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[179] The One Where Sexy Zone are Actual BOYS 
10 08 11
Title: The One Where Sexy Zone are Actual BOYS
Running Time: 1:10:58
Size: 32.4 MB
Download Links: MU | MF
Hosts: Peyton/Kamika

 O P E N I N G

          ▪ Jin/Jason Derulo's song will be Test Drive.
               ▪ This song is basically an innuendo within innuendo within innuendo. Or you know, just filthy.
               ▪ Quite frankly, this kind of song is perfect for U.S. radios--sounds exactly like the kind of music they already play.
               ▪ We talk a little about Japanese radio vs. U.S. radio.
               ▪ Peyton clears something up for all you Peyton/Kami shippers who don't exist except in Kami's mind lol

 N E W S ( S E P T E M B E R  2 4 - 3 0 )

          ▪ Mitani Koki working on drama special with Suteki na Kanashibara movie cast [ 1 ]
               ▪ This drama special will air a week after the movie Suteki na Kanashibara premieres.
               ▪ The plot sounds a little like Mitani's other movie Uchoten Hotel.

          ▪ Kusanagi to be in another movie, Anata e [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Kusanagi and Sato Koichi will be ikameshi merchants that the main chara meets along the way~
               ▪ Tsuyoshi's getting really recognized for his acting skills--Peyton said it first, and apparently Japan listened!

          ▪ Tokyo Drama Awards [ 1 ]
               ▪ Nino's drama Freeter Ie wo Kau wins both Best Series Drama and Best Actor, while Tsuyoshi's 99-nen no Ai ~Japanese Americans~ gets Best Single Drama.
               ▪ Peyton talks about her connection to Tsuyoshi's drama and how it made her bawl like a baby.
               ▪ The politics as displayed in this drama special was kind of ~interesting~.

          ▪ Coming Soon Hey!Say!JUMP and ~SMAP Peking Live no Uragawa ni Sennyu~, Sept. 26 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Peyton screams, Fabulous.
               ▪ Did the Japanese songs sound a little better in Chinese?
               ▪ Lin Chi Ling!!!!! LIN CHI LING!!!!!! LIN CHI LING!!!!!! So adorable.
               ▪ Oh right, Hey!Say!JUMP were on the show--and look, they cleared up our age question from...last week? I REALLY THINK THEY'RE LISTENING TO US. no, not really.
               ▪ HSJ have actually played their instruments in concert, but it's the first time they've done it for a single.

          ▪ Kisumai to be regulars in Nakai's new variety show [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ A show about rumors. Kis-My-Ft2 will be going out on locations "using their bodies." lolol
               ▪ Peyton talks a bit about SMAP's history. There is a reason!

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ K Album [ 1 ]
               ▪ The LE will have all 31 PVs on it!!!!!!
               ▪ K stands for kioku, Memory! :DDDDD Peyton figures it out right on the air, lol.
               ▪ ...We bash on Family yet again. XDDDD Because we need a refresher on hating on this song.

          ▪ Matsujun to be main MC for variety show [ 1 ]
               ▪ People are going to judge acts, say how much they'd pay to watch it... and then actually pay?!?!?! What is this.
               ▪ Is this Japan's version of *so-and-so* Got Talent shows?

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ HSJ gets #1, selling over 200k.

     Johnny's Jrs.
          ▪ A.B.C.-Z first concert in Yoyogi [ 1 ]
               ▪ First concert is on Nov. 6! Two shows~

          ▪ Playzone 2011 DVD [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ DVD to be released Nov. 2nd. Includes interviews, backstage, etc.

     Sexy Zone ?!?!!??!?!?!?!
          ▪ Debut!! ?!?!?!?!?!?! [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]
               ▪ New unit is for Volleyball support; five members, ages ranging from 17 to 11.
               ▪ Debut song is also Sexy Zone. >.>
               ▪ omg, they're BOYS?! XY is highlighted.
               ▪ Peyton gets a little pedo over Nakajima Kento--where is Rhey when we need her?!
               ▪ A news article compares Nakajima to Ryo in that he'll be in two groups? What's going to happen with B.I.Shadow?
               ▪ We wonder when Yu Marius started the Jimusho if he's debuting at eleven.
               ▪ No really, we could go on forever and ever talking about this.

