|Song by SixTONES|
|from the album NAVIGATOR|
|Songwriter(s)||ma-saya, TAKUYA HARADA|
"JAPONICA STYLE" is a song by SixTONES. On November 11, 2018 a music video of it produced by Takizawa Hideaki was released into the official Johnny's Jr. YouTube channel. It was a first music video for SixTONES.
The song was first performed on the 2017 production of the musical play Shōnen Tachi ~Born Tomorrow~ as their new original song and has been performed in concerts as one of their own original songs. The music video was the first official video produced by Takizawa Hideaki as part of the YouTube Artist Promo Campaign (YouTube Emerging Artists Campaign). The MV uses choreography that was not performed in concerts up to then, but instead was a new one created for the MV incorporating Japanese elements in a fast tempo.
When Takizawa Hideaki first listened to the song he came up with the image of flower petals and as such it was used liberally within the music video.
The costumes and styling were fully provided by women's fashion magazine CanCam (of Shogakukan) with the behind the scenes of the video shooting reported in their January 2019 edition of the magazine, released on November 22, 2018.
On November 23 a fixed camera version of SixTONES' JAPONICA STYLE dance rehearsal video entitled "Dance Video: JAPONICA STYLE (dance ver.)" was uploaded into the official Johnny's Jr. YouTube channel.
On August 9, 2019 the English version of the song was released.
On that same month the music video reached more than 10 million views on YouTube.
On July 22, 2020 after debuted, released 2nd single NAVIGATOR, included this song.
- "Hideaki Takizawa produced MV of "JAPONICA STYLE" of SixTONES". Real Sound. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
- SixTONES - JAPONICA STYLE English Ver. (Lyric Video) (YouTube). ジャニーズJr.チャンネル. 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
- "the music video of "JAPONICA STYLE" of SixTONES reached more than 10 million views on YouTube". 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
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