[270] The One With Yamapi's Thong

Title: The One With Yamapi's Thong

N E W S ( A U G U S T  0 3 - 1 6 )

          ▪ Kimura to star in new drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kimura Takuya to star with Shibasaki Kou
               ▪ Ando Roid ~A.I. Know LOVE?~ on TBS, airing Sundays 9pm
               ▪ Kimura to play a genius physicist and an android from the future


          ▪ 77th Television Drama Academy Awards [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kazoku Game wins a ton of awards! Including best drama.

          ▪ Nagase to star in new drama [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Nagase to star with Gouriki Ayame on "Kurokouchi"
               ▪ Airs on TBS, Fridays at 10pm
               ▪ Nagase plays a rogue detective who's not opposed to siding on the wrong side of the law

          ▪ Joshima on Gurunai, August 1 [ 1 ]

          ▪ Ichiban Song Show, August 14 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ It is SUPER SUPER SLOW. but really GORGEOUS. kinda seems gospel chorus-y.
               ▪ What's with Miyake's hair?! Yellow, with roots showing?
               ▪ Inocchi/Sakamoto carry most of this song. Seemed kind of like a weird divide.

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi to have new single, theme to drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ "Mabataki" single, four different versions
               ▪ To be theme song for "Tenma-san ga Yuku", Tsuyoshi's upcoming drama

          ▪ Arashi/Ayase Haruka to host Kouhaku 2013-14 [ 1 ]

          ▪ Sho on Pekepon, August 2 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Sho brings up how terrible the news pekepon ended up being.
               ▪ He's there to promote nazotoki.
               ▪ If he doesn't win, they're like, oh hay, we'll get zero instead!
               ▪ SHO. FAILS. even when he thinks he knows his shit. BEST.
               ▪ Always bringing up the butler role as he gets things right.
               ▪ If Sho does a thumbs up, you can bet it's all wrong!

     Tackey and Tsubasa/Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ Yamapi's Summer Nude single is #1, selling 98k+
               ▪ Takki's concert DVD is #1, selling 13k+

     Yamashita Tomohisa/Kis-My-Ft2
          ▪ Kayou Kyoku, August 6 [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Apparently Yamapi has to go back to Summer Nude filming as soon as they finish this.
               ▪ Nakai compliments tamamori on his kabuki drama, says it's amazing. (AGREED.)
               ▪ Apparenlty Nakai watched it in real time cuz he obviously has too much free time.
               ▪ Miyata does a monomane of Son Goku and...falls flat of course!!
               ▪ Performance as a group not bad, but the song's better connection to the drama
               ▪ Nakai Asks Yamapi if he was naked for Summer Nude. YAMAPI WORE A THONG.
               ▪ Lol, Nakai lets the AKB girls have the Summer Nude covers. XD

          ▪ Ueda to star in stageplay [ 1 ]
               ▪ Ueda to star in stage play directed by Ninagawa Yukio
               ▪ "Tomin suru kuma ni soine shite goran" tells the story of two brothers, descendants of a bear hunter
               ▪ Will showcase the bond between the two brothers

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ Hey What's Up chosen as Tokyo Girls Collection's first ever theme song [ 1 ]

          ▪ Japonicana tour 2012 to be released on DVD [ 1 ]
               ▪ To be released September 25, DVD and Blu-Ray

          ▪ Hey What's Up single and PV [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Pretty cool summer dance tune, I guess? Generic. Nothing special.
               ▪ DEF NOT ENOUGH DANCING, JIN.
               ▪ That's Jin legit smoking on set...umm, so I guess that's allowed now for Johnny's?!

          ▪ Fujigaya to star in Hontou ni Atta Kowa drama SP [ 1 ]
               ▪ To be lead in drama SP, airing August 17
               ▪ Fujigaya plays a medical intern, who experiences various strange things in the hospital

          ▪ Kimi to no Kiseki single and PVs [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

          ▪ Music Station, August 9 [ 1, 2 ]

          ▪ Ousama no Brunch, August 10 [ 1 ]

     Sexy Zone
          ▪ Nakajima Kento to star in Silver Spoon film [ 1 ]
               ▪ Silver Spoon, the manga, follows Yugo Hachiken and his classmates at an agricultural high school
               ▪ Kento to star with Hirose Alice

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[269] The One With Bare Ass Naked Yamapi

Title: The One With Bare Ass Naked Yamapi
Running Time: 56:40
Size: 25.9 MB
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Hosts: Kami/Rhey


          ▪ Ranking of Handsome "Reptilian" Type of Face Male Celebrities [ 1 ]
               ▪ HANDSOME REPTILE?? "can't seem to read his thoughts"
               ▪ 16 Fujigaya 11 Kusanagi 10 Tamamoti 4 Kame 1 Jun
               ▪ Is Kame really a reptile? MatsuJun has that full idol vibe, we don't know what's going on with him
               ▪ Tamamori makes sense, cuz he's gaining popularity like crazy now.
               ▪ Which other JE boys do you think are handsome ina reptilian way?

N E W S ( J U L Y  2 0 - A U G U S T 0 2 )

