The One Where Jin's Chained to the WorldRunning Time:
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Melissa and KamiNOTE:
I am so sorry for the delay on this episode. We got awfully busy this week. D: Letter segment, by default, will be carried into next week.
O P E N I N G
▪ JPopAsia International Music Awards 2011 results [ 1 ]
▪ The majority of the awards went to KAT-TUN/Jin/Kame. Bias much?
N E W S ( J A N U A R Y 2 1 - 2 7 )
▪ Kusanagi appointed as official supporter for Japan Pavilion at International Expo [ 1 ]
▪ And why was Kusanagi chosen? Oh, wait, it's in South Korea. Never mind. >.>
▪ Theme of the expo is "ocean and coast." Japan wants to help people be less frightened by the ocean, especially after the tsunami.
▪ SMAP to perform and Nakai to host at live concert for anniversary of Touhoku earthquake [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Theme of the 6-hour show is to use the power of music to deliver a message to the areas affected by the earthquake.
▪ Airs the day before the anniversay of the Touhoku earthquake, March 10th.
▪ Sitting through 6 hours can't be as hard as watching all of 24 hour TV? lol
▪ SMAP at Dragon TV Shanghai New Year's broadcast [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
▪ This was for Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year.
▪ SMAP introduced themselves in Chinese! Melissa gets super excited because she's been learning a bit of Chinese~
▪ Hosts fight over Kimura's red bag!
▪ Antics with the tea kettle. Except with Goro, who's just boring. XD
▪ Ichiban Song Show, Jan. 25 [ 1 ]
▪ Music Station, Jan. 27 [ 1, 2 ]
▪ TOKIO performs their new song, the theme to Matsuoka's drama.
▪ Melissa has a difficult. time. explaining. this. song.
▪ Live DVD #1 on Oricon DVD ranking [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Live DVD sold 52k+ copies sold getting #1.
▪ Screencaps of the extras became a hot topic among female netizens. INCLUDING KAMIKA. :D ♥♥
▪ (for all who want to see sakamoto with the marilyn monroe impersonator. and zorro.)
▪ Tsuyoshi's live concert to be released in theatres [ 1 ]
▪ Solo live concert at Heian shrine filmed in September, limited released Feb 24 - March 11.
▪ Comparisons to the Glee movie and the Justin Bieber/Jonas Brothers.
▪ Is this really going to be that interesting? Tsuyoshi's music is the most mellow that we can think of?
▪ New single, 'Wild at Heart' [ 1 ]
▪ ohmygod i'm so shocked they are doing this.
not at all, ohmygod so predictable.
▪ Sakurai to star in SP drama 'Blackboard' [ 1, 2, 3 ]
▪ TBS mini-series that has 3 eps that will air 3 consecutive nights in April.
▪ Because of Arashi/AKB48's schedule, instead of filming on location, they created a set that cost millions of yen.
▪ WHY COULDN'T THEY JUST HAVE NOT HAD THEM FILM TOGETHER? o.o
▪ A little talk about Sho's hair--because important topic, ofc lol
▪ NazoDi announces SP [ 1 ]
▪ To air on March 27, 2012.
▪ To take place in Okinawa and Sho's character is to be in a romance?!?! (exactly like that)
▪ Will this drama special actually wrap things up? (i think it probably won't, but melissa wants to be optimistic.)
▪ Talk about the different types of drama specials. And hope that it won't be a crap recap sp.
▪ Nino to star in movie [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Based on Higashino Keigo's novel, Platinum Data.
▪ Nino plays a scientist who becomes accused of murder, ending up on the run.
▪ Movie promises to have action scenes, to the level of a Hollywood movie.
▪ At least now Nino will actually be busy, not faking being busy. XD
▪ Aiba on Morning Bird, Jan. 26 [ 1 ]
▪ Hatori is hosting a corner titled "A Boys" which he interviewed Aiba for.
▪ Instead of promotion, it became more of "Arashi and Aiba's secrets" talk.
▪ Hatori is super close to Aiba's family, even meeting his grandparents.
▪ Details about 'Ai, Texas' single [ 1, 2 ]
▪ To be released Feb. 29, five different versions, holy shit.
▪ There will be a making of for the Ai, Texas PV! :D
▪ 'Sun Burns Down' single, PV and making of [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
▪ The remixes are all longer than the original. o.o
▪ The song is awesome, better than Test Drive?
▪ Is this a little low quality, or just us? Or just my tiny screen?
▪ We try to break down the plot of this PV. Except it's kind of hard. o.o
▪ But OHMYGOD, WE SEE JIN. SEE JIN'S FACE. WHAT.
▪ Jin's English is improving! Slowly but steadily. ♥
▪ Ahahaha, what were they doing in the dance practice if there wasn't really much there? XD
▪ 'Sun Burns Down' tops iTunes Dance Charts (already) [ 1, 2 ]
▪ On the day of release, Sun Burns Down takes #1 in the Dance charts, #13 in Top Albums charts.
▪ 'Sun Burns Down' Fan Video Contest [ 1, 2, 3 ]
▪ Contest is only for U.S./Canada residents; chance to win VIP concert tickets, meet-and-greet with Jin, flight and hotel provide.
▪ Make a fan video with Sun Burns Down, whether it be singing, dancing, animation, etc. Judges choose top 5, fans then choose ultimate winner.
▪ Concert starts Jan. 24-Feb. 12, fan voting is between Feb. 14-20, winner announced Feb. 21.
▪ Japonica covers and tracklists [ 1 ]
▪ 3 different editions, with the two limited edition having a few bonus tracks.
▪ Some interesting songs on this tracklist, like "That's What She Said."
▪ Excited for the songs from Jin's concerts that will have nice, clean versions. *_________________*
▪ Announces single, album and nationwide tour [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Single/album to be released in the spring.
▪ Tour to start April 1st and to last until June 2012, has currently 7 different locations.
▪ 26th Japan Gold Disc Awards results [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Based on actual CD/DVD sales.
▪ Kis-My-Ft2 wins new artist of the year! And in best 5 new artists.
▪ Arashi also wins in best 5 albums and 2 in best music DVDs.
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ What JE song would you like to see covered by another JE group?
▪ Response from boxberg!
▪ And of course, from your hosts~ Who have ridiculous choices which we hope you have fun with.
▪ Next week's question: Which JE boy would make the best use of social media? And how? (be creative!)
Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Kanjani8's FIGHT album.
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