Happy New Year everyone! It’s a HUGE review coming up! 2.5 Hr SP AnShi! The HQ video itself is a whooping 2.5 GB large! Here’s wishing everyone a good year ahead… and here we go! Its AnShi time!
hate 'cliffhangers', maybe you should... come back tomorrow or something instead :P
Finally all finished!
Let’s get the party started!
As expected of a new year SP, there are many guests!
Arashi enters the set and the crowd goes wild!
The members are wearing their colours :)
Among the guests today, Yoshida Saori, the olympic wresting gold medalist, is also here today! You may remember her from her antics in last year’s VSA aired on the 7th of Nov - I did a review of that previously. Let’s see what she’ll bring today XD
She has won 11 consecutive times in Japan wresting.
They have a special guest today! I don’t know who he is though… :S
This year too, Arashi will be trying out monster variety programs of the past!
First up is Jun!
Jun yells for the VTR to start!
The vtr starts and shows J ‘spinning’ the variety program wheel. The light stops at Dokkiri camera. Hmm what kind of show is that?
A vtr shows what the show is like… that show started airing in 1970! Something about playing tricks/pranks on others!
At its peak, it achieved a rating of 33.9%! In the program, there has been segments of famous people dressing up in camouflage to scare ordinary citizens...
And that means……..J: *in a girly, creepy voice* Good evening, Matsumoto Junko desu!
Trollololol! I’m sure many of you saw this in the adverts already? Whatever the case, I must say that unlike last year’s Satoko who looks 100x prettier than I am… Junko looks… really… creepy >< (Gomen ne MJ fans ><) But perfect for a dokkiri bangumi maybe? He looks really easily recognisable too… will he be able to succeed?
Trololol! Look at that manly build! The shoulders! Ahhh! Strange that I think of him as manly when he dresses up as a girl :X Anyway, he’s task is to camouflage as a female shop assistant, enter a shop, and then scare the shop customers!
Sho was constantly protesting during the Junko vtr… and at the end he said something like ‘its easy to tell its Matsumoto’.
J is going to have to infiltrate this shop!
bwahahaha! time to see how the make up was done! the make up took 2 hours!
Eyeliner… to make the eyes round and more feminine
And then changing his thick, trademark eyebrows to brown colour!
To finish it off, colour contacts! Ah indeed, his eyes looks much bigger now!
And then more make up to make his nose and mouth look smaller!
Does he look more feminine now? Sorry J, but the nose the mouth shape/size looks identical to me ><
Staff: What’s do you think of the feminine make up?
J: *DoS mode on* Nothing much.
Staff: A word of encouragement please?
J: A word of encouragement? I’m still quite… myself you know? And its starts! The first dokkiri!
Jun, i mean Junko heads off for the shop.
J: *in girly voice* irrashaimase
Dokkiri (trick/prank/surprise) start!
The shop is filled with customers!
J walks along the aisle
J approaches a customer.
Junko: Irrashaimase. Do you need a basket? Basket passing success!
J: *back in his manly voice* I didn’t get spotted ne!
A customer approaches J for what. C (for customer): What’s the difference between these?
Junko: The size is different.
C: What’s this?
Junko: This is M (size) None of them notices that its J!
J continues helping the obaasan with the clothing size
J: Surprising i don’t get discovered!
Next, J enters the area where they are selling underwear :P
C: Is this the one you just put on, or do you have the wear other underwear first? (not a very good translation)
Junko: Nope, this is the type where you can just put on directly
Wahahaha Jun talking about female underwear! *dies* Sho applauds Jun while dying of laughter back in the studio (small corner pic).
C: Is M size the smallest?
Junko: Yup it is Jun starts helping the customer choose the underwear colour…!
Mission accomplished! Jun you sure know a lot about underwear ne…? *raises eyebrows* XD
J walks away, relieved. Jun: Fuuuuuuuuuu...
Jun: That was really difficult!
Jun: I really touched those underwear a lot…
Bwahahahahaha! Jun: Shall I fool around a little?
He approaches the camera on an empty aisle…
And starts doing a little moonwalk :P *background music: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson*
Purple text: moonwalk
A moonwalk in the shop! How will the customers react?
No reaction! Hahahaha! What will Jun do next? XD
Next, Jun approaches the cash register!
He starts helping the cashier fold the clothes for packing. Did the obaasan (arrow) notice J?
That obaasan starts talking to the customer beside her!
Junko: 599 yen, one item!
C: He speaks in a weird voice x2!
Junko: 599 yen, that’s all!
Will Jun’s cover get blown? Nope, despite the comment on J’s voice, the customers just leave without any further suspicions.
And so Junko continues serving the customers!
But if that’s the case… this location shoot filming will never end!
Jun decides to target this obaasan!
Junko: Ano, just one moment please. Just one moment please?
Junko: Do you know about Arashi?
HAHAHA! Poor thing! How long has he been in the shop I wonder? He’s so desperate to get discovered that he actually asks so directly like this! But true… this kind of… erm… daily goods store? (sorry of my lack of a more fitting description) is pretty much frequented by those obaasan only, no rabid fangirls to sniff Jun out :P C: hn?
J: Do you know Arashi?
In the studio, N: Are you sure its ok to ask like this? Junko/Jun: (his voice is getting closer and closer to his natural voice) They say I look like (someone in) Arashi…
C: So they say…
J: Do you know? They say that I really look like them but…
C: And so what?
Back in the studio Sho bursts out clapping in laughter once more. Poor Jun! I think this obaasan barely knows about Arashi >< And so it ends, with Junko’s identity completely intact :P
Everyone bursts out in laughter at the studio! Jun: What will happen if i go to somewhere with young people?
