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[155] The One Where Nakamaru Gets to Be Sho (and Kame Doesn't) 
04 06 11
Title: The One Where Nakamaru Gets to Be Sho (and Kame Doesn't)
Running Time: 58:44
Size: 26.89 MB
Download Links: MU | MF
Hosts: Peyton + Rhey

 O P E N I N G ( 0 0 : 0 0 )

          ▪ Johnny's and Hunan TV collaboration Mainland China idol group, RTA
               ▪ Musically, they have a K-pop vibe, but they definitely have the JE look.
               ▪ RTA is comprised of members of different Asian backgrounds.
               ▪ There are a Koki, Yamada, and Taguchi/Yamapi look a like in the band?

 N E W S ( 6 : 0 4 )

          ▪ Joshima/Shige in a new comedy play [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Called "6gatsu no Bitter Orange" - "June's Bitter Orange".
               ▪ Joshima stars as Shige's brother.
               ▪ Joshima's first play since 1995.
               ▪ Shige is the goody two shoes, Joshima is the failure.
               ▪ June 3rd - June 26, July 1 - July 6th.

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Domoto Tsuyoshi on Ontama [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Tsuyoshi is apparently into older women with lots of money who buy him land.
               ▪ Tsuyoshi loves curry, he wants to be in a curry CM.
               ▪ Tsuyoshi details getting the first call from Johnny.

          ▪ Arashi x Zoom In, Mar. 28 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Getting nostalgic over a relationship that's ten years and counting.
               ▪ Otsukare~~

          ▪ Music Station, Apr. 1 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
               ▪ Awesome set from Arashi! Great medley of "Lotus", "Happiness", "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi". T___T
               ▪ Aiba gets special treatment on the stairs, pretends to be a bartender--again.
               ▪ Nakamaru talks about being Sho's substitute in Arashi in rehersal!
               ▪ Kame is #foreveralone HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
               ▪ KAT-TUN performed their new song "PERFECT".
               ▪ Taguchi looks sooooooooooooo good, that haircut!
               ▪ Nakamaru stepping up! Woot!

          ▪ New Tour DVD [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ LE & RE, only difference? LE comes with 52 page special booklet.

          ▪ New Single [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Single will be titled "White"; release: May 18.
               ▪ LE includes DVD with making of and PV.
               ▪ First Press RE features White, Perfect, and another B-side.
               ▪ RE also includes a different B-side.
               ▪ Is White a tie in for a toothpaste CM (or tanning)?

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ Jin gets a twitter! [ 1 ]
               ▪ Not verified, but this is official enough as he's talking to other celebs with official twitters.
               ▪ ONOMATOPOEIA!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT
               ▪ First JE boy on twitter! GIVE US MORE!!

          ▪ Marching J [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ]
               ▪ This is basically J-Friends, but with EVERYONE in it!
               ▪ Marching J hold fundraising event to aid relief efforts.
               ▪ Charity baseball event with juniors.
               ▪ Inohara and Akanishi were not able to attend (Jin's in US, Inohara sched conflicts).
               ▪ Would be nice to see collaborative music

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N ( 4 9 : 5 8 )

          ▪ Movie segment with "Hanamizuki" moved to next week! Watch with us! :D
          ▪ This week's question, "What is your impression of SMAP's Dear Woman PV?"
               ▪ Only one anonymous listener comment. :c And then your hosts blather. :P
          ▪ Next week's question! What is your impression of Arashi's "Happiness" PV?

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
KinKi Kids' Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto single.

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04 08 11 (UTC) - Happiness PV
Let me preface this by saying that I am fairly new to the fandom (less than a year) so my opinions are SO much less formed (and informed) than they could be. I've also only listened to three episodes of this podcast total, but I am happy to have someone to fangirl with since none of my friends are into J-Pop or JE of any kind.

I'm going to be completely honest here and tell you that Arashi are what drew me into the fandom and were really my introduction to any kind of J-Pop beyond the Teen Titans theme song(which I'm fully aware totally doesn't count). This PV was the second one I saw of theirs and I can remember the first time I watched it, I ended up having this stupid looking grin all over my face when the entire time.

One of my favorite aspects of this video is that it kind of looks like the set designers and director just set up several different scenarios and just said "have at it, as long as you keep singing" and let the boys just be the dorks that they are. They're group dynamic and their interactions with one another are part of the reason why I love this group so much and the video is full of all of these little moments of "aww", and I don't even ship Ohmiya.

The song itself is seriously infectious and you can't help but to start singing along (even if you have absolutely no knowledge of the Japanese language beyond "hai" and "arigatou" like me). I love the little snippets of personality that I have come to know and love that each of them shows throughout the PV as well, like Nino's completely childish nature taking over and kicking the putting green during the golf scene and Aibaka's falling off the stool thing while pretending like he's flying. Even Sho and MatsuJun have to try to do the "I'm too cool/too mature for this" thing, but both end up being just as goofy as the other three.

There's nothing in this PV that is cinematically groundbreaking or anything, but somehow you just can't help but smile by the end of it.

Sorry, this was a whole lot longer than I expected but, thanks for reading anyway!

04 09 11 (UTC)
I enjoy Happiness. It's catchy and peppy, and it's fun to watch the boys goofing off in the background. Yes, it's annoying that the 'goofing off' has become a theme for almost every pv lately, but that's not their fault. I like that they have so many different scenarios and situations to cut to and from, and since I'm a sucker for things that repeat, I like coming back to a particular scene and see how the plot, tiny as it might be, has progressed. Finally, there's five of them, so if I'm watching Ohno in a particular frame, the next time I see it, I can watch MatsuJun and see something totally different.
Of course, the song is almost too catchy, so I'm not sure it's the sort of pv I want to watch a million times in a row, or anything.
04 10 11 (UTC)
I like the rock like feel of the intro music before it goes into the classic Arashi pop feel.

This is some random...stuff...they're doing. Fun shouting matches, mini cars, Ohmiya?

The PV definitely fits. I don't think it gets any happier than hanging out with your BFFs trying to set a record on how many games/activities you can do in one day.

I've heard the song before, but I've never seen the PV. I really liked it!

Btw, the video that is linked to has been removed for copyright. -.-"
04 11 11 (UTC)

you had to post one of my favourite Arashi PV's on the week where I couldn't get to the computer because of my best friend's funeral? between getting the news, flying home, the funeral and flying back I've had no time.


Dammit. NOT FAIR! I love that PV... I wanna comment! Its super super cute, and super goofy and Gah >.< I love it!

Can i still comment? I can't remember when the recording is....


I think I'm too late.
04 11 11 (UTC)
but its cute dammit. I've been watching it lately because it makes me feel a little happier. This PV is anti-Tear medicine. which I admit, has come in handy the last few days >.< Arashi cute WTF-ery for the win.

Happy Arashi makes everyone happy. or at least makes me happy.
04 11 11 (UTC)
DDDD: I'm so sorry dear (about your best friend's funeral). We actually already recorded yesterday. So so so sorry! Hope everything will be okay. ♥
04 11 11 (UTC)
Thanks... I figured as much *sighs* . And I suppose everything will be in time. It helps to not be at home, because she was also my neighbor *shrugs* but thanks again.
04 13 11 (UTC)
Kanjani8 was on Ontama during their 8UPPERS promotion
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