Hhmm somehow i was under the impression that i have made 2 reviews of arashi shows already but apparently i've only done one so far.. opps… been meaning to do more but as usual, i always get lazy and procrastinate and stuff… so when i saw the cute outfit nino wore in today's VSA (though i guess it'll be yesterday by the time i finish writing), i was like 'ok, I'd better screen cap it all down and write the review else nothing will ever get done'
So here goes!
TONS of screenies and spoilers ahead (as well as bad punctuation/grammar, oh yes, my japanese is not very good so if i made any mistakes, I'm sorry!). You have been warned!
Note: A million thanks to Vendy for uploading the videos on Hachi.A
1st up is the opening, Sho happily announces that today's guest is ultra cute, and mention that Nino's already in the mood (cute mood)… He's hiding behind the rest...
Well it's already shown in last week's preview what Neen is wearing, but i kinda forgot about it already so...
cute nino hiding behind J... J walks off to reveal Nino!
And his bear outfit!
needless to say, everyone's amused
Sho was making fun of Nino, saying something like how come you didn’t get stopped at the door of the studio. Nino replied that although he made it into the studio, everyone was giggling at him
And the special guests for today are:
Yup! Cute little kids including susuki fuku-kun who i think is absolutely adorable!
And of cos, arashi just loves to tease the guests… Sho: 'Ah today even the manager came'
Cos apparently this guy acted at the manager of Nishikido Ryo in the drama papadol (which i didn’t watch :X )
Kawaii kids are kawaii… When asked about Nino's outfit Fuku-kun replied: "i think its interesting'
More cute kids…!
Today's plus one guest is the two guys from Fujiwara…
whoever they are *shrugs*
You guessed it, 1st game is Dual Curling!
Is there anything wrong with the above picture? Yup! That's right! The kids get to stand much nearer to the target cos… their kids!
3 adults VS 2 kids? I thought it should be the other way round or something...
Of cos, Fuku-kun reveals that special guests are coming to give them support!
Sho's 1st stone was a bit short, Fuku-kun's on the other made his very near the centre… will it stay on though?
The guest's stone hit Sho's and puts them both in the 30 point zone...
In comes destroyer Ohno!
He's probably thinking 'opps...'
I guess its hard to play in that huge costume yeah? The mukku's (the red guy) stone fell kinda short again
But i guess that's still better than erm… hitting to hard and having the short fall unceremoniously off the play area like Ohno's 2nd stone (the one on the bottom right hand corner of the pic)
Less than 10 seconds left and it doesn’t look good for arashi at all… Let's see if ohno's last throw will be any good...
Ah, finally, he managed to hit away 2 red stones
Double stones are coming in!
How will it end?
Kids are leading!
Nino n aiba questions the guest...
Sho threw his double stone out 1st, and it was on the 50 zone till 'someone' knocked it off...
And still seemed really proud of himself for doing that haha
Anyways… on to Round 2!
Yup, its a team battle again!
Some teasing and imitation happened...
And this guy said some line which got everyone all hyped up and excited…
Well from the hint box i guess it from some drama that he acted when he was a kid?
Either way everyone was really excited and Sho started the encore call :)
To which he complied XD
And made everyone really happy :)
They started asking J whether he has the confidence to win… and the Fujiwara guy mentioned that it’s a good thing that the Green mascot isn't on the team… apparently the green mascot even did snowboarding before. Like seriously! Snowboarding in that suit? You gotta be kidding me!Scuba diving doesn’t sound that bad though…
But J's confident today :)
J: "its been a long time since i got to play the double stone, I'm looking forward to the game!"
Indeed, most of the time arashi team only gets 1 double stone right? And of cos the guest will play that double stone. I guess since today the kids team are already having the half distance handicap, they let arashi have two stones like the guest team.
Aiba starts off and sends his stone right smack in the middle!
Koko-chan's stone landed in the middle too!
See, told ya aiba's stone won't stay there for long… off it goes!
J knocks Seiran-chan's stone off!
Aw Seiran-chan looks so upset
3 stones in the center! Will they stay there though?
