Hohoho, here we go! My very first TSD review! TSD stands for Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen (天才！志村どうぶつ園 Genius! Shimura Zoo) by the way. Aw come on, you knew that didn’t you? :P Aiba started appearing on that show waaayyyy back in 2004, where he quickly became on of the co-hosts. Thanks to this, he became to first Arashi member to have a regular appearance on a show that’s not hosted by Arashi, as you already know from Aiba’s wikipedia page I suppose. And really, he still was the only guy who appears on varieties (regularly) outside of their own shows… till last year when they all started setting up their own shop that is :P Ah i still feel so guilty about… not having the time to watch Aiba Manabu. Yet I’m already falling behind on my Nino-san and AnShi and VSA watching. I’d like to do a review of Nino-san someday… I downloaded all the raws so the only problem is time and motivation. Motivation seems to be high recently but time is a problem ne?
Ok, enough small talk. On to business. A word of note though, I got the TSD video pre-cut. I trust my source to cut out Aiba’s part nicely for me, but I really wouldn’t know better if there’s some parts that’s been accidentally left out. Said source prefers to remain anonymous so let’s keep it that way. :P (I think some of you know where I’m getting my files from though! ;) )
Ok, since its cuts so its kind of in bits and pieces… but its really amusing anyway so enjoy!
First up is Yahoo search results...
There’s this blog about a doggy called momo-chan. Momo-chan makes a pose that you won’t believe is from a dog.
The TSD staff goes to investigate.
That’s our doggy! Its 8 this year!
Its snowing outside! A freezing -4 °C !
But mono-chan goes for a walk in that cold weather!
He/She looks like he/she is strong against the cold but...
The moment he/she returns from the walk… the doggy will sit in front of the heater to get warm… and always in this pose!
This pose will allow it to warm up its stomach, feet, and face at the same time! It’s the ideal pose!
The pose is exactly the same as the grandmothers who warm themselves up by the heater!
But if it gets too close to the heater…
Text: A little too hot?
XD By the way, this stove and cushion is exclusively for momo-chan!
They saw many other pets from the Internet, but Aiba loves momo-chan the most! XD
Moving on… it’s a different part of the show now :P
It’s the baby animals segment! What cute animal will they have today?
Shimura peeps into the baskets first…
Then the guest takes a peek too.
Awwwwwwww! Its little bull dogs! So cuteeeeeee!
Two basket full of them!
Nothing else to say besides kawaii XD
Aiba? What Aiba? These little pups are the stars XD
The guest comments that the pups made him remember how his own bull dog was like roughly 5 years ago. His bull dog is 5 years old now and weighs close to 30kg!
That’s our star boy cuddling the puppy :) In case you’re wondering, the pink words and the head that’s been appearing on the top left or bot right corners says ‘Becky camera’.
Aiba’s pup doesn’t seem too happy though. If you’ve never watched TSD before… well… somehow Aiba kinda… sucks when it comes to this baby animal segment. The animals just seem to hate him… like by downright avoiding him altogether. I don’t even know how he does it cos… how do you get like all the animals to hate you? It feels unscripted yet it always happens and its so hilarious :P (ok ok, i’ve not watched that many episodes of TSD myself, so this is just my very personal and uninformed opinion)
More puppy love!
Opps. I just realise this review is turning out to be a spam of puppy pictures. Too bad! Kekeke! XD
Amid all the puppy love… Aibaka strikes! XD
A: Becky, your BCG mark is amazing...
Becky: Stop it!
Aibaka happily points to the mark and Becky uses the camera she was holding to show the mark to the audience.
Woah ok, that is A LOT of marks.
Becky: I’d never thought that i’ll be taking a video of it myself like this!
A: *laughs* Back to the animals… Its meal time for the pups and here comes mama bull dog!
She prefers walking by herself rather then being pushed though :P
Off she goes to explore the studio XD
She’s maririn-chan and she’s 3 this year!
She looks angry though? :P
The pups fight for the milk!
Its pretty squeezey there huh?
Ok, enough of bull dog puppies!
Its Masaki dot com time! XD
This is a segment where aiba comes up with stuff that’ll allow animals to have fun (in captivity). While some of the ideas are plain weird/stupid, i must admit that he’s come up with some pretty creative stuff as well. Like a narrow wooden circuit as a ‘highway’ for mountain goats, to allow the goats to have some exercise. Makes things interesting for the visitors while benefitting the animals.
Today he’s gonna make this animal happy. As usual Aiba’s drawings are kinda… dubious… Well it is better than Sho’s though...
Its this! Haha love Aiba’s upgraded helmet… not sure exactly when it got upgraded though :p I have not been watching every week.
A: yes, its risu!
Which means squirrel, if you have not figured from the figurine. Honestly, I thought he drew a hamster :X Its Aiba VS 200 squirrels! TWO HUNRED! Like seriously?!?!
Ah you’re not surprised? Ok its just that i’ve never seen 200 squirrels together in Singapore before ever! And so Aiba’s mission starts!
This time round, Aiba has arrived at the Machida Squirrel Garden in Tokyo. Ah, no wonder there are sooooooooo many squirrels! You can take a train from Shinjuku and reach the Machida station within 30 minutes.
The have all kinds of squirrels! In the above pic is an… American squirrel? I’m translating straight from the katakana so… :X
And this is a ‘hondo squirrel’.
And this… i give up translating the katakana hahaha
And this… wait, this doesn’t look like a squirrel? Yup, that’s cos it’s a bunny!
They have other animals besides squirrels too :)
The prairie dog that’s good friends with the pigeon :)
Entrance tickets are 400yen per adult (counted as secondary school students and abv)
Aiba enters the zoo...
He meets up with the vice-director/head/in-charge of the zoo. What does a zoo have… director? Let’s just stick to that.
