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[075] The One Where Murakami Releases A Solo Single 
08 27 09
仁 → three past four in the morning
Title: The One Where Murakami Releases A Solo Single
Running Time: 1:21:11
Size: 37.10 MB.
Download Links: MU | MF
Hosts: Peyton and Kami.

Streaming Audio


 O P E N I N G ( 0 : 3 0 )


               ▪ Why V6 is the next JE group to be doing an Asia tour courtesy of j_linker444

 N E W S ( 4 : 4 2)


     SMAP
          ▪ Utaban appearance [ 1 ]
               ▪ That balloon game they played was. The. Best. Game. Ever.
               ▪ Haruna Ai entwines herself to Kimura like a stripper to a pole.
               ▪ Che Hon Man bursts balloons with Ikko's head. "It was awesome."
               ▪ Shingo feels the pressure when placed in the same team as Nakai and Kimura... hmm?
               ▪ Sotto Kyutto perf was the most awkward ever. Painful!
               ▪ Smap is like, KAT-TUN x 10, except they came before, and more awk...? What?

     TOKIO
          ▪ Single & PVs [ 12 ]
               ▪ Taiyou to Sabaku no Bara PV is blaaand. Same thing over and over again.
               ▪ Subekikoto PV, on the other hand, in black & white and mobster!Tokio was awesome.
               ▪ The entire point of the game is to decide who gets to clean up the mess, lol.
               ▪ Salaryman spies? Do Tokio PV ever relate to their songs...?
               ▪ Overall, not too strong of a single. :x
          ▪ Ousama no Brunch appearance [ 1 ]
               ▪ Tokio seeks to encourage salarymen. With a ~manly song~

     V6
          ▪ Coming Century/20th Century Con DVD [ 1 ]
               ▪ ...this one's a loaded dvd package thingy...

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Con DVD [ 123 ]
               ▪ Four DVDs! two different versions! dome con, documentay, countdown live and more. Oh man that's a lot.
               ▪ Be prepared to drop the big bucks if you really want this...

     ARASHI
          ▪ All The Best! 1999-2009 Album [ 12345]
               ▪ 5x10...it's cute? (yeah whatever I really don't care too much)
               ▪ The hidden track is creepy...crazed out techo mashup thing...ew.
          ▪ Ohno on Gurunai [ 1 ]
               ▪ Ohno in a samurai outfit playing games...
               ▪ Taichi's Arashi envy is still at large.

     ARASHI | Hey!Say!Jump
          ▪ Yamada and Chinen on VS Arashi [ 123456 ]
               ▪ Arashi cannot aim (on purpose). They know how to make a TV show.
               ▪ Chinen's faith in Ohno is unwavering. ♥
               ▪ Chinen thinks Nino is a creeper and there is blatant Ohmiya~

     KANJANI 8
          ▪ Puzzle Con DVD [ 1 ]
               ▪ Hina's CM details revealed!! (SOLO SINGLE?!?!)
               ▪ "I will buy this DVD if only for this dokkiri!...It's got everything...a fan would want to see."

     KANJANI 8 | Nakayama Yuma w/ B.I. Shadow
          ▪ Yoko to guest on Koishite Akuma [ 123 ]
               ▪ Yoko is a vampire. Does he dazzle you? Frequently?

     KAT-TUN
          ▪ Jin collabs with Crystal Kay [ 123 ]
               ▪ They're releasing a duet titled "Helpless Night" on her upcoming best of album.

 D R A M A T A L K ( 0 : 4 4 : 3 9 )


