes dedicated to rookie JE employees who are in working on the Hey!Say!JUMP Sense or Love concert: A stageman, an effects specialist, a stage machine operator, and a sound assistant. You'll also see all the process going in from building the concert set to doing final rehearsal checks.
Really good to see everyone providing a more personal insight on their activities, their struggles, hopes, and dreams, these are some things that JE did not even bother to show before.
Surprising to give a highlight to Naniwa Danshi and Kansai Juniors rather than Kanto Juniors here. Feels like with everything's set lately, JE seems to debut Naniwa Danshi really soon.