Hi everyone! I'm so excited Johnny's are offering online concerts this year so anyone can watch it. You don't need a fan club membership, just $$$. Here's a guide on how to buy tickets online.
The instructions and screenshots are a mix of when I actually bought tickets with my fan club membership, and when I started buying tickets without a membership but didn't actually purchase them, so I might've gotten some things mixed up or the order wrong. Please let me know if I've made any mistakes.
Step 1: Test that the online video player works for you
I've tested it on Firefox and Chrome and both work for me.
Step 2: Sign up for a Johnny's Net Online account (go to Step 3 if you already have an account)
[How to sign up]https://online.johnnys-net.jp/s/jno/member/add?ima=3205
This is different to a Johnny's Fan Club account and different to a Johnny's Web account.
Register for a new account:
If you already have an account for Johnny's Net Online, Johnny's Online Store, Johnny's Island Store Online, or Arashi Exhibition Journey, you can skip this step and go straight to Step 3 (buying tickets).
Otherwise, scroll down and create a new account. Enter your email address, agree to the terms and conditions, and click the sign up button.
Page after entering email address:
You'll be taken to this page which says an email will be sent to you.
This is the email which was immediately sent to me. You have 24 hours to verify your email address. If you don't verify it within 24 hours, you'll have to register for an account again.
Click the blue link and you'll be taken to the sign up page.
Sign up page:
Enter your password (minimum 8 characters), name (お名前 - you can write it in English), then name again (お名前（フリガナ）- must be in katakana).
- I highly recommend you create a password that you'll never use anywhere else, because this website's cybersecurity is awful
- Make sure you enter your family name in the first box, and your given name in the second box
- Not sure what your name is in katakana? You can use google translate to convert it for you - it worked perfectly for me. Or you can find people with the same name as you on Wikipedia, change the language to Japanese, and copy the katakana
Sign up information summary:
Please note it will show your password in plain text, so you probably don't want to to do this in public.
If you want to edit any of your information, click the white Go Back button, otherwise click the blue Sign Up button.
Step 3: Buy tickets
You can see a list of online concerts here, under Schedule. Pick the concert you want to watch.
After clicking the artist [I chose Sexy Zone], scroll down until you see these tickets. Pick which time and which type of ticket you want. There are 3 types of tickets each with different prices. For Sexy Zone it costs 4300 yen if you are a Sexy Zone Fan Club member, 4800 yen if you are a member of any other Johnny's Fan Club, and 5300 yen for everyone else.
- If you have a fan club membership, click the 4300 yen or 4800 yen option and you'll be taken to the normal JFC login page - enter your details and login, then click the blue button, and you'll be taken to your shopping cart
- If you don't have any fan club membership, pick the 5300 yen option, and you'll be taken straight to your shopping cart
Tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
[Machine translation of T&Cs]Machine translation of the terms and conditions:
If you want to buy tickets for any other concerts/times, click the white View Other Concerts button. Go through the same process - select the artist, then the time and type of ticket, and then you'll be taken back to this shopping cart.
Otherwise, click the blue Next button.
If you're not already logged in, log in with your Johnny's Net Online account.
You'll be taken to the Payment page. There are 2 ways to pay - through card (I used both a Mastercard debit card and a Visa debit card and they both worked) or through another way, e.g. paying at a convenience store or though Pay-easy. I've never done those before so I have no idea how they work.
Thanks to flylikearocket for sharing this comment:
Further to your post, the online video player tester also works in Safari browser (I've tried it for both Macbook & iPad).
Also, they accept American Express cashback credit card too :D In case someone might find that useful.
Enter your card details - we've all done this before - and click Next.
You'll be taken to the final page which shows you a summary of your order. Click the blue button to finalise your purchase.
This page just says thanks for your order. You should immediately receive an email with your order details. Click the blue button to return to the Johnny's Net Online home page.
Email with order details:
[Machine translation of email]Machine translation of email:
To view your tickets, log into Johnny's Net Online, click the blue hamburger menu icon in the top right corner, then click "My Page". You should be able to see all the tickets you've bought.
To watch the concert all you need to do is click on the ticket on the actual day. At the moment since it's not yet October 30th when I clicked the SZ concert ticket I got taken to a page with the following message.