Well its hard to describe what happened in the last few seconds… but one strong shot by Aiba hit like all the stones off the centre… Stuff happened… and it ended up looking like this!
Which brings both teams to a tie at 360 points!
The ever so considerate MatsuJun noticed seiran-chan looking distraughtly at him earlier and apologised… so sweet of J :)
Cute Matsumiya moment as J announces the next game...
The kids go 1st! Don't you think this is a perfect game for kids? Its just like all the playgrounds with the extensive connecting tunnels that i absolutely loved when i was a kid.
Eh? What's leader and aiba doing there? Their supposed to support the kids! But what kind of support i wonder?
She's so cute when she does the imitation XD
The kids picked 3 and 8 as the free space… so two free space as handicap, plus Ohno Aiba support team!
Gosh i swear this kids have been getting imitation 101 lessons! Now the cute seiran-chan imitates Antonio inoki...
Lolol! Kids team gets to have 4 people in the jungle at once too… hahaha… the staff are really intent on making sure there'll be an MDA today eh? XD
I guess the reason for having 3 kids + 1 adult is just so that Enari-san can carry the small seiran-chan up the levels… the two of them only opened 1 number.
And the job of our Ohba support team?
Guide the kids down the stairs! XD
The 3 girls together in the jungle :)
Unfortunately, it seems like they've gotten lost… man, i though that kids being more agile and sharp would be better at this kind of thing :(
Finally a 2nd one opened!
haha leader looks so cute looking over the kids like this
So, 40 points to the kids… guess they really needed all the help they could get…. but anyway, next up is arashi team!
I wonder how they'll play the game… they'll either fool around and create a not so high lead, or go all out and smash the opposition… i wonder which path they're taking today?
Nino is busy stuffing his dress into his pants!
At first i was like… 'eh why is a staff helping Aiba adjust the camera when its almost the start of the game…' but of cos, its not a staff but our dear J!
Nino is crawling just fine with his modified outfit. And don't let the word crawling deceive you… they've moving along at a very fast pace! So maybe there won't be MDA today...
5th lvl in 21 seconds… nope, not fooling around one bit. We'll have to see if the guests will co-orporate though...
Nino goes for no. 23!
J goes for no. 22, as per their usual 21-25 bingo strategy.
Aiba seems to have gotten a bit lost though :P
Or maybe not? Sho opens 18 and now they're one short of a bingo!
Ah as expected… Fujiwara team seems to be fooling around and taking their own sweet time :P
And nino signals to him to stop and head up :P
The fujiwara guy in grey
who wasn’t messing around as much opened 25, while ohno opens 21 to make it a 'double reach'.
Arashi aint giving no chance to the kids team though… Nino and J speeds through the maze and J finds no. 24 to make their 1st bingo!
Nino was having a hard time looking for no. 3 to make a double bingo though… he moves up and down the levels looking for his goal and finally...
He found it in the nick of time!
So its 190 points to the arashi team!
Next up is pinball runner!
Announcer: "The kids team will have a handicap of having 3 pink balls"
J: "Is 3 ok" (hinting that they can ask for a greater handicap)
J: "Ok, we'll give you the 2 pink balls from arashi team!"
5 pink balls of rate kids team! 0 for arashi… but the most important thing is whether they can catch the pink balls! Let's hope they can!
Ah the pressure!
The kids discuss strategy! Fuku-kun wanted to have the 5 kids each say one of the pink balls, but in the end the decided to follow the earlier discusses strategy of having seiran-chan saying all the pink and the rest say the yellow
Nice! the 1st pink goes in!
39 seconds to go and the points are coming in nicely!
In goes the 2nd pink!
As well as the 3rd!
I wonder if J is regretting his decision now :P
For a while the 4th pink looked out of reach...
But somehow it bounced IN!
And the last pink!
Their luck finally ran out… the pink hit the rim and bounced off!
Still… it’s a lot of balls caught! 4/5 pink balls is a really good result!
So from a 150 point lead, arashi is now down by 100 points… can they get their lead back…?
With nino as the runner?
hahaha what's with the long face?
Sho: "He's a totally weird person eh?"
Nino: "I'm totally like a rich person's wall…" (as in the bear skin trophies hang up on the walls)
Nino aims for 120 points!
