The One Where Yamada IS Sexy ZoneRunning Time:
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Melissa and Rhey
O P E N I N G
▪ Where in the World is Ishibashi? (Part 2) [ 1 ]
▪ Tunnels to host a special music show.
▪ March 21 from 7-11:03pm on Fuji TV
▪ 15 years of footage from various Fuji TV music shows
▪ Will include footage from Domoto Kyoudai and Johnny's Countdown as well as FNS Kayousai and Hey!x3
▪ Doesn't Japanese TV have enough special music shows already?!?
▪ Hopefully they'll have enough time to go through all the footage without rushing
(Maybe Nakai will make a surprise appearance)
N E W S ( M A R C H 3 - 9 )
▪ Another/last Marching J event [ 1 ]
▪ Held on March 11 at Tokyo Dome
▪ Funds will go to needy families (no more pandas!!)
▪ Johnny's has decided to pay for the pandas with their own money
▪ FINALLY they've gotten the message and seen the light!!
▪ But this begs the question... why are they even still spending money on getting pandas?
▪ Hikaru joins Kusanagi's drama cast [ 1 ]
▪ Hikaru's name is listed on the drama site
▪ Role in drama is unknown but speculation that he will be a medical student
▪ YAY! Hikaru gets to stretch his acting chops!!
▪ Will he follow the recent young JE-boy trend and be a 'delinquent' medical student? XD
▪ Oricon Charts [ 1, 2 ]
▪ Yamapi's 'Ai, Texas' sells 126 000 copies to end up at #1
▪ TOKIO's 'Haneda Kuukou no Kiseki/KIBOU' ends up #5 with just under 26 000 copies sold
▪ Tsuyoshi on Kurobara, Feb. 19 and Mar. 4 [ 1 ]
▪ Neither of the hosts saw it but, based on the teasers, they think it's worth watching
▪ Teaser 1: 'In which Tsuyoshi thinks women are better cheaters and warns about the dangers of alcohol'.
▪ Teaser 2: 'In which Tsuyoshi talks about marriage and children and teaches Nakai-sempai how to be a gentleman'
▪ Wild at Heart single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
▪ PV was very fun to watch but general consensus that was not best Arashi PV ever
▪ One wonders specifically where Nino, Aiba and Sho's hands and legs were in the cramped room
▪ Did they pull off the 70s part right or is Melissa just imagining things?
▪ Melissa 'pulls a Peyton' and points out how this PV is combination of past PVs
▪ Sho should be banned from wearing cropped pants (Aiba can wear whatever he wants <3)
Thank goodness MatsuJun is wearing pants XD
▪ Wild at Heart is the best song on the single
▪ Coupling songs were good but forgettable.
▪ How Can I Love has a dark feel while Tsuite Oide has a similar feel to Wild at Heart
▪ Heyx3, Mar. 5 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ]
▪ Performance of 'Wild at Heart' is full of fun and energy!!
▪ JunToshi pairing is cute and the dancing is fun to watch
▪ We like the kicking up of the mics
▪ Arashi look good in red and black
(no cropped pants!!)
▪ Overall, much better than the PV
▪ Interview shows footage from Sho's B-Day surprise at the concert
▪ Downtown makes fun of Jun for not wearing the policewoman costume
▪ Johnny's thinks bare legs are wrong but fishnet stockings are okay?!?
▪ Top 10 Ranking of favourite songs, some surprising results (A.Ra.Shi isn't at #1??)
▪ Hey!Say!JUMP perform 'Super Delicate'
▪ Rhey thinks Yamada should have been named Sexy Zone
▪ We momentarily forget Yamada is 19 and Rhey feels like a pedo
▪ Rhey is too distracted by Yamada to actually pay attention to the performance
▪ Music Station, March 9 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
▪ Arashi performs 'Wild at Heart' and it was AWESOME!!! (again)
▪ MatsuJun's chain comes off (twice) and Aiba messes up on the choreo (as MatsuJun points out but we can't notice where)
▪ Everyone was smiley and enjoying themselves during the performance
▪ Arashi talks about if they cook
▪ MatsuJun cooks italian (from Bambino experience) including TIRAMISU!! O_O *impressed*
▪ Aiba made Miso Shiru EXPLODE!! (and was distracted all day at work because of it)
▪ Ohno cooks beef when he goes fishing (wait, what??)
▪ Nino is skipped over (#foreveralone)
▪ Sho can't cook regardless of his current CMs; Us: 'We'll cook for you, Sho!!'