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N

          ▪ What are your thoughts on KinKi Kids' Jounetsu PV?
               ▪ Listener responses from x5yn4k4x, filmi_girl, and efftheineffable.
          ▪ Next week's question: What are your thoughts on NEWS' Sayaendou PV? yeah, this was kind of coincidental timing. if you all know what i mean.

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
KAT-TUN's Run For You album.

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10 08 11 (UTC)
It seems fitting that I would watch this PV on a Saturday morning since it is so cute. As for the big news (no pun intended) I'll take a wait and see approach.

Since I'm still pimping for a Toma (real) debut can he join News?
10 09 11 (UTC) - Rachael here
Oh NEWS......my heart hurts of them. I can't hate either Yamapi or Ryo, but I can't bring myself to support them. :( At least not immediately.

As far as Sayaendou goes, it was one of the first NEWS songs I started to listen to when I got into the fandom. The PV is cute in it's own right, but I agree with the comment from a few episodes back that it was thrown together with concert footage and cute cartoon drawings and therefore is rather cheap.
10 09 11 (UTC)
WHAT IS WITH JE MEMBERS LEAVING?!?! Of course Ryutaro has to get suspended for smoking because that under-age illegal activities thing is super taboo. But did Jin have to make leaving for a solo career a popular trend? SO NOT COOL. I am not the biggest NEWS fan (I like their music, just haven't gotten into the fandom much from time issues etc) but from what I have gathered over the years they are the ones with the heavy member-ai (as opposed to say KAT-TUN). So while Jin leaving broke my heart a bit, Yamapi and Ryo leaving broke my heart and mind a bit because it was kind of obvious Jin was going to leave. Unless in my hiatus from the JE fandom NEWS has been not doing well? I guess it's good Ryo is still in K8 but...was this something fans could have foresaw happening?

NEWS' Sayaendou.
...wait, this is a real PV? It me of some kind of fan vid. Con footage + anime NEWS + some weird skull border = I really didn't think Johnny's was THAT cheap. I really thought this was fan make until the solo person with their anime version split screen part came.(Also, how come all the Kpop pvs on YT are nice and HD but Jpop one's aren't?) This is a really cute song. All fun and islandy and dancy. I keep expecting the singing to suddenly turn into complete Spanish though. The little chibi NEWS cartoon pirate thingy is super adorable! Now I think I'll go dance to this.
10 09 11 (UTC)
Sayaendou is one of my favorite NEWS songs. I loved it when I heard it in the 7th One Piece movie, even before I knew it was a NEWS song (this was even before I knew what JE even was!) The PV is adorable and completely captures my fangirl heart. there is nothing better then when two fandoms collide. I love seeing the members animated as pirates. If they upped the animation and created a better storyline (similar to what Arashi did with Believe) then I could have lived without the concert footage. But asking for a higher budget PV is too much, I know. I think it's still a great PV for a very fun song.

I'm going to miss you, NEWS
10 11 11 (UTC) - Sorry, this is an epic comment...
GREAT discussion on SeXY Zone, you guys!! This is why JEP-Cast is a must-listen for me.

I've been on an HSJ kick the last few days - I'm not sure what spurred it - but I have to say that part of their growing popularity has to come from a really solid and steady collection of singles. Especially the last three - Arigatou, Over, and Magic Power - which don't have a single weak track on them. I'm really curious to see how things go for HSJ, if the jumbo-sized group can be maintained without fracturing like NEWS.

I hope they can transition from "cute" to "manly" over the next few years but we'll just have to see how it goes.

The instruments are a great addition, too, how cool is all that drumming on "Beat Line"? Right? It separates them out from the other younger groups. I really, really like the beat-driven pop thing they have going on.

Not that every group has to have a gimmick like roller skates (ILU KISUMAI) but having that consistent "sound" is really important - so listeners know that this is what an HSJ song is going to provide you and they get an audience outside the hard core fangirls.

Maybe Yamapi and Ryo leaving NEWS is a chance for NEWS to reinvent their own voice - Yamapi had always been very independent musically anyways, so now they have a chance to really boil down to the essential essence of 4nin NEWS... I just hope they don't biff it with a mediocre single because that really would spell the end for them.
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