Because he seems like the "Don" of Johnny's
- 当時人気絶頂のアイドルだった中森明菜が近藤真彦の自宅で手首切るレベルだからMasahiko Kondo was on a level where Akina Nakamori in her prime as an idol slashed her wrist at his home
- トシちゃんの方が凄かったToshi-chan was more amazing
- 男性ソロアイドルでミリオン売ったのはマッチだけじゃね？But isn't Matchy the only solo male idol who has ever sold over a million?
- 真島昌利と交流ある時点でアイドルとしては勝ちなのではないでしょうか私は平成生まれなのでよくわかりませんがねThe fact that he was acquainted with Masatoshi Mashima already made him a winner as an idol.
I really don't get it though since I was born in the Heisei era.
- うまいこと年を重ねてる感じがするI feel that he's aging well
- ハイティーンブギなんて神がかってたよ曲も達郎だし"High Teen Boogie" was godly.
The song was even composed by Tatsuro (Yamashita)
- 子供の頃、初めて行ったコンサートは地元に来たマッチだったなThe first concert I ever watched as a kid was when Matchy came to town
- 映画とかよく出てたけど今みると臭すぎて恥ずかしくなるHe used to be in movies a lot, but watching them again now kinda makes me feel embarrassed
- ビートたけしをタケちゃんって呼んでたHe used to refer to Beat Takeshi as Take-chan
- 母親の遺骨が盗まれるくらいの人気He was so popular, even his mother's ashes were stolen
- 紅白で松田聖子と郷ひろみのカップルで歌ったときマッチと明菜がバックダンサーやっていたWhen Seiko Matsuda and Hiromi Gou sang as a couple at the Kouhaku, Matchy and Akina were the backing dancers.
- 美空ひばりに面と向かっておばさんって呼べるくらい凄かったHe was amazing enough to call Hibari Misora an "obasan" right in her face.
- カメリハで仮歌の人と勘違いしてオバさんって言ったんだよまさか大御所がカメリハ全力で歌うと思わなかったとHe said "obasan" to her during the dress rehearsal, thinking that she was the stand-in singer.
And the Don probably never imagined that he'd have to sing with everything he got during the dress rehearsal.
- やっぱりそれぐらいの図太い神経してないとアイドルには向いてないのかねぇI don't think someone is suited as an idol if he or she doesn't have nerves of steel like that
- 薬師丸ひろ子をカ●タレにしてたんだっけHiroko Yakushimaru was his f*ck buddy, right?
- よみうりランドとかでファンの女の子がよく失禁してたよHe made a lot of female fans wet themselves when they saw him at Yomiuri Land
- ってか今何やってんのこの人What is this guy doing right now?
- 次期社長なのかな？どちらの派閥にも属してないから丁度いいかIs he a candidate to become the next president? I think it'll be good since he's not in any of the factions.
- 実は俺もシングル買ったActually, I bought one of his singles
- 青春の手前で裏切はないぜSeishun no temae de uragiri wa nai ze
- トシちゃんがイケメンでチャラいからブサメンは硬派なマッチを応援してたToshi-chan used to be the flashy ikemen type so I rooted for the hard-liner and ugly Matchy
- ソロアイドルでミリオンてマッチ以外いるの？Are there any other solo idols who sold over a million other than Matchy?
- かーちゃんの墓荒らされる事件なかった？Wasn't there an incident where someone messed up his mother's grave?
- うんお母さんの遺骨盗まれて未解決のままじゃなかったかなYeah, his mother's ashes were stolen and it still hasn't been solved up to this day
- トシちゃんはカワイーって感じだけどマッチはデビュー当時から男の色気を放ってたToshi-chan used to look cute back then, while Matchy emitted this aura of manliness since his debut
- デビューして1～2年くらいは不良っぽさを出してたこともあって男にも人気があった例えば高校野球の選手の好きな芸能人で近藤真彦の名前がかなり挙がってたHe was popular with men 1 or 2 years since making his debut because of his delinquent-like persona.
Even the high school baseball players mentioned Masahiko Kondo's name when asked who their favorite celebrity was.
- 今で言うと赤西みたいな感じ？Was he like the Akanishi of his time?
- クラスの8割の女がマッチファンやでババ殺しの性格で当時から芸能界の王様やで田原も巻き返したんだけど現状が物語ってるで80% of my female classmates were Matchy fans.
He was a granny-killer and was the king of the showbiz world back then.