          ▪ Johnny's Net can be seen in different languages! Including English [ 1 ]
               ▪ Yay~ going world wide~!
               ▪ Available in Korean, Chinese (2 vers), English!
KinKi Kids
          ▪ Hapikuru, July 25 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Promoting Endless Shock.
               ▪ HIgashiyama went to Osaka to see Endless Shock
               ▪ Koichi stands up Hgiashiyama for their dinner date HIGASHI SADFACE
               ▪ Koichi forgets to wear underwear when heading out but remembers to bring his doggy with him
               ▪ Koichi goes to sleep in the nude in a breakroom after rehearsals...gets discovered by a cleaning lady!
          ▪ Koichi on Music Station, July 26 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Performed Danger Zone.... why? For Endless Shock...
               ▪ Are they comparing his choreo to Michael Jackson?
               ▪ EYE CANDY~! Black and red, sparkly, shiny~ *_*
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ NEWS tops album charts with 100K+ copies sold
Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Summer Nude '13 single and PVs [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ This PV is just your average gravure idol at the beach, playing around in the sun, smiling, showing off some skin
               ▪ YAMAPI IS BARE ASS NAKED!!!!!!! (3:38?)
               ▪ What the hell was Yamapi taking pics of? That looked so dumb.
               ▪ The swimming scenes were all shot at a pool.
               ▪ WHY DID HE KEEP HIS SNEAKERS ON!?
               ▪ Summer Nude totally has a summer (drama) feel to it! Great choice!
               ▪ Nocturn and Tsuki no Maboroshi are great tracks! He should stick to this! Supergood Superbad-ish!
               ▪ Yamapi speaks in English! He knows the word "apetite." SASUGA
          ▪ Music Japan, August 1 [ 1 ]
          ▪ Music Station, August 2 [ 1 ]
               ▪ On Music Japan, Yamapi collaborated with the Magokoro Brothers, the original singers of Summer Nude.
               ▪ Red blazer! Shirt half way open! *_*
               ▪ When Yamapi sings live it sounds like shitty Karaoke. Nothing new.
               ▪ Yamapi knows CPR and how to play it safe at the beach??
               ▪ Yamapi kills the lifeguard demonstration, the expert has nothing to criticise even!
               ▪ Yamapi rented a helicopter with his friend (WHO I WONDER) and went out for dinner date for special summer memory.
          ▪ Our Music, August 2 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Summer Nude Special with Yamapi, Katsuji Ryo and Kubota Masataka.
               ▪ Yamapi wants to propose to you at Monument Valley (Utah/Arizona).
               ▪ Pretty piano Daite Senorita as the BGM omg *_*
               ▪ Yamapi performed Summer Nude with Magokoro Brothers and Okamoto
               ▪ There was a random Ai Texas performance, too, which... wasn't as bad as I remembered
          ▪ To star in a new drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ Tentative Title: Yorozu Uranai Dokoro Onmyouya e Youkoso
               ▪ Ryo will play a fortuneteller without any psychic prowess, using only his past experience as a host, through the art of conversation
               ▪ WHO IS THE LOVE INTEREST?!?!
          ▪ Senga to be in horror movie [ 1 ]
               ▪ Movie is titled Bilocation (kinda like doppelgängers)
               ▪ Senga plays a college student whose life is in danger. Will be playing two roles!
               ▪ Released January 18 2014
          ▪ FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri, July 31 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ]
               ▪ SMAP did a lot of stuff. Started off with Shake, which was fun and energetic.
               ▪ Nakai didn't do a solo/collab cuz apparently he has a cold? (Might just have it for the next 25 years)
               ▪ Tsuyoshi also didn't perform a solo...maybe cuz he was hosting? He did a great job.
               ▪ Goro did a collab with someone else. He played the piano. He isn't really the best singer around...
               ▪ Kimura's duet was Zutto Suki Datta had a rock n roll, and it was really cool. Ohh gravely voice. Guitaaaarrr. *_*
               ▪ Shingo's duet with Naoto of Ue wo Muite Arukou was the bes for meeeeee.
               ▪ SMAP finished off the show with JOY. It was super awesome happy, upbeat and involved aaaaaaaaaalllll the artists.
               ▪ Sexy Zone sang Sexy Summer....boooring. Painful on the ears. Cuz they don't do well live.
               ▪ KisMai performed She Her Her. Tamamori's mic was shit and was blah.
               ▪ Were they on roller skates?
               ▪ They also collaborated with anoher artist... did not do too well. Voices were off.
               ▪ TegoMass sang Fuyu no Inazuma. WHY?! That's not summer. BUT IT'S AMAZING
               ▪ TegoMass sounded soooooo goood OMG.
               ▪ Was this the Yamapi performance with Magokoro Bros? I CAN'T REMEMBER
               ▪ ABC-Z did Crazy Accel... isn't that kind of, old by now? Usual flashy routine.
               ▪ Goseki does like ten consecutive backflips?? Cool!

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[268] The One Where We Crave Subjugation From Arashi

Title: The One Where We Crave Subjugation From Arashi
Running Time: 47:00
Size: 43.3MB
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Hosts: Melissa/Rhey

          ▪ BOW BEFORE ARASHI 1 ]
               ▪ See wet Arashi? KNEEL.

N E W S ( J U L Y  1 3 - 1 9 )

          ▪ Inocchi/Seto Asaka expecting second child [ 1 ]
               ▪ Congrats~!
               ▪ Seto is in her fifth month of pregnancy, and will give birth within the year.
          ▪ Jun to star in NHK drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ This is will be J's first NHK drama
               ▪ "Hajimari no Uta" inspired by the song "Furusato."
               ▪ J will be playing a photographer who reunites with his past crush, a school teacher, played by Eikura Nana.
               ▪ Starts Sept 23rd, 7:30.
          ▪ NEWS Album [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ ...Great album, omg! Doesn't feel like anything's lacking at all!
               ▪ No single song specifically sounds horrible or anything. Each song is good.
               ▪ This is an album you can listen to from start to finish without sipping a single song.
               ▪ Stand outs include Besame Mucho, Koi Matsuri, Full Swing, Dance in the dark, etc.
               ▪ Massu's solo Remedy is awesome! Rapping~!
Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Waratte Iitomo, July 15 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Yamapi randomly showed up out of the blue in the middle of the corner...with a shirtless dude
               ▪ Yamapi shows off his technique at pulling off the sheet from a table top without toppling the glass...
               ▪ Yamapi's winky kimepose makes Melissa go a;sldkkyaa
          ▪ NEP League, July 15 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Shori from Sexy Zone also made an appearance
               ▪ Yamapi shows off his Engrish skillz0rz~
               ▪ Apparently chilling with Katori Shingo is like getting lessons from the Harvard of Idols
               ▪ Yamapi's kanji recognition level is low as Shori...or worse, actually...
               ▪ When Shori messes up on a game, Yamapi gives him a biiig hug to cheer him up
          ▪ Tamamori on A-Studio, July 12 [ 1 ]
               ▪ All the Tamamori and Miyata stories. Apparently, they're called Tamamiya~
               ▪ Tamamori and Miyata used to get yelled at the most and had to say extra for practice
               ▪ The two of them go on an onsen date and Miyata is impressed that Tamamori DOESN'T COVER UP~!
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ ABC-Z tops overall DVD and music DVD charts with Walking on Clouds
               ▪ Sold 34K               ▪ copies
Johnny's Talent
          ▪ Kazama announces marriage! [ 1 ]
               ▪ Omedetouuuuuu~
               ▪ Kazama has married his girlfriend of ten years. She is not a celeb.

