• Shibutani Subaru and Maruyama Ryuhei join JE

    On Shibutani Subaru's 15th birthday he takes part of an audition and joins Johnny's Entertainment. Maruyama Ryuhei (12) was in the same audition and was also accepted.
  • Yokoyama Yuu and Murakami Shingo join JE

    Yokoyama Yuu (15) and Murakami Shingo (14) join JE.
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    [TV] Music Jump

    Music Jump (ミュージックジャンプ)
    TV show at NHK/BS2. With Shibutani Subaru and Yokoyama Yuu. (first episode date is uncertain)
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    [TV] Kanjani Knight

    TV show at KTV. With Shibutani Subaru, Murakami Shingo and Yokoyama Yuu.
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    [MUSICAL] Kyo to Kyo

    Johnny's Fantasy: Kyo to Kyo (ジャニーズファンタジー「KYO TO KYO」)
    With Shibutani Subaru, Murakami Shingo and Yokoyama Yuu.
  • Yasuda Shota, Nishikido Ryo and Ohkura Tadayoshi join JE

    Yasuda Shota (13), Nishikido Ryo (13) and Ohkura Tadayoshi (12) take part of an audition and join the agency. Maruyama Ryuhei (14) happens to be there again and is accepted for the second time.
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    At Osaka Shochikuza. With Shibutani Subaru, Maruyama Ryuhei, Yasuda Shota, Murakami Shingo, Yokoyama Yuu and Nishikido Ryo.
  • Uchi Hiroki joins JE

    Uchi Hiroki (12) takes part of an audition and joins JE.
  • [SINGLE] Secret Agent Man

    Nishikido Ryo and Higashiyama Noriyuki release the single Secret Agent Man. Ryo's popularity increases even more and the unit B.I.G. West ceases to exist.
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    [TV] Shuukan V.West

    Shuukan V. West (週間 V.West), Kansai TV
    A weekly TV show hosted by the V.West members.
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    [TV] J3 Kansai

    J³Kansai, Kansai TV
    First TV show with all Kanjani8 members. 26 episodes.
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    [TV] Honjani

    Honjani (ほんじゃに), Kansai TV
    206 episodes.
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    [RADIO] Recomen

    Kanjani8 Yokoyama Yuu to Murakami Shingo no Recomen!
    JOQR/Bunka-Housou, every thursday from 22h to 1h00.

    Nishikido Ryo and Uchi Hiroki debut with NEWS.
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    [TV] Urajani

    Urajani (裏ジャニ), TV Tokyo
    51 episodes.
  • The Announcement

    It's announced Kanjani8 will release their first single, Naniwa Iroha Bushi, on August 25th.
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    [CONCERT] Summer Storm

    Summer Storm and Special Concert (サマーストーム&スペシャルコンサート)
    At Osaka Shochikuza.
  • [DEBUT] Kanjani8 [SINGLE] Naniwa Iroha Bushi (Kansai Area)

    Kanjani8 debuts with "new enka" single Naniwa Iroha Bushi, at first sold only in Kansai.
  • Nationwide Announcement

    Naniwa Iroha Bushi Nationwide Release Announcement Conference.
  • Handshake Event

    Debut Handshake Event held in Zepp Osaka.
  • [DEBUT] Kanjani8 [SINGLE] Naniwa Iroha Bushi (Nationwide)

    Naniwa Iroha Bushi is released nationwide, "officializing" Kanjani8's debut.
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    [RADIO] Kanjani Tsuushin

    Murakami Shingo no Shuukan! Kanjani Tsuushin
    (村上信五の週間! 関ジャニ通信)
    ABC, every Sunday from 00h00 to 00h30. *Not sure about the start date.
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    [RADIO] Kikujani8

    MBS, on Saturdays, from 23h30 to 00h00.
  • [MINI ALBUM] Kansha ni Eight

    The 1st (and only) Mini Album is released.
  • [SINGLE] Osaka Rainy Blues

    The 2nd single is released.
  • [DVD] Excite!!

    The 1st live DVD is released.
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    [TV] Mugendai no Gimon

    Mugendai no Gimon (∞のギモン), TV Tokyo
    25 episodes.
  • [JWEB] Kanjani Sentai ∞Ranger

    Kanjani8 members get their JWeb corner (a cellphone message service offered to those who pay for it) and start posting random entries once a week.
  • Uchi Hiroki's suspension

    Uchi Hiroki's activities are suspeded.
  • [SINGLE] Sukiyanen, Osaka.

    The 3rd single is released.
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    [TV] Suka☆J

    Suka☆J (スカ☆J), TV Tokyo
    [Official Website]
    74 episodes.
  • [DVD] Spirits!!

