Whee! According to my own stats this would be my 30th Arashi bangumi review! *claps*
A quick glance at my picasa web albums shows that I have close to 6000 screenshots uploaded! Woots! This is… unbelievable! I really take that many screenshot? >< Wow!
Anyhow… after all those reviews of stuff that aired long ago… I finally bring you something recent! Last week's TSD Aiba and Nino cut! It’s a short one though, just 22 minutes of video. I know the show is a 2 hour SP, but I’m too lazy to review the whole episode :P Too bad kekeke…
Hmm I hope this Aiba cut won’t be too messy… I watched last’s week’s 3 hour SP TSD Aiba cut, and it was kinda… jumping all over the place at some parts. Well it IS Aiba cuts only after all ne? >< A special double release today! Let’s go!
EDIT: Wow, looks like i went over board with the screen shots again? LJ forced me to split this into two posts!
Hohoho… so its this that we start off with huh? ;) Ok, a little bit of background… its TSD's (Tensai Shimura Doubutsuen) 10th year anniversary SP! Two weeks of celebration at that! Last week there was a 3 hour SP! (No review, gomen ne?) Now Shimura Ken is wheeling out a special animal to celebrate the show’s 10th year anniversary! ‘Animal’ Hahaha!
The regulars have no idea what’s in the box!
There’s some animal in the box… that loves to be touched? (like… seriously? hahaha!)
There’s a hole at the top of the box for them to feel and guess the animal! XD Kuuuuuu this is so exciting! Hahaha!
Girl on right: From the top???
And She got appointed to be the first to try :P
The box suddenly shook really hard before she approached it, making her recoil in shock XD
Haru… something. Gosh I can’t remember her name all of a sudden… and she’s been on quite a lot of Arashi shows ne? Anyway, she goes: I can’t do it!
‘Later when I take my hand out of the box, my hand will be gone!’
HAHAHA! (I saw the screen cap when downloading the video file so yeah…) Shimura assures her that the animal is cute XD
She cautiously sticks her hand in
And then withdraws it in a hurry! What did she touch!
‘There was something… soft!’
Shimura asked her to try feeling again. “Its warm!"
She starts crying out this time
And she withdraws her hand in shock!
Just what is it that’s inside the box!
She says her hand got clawed!
At this point in time Shimura decides to let the audience see what’s in the box.
Audience: Kyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaa! XDXDXD Special guest Ninomiya Kazunari! - Holding a little rabbit. Did you guess it right? XD
Nino nods to greet the audience XD
He’s holding a 2 month old baby rabbit! Kawaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
The audience are really, really excited XD
Nino picks up the… congratulatory message ball thingy…
And pulls it open. It says “Wish: 10th year anniversary, congratulations!"
And in the meantime, they’ve decided on the next ‘victim’ for Nino to prank XD
He’s about to put his hand into the box, but the audience makes a scary noise. “Please stop it!"
Nino laughs… hmm what’ll he do next? XD
Nino is trying really hard not to laugh… if he laughs it’ll give the whole game away :P
Meanwhile the bunny is happily nibbling away in its nest.
HAHAHA! Nino’s gonna use a scrub this time! Its those kind of scrub with coconut husk fibres, and its quite prickly and hard.
He swabs his victim’s hand with a motion too fast to be captured! So that’s what he did to the girl earlier that lead her to think something was clawing at her XD
In yellow: Panic!
Meanwhile Nino is still trying his best not to laugh.
‘My hand got swiped by something that feels like a scrub!’
Lol! He’s spot on! Ah… guess he’s been on the show long enough to know all the tricks used by the human ‘pets’ :P Nino is surprised that he guessed correctly!
Next up is Aiba’s turn! Yay! We’ve all been waiting for this right? XD
Nino changes his position. What trick will he do this time? XD
Aiba asks Shimura which side would be better for him to feel. Shimura replies to just feel from the top where the hole is.