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
V6's Oh!My!Goodness! album.

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[267] The One where We Want Okada's Everything

Title: The One Where We Want Okada's Everything
Running Time: 1:06:33
Size: 30.5MB
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Hosts: Kamika/Rhey

N E W S ( J U L Y  0 6 - 1 2 )

          ▪ Johnny's faces men would like to have been born with [ 1 ]
               ▪ Top 10: Nino, J, Takki, Kame, Sho, YamaPi, Toma, Kimura, Nagase, Okada
               ▪ Toma's a good looking dude, but top 5 material?
               ▪ Tbh, if I were a guy, I'd want Okada's everything.

          ▪ To have new single [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kimi ga Omoidasu Boku wa Kimi wo Aishiteru Daro Ka
               ▪ This will be the theme for the 8th season of Inocchi's drama.
               ▪ Flashback will also be included as a B-side.
               ▪ DVD will include a long version of the PV, plus con footage of Flashback.

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ Koichi Domoto's Con Tour Gravity tops Music DVD, and Overall DVD charts.

          ▪ Music Station, July 12 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Performed Nagisa no Onee Summer
               ▪ Everyone's wearing hot pink yukatas with sakura patterns~
               ▪ It's a very summery song. Literally, summer summer summer~

     Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Oja Mappu, July 10 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Yamapi and Shingo disguise themselves and enjoy a fun day at Universal Studios Japan
               ▪ Shingo is Spiderman!!!
               ▪ Toda Erika and Karina also join them later
               ▪ The point of the show is to not be found out-          ▪ Shingo stands out too much, though.
               ▪ Toda and Karina don't even bother with disguises after a while.
               ▪ Everyone gets to ride that roller coaster SMAP sang the theme song for!
               ▪ Yamapi wins at disguising himself! No one found him out~

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ HSJ topped the single chart with Come On A My House!
               ▪ Sold 217K               ▪ copies sold.

          ▪ To have new variety show | Tsukada to appear in Kamen Teacher [ 1 ]
               ▪ AB Chan Zoo Sundays at 11, starting July 21, TV Tokyo.
               ▪ Kinpatsu sensei, NTV, July 6th, airing after Midnight

          ▪ Johnny's Film Festa 2013 [ 1 ]
               ▪ 120 min movie event featuring crosstalks between many JE talents.
               ▪ Johnnys featured: Joshima, Higashiyama, Taichi, Nagase, Domoto Koichi, Sakamoto, Inocchi, Okada, Nino, Ohno, Sho, Takki, Toma, Ryo, Yasu, Ohkura, Kame, HSJ
               ▪ The last festa was like, back in 05/06
               ▪ WILL THERE BE A DVD
          ▪ Butai "Another" [ 1 ]
               ▪ MAD will be joining the cast, Sept 4 to Sept 24
          ▪ Johnny's World DVD to be released [ 1
               ▪ HSJ, SEXY ZONE, ABCZ featured!
          ▪ Ongaku no Chikara/The Music Day, July 6 [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 [whole], 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 ]
               ▪ V6 performed with 59 little elementary schoolers at their school gym. Wa ni natte odorou~~
               ▪ Joshima and Alfee's Sakazaki interviewed store owners about what songs gave them courage
               ▪ They went to Sakazaki's elementary school, performed with the music club, their kouhai!
               ▪ Tokio performed Ambitious Japan and Lyric
               ▪ Looking amazingggggg in black suits (and blue tie)
               ▪ Yamada's going to be on Ohno's 24 Hr Drama SP
               ▪ NEWS performed weeeek and Nagisa no onee summer
               ▪ So weird to hear weeeeek with only four voices... WHO'S DOING WHOSE LINES
               ▪ KAT-TUN performed Real Face and Face to Face
               ▪ BLACK AND RED BLACK AND RED gorgeous set *_*
               ▪ ARASHIIIIIIIIIIII
               ▪ Arashi went to Iwate-ken (a town damaged by the tsunami)
               ▪ Ohno, Aiba and Sho got on a boat in search for giant sheets of seaweed
               ▪ Nino and J become fire fighters for the day
               ▪ Performed One Love, Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi
               ▪ Did Kanjani 8 receive a message or not!?!?!? No just look forward to the end collab
               ▪ Performed Heso Magari, Musekinin Hero
               ▪ Two hours of Kanjani 8 collabs with various artists!
               ▪ K8 sang about 85 songs in total. WOW SO AMAZING
               ▪ Ryo & Yasu sing Yasashiku Naritai... beautifully done!
               ▪ Yamaguchi requested Alfee's Hoshizora no Distance, performed by Ryo, Daigo and Takamizawa
               ▪ K8 and Aikawa Nanase performed Yume Miru Shoujo and Koigokoro
               ▪ Hikigane, sung by Ryo, Ohkura, Maru with Masanori. Rock song, really different, VERY COOL.
               ▪ K8 performed 6 songs as part of JE Hit medley, including Garasu no Shounen, Sorafune, Aoppana
               ▪ Sho showed up as promised to wrap it all up with K8 at the end

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
V6's Oh!My!Goodness! album.

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[265] The One With Hikaru's Wink Attack

Title: The One With Hikaru's Wink Attack
Running Time: 1:23:40
Size: 38.3 MB
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Hosts: Kamika/Melissa

N E W S ( J U N E  1 5 - 2 8 )

          ▪ Dream Boys JET [ 1 ]
               ▪ Tamamori, Senga and Miyata will star in cast
               ▪ Will be about car racing; Based on Matchy’s life
               ▪ Tamamori to play lead, Senga will play rival
               ▪ Matchy will be making a guest appearance
               ▪ 38 shows!! In 29 days??! WOW! O_O
               ▪ (Is Melissa the only who thought they were getting a jet??)