Tahara did have his time at the top but their current standing in life speaks volumes.
- スニーカーぶるーすの振りマネをした事がある男子はたぶん多いI think there were a lot of men who imitated the dance step in Sneaker Blues
- 85年ぐらいに友達の姉（当時中3）の部屋を見たことあるんだけど天井にまでいっぱいマッチとフミヤのポスターが貼ってあって怖かったなトシちゃんは居なかったかほとんど無かったI saw the room of my friend's sister back in 1985 (3rd year junior high), but I got so scared as the walls of her room up to the ceiling were filled with Matchy and Fumiya's posters. There were almost no photos of Toshi-chan there though.
- 自殺未遂騒動直前の中森明菜/難破船Akina Nakamori's Nanpasen right before her failed suicide attempt
これ見たらマッチ許せないと思うわYou won't be able to forgive Matchy after seeing this
- 中森明菜が何故マッチにはまったのか理解できないマッチもあんな会見しといてその後普通に結婚して子どもがいるなんてなーいつか天罰でも下ることがあるんだろうかI really can't understand why Akina Nakamori was so obsessed with Matchy.
Then Matchy just held that press conference, and then got married and had a kid afterwards.
I feel that karma will bite back one of these days.
- 明菜は依存心強そうだし男からしたら重くなりそうI think Akina was a bit too clingy, she might have been a bit too suffocating for men
- 人の家で手首切るヤツは擁護しょうがないThere's no point in defending someone who'd cut her wrist at other people's homes
- 手首じゃなくて肘なIt's not her wrist but her elbow.
- トシちゃんは割りと早く失速したが曲に恵まれてチャートには入ってたその後ドラマで復活してその後干されて（ryToshi-chan lost steam pretty quick.
But he was blessed with a song and was on the charts.
Then he came back in a drama afterwards, but was again frozen out.
- 明菜の件で一気に人気落ちて一線から消えたって感じだったなIt felt like he lost all his popularity because of that Akina incident and retreated from the frontlines after that
- レース云々でよくわからなくなったI lost track of him because of his obsession with racing
- 北斗晶もマッチヲタAkira Hokuto is a Matchy-wota
- 子供の頃はマッチは良い人だと思ってたけど大人になってからは田原俊彦のほうが信用できそうな人に見えるI thought Matchy was a good guy when I was small, but now that I'm an adult, Toshihiko Tahara looks like a more trustworthy guy to me.
- クラスの女子はトシちゃんで男子はマッチが好きって感じだったThe girls in class liked Toshi-chan, while the guys liked Matchy
- 諸星の方が人気凄かったと思うI think Morohoshi was more popular
- 諸星はなんで人気だったの？Why was Morohoshi popular?
- 初期の動画見れば分かるよ歌いながらのアイドルスマイルとガラスの十代とダイヤモンドハリケーンあの運動量はすごいYou'll understand it when you see his older videos.
His idol smile while singing, "Glass no Juudai", "Diamond Hurricane", and that athleticism were amazing.
- 諸星は怪我しても松葉杖つきながらベストテンとか出とたMorohoshi was on crutches once when he appeared on Best Ten
- 何かの番組で見たけど若いモデルみたいな子たちにマッチって言っても誰も知らなかったマッチだよジャニーズの近藤真彦さんって言ってもきょとんとしてた時代は流れてるんだなぁI saw on some program that none of the young models knew who Matchy was.
Even when the host said "It's Matchy, Masahiko Kondo of Johnny's", everyone just had a blank face.
Time sure has passed.
- ジャニーズのカウントダウンコンサートでマッチだけ歓声が小さいのが悲しいIt made me sad how small the cheers were for Matchy during Johnny's Countdown Live.
- 干されても這い上がってきた俊ちゃんの方が好きI prefer Toshi-chan who clawed his way back up even when he was frozen out.
- マッチは男にも人気あったからな俺小学生のころ大ファンやったしMatchy was also popular with men.
Even I was a huge fan when I was in grade school.
- 俺もマッチカットにしてたぐらいだからなあ今でももみあげどうしますか？って聞かれるふと思い出すEven someone like me imitated the Matchy hairstyle back then.
I still remember those days now whenever the stylist asks me what I want to do with my sideburns.
Shop for Masahiko (Matchy) Kondo-related items on YESASIA
Buy Johnny's Books and Magazines from YESASIA
Shop for Japanese Collectibles ON SALE!! on YESASIA