Whoohoo guys! Rejoice! I’ve caught up with all the VSA and AnS episodes after a ~6 month break from watching all arashi shows… and now that I’ve got nothing better to do since I’m stuck at home while my leg heals, i’ve decided to do some TV reviews…! And in truth watching some of the episodes made me want to do some reviews. I’ll probably go back and review some episodes that I enjoyed… yes, some of them was really hilarious :) but first, yesterday’s VSA! Shall be reviewing the episode as I watch it for the very first time :)
Random video from youku, quality these days seems much poorer than those I could find last time. :(
No subs, so i’ll do my best to translate it accurately. XD
ah ohmiya right off the bat :)
Sho starts off with saying that its autumn, and that there’s been quite a big arashi related news!
S: i thought it was quite a huge ‘arashi news’.
S: next year Jan, Matsumoto will be filming in a drama!
J bows in thanks.
S: Shitsuren Resturant?
J: No no, its Shitsuren Chocolatier. (See news article here)
A: You’ve been watching a lot of DVDs on how to make chocolates right?
S: What’s this!
J laughs in embaressment. S: What kind of drama is it?
J: It’s a love story
S: Ja Ohno ask him about it?
O: So will there be kissing? (they are making fun of Ohno as previously during J’s hidamari no kanojo promotion, Oh-chan asked if there will be kissing scenes once it was revealed that it’s a love story)
Everyone bursts out laughing. S: You have not start the actually filming right? J: No, not started. S: So when you start filming, please let us know about the kiss!
And today’s guests are the ‘Ni Se Team’! (2nd generation team)
One of the guests today, 若乃花, was a sumo wrestler who attained the rank/title of yokozuna (the highest rank in sumo).
Arashi asks about one of the guest.
They question which famous person is she the 2nd gen of ^^
turns out she’s actually the 3rd gen of the pro baseball coach.
Today’s guests are all 2nd gen of famous people...
from writers to actors and actresses...
and finally, here’s today’s plus one guest!
Moriyama Naotaro is today’s plus one guest! (A/N: What a long name… glad i managed to get the first time round hehe)
When asked about his sport abilities, Moriyama says he’s been doing soccer from primary school all the way to university.
Someone from the guest team mentions that Moriyama is also a 2nd gen!
His mum is a singer and actress!
They beacon him to join their side XD
Moriyama: THE REASON (loudly)… the reason why I’m here is that although I’m also a 2nd gen, I’m also a member of arashi!
Guest team: That's a weird/horrible excuse!
Moriyama: But we’ve done programs before and...
J: Morishi ne? (Ah yesssss… no wonder that guy looks so familiar! He came on the 24hr TV AnS special… at that time he commented that it was really lonely going on programs and such as he’s a solo artist, and he wanted to try how it felt like to introduce an album as a group and so they came up with an impromptu 6-man group called Morishi. Ahahaha leader was really funny in that one…! Maybe i’ll review it sometime but I’m getting off track…)
S: Please be more serious...
Neen announces the first game: Korokoro Viking!
Guest team goes first.
This guest is a female pro wrestler! The MC asks what’s her speciality wrestling move. Its something to do with the shoulders… but it’s a bit hard to explain, so she decides to demo instead!
hahaha, the former sumo champ gets bullied :P
yup that’s the move.
some more talk, and then the game starts!
The first ball got on the bridge!
Too bad it only got 5 points ;(
No time for rest as the 2nd ball is on the orange zone almost immediately. This time round they score a 50!
The 3rd ball goes into the orange zone, and the 4th ball- the double score golden ball appears in the pink zone.
Oh that was really dangerous! The ball was rolling along the edge of the wall. Luckily it fell into the bridge and not out...
10x2=20 points for the golden ball
50 points for the 5th ball! 2 more balls to go!
Sadly the 6th disappeared down the hole. First miss for the 2nd gen team.
it’s the last golden ball!
They manage to put it in the 50 point zone!
245 points in total! A pretty good score!
Next up is arashi team!
MC: 2nd gen team got 245 points ne?
J: We can only go for it, avoid the -30 points and go...
Mori: That’s the reason why we came today! S: Do you have any strategies?
Mori: The first thing we should so is… believe in ourselves? (said in shaky, unconfident manner…)
Everyone burst out laughing….