Hahaha i can't resist the cute neen holding up the teddy ears XD
Sho decides to tease Fujiwara and did two imitations of his gags XD
Wild! XD 2nd one aint as funny tho so...
Hmm… 3rd ball, its hard with that off cargo thing yeah? (nothing much exciting to put since there's no pink balls)
3 balls caught in a row here, nice!
ahhhhhhh! can he get the last ball to reach his aim?
YES he gets it!
120 points and right on target! Arashi takes back the lead by 20 points!
Next game is bunk bowling!
How would they give handicap for bunk bowling you wonder?
Simple! just change a white pin to a red pin! (White pins are worth 1 point, red 50!)
J looks on in approval
And off they go!
Red pin getto!
133 points! A good score indeed!
The bowling ball looks absolutely oversized in the kids' hands
Bowling ball slide to the rescue!
And they push off!
But the balls collide midway!
The blue ball headed up the slope and goes back for a second try
Sadly, it had no luck with the red pin
Once again, J encourages the kids
And now… arashi's turn!
Fujiwara goes for the 1st throw
The balls speed off… can they hit the red pin?
Aw both balls went by the side
Still, it looks like they managed to hit a lot of pins! How will the score be like?
144 points! Opps… that's even better than the kid team's 1st throw o.o
OhBa pair for the 2nd throw!
O (whispering): "Ah its heavy"
Haha leader… you're just getting old :P
Can it hit the red pin????
Nah… ohno's ball just brushes past the red pin
15 points for the 2nd throw… oh wells!
Was really close!
Sho teases aiba about being more high tensioned than leader although his throw was far less exciting… Aiba: "We're on the same team, what's wrong with being high tensioned!"
How typical of aiba XD
And the last game of the day is kicking sniper!
Once again the kids team goes 1st!
Yup, the green mascot is finally showing some action!
enari-san gets the red can on the 1st round for 20 points!
Fuku-kun misses the 2nd target
Gachapin (i think that's the name of the green mascot) misses as well
Enari manages to get 20 points!
3rd round, 1st two kickers miss again, enari saves the day by scoring 40 points!
gachapin scores 20 points on the 3rd round!
Enari hits 1 can….
and the tower loses balance!
It’s a perfect!
Last round… 1st two misses… once again Enari comes and saves the day! He scores 60 points!
So finally… its arashi's turn!
Am i the only one who thinks that nino looks like a pregnant lady here?
Arashi needs to score 350 points or more to win!
Fujimoto hits the 1st target…
It’s a Perfect!
Nino hits the 2nd target!
Nino hits the 3rd target… but not hard enough for anything to fall
Time for J to show his prowess!
He scores 40 points!
J's probably thinking: "darn why didn’t that last red can fall!"
4th round. 1st kicker: miss. Nino: Hits but not hard enough and the tower merely wobbled a little. J's turn!
It’s a hit….!
And just just any other hit… it’s a perfect!
High fives! And with that… arashi team wins!
The kids don't look so impressed though :'(
Haha look at sho's face here
But oh wells… it can't be helped ne?
So since arashi won… we have the 10 seconds challenge! *claps*
J looks really high ^.^
The challenge: Flip ALL the othello/reversi pieces from white to black.
They use the brief moment to discuss roughly which area each person is in charge of.
Looks a bit messy there… can they make it?
Last bit in the corner!
I think ohno was snatching for the same piece with nino here… Just 1 more to go!
Leader hurriedly flips the last one over…….!!!!!!!!!
"Ahh! How? how (did it go)?"
The teddy bear moves forward to ask about the result...
The staff judges that as a pass!
J just had to drop in an 'Unbelievable" (yes, in their Japanese styled English) at the end. XD
Yup, so that was it…! Watched as I screen capped and wrote the entry… gosh took me like 3 hours to watch finish that episode… now i know why i've been so reluctant to do this haha. Gosh… to think that i wanted to watch the 5 men share house before i sleep… obviously i'll have to leave that for tmr now.
Forgive me if there's any typos/errors etc…
too lazy to re-read my work... its way past 3am and time to sleep :P Read and edited!