Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 14 Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 82 days
Johnny's West (ジャニーズWEST Janīzu uesuto?) (stylized Johnny's WEST) is a seven-member Japanese boyband. The group's name comes from the fact that it originated within the Johnny's Entertainment talent agency, and that the members are from Kansai, the west region of Japan. They are the first group from Kansai Johnny's Jr that has debuted in ten years, the last being Kanjani Eight. Debuting in 2014 with the single "Eejanaika", they sing mainly in the Kansai dialect.
The debut was announced at the Johnny's Countdown at New Year, and the debut single "Eejanaika" is to be released April 23, 2014.
The name was supposed to be Johnny's WEST4, and the original members were to be Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama and Nozomu Kotaki but it was later announced that Ryusei Fujii, Tomohiro Kamiyama and Takahiro Hamada was to join the four members and the name changed to Johnny's WEST.
Members: Junta Nakama (中間淳太) born 21/10 1987 in Hyogo
Takahiro Hamada (濱田崇裕) born 19/12 1988 in Hyogo
Akito Kiriyama (桐山照史) born 31/8 1989 in Osaka
Daiki Shigeoka (重岡大毅) born 26/8 1992 in Osaka
Tomohiro Kamiyama (神山智洋) born 1/7 1993 in Hyogo
Ryusei Fujii (藤井流星) born 18/8 1993 in Osaka
Nozomu Kotaki (小瀧望) born 30/7 1996 in Osaka
Discography: August 6, 2014 - "go WEST Yo-i Don!"
April 22, 2015 - "Paripipo" (パリピポ?)