Are Sexy Zone a real band? Where can I listen to their music? What kind of ridiculous name is 'Sexy Zone' anyway?! So since I was/kind of still am a pretty big fan of Sexy Zone, I thought I'd put together a little guide that answers these questions and more.
Who Are Sexy Zone?
Sexy Zone is a 5-member Japanese boyband that debuted in 2011 with the self-titled single, "Sexy Zone". They are part of Johnny's Entertainment; a Japanese agency that is famous for producing boybands. According to the agency's CEO, Johnny Kitagawa the group's name came from "Michael Jackson's sexiness" (you can see a bit of Michael Jackson influence in a lot of their earlier songs such as "Lady Diamond" and "IF YOU WANNA DANCE") and the members were chosen based on the concept of "the sexiness of men". They are currently the youngest group to ever debut from Johnny's Entertainment. The youngest member, Marius was only 11-years-old at the time of their debut.
Known for being the jokester and picking on the other members, particuraly Marius. Like Kento, he studied at Keio University while working as a member of Sexy Zone. Arguably the most talented singer in the group and often sings live during concerts even when the other members don't.
Where Can I Buy Their Music/Watch Their Videos etc.?
That's the bad news. The agency that Sexy Zone are a part of - Johnny's Entertainment - are notirious for making their artist's content a bit difficult to access for viewers outside of Japan. That's why it's such a big surprise for fans that their collaboration with Fuller House even happened in the first place. Some fans are speculating that Sexy Zone's apperance on the show was the first step in the agency's plan to finally start opening up to the overseas market but only time will tell.
As for right now, you sometimes can find videos on YouTube but they will likely be removed for copyright eventually so enjoy them while you can. Their music isn't on iTunes or anything like that so if you want to buy their songs you will have to buy the CDs from Japan
If you have any more questions feel free to comment below. And yes, we know; Sexy Zone is a weird name, it's creepy that they were called Sexy Zone when the members were so young at the time of their debut etc. Most of us had those same reactions, haha. But anyway, I hope this was helpful and Sexy Thank You (yes, that's a thing we actually say) for reading!
*Just a note, I refer to the members the Japanese way (surname first) aside from Marius because he has a foreign name. So for example, for Kento his surname is Nakajima and his given name is Kento.