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ 50 top 10 singles since debut!
               ▪ (V6 and Arashi tied at 2nd with 41 singles)
               ▪ Over 327k copies sold

          ▪ Ohkura on TOKIO Kakeru, June 19 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kanji Café, guess the kanji character for the dish
               ▪ Ohkura is forced to do a skit and fails miserably
               ▪ Taichi/Nagase mess with Ohkura

          ▪ Sakamoto on VS Arashi, June 20 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Arashi is in a losing streak, lost 9 out of 10 games
               ▪ (Even the staff has lost confidence that they’ll win)
               ▪ Bringing in the weak opponents and strong sempai (Sakamoto) so they can win?
               ▪ Nino: Of course we’re gonna win. We’re good~~
               ▪ They’ve added a frigging OVERHANG to the right side!!! You have to climb UNDER it!!! (Cliff Climb)
               ▪ Even J is confused how best to climb it
               ▪ Sakamoto has never done soccer or swimming?!? He can’t even swim 100m!?!?
               ▪ Sakamoto plays squash in his free time so he should be REALLY good at this (Popcorn Hitter)!
               ▪ LOL! Apparently Aiba is a romance fan
               ▪ LOL! "The guest team takes too long on this game (Goro Goro Viking) so we're gonna show you this on fast forward"
               ▪ The avg length is 2 mins 36 secs and they took 4 mins 24 secs!!
               ▪ Arashi must finish with no less than -20 pts. Do they win?!? Do they end their losing streak!??

     KinKi Kids
          ▪ Koichi's concert to be released on DVD [ 1 ]
               ▪ KOICHI DOMOTO Concert Tour 2012 “Gravity DVD, to be released July 3
               ▪ LE: “LOVE CRIES” PV, and 48 Page booklet
               ▪ RE: Includes talk part and 2nd encore perf AND reversible poster!

     KinKi Kids/Kanjani8
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kanjani8’s ‘Namida no Kotae’ hits No 1 !!
               ▪ 11th consecutive no. 1 single since “Wonderful World!!”
               ▪ Sold over 248k copies
               ▪ Domoto Tsuyoshi’s ‘shamnippon – rakachinotohi’ hits No 1 on Music DVDs!
               ▪ Sold over 22k copies

          ▪ Ohno to star in 24hr TV drama [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ To be titled “Kyou no Hi wa Sayonara”
               ▪ First time for Ohno to play lead in 24hr TV special drama
               ▪ Plays 29 year old named Kota suffering from cancer
               ▪ Will follow his journey as he prepares for the end

          ▪ Ohkura on A-Studio, June 21 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Other members get to ask him random questions
               ▪ Yoko: Do you want me to return your DVDs?
               ▪ Subaru: What do you think of me?
               ▪ Hina: What are you most afraid of recently?
               ▪ Ryo: How did you feel when you joined K8? And will you come over to my place?
               ▪ Maru: Where do you think K8 is heading to?
               ▪ Yasu: If we had only one toothbrush, would you share it with me? (And also, why do you always leave things behind in my car?)

          ▪ Ohkura on Shabekuri 007, June 24 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Ohkura gets a standing ovation!
               ▪ Who is Ohkura close to within K8 and other Johnny's?
               ▪ K8 tell interesting points about Ohkura (only 3 of them - Subaru, Hina, and Ryo)
               ▪ Ohkura is a genius at air drumming?!
               ▪ WTF, they just cut in and have Ohkura get his make-up redone?
               ▪ Ohkura's surprise reactions are pure! He gets KANCHO-ED as a test.

          ▪ Kame to star in new drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ Drama called “Tokyo Bandwagon” to air in October 2013
               ▪ Kame to star as “Hotta Ao”
               ▪ The Hotta family runs a secondhand bookstore
               ▪ Hotta Ao’s superficial speech, conduct and sorrowful expressions make him a playboy
               ▪ Then he meets university student Makino Suzumi and falls in love

     Akanishi Jin
          ▪ To release a new single [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ After a year and five month hiatus, Jin is back!!! (Yes, you heard that right!)
               ▪ To be titled ‘Hey What’s Up?’
               ▪ Song is written by Jin and is to be sung in Japanese
               ▪ To be an up-tempo song that fits summer, according to Jin
               ▪ LE A: Three tracks, includes PV and making of
               ▪ LE B : Includes documentary on recording and cover photo shoot
               ▪ LE C: Include 24-page photo booklet
               ▪ RE : Includes bonus track ‘SUMMER LOVING’
               ▪ To be released August 7, 2013

          ▪ Come on A My House single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]
               ▪ All members live in a one-bedroom house together
               ▪ Chinen’s FACE!! XD “Why am I paying the rent for all of you??”
               ▪ All the boys are in love with the same girl?? What is this?? An otome game?!?
               ▪ HSJ’s version of cleaning up is really just to make more of a mess
               ▪ Easter eggs!!! Hidden objects from previous PVs
               ▪ Hikaru does some photobombs as the members talk XDDD
               ▪ “You’ll want to eat curry after listening to this song” WHAT? HOW?!?
               ▪ LOL! The ‘kare’ refers to ‘him’ and ‘curry’ NICE!
               ▪ Catherine-mop interviews Chinen about the PV XP
               ▪ Come on a my house: Pop, with a catchy beat
               ▪ Just for You: 90s boy band pop
               ▪ New Hope: Slow song
               ▪ Scramble: Nice listening; plays around with some lower octaves
               ▪ Bounce: Nice to hear

          ▪ Ousama no Brunch, June 22 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Points to look out for: Looks like 9 members share house; see them in pjs
               ▪ Takaki’s house is beautiful, offers pajama choices, towels and even lights candles in bath for you XD
               ▪ “I’d give Takaki’s house and hospitality 5 stars”
               ▪ Yabu tricks Okamoto into cleaning his house and only offers a book gift card in return.
               ▪ Yamada met a ghost at Arioka’s house!!
               ▪ Arioka went over to Yamada’s house and tries to get everything, stole 3 of Yamada’s hats!!
               ▪ Inoo’s parents made a wood deck themselves
               ▪ Nakajima’s house is just full of electronic toys
               ▪ “We can’t let Arioka visit your house”

          ▪ Hikaru on Chubaw Desu Yo, June 22 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Hikaru uses ‘Wink attack!’ It’s super effective! – winks and attacks, ou gosho then sends it back and Hikaru hits it out of the park!!
               ▪ Hikaru’s name means he was MEANT for the entertainment industry (Yaotome Hikaru)
               ▪ “My name’s NOT ‘imo’ (potato)!!” (host)
               ▪ Suddenly the roles switch, and Hikaru becomes the host interviewing Ou Gosho
               ▪ “What’s it like being a newly married person? Do you get into the bath together?” O_O
               ▪ Hikaru entered Jimusho because of seeing Kame doing backdancing
               ▪ *sigh* “Come on a my House” is not a deliberate mistake… :P
               ▪ Shows off his cute drawings
               ▪ Learn to make Tacos (YUM!)