▪ Yamapi talked about what he did recently: Singing 5 hours of Karaoke with Toma including Kinki Kids song which they used to backdance forTwitter: jepcast
▪ Expectedly bad 'Ai, Texas' performance
▪ Yamapi is more dead-fish-eyes than usual
▪ Shige to be part of the 3rd night of the Blackboard drama miniseries [ 1, 2, 3 ]
▪ Set after the Touhoku earthquake
▪ Matsushita Nao will play an English teacher whose students make rumors that she's in love with the student she tutors
▪ This is very similar to 'that Miura drama' (aka. Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta)
▪ Shige will play a fellow teacher
▪ Music Fair, March 3 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
▪ Sweet, pretty performance, blah, blah... LET'S TALK ABOUT TEGOSHI'S HAIR!!!
▪ Tegoshi's hair is platinum blonde! WHAT THE HECK!!
▪ Is this a wig? No! Someone should have stopped him from doing this to his hair... >.>
▪ Japonicana Album [ 1, 2 ]
▪ 'That's What She Said': beat=good, lyrics=this song should never see light of day
▪ Who the heck let Jin release this kind of song?!?
▪ Rest of album was not as offensive and pretty good
▪ Some familiar songs, some new catchy songs
▪ Favorite songs: Aphrodisiac and Pin Dom (no, this isn't a 'Pin' love song XD)
▪ Jin sounds better live. Studio recordings don't do his voice justice
▪ Music Japan, Mar. 4 [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
▪ Jin tries to show off by saying he 'reads books' in his dressing book. Reality? It's manga.
▪ Jin seems nervous with Perfume
▪ Talks about happening at concert in US
▪ Went to meet a friend outside concert location and guard wouldn't let him back in. He had to call staff.
▪ Performance was not on point vocally. No dancing makes it very boring. (No chest to distract you XD)
▪ Was Jin deliberately hiding his ring hand?
▪ Best Hit USA, Mar. 6 [ 1 ]
▪ Show PV with Japanese subtitles
▪ The subtitles make the lyrics sound like bad pick up lines XD
▪ Did they mis-translate "supernatural plans" as "supernatural PLANES"?!? [We checked, they did XDDD]
▪ Talked about how recording in US was surprisingly the same to recording in Japan
▪ Talks about how he loves listening to Lil Wayne and he wants to do a collab with him
▪ Jin loves Lil Wayne's lyrics (does this explain the lyrics in 'That's What She Said'?)
▪ Eito Rangers Movie [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
▪ Eito Ranger skits will be turned into a movie!! YAY!!!
▪ To be released July 28, 2012
▪ Set in a fictional city in 2035 and they will be fighting against a terrorist organization
▪ Will include character side-stories
▪ Taichi Hiroshi will play 'Captain Silver'
▪ They messed with the Eito Rangers costumes!!!!! NO!!!!!
▪ What's with the new 'Captain Silver' character? Is he a mentor or something?
▪ Takaki to appear in the Johnny's Jrs./AKB48 drama [ 1 ]
▪ Takaki will play older classmate who have repeated school for two years
▪ Supposedly Takaki's character gonna be watching over them in drama and in real life?
▪ Will his character be a 'responsible delinquent' (who's just an idiot)?
▪ Takaki will make sure that the boys and girls follow the school rules in real life to 'ease fans' minds' >.>
▪ Ongaku no Chikara, Mar. 7 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ]
▪ NTV's special music program for the recovery efforts for the Tohoku earthquake.
▪ Sho hosted, and Arashi, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, TOKIO and V6 performed
▪ Part of the program was Arashi's visit to the disaster area and their mini-concert in Miyagi
▪ Arashi visited two families and the little boy gave them (AND the cameraman) candies X'D AWWWW!!!
▪ Families were brought in from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima to see the performance
▪ Arashi performed Wild at Heart, Kansha Kangeki Ame no Arashi and Happiness. REALLY good choice of songs for this type of crowd. Really impactful
▪ KAT-TUN performs Going! and Birth
▪ Going was good and Birth had some fan-service (thanks Koki <3)
▪ Kanjani8 performed Monjai Beat
▪ Not as energetic as we expect from Kanjani8 (why only one song? *tear* they couldn't take K8 at full power!!)
▪ TOKIO performed Kibou and Ambitious Japan
▪ Performances were good. New appreciation for Ambitious Japan, tho Rhey lowered her love for Kibou
▪ V6 performed WA ni Natte Odorou and Bari Bari Buddy
▪ They were joined by a bunch of little girls in funky outfits. It was cute XD
L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N
▪ Due to a lack of responses, this question will be postponed (again) til next week!
▪ Next week's question: Which is your impression of V6's Yasei no Hana PV?
Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Akanishi Jin's Seasons single.
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