The One Where A.B.C.-Z Steal Our HeartsRunning Time:
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Peyton, Melissa and Kami
O P E N I N G
▪ Yamapi's covers for 'Ai, Texas' [ 1 ]
▪ Melissa gets confused by email from Johnny's International advertising the single as 'I, Texas'
▪ Yamapi's album covers also have 'I, Texas' written on the cover
▪ Johnny's Net still labels single as 'Ai, Texas' (愛、テキサス), which is it???
▪ Is Yamapi trying to say he's a part of Texas?? He and Texas are one?? (Cue Peyton's lewd jokes)
▪ Or maybe it's just all a big typo >.>
N E W S ( J A N U A R Y 2 8 - FEBRUARY 3 )
▪ Nakai to star in spring drama, Ataru [ 1 ]
▪ First lead in a drama since Konkatsu in 2009
▪ Nakai plays Ataru, a autistic savant whose amazing memory and skills of deduction are used to solve mysteries
▪ Will broadcast on TBS, Sundays at 9pm starting in April
▪ This reminds Peyton of Monk (even though he has OCD, not autism...>.>)
▪ We wonder if Nakai will be able to pull off such a serious role
▪ Will he be dancing and singing? (We hope not)
▪ VS Arashi (Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi drama team) [ 1 ]
▪ Nakamaru and Innocchi along with drama cast are there to promote drama
▪ Nakamaru shocks us all with his amazing climbing skills XDDD
▪ .... And then negates all the kakkoii points by struggling to climb down >.>
▪ Nino blames his loss at Pinball runner on the 'boke team'
▪ Kawada makes it his job to yell out Nino's good points??
▪ Nakamaru pwns Arashi at Pinball Runner by copying Nino
▪ Nakamaru's team (including Inocchi) can't think of Nakamaru's good points
▪ Sho 'mistakenly' calls Nakamaru "Nakamura"
▪ Apparently Nakamaru got mistaken for 'Nakamura' by drama staff so it became his nickname
▪ MatsuJun plays it cool after saving the ball from almost certain death
▪ Nino gets his 'ghost' on with Kawada XD (And Peyton and Kami show how old they are :P)
▪ Inocchi and Nakamaru rabu-rabu moment was cut short by falling coins
▪ Shige on News Every, Feb. 1 [ 1 ]
▪ Koyama interviewed Shige on his book 'Pink and Grey'
▪ Koyama acts all 'newscaster-like' and gives Shige his business card XDD
▪ Shige hopes that people will become NewS fans after reading his book and discovering he's an idol
▪ Koyama is in awe at Shige's demonstration of member-ai by trying to attract new fans <3 <3
▪ Shige's book has gotten good reviews
▪ Maruyama to star in sci-fi miniseries [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Titled 'O-Parts'
▪ First role as a lead in a drama
▪ Futuristic drama where future government has time machine to send objects back into the past
▪ Terrorists have their own time machine which can send PEOPLE back into the past and try to kill important people's ancestors
▪ The government chooses five random people off the street to catch and fight the terrorists (including Maru)
▪ Why are they putting the future of their country in the hands of five random people?!?
▪ Is this Power Rangers?? But Power Rangers have powers, they don't... >.>
▪ Why didn't the government send back plans for a weapon on how to identify the terrorists (or something)?
▪ Sun Burns Down made #1 on US Billboard Hot Singles Sales [ 1 ]
▪ He got #1. Yay.... (Kami's less than excited)
▪ The US puts less emphasis on single sales than Japan so not sure this is such an accomplishment
▪ Melissa and Kami didn't even know that songs sold in singles until they entered fandom
▪ Peyton accuses Kami and Melissa of never being in a 'real CD store' where 'you can buy those things that are round' XD
▪ Peyton goes on a trip down memory lane
▪ To have concert DVD [ 1 ]
▪ Live DVD of Summary 2011 Concert in Dome
▪ Releases March 7
▪ First Press Edition comes with postcards (which Peyton is going to use as valentines <3 )
▪ Peyton reveals that is a closet Hey!Say!JUMP fan XDD
▪ Details on 3rd single/1st album [ 1, 2 ]
▪ New single to be called 'SHE! HER! HER!', release March 21
▪ LE includes one song and DVD containing PV and making
▪ RE includes single plus B-side as well as 16pg booklet and Kissing Face poster of random member
▪ Kis.my.ft2 shop edition contains B-sized poster
▪ What the heck is with the name of this song?
▪ We debate the use of pronouns and capitals
▪ The three main boys get a girl each and the rest get none? XD
▪ Album title is 'Kis-my-1st', to release March 28
▪ LE A - Album + DVD, includes member interviews, FIRE BEAT and Inori PVs
▪ YAY!! Inori PV!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
▪ LE B - Disc 1 same as LE A, Disc 2 has 7 tracks, including Endless Road, Inori, Good-bye, Thank you, FIRE BEAT, 3D Girl
▪ RE includes two bonus tracks and 24pg booklet
▪ KisuMai Shop Edition includes extras DVD and STAPLER (no joke)
▪ Just what we needed, a KisuMai stapler to staple our reports with
▪ Peyton plans to bring her students to the KisuMai side by forcing them to staple their reports with the stapler
▪ Shibuya Fan Event [ 1 ]
▪ Fans were able to buy their debut DVD from the members themselves
▪ Over 9000 fans showed up and A.B.C.-Z shook hands with all of them
▪ First time since forever that fans were able to buy CDs from group themselves
▪ No kidding. Did the members all become cashiers and handle money?!?
▪ The battle between Johnny's and AKB48 continues
▪ Za ABC ~5 Stars~ PV/Suna no Glass dance clip [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]
▪ We unanimously agree that we love this DVD
▪ Suna no Glass is a really good song
▪ DVD was good idea to showcase A.B.C.-Z's talents and personality
▪ Down-side: How do you get the songs onto your iPod?
▪ PV was shot all in one take using one camera
▪ Has a very creative, 'musical' performance-type feel
▪ 5 Stars showcases their fun side, while Suna no Glass showcases their dancing
▪ Music Station, Feb. 3 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
▪ Performed ~5 Stars~ (Peyton: "It was AWESOME!!" XDD)
▪ Tsukada does a flip in front of Tamori (to the shock of the fellow artists)
▪ Performance was very similar to PV, shot all with one crane camera
▪ Blew us all away with its energy <33333
▪ Music Station's stage is too small >.<
▪ Za ABC ~5 Stars~ has tempted us to become more than casual fans XD
▪ Ousama no Brunch, Jan. 28 [ 1 ]
▪ Showcase their acrobatic abilities in the show's conference room
▪ Each member has their own strengths: Hashimoto - Singer; Tsukada - Acrobat; Goseki - Choreo; Kawai - Making short skits; Totsuka - Writing lyrics
▪ Kawai does an AWESOME impression of Kimura when he's dancing
▪ Hissatsu Shigotonin 2012 [ 1 ]
▪ Special drama to air Feb 19 at 9pm on TV Asahi
▪ Higashiyama and Matsuoka are joined by Tanaka Koki
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ We got busy and posted late, so next week's question is the same.
▪ 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
Tackey and Tsubasa's Heartful Voice single.
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