          ▪ Ichiban Song Show, June 26; Music Japan, June 27 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Perf is just… ‘cute’ XD
               ▪ Ichiban song shows perf was simple
               ▪ Music Japan’s was the better one to watch; Better set, better choreo

          ▪ To release a new single [ 1 ]
               ▪ To be titled ‘Kimi to no Kiseki’
               ▪ LE A: CD+DVD, A and B-side, A-side PV and making
               ▪ LE B: CD+DVD, B-side PV and making
               ▪ RE: ‘Kimi to no Kiseki’, ‘Tanagokoro’, and ‘Diamond Honey’
               ▪ Shop Edition: A and B-side, plus handkerchief/hand towel and special jackets with messages

          ▪ JE groups to perform on Ongaku no Hi and Fuji TV's Uta no Natsu Matsuri [ 1 ]
               ▪ ‘Ongaku no Hi’ to air June 29 and 30; Nakai to host
               ▪ SMAP, Yamapi, Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone and A.B.C-Z to perform
               ▪ (Isn’t it weird how it’s always the same groupings?...Yeah)
               ▪ ‘Uta no Natsu Matsuri’ to air July 31 with Kusanagi to host
               ▪ SMAP, Yamapi and Kis-My-Ft2 to appear; More artists to be announced

          ▪ First half of 2013 Sales Ranking [ 1 ]
               ▪ Arashi, Kis-My-Ft2 and Kanjani8 take control of the top 5 spots!
               ▪ Arashi mows over the competition with 10 BILLION YEN in sales!! (WOOT)
               ▪ Arashi takes #1 spot (beating AKB48!)
               ▪ Kis-My-Ft2 and Kanjani8 show they're no slouches with over 2.5 billion yen in sales

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Kis-My-Ft2's My Resistance ~Tashikanamono~/Unmei Girl single.

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[264] The One Where Arashi Gets Wet

Title: The One Where Arashi Gets Wet
Size: 23.88 MB
Download Links: MF | Streaming
Hosts: Rhey/Melissa


               ▪ Giant poster of Arashi dripping wet for you to ogle in Tokyo
               ▪ "It's really fun to wet myself!"
               ▪ J wonders if it's better to wet yourself, or make someone else wet...
               ▪ NINO IS GETTING OHNO WET

N E W S ( J U N E  0 8 - 1 4 )

          ▪ Joy!! single and PVs [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ Fiftieth single! Lime green, vivid orange, lemon yellow...what!
               ▪ Joy isn't a terrible song...if you let it, it grows on you. The PV helps.
               ▪ Te no Hira no Sekai looks amazing. *_* Sounds great, too.
               ▪ SMAP looks gorgeous in the PV. Whoa.
               ▪ Kimura Takuya's oral fixation in the Joy PV is really fucking obnoxious and not hot at all
               ▪ Joy is a high energy PV that makes you want to dance along with them!

          ▪ CDTV, June 8 [ 1 ]
               ▪ SMAP in blinding lime outfits performing Joy!
               ▪ Nakai keeps doing Aiiiiin at Goro while Kimura sounds monotonous.

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ #1 on single charts with Endless Game, selling 477K+ sold
               ▪ (Kami and Rhey are never ever getting back together ever again like ever)

          ▪ To have new album [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Releasing July 17th, titled NEWS
               ▪ 13 tracks, bonus DVD with comedy contents, 70 min Life of News DVD, 4 solos
               ▪ Will solos now become a permanent feature?

     Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ To sing Summer Nude theme song [ 1 ]
               ▪ Title: Summer Nude '13 (cover of a Magokoro Brothers song)
               ▪ Drama will begin July 8th

          ▪ Namida no Kotae single and PV [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Namida no Kotae is a beautiful song. *_* Bansou's our unanimous fave.
               ▪ Two versions of PV, one lip synching nd one story form.
               ▪ The story PV is so lovely and sad and hopeful and beautiful at the same time T___T
               ▪ Seven little boys, friends forever, twenty years of memories T___T
               ▪ K8 get chased by the poliiiice
               ▪ Ohkura gets blown hardcore
               ▪ Hina is running super fast cuz he is going to the World Cup in Brazil.

          ▪ Live Monster, June 9 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Performed Namida no Kotae, Ohkura at the forefront, surrounded by cheering fans.

          ▪ Ryo and Yoko on Otameshika~tsu, June 10 [ 1 ]
               ▪ There's a graph relating Ryo's deflating confidence level.
               ▪ Normal Gyudon not allowed!! Ideas being stolen! HIGH DRAMA
               ▪ Ryo is full after the second dish only. PATHETIC
               ▪ It took them six hours to get through the whole list. DAMN

          ▪ Music Station, June 14 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Performed Namida no Kotae, like the Lips ver
               ▪ Were they kind of not in harmony??
               ▪ Did someone kind of mess up...

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
KAT-TUN's Expose/Connect & Go single.

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[261] The One With Tego-Nyan and Massu-Nyan

Title: The One With Tego-Nyan and Massu-Nyan
Running Time: 39:39
Size: 18.1 MB
Download Links: MF
Hosts: KamiRhey.


          ▪ Mentally strong Johnny's ranking [ 1 ]
               ▪ Does Goo Ranking not have anything better to research?
               ▪ Matsuoka, Ohno and Kimura are top 3.
               ▪ Where's Johnny? He should be #1.
               ▪ J, Sho, Nino all make the top 10. Not Aiba though...

