Sorry for the huge two month break ne? >< Work and laziness really got to me. I'd end up lying on the bed after work and dinner, use the phone a bit, and then sleep. A whole week passes by and I'd realise I didn’t use my lappy at all >< And I end up surfing LJ at work during my free time, where I unfortunately can't watch shows and do reviews... But I'm finally getting it finished now! Merely halfway through the show but still...
Its Nino’s turn!
For Nino’s segment, they are requested to move to another studio!
They stand up and jumped together at the count of two.
Nino’s taking part in the “Attack! Electric wave* youngster” Show. *: apparently is also a slang for ‘nonsense’. Its the same one Nino did last year. And the reason why they have to move to another studio is because of this...
So that they can sit in a greenroom and have their heads cropped out like floating ghosts XD
TBH I’d rather be without the CG effect, but it’s the tradition of that old show so...
So it starts!
The first segment that Nino is going to challenge is ‘Sitting on the chairs of VIPS!'
And the most important part of this segment is… the program staff do not actually ask for permission before hand! The host calls up and ask during filming…! So the host absolutely has to sweet talk his way into getting to sit on the chairs!
Will Nino be able to succeed? It’ll all depend on his talking skills!
Their first target! The coach of last year’s winning baseball team!
They have a special office in the Tokyo Dome!
N: But they* are probably constructing there right now! (*he actually said literally ‘my house’, meaning arashi staff. The note below says: On the day of filming, construction is going on in the Tokyo Dome for Arashi’s concert) Ahhhhhh! All the more Nino has to go there isn’t it? ;)
Nino is confident that he’ll have no problem entering the Dome.
N: Because they are having construction work there! Arashi’s!
Staff: But will they allow us to film so suddenly like this?
N: Hmm this is because… N: Eh? Is it ok if i lie?
Staff: Hmm… if you can say it (sorry, i can’t translate this properly) But anyway the staff’s reaction got nino clapping in amusement.
N: Am I going to start lying from the 1st of Jan? (The on air date of course, not filming XD )
Any way he boards the bus!
And off to Tokyo Dome he goes!
He continues conversing with the staff in the bus. Their target is just the chair, it doesn’t matter if the coach isn’t there. N: But this time it’s a one in a thousand chance! Staff: When is the live (concert)?
Nino gives the sarcastic? look: Tomorrow.
Staff: Maybe you can say that you reached a little earlier.
LOLOLOL! Staff-san you have a good sense of humour too XD They spot the Dome!
Because its raining outside the window is frosted up. Nino cutely uses his finger to wipe alway the condensation
They enter the dome from the normal car park - something that Nino definitely won’t be able to do tomorrow when he goes there for their live concert. XD
And so the infiltration of the Tokyo Dome starts!
N: There’s a lot of people there… are they here to buy the (concert) goods?
N: Isn’t that amazing?
Oh the other hand, Sho looks absolutely horrified XD Yeah, all hell WILL break lose if Nino gets spotted… but he’s pretty far away. The arrow: Fans who are looking to buy Arashi goods.
Narrator: If Nino gets spotted, they’ll be in panic!
Nino cross the road alone to the gate specially meant for staff. Right above him are the tons of fangirls lining up for the goods. Man, i bet loads of fangirls are smacking themselves for not noticing Nino while watching this ><
N, as he approaches the gate: Ah…. it’s the security….
Security: Yes, what’s the matter?
N: Right now I’m here for a tv report/filming…
Narrator: Indeed, this is a tv filming.
The security calls out a concert staff…
Concert staff: Ah, you just have to write this and you can enter N: Ah I just have to write this?
Narrator: As expected of Arashi! He manages to infiltrate the dome! Nino does a victory wave to the staff. Nah, he’s just calling them over saying that they are allowed to film inside.
In they go! Honestly I’m A LOT more interested in the concert stage preparations than Nino sitting on the VIP chair.
N: We’re in!
Nino chats normally with the staff. N: Right now Arashi’s (concert) set is being built right?
Concert Staff: Yes N: Ah there it is! Ah I’m afraid this will all be mosaic…
Indeed… :( Dang… my hopes… :( Sad sad mosaic :( Sigh :(
Sadly, they are not allowed to film the building of the set before the live concert.
Since that’s the case, they move on the the topic properly. N: Ban-chan!
N: Good morning!
Nino starts chatting with a concert staff! Nino asks the concert staff if he’s been in the coach room before. The staff replies no.
HAHAHAHA. I swear the shiyagare staff never imagine it’ll turn out like this. Ban-chan starts speaking into the staff radio: Erm right now… at B area, Ninomiya-kun says he wants to go to the coach’s office.
Nino laughs at that as well XD
Another staff shows Nino the directions.
Staff: Its over this way. Just the coach’s office right?
N: Yes just the coach office. Hahaha! Seems like this task will be an easy one for our little brat. Or so they thought.
The staff bows down in apology, saying that its not possible for them to go there.
From that door onwards, they do not have access!
N: Did you tell them that Arashi is coming?
Staff: yes, i already did. Staff: I told them that Arashi is coming, that Ninomiya-san is coming, but I couldn’t get permission.
Nino turns away and laughs. Narator: Arashi power comes to the halt here!
