Popolo September 2019

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Popolo September 2019

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Yamada Ryosuke

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Arioka – Takaki – Inoo – Nakajima – Yamada – Yaotome – Chinen – Yabu

Dai-chan’s abs are the sexiest. Yuya shows his “cute” side unexpectedly. I’d say Ino-chan is more beautiful than sexy. Yuto’s sexy side comes out when he’s taking photos. I bring out my sexiness for my character but, usually I have zero. Hika has more of an idiot character. Chinen has always been cute, and Yabu-chan also gives a cute impression to me!

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Matsuoka Masahiro-kun

Matsuoka-kun, he looks masculine and cool. His ability to watch over his juniors, it’s a mature, manly thing that I would like to learn from him too. Even though he’s imposing, he casually cares for the people around him and, he has a kindness about him that has a masculine sexiness.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Being able to think in a mature way

2.    The power to act right away

3.    Being able to cherish your friends

I don’t think that things like looks and style have an effect on a man’s sexiness. The important thing, is being able to judge the position and situation you’re in, and have the power to set your mind on something and act right away. Because I think being able to conduct yourself in this way is naturally linked to being sexy. Not a person who chooses to rely on others but, a man that cherishes the friendship they have with their friends.  That kind of person is sexy.

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

It’s better to expose more! is not true

A glimpse of skin (Lol). Since they’re a girl, they must think that exposing more = sexy. More like, it’s great when their covered up but you can see just a little bit.  Like glancing a bit of leg through the slit in a skirt, that is definitely sexy~ (Lol).

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

Chinen said “Doraemon!”

Ino-chan thought that it would be quiet in the dressing room and went to sleep. But he was  sleeping on the sofa in the studio too. Also when he was looking at the August “Popolo” where I was wearing the blue clothes, Chinen said “Doraemon is here!”, and he seemed really happy about it.

 

Chinen Yuri

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Chinen – Nakajima – Yamada – Inoo – Takaki – Yaotome – Arioka – Yabu

You guys don’t know it but I have nothing but sexiness and take first place. Recently, Yutti has grown a beard and it’s manly. Ryosuke’s strength and reliability make him sexy but, Ino-chan is more erotic than sexy (Lol). Next is Yuya who is like a child even though he’s an adult. I guess it would be good if Hika got more charming. Oh, teeny tiny Daiki has a sexiness deficiency. I want to see Yabu bring out his sexiness.

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Sakurai Sho-kun

Recently in “Arashi’s Waku Waku Gakkou” I watched Arashi’s “PARADOX” music video and I felt Sakurai-kun’s sexiness. The formal impression he gives as a news caster really overflows with sex appeal and is really cool.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Calmly understanding your position

2.    Being refined

3.    A gap that makes you stand out

Understanding your position and being able to judge your situation are mature, always continuing to show off your sexiness is not sexy. Having a calmness and using your enchanting points to enchant is best. I think this much is fine but, if we’re speaking strength then it’s also important to conduct yourself in a refined way. Adult men that have a childlike cuteness about them have a certain appeal.

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

I guess people with a gap between their work and their private life

Sexiness, I think it’s something that goes along with being a woman. I think that you feel sexiness from what’s inside a person, rather than from their outwards appearance. For example don’t you think someone who is sunny and fun in private but is calm and does nothing but work at work feels mature and sexy?

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

Playing “the game that’s always the same” with Yutti

I played around re-enacting the “various scenes that are always the same” from a recent FPS shooting game with Yutti (Lol). Also, when Dai-chan was shirtless he pulled his outfit’s pant’s right up to his chest, he looked like a girl and it made the members laugh.

 

Nakajima Yuto

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Takaki – Yamada – Inoo – Nakajima – Yaotome – Chinen – Yabu – Arioka

Takaki’s voice is wonderful, and his tanned skin is sexy. Second place Yama has a beautiful shape, and his neck line is sexy— ♥ Non-feminine Ino-chan is third. His plump lips are lovely! I guess I’m fourth. Even in Popolo my photos come out sexy (Lol). Hikaru-kun’s fingers when he’s playing the bass, Chinen’s pure laugh, and Yabu’s crappy smile are all sexy in their own way! Arioka’s is… non-existent.

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Morita Go-kun

He just popped into my head, with his beard and wet hair Morita-kun is totally understated! You can’t copy that kind of understated style. If I tried it, I wonder if I’d be like Morita-kun. That’s obviously impossible but, the way he stoically plays his part in life has that masculine sexiness.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Suffering

2.    Coffee

3.    A crumpled suit

What I think is a man’s sexiness, is suffering, I feel like it is something that is born from experiencing that bitter feeling. So, being too bright is no good. Exuding that certain degree of suffering, enough to match the bitterness of your coffee is the best. Even though everyone looks neat in a suit, giving it a crumpled feeling and carrying an air of suffering is mature male sexiness!

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

I can’t help thinking girls look sexy when they’re worrying

I’ve liked this for a long time, it’s cliché but it’s “the habit of pushing her hair up off her face” (Lol). I think it somehow has a  feminine feeling to it. Also, this is something I’ve noticed recently but, I like to see what they look like when they’re worried. Don’t girls look sexy when they’re worrying about something?

