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[204] The One Where Kis-My-Ft2's Coming! 
04 06 12
Title: The One Where Kis-My-Ft2's Coming!
Running Time: 1:21:56
Size:  37.51 MB
Download Links: MF | Streaming
Hosts: Melissa and Rhey


 O P E N I N G


          ▪ Results of the 2012 February ‘TV Celebrity Image Survey’ [ 1 ]
               ▪ Arashi and SMAP only JE on this poll
               ▪ Poll is held twice a year and is used to decide casting for dramas and commercials, etc
               ▪ Poll takes into account reputation, awareness, popularity
               ▪ Kimura is #37, 36.8%
               ▪ Aiba is #15, 41.4%
               ▪ Aiba has a better image on TV than KimuTaku??!?
               ▪ Aiba has more versatility for advertising and a cleaner reputation (less scandal than Kimura)
               ▪ (Just wait, we'll discover that Aiba has 6 wives hidden somewhere... >.>)
               ▪ Sakurai is #22, 39.8%
               ▪ Sakurai is a little less relatable because he's genius boy?
               ▪ Ohno is #32, 37.5%
               ▪ Ohno is on TV a lot, and yet we don't feel like he's on TV a lot ("Fishing Leader")
               ▪ Nino is #42, 34.9%
               ▪ MatsuJun didn't make it onto the list?!?! (Or, at least, the Top 50)
               ▪ Out of Arashi, wouldn't Jun be on the top? Or in the Top 50, at least?

          ▪ LJ Exclusive: BREAKING NEWS!! JEPCast Girls to have their own debut under J&A!
               ▪ We just found out and wanted to share with you guys!! XDD
               ▪ The hosts have been contacted by Johnny and are to have their own debut!! XDD
               ▪ Kami, Rhey, Peyton and Melissa will debut as the 'Amerigirls' (even though Melissa isn't American :P)
               ▪ Debut single's tentative title is "Oh my boys"
               ▪ Song is all about unrequited love (for our JE boys XD)
               ▪ Debut tentatively scheduled for next year
               ▪ YAY!! We're to be affiliated!! XDD For how this will affect the podcast, go here.

 N E W S ( M A R C H  2 4 - 3 0 )


     SMAP
          ▪ To have new single [ 1 ]
               ▪ Titled "Sakasama no Sora" and to be released April 25th.
               ▪ Will be theme song for NHK drama Ume-chan Sensei.
               ▪ B-side titled "Keep My Love"
               ▪ LE includes PV+Making-of DVD.
               ▪ CDs come with B2-size posters.
               ▪ It’s a song called ‘Upside-down Sky’ to cheer on women with a PV of them indoors in suits?
               ▪ Huh?

     SMAP/Kis-My-Ft2
          ▪ Tamamori joins Nakai's drama cast [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Tamamori plays a med school student and Kuriyama’s younger brother.
               ▪ His role will be to explain Ataru's savant syndrome.
               ▪ 17 JE BOYS IN DRAMAS THIS SEASON?! JE TAKEOVER!

     Arashi
          ▪ To have new single and live DVD [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Face Down single scheduled for May 9th release. (Update: To be theme song for Ohno’s drama)
               ▪ Song expresses the agony of facing the other self inside of you, who you really are.
               ▪ LE will include CD with Face Down, and untitled track. Plus DVD with PV.
               ▪ RE will include Face Down and different untitled track.
               ▪ ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World DVD to be released on May 23rd.
               ▪ LE will include 48 page booklet and 80 mins of special footage.
               ▪ DVD will include footage of Kokuritsu con from 9/3/11. ARASHI DURING AN ARASHI!
               ▪ Girls, start saving money now!!

     Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Secret Event with fans [ 1 ]
               ▪ On White Day (3/14)
               ▪ 100 lucky fans found tickets in single of Ai, Texas.
               ▪ Went on a bus tour around JE and Warner music buildings to a western-themed restaurant.
               ▪ Yamapi and his choreographer taught fans the Ai, Texas dance.
               ▪ Yamapi talked about his departure from NEWS, US holiday, played bingo with fans, took pics.
               ▪ Will Yamapi ever stop bringing up the issue of his departure?
               ▪ How can fans forget about it if you keep on bringing it up??
               ▪ Fans were so lucky! Wish we could have switched places with one of the fans.
               ▪ We hope another artist does a similar fan event.
          ▪ To have a new radio show [ 1 ]
               ▪ Will be titled Yamashita Tomohisa Cross Space
               ▪ Will air on Friday nights, 11.30 - 11.55, starting 4/6.
               ▪ Show will focus on revealing new faces of Yamapi and his guests through their interactions.
               ▪ IS Yamapi charismatic enough to pull this off? Will he be boring? :x
               ▪ Yamapi has never really hosted anything before…
               ▪ Yamapi was fun on Shonen Club but his gags were all visual.
               ▪ Is Johnny trying to use this as a way to improve Yamapi’s charisma on variety shows? (We hope so)

     Kanjani8/Kis-My-Ft2
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Kis-my-ft2 topped singles chart with SHE!HER!HER! at 193,000 copies.
               ▪ Third consecutive #1 single since debut.
               ▪ Kanjani8’s "KANJANI∞ GO-DAI DOME TOUR EIGHTxEIGHTER Omonnakattara Dome Suimasen" sold 44,000 copies.
               ▪ Highest-selling male artist in the first week in Blu-Ray Disc history.
               ▪ Also topped list for overall DVD sales with DVD+Blu-ray sales of 204,000 copies.

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ Jin's concerts in Japan cancelled and made to pay costs [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ As punishment for not informing Johnny about his wedding beforehand, Johnny is cancelling Akanishi’s Japan concerts.
               ▪ Also, supposedly, Akanishi is being made to pay the cancellation costs himself.
               ▪ The concert (5 city, 7 domes) was never officially announced before its cancellation but the venues were booked.
               ▪ Announced in official circles, it appears this isn’t a rumour.
               ▪ However there is speculation that these actions are all for show so Johnny shows he’s in control.
               ▪ At least Johnny didn’t cancel his American tour!
               ▪ But, does this mean Johnny is temporarily suspending his activities in Japan? :x
               ▪ Where will Jin go from here?

     Kis-My-Ft2
          ▪ Held secret event in Osaka [ 1 ]
               ▪ Announced on the radio 30 minutes beforehand on March 21
               ▪ 10,000 (!) fans showed up and stood along the Dotonbori canal
               ▪ Sang “SHE!HER!HER!” and “Everybody Go” on top of a boat on the canal
               ▪ Also did famous Glico man’s pose (like sign) promoting Glico which makes the gum for their recent CM XD

          ▪ Coming Soon, March 26 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Promoting new album, Kis-My-1st
               ▪ Nakai: This is your time.
               ▪ Kis-my-ft2 went back to their home towns and found random ppl coming up to them saying they knew them.
               ▪ Senga received an email from someone giving their new address even though he never exchanged email addresses with this person.
               ▪ Talked about Secret Event. Apparently they found out the DAY BEFORE about this event.
               ▪ Apparently Johnny doesn’t only tell his talents about their DEBUTS a day before, he also plans his events that way.
               ▪ Kitayama was on the ocean (?) when he found out.
               ▪ Couldn’t JE let them know beforehand?!
               ▪ Makes you respect JE boys more knowing this.
               ▪ 5 out of 7 still live at home. Their parents even cook meals, do their laundry and wait up for them. Awww!! XD
               ▪ Performance was of Everybody Go. Was good but not special.
               ▪ Why not perform newer song from album?

          ▪ Music Japan, March 25 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Performed SHE!HER!HER! and joined in cooking corner (again).
               ▪ Cooking corner focused on cooking with herbs.
               ▪ Some would be sitting eating and then rest standing in back.
               ▪ Cutest part was when the front ones started sharing their food with the ones in the back.
               ▪ AWWW!! They’re a family. They’re sharing their food together XD

