Whee! Last week’s VSA! Chinen-kun (from Hey! Say! JUMP) is the plus one guest today, and he has mentioned in various interviews how he idolises Ohno. I remember reading a translation of a mag interview of both Chinen and Ohno, and Chinen was so nervous! I remember Chinen said that he really hopes to be a back dancer for Arashi, but Ohno kept telling him its impossible since he’s already in HSJ. Lol!
Anyhow, let’s begin!
S: Its getting colder bit by bit isn’t it?
S: Do you decide on when you start wearing winter clothes? Today Ninomiya-san was still in sandals right? (referring to the personal clothes he wore to work)
J starts talking about how he saw Aiba sometime back...
Aiba was wearing a down (jacket) on top, and sandals.
N: Its around the time of FNS...
S: Ahhh you means around that time you feel that its at the end of the year. ISNT THAT LATE???
Nino’s sense of timing aside, Sho calls for today’s guests!
Today’s guests are Team Gunma! (Gunma is a prefecture in the Kanto region of Japan. Seems like a lot of prefectures are coming on VSA huh? XD )
Today’s guests are all born in Gunma. They introduce the characters.
This brown one is Ishidan-kun. He’s the character of a hot spring (street?).
The character’s body is made of steps just like in the street.
The other one is a pear ninja…
N: I want to ask this… he’s 85% human right? (As in, he just puts on a mask and that’s all, no bulky costume covering his body.)
And its time for the plus one guest to appear… I wonder how they will react XD
Lol ohno’s face!
So rare to see them smiling when the plus one guests comes out haha! Normally at this point we won’t even be seeing arashi’s faces… we’ll just be seeing the plus one guest slowly walking down instead.
Wow! Chinen is short!
Oh wow, i didn’t know Chinen has been on VSA before. He was here in 2009 15th Aug.
Nino comments on how he is dressed up like a member of HSJ.
S: Today… the senpai you like is… *hand gestures towards Ohno*
C: Arashi desu
C: AH yes Ohno-san!
S: Are you nervous?
C: Yes I’m very nervous! O: When are you going to look up to me till?
N: What’s wrong with that?
First game! Kicking sniper!
Guest team plays first.
First target: all three missed!
2nd target: 1st kicker - hit, 20 points get! Joy (2nd kicker) missed.
3rd kicker hit off the non scoring cans, causing the top layer to lose balance and fall.
3rd target: 1st kicker miss. Joy scored 20 points...
And then the target lost balance and fell on its own! Last can remaining and 3rd kicker missed though :(
4th target: 1st kicker hits off the top 3 cans. Joy kicked off the can right smack in the middle - no points for that.
3rd kicker - hits off all the red cans, no perfect though
Last target: 1st kicker - 20 points. 2nd and 3rd kicker miss!
Final score: 200 points!
the 3rd kicker has played this game for the 4th time already, and his score are always pretty bad.
Arashi’s turn next!
MC: Ohno-kun, team Gunma scored 200 points, what are you aiming for?
O: This game… the highest points possible is around 500?
MC: The highest score possible is 550! O: 500!
The rest comment on how he wants to show off his strong side because Chinen is here. Chinen praises her idol: Ohno-kun can really do anything. Maybe when the game ends i wouldn’t even get to kick once!
O: Nope, i don’t think so.
Aiba realised that he sucks at being the 3rd kicker. He gives his analysis: Normally he gets high tensioned easily, so he will breath out like ‘fuu fuuu’ to calm himself down. But as the 3rd kicker, by the time he does that, the cans have almost disappeared from view already. So this time round he will kick earlier.
N: So your way to correct this is just to kick earlier? J: Is it really that difficult to kick earlier Aiba-san?
A: its hard! I get lost! but if i try i’ll be able to do it! (apparently it’s a phrase antonio inuki loves to use)
1st target: Ohno hits but the last two cans righted themselves instead of tipping over
Chinen missed. Aiba knocked off one can only.
2nd target. Ohno hit right smack in the centre
And Chinen took out a sliver can at the side
Aiba scrambles to get back up. Did since ball get hit off earlier by a rebound?
His kick went very wide
Ohno and Chinen missed. Aiba scores!
Aw. one last can standing. No perfect for Aiba.
4th target. Ohno hits off a sliver can
Chinen and Aiba both missed!
Last target! Ohno scores
Chinen missed again. Aiba scores! It’s a perfect this time!
The last shot was well done Aiba!
