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Jill's MAGAZINE INFO

Japanese Magazines
1st Half of 1999



JUNON

only one of the pictures above is from FEB JUNON...the other two are from Junon but just not the Feb issue
This issue of Junon is AWESOME!!!
It includes pages of rankings (of the year) for many categories and here's the contents of the book IN ORDER
  • SMAP interview with Shingo and Nakai --4 pages
  • SMAP SPECIAL (of their cms, characters, dramas, concert)-- basically their accomplishments of 1998---4 pages
  • Kinki kids playback of 1998 ---6 pages
  • BEST STAR OF 1998 Rankings---14 pages
  • Asano Tadanobu--4 pages
  • L'ARC-EN-CIEL!!!! (LIGHT MY LIFE Tour and Playback '98--4 pages)
  • GLAY!!!!!!! --Play back'98, articles on what/how they are doing, and pix of all their appearances in JUNON MAG~~!!!---4 pages
  • '98 DRAMA RANKINGS 14 pages
  • CM PICTURES and RANKINGS !!--8 pages
  • A VERY AWSOME "JUNON VISUAL SECTION-BEST SHOOT FILE'98--with all the top artists and celeb pix (Smap, Yukata, sorimachi, elt, Spped, kinki, GLAY, Tomoe shinohara, hinano, Ryoko hirosue, Masaharu Fukuyama, hakuei, Ryuichi, V6, Kyoko Fukada, Mai Hosho, Chiaki, Puffy, Tomomi, Miho, Johnny Jr, L'arc, Takako, tomoya, Jun toba, Izam, leoardo, Mitsuhiro oikawa, pool bit boys, yu yoshizawa, kato, neptune, hidenori tokuyama)--all these pictures are collected from 1998 issues of junon--I believe.
  • others features: Diren Grey, Shina norigo, QUESTION AND ANSWERS, V6, Maki saKai, Ami Suzuki, MAX!! , ayumi hamasaki, Maschera, B'z, Curio, Ryo Nakamura, and aimi nakamura

  • SOME OF DA JUNON RANKINGS

    Overall Artists/ Group Ranking

    page 28
  • ARTISTS------------votes
  • 1. SMAP---------------------3019
  • 2. Kinki Kids---------------2711
  • 3. GLAY-----------------2496
  • 4. T.M.Revolution------------1945
  • 5. L'ARC~En~Ciel-------1661
  • 6. V6------------------1521
  • 7. B'Z--------------1320
  • 8.TAKESHI KANESHIRO----1204
  • 9. Johnny's Jr --------1056
  • 10. SPEED-----------------941
  • 11. TOMOE---------------870
  • 12. TOKIO-------------------852
  • 13. Neptune-----------------793
  • 14. Masahiro Fukuyama -------754
  • 15. EVERY LITTLE THING--718

  • MALE CELEB RANKING

    page 32
  • 1. KIMURA TAKUYA----1841 (since '94)
  • 2. Doomoto Tsuyoshi--- 1609
  • 3. TAKASHI SORIMACHI-----1376
  • 4. NAKAI Masahiro ----1228
  • 5. TAKERSHI KANESHIRO--964
  • 6. Doomoto Gooichi----857
  • 7. TAKENOUCHI YUTAKA---820
  • 8. Okada Jyunichi---703
  • 9. Katori SHINGO--658
  • 10. Morita Gou---621
  • 11. Fukuyama Masaharo-552
  • 12. NaGase TOMOYA-----548
  • 13. Takizawa Hideaki--475
  • 14. Kusanagi TSUHOSHI--410
  • 15. Miyake KEM----402

  • FEMALE CELEB RANKING

    page 34
  • 1. MOCHIDA KAORI (ELT)---1012
  • 2. Shinohala TOMOE------- 956
  • 3. FUKADA KYOKO--------927
  • 4. Hirosue Ryoko------- 787
  • 5. YUKI (Judy&Mary)---640
  • 6. Fujiwala Norika---619
  • 7. SPEED------------542
  • 8. TOMOMI KAHALA----------324
  • 9. HINANO------------308
  • 10. Morning Musume---------249
  • BEST MUSIC ARTISTS

    page 35
  • 1. GLAY!!~~~----------1601
  • 2. L'ARC~EN~CIEL---1572
  • 3. T.M. RELVOLUTION-------1355
  • 4. B'Z-----------------963
  • 5. SPEED---------845
  • 6. Every Little Thing---804
  • 7. Oikawa Mitsuhiro---768
  • 8. Fukuyama Masahiro---723
  • 9. Morning Musume---701
  • 10. Misia---------639

  • WHAT's IN FEB


  • I wouldn't say this issue's Pix of Glay is the best...it's just okay. I actually think they look like convicts in this issue. This issue came with a Glay poster--however, I do not think they look that great. POP BEAT FEB..has a double sided poster with 24 pages of GLAY STUFF. I would recommand POP BEAT FEB to WHAT's IN FEB issue for Glay pix. In the interview article from What's in--Takuro has the most to say.. Teru didn't say much--he only talked about singing I'M IN LOVE at the end of the concert and the Stadium video. Takuro, Jiro, and Hisashi talked about BE WITH YOU and WINTER, Again:-- 4 pages only