          ▪ Kis-My-1st album and DVD stuff [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ CD 1: New songs, CD: old songs, DVD was history, PVs (Inori and Fire Beat) and makings
               ▪ Inori PV didn’t do the song justice. Sitting, boring, looking like dead fish.
               ▪ Favourite part was when they focus on Kitayama and Fujigaya when they clench their fists. Real emotion. Kyun.
               ▪ Fujigaya owns the couch. Like a boss.
               ▪ Fire Beat PV was cool… CG fire and effects. But not as good as when in concert.
               ▪ Very KAT-TUN feel with this PV. A lot of dancing.
               ▪ PV Making was fun and cute. Two PVs were shot one after the other.
               ▪ History portion on DVD has them talking about debut and their history, plus footage from the concert when their debut was announced.
               ▪ Album was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
               ▪ Has a super KAT-TUN vibe to it (debut-KAT-TUN)
               ▪ ‘Love meee’ has a current-Jin feel.
               ▪ ‘Take me’ sounds like you can almost hear Kame and Koki’s voices.
               ▪ Sound switches between rock, contemporary, ballads and typical JE fare.
               ▪ ‘Girl is mine’, ‘Catch & Go!!’, ‘Love meee’ are our favourite songs.
               ▪ Watch out Arashi! Melissa might make Kis-My-Ft2 her ichiban!
               ▪ From Disc 2 (old songs) to Disc 1 (new songs), you can definitely see the difference in their old and new sound.

     Sexy Zone
          ▪ Shori to run in Hawaii marathon [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Shori will be participating in 10k marathon in Hawaii.
               ▪ Other members will go to Hawaii as the ‘cheer group’…
               ▪ Okay? Yay? How are these decisions even made??
               ▪ Is Johnny trying to develop his Hawaiian fan-base?
               ▪ Will this be televised in Japan?

     Multiple
          ▪ Certain Johnny's deliver Marching J donations personally [ 1 ]
               ▪ Yabu, Hikaru, Yamada and Chinen deliver donations to Miyagi prefecture.
               ▪ Governor jokes and tells the boys not to get punished like Akanishi.
               ▪ Umm, … awkward... >.>

          ▪ Five Johnny's called for private dinner with Julie [ 1 ]
               ▪ Julie, niece of Johnny and J-storm president invites Ohno, Aiba,
Maruyama, Nishikido, Taguchi along with people from the press.
               ▪ Ohno served wine, Ryo was made to call a mag editor's daughter who's
a big fan.
               ▪ Are the boys being taken advantage of?
               ▪ Tokio's Nagase and Yamaguchi also showed up.
               ▪ Conspiracy, blah blah.

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N


          ▪ If *insert random JE boy or host here* ran the world, what do you think would happen?
               ▪ Lots of responses this week!! YAY!! XDD
               ▪ Responses from @zdorama, @musical_malady, ichigosky, misaki_yaotome, tinyangltin yangl (Kami), ginzarhapsody (Peyton)
          ▪ Next week's question: If you could change ONE POINT in JE history, what would you change and why?
               ▪ Or feel free to suggest us some new, awesome, EARTH-SHATTERINGLY JUICY!! questions. (Normal ones will do too)



Songs used in this week's podcast are from
V6's Bari Bari Buddy single.



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Comments 
04 06 12 (UTC)
what happened to the rest of the post :/
04 06 12 (UTC)
*sob* Coding issues.

Should be all fixed now. Sorry!
04 06 12 (UTC)
Cool beans! Thank you
04 06 12 (UTC)
an hour and twenty minutes on a relatively slow week?!!? MELISSA WE TALK TOO DAMN MUCH
04 06 12 (UTC)
It's because of the letter segment and opening segment. We REALLY chatted about those. XD
04 06 12 (UTC)
LOLOL I JUST NOTICED MY NAME WAS STRUCK OUT AND REPLACED BY TIN YANGL. very nice. ♥
04 06 12 (UTC)
Of course. Gotta be true to the podcast. ;)
04 08 12 (UTC)
Rachael here~

If I had to choose just one, I would actually go back and keep Uchi and Kusano from drinking underage/getting caught with alcohol. I'm curious as to how NEWS and Kanjani8 would turn out if they hadn't gotten in trouble and were still a part of their groups.
04 08 12 (UTC)
If I could change one point in JE history I would keep Morimoto Ryutaro from smoking underage. As for why I just miss seeing him with the group even if he didn't get much spotlight. It's a shame he left around the time Hey! Say! JUMP's popularity started booming.
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