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[#41] The One Where Rhey is Our First Response 
12 15 08
silliness!
After a week off to collect ourselves in the madness of our lives, the ladies of jep_cast are back bringing you a jam-packed week of JE NEWS and drama chat! :Dv Recorded on December 14th, 2008, we hope this episode can satisfy you for the week that we missed! :)

The One Where Rhey is Our First Response
Running Time: 1:35:52
Size: 43.8 MB
Download Links: MU | MF
Hosts: Jennie, Peyton, Kamika, and Rhey (Jennie leaves after introduction)

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Show Notes:
Introduction
  ▪ "I told you guys you'd laugh~!"
  ▪ Forced laughter, abused by the holidays, drowning in finals. o.o

JE NEWS (3:42)

Shounentai/TOKIO/Kanjani8
  ■ New temporary unit, Shigotonin (Higashiyama, Matsuoka, Ohkura) singing Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 theme song 1234
    ▪ Rhey goes rabid!flail!anime fan on us. :Dv
    ▪ Peyton babbles about the cool of three "generations" of Johnny's boys coming together.
    ▪ "But they already have swords." "...that was just wrong."

SMAP
  ■ super.modern.artistic.performance Tour DVD
    ▪ Dude, it's releasing in two days and we're just talking about it NOW?! o.O
    ▪ Peyton questions the actual existence of the DVD and Rhey insists on getting SMAP in your life. XD

SMAP/TOKIO
  ■ Nakai on 5LDK, November 27th
    ▪ We demand more love between TOKIO and Nakai, dammit! :C
    ▪ "He entered Johnny's the year I was BORN you guys. I'm TWENTY-THREE." XDDDD
    ▪ Matsuoka and Nagase were adorably incapable as chibi juniors. ♥
    ▪ Nakai is jealous of Sakurai's position and even the senpai acknowledges the era of Arashi. XDDD

KinKi Kids
  ■ New single, "Yakusoku" 12
    ▪ Peyton hopes they'll perform the new single in their upcoming concerts! \:D/

Arashi
  ■ Ohno in a winter drama, Uta no Oniisan 12345
    ▪ Ohno is having flashbacks to his junior days?! XD
    ▪ This was the final JE drama for winter 2009 to be announced and the biggest surprise of them all! :O
    ▪ Ohno's first comedic role like EVER. :O We have faith he'll pull it off! :Dv

  ■ Yatterman News Clip, December 5th
  ■ New single, "Believe" 12
    ▪ "I would like them to stop singing theme songs." :|
    ▪ "No one else stands a chance, right, Rhey?" "Not if Arashi is involved."

Arashi/NEWS/Kanjani8Toda Erika
  ■ Ousama no Brunch, December 13th
    ▪ "This is kind of spoilerish, you guys. If you haven't seen Ryuusei no Kizuna, you might want to watch out for this. This means, if Jennie is listening to this, don't listen to this part." ;D
    ▪ Toda Erika in pink vinyl warms Ryo's do-M heart. XD
    ▪ Ryo's birthday vs. Arashi's debut anniversary. Which is more important to Nino?

Takki&Tsubasa
  ■ Details for Takki's "Ai Kakumei" single
    ▪ Collaboration with YamaPi, Murakami and Yokoyama for one of the b-sides!! \:D/
    ▪ Peyton tangents into a story about Hina borrowing stealing money from Yokoyama on air on Recommen. XD

  ■ Tsubasa's Solo Tour

Kanjani8
  ■ Murakami co-hosting new TV show with Shimada Shinsuke, Omoide Auction
    ▪ First Koyama, now Hina gets to train with one of the best MCs in Japan! :Dv

KAT-TUN
  ■ "White X'mas" single 123
  ■ "White X'mas" full PV
    ▪ "...ahh, I don't have time to listen to this crap. Thank god there is not b-side." XDD
    ▪ "It is like the best limited edition single I've ever seen in my life."
    ▪ "Boring people in Boring!ville." "Rhey! You need to just mute yourself for the KAT-TUN stuff."
    ▪ Rhey is totally convinced that Nakamaru's present was a Playstation 3. XD
    ▪ "...he said 'unhappy', in English." "I was about to say. Because people can't say 'unhappy' in other languages too."
    ▪ The grand finale of the factory!drama that has extended over four PV making ofs?! *gasp*

  ■ HEY!HEY!HEY!, December 1st 123
  ■ Move! Ikemen Juku, December 1st 12
  ■ Utaban, December 4th 123
  ■ Music Station, December 5th 12
  ■ Ousama no Brunch, December 5th (KAT-TUN and promotion for Nakamaru's RESCUE) 123
    ▪ Utaban: sumo, flutes up people's noses, and an intense game of achi muite hoi.
    ▪ Music Station: "Big deal, the set was different. That didn't make the song any less boring."
    ▪ HEY!HEY!HEY!: Jin seeks to protect his already tarnished reputation? o.O
    ▪ Jin says he was Darth Vader for Halloween, Rhey begs to differ. :PP
    ▪ "He's wearing a cross necklace. I hardly doubt Darth Vader was wearing a cross necklace." XD

Johnny's Juniors
  ■ Morimoto Shintarou in a Movie
    ▪ "Have you seen his face? He's like this little innocent piece of chubbiness."

