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The One Where SMAP are Pimps 
06 02 12
Title: The One Where SMAP are Pimps
Size:  33.82 MB
Running Time:  1:13:53
Download Link: MF
Hosts: KaMeli

 O P E N I N G

          ▪ Johnny’s help Rayban rake in the sales :: http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/3833780.html
               ▪ Ohno wears them in Kagi no Kakatta Heya
               ▪ Ryo wears them in Papadoru
               ▪ Wow! The power of our JE boys / Wow! Us fangirls can be majorly obsessed O.O
               ▪ What makes us so obsessed about our boys that we want their clothes (and glasses)??

 N E W S ( M A Y  1 9 - 2 5 )

          ▪ SMAP-style tour of Tokyo Sky Tree :: http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/3831022.html
               ▪ SMAP are pimps for Tokyo Sky Tree
               ▪ Perform Sakasama no Sora on top of a building / montaging their way thru Sky Tree
               ▪ Performance has PV feel (Pretty bubbles!!)
               ▪ Melissa goes on Canada/CN Tower rant!
               ▪ Goro’s afraid of glass floors (and Kimura laughs)
               ▪ Melissa: “That floor has NOTHING on the CN Tower’s floor!!” *rantrant*
               ▪ Kimura gets paid by the “Sugoi”
               ▪ Boys visit the Sky Tree town aquarium and marvel at the views
               ▪ Penguins are so cute!! <3
               ▪ SMAP is the first to eat at the Teppanyaki restaurant in the Sky Tree
               ▪ The things these boys get to do x_x

          ▪ ATARU cast on Ousama no Brunch, May 19 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Tamamori’s ‘My Rule’ is that he wakes up only to be zombie-like for 30 minutes??
               ▪ Announcer: “Why not just sleep longer??”
               ▪ Nakai tries to make something up and fails
               ▪ Tamamori secretly plans cast lunches when Nakai is busy
               ▪ Tamamori is Kitamura’s type?!?

          ▪ Okada to star in "Eien no Zero" [ 1
               ▪ Okada will play Kyuzo, a Zero fighter pilot during the Pacific War
               ▪ He plans to chop off his hair (T_T)
               ▪ Inoue Mao and Miura Haruma play his grandchildren who investigate their grandfather’s past
               ▪ Do Inoue and Miura get reincarnated in the past? (a la Byakkotai!)

          ▪ 24hr TV drama sp info [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Nino will play blond boy (oh, and he’s in a wheelchair too) in Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu
               ▪ Nino’s character WAS a delinquent? IS a delinquent? We’re confused
               ▪ Nino plays a counselor who counsels delinquents? x_x
               ▪ Arashi hates his blond hair (And we do too >.>)
               ▪ Nino’s hair will single-handedly kill the magazine industry XDD (just kidding)

          ▪ Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 [ 1
               ▪ YAY!! It’s back!!
               ▪ Arashi-sensei will be back teaching five new classes
               ▪ This time will be at Tokyo Dome and Kyocera Dome
               ▪ Will it be for charity this time?
               ▪ Last time tickets didn’t sell fast; will they sell out this time?

Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ To have new single [ 1 ]
               ▪ Official announcement of release of ‘Love Chase’ as single
               ▪ 5 different versions!!
               ▪ LE A – ‘Love Chase’ and ‘Inside, Outside’ + PV and Making
               ▪ LE B – CD + 24 page booklet
               ▪ RE – ‘Love Chase’, ‘Inside, Outside’ and ‘Kimi to Kaze to Mikatsuki’
               ▪ Lawson’s LE – CD + DVD + Lawson Limited B2 Poster
               ▪ DVD contains recording of White Day secret event
               ▪ Yamashita Tomohisa Shop LE – CD + DVD + Shop Limited B2 Poster
               ▪ DVD contains clips from making of cover and PV

          ▪ To have new single [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Lead single to be ‘To the Limit’ with B-sides undecided as of yet
               ▪ Each boy will have rap part?? (Taguchi and rap? Uh oh! >.>)
               ▪ LE comes with DVD containing PV and making
               ▪ First song described as a ‘hard rock’ song since Lips!!
               ▪ Melissa is excited, Kamika is scared XD

          ▪ Haina PV and Single [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Very simple PV set at a festival
               ▪ NYC dressed in happi coats as they sing in front of (all-girl?) choir
               ▪ Feel of PV fits the song
               ▪ Will Melissa be brought over to the Dark Side??
               ▪ It was raining during filming??
               ▪ ‘Ameoto’ really showcases NYC’s voices
               ▪ Did one of the boys sound like Aiba?!? (Or is Melissa just Arashi-obsessed?)
               ▪ In making, Yamada sucks at choreo XD
               ▪ NYC actually gets to play the games at the festival

          ▪ Music Station, May 18 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ NYC perform wearing the Happi jackets and it seems just like the PV
               ▪ Yamada messes up the dance just a bit?

          ▪ Music Japan, May [ 1 ]
               ▪ Wearing normal clothes: white outfits with shirts that match their colours
               ▪ Dance is a bit different

          ▪ Music Tuesday, May 22 [ 1

          ▪ Fujigaya to be in mobile drama and solo CM [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Mobile drama to be called ‘ShiniKare’
               ▪ Does the name mean ‘Death Boyfriend’ or ‘Cynical Boyfriend’?
               ▪ Fujigaya plays a relationship destroyer
               ▪ 50 episodes at a length of 15 minutes
               ▪ Drama may also be shown on TV
               ▪ Fujigaya’s acting in Zettai Kareshi inspired them to pick him? Huh?
               ▪ Dead fish eyes = lots of work?

          ▪ To release new DVD [ 1
               ▪ To release ‘ABCza Star Gekijou’
               ▪ Two versions on DVD and Blu-Ray
               ▪ LE includes ABCza Star Gekijou and 40 mins of footage from rehearsals and documentary
               ▪ Also includes photo booklet, deluxe box and five postcards
               ▪ RE includes only ABCza Star Gekijou
               ▪ Both DVD and Blu-Ray versions are the same
               ▪ Will this DVD herald some more releases/work for them?

Johnny's Jrs.
          ▪ Takada Sho and Morimoto Shintaro to be part of GTO remake [ 1
               ▪ Takada and Morimoto will play students in Onizuka’s class
               ▪ EXILE’s Akira will reportedly replace Akanishi as Onizuka
               ▪ Can’t picture Jin as Onizuka…
               ▪ Will air on FujiTV on Tuesdays at 10pm in July
               ▪ Weird castings and pairings
               ▪ TINY OGURI SHUN!! XD
               ▪ Will this remake be doomed like the HanaKimi one?
               ▪ Original was just TOO awesome!

 L E T T E R / Q U E S T I O N

          ▪ This week's question: If you were the director of Arashi's Face Down PV, how would you change it? Or what kind of PV would you make for it?
               ▪ Two responses from Facebook (we break new barriers in Social Media-thingamajigger)
          ▪ Next week's question: What is your dream JE and Hollywood star pairing?
               ▪ Who would you like to meet and/or be paired up with who?

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Akanishi Jin's JAPONICANA album.

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