Yes! That’s the problem… those obaasan probably won’t recognise J even w/o him putting on any make up >< They probably heard of Arashi since they host Kouhaku and all, but they probably don’t know/remember how they look like >< (unless say, their granddaughters are rabid arashi fangirls or something) And so Jun decides to change a location!
2nd dokkiri! Harajuku! The street for youngsters!
The shop he’ll be infiltrating is a popular shop...
Approximately 90% of the customers are young and female. Now this will be hard!
This will be a completely different task compared to fooling those grandmas earlier!
This time round, the program staff have prepared two tables for J to serve
The rest of the people in the shop are all sent by the program staff!
(i.e. they are part of the act)
And so it starts!
J changes his look once more!
Matsumoto Junko, Harajuku pancake shop version!
Jun: So it became short… it wasn’t my choice though. (talking about his hair) The atmosphere has change, how is it?
Jun: After that it’s the voice ne? I must be careful about that
Yup! You got that right Jun! Changing your voice will play a huge part in the success of this mission! Too girly/airly and it’ll sound weird, too little and your identity will be revealed!
Here we go!
Right from the start, customers enter the shop!
The first group, a young couple!
Frist contact! Junko serves glasses of water for the customers. Junko: Shitsureshimase!
Because of his weird voice, Junko startled the male customer immediately!
Junko takes the order. Indeed, its hard to describe, but Junko’s voice is very weird… (don’t think Satoko’s was much better either though :P )
And then… male customer: Its MatsJun! Or not?
Male customer: I don’t think it’s the case but… don’t you think she looks really similar?
Female customer looks at Jun closely as he serves the customer in the next table… and then
she laughs upon recognising Jun.
The guy starts looking around the check the reaction of other ppl in the shop
They are getting very suspicious!
But on the other hand, J doesn’t realise that he’s been suspected at all! Jun: I didn’t get suspected at all!
N: Your cover is already blown!
MC: Why is he so full of confidence? He exits the kitchen to the dining area once more...
Jun looks at the camera…: *in his normal voice* Shall I try a song?
Jun starts playing A.RA.SHI in the shop. *dies of laughter*
Jun walks slowly down the aisle with a pitcher of water, while moving his head to the beat.
The couple bursts of laughing
The female customer comments something like ‘he’s getting into the grove'
She was of course, referring to Jun’s head dancing movement
And then a 2nd group of customers enters the shop! A pair of young female customers!
J, while looking at the hidden camera: Next I’ll like to attack more…
J completely hasn’t realised that he’s already been discovered.
As he approaches the new customers… One of them immediately gets suspicious!
While taking the order, Jun completely abandons his girly voice, and simply speaks normally!
Guest at the extreme left: That won’t do!
Jun takes their orders and ask “would you like a drink to go with that?”
But his normal voice doesn’t get any reaction from this customer!
Her friend on the other hand… is looking at something on her phone
She (in light grey) passes the phone over to her friend (in black.dark blue) to see.
Seems like Jun got discovered?
Ignorant Jun continues serving the customers, and attacking!
Jun: Arashi is good isn’t it?
Hahaha! They immediately start laughing
And then… J does another moonwalk!
No reaction to that though. She probably can’t see what J’s doing.
MC: Junko starts thinking again for the 2nd time “at this rate the location shot will really never end..."
Jun serves up the pancakes.
And goes for it again! Jun: Right now I’m doing a survey… I’ve been said to look like someone… do you know who?
The girl laughs.
Girl: *louder* MatsuJun!
Jun: MatsuJun? Out of the five, if you were to pick one, which (among the five) is your type? Girl: MatsuJun
Jun: Yatta! J then thanks everyone and asks for applause
So with J’s unreasonable actions, the location shot ended.
Jun asks how she realised its him. She answers that she saw MatsuJun’s photo on her friend’s phone.
J looks shocked. Jun: So it was like that?
J: So it seems like my cover was pretty much blown...
Next Jun asks the couple. The guy replies that at first he thought J was a new-half. Then they heard the music and saw him dancing to it.
J did his head bobbing move again XD
J: Ja… since you got it right...
J: Since its such a rare occasion, its fine if you touch it *offers his ‘breast’ to the guy*
J: Congratulations! *laughs*
Staff: Matsumoto-san, did you start over from the beginning? (Sorry, I can’t think of a better/more fitting way to translate this part, and since this part is the title of the AnShi, you’ll see it over and over again ><)
J: There was not a single need to redo anything at all ne? Junko: Dokkiri, big success!
Hahaha! I don’t think the surprise part was really successful but… you sure made me die of laughter J XD The comedians comment on J’s acting. Someone said that J’s type of asking ppl who (in arashi) is their type is a surrendering kind of dokkiri. The guy in black in the abv pic commented that giving the game away like this is the worst thing a comedian can do. Its like if he look off the mask at the end and say ‘look I’m arashi!’ people will be surprised, but J’s way of doing things gave the game away.
And of course, they made fun of how the obaasan replied ‘so what?’ when J says he looks like Arashi :P
And next is Sho’s turn to start over from the beginning!
On the request from the MC (can’t catch what request it was), Sho introduced the VTR in a very gentle tone… before going ‘Ah I don’t know i don’t know!” while shaking his fan violently XD Whatever he was supposed to do… he shaking fan part was cute XD
So the vtr starts with Sho pressing the wheel of fortune (or misfortune? XD)
Which program will Sho be participating in? You’ll have to wait for Part 2 to find out! :P