And next up is...
Its Ohno’s turn next!
Ohno introduces his VTR with a popular phrase from last year, “Its right now isn’t it?"
First the roulette wheel
The program: Sunday Special! Fish the world! I swear this wheel is rigged!
This is a show which aired from 1985 to 1999.
The host goes to various places all over the world to catch huge fish!
Here he caught a swordfish!
Ohno accounts that it’s the first time he’s going to be fishing alone on TV
O: This is precious!
Of course with Arashi’s schedule going overseas to fish is kinda tough (and maybe the program budget too?)… anyway Ohno is heading to this place in Japan to fish. *lazy to check the name*
In this season, madai and kawahagi can be caught!
BUT, there’s also a HUGE fish that can be caught in these waters!
O: My target for today is this!
O: The legendary huge fish
O: Ishinagi desu!
This fish can grow up to 2m long, and weigh up to a 100kg!
Ohno is aiming to catch a 50kg one!
Someone caught a 60kg ishinagi in 2011… it’s a rare catch.
But we’re talking about the national idol Arashi here, what’s more, this guy is the leader! There’s no reason for him not the catch the fish!
In order to catch the fish, there’s some things the host always do. 1) being together with pretty ladies.
2) shopping in the streets, doing stuff together etc.
And so… O: Selena!
Selena: Hi Satoshi!
O: A happy new year!
Selena: Happy new year!
hahaha! She then proceeds to drag Ohno off hahaha!
Nino voices his complains: What’s the meaning of this!
Aw, is he getting jealous? :P And off the duo goes!
Ohno shows off his very limited English. O: Selena beautiful! x2
running along the beach :P
The rest of Arashi complains and ask Ohno to get along with the fishing :P They head to Kitamura seafood...
freshly caught small fish (shirasu) are being boiled
The most popular item in the shop is the shirasu cream korokke!
Ohno speaks in a weird ‘English like’ Japanese accent. It borders between amusing and downright awkwardness at being pair with a foreign girl :P
Anyhow they tuck in to the crunchy korokke! It looks absolutely delicious and I’m starving!
Oh the morning of the 2nd day… its finally time for battle! Nino complains: Why does this have to be on the 2nd day! They didn’t do anything at all! (like, it’s a waste of time, the first day was a complete waste - which it was IMO :P )
O: No matter how, no matter what, i wish to catch it. I’m not seen it before… i’ll be able to catch it, it’ll be fine!
Its 40 mins past 6 in the morning and Ohno heads off to the port.
He greets the captain.
This is the captain who’d be supporting Ohno today!
Ohno puts on the life jacket. he looks all set to go!
Apparently in fishing everything should start from the right side - it’s a ritualistic thing for luck… and so Ohno steps onto the boat with his right foot first!
He nimbly boards the boat
Our fisherman then pours sake on the bow of the boat for safety and success
He pours some into the sea too.
The fisherman prays for success
They set sail at 7am!
Ohno Satoshi VS the legendary giant fish ishinagi!
The boat shops 40 mins later
They are 12km away from the port now, in a famous spot for catching aji
The captain explains that they are at the spot to catch the bait. Yes, live fish - aji - will have to be used as bait for the giant ishinagi. Saba can be used as well.
Ohno has only 4 hours for the challenge this time. And that includes fishing for the bait and time spent moving to the next spot.
The serious fisherman starts his challenge.
Ohno and fishing = love :P
A photo of Ohno with his fish :)
They have talked about Ohno and fishing at least twice before in AnShi, but this is the first time we’ll see him in action on the show!
He gets a catch really soon!
He starts reeling it up
O: This is killing me!
There’s the fish! O: Is it aji? Or saba!
Ohno proudly shows us his catch, which he informs us is aji.
He got the first fish within 15 mins of them reaching the first spot.
It goes smoothly and he catches more fish.
And two at once! O: They are fat! Its saba!
Ohno caught 4 fish in a span of 30mins. With that, they move on to the ishinagi fishing spot.
Staff: What will you do after catching the ishinagi?
O: I’d like to let the rest of the members eat it! Until now they’ve not tried the fish i caught before And so with that in mind they set off.
After 20mins they reach the ishinagi fishing spot. Its now 9am. This area is around 120m deep and is a reef area. Ishinagi has been caught here before.