  ■ Ikuta Toma with Eita and Ishihara Satomi in new drama, Voice 1234
    ▪ TOMA THE PLAYBOY! \:D/
    ▪ "Toma's gonna like Eita?" "Why not? I would totally be down for that."

Multiple Groups
  ■ List of Oricon Top Singles/Albums of 2008 123456
    ▪ The era of Arashi continues with Arashi taking positions one and two for top selling singles of the year.
    ▪ Kanjani8 barely misses the top ten with their best selling single ever with "Musekinin Hero"!
    ▪ "How about you just tell us if there's one JE group that's not on the list?" (There are two groups who don't make the list ;_;)

  ■ FNS 2008
    ▪ We didn't have time to discuss this, but please check it out for yourself! :Dv

DRAMA TALK (56:59)
  ■ Satomi Hakkenden
    ▪ Utter surprise. WE ALL LOVED THIS DRAMA SPECIAL LIKE WHOA. ♥
    ▪ Peyton is that kind of person who watches the end of a drama first if she really likes it. XD
    ▪ The multiple levels of incest between Hamaji and Shino, let Rhey explain them all. ;)
    ▪ "Rhey, you are not going to like Ryuusei no Kizuna." XDDD
    ▪ Kami and Peyton try to talk Rhey down from her logistics!obsessed!ledge. *giggle*
    ▪ "Yamada Yuu's special power was that she looked like a woman."
    ▪ Despite our love for this drama special, we all angst over the representation of women. :|
    ▪ Discussion on how perhaps an anime might've approached this drama, leading into a comparison of Satomi Hakkenden to the anime, Fushigi Yuugi.
    ▪ "It was an act of weirdness." "Or as Kami would say, it's an act of curiosity." XDDD
    ▪ Kami hardcore fangirls Daisuke. "DAISUKE, DAISUKI!"
    ▪ Hamaji =/= hanaji (nose bleed) XD
    ▪ Peyton flails for Kanno Miho and gets everyone else to agree. :Dv
    ▪ Next week, we'll be taking a break from dramas to do a special segment - Crash Course in the awesome JE super!unit, J-FRIENDS! (you can check out their singles, pvs, and performances here! (locked link))

LETTER SEGMENT (1:20:50)
  ■ This week's question - What is your favorite released JE single and why??
    ▪ Popular responses for NEWS' singles, "weeeek" (answers from Jennifer, kaychung, Rhey, and Kami) and "Hoshi o Mezashite" (quiraikotsu, eska1306, aralana, and Peyton).
    ▪ Other responses choose KAT-TUN's "Don't U Ever Stop" (Peyton), KAT-TUN's "White X'mas" and Arashi's "Truth/Kaze no Mukuo e" (ayuzak), Hey!Say!JUMP's "Ultra Music Power" (white_remus), and 20th Century's "Ore Ja Nakya, Kimi Ja Nakya" (lockability).
    ▪ Next week's question is "What is your impression of Kimura Takuya?" You've got to at least know SOMETHING about the legendary Kimutaku! ;)
    ▪ WHY IS KIMURA TAKUYA A ZOMBIE?! o.O


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Comments 
12 15 08 (UTC)
You can updates this now. :D Streaming is officially up! :D
12 15 08 (UTC)
Oh, I have missed JEP Cast!! ♥ *runs off to listen*
12 16 08 (UTC)
Yay that was a great episode! I loved the drama talk, and the drama that went with it, though I was annoyed at what's-her-face who only seemed to get kidnapped all the time. Shoon was adorable! He should act more. :) As for the question, my impression of Kimura Takuya is basically that he is The Ultimate, Best, Coolest, Most Popular and So On of All JE Guys Ever. You know. To sum it up in as few words as possible. :P Anyways yes I'm looking forward to the special segment in the next episode~ Yay~
12 16 08 (UTC)
KAMI SAID MY ':3' WAS CUTE! That makes me very happy *shot* And I meant 4 songs, I forgot about Akai Hana...it's my least favorite though I will sit through it too because it's not a bad song.

Oh and about your question. I do not really know anything about Kimura Takuya and I have never seen a drama he was in. I know everyone flails over him...I just haven't come across him I guess? I'd love to know why everthing adores him though.



Edited at 2008-12-16 01:55 am (UTC)
12 17 08 (UTC)
Anonymous
Don't use the nickname, he hates it. ;D
12 18 08 (UTC)
Kimura Takuya = Son of God; Theres not much more to it.
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