Here he goes…
Gosh this is so hilarious!
He’s up to the elbows already but still nothing!
While Neen stares intently at the hand XD AIba turns his hand in a small circle in an attempt to find something to touch, but to no avail!
Aiba withdraws his hand without having felt anything! Oh don’t you just love the bratty little Nino? XD
Nino changes his position again this time.
Aiba’s conclusion: Its not in there!
HAHAHA! Nino laughs again
Aiba has no choice but to try again. Nino holds up a piece of koniyaku jelly this time.
He’s gonna smear the jelly on Aiba’s wrist! XD
Ok, not the wrist, but the forearm… Aiba withdraws his arm in record time!
LOL why he is erm… hugging his erm… down there? ><
Nino’s laughing so hard!
A: In the instant that i was shocked… i hit that corner over here…
Aiba examines his arm for signs of contact with the animal.
Haru: its wet!
A: I think its body temperature is exceptionally low! Its was super cold!
Meanwhile, Nino is having the time of his life pranking his bandmate.
They ask Aiba to go again, and to try and guess it correctly.
What’s Nino’s plan this time?
Hahaha! Enough of fooling about with tools… he decides to just make direct contact and give Aiba a good slap!
A: Ouch pain!
Aiba shakes his head.
Text: Identity exposed?
A: I think it’s a human!
Nino goes into another fit of laughter! Will Aiba be able to figure out its Nino? XD
The rest of the TSD regulars don’t believe Aiba though.
Nino holds the rabbit again. Aw, game over, they decided to reveal the answer!
N: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Nino holds up his rabbit like a trophy XD
Hahaha Aiba’s face!
So a proper introduction of today’s guest, Arashi’s Ninomiya and the baby rabbit!
N: that was really fun!
So we move on to the next segment… text above: Has Aiba forgotten his ‘starting feelings’?
By starting feelings they mean something like… the hardworking feeling he had when he first joined the show. At the start, AIba did a lot of location shots where he had a lot of direct contact with the animals
But recently what he’s been doing is…
playing with a radio controlled robot...
Or leaving the difficult job to others…
In order to get Aiba to remember his starting point..
In last week’s episode… Shimura zoo director sent Aiba on an overseas location shot!
He gave Aiba an e-ticket during filming…
And the departure date/time was that very day of the TSD filming!
Shimura: After this (the filming) is over, go to the airport!
They filmed the e-ticket in last week’s episode (blocking out the travel destination of course), the flight was at 10pm that day! And so 16 hours after the filming for TSD ended...
A: Zoo director!
LOL! Just where is Aiba!
It’s a sandstorm! Or Tsuna Arashi in Japanese :P
A: Where am I? I’m not in Tottori sand dunes (this place with sand dunes in Japan) am I?
Staff: This is Arabia peninsula
A: Arabia peninsula? A: Where is that?
This is somewhere 8000km away from Japan! United Arab Emirates! A country in Arabia peninsula!
Around 90% of the country is desert!
No signs of animals around but… wait who is Aiba waving to?
They greet Aiba.
AIba has absolutely no idea what they are saying! In any case, they set off!
Shimura zoo 10th year anniversary SP! Aiba Masaki’s return to his starting point, in UAE!
A: What type? What what?
Locals: Moujyou iruyo! (I don’t understand either, neither does Aiba) They reach some place and Aiba is told to get off the car.
A: Here? A: Wait a minute, is this a zoo?
Locals: Kokodane! (Weird accent)
Aiba translates for us: Its here? A: Ano… animal park? (In their Japanese scented English)
Local: Ah yes here! He gets Aiba to press the bell.
The gate opens.
It’s a huge home!
Aiba enters the place and starts looking around.
A: To have this at home is sugoi ne? Some guy calls Aiba’s name. Is he the owner of this place?
Aiba greets the super rich owner of this place!
Owner: *In English* I heard from Shimura enchou (director), you forget your shushin (starting point/feelings)?
