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Enka singer Jero debuts in "Fire" CM

The Enka world’s rising star and first black singer, Jero (26), will make his debut in Kirin Beverage’s canned coffee CM “cafe zero Kirin Fire” on 21 May 08. 

Jero’s February 20th single Miyuki U (marine snow) will drop on June 25 as the last song cover of the artist’s first album release. It seems that the Enka world is continuing down the path to add someone fresh and different to Japan’s original soul.

I am glad to see the young brotha step into the world of enka. I only wish that my man would sport suits, Haori Hakama (kimono), or even a Jimbei when on the stage. Having done TV myself for a few years in Japan, I guess that the “hip hop” image is part of the act. Hmm! I wonder what his Japanese grandmother thinks about that? At any rate, I wish him the best of luck and much success.  Jero! Jero! Jero! Gambareeee!

Click the link to watch the video (peep the into beats!):



  1. Miki C Miki C May 9, 2008

    I love this kid! I hope he gets many more endorsements and has a long career as a singer! 🙂 I really don’t mind his hip-hop clothes…to much. I just hope that he doesn’t get looked at as a big joke because of it!

  2. zurui zurui May 9, 2008

    Hi Miki,

    Thanks for the reply. I also hope that Jero has a loooooooong and successful career. I only wish that I could have met him when I lived in Tokyo since I am friends with Sabu-chan’s sons.

    I did a monomane (parody) of Sabu-chan while in his dressing room but I would love for Jero to sing one of his Sabu-chan’s songs in front of the Godfather of Enka.

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