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

With the members that like games

I watched the first announcement video for a new game with Dai-chan, Chinen and Hikaru-kun! Also, there’s this game that I play with Yama and Chinen and Hikaru-kun and Dai-chan, and we got all excited imitating the movements of the characters when they ready and aim their guns together!

 

Arioka Daiki

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Takaki – Yamada – Chinen – Arioka – Nakajima – Inoo – Yaotome – Yabu

Takaki is full of sexiness, especially his neck line when he pushes his hair back. For Chinen I guess it’s the gap between his childlike face and top heavy body shape. Yuto’s leg muscles when he’s playing the drums are great. Hikaru-kun’s fingers when he’s playing the bass. The sexiness of Yamada’s power to deal with his want to show a sexy side, and Yabu-kun’s enchanting singing are also amazing, and Ino-chan’s wide range of facial expressions. I… am a fan of my own Adam’s apple!

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Nagase Tomoya-kun

When I was a kid, I had this orthodox image of what a handsome man looked like but, as I got older it’s changed to a more “Sino” aesthetic. It’s completely different to what I’m aiming for but, I think he has that kind of sexiness where without realising it you think “He’s cool” and end up gazing at him.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Being able to tie a tie in one shot

2.    Not having much baggage

3.    Looking good with a beard

I haven’t had many chances to wear a suit outside of work but, as I get more experience I’d like to be able to tie a tie well. Also, since I have a lot of baggage, I think that people who don’t have much feel smart. Since mature men would absolutely never play games, I guess things like a phone charger aren’t necessary (Lol). I’d love to have a beard like Robert Downey Jr but, I wonder if the day will come when it will look good on me…

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

My eyes are drawn to a hardworking girl

I feel like seeing her doing her best at work has come to have a sexy feeling. The people who work at the bank, or the kindergarten teachers who walk with the kindergarten students. When it’s hot, and the gas stand attendant smiles and tells you “Thank-you–!”, they can still be this full of energy.

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

I was surprised by a rare happy moment!

Lately, Takaki has started wearing contact lenses, and he often says he gets things in his eyes. Whenever it happens he asks if he can borrow the liquid I have on hand so, I bought him the same one and when I gave it to him, he was surprisingly happy.

 

Takaki Yuya

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Takaki – Inoo – Yamada – Nakajima – Yaotome – Yabu – Arioka

This is the kind of project where I can’t help but put myself in first place (Lol). Second is Inoo-kun, he puts on this feminine kind of androgynous sexiness that feels great lately ♪ Yamada is third because he feels like one of Johnny’s sex symbols. Yuto is fourth with his masculine sexiness, and Hikaru-kun is fifth coz it feels right for his age? Then the other members aren’t the sexy type so, they don’t seem like they would rank (Bitter laugh).

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Nagase Tomoya-kun

I admire wild and sexy Nagase-kun. He looks good with a beard, and it’s great that not just girls but guys love him too! Of course, saying that “I’m loved by people of the same sex”, I think that feels sexy just in itself.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Conduct

2.    Cleanliness

3.    Aesthetic

Being able to conduct yourself in a smart way as an adult, and mature composure feel sexy. Stuff like table manners, not paying attention to the way others around you are drinking and stuff. There are sexy types, wild types, fascinating types but, it’s not something that you can consciously create so, it represents that persons own aesthetic. Also, when I grow a beard I want to try and not let it get untidy. Since I’m an adult, cleanliness is important!

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

It’s never changed, girl’s voices shock me!

Of course it’s important that the person suits their aesthetic but, of course it’s their voice. It’s never changed, it’s the part of a girl where you can feel her charm. Even now, I love people who speak in a slow, calm way. When I meet a girl with the kind of voice I like it gives me a shock.

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

When I thought I didn’t think I have anything to talk about Arioka is here–!

I was talking to the staff a lot today so… Ah! When I was eating lunch with Arioka-kun in the afternoon I said “What are you eating?” and we talked a bit. When I was talking to the staff in the make-up room too, he came in.

 

Inoo Kei

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Chinen – Yamada – Takaki – Nakajima – Yabu – Yaotome – Arioka – Inoo

Chinen has a masculine body! Yama-chan has a great voice. Takaki’s eye-catching outfits are sexy. He’s shaved it now but Yuto’s beard he had during the play suited him. Yabu has outstanding style with those long legs! Hikaru… U—m. His chest is sexy (Lol)? Dai-chan’s sexiness, I don’t know anymore (Lol). I’m ranked the lowest but, I’m a totally sexy man!

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Kishi Yuta-Kun

Even though he gets made fun of a lot on variety shows because he has a funny character, I feel like the gap between that and his great singing voice when he performs is his sexiness. He’s an air head so his character slips out but, you can’t hate him. It feels like even men see him as a great guy.