N: What should I do?
He heads to some benches… N: Over here… in any case i’ll just sit on around 3 of them?
So Nino ends up sitting on the first row benches that the baseball coach always sits in.
Nino mimics the pose of the baseball coach XD
And he lies down on the benches too.
A sad Nino starts moaning: Ahhh… why couldn’t i get to enter?
N: In the end it all boils down to the need to arrange the meeting ahead of time ne?
And that ends Nino’s adventure in Tokyo Dome.
Back in the bus: Maa that was a success right? I did sit down after all.
Staff: It was a small success N: Small success? *bitter laugh*
In any case, they move on to their next target. This time round, they move from baseball to soccer! Their target: The chair of the J-league chairman!
The staff makes a lame joke about the chairman being the ‘chair human’, since they also call the J-league head chairman in English instead of using a Japanese term.
Staff: On top of that, another miracle is that, (the office) is just 5 mins away from here. That’s right… a short distance away from the Tokyo Dome is the football association office!
There they are! The Japan Soccer Museum.
So without any prior arrangement, Nino sets off with the goal of entering the chairman’s office!
He enters the reception and immediately asks for help from the receptionist. The receptionists no doubt recognises Nino.
N: Please tell them that Ninomiya Kazunari from Arashi wants to visit it
Sho commented something like ‘its rare for Nino to use Arashi’s name'
After sometime the receptionist puts down the phone and asks Nino
Receptionist: May I know what’s the visit about?
N: Ano… I want to sit on the *chair* of the *chairman*
Parts in * are in English.
The receptionist laughs even harder this time. This time Nino is going by the direct route!
Will this work or not? The receptionist repeat’s Nino’s words to whoever’s on the other end of the phone.
The receptionist finales puts down the phone and explain that right not the chairman is on some business away from the office, they have no idea when he’ll return. And then she invites Nino to go to the 9th floor! Mission success!!!
He also got permission for the cameras to enter! (Previously all the footage is filmed by a small camera held by Nino, he went in to make the request alone. This was also true earlier when he went to speak with the security at the dome.)
N: A very nice person, a very nice person. (of the receptionist)
And so they’ve reached the 9th floor.
There they are! At the J League soccer office entrance.
Staff: Are you the person from earlier?
N: Yes, sorry for the intrusion!
Nino enters the office and approaches the chairman’s office!
Nino enters the chairman office! The chairman is actually IN the office!
That’s the chairperson of J league!
Chairman: What’s the matter?
N: Sorry for the intrusion!
Chairman: What’s going on?
Nino faithfully introduces himself Chairman cuts off Nino: Is this a prank or what?
Nino explains that he’s here for AnShi filming. Chairman cuts in again: You’re the real deal? N: Yes I’m the real one. Chairman: Nino? N: Hai!
Chairman: What’s this?
Hahaha! He’s completely bewildered!
Nino explains what he’s doing - he wants to sit on the chairman’s chair! The chairman gamely lets Nino sit on his chair! He even asks Nino to say his feelings/thoughts
That’s one happy Neen :) N: I feel healed. This is superb!
He tells the chairman: I myself was wondering if this segment has any meaning
N: But the stage has changed na…
Chairman: how has it changed? *laugh* Mission accomplished!
Chairman: I totally don’t understand what that was about though
And Nino lets out a big laugh
The last task for nino! Staff: If you say ‘the world’s…’ it will be?
N: The world’s Kitano?
Staff: Nope but close… N: The world’s Kurosawa!
That’s the guy they are talking about!
Nino’s task is to sit on his chair!
Nino asks the staff where the chair is, to which the answer is they have no idea! Nino will have it find it himself! Nino calls up the director’s company, Kurosawa Production, to find out. That’s the only clue they have!
Nino asks about the chair!
The result? They will have to check and get back to Nino!
they wait for 30 mins before finally getting a call back!
N: The studio in kawasaki? There’s the sofa that he used at home when he was still alive? (the in charge person is) Misumura-san?
Narrator: There’s a chair, and what’s more, filming is allowed! And off to the studio they go! Nino falls asleep along the way :P
They reached the studio
Nino heads to the place
They enter the place!
There’s the chair by its lonesome at the back!
It’s the chair he uses at home in the living room! Now the chair is in the storeroom here.
Nino scrutinises the chair. Nino asks if no one has sat on the chair in the ten plus years.
PIC: Indeed no one has sat on it.
N: That’s bad isn’t it?
N: Can I sit on this Chair? (He used a polite way of saying chair)
The poor guy looks to his superior for approval (there’s someone standing there off-screen!)
After some hesitation: Its ok!
Nino is pleased XD
He bows in respect to the chair and its former owner
And so Nino sits!
N: I got it!
Staff: You got it?
N: Yes, I got the world
N: *standing up* The current Ninomiya
N: *sits down* The Ninomiya of the world!
The staff asked the usual question: Did you start over from the beginning?
N: Yes… and I’m very grateful to be able to do this every year but… I did not start out with the show ‘ Electric wave youngster’
Staff: *bursts out laughing*
N: Please do not forget this! And that was all from Ninomiya’s Electric Wave Youngster!
Next part is out!
coming later today :P