Right away he thanks Aiba for giving his ideas to the zoo! That’s fast hahaha!
He pretty much takes cares of all the animals.
A: At a glance, you look like a ramen shop owner!
Vice director: Ah maybe I’m unique in that way...
Haha i agree!
So… on to the problem they have…
the 200 Taiwan squirrels in the zoo are free to roam as they please!
After doggy pictures we have squirrels! (I actually dreamt about those bull dog pups last night ><)
Hahaha! The squirrels are swarming all over Aiba-chan XD
The squirrels seem to like Aiba a lot :)
The zoo VD says that its because the squirrels like Aiba. There are loads of other guests too but they don’t get swarmed like this. Sugoi ne Aiba-chan! One guy, i mean, squirrel, even starts worming its way in Aiba-chan’s jacket!
And in it goes! hahaha!
A: It went in ne...
A: now I’m confused as to which one is the mike…
Hahaha! XD Our zoo VD explains that the squirrel is searching for materials to make a nest inside. LOL!
Anyway… feeding time for the squirrels. The zoo VD makes a call and the squirrels rush over to him for food.
A: He’s like the boss! The squirrels recognise the call
And begins a mass exodus to the food source.
Test: Mass gathering of 200 squirrels!
A: I’d say, there are more than 200 squirrels here!
The sounds of squirrels munching can be heard.
It’s the sound of the squirrels munching on nuts!
Aiba takes over the feeding. Instead of ‘ko ko ko…’ like the zoo VD called out earlier, he goes ‘po po po’ though XD
Aiba realises what’s the problem the squirrels have!
A: These aren’t squirrels anymore, they are mice!
Indeed… esp with their grey coloured fur… hahaha!
So that’s the zoo’s problem! Originally squirrels live in high places, and the zoo would like to let the visitors see that.
Instead of you know… this.
In the wild squirrels live on trees… moving along really fast on the tree branches to look for food (no screenshot cos each time i pause its blurry :P)
A: From this you can’t tell they are squirrels…
Text: Everyone (the squirrels) are all slacking around on the floor.
And after eating their fill the squirrels just slack around grinding their teeth in the posts.
Can Aiba think of a way to bring back their behaviour in the wild?
A: But look, you have that don’t you? The four poles there.
Indeed, there’s four poles with connecting ropes to act as an exercise area for the squirrels…. BUT...
There’s just a lone squirrel sleeping on the pole there. Hahaha.
They built it with the vision of letting the guests see the squirrels cross the pole etc, but it just became a look out spot for the squirrels.
So the VD wants Aiba to think of a way to let the squirrels play around, so that the guests can have fun watching the squirrels.
A: Ok I got it… ok shop owner…
VD: I’m the vice director! A: Fukuda-san no fuku enchou (Fukuda-san’s VD)
VD: Fuku enchou no Fukuda-san (Vice director, Fukuda-san) —> Aiba got the semantics mixed up here and its hard for me to properly translate that.
A: understood… A: Ah… hai x N
*Rushes to put on his hat while the staff sorts out the wiring to his upgraded with lights helmet* A: Beep beep beep x N
A: Masaki dot com! *Winks*
VD: *in a nonchalant way* Its out? (the idea)
A: *embarrassed* Its out… So let’s see what is it that our miracle boy came out with this time XD
A: Its done!
Text: System no. 61. Totem Masaki Pole
They curved out some animals in the pole...
There’s Aiba there...
And below there’s that transparent box… that place is for putting the feed.
So the squirrels will have to climb up the pole at the side, and cross the rope to be able to get to their food.
Aiba’s idea is that the guests can throw food up into the box, so its not just the squirrels who can have fun.
Because he thought that just squirrels are kind of lonely, he curved a money, giraffe, and lion face into the pole. LOL
Ah i’ve been wonder what that metal thing was… it’s a drinking thing for the squirrels.
Hahaha. So the squirrels will be kissing Aiba each time they take a drink :P
Walnuts and kumquat. Oo kumquat. I thought it was just oranges or something. Guess I learned about a new fruit today :P
Time to test out the system!
It’s a goal! Haha nice, I thought it’ll be really hard to aim there or something.
In goes another. The MC happily informs us that Aiba used to be on the basketball team.
Aibaka starts having fun throwing the food up….
One of the squirrel notices what’s happening.
It starts climbing up the totem.
But because of the glass blocking, its can’t get up that way!
It can see the food though!
The only want to reach there is by the ropes!
The squirrels realise that soon enough…!
Up it goes!
And soon more squirrels follow!
This chap prefers climbing upside down :P
Hahaha cute! Look at how its checking out the destination.
The VD informs us that only the Taiwan squirrel can do that, the rest of the squirrels can’t!
And like in the wild… the squirrel takes the food leave!
And hanging upside down too :P
Just like in the wild, the squirrels will bring the food back to the safe place to eat.
And the squirrel earlier? High up in the tree enjoying its meal :)
A: That’s more like a wild squirrel!
But there’s a grand total of 200 squirrels (or more) here… They wanted a system that will let all the these squirrels have fun but...
Aiba is throwing oranges up this time hahahaha.
They are throwing a lot of food up there!
But naturally, its tiring...
A: Mou… lets just put everything in *grabs a handful and tosses*
Its peanuts this time :P
The squirrels are gathering around the totem!
More and more squirrels are coming for food!
And they bring the food back after getting them! This one is bring back a peanut
And eating the food elsewhere
This one just starts eating upside down on the rope hahaha.
A: Their innate ability ne? These two start fighting for the food!
They also notice the drink pipe!
Hahaha, Aiba finally got his kiss :P
And that was all! A pretty short one ne? Hope you enjoyed it! XD