J Storm

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J Storm Inc.
Private (subsidiary of Johnny & Associates)
IndustryMusic, Film
Founded2001
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Julie Keiko Fujishima, Mary Kitagawa (President, CEO)
ParentJohnny & Associates
SubsidiariesJ-One Records (2006–2013)
Infinity Records
WebsiteJ Storm Official Website
J Storm
Parent companyJohnny & Associates
Founded2001
FounderJohnny Kitagawa
Distributor(s)Japan Sony Music Marketing[1]
Hong Kong Avex Asia
Taiwan Avex Taiwan
South Korea S.M. Entertainment/IRIVER
Thailand GMM Grammy
Philippines Universal Records
GenreJ-pop
Country of originJapan Japan
LocationTokyo

J Storm, Inc. (株式会社ジェイ・ストーム, Kabushikigaisha Jei Sutom) is a Japanese music and film company owned by Johnny & Associates. It was established on November 12, 2001, initially as a label for the Johnny's group, Arashi, after which it was named (Arashi, or 嵐 in Japanese text translates to "Storm").[2]

Aside from producing and releasing CDs and DVDs, the company also produces films for Johnny's various talents. J Storm also has the same strict policies for portrait rights of its talents with its parent company. Among others, images of their talents are prohibited to appear in websites, though on 28 February 2011, the ban was lifted and loosened the regulations (it is still prohibited in news sites).[3] The ban was lifted completely on 31 January 2018.[4]

The company's releases are currently being distributed by Avex Asia in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Sony Music in Japan, SM Entertainment in South Korea, GMM Grammy in Thailand, and recently, Universal Records in the Philippines.[5]

Artists[edit]

J Storm produced Arashi's singles and albums since 2002 with the release of the single, "A Day in Our Life" after being signed under Pony Canyon from their debut in 1999. In 2006, KAT-TUN debuted and began to release under J-One Records, their exclusive record label. It was named J-One for the label's thrust of releasing chart-topping releases. All of their released singles and albums have reached the top of the Oricon charts. They continued to release under J-One until May 2013. In 2007, Hey! Say! JUMP debuted and began to release singles and albums under J Storm. In 2008, another Johnny's group, Tokio, began to release under the J Storm label.

Infinity Records[edit]

Infinity Records is Kanjani Eight's independent label.[6]

Films[edit]

  • Pika☆nchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy 「ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だけど Happy」 (2002)
  • Cosmic Rescue (2003)
  • Pika☆☆nchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy 「ピカ☆☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy」(2004)
  • Fantastipo (2005)
  • Hold Up Down 「ホールドアップダウン」 (2006)
  • Kiiroi Namida 「黄色い涙」 (2007)
  • Otonari 「おと・な・り」 (2008)
  • The Seaside Motel 「シーサイドモーテル」 (2010)
  • Topknot Pudding 「ちょんまげぷりん」 (2010)
  • Eight Ranger 「エイトレンジャー」 (2012)
  • It's me, It's me 「俺俺」 (2013)
  • Pikanchi Half 「ピカ☆★☆ンチ Life is Hard たぶん Happy」 (2014)
  • La La La at Rock Bottom 「味園ユニバース」 (2015)
Sources:[2][7]

Co-productions[edit]

Notable soundtrack releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sony Music Marketing, Japanese Wikipedia. Retrieved on August 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b J Storm, Japanese Wikipedia. Retrieved on May 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "Johnny's Entertainment lifts artist photo ban on its official website". Tokyohive (6Theory Media; originally from Cyzo Woman). 1 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Johnny & Associates lifts ban on online images". aramajapan.com. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  5. ^ Best NEWS Ever! Universal Records (Philippines)
  6. ^ 関ジャニ5大ドームツアー行う!自主レーベル立ち上げも発表 [Kanjani8 to perform 5-dome tour! Announces launch of independent record label]. Sankei Sports (in Japanese). Sankei Digital Inc. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ J Storm Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine. Official Movie Website. Retrieved on May 28, 2008.

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