kosaka masato dongbangerSinger Kosaka Masato from the Japanese rock band PRISTAR is reported to be enamored with the talent of Tohoshinki.  There were a list of questions to which Kosaka provided his answers.  According to the translated reports, his target for inspiration to become better is Tohoshinki’s Jejung (Jaejoong).

If you’ve read my blog here, you know I think Jejung’s rock vocal ability is incredible.

When asked to name a person he thinks is “really cool and possesses a great amount of talent”, again Kosaka singled out Jejung.  Don’t misunderstand, though. He also gave props to Tohoshinki as a group, saying that they are the recent J-POP artist he’s currently interested in and that he’s “obsessed” with the #1 song “Why Did I Fall In Love with You?”

The guys are steadily gaining massive amounts of respect from J-POP artists not only because of their talent, but also because of the way they entered the Japanese market. They chose not to ride on some trendy “wave”, but instead they worked hard for years from the ground up to become known as artists in Japan. They put in the time to become fluent in Japanese and played venues like other rookies did in Japan when the first debuted in the country.

This helped them to gain the recognition they are currently enjoying. And the guys (Tohoshinki) should be especially happy because Kosaka is a guy. Ha! It may sound a little weird, but they really respect when other guys like their music possibly because guys (most guys) are less interested in their looks and are more interested in their musical talent.

Here’s the verbatim trans:

6. A Karaoke must-sing song?

(Why Did I Fall In Love With You?)

13. Kosaka-san, which person do you think is really cool and possesses a great amount of talent?


18. Your striving target?


19. What plans do you have for the future?

Tohoshinki! (t/n: this was the only answer he gave. Perhaps he meant that he wanted to be like them in the future)

22. What song are you obsessed with recently?

(Why Did I Fall In Love With You?)

50. A recent J-POP artist your interested in?


Source: [Official Ameblo + baidutvxq]
Translation credits: Supernike911@tohosomnia.net
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