          ▪ Hanayome to Papa, 1-4
               ▪ This drama "is like, a family-romance-comedy...three genres smushed into one!"
               ▪ Oppressive dad? No, just protective.
               ▪ "The core of this drama is the father-daughter romance" OH MY GOD NO PLEASE "relationship" is what she meant.
               ▪ Peyton-sensei summarises the first four episodes.
               ▪ Ishihara and Taguchi together are just "a bundle of cute"!
               ▪ "He's eating her weiner!"
               ▪ Taguchi's ability to overact fits really well with this type of drama.
               ▪ "Really what we're trying to say is that Junno works really well with comedies."
               ▪ Ishihara in ths is adorable, flaliling, stumbling, stuttering, trying to grow. ♥
               ▪ She is also very dynamic. *_*
               ▪ Aiko is the girl who hasn't grown up yet, in a bubble she can't get out of.
               ▪ No boyfriends~ curfew at seven~ OH MAN, HOW RELATABLE IS THIS.
               ▪ Aiko's relationship with her father is heavily reliant on him being a widower, and she an only child.
               ▪ Comparison and contrast between Hanayome to Papa and Yasuko to Kenji.
               ▪ Aiko is totally uke.
          ▪ for next week, we're watching Hanayome to Papa, 5-8!


 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N ( 1 : 1 2 : 0 2 )


          ▪ This week's question: What is your impression of Nakayama Yuma w/ B.I. Shadow's Nakayama Yuma?
               ▪ Responses from ssm_kiyumi and ceylon_miko, soarhighcole.
               ▪ Consensus: watch him act, fall in love. Easy formula.
               ▪ There's something distinctly sharp about his face. HORSEFACE!!
               ▪ He very convincingly plays this emo kid vampire thing. And IRL is all about Yama-chan popping his pimples. Lovely.
          ▪ Next week's question: Who makes the most improved idol? Who has improved the most since their debut to now.

      YAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEYTON!


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TOKIO - Taiyou to Sabaku no Bara
Limited Edition A :: cdjapan / yesasia
Limited Edition B :: cdjapan / yesasia
Regular Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia
20th Century/Coming Century - Live Tour 2009 DVD
Limited Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia
Regular Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia

KinKi Kids - KinKi you DVD
Limited Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia
Regular Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia
Arashi - All The Best! 1999-2009

Limited Edition
:: cdjapan / yesasia
Regular Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia

Kanjani8 - Tour 2009 Puzzle Show
Dokkiri Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia
Documentary Edition :: cdjapan / yesasia

Comments 
08 28 09 (UTC)
Anonymous
Some thoughts as a SMAP fan...

About Nakai and Kimura, there have been rumors going on for years that they don't get along, but really, they do get along perfectly fine.

It's just that, for the past 15 years or so, SMAP fans always get overly excited whenever the 2tops (nickname for the pair amongst fans) have the slightest interaction with each other. Even Taka-san knows of SMAP fans' love for the 2tops, which is why he mentioned about fans hoping to see the two in the same team for the games. Nakai and Kimura probably realized this a long time ago and felt embarrassed about it, which is perhaps why they're sometimes awkward around each other on screen.

But they're really not on bad terms, in fact I thought this episode of Tokuban showed how much they actually understand and are in sync with each other. Notice the many times they hit Bando Eiji together at random moments -- Kimura would catch Nakai's eye, creep behind Bando-san, and they'd both whack him together in perfect timing. Perfect partners in crime? ;)
08 29 09 (UTC)
THANKS TOO FOR CONSIDERING! :)
Maybe I'll be around to listen now and then.
75th episode? 25 more for live recording??
I'll be joining again! --v6vanguard :p

My answer to the question of the week: Hadaka-san; no more thoughts. Its very much self-explanatory. ^^
09 02 09 (UTC)
Okay, so I didn't much care for the 5X10, but it has definately grown on me. I like it now. And the bonus song (called "Attack It!") is AWESOME. T_T It's not techno. It's totally pumping and a song that revs me up. IF I were a choreographer, I'd have fun thinking up choreography for this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp_7UMKS8F4

Most improved idol: Sho Sakurai. He doesn't beat off rabid fans with his umbrella anymore. XD j/k. Totally kidding, Sho fans!! *hides*
09 02 09 (UTC)
I don't know that many yet, but I think that Okamoto Keito probably improved a lot since he first debuted. If you look at clips from the time of the debut, he seemed like a very quiet, awkward kind of kid. Now, two years later, he's pretty comfortable around the camera and seems to have much more confidence when he's dancing or on the stage. He apparently finally has a solo song now, and now we can hear what his voice sounds like and it isn't bad at all.
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