A: No! x N A: I am shushin!
hahaha! The owner is amused: You shushin?
After a while Aiba asks: Where is animal? (In Eng)
Owner: Dog! The soccer field is for the dog to run freely, without leashes.
Hahahaha! The huge space is for the ‘dog’ to run freely. The owner has owned the animal since it was a baby, and it seems like its perfectly fine.
The owner brings Aiba to see the animal. Aiba gets a shock!
Its only a baby apparently!
It’s a two year old lion by the name of Matel (Just making up a spelling according to the pronunciation)
Owner: This is my dog!
A: No dog!
Hahaha so many years and still… Aiba’s English standard has not really improved :P
Owner: It looks like a dog doesn’t it! Just then the lion gave a little roar.
Aiba says that this lion is even bigger than the ones he met in South Africa!
The owner lets Matel out. Owner: Come my baby!
Its huge! And its only 2!
The owner gives his lion a neck rub and calls Aiba in to join him.
A: No no no no no!
A: Isn’t its claws amazing!
A: What will happen if it claws me?
A: Look its clawing at the ground now! What will happen if it claws me?
A: What yeah? Man and beast! It is indeed a magnificent sight!
He calls for Aiba to go in again.
The lion and its owner are playing with each other!
Aiba swore the lion tried to bit the owner earlier, but the owner merely brushes it off as the lion wanting to play.
A: Really? Aiba finally plucked up the courage to enter the enclosure!
He’s really scare though! (Well it’s a lion after all…!)
Owner: It’ll be alright! No problem! The owner then declares that Aiba’s outfit is probably making the lion uneasy!
Aiba leaves the field, and drags the owner out with him.
A: Wait a minute! (and then in Eng) Outside outside outside! Aiba’s strange outfit might make the lion excited!
A: Please tell me before I enter the enclosure! So outfit changed!
A: Safety? Ok?
Red text: He borrowed some clothes? He’s grabbing the owner’s jacket and following closely behind!
Its been such a long time since Aiba came in close contact with wild animals… He’s holding on to the owner’s hand really really tightly!
And still holding on tightly XD
They start walking towards the lion.
The owner passes a piece of chicken to Aiba…
Aiba held the piece of chicken for a second before tossing it over to the lion…
Owner: That was from really far away!
Once again he pulls Aiba closer to the lion. A: Isn’t this impossible!
Now they are really close!
Aiba finally gathers up the courage to reach out and touch the lion!
A: Ahhhh! Ahhhhhhhhh….!
Owner: Very good!
A: How nostalgic! A: Such a feeling of nostalgia!
A: Bristle hairs!
A: This is gou mou! (bristle hairs)
The owner then asks Aiba to sit next to the lion.
Aiba half squads, looks at the camera, does a ‘yay’ and then hurriedly stands back up XD As expected its scary ne?
Either case, its Aiba’s first two shot with a lion in a long time!
What does the owner want Aiba to do with the lion this time?
Feed the lion by hand! That’s what!
Aiba withdrew his hand really really fast after that. Nino looks… worried? ><
A: Its enough! I’m already, i’ve returned to my starting point!
In that case…
Owner: Name Kiara, he’s play football Translator: There’s another lion by the name of Kiara, he really loves soccer, the owner wants you to play soccer with the lion.
A: Wait wait, I finally dared to touch Matel…
Owner: Another lion! A: There’s still more?
The owner has also been rearing Kiara since it was a baby!
This is Kiara!
Owner: No! And just then the lion walks up to the cage door and lets out a little roar.
Aiba is shocked!
The two lions are fighting with each other!
A: I can’t do this! Really! Someone comes to show Aiba how its done.
They start playing soccer!
The lion starts going after the ball!
Aiba is getting really scared!
Meanwhile, the lion is really happy with the ball.
A: If it misses the ball that’s the end of me isn’t it?
The rest in Part 2!