24th reason: Daiki is sometimes an epic fail.
Remember the Hyakushiki episode where he was hit by a basin? Or the jeans modeling part? Seriously for me, I don't like guys who holds the "too-good-or-to-be-perfect" image. If Sakurai Sho wasn't a Sho!fail he is, I think that I will not love him as much as I do right now. Same goes with Daiki. It's good for me to know that he's not that afraid of facing embarassment on-cam and not acting "cool" which is not like him. So yes, I like dorky guys with epic fail. After all, no guy is perfect - it takes enough courage and confidence for someone to show his/her epic failures especially when you're an idol.
Now, I would like to point out something. Most of you notice now that I don't flail as much in Hey! Say! JUMP; that now I only focus on Daiki and nothing more. I also think that most of you are like bewildered why I fangirl now for a Korean boy group and whatnot.
So here's the thing, I feel that me finding out about SHINee is very timely. Currently JE is pimping HS7 which I may honestly say the subgroup that I'm not very fond of. I'm still frustrated that the fact HSB didn't have their solo concert yet. DX I don't like to point fingers on Ryosuke, but looking in the circumstances, HS7 had their concert mainly because of him. Obviously, in a business, you will offer more the thing that makes you gain more profits, right? That's how I see on it. I'm really sad especially on Hikaru and Yabu because I think they deserve more of this concert as they were obviously devastated on what happened on Ya-Ya-Yah. As much as I like Hey! Say! JUMP, I still find their debut very untimely and I deduce that if it was HS7 (temp) that debuted, JE is more organized now.
For the SHINee fangirling, this group was my "breather" on everything. SHINee somehow made me see on them the sense of balance. Everything that I long for HSJ to do, SHINee did it in one way or another. These 5 young Korean idols made me dawn to me that loving both K-Pop and J-Pop at the same time is possible and there's no need for binary opposition especially when it comes to JE and SM fans.
SM and JE balance each other out. The outpour of talent that somehow lacks in JE, that is what I found on SM. They had consdierably some of current best Korean singers and dancers. This is the result of the almost 9 grueling training hours daily of each SM trainee. To top it of, they also have this foreign language and compostion lessons which makes them fluent in other language such as Japanese, English or even Mandarin. Nevertheless, what they lack is the "human" factor. Because every SM trainee is looked to be as "perfect", I see that they can be seen that they're like robots or anything manufactured for that matter. That's what JE comes in. Realistically, JE may be far from us, but they provide us the entertainment that we are fond for. Another point is that what SM cannot do is raise ordinary people from zero to stardom and that's what JE is all about. Some of the big JE idols we have right now came in the Jimusho with no idea or whatsoever. Yamapi once said that he wants to learn to do "tumblings" that's why he joined JE. Inoo joined Jimusho because he wants tasty food. Ohno joined JE because his mother told him that she thinks he will not be able to do JE auditions. And that's what JE's charm for me - they can unleash the hidden potential of their Juniors in every way unimaginable. Lastly, SM owner, Lee So Man admitted that he got the idea of establishing SM through JE.
With all of these, I think both of these agencies can improve each other. SM can give JE the idea on how to train their idols better and JE can give SM how to avoid their idols from being "robotic" and add some human and fun factor on them. All in all, I love both agencies and I can now say to myself that liking J-Pop and K-Pop simultaneously is not bad at all. In fact, that's what music is all about - it's all about diversity, you have many artists and genres to choose from. It's up to you where you will put your heart in. And it's not a question of loyalty if you like more than one group, the reason you like more than 1 group is because the are similar or just complement from each other. And that's what make music interesting. That's why don't be afraid to experiment and look for other groups. :)
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