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[208] The One Where Kimura Gets a Smack-Down 
05 05 12
Title: The One Where Kimura Gets a Smack-Down
Running Time: 1:29:39
Size:  41.0 MB
Download Links: MF | Streaming
Hosts: Kami and Peyton

 O P E N I N G

          ▪ Reorganization of JE fan clubs [ 1 ]
               ▪ You & J has been dissolved and reorganized into clubs for each group
               ▪ Where did Jin’s fan club go?
               ▪ Jin’s is slow to come back… will it come back??
               ▪ Clubs are targeted to Japan so Jin doesn’t need a club? (Targeted at US)
               ▪ Bye Bye, You & J!! (T_T)

 N E W S ( A P R I L  2 1 - 2 7 )

          ▪ SMAPxSMAP books to be released [ 1 ]
               ▪ Shukan TV Guide‘s popular series ‘SMAP x SMAP Shinbun‘ will be made into ‘SMAP x SMAP Shimbun Complete BOOK (a temporary title)’
               ▪ Will release a total of 5 books; one book each month
               ▪ Footage and photos of the cast shooting unknown episodes will be included

          ▪ Sakasama no Sora PV and single [ 1 ]
               ▪ PV is surprisingly good
               ▪ Simple yet excellent in its simplicity
               ▪ Simplicity of the PV both reflects and enhances the simplicity of the song
               ▪ Song is enjoyable to listen to over and over
               ▪ At first didn’t like it but love it now
               ▪ ‘Keep my Love’ is a very pretty song
               ▪ Different sound from ‘Sakasama no Sora’ but pairs well

          ▪ Music Japan, Apr 22 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Talked about their past on NHK and showed old videos
               ▪ Goro on NHK in 1989?!? (Kami was 2 years old at that time XD)
               ▪ Cute to watch chibi SMAP <3
               ▪ Lots of clips from past dramas and talks about thoughts on past roles
               ▪ Kimura plays important people, Tsuyoshi plays normal people, Shingo plays characters, Goro plays elites, and Nakai plays geniuses
               ▪ Nakai blasphemies Perfume’s choreography XD

          ▪ Heyx3, Apr 23 [ 12 ]
               ▪ Kimura is abused by Hamada
               ▪ Everyone is scared of Downtown (except Kimura with Hamada)
               ▪ Summary of special songs for each member
               ▪ Kusanagi only has two SMAP songs he can sing: ‘Shake’ and ‘Celery’ :P
               ▪ AMEMIYA song was AWESOME!! Full of lots of lolz
               ▪ Nakai singing anthem, foreigner Tsuyoshi, Goro being stood up, etc. XDD
               ▪ Nakai’s voice makes Giants lose

          ▪ Kayou-Kyoku, Apr 24 [ 1 ]
               ▪ AKB48 are Nakai’s children
               ▪ SMAP has NEVER been out together (not even with Mori)
               ▪ Three song medley performed at Akasaka Blitz: Five Respect, This is Love, and Sakasama no Sora
               ▪ Staging and costumes felt right for This is Love and Five Respect but not Sakasama no Sora

     SMAP/Sexy Zone
          ▪ Music Station, Apr 27 [ 12 ]
               ▪ Sexy Zone’s the usual loud and non-rememberable performance of Lady Diamond
               ▪ Sexy Zone asks SMAP for advice for while being in dramas
               ▪…. Tsuyoshi recommends a… cooking pan...?
               ▪ Nakai gets asked for variety show advice and refuses
               ▪ Peyton is in love with Sakasama no Sora’s performance

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi to get new radio show [ 1 ]
               ▪ To air on FM Osaka on Wednesdays from 20:00 - 20:30
               ▪ To be called ‘Domoto Tsuyoshi’s Radio’
               ▪ Starts May 2 and airs for three months
               ▪ Show will feature Tsuyoshi’s ‘real words’ and try to cheer his listeners up

          ▪ Ryo/Yoko on Himitsu no Arashi-chan, Apr 19 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Joined in on Last Mission corner
               ▪ The boys do weird missions like blowing out the most candles, finding a golden ball and putting balls in containers
               ▪ Yoko pretends to kiss…awkwardly… >.>
               ▪ Ryo is full of hot air XD
               ▪ Ohno is too boring to smoke
               ▪ Sho is confused as to rather Ryo is playing Ryo or being Ryo right then

     Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Fan event in May [ 1 ]
               ▪ On May 19, will hold fan event along with 380 fans chosen by lottery at a theatre in Tokyo
               ▪ Sequel (?) to White Day fan event
               ▪ Will reflect back on Route 66 trip
               ▪ Applications will be accepted until May 13 at 23:59 JST.

          ▪ Papadoru! Tokubetsuhen - Variety SP for K8 for Golden Week [ 1 ]
               ▪ To air May 3, from 9-11pm
               ▪ Will focus on members in one day special experiences
               ▪ Ryo & Maru: Visiting Jichou Kachou's Komoto-san's family to experience a 'family holiday'
               ▪ Yasu: Went to Papua New Guinea, lived with local people
               ▪ Yoko & Subaru: Went to Hokkaido, helped take care of a large family
               ▪ Hina & Ohkura: Helped to take care of a 2 year-old

          ▪ Ryo on A-Studio, Apr 20 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Must-see interview as he talks about behind-the-scenes of Kanjani8 and NEWS and his split
               ▪ He felt very divided
               ▪ He was the youngest in K8 and so could just go with the flow
               ▪ But in NEWS he was the oldest and so he had to be a leader
               ▪ Eventually stopped trying and was able to be himself with K8
               ▪ Felt guilty because NEWS debuted first and got lots of money while K8 tacky debut
               ▪ Talks about differences in budgets for NEWS and K8
               ▪ Ryo has learned to endure and not be a spoiled idol
               ▪ Reverse of fortunes. K8 is now considered privileged while NEWS is struggling along
               ▪ Ryo piggy-backed Saito home?? XD

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ 47 Ronin's release date is postponed [ 1 ]
               ▪ Release postponed to Feb 8, 2013
               ▪ Was supposed to be originally released around Christmas?
               ▪ Studio is re-editing it because they’re re-shooting scenes cause they didn’t like the original edit?
               ▪ Must be if they’re taking it out of the prime holiday release slot

          ▪ To have second album [ 12 ]
               ▪ Title to be announced
               ▪ Release date is June 6
               ▪ LE will have fourteen songs with bonus DVD with footage with album recording and cover shoot
               ▪ RE will have same songs plus personal messages from members

     Ikuta Toma
          ▪ Toma on Another Sky, April 20th [ 12 ]
               ▪ Toma gets sent to London
               ▪ Toma is addicted to curry
               ▪ Goes to see War Horse stage play and meets the real not real horse <3
               ▪ Sees behind the scenes
               ▪ Paul Smith SURPRISE!!!
               ▪ Brown sweatshirt = okay for curry XDD
               ▪ Toma + Paul Smith = adorbs

          ▪ Playzone 2012 cast [ 1 ]
               ▪ Located at Aoyama Theatre (not in Osaka this year)
               ▪ Cast to include Imai Tsubasa, Nakayama Yuma, Yara Tomoyuki, 4U., TheyBudou, "MAD", TravisJapan, Sato Atsuhiro
               ▪ TravisJapan are 9 new Jr members
               ▪ Why “TravisJapan”? What does that name mean???????

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N

          ▪ This week's question is postponed because of too much talk and not enough responses
          ▪ Next week's question: What dramas are you watching or are interested in? What are your opinions?

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Yamashita Tomohisa's Ai, Texas album.

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