New to Keyakizaka? Too many videos here and you don’t know where to start? Here are some suggestions.
Guide written by SaitoWinterStar & Aya-chan
Tokuyama Daigoro wo Dare ga Koroshita ka? is Keyakizaka’s first drama from 2016 starring all Kanji members and Nagahama Neru (Hiragana). It is recommended for new fans to watch this drama (also available subbed on Amazon Prime) as it only consists of 12 episodes with a duration of 25 minutes each, which makes it easy to binge watch in a day or two.
It might not be the best choice to get to know the members in their natural habitat, but it has humor, good production values, and a good storyline with likeable characters. And who knows, someone might still end up catching your interest! *The title translates to Who killed Tokuyama Daigoro?
Re:Mind is the first drama exclusively featuring all of the Hiragana 1st Generation members. Composed of 12 episodes of 25 minutes each (plus an extra 13th episode called Re:Wind), it's a mystery drama, much like Tokuyama Daigoro, but has an even darker tone. It is however a closed-room mystery and might, as such, might not be everyone's cup of tea, with a relatively slow-paced story and lack of action.
Re:Mind is still a great way to get familiarized with the Hiragana member's faces, has a compelling story full of plot twists, and gives the chance to some of the members to shine with their acting skills.
Keyakitte, Kakenai? is Keyakizaka's first variety show. It started airing before their debut, so that we could learn about the members beforehand. It is a 25-minutes show, airing every Sunday on TV Tokyo at 24:35-25:05 JST. The show is still on-going at the moment, with more than a hundred episodes. It is recommended you watch all the episodes in order, especially if you are a new fan. But you can find some highlights below, were you to choose to skip some.
A special segment in Keyakitte Kakenai (usually at the end of the epsisode) where the member who have birthday in that month, tell the history of their life.
Some of us might love the melody or instrumentation of the Keyakizaka songs, but do you know the meaning of the lyrics? You can find all the Keyakizaka Music Videos, and even some tracks that originally have no MV, with english subtitles to help you understand the lyrics on KeyaVids. Some of them are deep, dark, borderline emo, while others are beautiful and inspiring. But whatever you choose to listen to, there's a big chance you will love Keyakizaka even more once you understand them.
Here are some other videos that are particularly notable: