The One Where Melissa Is Too Innocent For Koki's SoloRunning Time:
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Peyton, Melissa and Rhey*Note: The MegaUpload links to episodes are currently dead because of the MegaUpload site being shut down. As another option, we've provided a link to the JepCast.com site where you can stream the episode.
O P E N I N G
▪ Latest SMAP CMs [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Softbank's SMAP CMs vs Au's Arashi CMs
▪ Arashi has been dropped as Au's main personality
▪ Softbank's SMAP CMs were more innovative and amusing
▪ Arashi's recent CMs have gone from "fun" Arashi to "cool" Arashi
▪ Au's Arashi CMs have gotten less innovative and fun over time
▪ Arashi's image has less versatility
▪ Can't see Arashi in cosplay in a CM unlike SMAP as flight attendants XD
▪ Links back to talk about dramas: Don't blame the idol if your CM fails cuz the concept sucks
N E W S ( JANUARY 14 - 20 )
▪ SMAPxSMAP, Jan. 09, Jan. 16 [ 1 ]
▪ ROUND TABLE OF GORGEOUS! *___*
▪ Free for all frank drama talk~
▪ Tsuyoshi was seriously in love with Takeuchi Yuuko and Hirosue Ryoko. like SERIOUSLY.
▪ Tsuyoshi has some weird hospital/illness-type fetish thing.
▪ A director got so mad at Kimura once, he said actually said "we don't need Johnny's acting here."
▪ Tsuyoshi makes Shingo EIGHT HOURS late for drama filming cuz he's swimming.
▪ Takeuchi Yuuko's acted with four out of five SMAP members. Won't fall in love knowing the ending.
▪ These actors and actresses are X-MEN!! MUTANT POWER: PERFECT CRYING TECHNIQUE.
▪ Yamapi's into Death Note?? Which character does he want to play??
▪ Nakai has a fantasy cast for Crows Zero.
▪ If Shingo could steal a role, he'd take Suzuki Fuku's role in Yokai Ningen Bem.
▪ Goro is the Master of Social Ettiquette. Shisshou!
▪ (Mukai knows Goro is gay)
▪ Kimura doesn't do sequels. Yamapi wants to do lots!
▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
▪ Kawatta Katachi no Ishi, 32nd consequitive #1, extended world record!
▪ Title track was written by Akimoto...that AKB one.
▪ NYC/Nakayama Yuma are still charting, #5~!
▪ Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikatta gets official Youtube channel [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Weird..? But a good sign..
▪ Will feature talks between Maeda and an Announcer about behind the scenes stuff.
▪ Could be JE's chance to pick up on AKB version of Idoling.
▪ Tracklist for Chain Album [ 1 ]
▪ Lead Track: Lock On -- making of + PV in LE.
▪ Each member gets a solo!
Pussy Cat. Make Me Wet. Tanaka Koki, going there again.
▪ Maybe Koki only writes songs about Making Someone Wet when he's in a relationship...
▪ Everyone else's solo sounds like what they've done before (maybe not Ueda).
▪ Music Station, Jan. 20 [ 1 ]
▪ Random much? Why were they here?
▪ Knock knock, who's there? We're Sexy Zone... (punch line..?)
▪ At least the lyrics to this song are simple and nothing to do with being ~sexy.
▪ THOSE DAMN ROSES. Had to ruin the semi good parts with Sexy Zone.
▪ Music Station's List of Best Selling Artists of All Time [ 1 ]
▪ SMAP tops the group chart. Kinki is #2, Arashi #4, #10 Hikaru Genji #11, V6 #12, KAT-TUN #16.
▪ Arashi will likely overtake Kinki soon...possibly even SMAP at some point.
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ What are your predictions for 2012?
▪ Listener comments from x5yn4k4x, ichigosky, filmi_girl
▪ Audio comment from makoto_no_mori (YAY!! XD)
▪ Rhey, Peyton and Melissa make their predictions
▪ Next week's question: What JE song would you like to see covered by another JE group?
Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Kanjani8's Fight album.
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