JEP CAST (Japanese Entertainment/Johnny’s Entertainment Podcast) is a podcast where four girls hilariously discuss the ins and outs of Johnny’s Jimusho (also known by fans as Johnny’s Entertainment or JE for short) which is a Japanese talent agency of male pop stars. Each episode covers a week’s worth of news from both the debuted groups (SMAP, Arashi, Hey!Say!JUMP, etc.) and Johnny’s Juniors. We also discuss and expand on fan’s opinions on certain topics–like PVs or a specific male of the Jimusho. Come join us for the latest news from your favorite talent agency!
▪ We start out the podcast like proper fangirls--FLAIL! :D ▪ Kami and Peyton flail about getting tickets to see Shingo's musical, Talking Like Singing in New York!!!! ▪ And possibility of us reviewing it? omg, gasp. ▪ really just. a;slkdfjskdjf WE'RE SEEING SHINGO UP CLOSE AND KIND OF PERSONAL.
N E W S ( 4 : 3 3 )
V6 ▪ Asia Song Festival 2009 [ 1 ▪ 2 ▪ 3 ▪ 4 ▪ 5 ▪ 6 ] ▪ We wonder why V6 ended up performing Thunderbirds and Darling--maybe they were well-received? ▪ Kami laments her lack of Sakamoto; there wasn't a lack of Inocchi though. "I mean, he kinda looks Korean." ▪ "They CGI-ed him into the shot." "They didn't even show him in the shot! So there was no point of CGing him there."
KinKi Kids ▪ Tsuyoshi on CDTV, Sept. 19 [ 1 ] ▪ "Tsuyoshi, for, you know, promoting education." "He's helping us pass our classes!"
Arashi ▪ Arashi to hijack NTV network! [ 1 ▪ 2 ▪ 3 ▪ 4 ▪ 5 ▪ 6 ] ▪ Peyton brings up Japanzone's article and their comparison of SMAP and Arashi. ▪ "As if they need any more exposure." ▪ "Five is a lucky number for Johnny, it seems." ▪ We touch on NEWS and KAT-TUN as well.
Tackey & Tsubasa ▪ Takki's 3rd Single, Hikari Hitotsu [ 1 ] ▪ PEYTON SQUEALS! We've all been kind of waiting for this single. ▪ "Third time's a charm for Takki. Definitely." ▪ "He says, 'You know, let me explain what Takki Ranger is. Takki Ranger can eat three times the amount of love and rice than anyone else.' or something like that." ▪ "Takki's an emo performer!" XD ▪ Music Station, Sept. 25 [ 1 ▪ 2 ] ▪ One of Hannya talks about how he looked like Takki when he was in high school. ▪ "I was kind of scared of Kis-My-Ft2 though. ... It [The dance movements] was so violent-looking. And it was like, they're about to come mug me." ▪ Peyton brings up Takki guesting Recomen and how he feared he'd only do jidaigekis.
NEWS/Kanjani8 ▪ Ryo on Ousama no Brunch, Sept 19 [ 1 ▪ 2 ▪ 3 ] ▪ Ryo just--well, it's Ryo doing a solo appearance. You all know how those tend to go. XD ▪ Rhey complains about how repetitive these interviews are--Takki/Ryo didn't have dinner! Again! ▪ "What the hell? Takki, be a sempai!"
Kanjani8 ▪ Yokoyama and Maruyama on Spice TV Doumo Kininaru, Sept. 21 [ 1 ] ▪ "That's kind of the image of Yoko's mom that we have from Yoko." ▪ Maruyama gets confused for Yoko, and the girls run off from embarrassment when Maru corrects them. Maru then yells at Yoko for the mistake in the middle of Recomen recording. lol
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N ( 3 7 : 4 1 )
▪ Last week's question: Which JE boy is most likely to remain single FOREVER? ▪ Listener responses from heiresskaorim and ceylon_miko. ▪ Your hosts talk about Higashiyama, Matsujun, Takki and Tegoshi! ▪ Next next week's question: What is your impression/opinion/thoughts on KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki?
C L O S I N G ( 5 1 : 4 4 )
▪ ~Curry no corocha, curry corocha~ [ 1 ] ▪ "It's sexy, it's smoky. But it's also really feminizing of his face." "But he looks hot." "But he's hot. Whatev." ▪ We'll see you guys in two weeks!