Some more talk, which somehow ends up with arashi asking him to take the lead in moving the balls in the orange zone. Crowd: Oooooohhhhhh Mori: *does weird action as seen abv*
N: This isn’t a place for you to fool around….
So it starts!
That was fast :X the first call disappeared in the green zone down the hole to the right.
2nd ball barely appeared on the scene before disappearing down a hole right in front of aiba (on the right).
the 3rd ball finally makes it to the orange zone
and so… that ball fall off and out of play! *ouch*
golden ball comes...
ahhhhhh… and it fell off too… LOL!
and another miss in the pink zone!
and in the orange zone, they barely managed to save the blue ball from plummeting down to nothingness XD
finally they score! its 50 points but still… after dropping 5 balls… -.-‘''
last ball left...
some video error here, the scoring part got cut off… :(
but they did manage to get it in the 50 point zone to end the game with 150points. Not too shabby considering how badly they played at the start haha. i was wondering if they’ll end up with zero points lol.
MC: Can I say something?
MC: That was too much.
S: Ya indeed...
S: Every section performed badly ne…
The next game is pinball runner!
Arashi team goes first. The plus one guest Moriyama will be the runner! Let’s seem if he can perform and make up for the bad play earlier :P (but I’m guessing not… XD )
J and M will be giving instructions.
(I love J’s shiny shiny jacket haha)
J will call the numbers for the pink ball, and A will do the yellow balls. A advices Mori to take a look at numbers 4 and 6 when 5 is called out, as the balls may change direction at the last moment, so Mori should be prepared to move his basket front and back to catch the balls.
And so the game starts.
First pink ball fell to the back. half the time gone and merely 30 points, not a good run :(
finally getting some points :)
The 2nd pink is here!
arghsss it bounces off the rim!
He manages to get the last ball after time-up for a total of 150 points!
The guest is too tired to speak haha XD
S: It was only 1 minute of walking yeah… How was it? The pink ball… you only missed it by one step ne?
S: The tv isnt spoilt or is it?
Mori: but the two of them, the numbers they say were like 6,7,6,7 that kind of feel
A: but he was really fast, it was fun giving the instructions too, feels like i was playing a game (as in video game)
Mori: So i was like a character in the game?
A: Yes, yes that’s it!
Next up is of course 2nd gem’s turn!
Akai-san is the runner!
and these 3 are giving instructions
Akai: I have the stamina, so I’m confident.
S: What do you do for your training? (she’s a pro wrester remember?)
Akai trains on wedn and thurs, and she trains her neck a lot, so she thinks she’ll be fine looking up at the cargo all the time. She also does 100 squats for training.
Up on stage, sumo seems to tire easily, he’ll go first and once he gets tired, the lady in blue will take over. The singer in red will just be the BGM (background music) o.o
They ask for a demo and she starts singing + dancing XD
sumo gives instructions first… the first two balls are obtained really quickly.
Instructions giver changed!
First pink ball is a miss! 2 more to go! (3 pink balls for female runners)
here comes the 2nd pink ball!
it dropped in front of the runner!
here comes the last pink ball!
She didn’t manage to get that either :(
she managed to get one of the balls after time’s up to make it 150 points!
break time during the 2nd game! 95 points gap between the two teams, the next game is rolling coin tower! J: but if we collapse the tower later, we’re pretty much finished. N: yes, we definitely cannot lose the next game
Sho manages to link the talk to the ‘limits of freedom’, which is the name of the concert tour Moriyama has come to promote :)
Moriyama starts his ‘prep talk?’ for the next game, and gets ignored XD
J does the title call this time :)
MC: you definitely do not want to make the tower collapse, especially arashi team who’s losing up 95 points
J: Yes, if we make the tower collapse, we’ll definitely lose today’s VSA.
S: On the other hand, if we didn’t make the tower collapse, then the score difference will be plus minus zero ne?
N: like a fresh start ne?
S: Restart! (in english)
A: Let’s go offensive, put 10s only!
N: He (the plus one) has hardly spoken, it means that he’s confident right?
Mori: Ano sa….
N: Wait a minute… his girly-ness/gayness has just increased!
Even his tone of voice has changed, Ohno imitates him XD
MC asks the guest to sing a word of encouragement
From the very start! He purposely stacked the coins to the side…!