N E W S ( M A Y  1 8 - 2 4 )

          ▪ Kame on TOKIO Kakeru, May 22 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Taichi and Kame start arm wrestling for some reason? Cuz they're sports casters?
               ▪ Is Taichi trying to tickle Kame into submission?!?
               ▪ Kame crashed a Mabo party...Mabo is chou kakkoii sempai
               ▪ Kame runs into Mabo at a sauna. They're naked. Mabo gives Kame money. OOOOH WHAT

KinKi Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi on Bokura no Ongaku, May 17 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Performed Another Orion, Love Love Aishiteru, and Machi.
               ▪ The person he wants to talk to most now is Oguri Shun.
               ▪ Talking about married life~
               ▪ Tsuyoshi's mom keeps buying little toys for potential future grandkids?
               ▪ Tsuyoshi thinks he's too old to play characters that just run, fight and awk with the ladies.

KinKi Kids/KAT-TUN
          ▪ Kame on Domoto Kyoudai, May 19 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Kame was on with Motoki Daisuke, baseball player
               ▪ Johnnys vs Giants, telling "legends" and getting judged whose is better...
               ▪ Kame does his very first backflip thanks to Koichi...
               ▪ Kame didn't even sing at the end of the episode?!!? Baseball dude did.

          ▪ To have new show from July 13-20 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Atarashi Arashi
               ▪ July 13 -20
               ▪ Nino will do short drama skits
               ▪ Ohno will be checking out street art
               ▪ Sho will be testing his face skills?
               ▪ Aiba deals with food
               ▪ J undergoes challenges??

          ▪ To have summer concert shows [ 1 ]
               ▪ July 26 - Aug 27, 13 shows?

          ▪ Neko Chudoku single and PV [ 1, 2, 3 ]
               ▪ NYA NYA NYA SHA SHA SHA
               ▪ Tego and Massu dress up as cats. Tego is a girl, btw.
               ▪ PV IS SUPER CUTE OMG or embarassing
               ▪ What is this supplementary teach you kitty dance video?
               ▪ The rest of the songs are typical tegomass pop
               ▪ Will they be performing in their kitty outfits for perfs?!?!?

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ #1 on the charts! 131K+ copies sold.

          ▪ Face to Face single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ What is happening in this PV with the geometric shapes and faces??
               ▪ The PV's about facing your inner self? Or something?
               ▪ Nakamaru mentions their dance lessons in NY. Which are useless. Cuz no dancing.
               ▪ Taguchi looks REALLY GOOD in the Flash PV.
               ▪ Flash is areally good song. If you like Taguchi's voice.
               ▪ B-sides aren't bad. Typical pop stuff. Live On is good.

          ▪ Music Station, May 24 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪Stage was red and black. WHERE IS PEYTON??
               ▪ Oh look, choreography! they made use of the dance lessons after all!

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
NEWS's World Quest/Pokopon Pekorya single.

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[262] The One Where Tegoshi Surprises Us All

Title: The One Where Tegoshi Surprises Us All
Running Time: 55:54
Size: 25.59 MB
Download Links: MF
Hosts: MeliKami


          ▪ The Origins of Tegomass's 'Neko Chudoku' [ 1 ]
               ▪ The song was based off a song by a dutch group
               ▪ While the original is about stuck up, rich people, Tegomass's is about a 'cat addiction'
               ▪ WHAT??
               ▪ Johnny's asked FIVE YEARS ago if they could remake the song!!
               ▪ Why such a long wait? What other songs does Johnny keep in its vault?

N E W S ( M A Y 2 5 - 3 1 )

          ▪ Kayou Kyoku, May 28 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ 50th single ‘Joy!!’, reflect on past 50 singles
               ▪ G: ‘Makeru na! Baby ~Never Give Up‘s (1992) choreo during chorus was chosen by Johnny
               ▪ Move for ‘Oh!’ was based on baseball player at time
               ▪ Kimura: ‘Yozora no Mukou’ has caused a lot of people to come up to me to compliment the song
               ▪ Kusanagi: ‘Egao no Genki’ because did voice work for anime
               ▪ S: ‘Kimiiro Omoi’ (11th) was memorable because it was my first time in anime and I had a solo
               ▪ PV is filmed in a large lobby/mall (?) with them surrounded by a large group of people dancing
               ▪ Supposed to feel like a flash mob, amount of ppl dancing increases
               ▪ Nakai almost forgets to join SMAP when dancing, Oshima has to remind him!!
               ▪ Gori starts off perf looking like he doesn’t know the steps (frowning)
               ▪ Dancers walk around on stage around dancing SMAP then Smap… walks away??
               ▪ Walk around studio (shameless promotion of Take Five with posters)
               ▪ Kimura races a random dude
               ▪ Members of AKB48, dancers, mascots and others join in on SMAP’s dance
               ▪ So much energy!! AWESOME!!

KinKi Kids
          ▪ Koichi's tour to have a DVD [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ ‘Gravity’ tour to have a DVD
               ▪ RE includes MC talk part and double encore
               ▪ LE includes special packaging, 48 pg booklet and ‘LOVE CRIES’ PV
               ▪ To be released on July 3, 2013

          ▪ Endless Game single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ]
               ▪ Single
               ▪ Endless Game: Interesting mix
               ▪ Intergalactic: Nice beat, club-like song, can def groove to it (Melissa)
               ▪ Too much auto-tune (Kami)
               ▪ Magic hour: Uplifting
               ▪ Monokuro: Fun, kinda bumbling beat
               ▪ Has the feel of a song popular in the time of black and white movies
               ▪ PV
               ▪ Students at desks with backs to audience, reference to Sho’s show
               ▪ White room, surrounded by dancing men in black
               ▪ What’s with the piles of white broken technology and desks?
               ▪ Randomness. We don’t get?
               ▪ Suits in diff colours except for Ohno and Aiba; looks real stylish

          ▪ Music Station, May 31 [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ MatsuJun is into healthy cooking and showed off one of his dishes during MiniSte
               ▪ Jun went to karaoke with Glay
               ▪ MatsuJun IS Arashi; just give him a ring
               ▪ Sho has his face all OVER this performance
               ▪ Choreo, stage, everything was amazing
               ▪ Never seen someone look so cool…. While dressed in a sweater vest
               ▪ Stage has screens in floor playing graphics that add to atmosphere
               ▪ One has to wonder, how does Johnny’s pay for the props they use on MSte and other perfs?