    The 2nd live DVD is released.
  • [ALBUM] KJ1 F.T.O

    The 1st full album is released.
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    [CONCERT] F.T.O.N.

    Kanjani8 Concert Tour 2006 F.T.O.N. – Funky Tokyo Osaka Nagoya. Total of 20 performances promoting their first full album, F.T.O.
  • [SINGLE] Osaka Obachan Rock / Osaka Romanesque

    The 4th single is released.
  • [DVD] Dream Boys 2006

    The musical Dream Boys 2006, in which Kanjani8 and KAT-TUN appeared together, is released.
  • [DVD] Heat Up!

    The 3rd live DVD is released.
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    [CONCERT] Zenkoku 1st Tour

    Kanjani∞ Zenkoku 1st Tour 2∞6
    (関ジャニ∞ 全国 1st Tour 2∞6) First nationwide tour of the group. There wasn't a DVD release. Prefectures: Sendai, Fukui, Toyama, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Nagano, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Mie, Yamanashi and Kobe. Performances: 26
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    [CONCERT] Kan Fu Fighting Zenkoku Tour

    Kanjani∞ Kan Fu Fighting Zenkoku Tour 2006 Dai Ni-Dan
    (関ジャニ∞ KAN FU FIGHTING 全国ツアー 2006 第2弾) Second nationwide tour, promoting their new single Kanfu Fighting. Prefectures: Fukuoka, Sapporo, Ishikawa, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Yokohama. Performances: 20
  • [SINGLE] Kanfu Fighting

    The 5th single is released.
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    [CONCERT] Eh! Honma!? Bikkuri!! in Osaka

    Kanjani∞ Eh! Honma!? Bikkuri!! Dome Concert in Osaka
    (関ジャニ∞ えっ! ホンマ!? ビックリ!! ドームコンサートin大阪) First time the group holds a Dome concert. Venue: Kyocera Dome Osaka Performances: 3
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    [TV] Mucha∞Buri!

    Mucha∞Buri! (むちゃ∞ブリ!), TV Tokyo
    [Official Website]
    48 episodes.
  • [SINGLE] Zukkoke Otokomichi

    The 6th single is released.
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    [TV] Janiben

    Kanjani8 no Janiben (関ジャニ∞のジャニ勉), Kansai TV
    [Official Website]
    240+ episodes, still airing.
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    [CONCERT] Eh?Honma?!Bikkuri! Tour 2007

    Kanjani∞ Eh?Honma?!Bikkuri! Tour 2007
    (関ジャニ∞ えっ! ホンマ!? ビックリ!! TOUR 2007) Their third nationwide tour, and first to stop by all 47 prefectures of Japan. Started at Yokohama Arena and wrapped up at the Okinawa Convention Center. Also marks the first time they performed at Tokyo Dome. A DVD and a documentary photobook were released. Prefectures: All 47. Performances: 113
  • [ALBUM] KJ2 Zukkoke Daidassou

    The 2nd full album is released.
  • [SINGLE] It's My Soul

    The 7th single is released.
  • [DVD] 47

    The 4th live DVD is released.
  • [SINGLE] Wahaha

    The 8th single is released.
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    [CONCERT] ∞ da yo! Zen'in Shuugou

    Kanjani∞ Live Tour 2008 ∞ da yo! Zen'in Shuugou
    (関ジャニ∞ Live Tour 2008 ∞だよ!全員集合)
    (Also known as "2008 Spring Tour") Fourth nationwide tour, promoting the new singles that had been released since the latest album and also introducing new songs performed by units. There weren't Eito Rangers nor Juniors. There wasn't a DVD release either. Prefectures: Yokohama, Sapporo, Osaka and Fukuoka. Performances: 20
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    [CONCERT] Natsu da! Tour da!! Wahaha!!!

    Kanjani∞ Live Tour 2008 ∞ da yo! Zen'in Shuugou / Natsu da! Tour da!! Wahaha!!!
    (関ジャニ∞ Live Tour 2008 ∞だよ!全員集合 / 夏だ!ツアーだ!!ワッハッハー!!! )
    (Also known as "2008 Summer Tour") An extension of the previous tour, promoted the new single Wahaha. There weren't Eito Rangers either. Also, there wasn't a DVD release. Prefectures: Tokyo, Fukui, Shizuoka, Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Osaka, Mie, Kumamoto and Nagano. Performances: 30
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    [TV] Can!Jani

    Can! Jani (Can!ジャニ), TV Asahi
    49 episodes.
  • [SINGLE] Musekinin Hero

    The 9th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] Kyouka Suigetsu

    Ohkura Tadayoshi, Higashiyama Noriyuki and Matsuoka Masahiro form a temporary unit and release the single Kyouka Suigetsu, theme song for their drama Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009.