Aiba started putting the coins quite late, and had to really stretch to put on the last coin XD
the blocks at the top are getting more and more messy!
the guest puts on 3 5 point coins
Neen used a 10 and 2 3s
its getting dangerous!
now they’ve switched to using 3 point coins only
and the tower is collapsed by Moriyama!
2nd gen team gets a 50 point bonus! (wait? 50 points? i swear is was still 100 points the last time this game was played… must be because arashi is doing too poorly?)
Sho commented on how he used his hand to try and stabilise the tower as he saw it collapse. To no avail of course.
N: At the end J was telling him not to touch it!
J: After akai- chan the tower already looked like it was going to fall. Maybe if you didn’t touch it it would have fell on its own.
Mori: Ah so that’s what you mean by don’t touch it… Bunk bowling is next!
Arashi team goes first!
Mori makes a funny face
Ah… the balls collide midway.
Not bad, Mori’s ball hit the blue pin. I thought they’ll end up with a big fat zero hahaha
Ohmiya for the 2nd throw!
MC: out of 66 pins, 65 remain
O: if we don’t do properly here, we are really in big trouble
N: We can but hit the pins.
Lol, they don’t look confident...
The balls stay really close, but didn’t hit!
Ah but it missed the red pin :(
They score 144 points!
Guest team is up next!
It hits the red pin!
they score 208 points!
time for the 2nd throw!
15 pins left! Can they score a spare?
Sadly not… it became a narration based throw haha
The balls collide midway
they only hit the corner blue pin and scored a measly 10 points
and the exact same blue pin hit by the sakurai-moriyama combi!
S: Shall the four of us go for a drink after this?
The last game of the day is kicking sniper!
2nd gen team goes first!
first up is akai san in the ladies zone. Akai: I’ve not done soccer before, but i’ve kicked people a lot… (pro wrestler)
A last singing encouragement XD
1st target: All miss! All the shots went to the left!
2nd target: 1st kicker - bottom left wall. 2nd kicker - bottom wall. 3rd kicker - right side. All miss again!
3rd target: 1st kicker - hit the wall again. 2nd kicker - hit!
it’s a perfect!
4th target: 1st kicker: hit the bottom wall again. 2nd kicker - hit!
2 cans left
but the 3rd kicker missed!
last target! It’s a points galore!
first and 2nd kicker missed! 3rd kicker hits!
the top two rows is turned over but it doesn’t fall! They score 190 points! All the points were scored by Hanada-san the ex sumo!
next up is arashi team!
J, leader and moriyama!
They need to score 370 points and above to win
MC: What do you think about it Matsumoto-san?
J: You’ve waited a long time. Looking at the cans earlier, we can definitely do this. What’s more, moriyama has been doing soccer right?
Mori: to put it in another way, i’ve done nothing else besides soccer.
J: really, if you don’t hit the cans here, than you would really have been here for nothing! Up till now you’ve not contributed anything good...
Mori: Indeed today i’ve been pulling you guys back...
O: if you don’t do well, we won’t call you to appear on the show again.
first target! J misses
Ohno manages to score a perfect!
2nd target: J hits the target but nothing fell
Ohno scores a 20
Mori hits off the top two cans but doesn’t score!
3rd target, J hits off all the point scoring cans!
And ahhhh the rest of the cans collapse too, it’s a perfect!
4th target: J’s kick went in between, Ohno’s went to the left, mori manages to get all the point cans
Last target, J hits off 2 cans, Ohno hits off 1...
Moriyama also hits off one...
Everyone bursts into laughter at the pathetic one can moriyama kicks off.
But they did it! Thanks to the four cans kicked off in the last round… they scored 380 points and narrowly won today’s VSA!
Celebrations abound ^.^
J + O: Dangerous!
Guest: Moriyama-kun is a 2nd gen too, but I’m glad he wasn’t on our team…
10 second challenge! 2 balance beams? They have to switch places on the balance beam within 10 secs. They will have to arrange themselves according to age!
From left to right! Oldest to youngest!
10 sec challenge starts!
In the end only M and N is in place XD the other 3 are in one big huddle XD
they finally got themselves into place way after the 10 seconds is over XD
And that’s all for today’s VSA!
Hope you enjoyed it!