Ohno shows off his glasses.
Before starting to fish the target, the host always wore that type of sunglasses
Naturally, Ohno has to put those on too
Ohno hooks up the live bait
He has a mere 2 hr 50 mins left
Running his fingers over the lines on the reel as he releases the line...
He’s using a fishing rod made from fiber glass, its specially made for catching huge, heavy fish.
The reel is a special one too.
And of course, the live baits that Ohno caught earlier
There’s also the 750g weight… all these to catch the ishinagi!
The method is as follows: Ohno will cast the line to a depth of 120m and wait for the fish to bite!
Now all he can do is wait.
And so they wait
An hour passes by. Staff: you have only two hours left! Will it be alright? O: Yes it’ll be fine!
Just 1.5 hours left. Haha, he’s taken the sunglasses off.
So this is how leader looks like when he’s out fishing. By now he’s completely forgotten that they are filming for a variety… :P
Aw, he looks bored :P
The captain suggests he breaks for a meal
The captain prepares a meal with the aji Ohno caught just a mere 2 hours earlier. Gosh the freshness…! *drools*
O: This is good!
The captain prepares the fish. Ohno takes the opportunity to ask him if anyone has caught the legendary fish recently. Apparently someone caught a 10kg one just 2 or 3 days ago, in this location. It’s a small one, but it gives Ohno some hope.
diced aji sashimi with spring onion!
Diced aji on rice. Gosh it looks fantastic!
Ah the look of bliss!
He eats up the delicious lunch, while back in the studio J urges him to hurry up and go back to fishing.
Its 11am when the battle restarts
Now he has a mere hour left!
He changes his strategy and sets up another fishing rod
Basically now he has two rods active at the same time.
Staff: To Ohno-san, what is fishing?
O: Its life. It depends on both luck and skill. But you have to think that you can catch it Just 45 mins left.
Ohno starts pacing up and down the boat in worry, checking on his lines.
The staff informs him that he only have 10mins left. O: I can only try me best!
The captain looks worried too.
Staff: 5 mins left
Hahaha the poor boy is getting irritated now. O: that’s enough (with the timing countdown)
O complains: See once you talk about the time there’s no more reaction (from the rods)
Staff: 4 more minutes
O: I told you not the say it anymore! Staff: Ohno-san
Staff: Time’s up!
O: It’s the end?
Staff: Yes, reel those up and if you didn’t catch it, it’s the end.
O: Ahhh really…
If the reels up the line and there’s nothing there, they would have gotten nothing out of the entire filming session!But at this time! O starts reeling up the lines. Suddenly the rods bends an incredible amount!
Suddenly everyone is getting nervous… Ohno reels up the line slowly
Back at the studio sho comments: will such a thing really happen? Then the captain breaks everyone’s dreams… :Its tangled with the line in front.
Back at the studio everyone bursts out laughing. It was nothing but a false alarm.
Even Oh-chan had to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all
So in the end our fishing leader lost to the legendary ishinagi!
For the sake of the TV viewers… the crew visited an aquarium to film the live ishinagi.
N complains: Its not supposed to be like this!
Anyway, this is a ~10kg ishinagi. And it looks huge enough already.
You can visit the Epson Shinagawa aqua stadium to check out this fish if you like.
O: Ishinagi! Next time I’ll definitely catch you! Wash yourself and wait for my return!
Haha, I’m not sure if the staff will let you try next year though :P
And that was it for Ohno’s segment. Fishing the world!
Or rather, fishing aji and saba. Kinda short huh?
The guests comment that fishing has a lot of do with luck so it can’t be helped, but the question the scheduling… the first day was a through waste of time. Another commented that after watching this, he realised that J’s VTR was really cheap to produce. Hahaha, poor J :P
J complains that the VTR was like Ohno going fishing in private. No difference at all esp since Ohno only caught aji and saba.
Haha see Ohno’s smug look at having ‘cheated’ a fishing trip from the bangumi funds and getting paid for it :P
O: Because it’s a nature thing, i really had no idea what would happen. What should I have done if i didn’t catch the fish?
One comedian suggested that he create some kind of happening on his own. Another suggested fishing out Selena from the sea :P
Next up is a talk segment… and I’ll continue that in part 5.