  • BRAND NEW DISC SPECIALS2 page each til #4 then one page each
  • 1.YUZU--Yujin Kitagawa & Koji Iwasawa--single: ITSUKA (Jan 20)
  • 2.TMR--new single: WILD RUSH (FEB3)
  • 3.DIR EN GREY--3 new singles: AKUROno_(c/w ZAN DPY MIX):_ZAN (c/w Yulameki SNY Mix): YULAMEKI (c/w Akurono_ KNY MIX) (JAN 20)
  • 4. ELT --single: OVER AND OVER (c/w Hal's Remix) (JAN 27)
  • 5. Theatre Brook--single:Sokkushtsuzukero oto (ESCB-1935) (Jan 21)
  • 6. Grapevine--single: SUROU (PCCA-01271) (Jan 20)
  • 7. HYSTERIC BLUE--single: HARU~SPRING~ (c/w Merry GO Round)-SRDL-4595 (Jan 21)
  • 8. Al.Ni.Co--single: KANARIA (c/w Prayer and Ashita)-MUCH-9010 (Jan 21)
  • 9. SHAZNA-- single: PINK (c/w Jelly in the Merry Go Round)-TODT-5253-(Jan 27)
  • 10. CARNATION--single:Tanondazebeibii (c/w Strange Days)(Jan 30) --album: Parakeet & Ghost (COCP-50036) (FEB 10)
  • 11. RINA CHINEN --single: YES (c/w FREEDOM)-SRDL-4587-(JAN 13)
  • 12. CASCADE--single: Memoriizu (c/w Meteota)-VIDL-30395-(Jan 27)
  • 13. Moon Child--Album: POP & DECADENCE (AVCD-11697) (Jan 27)
  • 14. SuKipPuKauZu--Album: BENChiHairi (SRCL-4447)(Jan 30)

  • SPECIAL FEATURE: TETSUYA KOMURO--"1998-1999"--basically talks about Komuro's accomplishment in 1998:Namie Amuro, Globe, Tomomi, Ami, Ring, convertible, yoshihiro, tohko, amagata--and introduced his 1999 brand new project: TRUE KISS DESTINATION

    READER's POLL 1998!!!!

    BEST ARTIST:
  • 1.GLAY-------------4572
  • 2. B'Z----------3968
  • 3. L'ARC~EN~CIEL---3414
  • 4. Mr.Children---------2813
  • 5. Hide with SB----3968
  • 6. YUZU----------------2387
  • 7. JUDY and MARY---2026
  • 8. LUNA SEA------------1990
  • 9. ELT-------------1778
  • 10.T.M.R---------------1546
  • 11.GLOBE-----------1212
  • 12.PUFFY---------------1131
  • 13.a guy-----------1057
  • 14.the Brilliant Green-1005
  • BEST LIVE :
  • 1. GLAY--------------5412
  • 2. B'z----------5011
  • 3.L'ARC--------------4224
  • 4. Judy and Mary--3799
  • 5. LUNA SEA-------3528
  • 6. GLOBE--------3476
  • 7.Sazanoorusutazu-3237
  • 8.TMR-------------2913
  • 9. YUZU-----------2882
  • 10. Hide with SB---2765
  • BEST ALBUM:
  • 1.PURESOUL--GLAY-----5398
  • 2.B'z The BEST "TREASURE" --5184
  • 3. B'z The BEST "PLEASURE" --4602
  • 4. HEART--L'ARC~EN~CIEL--4233
  • 5. Ja,ZOO- Hide with SB---3975
  • 6. POP LIFE--Judy and Mary----3410
  • 7.SHINE--LUNA SEA----2741
  • 8. ichiuchi--YUZU--------2327
  • 9. Time to Destination--ELT--2156
  • 10.the Brilliant Green------1969
  • 11. LOVE AGAIN--GLOBE------1858
  • BEST SINGLE
  • 1. YUUWAKU--GLAY---------4524
  • 2. HONEY--L'ARC-------4278
  • 3. HOME--B'z--------4039
  • 4. Owrinakiryo--Mr.Children--3864
  • 5. SOUL LOVE-- GLAY------3110
  • 6. BE WITH YOU--GLAY-----------2995
  • 7. Snow Drop--L'Arc---------2743
  • 8.Forbidden Lover--L'ARC -----2629
  • 9.PinK Spider--HIDE with SB---2151
  • 10. Natsu iro--YUZU--------1988
  • 11. Hana__--L'ARC-----1892
  • 12. Winter Fall--L'ARC------1603
  • 13. Hurry Go Round--HIDE with SB---1277


  • MAY'99 ISSUE OF WHAT's In:
  • cover special-L'arc~en~Ciel (HYDE)
  • reports/features: Hyde, Hysteric blue,Glay, Luna Sea, Dream Come True, Every Little Thing, Grapevine, Sophia, Misia, Fanatic Crisis, Silva

  • MAY ISSUE OF GB:
  • cover Special-12 artists:Glay, Utada Hikaru, the brilliant Green, L'arc, Hysteric Blue,ELT, Triceraptops, Grapevine, Chappie (and 2 more)
  • This issue also includes GB DATA FILE'99 (Gb Year Book)
  • PATI PATI:
  • -cover special-tetsu from L'ARC-EN-CIEL
  • -other artists featured: GLAY, TMR, Sophia, Triceratops
  • and other listed featured artist on the cover
  • Pictures from this magazine of Tetsu will be put up next week

  • May issue of UV (ultra Veat):
  • -Cover Special- CASCADE
  • -other artists featured: Transtic Nerve, Luna Sea, X-Japan, Triceratops, Zeppet Store, Supercar, Siam Shade, Yo-King,Pierrot, La'cryma, Plastic Tree, Hysteric Suzies, Bugy Craxone, Malice Mizer

  • second half of 1999 Magazines|Gigs'1999 Magazines---- GLAY IN PATI PATI PIX
    PREVIOUS MAGAZINE PAGE ----- NEW Dramas info ---- GLAY LIVE TV SCENE
    L'ARC-EN-CIEL | JPOP NEWS --==include all theme songs and dates| AMURO | KOUHAKU SCENES| TERU's PIX | Kimura |Glay's PureSoul summer concert pix INDEX
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