          ▪ Tegoshi in America for ItteQ, May 26 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Challenged to go to US to learn how to do spray paint art
               ▪ Except… Tegoshi can’t draw… D:
               ▪ ‘…te’ is the new Tegoshi-ism??
               ▪ After watching some amazing artists, Tegoshi has to draw Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
               ▪ Tegoshi draws Kinkakuji to show the teacher
               ▪ Except… Tegoshi can’t draw…
               ▪ Staff member brings in proper picture
               ▪ Tego then does it live on stage and….
               ▪ O_O
               ▪ His painting:

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Yamashita Tomohisa
          ▪ Starring in new drama [ 1 ]
               ▪ To be titled ‘Summer Nude’
               ▪ (Have they run out of titles??)
               ▪ Mikuriya Asahi (Pi) runs small film studio in seaside town with big dreams
               ▪ Karina plays woman dumped at the altar who becomes friends with Mikuriya
               ▪ Toda Erika plays Mikuriya’s high school friend who holds unrequited feelings for him
               ▪ How will these relationships develop??
               ▪ To air Mondays at 9 on Fuji TV
               ▪ Third highest actor to star in Getsuku time slot (First is Kimura)

          ▪ Kame on Mahou no Restaurant, May 27 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Take them out to try not A, B but D-LEVEL gourmet (what??)
               ▪ Kame is busy so they only have 1 hour 10 minutes to record
               ▪ They stop at a street vendor and eat different fried treats
               ▪ All the foods are around 80~880 yen
               ▪ Talks about his friendship with one of the Osaka Tigers baseball players
               ▪ His eyes are on paper glasses!! XDDD They all try them on and become ‘Kame’!
               ▪ Next stop: Meat sauce, Yakiniku curry and others
               ▪ It’s Kame-chef (glasses)!! LOL!
               ▪ They show off a set of dishes that are delicious, but are really ordered
               ▪ They go to a ramen shop that’s really a udon shop??? Or is it a ramen shop??
               ▪ REALLY cheap sushi shop!! WOW!
               ▪ Sushi without rice??
               ▪ Kame has clearly been spending time with Taguchi: “Kome-nashi Kamenashi” (rice-less Kamenashi)

          ▪ To have new single [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ To be titled ‘Come On A My House’
               ▪ (Is the poor grammar deliberate??)
               ▪ LE1: A-side and karaoke, Bonus DVD with A-side PV and making of
               ▪ LE2: A-side plus two B-sides
               ▪ RE: A-side plus two exclusive tracks
               ▪ To be released June 26

          ▪ Fujigaya starring in new drama, other Johnnys in cast [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ To star in ‘Kamen Teacher’ based off manga written by GTO creator
               ▪ In an era where teachers lack the power to physically discipline students and students run wild
               ▪ Fujigaya stars as teacher who comes in to whip students into shape
               ▪ Will do his own motorcycle stunts O_O
               ▪ Sexy Zone’s Kikuchi Fuma will play the lead of the delinquent students
               ▪ Cast also to include Johnny’s Jr.- Jesse Lewis, Taiga Kyomoto and Yuuta Kishi

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
V6's Rock Your Soul single.

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[263] The One with AKB!Shingo

Title: The One with AKB!Shingo
Running Time: 21.24
Size: 9.80 MB
Download Links: MF
Hosts: KamiRhey.


          ▪ Shingo's AKB48 Senbatsu parody [ 1 ]
               ▪ Shingo's new goal is to become the #1 AKB48 girl!
               ▪ Shingo dresses up as an AKB girl, calls himself Shintaro.
               ▪ Shingo sabotages Yukirin, Mayuyu and Ooshima Yuuko.
               ▪ Shingo cakes Yukirin, throws Mayuu through a wall, battles Yuuko.
               ▪ Shingo finally manages to win the senbatsu, yay~! Not?

N E W S ( A P R I L  2 7 - M A Y 1 0 )

June 1 - June 7
          ▪ Higashiyama's second baby is born! [ 1 ]
               ▪ It's a girl! Born May 29th!
               ▪ A shining angel descending into the Higashiyama household~

KinKi Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi to star in drama [ 1, 2 ]
               ▪ Tenma san ga yuku. First drama in 5 years.
               ▪ Tsuyoshi will also be singing the opening theme!
               ▪ Tsuyoshi plays the scaredy-cat reluctant chef of a ghost exterminating company.
               ▪ Will air on TBS.

          ▪ Sho to host NTV's Music Day program; K8 hosts special corner [ 1 ]
               ▪ 12 hour live music show!
               ▪ Sho will be the over all host; K8 will be MC for a special corner.
               ▪ K8 will appear for the last two hours, in charge of cover and collab lives.
               ▪ July 6th, 10:30, Makuhari Messe

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ 95K+ copies sold, #2 on the charts (AKB is #1)
          ▪ Music Station, June 7 [ 1 ]
               ▪ SUPER CUTE OMG!
               ▪ Tego's mic gets stuck in his costume lol!
               ▪ Massu reveals that Tego's not fascinated by cats--cuz he has a dog!

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Yamada Ryosuke's Mystery Virgin single.

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[259] The One with the Big Secret

Title: The One with the Big Secret
Running Time: 54:52
Size: 25.12 MB
Download Links: MF
Hosts: Melissa and Kamika.


          ▪ Hidamari no Kanojo trailer [ 1 ]
               ▪ Jun plays ad executive who meets up with old childhood friend (Ueno) and falls in love
               ▪ But Juri’s character is keeping a secret… *dundundun~~~~*
               ▪ *SPOILER* It is not a disease but YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT IT IS!!!