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Going to bed early

2.    Waking up early

3.    Eating a well

Men that are sexy, I think they value sleep. I think that you can’t be energetic if you stay up late at night so, I’m early to bed early to rise! Because being active in the morning also seems to be good for your hormones. Eating well, I think this is the most essential necessity in life.  I wonder if I can build sexiness in an architectural aesthetic sense. Somehow or other I will also make sure to stick to my three meals a day.

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

I unexpectedly end up looking at the line of girls’ bodies

Of course I think that the line of their body is something unique to women. Since parts that widen and narrow aren’t something that men have, even when I’m not conscious of it I instinctively end up looking at it unexpectedly (Lol). When it gets hot, the amount of girls in light clothes increases so, it feels like a fun season has come (Lol).

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

He’s already a fine adult~

During the photo shoot Takaki said “Ah, crap, my leg has gone numb”. He was in a difficult pose but, I wonder if it’s something to do with his age (Lol)? Since everyone is getting older, I think I want to always continue to do things to care for our health.

 

Yaotome Hikaru

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Chinen – Takaki – Yaotome – Yamada – Nakajima – Yabu – Inoo – Arioka

In first place, Chinen looks cute but has a masculine body! Second is a man with a sexy voice, Takaki. Third is me with my cool face, fourth is the person who has the next best face (Lol), Yamada. Fifth is Yuto who has both cuteness and manliness. Sixth is Yabu who is training his body and increasing his manliness. Seventh is cute style Ino-chan. Eighth is Dai-chan who is more like a demon than a man!

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Higashiyama Noriyuki-san

Starting with Higashiyama-san, all of the senpai from that era are my heroes. From now until forever I will always think of them as sexy and cool, and by diligently continuing to polish their skills on the inside and outside and never slack off, it grows. I want to be like that as I get older too!

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    A strong heart

2.    Having a proper suit

3.    Looking good outdoors

Because people with a strong heart are calm, they can be kind to the people around them too. I think this calmness, is connected to a mature sexiness. Suits, are an item that every adult man has. Men who have suits that suit them well are stylish. And as a man, I want to be skilled in the great outdoors. When you put up a tent quickly or light a fire, doesn’t that have a natural sexiness to it.

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

You can see a person’s habits in their clothes

Long ago I didn’t know anything about women’s fashion but, lately I’ve been able to see things properly. Dressing well whatever the occasion, it’s fun to watch. I personally feel like a coordinate of monotone clothes, with an accessory as the main point is sexy.

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

Yuto and Chinen were getting riled up doing impersonations

Lately, the members are into this battle style game, and Yuto and Chinen are always doing impersonations of the game. While the two of them were saying things like “ze—ha—” they seemed to be having lots of fun but, they’re no different to my nine-year-old nephew, so I tried to make fun of them like “What are you, kids!” (Lol).

 

Yabu Kota

Q1. Reiwa Edition! Give us your sexist guy ranking in JUMP

Chinen – Yaotome – Takaki – Inoo – Yamada – Nakajima – Arioka – Yabu

When Chinen makes his cool eyes he’s sexy. Hikaru’s rugged hands feel sexy. Takaki is reliably already cool when he’s in regular mode. Ino-chan’s boobs are sexy—(Lol). Yamada smells sexy. Yuto, has this great habit of pushing his hair back when it’s his part. The base of Dai-chan’s neck is beautiful (Lol). I have zero sex appeal. But I don’t know that myself!

Q2. Which male star feels sexy to you?

Totsuka Shota

I went to see the “BACKBEAT” play but, the role that Tottsu played of the handsome young man Stewart, it was a perfect match for Tottsu with his androgynous facial features. It was only for a moment but, that kind of shadowy aesthetic really suited him too!

Q3. The three things I believe are key to a man’s sexiness

1.    Not trying to be cool

2.    Dark rings

3.    Calf muscles

Rather than saying that sexiness is something you can make, I think it’s something that should be produced naturally. So, if you’re trying then it’s counterfeit sexiness (Lol). You can stick with it but, I don’t think you can dress yourself up to be a cool adult man. Dark rings under your eyes are all you need to feel sexy! So, I think it’s fine not to hide the dark rings. Also, calf muscles. They feel like the traces of doing sports in your youth.

Q4. What is the female sexiness that you didn’t understand until now?

Well cared for glossy hair is A+

I think that “sexy” is different for everyone so, I can’t say this unconditionally but… I guess can’t help looking at hair lately. With hair, we tend to let it go depending on our age, or the dryness of the season but, I think well cared for glossy hair is great.

Q5. Tell us a story from the dressing room today!  

Dai-chan is sexy in his off-the-shoulder!

Dai-chan pulled the pants of his outfit up to his chest and showed everyone like “It’s an off-the-shoulder piece” (Lol). Since he has tight pecs, he even looked like he had cleavage (Lol). So everyone was saying “Sexy—” and laughing a lot!

Author: Claire

Almost 30-year-old Australian. I've been in love with JE idols for 10 years now. Started with Arashi, moved on to JUMP and recently I've fallen in love with Ebi. I started studying Japanese with a tutor after I graduated university, and have been teaching myself ever since. I lived in the Japanese countryside and taught English at primary and middle school for two years. Currently back in Australia, working as a speech therapist and am about to get married~!

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