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[111] The One Where Nakamaru Has No Star Presence 
05 23 10
omgcp - jack
Before we give you the episode, I just want to apologize for how late this is. We had a bit of real life circumstances for all the hosts really. So yes, I apologize for the delay. You can expect the next episode (already recorded) within the next few days. ♥ With that, enjoy this one.

Title: The One Where Nakamaru Has No Star Presence
Running Time: 1:10:57
Size: 32.48 MB
Download Links: MU | MF
Hosts: All Three Hosts!

 O P E N I N G ( 0 : 3 0 )


     ▪ UTB clip shows dancers audition for the You&Jin concert [ 1 ]
               ▪ It is sad that Kami's favorite part is the host dancing. XD
               ▪ Questions from fans: conduct (uchiwa and penlights), clothing...
               ▪ "Wear whatever you want. Just don't come naked." "Jin might like that, depending."
               ▪ omg, Jin was behind the camera. lol
               ▪ (Peyton pimps the Fanime Con and the JE panel!)

 N E W S ( 6 : 0 7 )


     Sempai/Kanjani8
          ▪ Higashiyama and Ohkura in a medical drama [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Higashiyama has no interest in women.
               ▪ Does this sound like a conjunction of HOUSE and MONK?
               ▪This is totally a reuinion of Yasuko to Kenji + Hissatsu Shigotonin.
               ▪ ...Ohkura is a nurse. LOL.
     SMAP
          ▪ New tour and album [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ It's been two years since their last tour.
               ▪ 10.24 mil audience estimated for this tour; setting new records in JE history.
               ▪ ...Peyton on her SMAP love spree...
               ▪ Nakai just wants people to love him for singing a ballad but since he can't he dances. Aww.
          ▪ Kimura's Tsuki no Koibito reaches 22.4% ratings [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Would a Kimura drama settle for less? NO.
               ▪ Peyton pimps Gift, another Kimura and Shinohara drama.
     SMAP/Johnny's Jrs.
          ▪ 100 Juniors to be on SMAPxSMAP [ 1 ]
               ▪ The kids range from those who've been juniors for a long time to those who just joined LAST WEEK.
               ▪ Gathered for the dream of becoming the future SMAP...
               ▪ BI Shadow/ BOYS are noted as juniors? So...no debut?
               ▪ SMAP members will properly and honestly answer all the kiddies' questions.
     Arashi
          ▪ Gantz to be screened in Singapore [ 1, 2 ]
          ▪ Remake Inquiries and distribution countries for Gantz [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ 13 countries want distribution rights (eg, US, UK, AUS, FRA, GER, etc)
               ▪ The movie will be screened in Singapore.
               ▪ US and UK are asking for remake rights. Do you think this is a good idea?
     KAT-TUN
          ▪ Going! PV [ 1 ]
          ▪ Going! Making of [ 1 ]
          ▪ Going! single [ 1 ]
               ▪ THIS PV LOOKS SO NEAT!
               ▪ Why is Koki a sitting duck?! Let him do karate!!
               ▪ Taguchi gets to skateboard even though he doesn't, but Koki can't do Karate even though he does irl?
               ▪ This is like KAT-TUN's Teppen, but with a better budget. Less fun though. No water.
               ▪ We like the dancing on the circular thing with the technological panels.
               ▪ Could the choreography work as a line dance?
               ▪ There should have been more sports scenes.
               ▪ This PV and the making-of is kind of lacking. :(
               ▪ They had to create a segment just so they could make it more interesting. -_-
               ▪ WHY DIDN'T THEY DO THE USUAL IMPROMPTU DRAMA THING
               ▪ THIS SINGLE SUCKS (or not)
               ▪ Peyton gives the single a bit of a more positive spin even in the middle of Kami and Rhey bashing. XD
               ▪ Rhey wished that the single would've done better because Jin's not here. Small talk on sales.
          ▪ The Music Hour, May 11 [ 1, 1 ]
               ▪ Show looks like a merge of Music Station and HEY HEY HEY.
               ▪ Nakai makes fun of Koki's rapping gerstures.
               ▪ Tamaki Koji thinks Kame looks so manly~
               ▪ It was more exciting to see Utaban revamped than KAT-TUN's appearance.
               ▪ (Cannot wait to see ARASHI on this show!!!)
          ▪ Music Station, May 14 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Wtf kind of "special medley" is this recycled material?!
               ▪ Everyone complains about Nakamaru being too awkward.
               ▪ Nakamaru has no star presence.
               ▪ Koki: "wow, now you have even Tamori coaching you on how to be an idol!"
               ▪ KAT-TUN will be on again next week. Joy.
     Johnny's Jrs.
          ▪ A.B.C-Z held a solo concert May 11 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ ...Did we know this was gonna happen?
               ▪ Something caused Mori to cancel her show, so the Juniors are now substituting.
               ▪ What was Uchi doing? Performing the role of Mori Mitsuko..?

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N ( 5 9 : 1 3 )


          ▪ This week's question: What is your impression of NEWS' Masuda Takahisa?
               ▪ Listener responses from melodyprower11, merkad, mitsubachi_san.
               ▪ Massu is summed up to a few things: voice, clothing, food
               ▪ Rhey would like to keep Massu on a PG-level, thnx.
               ▪ "Massu is a ball..........of cute."
          ▪ Next week's question: What is your impression of SMAP's Freebird PV?

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Kondo Masahiko's Zanbara single.




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Comments 
05 25 10 (UTC) - I hope that rotating platform thingy makes it way to my room soon
Is it horrible that I didn't realize Jin wasn't in the pv until there was like a minute left? Yeah, I thought so xD Sorry, I kinda fade in and out of the jpop fandom.

On SMAP's Freebird: Well, not even 10 seconds in I was immediately reminded of Arashi's Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi pv. In the beginning at least. I like really like the song. Even though the pv is simple it's very relaxing and the members look like their having a good time in it.
05 25 10 (UTC) - Is MY Bias Too Loud?
Anonymous
Well, atleast Peyton finally pointed out that Rhey and Kami are a bit NewS-biased. I love you guys but it's nice to hear KT-TUN being defended once in awhile.

I'm a newer fan since I pretty much binged on KAT-TUN for the last few months. I was actually proud that they managed to dance in-sync for the PV but that still doesn't mean I like it. I actually prefer Fall Down despite it sounding like 3 songs mashed together. It's sort of the the hot mess I expect from KAT-TUN. Going tends to remind me of Hey!Say!JUMP!. Ick.

And since I'm not used to seeing SMAP as a musical group (more used to their acting/hosting), the Freebird PV was kind of surprising. It's filmed like a family vacation and it's really cute how they all seem to be enjoying themselves.
06 06 10 (UTC)
About the jr./ SmapxSmap episode, which I though was awesome, since the juniors only interact with HSJ instead of their other seniors. Which I think should change......
Next year September is my prediction for another Johnny's group because it follow the pattern of volley ball groups. I know that Johnny is VERY unpredictable, but what are your ideas for his group regarding members or how many.
I know this is a weird place to bring it up since I never commented before, but I would like to here other people's opinion since it has been bugging me.
05 13 19 (UTC)
All the links for this episode are dead, sadly.
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