N E W S ( A P R I L  2 7 - M A Y 1 0 )

          ▪ VS Arashi, May 2 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Higashiyama fights for ‘Ikkyu-san 2’ team starring Fuku-kun
               ▪ Suzuki Fuku has gotten so much bigger!!! XDD
               ▪ (And better at promotion. M: Aiba, he’s better than you)
               ▪ J tries to put Higashiyama on the spot and Higashi just takes it
               ▪ Sho decides to have some fun during Pinball Runner, at the runner’s (J) expense XD
               ▪ Walking in a circle, the members yell a number then switch XD
               ▪ AWW!! Nino gave Fuku a Kamen Rider doll for his b-day last year <3
               ▪ H: Nino? But he’s such a cheapskate! Fuku: Higashiyama also gave me a gift
               ▪ H: Yeah, I think I gave him 10,000 yen ($120) (show off!!)
               ▪ MJ makes Oomiya show the parody they do of Sennen Medore and, amazingly, they mess up!
               ▪ Even tho Higashiyama even shows them example!!

          ▪ Ryo on TOKIO Kakeru, May 8 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Promoting ‘Kencho Omotenashi ken’ movie with Horikita Maki
               ▪ Guess the reading of the kanji for the dish! game
               ▪ Ryo does not read ero books!!
               ▪ Ryo shows off to Maki by picking up weights (but impresses no one!)
               ▪ Maki talks to herself at home

          ▪ Okada and Ryo on NEP League SP, Apr 29 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Okada is promoting ‘Toshokan Sensou’ movie
               ▪ Okada (sort of) shows off his English
               ▪ Then is worried about the mistake trap game but ends up doing REALLY well!
               ▪ Okada is slow at finding common words (he’s REALLY bad at word games, remember TOKIO KAKERU)
               ▪ ALWAYS last to enter answer XD
               ▪ There’s a lot of “Ekimae-eki”s!! (?_?)
               ▪ Thankfully, regardless of Okada’s uselessness (except trap game), they were able to win!
               ▪ Ryo is promoting ‘Kencho Omotenashi ken’ movie with Horikita Maki
               ▪ Ryo is the Quiz King (100% answer rate)
               ▪ Sadly, Ryo is losing his answer rate
               ▪ Instead, Maki shows off during the kanji quiz (Ryo gets zero as he gets stuck on the one she did)
               ▪ Which do Japanese eat more? Fish or meat? Maki: I like meat. All: MEAT!
               ▪ Lose 100 000 yen prize on LAST question!

     Kinki Kids
          ▪ Tsuyoshi's Shamanippon concert to be released on DVD [ 1 ]
               ▪ Filmed in Tsuyoshi’s hometown of Nara
               ▪ Includes documentary with making of, rehearsal and more!
               ▪ Comes with poster

          ▪ Tsuyoshi on Music Station, May 3 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Show picture of Tsuyoshi at 18
               ▪ He looks SOO different!! Almost… American???
               ▪ Performs cover of ‘I LOVE YOU’
               ▪ Soulful ballad
               ▪ Beautiful stage with fog, lights and trees in background
               ▪ Tress then light up, beautiful effect

     Kinki Kids/NEWS
          ▪ Tegoshi on Domoto Kyoudai, May 5 [ 1 ]
               ▪ Guested with Naoto who he plays soccer with sometimes
               ▪ Tegoshi is the captain of a soccer team on the side
               ▪ Pays for playing field then sends out info to players
               ▪ Soccer bowling: Kinki vs NaoTego
               ▪ Tsuyoshi kicks well but Koichi COMPLETELY misses
               ▪ Tegoshi gets serious and removes his boots, but misses
               ▪ Tegoshi KILLS it, hitting all but one pin!!
               ▪ Koichi hits the backboard a few too many times and loses to NaoTego
               ▪ Batsu: Tsuyoshi does Antonio Oki impression
               ▪ Batsu: Koichi does gag with stuck leg
               ▪ Koichi calls Tego’s kittens as cat monsters (bake neko) XD
               ▪ Tegoshi considers all his fans to be his girlfriends
               ▪ Tego-chan shows off (unembarrasedly) his idol poses
               ▪ Kinki shows they can do it too
               ▪ Tegoshi and Naoto perform (with Kinki as backup) cover of ‘Ue wo muite arukou’

          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ April 22 – 28
               ▪ K8’s ‘Hesomagari’ single surpassed ‘Aoppana’ with 295k+ copies sold!!
               ▪ Topped singles chart
               ▪ Arashi topped Music DVD and Overall DVD charts with ‘Popcorn’ concert
               ▪ Sold over 580k copies!!

     Arashi/Sexy Zone
          ▪ Oricon Charts [ 1 ]
               ▪ April 29 – May 3
               ▪ Sexy Zone sold 138k copies and topped singles chart!
               ▪ Arashi tops Music DVD and Overall DVD charts for second week in a row!!
               ▪ Sold additional 50k+ copies for a total of 631,180 copies sold in TWO WEEKS!!

     Sexy Zone
          ▪ Real Sexy!/Bad Boys single and PV [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
               ▪ Real Sexy PV
               ▪ Princes from fantasy worlds???
               ▪ Is this an episode of Final Fantasy?!?
               ▪ Driving around in air ships
               ▪ Using their magic powers to save the world and scare off Navi (I mean, the purple alien)
               ▪ Meanwhile, rest of Sexy Zone are trapped in an electric beam cage
               ▪ Prince Sexy Zone then retrieve their power stones to save rest of Sexy Zone (plus juniors)!
               ▪ YAY! The day is saved (Final Fantasy game over!)
               ▪ Real Sexy: Good but not amazing
               ▪ Bad Boys: Expectedly rock. Good beat!
               ▪ High!! High!! People ~movie remix~: Makes you want to get up and dance! High energy song!
               ▪ Just Ima Shika Nai: Solid song with a rock beat in the core.
               ▪ Making and Documentary of Trip to New York
               ▪ Only 3 members got to go
               ▪ Fuma: “We’ll enjoy NY on behalf of the other two”
               ▪ Kami is jealous; “THEY WERE SO CLOSE!!!”
               ▪ They go up Empire State Building, ride in a carriage

Songs used in this week's podcast are from
Sexy Zone's One Sexy Zone album.

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