Haha. On the 2nd round, aiba’s ball was knocked off by the rebounding ball from leader’s kick.
MC asks nino if there’s any change in today’s aiba. N: Nope, it was as per normal.
MC comments on how O didn’t perform as well as expected. O: I did hit the target… BUT… *points at Chinen*
Haha! Chinen didn’t score a single point! In fact all his kicks were misses except 1!
Ohno gestures… i think he’s trying to say all the shoots missed!
Over at the guests side… the hot spring character took off the ‘head’ to reveal a very very sweaty guy.
Ohno is surprised. I’ve seen those two talents/comedians before, but i can’t rem their names.
One of the duo is from Gunma, and wanted to support the team. They didn’t plan to reveal themselves but it got way too hot. They’ll be joining the Gunma Team (and taking part in the games)
Its rolling coin tower time!No more lucky characters :P
The Gunma team gathered to do a cheer.
Guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t understand what the cheer was about :P
Its this card game thing, where someone says out the first phrase, and you have to find the corresponding card, as well as say out the 2nd phrase. Its unique to the Gunma prefecture i guess? (the phrase used that is) And it seems like the younger generation don’t play that anymore :P
Sho stacking it up nonchalantly
The tower is started to sway
But no! It was not meant to be...
The tower collapses as he gets off the steps
50 bonus points to team Gunma!
The rest try to cheer Chinen up, while Ohno starts to get angry XD
S: Its ok, all of us have made the tower fall plenty of times before, right Ohno?
O: No such thing!
S: Sorry, after we had the happy characters earlier, next we’ll have the devil/evil character...
C: I feel like crying already
O: No, I’m the one who feels like crying~
(in the purple box: As expected, the evil/scam character)
Ohno announces that bunk bowling is next!
First up is Sho and Chinen!
Lol what’s with the kungfu pose XD
Chinen promises that he’ll hit the red pin, so that he will perform well and not get scolded by Ohno. Nino asks him to do the imitation...
C: (In a very weird voice) Za seto, kai ten shiyagare! (Sho’s famous line from the pre-revamp AnShi, I’m sure ya all know about this right?)
Sho is surprised and mouths “Ore?” (Me?). I think we were all expecting an imitation of Ohno...
Sho: Sorry, but that wasn’t like me at all!
J makes him do it again.
S: I was like this?
C: To me it was like this! This time round they do it together. Love how Sho purposely does it exactly like his junior :P
MC: Nino, don’t you think the both of them make a perfect combination?
N: Indeed, but the set didn’t turn/change at all though…!
And off goes the ball! Chinen is using Ohno’s blue :P
But they missed the red pin!
They score 133 points!
Somehow i just love this view of the set. Maybe because you can see all the staff and the cameras… Also, this is more like the view that Arashi/the guests who aren’t playing get to see.
S: Ohno-san, how was it? O: (without any hesitation) The red one still remains ne?
I love DoS Ohno! Its like we either get the non existent Ohno who doesn’t speak like 10 or 20mins into the show, or we get the (mock) angry Oh-chan XD Sho can’t stop laughing!
J: On the other hand, you just have to hit it during the 2nd throw and it’ll be fine!
O: Maa lets just do it!
Not that many pins left!
Ohmiya combi! O: (softy, while MC was introducing them) A spare can’t be done?
MC asks nino what he thinks. Nino starts pressuring Ohno, commenting that since he had been extremely hard on Chinen, he’ll better show him how its done and hit the red pin (something to that effect at least).
Nino then imitates Ohno’s words and actions earlier… “a spare will probably be tough…"
O: Lets get as close to a spare as possible then
Everyone: Close to a spare? It got nino into a laughing fit this time
Trololol. Love it when he’s like this.We hardly get to see so much of Ohno after all. I mean like… in the AnShi i was reviewing earlier (30th Nov 2013), he barely said 20 sentences in the entire show, and most of which just side comments with less than 5 making it into the review….? Ah ok not that bad… thanks to Sho making him touch the muscles part but otherwise he didnt talk at all!
Oh! Ohno’s ball heading straight for the red!
It hits the red pin but barely anything else :P (in fact, only 1 more white pin.)
Sho is laughing so much today XD
Gosh his face…!
They score 51 points! Yes… Nino’s throw only scored a messily 1 point :P
Nino comments on how Ohno only knocked off about only that one red pin.
The guest comments that they can’t even tell if that was cool or boring.
That comment cracked them up once more.
Okay! Its been two and a half games. That means you’ll have to read the rest in Part 2! XD