    The 3rd full album is released.
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    [CONCERT] Tour 2009 Puzzle

    (関ジャニ∞ TOUR 2009 PUZZLE) Was their fifth nationwide tour and promoted the third album, Puzzle. Marked the Eito Rangers' return. A DVD was released on September 23rd. Prefectures: Hiroshima, Sendai, Tokyo, Kumamoto, Sapporo, Oita, Fukui, Nagano, Kanazawa and Osaka. Performances: 34
  • [DVD] Puzzle Tour

    Kanjani8's 5th live DVD, Puzzle Tour 2009, is released.
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    [TV] Kanpani

    Kanpani (関パニ), TV Asahi
    25 episodes.
  • [SINGLE] Kyuu Jou Show!!

    The 10th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] GIFT ~White~

    The 11th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] GIFT ~Red~

    The 12th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] GIFT ~Green~

    The 13th single is released.
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    [CONCERT] DOME CONCERT 2009-2010

    (関ジャニ∞ DOME CONCERT 2009-2010) Concerts to celebrate the New Year, and first time Kanjani8 held their own Countdown concert (also appearing live in Johnny's Countdown on Fuji TV). They performed the GIFT singles live for the first time. Venue: Kyocera Dome Osaka Performances: 4
  • Uchi won't come back.

    In an article about the play Guys and Dolls, Johnny Kitagawa states that Uchi has been permanently removed from both Kanjani8 and NEWS, and will now focus on solo work and acting.

    Kanjani8's 6th live DVD, KANJANI∞ DOME CONCERT 2009-2010 in Kyocera Dome Osaka, is released.
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    [TV] Bouken Japan! Kanjani8 MAP

    Bouken Japan! Kanjani8 MAP (冒険JAPAN! 関ジャニ∞MAP), TV Asahi
    [Official Website]
    96 episodes.
  • [SINGLE] Wonderful World!!

    The 14th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] LIFE ~Me no mae no mukou e~

    The 15th single is released.
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    [RADIO] Subaraji

    Kanjani8 Shibutani Subaru no Subaraji
    (関ジャニ∞ 渋谷すばるのスバラジ)
    NACK5, every Saturday from 00h00 to 00h30.

    The 4th full album is released.
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    KANJANI∞ LIVE TOUR 2010→2011 8UPPERS It was their sixth national tour, promoting the fourth album, 8UPPERS. There weren't Eito Rangers but they played the Wink Killer game. Second year they performed a Countdown concert in Osaka. Prefectures: Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Ishikawa, Hiroshima, Oita, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Performances: 27
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    [TV] Kanjani no Shiwake ∞

    Kanjani no Shiwake ∞ (関ジャニの仕分け∞), TV Asahi
    [Official Website]
    35+ episodes, still airing. It's the first Kanjani8 show to air at prime time.
  • Great Tohoku Earthquake

  • [DVD] LIVE TOUR 2010→2011 8UPPERS

    Kanjani8's 7th live DVD is released. It's also the first one to be available in Blu-ray.
  • [SINGLE] T.W.L / Yellow Pansy Street

    The 16th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] My Home

    The 17th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] 365 Nichi Kazoku

    The 18th single is released.
  • [SINGLE] Tsubusa ni Koi

    The 19th single is released.
  • Nishikido Ryo withdraws from NEWS

    Nishikido Ryo formally withdraws from NEWS.

    The 5th full album is released.
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    [CONCERT] Eight x Eighter

    KANJANI∞ 5 DAI DOME TOUR EIGHT X EIGHTER 2011 – Omonnakattara Dome Suimasen
    (関ジャニ∞ 五大ドームTOUR EIGHT×EIGHTER おもんなかったらドームすいません) Kanjani8's 7th nationwide tour, promoting the 5th album, FIGHT. First time they performed in all 5 big domes in Japan. Third year holding their own Countdown concert. Venues: Sapporo Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo!Japan Dome, Tokyo Dome, Nagoya Dome, Kyocera Dome Osaka. Performances: 10
  • [DVD] Eight x Eighter

    Kanjani8's 8th live DVD, Go dai Dome Tour Eight x Eighter Omonakkatara Dome Suimasen, is released. Also available in Blu-ray.
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    Solo butai starring Maruyama Ryuhei.
  • [SINGLE] Ai Deshita.

    Kanjani8's 20th single is released.
  • [MOVIE] Eito Rangers

    On theaters!